April 18, 2018
Blazing a new trail
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Photo by Ray Rockwell Spanish Lake Park will be the site of a new 1.4-mile Family Trail worth $125,000. The trail will engage children with play opportunities and adults with exercise equipment.
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A new $125,000 Family Trail is under construction in Spanish Lake Park thanks to the efforts of the St. Louis County Parks Foundation By Charlotte Beard This summer, residents in the surrounding areas of Spanish Lake Park will have the enjoyment of a new 1.4-mile Family Trail worth $125,000. The trail, which will engage children with play opportunities and adults with exercise equipment, is the brain child of the St. Louis County Parks Foundation (SLCPF). There will be four “pods” (playgrounds) spaced out along the trail. The playground equipment will be geared specifically towards younger children and older children. The idea is that when the child has enough playtime, or their attention is turned away from that activity they can continue down the trail with their parents until they reach the next pod. Mark Ohlendorf, President of SLCPF
stated, “They are always moving and we’re combining walking with the playground [activity]. We will have exercise equipment for the adults, so they can get a little workout while they are working the kids out. And we will have a bench for [older adults]. It’s just a way for the whole family to go out. We noticed [we’d] see one person, or two people walking together but you never see the whole family group walking. This is [an attempt] to bring the whole family together to get out and get some exercise on a pretty day.” The exercise equipment will be various stationary equipment such as used for pullups and sit-ups. There will be two pieces of exercise equipment at each playground pod. The plan is to have three-to-four pieces of playground equipment for children at each pod. Ohlendorf shared that there will
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Weather FRIDAY Sunny 61/43 be ample stationary things for children to climb on. The children’s animal climbing structures will be along the same lines as what is provided in Turtle Park near the St. Louis Zoo. Visitors can also expect to see educational signs along the trail as well to give nature related facts and information. See ‘TRAIL’ page 2
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“The project is $125,000,” stated Ohlendorf. “We have to start from scratch—do the concrete pads, install the equipment and put a rubberized surface on each pad so the children don’t hurt themselves.” The Gateway Foundation contributed $50,000 to SLCPF to kick-off the Family Trail project. Gateway’s mission is to enrich St. Louis life and culture by supporting efforts to acquire, create and improve tangible and durable art and urban design. SLCPF campaigned to raise the remaining funds from groups as well as individuals. Commerce Bank’s headquarters is one of the other major supporters mentioned by Ohlendorf; they provided funds to help purchase playground equipment. Ohlendorf credits Cynthia Crim, Foundation Grants Manager at Commerce for major support of SLCPF’s overall efforts and initiatives. A bonus to the project is the construction of a fountain. “Dan Brown from Brown & Brown Law Firm gave us money to build a fountain here,” shared Ohlendorf. “So, we’re going to put a fountain here in Spanish Lake and it’s going to be gorgeous. [Dan] and his brother grew up in this area, so they still come [here] and go to different functions once and a while. He’s real excited [about the project].” Due to the weather, clearing of the grounds began in April and the project is expected to be completed in early summer. Ohlendorf stated that for the grand opening they would like to have a Saturday morning family walk that would also include the community presence of the Spanish Lake police. Families would be invited to bring picnic baskets of food if they desired. Plans for the official opening will be announced on a later date. The Family Trail in Spanish Lake Park is not SLCPF’s first project. In 2015, the same year the nonprofit launched, they became
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responsible for the installation of a large new fountain at Tilles Park. Two of the other past accomplishments shared by Ohlendorf were projects for the construction of shade structures for pool areas at the Pavilion at Lemay in Jefferson Barraks Park and the provision of a curtain divider for the North County Recreation Center in Spanish Lake. The recreation center needed to have their gym divided to accommodate both boys’ and girls’ basketball activities. Emerson provided $10,000 to fund that need. “We just asked,” stated Ohlendorf, “and they said, ‘sure we’d love to do it, we’d love to help.’ Those are the kind of things the county doesn’t have money for.” Gary Bess, Director of St. Louis County Parks shared, “This foundation can provide the funds to help make our dreams a reality. We have 71 parks and more than 12,700 acres of parks to maintain with limited funding. The foundation is focused on improving our parks while we focus on maintaining them. They are a true and valued partner with us.” For more information on the SLCPF, visit www. stlcountyparksfoundation.org.
Reflecting on the Hazelwood School District: 15 years of service By Desiree Whitlock Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” and I believe this quote to be true. Education is a powerful weapon that I have used to help equip students for nearly two decades by serving on the Hazelwood School District Board of Education, participating on district subcommittees, and taking on leadership roles on the PTA when my daughters were in school. My fight for equitable education for all students regardless of race, culture, religion, disabilities or social economic status is one that I will continue. Serving on a school board or in any elected office can make you the source of public scrutiny; at the same time, it can also be the source of great pride. In fact, I am proud of the many accomplishments and advancements made by the district during my tenure. Together, we passed bond issues to build one new elementary school and four middle schools; passed bonds to renovate older facilities; build state-of-theart library media centers and STEM labs. During my tenure, to ensure school safety, we installed and updated security features in our schools, and we were the first district to provide active intruder trainer for all students and staff. To prepare our
students for the 21st century and for careers in STEM, we implemented one-toone technology for students in third-12th grade. In addition, we also developed a more rigorous curriculum with direct pathways to college and careers. As I reflect, there are many things that should cause this community to pause and take pride in our student accomplishments and those of our district. I think about when we came together in 2013 to assist hundreds of families with recovery after a tornado struck the city of Hazelwood. I think about how we always come together during a crisis to help others – local or national. We should remember the facts about the hard work and efforts of community members and administrators who worked together to balance the district’s budget. We should remember the innovative work by those who successfully opened the Hazelwood Opportunity Center and redesigned Hazelwood East Middle School. As I enter back into the private sector, I will continue to promote more parental involvement in our schools. I also hope to see the Hazelwood NOW educational initiatives that we set in motion come to fruition. I would like to take this opportunity to
thank our students, parents, teachers, bus drivers, custodians, nurses, social workers, counselors, food nutrition staff, communications team, security team, administrators, board directors and the Hazelwood School District community for allowing me to serve you on our school board for the last 15 years. I am going to miss you all. It is my hope at the end of the day, whatever work that I have done, let my work speak for me. Desiree Whitlock has served as a director of the Hazelwood School District Board of Education for 15 years. Most recently, she served as president of the school board. She obtained her Master Board Member Certification with the Missouri School Boards’ Association in May of 2013. Master certification is the highest level of achievement that Board members can achieve. Whitlock is the mother of two daughters who are both graduates of Hazelwood East High School. The opinions expressed in this column are the columnist’s alone and do not reflect the opinion of the owners or staff of Community News.
