Monday, May 16, 2011
These two Republican lawmakers in the Missouri General Assembly worked on legislation this session that affects residents of Clayton and Richmond Heights.
A Republican lawmaker who represents Clayton and Richmond Heights played a role in shaping this year’s session of the Missouri General Assembly. Meanwhile, another Republican lawmaker spearheaded an effort to provide some resolution to the ongoing debate over the court case Turner v. Clayton. The legislature ended its roughly five-month session on Friday, most notably adjourning without deals on sweeping changes to tax credit programs, local control of the St. Louis Police Department or a measure aimed at starting the process to build a nuclear power plant in Callaway County. The legislature did have a list of successful ventures, including ending the “franchise tax” on corporate assets and extending a prescription drug program to seniors…
Maplewood-Richmond Heights won by a big margin, setting two school records despite soggy conditions.
Maplewood Richmond Heights (MRH) athletes persevered through constant chill and rain Saturday at the Class 1 and 2 sectional track meet at Principia High School. MRH and another local team held their positions from the previous district meet and are headed to state. The MRH boys won the sectional meet with 146 points, and the next closest team was Herculaneum with 86. The Principia boys garnered 77 for fourth place. Principia coach Jamie Bolinger said nearly everyone on the boys team who qualified for sectionals at the district meet advanced to state. MRH will six girls and 10 boys to the state meet from Saturday's sectionals. Sending boys is nothing new for MRH, but six girls going is big. Coach Brandon Gregory said that in the last two …
A ribbon-cutting happened Thursday for Fleur De Lis Bridal, which opened in January.
Fleur De Lis Bridal Boutique is one of the newest bridal boutiques in the St. Louis area and the only such business in Clayton. The boutique at 8109 Maryland Ave. offers gowns by high-end designers such as Rivini and Elizabeth Fillmore, and headpieces and jewelry by designers such as Erin Cole. But what stands out most about the shop is its ownership: Fleur De Lis Bridal came about through a dream shared by a mother and her daughter. Connie Lucks and her daughter, Kristin Lucks Shelton, have always been businesswomen. But they had so much fun planning Kristin's wedding that they began to consider making weddings a part of their living. "We wanted to follow our dream," Connie Lucks said. "With my experience and background in purchasing, and…
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Grace Austin's flawless performance as Titania provided the icing on the Missouri Ballet Theatre's rich ballet cake on Friday at the Edison Theatre in Clayton.
It wasn't midsummer, but it did seem like a dream when the Missouri Ballet Theatre presented the classical ballet version of Shakespeare's play at the Edison Theatre at Washington University on Friday night. The production featured a beautiful set, clever choreography and heavenly dancing. The ballet attempts to tell one of Shakespeare's more complicated stories. It involves faeries, a love potion, unrequited love and star-crossed lovers. Of course, everything is rectified in the end, and the characters live happily ever after. In the ballet, the plot is difficult to follow. Don't try too hard. Just enjoy some of the truly excellent aspects of this production. Most notably is Grace Austin's performance as Titania, so stunning it's …
While the event drew hundreds, the students at Washington University in St. Louis failed to break a record set in 2010.
Washington University students got up close and personal Thursday at Francis Field in an attempt to set the world record in spooning. The cuddlers couldn't clinch the title, but it wasn't for lack of trying. The event happened as part of Senior Week, a week of student activities sponsored by the Senior Class Council. Students began to arrive at about noon. “We started looking for a record to break back in February,” said Stephen Bailey, external vice president for the senior class of 2011. “We stumbled upon the record for most people spooning, 529 people, and we felt it would be both a feasible goal and that it would be kind of funny. Spooning is an act of physical intimacy that involves enveloping one person in another person’s arms. Our …
The general manager of the Richmond Heights hotel shows off the interior of a royal room.
Royal rooms at The Cheshire hotel will feature a presidential look, general manager Harry Lunt told members of the Richmond Heights Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. In total, the hotel will have 108 guest rooms and suites, including 22 royal rooms. He spoke as part of a tour of the renovations, which began in January. The hotel is expected to re-open Aug. 5.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
A look at incidents reported by the Richmond Heights police.
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Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Richmond Heights Police Department reported the following incidents on its website. May 2 May 3 May 4 May 5 May 6 May 7 May 8 May 9 Editor's note: Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch publishes blotter information for both Clayton and Richmond Heights. Richmond Heights provides blotter updates on its website; Clayton provides blotter updates by e-mail. To view the latest Clayton police blotter, please go to this link.
The Clayton High School junior also volunteers at food drives.
Whiz Kid's Name and Age: Jake Bernstein, high school junior Nominated by: Simone Bernstein Whiz Kid's School/Church/Community Center: Clayton High School Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: Jake has been selected to be one of the members of generationOn's National Youth Advisory Council. The group is part of Points of Light Institute. Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness: Jake is one of just 10 students nationwide selected for the organization's first youth advisory council. "As part of the council, these young service leaders will help to develop and execute generationOn's key initiatives, and serve as ambassadors for the power of all kids to make their mark on the world," the group's website states. The organization promotes volunteerism among young …
Friday, May 13, 2011
The ceremony happened Friday at the St. Louis school.
Newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Elijah Murrell said he wants to challenge himself mentally and physically as an Army officer. "I am super excited," said Murrell, of O'Fallon, MO. He and 16 of his colleagues became Army officers Friday during the 93rd Gateway Battalion Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Commissioning Ceremony at Washington University. Murrell is headed to Fort Campbell in Kentucky. He said he then plans to apply for the U.S. Special Forces. "I'm very proud of him," his father-in-law, Gary Clark, said before the ceremony. Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal presided over the gathering, telling the graduates that they will serve "so that someone you love can live … that's what you, when you take that oath of office…
Lifeguards and a doctor helped treat the woman until Clayton Fire Department paramedics arrived.
A patron at The Center of Clayton received transportation to a St. Louis area hospital Friday morning after experiencing a medical emergency, the city stated in a news release. The woman had been swimming laps at the time the emergency occurred. Lifeguards helped her out of the pool and worked with a doctor to give medical support until paramedics from the Clayton Fire Department arrived, the release states. “This is the type of training that we’d prefer to practice rather than actually use,” stated Patty DeForrest, Clayton’s parks and recreation director, in the release. “However, it’s training that saves lives as everyone did exactly what they are supposed to do this morning. Our thoughts are with the swimmer and her family. We are …