Thursday, May 23, 2013
The former Ladue resident donated to Washington University and area parks.
Sonya "Sunny" Glassberg, a patron of the arts and sciences in the area, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at age 94. Glassberg was a resident of The Gatesworth in University City. She previously lived in Clayton and Ladue. Turtle Park, on Oakland and Interstate 40 at Forest Park, was commissioned by Glassberg, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Quoting from the Post: Mrs. Glassberg hired artist Bob Cassilly. He designed and sculpted three large, climbable concrete turtles, dubbed Dick, Tom and Sally for her children; and four smaller concrete turtles for each of her grandchildren. Glassberg also funded the rehabilitation of the Worlds Fair Pavilion in Forest Park and she endowed a professorship at Washington University to encourage …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The student-led event runs until Sunday and benefits Provident.
With Thursday's rain and Friday's cold temperatures, it hasn't quite felt like carnival weather, but that isn't stopping the organizers of Washington University's Thurtene Carnival. The free event started Friday and runs through Sunday on the Wash U campus. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. According to Wash U, Thurtene is the oldest and largest student-run carnival in the nation and is overseen by an honorary society made up of juniors. The event features rides, food and theatrical entertainment. This year, the carnival’s overall theme is “Stay Enchanted,” a nod to the generations who have come to enjoy the annual event. The carnival falls on alumni weekend and 80,000 people are expected to enjoy the carnival …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Jimmy Loomis, 18, appointed to serve in the Clayton Central Democratic Township.
Jimmy Loomis, 18, who served as a page in the United States Senate last summer may set the record for the youngest commitee man ever to serve in U.S. History. Friends of his family are researching the topic at this moment. Loomis, who plans on making a career in politics is off to a fast start. Patch recorded his service as a page in the U.S. Senate last summer. He was just appointed to fill the seat of the late Art Martin, Committee Man from the Clayton Central Democrat Township. By-laws require candidates be 19-years-of-age, but he was allowed to fill a term at age 18. Loomis, already take Mandarine Chinese courses at Washington University and will be enrolled at the school in the fall, majoring in political science with a minor in …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Toxicology reports say that Kyle Weeks, Olivette, was drunk and high on marijuana.
Kyle Weeks, the driver in a wrong way crash that killed Washington University professor Melanie Michailidis, was drunk and high when he drove the wrong way on Ladue Road. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that toxicology reports confirm that Weeks, 25, of Olivette, was drunk and high on marijuana, when he passed a car on Ladue Road about 8:50 p.m. Feb. 1. He struck Michalidis head on. Ladue Police Chief Rich Wooten told Patch at the time of the crash that Week's 2007 Ford Focus was westbound on Ladue Road at Gouverneur Lane when it passed another vehicle and struck a 2004 Volkswagon Jetta, driven by Melanie Michailidis, 46, of St. Louis, which was eastbound. Weeks and Michailidis were pronounced dead at the scene. Joseph Jacob, 41 of San…
$50 million dollar center expected to open two blocks from BJC Hospital in 2 years.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Baer
Thursday, March 21
Who says you can never go home? Almost 90 years after Shriners Hospital for Children built their first complex to the Washington University School of Medicine, ground was broken Wednesday for a new replacement hospital on a parking lot at Clayton and Newstead avenues, just two blocks from the original site and in the shadows of BJC Hospital. The new facility will be highly-visible from I-64/40. Patient ambassadors of Shriners Hospitals for Children helped turned the first spades of earth for the $50 million replacement hospital on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine. The patients broke ground on the hospital along with Imperial Potentate of Shriners International, Alan W. Madsen, and local Shriner, Past Imperial …
Friday, March 15, 2013
They are enrolled in a variety of programs including Arts & Science and Business.
Information was provided by the Public Relations office at Washington University. The following students who live in Ladue were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2012 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Keaton Scott Armentrout of Saint Louis, MO was named to the Dean's List. Armentrout is enrolled in the university's College of Arts & Sciences. Paul William Bigg of St. Louis, MO was named to the Dean's List. Bigg is enrolled in the university's College of Arts & Sciences. Rivka Lara Feinberg of Saint Louis, MO was named to the Dean's List. Feinberg is enrolled in the university's College of Arts & Sciences. Mary Mackenzie Grady of Saint Louis, was named to the Dean's List. Grady is enrolled in the university's College of…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Facilities in Frontenac outgrown after 50 years. Construction begins March 20.
Wednesday, February 20
Information was provided by the communications staff of Shriners Hospital for Children. National and local officials of Shriners Hospitals for Children Wednesday announced plans to build a $47 million replacement hospital on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine. Officials will break ground March 20 on the facility, which will replace the current 50-year-old hospital located in Frontenac. This will be the third facility for Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis, having originally opened in 1924. (The original building is still in use today by Washington University and is located at the corner of Euclid and Clayton.) The new facility will be located on 3.75 acres the hospital purchased from Washington University …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Players recognized will come from all over the region.
Thirteen local football players plus other athletes and teams will be honored as scholar/athletes on Sunday, May 5, at a formal banquet at Orlando Gardens Center in South St. Louis County. Randy Karracker, who calls games for Charter Cable, will be master of ceremonies. Scholar/Athletes to be recognized are: Most Courageous/Inspirational College Scholar/Athlete Top Programs For ticket information, contact Bob Bunton at 636-891-8011. Email: email@example.com or this website.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The post-doctoral fellow was killed in a car accident this weekend.
Flags at Washington University were lowered to half staff Monday to honor Melanie Michailidis, a post-doctoral fellow killed in a car accident Friday night in Ladue. University officials have no information yet on a memoral service for the Islamic art expert. Michailidis was the Korff Post-doctoral Fellow in Islamic Art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, in Arts & Sciences, at Washington University. She held a BA from the University of Tennessee, and an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, where she began her studies in Islamic Art. In 2007, she earned a PhD in Islamic art and architecture from MIT, where she specialized in monumental funerary architecture in Iran and Central Asia …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The post-doctoral fellow was killed in a car accident Friday night in Ladue.
On Saturday afternoon, Washington University issued a statement on the death of Dr. Melanie Michailidis, who was killed in a car accident Friday night in Ladue. See our previous story: Washington University Faculty Member Killed In Ladue Car Accident The statement from the University reads: The Washington University community is saddened to learn of the sudden and accidental death of Melanie Michailidis, PhD, who was in the second year of a three-year post-doctoral fellowship with the university’s Department of Art History and Archaeology, in Arts & Sciences, and who had a joint appointment with the St. Louis Art Museum. She was killed in an automobile accident Friday night, along with two other individuals. Our thoughts and prayers go …