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SEPTEMBER 2015

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North County Golf Tournament
Dinner & Auction

Friday, September 25, 2015

Emerald Greens Golf Club
12385 Larimore Road, St. Louis, MO 63138

Reservations required for both golf and dinner. Space is limited.

Schedule
10:00 a.m. Registration & Lunch
11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start/Scramble
On-course Refreshments & Snacks
Awards Reception, Drinks & Dinner (immediately after play)

Cost
$600 Foursome l $150 Individual

Dinner & Auction Only
$50

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

 

The City of Ferguson is hosting The Soul of Ferguson Community Festival on Sunday, September 6 beginning at 4:00pm at Ferguson Heights Church of Christ parking lot, 1239 N. Elizabeth Ave. Residents from all neighborhoods are invited to come and enjoy a day filled with food, fun and entertainment. MORE INFO
Christian Hospital performed their first cardiac hybrid procedure in the new $5.5 million hybrid room, the only one of its kind in North County and among only 2 percent in hospitals nationwide. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 10 to officially recognize the opening of the hybrid room which is equipped with advanced medical imaging technology and combines the procedures of a cardiac catheter lab, such as placement and correction of pacemakers, with the features and capabilities of a surgery room when more complex surgical treatment is required.
The City of Hazelwood has announced Saturday, September 12, as the date for this year’s Hazelwood Harvestfest at Howdershell Park. Admission is free and open to the public. There will be something fun for people of all ages to do throughout the day. MORE INFO
Greater North County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Music Trivia event on Saturday, September 12 at JFK Community Center in Florissant. Registration is $20 per person or $160 for a table of 8. There will be cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place, and a prize for best decorated music themed table. MORE INFO
The City of Ferguson is hosting the Third Annual Taste in Ferguson on Sunday, September 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Savoy Banquet Center, 119 S. Florissant Rd. The event will feature samples from a number of local businesses in Ferguson and the surrounding area, including Breakaway Café, Earthdance Farms, El Palenque Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Roper's Ribs, Cathy's Kitchen and many more. EVENT WEBSITE
Valley Industries will hold their third annual Golf Outing to Benefit Valley Industries on Monday, September 14 at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course in Alton, IL. Registration begins at 11:00am, lunch at noon, and shotgun start at 1:00pm. Generous sponsorships are available. MORE INFO
Steve Robbins, CFP is offering a free class, Are You Making These 10 Mistakes That Could Derail Your Retirement?, on Thursday, September 17 at 6:30pm at Robbins Conference Center, 325 St. Francois St. in Florissant. Complimentary dinner will be served. ONLINE REGISTRATION

The St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley campus is seeking proposals and participants for a 2-day event, "Drawing FergUSon Together: A Vision of Peace," on September 18 &19, 2015, on the Flo Valley campus at 3400 Pershall Road in Ferguson.  For more information, contact Neko Pilarcik-Tellez at epilarcik@stlcc.edu. MORE INFO

The City of Dellwood will be holding a Business Expo and Health Fair on Saturday, September 19beginning at 11:00am at the Dellwood Recreation Center, 10266 West Florissant, St. Louis 63136. A parade will begin at 10:30am. MORE INFO
The Bridge at Florissant will be presenting "The Other Talk" by Tim Prosch on Tuesday, September 22 beginning at 5:30pm. Prosch's presentation offers decisionmaking advice for older adults and their kids to develop a plan to finance the future. RSVP by September 18. EVENT FLYER
The City of Ferguson will be holding their annual Ferguson StreetFest on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26. Enjoy great live entertainment including Dr. Zhivegas. There are also games and activities for kids, crafts, food and gift vendors, annual relay races and much more. This is a free event. EVENT WEBSITE
Christian Hospital will be holding an Orthopedic Fair 25th Anniversary Celebration and Open House on Saturday, September 26 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Graham Medical Center for Rehabilitation Services. Events include health screenings, lectures, refreshments, tours, demos and informational booths. MORE INFO
Steve Robbins, CFP is offering a free class,Reverse Mortgages Explained... Should they be a part of your retirement plan?, on Tuesday, September 29 at 4:00pm at Robbins Conference Center, 325 St. Francois St. in Florissant. Refreshments will be served. ONLINE REGISTRATION
The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce's WIN Group will be holding the 2nd Annual Women's Empowerment Seminar sponsored by the Bridge at Florissant, on Wednesday, October 14, from 8:00am-1:00pm at Catering To You. Guest host will be Sharon Stevens, reporter/producer with HEC-TV and former Education Reporter for KSDK-TV and KTVI-TV. MORE INFO
The Christian Hospital Foundation will host the seventh annual Legacy Leaders Dinner on November 5. This event is held to celebrate our community by honoring those who make a difference. As a member of our community, we invite you and your organization to join us! Sponsorship packages are available. ONLINE REGISTRATION & SPONSOR INFO
The Touhill Performing Arts Center presents Disney's Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical, performed by Variety Children's Theatre. Performances will be on October 23, 24, and 25. Tickets are available now. TICKET INFO
Old Town Donuts September donut special is buy 6 donuts, get 6 free. ONLINE COUPON
 
