University City News June 2012 - City of University City

University City News June 2012 - City of University City

UNIVERSITY CITY NEWS Special points of interest:  A message from Mayor Welsch on page 2  Lots of new U City businesses! See page 5  Community Deve...

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UNIVERSITY CITY NEWS

Special points of interest:  A message from Mayor Welsch on page 2  Lots of new U City businesses! See page 5  Community Development Internship Program, page 11  FREE Starlight Concert Series, see back cover

Inside this issue:

Mayor’s Communiqué

2-3

Public Works

4-8

Fire Department

9

Community Development

10-11

City News

10-13

June Library Events

14-15

University City News June 2012 University City, Missouri

It’s Pool Season! The weather is perfect to spend some time with family and friends relaxing at the pool. Heman Park Pool is now open for the summer— located at 7210 Olive Blvd. The pool is open to the public from 12— 8pm every day, May 26 through August 19. Find out more information about pool rates and hours at www.ucitymo.org, or contact Centennial Commons at 314-505-8625.

Action Steps for Sun Protection While some exposure to sunlight can be enjoyable, too much can be dangerous. Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can result in a painful sunburn. It can also lead to more serious health problems, including skin cancer, premature aging of the skin, cataracts and other eye damage, and immune system suppression. Children are particularly at risk. Be SunWise Most people are not aware that skin cancer, while largely preventable, is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than one million cases are reported annually. By following some simple steps, you can still enjoy your time in the sun and protect yourself from overexposure. This fact sheet explains simple steps to protect yourself and your children from overexposure to UV radiation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends these action steps to help you and your family be “SunWise.” Follow the link below for action steps. http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/doc/actionsteps.pdf EPA 430-F-10-028, Environmental Protection 6205J, June 2010 Agency, www.epa.gov/sunwise

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The Mayor’s Communiqué

Excited for this summer’s movies in the parks? Your fellow residents need your help to make it happen! Every donation makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For donations above $100 your message can be played on the big screen prior to one of the films! Contact the Mayor for more info.

University City News

I have always loved the change of seasons, and I have a new sense of optimism about life with each seasonal change. So, I’ve been feeling optimistic recently because summer is here – maybe not “officially” by the sun, but by what’s happening here in town. Fair U City 2012 was held over the Memorial Day weekend bringing thousands of University City and St. Louis area residents to beautiful Heman Park. This was the second year of an event that the volunteer organizers hope will become a long-standing traditional kick-off to the summer. Heman Park pool has opened. Check out the City’s website for information on the pool, pool hours, and memberships to the pool (and Centennial Commons) at www.ucitymo.org. I believe this is the most beautiful outdoor pool in the St. Louis metropolitan region. More than 100 people came out to Millar Park on the night of May 19th for a showing of Cooley High. This is part of the 2012 Movies in the Parks. Outdoor movies will be shown monthly in a U City park until October. Following is the list of movies that will be shown during the rest of the series. A volunteer group of residents chose the films. Their theme for the series is Coming of Age movies. Please note: The October movie will be a Viewer's Choice. * How to Train Your Dragon (June 13) Fogerty Park

* Akeelah & the Bee (July 11) Lewis Park * Bend it Like Beckham (August 8) Flynn Park * To Kill A Mockingbird (September 15) Fogerty Park * Halloween-themed Viewer's Choice: "Spirited Away," "Stand By Me" or "Goonies" (October 13) Heman Park Check out the website at www.ucitymoviesintheparks.org. You can cast your vote for the October movie on the website at the Viewer’s Choice link. You can also follow the U City Movies in the Parks group on Facebook. As I mentioned in my last Communiqué, remember that the DRAFT budget for FY2013 is now available. I hope you will review the budget which can be found at: http:// www.ucitymo.org/DocumentCenter/ Home/View/2173. By the City Charter of University City our budget for the new fiscal year must be approved by June 27th. Our final Council meeting of the month is on June 25th and we hope to have an approved budget by that date. An informational meeting about the “Loop Media Hub” feasibility study will be conducted on Continued on next page.

