Posted by Pamela Wucher on October 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment
Please Join MVNA for its final meeting of the year. We welcome new and established neighbors. Meet your NSO’s and Alderman, stay for an open conversation about the future of Marine Villa’s neighborhood association. Currently seeking leaders of the community to join the board in 2013.
6:30 pm – NSO, Police and Alderman reports
7:00 pm- Open discussion about the upcoming year in MV- your input is vital.
Date & Place: Monday October 22nd at Monroe Elementary (cafeteria). 3641 Missouri
Posted by Pamela Wucher on September 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment
While the summer was harsh to our gardens, Brightside St. Louis has been kind. Thanks to the efforts of Resident Betty Moore, Chippewa Broadway Bussiness Association and Marine Villa have been awarded a generous Neighbors Naturescaping grant to beautify the intersection of Chippewa Broadway Jefferson. This is what visitors first see when traveling north on Broadway entering the neighborhoods of Marine Villa, Gravios Park, Benton Park and Benton Park West. Come have fun and play in the dirt for a while!
Starting tomorrow we will have workdays for the next 4 saturdays from 9am until noon each week.
Hope you all made it through the heat of the summer and are now enjoying the cool nights. Our October meeting is approaching quickly, which is also the yearly elections. All positions are currently open.
After 5 years on the board I will be stepping down this year. That doesn’t mean I plan on disappearing but it is time to pass the torch. I have enjoyed leading this community for the last several years and being involved with the beautification of the neighborhood. I have learned so much from each of you,it has truly been a wonderful experience. Unfortunately due to other commitments I will be unable to serve at this level for 2013.
Please let your neighbors know about National Night Out 2012. In years past, many blocks held individual block parties for NNO but in 2012, we are uniting three neighborhoods in Benton Park for one night of FOOD, FREE MUSIC and FREE ENTERTAINMENT. National Night Out is all about bringing communities together and we are doing just that with 3 of the Cherokee neighborhoods! Again, please let your neighbors know about this event. We need your help in making this a success and it’s especially crucial to let those without internet access know about NNO!
Please join us tonight for Marine Villa’s Quarterly neighborhood meeting.
6:30pm- meet and greet- this is your time to discuss neighborhood issues with your NSO, Alderman and Police officers.
7pm- Special guest speaker: Representitive of Peter & Paul Community Services. Come hear about plans to turn the old Garfiled School located at Wisconsin and Jefferson into a facility to help end Homelessness in our community.
Where: Monroe Elementary School 3641Missouri Ave. Enter from the Playground, meeting will be held in the gymnasium.
Looking forward to seeing you all tonight!
Demolitions have received a fair amount of publicity as of late in St. Louis; ranging from the success of the ‘Save Del Taco’ campaign to the pending loss of the Pevely Dairy Complex. Add another battle to the list with 3600 South Jefferson, located in the 20th Ward in the Marine Villa neighborhood, facing the possibility of demolition. Landmarks Association has shed some light on the significance of the building, what is proposed for the site and what Cherokee People and anyone else with concerns can do to make their voices heard. Special thanks to their organization for bringing this to the attention of our people.
Posted by Pamela Wucher on October 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment
Please Join us this Monday, October 24th for the last general meeting of 2011.
Time: 6:30 meet and greet, one on one with your alderman, NSO and Police Officers
Where: Monroe Elementary School- 3641 Missouri Ave. meeting to be held in Gym-(enter from playground)
On the Agenda:
7pm-guest speaker: District Director Jim McHugh, representing Russ Carnahan, will speak about transportation and streets. Specifically addressing improvements to So. Broadway and potential funding available for 2012.
Broadway is a vital thoroughfare effecting many of the surrounding communities, please join Marine Villa for this special presentation and learn how you can be a part of the South Broadway Movement!
Posted by Pamela Wucher on September 22, 2011 | Leave a Comment
After a summer break from the normal format of our general meetings, we are back for 2 very important meetings to end the year.
Please join us Monday September 26th at Monroe elementary located at 3641 Missouri Ave. We will convene in the school gymnasium this month. Please enter through the front entrance and proceed up and then down the stairs ahead of you.
6:30-7pm- an opportunity to have conversations with your Alderman, NSO and Community Outreach Officer.
7pm-8pm- general meeting.
We will be accepting nominations for the 2012 Board at the September meeting. Nominations must be submitted by October 6th. Submit electronically to email@example.com
Great Rivers Greenway is hosting an Open House to present their proposal for the south expansion of the Riverfront trail. Please attend one of 2 sessions to provide input and hear how this trail system will benefit your neighborhood. This multi-use, non-motor trail will serve the neighborhoods of Carondolet, Downtown, Lemay, Marine Villa, Mount Pleasant, Patch and Soulard connecting you to the regions trail system. 2 sessions are available: Wednesday September 7th at Southern Commercial Bank 5515 South Grand and Thursday Sept 8th at Metropolitan Community Church 1919 Broadway. come anytime between 5:30 and 7:30pm. Your Neighborhood is about to get even better!
Just a reminder, there will not be a general meeting held tonight for the Marine Villa Neighborhood association. Meetings will resume in September at Monroe Elementary, 4th Monday of the Month.
