Monday, May 13, 2013
Meet Gabe Fleisher at his book signing tonight at University City Public Library.
Have you ever wondered about the interesting stories that have taken place in some of University City's historical buidings? Gabe Fleisher, a fifth-grader at Flynn Park Elementary School, thought his school had a great story—so he set out to write it. The 11-year-old author's first book, “Hear Us Roar: A History of Flynn Park School” has just been published. He will be at University City Public Library at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, for a book signing. Fleisher told Patch he loved doing research for the book, going to the University City Historical Society for some of his information. His parents and GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) teacher aided in the editing, but Fleisher did the rest of the work himself. While this is Fleisher's first …
The University City City Council meets tonight.
The University City City Council is slated to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May, 13, at University City City Hall. The council will hold a Fiscal Year 2014 budget study session at 5:30 p.m. Items on the agenda include: Proclamations Appointments Swearing In Public Hearings City Manager's Report Council Reports/Business Bills The meeting is open to the public. Join University City Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
New Medicare database shows how hospitals across serving the region — and the rest of the nation — compare for care. Would the wait times for area emergency rooms surprise you?
If you go to the emergency room in Missouri, how long will it take before you see a medical professional? The federal government says 36 minutes on average. For residents of University City Patch, whose closest emergency room options are SSM St. Mary's Health Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, that's not good news: Wait times at both hospitals were above the state average—six minutes more for St. Mary's and much longer at Barnes. In our chart above, you can compare the two nearest hospitals for University City Patch residents in key measures such as wait time to be seen in the emergency, wait times for painkillers and the amount of time patients waited to be admitted when needed (note: you can scroll down to the other comparisons by …
The Habitat for Humanity homes built in University City in 2012 received landscaping on Friday.
Five months after holding a dedication, the owners of University City's first five Habitat for Humanity houses got to celebrate spring by landscaping their homes. On Friday, volunteers from the U.S. Navy recruting offices in St. Louis and Fairview Heights, IL, planted trees and shrubs at the homes in the Bartmer and Kingsland area. Ten trees for the homes were purchased by USAgain, a textile recycling company. “We’re proud to provide trees to be planted at Habitat for Humanity’s houses in St. Louis,” says Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain, in a press release. “Considering their social initiatives and goals of sustainability, our decision to partner with Habitat for Humanity to plant trees in St. Louis was an easy and natural one. We …
The University City resident has a been a tireless volunteer for the organization.
At the annual Meeting of the Sutter-Meyer Society held May 6, Elsie Glickert was honored for her tireless efforts to make the oldest building in University City a place for people to come experience what life was like before U City was incorporated. The Farmhouse has been lived in from the time it was built in 1873 until it was sold to the City of University City in 2004. Glickert's relatives, the Meyers, lived in the farmhouse for 96 years so she knows it inside and out. Several years ago she was able to describe to an artist what the original buildings on the farm looked like to the artist. She has donated her time to give tours of the farmhouse and grounds to anyone who calls, she has contributed refreshments to the volunteers who …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The fundraiser, hosted by Billy Bush of Access Hollywood, exceeded expectations.
COCA’s spring fundraiser, COCAcabana: After Dark on Friday, raised more than $800,000, exceeding organizers goals by $100,000. All proceeds from the April 26 event benefit COCA’s education and outreach programs. “I continue to be amazed by and grateful for the generosity of our donors,” said Kelly Pollock, COCA Executive Director, said in a press release. “It was a wonderful evening, enjoyed by all, and the positive effects will be felt long after Friday night. Thanks to the evening’s success, there are students that can now attend COCA classes or have COCA outreach programs brought to their schools that would otherwise not have had those opportunities.” COCA annually provides more than $800,000 in arts programs at no cost in low- income …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Strike efforts began on Wednesday at Jimmy John's and McDonald's locations, and continue this week across the area.
Striking fast food workers across St. Louis took to the streets Thursday afternoon in University City. On Wednesday workers from Jimmy John's and McDonald's stores walked out in a push for respect through better pay and improved working conditions. Shannon Garth-Rhodes, spokesperson with the effort, said some Jimmy John's employees were subjected to forms of mental abuse. Garth-Rhodes told Patch this is part of a fight for the right to form a union without retaliation. "Workers will strike for a $15 per hour wage floor and to take a stand against unfair retaliation targeting workers who are sticking together to speak out for better jobs," she said. Striking workers gathered at Kingsland and Delmar for a rally march to Church's Chicken. A …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Check out today's pollen forecast for University City.
Springtime has arrived and pollen is in the air. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis ranks #31 in the country in a list of "allergy capitals." Thanks to the effects of climate change, experts say the pollen count this season will be higher than ever before. Now you can check the daily allergy forecast as easily as the weather forecast. The Allergy Alert tool from Pollen.com above shows which pollen allergens are high in University City today. Please note that an advertisement cycles into the tool.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The University City Chamber of Commerce will hold its second Taste of U City at Heman Park Community Center.
Who's ready to taste some of the best food University City and the Delmar Loop has to offer? The second Taste Of U City is Thursday, May 9, from 5-8 p.m. at Heman Community Center. This year’s event, co-sponsored by Fifth/Third Bank, also supports Operation Food Search. See our 2012 coverage: Taste of U City Showcases Area's Best Eats The all-inclusive tickets are $20, plus a donation of canned goods for OFS. Once inside, guests may taste a variety of food and drinks from more than 30 local restaurants and specialty food stores. This includes beer from Anheuser-Busch, mixed drinks from Major Brands, and a full variety of ethnic foods. Tickets can be purchased online at www.universitycitychamber.com, in advance at the University City …
Celebrate Mother's Day with the special women in your life by indulging in some omelettes, pancakes and mimosas!
Mother's Day is the perfect time to treat the moms, grandmas, sisters and aunts in your life! Celebrate the holiday, which falls on Sunday, May 12 this year, by enjoying a delicious brunch at a favorite restaurant in University City. Reservations for Easter Brunch can be made directly with the restaurants or on Open Table. There are quite a few brunch choices in University City, including: And if going out to brunch isn't your style, a chocolate chip pancake breakfast in bed will brighten any mom's day. TELL US: Are you taking your mom to brunch on Mother's Day? If so, where are you celebrating? Share in the comments below.