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The Mayor’s Communiqué, Continued Thursday, June 14 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) Black Box Theatre, 524 Trinity Avenue, University City, Missouri. A multijurisdictional group of stakeholders including the cities of University City and St. Louis, St. Louis County, the University City Chamber of Commerce, Washington University in St. Louis, COCA, and the Regional Arts Commission have commissioned a study to create an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plan along the right of way of the proposed Loop Trolley. Among other items, the ICT plan will explore the feasibility of installing fiber optic technology underneath the Loop Trolley tracks to provide ultra-gigabit and wireless connectivity to the community along the Loop Trolley right of way. The consultant for the ICT plan, David Sandel of Sandel & Associates, and other study participants and stakeholders will be present at the meeting to provide a brief project overview and answer questions. The ICT plan is expected to be completed later this summer. For more information, contact Andrea Riganti, Director of Community Development at (314)505-8516 or [email protected]

If you know me, you know that I have focused for many years on getting more people involved in the civic life of our community – through local non-profits, running for public office, serving on City Boards and Commissions, etc. And I like to support those people who give their time for the benefit of our community. So….I ask that you check out, and

support, some of the following fundraising events that are scheduled in the month of June. University City Education Foundation Night in the Garden June 2: 7 – 10pm The Green Center 8025 Blackberry Avenue RSVP: 314-640-0095 The Green Center Green Tie Affair June 9: 5:30 – 8pm The Green Center 8025 Blackberry Avenue RSVP: 314-725-8314 Sunday in the Parks – A Tour of U City Parks June 24: 1 pm & 3 pm University City Parks Foundation For more information: 314-726-1417 Want to get involved? Let me know. I have lots of ideas.

Movie Schedule June 13 How to Train Your Dragon July 11 Akeelah & the Bee August 8 Bend it Like Beckham September 15 To Kill A Mockingbird

Mayor Shelley Welsch

October 13 Halloween theme Viewer’s Choice

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University City News

Loop Parking Lot Lights Replacement: 41% Energy Savings Four (4) cobra-head lights located at the parking lot behind Fitz’s restaurant were recently replaced with Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) fixtures. The previous fixtures each housed 250 watt High Pressure Sodium (HPS) bulbs, which have a lifetime of approximately 24,000 hours. This calculates to 6 years of night lighting before needing to be replaced. The new CMH fixtures operate at 90 watts each and have an estimated lifetime of 8-9 years of night lighting before needing to be replaced.

Centennial Greenway CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

The cost for the new fixtures and the labor to install them totaled $1,606. The City was able to take advantage of a “buy one get one free” special pricing program on the lights. The University City energy efficiency retrofit project was paid for with funds from a Department of Energy grant promoting energy conservation and efficiency. The table below shows the cost analysis of this change:

250 watt HPS 4 total fixtures

NEW 90 watt CMH 4 total fixtures

4912

2880

Energy Charge per year (based on 6M metered energy rates of $0.0389 per kWh)

$191.08

$112.03

Cost per year: Parts for re-lamp, Labor for re-lamp, plus energy

$262.28

$181.03

A biking and walking trail is under construction on the east side of I-170 from Shaw Park to Olive Blvd. Construction hours are 7am to 5pm Monday-Friday. The project’s estimated

kWh/year (energy used)

These savings amount to a 41% reduction in energy and reduced maintenance/labor costs based on the longer life of the bulbs. The overall cost of operating these lights will reduce by 31% per year.

completion date is Winter 2012. To learn more about the project, visit the Great Rivers Greenway website at www.grgstl.org.

4 x 250 watt High Pressure Sodium Fixtures

*NEW* 4 x 140 watt Ceramic Metal Halide Fixtures

In addition to energy savings, the true success is indicated in the appearance and light distribution of the new fixtures. Because of the natural color temperature of the light output, CMH light provides a much truer color representation than HPS. The pictures above show the improvement of the distribution of light and the clarity of colors with the new lights.

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Be a Good Neighbor Everyone loves good neighbors. University City urges all of its residents to be good neighbors by adhering to its Good Neighbor Policies. These policies encourage residents to follow the ordinances set by the city and state that promote property upkeep and pet care. Among these are:  Keep property and adjacent public property clean: free of weeds, leaves, tall grass and litter  Weeds and grass must be kept below 7 inches on improved properties and below 12 inches on vacant lots  Remove any brush or litter from your property and dispose of it properly

www.clevescene.com

Most of these guidelines are enforced by property maintenance inspectors who inspect private properties for environmental safety hazards and other violations on City codes. When residents keep up the properties in University City, we reduce environmental hazards (rats, mosquitos and the like) and increase the property values.

