Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Also, St. Louis Bandits shoot for championship win, and Affton students sport milk mustaches in support of campaign.
Here's a roundup of what's topping news regionally. "Open Carry" Law Drew E-Debate From City Council: Three council members weighed in on the ordinance via email before voting during a public meeting. St. Louis Bandits Aiming For Amateur Hockey Championship: The St. Louis Bandits, coached by former NHL defenseman Jeff Brown, have won three titles in the past four years. Milk Mustaches on Students, School Board at Rogers Middle: As a part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program at Rogers Middle School, students got their photos taken with milk mustaches and devised slogans to encourage fitness and nutrition. Why Don't These Pom Uniforms Match?: The opening event for 'Chalkboards to Computers' exhibit by Truman Elementary students drew crowds …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Plus, firefighters respond to a Manchester house fire, and a new film premiers on homeless teens in the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District.
Here's a roundup of what's happening regionally. Route 109 Reopened Tuesday Morning: Missouri Department of Transportation officials said this major roadway was to reopen three days early. These photos were taken this afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m. No Injuries From Manchester House Fire: Firefighters were called to a Manchester house fire Monday afternoon by a neighbor who heard windows breaking. New Film Focuses on At-Risk MRH Students Who Stayed at Joe's Place: St. Louis resident Matt Seilback directed the film, which premiers Saturday night at MRH High School. Goddard School Goes Green with Fashion Flair: The school capped off a month of learning about the environment by celebrating Earth Hour and having a fashion show of …
Friday, March 25, 2011
Plus, Truman students to premier project at history museum this weekend, and a senior and her caregiver share laughter and faith.
Here's a look at what we're working on today. The Man Who Turns Shoes into Water Settles in Fenton: George "The Shoeman" Hutchings, opens a new collection and distribution center in town to serve the needs of the charitable Shoeman Water Projects. Truman School Exhibit Garners MO History Museum Opening Saturday: Truman Elementary teacher Jane Hake and her 4th-grade class created Chalkboards to Computers, an exhibit for the Missouri History Museum opening Saturday, 11-2. On Hospice, a Senior and a Caregiver Share Laughter and Faith: Dorothy Schumacher gives hope to her best friend and caregiver Kathy McDill. Spring Weather Brings People Outside: Increased temperatures brought dog-owners and baseball players to Maplewood-Brentwood parks.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Plus, artists go on display in a grocery store in Wildwood, a Parkway West teen wins the crown in an international beauty pageant, and a Kirkwood father advocates for the disabled.
Here's a look at some of the stories we're working on regionally. Assessor Candidates Face Off in Public Forum at Bayless High: At an event organized Saturday by the Affton and Lemay chambers of commerce, L.K. Wood and Jake Zimmerman both stressed the need to revamp the property assessment system. Town and Country Teen Wins International Beauty Pageant: This hip-hop dancer took up beauty pageants, and found she enjoys wearing crowns instead of camo. Kirkwood Dad is Advocate for People With Disabilities: This week Patch introduces you to Doug Riggs, a Kirkwood dad who is passionate about protecting the rights of people with disabilities. Local Artists Showcased In Supermarket: There are quite a few amazingly talented artists around town…
Monday, March 14, 2011
Also, a Ballwin couple appears on a hit reality TV show, and a Kirkwood resident teaches kids about nature by using music and birds.
Contractor Chosen to Repair Missouri Route 109: Last week's foundation failure of a section of the major thoroughfare will cost $818,305 for emergency repairs. Ballwin Couple House-Hunts on HGTV: The Hessels appeared on cable's "House Hunters" this week. Tweet Music: Birds Inspire Kirkwood Man's Songs: Patch introduces you to Kirkwood's Roger Holloway, who teaches youngsters about nature and birds through song. Students Host Talent Show At Margaret Buerkle: Money raised from event will benefit the school's Social Study Department.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Also check out business negotiations in Brentwood and a student grant in Affton.
Tri-County Dispatch Center Begins Operating In Town and Country Monday: The new West Central Dispatch Center housing Town and Country, Creve Coeur and Frontenac police dispatchers began operating at its new location Monday. Royals Rule Fat Tuesday With King Cake Tradition: Fenton's Slice of Heaven Bakery has been busy baking hundreds of King Cakes, ensuring the area its share of Mardi Gras royalty. Negotiations Stalled Between Drury and MoDOT: Although land negotiations for a new Drury hotel in Brentwood were making progress, the transaction that has been in the works for two years is now stalled. Since discussions began in summer of 2009, Drury Development Corporation has bought one parcel of land from a commercial property owner, leaving…
Friday, March 4, 2011
Also check out a pooch parade in Eureka and red light camera information in Arnold.
Maplewood Showcases Businesses During Women Making History Event: The fifth annual Women Making History event held at Saint Louis Closet Company featured more than 50 Maplewood businesses in a setting similar to a business fair. Out of a little more than 400 businesses in the city, 189 of them are owned or managed by a woman. Amidst Lean Budgets and Stagnation, Affton Fire District Looks Forward: With the local economy remaining slumped and census numbers showing a stagnant population in Affton, the Affton Fire Protection District is looking for ways to save money and improve services against declines in revenue. Red-Light Camera Information Posted on Arnold City Website: The Arnold Police Department has the final decision to issue a …
Monday, February 28, 2011
Also on today's PatchCast, growing diversity numbers in Brentwood and a musician spotlight at Marquette High School.
Cure for Cabin Fever? Hiking!: What do people who are a bit tired of being cooped up in winter do? Take an annual hike through the woods, at least in Wildwood that's what many do. Twice the Music's Twice as Nice: Marquette High School's "Battle of the Bands" showcased a talented lineup of students, including Ballwin's own Austin Jones, who flexed his musical chops in two different genres. Brentwood's Growing Population Leads to More Diversity, Revenue: The city's percentage of minority residents nearly doubled over the past decade. Local Police Unenthusiastic About Red-Light Cameras: MoDOT has sanctioned the use of red-light cameras statewide, but officials say they will not be coming to Manchester or Town and Country.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Also on today's PatchCast, learn about Crestwood officials' proposal to add commercial sponsorships on city property to battle declining revenue and meet Parkway School District's new superintendent.
Prep Baseball Players Show Their Stuff: At a showcase event in Affton, players from Missouri and Illinois spend Presidents Day playing their favorite game. Crestwood Proposes Commercial Sponsorships to Drive Up Revenue: Rec director sees opportunity. New Parkway Superintendent Focused on Relationships, Strategic Planning: Keith Marty said he hopes to get to know people throughout the district and begin implementing Project Parkway plans. Jimmy Schork Defines Patriotism in Winning Essay: Northwest R-1 Board of Education recognizes the writing talents of a North Jefferson Intermediate School 5th grader.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Also check out Block Day in High Ridge and a tasty Italian restaurant in Town and County in today's PatchCast.
Brennan Woods Elementary School Kids on the Blocks: Brennan Woods Elementary School, in High Ridge, hosted Block Fest, a fun interactive learning day put on by Parents as Teachers. Block Fest consisted of five different stations of blocks to play with that ask children to actively apply math, science and communication skills. Rich and Charlie's Offers a Taste of Italy in Our Own Backyard: Think St. Louis pasta and the first two words that pop in your mind may not be spaghetti and fettuccine, but instead it might be Rich and Charlie’s. For more than 40 years Rich and Charlie’s has made a reputation of bringing red and white pasta to the masses, along with a variety of Italian specialties at affordable price. Arnold Man Charged in Injury of …