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Shaw Bucket List Update

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

I wrote this bucket list last July and here’s the update! Italicized items were achieved, bolded items have yet to happen. Who wants to make these dreams a reality with me, particularly #18 or #29? Find me on NextDoor, let’s hang out! 1. Enjoy being able to get to Tower Grove Park without a car. 2. Check out the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market. Read More

Reflections on the Year in Shaw

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

It’s a wonderful and exciting time in the Shaw Neighborhood! We’re about to embark on our 21st Historic Shaw Art Fair filled with excellent art, food, entertainment & fun… The Shaw Neighborhood began the year by joining with Botanical Heights, Tiffany, Forest Park Southeast and Southwest Garden in a collaborative response to the Kresge Arts Initiative. While not being awarded a grant, the joint effort strengthened our relations with the… Read More

Bike Safety Rodeo Comes to Shaw!

By Emma Klues | 3 Comments

Trailnet is bringing another program to Shaw – this time for kids! There will be a Bike Safety Rodeo in the parking lot of Sherman School at 3942 Flad on Sunday, June 2nd from 2-4pm. Bring your bike (but we’ll have a few to borrow) and a helmet if you have one, to make sure it fits perfectly. If you don’t have one, Trailnet will be giving them out as well! Kids, bring a… Read More

Shaw Bike Safety Class!

By Emma Klues | 3 Comments

Save your money, get around by bike! Learn how to ride your bike safely and confidently in traffic. We’ll go over the basics of getting from point A to point B on your bike. Whether you’re headed to work, the grocery store, or riding with the kids to school in the morning, we’ll cover the maneuvers you need to know to get there safely. We’ll even show you how to change a flat tire so… Read More

St. Louis Community Farmer’s Market

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

I’ll be honest, when the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market closes for the season, I’m bummed. But today, I was elated to discover the wonderful St. Louis Community Farmer’s Market, which is held once a month throughout the winter, just over on Arsenal! They are in St. John’s Episcopal Church on 3664 Arsenal (just west of Grand) on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9am-1pm November-April. So mark your calendars for… Read More

Looser Solar Panel Regulations in Shaw Being Considered – Voice Your Opinion!

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

The St. Louis Cultural Resource Office is currently considering a revision of the standards for allowing installation of solar panels in “historical districts.” The revisions will be on the agenda of the Preservation Board at its meeting on January 28, 2013. The current standard is “No Visibility Required” (the panels may not be publicly visible). Under consideration is a new standard of “Visual Compatibility Required,” which allows the solar panels to be visible… Read More

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

For kind of the first time in my life, I have neighbors. And I like it. And sometimes, I can’t stop thinking about it. No, I didn’t grow up on a farm. But I did grow up slightly outside of town (Champaign, IL). And then I went to college, and had short-term temporary neighbors. And then I moved to St. Louis and lived in two different neighborhoods before Shaw. I loved them both, but knowing… Read More

Shaw Neighborhood Bucket List

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

The second blog post of the Community Outreach Committee from our own awesome Emma Klues…   Hey folks! I’m back. It’s now been 4 months and I am loving Shaw just as much as ever. I’m still getting to know the neighborhood and I would like your help in the process. Here’s the start of my personal Shaw neighborhood bucket list. A few of them I just wrote for fun, but I am very eager… Read More

SNIA, SNHC and TGFM

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

You should know the first acronym in the headline as the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association.  The second one is hopefully familiar to residents: Shaw Neighborhood Housing Corporation.  And, the third acronym is where we met a lot of current and future neighbors over the weekend – Tower Grove Farmers Market.  Sean Spencer, SNHC Executive Director (follow him on Twitter), wrote about all the fun, here. Read More

11th Annual Shaw Neighborhood Plant Swap & Sale

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

Dorothy Garden (corner of Thurman and Shenandoah) Saturday, May 12, 11am-1pm This has become a neighborhood event, a great way to meet neighbors, friends, and gardeners and get something new for your garden. It’s the day before Mother’s Day, so maybe you can get a plant for your mom.  Here’s how the swap/sale works:   1. Plant Swap – You bring a plant from your garden and receive a ticket to use to purchase a plant.   2. Read More