Saturday, July 14, 2012
The Affton Fire Protection District says they haven't seen any fires definitely caused by fireworks.
Way to go, Affton! The Affton Fire Protection District said they haven't determined that any recent fires were caused by fireworks, which are illegal in this county. Fireworks caused nine fires in St. Charles this year. Also, there is still no word as to when the JB Blast will be rescheduled, but we'll let you know! Sign up for an Affton-Shrewsbury Patch newsletter to get the morning news blast.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Win a Schiller's gift card by uploading your fireworks photos.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Upload your Fourth of July pictures and be automatically entered to win a Schiller's gift card.
You could win a $50 gift card to Schiller's by uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo! Our brief guide will help you capture those sparkles in the sky, whether you're using a point-and-shoot or DSLR camera.
Do you like taking photos? Do you want a fun challenge, and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Schiller's Camera and Video in Brentwood? By uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo to this article, you'll automatically be entered into a random drawing for the gift card! Your photos will also be showcased across Patch. Just click "Upload Photos" above the article to submit your favorite photo. After the the fireworks have cleared on Independence Day, we at St. Louis Patch will randomly select a winner. This contest will run from June 28 to Tuesday, July 10. How to shoot photographs of fireworks Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Read the …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
With firework display cancellations from extreme heat and heightened fire risk, plan to visit one of these Fourth of July celebrations still planning on a fireworks show.
The JB Blast and a long list of Independence Day fireworks celebrations have been advised to give the pyrotechnics the boot this year and cancel. While some have been postponed or rescheduled, chances are immediate holiday plans are being shuffled. Follow Affton-Shrewsbury Patch on Facebook to get up-to-date alerts on Fourth of July festivities. To help you plan or replan how to enjoy the holiday, here's a list of St. Louis-area fireworks shows still on -- for now, at least. Patch will keep this post updated through the Fourth: Fair St. Louis: July 4, 6, 7 under the St. Louis Gateway Arch July 4 Festivities 7 a.m. Freedom 4 Miler 8:30 a.m. Family Fun Run 10:30 a.m. Veiled Prophet Parade 3:30 p.m. Air Show 6 p.m. …
The U.S. Census Bureau offers a roundup of everything you ever wanted to know — and more — about Independence Day 2012.
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. Here are some more interesting numbers regarding the Fourth of July: 2.5 million: In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 313.9 million: The nation's estimated population on this July Fourth. Source: Population clock $663,071: Dollar value of U.S. flags exported in 2011. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $80,349 worth. Source: …
Tents for fireworks vendors have started popping up in Jefferson County. Check our map for a list of vendors that may help with your Independence Day festivities. Please use fireworks responsibly.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
An accident-free Fourth of July holiday period for residents and visitors is the goal of a special holiday enforcement program of the St. Louis County Police.
Fireworks violations will be the primary focus of St. Louis County Police patrol officers, including those in the Affton precinct, because of the preventable injuries that result every year from the illegal use of explosive devices. Summonses will be issued to anyone in possession of, using or selling fireworks in St. Louis County, according to an announcement from the department. County Police also will check motorists to reduce the number of drunk drivers on streets and highways. The term “fireworks” in the St. Louis County ordinance covers all combustible or explosives, including sparklers and magic snakes. Fines for the violations range from $50 to $1,000. Officers responding to the sights and sounds of fireworks discharges will seize …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The JB Blast is being rescheduled, possibly for as late as October.
The JB Blast celebration and fireworks show might not happen until October. The annual Fourth of July event was postponed Friday when the Lemay Fire Protection District—like districts around St. Louis—denied the event a fireworks permit due to extreme heat. St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger said he heard whispers of delaying the event until October, when residents won't have to worry about 100+ degree heat waves. "I think all are thinking the weather will be better, and since we missed the fourth, it can be a little later," Stenger said. "Maybe it will be October-blast?" Would you go to a Fourth of July event in October? Or should we schedule it sometime in Juy? What do you want?
The JB Blast Fourth of July fireworks has been postponed due to weather. The new date has not been determined.
The JB Blast Fourth of July celebration has been postponed, possibly until October. Like cities around the St. Louis region, the Lemay Fire Protection District will not issue a permit for fireworks due to the hot, dry weather conditions. That means the JB Blast won't be able to have fireworks. Extremely dry ground cover, lack of rain, low humidty and high temperatures all contributed to Lemay Fire Protection District's decision, said acting duty officer Norm Glover. St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger said the event might be postponed until as late as October when "weather will be better." The fire district's decision came in after Patch ran a story saying the fireworks were still on. Does this change your Fourth of July plans? Let …