Business Name

Address

Phone Number

A Better Choice

606 North & South #200, University City, MO 63130

(314) 280-9730

American Transportation Company

8220 Delmar Blvd, Ste 200, University City, MO 63124

(314) 477-1001

CCI Events Center

8310 Olive, University City, MO 63132

(314) 974-8015

Constitutional Advocacy LLC

7201 Delmar Blvd, Ste 201, University City, MO 63130

(314) 645-1776

Crème de la Crème 2

7810 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO 63130

(314) 260-9670

Cuts & Creations Barber & Beauty

7592 Olive Blvd, University City, MO 63130

(314) 484-9813

David Hair Salon

7429 Olive Blvd, University City, MO 63130

(314) 562-6873

De Vyne Styles

6820 Olive Blvd, University City, MO 63130

(314) 546-7093

Fitness With Anika

612 North & South, University City, MO 63130

(314) 226-5985

Hats-N-Stuff

6366 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO 63130

(314) 727-5255

Health Protection and Education Services

8147 Delmar Blvd #210, University City, MO 63130

(314) 448-7373

John Snyder Agency

8147 Delmar Blvd, Ste 220, University City, MO 63130

(314) 721-2322

Kurth Painting Solutions

8232 Appleton Dr, University City, MO 63132

(314) 374-6042

Pattering Paws

8147 Delmar Blvd, Rm 2, University City, MO 63132

(314) 991-5322

Peter Change Agency (Farmers Insurance)

8231 Olive Blvd, University City, MO 63132

(314) 596-8191

Rent A Relative

8147 Delmar Blvd, Rm 2, University City, MO 63130

(314) 991-5322

Robin’s Nest Daycare

7249-51 Olive Blvd, University City, MO 63130

(314) 401-4289

Royal Beauty Supply

7318 Olive Blvd #N, University City, MO 63130

(314) 932-1340

Locs of Glory

1064 Roth Ave, University City, MO 63130

(314) 496-4408

Unique Inventive Strategies for Home Care

1063 Ferguson, 1st Fl, University City, MO 63130

(314) 517-1613

Unique Kutz

7805 Olive Blvd, University City, MO 63130

(314) 800-5889

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University City News

East-West Gateway Transportation Improvement Program The East-West Gateway Council of Governments’ Transportation Planning Committee has developed a draft list of transportation projects recommended for inclusion in the FY 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program. Three projects in University City are included in the draft recommended program:

About East-West Gateway Council of Governments “The East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG or Council) provides a forum for local governments of the bistate St. Louis area to work together to solve problems that cross jurisdictional boundaries. The geographic region that East-West Gateway has served since 1965 is the 4,500 square miles encompassed by the City of St. Louis; Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis counties in Missouri; Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties in Illinois.”

Westgate Avenue — At MO 340 (Olive Blvd) Canton, Old Bonhomme, Jackson Bike Striping Chamberlain Avenue Bridge — Over the River Des Peres Northeast Branch East-West Gateway Council of Governments seeks comment on amendments to the Regional Transportation Plan 2040 (RTP 2040), the St. Louis Region’s longrange transportation plan including the FY 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and related Air Quality Conformity Document. Council staff is also seeking comment on the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan. The public is invited to view these three documents and supporting materials at a series of open-house style meetings. These meetings will also satisfy Madison County Transit District’s and Metro’s public hearing and program of projects requirement of the Federal Transit Administration Sections 5307, 5309, 5310, 5311, 5316 and 5317 programs in the St. Louis region. The public comment process begins on June 4, 2012 when these three documents are posted to the East-West Gateway web site at www.ewgateway.org. The public is invited to view the documents at six open house style meetings. Comment forms will be available at the meetings. Persons requiring special accommodations should notify Julie Stone at least 48 hours prior to the open house at 314-421-4220 or 618-274-2750 or email [email protected]

Read more: www.ewgateway.org/ aboutus/aboutus.htm

www.ewgateway.org

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The East-West Gateway Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a financial and implementation schedule for projects receiving federal transportation funding in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Projects identified in the TIP are

THE

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE IS:

prioritized from, and must be consistent with, the region's 20-year Long-



TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012: 4 PM TO 7 PM - ST. LOUIS CITY – REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION, STUDIO, 6128 DELMAR BLVD, ST. LOUIS, MO 63112

