Sunday, November 25, 2012
The ripple effects of the collapse of Hostess Brands hit Patch towns around St. Louis as employees lost their jobs last week.
If your company said it must cut wages and benefits or it will go out of business, would you believe it? That is really at the crux of the drama that played out over the 10 days surrounding Hostess Brands, the makers of iconic bakery names such as Twinkies, Ho-Hos and Wonder Bread. That drama hit close to home in the days leading up to the Thanksgiving weekend when stores in Manchester and St. Charles that sell Hostess foods abruptly closed their doors, leaving employees wondering what would happen next. That came after news that the company could not come to terms with its bakers union. Without an agreement over 8 percent cuts in wages and 17 percent cuts in benefits, the company said, it would have to shutter its doors and liquidate the …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Several local companies are available to hang Christmas lights on your house. They take them down after the holidays are over, too.
For some families, "decking the halls with boughs of holly" is a warm and fuzzy Christmas tradition, with all family members participating in decorating the Christmas tree and otherwise putting out all of the home holiday decorations. But there's not a lot of fa-la-la-la-la-ing" involved for the person standing on a metal extension ladder on a cold and windy day, untangling stubborn strands of Christmas lights and attaching them to the gutters. Some companies have made a business out of a sometimes irritable task of stringing Christmas lights on your home. Green Print Lawncare is a Barnhart lawn service company in the spring and summer, but it hangs lights during the holiday season as a way to make money and to keep it's lawn service work …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Crafts and arts store to take over former Green House Market location.
Pat Dreyer, of Fenton, had never painted yellow lines on a parking lot before Monday, but she seemed to have mastered the job on the lot at 313 Gravois Road in Olde Towne, laying down fresh parking lanes on the lot serving a new arts and crafts business called Gilded Crafts. While Dreyer was rolling on the yellow paint, several others were busy with the inside work of laying floors, power washing the basement and applying fresh paint to the interior of the building that most recently ws the site of the Green House Market. More information to come as this business prepares itself as the newest Olde Towne enterprise.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Here's our weekly look at who's hiring in and around Fenton.
Here are 10 local job opportunities we found this week. To find more job openings or post a position, visit our classifieds section. Who’s Hiring: Arsenal Credit Union Who’s Hiring: Kohl's Who’s Hiring: J.C. Penney Who’s Hiring: UPS Store Who’s Hiring: Papa John's Who’s Hiring: Jiffy Lube Who’s Hiring: Gotsch intermediate School Who’s Hiring: PNC Bank Who’s Hiring: The Tile Shop Who’s Hiring: Panera
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The familiar pink elephant at the Gas 'n' Stuff store on Highway 141 and Schneider Drive, in Fenton, will soon have a new pink coat.
If you ever need to spackle a pink elephant, Rusty Smith is your guy. Smith, who does painting and other work for Suzie Paints, a Fenton company, was busy Friday afternoon doing prep work on the giant pink landmark at the Gas 'n' Stuff service station and convenience store at 2599 Missouri Highway 141, in Fenton, at Schneider Drive, near Highway 21. It's been four years since the elephant got a fresh coat of pink and the weather has taken a toll, Smith said. The freeze-thaw cycle has caused some paint to buckle and chip and hailstones have caused numerous dings and pockmarks on the pink elephant's head and back. Smith used a loose spackling compound to fill in the imperfections before a new coat of pain is applied. It's not every day you …
Friday, November 2, 2012
BreadCo is asking for a variance to lower the number of queuing spaces required for a drive-though facility.
The St. Louis Bread Company is seeking a variance from zoning requirements that would allow it to add a drive-through facilty at it's Fenton bakery/cafe at 453 Old Smizer Mill Road. Core States Group, representing Panera Bread, LLC. (known as Saint Louis Bread Company locally) has petitioned the City of Fenton seeking a reduction to seven spaces from the 10 spaces called for in Fenton zoning regulations for drive-through facilities. The Fenton Board of Adjustment is expected to hear the variance request at its Nov. 19 meeting. If the variance is approved, Core States will need to request a special use permit to reduce the number of parking spaces called for in the Fenton zoning code. That meeting will be on Dec. 4. The request then would …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Patch is looking for experts who can talk teeth and offer their expertise this week.
This week on Halloween, kids across the nation will go from house-to-house with one goal: Fill their bags with as much candy as possible. Since an abundance of sugary treats will most likely invade our homes the next few days, we want to discuss healthy teeth and dental hygiene. We want to find the answers to all your dental questions this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local dentist or consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to email@example.com. We need experts to answer …