After the Taliban attacked a military school in Peshawar, Pakistan last week, Abida Farooqui and her friends looked for a vigil to attend in St. Louis. When they didn’t find one, they organized one.
About 150 people turned up at Shaw Park in Clayton Sunday afternoon for the vigil, where they lined up on the sidewalk along S. Brentwood Blvd. to display their homemade signs. “St. Louis Mourns Peshawar,” read one. “Wake Up Pakistan,” said another. A third said simply “Enough.”
After Kitty Mollman’s husband, Clay, died in the summer of 2012 after a long illness, she and her daughter, Melanie Mollman Hancock, decided it was high time to renovate their family’s home in Ladue. It needed fixing-up and painting-up; and some do-it-yourself remedies made along the way needed undoing.
Jazz Unlimited's show for Sunday, December 21 will be the annual winter holiday show, this time called “Meditations on Peace.” 2014 has been a rough year for our world, our country and our city. At this time of year many people espouse peace, but do they really mean it? In 24 different songs containing the word “Peace” in the title and in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Sir William Gladstone, Petra Kelly, John F.
Democrat Steve Stenger, who is to be sworn in soon as the next St. Louis County executive, has made a surprising choice to be his new director of revenue: outgoing County Councilman Greg Quinn, a Republican.
Quinn is a lawyer and had been about to retire from the County Council after more than 20 years representing the county’s 7th District. That district takes in much of west St. Louis County.
Famed minimalist artist Donald Judd’s sculpture at the Laumeier Sculpture Garden just got a $200,000 facelift.
“People see things outside and think it’s just like a car sitting outside on their driveway, but a car sitting outside will show a lot of damage and weather wearing and so on and so forth,” said Executive Director Marilu Knode.
A two year-long battle over the fate of a downtown St. Louis homeless shelter could come to a close on Tuesday, when a city agency votes on a petition to revoke New Life Evangelistic Center’s hotel license.
Downtown residents and business owners began petitioning to close New Life two years ago, saying that the facility is a detriment to the neighborhood.
Mayor Francis Slay requested that the two sides undergo mediation in October, but New Life founder Rev. Larry Rice said the mediation was not successful.