Sunday, November 25, 2012
The ripple effects of the collapse of Hostess Brands hit Patch towns around St. Louis as employees lost their jobs last week.
If your company said it must cut wages and benefits or it will go out of business, would you believe it? That is really at the crux of the drama that played out over the 10 days surrounding Hostess Brands, the makers of iconic bakery names such as Twinkies, Ho-Hos and Wonder Bread. That drama hit close to home in the days leading up to the Thanksgiving weekend when stores in Manchester and St. Charles that sell Hostess foods abruptly closed their doors, leaving employees wondering what would happen next. That came after news that the company could not come to terms with its bakers union. Without an agreement over 8 percent cuts in wages and 17 percent cuts in benefits, the company said, it would have to shutter its doors and liquidate the …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Check out the scores from inspections completed between July 1-Sept. 30, 2012.
Below, see more inspection scores for establishments in the O'Fallon area between July 1-Sept. 30, 2012. The Calvary Café Binford's Bar & Grill Connie's Green Grocery White Castle Silky's Frozen Custard McDonalds Stone Soup Cottage
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A guide to election-themed goods and specials on Nov. 6 (some of them are free!). Looking for a nearby watch party? Patch has those, too.
Are you participating in the democratic process on Tuesday? Don't forget to take a moment and reward yourself for your patriotism. Several St. Louis organizations and businesses--as well as national chains--are offering up presidential food, discounts, or a place for you to watch the results roll in. Are we missing an offer or watch party? Shoot a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get the new information added to this article as soon as possible! (You can also add it to the comments below.) Food and drink fun Other cool stuff Watch parties and related activities RFT’s Gut Check blog has listed a handful of other watch parties in Florissant and St. Louis city.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer questions about healthy teeth and dental hygiene in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, since Trick-or-Treaters just finished filled their bags full of sugary treats, we're talking all about healthy teeth. Patch wants to help you get your questions answered, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: If you have a question for the dentists, ask below in our comment section and one of our experts will answer! If you consider yourself a local expert and would like to be added to the list, let us know! email@example.com
Monday, October 29, 2012
Patch is looking for experts who can talk teeth and offer their expertise this week.
This week on Halloween, kids across the nation will go from house-to-house with one goal: Fill their bags with as much candy as possible. Since an abundance of sugary treats will most likely invade our homes the next few days, we want to discuss healthy teeth and dental hygiene. We want to find the answers to all your dental questions this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local dentist or consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Wentzville Board of Aldermen meeting will include a public hearing and a vote on a conditional use permit for the used car lot.
At Wednesday night's regular meeting of the Wentzville Board of Aldermen, a public hearing will be held for a conditional use permit for a Car Credit City used car lot. The business would be located at 1462 South Service Road and is located about 400 feet east of Swantnerville Drive. The last business to be located at the address was Norm's Pub. Car Credit City was established in 2005 and currently has five locations. The Wentzville location would be the company's first in St. Charles County. They offer in-house credit approval and same-day loan financing. The company plans to make improvements to the property by overlaying the existing asphalt, refurbishing the existing Norm's sign and adding concrete bollards and security gates.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The pharmacy is located at 2175 W Terra Lane in Peruque Crossing Shopping Center, at the border of O’Fallon and Lake St. Louis.
A local family-owned pharmacy is just one year away from celebrating 40-years of serving Lake Saint Louis and O'Fallon residents. When Sandy and Marlene Palens first opened Wharf Healthmart Pharmacy in Lake Saint Louis in November 1973, business wasn’t quite booming. “It was kind of slow going at first, there weren’t many houses out here,” Shanna Palens, vice president of marketing said. But as St. Charles County continued to grow, so did the family business. Today Wharf Pharmacy is located at 2175 W Terra Lane in Peruque Crossing Shopping Center, at the border of O’Fallon and Lake St. Louis, where they moved in 2006. The pharmacy has been in the family for almost 40 years. Shanna’s husband Andy decided to follow in his father Sandy’s …