As 2010 draws to a close, thoughts turn to ringing in the New Year and making those infamous resolutions. While there is the normal eat healthier, exercise more, and spend more time with our families, I encourage you think about the changes you want to make in your life and ways to help others as well.
Through various Mayor Francis Slay initiatives, City departments are working hard to make
There are also growing movements to first and foremost get healthy and fresher food in neighborhoods without good grocery stores and to also increase the viability of neighborhood based corner convenience stores. You will be hearing more about this endeavor in the months ahead.
In this week’s Spotlight I am once again highlighting
But New Year's Eve in
Listed below are a few neighborhood events that you, family and friends may find of interest. I encourage you to stop by those in your neighborhood as well as consider exploring neighborhoods new to you. They are perfect places to meet friends and neighbors or go to in support of worthy causes. See you in the neighborhood!
Celebration of Kwanzaa
Winter Getaway Underway
Candlelight Memorial Service on New Year’s Eve
The 19th Annual New Year’s Eve Candlelight Vigil to commemorate those who lost their lives to violence in 2010 will be held at Friday, Dec. 31 at El Bethel Church of God in Christ,
For First Night® - Saint Louis 2011 the Grand Center District will be transformed into a “Fanta-sea”. The mysterious beauty of underwater life will be the backdrop for the many artists that will perform on New Year’s Eve. The opening ceremony will begin at Dec. 31 on the main stage on Grand just north of Lindell. Early fireworks at Countdown to the New Year will begin at with fireworks finale at . With entertainment taking place both indoors and out, First Night is a fun way to have your family all together to celebrate the end of the old year and the start of 2011. For more information, visit http://www.grandcenter.org/firstnight/ .
YMCA Open House
The Carondelet Park Rec Complex at
The Department of Public Safety’s City Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) provides free emergency alert service through http://www.Nixle.com/. Through the Nixle service, you will receive our informative and timely text messages on your cell phone and/or as e-mails on your computer. If you haven’t already done so, I invite you to visit the Nixle webpage and sign up for the service today. Note: in addition to CEMA, you may also sign up to receive messages from other
Having an event in your neighborhood that we can support? Either e-mail the information about it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Cathy Smentkowski at email@example.com.
And remember, if you see something in the neighborhood that just doesn’t look right, REPORT IT!
Best wishes for a safe and prosperous New Year!
Director of Public Safety