Monday, November 19, 2012
AAA is forecasting that 43.6 million people will be driving to their Thanksgiving feast. And here's some good news - gas prices are expected to drop by Thursday.
AAA projects 43.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. That's an increase of 0.7 percent over the 43.3 million people who traveled last year. This increase marks the fourth consecutive year of growing holiday travelers since 2008 when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25 percent. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 21, to Sunday, Nov. 25. “Thanksgiving travel hit a decade low in 2008 when only 37.8 million Americans traveled,” said AAA President and CEO Robert Darbelnet in a news release. “Since that year we have seen a steady increase in the number of travelers taking to the roads and skies for the holiday. Americans continue to find ways to economize …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Find out how all the candidates did and how University City voted.
Welcome to your home for local November 2012 election news for University City. Patch visited area polling places, talked to voters and checked to see if there's anything amiss at the polls. To see how Election Day 2012 went in University City, follow our Storify at: University City Voters Hit the Polls. Here's how the races which matter to University City shook out: Missouri House of Representatives University City's incumbents ran unopposed. What Did You Think? You still have plenty of opportunities to comment on Patch election stories. You can load your election day photo in our Pics & Clips Gallery. Tweet us a photo or thoughts @UniCityPatch or comment on our Facebook page.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
University City Police incidents from the week of Sept. 3-9.
Each week, University City Patch features a look at reports from the University City Police Department. Here is a look at the blotter from the week of Sept. 3-9. The department arrested 52 adults and one juvenile. There was one auto theft, three attempted auto thefts and four reports of burglary/property destruction. Person(s) unknown gained entry into the victim's residence by damaging the rear door. The suspect(s) stole a television, iPad and computer. Damaged basement window. Person(s) unknown gained entry into the victim's vehicle by damaging a window. Person(s) unknown gained entry into the victim's vehicle by damaging a door lock. The suspect(s) also damaged the steering column. Person(s) unknown gained entry into the victim's …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
AAA officials have said that Tropical Storm Isaac -- soon expected to become Hurricane Isaac -- may cause gas prices in Missouri to rise 25 cents a gallon.
Uncertainty over the supply of gas, with the potential disruption of refinery operations on the Gulf Coast, led to a jump in gas prices by as much as 15 cents a gallon overnight Monday, according to Mike Right vice president of public Affairs of AAA Missouri. Officials from AAA have said that Hurricane Issac, which is currently ripping across the Gulf of Mexico, will shut down offshore oil rigs. The National Hurricane Center upgraded the tropical storm to a hurricane on Tuesday with 74 to 95 mph winds. It is expected to hit from an area southwest of New Orleans to the edge of Florida's panhandle. The cheapest unleaded gas available in University City as of Monday afternoon is $3.69 per gallon, at the BP on Olive, which means gas could …
Monday, February 27, 2012
This video tutorial will show users how to upload photos using their iPhone or Android smart phones using our free Patch app.
Contributing photos to your local Patch sites is fun, easy and best of all, gives you the power to contribute your awesome photos to the site. This video tutorial will show you how to upload a photo using the Patch app for the iPhone (our Android app is called Patch Places) If you have an iPhone or an Android smart phone, you can download our free Patch app by clicking here for iPhone or here for Patch Places for Android phones. After downloading the app, you can carry University City Patch anywhere you go and use the app to take and upload photos directly to any story, directory listing, announcement or contest that's on Patch. It all starts by downloading the free app and signing up for a free account. Do not forget to sign up for our …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Organizers slating public meetings about the plan.
The City of University City, Washington University St. Louis, The Center of Creative Arts, The Regional Arts Commission, the St. Louis Development Corporation and The University City Chamber of Commerce have partnered to fund an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) master plan for the community located along the Loop Trolley right of way. It is the goal of the plan to identify mechanisms to create a media hub for Internet, entertainment venues, entrepreneurial opportunity, research, education and creative services. The drafting of the ICT plan will include an extensive collaborative community engagement process. To that end, a variety of topical public meetings have been scheduled. Each public meeting will include a review of …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Expand your presence online and find new ways to reach new customers!
Do you want to enhance your presence online this year and reach new customers for your local business? Well, University City Patch is here to help — and we can offer you a few perks for taking the time to connect with your community online. Every local business has a space on Patch. We've already done the legwork to create it for you. If you haven't seen it, we'd be happy to show it to you. If you claim it, you have more control over how your business is presented online. Do you have a Facebook page, a Twitter account or a Foursquare mayorship? If not, we can show you how to create them. If you do, we can link to them through your business listing. Your listing gives your business a voice on Patch. And, if you're an active user, your …
Friday, February 10, 2012
All the news you need for Friday, Feb. 10.
Good morning University City! Welcome to the column that will help you get through the day. Every Monday through Friday, we'll tell you what's going on around town, what you need to know and where the traffic snags might be. Have a suggestion to make University City Patch more helpful? Leave a comment or drop me an email at email@example.com. Do you use social media? Check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Grant will provide assistance to a day-long community workshop.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that University City will receive technical assistance through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program. The announcement was made at the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in San Diego, CA. The assistance will be delivered during a day-long community workshop to provide the city with ideas for changing local policies and procedures to improve the economy, the environment and quality of life. The EPA awarded University City a Sustainable Land Use Audit workshop. The workshop will identify ways to improve the city’s zoning code to incorporate sustainability. The Sustainable Land Use Audit will build upon existing planning efforts to coordinate transportation …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The 13th biennial teapot exhibit opens March 9.
The Craft Alliance (CA) in University City will host a new exhibit in March — HOT TEA: 13th Biennial Teapot Exhibition. The opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 9 in CA’s gallery in the Delmar Loop. Throughout the world, the drinking of tea is an integral part of the social fabric, from the everyday sharing of tea amongst friends to the traditional tea ceremony in Japan. The common thread linking all of these tea-time traditions is the dynamic of sharing. For this exhibition, artists from all media (clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood) share their appreciation and interpretation of the teapot with CA. The roster of participating artists is impressive; this year’s exhibit includes 50 artists, 20 of whom are local or regional. A …