November 11, 2011

Clayton - Green Power Community Challenge

Clayton residents and business owners, you can help Clayton maintain its unique status as the first city in Missouri to achieve the EPA's designation as a Green Power Community (GPC). Since the city qualified as a GPC, the EPA upped the ante. By the end of 2011, 3% of the power used in the City of Clayton must come from green sources. The challenge effort needs your support NOW to help reach the goal. Spread the Challenge message by encouraging friends and family to sign up for Pure Power during the Clayton Green Power Challenge.

To thank you for your support, any Clayton resident that enrolls online or over the phone between now and December 31st will receive a free, anytime Wehrenberg Movie Ticket in the mail.

There are two ways to support green power: install solar on your home or business or enroll in a voluntary green power program. For details or to enroll, send your name, Ameren Missouri billing address and phone number to Clayton's GPC leader Cindy Bambini at


November 4, 2011

Invitation to participate in a research study

Dr. Jenn Ohs and her research team at St. Louis University are conducting a study to examine hiring preferences. The study includes a short video depicting a job interview followed by a short questionnaire. At the end of the survey, participants can enter a drawing to win a $50 giftcard to either Target or Best Buy. Here is the link to the online survey:

November 17th - CCF History Lecture

St. Louis County Historian, Esley Hamilton, will discuss the history of Clayton Churches and Synagogues and the surrounding area on Thursday, November 17.

The free lecture on Tghursday, November 17th begins at 7:00 p.m. at The Center of Clayton.

Esley Hamilton, a preservation historian at St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation and lecturer at Washington University, is one of the region's most prominent historians. In May 2011, Hamilton received the H. Meade Summers Award.

September 13, 2011

Reminder: Annual Meeting Tomorrow

PLEASE NOTE: The NORTH DOOR of the building is closed due to construction. Please enter the Parish Hall directly through the SOUTH DOOR, located off Maryland Avenue. 

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Joseph’s Parish Hall
…Corner of N. Meramec and Maryland Avenue…

September 1, 2011


Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Joseph’s Parish Hall
…Corner of N. Meramec and Maryland Avenue…
FREE ATTENDANCE PRIZES!(updated 9/5/11) 
  • TOUCHSTONES NECKLACE - designed by Jill Evans Petzall, this freshwater pearl collar necklace is not like your mother’s pearls! This necklace is made with coppery-bronze keshi pearls flecked with tourmaline gemstones and closed with a sturdy vermeil magnet clasp. Length 15 ½ inches. To see more of Jill’s jewelry designs, visit, or visit her at her home-studio. Price valued at: $200.
  • STRAUB'S - $20 gift certificate
  • ROBERT GOVERO HAIR SALON - Gift certificate for haircut, style, and blowdry wih Vince Santangelo - $55 value
  • HANLEY HOUSE - Miscellaneous items
Mark your calendars for our popular, informative annual neighborhood meeting.

Our program will include Clayton updates from Mayor Linda Goldstein...City Manager Craig Owens... Ward III Aldermen, Steve Lichtenfeld and Mark Winings...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 that impacts Clayton and our Old Town neighborhood. 

Exciting attendance prizes from local retailers will be awarded to some lucky attendees. Invite your neighbors!  You don't want to miss this event!

