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Friday, February 19, 2016

Old North in the Spotlight as Fox 2’s “In Your Neighborhood” Spends the Morning with Us

Thank you to Fox 2 St. Louis for coming to Old North St. Louis this morning to tell the story - in many parts - about a lot of the great things going on in the neighborhood.

Since the Fox2now.com website has a lot of the segments broken into different clips, we have collected as many as we can and posted them here all on one page.

Click HERE to see…

  • the introduction to Old North by the show’s co-hosts on the scene in Old North, Kevin Steincross & Margie Ellisor
  • more from inside Crown Candy Kitchen
  • and a bit about the Sunflower Project

Click HERE to see

  • a couple of different video clips of their conversation with Andy Karandzieff of Crown Candy Kitchen, talking about all of the chocolate, the legend of the Easter Monkey, the rebirth of the neighborhood, and a behind the scenes view of how the chocolate gets made and poured into the molds

Click HERE to see

  • an interview with Jamaica Ray
  • a visit to Headhunters Barber Shop, including a conversation with owner/barber, Archie Cole

Click HERE to see…

  • Police Chief Sam Dotson making the case that crime is down “almost 50%” in Old North due to the “turnaround driven by neighbors…”
  • a visit to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group office with a few comments from Sean Thomas

Click HERE to see visits to and interviews with

  • 14th Street Artist Community
  • Cafe Hope

Click HERE to see visits to and interviews with

  • Kennedy’s Pet Shop
  • Blackmun Footcare

Click HERE to see visits to and interviews with…

  • UrbArts
  • Excelsior Tax Service

Click HERE to see…

  • a conversation with Steve Marx at Marx Hardware, a family-owned business that has been in Old North for five generations

Click HERE to see…

  • a visit to Confluence Academy

They don’t have video clips posted yet for their conversation with Tom & Gloria Bratkowski (being interviewed in the photo below), about Tom’s family’s roots in Old North that go back several generations and Gloria’s work with ONSLRG’s Greenspace Committee…

…or their visit with Veronica Holden at La Mancha Coffeehouse, or their report on Firecracker Press and Central Print, or the interviews with artists William Burton and Robert Ketchens, along with Darryl Reece (shown below), discussing the Jesse Owens mural at the Crown Square corner plaza on St. Louis Avenue and N. 14th Street, but we’ll put those on here when they get posted.

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Thanks again to all of the anchors, reporters, producers, camera crews, and interns at Fox 2 for sharing the story of how vibrant and exciting life in Old North is these days.

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Now that you’ve seen some of the characters of the neighborhood and some visuals of the businesses and streets of Old North, we invite you to come see even more on Saturday, May 7, when we host our Annual Old North House & Community Tour.

Click HERE to learn more about the tour and to get your tickets while they’re still available at the early bird price of just $10 each.

And, whether or not you can join us on May 7, we invite you to support the work of continuing the dynamic revitalization shown on the air today.  Tax-deductible contributions to Old North St. Louis Restoration Group make it possible for us to continue revitalizing the physical and social dimensions of Old North in a manner that respects the community’s historic, cultural, and urban character. Just click HERE or on the image below to make a one-time or recurring contribution today.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Media Buzz about Old North: from Post-Dispatch Coverage of Gina & Travis Sheridan’s Home to St. Louis Public Radio

If you missed the feature in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Nov. 15 about Gina and Travis Sheridan’s Wright Street home in Old North, don’t worry, there will no doubt be plenty more where that came from.  Gina & Travis recently closed on the purchase of the home they had been renting, thanks to mortgage financing from Midland States Bank.  And, long before they officially owned the home, they had already started spreading the word far and wide about how cool Old North is and have been active participants in numerous efforts to keep Old North moving in a positive direction.

The article in the Post starts with an opening line that sounds a lot like what we keep telling anyone who’ll listen:  ”Great things are happening in Old North St. Louis, thanks in part to residents like Travis and Gina Sheridan…

You can read the whole article by clicking HERE.  And to see the short video that accompanies the article, in which Travis proclaims that they live in “probably the best neighborhood in all of St. Louis” and where he gives credit to the work of Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, as well as the support from David Noble of Midland States Bank, click HERE.  And if you see Gina or Travis around the neighborhood, be sure to thank them for the wonderful things they keep saying about Old North.

But that’s not the only good press we’ve received lately.  Shortly before that piece ran in the Post, St. Louis Public Radio posted a story about the ongoing progress in Old North, which included comments and observations from longtime and newer residents and businesses in the community.

