Area residents running for state rep; election is Nov. 6

A Maplewood resident and a Richmond Heights resident are running for State Representative, District 83, which includes parts of Brentwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Webster Groves and the city of St. Louis. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Andrew Bolin, from Maplewood, is running as a Libertarian.

Schnucks recalls chicken salad: possible Listeria contamination

KTVI Fox 2 news reported on Wednesday that Schnucks on Tuesday recalled Santa Fe Chicken Salad that had been sold at 32 St. Louis area Schnucks deli departments, including the stores in Brentwood, Maplewood and Richmond Heights. 

Schnucks made the recall after a supplier notified the grocer that corn used in the product may be contaminated with Listeria. Schnucks customers who bought Schnucks Santa Fe Chicken Salad (UPC: 82676695142) should return the product for a full refund, Fox 2 reported.  


Resident files to run for Maplewood City Council

Maplewood resident, Eleanor Pardini, has announced on Facebook that she filed Tuesday morning to run to represent Ward 2 on Maplewood City Council. The election is on April 2, 2019. Pardini said in her post that she’s a senior lecturer and the assistant director of environmental studies at Washington University. She moved to St. Louis 14 years ago with her husband, Chris Dunn, a high school math teacher.

Mid County Chamber of Commerce cuts its own ribbon

Mid County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jeannine Beck cut the ribbon at the chamber’s own new location on Tuesday. The chamber has moved from its location on Sutton Boulevard to 7326A Manchester Road.

Fall Festival at Concordia Lutheran

Enjoy games, prizes, refreshments and more at the Concordia Lutheran Church Fall Festival at 7391 Sarah Avenue, Maplewood, on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Ameren crews to bury fiber optics in 80 Richmond Heights yards: council meeting

Richmond Heights Mayor Jim Thomson began the city council meeting Monday with a moment of silence for Alice Provaznik, who died Sunday, Oct. 7 (see an obituary at Bopp Chapel).  She was married to Richard F. Provaznik, a former Richmond Heights mayor, who died in 1995. Chief of Police Doug Schaeffler awarded Officer John Baumgartner with his second life-saving award. Baumgartner administered the department’s narcan spray to save a subject’s life at the Bread Company at the Galleria on Aug. 24.

MRH student on bike collides with car: could have been worse

A Maplewood Richmond Heights seventh-grader ‘suffered minor injuries’ Monday morning, Oct. 8 after colliding with a passenger vehicle at the intersection of Martini and Rannells avenues, according to Maplewood Police. MRH director of communications, Ed Rich, sent a letter to MRH parents that day:
The Maplewood Police Department and paramedics arrived quickly, as did principal Mike Dittrich and the boy’s father. He was treated and was cleared to attend classes today. This collision could have been much, much worse.

Ghouls, skeletons arrive

Some Maplewood Ward 3 yards are ready for Halloween, a little more than two weeks away. Watch out! See also: 2nd-grader begins work on ‘scariest yard on the street’

Negative number of rapes in Maplewood, Carl’s in the news

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch explains how police stats show a negative number of rapes in Maplewood. Also an MRH student is the P-D Athlete of the Week, and more, in the press. Belleville News Democrat — Mattress Firm declares bankruptcy, but the Fairview store will stay open
Good Food St. Louis — Carl’s Drive In: Nostalgia in Every Bite
KMOV — Community host benefit concert to support Maplewood business destroyed by fire
KPLR — SSM Health to offer free flu vaccinations Saturday
Ladue News — Art & Soul: Timothy Wagner
SBJ — Mattress Firm files for bankruptcy, will close hundreds of stores

Richmond Heights playwright to present one-act plays

“Survivors” is the title of four original one-act plays dealing with the passage of time and the death of a loved one, by Richmond Heights resident, C.J. Zander. ‘Cards Lose’ is about a baseball fan’s tribulations. ‘Her Story’ features a disgruntled widow. In ‘Afterlife’ three men struggle to understand the death of a woman. ‘Some Other Time’ is about the reunion of three high school friends and how time has changed them.

