Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Centennial Commons is asking for donations of can pop tabs.
Centennial Commons is sending a “shout-out” to all U-Citians — summer campers need your “beverage can pop tabs.” A variety of art projects are planned this summer using pop tabs and the city is asking residents to donate all they can. The tabs will be accepted at Centennial Commons during normal business hours until June 30. U City's Deputy Director of Recreation Lynda Euell-Taylor said "thank you from the 2013 Summer Camp kids!"
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Improve your health and become more independent with the SilverSneakers fitness program, now at Centennial Commons.
February 1 is national Go Red for Women Day.
Statistics for women and heart disease aren't pretty. Did you know: University City's Centennial Commons wants to be a part of the solution. On Friday, Feb. 1, ladies and gentlemen are asked to wear red for the 10th Annual National Go Red for Women Day to stand with women in the fight against their number one killer: heart disease. By “going red” women and men join together to support swifter action for women’s health, increased funding and more research. Come to Centennial Commons decked out in your red between 7-11 a.m. and 4--8 p.m. for information on heart disease awareness, blood pressure/heart rate checks, healthy red snacks and more. For more information, contact Fitness Supervisor Jumoke McDonald at 314.505.8628.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The ceiling is getting a new coat of paint and hopefully an end to the flaking pieces of paint that fall on the gym and track floor.
As the University City Parks and Recreation Department shared earlier this week, the gymnasium and walking track at Centennial Commons are closed until January 2013. The gym is closed because it is going to get a fresh coat of paint. The University City City Council approved the measure Monday night. The bid was awarded to Jos. Ward Painting Co. for $65,802. According to the city manager's report, the paint on the ceiling of the recreational facility has been flaking since it was built in 2006 because of improper surface preparation or because incorrect paint was used. Quoting the report: In the past, several attempts were made to fix the flaking paint. None of the repairs were sufficient to stop the problem. In the Spring of 2012, staff …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Victor Clayton Kelly died suddenly on Sunday.
Victor Kelly, 69, of University City unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Kelly worked for many years as a control desk supervisor at Centennial Commons. He worked the early morning shift. "He will be missed," said Lynda Euell-Taylor, University City's Deputy Director of Recreation. Loving husband of 41 years of Betsy; beloved father of Aaron (Sarah), Ben (Jenny) and Emily (Alex) Tryson; brother of the late Logan and Jessica Mears; son of Victor and Dorothy Kelly and Mildred Stern. Adored by his grandchildren, Milo, Gracie, Slater, Finnegan and Molly, Vic will also be mourned by many family members and friends. A graveside service was held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at United Hebrew Cemetery. Memorial contributions in …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The city is seeking input into budget priorities.
The City of University City is holding its first public budget workshop tonight for the 2014 budget. The meeting is slated for 6 p.m. at Centennial Commons. The meeting is open to the public. The city will hold a series of budget meetings between now and next June when the budget will be finalized and voted on by the city council. To review the fiscal year 2013 budget click here.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Come check out the free event at Centennial Commons.
The City of University City and Centennial Commons will host the annual Community Resource Fair and Outdoor Yard Sale today at the Heman Park Swimming Pool parking lot. The event is free and open to the public. The fair opens at 8 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. Community organizations will be available to provide the public with information. There also will be individuals and groups hosting their own yard sales. Items available include: For additional information, contact Centennial Commons, 314.505.8625 or Relay Missouri 1.800.735.2966 TDD.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The non-profit is holding a fundraising event Sept. 30.
U City in Bloom is going to the birds. The non-profit organization, which maintains 325 public gardens in University City, is holding a party to fund its latest project. The group has created a new bird habitat and is having a party, "It's for the Birds," to raise funds for the venture. This gala evening event will include wine and appetizers in the Bird Garden, a silent auction featuring decorative bird cages and artist decorated bird houses, music and dinner. The event is slated for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Centennial Commons. The guests attending this event will include major birders and first class gardeners and members of the St. Louis Audubon Society. When completed, the garden will include a water feature, native plants, …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
U City celebrates heritage and city officials will reveal the city's new brand identity.
Friday, March 2, 2012
U City's new brand identity will be revealed at Saturday's free event.
The City of University City will host a “Celebration of Diversity” from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, in the gymnasium at Centennial Commons. This event is designed to recognize the incredible diversity of U City’s residents and their contributions to the community. The Celebration of Diversity is free and open to the public and will include food, activities, music and more. The City’s new brand identity also will be unveiled at the event. The following is a list of organizations scheduled to take part in the Celebration of Diversity event: The City’s new brand will be unveiled at 7 p.m. According to a release from the city, a strong brand identity is important for communities as they work to attract new residents, businesses and …