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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

Helping Hands Grant Application for 2012

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

Deadline is June 25th. We’re looking to support organizations that serve the Shaw community. Any questions? e-mail Jenny Gerstner at shawneighborhood at sbcglobal dot net or myself at eric at shawstlouis dot org. Or, call the SNIA office at 314-771-3101. Eric Vineyard 2012 SNIA President Helping Hands GA… Read More

It Takes Two Months

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

As promised…our first guest blog post sponsored by the Community Outreach Committee of SNIA. Thank you thank you, Emma!   -Laura **************************************************************************************************************************** Sometimes when I meet other people who are, like myself, not from St. Louis, they express that they have felt challenged to feel at home here. For me, it could not be more the opposite. After 5 years of city living, I feel a stronger sense of homeness, ownership, pride and celebration than I… Read More

Guest Posts

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

One of the goals of SNIA’s new Outreach Committee is to increase the number of voices you hear from, regarding our organization’s initiatives. That has always been our intention with the blog, but putting that into practice was challenging. I’m pleased to announce that Outreach is implementing a Guest Post initiative, which will incorporate a variety of guest voices: people with a stake in the neighborhood, who may or may not have official ties to… Read More

Shaw Becomes Healthier

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

Want a fresh salad with your dinner or just realized you ran out of grapes?  Shaw residents can soon run down to the corner store for those items.  A new initiative called “The St. Louis Healthy Corner Store Project” has selected Regal Food III, at Shaw and Klemm, to participate in this program.  It seeks to promote healthy eating habits for neighborhood residents by partnering with store owners, community leaders, and organizations in a comprehensive… Read More

And, we’re back…

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

Some odds and ends: 1) The new shawartfair.org website is live!  Special thanks to David Ray for his hard work.  Look for a revamped shawstlouis.org site, soon! 2) We have a slew of new and returning committees that could use your support, wherever you feel led to serve: website/communications, membership, outreach, art fair, dog park, marketing/public relations, beautification, safety/security. 3) We continue to enjoy a strong working relationship with our friends at the… Read More

Food Truck Friday and Art Fair Recruitment

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 3 Comments

It’s what’s become a monthly Tower Grove Park tradition, Sauce Magazine hosts Food Truck Friday.  We’ve written about it a few times, here.  The Beacon, did a fantastic job of it, here.  The food fun starts at 4PM, lasts ’til 8 (or whenever the trucks run out), and is a great excuse to get neighbors together.  It’s also a nice way to bring non-Shaw-ites to our neighborhood, and show them one of so many… Read More