Monday, May 13, 2013
Our partners at FOX2 spent their Friday morning in Sunset Hills, which includes stops by Schaefer's Hobby Shop, Smugala's Pizza and Laumeier Sculpture Park.
Our partners at FOX2 talked ICEEs--which are distirbuted from a warehouse in Sunset Hills--in front of Laumeier Sculpture Park's famous eye Friday morning during a visit to the city. Check out other videos from FOX2's visit to Sunset Hills:
Saturday, March 23, 2013
We've been hoping forecasters would back off that prediction for a large spring snowfall, but they haven't.
Our hopes for a change of heart among weather forecasters have been dashed. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are still calling for a massive winter storm to sweep over the St. Louis metro area overnight tonight. Glenn Zimmerman, meteorologist for Patch news partner FOX2, says rain should start tonight in the area at about 9 or 10 p.m., changing into snow sometime Sunday morning. He said the heaviest bursts of snowfall may be from around noon to 2 p.m. That forecast differs only slight from the storm alert from the National Weather Service: Rain will overspread the area Saturday evening. The rain is expected to mix with and change over to snow late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Snow, heavy at times, should …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Sperreng Middle School student Ali Kricho was honored as an ambassador for braille literacy after leading activities in honor of National Braille Literacy Month. View photos from Patch or video from our partners at FOX2.
Blind Sperreng Middle School student Alexis "Ali" Kricho was the leader of a special braille literacy event after school on Thursday. The Special School District student and one of her teachers, Cathy Kendall, suggested to librarian Amy Sears that they have some type of braille event at the school. Sears organized the after-school activity, attended by approximately 50 students, to coincide with National Braille Literacy Month--and inventor Louis Braille's birthday. Kricho made a presentation on braille, then showed other students how to operate braille machines. They capped off the afternoon by decorating chocolate cupcakes with braille lettering. Kricho was named an ambassador for braille literacy for her participation. Kricho, who also…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The location of a 190-foot telecommunications tower that will be part of an updated St. Louis County Emergency Communications network is under scrutiny by Sunset Hills residents and aldermen.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to table Cellective Solutions' request until next month. Some aldermen would like the county to investigate other locations for the tower that would be less intrusive to residents. Subscribe to our daily newsletter for our follow-up to this report!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Ted Ricks, who played the big man at Crestwood Court for more than a decade, will be available at Spectrum Eyeglass Repair Monday and Tuesday evening for photos with children. Browse our list of other places to find Santa Claus around St. Louis this year.
When the last of the retail spaces at Crestwood Court shuttered in late 2011 and early 2012, did you realize you'd also be losing Santa Claus? Ted Ricks was a staple at the Crestwood mall for more than a decade, but this is the first year he isn't taking toy requests from South County children. "I think about all the people... that say that I'm the only Santa their kid's ever sat on their lap and it makes me kind of sad," he said in the FOX2 report. Ricks is still available for freelance opportunities this season, the "homeless Santa" told the South County Times. Monday, Dec. 17 and Tuesday, Dec. 18 Ricks will be greeting children at Spectrum Eyeglass Repair at 179 Watson Plz. during evening hours, the Times reports. So where can you see …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Sunset Hills resident Ray Kowalski received several Presidential Memorial Certificates for his father.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Glenn Zimmerman visited the Lindbergh elementary school on Oct. 3.
Special guest Fox 2 meteorologist Glenn Zimmerman helped unveil a new weather station at Concord Elementary School Oct. 3, which students will use for buddy activities throughout the year. During the presentation, Zimmerman, who graduated from Lindbergh High school in 1982, shared with students how he became a meteorologist and explained how to use the new weather station. He also answered several weather-related questions. The Concord Weather Station was funded by a $300 Lindbergh Schools Foundation teacher grant and built by the PEGS (Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students) students at Concord Elementary School in May 2012. All Concord students will be able to use it as a part of the science curriculum. The weather station also will …
Monday, October 8, 2012
We're hosting another viewing party at Wehrenberg Theatres in Des Peres and St. Charles. Come join the crowd that watched last week's Obama-Romney debate.
One down, three to go. We were thrilled so many of you joined us for the first of four debates this month between the GOP and Democratic standard bearers. You're invited to join us again on Thursday for the debate between vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Last Wednesday night, more than 160 of you joined Patch, FOX2 and Wehrenberg Theatres for our first debate viewing party between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. While our guests' reviews of the debate were mixed, we're happy to report they all loved the party! Join us at one of two locations for the Biden-Ryan debate on Thursday night: Wehrenberg's Des Peres 14 Cine or St. Charles 18 Cine theaters. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and we'll start with another round…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Visitors to Patch's debate viewing parties at Wehrenberg Theatres were divided in St. Charles and largely in
More than 160 people from throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles county areas attended debate viewing parties at two local movie theaters for Wednesday's showdown between GOP candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. The verdict: A split decision in St. Charles; Romney the winner in Des Peres. About 57 people attended the viewing party, sponsored by Patch and FOX2, at the Wehrenberg St. Charles Stadium 18 Cine; another 107 attended the party at Wehrenberg's Des Peres 14 Cine. "Obama was more specific on loopholes and tax cuts and Medicare and Social Security," said one guest, in a written survey after the debate, while another countered with, "Romney was sharp and better prepared." Of the surveys collected in St. Charles, 11 …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
In the interview with Charles Jaco, the Senate candidate said "legitimate rape" would not cause pregnancy. Late Sunday night, the Romney-Ryan campaign weighed in.
Comments by U.S. Rep. Todd Akin suggesting that "legitimate rape" would not cause a woman to get pregant have raced like wildfire around the Internet and put the U.S. Senate candidate on his heels. Akin, the Wildwood Republican, is running for the Senate against incumbent Claire McCaskill. In an interview with Patch news partner FOX2 that aired on Sunday with Charles Jaco, Akin was explaining his position against abortion even in cases of rape. "First of all, from what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy) is really rare” in rape cases, Akin told Jaco. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." Reaction was lightning fast. The Twitter hashtag "#legitimaterape" was the top trending topic on …