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HPD’s participation in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day involves public education and drug disposal The Hazelwood Police Department (HPD) is joining forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and thousands of other law enforcement agencies across the country for the 14th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. HPD Officers are asking residents to drive up to City Hall, 415 Elm Grove Lane, that day and go behind the building to the police department. The entrance is under a green awning that says, “Police Department.” A police officer and some HPD volunteers will be there to accept the perscription drug drop-offs. Residents won’t need to get out of their vehicles. Please remember that needles, inhalers and epi pens will not be accepted. Americans nationwide did their part last time to reduce the opioid crisis by bringing in a record-setting 912,305 pounds – 456 tons – of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs from their homes. This is almost six tons more than was
collected at last spring’s event. This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA and its supporters since the fall of 2010 to 9,015,668 pounds, or 4,508 tons. “According to the statistics that we have, more people start down the path of addiction through the misuse of opioid prescription drugs than any other substance. The abuse of these medications has fueled the nation’s opioid epidemic, which has led to the highest rate of overdose deaths this country has ever seen.” Hazelwood Police Chief Gregg Hall said. “The best way to stop this epidemic from getting further out of control is to educate residents about the potential harm of leaving expired or unused prescription drugs around the house for family members, friends or visitors to access.” For more information on the Hazelwood Police Department’s participation in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 28, contact Sgt. Ken Eckardt, Supervisor Special Operations Group, at 314-513-5208.
Event organizers timed it right for Hazelwood’s Easter Eggstravaganza to dodge the rain
Photo courtesy city of Hazelwood This little girl loves the Easter Bunny so much that she wanted to give him a big hug.
The threat of rain didn’t diminish the excitement of hundreds of kids who came to White Birch Park on March 31 to participate in the city of Hazelwood’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza. When the horn sounded off at 10 a.m., they raced around and collected as many plastic Easter eggs as they could. Event organizers scattered about 14,000 Easter eggs, filled with candy, throughout the park. It took the kids just 10 minutes to swipe it clean. The park was sectioned into five areas for the following age groups: Under 24 months; Ages
2-3; Ages 4-5; Ages 6-7; and Ages 8-10. A raffle was held for each age group. The winning tickets were announced, giving away five brand new boy bikes and five brand new girl bikes to the winning participants. The kids enjoyed meeting the Easter Bunny and having their photos taken with him. As cars were leaving the parking lot, the Easter Bunny waved good-bye to them. Unison sounds of chants saying “good-bye Easter Bunny” could be heard from the kids in the car as they passed him.
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St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL hosts fine print, rare book fair Thirty local and national dealers will participate in this year’s twelfth annual St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair presented by the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The fair is scheduled May 4-6 in the J.C. Penney Conference Center on UMSL’s North Campus. A preview party to benefit the Mercantile Library will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. May 4. A silent auction will include tugboat trips on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, train trips, fine art prints, vintage records, local specialty gift baskets and much more. Tickets are $50 for individuals, two for $90. Mercantile Library members pay $40 for an individual ticket and $70 for two with a membership card. Young collectors 35 and under pay $25. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 5 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 6. Tickets, good for both days, are $10 general admission, $7 for Mercantile Library members with a card and $5 for students and UMSL alumni with an ID card.
From finely illustrated books to prints by Audubon, WPA artists and Old Masters, original watercolors and historic photographs, the thousands of treasures available to view and purchase include something for every taste and budget. Sunday features free demonstrations by artists. Dealers include: Susan Teller Gallery, New York, specializing in American prints of the 1920s-1950s; Arader Galleries, Philadelphia, bringing rare maps and prints of the 16th-19th centuries; and local dealers including Kodner Gallery, McCaughen and Burr, and Judith Haudrich Fine Prints. Chris Lane, owner of the Philadelphia Print Shop West in Denver, has participated for several years and states “I always enjoy the St. Louis Fair because the clientele coming through is so enthusiastic.” Tickets for the Friday Preview Party are available in advance and at the door. Call 314-516-7248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit printfair.umsl.edu.
