This weekend and next, we're closing out 2011 with a look at the most viewed stories of the year on Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch.
- Saturday: Nos. 16-20
- Sunday: Nos. 11-15
- Dec. 31: Nos. 6-10
- Jan. 1: Nos. 1-5
Find a favorite story missing from this list? Tell us about it by posting a comment to this article.
Thanks for a great year. We're looking forward to covering our communities in 2012.
What happened: The Clayton Board of Education voted Aug. 24 to update school district policies to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Why it matters: The proposal yielded comments from students and staff and a standing ovation from the audience upon being passed. The decision paved the way for the Clayton Board of Aldermen, which .
What happened: Vandals busted out windows at multiple downtown businesses, including and .
Why it matters: It marked one of several crimes reported in downtown this year, including at and the injury of two pedestrians in a hit-and-run.
What happened: August inspection reports from the were described.
Why it matters: This marked the first year that Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch has provided restaurant inspections using public documents from the health department. Over time, the articles have grown to include a tutorial describing how inspections are conducted from our friends at Florissant Patch.
What happened: The consortium featuring the began contracting with OverDrive, a service that allows readers to check out virtual books using a variety of e-readers.
Why it matters: This year marked a number of important developments in technology, including the death of Apple pioneer Steve Jobs and the release of Amazon's Kindle Fire. The launch of library e-books served to extend the services such institutions throughout the St. Louis area offer to patrons.
What happened: Robert Williams showed viewers how to safely fry a turkey with the help of a local fire department.
Why it matters: It's apparent that videos, safety and tasty holiday food matter to our viewers. Pair that with great narration you've got a winning formula. If you're gearing up to cook that perfect Christmas bird, get tips here!