Friday, December 30, 2011
The evening includes fireworks, face-painting, music and magicians, drama, illusion, dance and a safe environment.
From musicians and magicians to face-painting and fireworks, First Night 2012 at Grand Centerin St. Louis offers something for everyone this New Year’s Eve. “I’m really excited about it this year,” said Travis Howser, director of events and theater for First Night. “It’s a wide range. I think there’s a general perception that this thing is specifically for families. Now it is a really family-friendly festival, and we do have a lot of families, but with the range of performances that we have, it’s for everyone. Every age, race, whatever—that’s what I find most exciting about the festival, is that it really covers all spectrums. And there really is something for everyone to see.” The “something” includes a comedy illusionist, interactive …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Christmas tree recycling available throughout St. Charles County.
After the Yuletide celebration, give one more gift by recycling your natural Christmas tree so that it may be turned into mulch or fish habitat. Again this year, St. Charles County is partnering with area municipalities to offer residents this free service at various sites from Dec. 26 through Jan. 18. Be sure to remove the tree stand, decorations and plastic bag or cover before leaving your tree at one of the locations below: For more information about St. Charles County recycling programs, please call 636-949-1800 or visit www.scchealth.org/es.
From Dec. 30 through Jan. 8 you will be able to vote for the Best Decked House in all of Patch. The grand prize winner’s school district will receive a $100,000 check from Patch.
Does your house outshine the others in your neighborhood when it comes to holiday decorations? If the answer is yes, starting Dec. 8, enter Patch's Deck the House Contest for a chance to win $100,000 for your local public school system, $500 toward your electric bill or bragging rights in your neighborhood. The contest will run until Dec. 26 and users will vote for the best-decked house in their town. From there, Patch judges will select 24 finalists nationwide, who will get their December electric bill paid by Patch (up to $500). The grand prize winner will recieve a $100,000 donation to their local school system. We'll give you an update with more details next week, but for now, get decorating. And don't forget to take photos!
Check out this weekend's holiday hours for the Renaud Spirit Center and Celebration of Lights.
Looking ahead to New Year's Eve weekend, here's a list of holiday hours for the City of O'Fallon. Friday, Dec. 30 Saturday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) Sunday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day), 2012 Monday, Jan. 2 For more information, visit the city's website or call 636-474-2732.
Monday, December 26, 2011
If the holidays brought a new mobile device into your life, add the Patch App for the Android or the iPhone.
Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in their neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep you engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage. Features include: Plus, you can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to the iPhone for easy offline access. Customer opinions are extremely valued, so please send app feedback to the Patch team! Patch Places for Android is the go-to directory of local businesses in 800+ Patch towns. Any Patch community can be selected to connect to a mobile directory of every place nearby with Patch Places for Android. From local businesses and organizations to government offices and public parks…
CIty offers residents several sites to dispose of their unwanted holiday lights and live Christmas trees.
As you begin your post-holiday clean-up and start packing and throwing some decorations away, remember O'Fallon offers several drop-off sites for Christmas trees and lights. Christmas Tree Disposal O’Fallon residents can dispose of live Christmas trees for free, starting Dec. 26 through Jan. 16, at parking lots in Civic Park and O’Fallon Sports Park. Lots will be open dawn to dusk. For a $10 fee per tree, O’Fallon residents can have Christmas trees picked up from their curb. Call 636-272-0477 for curbside service. The cost will be added to your bi-monthly bill. Recycle Holiday Lights O’Fallon residents are encouraged to drop off unwanted holiday light strands for recycling from Dec. 26 through Jan. 16. Lights can be dropped off at O’…
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Follow Santa and see when he will hit St. Charles County.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is charged with keeping the United States and Canada safe from dangers originating from the sky or space. Tonight, however, the Colorado-based government agency adds one more important task to its daily list of duties. The agency will again provide its Official Santa Tracker that marks the Big Man's every move as he makes his way throughout both hemispheres. Local families will be able to see Santa's progress and be prepared for his arrival in Wentzville. Included on the site is a countdown and activity page and a flight tracking system. Kids and adults can enjoy this very entertaining site that will have sugar plums dancing through everyone's head before retiring.
Friday, December 23, 2011
O'Fallon Patch features local kids doing great things.
The Fort Zumwalt West eighth grade Jaguar Cheerleaders decided to give back this holiday season, by shopping for a family in need. The squad picked out clothing and a fun item to purchase and deliver to the St Charles Crisis Center on Monday, Dec. 12. The Crisis Center staff gave the girls a tour and the girls had the opportunity to meet a few children and perform some Christine Anderson is a team mom who nominated the squad for O'Fallon Patch's Whiz Kids. She said the cheerleaders won’t get to meet the family they adopted, but are thankful they were able to help out in their community. "This was a humbling experience for not only the cheerleaders, but also to the parents that tagged along hoping to spread a little holiday joy," Anderson…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Police officers pitch in as elves during a trip Tuesday to Mercy Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House.
Santa is gearing up for his official Christmas visit this coming weekend, but he made a special trip to town Tuesday, with an escort of elves from the Creve Coeur Police department as he visited Mercy Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House next door. The jolly old elf dropped by to see kids who were getting care from as far as Jefferson City and as near as O'Fallon. The visit to the hospital was made possible by donations from Creve Coeur Police Department employees as well as their children, who brought gifts to a recent Breakfast with Santa event. The St. Louis Elk Lodge #9 also made a donation to the effort. Once Santa and his crew were done at the hospital, they stopped at the Ronald McDonald House and presented staff there …
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools.
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Thursday, December 22, 2011