Residents of the region invited to give feedback as part of Chouteau Greenway Design Competition Residents of the St. Louis region soon will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the concepts that are being considered to bring the Chouteau Greenway to life. After reviewing initial submissions from 19 design teams from throughout the world, the Chouteau Greenway Design Competition jury selected four teams in December to each develop conceptual plans. The public will be able to view those concepts either online at www.ChouteauGreenway.org or in person at exhibits around town and will be asked to provide input through a survey before April 22. Great Rivers Greenway is joined by seven partners in a public-private partnership to transform the city of St. Louis with a greenway that connects Washington University and Forest Park through the city to downtown and the Gateway Arch. The greenway will feature spurs north and south to connect the city’s vibrant neighborhoods, parks, business and cultural districts, employment centers, transit and dozens of cultural and educational institutions. Community members’ responses will be collected through April 22 and will be provided to the competition jury, which will select the winning concept and team at the end of April. “It is very important to the jury to hear the voices of St. Louisans,” said Don Stastny, competition manager. “We hope people will take the opportunity to share how they think the teams responded to the Design and Community Goals, which serve as the foundation of the competition.” As part of the competition, each team developed a set of display boards, highlighting their overall concepts. Boards will be on display at locations throughout the city of St. Louis through April 22, including the Central and Schlafly branches of the St. Louis Public Library, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Forest Park Visitor and
Education Center, Missouri History Museum, The Luminary, Covo STL, KAMP, Great Rivers Greenway, Venture Café, Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club, St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Saint Louis University. Community members are also invited to see the teams present their plans to the jury Wednesday, April 25. The event at Harris-Stowe State University from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will be streamed on Great Rivers Greenway’s Facebook page. The full schedule and details for all of these events are available at www.ChouteauGreenway. org. The four design teams chosen to compete have been working on their concepts since January and have met with technical and community advisers several times throughout the threemonth planning process. Once the jury selects the winning concept and team, the chosen team will have two months to refine its design before presenting a final concept in June 2018. The project partners then take on the task of determining how to bring the project to life, addressing funding and governance options for the project’s construction, activation and maintenance. From the overall concept plan, specific segments will undergo further engagement, design and engineering before construction can begin. “We are working with our partners to transform the city of St. Louis and ensure that the Chouteau Greenway creates opportunities for economic and community benefits, especially within the context of our region’s racial inequities,” said Susan Trautman, Chief Executive Officer of Great Rivers Greenway. “Let’s create a dynamic, world-class and uniquely St. Louis experience that engages our community, addresses equity and creates common ground.”
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Lawson Elementary School students get a first-hand look at augmented reality Lawson Elementary School students, in the Hazelwood School District, got a sneak peek of the new, unreleased Google Expeditions Augmented Reality (AR). Lawson Elementary was chosen amongst other area schools by the Midwest Education Technology Community and EducationPlus. Photo courtesy Hazelwood School District Google Expeditions Lawson Elementary School students got a sneak peek of the new, unreleased Google Expeditions Augmented Reality allows Augmented Reality. students to use devices to see and interact with various 3D images related to a trainer. “Not only did the students get to try out particular topic in their curriculum. The feature new technology, but this experience was able to also allowed teachers to place 3D objects such as give them an engaging and unique experience. a dinosaur or whirling tornado on the students’ I loved seeing the excitement in students’ faces desks so everyone can observe and examine the when they saw a 3D image of a dinosaur or a tornado pop up on the AR device. Thanks again objects at the same time. It was a great honor to have the Google to Google Expeditions AR, Midwest Education Expeditions AR visit here at Lawson Elementary,” Technology Community, and EducationPlus for said Carolyn Allen, Lawson library media allowing our students and teachers to participate specialist and Google for Education certified in this exciting opportunity.”
Hazelwood School District begins strategic planning process The Hazelwood School District is in the process of carrying out a stakeholder driven strategic planning process. Students, parents, local business leaders, elected officials, school district administrators, and other community members began the process at the first of four meetings on March 3. The stakeholder driven process was facilitated by educational consultant, Jeffrey D. Cohn. Strategic planning provides a structure to examine the Photo courtesy Hazelwood School District district’s current reality, determines and clarifies the The Hazelwood School District is in the process of carrying out a stakeholder driven strategic planning process. Students, parents, local business leaders, elected officials, school district adgap between current reality ministrators, and other community members began the process at the first of four meetings on and future possibilities. It is March 3. also designed for planned change, rather than a reaction to unplanned why she attended the strategic planning meeting. “I think this is important,” said Reverend change, and develops a purpose defined combined expertise within the organization and community Monica Jefferson Senior Pastor of St. Andrew to set direction for the district for the next five United Methodist Church. “A great deal of my members live in the community and I have learned years. During the strategic planning focus groups so much about what we have as a district and what meetings participants took part in engaging is needed.” “Thank you to our patrons and school discussions and group activities. Kim Townsend, community member and mom of a three year-old, administrators who participated in the strategic have been living in the district for five years and planning process,” said Superintendent Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart. “We had four engaging sessions and was excited to offer her input. “I’m trying to get more engaged in the have collected a lot of good data. After the data is community as I make decisions about where my reviewed and approved by our board of education, the Strategic Plan will be implemented during the child will attend kindergarten,” she said. Another community member had this to say on 2018-2019 school year.”
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Hazelwood Middle School continues to bring school home Positive relationships between students, teachers, and parents are the key to academic success. That’s the idea behind the HOME WORKS! program at Hazelwood Southeast Middle School. This is the fourth year Southeast Middle has implemented the program. The core purpose of HOME WORKS! is to make home visits to establish trust and build relationships with parents. This program helps to empower them as partners to their children’s education in order to improve school readiness, attendance, academic achievement, classroom behavior, and homework completion. The HOME WORKS! program pays, trains and supports teachers to visit the homes of their students, prioritizing students who are performing below grade level, have attendance, tardiness, and/or behavior issues, are ELL (English language learners), or are in kindergarten or first grade and did not attend pre-kindergarten. Teachers, school administrators, and other school staff who choose to participate in HOME WORKS! must attend two staff training to build capacity around parent engagement and to prepare to conduct home visits with families. “The HOME WORKS! program is very beneficial to teachers because it brings in that personalization,” said Hazelwood Southeast Middle Principal Dr. Chauncey Granger. “It facilitates an opportunity for the relationship building to begin.”
