December 28, 2010

2011 Clayton History Society Lecture Series

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December 16, 2010

Hanley House Candlelight Tour - December 23rd

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Hanley House Candelight TourFor the final week leading up to the tour, admission is now buy 1, get 1 free!

If you purchase a ticket for this historic program, you can register a friend that is of equal or lesser value.

I hope you will be able to take advantage of this very special gift! Please visit the front desk at the Center of Clayton to register or call 314-290-8500 and refer to course # 10802 to sign up for the 5:00 pm tour or course # 10803 to sign up for the 7:00 tour.

Come to the Hanley House and enjoy a holiday tour of the oldest home in Clayton, listen to live holiday music performed by the Clayton Silver Strings, see a live candle making demonstration, enjoy hot wassail and you may even have the chance to see Father Christmas. I hope to see you on Thursday, December 23rd!

November 19, 2010

Are you aware of the city's Online Service Center?

The City of Clayton is committed to providing its customers and website users the latest online resources and applications to make communicating and doing business with City staff easier and more efficient then ever.


FAQ Knowledge Base
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Pay Traffic Tickets Online
Pay for traffic (not parking) tickets issued in Clayton. Parking tickets must be paid in person at Clayton City Hall, 10 N Bemiston.

Customer Service Center
Submit a non-emergency service request such as a street light, or traffic signal outage, trees obstructing signage or missed trash pickups.

Register for Parks and Recreation Programs
Browse through real-time information, register and pay for recreation activities.

Check Picnic and Shelter Availability
Check the availability of shelters and picnic pads in Shaw Park.
Corporate Tent, North Shelter, South Shelter, Picnic Pad #1, Picnic Pad #2, Picnic Pad #3, Picnic Pad #4, Picnic Pad #5

October 29, 2010

Haunted Hanley House Events - October 30th and 31st

There are a few slots left to fill!

October 17, 2010

October 20th - Clayton History Society Lecture - The Moorlands

Download the event flyer:

Clayton History Lecture - The Moorlands

Hanley House Herald Newsletter - Fall Edition

I hope you enjoy the latest edition of the Hanley House Herald - a newsletter for friends of the Historic Hanley House.

Take note of page 7 where you can see a list of upcoming events especially the Haunted Hanley House! This year, the special tour for kids will be held on Saturday, October 30th and Sunday, October 31st at 4:00 pm each night. To register, visit or call 314-290-8500. Be sure to refer to program code 10542 (Saturday) or 10543 (Sunday). The cost is $7 for residents, $10 for non-residents and chaperones are free.

New this year will be a Halloween tour for grown-ups on Saturday, October 30 at 5:00 pm. This tour is offered through Oasis - St. Louis and the fee is $7. Visit for more information.

Hope to see many of you soon at the Historic Hanley House.

Yours truly,
Sarah Umlauf
Community Resource Coordinator
Fax 314.226.9326

August 19, 2010

Party On The Point Event - August 27th

Mark your calendars and attend this live music fundraising party on Friday, August 27th! It is located in the Old Town neighborhood. Purchase tickets online HERE. Click on image below to enlarge and view.

July 12, 2010

Proposition P Town Hall Meetings - July 12 and July 28

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July 6, 2010


Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Joseph’s Parish Hall
…Corner of N. Meramec & Maryland Avenue…

ATTENDANCE PRIZES! (updated on 7/6/10)
  • Almond's Restaurant - Dinner for 2 gift certificate
  • City Coffee - $25 gift certificate
  • Flowers of Clayton - centerpiece
  • Hanley House - Package of Jam Cake and recipe, note cards, coloring books, a 19th century game
  • Straub's Grocery - $20 gift certificate
  • St. Louis Zoo - tote bag full of prizes
  • Timekeepers - Black and white pearls gift set
  • Touchstones - Be naturally chic in this summery strand of white, keshi petal pearls, highlighted with miniature, chrysophace briolette gemstones and a hammered sterling silver clasp. The length is adjustable between 17 and 19 inches. Exclusive design by Old Town neighbor Jill Evans Petzall.

Mark your calendars now to attend our informative and free annual neighborhood meeting. Our program includes brief remarks from Clayton Mayor Linda Goldstein...City Manager Craig Owens... Ward III Aldermen, Alex Berger and Steve Lichtenfeld...Police Chief Tom Byrne....and Fire Chief Mark Thorp. There will be time allotted for questions following the end of presentations.

