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|Friday, April 22nd, 2011|
Local Tornado Damage
Major tornado damage at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport -- part of the roof was torn off Concourse C from which we flew to London, plate glass windows shattered, the control tower evacuated temporarily. -- The airport is now closed through at least tomorrow and first aid and hospital transportation from the airport in in effect. Power lines are down and the nearby Interstate Highways are literally parking lots as nobody can move due to damaged cars. Parts of the MetroLink commuter train system and local bus system are down in north St. Louis County. Houses have been destroyed and many surface streets are closed as well. Current Mood: sympathetic
|Sunday, January 9th, 2011|
|Wednesday, October 7th, 2009|
|Saturday, August 15th, 2009|
|Friday, June 12th, 2009|
|Thursday, May 14th, 2009|
St. Louis Renaissance Faire in Wentzville MO
Travel back in time as you step into the beautifully wooded, 16th century village, we call Petit Lyon! Immerse yourself in the costumes and mannerisms of the era. Thrill to the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds. Roam the village shops for unique crafts and goods as our artisans demonstrate period skills. Delight in comedy, music and feats of derring do. Feast on delicious food and drink while strolling minstrels entertain. Interact with the colorful villagers, nobles, peasants and personalities of ages past.
Petit Lyon is privileged to host some of the finest crafters and artisans in the realm! You will find a wide variety of handcrafted treasures as well as unique items brought from the far corners of the world to entice and delight. Our merchants offer a delightful selection of period-inspired wares for your perusal, games, services and foods for your enjoyment. Visitors can watch some of the crafts in progress as the artisans demonstrate their talents.
You'll witness swordfighting and juggling, and hear music and laughter around every corner! Our costumed cast have re-created a 16th century French village where you will be able to see and interact with everyone from peasant to noble courtier.
Children will enjoy the petting zoo and games in the Kid's Kingdom. The King's Quest lets our young visitors earn a special audience with the King and Queen. The Faire is especially proud of several new educational offerings this year: the Hospitaller Knights encampment, the Viking camp and longboat display, and the wood collier camp.http://stlrenfaire.com
Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day
May 16 through June 7, 2009 at Wentzville’s Rotary Park
Gates open at 10am, and close at 6pm.
And yes, we are a pet friendly faire.
Oh, and here is a $2 off coupon
Each coupon is good for up to infinite tickets. If you are getting more then that, please bring a second coupon. Look! A map so you can find us!
|Friday, May 8th, 2009|
We're invading Columbia, MO tonight!!! Hope to see some of you there!
**Note: This event will be 18+. A $3 minor surcharge in addition to cover will apply.
|Monday, January 19th, 2009|
|Thursday, January 8th, 2009|
St. Louis Renaissance Faire Open House and Cast Signup
Are you a history buff who wants to live out the past?
Do you like making or wearing costumes?
Perhaps a Theater student or improve actor that wants to work with an interactive audience?
Maybe you are skilled at a period craft and would love to demonstrate how things where done back then?
Or even just someone who would like to get a chance to play with tools, and build something?
Join us at the St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Open House and Cast Sign-up on Saturday, Jan 10 from 10am-4pm
Second chance sign-ups on Jan 17... I think
Open House Location:
Non-Profit Development Center
425 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MOMap it
There is also the St. Louis Pirate Fest
 Also you can contact me if you are interested in being a merchant at the Ren Faire or Pirate Fest [/edit]
|Sunday, September 7th, 2008|
"Will Missouri choose US winner again?"
I came across an article
on the BBC news site with regards as to how, save once, Missouri has voted the way of the presidential winner since 1904. Not very informative, but fun to read about your home in a foreign news piece.
|Friday, August 15th, 2008|
|Sunday, August 10th, 2008|
Happy birthday, Missouri; admitted to the union on August 10, 1821.
|Thursday, July 17th, 2008|
A Good Deed Anyone Can Do
I just came back from 7-Eleven via
my neighborhood firehouse. Y'all might think of doing the same.
I went to the 7-Eleven because it happens to be across the street from the firehouse, but you could go to any grocery or convenience store nearby. I dropped about 26 bucks on one of every flavor of Gatorade in the store and took them across the street to give to the firefighters.
It's ninety-something degrees here in St. Louis today. Y'know how great a sweet, cold drink feels after a time in the sun on a day like this? Think how even more so it would be for those men and women after responding to a call, on a day like this.
For me it's personal. My Dad's parents and my great-grandfather bought a house in this neighborhood in the 1940s. My dad and uncle grew up here. My brother and sister and I grew up here. I moved back to this neighborhood and am raising my own sons here. Firefighters from this station have been standing watch over members of my family through five generations and sixty-plus years.
I hope it can be personal for you, too. Where we run away from, they run toward. What we run out of, they run into. And here in St. Louis, they don't do it for much.
So I bought 'em a buncha bottles of Gatorade on a hot summer's day. Can I get you to do likewise for the men and women who stand watch over your
home? Current Mood: grateful
|Wednesday, June 25th, 2008|
|Thursday, April 24th, 2008|
|Friday, April 18th, 2008|
We've just had an earthquake here in St. Louis. I was awake, and got my family up and under doorways immediately. The whole house shook with what I would estimate at three to four on the Mercalli intensity scale
says it took place at 4:36:56 a.m., with an epicenter 45 miles northwest of Evansville, Indiana
, closer to West Salem, Illinois
, with a Richter scale
intensity of 5.4. Edit, 7:14 a.m.:
The U. S. Geological Survey has revised its measurement of the intensity of the quake, down to 5.2 on the Richter scale. Current Mood: shaken
|Saturday, February 9th, 2008|
2nd Annual Wash U DRAG SHOW 2/16/08
2nd Annual Wash U DRAG SHOW:
SATURDAY FEB. 16th, 8 PM @ THE GARGOYLE
(Wash U campus; 6445 Forsyth Blvd.)
Join Pride Alliance (http://pridewu.blogspot.com
) and the Alternative Lifestyle Association (http://altlife.wustl.edu
) for Wash U's 2nd annual DRAG SHOW!
Emceed by the fabulous Kitty Litter and Ms. P, join us for FREE raffles, audience drag show contest (come dressed in drag if you would like to enter), and of course, wonderful drag queens and kings!$3 with Wash U ID
$5 general admission
A large portion of the proceeds will be donated to PROMO (http://promoonline.org
), Missouri's statewide LGBT lobbying and advocacy organization. Come and support the community while watching fabulous drag queens and kings perform!Tickets will be sold in Mallinkrodt Mon. Feb 11 - Fri. Feb 15.
Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the show
**ARRIVE EARLY TO BUY YOUR TICKETS THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW!!!**
Hope to see you there!
Email email@example.com for more info
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|Monday, January 14th, 2008|
Kansas City event: Sacred Fire, Keepers of the Flame
This is an event you might be interested in. It's available for seekers of all faiths and offers both personal and spiritual growth opportunities, as well as community building and leadership work. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions. Thanks!
Ringing Anvil Productions presents:
Keepers of the FlameA day-long event for spiritual seekers
February 2nd, Kansas City
What is the Sacred Fire in your heart?
How do we build the Clan-fire of community?
Will you become a Keeper of this Sacred Flame?
|Thursday, December 20th, 2007|