Tuesday, January 29, 2013
There are groups and clubs all over the Wentzville/Lake Saint Louis area who are giving back to the community, helping their neighbors and raising awareness of issues. Let us showcase your club and the work you do!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, January 29
Patch readers ALWAYS are welcome to submit photos or videos of interesting community people, places and happenings. However, we're pleased to introduce a formal spot on this news site to do just that: Your Neighborhood Gallery. Please load your photos and/or videos for others to enjoy. Perhaps it's a favorite sunset, building, sports team, community event, meeting or view from your home or vehicle. Whatever you believe represents some component of Wentzville or Lake Saint Louis, you can add it here. Thanks!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
More than 50 parade units braved the brutal temperatures to wave the red, white and blue on Pearce Boulevard.
Wentzville's annual Fourth of July parade kicked off the holiday with a combined Holt High School/Timberland High School marching band performance of the national anthem. Eager kids lined the streets waiting for candy and popsicles passed out by everyone from Mayor Nick Guccione to girl scout troops and local businesses. Spirits were high and everyone had a good time. Click here to check out more great pics from the parade on our Wentzville Patch Facebook Page. Hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July!
Two St. Charles County communities lit up the skies on the Fourth of July.
Check out the finales of two of St. Charles County's professional fireworks displays. The Lake Saint Louis fireworks were viewed from the Edgewater building. The Wentzville finale was viewed from the Maggie Malone's parking lot. Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth, and don't forget that you can win a $50 Schiller's Camera gift card just for uploading your own fireworks photos! Just click here for details and directions!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
You could win a $50 gift card to Schiller's by uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo! Our brief guide will help you capture those sparkles in the sky, whether you're using a point-and-shoot or DSLR camera.
Do you like taking photos? Do you want a fun challenge, and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Schiller's Camera and Video in Brentwood? By uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo to this article, you'll automatically be entered into a random drawing for the gift card! Your photos will also be showcased across Patch. Just click "Upload Photos" above the article to submit your favorite photo. After the the fireworks have cleared on Independence Day, we at St. Louis Patch will randomly select a winner. This contest will run from June 28 to Tuesday, July 10. How to shoot photographs of fireworks Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Read the …
Dry and hot weather led many to cancel fireworks displays, but there are still some around, and the celebrations.
Still working out your Independence Day plans? Patch confirms here which places are having fireworks and which are not, since the heat and dry weather caused many to cancel the displays. Have a wonderful Fourth of July and be safe! Fair Saint Louis When: noon–10 p.m. July 4, 4-10 p.m. July 6 and noon to 10 p.m. July 7 Where: Gateway Arch grounds Parade: 10 a.m. July 4 at the corner of Fourth Street and Washington Avenue Entertainment: Heart at 8 p.m. on July 4, Third Eye Blind at 8 p.m. on July 6 and Dierks Bentley at 8 p.m. on July 7 Fireworks: 9:20 p.m. July, 4, 6 and 7 Activities: Air shows, live music from local and other bands, children’s entertainment, concessions O’Fallon Heritage & Freedom Fest When: 5–11pm July 3, 9:30am–10pm July…
The U.S. Census Bureau offers a roundup of everything you ever wanted to know — and more — about Independence Day 2012.
Do you have big plans for your Fourth of July? Spending the day at Progress Park after watching the parade? Waterskiing on Lake Saint Louis? Or just pork steaks on the grill? Here are some fun Independence Day facts from the U.S. Census Bureau. On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. Here are some more interesting numbers regarding the Fourth of July: 2.5 million: In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. Source: Historical Statistics of the United States…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
With the Fourth of July holiday coming up, local fire and police officials remind residents that the drought-like conditions and fireworks don’t mix.
Local emergency personnel are urging residents to be aware of the possible increase in fire and medical emergencies due the dry conditions and heat in St. Charles County. Temperatures have lingered in the 100s for days, and with the Fourth of July holiday coming up, fire and police officials warn that the drought-like conditions and fireworks don’t mix. On Monday afternoon, several emergency workers gathered at the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Office to discuss the potential dangers. Participants included police and fire fighters from O’Fallon, Wentzville, Lake Saint Louis, St. Peters, Foristell, Cottleville, Orchard Farm, Central County Fire Rescue and St. Charles County. To reduce risk of fire in St. Charles County, emergency workers ask…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Lake Saint Louis Police will confiscate illegal fireworks as contraband.
(The following press released was issued by the Lake Saint Louis Police Department.) The Lake Saint Louis Police Department reminds residents that except for authorized professional pyrotechnics displays conducted under the supervision of the police and fire departments, fireworks are prohibited within the city limits. Due to the heat and drought conditions the agency will be especially proactive in its response to violators. “It only takes one spark to start a fire,” said Chief Michael Force. “Playing with sparklers in the back yard may seem innocent enough, but it puts the community and its residents at risk. It’s our duty to enforce the ordinance and citizen cooperation is critical to ensure public safety.” Lake Saint Louis Police …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Missouri native David Nail headlines "Country Day" on July 3, while Vertical Horizon rocks it out July 4.
Nationally known musical performers, a parade with two marching bands, spectacular fireworks, marvelous mutts and plenty of carnival rides and food highlight the O’Fallon Heritage and Freedom Fest July 2-4 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex. The free festival, in its 32nd year, keeps growing and improving, particularly because of the national acts and the fireworks. “We have an absolutely amazing lineup this year, and I think we’re going to have a really great crowd because of it,” said Festival Coordinator Megan Steinmann. “They’re all really great entertainers, and they’re all relevant. A lot of people are really excited that they can come out and see bands that they hear on the radio every day, and they don’t have to pay anything for it…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Wentzville resident Dr. Lester Schmucker was named Grand Marshal for the city's Independence Day parade.
(The following press released was issued by the City of Wentzville.) Dr. Lester Schmucker, World War II veteran and longtime resident of Wentzville, will serve as Grand Marshal for Wentzville’s upcoming Independence Day Parade, which will feature the theme Hats off to Our Heroes. The parade’s theme is designed to honor and salute our country’s past and present heroes and the sacrifices they made to purchase the liberties we enjoy. Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione said he thought this year’s parade theme made Schmucker an excellent choice to serve as Grand Marshal. “Dr. Schmucker served our country in the military during World War II, then followed that with nearly six decades of service to Wentzville. We owe him and so many others of his …