Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Gardenland Express is only one of a wide variety of events marking the holiday season. Traditional celebrations for Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa are also planned.
The Missouri Botanical Garden outlined its season-long schedule of holiday events in a news release recently. Included in the holiday events are flora, toy trains, holiday crafts and plenty of holiday decorations. The Missouri Botanical Garden is sharing the spirit of the holiday season with an abundance of festivities to create lasting memories for young and old alike. Enjoy the return of the colorful Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show, two weekends filled with holiday carols and visits with Santa, holiday décor, traditional Chanukah and Kwanzaa celebrations, and more. For detailed information on the complete lineup of holiday happenings, visit the Garden's website. Gardenland Express The annual Gardenland Express holiday …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
On the senate race, political spending by a powerful Missouri contributor and climate change—our roundup of some of the Missouri political stories that hit the media this week.
Editor's Note: The following articles were aggregated from several news organizations in Missouri. You can read more about each story by clicking on the headline. President Emeritus of Missouri Botanical Garden take out billboard to warn about climate change (St. Louis Beacon) Dan Burkhardt said to Peter Raven, emeritus head of MoBOT, spent $2,500 for a billboard along Interstate 70 between Warrenton and Wright City, saying "Climate change is real. Vote for candidates who will work to find solutions." Both men regularly champion environmental causes. Burkhardt created a land trust with his own farmland a few years ago and recently helped launch the nonprofit Magnificent Missouri, celebrating Missouri conservation efforts. No mention of '…
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Her company, Pie Oh My, will be among those at the 21st Annual Best of Missouri Market in early October at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The business, which has a location in Clayton, will participate in this October's Best of Missouri Market in St. Louis.
Friday, March 2, 2012
The creatures are the subject of a new exhibit at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in St. Louis.
In one stride, visitors to the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield go from a low humidity temperate zone to a steamy tropical jungle. A fairyland of dancing, vibrant colors—both butterflies and blooms—bursts on the inside of the Butterfly House’s 7,900-square-foot Tropical Conservatory, located about 15 miles west of Clayton and Richmond Heights. Blue Morphos are the stars of the March Morpho Mania exhibit that began Thursday. The exhibit features thousands of them, swelling the Butterfly House ranks to 3,000 or so butterflies representing 60 to 100 of the 18,000 species worldwide, according to Mark Deering, director of the Butterfly House. But the facility is more than bright colors and entertaining entomology. "We’re really …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Ben Uchitelle will chair The Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District board.
- Nate Birt
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Former Clayton mayor Ben Uchitelle has been elected chair of The Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District board. The announcement happened Wednesday in a news release. The board is responsible for setting tax rates in the district and meets between 10 and 12 times per year, said Patrick Dougherty, executive director of the district. Those revenues then are distributed to the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Saint Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Saint Louis Science Center and the Missouri History Museum. Uchitelle has been on the board since April 2008. Officers serve for a year, though there has been discussion about changing the district's bylaws to lengthen terms to two years, Dougherty said. Other officers this year are…
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The Wednesday event raised more than $110,000 for the Center of Creative Arts, the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Art Museum.
On Wednesday evening, hundreds of people flocked to Nordstrom department store, the latest addition to the Saint Louis Galleria, for its Grand Opening Gala. The store opens Friday morning in Richmond Heights. The event raised more than $110,000 for four St. Louis-area organizations: the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM), the Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Art Museum. When asked what brought them to the night's festivities, most attendees responded with a simple, one-word answer: Nordstrom. "We've been Nordstrom card holders since 1998," said Bruce Hartung of Richmond Heights, who attended the gala with his wife. "It astounded me that it's been that long." In addition to Nordstrom fans…
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Clayton resident Jane Callahan will showcase homemade pies in early October for the Best of Missouri Market at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Meanwhile, Julie and Bill Newberry will sell their wood furniture, and Barbara Dean and Manfred Mueller will sel
- Nate Birt
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Julie Newberry and her husband, Bill, have found great success selling their handmade wooden furniture and accessories at the annual Best of Missouri Market. "We love it because it's so lively," Julie Newberry said of the event, which happens Oct. 1 and 2 this year at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The couple own Newberry Furniture & Kitchen Accessories in Richmond Heights. They have participated for the last several years in the market, which celebrates its 20th season this fall. This year, the couple will have additional space—two tents instead of one—to showcase its goods. They include Adirondack furniture made out of cypress wood from an old two-story barn; arts and crafts-style furniture and home accessories; kitchen utensils and …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
There are plenty of activities in store for residents of Clayton and Richmond Heights, near home and nearby.
Body and mind can both get a fun workout this weekend, with events and activities that can help you and your family get in physical and mental shape for spring. SPLASH INTO SPRING READ ACROSS AMERICA FAMILY BOWLING SPECIAL THE POWER OF PLANTS BRAIN POWER Look for the Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch Get Out Planner on Thursday, designed for grownups.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Clayton and Richmond Heights residents can share the love in books, music, on the ice and more.
Who says Valentine's weekend is only for couples? Here are five family friendly ways to share the love with your nearest and dearest. SWEETHEART SHOPPING Where/When: Saint Louis Galleria. Regular mall hours. Why Go: The Galleria offers an online Valentine's Shopping Guide. Make the gift shopping a family affair. Pricing: Depends on your budget! VALENTINE'S SUNDAY BRUNCH Where/When: Nadoz Cafe, Coronado Ballroom Location. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Why Go: The regular Nadoz Cafe brunch will be sweetened with a special dessert buffet. Tables available for groups of family and friends. Pricing: $25 for adults, $15 for children. All you can eat! Call ahead for reservations, 314-446-6800. GOSPEL AT THE GARDEN Where/When: The Missouri Botanical …