Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Also, a former Arnold Councilman says city's use of red light cameras violates state law, and a Chesterfield Cardinal's fan's home is shrine to the Redbirds.
Here's a roundup of what we're working on regionally. Lindbergh School District Pays Tribute to Bob Spiegelman: Patch posts a tribute here from district officials, after a standout band director's death Sunday. Hay: Arnold's Red-Light Cameras Violate State Law: Former councilman and founder of an anti-red-light camera system website says Arnold ordinance does not report violators to Department of Revenue. Chesterfield Sports Its Own Home of the Cardinals: Longtime Cardinals fan Pat Whittenberg showcases her love for the team by making her home a shrine to the Redbirds. Church to Read Bible Cover to Cover in Three Days: Our Savior Lutheran Church Pastor Loney Eatherton receives enthusiastic response to an unusual proposal.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Robert Spiegelman, leader of the Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band, dies following weeks of treatments for lymphoma. He led the band in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day.
Robert Spiegelman, the longtime director of the Lindbergh High School Marching Band, died Sunday following a long battle with cancer. He was 54. He never let the parade pass him by. Mr. Spiegelman was a tireless promoter of the high school's Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band, leading it to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA twice, in 2005 and again on New Year's Day this year. The weeklong Rose Parade trip at the end of 2010 was an especially poignant journey for Mr. Spiegelman who, despite suffering from lymphoma, was determined to make the trip to Pasadena and march alongside his band on New Year's Day. It was a personal triumph that he was able to walk almost all of the 5.5-mile parade route. "During the week's activities, …
Monday, January 24, 2011
Bob Spiegelman enjoys the support of friends, family and fellow band directors in his battle against cancer.
Friends and fellow band directors are rallying around Bob Spiegelman, the Lindbergh High School band director of 18 years, in his battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma, which has come back a second time. After a few days at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston he is back in St. Louis and ready to start treatment. Spiegelman found out the stem cell treatment he was hoping to have would have to be postponed until the lymphoma is gone. “It was tough hearing that,” he said. Kurt Bauche, longtime friend of Spiegelman and band director at Farmington (MO) High School, created a Caring Bridge Web site so Spiegelman’s friends can receive medical updates. “Bob comes to Farmington to get a taste of ‘the country,’ cutting firewood, then sitting in the hot …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The New Year's Day performance and the week-long series of events leading up to its appearance in the 122nd Tournament of Roses Parade is described as the "experience of a lifetime."
The grand trip is over. The marching is done. The music has all been played. The sightseeing is finished. The Disneyland visit is over. For members of the Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band, the parade has passed them by. But the memories remain. The New Year's Day appearance in the the 122nd Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, themed “Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories," was a dream come true for the band, their parents and the band directors . . . and they are still talking about it. "I was just so proud of the kids," said band director Robert Spiegelman. The week-long Rose Parade trip and was an especially poignant journey for Spiegelman who, despite suffering from lymphoma, managed to walk almost all of …