Monday, October 29, 2012
Check here for a list of safety centers to be hosted by St. Louis County Police, school resource officers and DARE officers on Halloween evening. Children in costumes are desired to stop by for free glow necklaces, balloons and candy.
To provide special protection and attention to young children participating in the traditional costumed Halloween observance on Oct. 31, St. Louis County Police officers once again will host safety centers in the precincts. All of the locations can be identified by the presence of a St. Louis County Police Officer and volunteers. Precinct beat officers, supervisors, neighborhood policing officers, school resource and DARE officers will be assigned to the various locations. Parents are encouraged to take their trick or treaters to the safety center most convenient to them between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Halloween night. Those safety centers include the following locations: City of Fenton Precinct at Riverchase Recreational …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
200 racers spread out over the streets of Fenton for the city's first triathlon.
Dark clouds and lightning at the scheduled 7 a.m. start of the first Fenton Triathlon on Saturday made for an easy decision for race organizers as the outdoor swim portion of the event in the RiverChase of Fenton outdoor pool was dropped. Racers would only compete in a 16.5-mile bike race, followed by a 3.1-mile run, much of it in a steady rain. The elements apparently were no problem for Kevin Zimmerman, 27, of High Ridge, who was the overall winner of the triathlon, traversing the course in 1 hour, 11 minutes and 56 seconds. Justin Davies, 39, of Fenton, placed second with a 1:12:01 time. Mauricio Felix, 35 of O'Fallon, MO was third at 1:13:21. Despite the rainy weather, the temperatures were relatively cool for the racers. And even …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Is minus 10 degrees cold enough for you?
Summer is here, which means most of us will want to retreat to the cool confines of our air-conditioned homes. But staying in your basement all summer playing Attack of the Mutant Space Zombies on the gaming system of your choice isn’t really an option, is it? Patch is here to help, with a list of the coldest things to drink, eat or do in town. So get out of your basement and enjoy a little sun this summer. You’re welcome. Ice House. The headquarters for Vivian International might sound like the coldest place in town, but actually, they just make the coldest freezers in town. Ice House staffers said the coldest freezer they make is used for storing ice cream, which needs to be held at -10 degrees. By comparison, ice cubes only need to be …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
If you ever want to be above it all, here are a few places in Fenton you can do it.
In looking for "high" lights in Fenton, we wanted to capture the view from the top of town, not necessarily the statistically highest physical point (ever try reading a U.S. Geological Survey map?) but some spots that provided largely unobstructed views of the surrounding area. The first stop is Ocello Drive, which is used by Fenton city as the center of town in some of its planning documents. Located atop a hill At the end of Ocello Drive is Nooter/Eriksen, a global supplier of heat recovery systems. Nooter employees may have the best view in town. To the south is the scenic John Fabick Nature Preserve that features a gleaming lake and wooded surroundings. A different sort of countryside is to the northeasteast with a view dominated by …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
With both an outdoor and an indoor pool, RiverChase provides relief from the torrid temperatures.
Located at 990 Horan Drive in Fenton, the RiverChase of Fenton provides space for community activities, sports, and classes throughout the year. In the summertime, one of its best features is the large pool facility, featuring an outdoor and an indoor pool. The pool is open from 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for lap swimming and noon to 8 p.m. for open swim Monday-Friday. Saturdays, lap swimming is available from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and open swimming is available 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays, lap swimming is available from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and open swimming is available 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Daily facility fees are $4 for youth and senior residents, $7 for youth and senior non-residents, $5 for adult residents, $8 for adult non-residents, and $15…
Friday, May 27, 2011
It's a busy weekend in Fenton and High Ridge and the weather is promising to cooperate
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- Dan Barger
Friday, May 27, 2011
With the three-day Memorial Day weekend coming up, and the tradtional start of summer, there are lots of things to do. St. Paul Catholic Parish in Fenton kicks off things early. St. Paul Catholic Parish Homecoming The festivities get underway Friday at 5 p.m. as the two-day homecoming festival celebrates a year that included a New Year's Eve tornado. There will be carnival rides, food and drink booths, games and a variety of bands entertaining the festival-goers. On Saturday the Homecoming begins with a parade at 9:30 a.m. that precedes a full day of activities. Memorial Day Honorarium The City of Fenton Parks and Recreation Department is putting together its annual Memorial Day Honorarium saluting military men and women starting at 10 a.m…
Thursday, March 10, 2011
There are a variety of unique day camp opportunities for children this summer. Sign-ups are going on now as families reserve a spot at popular camps.
St. Louis Soccer Club Camps, #1 Soccer Park Road, Fenton, 314-497-4501 Sign up for their 2011 Spring Development League held from March to May. There are two options for boys and girls ages 3 to 5 years old and 5 to 10 years old. Grant’s Farm Critter Camp, 10501 Gravois Road, Affton, 314-843-1700 Critter Camp is an outdoors camp for kids ages 5 to 11 years old. Take a safari ride, see inside Grant’s cabin, and train your own farm animal during this weeklong camp. Rocking J Ranch, 6722 Bridle Trail Lane, High Ridge, 636-677-7771 Campers are each assigned to a horse and involved in activities such as riding, feeding, grooming and training. Summer camps are for everyone ages 7 and older. RiverChase, (Fenton Parks & Recreation), 990 Horan …
Here are five choices for the weekend if you have the need to Get Out.
ROCKWOOD SUMMIT SAVOR THE FLAVORS 2011 ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE RIVERCHASE HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR LINDBERGH EARLY CHILDHOOD PTO MOUSE RACES JEFF FOXWORTHY, BILL ENGVALL AND LARRY THE CABLE GUY
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Contestants to vie for one-year memberships to the recreation center.
Riverchase of Fenton is seeking teams and individuals to compete in its version of the popular television reality show “The Biggest Loser.” The 7th annual Lose to Win Challenge is an eight-week fitness program in which contestants compete against each other to lose the highest percentage of body weight. The registration deadline for the team challenge, which is for two members of the same household is Feb. 1. The contest begins Feb. 7. Participants competing in the individual challenge, which begins Feb. 14, must register by Feb. 7. Contestants have full use of the recreation center for the duration of the contest and receive a discounted rate on personal training. Unlike “The Biggest Loser” where contestants are put through grueling …
Monday, December 13, 2010
What is the one characteristic that sticks out when you think about your pet?
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- Kelly Sturm
Monday, December 13, 2010
Santa's lap was full at RiverChase in Fenton Saturday as it was a dog day afternoon. People and their pets posed with Santa. We took the opportunity to find out what their dogs mean to them. "My dog Keely is a Jack Russell terrier mix. She is almost a year. The funniest thing she does is jump the couch for squeak toys. She can completely clear it. She will do anything for a squeak toy." -Jim Hubbard, 52 , St. Louis "We call Shelby our angel dog. She is 13 years old and is a Bichon Frise. We inherited her from my sister who died from breast cancer. My mother and I had joint custody of her until my mother passed away last year. Now we have Shelby all of the time and think that she keeps my sister and mom close to us." -Jana Engle, 39…