Among the individuals quoted in that piece were residents Joe and Susannah Eisenbraun, Phil Valko (both a resident and director of Washington University’s Sustainability Office), Dr. Annessa Blackmun of Blackmun Footcare, M.K. Stallings of UrbArts, Eric Woods of Firecracker Press, Veronica Holden (resident and owner of La Mancha Coffeehouse), Tom & Gloria Bratkowski, and Sean Thomas of Old North St. Louis Restoration Group.  Other neighborhood businesses, nonprofits, and amenities mentioned in the story included Crown Candy Kitchen, Kennedy’s Pet Shop, the Sustainable Land Lab projects (the Mighty Mississippians,  and Sunflower+ garden, the Chess Pocket Park, and the planned Bistro Box), Headhunters Barber & Beauty Salon, and the neighborhood’s many community gardens.

To read the whole story and to listen to brief clips of the interviews, click HERE or on the image above.

For more on media coverage of all things Old North, click HERE for our past blog posts on the topic.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

North City Farmers’ Market Music Series Profiled on STL Public Radio; Come See (& Hear) For Yourself!

Today’s Cityscape program on St. Louis Public Radio featured a story by reporter Erin Williams about this year’s music series at North City Farmers’ Market.

To listen to the story online, or just to see the pictures they’ve posted, click the link HERE to be taken to the St. Louis Public Radio page on their report about the music series at North City Farmers’ Market.

In the meantime, come on out Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of the market.  Perhaps you’ll even get a chance to jump rope with a carrot.

L.B. Johnson was the featured musician of the week on June 8.

L.B. Johnson was the featured musician of the week on June 8.

The entertainment at this week’s market will come in the form of music by Coco Rico and dancers from Lindy Hop St. Louis.

And be sure to pick up some ingredients that would allow you to prepare the latest recipe presented by our intern, Jazmin Richardson on the North City Farmers’ Market blog.  This week’s edition of “What’s Cookin’ with Jazmin” features plums and can be found by clicking HERE.  If you’d like to discuss this further with Jazmin, look for her at the market on Saturday - or on many Thursday evenings over at the Whitaker Urban Evening concert series, presented by Grace Hill in St. Louis Place Park.  Jazmin and Shenika often wander the crowd to promote the market and Old North Grocery Co-op (as shown in the photo below from the June 20th concert).

This week’s market will also play host to the Truck Farm, which is described as a mobile community farm and a public art and education project, sponsored by slow food St. Louis.

Yet another good reason to come out Saturday: support the initiative and social activism of one of Old North’s favorite 10 year olds.  Nolan will have a lemonade stand to raise funds for the Whaleman Foundation, an agency focused on ocean conservation. So, stop on by for a good cause and to thank Nolan for doing his part to save the whales.

We’ll llook forward to seeing you all at the market!

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

But wait there’s more… Here’s What’s Happening In Old North Today

== North City Farmers’ Market ==

…with musical entertainment this week by Spirits of the New Northside Drum Corps.

Some of our friends, including Laura Winter and Becky Weidhaas, captured a bit of the sights and sounds on video and shared on Facebook (…but apparently those embedded links don’t show up on this site, so if you’re friends of theirs on Facebook, just scroll through their timelines to find the cool videos).

And, we had yoga on one of the lots adjacent to the market.

== And even more Yoga over at Mighty Mississippians’ Sustainable Land Lab Site ==

The Sustainable Land Lab site at 1300-06 Montgomery is being developed by the Mighty Mississippians project.  Among their activities they’ve planned or recruited for the site: periodic yoga sessions.

The photo above courtesy of the Facebook page of Outdoor Yoga (in and around) St. Louis, as shared by the Mighty Mississippians on their Facebook page.

Meanwhile, work continues at two of the other Sustainable Land Lab projects, including RRFarm’s project at 1303 Montgomery, as seen below…

and at 1318-24 Warren, where the Sunflower+ Project has some actual sunflowers blooming (as seen in the really cool photo they’ve posted to their Facebook page, shown below):

== Grand Opening of Kennedy’s Pet Shop at Crown Square ==

With a party continuing until 5 p.m., Seth Turner and his staff and friends are celebrating the grand opening of Kennedy’s Pet Shop at 2601 N. 14th Street.

