Wentzville, MO Government

New playground opens to the public in the heart of Troy

Troy, Mo. - Kiwanis Park officially opened its playground to the public on Friday, Sept. 17. The new playground is part of a 28-acre park that is set to have a trail, water features and more. The Troy Kiwanis Park Project has received over $500,000 in grant money from the Department of Natural Resources, many donations from individuals and businesses alike and tax dollars.
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Mac’s Local Eats moving to Brew Hub Taproom, which is planning its own move to West County

In the middle of a weekend chock full of baseball madness in St. Louis, a little game of restaurant hopscotch was also being played. SLM has learned that Mac’s Local Eats, the beloved smashburger-y that has been operating inside Bluewood Brewing (1821 Cherokee) for the past two years, will move into the soon-to-be-former home of Brew Hub Tap Room (5656 Oakland), which announced (initially via a banner on the side of the building) that it, too, would be moving, apparently to West County.
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‘It’s not OK’: Nightly Costco Construction Riles University City Residents

From St. Louis Post- Dispatch: Nichole Angieri has found little peace since overnight construction of a Costco kicked off behind her home a few weeks ago. She can’t sleep at night, and she can’t enjoy the sanctuary she’s created in her Mayflower Court backyard where she’s seen hummingbirds, eagles and, for the first time last summer, a brown-headed nuthatch. Angieri, who took a day off work last week to catch up on sleep, has had few moments of respite from flood lights and the constant noise from trucks and rock crushing behind her house.
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St. Louis American

Citizens for Modern Transit elects Clayton to board

The region’s transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), has announced it has elected Felicia Clayton of ATU Local as a new member of its board of directors. Clayton is a member of ATU Local 788 and a veteran bus operator with Metro Transit, serving the past 31 years in this capacity. She is the current president of the ATU Midwest Conference and an executive board member, a member of the Transit Advisory Working Group (TAWG) and the secretary for the Oder of the Eastern Star – Martha Chapter #7.
Washington Missourian

Pacific woman proposes mural on Osage Street

A Pacific woman has an idea she thinks will spruce up the city. Nancy Omer spoke at Tuesday’s Pacific Board of Alderman meeting to propose a mural on the concrete retaining wall on the north side of Osage Street. “Look at that wall. It’s dirty. It’s ugly. And it’s an...

4 Hands Brewing Eyes Downtown Kirkwood Location

The former site of beloved train-themed gift shop Down by the Station may once again bring Kirkwood residents together following a recent request to convert the space into a full-service restaurant and tap room. 4 Hands Brewing Co., a St. Louis City-based brewery located in the LaSalle Park neighborhood, has...
Washington Missourian

Missourian sets new record, wins 51 Missouri Press awards, gold cup

The Missourian won 51 awards Saturday in the Missouri Press Association’s 2021 Better Newspaper Contest, including the Gold Cup award given to news organizations with the most awards in its division. The newspaper's previous record was set in 2017 when the newspaper won 47 awards in the statewide contest. The...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Letter: Augusta is better than Napa Valley, so don’t change it

Regarding “‘He’s a dreamer’: Augusta winery investor lays out plan for golf course in winery forest” (Sept. 23): I was appalled at the statement by developer David Hoffman who said tourists don’t want to see trees in wine country. “If you fly from California to Augusta,” Hoffmann said, “you need to see vineyards.”
Washington Missourian

Council OKs plat for new apartment development

Plans for a 310-unit apartment complex in Washington took a significant step forward Monday as the Washington City Council unanimously approved the preliminary plat for the development, which is known as Terrace in Washington. The developer behind the 23-acre project is Monty Taha, who is the developer behind the Legends...
St. Louis American

Park Place

From left, Elijah Moy, Corvin Muchitello, Marlowe Black and Maxine Moy enjoyed a lemonade on a hot Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Kirkwood Greentree Festival. It was the 60th Greentree Festival, and it returned to Kirkwood Park after a COVID-19 shutdown in 2020.