Sunday, November 25, 2012
The ripple effects of the collapse of Hostess Brands hit Patch towns around St. Louis as employees lost their jobs last week.
If your company said it must cut wages and benefits or it will go out of business, would you believe it? That is really at the crux of the drama that played out over the 10 days surrounding Hostess Brands, the makers of iconic bakery names such as Twinkies, Ho-Hos and Wonder Bread. That drama hit close to home in the days leading up to the Thanksgiving weekend when stores in Manchester and St. Charles that sell Hostess foods abruptly closed their doors, leaving employees wondering what would happen next. That came after news that the company could not come to terms with its bakers union. Without an agreement over 8 percent cuts in wages and 17 percent cuts in benefits, the company said, it would have to shutter its doors and liquidate the …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The new restaurant, which is in the former location of Trattoria Toscana, serves up breakfast all day.
Have a taste for breakfast at 6 p.m.? Now you can get it thanks to Affton Breakfast and Dinner, located at 9416 Gravois Rd. next to 10 Mile House. The restaurant is housed in the space formerly occupied by Trattoria Toscana, which has moved down the street in Sunset Hills. It offers breakfast served all day and homemade Greek specialities. The new business is owned by Elsa and Milto Sholla, who live in Shrewsbury. Their son Andy manages the restaurant. The Shollas decided to open the business in Affton because they saw a need for a restaurant offering a sit-down breakfast served all day. "We want to make a name for ourselves in Affton and be known for our breakfast and warm atmosphere," Andy Sholla said. "We want to be here for the long …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A guide to election-themed goods and specials on Nov. 6 (some of them are free!). Looking for a nearby watch party? Patch has those, too.
Are you participating in the democratic process on Tuesday? Don't forget to take a moment and reward yourself for your patriotism. Several St. Louis organizations and businesses--as well as national chains--are offering up presidential food, discounts, or a place for you to watch the results roll in. Are we missing an offer or watch party? Shoot a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get the new information added to this article as soon as possible! (You can also add it to the comments below.) Food and drink fun Other cool stuff Watch parties and related activities RFT’s Gut Check blog has listed a handful of other watch parties in Florissant and St. Louis city.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Here's our weekly look at who's hiring in and around Affton.
Here are 10 local job opportunities we found this week. To find more job openings or post a position, visit our classifieds section. Who’s Hiring: Arsenal Credit Union Who’s Hiring: Kohl's Who’s Hiring: J.C. Penney Who’s Hiring: UPS Store Who’s Hiring: Papa John's Who’s Hiring: Jiffy Lube Who’s Hiring: Gotsch intermediate School Who’s Hiring: PNC Bank Who’s Hiring: The Tile Shop Who’s Hiring: Panera
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The familiar pink elephant at the Gas 'n' Stuff store on Highway 141 and Schneider Drive, in Fenton, will soon have a new pink coat.
If you ever need to spackle a pink elephant, Rusty Smith is your guy. Smith, who does painting and other work for Suzie Paints, a Fenton company, was busy Friday afternoon doing prep work on the giant pink landmark at the Gas 'n' Stuff service station and convenience store at 2599 Missouri Highway 141, in Fenton, at Schneider Drive, near Highway 21. It's been four years since the elephant got a fresh coat of pink and the weather has taken a toll, Smith said. The freeze-thaw cycle has caused some paint to buckle and chip and hailstones have caused numerous dings and pockmarks on the pink elephant's head and back. Smith used a loose spackling compound to fill in the imperfections before a new coat of pain is applied. It's not every day you …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer questions about healthy teeth and dental hygiene 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, since Trick-or-Treaters just finished filled their bags full of sugary treats, we're talking all about healthy teeth. 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: If you have a question for the dentists, ask below in our comment section and one of our experts will answer! If you consider yourself a local expert and would like to be added to the list, let us know! email@example.com
Monday, October 29, 2012
Patch is looking for experts who can talk teeth and offer their expertise this week.
This week on Halloween, kids across the nation will go from house-to-house with one goal: Fill their bags with as much candy as possible. Since an abundance of sugary treats will most likely invade our homes the next few days, we want to discuss healthy teeth and dental hygiene. We want to find the answers to all your dental questions this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local dentist or consider yourself an 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer …