Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The St. Louis Patch team covered the devastation brought on by Mother Nature throughout the weekend.
Residents of greater St. Louis will not soon forget Good Friday 2011 and Easter weekend. Here is a roundup of coverage from Patch around the region: The Good Friday storm toppled the steeple of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Maryland Heights. Rev. Richard Bockskopf, the church’s pastor, said 350 to 400 people were in the church when the storms hit. Many homes in Maryland Heights were also damaged by the storm. This slideshow shows the damage on Rose Acres Lane, Diane Marie Drive, Jeanette Mary Drive and nearby streets. On Saturday Maryland Heights Centre was opened as an American Red Cross shelter. Pattonville High School became a staging ground for emergency responders and insurance companies. The storm affected those outside of Maryland …
Sunday, March 27, 2011
There are local options that provide a physical working space and other business services.
A dog barking in the background when you're trying to take a business call. A pile of laundry that seems to be calling your name. Running out of room on the dining room table. These are just a few things that might make you rethink your decision to work from home. In a previous installment of this column, I discussed the benefits and challenges of working from St. Louis Bread Company. But, a cafe or coffee shop may not be quite the right ambience for your professional life. This week I learned a new phrase: the third space. Not home, not office: a physical or virtual location in which you can function professionally. The Three C's: Coolness, Collaboration and Creativity I learned about St. Louis Coworking on Twitter. Intrigued by its very …
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Paul Tripp has been arrested for abandonment of a corpse.
On Sunday afternoon, the Florissant police announced the arrest of Paul A. Tripp in connection to the Valerie Butler investigation. On Friday, according to KSDK reports, authorities labeled Tripp as a person of interest in the case. The body of Valerie Butler, a Maryland Heights woman who went missing in early February, was discovered in Bridgeton on March 3. Tripp has been charged with abandonment of a corpse, and his bond has been set at $50,000. He's been transferred to the St. Louis County jail, according to a press release.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
A science fiction convention at Westport allows parents to relax and release from the kids.
Sometimes you can get away from it all without going more than 20 minutes from home. This weekend, leave the kids with their grandparents and head up the street to Maryland Heights' Comfort Inn at Westport for a geeky weekend with other grownups. Conflation describes itself as, “a great chance to get away from the kids, let your hair down and not have to worry about what you say being overheard.” It’s technically a science fiction convention, but really, it’s an excuse for people who consider themselves nerdy or geeky to get together for a weekend and party. Since there will be alcohol on the premises, you must be older than 21 to attend. This means a guaranteed weekend with geeky grownups. Admission is only $35 and includes things such …
Monday, February 7, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Monday.
Here are the top stories from your local Patch sites: City Councilwoman Judy Barnett Dies Low Voter Turnout Expected for St. Charles Special Election Mayor Dielmann to Have Open-Heart Surgery O'Fallon Police, Employees Raise More Than $5,800 for Special Olympics Julie Lossos Qualifies for Olympic Marathon Trials