Richmond Heights police officers are getting out meeting residents at informal gatherings. On March 22 they held ‘Cookies with Cops’ at the Heights. On March 29 it was Coffee with a Cop at Comma Coffee, in the University Center.
Dusty boxes of junk are, now and then, one part of this job of mine that others might not care for but I don’t seem to mind. I have trouble remembering how many interesting discoveries I have made in the piles some of these boxes have contained. Most memorable to me are probably the Rannells family papers some dating as far back as the 1830’s that were stored underneath a bed in an old carpenter’s tool chest when I first saw them. This was at the very nice home of a direct descendant of Charles and Mary Rannells who lived in Richardson, Texas. The descendant lived in Richardson, Charles and Mary lived in Maplewood in Woodside as followers of this space should know.
Brentwood School District Superintendent David Faulkner on Tuesday sent 40 South News Brentwood’s curriculum regarding teaching evolution in science classes. It was in response to a request from 40 South in mid-March.
A Richmond Heights resident reported there was an apparent crime scene on Woodland Drive between Dale and I-64/40 Tuesday morning. “I just drove by and there was a ton of crime scene tape up, police cars and at least five black unmarked cars. I saw some crime scene unit person taking pictures of the inside of a van.”
Maplewood candidate for mayor, Patrick Jugo said he was surprised and frustrated when he saw in 40 South that his candidate information didn’t appear in the online League of Women Voters guide, www.VOTE411.org.
Maplewood resident Laura Miller had a vision – interactive public art. Inspired by other cities like Denver and Boston, which have pianos in public spaces, Laura contacted Sheila Suderwalla, Executive Director of the Maplewood nonprofit Artists First, according to a press release from the group.
AT&T announced on Thursday that Brentwood will be added to the list of St. Louis area cities with access to its fiber network internet, with speeds of one gigabit per second. Shrewsbury and Belleville are also being added.
The Brentwood School District is inviting community members to apply to serve on a steering committee aimed at updating its K-12 buildings. The invitation is below. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 23. (40 South received this several days ago.)
The Metropolitan Sewer District has restarted its work on Bellevue Avenue, according to a letter from the MSD a resident of the street received from the contractor this week. The work was delayed due to ‘utility conflicts’ on Manchester Avenue, the letter says.
Friends of Brentwood stalwart, Louise Charboneau, who passed on in February, got together in the St. Mary Magdalen basement on Sunday to remember her life. Alderman Steve Lochmoeller and his wife, Mary Jo — Madge Avenue neighbors — hosted.
Dogs are wonderful creatures. My wife and I have had four during our time here in Maplewood. The last two lived to be over sixteen years old. No dog lover would be unhappy with that but now they’re gone and we still feel the loss.