Range Transportation Plan. The TIP consists of a fouryear program: the current year plus the next three











WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012: 4 PM TO 7 PM – FRANKLIN COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER—COMMISSION CHAMBERS, 400 EAST LOCUST, UNION, MO 63084 THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012: 4 PM TO 7 PM - ST. CHARLES COUNTY – SPENCER ROAD BRANCH LIBRARY, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM 112, 427 SPENCER ROAD, ST. PETERS, MO 63376

consecutive years. While the projects in the TIP are shown for a four-year time period, the emphasis is on the first three years. Presenting a four-year span allows for a more

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012: 4 PM TO 7 PM - JEFFERSON COUNTY HILLSBORO CITY HALL, 101 SECOND (MAIN) STREET, HILLSBORO, MO 63050

systematic forecast of

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20, 2012: 4 PM TO 7 PM - ST. LOUIS COUNTY – MARYLAND HEIGHTS GOVERNMENT CENTER, MUNICIPAL COURTROOM, 11911 DORSETT ROAD, MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO 63043

comprehensive view of the

THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012: 4 PM TO 7 PM - MADISON, MONROE, AND ST. CLAIR COUNTIES -IDOT DISTRICT 8 HEADQUARTERS, REGIONAL CONFERENCE ROOM, 1102 EASTPORT PLAZA DRIVE, COLLINSVILLE, IL 62234

www.ewgateway.org

COMMENTS

ON THE THREE DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012. PLEASE SEND COMMENTS TO [email protected] OR EAST-WEST GATEWAY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS, ONE SOUTH MEMORIAL DRIVE, SUITE 1600, ST. LOUIS, MO 63102. ATTN: TIP.

funding needs during a four -year planning cycle, and provides a more program for public information purposes.

St. Louis County Department of Health Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, June 16th South County Center (formerly Westfield Shoppingtown – South County) 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Address: 18 South County Centerway, St. Louis, MO, 63129. The event will be held south of the Dillard’s and Sears stores. Enter from Lemay Ferry Road just south of South Lindbergh Blvd.) ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS: Paints, stains, varnishes, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, gasoline and other fuels, solvents and strippers, aerosols, motor oil and filters, gas cylinders (BBQ pit size or smaller), fluorescent tubes, rechargeable batteries, antifreeze, brake and transmission fluid, pool chemicals and other acids and bases, car batteries, wood preservatives, driveway sealant, and items containing mercury (such as thermometers, thermostats, and mercuric salts). UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS: Explosives and ammunition, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, medical waste, household trash, tires, electronics and other bulky items. Materials from businesses and from commercial, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations are prohibited. Due to program popularity, please be prepared for long lines. Additional information on these events and the status of the permanent HHW program and other activities, are available www.RecycleSaintLouis.com. If you have questions, please contact the St. Louis County Dept. of Health Solid Waste Management Program by email at [email protected] or call (314)615-8958.

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U City Fire Department News U City Fire Department Offers Group AED and CPR Training Statistics show that more than 200,000 Americans die of sudden cardiac arrest every year. Up to 50,000 of these deaths could have been prevented. A Cardiac Chain of Survival is initiated when Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and an automated external defibrillator (AED) is available for immediate use at the time of the emergency. As a community service, the U. City Fire Department (UCFD) is offering free Heartsaver’s CPR/AED training classes for groups and organizations of 6 people or more. If you want to learn how to possibly save the life of a co-worker, friend or family member, call Private David James: 314.505.8768. The next class is scheduled for June 9, 2012.

New Additions to Our Growing Families This year we welcomed: 

Ethan Andrew, January 9th, with proud parents Gary & Jodi Wilmoth and big brother, Ryan.



McKinley Alise, May 2nd, with proud parents Branden & Kathy Janes and big brother, Lawson.



Isabella Marie, May 7th, with proud first time parents Darren and Kimberly Chaves.

Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Warning the public of severe weather is the National Weather Service's (NWS) most important job. To help the public prepare for tornado situations, the NWS has adopted a Watch and Warning program. Tornado Watch: This means that conditions are favorable for tornado development. This is the time to prepare. Keep alert by listening to NOAA Weather Radio, or the commercial media for the latest weather information. Tornado Warning: This means a tornado has been sighted or the NWS is seeing signs on radar that indicate a thunderstorm is capable of producing a tornado at any minute. People in the path of the storm should take immediate lifesaving action. The NWS offers safety tips on all these severe weather situations at: http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/severe.php

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University City News

New Partnership with Habitat for Humanity St. Louis The City of University City has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) to develop five new residences on vacant lots. These vacant lots are located in the 6600 blocks of Crest and Bartmer avenues (see map below), and were formerly owned by the City of University City. New residences, to be constructed in 2012, will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified and constructed to complement the existing housing stock. HFHSL is a 501(c)3 that has helped over 948 parents and children build 283 homes. The organization partners with low-to-moderate income families– the working poor—to construct and own a home and be a contributing member of the community. Homeowners are required to invest 350 sweat equity hours towards the construction of their new home and volunteer work in the community. In addition, homeowners are required to attend comprehensive home ownership workshops including financing and budgeting, and home maintenance and repair. The City fully explored the partnership with HFHSL, and is pleased about the safeguards that are built into the HFHSL homeownership program to ensure the long-term success of their projects. These

safeguards include requiring families to sign a Deed of Trust with a “Compliance with Laws” provision. This provision dictates that the property must be maintained in compliance with all federal, state, local and other laws. It also requires that no criminal activity (including drug-related) be conducted on or near the property by the borrower or the borrower’s household members and guests. HFHSL is thereby able to remove families from their homes when those families act in a manner, or engage in activities, that might harm the larger community. HFHSL and the City hosted an informational meeting on November 30, 2011 at Mt. Gideon Missionary Baptist Church to obtain input from area residents and interested individuals. Over twenty people attended the meeting and had an opportunity to view the design concept for the five homes. Strong support for the project and design was vocalized. HFHSL is moving forward with preliminary site work. A kick-off event, “First Wall Ceremony,” will occur Tuesday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. at 6649 Bartmer Avenue. Contact Andrea Riganti, Director of Community Development at (314) 505-8516 for more information.

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Department of Community Development Intern Presentation Brown Bag Presentation Sustainable Development in China During lunch hour on May 15th, 2012 about 15 staff members from the Department of Community Development and the Department of Public Works & Parks, as well as the chairperson of the University City Green Practices Commission, attended a presentation in City Hall given by a graduating planning intern of the Department of Community Development. Ms. Shu Yang’s presentation on “Sustainability Development in China,” based on one of the class projects she did for the graduate program in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development of St. Louis University, was met with enthusiastic discussion.

Specifically, Ms. Yang provided a general overview of the concept of “Sustainable Development,” followed by discussion on how economic development and sustainable development in China have been corelated and evolving, environmental issues China is facing, factors of environmental degradation, and suggestions on environmental policy. The information shared by Ms. Yang was useful reference for University City staff and residents who are involved in encouraging sustainable practices and programs that improve the health and quality of life of our community. Ms. Yang graduated with a Master’s degree subsequent to passing her capstone project research and presentation several days later.

Internship Opportunity For a number of years, the Department of Community Development has established an internship program through partnership with area universities and other institutions, allowing undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing urban planning, community and economic development, and public affairs/administration as their future career to gain hands-on experience and exposure to relevant projects and tasks in these fields. Please contact Mr. Raymond Lai, Deputy Director of Economic and Community Development at (314) 505-8500 for information about the internship program.

Missouri Preservation Conference- Coming to U City Join Missouri Preservation in partnership with University City for the 2012 Missouri Preservation Conference at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), located in the Loop, on October 2426. The Historic Building Development and Tax Credit Workshop will be held on Oct. 24, and the Preserving Historic Stained Glass Workshop on Oct. 26. Learn more at www.preservemo.org.

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University City News

Loop Media Hub Informational Meeting: June 14

Visit cloudcoalition.org/ to learn more about the Loop Media Hub!