July 19, 2011

Upcoming Events

CCF History Lecture Series - (free and open to the public)
Wednesday, July 20
7:00 pm
Location - Center of Clayton
'The History of Oak Knoll Park' - Jim Sherby will discuss the early history of the beautifully preserved land, and the Rice and Goldman families who developed the property with two large homes that continue to serve the community as the Clayton Childcare Center and the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. An examination of ghost stories associated with the property will be presented! Jim Sherby is the author of From New Madrid to Claverach, How an Earthquake Spawned a St. Louis Suburb.
Storytime at the Hanley House
Thursdays, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11
10:00 am
Location - Historic Hanley House
Bring your children to the Historic Hanley House on Thursday mornings for a special story time. An historic interpreter will share stories both new and old. Children will also delight in learning an historic craft and the final story time will feature a special tea party for children.
Sign up for the tour through at the Center of Clayton or by calling 290-8500. Refer to course number 12002.
Resident fee: $10
Non-resident fee: $12
Hanley House Herb Tour
Saturday, July 23
11:00 am
Historic Hanley House
Join us for this special tour of the Historic Hanley House and learn about the importance of herbs and other plant life in the 19th century home. Costumed interpreters will lead this tour. Bring your gardening shears and you will be invited to take clippings from the Hanley House Herb Garden.
Sign up for the tour through at the Center of Clayton or by calling 290-8500. Refer to course number 12001.
Resident fee: $7
Non-resident fee: $10
Hanley House Dig for Boy Scouts
Saturday, July 30
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location - Hanley Park
This program is designed to fulfill the requirements for an Archaeology Merit Badge. Scouts will learn the history of the Hanley family using the basic principles of archaeology. All participants should be clothed properly including sturdy tennis shoes/boots, old pants and shirts. Sunscreen and a water bottle are also advised. We will break for lunch in Hanley Park. Scouts should bring a sack lunch. Pre-registration is required. Please call Sarah Umlauf to register: 314-226-9893. Cost is $10 per Scout.
Annual Meeting of the Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association
Wednesday, September 14
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location - St Joseph Church - Parish Hall
Mark your calendar for our annual meeting and learn about what's new in the city of Clayton from the Mayor, Ward 3 Aldermen, City Manager, and Police and Fire Chiefs.

June 24, 2011

Crime Alert from Judy Kekich, Clayton Communications Coordinator

The Clayton Police Department has issued the following statement and ask that you forward it to your neighbors. It would be helpful to encourage them to forward it to their Clayton neighbors. Thank you for your help in protecting our community.
The Clayton Police Department reports a recent increase in car break-ins throughout the Clayton community. These break-ins are also occurring throughout the St Louis area and particularly in our neighboring communities. Clayton citizens are reminded to always lock vehicles and remove valuables. Leaving items like GPS units and cell phone in plain sight makes your vehicle a prime target. If possible, park your vehicle in your driveway or garage, since thieves generally target vehicles parked on the street. You can help discourage these incidents in our community by reporting any suspicious activity in your neighborhood – please call the Clayton Police at 645-3000.

Judy Kekich
Communications Coordinator
314.290.8473 · Fax 314.863.0295 ·

CITY OF CLAYTON - Administration
10 North Bemiston Avenue · Clayton, MO 63105 ·

OUR MISSION: To foster a vital, balanced community composed of outstanding neighborhoods, quality businesses, commercial and government centers, premier educational institutions, and a healthy natural environment through an open, accessible and fiscally responsible government.

June 13, 2011

June 14th Board of Alderman Meeting - 7 PM - City Hall

There is a Clayton Board of Alderman meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening. There are two ordinance items on the agenda that may be of interest to residents of the Old Town neighborhood.

The 6/14/11 Board of Alderman Agenda link:

1. Ordinance – To approve a one-year extension of the rezoning for 25, 103, 111 & 119 N. Central Avenue. (Bill No. 6264) To consider an extension of the rezoning.

2. Ordinance – To approve a one-year extension of the Planned Unit Development for 25, 103, 111 & 119 N. Central Avenue. (Bill No. 6265) To consider an extension of the Planned Unit Development.

