Friday, March 30, 2012
Clayton Farmer's Market manager Deb Henderson has asked for a review of the bill's wording on liability, dogs and operating days.
A vote on a proposed St. Louis County farmers market bill has been postponed so the County Council can review changes proposed by Clayton's market manager. The council has been reviewing the issue for months in cooperation with market officials and the St. Louis County Department of Health. In a letter dated March 23, Deb Henderson of the Clayton Farmer's Market wrote that the wording of the bill is problematic because it will: The council had been scheduled to give the measure final approval Tuesday. But members agreed to hold on voting to address Henderson's concerns. Henderson recommended in the letter that the bill be updated so that the market—not the manager—is liable for any violations of health code. Her other recommendations: …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Tell us how you feel about the new anti-discrimination measure approved Monday by City Council.
Monday, May 16, 2011
These two Republican lawmakers in the Missouri General Assembly worked on legislation this session that affects residents of Clayton and Richmond Heights.
A Republican lawmaker who represents Clayton and Richmond Heights played a role in shaping this year’s session of the Missouri General Assembly. Meanwhile, another Republican lawmaker spearheaded an effort to provide some resolution to the ongoing debate over the court case Turner v. Clayton. The legislature ended its roughly five-month session on Friday, most notably adjourning without deals on sweeping changes to tax credit programs, local control of the St. Louis Police Department or a measure aimed at starting the process to build a nuclear power plant in Callaway County. The legislature did have a list of successful ventures, including ending the “franchise tax” on corporate assets and extending a prescription drug program to seniors…
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Five exhibits make up the new series on printmaking in the Clayton-based group's galleries.
The St. Louis Artists' Guild is filled wall-to-wall on both floors with prints of different makes for the Under Pressure exhibit series. The series, which opened Jan. 23 and runs until March 25, explores the different methods of printmaking in fine art including etching, linoleum cut, solarplate and hybrid works. A second opening on March 17 has been scheduled to fall during the annual Southern Graphics Conference, a printmakers' convention held this year in St. Louis. The five new exhibits include: Gallery director Gina Alvarez thought Past Present's concept fit with the exhibiting space. "Knowing the history the Guild has, they thought it made sense to marry the history of printmaking with the contemporary," Alvarez said. The Artists' …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Expectant parents in Clayton and Richmond Heights can use this handy feature from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to gasp and reel at their upcoming big-ticket purchase: a child.
I knew having a baby would require me to pay a few extra bucks every month. I didn't know I'd need to operate a money tree farm to do it. Julie and I discovered this last weekend. While I dream of having a happy child who sleds merrily down a hill (see as an example this delightful picture of kids playing in this week's snow in Shaw Park, courtesy of the city of Clayton), it seems you can't automatically get to the part where everyone laughs and frolics without costing you a dime. As I learned recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) may be the best resource we have for coping with that sticker shock. Let me explain We had plans to see her family that Saturday, so our mission was to hunt for baby gear that we liked. We wanted to…
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Clayton-based group is working on several additional projects, including the possible relocation of the Clayton History Society to its facility.
A new executive director for the St. Louis Artists' Guild could be chosen by mid- to late February, the president of the group's Board of Governors said. A search committee organized by the group's executive board is interviewing a number of candidates this month, President Bill Vann said. The Board of Governors would be responsible for making the finally decision, he said, hopefully in February. That will depend on how much time is required for interviews. The search committee's work follow the departure of Davide Weaver, who resigned as the guild's executive director Dec. 18. Weaver had mentioned to the board in November that he might have another work opportunity. The board announced his resignation at the guild's December membership …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The president of the St. Louis Artists' Guild Board of Governors called the kickoff party "a huge success."
Artists, guild members and art-lovers filled the rooms of the St. Louis Artists' Guild on Dec. 15 as the guild celebrated 125 years with fine food, wine, art demonstrations, the sale of artist-created ornaments, and both silent and live auctions. The Artists' Guild started in 1886 when a small group from the St. Louis Sketch Club met to discuss starting a new art organization. Today, the Guild stages art exhibitions and offers art classes and workshops for adults and children. Guests milled about the many rooms of the Artists' Guild enjoying food by Catering St. Louis, sipping wine, catching up with old friends and viewing the art on display. The property at one time housed a natural history museum, according to the Artists' Guild Web …