Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Missouri Association of Code Enforcement named the 10-year veteran of the Hazelwood Code Enforcement Division its 2012 Code Enforcement Officer of the Year.
Hazelwood code enforcement officer Joe Novy said he got his job through persistence. "I would come up when I had an issue and they began to learn me by name," he said. "One day they said we're hiring, do you want a job?" And he took it. Novy was recently named as the Missouri Association of Code Enforcement's (MACE) 2012 Code Enforcement Officer of the Year. Novy has been working as a code enforcement officer for the city for about 10 years. Prior to that, he was a part-time Parks and Recreation Division employee. Hazelwood code administrator Pat McSheehy said Novy is the type of employee you want to have working with you. “When the opportunity arose, I hired Joe as a City code enforcement officer and I have yet to regret it almost 10 …
In the aftermath of the April 10 tornado, the St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management triggered a FEMA social media experiment. Did your use of social media increase during the severe weather?
In the aftermath of the April 10 tornado that ripped through the City of Hazelwood and the surrounding area, the St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) learned to embrace social media. It posted this message: “We have been hit by tornado and/or severe thunderstorm damage in Hazelwood, Missouri and possibly other areas. Need help monitoring social media for any damage reports. Primary location is the intersection of Howdershell and Lynn Haven in Hazelwood, MO. Thanks for your help!” The department said it immediately began searching social media looking for people reporting damage, injuries, outages, or resource needs in the wake of the tornado. The message went out to the Social Media Collaboration Group, a collection of …
Monday, May 20, 2013
We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on Florissant and Hazelwood Patch sites.
Too busy last week to stay up to date on all the news happening in and around Florissant and Hazelwood? Not to worry. Patch has your back. In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from Florissant and Hazelwood Patch sites over the last few days: Hazelwood Police Officers Receive Promotions to Captain, Major Ranks: Police Week 2013 in Hazelwood is this week, so it's only fitting to mention some recently promoted police officers. Florissant Council Adds $62K to Reserve Funs: The funds come as the council closes its Home Equity Assurance Program account. East High Hosts Elementary Special Olympics Athletes: More than 190 children from area schools including Armstrong Elementary, are expected to participate on Friday. …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Patch recaps the week that was in Hazelwood police and fire news.
Woman Hurls Beer Bottles at Bartender Who Had Declined Her Service Mugs in the News: The Faces that Made This Week's Crime Headlines Paul Tripp Was Driving While Revoked When He Crashed in Hazelwood Hazelwood Police Officers Receive Promotions to Captain, Major Ranks Man Charged with Child Abuse After 4-Year-Old Girl Becomes Unresponsive Mother Stomped On 14-Year-Old Daughter; Blood Found In Girl's Urine
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Do you know one of the scholarship recipients? Leave a few well-wishes for the students in the comments section below.
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) PTA Council awarded $50,000 in scholarships to 100 seniors representing Hazelwood West, East and Central high schools this week. The council fund-raises year long to bring in money to the scholarship fund. Most recently, the annual HSD PTA Council Run/Walk was held last Friday. For more than 30 years the outdoor event has raised more than $2.9 million in student scholarships, totalling more than 3,000 scholarships for students. To see more pictures from the event, visit the Hazelwood School District Facebook page: HSD PTA Council Scholarship Night For more school news on Hazelwood Patch see: Join Hazelwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Hazelwood Community Enrichment Commission is hosting its 10th Annual Community Art Fair and Used Book Sale on June 1, at the Hazelwood Community Center in White Birch Park. Are you creatively gifted?
Artists interested in selling their work and showing off their creative talent to the public are encouraged to participate in the 10th Annual Community Art Fair and Used Book Sale on June 1. The event will take place at the Hazelwood Community Center, 1186 Teson Road, located in White Birch Park. This year's event will also have a blood drive the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is hosting from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Hazelwood Community Enrichment Commission has been hosting this event for the past decade. It is one of the commission biggest events, and encourages residents to appreciate art crafted in North County. Local artists, age 16 and over, are encouraged to enter their paintings and drawings in oil, watercolor, …
Patch rounds-up the most recent reader submitted content for the week.
Miss what your neighbors shared on Hazelwood Patch this week? Check out our round-up of the most recent Local Voices: Local Voices is where you can: share photos of local events, review your favorite restaurants, announce awards or events, offer your expertise, thoughts on certain topics and more. If you'd like to submit your own voice, you can do so here. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Local health coach Elaine King blogs tips and ideas on Hazelwood Patch.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Hazelwood Police Department will be conducting sobriety checkpoints this weekend.
The Hazelwood Police Department (HPD) will be conducting two DWI Sobriety Checkpoints during the weekend of May 17-18 at undisclosed locations within the city limits. The HPD held an earlier checkpoint on April 26 in the 4600 block of Aubuchon Road, one person was arrested for driving while intoxicated. One person was also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, and four people were ticketed for violations. Three people with warrants out for their arrests were also captured during the checkpoint. "Sobriety checkpoints are an innovative means of detecting and removing the alcohol-impaired driver from our local streets and highways," Hazelwood Police Chief Gregg Hall said in a statement. "Driving while intoxicated continues to be a …