Maplewood History: The Maplewood Hippodrome

Those two words together, Maplewood and Hippodrome, just seem crazy, don’t they?  From Merriam-Webster, a hippodrome is an oval stadium for horse and chariot races in ancient Greece or an arena for equestrian performances.  These folks also state that the first known usage of the word was from 1585. If this is true then I have to wonder what did the ancient Greeks call it?

Veterans visit St. Mary Magdalen School

Last week, grades 4-8 met with four very special guests. We were honored to have four veterans come and speak to us about Veterans Day and the importance of the United States Flag and what it symbolizes to all those who have fought for our country.

New laundromat is open

The new laundromat, in the former QuikTrip building in Maplewood, at 3010 S. Big Bend, has opened. The new location is set to replace Big Bend Coin Laundry at 3620 S. Big Bend.

Brentwood dentist donates services

Dr. Matt Strohmeyer, of Brentwood, and Dental Hygienist Laura Manzotti were among 500 dental professionals and lay volunteers who recently provided 406 children with almost $375,000 worth of comprehensive dental care, completely free of charge at Give Kids A Smile’s two-day dental clinic on Oct. 27 and 28 at the Saint Louis University’s Center for Advanced Dental Education.

Last weeks top posts

Ongoing thefts off the front lot of a Richmond Heights business was the most-read post last week. A Doug Houser post on Maplewood history followed that (Doug Houser at number seven too). A Maplewood church giving sanctuary to an immigrant was the third most popular.

MRH runner 2nd at state

Following the state cross country meet in Jefferson City, Maplewood Richmond Heights cross country coach Ryan Rzeszutko reported (via David Barton on Facebook) that MRH cross country’s future is bright.

Maplewood History: Billy Jones Unadorned

Well, it is not the actual Maplewood memoirist Billy Jones who is unadorned here.  It is his latest story which he has been kind enough to send to us.  It is unadorned with photos because I can’t think of any that may relate that you haven’t already seen.

MRH girls cross country team now going to State

Maplewood Richmond Heights booster club president, David Barton, reported Tuesday morning — several days after the district meet — that the second-place finishing girls team at the meet has been disqualified, leaving third-place MRH to move up to second.