An informational meeting about the “Loop Media Hub” feasibility study will be conducted on Thursday, June 14 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) Black Box Theatre, 524 Trinity Avenue, University City, Missouri. A multi-jurisdictional group of stakeholders including the cities of University City and St. Louis, St. Louis County, the University City Chamber of Commerce, Washington University St. Louis, COCA, and the Regional Arts Commission have commissioned a study to create an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plan along the right of way of the proposed Loop Trolley. Among other items, the ICT plan will

explore the feasibility of installing fiber optic technology underneath the Loop Trolley tracks to provide ultra-gigabit and wireless connectivity to the community along the Loop Trolley right of way. The consultant for the ICT, David Sandel of Sandel & Associates, and other study participants and stakeholders will be present at the meeting to provide a brief project overview and answer questions. The ICT plan is expected to be completed later this summer. For more information, contact Andrea Riganti, Director of Community Development at (314)505-8516 or [email protected]

More Visitor Parking Spots Now at City Hall

Did you know …? The City Hall building was built over 100 years ago! It was originally used as the Lewis Publishing Company’s Headquarters.

Effective May 15, 2012, seven parking spaces on the west side of the parking area noted as “3” in the graphic to the right have been designated as visitor parking between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Employees should refrain from parking in those areas between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday to allow visitors easier access to City Hall.

The Delmar Harvard lot, shown as area 4 in the graphic, is available for additional employee parking.

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Visit Ruth Park Golf Course and Driving Range — 8211 Groby Road Ruth Park Golf Course is convenient, affordable and in great shape. It is truly one of the premier municipal courses in the region. Centrally located in University City, 1 mile north of Delmar Blvd., its tree-lined, hilly course layout makes Ruth Park challenging and a favorite venue for generations of University City and surrounding area golfers. Our Driving Range is open 7:00 am to approximately 9:30 pm (last bucket of balls sold at 9 pm) and includes 25 hitting stations of both mats and grass. Managed under the direction of PGA Professional, Doug Castellari, Ruth Park Golf Course amenities include: Zoysia fairways and bent grass greens, multiple tee boxes to accommodate players of all ages, individual/group lessons, professional club fittings, spring/summer youth golf programs, and a fully stocked golf shop and snack bar. League play and group outings are also available.

For more information, contact Ruth Park Golf Course, 314.727.4800 or email Doug at [email protected] or check our website ucitymo.org/index.aspx?nid=496.

Upcoming Events: Saturday June 2, 9am: Saturday Summer Golf Clinic, 1st Session; Following sessions on 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7 Monday, June 4, 5:30pm: Women’s “Get Golf Ready” Summer Series Golf Clinic (session 1 of 6) Tuesday, June 5, 4pm: Ruth Park Summer Jr. Golf Program begins, Ages 6-17; Call 727-4800 for details Wednesday, June 6, 5:30pm: Women’s “Get Golf Ready” Summer Series Wednesday Golf Clinic (session 1 of 6)

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University City News

Upcoming Events at the U City Public Library May—June 28: In the Gallery: Tim Black Retrospective Help us celebrate the art of UCPL artist Time Black! You probably have seen Tim’s paintings hanging in the Library, but check out some of his other work this month!

Did you know … ? There is free wireless internet access available at the U City Public Library. This is available to anyone with a U City

Wednesday, June 6: Computer Class: Introduction to Computers 2:30 pm Computer classes are free and do not require registration. All classes are designed for beginners and last one hour. In Intro to Computers, we'll learn the parts of the computer and how to use the mouse. Thursday, June 7: Urban Thought Book Group 7:00 pm Join us for a discussion of Tina Ansa McElroy’s You Know Better. We will also have copies of next month's selection, Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Everyone is welcome! Wednesday, June 13: Computer Class: Introduction to the Internet 2:30 pm Computer classes are free and do not require registration. All classes are designed for beginners and last one hour. In Introduction to the Internet, we'll learn how to access the internet and find information using search engines. Sunday, June 17: Closed for Father’s Day

Library Card! www.ucpl.lib.mo.us

Tuesday, June 19: Readings in History Book Group 7:00 pm Join us for a discussion of Candice Millard's Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President. Everyone is welcome! Wednesday, June 20: Computer Class: Web Email 2:30 pm Computer classes are free and do not require registration. All classes are designed for beginners and last one hour. In Web Email Accounts, we'll sign up for a free email account and learn the basics of sending and receiving email. Wednesday, June 27: Computer Class: Microsoft Word 2007 2:30 pm Computer classes are free and do not require registration. All classes are designed for beginners and last one hour. In Intro to Word 2007 we'll learn word processing basics, including how to edit and format your work. Wednesday, June 27: Our Summer of Les Miserables: First Meeting 2:30 pm Join us for the first discussion in our Adult Summer Reading 2012 program, Les Miserables. We'll be discussing the first two volumes, Fantine and Cosette. We'll enjoy refreshments, good conversation and great literature! All are welcome; copies of the book are available to check out at the library.

