Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The Young Professionals Network, whose steering committee meets in Clayton, formed about three-and-a-half years ago.
Steering committee members of a Clayton-based group of young professionals group that prides itself on diversity said they hope to grow the organization from more than 800 members to 1,000 this year. "It's a mind-set," said Nino Clarkin, an Edward Jones employee who works in project delivery services, about the Young Professionals Network. "You don't have to have an accent. You don't have to have a different color." She and three other committee members spoke to Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch during a roundtable interview earlier this month. The young professionals group formed in 2008. It got its start through the Regional Business Council (RBC), a 11-year-old consortium of 100 businesses that are primarily headquartered in the St. Louis …
Monday, April 11, 2011
The program managed by the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis is in its 20th year of service.
Kirby and Charlie Miller of Clayton are like two peas in a pod. The identical 6-year-old twins are inseparable. They hold hands as they run down center court, tug on each other’s shirts and bump into each other while standing in line during their basketball skills class at The Center of Clayton. Shadowing the boys, and deflecting a stray basketball or two headed their way, is Josh Hirschfeld. Both Miller boys have autism, and Hirschfeld—a 20-something rec center employee—helps keep them focused. He is their support person, and his help is provided free of charge through a St. Louis County inclusion program managed by the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis. It enables children and adults with disabilities to engage in existing …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
We're seeking your advice for the benefit of St. Louis parents.
Here's a scenario to which some St. Louis parents might relate: Your children ask you whether it's all right if they do Thing X. You say no. Your children, in turn, petition your spouse to see whether he or she can reverse your decision about Thing X. Sound familiar? If so, this week's Moms Talk Q&A topic is for you. We want to hear your advice and wisdom about handling children who have a hard time saying no. We've called in our Moms Council to start the conversation, and we hope you'll weigh in by posting comments below. So onto this week's question: How do you handle children who won't take "no" for an answer?
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
District 3 Councilwoman Gina Mitten marked his passing during City Council's Monday meeting.
Richmond Heights resident Alex Hogue will be missed greatly, District 2 Councilwoman Gina Mitten said Monday. She spoke the announcement portion of City Council's meeting. Hogue, a lifelong resident of the city, died earlier this month. He had been scheduled to be sworn in as a member of the Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education. He actively attended council meetings with an eye toward development issues in Hadley Township.
Monday, March 21, 2011
A look at issues discussed Monday by the Richmond Heights City Council.
The Richmond Heights City Council met Monday to discuss a variety of issues, including a blighting analysis as it relates to the Cheshire Lodge. The following is a look at the discussion as it happened. 8:18 P.M.: The council has voted to go into closed session. 8:17 P.M.: Erma Nevels is telling the council that she was startled to see a surveyor digging a hole near where she lives. Jones said he had experienced a similar situation in the past and that the digging was happening on an easement, not on his property. 8:13 P.M.: Reggie Finney, a Hadley Township resident, is asking why people were surveying in the neighborhood about a week ago. "Was the city aware of this, and why was there such a rush to do it on a Saturday and Sunday versus …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
And what kind of supervision should St. Louis moms and dads plan for those children?
It's that time of year again. Sure, March Madness has come to University of Missouri basketball fans living in St. Louis. But we're talking about spring break. For parents, it can be an especially difficult time. What if your children ask permission to take off for the remote shores of Mexico, or out of state, for that matter? The prospect raises dozens of questions. Who will be driving? What safety precautions are being taken? Who's paying for gas? Where will the kids be staying? None are easy to answer, and that's why we've called in our Moms Council to start the conversation. We hope you'll weigh in with your ideas by posting comments below, too. So onto this week's question: At what age should you allow your child to go on spring break…
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The storm came through St. Louis late Sunday night.
A Richmond Heights City Council member said he's thankful that people were safe during a powerful storm that rolled through St. Louis on Sunday night. We've "got to be thankful that nobody was injured," District 2 Councilman Jim Thomson said. He said he hadn't received feedback about the storm from his constituents as of early Monday afternoon. His neighborhood, located south of Highway 40, had downed trash cans and limbs but didn't appear to have received the brunt of the storm. The western portion of Richmond Heights, which borders Brentwood, appears to have escaped the worst of the storm with "just a few branches here and there," District 4 Councilwoman Connie Williams said. "Overall, we were real fortunate," Williams said. She hadn't …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Our team of experts tackle the anxieties of standardized testing for St. Louis students.
Last week, we wrestled with the issue of helping to prevent allergies in children. This week, we're moving up the age bracket. Here's the question we posed to our Moms Council this week: Q. Your child comes to you and says, 'I hate taking the standardized tests at school. They unnerve me, and I never seem to do very well.' What advice would you give your children for approaching these tests? Mary Konroy, Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch mom As a mom of an 18 year-old who is now planning his exit to college, I thought I would ask my son, Joe, for some advice. After all, he and his peers have recently taken and (sometimes) retaken the game-changing ACT and SAT. These kids know test pressure. So here goes, with some minor edits by me: "Just don…
At issue is ownership of a driveway in the Robinwood West Community Improvement District, which lies in an unincorporated part of St. Louis County between Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights.
- Nate Birt
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Some St. Louis County real estate documents scheduled for destruction will remain intact until concerns over a disputed driveway are examined. The decision Tuesday in Clayton by the St. Louis County Council followed the comments of three people associated with the Robinwood West Community Improvement District. The district lies in an unincorporated part of the county between Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights. At issue is the ownership of a driveway. Several people contended to the council on Tuesday that while some property records indicate the path belongs to the improvement district, a government entity, those documents are trumped by other records indicating that Phil Roemmich owns the driveway. The problem, they claim, is that when …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: St. Peters Borders Location Slated to Close Driveway Concerns Prompt County Council to Hold on Records at Meeting in Clayton The Influenza Season Has Officially Returned Chamber Hears About Library's Services for Businesses Hazelwood West Wildcats Midweek Sports Roundup