Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The meeting of the Clayton Board of Aldermen happened Tuesday night.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly attributed a quote made at the 7:46 p.m. minute mark. Ward II Alderman Michelle Harris said: "We've got so many data points now. We need something sort of as a tie-breaker." This article has been updated to reflect the correct attribution. The Clayton Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss bids for a road-resurfacing project on Forsyth Boulevard and North Meramec Avenue, among other issues. The following is a look at highlights from the meeting. A copy of the board's agenda is available for download from the city's website. 7:53 P.M.: Owens is addressing the tornado relief effort in Joplin. "We're assessing where and if there's a role for us to play in that recovery …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
A silver ball apparently used to cause some of the damage has been recovered, a police lieutenant said.
Twelve Clayton businesses sustained damage as part of a vandalism spree that appears to have happened late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, a police lieutenant said. Based on the pattern of damage, it's possible that a person sitting in the passenger's seat of a vehicle hit the businesses using a slingshot, said Lt. Tom Stockmann of the Clayton Police Department. But the number of perpetrators and the motive remain unclear. Affected businesses included Gateway Gallery, Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers, The Wine Merchant and an attorney's office, Lt. Tom Stockmann said. Businesses were hit on Forsyth and Brentwood boulevards and on Maryland Avenue, among other streets. Eleven of the businesses were hit only once; one was hit twice, …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The Clayton Farmer's Market opens May 7 near Straub's.
Organizers are hopeful that a shift in market location, along with the addition of musicians and other features will bring people to the Clayton Farmer's Market to experience community. "We want to create an event for people," market manager Deb Henderson said. Owner Trip Straub said the market is a separate legal entity from Straub's, the grocery store his family has operated in Clayton for years that also serves as a market sponsor. The idea is to pair farmers with residents in a way the store can't. It is Straub's way of giving back, he said. This year's market will open May 7, on the eve of Mother's Day. Because of that, Henderson said, she and others are encouraging families to make a day out of a visit to the market. The market began…
Sunday, March 13, 2011
You think you know Clayton and Richmond Heights? Prove it.
This attractive door in Clayton or Richmond Heights would make a nice addition to just about any home or business. Sadly for you, it's already been taken. This week, we want you to tell us where one might find this delightful wooden door that's surrounded by glass. Here's a hint: The organization whose building features this door recently announced a property deal with St. Louis Hillel. So what are you waiting for? Find the answer and post away! Once a week, Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch takes you on a photo scavenger hunt across your cities. Race to be the first person with the correct answer in the comments. We'll tell the world—on Monday morning, in the activity stream on our homepage—that you are the champion. And really, really …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Boring necessities become public art in Clayton.
Giant electrical outlets. Impressionist paintings. Downtown Clayton’s painted utility boxes make boring necessities of life into public art. This week on Patch Picks, we show off the city’s sense of fun.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Maplewood Richmond Heights Youth Sports has outgrown its core group of adult volunteers and needs more of them to support the hundreds of kids who sign up to play.
On a recent Saturday at The Center of Clayton, Dave Sendejas coached his basketball team of sixth-grade boys against a team from Forsyth School in Clayton. He spent more time offering encouragement than talking strategy, but that's fine with him. Sendejas, co-owner of the Post Sports Bar and Grill, is happy to offer his time and services to the volunteer-supported Maplewood Richmond Heights Youth Sports. “When Adrian and I opened up the Post, we wanted to get more involved in the Maplewood community," Sendejas said. "We thought the quickest and best way to do that would be to volunteer to coach some of the youth teams.” The youth sports program needs more volunteers like Sendejas, and it needs more of them than it has in the past. The …