Thursday, July 5, 2012
The warm July 4th night was just right to view the Fair St. Louis Fireworks from Maplewood.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012
A one-day vacation in the middle of the week ended with a gathering on the hill at Maplewood's Ryan Hummert Park to watch July 4th fireworks. About 100 residents gathered for one of the only officially sanctioned pyrotechnics show in the area this year, the show at Fair St. Louis, at the Arch, seen through the trees. See more photos like these at Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook. (Like it!) There wasn't much oohing and ahhing, considering the distance, but the commute to the park couldn't be beat. These shots were taken at a slow shutter speed, taking advantage of glow sticks flashing and spinning through the camera frame.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
More than 7,000 Starbucks Coffee cafes nationwide are using social media to provide financing to community businesses.
The Fourth of July is about BBQ, fireworks and family fun. This year, it's also about coffee. Starbucks is offering a free hot cup of coffee on Independence Day. (Keep up-to-date on Maplewood and Brentwood business developments by signing up for our morning newsletter.) As part of CEO Howard Schultz's social media campaign, #Indivisible, the chain will be handing out FREE tall hot brewed coffees to customers on Wednesday, July 4. The hope is the freebie-backed initiative will start a conversation about where the country is headed. "Let’s tell our government leaders to put partisanship aside and to speak truthfully about the challenges we face," Schultz said in an open letter on the website. "Let’s ask our business leaders to create more …
The U.S. Census Bureau offers a roundup of everything you ever wanted to know — and more — about Independence Day 2012.
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country Here are some more interesting numbers regarding the Fourth of July: 2.5 million: In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 313.9 million: The nation's estimated population on this July Fourth. Source: Population clock $3.6 million: In 2011, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($3.3 million) …
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports on St. Louis area work zones for July 5-11.
Construction work in the St. Louis metro region stopped for the Fourth of July holiday at noon Tuesday, July 3. Work will resume at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 5. From Thursday, July 5 through Saturday, July 7, as part of the Fair St. Louis festivities downtown, the Poplar Street Bridge exit ramps to Memorial Drive will be closed. Other ramps closed for the event include the eastbound Interstate 70 ramp to Memorial Drive/Pine Street, the northbound Interstate 55 on ramp from Marion, and the northbound I-55 exit ramp to Memorial Drive. Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
You could win a $50 gift card to Schiller's by uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo! Our brief guide will help you capture those sparkles in the sky, whether you're using a point-and-shoot or DSLR camera.
Do you like taking photos? Do you want a fun challenge, and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Schiller's Camera and Video in Brentwood? By uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo to this article, you'll automatically be entered into a random drawing for the gift card! Your photos will also be showcased across Patch. Just click "Upload Photos" above the article to submit your favorite photo. After the the fireworks have cleared on Independence Day, we at St. Louis Patch will randomly select a winner. This contest will run from June 28 to Tuesday, July 10. How to shoot photographs of fireworks Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Read the …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The local nurse said even smaller fireworks from a grocery store can be dangerous.
Friday, June 29, 2012
"Patch" rounds up 15 St. Louis-area celebrations for July 4.
Still working out your Independence Day plans? With a vast array of fireworks displays, parades, live music, fairs and festivals, there's no shortage of activities in the St. Louis area. The list starts downtown and works its way west, north and south. Fair Saint Louis When: noon–10 p.m. July 4, 4-10 p.m. July 6 and noon to 10 p.m. July 7 Where: Gateway Arch grounds Parade: 10 a.m. July 4 at the corner of Fourth Street and Washington Avenue Entertainment: Heart at 8 p.m. on July 4, Third Eye Blind at 8 p.m. on July 6 and Dierks Bentley at 8 p.m. on July 7 Fireworks: 9:20 p.m. July, 4, 6 and 7 Activities: Air shows, live music from local and other bands, children’s entertainment, concessions Rockin' on the Landing When: noon-11 p.m. July 4,…
Monday, July 4, 2011
Brentwood's American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 was host to a small crowd that gathered for an Independence Day ceremony to respectfully dispose of worn American flags.
The American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 flag retirement ceremony served as both solemn occasion and celebration this Independence Day. Attendees paused to appreciate their freedoms as Americans and the sacrifices of American military veterans, then joined together for traditional Fourth of July barbecue fare. American Legion member Mike Laub said that the post had received about 100 flags for disposal. "Most of them are in pretty bad shape," he said. "People don't know the protocol for when and how to display the flag, so they wear out pretty quickly." "It used to be from dawn to dusk," added Post 101 member Leo Lang, "and now it's gotten to the point where you don't even have to light it at night." Not every flag showed up in shreds …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Centered, of course, on red, white and blue.
Independence Day is coming up this weekend. By now you've probably thought to buy fireworks and get a big group of friends and family together to celebrate our great nation's birthday. If you're hosting the party this year, you may be still working out the details of making it interesting and creative. There are a lot of patriotic ideas you can use to make it stand out, and this week's Patch Picks bring you just that. Patch Picks: Six Fourth of July Party Ideas
Thursday, June 30, 2011
American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 will hold a ceremonial flag burning for the proper disposal of old star-spangled banners at 11 a.m. on July 4.
If you need to properly dispose an American flag, be sure to contact American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 before the Fourth of July. The legion post will hold a ceremonial flag burning for the proper disposal of old star-spangled banners at 11 a.m. on Independence Day. The post will host a hot dog barbecue immediately following the ceremony. Area residents are invited to drop off their worn and tattered flags at any American Legion post. Brentwood's post is open at 11 a.m. Sunday through Friday and is located east of Schnuck's grocery store at 2721 Collier Ave. A post member said that there is usually someone available at the post bar until at least 10 p.m.