You and your family are encouraged to attend this special event to hear news about Clayton and our Old Town neighborhood. Learn more about the Police Department’s planned move, the August ballot initiatives, and other development news. Exciting attendance prizes from local retailers will be awarded to some lucky attendees, so plan now to attend and bring your neighbors!

June 15, 2010

June 16th - Clayton History Society Lecture


June 5, 2010

Public Forums to Continue the Master Plan

The Parks & Recreation Department is currently undertaking further refinement of the Master Plan that was completed in 2007. In order to do so, a series of Public Forums are scheduled to solicit input from residents concerning potential enhancements related to program areas in Shaw Park and Hanley Park. We invite you to attend any or all of the following forums to let us know what you think.

Shaw Park
Thursday, June 17: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, July 15: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Hanley House
Wednesday, June 23: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, August 25: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

All Public Forums will be held at The Center of Clayton. For more information, contact Patty DeForrest at

Ice Cream Social at Hanley House - June 12th

April 11, 2010

Clayton History Society Series Presentation - April 21st

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Ameren PurePower Presentation - April 13th

From Alderman Alex Berger to Old Town Clayton Residents:

"The Mayor and Board of Aldermen would like to invite you to attend the Board of Aldermen (Discussion Session) meeting, Tuesday, April 13th, 6:15 p.m. at City Hall to hear a representative from AmerenUE’s PurePower program give a presentation on the Green Power Initiative."

April 3, 2010

Mayor's Youth Advisory Council

Do you know a teen Interested in a future in government, politics or public service?

The City of Clayton is seeking energetic, engaged students to be part of our city's civic discourse. As part of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council, high school juniors and senior will get a behind the scenes look at the workings of city government and connect with city leaders one-on-one. They will participate in the conversations that shape our community, adding student perspective as they sit on city commissions in an advisory capacity.


  1. Must be a resident of the City of Clayton attending Clayton High School or a private school or a non-resident attending Clayton High School.
  2. Must be entering the 11th or 12th grade in fall of 2010. Juniors will serve a 2-year term; seniors will serve until graduation.
  3. Must maintain good citizenship.
  4. Must demonstrate community interest and a willingness to serve the youth and community of the City of Clayton.
Selection Process:

Eight youth regular members and up to three alternate members will be selected from applications submitted by May 31.

For more information, visit Selected members will be announced summer 2010.

Click here for application.

March 5, 2010

Proposition W on the ballot

Proposition W will be on the April 6, 2010 ballot. It regards the future of Wydown Middle School. Take time to get informed.

Following are some links to help you prepare and decide to vote FOR or AGAINST Proposition W.

Public Meeting - Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The public is invited t0 attend:

CBD Master Plan/Retail Study Update
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
6 p.m.
The Center of Clayton

Consultant Sasaki Associates, Inc. in association with AECOM will present the draft CBD (Central Business District) Master Plan and Retail Study at a public meeting where the consultants will request comments and input from the audience.

Six areas in Clayton are proposed for development opportunities. The Meramec Gateway presentation should be particularly interesting to Old Town residents because it involves development plans on N. Meramec. Your input is welcome.

Sasaki Associates of Boston was selected to update and revise the Central Business District (CBD) portion of the Business District Master Plan and produce a retail and marketing study and action plan for the CBD. Data collection and interpretation performed by consultants from Sasaki Associates and Economics Research Associates/AECOM is well underway. A public meeting to review findings and solicit feedback from attendants via a charette was held on January 21, 2010. You are invited to view the January 21, 2010 presentation HERE and send your feedback to

February 7, 2010



Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Jim Sherby

'From New Madrid To Claverach’ – Mr. Sherby will discuss his newly released book that chronicles the Clayton neighborhood's rise from farmland to an exciting urban environment and how it is connected to the earthquakes of 1811 - 1812 in New Madrid, Missouri.

Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105

This is a free public event sponsored by the
Clayton Century Foundation - Clayton History Society.
Bring your friends.
Mr. Sherby will be available to personally sign books purchased at this event.

January 11, 2010

Taylor Park work update

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