Tuesday, April 2, 2013
It had to pass in both St. Louis City and St. Louis County in order to impose the sales tax increase to fund improvements around the Gateway Arch, local parks and regional trails.
Voters in St. Louis County and St. Louis City said yes to a 3/16ths of one-cent sales tax increase designed to fund about $31 million a year in improvements to the Gateway Arch grounds, the regional Great Rivers Greenway trails and greenways, and for city and county parks. The measure had to pass in both the county and the city in order to be implemented. In the city, with 100 percent of the vote counted, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the proposition won with 67 percent of the vote. With 100 percent of the votes counted in the county, the proposition passed easily with a 53 percent to 47 percent margin. The money would go toward: Correction: An earlier version of this article used the incorrect proposition name in the headline…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District announced the arrangement on its website.
Educators hope a partnership between one Richmond Heights school and the Gateway Arch will improve curriculum, the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District reported on its website. Quoting from the article about MRH Elementary School: "A grant from the National Park Service awarded in June to the Gateway Arch will support a partnership between the National Expansion Memorial (the Gateway Arch) and MRH Elementary School." Read more about what the partnership will involve in the complete MRH School District article.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Heading downtown this 4th of July holiday weekend? Check out Patch's visitor's guide to Fair St. Louis celebrations.
Fair St. Louis is one of St. Louis's biggest summer traditions. Whether you've been every year you've been alive or it's your first time attending this year, scope out this guide to plan ahead and make sure you've got everything you need for a good time at Fair St. Louis 2012. Before you go... Bring sunscreen and drink plenty of water. The forecast through the week is calling for more toasty temperatures, so hydrate ahead of time to prevent heat exhaustion and headaches. Map out the festivities. Most of the action takes place under the Gateway Arch, specially cleared out to be packed with Fair activities. Don't bring outside food or beverages, coolers, pets, professional recording equipment (smart phones, point and shoot cameras and Flip …