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Changing Shaw: What does it mean for SNIA?

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 1 Comment

Posted by 2013-2014 SNIA President, Lawrence Johnson “The only constant is change.” This observation aptly describes the Shaw Neighborhood. Once, Shaw reached from Chouteau Ave. on the north to Magnolia Ave. on the south and from S. Grand Blvd. on the east to “the hill” on the west. After WWII, many of our historic homes were subdivided into boarding houses and apartments. And in 1947, city planning proposed razing parts of Shaw. Read More

St. Margaret of Scotland School Celebrates Youth Art Month

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 1 Comment

-From guest blogger Mary Lisa St. Margaret of Scotland School celebrated Youth Art Month in March with an all-school project led by volunteers of the Art@SMOS program.  Pre-K through 8th grade students learned about site specific environmental art ahead of turning to their school’s exterior walls and fences.  Using trash collected from home and lots of paint, students created flowers from water bottles, yogurt containers, plastic bags and milk jugs.  Over spring break the parent… Read More

Shaw Bucket List Update

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 1 Comment

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 | 1 Comment

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 | 1 Comment

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 | 1 Comment

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 | 1 Comment

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 | 1 Comment

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 | 1 Comment

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 | 1 Comment

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