“Relationship building is a vital part of the HOMEWORKS! program” said St. Louis native and founder of HOMEWORKS! Karen Kalish. “There were two Hazelwood teachers who assigned the same homework assignment, one teacher visited students at home, and the other did not. The teacher who did follow the HOMEWORKS! program noticed 85 percent of the class brought back the assignment finished, while 70 percent of the students in the other class did not finish the assignment. Dr. Granger and I agreed, it was because of the relationship between the teacher and student.” According to the HOME WORKS! website, students who were performing below grade level academically, teachers indicated that 82 percent had shown some improvement over the course of the school year. “I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from parents, the ones that are involved want to stay involved, and the parents who hear about the program want to be involved,” said Dr. Granger. HOME WORKS! The Teacher Home Visit Program was founded in St. Louis in 2007 to get parents of high-need students to be actively engaged in their children’s education. Their aim is to increase the capacity of parents and families to read and talk to their children daily, show they value education, and to ensure their children attend school every day, all day.
Students take on the role of school leader
McNair Elementary School, in the Hazelwood School District (HSD), recently held their Third Annual Leadership Day as part of their Leader in Me Program. Parents, guardians, elected officials and community members attended the event. The Leader in Me program is a whole-school transformation model and process, developed in partnership with educators that empower students with the leadership and life skills needed to thrive in the 21st century. It’s based on secular principles and practices of personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness. During the event, attendees celebrated the hard work of student leaders, participated in student-led tours of the building, student-led questions and answer session and more. “I would like to thank our parents, community members, and Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider who took time out of their day to attend our Third Annual Leadership Day,”
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said Dr. Jen Roper, McNair Elementary School principal. “We fully embrace the Leader in Me program here at McNair. Our Leadership Day gives the community a chance to learn about the program, and it gives our students a chance to demonstrate what they have learned about being a leader.” The Leader in Me program is a program based on management consultant Stephen Covey’s book “The Seven Habits of
Highly Effective People.” In the book, Covey outlines seven character traits he frequently found in successful people: being proactive; beginning with the end in mind; putting first things first; thinking win-win; seeking first to understand, then be understood; synergizing, and sharpening the saw. Garrett Elementary School in the Hazelwood School District also participates in the Leader in Me Program.
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Normandy students wrap up this year’s dance program with Dance St. Louis This is the eighth year Normandy has participated in the Dance St. Louis Education Residency program, supported by the Monsanto Fund. In addition to Normandy, the program is offered each school year in six urban middle and high schools in the St. Louis Public Schools and University City districts. Duane Foster, Normandy Fine Arts Coordinator, teaches dance and choir classes at Normandy High School. He moved the dance program from an afterschool activity to a part of the Fine Arts curriculum, allowing Normandy to participate in the three-week residency. Christine Davis, 14, a freshman at Normandy, says she has loved dance since she was in the fifth grade and it is a great way to let off steam. “Anytime something came on T.V., I used to watch it over and over again to learn the steps,” she said. “At
first, I used to only know how to do hip-hop.” But since enrolling in the program, Christine has learned new dance styles like jazz, ballet, tap and lyrical. “These classes create life-changing experiences that can lead students to further educational and professional pathways,” said Foster. Twenty-six students participated in this year’s program at Normandy High School. The residency consists of two intensive threeweek dance education programs that began in the fall. Dance St. Louis brought in two teaching artists, Kameron Saunders and Bennyroyce Royon, from one of the season’s performing companies, providing some students with their first encounter with professional dancers. Teaching artists for the fall were Star Dixon and
Tony Merriweather. In past years, Normandy has hosted teachers and choreographers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Martha Graham Dance Company, Houston Ballet, Shanghai Ballet, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Each year, Career Dance Awards are given to students showing the greatest potential in the field. Normandy graduate Calah Shields, class of 2016, won an award and spent a summer in New York City at the Summer Dance Intensive sponsored by Dance Theatre of Harlem. Students also receive free tickets to the Young People’s Performance and Saturday matinee public performance of each show in the Dance St. Louis season.
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Karaoke at Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, located at 410 St. Francois, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. All profits go to support veterans. For more information call 314-831-6121.
April 19: Food packing event
Operation Food Search (OFS), a nonprofit hunger relief organization, will hold its first Kids, Teens and Family Rap ‘N Pack. The event will be held
from 4 to 7 p.m. at OFS’ headquarters located at 1644 Lotsie Blvd. The cost is $10 per person, and children three and under are free. The community is invited to help pack food for meals for food insecure kids and their families. The event will have four stations: a hands-on cooking demonstration, Operation Backpack, Family Meal Kits, and Family Meal Kit Craft Station. Volunteers will enjoy upbeat music, appetizers and beverages made by OFS’ Nutrition Education team, and learn more about the nonprofit organization that feeds more than 200,000
individuals on a monthly basis – onethird of which are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 31 Missouri and Illinois counties. Reservations are recommended since space is limited. For more information, call 314-726-5355 or visit http:// www.OperationFoodSearch.org.
April 19-21: Book sale
Spring book sale for Friends of Ferguson Library (FLIERS) takes place April 19 from 4 to 7:30 p.m., April 20 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and April 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Auditorium of Ferguson Municipal Public Library at 35 North Florissant Road. There will be children’s books, history, model railroad and many more. No scanners, please. For more information contact J. Norberg at 314-521-4663.
