Saturday, May 25, 2013
Francesca and Frank Blunda, who lived in Fenton after moving back from Italy, recently opened Francesca’s Pizzeria & Italian Ristorante in Freeburg, Ill.
A woman born in Crestwood moves with her family to Sicily, gets married, moves back to Fenton, and decide to run an Italian restaurant together. Sounds pretty ideal, right? Francesca and Frank Blunda opened Francesca’s Pizzeria & Italian Ristorante in Freeburg, Ill. after a year of looking for the perfect space, Belleville News-Democrat reports. “There was no Italian restaurant in Freeburg and that pushed me,” Francesca told the paper. Learn more about the couple's efforts on Belleville News-Democrat.
Since bad storms are currently on everyones mind I thought I would share these photos, blogs Ferd the photographer.
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Monday, May 27 is the time to honor our patriots and welcome the summer. Do you know of additional events? Tell us about them in the comments section.
Memorial Day is a time to commemorate those who have fallen in service to the United States. The official celebration of these heroes began in the 1860s after the Civil War, when wreaths were laid on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers. The practice was fully recognized throughout the existing states by 1890. So, what is the best way to honor the holiday? For those who prefer something traditional to honor the fallen, place wreaths or flowers at war memorials or grave sites. Head to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery to honor veterans. You can participate in the one of the oldest 5K/10K races in the area, the University City Memorial Day Run. Time to party! Host a barbecue, or attend a local fair or festival. The St. Louis…
Stan Musial one of St. Louis’s most legendary baseball figures has added an additional collectible to those desiring to collect items that he owned.
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Before our new graduates leave Fenton and High Ridge to continue their education or join the workforce and military, Patch invites you to share one final piece of advice, wisdom or encouragement with the class of 2013.
The school year has come to a close, and our graduates of the class of 2013 are preparing for the next steps in their lives. Before our Rockwood Summit High School and Lindbergh High School graduates leave for school, work or the military, we want to offer them one last piece of wisdom...from you! Share your thoughts with new grads by posting a "Letter to the Graduates" onPatch. Here's how: First, make sure you have a Patch account by signing up here. Then, log on to our Local Voices blogging platform, where you can instantly publish a blog post with your advice, wisdom and thoughts. Here are some ideas to get you started: If you want to honor the graduate in your life, learn how to post free graduation announcements on Patch. …
Find movie reviews written by Patch blogger Mark Glass and showtimes for theaters in the St. Louis area, including Fenton and High Ridge.
Are you a movie buff? Or maybe you just enjoy the occasional dinner and a movie date? Patch would be thrilled to have you on board as a movie blogger. All you have to do is shoot a quick email to Ryan Martin at email@example.com. The Hangover Part III Patch Blogger Mark Glass: *** Those who have hung with the rather ironically, if not delusionally, dubbed "Wolfpack" through two madcap raunchy adventures will certainly show up for this (promised) final foray into the unintended consequences of guys-being-guys revelries. This time, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha don’t suffer the effects of a bachelor-party-run-amok. They’ve supposedly learned their lessons. The other three are driving Zach to a rehab …
Friday, May 24, 2013
The district will add to its projected $11 million budget deficit with the move to grant increased pay for teachers and administrators.
Learn more about this Fenton business in our Small Business Shout Out.
The following answers were provided by Matt Queen, CEO and co-founder of BandBook.com. If you have a business and want to participate in Patch's Small Business Shout Out, you can fill out the form here. When was the business founded?: February 2010 What kind of services do you offer?: Helping the music community get connected, get organized, and get ahead. Bandbook.com has a suite of FREE tools for bands, venues, managers, and fans. Re-thinking the way the music industry works to make life easier and music better. What's a fact about your business that most customers probably don't know?: Bandbook has bands from all over the world but was started right here in the area! What's your most popular product or service?: The ability for bands to…
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After losing both sons to HLH, a rare blood disorder, Kristin and Justin Akin founded the Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation to help other victims and their families.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. When both sons were diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, Kristin and Justin Akin found themselves living a three-year, nightmarish odyssey. They lost both sons eight months apart, but in the Akin's, a dream was born. They founded the Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation. Recently, Kristin Akin published “Love Trumps Grief,” the true story of the Akin's journey. Here, Kristin shares her goals for the future and what inspires her. Q: What’s a goal you’re trying to achieve right now? A: My husband Justin and I …