Monday, December 24, 2012
Charlie Foxman says goodbye to his Creve Coeur studio.
The Midwest Martial Arts Academy typically closes its doors for the last week of the year. But when Charlie Foxman did it Saturday, he did so for the last time, after 26 years in business at the location just east of Interstate 270 on Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur. Foxman said the decision came within the last six months when the Drury Development Corporation, which owns the shopping center, approached him about a lease extension. Instead, he decided to make a change. "Now is the time I can enjoy what I do," he said by phone last week. That means spending with his grandchildren, volunteering, watching his first full Monday Night Football game in 26 years. But he's quick to say he's not retiring. He calls it "refiring." Foxman will …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tell us who you think deserves consideration for having had an impact on Creve Coeur in 2012.
We've reached that time of the year where we're in a reflective mood, and we're asking you to help us put 2012 in perspective. It is time to talk about who should be the Creve Coeur Newsmaker of the Year. Ah, but what does that mean? The beauty is, as they say, in the eye of the beholder. You get to help build the team picture, so to speak. Someone who did the most good? Parkway Northeast Middle Schooler Sam Klein could qualify for that. The young man was featured on NBC Nightly News and won a St. Louis Patch contest asking that very question. ALSO: Could it be Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz? He won a Mayor's race that people had been talking about for nearly 2 years as longtime Mayor Harold Dielmann retired following term limits. The city…
Monday, December 3, 2012
We're sharing the top 10 stories originally posted on Creve Coeur Patch during the month of November.
Pardon us for being in a bit of a reflective mood as we start the month of December. Creve Coeur Patch readers had a wide pallete when it came to what they clicked on over the past month. Here's a look at our Top 10 stories which were originally published in the month of November*: Election 2012 Missouri News, Results: Dems Roll—Obama Wins Presidency, Nixon and McCaskill Also Win AMC's West Olive Theatre in Creve Coeur Ready For Dining Debut Sneak Peek at Nearby Walmart Black Friday Deals Missouri Tobacco Tax, Judicial Ballot Questions Fail At The Polls See Our 'Doing the Most Good' Volunteer Nominees for the Region De Smet Blitzes CBC, Earns State Semifinal Football Slot Graphic Detail Emerges In Berger Sexual Misconduct Case…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Creve Coeur's Sam Klein, a student at Parkway Northeast Middle School, is among the nominees.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Students from Parkway Northeast Middle School and Whitfield School are among 53 youth volunteers from Missouri just recognized by the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program.
Sam Klein is having a good run this summer. The Parkway Northeast Middle School student was featured in an NBC News segment about his love of recycling and how he's used it to help charities. Now, his volunteering spirit is being honored by the Kohl’s CaresScholarship Program. Also on the list is Whitfield School student Nate Noss, who has put leftover Halloween pumpkins to work to feed the homeless. Klein, Noss and other youths from Missouri will each receive a $50 gift card and recognition certificate from Kohl’s to honor their community service efforts. Kohl’s Department Stores’ teams recognized more than 2,200 young volunteers nationwide this week. These winners qualify for the chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for post-…
Monday, June 4, 2012
Sam Klein's work was profiled in the Sunday "Making A Difference" report.
Sam Klein may be the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to the "What I did over summer vacation" story when class resumes in August at Parkway Northeast Middle School. How many 12 year olds can say they were featured on a network news broadcast? Klein's passion for recycling led to the formation of his own company, resulting in money for charities while at the same time saving space in area landfills. That was enough to get NBC Nightly News interested in the backstory. Here's a link to the report, from NBC's Kevin Tibbles. We'll be checking in with our young philanthropist to see what kind of feedback the report has generated for his cause.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Sam Klein will be profiled this weekend on the 'NBC Nightly News' for "Making A Difference".
Parkway Northeast Middle School students might see a familiar face on the NBC Nightly News Saturday or Sunday. Principal Dr. Kim Brandon confirmed that a team from the show was in town recently to interview Sam Klein, a seventh grade student at the Creve Coeur school, for the newscast's "Making a Difference" segment. Klein has a passion for recycling and started his own company, Inkcycle Group. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiled Klein's efforts to recycle laser toners, laptops, cell phones and other electronics, and then donating proceeds to charity. The segments, which highlight people doing good things in their communities, typically air toward the end of the newscasts, starting at 5:30 p.m. Keep in mind that "breaking news" or changes…