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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

Supa’ Fresh Veggie Mobile

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City Greens’ Supa’ Fresh Veggie Mobile rolls up on 39th and Russell every Wednesday morning from 9 to 11 AM.  Read more about it, from our friends at the Shaw Housing Corporation, and check it out this morning. Read More

A Tip Of The Hat To Shaw Resident Teri Merideth

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Teri was recently featured in this Post-Dispatch Editorial, on behalf of the United Way Choir.  To those who know Teri as your child’s one-time music teacher, the fact that she leads this volunteer choir should surprise no one.  Last year, she retired from St. Margaret of Scotland School, but now works for The Muny.  Still, others know Teri as the Merideth family matriarch – wife of former SNIA President John –… Read More

More On Citizen Patrols – from KMOV-TV 4

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In light of this weekend’s workshop, I’ve been asked how the proposed Shaw safety model will work.  This story from Channel 4 does a great job of showing how Lafayette Square started the model, and how Dutchtown and Tower Grove South are implementing it. I hope to see all of you this Saturday 10AM at The Word at Shaw (4265 Shaw Ave.). Read More

Tower Grove Park Hosts Sauce Magazine’s First Food Truck Friday

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Rarely do three words have the potential to elicit so much joy from so many people.  And yet, here they are:  Food.  Truck.  Fridays. Worked, didn’t it? The weekly event is hosted by Sauce Magazine, and will feature food trucks galore from local vendors.  And, yes, the kickoff is This Friday, June 10th at Tower Grove Park, along Southwest Drive.  A closer look at this map shows that diners will enjoy their fare… Read More

New ShawTalk Guidelines

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Last month, the SNIA Board of Directors, with the consent of ShawTalk’s fearless moderator, Dave Lloyd, approved a set of guidelines for the listserv.  The objective was simple: define ShawTalk’s mission, put in writing some common-sense framework for all to keep in mind, and support the listserv (and Dave) with enforcement. This made sense, especially after the city stopped providing e-mail services through MOREnet and ShawTalk made its transition to a Google Group.  In essence,… Read More