The Mid County Chamber of Commerce recently named their 2018 Annual Award recipients. The awards will be presented at their 32nd Annual Dinner Auction, Superheroes and Villains, on Friday, October 12. Event details can be found on the event website. Discounted tickets are being offered through September 21st. Business Person of the Year- Richmond Heights
Kay Basta, Barb Summers Real Estate
Selling the communities of Maplewood and Richmond Heights as the best place to live, work, and play, is a family tradition for Kay Basta. Barb Summers Real Estate, originally founded by Kay’s mother and now operated by Kay, has been in Richmond Heights for over 50 years.
Shakespeare in the Streets has been producing Shakespeare adaptations at various locations around St. Louis since 2012. The plays draw from the neighborhood and uses residents in the cast. This year it’s Maplewood’s turn, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Students at the Art Institute of St. Louis have constructed an art project at Lyndover Avenue and Sutton Boulevard, on a corner of Ryan Hummert Park. The portfolio expansion class is bringing the Before I Die project to St. Louis. Professor, Jenny Kettler, said it’s an international art movement that installs giant chalkboards in parks and public spaces, then invites people to share their innermost thoughts.
The rain stayed away for the first concert of the summer in Ryan Hummert Park Wednesday evening. Wack-A-Doo played swing, folksy Americana style music for the couple hundred residents who came. The Bottom Up Blues Gang, will play at the next concert, on June 22. Concert series to begin at Ryan Hummert Park
The annual Maplewood Chamber of Commerce summer concert series in Ryan Hummert Park is set to kick off on Wednesday with Wack-A-Doo — playing a “high-powered mix of toe-tapping vintage swing, folksy Americana and speakeasy syncopation” — according to their Facebook page. Wack-A-Doo kicks off Maplewood summer concerts
The concerts are the fourth Wednesday of each month through the summer, 6-8 p.m.
Wack-A-Doo, May 25
The Bottom Up Blues Gang, June 22
The UltraViolets, July 27
Robbie & the Rockin’ Fools, Aug. 24
Griffin and the Gargoyles, Sept. 28 — Concert for a Cause
Maplewood’s food purveyors lined several blocks of Sutton Boulevard Saturday as folks packed the street for the eighth annual Taste of Maplewood. Three of the tasters were Jean Carnahan of Good Food St. Louis (and Missouri’s First Lady in the 90s), Lern Colvin from KSHE95 and Charlie Gutherie of We Eat Stuff blog. They judged the Taste winners. Carnahan said in Good Food St.
Early Friday morning, one parking spot on Manchester Road in front of Shop ’n Save will become part of a movement to call attention for the need for more urban open space. It’s part of PARK(ing) Day 2015. PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where residents, artists and activists come together to temporarily transform metered parking spaces (unmetered in Maplewood’s case) into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places, according to a press release. In Maplewood, SWT Design will do the transforming. They expect to be there from around 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.
The final swimmers of the year cooled off at the Maplewood Aquatic Center’s 11th annual dog swim Friday and Saturday. All proceeds will go to the Maplewood Dog Park. City staff and volunteers make this possible every year. https://youtu.be/MA1JQVCIVik
Join us this Saturday (September 12th) from 11am – 2pm at Maplewood United Methodist Church for our annual SERVE lawn party. We are located at the corner of Sutton & Flora in Maplewood. Hotdogs, snowcones, a bouncy house for the kids and more! Join us for the lawn part from 11am – 2pm on Saturday. All are welcome!
Two local groups with national touring schedules — Clockwork and Bella & Lily — are set to play the Maplewood Community Betterment Foundation concert at Ryan Hummert Park, on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Clockwork is a St. Louis-based group consisting of Jordan Slone (guitar/vocals), Logan Slone (bass/vocals) and Logan Mohler (drums/vocals). They have been creating their brand of “sometimes-raucous/sometimes-beautiful rock music slathered in memorable melodies and striking harmonies” since 2011 — before they were of legal driving age.
Most spots were taken Wednesday night when The Jeremiah Johnson Band played their bluesy rock at Ryan Hummert Park. The concert was part of the Maplewood Community Betterment Foundation summer concert series, with concerts the last Wednesday of the month through the summer. Two concerts remain; next month’s is the Concert for a Cause. Bring a food item to benefit the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District’s food pantry. Clockwork with Bella & Lily, *Concert for a Cause* Indie Pop from two of St.
This year’s Let them Eat Art, Maplewood’s “Whimsical Tribute to Bastille Day” on Friday July 10 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., will offer a special parade. A parade of the St. Louis 250 Cakes, courtesy of STL 250 Cakelovers, will kick off the fun with a parade of cakes down Sutton Boulevard at 6:30 p.m. Following the parade — “Cake Walk to Cake Land” — the cakes, along with the artists, will be displayed along Sutton Boulevard and other Maplewood spots. The idea is to get the public to interact with the artist, said Francine Case, owner of St. Louis 250 Cake Lovers.