Brentwood plans to use its Prop P funds (earmarked for public safety) for street lights in all four wards, protective equipment for police and firefighters, furniture for the firehouse and more, according to a source that pointed out that the new street light locations were listed in the Oct. 19 public safety committee agenda.
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?
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.
A wide variety of area online mentions this past week (including a house for sale on a Google alert): a search for a food truck location, the Bottleworks ‘Cranksgiving’ and MRH runner Malik Stewart named a Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week.
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.
Rev. Rebecca Turner, pastor at Christ Church UCC in Maplewood, reported on Thursday that Alex Garcia, the immigrant the church is sheltering, that things are well with the church, and Garcia, except that he misses his wife and children.
Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School Principal Mike Dittrich has been chosen by the U.S. Navy Recruiting Command to spend two days aboard the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier off the coast near San Diego, California, MRH reports.
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.
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.
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.
Todd Beckman, founder of the TanCo chain of tanning salons, but no longer with the company, conspired with others to kidnap and beat a Maplewood man who had stolen money and marijuana from him, a co-defendant said Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
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.
Someone has been stealing items from off the front lot of Garden Heights Nursery after hours — as least a handful of times, tree and shrub manager Steve Roesch told KPLR, which reported on Tuesday that another theft had taken place.