Saturday, May 18, 2013
Find movie reviews written by Patch blogger Mark Glass and showtimes for theaters in the St. Louis-area, including Mehlville and Oakville.
Are you a movie buff? Or maybe you just enjoy the occasional dinner and a movie date? Patch would be thrilled to have you on board as a movie blogger. All you have to do is shoot a quick email to Ryan Martin at email@example.com. Star Trek: Into Darkness Patch Blogger Mark Glass: **** It’s time again to boldly go...where tons of TV and movie cameras have gone before. Space. The final frontier. For context, this is the second feature film showing the original crew of the Enterprise in the beginning of their careers, in an alternate time line, allowing both overlaps and variations from the stories and characters that started the whole franchise. That allows Benedict Cumberbatch (best known as a contemporary Sherlock Holmes on British …
Friday, May 17, 2013
MoDOT expert Linda Wilson Horn is waiting in the comments to answer your traffic and road questions in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to answer your road, construction and traffic questions. MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn has agreed to help us out this week. She will answer questions in the comment section of Patch today between noon and 4 p.m. Have a question? Ask below!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
See what your Mehlville and Oakville neighbors had to say to first responders on this holiday to remember those who gave their lives.
May 15 is Peace Officers Memorial Day, dedicated to the memories of first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice. St. Louis County Police and first responders held their thirty-sixth annual Uniform Day Memorial Ceremony last week, honoring their collegues with the posting of colors, a roll call of the deceased and a 16 volley shotgun salute. We asked Facebook fans to finish this sentence: Thank you, first responders, for _________. And here are some of our favorite answers: Pat Tucker - your constant and unending dedication to your community and the people you serve. Tracy Lynn-Ackermann Wessel - Your quick thinking, courage, and serving others. Gary Brit Rose - Your Courage! Peggy Love Garavaglia - your dedicated, selfless service! …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Patch is teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation this week to get all of your traffic and road questions answered.
Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about traffic, road construction and more. That's why this week, we are teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro," MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn will answer readers' questions in the comment section of the Patch sites on Friday, May 17 between noon and 4 p.m. Get your questions ready and check back with Patch and MoDOT on Friday morning! Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts:
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Marketplace Fairness Act was approved in the U.S. Senate, and is headed for the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would require merchants to collect sales taxes on online purchases.
It's called the "Marketplace Fairness Act" and supporters say it levels the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores by requiring online merchants to pay sales taxes to the states, counties and localities where they have done business. Opponents include anti-tax activists and retailers who say it will be overly burdensome—in fact, nearly impossible, they say, to keep track of the tax rates and tax requirements for the myriad of taxing agencies where they may be doing business. The Marketplace Fairness Act passed the U.S. Senate 69-27 on Monday. Next up, the legislation goes to the GOP-led House. President Barack Obama has previously said he supports the bill. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, voted for …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Find movie reviews written by Patch blogger Mark Glass and showtimes for theaters in the St. Louis-area, including South St. Louis County and Jefferson County courtesy of Moviefone.
Are you a movie buff? Or maybe you just enjoy the occasional dinner and a movie date? Either way, Patch would be thrilled to have you on board as a movie blogger! It's free, quick and easy to do so! All you have to do is shoot a quick email to Brian Feldt at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Great Gatsby Patch Blogger Mark Glass: **½ This latest screen version of the classic novel is a mixed bag of assets and flaws. Director and co-writer Baz Lurhrmann ambitiously tries for a 3-D spectacle with several lavish party scenes that Busby Berkeley would have envied. He inserts bits of anachronistically modern music into this 1922 setting. That worked beautifully in his Moulin Rouge, and hilariously in the opening joust of A Knight’s Tale, but feels …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Patch's movie blogger Mark Glass says this latest screen version of the classic novel is a mixed bag of assets and flaws.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Patch is teaming up with Crystal Anderson, owner of Olneya Restoration Group, this week to get all of your questions answered.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week readers get to interact with professionals by asking questions on a wide variety of topics. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with Crystal Anderson, owner of Olneya Restoration Group, to get all of your home repair questions answered. Have a question? Ask below in the comments section! More about Crystal Anderson: Crystal Anderson is the owner of Olneya Restoration Group. Olneya Restoration Group, headquartered in Maryland Heights, provides experienced roofing, siding, window replacement, insulation, water removal and drying services and 24/7 emergency restoration services to homeowners and commercial …
Monday, May 6, 2013
St. Louis Magazine released its list of “101 Things Every St. Louisan Must Do,” which includes a handful of South County experiences. What’s on your personal list?
St. Louis Magazine’s “101 Things Every St. Louisan Must Do” isn’t for tourists. The magazine attempts to distinguish the difference between a St. Louis resident and a true St. Louisan… and provides a handy checklist of quintessential experiences should you feel you haven’t been living life in the Lou to the fullest. Some items are more obvious than others—like skipping work to attend Opening Day at Busch Stadium, or taking a brewery tour. The list includes several experiences that are unique to South County and its surrounding areas: Download their checklist in PDF form! Patch wants to know what experiences you consider 'required' as a St. Louisan! Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A couple of readers debate whether victims bear any responsibility for crime. What do you think?
In Des Peres last week, a handful of cars and homes were burglarized in a residential neighborhood—a serious enough "spree" that the city blasted an email and text alert to the neighborhoods. As it happens, the burglar got into some unlocked cars, used the garage door opener and walked into a pair of houses in which the inside door was not locked. The report brought on this comment from a reader: "A person would not lock their car outside overnight (or anytime) because? And with a home garage door opener and valuables inside? Is this laziness or stupidity?" Another reader who said she was was one of the victims took offense: "I hope you are never a victim. You are acting like it was our fault." What do you think? Do we bear any …