Sunday, July 29, 2012
The city is working to preserve trees and other vegetation, an article posted to its website states.
Given the recent heat, Richmond Heights residents might consider landscaping with drought-tolerant plants. That's one recommendation from an online article by the city's park operations crew. Quoting from the City of Richmond Heights article: "Extreme weather experienced in our area since last winter has shortened the normal growth cycle for plants and trees in our area by four to six weeks." Read more about the heat and what it means for city property and residents' backyards in the complete City of Richmond Heights article.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Park and Recreation Month runs throughout July.
Park and Recreation Month began Thursday throughout the U.S. So we at Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch pulled together a list of local parks you can visit throughout July in celebration. Don't see one of your favorites on the list? Tell us about it by posting a comment, and share your park photos by clicking on the button attached to this article. Richmond Heights Clayton
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Tilles Park wins the Mid-County Readers' Choice Award for having the best park in the area.
Tilles Park is this week's Readers' Choice winner for the best park in Mid-County. Readers' Choice is a friendly competition among businesses, restaurants and attractions in Mid-County Patch sites including, Clayton-Richmond Heights, Kirkwood, Maplewood-Brentwood, University City and Webster Groves. Tilles Park in St. Louis County won with 29 percent of the vote. Here's how our other nominees placed: Congratulations to Tilles Park for winning this week's Readers' Choice battle. Readers' Choice will be on hiatus next week, but it will return June 18 with a new twist. Stay tuned!
Monday, June 4, 2012
In this edition of Readers' Choice, we've got the nominations for favorite parks in the mid-county area. Now it's time to vote for the best.
The nominations are in! We asked Patch readers for their favorite Mid-County spot for outdoor fun — your favorite parks — and got some great nominations. We read your comments on Patch, as well as comments posted to our Patch Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. Here are your nominations: Thank you to all those who nominated your favorite local establishments in Part 1 of this Readers' Choice contest. Now it's time to pick a winner. Readers have until 5 p.m. Friday to vote for their favorite spot, and we'll announce the winner Saturday morning. Be sure to cast your vote below, and as always, happy frolicking!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Post a comment telling us which parks in Clayton and Richmond Heights are your favorite. We'll take your responses and put the question of best Mid-County park to a vote.
Monday, May 28, 2012
With so many great places to stretch your legs and enjoy the great outdoors, which one is your favorite?
Welcome to Readers' Choice—a column aimed at finding the best restaurants, businesses and attractions in Mid-County. With so many great places to get outside and enjoy the weather, we want to hear from readers. Which is your favorite park in Mid-County, and why? Please give your recommendations for places in our Mid-County Patches: Clayton-Richmond Heights, Kirkwood, Maplewood-Brentwood, University City and Webster Groves. Here's how Readers' Choice works: Then: This column is all about hearing from you! Patch readers, tell us by commenting below, where is the best park in Mid-County?
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Residents and city officials celebrated the historic home's new pavilion Saturday with an herb sale, a community breakfast and a dedication ceremony.
Around 60 people gathered in Hanley Park on Saturday morning to enjoy the new Hanley Park pavilion. The Hanley House held its annual herb sale offering sage, thyme, tarragon, basil, oregano, lavender, parsley, spearmint, rosemary, dill, cilantro and more, all grown in the Hanley Park herb garden. Community members, city officials and friends then gathered for breakfast and a dedication ceremony under the new pavilion, followed by a ribbon-cutting at which Mayor Linda Goldstein presided. The pavilion boasts seating for about 25 people at four picnic tables, as well as accessible restrooms, drinking fountains and rain barrels. The park also received a new pathway leading to the Hanley House and the pavilion. Click through the gallery for …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
He serves as St. Louis County executive.
St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley plans to seek another term in 2014, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported this month. Dooley's office is in the county seat of Clayton. Quoting from the Post-Dispatch report: "Dooley, a Democrat, is seeking his third full term. He won a special election in 2004 to complete (former County Executive George R. “Buzz”) Westfall's term and won re-election to full terms in 2006 and 2010." Learn why Dooley chose to announce his candidacy so early and hear what he thinks about serving as county executive in the complete Post-Dispatch report. More about Charlie Dooley on Patch:
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The St. Louis County Council met Tuesday night in Clayton.
- Nate Birt
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Proposed changes to the laws governing St. Louis County farmer's markets received brief attention Tuesday in Clayton during a meeting of the County Council. "I think there's some concerns from my point of view for the safety," said Robert Menendez, the owner of Sunset 44 Bistro & Banquet in Kirkwood. The third-generation restaurateur said that while he shops at farmer's markets, he wants the council to look into health and safety rules as they relate to the on-site preparation of food. He said dogs and other animals walk around at markets. He also asked what type of insurance markets would be required to carry and who would audit that plan under a proposed seven-month market season. Chairman Mike O'Mara (D-Florissant) invited Menendez to …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The case challenging the city's ban on smoking in parks dates back to March.
- Nate Birt
Thursday, December 15, 2011
A lawsuit challenging Clayton's ban on smoking in public parks has been dismissed, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported earlier this week. Quoting from the Post-Dispatch: "In his 15-page opinion, (U.S. District Judge Charles) Shaw dismissed the federal constitutional claims." Read reaction from Mayor Linda Goldstein and attorney Bevis Shock in the Post-Dispatch article. More on Patch: