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Friday, August 28, 2009

Moonlight Ramble Shines Spotlight on Mullanphy Emigrant Home

The Mullanphy Emigrant Home building in Old North St. Louis got some good air time this morning on KSDK.

The Mullanphy Emigrant Home building in Old North St. Louis got some good air time this morning on KSDK.

NewsChannel 5’s “Today in St. Louis” aired a story this morning on Hostelling International’s annual Moonlight Ramble bike ride (scheduled for tomorrow night), and used the occasion to put in a few plugs for the Mullanphy Emigrant Home.   You can view the whole story online, by clicking on this link.  Mark Cockson, executive director of Hostelling International-Gateway Council, told reporter Heidi Glaus that proceeds from this year’s Moonlight Ramble would help pay for a feasibility study on the development of world class hostel at the Mullanphy building.  To register online or to find out more about the ride, which typically draws more than 10,000 riders for the middle of the night event, visit the Moonlight Ramble website.

Channel 5 reporter Heid Glaus interviewing Mark Cockson inside the Mullanphy building.

Channel 5 reporter Heid Glaus interviewing Mark Cockson inside the Mullanphy building.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Scenes from National Night Out in Old North

We got swamped with some other business lately and forgot to post these pictures from almost two weeks ago.  On the evening of August 4th, Old North residents fromMonroe up to Branch took to the streets to celebrate community and thank the officers and firefighters who keep the neighborhood safe.  The following photos are from the National Night Out party at N. 14th Street and North Market.

It wouldn't be a National Night Out without Leon Ochoa at the grill

It wouldn't be a National Night Out Celebration without Leon Ochoa at the grill (almost unrecognizable this year without his Cubs shirt)

Mr. Owens prepares a strawberry snow cone for Dave Eisenbraun

Mr. Owens prepares a strawberry snow cone for Dave Eisenbraun

Listening to a few words from Dan Rechtien of the Circuit Attorney's office

Dan Rechtien and other staff from the Circuit Attorney's office were on hand to discuss their office's support for the neighborhood

Capt. Mary Edwards-Fears...

5th District Capt. Mary Edwards-Fears engaged in friendly conversation with Monroe Street residents Stewart Griffin and Lori & Joe Sweet, while Ben Schartman enjoys his snow cone.

Ella Owens, Sgt. Holmes, and Phil Valko

Ella Owens, Sgt. Holmes, and Phil Valko

The Holden kids help out with the balloons

The Holden kids help out with the balloons

Meanwhile, the party on 19th Street was a little harder to capture since the ONSLRG office camera had trouble with the focus as the sun went down… but take our word for it that the group there enjoyed good company and kept the celebration going well after dark.

The partiers on N. 19th celebrated the many new residents and recent rehabs in the northern portion of Old North.

The partiers on N. 19th celebrated the many new residents and recent rehabs in the northern portion of Old North.

N. 19th Street partiers

N. 19th Street partiers

Shaun, Lindsey, and Henry

Shaun, Lindsey, and Henry were back out for Henry's second National Night Out. He was a new baby when we photographed the family at last year's National Night Out Party, as shown on our blog in August of 2008.

 Click HERE to see some photos from last year, as referred to above.

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Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.

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