Thursday, May 23, 2013
St. Louis County Counselor Luke Meiners lived in University City when he was killed in 2008.
The second of two men convicted of killing a St. Louis County Counselor Luke Meiners in 2008 was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday. Meiners, 38, lived in University City at the time of his death. The St. Louis Post-Distpatch reports that Cleophus King received the same sentence his accomplice received in the case. Ronald Johnson, 25, pled guilty and agreed to cooperate against King, 46. Meiners was killed at King's home in the 5700 block of Waterman Blvd. Quoting from the Post: Prosecutors said Meiners had offered a ride to Johnson, who had befriended him, and who said he needed to go there to do laundry. Prosecutors said King and Johnson planned in advance to rob Meiners, who they suspected had assets worth stealing. Meiners resisted…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The digging of the garage for the Delmar Loop project could be done by the end of the month, weather permitting.
Work on Washington University's $80 million development in the Delmar Loop has progressed steadily since ground was first broken in February. Now, the digging for the garage is nearly complete. Cheryl Adelstein, Wash U's Director of Community Relations and Local Government Affairs, told the Loop Special Business District that the excavationfor the garage should be done by the end of the month, weather permitting. She added that if things stay on schedule, a roof could be up on the garage by the end of July. Adelstein also provided some other updates via a memo to the city. They include: See our previous coverage: Join University City Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
In one week, University City Patch will have a brand new design and a whole new way to connect.
Hi, everyone! I have some exciting news to share about Patch – we’re getting a whole new look. It’s coming in next week and it’s going to make University City Patch easier to use, and a better place to connect and share. The best part? You’ll be able to see it all on your mobile phone! Here’s what you need to know: Our site is being rebuilt from the ground up. The news will look better and be easier to comment on. And, you’ll find more local voices to keep you in the loop with the latest know-how and opinion. Posts from our favorite bloggers like U City Schools blogger Cindy Thierry or child development expert Deb Moberly will go up immediately and be featured on the front of the site. We’re adding Boards to make it easier for you to …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The University City Symphony Orchestra held its final performance of the 2012-13 season Sunday.
The University City Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Leon Burke III, held its final concert of the 2012-13 season Sunday at All Saints Church in University City. The Symphony selections included Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and William Schatzkamer’s March of the Sabra. The winners of the 2013 William Schatzkamer Young Artists Competition also performed. The young performers included: The competition for young artists is named for William Schatzkamer, the first music director and conductor of the University City Symphony who served in the position for more than 35 years. He died last year at the age of 96. Schatzkamer had a long and distinguished musical career as a concert pianist, teacher and conductor. He was on …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The School District of University City approved the sale of bonds and a contract with Ameresco Construction to begin work from Prop U this summer.
As soon as students leave the halls of School District of University City schools for summer vacation, work will begin on several construction projects. The Board of Education Thursday approved the sale of bonds from the Proposition U measure, allowing the district to begin work on school improvement projects immediately.The board also approved an initial construction contract with Ameresco Construction for Phase 1 of the work. Phase 1 will occur over summer 2013. Ameresco said it plans to come back in October 2013, March 2014 and December 2014 for approval of additional phases of work. Major construction should be complete in the summer of 2015. The contract for the Phase 1 work is for $4,410,061. Proposition U passed on the April ballot…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The free concert will featured winners of the 2013 William Schatzkamer Young Artists Competition.
The University City Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Leon Burke III, will perform a free concert at All Saints Church in University City on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. The concert is open to the public. “We invite everyone in the community to come hear a wonderful concert by the University City Symphony,” said Monsignor Michael Witt, pastor at All Saints, in a press release.. The Symphony selections will be Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and William Schatzkamer’s March of the Sabra. The winners of the 2013 William Schatzkamer Young Artists Competition will also perform. The competition for young artists is named for William Schatzkamer, the first music director and conductor of the University City Symphony who served …
University City signs on for nationwide park celebration.
University City will take part the National Park Trust’s (NPT) third annual National Kids to Parks Day today, Saturday, May 18. This year’s celebration will be held at Millar Park, located at the southeast intersection of Canton Avenue and North and South Road, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will include music, dance performances, free food from University City restaurants, prizes, and a fun run competition among local school teams. University City is the only municipality in the St. Louis region hosting a National Kids to Park Day event. Last year's event featured a scavenger hunt through U City Parks. University City and other cities across the nation are ascribing to a simple motto: “active kids are healthy kids” and encouraging their …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A look at what's playing this week at University City's independent theatre.
Welcome to Times at the Tivoli, a weekly look at what's playing at U City's independent theater. Each week we will look at what is playing at the Tivoli Theatre. Playing the week of May 17-23 are: *Times provided by Moviefone. Join University City Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
The Board of Education meets Thursday night to honor several students.
It's the end of the school year, which means it is time to honor the best and brightest. The School District of University City Board of Education will do just that tonight at its May board meeting. The board is slated to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Items on the agenda include: Announcements Consent Agenda Superintendent's Reports, Recommendations The meeting is open to the public. Join University City Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Today is set aside to honor our peace officers, including local police officers.
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website, May 15 was proclaimed National Peace Officers Memorial Day by President John F. Kennedy. It takes place during National Police Week, which was reported established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962. It's a time meant to recognize police who have lost their lives in the line of duty. In University City, the wounds from the last officer killed in the line of duty are still fresh. Sgt. Michael King was killed Oct. 31, 2008, while on patrol in the Delmar Loop and his killer wasn't sentenced until 2011. Last year, the STL Crane Project honored the 133 area first responders killed in the line of duty over the past 53 years with 1,000 paper cranes. Susan King, the …