The Summer Food Service Program @ Marquette Pool

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 18, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Lewis Reed, Alderwoman Spencer and the St. Louis Dream Center have ensured that hundreds of young people visiting Marquette Pool this summer won’t go hungry! Food insecurity is a major issue in St. Louis, especially when school is out of session. This program starts Monday and then every weekday after from 1:30-2:20 adjacent to Marquette Pool (4025 Minnesota).

More information:

The Summer Food Service Program was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacation, when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs.


Posted by Anne McCullough on June 17, 2015 | Leave a Comment




Hammonds Books Bi-Annual Book Sale

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 16, 2015 | Leave a Comment

30% off

all books, posters and prints

Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 11 to 4

You can also order online.

See over 60,000 titles
on our website

1939 Cherokee Street, St. Louis MO 63118

314 323 6389

This Saturday & upcoming at Fort Gondo

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 16, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Quinlan Maggio & Rachael Tellerman

Virgin Pacific, Pt. 2

One-night pop-up exhibitions
curated by Cole Lu

Saturday, June 20, 7-10 PM

Next Saturday at the compound:

Anne McCullough
Hello, Can I Take Your Picture?
June 27 – July 25, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, June 27, 7-10 PM
at fort gondo

A Glimpse Inside the Box
Work from St. Louis University’s
Prison Arts & Education Program

June 27- July 25, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, June 27, 7-10 PM
at beverly

fort gondo compound for the arts 
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts forum founded in 2002. All events are free and open to the public.

Marquette Park Pool is Reopen!

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 10, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Admission is always FREE

Marquette Park is located at 4025 Minnesota, St. Louis, MO 63118

Open Swim on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12-6pm
Open Swim on Tuesday, Thursday, Satruday at 1-6pm
Learn to Swim on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 12-12:45pm

For more information: (314) 353-1250



The Next Meeting Will Be Held At: The Five Star Senior Center 2832 Arsenal Thursday, June 11th, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Join us to discuss issues in your neighborhood Invite a neighbor as well Guest Speakers: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce and Lead Homicide Attorney Mary Pat Carl.

Auto Theft Clubs sold prior to the meeting cost $13 ea. License plate protector covers $5 per pair. Car license plate security bolts $3 per pair Captain Mary Warnecke PO Patrick Clancy Commander, District Three Dist.3 Community Outreach 444-2597 444-2564


Daniel Stumeier

Rodeo Bridges
Through June 6, 2015
at fort gondoDouble Rainbow: Artwork from Giant Steps of St. Louis
Curated by Edo RosenblitOrganized with VSA Missouri
Through June 6, 2015
at beverly

Upcoming at the compound:Quinlan Maggio & Rachael Tellerman

Virgin Pacific, Pt. 2

One-night pop-up exhibitions

curated by Cole Lu

Saturday, June 20, 7-10 PMAnne McCullough

Hello, Can I Take Your Picture?

June 27 – July 25, 2015

Opening reception Saturday, June 27, 7-10 PM

at fort gondo

Cherokee Games

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 3, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Cherokee Rec Center * 3200 S Jefferson * 10am-4pm * FREE

Sign up today! There is something for everyone!

Play Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, Ping Pong, Dodge Ball, Bags/Washers, Kickball, Obstatcle Course, Bingo, Spelling Bee, Talent Show, or Board Games.

Watch Boxing Demonstrations.

Enjoy the Indoor Pool during Open Swim throughout the event.

Volunteer to help set up, referee some of the events and clean up.

Admission is FREE. For more information, to register for events or to sign up to volunteer, please see


USDAC 2015 Cultural Imagining

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 3, 2015 | Leave a Comment


 June 8th | Monday |  5-7 p.m

2319 Cherokee……………………………………………………We’ll be on the North side of Cherokee between the alley and Red Chair.


Planned events include:

Club CHIPS reading of the Manifesto [ w/Kathy Bentley]
Photo Booth and Imaging Question Installation
Storytelling/Soundscape [Emanuel Taranu and Tara Schneider]
Printing/Light display [Steve Dalay and Phil Robinson]
Percussion by Joia
Watershed Cairns Installation [Libby Reuter]
Food from Bridge Bread



RegardsAgent Con Christeson [and her band of merry men/artists/neighbors]


Info at:

Marquette Pool to REOPEN

Posted by Anne McCullough on May 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment


The Marquette Pool will REOPEN in June!!! Marquette Pool is the only publicly open pool on the south side and it has been closed for over a year. This pool is a vital part of summer activities for our kids and a tremendous resource for our families.

Yesterday the work Alderman Antonio French has done to rejuvenate O’Fallon Park was recognized by our Chief of Police for directly reducing crime in the community. An investment in healthy activities for kids and families is an investment in our city’s future.

Benton Park Concert Series

Posted by Anne McCullough on May 20, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Saturday, May 30, 2015 * 4pm to 9pm * Benton Park (Arsenal & Jefferson)

First Concert of the Season is Quickly Approaching! All concerts are FREE and take place in the beautiful Benton Park (Corner of Arsenal & Jefferson). Food, drink and Benton Park gear will be available for purchase.

