Friday, January 27, 2012
The city's historical society is planning tours and a speaker series for 2013, while others are working on a large celebration paired with monthly events.
One large party, accompanied by a variety of monthly events, will serve as the cornerstone of 100th anniversary celebrations next year in Richmond Heights. Festivities likely would include a parade, carnival rides and music. That consensus came Thursday at The Heights during a centennial brainstorming session that included residents, city staff and elected officials. District 2 City Councilman Mike Jones is leading the effort and moderated the discussion. "We want to do it right," Jones said during his introduction. Historical society and library form partnership Vice President JoEllen Gamp McDonald of the Richmond Heights Historical Society told the audience that she has been coordinating centennial events with library director Jeanette …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
City Council gave its approval to exploration of the concept at a meeting Monday at City Hall.
- Nate Birt
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
A pavilion proposal first discussed several years ago in Richmond Heights is back on the table. At a meeting Monday, City Council gave its approval to District 2 Councilman Mike Jones to explore the concept of a pavilion that would honor veterans of World War I and conflicts since that time. The Mid-St. Louis County Rotary Club first proposed a pavilion project in 2003. It commissioned Heine & Croghan Architects to develop it "to provide a peaceful and serene landscaped shelter on the grounds of The Heights," states The Heights newsletter for March and April of that year. It would have benefited residents of Richmond Heights, Brentwood, Maplewood and Rock Hill, which once comprised the Rotary Club. While the pavilion never happened, Jones …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The announcement came after the chairman of a commission trying to steer Chinese cargo to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport briefed members of the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday in Clayton.
A proposed Missouri economic development package announced Wednesday includes incentives to create a China hub at the St. Louis airport. At a news conference at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, state legislators, business officials and local politicians extolled a plan that would include $360 million worth of tax credits to foster creation of a China hub for the region. An effort to send such a measure to Gov. Jay Nixon failed earlier this year when lawmakers couldn’t agree on a final piece of legislation. The news of a legislative breakthrough came one day after the chairman of a board trying to steer the China hub to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport said at a Clayton meeting that he is optimistic about legislative …