April 20: Food Truck Knight
The Knights of Columbus Duchesne Council #2951 and the city of Florissant will be co-sponsoring a Food Truck Knight from 5 to 9 p.m. on the lot near the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine located at 50 rue St. Francois. The trucks will serve until 8 p.m. and the band Social Distraction will perform until 9 p.m. (Some trucks may serve later). The truck line up for the evening is: Destination Desserts, Sarah’s Cake Shop, Andrew’s Bayou Ribs, Angie Burger, The Southerner, Steak Louie,
2 Girls 4 Wheels, Kona Ice, Russo’s Trucktoria, Zia’s Food Truck, Slice of the Hill, Cha Cha Chow, My Big Fat Greek Truck and Thai Jasmine. Proceeds will benefit local nonprofit charities including the TEAM Food Pantry. Patrons are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for collection barrels that will be on site.
April 20: Pork steak dinner
Pork steak dinner at Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, located at 410 St. Francois, from 4 to 7 p.m. All profits go to support veterans. For more information call 314-831-6121.
April 21: Document shredding event
The Seventh Annual Florissant Resident “Free Document Shredding Day” will be held at St. Ferdinand Park- rear parking lot from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring your sensitive tax, bank or financial records from home to be shredded right in front of you. Cintas Document Management Company will professionally shred your information. All information will be destroyed in a manner to which it cannot be recognized or recreated. All paper will then be recycled. You may bring up to five bags or boxes. Types of boxes include copy paper boxes, banker boxes and shoe boxes. Types of bags include shopping bags, grocery bags and trash bags. No three ring binders, hanging file folders, CD’s, DVD’s or hard bound books. The event is also open to the public. A special thanks to Meridian Waste Services for donating the cardboard recycle dumpsters for this event.
April 22: Historical society meeting
The Florissant Valley Historical Society’s upcoming meeting will take place at Taille de Noyer (located on McCluer High School Grounds) at 2 p.m. Valerie Battle Kienzle, an author and writer, will talk about her book, “What’s With St. Louis.” The program is open but seating is limited and reservations are necessary (there is no charge). Call Mary Kay, 314-409-9478 or Pat, 314440-2344.
April 24: Card party
Annual card and game party will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 3400 St Gregory Lane in St. Ann. Doors open at 11 a.m. Games start at noon. The cost is $7 which includes cake and coffee or tea. Other food items will be available for purchase. Many great attendance prizes will be awarded. Also available, Pot of Gold and raffle prizes. For reservations call Mary Cornwall at 314-428-3236 to reserve your table.
April 24: Theater production
Barbara Kay presents the classic American heroine “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” at 2 p.m. at The Villa at Riverwood at #1 Pratt Pl. in Florissant. Please RSVP to this free event at: 314839-5000.
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April 25: Karaoke
Karaoke at Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, located at 410 St. Francois,
from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. All profits go to support veterans. For more information call 314-831-6121.
April 27: Chicken dinner
Chicken dinner at Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, located at 410 St. Francois, from 4 to 7 p.m. All profits go to support veterans. For more information call 314-831-6121.
April 28: Breakfast fundraiser
Life Source Consultants invites you to Breakfast With A Purpose – 2018 at Hometown Buffet at 12228 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton at 8:30 a.m., buffet breakfast served until 11 a.m. Cost is $13 per person and there will be attendance prizes. All proceeds benefit the Road to Recovery Program that provides emergency assistance for women escaping abusive relationships or attempting to reestablish themselves after leaving an abusive relationship (food, clothing, and gas vouchers, limited utility and rent assistance, transportation to receive services or leave town for safety). For more information call 314-524-4130.
April 28: World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Celebration
For the fourth year, Atonement Lutheran Church in Florissant is hosting a celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Don’t miss this free global event with performances by multiple St. Louis Tai Chi schools (all styles). Beginning at 10 a.m. in Fiji and continuing at 10 a.m. local times around the world, practitioners gather to celebrate the health and healing benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong. The event in the gymnasium at 1285 North New Florissant Rd. in Florissant.
April 28: Fine arts show
The Hazelwood School District will host its fourth annual Fine Arts Show, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hazelwood Central High School at 15875 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant. The event is free and open to the community. The Fine Arts Show is a collective show of artwork created by HSD art students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Artists will display works of art from all courses including art and design, drawing, painting, 3D, digital work and more.
April 28: Poetry and open mic
Poets, storytellers, dancers, singers invited for “Northern Lights,” a community arts program celebrating National Poetry Month and all arts in North St. Louis County. This event will be On Facebook live. Hosted by Write Sistahs Literary Group at Jamestown Bluff branch of St. Louis County Library at 4153 N. Highway 67 in Florissant from 1-3 p.m. Email, call or text to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-2104774.
April 28: Trivia night
The annual trivia night fundraiser for TEAM will be held in the parish hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The parish hall is located at 751 N. Jefferson St. The trivia night is being sponsored by the Florissant Rotary
www.mycnews.com • Community News – St. Louis County • April 18, 2018 Club. Entry fee is $200 per table with a maximum of eight people per team. Entry fee includes beer, soda, water, popcorn and attendance prizes. Extras include heads/tails game, 50/50, silent auctions, and raffles. Mulligans will be available for $10. Cash prizes for first, second, and third places and best decorated table will be given out. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., trivia starts promptly at 7 p.m. Checks should be made payable to TEAM Food Pantry and mailed to Pat Piotrowicz, TEAM Trivia Night, 130 Katiemist Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376. To register, sponsor, or make a donation, please contact Pat Piotrowicz at email@example.com or 314629-7103. All proceeds benefit TEAM – The Emergency Assistance Ministry, a 501c3 organization. The mission of TEAM is to serve the Florissant and Hazelwood residents in need.