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Later today, although outside of Old North, be sure to stop by the grand opening celebration for the St. Louis Art Museum’s expansion to enjoy the musical talents of Old North’s own Jamaica Ray, who will be performing at 5 p.m.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Old North House & Community Tour: 2 Days Away to Sat., May 18

We’re down to counting the hours now until our biggest event of the year - so any help you can offer in spreading the word about the Old North House & Community Tour would be greatly appreciated, and you still have time to let us know if you can volunteer to help out on the day of the tour.

If you still aren’t subscribed to receive our e-Newsletter, then you probably missed our most recent edition.  Click on the image below or click HERE to view the web version.  Once you’re there, be sure to click on the Facebook “Like” image and/or the Twitter “tweet” image to share via these social media tools.

We also have some updates on what else will be going on here on Saturday.

At 9:00 a.m., Mayor Slay and the organizers responsible for the Sustainable Land Lab competition will lead the official kick-off ceremonies marking the start of work at the 5 Land Lab projects in Old North.  This ceremony will start at 1318 Warren (as seen in the photo above, courtesy of Washington University’s Office of Sustainable Development), the site where the Sunflower + project is underway, and will then travel to the other 3 Land Lab lots.  Please join us for this celebration just prior to the start of the Old North House & Community Tour.

At 10 a.m., the House & Community Tour officially begins, with registration table at N. 14th & St. Louis Avenue (see photo below) opening to distribute tour booklets to those who’ve registered in advance or to sell tour tickets (at the day-of price of $12) and the environmentally-friendly, bicycle rickshaw shuttle service will start up for those who don’t want to walk between the stops.

At 10:30 a.m., we’ll celebrate the ceremonial, unveiling / ribbon-cutting of the recently improved Crown Square corner plaza, followed by performances on the new stage by local musician, poet, and spoken-word artist, Chris Ware, and later by Old North’s own favorite steel drum musician, Jamaica Ray.

The tour activities will continue until 4 p.m., featuring 20 stops, 4 of which are located in historically rehabbed buildings at Crown Square, including a residential apartment incorporating a portion of the mezzanine level of the former J.C. Penney building (originally built for the Peters Dry Goods & Clothing Co. in 1881), the recently-opened Blackmun Footcare in that same building, and the soon-to-open Kennedy’s Pet Shop at 2601 N. 14th (in the photo above).

Other stops include:

  • the 4 empty lots where 5 Sustainable Land Lab demonstration projects are being implemented;
  • 2 other businesses offering free treats to tour-goers, La Mancha Coffeehouse, which is offering free cups of coffee, and City Bar & Grill, which is offering free toasted ravioli;
  • 2 historically-rehabbed homes, which have won Landmarks Association “Most Enhanced” Awards in previous years (in addition to the Crown Square project, which also received one of these awards in 2010);
  • a “loft-style” conversion of a warehouse building into a living space and a separate sculpture studio;
  • a couple of historic houses that are still in the midst of major re-construction and rehabilitation after massive damage, from a fire at one and two-different storms at the other, that would have led to demolition in other neighborhoods;
  • the future home in Old North for the Episcopal Service Corps community later this year;
  • the Old North Grocery Co-op and 13th Street Community Garden;
  • the home of Northside Workshop, a community art space that opened last year; and
  • the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group office and Gallery, where a new photography exhibit will have its opening on Saturday; this exhibit, titled “Revitalizing,” features photos from 6 neighborhoods (including Old North), where UMSL’s PPRC Photography Project worked with community residents.

As noted in Tuesday’s post, another tradition of this event is the treat of some ice cream from Crown Candy Kitchen (celebrating 100 years of service to Old North).  All tour-goers will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cup, redeemable at the Old North Gallery.

If you haven’t already clicked on the link above, click below to get your tickets while you can still take advantage of the advance ticket price of $10.

And, if for whatever reason, you’re still not convinced that something special is going on in Old North St. Louis, take another look at the YouTube video we prepared before last year’s tour to highlight the dramatic transformations in progress throughout Old North.

We look forward to seeing you again in Old North on Saturday!

[One last appeal: if you've got some time available and are willing to help out, we still could use a few more volunteers.  Give us a call at the ONSLRG office at 314-241-5031 or send an email to Claire Wolff: claire@onsl.org]

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Old North House & Community Tour Countdown: 4 Days Away

With just 4 days to go until the Old North House & Community Tour on Saturday, May 18, now is the time to take advantage of the advance ticket price of $10.  Purchase your tickets online by clicking HERE or give the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group office a call at 314-241-5031.

