Week In Review: The Vine Gets Live Music, Grappa Grill Goes Smoke Free and More
We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on the St. Charles Patch from last week.
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In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the St. Charles Patch from the last few days.
- The Vine will be the first restaurant on South Main Street to serve alcohol to offer live music. The St. Charles City Council on Tuesday approved the restaurant's application for a permit to have live music. Live music was previously banned on part of South Main Street for restaurants and bars that served alcohol. The city changed that law in 2012.
- A man is accused of breaking another man’s jaw and injuring the ear of another St. Charles resident Feb. 20. Dominic Ewing, of the first block of Buckingham Place in St. Charles, was charged Monday with second-degree assault.
- Between 50 and 75 infants, toddlers and young children from low-income households will lose access to free childcare and Head Start services from Youth in Need in the next few months as a result of the federal budget sequester. On Friday, $85.4 billion in federal spending cuts took effect as lawmakers failed to reach a deal to avert these automatic cuts. The sequester included $406 million in cuts to the Head Start program, which is expected to impact 70,000 children across the country. According to the White House, roughly 1,200 Missouri children would lose access to Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
- Traditional undergraduate students will see tuition, room and board and fees raise by $760 at Lindenwood University in the fall. Students will pay $22,940 a year, a 3.4 percent increase over last year's rate for tuition, room and board and fees $22,180, according to a press release. The increase was approved at Friday's Board of Directors meeting. The increase is due to rising operating costs.
- Grappa Grill partner Jack Borgmeyer announced on Friday that the restaurant will go smoke free on March 15. The owners made the decision following requests from customers. St. Charles is not a smoke-free city, although other cities in St. Charles County have opted to limit smoking in some public places.