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:
Monday, July 2, 2012
This Fourth of July holiday is a dry one so the Hazelwood Police Department is reminding residents to think twice before shooting off fireworks.
Fireworks are prohibited within the City of Hazelwood as noted in the following two city ordinances: Section 215.100 and Section 215.090. Keep this in mind throughout the week as you celebrate America's independence during the Fourth of July holiday. The Hazelwood Police Department is realistic in knowing people have already begun and will continue to shoot fireworks from home, but wants people to know the risks they are taking. In a statement sent to Hazelwood Patch, the police department said: "The Hazelwood Police Department wishes to warn residents to be very careful and extra vigilant this year when using fireworks of any kind to celebrate the Fourth of July. Due to the extreme heat and lack of rain, severe drought conditions exist in…
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
From the imports of fireworks to patriotic names, the importance of the Fourth of July can be seen in the numbers. Check out these facts and figures.
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked in Hazelwood and surrounding areas with parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues, despite the heat smothering the nation. 2.5 million: In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation according to Census data. 313.9 million: The nation's estimated population on this July Fourth. $107.1 billion: Dollar value of trade last year between the United States and the United Kingdom. Making the British our adversary in 1776, they are now our sixth-leading trading partner today. $3.6 million: In …
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: …
"Patch" rounds up 15 St. Louis-area celebrations for July 4 including Hazelwood's Independence Day Celebration.
Updated June 30 to note canceled fireworks shows. Still working out your Independence Day plans? With a vast array of fireworks displays, parades, live music, fairs and festivals, there's no shortage of activities in the St. Louis area. Here are some of the largest Independence Day events west of the Mississippi. 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. Hazelwood Independence Day Celebration When: Shuttle buses to the park from Hazelwood West High School begin at 7 p.m. July 4 Where: White Birch Park Fireworks: At dusk Florissant Fourth of July Festivities When: 7:30 p.m. July 4 Where: …