New home going up in Richmond Heights

Two lots on Hicks Avenue in Richmond Heights have been combined and bought for construction of a new single-family home. James M. Hoffmann bought 7925 and 7929 Hicks Avenue (.73 acres) for $45,000 in 2014 according to county records, and the city approved combining them for the construction of a 2,000 square-foot home in July 2016.

The Heights: major expansion in 2018-2020

A major expansion is planned for The Heights, in Richmond Heights, including a totally new library, a reconfigured pool, new features for kids, and new, dedicated spaces for activity rooms.

Construction is planned to run from 2018 to 2020. They’ll try to keep it open as much as possible, they say in the video below, courtesy of Double Zoot Creative.

‘Water feature’ a highlight on Thursday

A Richmond Heights resident Tweeted a photo of an impressive water main break at Boland and Brookline on Thursday. The street lost water service for a while, according to Stevie Longwith (@sllongwith) on Twitter.

Couple ‘blown away’ by support

The Richmond Heights couple who promoted their sale at the Tri-City Garage Sale on October 1 as a way to raise funds for an adoption contacted 40 South News on Tuesday to say thanks. At the time of the sale, Becki and Thad Nieman of Richmond Heights were waiting to be matched with a birth mom for the adoption. They have crowd sourcing website to help them raise the money they need for the adoption. The Nieman’s thanks to the community:

“Thad and I were blown away by the support we received from the community during the garage sale on Saturday – it was so much more than we could have ever imagined. We are so grateful for the donations, purchases, and offers of thoughts and prayers for our future baby!

Richmond Heights firefighter wins MMA bout

Richmond Heights firefighter/paramedic Kelly D’Angelo won her first professional MMA (mixed martial arts) fight Friday night at the St Charles Convention Center. The fight was broadcast on AXS TV. The Richmond Heights Fire Department congratulated D’Angelo on Facebook: “We are all proud of her hard work and dedication in training. Happy to have her represent our department on a national level.” Kelly D’Angelo is ranked 15th out of 430 active US Midwest women (pound for pound).

Couple hopes garage sale will help fund adoption

The 18th annual Tri-City Garage Sale is Saturday, October 1, and a Richmond Heights couple plans to use it to raise money for an adoption. Becki and Thad Nieman of Richmond Heights are waiting to be matched with a birth mom, which could happen at any time, they say on their adoption fundraising website. “We’ve saved a large chunk of money and also obtained a home equity loan but we are still $15,000 short of what we need to bring a baby home,” they say. They live near Dale and Bredell avenues, close to The Heights. They’ll have hot coffee, furniture, clothes and miscellaneous items.

See the Nieman’s adoption fundraising website.

Craig’s view: Mosquito fogging in RH

The City of Richmond Heights mosquito fogging program will take place every Wednesday through September beginning at sundown. Staying indoors during the application is recommended. This is exciting news for people who grew up in the 1960s. That was the golden decade of mosquito spraying. No one was told to stay indoors, or to bring their pets inside.

First Richmond Heights woman councilman dies

Virginia M. Pennington, first woman to be elected to the Richmond Heights City Council,  died on July 22, 2016, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Pennington and her late husband, William P. Pennington, founded the Richmond Heights Chamber of Commerce; she served as the executive director for 30 years. See a gallery of photos of Virginia Pennington. A Mass of Christian burial was held on August 6 at The Church of the Little Flower.  Burial followed at Resurrection Cemetery.

Richmond Heights resident charged with toothpaste theft

A Richmond Heights resident with multiple aliases was charged with stealing toothpaste in North County, according to police and court records. Eddie A. Wilson (aliases: Goo Goopie, Wilson Antwayne Goopie, Eddie Thomas, Goo, Gue Wilson, Carl Shelton and Eddie Antwann Wilson), age 47, of the 7700 block of West Bruno was charged with stealing 11 packages of toothpaste from the Family Dollar store on St. Charles Rock Road in Breckenridge Hills on April 14. A witness from the store identified Wilson from a photograph. The theft was also captured on security video.

Reopen the Manhassett Village Store, resident says

Brentwood resident, Barry Williams, said he has fond memories of going to the old Manhassett Village Store, which is the only building left standing, on Eager Road, after the former Manhassett Village was demolished. Now he’d like to see it reopened as a store. In June, Williams sent a letter to Forrest Bailey, the president and CEO of Draper & Kramer, the owner — since 1939 — of the Manhassett Village site, to try to convince him to do that. Dear Mr. Bailey, I lived near the Manhassett Village in St. Louis County, Missouri, as a boy in the 1960s, and one of my favorite destinations in those years was the apartment complex’s quaint general store, the Village Store, located at 8915 Eager Road.

Stonecrest at Clayton View to open in October

Stonecrest at Clayton View director of marketing, Leslie Pedroli, invited 40 South News to its office at 8825 Eager Road, to share information on the assisted living community. About Stonecrest at Clayton View:

81 apartments, including 55 assisted living and 26 memory care units
Opening in October, display units to open in August, a one-bedroom and a studio to show
Pre-sales are doing well, especially apartments with walk-outs
Host ‘caregiver cafes’ are being held the fourth Wednesday of the month with guest speakers
Trademarked Vibrant Life program to feature social, educational and recreational programs
Also in the facility: movie theater, gardening room, activity room, salon, library, bistro cafe, private dining room, courtyard
Rates begin at $4,825/month for studio, $5,795 for one-bedroom, $6,895 for two-bedroom. Memory care private suite is $5,895/month or $4,995 with a shared bathroom. A one-time fee of $2,500 to cover administrative and assessment costs is charged on move-in. Stonecrest at Clayton View website, and on Facebook.