Wednesday, July 4, 2012
You could win a $50 gift card to Schiller's by uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo! Our brief guide will help you capture those sparkles in the sky, whether you're using a point-and-shoot or DSLR camera.
Do you like taking photos? Do you want a fun challenge, and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Schiller's Camera and Video in Brentwood? By uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo to this article, you'll automatically be entered into a random drawing for the gift card! Your photos will also be showcased across Patch. Just click "Upload Photos" above the article to submit your favorite photo. After the the fireworks have cleared on Independence Day, we at St. Louis Patch will randomly select a winner. This contest will run from June 28 to Tuesday, July 10. How to shoot photographs of fireworks Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Read the …
Here is a look at the Missouri Department of Transportation reports on St. Louis area work zones for July 5-11. It includes stopped highway construction and some information on ramps closed downtown this weekend.
Construction work in the St. Louis metro region stopped for the Fourth of July holiday at noon on Tuesday. Work will resume on Thursday at 9 a.m. Since there will be no fireworks show in Hazelwood this year, if you plan to head downtown from Thursday through Saturday as part of the Fair Saint Louis festivities, know the Poplar Street Bridge exit ramps to Memorial Drive will be closed. Other ramps closed for the event include the eastbound Interstate 70 ramp to Memorial Drive/Pine Street, the northbound Interstate 55 on ramp from Marion, and the northbound I-55 exit ramp to Memorial Drive. Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
More than 7,000 Starbucks Coffee cafes, including those in Hazelwood, are supporting an initiative using social media to provide financing to community businesses.
Fourth of July is about barbeque, fireworks and family fun, right? Wrong. Starbucks is asking people to trade in all that, at least for a few minutes, for a hot cup of Joe on Independence Day. As part of CEO Howard Schultz's social media campaign #Indivisible, the chain will be handing out FREE tall hot brewed coffees to customers on Wednesday. The hope is the freebie-backed initiative will start a conversation about where the country's headed. "Let’s tell our government leaders to put partisanship aside and to speak truthfully about the challenges we face," Schultz said in an open letter on the website. "Let’s ask our business leaders to create more job opportunities for the American economy. And as citizens, let’s all get more involved…
Every year around the Fourth of July, personal fireworks injure people, sometimes causing severe burns.
With burn bans, excessive heat and local regulations, there are few places in St. Louis County where personal firework use is permitted, or at the least slightly tolerated, this Fourth of July. A thunderstorm teased City of Hazelwood on Monday, but left no more than a few raindrops at its doors. If you are going to use firecrackers, remember to watch out for dry conditions. The Red Cross also offers these helpful safety tips for personal firework usage. To read more about fireworks and Fourth of July and Hazelwood's extreme heat see:
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
In honor of Independence Day, Hazelwood Patch's Frugal Family column is dedicated to area sales to make your holiday enjoyable.
Although it's not the reason for the holiday, one aspect of this Independence Celebration people and retailers tend to enjoy are the Fourth of July sales. Here are some area deals to ensure an enjoyable Fourth of July for anyone that's a shopper at heart. OLD NAVY Deal: Select items for women, men, kids, toddlers and infants store-wide on sale for $7, $4, and $12. Good through: July 4 DRESS BARN Deal: Spend $50 and get a Fourth of July t-shirt for $10. Good through: July 4 GAP OUTLET Deal: Save up to 40 percent on clothes for women, men, kids, toddlers and infants. All shorts are buy one get one free. Good through: July 9 CROCS Deal: Buy two pairs of shoes and get one pair free. The free shoe must be of equal or lesser value to two shoes …
Monday, July 2, 2012
This will mark the fourth year, Hazelwood students get to do so during Band at the Ball Park.
Pull out your peanuts and Cracker Jack, as this week's Whiz Kids get to do something most could only dream. Eighty Hazelwood School District band students from five different schools will gather to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” during pre-game ceremonies at Busch Stadium. This is the fourth consecutive year that HSD band students have performed at the stadium during “Band at the Ball Park.” Last year, 75 band members performed “God Bless America” before an audience of 47,000 people. Be sure to turn out and support Tuesday at 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
In case you missed any news during the week of June 24, here's a recap of some of the bigger headlines on 'Hazelwood Patch.'
Thanks for reading Hazelwood Patch. There's lots going on in the City of Hazelwood, and work weeks are busy so you don't always have time to visit the site. Remember you can like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HazelwoodPatch. Don't forget to visit Twitter: twitter.com/HazelwoodPatch, or signup for the Hazelwood Patch newsletter here and have it delivered to your inbox daily. Of course, an article and a blog surrounding speed cameras coming to Hazelwood were the big talkers of the week. Still, here are some of the news and happenings you may have missed. Click each link to be directed to the article. News/Government/Politics Police/Crime/Fire Business Fun/Features/Sports Education/Schools Local Voices Blogs
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Hazelwood Forest Apartments and Chapel Ridge Community Club Pool both pass the pool test in this week's Restaurant Report.
As inspections arise, Hazelwood Patch publishes information from St. Louis County Department of Health reports, along with the inspection grades. During the summer months, Restaurant Report may feature Hazelwood area pools and how they fared under the watchful eye of the St. Louis County Department of Heath, along with the latest restaurant inspections that occurred throughout the past 90 days in the City of Hazelwood and nearby in Florissant, Maryland Heights and Creve Coeur: Chapel Ridge Community Club Pool Address: 475 Chapel Ridge Dr., Hazelwood Date of Inspection: June 20 Type of Inspection: Routine Comments: Compliant Hazelwood Forest Apartments Address: 240 Chapel Ridge Dr., Hazelwood Date of Inspection: June 20 Type of Inspection: …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The skies over Hazelwood will be lit up with hundreds of multi-colored star bursts when the city hosts its annual Fourth of July pyro-musical fireworks display on July 4, at White Birch Park.
On Fourth of July, a total of 1,700 shells are expected to be launched and explode in the air for approximately 20 minutes at White Birch Park, giving residents and guests one of the best fireworks shows in the North County area, according to Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Division supervisor Doug Littlefield. The City of Hazelwood contracted Albeck Enterprises, for the second year to put on the its event. “Last year, they did a superb job presenting the most spectacular fireworks show to date,” Littlefield said. “They gave us ‘more bang for our buck’ by doubling the number of aerial shells used in the show without making us go over our budget.” Boy Scout Troop 730 will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, potato chips, soda, water, pretzels…
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Neighboring Jefferson County has locations at which fireworks may be purchased. But check the below link on fireworks use in St. Louis County.
While it's against the law for residents of Hazelwood to buy or use fireworks in St. Louis County, the Fourth of July fare can be picked up in neighboring Jefferson County. Here's a look at where the stands are located. Not sure where it's OK to set off fireworks? Check out this article about appropriate fireworks use in eastern Missouri. More about fireworks on Patch: