Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The University City resident donated to Washington University and area parks.
Sonya "Sunny" Glassberg, a patron of the arts and sciences in the area, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at age 94. Glassberg was a resident of The Gatesworth in University City. She previously lived in Clayton and Ladue. Turtle Park, on Oakland and Interstate 40 at Forest Park, was commissioned by Glassberg, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Quoting from the Post: Mrs. Glassberg hired artist Bob Cassilly. He designed and sculpted three large, climbable concrete turtles, dubbed Dick, Tom and Sally for her children; and four smaller concrete turtles for each of her grandchildren. Glassberg also funded the rehabilitation of the Worlds Fair Pavilion in Forest Park and she endowed a professorship at Washington University to encourage …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Forest Park Forever has launched a commemorative campaign to celebrate a major milestone: the 50,000th day since the Park’s establishment on June 24, 1876.
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Monday, May 6, 2013
The public has spoken. A naming contest selected the name Priya for the newest member of the Zoo's Asian elephant herd.
Raja's newest daughter, born April 26 at the St. Louis Zoo, finally has a name. Priya was named after a weeklong contest to pick among five names. The other options included Willow, Violet, Cai and Harper. According to the Zoo, there were 53,692 votes cast last week. Priya won out with 29.4 percent (15,777 votes) of the vote. The runners-up came in as follows: Ellie, one of the Zoo's Asian elephants, gave birth to a bouncing 250-pound baby girl at 10:57 p.m. Friday, April 26, according to the Zoo. See more videos of Priya posted on the Zoo's YouTube page.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Zoo is asking patrons to help name its newest elephant this week.
Does she look like a Cai or a Priya? Maybe she is a Harper? The St. Louis Zoo can't decide what to name its baby elephant and it's asking patrons for help. Ellie, one of the Zoo's Asian elephants, gave birth to a bouncing 250-pound baby girl at 10:57 p.m. Friday, April 26, according to the Zoo. The Zoo has five names selected for the infant elephant and it is asking area residents to help choose which name is best suited for Ellie and Raja's new daughter. Patrons also chose Raja's name when he was born 20 years ago. The five options are: You can vote for your favorite name on the Zoo's web site, in person at any Zoo welcome desk or by mail. Mail a “Vote for the Baby Elephant Name” postcard with your name, address and your desired elephant …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The three-mile run will take place in Forest Park.
What better way to honor those injured Monday in the Boston Marathon bombing than by getting out for a run? The St. Louis Unity Run for Boston will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Forest Park. The three-mile course will start at the Forest Park Visitors Center. The free event is sponsored by the Saint Louis Track Club. The run is open to children and adults. According to the Fleet Feet St. Louis Facebook page, Amy Marxkors will be reading her piece "For Boston" at the event. See our previous coverage:
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The crash began in North St. Louis and ended with a crash at Skinker and Forest Park Parkway.
Two men have been charged following a police chase that ended in a crash Wednesday on Skinker Blvd, tying up rush hour traffic. See our previous story: Traffic Tied Up on Skinker After Police Pursuit KSDK reports that the two suspects are both charged on several counts. Quoting from the KSDK story: The two suspects were caught Wednesday after a police pursuit ended in a crash. The pursuit started around 3 p.m. Wednesday at Benton and N. Jefferson, Fox 2 reports, and ended at Forest Park and Skinker. A police cruiser struck a vehicle on Skinker where the chase ended. To watch Fox 2's interview with the family in the car, click here.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The chase began near Benton and Jefferson, according to Fox 2 News.
Commuters can expect traffic delays near Forest Park and Skinker after a police pursuit ended in the area. According to Fox 2, two suspects are in custody after the pursuit ended in a crash. The pursuit started around 3 p.m. Wednesday at Benton and N. Jefferson, Fox 2 reports, and ended at Forest Park and Skinker. During the pursuit, a patrol car was involved in an accident with a vehicle. Two of the occupants in that vehicle suffered injuries. There is no information yet on the extent of their injuries. Patch editor Karlie Baker was near the scene and reports that traffic was backed up in both directions. To view Bommarito SkyFOX Helicopter photos of the scene, click here.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The accident happened around 6 a.m. Friday near the Dorchester.
Police have identified the woman struck and killed early Friday morning on Skinker Blvd. as Charlotte Cunningham, 61. KMOV reports that Cunningham was crossing the street in the 600 block of Skinker Boulevard around 6 a.m. when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle. See our previous story: Pedestrian Struck, Killed on Skinker Blvd. The driver of the car that struck the woman stopped and was questioned by police, Fox 2 reported. Accident reconstruction crews also investigated the accident. Dorchester resident Sara Mendelow told KMOV that with high pedestrian traffic and speeding cars, the street can be dangerous at certain times.
Friday, March 22, 2013
The accident happened near the Dorchester by Forest Park.
A pedestrian was struck and killed Friday morning on Skinker Boulevard near Forest Park, Fox 2 News reports. Police tell Fox 2 that the woman was in her 50s and was on her way to work around 6 a.m. this morning. Her belongings could be seen in the street. The driver of the car that struck the woman stopped and is being questioned by police. Accident reconstruction crews also are investigating. Skinker is closed in both directions. The street is expected to remain closed until Friday afternoon.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The 2013 Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Opens May 24 at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park.
Kimiye Corwin and Anderson Matthews will headline Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ production of Twelfth Night May 24 through June 16 at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Both Corwin and Matthews were last seen in SFSTL’s production of Hamlet as Ophelia and Polonius, respectively, in 2010. Preview performances are scheduled for May 22-23. Rick Dildine, executive director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, will direct. Corwin, who was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award for her role in Hamlet, has performed in numerous Off-Broadway and regional productions. She was a member of the Jose Limon Dance Company for five years and received her BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School and her MFA in Acting from Brown/Trinity. Corwin currently lives in…