Charles Glenn on retirement, the St. Louis Blues, and African-Americans in hockey
Jun05

Charles Glenn on retirement, the St. Louis Blues, and African-Americans in hockey

DOWNTOWN – Charles Glenn is standing in a shopping plaza at mid-morning when two hockey fans approach him for a “selfie.” He’s been taking a lot of those these days. Trying to get through the crowds outside the Enterprise Center on game nights has become a near impossibility for Glenn.  It’s the result of almost two decades as the opening act for the St. Louis Blues. The featured singer, night after night, of the National...

Read More
VIDEO: Spire packs up, leaving mess and angry residents
May09

VIDEO: Spire packs up, leaving mess and angry residents

UPDATE: Spire workers returned to this street on May 13 to restart work on the project. They were accompanied by a private security officer. Our original story… O’FALLON PARK — Spire customers are upset that the natural gas utility (formerly Laclede Gas Company) hasn’t returned in more than two weeks to complete gas line and metering work, leaving the 4500 block of Athlone unsafe, unearthed, unsightly and undone. A man...

Read More
Sells:  Blues a big winner, St. Louisans win bigger
May08

Sells: Blues a big winner, St. Louisans win bigger

On a Tuesday night at the corner of 14th and Clark, we saw what it can look like when sports crosses beyond the borders of the sports pages and embeds itself in the consciousness of the community.  Buckle up, because it’s going to be there for a while. The sports page portion of this story reads, “St. Louis Blues go to double overtime in a do or die game 7 and pull out a dramatic win.”  Storylines abound, including the fact that a...

Read More
1920s Paris in South St. Louis
May03

1920s Paris in South St. Louis

TOWER GROVE – As spring began overtaking south St. Louis, local writer Dan Wright looked forward to the opportunity to throw a 1920s-themed party, so he put out a Facebook post asking if anyone might be interested in attending. When Nanyamka Ewing of Mammoth Piano liked the idea and responded with an offer to host the party on 4/20, the whole affair went up a notch. Starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, the party featured vendors,...

Read More
Alderman seeks dress code for meetings
May03

Alderman seeks dress code for meetings

DOWNTOWN – John Collins-Muhammad says it’s time for every alderman and alderwoman in the City of St. Louis to look sharp when they’re doing public business. Collins-Muhammad, an alderman who represents the north side’s 21st Ward, introduced a resolution on April 26 setting forth standards for dress for board members, staff and others on the floor. That means coat and tie for men and blazers, skirts and suit pants for women...

Read More
Ted Drewes celebrates 90 years
Apr29

Ted Drewes celebrates 90 years

LINDENWOOD PARK – St. Louis’ favorite summer treat turned 90 this past Thursday. Ted Drewes on Chippewa celebrated 90 years in business with music, balloons and a coloring contest in the store’s parking lot last week. Though the party was supposed to end at 5PM, the commemoration was extended to accommodate those deterred by the rain. The rainy weather, however, didn’t stop Travis and Christy Dillon, the current owners of Ted...

Read More