 

Express Scripts recently donated school supplies and 75 backpacks for students in need in the Hazelwood School District.

Pictured here with ESI staff are Michelle Pendleton, Dr. Maxine Valdez, Raishelle Scott & Audrey Cherry-Bates.

The City of Florissant celebrated the Grand Opening of the new Walmart store which has created over 300 new jobs for North County.
Photo at left: Taylor Smith (2nd from left) is congratulated by (from left) Chris Dobson, McDonald’s operations manager; Ron Gray, owner, McDonald’s in Ferguson; and Jimmy Williams, McDonald’s restaurant owner/operator and Academic Excellence Award committee lead. Right photo: Hazelwood East graduate Teanna Bass, a recipient of the McDonald’s Academic Excellence Scholarship Award.
Hazelwood School District congratulates six recent graduates who were awarded scholarships by the United Negro College Fund to continue their education at the post-secondary level. Awardees include Chelsea Thompson-Hudson, Naomi Burr, Kaliyah Cosentino, Teanna Bass, Taylor Smith and Oghenetejiri Agbigbe. PRESS RELEASE

Hazelwood School District's Marc Ostrowski, social studies teacher at Hazelwood East High School, has been selected for the prestigious 2015 James Madison Memorial Fellowship. James Madison Fellowships support the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies. Ostrowski is one of 51 teachers nationwide selected as part of the Foundation’s 24th annual fellowship competition.

Jennings School District outperformed all local high poverty school districts this year in English and Math. Science scores improved by 8% and district wide, and Fairview Primary students scored 61% proficient and advanced in math and recently they were informed they received the Monsanto School of Excellence Award in 2015.
Jennings School District received a generous donation of $19,000 from St. Louis Rams wide receiver Damian Williams. His foundation, I AM H.I.M. (History in the Making), will provide tutoring, support, encouragement, and mentoring to seven bright, college-bound students at Jennings Senior High School. Students will also receive free tablets as part of the program. MORE INFO

Pattonville School District's Pattonville High School is one of 37 schools nationwide selected to pilot a new computer science course that will expand offerings for students interested in computer science both locally and nationwide. Pattonville will pilot Computer Science Applications (CSA), the third course in the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) computer science program. PRESS RELEASE
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery were the recipients of almost $25,000 raised by Shop 'n Save's customers and staff who once again generously rounded up the payment of their grocery bills. Round Up! donations directly benefit thousands of babies, children and families who are served by the Nursery’s child abuse prevention programs. PRESS RELEASE
 
 
 
The City of Bellefontaine Neighbors will be receiving $250,000 in state support to help rehabilitate the Matthew Dickey's Boys and Girls Club, a North County baseball park that benefits youth in St. Louis. PRESS RELEASE
Challenger Learning Center is offering 50% off the cost of a simulated space mission for schools and other non-profit/community groups who would like to book a mission Monday-Friday during the month of September. MORE INFO
The City of Ferguson partnered with several organizations and local businesses to organize the Ferguson Unity Weekend. The two-day event closed with a back to school fair which attracted more than 750 residents and provided free school supplies and backpacks to Ferguson and surrounding area’s youth. PRESS RELEASE
City of Ferguson Councilwoman, Ella Jones and Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Davis, delivered backpacks filled with school supplies to Bermuda Elementary School and Airport Elementary School. School supplies consisted of backpacks, notebooks, pencils, scissors and crayons given to students in need. PRESS RELEASE
The City of Hazelwood Police Department’s Domestic Violence/Crime Victims’ Unit Coordinator Beth Ray has announced her retirement, beginning Sept. 1 after a distinguished 20-year career. She has earned an outstanding reputation for her constant, tireless compassion and dedication to aiding victims of crime and domestic violence. PRESS RELEASE
I Love Ferguson, a committee developed by local residents, is continuing its commitment to the business community by launching a radio campaign throughout the months of August and September. The ad will feature former KMOX radio personality and North County resident, Bill Wilkerson, as he promotes Ferguson businesses and ensures a warm welcome to locals and visitors.

