Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau offers a roundup of everything you ever wanted to know — and more — about Independence Day in 2012.
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. Here are some more interesting numbers regarding the Fourth of July: 2.5 million: In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 313.9 million: The nation's estimated population on this July Fourth. Source: Population clock $3.6 million: In 2011, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($3.3 million) …
You could win a $50 gift card to Schiller's by uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo! Our brief guide will help you capture those sparkles in the sky, whether you're using a point-and-shoot or DSLR camera.
Do you like taking photos? Do you want a fun challenge, and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Schiller's Camera and Video in Brentwood? By uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo to this article, you'll automatically be entered into a random drawing for the gift card! Your photos will also be showcased across Patch. Just click "Upload Photos" above the article to submit your favorite photo. After the the fireworks have cleared on Independence Day, we at St. Louis Patch will randomly select a winner. This contest will run from June 28 to Tuesday, July 10. How to shoot photographs of fireworks Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Read the …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Every day around the Fourth of July, people are injured with personal fireworks.
With burn bans, excessive heat and local regulations, there are few places in St. Louis County where personal firework use is permitted this Fourth of July. If you are going to use firecrackers, remember to watch out for dry conditions. The Red Cross also offers these helpful safety tips for personal firework usage.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Here's what's happening in and near Ladue, Clayton and University City this week.
Ladue-Frontenac Patch teams up with neighboring Patch sites each week to round up events and happenings in the area. Here are our picks for this week. Monday, July 2 Tuesday, July 3 Wednesday, July 4 Thursday, July 5 Friday, July 6 Saturday, July 7 Sunday, July 8 An earlier version of this article included a Richmond Heights city council meeting that was canceled.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
"Patch" rounds up St. Louis-area celebrations for the holiday, with some starting as soon as this weekend. Note, some of the events have been curtailed or rescheduled because of warm weather conditions
This story has been updated to reflected cancellations and alterations of plans given weather conditions, as of Sunday evening. Still working out your Independence Day plans? With a vast array of fireworks displays, parades, live music, fairs and festivals, there's no shortage of activities in the St. Louis area. Here are five of the largest Independence Day events west of the Mississippi. Fair Saint Louis When: noon–10 p.m. July 4, 4-10 p.m. July 6 and noon to 10 p.m. July 7 Where: Gateway Arch grounds Parade: 10 a.m. July 4 at the corner of Fourth Street and Washington Avenue Entertainment: Heart at 8 p.m. on July 4, Third Eye Blind at 8 p.m. on July 6 and Dierks Bentley at 8 p.m. on July 7 Fireworks: 9:20 p.m. July, 4, 6 and 7 …