West End Word
Residents vent frustration to city refuse officialsby Jim MerkelSome St. Louis city aldermen are promising to push for action over citizen concerns about illegal fireworks and the city's trash pickup following a recent town hall meeting in South St. Louis.
by Jaime MowersOne of four men involved in a 2016 attempted robbery and fatal shooting of a woman in the Central West End has been convicted by a jury of murder.
The new Cortex MetroLink station officially opened on July 31, a date that coincided with the 25th anniversary of Metro Transit's light rail system.
Station will remain open during constructionConstruction will soon be underway on the extension of the platform at the Central West End MetroLink station, the busiest station on the 46-mile MetroLink system.
It's been a busy summer at the Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park. From the birth of a critically endangered mongoose lemur to the addition of a 26-year-old chimpanzee to the fold, there are a lot of new faces to see.
The First Unitarian Church of St. Louis, long a fixture in the Central West End, is now accepting grant requests for its 2018 First Church Community Fund (FCCF).
The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed the pedestrian bridge over Interstate 44, between Kingshighway and Edwards.
Nominations are now open for the Central West End Association Polk and Renaissance Awards.
by Charles BolingerUniversity City High School students will have a new leader when the school year starts Aug. 14 as Michael Peoples takes the reins.
by Melissa WilkinsonGiftAMeal is a mobile app that lets diners fill their hearts while filling their stomachs. When users eat at one of GiftAMeal's over 90 affiliated St. Louis restaurants, they simply need to snap a picture of their meal using the app to send another meal to someone in need.
by Melissa WilkinsonThe locavore movement — a term coined in 2005 referring to a push to consume only locally-grown food — has had a sweeping effect on the nation.
by Scott SchoonoverUnion Avenue Opera closes its 2018 season with Kurt Weill's 1949 searing drama, "Lost in the Stars," with performances Aug. 17, 18, 24 and 25.
Don Corriganby Don CorriganWe will miss Rep. Stacey Newman, whose tenure in the state legislature is coming to an end because of term limits. She provided a voice of reason in a sea of irrationality on the issue of guns and gun violence in the House Chamber in Jefferson City.
After 53 years, the slogan still stands: "You can't beat G&W meat." G&W Meat & Bavarian Style Sausage Co. was founded in 1965 by German immigrant brothers Helmut and Henry Wanninger and their partner Otto Gummerscheimer.
With one man, a truck and a home office in Shrewsbury, Tom Streib started Streib Company.
Since 2001, Kirkwood resident Kathy M. Evans has been a "personal biographer," writing memoirs, biographies and autobiographies through her business "Write for You" Life Stories.
For the week ending Aug. 12Adults: 1. Coming of Age, Liver Spots & All: A Humorous Look at the Wonders of Getting Old by Don Marsh 2. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur 3. Calypso by David Sedaris 4. Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton