Thursday, February 14, 2013
For those looking for a little-something to add to a Valentine's Day gift package, or still seeking "something," following are a few creative suggestions that are available from a variety of area retailers.
If anyone is still scrambling for clever and/or practical Valentine's Day gift ideas, the following local merchants likely are eager to help. Call ahead to confirm supplies before making a quick dart to any retailer over lunch hour! And simply use the hyperlinks provided to go to the Patch directory listings for quick directions. A variety of name-brand vases, pink fuzzy socks, perfumes, after-shave fragrances, tights, chevron desk accessories and other personal items can be pursued at area Tuesday Morning locations—all at 50 percent to 80 percent off retail prices: For shoppers looking for children-related Valentine's Day gifts, Tuesday Morning stores have quite a selection of that age group, too. Why give traditional colored roses …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
You can browse specials and print coupons for Schnucks, Walmart, Walgreens & more.
Print coupons, find deals at local Schnucks, Walmart & more.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in the St. Louis area than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Creve Coeur-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Missouri, activity is considered high now, while it was considered low at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in or around Creve Coeur that offer the vaccine: More locations According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The suspect in the case was tracked to St. Ann before he was arrested.
A Creve Coeur man has been charged with the theft of a credit card after authorities say he snatched a purse from the cart of a Walgreens shopper November 11. Creve Coeur Police say Whitney Fields stole a woman's purse and fled the scene at 10941 Olive Boulevard by car. The vehicle was discovered by St. Ann Police and Fields was ultimately arrested near Natural Bridge Rd. and Interstate 70. According to court records, Fields was arraigned Tuesday. A preliminary hearing in St. Louis County Court is scheduled for January 17.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Olive-Graeser Transportation Development District had sought roughly $30,000 over the summer.
Almost three months after city council members rebuffed a request by the Olive-Graeser Transportation Development District (TDD) for money to help pay off outstanding legal and administrative costs, members of the board have formally approved measures which together will cut down on costs. In a meeting held Tuesday afternoon at the Creve Coeur Government Center, members approved the changes, which include extending out the payment period to the Board's legal counsel, naming Creve Coeur Finance Director Dan Smith as the TDD's treasurer, and reducing insurance costs for board members. The board's main responsibility, overseeing a reconstructed intersection at Olive Boulevard and Graeser Rd. with a traffic signal at the site of the new …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Transportation Development District says some of its bills haven't been paid since August of 2011.
Monday night, city staff will formally discuss Creve Coeur's decision not to grant a one-time payment of some $30,000 to the Olive-Graeser Transportation Development District to help cover administrative costs. The TDD was established to help fund improvements to the intersection at Olive Boulevard and Graeser Road, through additional sales tax revenues. Work to re-align the intersection with a traffic light and a new Walgreens on the site wrapped up early last summer. Even though the construction element is complete, the board must stay in business to manage the collection of sales tax revenues. The TDD agreement included an annual cap on administrative expenses starting at $15,000 with modest increases over time. In July, the TDD asked …
Monday, August 13, 2012
New tenant comes roughly a year after a controversial proposal that would have led to a Chick-fil-A franchise failed.
After sitting vacant for more than a year, the former Walgreens pharmacy, which closed when a new one opened next door last spring, will be getting a new tenant before the end of the year. According to Peter Sheahan with Nai Desco, the commercial realtor for the property, a deal for a Red Racks Thrift Store came together within the last month. Red Racks proceeds benefit Disabled American Veterans. Sheahan said some work needs to be done on the building but that the store could open by the end of 2012. The Creve Coeur location is already being highlighted on Red Racks' website. In St. Louis, Creve Coeur would join a new location in Ballwin on Manchester Road and a store already open in Affton. The property was the subject of residential …
Friday, April 27, 2012
A drug agent had a meth lab blow up in his face and said it can happen to a curious child just as easily. He tells Patch criminals are coming to St. Louis County to buy pseudoephedrine and that means meth is being made here, too.
Sgt. Jason Grellner, of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, has been busting meth labs since 1997, but all that experience did not prevent a "shake and bake" meth lab from exploding in his face. "I'm missing 27 percent of my lungs," said Grellner, who is also president of the Missouri Narcotics Association. "I lost 27 percent of my lung capacity in 2002. I opened a container sitting in a driveway." If that can happen to an experienced drug agent, it can happen to any curious child who stumbles upon a plastic bottle or an adult who is picking up what is thought to simply be trash, said Grellner, who is the unit commander of the Franklin County Narcotics Unit, which works in conjunction with the St. Louis County Drug Task Force. This …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Several local businesses are offering discounts you can access and redeem directly from your mobile device.
People in the St. Louis area are pretty bargain-savvy, according to a study released in February by Coupons.com. In fact, St. Louis ranked in the top 3 of the country’s Top 25 Most Frugal Cities of 2011. The city was also noted for using its technological prowess to its financial advantage. “St. Louis, Tampa, Oklahoma City and Cincinnati rounded out the top five cities using mobile apps to access, browse, print and save coupons to store loyalty cards,” Coupons.com said in a press release. St. Louis County resident Amanda Schweiger said she doesn't use coupons because she can't remember to bring them when she goes out. "Getting them on my phone would sure make life easier for me," she said, when Patch asked what she thought about the …