Friday, March 8, 2013
Products of the sports, debate and broadcasting programs at Ladue Horton Watkins High.
One of the veterans of local sports broadcasting is Jay Randolph, Jr., also a graduate of Ladue High. Like his dad, Jennings Jr. is a specialist in the game they love, golf. For years, Jay Junior, who grew up in Olivette was a sports anchor for KFNS Radio and covered all sports including golf, horse racing and the like. He was a golfer for the Ladue Rams and graduated from the University of South Carolina on a golf scholarship. These days you can find Jay Randolph, Jr. on XM Radio, talking golf, of course. Frank Ladd Ladd, another Olivette native is a 1994 graduate of Ladue High. He’s done everything in local broadcasting and these days is the morning producer of the McGraw Millhaven Show on KTRS Radio, the Big 550. Ladd began his …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Child care center moved into the community in November.
That very interesting Scandinavian type wooden building at 9120 Olive Blvd. next to a frog pond used to be a marketing and public relations agency. New tenants have moved in and magically transformed it into the Urban Sprouts Care Center for children, ages infant to seven years old. This is a project and vision of co-directors Ellicia Qualls and Andrea Hudson, both with strong early childhood education backgrounds. Urban Sprouts began with its first location at 941 Midland Ave. in University City and this location in Olivette marks their second center. “We are getting children from families mostly in Olivette, Ladue and University City plus children from family members who work around here,” said Hudson. This week, two new 2-year-olds were…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The 14,000 square foot store sets a new standard for local jewelry buying.
In the space of 22 hours, the Shane Co. Jewelry Store shuttered its location in Brentwood of 16 years and quietly opened up at its newest location, the old Flotken’s Super Market building on Olive Street in Olivette. And with that and its expansive 14,000 square feet of brightly lit space, it became the focal point of the 20-store, 13 state enterprise and the largest regional center in the group. Founded during the depression Founded in 1929, the Shane Co is fourth generation owned by Tom Shane and his son Rordan. Home base is Denver where Tom Shane resides today. In the space of less than a half-hour Sunday, some 100 casual shoppers came to try out the new store, much to their delight. With sapphires and rubies and diamonds galore, this …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Patch rounds up local job listings to help you on your search.
On the lookout for a job for you or for someone else? Patch scoped out a few listings for employers hiring in the area. Who's Hiring: Epworth What: Human Resources Generalist Where: Webster Groves Apply: View the job listing for more information. Who's Hiring: Petco What: Grooming Assistant Where: Kirkwood Apply: View the job listing for more information. Who's Hiring: St. Louis County Library What: Preschool Outreach Specialist Where: Frontenac Apply: View the job listing for more information. Who's Hiring: HDIS What: Assistant to the President Where: Olivette Apply: View the job listing for more information. Who's Hiring: MEDLAB What: Phlebotomy Supervisor Where: Creve Coeur Apply: View the job listing for more information. Editor’s …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Police patrol all the schools and the day was very uneventful.
As is said in the vernacular: “All is quiet on the western front.” After a threat was made anonymously on an Instagram account sometime Wednesday, Fox 2 News reported a second Instagram account had been created and that the user profile picture was that of the shooter in the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, CT. And with that Ladue school officials exerted extra caution and delivered an overnight message to school parents and the media that security would be heightened and extra caution taken at all buildings in the district on Thursday. School officials were working with local police in Ladue, Olivette and Creve Coeur at 2 in the morning to make sure all security possible would be in place. Local police were on patrol at all of the …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Patch rounds up local job listings to help you on your search.
On the lookout for a job for you or someone else? Patch scoped out a few listings for employers hiring in the area. Who's Hiring: Express Scripts What: Pharmacy Technician Where: Olivette Apply: View the job listing for more information. Who's Hiring: Oakwood What: Project Coordinator Where: Creve Coeur Apply: View the job listing for more information. Who's Hiring: Massage Envy What: Massage Therapist Where: Webster Groves Apply:View the job listing for more information. Who's Hiring: 24 Hour Fitness What: Kids Club Attendant Where: Kirkwood Apply: View the job listing for more information. Who's Hiring: Banana Republic What: Store Associate Where: Frontenac Apply: View the job listing for more information. Editor’s note: Patch cannot …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Shirley, an Olivette resident, says he wants better communication between the Ladue School Board and its constituents.
William Shirley says he wants a board that will listen. Shirley, who has filed for a seat in the Ladue School Board for the April 3 election, said that if he is elected to the Ladue School Board he would bring a different points of view to the table. “(I will offer) an ability to listen; listen to the voters, listen to the members, listen to the residents of the school district,” Shirley said. Shirley is both an engineer and an attorney. For 11 years he worked for several firms as an engineer, including Monsanto. For the last 23 years he has worked as a private practice attorney, focusing on civil, criminal and environmental law. This is not Shirley’s first election. He ran for city council in Olivette in 1995, although he did not win. He …
Friday, December 21, 2012
After enjoying a local international legal career, Olivette resident turns to teaching at UMSL.
This is Part 2 of an interview with St. Louis native, former U. City resident now Olivette dweller who teaches in semi-retirement at UMSL. Yesterday, Costello talked about the particulars of his international business and legal career for several Fortune 500 countries. Today, he talks about how soccer fits neatly into his life. Patch: Lets switch subjects. How in the world did you get involved in soccer. Costello: I started after I finished law school, I did post-graduate study in Europe. You can’t be there very long without being exposed to soccer. (They call it football). The first time I got to London, all these people were wearing hideous scarves in the bars.Turns out, they were wearing the colors of their favorite soccer teams. When…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Olivette resident fluent in various languages and puts that skill to good use. Part 1.
This is part 1 of a two-part interview with Michael Costello, University City resident who moved recently to Olivette. Costello talks about his teaching duties in the business school at UMSL. Michael J. Costello is a life-long St. Louisan who has made his mark in international business. A graduate of St. Louis U. High, he holds a Juris Doctorate (law degree) from Saint Louis University, and has served s general counsel for Agribrands business and was international counsel for Monsanto Co and Ralston Purina. Costello, age 60 moved with his family from Ames Place in University City to Covington Lane in Olivette three years ago. In semi-retirement, he is an assistant teaching professor at UMSL in the College of Business Administration, and is…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
This one is easy. Should your grade school kids wear St. Louis Cardinals gear to school each day?
This one is fairly easy, but lets give it a try. Your kid's school, obviously is promoting Cardinals success this week. Your kid wants to go to school decked out in Cards red and white gear every day this week. On to the question? Is this getting to be a bit of overkill, or do we just say "Go Cards Go" and let the kids go head first into the entire week. Your comments on this subject will be greatfully appreciated. We'd love to hear from all the moms, and the dads too.