Author Archives: Emma Klues

Tree Canopy Assessment & Recent Removal

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The removal plan to combat the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer in the City of St. Louis began in 2015 and will take about seven years to complete. There are many Ash trees in our tree lawns (the space between the sidewalk and the street), which are the responsibility of the City’s Forestry Division to maintain. For many residents it was shocking to see a large number of these trees being removed on their… Read More

Landscaping RFP

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The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association is seeking bids for landscaping work at several locations in the neighborhood. This request is for the remainder of 2016. If you or someone you know is interested in bidding, please click here to download the full RFP (Word document). Deadline: August 12, 2016 Contact Patrick McEvoy with any inquiries or clarification of this Request for Proposal or to schedule a time to walk through the work requested. Read More

SNIA Seeks Community Feedback

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The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA) is seeking responses from Shaw residents for a ten day period prior to their April 18th Board of Directors meeting on a potential development in the neighborhood. Background on this matter as follows: On Jul. 28, 2015, the Community Development Administration (CDA), in conjunction with Alderman Steve Conway, sent out a request for proposals (RFP) concerning the property at 3901-05 Shaw (the former Salamah’s Market, Shaw and 39th), with responses due Jan. 30,… Read More

Youth Committee & Pixel Press

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This November Youth Committee hosted a video game workshop on Shaw Boulevard for the Youth Advisory Council. The company that joined us was Pixel Press, a local start-up company that is finding much national success. The kids got to partake and learn about the brand new game Bloxels. Bloxels uses the combination of hands-on toys with video games. Robin Rath, of Pixel Press, showed us how to build video characters and screens on a board… Read More

Spotlight on Shaw: Zee Bee Market

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You don’t have to go far to find another unique perspective in this neighborhood. This latest one comes from Shaw resident and South Grand business owner Julio Zegarra-Ballon. Julio opened a shop on South Grand between Wyoming and Humphrey last fall, full of beautiful Fair Trade, hand-crafted goods from around the globe. I personally found a purse there right when they opened and have used it literally every single day since. Score! Julio, who moved… Read More

Tackling Hard Topics

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Are you interested in tackling the hard topics facing our community and the world today? Want to get to know some neighbors and hear diverse perspectives? Here’s what your Shaw neighbors are organizing: SNIA’s Community Conversations Sunday, March 15   4-6pm The Word at Shaw – 4265 Shaw Blvd We are continuing our Shaw Conversations in 2015. Join us for the first of what we envision as many opportunities… Read More

Parking: A Collaborative Adventure

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Life in St. Louis City is both wonderful and sometimes challenging. But, the challenges can be reduced in magnitude when we all remember to be kind and respectful to one another. Photo Credit: Paul Sableman via Flickr Have you ever visited another city and driven around and around… Read More

Shaw & Tell

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Have you heard of our Shaw & Tell series? With 6,800 residents in Shaw, we know there is a wealth of knowledge, skills, and diverse experiences within our neighborhood. In September 2014, we started organizing free or low-cost events where Shaw residents demo a skill or share an experience. We hope this is an opportunity where you can learn something new while connecting with neighbors. We… Read More

#Shaw

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Check back here to continue to see people sharing their perspectives on the Historic Shaw Neighborhood. We are not without our challenges, but our community is standing strong together. [View the story “#Shaw” on Storify]… Read More

Healing in Shaw

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of a resident who was shot last night in Shaw. The loss of a human life, no matter the circumstance, leaves us all with heavy hearts. A Peace Vigil and a Prayer Vigil are scheduled for tonight, October 9th, to begin the process of healing. More information on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Shaw.Saint.Louis. There are large-scale, long-term issues at hand. While incidents like this… Read More