Craig’s view: A visitor’s guide for basic St. Louis pronunciations

When we were kids my brother and I marveled at how all the national newscasters — Cronkite, Huntley-Brinkley, etc. — had Midwestern, i.e., St. Louis, accents. We took it as a sign that we alone spoke proper American English, with no drawl or affectation, unlike the south where everybody sounds like a football coach, or the northeast where you can’t understand a word anybody says.


550 seat church planned on McCausland

The Gathering church, with a location at 2105 McCausland Avenue, is planning a new church on McCausland Avenue south of Manchester, just south of the Walgreens store.


Locomotive steams through Maplewood

A couple hundred spectators lined the tracks along Greenwood Boulevard to watch the Union Pacific Steam locomotive 844 pass through Maplewood, right on schedule, on Tuesday around 1 p.m. The whistle could be heard for several minutes before it arrived.


Barry Greenberg campaigns to be mayor

So far, Maplewood Ward 3 council member Barry Greenberg is the only candidate running for mayor in the April 2017 municipal election. He was in Stone Spiral Tuesday  collecting the final signatures on his petition. He planned to turn it in on Tuesday, the first day possible.


Follow Union Pacific 844, due in Maplewood on Tuesday

The Union Pacific Railroad’s ‘Living Legend’ — the steam engine #844 — is heading to St. Louis on Tuesday, due into Kirkwood Station at 12:15 p.m. and departing for downtown St. Louis at 12:45. On the way it will steam through Maplewood.


Alice Hezel hearing rescheduled; considered run for mayor

Alice Hezel, the woman on Cambridge Avenue with multiple citations from the city of Maplewood for the upkeep of her yard, was scheduled to appear in county court yesterday (Oct. 13) for a hearing. She said Friday that what she wants is a jury trial.


Self-storage facility coming nearby

The grading going on at McCausland Avenue south of Manchester is for a future self-storage facility, according to employees at Family Dollar and O’Reilly Auto Parts, next to the lot.


Maplewood History: Rare Photograph Will Be Offered At The Chamber’s Auction Tonight

Tonight is the night of the Maplewood Chamber’s Annual Gala and Auction. It certainly doesn’t seem like a year since the last one. This year’s celebration will be held at the recently restored Majorette event space at 7150 Manchester. If you haven’t been there yet, you should definitely check it out. It’s a wonderful addition to the Maplewood business district even though technically it’s just a bit over the border.


Maplewood History: Whole Lotta Terra Cotta – Part 5

Although I named this series Whole Lotta Terra Cotta, we really don’t have a whole lot of it here in Maplewood.  We’ve seen that we have some very nice examples.  I’ll include many of the remaining ones in this post. Hopefully the readers will conclude that they are worth protecting and require close attention so they don’t disappear.