Thursday, January 24, 2013
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about planning your big day 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 we're talking about wedding planning. Patch wants to help you get your questions answered, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: Have a question? Ask in the comment section below!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Your local Patch site will go dark during the national observance for the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Patch sites around America, including yours, will take part in a National Moment of Silence at 8:30 a.m. Central time on Friday. At that hour, the website will go blank for 5 minutes. The page will be replaced by a message noting the National Moment of Silence, and a link will direct viewers to a website that explains ways you can join the campaign to help the people of Sandy Hook. After 5 minutes, the website operation will return to normal. The Moment of Silence coincides with one across social media sites. Over 100,000 people have pledged not to tweet or post to Facebook, reports TechCrunch, including Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Britney Spears, Suze Orman, Tyler Florence, Goldie Hawn, and Joe Montana. Also, Missouri Governor Jay …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Find out how you can help the nursery, or send your own ideas of places for Patchers to volunteer.
Patch editors in the St. Louis area cleaned, organized, sorted, wiped, hugged and played at the St. Charles location for the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. The Crisis Nursery's mission is to prevent child abuse by providing temporary housing and care for young children in order to give their parents and caretakers the space and time needed to resolve crisis. Patch editors organized and sanitized toys, cleaned high chairs and walls, put away summer clothes, put babies to sleep and played with the little ones. See previous story: Patch Volunteers Today at Crisis Nursery We volunteer as part of our coverage with a program called "Give 5," through which we donate advertising space to charitable organizations and contribute our own time as …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Are you a Mizzou fan? College Colors Day is an annual day where people across the country show their support for their favorite college by wearing its colors.
Mizzou? SLU? Lindenwood? Which college or university lays claim to having the most fans in St. Louis? Today is College Colors Day, an annual celebration, according to its website, dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that make the college experience great by encouraging people across America to wear apparel of their favorite college or university throughout the day. Here at Patch, we're using the day to find out which higher education establishment has the most support in the St. Louis-community. I, myself, am a proud graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale—go Salukis!—but am also a huge fan of Mizzou. What about you? Upload a photo of you, your family, your dog—whatever—displaying your college colors. When …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The St. Charles County Patches are looking for experts who have job search knowledge to dole out advice to readers.
It seems like almost everyone knows at least one person who's out there looking for a job these days. Whether you've just graduated college, are looking to change career paths or are struggling to re-enter the workforce after a layoff, Patch wants to help you get your questions answered. What's the proper way to format a resume? How do you write a cover letter? Where is the best place to start your search? We want to find the answers to those questions and more, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need experts who can answer job search and career related questions and offer advice. If you consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer all your questions about baking in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
A fresh-baked dessert just hits the spot, however, not everyone is a baking expert. Some people are lost in the kitchen. What's an easy thing to bake for beginners? What's a healthy snack you can bake? Regular cake vs. cupcakes—which is better? In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we want to find the answers to those, and other, baking questions. But we needed some help. We don't have the answers to those (and your) questions, but not to worry. We've compiled a crack team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: Got a question for our experts? Ask below!
Monday, August 20, 2012
The St. Charles County Patches are looking for experts who have baking knowledge to dole out advice to readers.
Who doesn't love a tasty dessert? The problem is, not everyone is a baking expert. What's an easy thing to bake for beginners? What's a healthy snack you can bake? Regular cake vs. cupcakes—which is better? We want to find the answers to those questions, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we want to find the answers to all sorts of baking questions. But we need help. To do this, we need experts. If you consider yourself a baking expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to email@example.com. We need experts to answer questions on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at …
We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on the four St. Charles County Patch sites — St. Charles Patch, St. Peters Patch, O'Fallon Patch and Wentzville Patch.
Too busy last week to stay up to date on all the news happening in and around St. Charles County? Not to worry. Patch has your back. In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the four St. Charles County Patch sites — St. Charles Patch, St. Peters Patch, O'Fallon Patch and Wentzville Patch — over the last few days:
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The following mug shots were taken from various Patch crime reports between Aug. 11-17.
Information for Mugs in the News is provided by the St. Charles County and St. Louis County law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Eight men and four women to decide if Christopher Vaughn, an Oswego, IL, resident and Francis Howell High School graduate, murdered of his wife and three children in 2007.
JOLIET, IL--On the first day of jury selection, eight men and four women were chosen to decide whether Christopher Vaughn, a graduate from Francis Howell High School, walks free or spends the rest of his life behind bars. Vaughn has been locked up in the Will County jail since June 2007 on charges he murdered his wife and children. Vaughn, his wife Kimberly, 34, a 1991 graduate from St. Charles West High School and children Blake, 8, Cassandra, 11, and Abigayle, 12 were heading from their Oswego home to a Springfield waterpark when he pulled off Interstate 55 and stopped on the frontage road outside Channahon. Christopher Vaughn then gunned down his wife and children as they sat in the family's minivan, according to police and prosecutors…