May 5: Run/walk fundraiser
The Hazelwood Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council invites students, families, and the entire community to participate in the 37th Annual Hazelwood PTA Scholarship Run/Walk event. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The first race begins at 8:30 a.m. All activities will take place at Hazelwood Central High School at 15875 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant. This year, the goal is to raise $50,000 to provide scholarships for another 100 students, valued at $500 each. This community event has something for everyone: quarter-mile, half-mile, one-mile, 5K race, and a color blast run. The event will also include a health and wellness fair with several vendors, student entertainment and concession stands. Interested participants can register today for $5 by visiting http://bit.ly/ HSDRunWalk18. If you would like to make a donation toward the scholarship fund, go to the Hazelwood PTA Council website at http://www.hazelwoodptacouncil.com. Volunteers are needed to make the run/walk event a success. Many opportunities are available to assist the PTA Council as the race approaches. For details, please call 314-953-5000.
May 12: Meat shoots
Florissant Eagles Meat Shoots take place every Saturday through May 12. There will not be a shoot on St. Patrick’s Day. There is a barrel length limit, no bull barrels. Shoots start at noon so get there early.
May 17-18: Golf fundraiser
The Hubert H. Hoosman, Jr. Circle of Excellence Scholarship Foundation goal is to assist students in their quest for obtaining licenses, certifications, and degrees through institutions of higher education. The foundation’s first “official” fundraisers will happen May 17 from 6 – 9 p.m. and will be the “Circle of Excellence Reception” at Lowes Café at 8911 Natural Bridge in St Louis. The admission is $25 per person. On May 18 at Old Florissant Golf Course, shotgun start at 12 p.m. The cost is $200 per golfer, sponsorships and golf packages are available by visiting www.hhhcoesfoundation. org. Tickets and sponsorship details are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/ hubert-h-hoosman-jr-first-annualgolf-tournament-tickets-43316836825.
May 19: Rummage sale
Calvary UCC’s Spring Rummage Sale is from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at 2501 Hartland Ave., one block from Ritenour Middle School. There will be clothes, linens, books, CD’s, VCR tapes, household and many other interesting items. Food will also be available for purchase. Call 314-429-7464 with questions.
May 19: Food drive
Operation Food Search (OFS), a nonprofit hunger relief organization, will host its 10th annual Shop Out Hunger Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The region-wide food drive is held to restock the shelves of both its distribution center located at 1644 Lotsie Blvd. and its 220 community partner agencies. Volunteers from over 220 agencies will be staffed outside of more than 130 grocery stores – including Dierbergs, Schnucks, Shop-n-Save and Straub’s – collecting non-perishable food items and donations that will stay in each area’s community. OFS also teams up with numerous community partners including Franklin County Hunger Task Force, Jefferson County Hunger Task Force, St. Charles Community Council, and area food pantries across 12 counties. Volunteers are needed to greet customers and collect donations at various grocery store partners. For further details on volunteering or donating food, call 314-726-5355 or visit ShopOutHunger.OperationFoodSearch.org.
May 21: Golf tournament
Christian Hospital Foundation is hosting their eighth-annual Golf Outing at Norwood Hills Country Club. The day includes lunch, 18 holes with shotgun start, on-course refreshments/snacks and games, auction with mobile bidding and an awards reception with cocktails and dinner immediately after play. Proceeds from the outing will help the foundation continue in its mission to provide service, compassionate care and clinical excellence to directly improve the health and wellness of our community. Sponsorships are still available and cost for a foursome is $1,000; individual play is $250; or cocktail/dinner only is $80. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.christianhospital.org/golf or contact Mindy Copp at 314-653-4410 or Mindy.Copp@bjc.org.
June 8-9: Collectables show
40th Annual Swap - A – Rama Breweriana & Beer Can Collectibles Show takes place June 8-9 from 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Grounds at 50 Rue St. Francois in Florissant.
June 23: Golf tournament
The Jennings Do-Dads are excited to announce the 25th annual Juvenile Justice Scholarship Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Normandie Golf Club at 7605 St. Charles Rock Rd. in St. Louis. The tournament format will be a four-player team, 18-hole scramble. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each of four flights. There will be refreshments available during the event and all participants are invited to the Normandie Golf Club pavilion for food and beverages fol-
lowing the tournament. There will also be attendance prizes and plenty of fun for everyone. Team entry (four players) cost is $350 and includes greens fees, cart, limited beverages at course, attendance prizes and the post-tournament food and refreshments. Limited to the first 36 teams, entry forms and fees are preferred by May 31, although you may register and pay up to the day of the tournament. You can also pay online with a major credit card via PayPal at www.jenningsdodads.org. Register and pay by May 31, 2018 and the cost per foursome will be reduced to $320. Credit cards will be accepted the day of the tournament as a form of payment this year. All participants and donors will receive a tournament program. Golfers will receive a packet of gifts, handed out when registering on the day of the tournament.
All men who like to sing are invited to come sing with us, The Men of Harmony. We practice every Monday night at 7 p.m. at 5500 Parker Road which is the first house on Uthe Lane. We sing four-part harmony a capella (without accompaniment ). We sing some traditional songs, as well as show tunes and more contemporary music. We do perform for the public at various func-
tions. Persons interested can come right on in or for more information call Al at 314-993-6134.
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Tuesdays: Chair Zumba
Chair Zumba every Tuesday from 2:15 – 3 p.m. at The Bridge At Florissant at 1101 Garden Plaza Dr. (Parker @ Arlington). For more information call 314-831-0988.
