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Helping Hands Grant Application for 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

Sweet Art’s Cbabi Bayoc Profiled in Beacon

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Cbabi Bayoc is known in many circles these days.  Nationally-renown St. Louis-based artist, and co-proprietor of Sweet Art (also nationally renown, thanks to the New York Times), just to name a couple.  But, the two roles he treasures most: husband and father. Bayoc is exhibiting in the Point of Departure show at the Regional Arts Commission through July 24th.  The Beacon’s profile shows how his passion for dads in general, and African-American… Read More

Shaw To Be Featured In New St. Louis Beacon Series

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In the St. Louis Beacon’s tradition of in-depth reporting, Shaw will be featured as part of a series on how the City’s decline in population doesn’t tell the whole story.  I, for one, am anxious to see what it shows – though many of us have our guesses.  The fact is, our neighborhood has seen significant and continuous investment, even now, while we’re in the midst of one of the worst housing markets in our… Read More