This Saturday August 27th will be a fun filled day at the Historic Firehouse located at 3867 S. Broadway.
Open Air Market will be held from 9am until 2pm. Various vendors from around the city will be showcasing their treasures from handmade jewelry and ceramics to vintage finds. BBQ will also be available from a local street vendor to fill your stomach while checking out all the great items.
Just a reminder: Instead of a general meeting this month, Marine Villa Neighborhood Association will host a neighborhood summer BBQ at the historic firehouse on South Broadway. We will have picnic tables set up outside but feel free to bring your own lawn chairs if you’d like. There is no charge! All food is being provided by MVNA and all residents of Marine Villa are welcome!
WHEN: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 6:30pm
WHERE: 3678 South Broadway 63118
MENU: Hamburgers/Veggie Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chips, Potato Salad and Cookies
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Posted by Laura Sanchez on June 23, 2011 | Leave a Comment
When we think of safe neighborhoods, we think of neighborhoods where neighbors are out on the streets talking to one another. To encourage that, we have decided to host the meetings outdoors in June, July and August. There will be a few picnic tables out, but feel free to bring your lawn chair if you have one. We think there is a sense of safety in seeing people out on the streets, so we hope you can join us in front of the firehouse this month!
Posted by Cherokee St. News on January 25, 2011 | 1 Comment
The first monthly business association meeting for 2011 will be held this Thursday (1/27) at 6pm at El Torito (2753 Cherokee St). All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee are welcome and encouraged to attend. A tentative agenda and previous meeting minutes can be found at cherokeestation.com.
UPDATE: This meeting was rescheduled from
last Thursday due to weather.
Regularly scheduled CSBA meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. For more information or to add an item to the agenda email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Panel Discussion on February 3rd at 7pm @ Fort Gondo (3151 Cherokee Street)
Graffiti is as old as civilization itself, with examples found thousands of years ago in the pyramids of ancient Egypt and the Roman city of Pompeii. In contemporary America, any resident or visitor to a city–or even small towns–will see graffiti covering overpasses, abandoned structures and the sides of buildings.
The discussion will focus on the following questions:
Is graffiti a valid form of artistic or political expression?
Does graffiti contribute to a sense that a neighborhood is blighted?
Can graffiti be a positive influence on city life, or is it always detrimental?
Who decides what is good graffiti, and what is bad?
Can different sides of the graffiti debate come to a consensus on its validity?
Please come to City Affair and contribute your opinions and questions. The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session from the audience. Doors open at 7:00 PM, discussion begins at 7:30.
Posted by Ryan Reed on January 5, 2011 | 3 Comments
Old Growth Window Restoration, LLC, owned and operated by a Marine Villa resident, specializes in the restoration, repair and weatherization of historic windows. Windows are an important aspect of the architectural character of buildings and are worthy of preservation. Saving your historic windows is also environmentally important because they contain embodied energy.
BY: CHRIS ANDOE
LGBT people in Saint Louis have a lot of pride in their neighborhoods, so in 2011 I’ve decided to spotlight these diverse and welcoming communities throughout our region.
Scrappy Marine Villa probably seems like an unlikely place to start this series.
It was Marine Villa resident and young rehabber James McKee who caught my attention with his tireless advocacy of the neighborhood, which is often overshadowed by better known Benton Park. I tease James that Marine Villa is Jan Brady to Benton Park’s Marcia Brady. It’s a source of frustration to residents that at best they are a side note in stories about Benton Park, and in the numerous stories about the resurgence of hip Cherokee Street their neighborhood is rarely mentioned by name.
Posted by Minerva Lopez on August 25, 2010 | Leave a Comment
St. Louis, MO August 11, 2010 – The Cherokee Street Latino Business Owners Association is pleased to announce the annual Mexico 2010 – Bicentennial Independence/Centennial Revolution (Mexican Independence Day Festival) celebration happening September 11-12, 2010 on Cherokee Street (Iowa to Nebraska) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Posted by Carrie Freeman on August 19, 2010 | Leave a Comment
This month’s Marine Villa Neighborhood Association meeting is this coming Monday, August 23, at the Monroe Elementary School (3641 Missouri Ave). Arrive at 6:30 pm to talk to the NSO and police.
MVNA meetings are held in the the school’s library on the second floor.This month’s guest speaker is currently TBD.
Also, don’t forget that Saturday, August 28, is the Marine Villa Movie Night! We will show Fantastic Mr. Fox starting around 8:30 pm at the Firehouse. This movie is sure to please adults and children, so bring your family and your neighbors!
Posted by Pamela Wucher on August 5, 2010 | Leave a Comment
An additional feature has just been added for all of you cycling enthusiast, please join in a pick up (unsupported) bike ride led by Benton Park resident and Team captain of the MS150 Team Sierra Nevada, Lysa Young-Bates. Their team will meet at the firehouse at 7am for a 35 mile ride through our wonderful neighborhoods, highlighting the Bike St. Louis Paths and the connection to the trails around the area. Too many miles? We aim to please with an additional 26 mile and 10 mile loop to choose from. Not enough mileage?? Combine all three for a potential 71 miles throughout the city. Join this group ride or choose to ride at your own pace. The provided cue sheets will outline all three routes for your convenience.