Monday, April 15, 2013
A look at how our community is showing support via social media.
Share your prayers, thoughts, concerns for those who were at the Boston Marathon today when two explosions rocked the finish line, killing two and injuring scores. See the reaction of area businesses and community organizations here and please add any of yours to the comments below. The following comes from our Facebook News Feed: Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe - Kirkwood: What a horrible occurrence in Boston. Thoughts and Prayers with those injured and everyone else in Boston. St. John Vianney High School: The @vianneygriffins community prays for Boston in light of today's horrific news #prayforboston Kirkwood Family YMCA: Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those at the Boston Marathon and the entire city. Greentree Community Church: We are…
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Roots and Blooms, the new garden center that opened in Kirkwood this month, is seeking your help to name one of their store pets.
What's in a name? Maybe a gift from Kirkwood's new business, Roots and Blooms. The garden center is offering a prize for the customer who picks the most accomodating name for a furry feature of the store, a bunny who resides as a shop pet. Roots and Blooms has another pet bunny whose name is Tucker, but owner Jenniffer Elliott said they wanted to get creative with their method of choosing a name for the other bunny. Check the Roots & Blooms Facebook page to see the latest suggestions. Some of the ideas include "Carrot," "'Stache," "Cotton" and "Ears." What do you think? What would you name the bunny? Add your idea here and to their Facebook post for a shot at winning a gift from the shop. RELATED CONTENT:
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The situation involving a Mercy doctor has gained worldwide attention.
The case of Dr. Amy Dunbar, an OB/GYN for Mercy who took to Facebook to voice her frustration with a patient who was late for appointments, is still gaining international attention almost two weeks after she posted comments about an expecting mother. The story was picked up by the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom and was also the subject of banter for NBC's Today Show Thursday morning. News anchor Natalie Morales suggested that the Facebook rant, which wondered aloud if Dunbar should show up late for delivery after the patient was 3 hours late for induction, was private and not intended for public view. "Who is showing up 3 hours late to give birth," she said. Al Roker said the doctor's comments were tongue-in-cheek, while Jenna Bush-Hager…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Mercy says Dr. Amy Dunbar's reported comments on the social media site about a patient were "inappropriate and not in line with our values."
People love to vent on Facebook, but a Des Peres-based Mercy OB/GYN is under fire following comments she's made about a patient who was late for appointments. "So I have a patient who has either chosen to no-show or be late (sometimes hours) for all of her prenatal visits, ultrasounds, and NSTs. She is now 3 hours late for her induction," Amy Dunbar posted January 28. "May I show up late to her delivery?" she wrote. Dunbar's post suggests that the reason why she hadn't cancelled the appointment was because the mother had a previous stillbirth. People have been posting on Mercy's Moms To Be Facebook page calling for disciplinary action, concerned that enough information had been disclosed in the posts to violate patient privacy. KMOV …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Support for a puppy in need of a $5,500 surgery is rolling in after her owner, a Kirkwood restaurant manager, turned to the Internet for help.
General Manager of Bar Louie Kirkwood Andy Palmisano is determined to give his puppy the best care regardless of the cost. Palmisano's German bred rottweiler puppy Kujo will have to undergo knee surgery on both of her back legs soon. The operations total $5,500. When Palmisano's friends found out about Kujo's situation, they helped him put out a call for assistance on GiveForward, a crowdsourcing site for medical and other causes. Since Kujo's story went live, the pup has received $980 toward the $5,500 goal. The online fundraiser ends March 20. "I appreciate any support thrown our way in order to get this pup back to 100 percent," Palmisano writes on GiveForward. Donations for Kujo have ranged from $25 to $500 with encouraging words like…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Students of North Kirkwood Middle School honor the memory of Sandy Hook Elementary students by wearing green and white.
Students of North Kirkwood Middle School showed their support for Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, last week by swapping red for green. Thursday was Green and White Day at NKMS as seen in this photo that has quickly accrued Likes on the school's Facebook page.
Friday, July 27, 2012
A call for feedback about home visits from kindergarten teachers before the start of school sparked positive testimony from parents.
According to some parents of rising kindergarten students in the Kirkwood School District, home visits from kindergarten teachers have made a positive impact on their children as they prepare for school life. After running an article about teachers at Robinson Elementary School visiting students at home during the summer, I asked readers to share their experiences with the visits on Kirkwood Patch Facebook. Here are some of the responses: Readers also informed me that not just Robinson teachers visit students at home before school. Two readers noted that they recently received visits from teachers at North Glendale Elementary School. READ PREVIOUS STORY: Join the conversation on Kirkwood Patch Facebook.
The City of Kirkwood recently joined Facebook. The city hopes the move will increase communication with residents and get out breaking news.
The City of Kirkwood joined Facebook last week. The move was motivated by the summer's severe weather and the desire for the city to get information out to residents quickly and address their concerns. "During the worst of the early-July heat wave, and while we were beginning to ask residents to use restraint with lawn watering, I was on vacation, and logistically, it was very difficult to get information out to residents," Kirkwood Public Information Officer Beth von Behren said. Von Behren was vacationing on the East Coast at the time when that area of the country was experiencing massive power outages. She could access Facebook on her phone but updating the city's website was difficult. Von Behren was, however, able to update the city's…
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Nominate the local company or organization that does the best in connecting with its readers through social media.