March 7 – 11 has been set aside as Missouri’s 2011 Severe Weather Awareness Week. The City of
This week is a good time to review with your family the fact that you need to take shelter whenever a tornado warning has been issued. An interior room without windows on the lowest floor is the safest shelter location. If you are driving, stop and seek shelter in a nearby building. If you are driving in a rural area, your safest option might be driving away from the tornado’s path. Also, always be mindful of flash flooding. Never drive into standing water. For more tips on preparing for emergencies, visit the City Emergency Management Agency’s website: http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/public-safety/emergency-management/Be-Prepared.cfm .
I also want to let you know that the St. Louis Regional Disaster Preparedness Public Awareness Campaign is off and running! The All Ready? initiative is encouraging all residents of the St. Louis region to be prepared for any emergency by 1) making a plan, 2) having an emergency kit, and 3) being informed. For more information about the campaign, visit http://www.allreadystl.com/ .
There are a number of fun, informative, and exciting events scheduled this weekend in
MoDOT Informational Public Meeting
MoDOT is planning to replace the
Fish Fry Season Has Begun
One of the great neighborhood events that make
St. Patrick’s Day Activities
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in
Also celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on March 12 will be various establishments on Laclede’s Landing from to and St. Louis Union Station from to Enjoy Irish-inspired live entertainment, music and dance.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Dogtown neighborhood will take place on Thursday, March 17. It will begin at from Tamm and
Family Sundays at the Art Museum
From each Sunday in March, the
Set Your Clocks Forward March 13
Be sure to set your clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 13. The time change officially occurs at local standard time, which becomes local daylight time. Did you know that
Closing Grand Avenue Bridge
In follow up to recent news stories, just a reminder that the Grand Avenue Bridge between Chouteau and I-64 is scheduled to close at 5 a.m. Monday, March 14 and will not be open to traffic through April 2012. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the various suggested detour routes to find out which one works best for you.
We Are Stronger Than Your Violence
The Dutchtown Youth Council will present “We Are Stronger Than Your Violence” a community event on Saturday, March 12 at at
Youth CHANGE Seeks Program Leaders
Dutchtown South Community Corporation is seeking two Program Leaders for Youth CHANGE, its 25th Ward Summer Youth Employment Program. The Program Leaders will implement the 8-week curriculum of Youth CHANGE, functioning as the point-person for the overall program and assisting the outside trainers in the facilitation of any outside components. The temporary positions will run from June 7 through August 16. Deadline to submit resumes and cover letters is March 21. If you are interested, you may e-mail your resume to Marjorie@dutchtownsouth.org, or fax it to (314) 352-9086 or mail it to
Gateway Greening Grants Available
Gateway Greening’s 2011 Youth Garden Grants are available to schools or youth oriented programs for new youth gardens and expansions of existing youth gardens. New youth gardens must be within Gateway Greening’s service area to be eligible. Applications are due no later than on May 20. A mandatory orientation is planned for April 23 at the
The Department of Public Safety’s City Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) provides free emergency alert service through Nixle (http://www.Nixle.com/) . When you register for the service, you will receive our informative and timely text messages on your cell phone and/or as e-mails on your computer. Visit the Nixle website and sign up for the free service today. If you have any comments about the service, please let me know.
Will you be having an event in your neighborhood that we can support? If so, 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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