Thursday, May 9, 2013
A number of Parkway and Rockwood schools made Newsweek's just released "America's Best High Schools" list.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Newsweek just released its "America's Best High Schools" list where it ranks 2,000 public schools across the country. A number of Parkway high schools made the list including, Parkway Central (668), Parkway West (684), Parkway South (697) and Parkway North (889). A number of Rockwood high schools also made the list including Marquette High School (1,000) and Lafayette (357). Among Missouri schools, Lafayette ranked 5th, ranked Parkway Central ranked 9th, Parkway West came in at number 10 and Marquette ranked 17th. Newsweek's list is based on six components: Visit Newsweek for the complete report and to see a complete list of the school rankings.
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect -- and improve -- our planet, plus find openings in Chesterfield. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* **If you’…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis Work zones for May 2-8.
Missouri Department of Transportatation's maintenance crews are continuing to work daily on touching up striping on state roads around the region. Drivers should be aware of slow moving maintenance operations on roadways as crews continue to work on putting on a new coat of paint. When drivers see a MoDOT vehicle with flashing lights, they should remember to slow down or move over to avoid the work ahead. Often three or more maintenance vehicles will be spaced out over some distance to complete maintenance work. In St. Louis County, blasting operations on southbound Interstate 270 near Big Bend is scheduled weekdays at 1 p.m., and will continue weekly, weather permitting. Both directions of I-270 will have a rolling closure and potential …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The service, which is the brainchild of a local aquatics director, is available to Chesterfield residents.
Growing up in South Central New Jersey, Stephane’ Rebeck McCormick never dreamed her life’s work would be around water safety. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) But funny how those things work out. McCormick has always been attached to the water. At age 14, she illegally got her water safety certification, (September birthday) and the pool director quietly waited to give that to her at the legal age of 15. A resident of Atlanta, New York and St. Louis, McCormick has been working in and around the pools of the area for years. She’s made pool safety a career for 25 years. Right after there was a Ladue drowning in May of 2009, she launched her own independent service Backyard Lifeguards. This entrepreneurial …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Beginning Monday, MoDOT is closing the westbound Highway 40 exit ramp at Long Road for two weeks.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The Missouri Department of Transportation released details of the Highway 40 ramp closure in the following news release. The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the westbound Interstate 64 exit ramp to Long Road in Chesterfield starting Monday, April 29 at 9 a.m. This is the ramp that goes over I-64 as part of the exit ramp, which will be closed for approximately two weeks. Crews will perform bridge maintenance work on the 45 year-old structure. This maintenance work is not part of the I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge Missouri River project. To detour around this closure, motorists traveling westbound I-64 can exit at Spirit Boulevard and take Chesterfield Airport Road …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Whether you shopped at Schnucks and discovered your card information was stolen or not, here's some tips to tackle identity theft in this case and others.
It doesn't matter if you shopped at Schnucks during the breach period: Identity theft can happen anytime, anywhere. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) That's what Kris Schmidt, assistant special agent of the Secret Service's St. Louis office, is emphasizing. Schmidt told Patch the breach into Schnucks' server that was discovered last month is an example of how information can be stolen on a very large scale. "Nobody really knows if it's safe to use your card or not until there's a breach," Schmidt said. As Patch previously reported, the cyberattack affected customers' debit and credit card numbers used at the grocery chain between December 2012 and March 29 of this year. A KMOV report shared that 2.4 million …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Patch is teaming up with Dr. Deb Moberly, early childhood development expert and founder of U-City based Children 1st, this week to get all of your questions answered.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week readers get to interact with professionals by asking questions on a wide variety of topics. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with Dr. Deb Moberly, an early childhood development expert, to get all of your questions answered. Have a question? Ask below in the comments section! More about Dr. Deb Moberly: Deb Moberly, Ph. D., a former Associate Professor and Early Childhood Coordinator in the Division of Teaching and Learning at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), founded St. Louis-based Children 1st early childhood development consultants in 2012. She has served more than 40 years in a range of roles…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
This is a club for stay-at-home moms and their kids to break up the daily routine and isolation, plus have some interaction and fun!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The suspect being pursued after a female student was attacked inside a women's restroom on the college's campus has been identified and charged, according to the latest report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Update: Police have released the identity of the suspect charged with attacking a female student from Chesterfield inside a women's restroom at St. Louis Community College's Meramec campus. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jevon Mallory, 18, of the 2900 block of Hilleman Avenue in St. John, was charged with assault while on school property. The crime is a felony and Mallory was held in jail on a $10,000 bond. Original story: Assault charges are being pursued against an 18-year-old man after a female student was attacked inside a women's restroom at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The Post article states Blythe Grupe, …
Are you a fan of the franchise's Chesterfield location? The company has announced plans to add 25 stores to the St. Louis area over the next five years.
There’s a smoothie war brewing in St. Louis and it will likely mean good things for West County residents who are fans of the fruit-based beverages. Smoothie King announced Monday that it is seeking to expand its footprint in St. Louis and open 25 additional locations over the next five years. The national chain already has locations in Chesterfield, Kirkwood, Ballwin and Creve Coeur. “We are confident that our brand has great potential for further development in St. Louis and look forward to building a stronger presence in the area,” said Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim in a press release. At the same time, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that one of Smoothie King’s rivals, Jamba Juice, has announced growth plans of its own that will …