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Fenton City Park
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
It floated like a butterfly, but it wasn't one.
It wasn't bothering anyone, but the brightly colored insect that clung to the wall of a pavilion at Fenton City Park attracted a bit of attention from the people who were gathered there for a small business event. Not many people knew what it was, most guessing a butterfly of sorts, but one person identified it correctly, although he didn't specify that it was an Actias luna (Linnaeus), otherwise known as a Luna Moth. The photo shows the lime green moth as it attached itself to the wall of the pavilion at Fenton City Park. Here's a description of the insect from the Missouri Department of Conservation website: "On adults, the overall color is a pale or lime green, with a dark leading edge on the forewings, and a long, tapering tail on the …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Fenton Mayor Dennis Hancock, Missouri Veteran's Commission Chairman John Comerford, American Legion Post 400 and Boy Scout Troop 778 participate in a salute to those who served in the military and died for their country.
Nathan Campeau, videographer It was a warm and muggy Memorial Day morning as Fenton officials and local organizations took time out to honor America's fallen heroes at the Heroes Memorial in Fenton City Park.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Hundreds gathered at Fenton Park's Heroes Memorial on Sunday to pay tribute to the lives lost on 9/11.
"Some of the survivors are lost and can't find their way," said Kevin Whitehead, a St. Louis area resident and 9/11 survivor who told his story to a crowd of several hundred at Heroes Memorial in Fenton City Park on Sunday. Whitehead worked on the 56th floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center and was at his office the day New York was attacked by terrorists. U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Wildwood, also spoke to the crowd about his experience on Sept. 11, 2001. He was in his Washington office on the day of the attacks and said that the significance of America's loss didn't truly sink in until a few days later, when he saw a makeshift memorial honoring the lives lost that day. He was said the memorial was a large sign covered with …
The Heroes Memorial at Fenton City Park will provide a fitting backdrop for the city’s remembrance of the 9/11 attacks.
Fenton is hosting a “September 11 Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony” at 1 p.m., Sunday, at the Hero’s Memorial located in Fenton City Park. The event is free and open to the public. Kevin Whitehead, a survivor of the World Trade Center attack, will be the guest speaker. Whitehead is currently a resident of Richmond Heights, but in September 2001, he worked in New York City for Morgan Stanley on the 56th floor of the south tower. Scouts from Uthoff Valley Elementary will perform a flag ceremony and the Rockwood Summit High School Chamber Choir will sing the National Anthem. Children Y.E.A.H. Kids will lay roses at the memorial and Eagle Scout Joshua Greathouse will play "Taps." The St. Louis County Police Bagpipers will also perform…
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Before heading out to your picnic destination remember food safety. Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.
It’s summer and your vacation budget is busted. What to do? Pack a picnic and take a staycation. Whether you’re taking a picnic to a park, an outdoor concert or to your own backyard, plan the menu and pack food with safety in mind. No matter what the menu remember food safety’s number one rule: Keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot. Here's my top 10 tips to help keep your picnic foods safe. 1:When cooking foods that require chilling allow enough time for them to thoroughly chill before packing them to go. 2: Have enough coolers with enough ice or frozen gel packs to properly store perishable foods like meat, poultry, fish, eggs and salads. 3: Keep cooked foods separated from raw meats and store them in separate coolers. It's also a good …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A Memorial Day ceremony at Fenton's Heroes memorial paid homage to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
Retired Marine Col. Dan R. Mater led nearly 200 people Monday in a remembrance of fallen soldiers at the Fenton Heroes Memorial in Fenton City Park. "Freedom isn't free. There is a tremendous cost involved," Mater said. "We must make sure the youth of Fenton understand the sacrifices of our hometown heroes." His words on Memorial Day both exalted the heroes that America's military has become, but also celebrated the idea that they also were just ordinary citizens. "The many men and women we honor today are no better than any of us, but circumstances chose them," he said. Mater was born and raised in Fenton, attending St. Paul Catholic school, and Eureka High School before moving on to college and a 30-year military career that ended with a…
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Marine Col. Dan R. Mater, a Fenton native, is the special guest speaker at the Memorial Day Honorarium at the Heroes Memorial in Fenton City Park.
Marine Col. Dan R. Mater grew up in Fenton and attended St. Paul Catholic School and Eureka High School but since then, he's been all over the world. On Memorial Day, Col. Mater will return to Fenton to be the special guest speaker at an honorarium at the Fenton Heroes Memorial in Fenton City Park in a ceremony to recognize the sacrifices made by U.S. military men and women who have fought for our freedom. The Memorial Day Honorarium begins at 10 a.m. Monday. It is presented by Boy Scout Troop 778 and produced by the City of Fenton Parks and Recreation Department. St. Louis Bread Co., in Fenton, and Brix-Kruse-Grimm Florist are sponsors. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Refreshments will be provided. Col. Mater has had a …
Sunday, January 9, 2011
No major incidents reported; city cleanup is complete.
A trio of possible looters and a scam artist working the city are the only significant incidents reported since a tornado touched down in Fenton last week, officials said. The city’s Public Works Department has completed its cleanup of public areas near the neighborhoods and in Fenton City Park, and all that remains now is for private insurance to kick in for residents affected by the Dec. 31 storm. St. Louis County Police Fenton Precinct Commander Capt. Jeff Bader said three men were issued summonses for trespassing in the early morning hours of Jan. 2 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Bader said the three were “planning to steal copper from the roof” when officers spotted them. “They’re on the parking lot when one of my guys sees them,” …