After I retired at the end of 2001, I helped some folks start the Maplewood Historical Society. One of our first projects was making enlargements of some of the historic photographs in our library’s collection and displaying them in a then empty storefront on Sutton. To save money we made the enlargements on Kinko’s copy machine. Worked pretty good too.
Last week a St. Charles resident wrote to the Post-Dispatch, taking issue with Maplewood’s officially siding with the Paris Climate Accord. This week several wrote in, siding with Maplewood. The P-D also covered the arrest of a carjacking suspect.
The former Riverbend Restaurant & Bar and Harvest, at at 1059 S. Big Bend, is set to be Del Pietro’s, a recreation of Del Pietro’s House of Pasta, which opened on Hampton in 1976 and closed in 2011, according to St. Louis Magazine.
St. Louis County proclaimed Tuesday “Mr. Faulkner Day” in recognition of Brentwood School District’s retiring superintendent, David Faulkner, according to Brentwood Schools on Twitter (@BrentwoodMoSD).
Richmond Heights firefighters doused a fire in the second floor of the AB Green building Monday around 6 p.m., which Richmond Heights Fire Chief Steve Carman said was probably arson. He said there is no electric or gas to the building, so those options are out.
Maplewood police reported on June 19 that on the evening of June 16 detectives with the department arrested Charles C. Ackerman in Creve Coeur, who was developed as the suspect responsible for committing numerous armed robberies in the 2800 block of Sutton Boulevard.
A writer to the editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has criticized the city of Maplewood, which approved the ‘We Are Still In‘ environmental initiative in a resolution at its recent council meeting, telling the Post-Dispatch to “please spare me this mindless drivel.”
Howard Wight Marshall, author of the new book Fiddler’s Dream: Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri, will hold a book signing on Friday, July 7 at 7 p.m. at The Book House, 7352 Manchester Rd. The program will feature live fiddle music from local musicians, according to a press release.
Angela ‘Gee,’ receptionist for Madosky Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center in Richmond Heights, is also an artist with her work now displayed at an exhibit at the Kranzberg Art Center (501 S. Grand Boulevard, St. Louis). She’s also visually impaired — she’s an Artists First artist.
In hopes of improving accessibility and safety for Maplewood MetroLink riders, a group of residents will present a proposal to the Maplewood City Council that asks for the development of a lighted, environmentally friendly walking path to the Maplewood-Manchester Station through Kellogg Park.
Truth be told it’s me that’s live. Maplewood History is, of course, being created constantly but just about everything I’m going to talk about happened a long time ago. I have carefully selected about a hundred and ten digital images to present to you Thursday evening.
The Maplewood Public Library, at 7550 Lohmeyer Avenue, regularly schedules events for many interests and age groups. Coming up: coloring for adults, Maplewood stories of the past, volunteering opportunities, DIY around the home, discovering St. Louis public parks, and lots more.
Brentwood Police officers Thomas “Nick” Lang and Benjamin Drexl were honored recently for their part in saving the life a man who was threatening suicide from an upper level of a parking garage in Brentwood, according to the city of Brentwood.