First hearing for Richmond Heights to transport, confine Brentwood prisoners; growler fills coming to Schnucks

Richmond Heights City Council members on Monday voted to approve the Richmond Heights Schnucks to fill containers (growlers) brought in with beer — craft beer from local brewers. Convenience stores and gas stations that sell beer are being excluded from filling containers. Two representatives from Schnucks were at the meeting to answer questions about filling the containers, and there were none. Outside the meeting, when asked if they knew anything about the possibility of Schnucks moving into the former Shop ‘n Save location in Maplewood, one said only, “No comment.” City officials also had the first readings toward approving the city of Richmond Heights entering into an agreement with the city of Brentwood to transport and provide prisoner confinement for the city of Brentwood.

BHS debate goes to nationals in Florida

Brentwood High School debate team members left for Fort Lauderdale, Florida, last week to compete in the 2018 National Speech & Debate Tournament. They’re sending updates on Twitter.

Maplewood family hikes to Everest Base Camp

The Jones family of Maplewood family left last fall on a multi-country tour that has culminated in a three-week-long hike in the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp, KSDK has reported. The family is mom and dad — Amy and Ronnie, and two boys — Ayden, 11 and Bastian, 9. On the way went to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. From the KSDK report. “It’s a serious thing and you can’t just say we’re going to grab the fam and head out there, you’ve got to really be careful because people have died on this trek,” said Ronnie.

In the press: ‘life-saving’ app, MRH runner, Maplewood council meeting

In the press recently: Maplewood city council meeting, Maplewood Richmond Heights runner Malik Stewart, and Shop ‘n Save owner Supervalu proposes restructuring. Fox 2 — First responders urging people to download app and save lives
KMOV — Life-saving PulsePoint app launches in 8 St. Louis County communities
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Newcomer of the Year: Malik Stewart, sophomore, Maplewood-Richmond Heights
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Maplewood residents speak out on use of Prop P funds, revised parking plan for Marietta Avenue

Man charged with stealing car at Maplewood Commons

Maplewood Police posted on Facebook and Twitter on Friday that Jason Smith, 32,  was charged with stealing a motor vehicle, following an incident that took place on Feb. 2 in the 1800 block of Maplewood Commons Drive.

Rainbow over Maplewood, leads to frozen custard

A well-photographed rainbow followed Thursday’s storm. Maplewood resident Robert Chandler got a full-rainbow photo over Maplewood. Another shot — from Twitter — shows Andy’s Frozen Custard, in Richmond Heights, at the bottom of the arc. Some St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographers posted some nice photos on Twitter too.

Here’s a good sign

Thai Table recently installed their sign outside its yet-to-open location at 7403 Manchester Road. They say on Instagram that ‘Maplewood’ will go under that.See also: Another good sign in Maplewood, Coming restaurants: updates

Here’s some recent progress from Instagram.

Missing person in Maplewood: police post on Monday she’s still missing

Maplewood Police have reported that a woman is missing:

Update: Maplewood Police posted on Facebook and Twitter that Barbara Johnson, 62, last seen on May 15, is still missing. MISSING PERSON: Attempt to locate Barbara Johnson, 62, 4’10”, 85 lbs, brown hair and hazel eyes. Last seen on 05/16/18 at 3:00 p.m. in the 7200 block of Manchester Rd. wearing black hat, black blouse and black pants. If seen please call us at 314-645-3000.

Tattoo studio, Marietta Avenue traffic, more, on Maplewood City Council agenda

Maplewood city officials on Tuesday will have the first reading for an ordinance to allow a tattoo studio on S. Big Bend. Also they plan to discuss adding parking to Marietta Avenue as a measure to control traffic. Planning and zoning last week approved sending a positive recommendation for the tattoo studio, at 2801- 2803 S. Big Bend Boulevard, to city council with a 4-1 vote. Parents and other residents on Marietta are concerned about the volume and speed of traffic there, especially on school mornings. Last week the residents received a proposed plan from the city to add parking to the north side of the street to slow traffic.

MRH runner named All-Metro Newcomer of the Year

Maplewood Richmond Heights sophomore Malik Stewart has been named the All-Metro Boys Track Newcomer of the Year, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In Stewart’s first state meet he won the Class 2 1,600-meter state championship in 4 minutes and 31 seconds and took second in the 800 to help the Blue Devils finish second as a team, their highest finish since 2011. He also anchored MRH’s winning 4×800 team, running the team’s final 800 meters in 1:58.3. In fall 2017 Stewart took second in the state cross country meet.

‘Libraries Rock’ is the summer reading theme

Get a logbook, puzzles, list of activities, and a special gift when you sign for for the summer reading program at the Maplewood Public Library. Also check out ‘Musical Mondays,’ coloring to music on Wednesdays, and movie showings on Tuesdays, all at the Maplewood Public Library.

Co-working space opens in Maplewood

A new co-working space opened this month a short walk from the center of downtown Maplewood. Here’s information about the spot, from a press release:

Maplewood is at the heart of everything – and now a new co-working space will be at the heart of Maplewood. A new office community environment opened its doors June 1 and will target start-ups, innovators and other professionals who have a need for short or long term creative work space. The business was conceived by Moose Partners, the entity that controls Moosylvania, which was founded by long time marketing creative guy, Norty Cohen. It will be located in the 1950s school that is adjacent to his agency, which is in an historic 96-year-old, former church in the thriving epicenter of downtown Maplewood.