Artist Bill Christman plans new sculpture garden
Apr16

Artist Bill Christman plans new sculpture garden

VISITATION PARK — At the City Museum, on Cherokee Street, and next to his home in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood, the artwork of Bill Christman has long made people turn their heads and take notice. Now Christman hopes that a new and monumental display of his hyper-kitschy artwork in a heretofore vacant lot at Cabanne Avenue and Union Boulevard will do more than turn bewildered heads. Last week, Christman was in the final stages...

Read More
Aldermen bid farewell to Kennedy, Ogilvie
Apr16

Aldermen bid farewell to Kennedy, Ogilvie

CITY HALL — With a multitude of accolades, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen said goodbye this week to two departing aldermen, Terry Kennedy of the 18th Ward and Scott Ogilvie of the 24th Ward. “Alderman Ogilvie, you have served this city well. You have changed us through your persuasive comments, and that has all been for the better,” Mayor Lyda Krewson said during the board’s final meeting on April 15. “I am so proud to have known you...

Read More
Group receives $736,000 grant for home repair in Carondelet
Apr16

Group receives $736,000 grant for home repair in Carondelet

CARONDELET — Antoinette and Raymond Frame knew their roof was leaking, but it suddenly got much worse recently when a tree fell on their house during a windstorm. Without much of an income, they didn’t have money to fix it. Fortunately, help came from a neighborhood non-profit, thanks to a large federal grant. The Carondelet Community Betterment Federation fixed the Frame’s roof and also built a new porch for the home located in the...

Read More
Superintendent ‘hopeful’ as elected board poised to regain control
Apr13

Superintendent ‘hopeful’ as elected board poised to regain control

After almost a dozen years of state control that have seen increased stability, rising attendance rates, climbing test scores, and a budget deficit turned into a surplus in the St. Louis Public Schools, the city’s elected school board is about to regain control of the school system. On Tuesday, the Missouri State Board of Education meets in St. Louis and will vote to return control to the seven-member elected board, despite concerns...

Read More
St. Louis appoints third Poet Laureate
Apr11

St. Louis appoints third Poet Laureate

On Friday, St. Louis will welcome its third Poet Laureate. Jane Ellen Ibur, who will assume the role for the next two years, grew up writing poems and later attended Webster University. She is a poet educator with the Community Arts training program of the Regional Arts Commission and has had her work featured in over 50 literary magazines and anthologies, in addition to two collections of her own work. As Poet Laureate, Ibur will...

Read More
Library updates services for the digital age
Apr11

Library updates services for the digital age

For those who love to read, the public library can be something of a magical place, a haven filled with books for no upfront charge. But what might come as a surprise is that the St. Louis Public Library offers services beyond access to free books.  These services range from branch to branch, with the most high-tech advancements available at the Central Library downtown. Back in 2012, when the Central Library was renovated, a new...

Read More