Bob’s charity trash-a-thon update

Maplewood resident Bob Weidenbenner kicked off his trash-a-thon to benefit Joe’s Place, and Cornerstone Center in the Shaw neighborhood last July. He’s raised more than $2500 for the charities so far he reports in an update.

Nikylan Knapper makes history becoming 1st Black mayor of Maplewood

Nikylan Knapper has become the first African American in the history of Maplewood, MO, to be elected its mayor. With all polling places reporting, Knapper defeated incumbent mayor Barry Greenberg 822 to 588 votes, winning 58.3% of the vote, according the St. Louis County Election Board.

Maplewood History: A Followup to Rarer than Rare (Updated)

The long unseen image of James C. Sutton, first published in my last post Rarer than Rare, took my breath away.  Hope it did yours as well.  Far too many times to recall I have been able to share with my readers images and documents that have never been seen in public.  Often they have never even been photographed prior to their being posted in my blog.

Commenter posed as Jackie Hummert

I feel that the following information is an accurate account of what happen on 40 South News. The “Jackie” commenting implies that she is the mother of Ryan Hummert. The actual Jackie Hummert said she did not make the comments.

Maplewood artist exhibits paintings of immigrant women

Maplewood resident and artist Bill Perry has opened a exhibit of life-size portraits of immigrant women living in St. Louis. The portraits celebrate the women’s “fortitude, ambition, dedication and resilience,” Perry says. It took him two years to complete the work.