Saturday, May 7, 2011
Stop by the Valley of Flowers Sponsor Tent for an opportunity to meet the editors and writers of Florissant and Hazelwood Patch sites.
Every day Hazelwood Patch churns out a number of news, sports and features regarding our community and what’s happening. If you haven’t caught the person behind the site around town, today provides the perfect opportunity. During the Valley of Flowers festival, Patch will set up shop to meet people in the sponsorship tent from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. You have the opportunity to meet Florissant Patch editor Aja J. Junior, Hazelwood Patch editor Candace Jarrett as well as a few of the freelancers who produce the content that you see every day. Stop by the table and pick up some Patch gear to flaunt around town, too! If you stop at the table, you can talk to us about community news that you want us to look at or chat with us about what you’ve seen on …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
With a couple of weeks left in April, here's a peek at the Valley of Flowers Festival. Will you be attending?
Thousands of people will descend on the Florissant area during the first weekend of May for the annual Valley of Flowers Festival. The 49th Valley of Flowers Festival takes place May 5-8 at various venues throughout Florissant, including the James J. Eagan Center, the Knights of Columbus grounds and the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine. This year's theme is "Valley of Flowers Mothers Love...," and mom Marquita Parker has been chosen as the parade marshal after her 10-year-old daughter, Mera, a student at Atonement Lutheran School, won the festival's essay contest. "I hope my mom gets picked to be parade marshal because she is an example of how a mother's love has gone further than her own kid and has positively impacted many kids in the community…
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Krstle Miller whose family has reported her as a missing person, hasn't been seen since she left for work the morning of Feb. 12.
St. Louis County Police are looking for Krstle Miller whose family has reported her as a missing person. According to police, Miller was last seen one month ago on Saturday, Feb. 12 at her home in North County. Miller is a 19-year-old black woman. She is 5 feet tall and weights 98 pounds, and according the police, her family reported her as being bi-polar and needing medication. It is unknown what clothes Miller was wearing when she left the house to go to work Feb. 12, according to police. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Krstle Miller should call the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-889-2341.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Take a look at the fundraiser through photos and video.
Here's a snapshot at the 2011 Mayors' Shamrock Ball. The March 5 fundraiser benefits Valley Industries Sheltered Workshop, which is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that provides employment for adults with developmental disabilities.
Monday, March 7, 2011
More than 300 people show up to show out for a good cause.
More than 300 people pulled out their best green formal wear and high-steppped to the 2011 Mayors' Shamrock Ball Saturday night at Garden Villas North in Florissant. The event, started four years ago with the premise of being a fundraiser for a good cause was a success, said Hazelwood City Clerk Colleen Wolf, a Mayors' Shamrock Ball Coordinating Committee memeber, with more than $35,000 in support from sponsors alone. “We were hoping to get well over 300 attendees, and we did,” Wolf said. “We start planning this event in September to ensure a quality event, and over the years that has shown as more and more people come out.” The event has grown so much it had to be moved from its original site at Florissant City Hall to this year’s …
Check out this video for the candidates' responses to questions Hazelwood parents asked at last week's forum.
In case you weren't able to "Meet the Candidates" on March 3 here's a sneak peek at a few of the questions asked of each Hazelwood School District Board of Education candidate. The questions in order on the video were: You can read Patch's coverage of the forum here.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Legislators addressed issues and answered questions that were imperative to the North County area.
Paul Detrick Auditorium at Christian Hospital Thursday night for the 2011 Legislative Reception. More than 200 people sat and listened as eight legislators heard the collaborative legislative agenda set forth by North County Incorporated, Regional Development Association, the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce, which also sponsored the event. Ann Brand of St. Louis Community College displayed a presentation in front of the room that concentrated on five major concerns addressed in the agenda. The agenda items included: Economic Development: “The name of the game is jobs, jobs and jobs,” Brand said. Brand pointed out that a great deal of focus in the agenda …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
First reading of revised school board policies heard and new district advocacy group introduced.
It was a full house at the Feb. 15 Hazelwood School District Board of Education meeting. Among the meeting's topics were first reading of 23 of the district's revised policies including: HSD Superintendent Dr. Steve Price, informed the crowd that the Hazelwood School District has an advocacy group, HSD Legislative Advocacy Committee, active with legislative session in Jefferson City regarding issues pertinent to the district including two very hot button issues, open enrollment and school funding. "It's meeting to weigh in on exactly these kinds of issues that are facing the legislation right now," Price said. "Our committee will be taking a position on this...we encourage our community to get involved and write your opinion to the …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The 2.5-mile stretch will get overlay, curbs, ramps and sidewalk repairs.
- Joe Scott
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The ride on Howdershell Road in the City of Hazelwood should be smoother beginning this spring. The St. Louis County road will get a makeover, from south of Behlmann Lane to the City of Florissant end at Charbonier Road, in a $1.6 million project that starts this spring. The project includes replacing deteriorating pavement, joints, curbs, ramps and sidewalks; re-surfacing and texturing pavement and installing an asphalt-concrete overlay. The contractor will install 114 accessible curb ramps that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The stretch of road is about 2.5 miles long. David Wrone, a spokesman for St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic, said the Howdershell Road sections will be replaced with …
Monday, February 7, 2011
HSD will get an additional $104,000 between January and June.
Thanks to stronger than anticipated state revenues, Missouri school districts, including the Hazelwood School District, will receive an increase in state funding for transportation to the tune of $7.5 million. Distribution of the funds is scheduled to begin this month. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering said that Gov. Jay Nixon released the additional funds earlier this month to help schools cover the increasing cost of fuel for school buses, which has jumped by about 10 percent since the beginning of the school year. Luebbering noted that many Missouri school districts have felt the strain of rising gas prices. For example, the Hazelwood School District's (HSD) 2010-11 budget document showed: The document also noted that while …