Monday, December 31, 2012
The year 2012 is just about in the books, let's look back at the most-read stories on St. Peters Patch.
Today is the last day of 2012 so let's look back. It was a busy year in St. Peters and on St. Peters Patch. Crime stories were among the most popular with readers, but not always. Snow that never really came was a huge story on the site. Let's take some time to look back on the five most popular stories from the last 12 months.
New Year's Eve is champagne's time to shine.
Maryland Heights residents will soon be ringing in the New Year, a time when champagnes and sparkling wines rule the drink menu. Choices of these great sparklers can be overwhelming, so let's review which ones may be best for your New Year's Eve dinner or celebration. Generally speaking, people refer to all sparkling wines as champagne. Actually, the only wines that can be called champagne are the ones that are produced in the Champagne region of France, hence the name. Wines produced outside this region of France are called by different names. The primary grapes used to produce champagne are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. There are now only five family-owned champagne houses in France, and Laurent-Perrier is the largest of …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Jami Patterson's son was born Wednesday afternoon at Mercy Hospital St. Louis at 12:12 p.m.
A Creve Coeur hospital with a habit of births that would make numerologists happy have another reason to take note of what happened at Mercy Hospital St. Louis Wednesday. Jami Patterson's son Grant, her second child, was born at 12:12 p.m. on December 12, 2012, according to a hospital spokeswoman. He weighed in at 6 lbs 8 oz. The family lives in St. Peters. As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, 18 babies have been born on 12/12/2012 at the hospital, including Kingston Lee Behnen, of Crestwood, who was born straight up at noon (12 p.m.) and weighed in at 8 lbs and 4 oz, according to a hospital statement.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Mayor Len Pagano and aldermen Jerry Hollingsworth and Patrick Barclay will be running unopposed in the 2012 General Election.
As the clock ticked past 5 p.m. in St. Peters the filing period for the 2012 General Election in April is now closed. The St. Peters Board of Aldermen will certify the results at 5 p.m. Thursday after a return from a long recess, but with filing closed the candidates are pretty much set in stone. The result is only two of the five races will be contested. The election will take place April 3, 2012, with the following field of candidates: In Ward 1 incumbent Rocky Reitmeyer will be facing off against Dolores Sherman. Sherman tried for the Ward 1 spot last spring, but came up short in a race against eventual winner Dave Thomas and John Scherr. Sherman picked up just 55 votes and placed third in the race. The biggest race of 2012 looks to be…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Colts' sophomore scores 20 to lead Parkway Central past the Lady Lions.
A strong performance from sophomore Christie Bergesh paced the Parkway Central Lady Colts in their lopsided 55-24 non-conference win over the Fort Zumwalt East Lady Lions on Jan. 3 at Zumwalt East. Bergesh finished the contest with 20 points. “I started out rough with the fouling,” Bergesh said. “We were all a little rough on the fouling, but then we picked it up. Rebounding helped my points a lot. It gave me a lot of second chances and it also helped that I hit my free throws.” The Lady Colts established a 6-0 lead in the early minutes behind baskets from Alyssa Waitz, Bergesh, and Chelsy Gibson, but Zumwalt East fought back. Nicole Taylor’s two free throws at the 3:22 mark tied the game up at six points. Parkway held a slim 10-8 lead …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Filing for the 2012 April General Election ends Jan. 17.
St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano may not have to do much campaigning in his bid for re-election. Three weeks after the filing period opened, and just two weeks before the period closes, Pagano is currently running unopposed. Early on, he's not the only one. Filing for the April 2012 General Election began on Dec. 12, 2011, and so far three of the five races have just one candidate. As of 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, the following people have filed for office. With two weeks still left to go before filing closes, the races could still change. Roberts, the current Board president, said in December he fully intends to run for re-election, but didn't throw his hat into the ring until Tuesday afternoon. With Roberts filing, the Ward 3 race is shaping up …
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
There are things happening all over St. Peters every day, and it's impossible for one person to know about all of them. You can help make this site a better representation of what's going on in the community by adding the events you know about to our calendar–for free. The video above explains how it works, and it's incredibly easy. Here's a step-by-step: If you have trouble posting an event or have questions, email stpeters(at)patch.com.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Lifestyle change, not a diet, will help keep the weight off.
Every year, people make a New Year's resolution to lose weight. It's no wonder, considering statistics show that more than half of all Americans are considered overweight or obese. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows Missourians are collectively getting fatter each year. The facts The voice of experience St. Louis County resident Sandy York said she lost 50 pounds over two years, going from 198 to 146. “I know it sounds trite, but I just exercised and watched what I ate,” York said. “I found out after the fact that stairs are not only good cardio, but will also help stabilize your core, leading to a flatter stomach.” York said she occasionally does push-ups and sit-ups on a stability ball, and she tries to…
Saturday, December 31, 2011
A look back at some memorable Web videos from the world of Missouri politics.
It’s hard to believe, but 2011 is only a few short days away from ending, and the natural human inclination is to engage in retrospection. As is the case near the end of December, it’s hard to pick a particular issue or event that defined an entire year. In particular, 2011 featured fierce fights over redistricting, a devastating tornado in Joplin, delicate political maneuvering and a large dose of presidential politics heading into 2012. And even though 2011 was a nonelection year for most folks, there were still some notable contests that caught some interest. While the written word is a tremendous way to capture these moments, the Internet produced alternatives to informing the populace. Since 2007, I’ve been using the magical medium of…