Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Law enforcers say people who get behind the wheel after drinking never think they will lose control of that vehicle, but statistics indicate otherwise. Here's a safer alternative.
December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. Locally, to help celebrate the holiday period between Christmas and New Year's safely, there are a number of transportation companies through which rides can be set up ahead of time. Some suggest the following backup plan if you don't have a designated driver after drinking at parties: Write the name and phone number of a cab company, along with your address onto a paper or the back of a business card that you can stick in your wallet or shirt pocket. Hand this information to a bartender before you've had too many, so that he or she can call a cab for you when the party is ready to shut down for the night. Companies Available for Transportation Assistance: Scooter Guy: 314-…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A mysterious yard decoration that’s part of a pay-it-forward prank has neighbors scratching their heads and smiling.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Owen Skoler
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A two-story tall inflatable yard decoration of Santa Claus is mysteriously sprouting in the yards of Glendale residents in what appears to be a pay-it-forward prank. The larger than life Santa Claus has been traveling from yard to yard since Dec. 1. No one knows where the decoration came from, but residents are gleefully following its instructions. (See related on Patch: 'Nutcracker on Ice' Puts Spin on Holiday Favorite) According to printing on the decoration, those who discover the inflatable Santa Claus are to set it up in a neighbor’s yard within 24 hours. Whoever has the Santa on Dec. 23 is to keep it until the new year when someone will pick it up. Kirkwood High School English teacher Katie Meyers was pranked Dec. 8 when the Santa …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Metro Edge figure skaters from all over the St. Louis-area performed Dec. 8 and 9 at the Webster Groves Ice Arena.
The Metro Edge Figure Skating Club took a holiday classic to the ice for the 8th annual "Nutcracker on Ice" presentation with four performances Dec. 8 and 9 at the Webster Groves ice arena. Read the Local Voices post from a Metro Edge figure skater. World figure skating competitor Barbie Long, 16, of St. Louis, joined the show this year as a guest skater, hot off a gold medal win at the Midwest Sectional Championships for Junior Ladies to qualify for Nationals. Also joining the performers was world champion Igor Lisovski, a skating coach in St. Louis and 1981 World and European Pairs Champion. Metro Edge figure skaters are from all over the St. Louis area, including Webster Groves, Brentwood, Chesterfield, Clayton, Kirkwood, Ladue, North …
Friday, November 23, 2012
With the giving of gift cards ramping up for the holidays, the Missouri Treasurer's Office reminded residents that they never actually expire.
If you're like many Missourians, you probably can expect to receive a gift card or two for Christmas this year, perhaps to one of your favorite stores or just an-all purpose pre-loaded debit card. If you're also like many Missourians, you probably have some of these cards leftover from last year, ones that were never used and are now expired. However, those out-of-date card might just turn out to be an unexpected holiday gift. That's because gift cards and certificates never actually expire in Missouri and may end up labelled as unclaimed property by the Missouri Treasurer's office. State Treasurer Clint Zweifel offered some tips on how to redeemed expired cards in a recent press release. "It is important to remember that even if that …