6701 Delmar Boulevard Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am– 9pm Saturday: 9am– 5pm Sunday: 1pm– 5pm

July 1-31 In the Gallery: University City Art Association Check out these works by talented U City artists! July 4 Closed for Independence Day

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2012 Summer Reading Program Dream Big, Read! May 25 – July 27 «☺ » Ages 4 – 17 We’ve dreamed up a BIG summer reading program with events, parties, & prizes. For current info, call 727-3150 or visit our website: www.ucpl.lib.mo.us/childrens.

Teen Summer Reading Program Volunteer Training (7th grade & up)

Wednesday, May 30

4-6 pm

Reporting Begins: Sunday, June 3

2:00-4:00 pm

Saturday, June 2

10 am - 12 pm

Reporting Ends: Thursday, July 19 Reporting Hours:

7:30 pm Monday – Thursday Friday Saturday, Sunday

2:00-7:30 pm 2:00-6:00 pm 2:00-4:00 pm

For info call 727-3150

Upcoming Library Events for Young People Saturday, June 2: Nature’s Night Life: Live Birds and animals from around the world 3:00 pm brought to us by Animal Tales Thursday, June 7: Discover Bonobos, great apes native to central Africa. Marian 6:30 pm Brickner, photographer, will share her photos; each child will receive a free copy of her book. Friday, June 8: Redbird Readers Kickoff Meet Fredbird and a Cardinals player 1:00 pm from the world champion baseball team. Open to all. Wednesday, June 13: Legomania Create figures from our millions of Lego pieces AND 4:00 pm meet & have your photo taken with RUFFY, mascot for the River City Rascals.

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Tuesday, June 19: Hip Hop Aesop Jazzed, Bopped, and Beat-Box performed by The 6:30 pm Black Repertory Theater. (Sponsored by St. Louis Cardinals Redbird Rookies) Thursday, June 21: Movie: Sleeping Beauty (G) in Lil’s Treehouse. 6:00 pm Tuesday, June 26: Beyond the Stars Learn about the night sky & look through 8:30 pm telescopes, co-sponsored with St. Louis Astronomical Society. Thursday, June 28: Recipe for a Dream Magic Show with Abra-Kid-Abra 6:30 pm Thursday, June 28 Ready, Set, Drive for new & almost drivers. Expert panel: legal tips 7:30 pm from Detective Gage, what to look for in a first car, & wisdom from our teen drivers. Door prizes!! Friday, June 29 Parent’s Night Out An evening of fun; includes a performance by 5:30—9:30 pm our Teen Readers Theater: Nighttime Magical Stories. Teen volunteers (& staff) will feed and entertain your children ages 4 – 8. RSVP by Tues., June 26.

Please check our website ucpl.lib.mo.us/childrens/

for the most current information!

UNIVERSITY CITY NEWS

City of University City 6801 Delmar Blvd. University City, MO 63130

University City, Missouri is an inner-ring suburb of the City of St. Louis, a vibrant, diverse community of about 35,000 people at the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area. University City is a fullservice city, providing its residents with police and fire service; full recreational facilities; a library; and solid waste services. For questions or comments about this newsletter please contact: Kacie Galbraith at [email protected]

City Hall phone: 862-6767 Centennial Commons: 505-8625 U City Public Library: 727-3150

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This annual summertime treat again will take the stage at Heman Park, beginning June 18 with the University City High School Jazz Combo. Every concert is free and takes place at the south side of the park, near the Midland/ Shaftesbury entrance, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

SCHEDULE June 18: U City High School Jazz Combo June 25: Rob Silverman (jazz, fusion & rock) July 2: The Style Band (r&b) July 9: Power Play (jazz, r&b, disco, & Motown) July 16: Mystic Voyage (groovy) July 23: Fat Pocket Funk (funk)

For more information: call 505-8625 or visit universitycityartsandletters.wordpress.com

July 30: Retro Boogie (r&b) August 6: Par 3 (contemporary)