Friday, January 25, 2013
Check out the schedule for the Festival of Ice in St. Charles Saturday.
Although snow is preferable for ice carvers, those competing in this weekend's Fête de Glacé -- Festival of Ice -- in St. Charles can expect sunny skies with a high temperature of 31 F. The 2013 Fête de Glacé in St. Charles will feature ice carving competition, food and entertainment on Saturday, Jan. 26. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 100 to 200 blocks of North Main Street and will feature a number of ice carving competitions. The team competition will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon and features two-people carving sculptures out of five blocks of ice. Individual competitions follow from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and sculptors carve a 260 pound block of ice. Sculptors use chain saws, sanders, hot irons and a variety of other tools …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Current city law prohibits domesticated animals from Frontier Park during special events, but some say it's unenforceable.
Dogs were among the thousands of attendees of this year's Oktoberfest weekend held in Frontier Park in late September. Some dogs participated in the weiner dog derby, others were brought by their owners. But under city law, dogs and other domesticated animals are technically barred from the park during special events like festivals. Councilman Jerry Reese, Ward-6, wants to abolish the city law because he said it's unenforceable. Reese said several people approached him during Oktoberfest to complain about the many dogs in the park, although a large sign is posted saying they are prohibited. "We're not enforcing it," he said. Enforcement of the ordinance is complicated because dogs cannot be limited from being on the Katy Trail, which …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Mosaics Art Fair returns to downtown St. Charles Sept. 14-16.
The MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts returns to St. Charles Sept. 14-16. Head to Main Street to check out artists from around the country who will have artwork for sale. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16. The event includes live entertainment, a children's village with interactive art experiences, a wine garden and food vendors. The Children's Village will be in the 300 block of North Main Street. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Kids can make a memento. Also check out an exhibit by Blank Canvas Studios, which serves adults with developmental disabilities. Stop by the Mentor Me Exhibit at the Foundry Art Center. The program …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Laura Coppinger, the woman who played the role for five years, was not rehired last year after she cursed during a drug test.
St. Charles is looking to hire a new actress to play the Sugar Plum Fairy during this year's Christmas Traditions Festival. Last year, the city decided not to rehire actress Laura Coppinger, who had played the Sugar Plum Fairy for five years, because she cursed during a pre-employment drug test. For more news about St. Charles, click here to like us on Facebook. Coppinger said she swore after she accidentally flushed the toilet during her test and learned she'd have to provide another sample, making her late to a job interview, according to an article published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Mayor Sally Faith said at the time that Coppinger violated the code of conduct, specifically that Christmas characters don't know naughty words…
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Several groups are hosting Memorial Day ceremonies during the long weekend.
Monday is Memorial Day and several communities and groups around the county are holding celebrations to honor our nation's military men and women. You might be interested in these other articles:
Fair U City features range of musicians including Nikko Smith, plus carnival rides.
A packed musical roster featuring blues vocalist Kim Massie and “American Idol” alumni Nikko Smith, plus carnival rides and a classic car show highlight the second annual Fair U City Saturday through Monday at Heman Park. “We’ve assembled a solid lineup,” said Orlando Watson, the entertainment coordinator for the fair. “Different age brackets are represented, and different genres.” The fair will be open at 5 p.m. Saturday, with Heather Dawn, a crowd favorite from last year, kicking it off at 5:30 p.m. All the music acts will have at least an hour on stage. Other musical highlights include: The fair will also include open mic segments Sunday and Monday afternoons. “There’s a lot of dead time, where nothing is going on on that stage, and it …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The 2012 Riverfront Paint Off will be held May 26-June 2.
A local artist is bringing a new plein air painting competition in St. Charles this May. Rebecca McGuire enjoys painting "en plein air" or in the open air, and used to participate in the annual St. Charles Plein Air Competition, which was run by St. Charles Riverfront Arts. However, the group didn't host the contest in 2011. McGuire decided to start a new outdoor art contest called 2012 Riverfront Paint Off, which will be held May 26-June 2 in St. Charles. Picasso's Coffee House is sponsoring the event which is open to artists working in a plein air media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil and pastel. Artists will have a chance to participate in four timed painting events and compete for prizes. Chris Schulte, owner of Picasso'…
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Watch the St. Charles Patch YouTube Video of the Week which features one video pertaining to the community every week.
St. Charles Patch will be highlighting one video from YouTube every week. It will have something to do with the St. Charles community. This video shows the Central High School Kilties from Springfield, MO, who performed at Tartan Days. The all-girl group was started in 1926 by the Scottish-born public school music director at the time. The drum corps became known as the Kilties in 1939, according to the Kilties website. The Kilties were among several groups who performed at Missouri Tartan Days Festivities, which was held in Frontier Park April 13-15. St. Louis Caledonian Pipe Band also performed along with Pictus, a group that included drums and bagpipes. To watch the video CLICK the gallery to the right. If you'd like your video …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Although the threat of severe weather closed the 2012 Missouri Tartan Day Festivities a few hours early, a small crowd turned out on Sunday to enjoy the pipes and drums.
The 2012 Missouri Tartan Day Festivities at Frontier Park brought in re-enactors, celtic bands and pipe-and-drum groups from all over the country. The 42nd Royal Highlanders Band of Music was one of the pipe-and-drum groups at this past weekend's event. They set up a period military encampment in Frontier Park and entertained festival-goers with their precise marching and traditional Scottish tunes. Read our earlier story here: Missouri Tartan Day Festivities Enjoys a Muddy Weekend Submit your own photos from the weekend here.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Art fans headed out to the St. Charles art festival.
Mosaics Art Fest.