RECURRING EVENTS Any time: Tours at Old St. Ferdinand Shrine by appointment
#1 Rue St. Francois St., Florissant. Donations accepted. Docents needed. 314-921-7582, Vicki Wittman Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekdays: Food pantry volunteers needed
The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is in need of ongoing adult volunteers to sort food, stock shelves and shop with clients. Two-to-four hour shifts are available, Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. To learn more or to join this fun group, contact Chelsey Banaskavich at 314-513-1674 or email@example.com.
Weekdays: Volunteer drivers
The St. Louis County Older Resident Programs need volunteer drivers who live in St. Louis County to give a few hours during the day to provide transportation to and from doctor’s appointments for our senior residents of St. Louis County that lives near you! No weekends and mileage reimbursement is available. Call today at 314615-4516.
Mondays: Choral Art Singers
Choral Arts Singers resume practice on Mondays, at 7 p.m. at Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 1860 Lake St. Louis Blvd. in Lake St. Louis. This session will include performance at St. James Cathedral, Chicago on June 25. New singers are welcome. Auditions are not required. See www.concertarts.org.
Mondays: City council meetings
City of Pine Lawn holds regular city council meetings at city hall at 6250 Steve Marre Ave. in Pine Lawn on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.
Mondays: Workshop meetings
City of Pine Lawn holds regular workshop meetings at city hall at 6250 Steve Marre Ave. in Pine Lawn on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.
Mondays: A cappella singers
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Sports you see with Gary B... Let’s bring professional indoor football back to The Family Arena Over the past 18 years indoor football has come and gone from the St. Charles facility. Coach Lin Hart Jr. is interested to be a part of a group to bring back the exciting game for the 2019 season. Hart is an assistant football coach of the running backs and linebackers at Lutheran St Charles High School. He is also the manager of the 14U Gators baseball club and Gridiron Crew AIF General Manager of the Year 2016. If there are any arena football fans, sponsors or businesses that would like to see this return in 2019, give Hart a shout out. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call coach at 636-346-1935. You can to Hart’s Facebook back to chat: Lin Hart Jr. * Bring pro football back to the indoors Tryouts scheduled this Saturday to be a pro baseball player The River City Rascals club play in the Frontier League and will be holding a tryout on Saturday, April 21 at Carshield Field in O’Fallon, the home of the Rascals. Go to the Rascal’s website for all the details www.RiverCityRascals.com. * You never know Rascals pitching brings experience The River City’s starting pitching rotation has two of last season’s top starters, Hector Hernandez and Dan Ludwig, along with Reese Gregory (who split time last season between the starting rotation and bullpen) all return to the team looking to be in the rotation in 2018. Hernandez led the team with 19 starts and 117 strikeouts, while Gregory was a team leader with nine victories on the mound.
Also competing for spots in the rotation will be newcomers Scott Grist, Ethan Westphal, Lucas Williams, Reggie Johnson and Zach Johnson. The Rascals bullpen returns closer Cody Mincey, who had 11 saves last season, as well as righthanders Matt Chavarria, Joe Iorio, Storm Rynard and Tanner Wilt and left-handers Jonny Ortiz and Anthony Paesano. Right-handers Logan Campbell and Logan Fanning are new to the fold this season. * Eye popping arms 26 days until Rascals baseball The River City Rascals professional baseball team will start the 2018 campaign with their first home game May 15 against the Traverse City Beach Bums at Carshield Field in O’Fallon. * Spring has sprung Lindenwood gymnastics are in the history books The Lindenwood University gymnastics team put up one of its top performances in program history on Saturday in Denton, Texas in the team finals of the 2018 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships. It was just shy of a national title; however, as the Lady Lions finished second behind the host school, Texas Woman’s. Kierstin Sokolowski led Lindenwood with scores of 9.875 on the vault, 9.850 on the bars, and 9.850 on the beam. She was the runner-up on the vault and beam, and third on the bars. A trio of Lady Lions led the team on the floor with scores of 9.825. They were Ryan Henry, Kyndall Baze, and Kayla McMullan. Other top performances was Andavea Alexander scoring a 9.750 or higher in three events, including a 9.800 on the bars. Breanna Franklin had two 9.800 marks on the vault and beam. Baze also had a 9.800 on the vault. For the complete results, go to www.LindenwoodLions.com * See you in the Olympics
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‘Overboard’ and other questionable remakes
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Imitation, as the old saying goes, is the sincerest form of flattery; but does that sentiment also apply to movies? Instead of creating new and original content, movie studios sometimes remake a beloved classic film for contemporary audiences. In this way, actors and actresses take on iconic roles while hopefully attracting new fans and those who loved the original piece. On May 3, Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez will star in “Overboard,” a remake of the classic 1987 comedy directed by Garry Marshall. In the original, Goldie Hawn stars as Joanna Stayton, a spoiled rich woman who falls off her yacht and washes ashore. Kurt Russell plays Dean Proffitt, a carpenter that Joanna refuses to pay for his work. Dean takes advantage of Joanna’s amnesia to get payback but ends up falling in love with her instead. Thirty years later, the original “Overboard” still holds up well, making semi-regular appearances on cable channels. The 2018 remake switches the gender roles around, though. Faris is a single mom cheated by Derbez’s character after she cleans his yacht. When he falls overboard, she convinces the wealthy amnesiac that she is his wife. The rich guy becomes nicer and the hardworking mom sees him in a new light. Remakes like this are a risky proposition and sometimes cause fan backlash. The 2016 reboot of the “Ghostbusters” franchise even became a cautionary tale about messing with classic films. Despite the presence of four talented comediennes (Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy,
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Naomi (Greta Gerwig), a young lady outside of his social circle. Helen Mirren stands out in the cast as Lillian, Arthur’s childhood nanny and friend. Brand is a funny guy, but no one can touch a role that’s owned by Dudley Moore. Reviews were mixed, with some writers liking Brand’s style while other calling the whole project unnecessary. Mirren and Gerwig, who recently received Oscar nominations for her work on “Ladybird,” each added life and color to the story, but they were simply not enough to keep it afloat. With all this in mind, what are the odds for the new “Overboard”? Anna Faris is a lovely actress with proven comedic talent who also stars in the popular CBS sitcom “Mom.” Eugenio Derbez is an acclaimed comic actor and director from Mexico. With their fanbases and a good script, this one could stay afloat at the box office for some time, but a backlash could sink the ship. “Overboard” photo courtesy MGM
Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones), the film fell flat. Audiences love women who are funny, but if the writing and direction are subpar, not even a comedy quartet like this can salvage it. The same problem occurred in 2011’s “Arthur,” a reimagining of the classic 1981 Dudley Moore comedy. Russell Brand took the role of Arthur Bach, a hard-drinking playboy who must get married to keep his inheritance. Engaged to a lovely woman (Jennifer Garner), Arthur falls for
Born and raised in South St. Louis, Steve Bryan is now based in Anaheim, California, and has been allowed access to movie and television sets to see actors and directors at work. Though his writing has taken him far from St. Louis, Steve is, at heart, still the same wideeyed kid who spent countless hours watching classic movies at neighborhood theaters.
