Thursday, March 21, 2013
Mary Acker Klingenberger brings a business eye and alumna touch to her role as president of the all-girls school.
It's been three weeks since Mary Acker Klingenberger started her new position as president of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School. It's a homecoming of sorts for the 1975 grad who takes the reins of the school's business and outreach operations. Klingenberger was previously director of gift planning at Hinsdale Hospital and was a regional president Harris Bank of Hinsdale. She has an extensive background in both fund raising and management. Were you excited about returning to Mother McAuley? I love Mother McAuley and think it provided me with an opportunity to be fearless throughout my career. I realized more when my boys were leaving high school what a big deal high school is. It is really the building blocks for an individual. What …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Local baker Jean Marie Quigley shared a bit of history about the St. Patrick's Day favorite.
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and Southland business Beverly Bakery is selling soda bread, a traditional Irish treat. Patch stopped by the bakery to catch up with owner Jean Marie Quigley, who discussed the history of the bread, how it was traditionally made in Ireland and what makes it so tasty.
Monday, March 11, 2013
All the sights and sounds of the 2013 South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade
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Watch a sped up version of the 2013 South Side Irish Parade.
We selected some of our favorite clips from the 2013 South Side Irish Parade and sped them up so you can watch all the action in less the time. Read even more parade coverage: Follow us on Facebook: Beverly-Mt. Greenwood /Evergreen Park / Oak Lawn
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The newly opened Beverly coffee shop demonstrates how to make the perfect cup of joe.
Gregg Wilson like to compare a good cup of coffee to a fine wine. If you are doing it right, each step of the process is treated with thoughtful care. Wilson recently opened Hardboiled Coffee Company, 9135 S. Western, because he thought the neighborhood could use a place with high quality products and an inviting atmosphere. The beans are all ethically sourced and roasted in small batches on site to guarantee extreme freshness. In addition to the single cup method demonstrated above, the shop also uses a traditional brewer and creates a variety of espresso drinks. The cozy interior complete with retro furniture and shelves of noir novels creates the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a hot cup of carefully brewed coffee. More Business News
Watch the Morgan Park Mustangs battle it out live, right here on Patch.
The Morgan Park Mustangs (28-3) take on Fenger in the semifinal game of the Class 3A basketball sectionals. The Mustangs have had a stellar season, ranking as one of the top teams in the state in various polls. They look to keep their playoff run alive Wednesday night. Tune in to watch all the action live right here on Patch. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Come back anytime to watch a full replay. Follow Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Patch on Facebook and sign up for Breaking News Alerts.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Brother Rice and St. John Fisher graduate was honored with a memorial in the park where he spent much of his childhood.
It has been a year since mourners lined South Side streets. A year since students stood outside Brother Rice High School holding American flags and bowing their heads. A year since Beverly neighbors crowded into St. John Fisher Church to pay their final respects. It has been a year since Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry, 24, died in Afghanistan. On a cold and snowy Chicago day, Lowry's memory was honored with the dedication of a street in his name and sculpture in his neighborhood park. Family, friends, neighbors and community members huddled together to pay tribute to a young man who made the ultimate sacrifice. Lowry's mother, Modie Lavin, lead the project to honor her son with a permanent neighborhood memorial. The sculpture in Beverly Park, …
Friday, March 1, 2013
A production company, founded by local college grads, used a famous Beverly gym as the location for their latest video shoot.
It proved to be the perfect location for a group of recent college grads looking to make their names as music video producers. Beverly's McGarry's Gym played host to a music video shoot last weekend and the above-garage boxing gym was the ideal spot for the folks behind Rhapsody Productions. The video production company was formed by a group of friends who met at DePaul University. Brother Rice and Mother McAuley alums Kyle Dunleavy, 24, and Becki Pikula, 22, head the production company that produces a wide range of products including music videos. Also on the crew were assistant director Matt Kowynia and camera operators Rick Peters and Mike Duffy. The day's shoot was a video for Brooklyn-based musician Jason Myles Goss and paralleled …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Brownies from Cassell Elementary school used their cookie sale to help raise money for a kindergartner with leukemia.
Six-year-old Mt. Greenwood resident Luke Amelio is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia. His classmates at Cassell Elementary School were inspired by his fight and wanted to help their friend. Brownies and girl scouts from the school organized a Girl Scout cookie sale at Walgreen's in Mt. Greenwood last weekend and added a special component for Luke. A large jar collected donations for their friend to help him and his family as he embarks on three years of treatment. A St. Baldrick's Day event will also take place at Cassell on March 9 and Luke's mom Jen Amelio will be one of many participants to shave her head in solidarity with her son. You can donate to the St. Baldrick's Foundation in Luke's honor on the organizations site.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The latest YouTube meme is sweeping the country and Chicagoans aren't afraid to shake their stuff for a fleeting moment of viral glory.
Not a month goes by without the introduction of a new Internet fad that spreads like wildfire across all corners of the web before sputtering out into a slow, sad death. The latest viral sensation is called the "Harlem Shake" and it has prompted everyone from college swim teams to retirement homes to try their hand at a moment of Internet immortality. The 30 second videos are simple enough. They usually start with a lone dancer and when the beat of the song drops, things get crazy. I rounded up the most popular Chicago-based Harlem shakes and included them for your viewing pleasure, or displeasure. If we missed one, add it to the group by scrolling over the "Add Video" button and clicking the YouTube link. If you made your own, upload …