Happy New Year! I hope 2011 is a healthy and prosperous year for you.
For the first Spotlight of 2011, I want to take this opportunity to thank all City employees, especially those in the Department of Public Safety, who went above and beyond the call of duty when the severe storms hit
Thanks to Mayor Slay and the Board of Aldermen, if you patronized any local restaurant or drinking establishment this week, you know that the City of
One more bit of information that I want to pass along is our Office of Special Events reported to me this week that a number of St. Louisans got engaged to be married during the holidays. How do they know? Many of the brides-to-be made inquiries about the use of the City Hall Rotunda for either the wedding or the reception. If you are planning a special event in
A number of exciting, fun events are on the schedule for
12th Night to Kick Off Mardi Gras Season in Soulard
The traditional start of Soulard Mardi Gras, 12th Night, will begin at Thursday, Jan. 6 at Johnny’s,
Celebration Kick-Off Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission will hold its 25th
St. Louis Community Farmer’s Market
Missing going to a farmer’s market on the weekend? On the second Saturday of each month from now through April, you can stop by the winter market at
Maybe one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to get your G.E.D. or help someone you know get his or her G.E.D. According to a recent article in the New York Times, nearly 40 million Americans are in dead-end jobs because for one reason or another they did not finish high school. A G.E.D. provides you with the equivalent of a high school diploma and increases your chances in the job market. Nearly 500,000 people pass the exam each year. The St. Louis Public Library offers a free G.E.D. program to anyone age 17 or older. You can attend classes or study online at your own pace. Questions? Call (314) 539-0365.
Tip of the Hat
My first Tip of the Hat in 2011 goes to several individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to making
Tim Bolt is a dedicated community gardener in the
Congratulations on the Award and keep up the good work!
Have you signed up for free Nixle service yet? The Department of Public Safety’s City Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) provides free emergency alert service through http://www.Nixle.com/. When you sign up, you will receive our informative and timely text messages on your cell phone and/or as e-mails on your computer. I invite you to visit the Nixle webpage and sign up for the service today. If you have any comments about the service, please let me know.
Having an event in your neighborhood that we can support? Either e-mail the information about it to me at email@example.com or to Cathy Smentkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember, if you see something in the neighborhood that just doesn’t look right, REPORT IT!
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