2012 BIA FALL FEST
When: 7:30p.m. Friday October 5th 2012
Where: Christ the King Parish Center and Parking Lot
Mark your calendar, The Annual BIA Fall Fest will be held on Friday, October 5th 7:30 pm at the Christ the King Parish Center and Parking Lot. This signature event is an adults only party (21 and over) that includes food, beer, wine and music for just $10. Please be sure to grab some friends and join us this year. The Fall Fest is the North Beverly Block Party and your opportunity to meet new neighbors. We look forward to this annual neighborhood event and we hope you do too.
We won’t shop, if they chop
Sign our petition; forward to everyone you know Please help us Save Open Space by signing our petition to Meijer and Menards today. No matter where you live, we can use your help (the wider the support, the stronger our voice).
And, please forward our petition to everyone in your network and encourage them to sign.
We ask one and all supporters to join us from 1 to 3 pm this Sunday Feb.12th on the east side of 91st and Western.
Yes, we really do need you!
Do you want responsible economic development on the south side? Now is the time to do everything you can to let Meijers, Menards, Sterling Bay Developers, political leaders and the media know that destroying 45 acres of green space in our urban neighborhood is not responsible economic development. Please join the effort to have your voice be heard.
Bring signs, friends, family. Spread the word! Fox News Chicago and other media have
UPDATE: Please spread the word that this effort is far from dead, in fact it is ramping up. Watch for an update in The Beverly Review to be published soon on the Forest Preserve District of Cook County’s position on acquiring the land (hint, hint, it’s not off the table). FYI: 30 letters with 550 signatures on petitions went out today Feb. 3, 2012 to Meijer, Menards, the Governor, State Reps and Senator, Mayor Emanuel, Alderman O’Shea, President Preckwinkle and the County Board members, Pritzker, and others.
P.S. We are looking for some help from someone with “research skills” and comfort with numbers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you know someone that can help (a professional, an eager college student looking for an internship, etc.).
Make your photo today! Maybe on Sunday with your SuperBowl crew?! Be part of the action and help Save Open Space. Send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We achieved our $3,500 goal … stay tuned for more AND thank you! – 1/26/2012We are happy to report that we achieved our fundraising goal! Many thanks to all of you that have already donated. We will be devising the next steps on our strategy immediately and calling on each of you to help Save Open Space.
If you have not already made a donation, or would like to make another, please donate today. We need funds to purchase more signs, banners, and advertising. Together we will preserve the Evergreen Golf Course land and make it a forest preserve.You can donate online or you can mail your donation (please note Save Open Space on your check) to:
Friends of the Forest Preserves
28 E Jackson Blvd, Suite 1102
Chicago, IL 60604
It’s not over until it’s built!
Friends of the Forest Preserves joins forces with the Beverly Improvement Association to preserve hundreds of old growth oak trees on the old Evergreen Golf Course site on the boarder of Chicago in Evergreen Park.
About half of the 100 acre site is slated to become a shopping center with a Meijer and Menards, along with many other smaller establishments. The issue is simple, a couple blocks down the street is the failed Evergreen Plaza mall. We say, we won’t shop, if you chop; build the development on nearby by vacant commercial land.
Friends and the BIA are working together to preserve the golf course land. Funds will be segregated in an account limited to this campaign. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
NEW BIA BLOG
We are happy to announce the addition of our blog! This is where will we write about updates to the Evergreen Park Development and other important issues to the BIA community. Please go to the Blog to view notes on our last 2 meetings regarding the development.
SEE AND SKI BEVERLY HILLS
Sundays when there’s enough snow
Meet at 1 pm at Beverly Bike and Ski
9121 S Western Ave