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Continuing Education Professional Development classes are starting soon! Continuing Education offers a wide variety of developmental programs to build job skills for the role you have or foster the career you hope to develop. Programs extend to all segments of the workforce. MORE INFO

Gov. Nixon visited St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley on Thursday, August 27, 2015 to announce more than $5 million in improvements and renovations made possible through Building Affordability.
St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, along with the other St. Louis Community Colleges, will receive more than $5 million in improvements and renovations made possible through Building Affordability, an initiative proposed by Governor Nixon in collaboration with public colleges and universities and passed with bi-partisan support in the General Assembly this year. PRESS RELEASE

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley is offering a no-fee program to discover your interests and prepare for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Career Pathway. MoSTEMWINs allows qualified individuals to enter a no-fee MoSTEMWINs Portal program to discover their interests and select a STEM Career Pathway. MORE INFO
Trinity Catholic High School will once again be providing a $2,000 Tuition Scholarship for all incoming Freshman students. Families will receive an automatic $1,500 scholarship when applying to Trinity Catholic for the 2016-2017 school year. An additional $500 scholarship will be given to families that complete the application and registration process by the February 18 deadline. FLYER

University of Missouri–St. Louis’s six week pre-collegiate STARS program pairs high school students with prominent area scientists to conduct undergraduate-level research. Nearly 30 of this year's STARS participants have been awarded LMI Aerospace Awards for Excellence in Research after presenting their research papers to their peers, parents and project mentors. PRESS RELEASE
University of Missouri–St. Louis philosophy Professor Gualtiero Piccinini takes on some of the tough philosophical questions surrounding the topic in his new book, “Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account.” “Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account” was published by Oxford University Press and is available on the publisher’s website. PRESS RELEASE
Pattonville School District is seeking older adult volunteers who can spend up to one hour a week tutoring a student in kindergarten, first, second or third grade through Pattonville’s OASIS tutoring program. Tutors help children with language skills. A free, two-day training session is required. Pattonville will offer training on Sept. 10 and 11. To volunteer, contact Kelly Gordon in the Pattonville school-community relations office at (314) 213-8025 or kgordon@psdr3.org.
Riverview Gardens School District has reported to Governor Nixon on the progress of the new St. Louis Regional Collaborative for Education Excellence which showed an increased enrollment and decreased student transfer participation in the past two years. Improvements in several areas were also reported showing continued progress for the district, receiving accolades by local superintendents, state and DESE officials. MORE INFO


Lia Weber and Rebecca Zoll with Nate and Christina Bennett and family
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery raised a record amount of almost $120,000 in donations at the 25th annual Celebrity Waiters Night hosted by West County Center. Local celebrities served 800 diners garnering generous donations to support the Nursery’s child abuse prevention programs. PRESS RELEASE
YMCA of Greater St. Louis will be combining with YMCA of Southwest Illinois to become Gateway Region YMCA. The combined association will have 25 locations throughout the bi-state region with branches covering St. Louis City, seven Missouri counties, and six counties in southwestern Illinois. Membership will now include access to all 25 locations. PRESS RELEASE

 

 

 

Blanche Touhill Performing Arts Centers Event Calendar
Christian Hospital Upcoming Events

Challenger Learning Center News & Events
August 2015 Newsletter

Ferguson Times - September 2015
Spotlight on Ferguson - August 24, 2015

FloValley News
Greater North County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter - September 2015

City of Hazelwood Newsletter - Summer 2015

SSM DePaul
Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter - August 2015

Pattonville @ Work - August 28 2015

St. Louis Crisis Nursery Upcoming Events

SSM DePaul
SSM Depaul Health Center Calendar
St. Louis Regional Chamber Event Calendar
Trinity Catholic High School Newsletter - August 2015
University of Missouri-St. Louis Daily - August 2015
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