In addition to the architecturally significant, historic buildings on the tour (a sampling of which can be seen in the collage above), this year’s event will show off the five Sustainable Land Lab projects being implemented on 4 empty lots within the Crown Square area.  Preceding the official start of the Old North House & Community Tour (which starts at 10 a,m.), Mayor Francis Slay and leaders behind the Sustainable Land Lab will mark the formal groundbreakings for the Land Lab projects with a ceremony at 9 a.m., starting with the Sunflower + project at 1316-24 Warren.  For more information on the Land Lab project and plans for this weekend, click HERE.  All 5 projects will have representatives at their sites to present their plans and answer questions starting at 10 a.m.

Bistro Box Sustainable Land Lab Project

RR Farm Sustainable Land Lab Project

Mighty Mississippians Sustainable Land Lab Project

Sunflower+ Sustainable Land Lab Project

Chess Pocket Park Sustainable Land Lab Project

Chess Pocket Park Sustainable Land Lab Project

Two of the stops on the tour will feature new businesses at Crown Square: Blackmun Footcare, at 2606 N. 14th Street, and Kennedy’s Pet shop across the street at 2601 N. 14th Street.  Dr. Annessa Blackmun celebrated the grand opening of her business several weeks ago, and Saturday will be the first chance for the community and other visitors to see the space where Seth Turner of Kennedy’s Pet Shop will be offering pet lovers with a variety of services, from dog-walking to pet treats and pet food delivery.

Other businesses that will be stops along the tour include La Mancha Coffeehouse, which will be offering a free cup of coffee to all tour-goers and will be showing off their soon-to-open expanded space at 2800 N. 14th; City Bar & Grill at North Market & Blair, which will be offering free toasted ravioli; and Old North Grocery Co-op at St. Louis Avenue & N. 13th Street.  As the aerial image of Crown Square below shows, the heart of Old North is buzzing with activity these days, especially with the opening of new businesses at Crown Square and the start-up of activities at the Land Lab lots.

The big day will also include the opening of a new exhibition in the Old North Gallery.

PPRC PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT: REVITALIZING

THE PPRC PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT IS A PROGRAM OF THE PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH CENTER AT UMSL.

The goal of the PPRC Photography Project is to raise the visibility of community groups working to improve the quality of life in St. Louis.  We focus on groups working in four areas: social services, youth/older adult enrichment, historic preservations and community revitalization.  This exhibition includes photographs from five Photography Projects completed by community groups working on revitalization and/or historic preservation.

• Old North St. Louis Restoration Group—our 1st Photography Project!

• Lewis Place Historic Preservation, Inc.

• Granite City Downtown Revitalization

• JVL: A multi-generational group of JeffVanderLou residents

• Downtown Dutchtown Business Association

• Cherokee/Benton Park West Small Business Incubator

Each group polled its members to come up with volunteers to complete Photography Project training. (Training entails 9-13 sessions on digital photography, photo collage and autobiographical writing taught by a professional artist/photographer.)  At the end of training we mount two exhibitions of the photographs taken by community group members (one at UMSL and one in the community near the group’s location).  We also produce a professional quality brochure and opening announcement.  The Project Instructors for the groups in this exhibition were: Lois Ingrum, Ron Laboray, Chinyere Oteh and Lyndsey Scott.  I conducted the Old North St. Louis Project training.

Many thanks to Old North St. Louis Restoration Group for giving us the opportunity to show these works from the Photography Project Collection!  (Check out all 900+ works in the Collection at pprc.umsl.edu.

–Mel Watkin, Director

The registration area for the tour once again will take place at the corner of N. 14th Street and St. Louis Avenue, which means this will be the first official event to take place at our new and improved plaza area for Crown Square.  While you’re there to pick up your tour booklet and information from our sponsors, take a few moments to enjoy music on the new stage and have a seat at one of the new umbrella-shaded tables.

And don’t forget that this year’s tour will also celebrate Crown Candy Kitchen’s century of service to Old North!

And what better way to commemorate Crown Candy’s 100th anniversary than with a taste of their legendary ice cream?  All tour-goers will receive a coupon for a free cup of ice cream, courtesy of Crown Candy but redeemable at the Old North Gallery on the day of the tour.

So, while we’ve got you thinking of historic architecture, community revitalization, sustainability, art, and ice cream, now is the time to get your tickets for the big day!