Maplewood Police taking part in nationwide Drug Diversion Program

The Maplewood Police Department is participating in the nationwide Drug Diversion Program sponsored by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. DEA is coordinating a one-day collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s homes. The program is designed to give the public an opportunity to dispose of their unwanted prescription medications. Expired, unused, or unwanted controlled substances in our homes are a potential source of supply that fuel abuse and are an unacceptable risk to the public health and safety. Residents may bring their unwanted prescription medications to the Maplewood Police Department at 7601 Manchester Road on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A police officer will collect the medication and forward it to the Drug Enforcement Administration for disposal.

West Community Credit Union president agrees to save shade trees

Two large trees on the grounds of the new West Community Credit Union building will be saved in the construction of the new building, now underway. President of West Community Credit Union, Jason Peach, agreed to keep the trees. Brentwood resident Barry Williams said he asked Peach to save the trees two years ago, and Peach, through his assistant on Thursday, said the trees won’t be touched. Williams said one tree is a shingle oak and the other is a catalpa. The contractors have laid down a steel grate for trucks to drive on.

On behalf of Taylor Swift, America’s Center makes donation to Joe’s Place

Officials from America’s Center on Thursday provided a $10,000 donation to Joe’s Place on behalf of Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation Stadium Tour’ that came to The Dome at America’s Center on Sept. 18. The donation was made as a gesture of gratitude to Swift who requested a local worthy charity for foster children be identified and provided the funds on her behalf, according to a press release from Explore St. Louis. Joe’s Place is a residence which offers homeless teenage boys in the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District a caring home environment that supports them for high school graduation, self-sufficiency, and positive transitions into their adult lives.

Brentwood softball over MRH in 1st round districts

Brentwood softball won over Maplewood Richmond Heights Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the MSHSAA Class 2 District 3 fall softball tournament at Hancock. The Eagles (12-5) will face Hancock (16-2) in the semis on Thursday at 4 p.m. The District final is on Friday. The Blue Devils finish their season (their inaugural season) and 5-12.

Eagles volleyball and soccer won recently too:

Mattress Firm to close in Richmond Heights

The Mattress Firm store at 1142 South Brentwood Boulevard, in Richmond Heights, is set to close according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The company filed for bankruptcy on Friday, and the Richmond Heights store is one of 200 in the U.S. and two in St. Louis set to close in the near future. See also: Why all the Mattress Firm stores?

Maplewood History: Annual Limited Edition Photograph Available for Purchase

As has been my habit for the last, I don’t know, decade or so, I have printed a limited edition photograph of historic Maplewood images that will be available for purchase at the Mid County Chamber’s annual auction happening this Friday night (October 12) from 6 to 10. This one is a composite of photographs of our early firefighters and policemen. This is the same image that I submitted 5 years ago but I liked it and thought maybe someone else would like to have one too.  And there is still only two of them. (Seems like I could use is or are in that last sentence.

City council urges voters to become educated on the Clean Missouri Amendment

During their meeting on Tuesday night, Maplewood city council voted to approve a resolution “urging voters to become educated on Amendment 1, known as the Clean Missouri Amendment.” This amendment, if passed, will lower campaign contribution limits for state legislative candidates, require that legislative records be open to the public, and ensure that neither political party is given an unfair advantage. The council also approved a resolution authorizing City Manager Corcoran to purchase 8 mobile data terminals and tabled the approval of an ordinance to dedicate $15,000 from the unappropriated fund to repairs and maintenance for the city. This ordinance will be read the third time at the next city council meeting and will be up for approval at that time. To research the Clean Missouri Amendment, visit

Most read posts: Total Access; RH officials talk dogs, fences

Last week’s most popular posts — at the top was the Total Access Urgent Care president’s explanation why they’re not coming to Maplewood for now. Total Access Urgent Care president explains why they’re now not coming to Maplewood
Richmond Heights officials talk possible ordinance for dogs, electric fences
City of Brentwood buys house for $0: county records
Party in the streets on National Night Out
Maplewood brewery again chosen for international honor
Renter sued by ‘slumlord’ landlord loses case – owes $5,300 – not giving up
Dale Avenue townhomes, café, restaurant on RH P&Z agenda
Deer Creek Greenway extension to open Oct. 13
Earthmovers prepare Boland Place site
In the press: Maplewood man almost dies from flu, Alex Garcia a year in sanctuary