Saturday, January 28, 2012
Cupcake shop? Bakery? 24-hour gym? Readers submit their favorite ideas through Facebook and Twitter.
If there's one thing that Maplewood residents know, it's the type of shop they hope to see open in downtown Maplewood. Earlier this week, an article about McDonald's possibly moving to downtown Maplewood garnered 36 charged comments (and plenty more on our Facebook page). Seeing so many residents rally against the idea got me wondering, "What type of business should open in downtown Maplewood next?" On Twitter, Mackenzie Jordan (@mackenzbot) was quick to suggest a cupcake shop. She's accepting donations to start a shop if no one fills the need, by the way. On Facebook, we had more than 15 comments from folks saying what they want to see open in downtown Maplewood, including a Thai food restaurant, 24-hour gym, frozen yogurt bar and …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Several Maplewood and Brentwood organizations are on Facebook. Are you fans?
Sure, you're probably following Kakao Chocolate on Facebook (after all, the Maplewood business was nominated for a Riverfront Times web award), but did you know that several other organizations and businesses have pages as well? Boogaloo shares updates about live music and drink specials. Flying Tiger Motorcycles posts behind-the-scenes photos of motorcycles. Saint Louis Cellars writes a lot about, what else, wine! These Facebook pages foster relationships between community members and business leaders. You're able to learn more about the people running these Maplewood and Brentwood institutions. Do you want to see if your favorite Maplewood-Brentwood business or organization is on Facebook? They're all listed on Patch's Facebook page: www…
Saturday, January 14, 2012
In this week's social media column, we highlight comments and conversations from our Facebook friends about Thursday night's commercial fire.
Thank you to the 54 people who 'Liked' us on Facebook this week! Last Friday, we had 412 fans on the page. That number grew to 464 as of Friday evening — we're so pleased to have your support. If you haven't 'Liked' our page yet, please visit www.facebook.com/MaplewoodBrentwoodPatch. Already a fan? Then please help spread the word! Talking about the commercial fire in Maplewood In case you missed it... The fire at Maplewood Richmond Heights Family Dentistry drew a lot of discussion on our Facebook page on Thursday and Friday. It started around 9 p.m. last night, when Patch reporters started posting photos and updates from the scene of the fire. We relied on information posted by friends like Rebecca Konersmann and Pat Wilken Maloney to …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
See for yourself at www.facebook.com/MaplewoodBrentwoodPatch.
Join hundreds of other folks from Maplewood and Brentwood who 'Like' us on Facebook! Please visit www.facebook.com/MaplewoodBrentwoodPatch. Already a fan? Then please help spread the word! 1) Real-time Updates About News Remember when we learned that a Michaels craft store is moving to Brentwood? That was first reported on our Facebook page. We regularly update the page with news and notes from the community that don't always make it to the Patch website. Stay in the know! 2) You Help Create the Conversation Big stories generate important conversations in our communities. When a CVS Pharmacy was first proposed at the corner of Manchester Road and Big Bend Boulevard, six Maplewood residents talked about the pros and cons on our Facebook …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Governor Jay Nixon signs repeals to the Missouri school social networking law, but says even the revised version has flaws. The law no longer prohibits teachers and students from communicating through some social networking outlets.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 1, which repeals a portion a state school social networking law passed, Senate Bill 54, by the General Assembly this spring. In August, Patch reported on the controversy and confusion surrounding Senate Bill 54, also known as the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. It is sponsored by former Ladue school board member and Missouri State Senator Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield) and designed to protect students. The Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) sued the state over ths social network portions of Senate Bill 54, claiming it was too vague. MSTA was awarded an injunction on Aug. 26, just two days before the new law was to take effect. Friday, that lawsuit and injunction are still in …
Monday, February 7, 2011
With no impending winter storm this week, we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming.
It's Monday and there's no talk of blizzards (yet), so it's safe to assume we can finally catch up on our work while the DVR catches back up on recordings. Do you have any big plans for the week? Tell the community and share your event in our calendar. If you're still looking for something to do tonight: Social Media Spotlight Kakao Chocolate, which opened its second location in downtown Maplewood on Thursday, also opened its second Facebook page—except this one solely represents the Maplewood shop. Where to Find Us What else should we be working on? Have a news tip or story suggestion? Leave a note in the comments box below or shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Maplewood-Brentwood Patch gave away two tickets to Saturday's championship game and a $30 dinner for two at the Red Lion to one lucky fan.
Maplewood-Brentwood Patch ran a contest on Monday and Tuesday and asked you, the readers, to tell us your favorite Blue Devils moment from this year's undefeated season. As a reward for your participation, we gave away two tickets to Saturday's championship game at the dome and a $30 dinner for two at the Red Lion to one lucky fan. In a random drawing, Rosalind Collins won the package. Her favorite game was the first match-up between MRH and Northwest Academy. On Maplewood-Brentwood Patch's Facebook, Rosalind writes, "The best game was the 1st MRH vs Northwest...just because it was so much hype in the beginning and MRH became victorious." We collected the other moments that were posted on Facebook and included them below. Several people…