Monday, December 31, 2012
Forecasters are predicting 1-4 inches of snow, which may make New Year's Eve driving conditions hazardous.
Do your New Year's Eve plans include travel? If so, don't be caught off guard! A winter weather advisory has been issued for the entire St. Louis area through 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are predicting between 1-4 inches of snow. The snow is expected to begin in the morning and continue through late Monday night. For continuous updates, check the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Summary Page. The snow may mix with freezing rain at times this afternoon and tonight. To keep up with the latest travel conditions, visit the Missouri Department of Transportation's Travel Information Map. Editor's note: This story was updated at 10 a.m.
Check out these interesting fun facts and trivia about New Year's Eve.
If you're celebrating New Year's Eve this year and find a lull in the conversation, impress your family and friends with this New Year's trivia.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Choosing the appropriate sparkling wine for New Year's Eve can make you dizzy before the first sip. Here's a handy guide to the intoxicating world of bubbles on a budget.
The pop of the Champagne cork is as much a part of the New Year’s Eve soundtrack as "Auld Lang Syne" and fireworks. The tiny, tickling bubbles evoke celebratory moods. With so many sparkling wines to choose from, picking the best bottle can be daunting. Prices for sparkling wine range from less than $10 to more than $500 per bottle. Keep in mind that while you usually get what you pay for, there are some great options for those of us on a budget. Large “negociant” champagne houses that purchase much of their fruit, such as Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, Roederer, Taittinger, Perrier Jouet and Nicolas Feuillatte, dominate the market. However, in the last decade or so, Champagne from small growers has gained some traction with Champagne …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Check out these ways to ring in the new year together as a family.
Noontime New Year Celebration with the Magic House Ring in 2013 a little early at The Magic House. Between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. kids are invited to dance to music by Complete Music, make wish wands and noise makers and march in a noisy parade. There will be a special countdown at noon. Cost is free with museum admission. See Acrobats at First Night Head to Grand Center on Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to midnight to experience 60 performances at 12 venues, free firework displays and outdoor shows. Or, sign up as a volunteer for the festival. Sign up here. Buy First Night buttons (tickets) online here. Buttons are $10 for adults in advance and $5 for children. New Year's Eve Walk Hike Columbia Bottom Conservation Area on New Year's Eve from 6…
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Arnold City Hall will be closed to observe Christmas Day and New Year's Eve this week.
Arnold City Hall will only be open for three days, Tuesday through Thursday, for the week beginning on Dec. 26. Residents needing to pay bills or complete business at City Hall, at 2101 Jeffco Blvd., prior to the end of the year should plan talk with municipal employees during the middle of the week. Arnold City Hall will be closed to observe national holidays that occur on the weekends. Since Christmas is on Sunday, City Hall will be closed on Monday, Dec., 26. And since New Year's Eve is on Saturday, the building will close on Friday, Dec. 30, at noon. Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that Arnold City Hall would be closed all day Friday. The writer erred.