Also, if you’ve got some time this Saturday, it’s not too late to sign up to volunteer to help with a variety of tasks.  All volunteers receive free passes for the tour and can attend the after-tour party.  Contact Claire Wolff at the ONSLRG office (by email: claire@onsl.org or by phone: 314-241-5031) to sign up to volunteer.

Thank you again to all of our sponsors who have made this year’s tour possible, especially PNC Bank for being our lead sponsor.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Scenes from Land Lab Exhibit and Open Mic for Arts in Old North

Thank you to all of the residents and friends of Old North who came out to the Old North Gallery on Thursday evening to view the Sustainable Land Lab exhibit and afterwards to speak up for the arts in Old North.  As noted in our post from earlier on Thursday, the evening offered a convergence of art, sustainability, and community in the form of two, back-to-back events: a reception for the viewing of concept boards in the Sustainable Land Lab Competition, and an “open mic” session designed to allow residents and other community stakeholders an opportunity to express their thoughts on the presence of arts in Old North and their ideas for how additional support for the arts can help further the neighborhood’s revitalization.

Sustainable Land Lab Competition Exhibit Reception

St. Louis Beacon - Kresge Arts St. Louis Open Mic Event

Attendees were greeted with the upbeat steel drum music of Jamaica Ray.

A standing-room-only crowd was on hand to share their perspectives and listen to each others' thoughts on the role of arts in Old North.

A standing-room-only crowd was on hand to share their perspectives and listen to each others' thoughts on the role of arts in Old North.

William Burton Jr. of the 14th Street Artist Community discussed the capacity of the arts to bring different groups of people together.

William Burton Jr. of the 14th Street Artist Community discussed the capacity of the arts to bring different groups of people together.

Dave Eisenbraun shared his experience of raising three sons in Old North and how pleased he is that his son & daughter-in-law are raising his granddaughter in the neighborhood.

Dave Eisenbraun shared his experience of raising three sons in Old North and how pleased he is that his son & daughter-in-law are raising his granddaughter in the neighborhood.

ONSLRG's community engagement specialist, Claire Wolff, described how arts have been a key part of many of the group's initiatives, including music and children's activities at the North City Farmers' Market.

ONSLRG's community engagement specialist, Claire Wolff, described how arts have been a key part of many of the group's initiatives, including music and children's activities at the North City Farmers' Market.

Former ONSLRG intern M.K. Stallings talked about the power of poetry and how much the neighborhood has changed for the better over the past 10 years.

Former ONSLRG intern M.K. Stallings talked about the power of poetry and how much the neighborhood has changed for the better over the past 10 years.

Terry Harris, with his daughter Mhari at his side, shared why he and his family recently moved into Old North and what he appreciates about the arts programming for children that Old North already offers.

Terry Harris, with his daughter Mhari at his side, shared why he and his family recently moved into the neighborhood and what he appreciates about the arts programming for children that Old North already offers.

We had many more who took their turn at the microphone and offered their testimonials about Old North, but due to space limitations, we can’t acknowledge or show you all of them.  However, please check out the St. Louis Beacon’s report on the event, which includes a brief summary and a video of selections from the meeting.  Click HERE for their report, “Old North residents celebrate rebirth, discuss what can be.”

If you couldn’t make it to the event but still want your voice to be heard, you can express your thoughts, ideas, hopes or other observations online, through Wednesday, March 27, by clicking HERE.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

How can YOU help Old North Continue Revitalization & Defy the Odds?

It’s not easy to turn a neighborhood around after more than a half-century-long downward spiral.  The little, historic neighborhood of Old North Saint Louis, however, is defying the odds and confounding the skeptics. Old North’s success with attracting new residents and businesses has demonstrated that reversing the pattern of abandonment and decay is possible.  And the dramatic 28% population gain from 2000-2010 shows how incredibly effective community-based development can be, especially when it involves strategic and coordinated investments in historic preservation, mixed income housing development, and other public improvements.

But the job is far from over.  The loss of historic buildings that reflect the neighborhood’s unique character and architectural integrity can undermine Old North’s positive momentum.  The devastating fire that consumed 1415 Benton yesterday provides a disturbing illustration of the continuing danger to the health, safety, reputation, and overall viability of the community posed by abandonment and neglect.

Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group has shown over and over again how vacant, historic, and even severely deteriorated buildings can be transformed into attractive and productive community assets.  For examples of some of these developments, click on the photo below to see a short YouTube video.