This concert will feature: Dawn Weber’s Naked Rock Fight followed by Unifyah.

Volunteers are still needed! Please help us have a successful concert!
Check out our volunteer opportunities and sign up today!

The complete BPNA events poster will be sent out shortly, for now please save the dates for upcoming events:

CSBA Meeting Thursday, May 21st 5:30 PM @ Nebula

Posted by Anne McCullough on May 20, 2015 | Leave a Comment


CSBA BOD MAY Meeting Minutes

CSBA APRIL Meeting Minutes

Information on Community Improvement Districts

Cherokee Street CID

CID Question & Answer

PLEASE NOTE: The CSBA will be reviewing the proposed Cherokee Street Community Improvement District (CID) at tomorrow’s meeting, before the petition is submitted to City Hall.

Please email anne know if you have any changes to or anything you would like to add to the agenda before 1pm, tomorrow May 21st.

Anne McCullough
Cherokee Street Liaison


Posted by Anne McCullough on May 18, 2015 | Leave a Comment


16th Annual Cherokee History Fair

Posted by Anne McCullough on May 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Saturday, May 16 * 11am-4pm * Cherokee Antique Row

Live Music All Day– Animal ChildrenSouth City Troubadors, Matthew VanDoren & Dave Stone
Scavenger Hunt– Pick up a sheet at Ruth’s Vintage and hop shop to shop with your clues. (Win gift certificates and goodies from Cherokee businesses!)
Vintage Bike Show–Wisconsin will be closed on both sides of Cherokee (in front of Dead Wax Records and Rockin’ Readhead) to host a fleet of Vintage motorcycles and Scooters.

For more information, visit the Cherokee History Fair Event on Facebook

Free One-week Camp for Highschool Boys and Girls

Posted by Anne McCullough on April 30, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Free One-week camp for HS boys and girls – Two sessions: July 6 – 10 and July 13 – 17 Saint Louis University is offering a free one-week summer camp for high school students interested in pursuing a career in transportation, aviation, engineering, science, or technology. This non-residential camp is a combination of lectures, hand-on activities, field trips and guest speakers. The camp will have  two sessions: July 6 – 10 and July 13 – 17. Please visit… to learn more about this camp.

April 27, 2015 (St. Louis, MO)—Today Midwest Artist Project Services (MAPS) launches a dedicated fiscal sponsorship program that will be the first of its kind in the region in nearly 20 years. The program offers individual artists, collectives, and emerging arts organizations the ability to solicit tax-deductible contributions and grants as well as oversight from MAPS staff for individual projects, financial management, and bookkeeping services.

“I hope the fiscal sponsorship program will provide an important resource to St. Louis-based projects that often look to nonprofits in larger cities for a fiscal sponsor and other services“ said Co-Founder Liz Deichmann. “Moveover, I’m excited that MAPS can respond to the demand for new, cutting-edge funding in our arts community with this unique program.”


The Cinco De Mayo Festival on Cherokee Street, organized by Cherokee Street Development League 501c3, is one of the largest festivals in the St. Louis area, bringing together over 40,000 attendees to celebrate the rich Hispanic culture and spirited, eclectic community within the Cherokee neighborhood and surrounding south St. Louis area.

This years’ festival will take place on Saturday, May 2nd from 11:00am-9:00pm on Cherokee Street, between Nebraska and Ohio.  The festival will pack Cherokee Street with people enjoying authentic food, drinks, music, entertainment, art and merchandise.

South City Business Opportunity Showcase

Posted by Anne McCullough on April 16, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Three neighborhood business groups, Carondelet Business Association (CBA), Chippewa-Broadway Business Association (CBBA) and the Downtown Dutchtown Business Association (DT2), have join efforts at the The South City Business Collaborative for the revised, third annual Business Opportunities Showcase.

Combining public and private entities, the Showcase will provide a wealth of resources for anyone interested in specific investment opportunities, business incentives and other support for new and growing ventures considering moving and expanding into South St. Louis.


Posted by Anne McCullough on April 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

FORM pr header 2015

Our largest annual fundraiser, FORM Design Show, returns next weekend! FORM 2015 will launch in The Luminary’s new building, bringing together standout architects, furniture makers, and designers to an expansive event meant to spark conversations, further the creative community, and provide a forum for designers and buyers to interact directly.

FORM 2015 is centered on cultivating the quickly-growing local design community, with a focus on providing a single platform for engaging with the best design in the region. FORM 2015 will feature emerging and established names within the design world, ranging from handmade furniture makers to leading architecture studios.

MODOT’s Possible Gravois Closures

Posted by Anne McCullough on April 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Special Meeting * Tuesday, April 28 * Time & Location TBD

Very Short Summary of the Issue: MODOT has received federal funding to replace the signals along Gravois. They would like to use this money to replace only the signals at very busy intersections. Less used intersections are proposed to be blocked off. They will use the Concrete Sewer Pots or Orange Barriers to test out the new street closures in May. They hope to install permanent solutions such as sidewalks by Fall.

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