Monday, December 31, 2012
Forecasters are predicting 2-3 inches of snow, which may make New Year's Eve driving conditions hazardous.
Do your New Year's Eve plans include travel? If so, don't be caught off guard! A winter weather advisory has been issued for the entire St. Louis area from 9 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are predicting between 2-3 inches of snow. Connect with Florissant Patch on Facebook and plug in to your community. The snow is expected to begin in the morning and continue through late Monday night. For continuous updates, check the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Summary Page. To keep up with the latest travel conditions, visit the Missouri Department of Transportation's Travel Information Map.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The department plans to meet with officials from public, private and parochial schools throughout the city Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss school security.
In the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, local police are on alert, adding new precautionary measures to their already-rigorous safety plans. Read more: St. Louis County Police Chief Wants to Arm School Officials With Guns The Florissant Police Department is taking procative measures when it comes to keeping local students safe. Police Chief William Karabas said Monday that the department plans to meet with local school officials to discuss school security. Read more: What Can Schools Do to Boost Security for Students? The meetings, which involve officials from both the Hazelwood and Ferguson-Florissant school districts, as well as those from private and parochial schools within the city limits, …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
It's time for Christmas in Old Town Florissant, featuring family and kid-friendly fun. Plus, the jolly old elf himself. We've got all the exciting details.
Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to kick off your Christmas season this year? If you live in or near Florissant, you’re in luck—it’s time for Christmas in Old Town, hosted by the City of Florissant and Old Town Partners. The event will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 8 in the Florissant City Council Chambers. Kids will enjoy visiting with Santa Claus and participating in fun activities such as face painting, music, storytelling and crafts. Plus, a holiday clown will make balloon animals. Got "furry kids?" You can have their photos taken with Santa (and your family!) at Petco. Get the details, right here. Kids can also shop at the “children’s boutique” which will feature inexpensive gifts they can buy for $3 or less. …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Don't toss old or broken Christmas lights in the trash! The City of Florissant will add a holiday lights recycling drop-off point at the St. Ferdinand Park recycling center on Dec. 1--and it's open to the general public, including businesses and non-resid
As you’re decorating your home for the holidays this year, the City of Florissant has a message for you: don’t throw those old or broken Christmas lights in the trash. Recycle them instead--for free. In cooperation with Meridian Waste, the city will place a recycling container at the St. Ferdinand Park recycling center specifically for old holiday lights on Dec. 1. The container will remain available through March 1, 2013, the mayor’s office said. Connect with Florissant Patch on Facebook and plug in to your community in real-time! Things to Remember Need more information? Contact the Health Department in St. Ferdinand Park at 314-839-7654 or visit the city’s website.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Mayor Schneider and more than 300 North County Christian students helped send more than 10,000 meals across the ocean.
Students from North County Christian School and Florissant Mayor Thomas P, Schneider recently joined forces in a project to help feed hungry children in Jamaica. The mayor and the 335 North County Christian students participated in a one-day event they dubbed the Feed the Need Fundraising Event. Students packed, sealed and boxed more than 10,000 meals, which were then shipped and distributed to hungry children in Jamaica. School Superintendent Dr. Greg Clark was the event coordinator. The Mayor's office said Clark wanted the students to learn about the problem of world hunger-then participate in the solution.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The home exploded around 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Police now believe the man could have started the fire himself. Plus: what one neighbor told Patch the suicide note said.
Updated 12:14 a.m. to include information from neighbors, including what the suicide note allegedly said. One man is dead as the result of a house explosion he might’ve caused himself, Fox 2 reports. Firefighters found the body of 52-year-old Kirk Sayles as they put out a fire at 22 Flowerdige Ln. A suicide note was also discovered in Sayles’ vehicle. Just before 3 a.m. on Sunday, neighbors reported hearing explosions at the home. They told Fox 2 that Sayles typically kept to himself, and that the explosion shook their homes. "My daughter and I heard it at around 2 or 3 this morning," Theresa Ross posted on Florissant Patch's Facebook page. "We thought it was a big firework or a transformer blowing." Vicki Reasons posted that she heard the…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
In case you happened to miss the City of Florissant's Veterans Day Parade, we've got a recap of the highlights.
Were you streetside for the Veterans' Parade that traveled through the City of Florissant from St. Ferdinand Shrine to the James J. Eagan Center on Sunday? Leading the parade was last year's Veteran of the Year honoree John Calahin, along with honorary Parade Marshall Officer Mike Vernon following in his red Camaro. More than 70 groups participated in the parade this year, and though it rained, most parade units were able to stay dry before moving to the presentations, which were moved indoors. Retired Army Sergeant Major Carl Hargus presided over the post parade ceremony and introduced Mayor Thomas Schneider and Guest speaker Pat McGonigle of KSDK Channel 5. Kenneth Hoffman, who served in the Air Force in Korea, was named 2012 Veteran of …
Friday, October 12, 2012
We've got the rundown of who's going to be where during this weekend's festival.
Sunday, Old Town Florissant will be buzzing with the sounds and fun of the 15th annual Florissant Fall Festival. Hosted by Florissant Old Town Partners and the City of Florissant, this year’s festival boasts more than 60 crafters and a number of business booths, food vendors and other fun activities. According to Old Town Partners, there is a big addition to the festival with the Police Welfare Association hosting a car show on the grounds of Knights of Columbus, where proceeds will be donated to Officer Mike Vernon, who was injured in the line of duty. But there are a number of other attractions, contests and entertainment that can be found around Old Town, including the following: 100 Block of rue St. Francois Doug Jacobs, Re-enactor …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Also, Officer Mike Vernon has undergone another surgery to aid in his recovery.
Officer Michael Vernon, who was shot in the line of duty on Memorial Day, still has a long road to recovery and a number of fundraisers continuing to be organized. Two fundraisers will be held this weekend to support Vernon and his family, while the Florissant Police Department announced a special tribute to Vernon happening in September. This weekend, the battle of the badges will host a golf tournament at the Golf Club of Florissant. The registration deadline ended June 22, but teams will be competing Friday at 7:30 a.m. Also, the Ultimate Defense Firing Range will host a barbecue fundraiser Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the St. Peters facility, 590 Turner Blvd. On Facebook, the City of Florissant Police Department announced that Sept. 19 …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
"Florissant Patch" rounds up expert tips and valuable resources for small business owners.
Welcome back to our series on how to start a small business in Florissant. This week, we're offering tips and resources for financing for your small business. Last week’s experts, Richard Shoaf and Chris Coleman, are back with more tips for potential small business owners. Bob Russell, the City of Florissant’s economic developer, also weighs in. Many people say that securing financing is one of the most difficult parts of getting a small business off the ground, and they’re right. But if you take the right steps to prepare, you can definitely minimize the amount of stress involved. One of the most common reasons that banks and other lending institutions turn down small business loan requests is that they consider the business too high-risk…