Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis work zones for May 16-22.
The Senior PGA golf tournament comes to St. Louis and it will include road closures beginning next week. Route AB (Ladue Road) will be closed between Route 141 and Mason Road from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from Tuesday, May 21 through Sunday, May 26. Mason Road will also be closed during these same hours and days from West Wailing to Ladue Road. The Missouri Department of Transportation will have lane closures on a few interstates this weekend. Two lanes will be closed on southbound I-170 at Route 180 (St. Charles Rock Road) at 9 p.m. Friday, May 17 to perform preventative maintenance on the I-170 bridge over Route 180. Only one lane will remain open on southbound I-170. In addition, the ramp from southbound I-170 to Route 180 and the ramp…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Ryan Fogle, the U.S. diplomat being detained in Russia, attended Mary Institute Country Day School, KTRS reports. He's reportedly accused of being an undercover CIA agent.
According to KTRS, Ryan C. Fogle is a U.S. diplomat from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow who attended Mary Institute Country Day School and graduated in 2002. Fogle was detained in Russia during the overnight hours from Monday to Tuesday. The KTRS report states that Fogle is accused of being an undercover Central Intelligence Agency officer attempting to recruit a member of the Russian intelligence services. Fogle was released to U.S. diplomats, Russia's Federal Security Service reported, according to KTRS. (Read the complete KTRS report and see photos here.) EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect KTRS as the reporting news source, not KMOX as initially stated in this article. Join Ladue-Frontenac Patch for more community news…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Patch is teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation this week to get all of your traffic and road questions answered.
Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about traffic, road construction and more. That's why this week, we are teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro," MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn will answer readers' questions in the comment section of the Patch sites on Friday, May 17 between noon and 4 p.m. Get your questions ready and check back with Patch and MoDOT on Friday morning! Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts:
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports the St. Louis Work zones for May 9-15.
MoDOT's maintenance crews are continuing to work daily on touching up striping on state roads around the region. Drivers should be aware of slow moving maintenance operations on roadways as crews continue to work on putting on a new coat of paint. When drivers see a MoDOT vehicle with flashing lights, they should remember to slow down or move over to avoid the work ahead. Often three or more maintenance vehicles will be spaced out over some distance to complete maintenance work. In St. Louis County, blasting operations on southbound I-270 near Big Bend is scheduled weekdays at 1 p.m., and will continue weekly, weather permitting. Both directions of Interstate 270 will have a rolling closure and potential stopped traffic for approximately…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Nancy Spewak gets into the business aspects of running a highly-successful suburban community.
Yesterday, Spewak talked about her views concerning city leadership. Today, she gets down to the nitty gritty of working with developers, getting things done while moving the City forward. Patch: Does the Mayor get involved in any business development projects for the city? Spewak: As the Mayor, I would offer the city’s help in any way we can to a land owner or property landlord to hear from the mayor and the council the benefits of locating in Ladue. I think it is very important for the City of Ladue to be business friendly but what with that being said, we are not interested in increasing the footprint of our retail space. We have limited retail space, and we want to enhance what we have. The city obviously listens to all ideas, but it …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Jay Williamson & Joe Bannister want to bring ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey to 25 acres of unused space.
Jay Williamson, graduate of John Burroughs and Ladue resident returned from the PGA golf tour a year ago for several reasons. He’s spent 24 years playing professional golf, some 15 on the PGA tour. Now, it was time to spend more time with the family with three young children; begin a business career and follow another dream he’d been working on for some time. Williamson, and business partner Joe Bannister of Webster Groves have designs on bringing indoor ice hockey; outdoor lacrosse, soccer and field hockey to Olivette. The duo eye the 25-acre piece of unused ground at Warson Park in Olivette. From this non-used property would rise a twin ice rink; outdoor artificial multi purpose use fields for the fastest growing sports in America (…
Nearly one month into the new job, Nancy Spewak lays out her vision for the City.
On April 2, Council member Nancy Spewak was elected the 11th Mayor of the City of Ladue. Spewak owns Property Enhancements, an interior design and home-staging firm. She is married to Dr. Bob Spewak, a pediatrician who’s practiced childhood medicine in St. Louis Hills for more than 30 years. Spewak grew up in Ladue on Terry Lane at the corner of Dielman and Ladue Road and graduated from Ladue High School and the University of Arizona. Her degree was in speech communications with a double minor in marketing and journalism. She began her career with the St. Louis Business Journal working in circulation. She worked briefly for the Business Journal paper in Pittsburgh then moved back to St. Louis where she became a community volunteer, …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Almost one month into the new job, Nancy Spewak talked to Patch about her vision, future plans for the City of Ladue and more.
Nearly one month into the new position as Mayor of the City of Ladue, Nancy Spewak dropped everything and sat down for a lengthy one-on-one interview. She talked about everything from land development to the Dogwood Parade Festival to showing off the front door of the City with the new Colonial MarketPlace. This is a good chance to catch up with City leadership, find out what the new Mayor is thinking and then begin to formulate some questions you would like to ask of the new Council and Mayor as their terms begin anew. Read the Ladue-Frontenac Patch Wednesday and Thursday for the muse and views of the new Mayor Nancy Spewak.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Dispute is over the size of signs at the Colonial MarketPlace in Ladue.
The DESCO Group will be before the Ladue Zoning Board of Adjustment today in City Hall at 4 p.m. appealing the ordinance on the size of signs above their stores. Ladue's ordinance calls for a maximum of 12 feet; DESCO wants uniform sizes of 24 feet. The issue is over the size of the backdrop of the signs. DESCO's signs are 12 feet for each tenant in the new center, but a shaded background, highlighting those names is under dispute. Presently, an array of temporary signs are marking the tenant locations at the MarketPlace. AT the ZBA meeting, Summers Compton Wells PC, a full service law firm at 8909 Ladue Rd. is requesting relief from the Building Offical who declined to issue an ordinanance to relocate the parking lot entrance for the …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis Work zones for May 2-8.
Missouri Department of Transportatation's maintenance crews are continuing to work daily on touching up striping on state roads around the region. Drivers should be aware of slow moving maintenance operations on roadways as crews continue to work on putting on a new coat of paint. When drivers see a MoDOT vehicle with flashing lights, they should remember to slow down or move over to avoid the work ahead. Often three or more maintenance vehicles will be spaced out over some distance to complete maintenance work. In St. Louis County, blasting operations on southbound Interstate 270 near Big Bend is scheduled weekdays at 1 p.m., and will continue weekly, weather permitting. Both directions of I-270 will have a rolling closure and potential …