May 28, 2011

EVENT: Roberts S. Brookings Star on the Walk of Fame

To commemorate the unveiling of the Robert S. Brookings Star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame, Washington University will co-sponsor a lecture with the Clayton History Society. 
The Lecture will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 7:00 p.m. in College Hall on Washington University’s South 40 student housing area.  These forty acres along were donated by Brookings to Washington University in 1923.  Brookings also donated his home to the University, which now serves as the University’ Alumni House.
The lecture, entitled:  Robert S. Brookings, Visionary, Decisive man of action, will highlight Brookings pivotal role as a civic leader in the region at the turn of the century, his creation of the Washington University Campus and its development, as well as the founding of the Brookings Institution.  The Lecture is part of the ongoing Clayton Century Foundation Lecture series.
The lecture will be delivered by Eugene J. Mackey, the founding principal of Mackey Mitchell and Associates.  In addition to being a distinguished architect who has help shape the face of St. Louis over the last 40 years, Gene is an historian and tour guide who speaks with great authority of the life and times of Robert Brookings.
The University will host a reception following the lecture.
The lecture and reception is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  Contact Jane Miller at or 314-935-5752 to RSVP.
On June 23 at 11:30 a.m. Chancellor Emeritus William Danforth will take part in the dedication ceremony of Brooking’s star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.  The Brooking star is located at the corner of Skinker and Delmar in front of the “Corner Building.”  This building was recently purchased and renovated by Washington University.

May 16, 2011

Annual Old Town Neighborhood Association Meeting is scheduled



7:00 PM


Wednesday, May 18 - "The Civil War Through the Eyes of the Hanley Family"

In honor of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the presentation will look at the Civil War landscape of the community today known as Clayton, Missouri.

For this presentation, we will be in Oasis Room B which is located on the second floor of the Center of Clayton.

April 29, 2011

May 31 Application Deadline - Join Mayor's Youth Advisory Council

Applications are being accepted for the 2001-2012 Mayor's Youth Advisory Council. The MYAC is a collaboration between the City of Clayton and the Clayton School District. The program is designed to encourage high school students to become active in the community by participating in local government. The eleven high school juniors and seniors attend city commission meetings, meet with the mayor to discuss current issues, and work together on a community project.
Terms are two years for juniors, one year for seniors. Six slots are open for this year.

April 12, 2011

April 14 and April 30 - Hanley House Events

Public Forum: Hanley Park Outdoor Classroom
Thursday, April 14, 2011
7:00 pm Multi-purpose Room C
Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105

The public is invited to a forum to review the proposed design for the Hanley Park Outdoor Classroom. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room C at The Center. Architects from Kuhlmann Design Group will be on hand to present design plans and answer questions. For more information, contact Parks & Recreation Director Patty DeForrest at 314.290.8464 or

Hanley House Herb Sale
Saturday, April 30 in Hanley Park
9 a.m. to noon

Join us for the annual Historic Hanley House Herb Sale. This is your chance to buy your spring herbs and support the museum. Herbs sold for $4 each.

March 28, 2011

Reminders - Meet the Candidate Events

Tuesday, March 29th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Center of Clayton location - Clayton Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Aldermanic / County Assessor's Forum event. It is a Brown Bag event - you may bring your lunch or purchase from the Subway located in the Center. This is an opportunity for you to meet and hear from the candidates. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to the Chamber of Commerce if you plan to attend - call 726-3033 or email

This Thursday, March 31st, 7 p.m. at Clayton High School - The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council will host the Evening with the Candidates event that will feature the Aldermanic and School Board candidates running in the April 5 election.

March 14, 2011

Ward III Candidates - Campaign Information

Election Day is Tuesday, April 5th and we must all prepare to choose one of three qualified candidates running for the seat vacated by outgoing Alderman Alex Berger. The candidates have supplied me with their contact information and related materials that they gave permission for distribution. Feel free to contact any or all of them with your comments or questions. Information regarding the three candidates below in alphabetical order are: Jim Holtzman Phone: 314-725-1631 Email: No on Campaign Brochure below: Steve Singer Phone: 314-727-2308 or 314-727-1605 Email: Campaign Website:

Mark Winings Phone: 314-725-9182 Email: Campaign Website:

February 10, 2011

Hanley House Events - February 12th and March 19th

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January 25, 2011

New Design for City of Clayton's Website

Check out the City of Clayton's new website design and web address link. It is much easier to remember!