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An Eye for Shaw: Pinxit Photography

By Lorilise Scarborough | No Comments

Faces with in-love-for-keeps smiles and look-at-what-I-did smiles and I-am-just-me smiles grin at me from the window of Pinxit Photography on Shenandoah. From across the street, one’s eyes are drawn to these beaming, glowing, beautiful faces – there to cause one’s own smile in response, as the magic of a moment has been captured for all posterity by Shaw business owner and photographer, Raquita Henderson. Upon meeting Ms. Henderson for the first time, there is… Read More

Love Your Neighborhood

By Emma Klues | No Comments

Hey Shaw Residents! Looking for some ways to celebrate your love of Shaw? We have 3 ideas for you! 1) Who wants to volunteer at the festival of FUN on South Grand on Saturday, September 20th? Best part – they are making buttons that say “ask me about my neighborhood” so we can praise Shaw while serving food or picking up trash or whatever you choose. Click the link to sign up online to volunteer, it should be… Read More

2014 Helping Hands Grant Recipients

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | No Comments

SNIA is happy to announce the following recipients of the 2014 Shaw Helping Hands Grants. ARTS@SMOS: supporting parent-led & volunteer faculty, creative arts programming for K-8 students at St. Margaret of Scotland School Cornerstone Center for Early Learning: diaper service for enrolled preschoolers Isaiah 58 Ministries: health education and examinations to uninsured/underinsured women in the neighborhood The Micah Program at SLU: sponsorship of a Halloween Party for neighborhood youth at Mullanphy Elementary School Mental Health… Read More

Spotlight on Shaw: Nicole McCormack

By Lorilise Scarborough | No Comments

The Art of Restituo Photo credit: Lynn Terry Photography Appointed to the corner of Shenandoah and Thurman Avenues, Restituo has more of a tucked-in sensibility situated as it is in Shaw. This paradox is telling as the interior simultaneously provides a relaxing environment and an atmosphere of frenetic energy. “It’s the New York Minute mentality.” owner, Nicole McCormack provides. The St. Louis entrepreneur yearns for her regular clientele to enter the restaurant verbally rapid-firing,… Read More

Join Shaw’s Safety Committee!

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Shaw Residents! The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA) has a Safety Committee that would love your participation. Paul Fehler is leading the charge and is looking for 3-5 more individuals to commit 30 minutes per month. The main task is to adopt the Neighborhood Ownership Model used by the city, which includes 3 main activities:   1) Citizens on Patrol, also known as walking around the neighborhood; 2) Court watch, also known as writing letters… Read More

Spotlight on Shaw: Birdie’s Voice

By Lorilise Scarborough | No Comments

A first meeting with long-time Shaw resident Birdie Chandler will leave one with two impressions, regardless of the conversation. The first is immediate. It is that deep, mellifluous voice, captivating due to the cadence, soothing due to pitch. Were you to close your eyes and listen to Ms. Chandler speaking, you might believe you were listening to poet and activist, Maya Angelou. Consequently, I always think of Angelou when I speak with Birdie… Read More

Public Transit in Shaw

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Have you ever taken the bus or train to get around town? I barely ever use a car so I consider myself somewhat of an expert on our incredible public transportation system here in St. Louis and Shaw is a prime spot to try it! First of all, let’s talk about options. We have many bus routes nearby, depending on where you’re going. The nearest Metrolink train station is on Grand over the train yards,… Read More

Operation Brightside Blitz a Success in Shaw!

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | No Comments

From guest blogger Dmitriy Kabargin: Operation Blitz this past weekend was a great event. It was my second year participating and it was very exciting to see many neighbors come out. Events like this are very rewarding: you get to know and bond with your neighbors, get free exercise and you can see results of your work in beautiful clean alleys every day when you drive home. Like last… Read More

Helping Hands Grants – Application Period Now Open!

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Every year, the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association awards small grants to nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life in the Shaw Neighborhood. Helping Hands grants are made possible by proceeds from the Historic Shaw Art Fair. Helping Hands grants have been awarded in the past to organizations that address gaps in art, education, environmental issues, youth programs and development, and… Read More

Shaw Dog Park Resurfacing Request for Proposals

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The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association is seeking proposals and bids for the resurfacing of the Shaw Dog Park. Proposals must be submitted by June 16th to snia@shawstlouis.org. For any technical questions, please contact Mary Walbridge at rxmom@sbcglobal.net Download the RFP… Read More