Thursday, May 23, 2013
As Memorial Day approaches, it's probably a good idea to gas up early this week to save money. See the best prices in Arnold and across St. Louis.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't …
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Fox elementary school recently dedicated an outdoor classroom to Barb Johnson, a third-grade teacher who died of cancer last summer.
Monday, May 28, 2012
St. Louis Boy Scouts placed flags on the graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
For 63 years, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers have honored the fallen soldiers of America's wars. Sunday, the tradition continued as more than 4,000 scouts and their families braved the heat to place flags on each of the 189,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. See more photos on our Facebook page.
Three burger recipes to help Arnold families during the long three-day weekend.
Grilled Onion Cheeseburgers Combine ground beef, thyme and garlic in medium bowl, mix lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties. Brush both sides of onion slices with oil. Place patties in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange onion slices around patties. Grill, covered, for 8-10 minutes until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160 degrees, turning occasionally. Grill onions 15-20 minutes or until tender, turn occasionally and brush with oil. Season burgers with salt and pepper. Place one burger on bottom of each bun; top evenly with cheese and grilled onions. Close sandwiches. Makes four burgers. See related story: King of the Summertime Grill - The All-…
Memorial Day signifies the start of summer, and to start it off on the right foot we're throwing a backyard barbecue feast.
Editor's Note: The following article was provided by Patch's editorial partner, The Huffington Post: From refreshing drinks to seafood, steak, sides and dessert, we've got all of our bases covered for putting together a delicious Memorial Day barbecue. No one will go home hungry, but everyone will leave wanting many more summer grill-outs. Brought to you by the spirited home cooks' community at Food52: 1. Gin Rickey: Get the recipe 2. Ginerale with Cucumber: Get the recipe 3. Grilled Bread With Thyme Pesto And Preserved Lemon Cream: Get the recipe 4. Grilled (Or Broiled) Oysters With A Sriracha Lime Butter: Get the recipe 5. Shrimp Burgers With Roasted Garlic-Orange Aioli: Get the recipe 6. Chicken Cutlets Grilled In Charmoula With Quick-…
Friday, May 25, 2012
National Weather Service is calling for temperatures in the 90s this weekend.
The National Weather Service is calling for scorching temperatures this Memorial Day weekend. Temperatures for today, Saturday, Sunday and Monday are expected to be in the mid-90s. The Centers for Disease Control offer these basic recommendations that will help prevent heat stroke, sun stroke, dehydration and other potentially dangerous situations that easily develop in times of extreme heat: 1. Do not leave children or pets in cars. Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Interior temperatures can rise almost 20 degrees within the first 10 minutes, even with car windows left open. Anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat-related illnesses or even death. Children who are left unattended in…
A few permanent work zones will still see activity.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will restrict its construction work zones Friday at 12 p.m. through Monday for Memorial Day. Permanent work zones, such as the eastbound lane of Interstate 70, between St. Louis Avenue and Broadway, will remain in place. Crews will resume scheduled work zones on Tuesday morning. Starting after evening rush on Tuesday, May 29, crews will have one lane of eastbound Interstate 44 at Antire Road closed around the clock. The closure to make roadway repairs and resurface I-44 will last through September. Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
Thursday, May 24, 2012
There are a variety of Memorial day ceremonies in and around South County.
Several events this weekend will serve as a reminder to all the sacrifices that have been made by America's heroes in the nation's wars. Thousand of Boy Scouts will fan out among the grave markers at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Rd., South County, to place small American flags on the graves of the military men and women buried there. Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venture Scouts will perform its annual Memorial Day Good Turn Sunday starting with a ceremony to honor deceased military members at 1 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event will be U.S. Army Major Sean Brown. There also will be an elaborate Memorial Day (May 28) ceremony in Fenton at the Heroes Memorial in Fenton City Park. Participants include Boy Scout Troop …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A caravan of military trucks, motorcycles and cars circled St. Louis to honor veterans and those currently serving in the military.
If you happened to be out and about on Memorial Day and saw a parade of military trucks, motorcycles and cars, it was a Freedom Run held to pay tribute to veterans, current military and their families. The parade-like run began in Fenton and circled St. Louis on area highways until it returned to High Ridge. The event was sponsored by Faces of Freedom Fighters, a charitable foundation dedicated to building the state's first national monument to honor Missouri's fallen heroes. The group plans on making the run an annual event.