None of that would have been possible without an engaged and determined community and a neighborhood-based community development organization with the charge of preserving Old North’s history and unique sense of place.

Although the comprehensive, neighborhood-wide revitalization of Old North requires major investments in the physical dimension of the neighborhood (through historic preservation, new home construction, neighborhood clean-ups, and community gardens), a viable and sustainable community also requires a healthy social dimension.  Consequently, ONSLRG’s work also involves addressing the needs of the community’s residents - as defined by the community - and efforts to nurture strong and supportive relationships among residents.  One of the best vehicles for achieving both of these goals has been the North City Farmers’ Market.  The open-air market in the heart of the neighborhood (every Saturday from June through October) brings healthy and affordable foods to the neighborhood and serves as a weekly platform for informal community building.  As an event that is open to all residents, as well as visitors, the market  celebrates the diversity of the community, shows off the vibrancy of the neighborhood, and draws customers to the new businesses setting up shop at Crown Square.  Click on the image below to see a short, high quality video that captures the spirit and atmosphere of the North City Farmers’ Market.

ONSLRG’s ambitious mission to revitalize the physical and social dimensions of Old North in a manner that respects the community’s historic, cultural, and urban character requires a lot of time and effort from both volunteers and professional staff.  If you’d like to contribute some of your time, click HERE to learn more about the various opportunities to volunteer with ONSLRG.

Because Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group relies on residents, friends, and other supportive individuals to cover a significant chunk of our costs for maintaining an office, employing a professional staff, and implementing a broad variety of community improvement initiatives, your financial contribution can help us continue our work.  Nearly 3/4 of ONSLRG’s $338,709 operating budget for 2013 will need to come from foundations, corporate grants, individual contributions, and memberships.  Since corporate and foundation grants require a good deal of staff time to research and prepare applications, direct contributions from individuals and businesses represent the best way to allow our staff to dedicate more of their time and focus to the work of revitalizing Old North. Please show your support by clicking on the Donate Now! button below.

If you know of others who may be interested in our work, please pass this information along to them via personal contact, postings on Facebook, or tweets on Twitter.  Thank you to all who have helped ONSLRG do so much over the past 32 years.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New YouTube video for North City Farmers’ Market

We’re a little more than three months away from the start of the farmers’ market season, but thanks to a generous contribution of time and professional skills by Megan Kimball, we have a new, high quality video that captures a bit of the sights, sounds, and feel of our North City Farmers’ Market.

Click on the image above or click HERE to view the video on YouTube.  And once you’re there, be sure to give it a “thumbs up” - and forward the link to all of your friends and/or share with others via Facebook or Twitter.

Thank you to Megan and all who agreed to be interviewed and/or cooperated in one way or another to make this video possible.

And while we’re on the subject of North City Farmers’ Market, our third annual trivia night fundraiser for the market and the 13th Street Community Garden is scheduled for Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. Since space is limited, it’s not too soon to get your table together and reserve your space now.  If you know of any good sources for items appropriate for the silent auction, contact our practicum students, Kristin and Becky, at the ONSLRG office to get them the information.

Contact the ONSLRG office at 314-241-5031 or send an email to info@ONSL.org if you have any questions or if you’d like to volunteer to help with trivia night.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

ONSLRG’s e-Newsletter, Article on “Characters” of Old North, + Reminder about ONSLRG Annual Meeting

The Old North St. Louis Restoration Group e-Newsletter is out.  If you didn’t get this in your email in-box, click HERE to view the web-version.

Within this edition, you’ll find:

  • Another Invitation to Join Us on Monday, Feb. 18th for ONSLRG’s Annual Meeting & Pot-Luck Supper
  • link to our YouTube video with very rapid-pace overview of most of the events, activities, and developments in Old North during 2012 (or you can just click HERE to see it)
  • link to a story and video in the St. Louis Beacon about Old North as a “Web of Artists, Rehabbers, and General Characters” (or you can just click HERE)
  • Congratulations (again) to Tino Ochoa for his being names one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “40 Under 40″ individuals who are making a difference in St. Louis
and…
  • Information about our “Brickstarter” campaign to raise funds for the stabilization and preservation of Old North’s architectural integrity, starting with the majestic, brick building at 1316 North Market
If you’d like to get added to our subscribers list to receive our e-newsletters directly in your email inbox, click on the Sign Up button just under the top images on the main page of ONSL.org.

WHAT'S NEW IN OLD NORTH

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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