Shaw Neighborhood

2nd Annual Shaw Small Business Night

By Stephanie Herbers | 2 Comments

Join us for the 2nd Annual Shaw Small Business Night Friday June 15 from 6-8pm! Home-based vendors will set up in Wild Carrot and businesses will be open throughout the neighborhood! Businesses participating include: Arch Apparel Bailey’s Range Belly Dance with Nisaa Bonboni Home & Gift Co. Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery City Farm STL LLC City House… Read More

Tree Canopy Assessment & Recent Removal

By Emma Klues | 2 Comments

The removal plan to combat the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer in the City of St. Louis began in 2015 and will take about seven years to complete. There are many Ash trees in our tree lawns (the space between the sidewalk and the street), which are the responsibility of the City’s Forestry Division to maintain. For many residents it was shocking to see a large number of these trees being removed on their… Read More

Featured Artist: Kaeko Maehata

By Margaret Johnson | 2 Comments

Kaeko Maehata has had a strong artistic instinct since she was a child. She started out drawing and creating with her hands, and continued to develop professionally as an artist at Kanazawa Art College in her native country of Japan. The artist has experience painting, sculpting, sawing, weaving, beading, and much, much more. There is one art form, however, keeps Kaeko continuously captivated- glass. Kaeko has called herself a glass artist since 1992. “Glass… Read More

An Eye for Shaw: Pinxit Photography

By Lorilise Scarborough | 2 Comments

Faces with in-love-for-keeps smiles and look-at-what-I-did smiles and I-am-just-me smiles grin at me from the window of Pinxit Photography on Shenandoah. From across the street, one’s eyes are drawn to these beaming, glowing, beautiful faces – there to cause one’s own smile in response, as the magic of a moment has been captured for all posterity by Shaw business owner and photographer, Raquita Henderson. Upon meeting Ms. Henderson for the first time, there is… Read More

Join Shaw’s Safety Committee!

By Emma Klues | 2 Comments

Shaw Residents! The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA) has a Safety Committee that would love your participation. Paul Fehler is leading the charge and is looking for 3-5 more individuals to commit 30 minutes per month. The main task is to adopt the Neighborhood Ownership Model used by the city, which includes 3 main activities:   1) Citizens on Patrol, also known as walking around the neighborhood; 2) Court watch, also known as writing letters… Read More

Spotlight on Shaw: Birdie’s Voice

By Lorilise Scarborough | 2 Comments

A first meeting with long-time Shaw resident Birdie Chandler will leave one with two impressions, regardless of the conversation. The first is immediate. It is that deep, mellifluous voice, captivating due to the cadence, soothing due to pitch. Were you to close your eyes and listen to Ms. Chandler speaking, you might believe you were listening to poet and activist, Maya Angelou. Consequently, I always think of Angelou when I speak with Birdie… Read More

Shaw Bucket List Update

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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

St. Louis Community Farmer’s Market

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 2 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