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Eggs-traordinary circumstances The first two weeks of April were eventful with peculiar dates. First of all, Easter was smashed right on top of April Fool’s Day. I’m sure families all across America enjoyed pranking one another. I can imagine unboiled eggs were handed out and parents were laughing it up as their children cracked the raw chicken by-products on top of their heads only for the kids to find the yolk was on them. (See how I did that? Clever huh?! You’re welcome. That’s what I get paid for.) Then the Easter Bunny handed out jelly beans. Yup you guessed it, the infamous brown squishy ones not associated with chocolate, which we’ve been warned never to accept from him and certainly to never eat. You know he’s been waiting decades for the planets to line up and the calendar to match April Fool’s day so he could pull that one off and officially get away with it. And the kids, not to be outdone, purposely hid a couple of eggs outside left to slowly ferment in the heat. Dad will get a smelly surprise around the time of his first lawn mowing – payback for those raw eggs. (Unfortunately, there will be no payback for my horrendous joke, but possibly no paycheck either.) While these shenanigans were going on, yet another strange combination occurred. Friday the 13th came right on the heels of April 15 this month. Two days before the big money heist. Coincidence…I think not! Which is scarier, Friday the 13th or tax day? I don’t know. Friday the 13th conjures up all sorts of voo-doo bad luck and zombie apocalypse kinds of eerie happenings, while the IRS conjures up voodoo bad luck with those zombies wearing black suits and dark sunglasses slapping on foreclosures, property confiscation, handcuffs and prison time. It. Really. Sucks. Which coincidentally, just hap-
pens to be the actual acronym for the letters of that dreaded institution. So how about we all have a whole lotta fun this month and mix up a little Easter hooliganism along with some April foolery and mix in a batch of Friday the 13th voo-doo-ery for the tax people. Let’s all send in truckloads of 500 brightly colored eggs and inform the IRS that 499 are raw and only one is the goose’s golden egg which holds the tax check due. You can bet cracking all those eggs will make the egg crackers cranky, so we’ll send along a recipe for omelets and tell them breakfast is on us. The side order of squishy brown jelly beans is for dessert. Cindy Moore is the mother of three superlative kids, servant of two self-indulgent felines and wife to one nifty husband. Her ficticious occupation? Archeological Humorist: someone who unearths absurdity and hilarity in strange and unusual places including public restrooms, the lint filter, and church meetings. Most recently, she excavated a find in her neighbor’s bird feeder. The opinions expressed in this column are Cindy Moore’s alone and do not reflect the opinion of the owners or staff of Community News.
ACROSS 1. Piggy’s glasses (“Lord of the Flies”) 6. Strike caller 9. Not a hit 13. Earth in Latin 14. Fa follower 15. Half of diameters 16. Architectural projection 17. Down Under bird 18. Mountaineer’s tool 19. *Royal family since 1917 21. *2018 royal bride 23. Stumblebum 24. Ship wrecker 25. *A national color 28. Ditto 30. Poster heading 35. “It aint over till it’s ____” 37. General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 39. Hindu sage 40. Not all 41. World Series mistake 43. Not Sunni 44. Augmenting 46. Hatha or bikram, e.g. 47. Teller’s partner 48. Take the first steps 50. Bar bill, pl. 52. *The British Royal Navy secures it 53. Strip of wood 55. Bebop, for short
57. *Cause of 1936 abdication 60. *#29 Down’s co-ruler 64. Dam 65. Fuss, to Shakespeare 67. Dhaka, formerly 68. Black tie ____ 69. Biochemistry abbr. 70. Foe 71. Between bleu and jaune 72. Seasonal blues 73. ____ sociales or social networks DOWN 1. Put in the hold 2. ____meter or ____ scope 3. Sportscaster Andrews 4. Words to live by 5. Pico de gallo and such 6. Drug addict 7. *Catherine of Aragon to Bloody Mary 8. Musketeer’s hat accessory 9. Speed of object divided by speed of sound 10. Brainchild 11. a.k.a. Xi’an, ancient capital of China 12. *How many wives did Henry VIII have? 15. Ships’ masts and sails attendant 20. “Coming ____ ____”
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