November 27, 2013

Downtown Clayton Mobile App has launched!

The City of Clayton just launched the new Downtown Clayton mobile app available in the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. The app provides listings for all Clayton retail shops, restaurants and services. The listings include contact information, hours of operation, store description and social media links. Business locations are indicated on the directory map and business names appear on the list view. City maps, special event calendar and social media integration are also available.

December Events in Clayton

All That Glitters
Friday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Downtown Clayton and Shaw Park Ice Rink

Clayton ends its centennial year with a spectacular holiday celebration. All activities are free and open to the public. Besides the festivities at The Crescent from 6 to 9 p.m., guests are encouraged to Skate with Frosty from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Shaw Park Ice Rink, and watch the fabulous fireworks display at 8 p.m.  


Cat Works exhibition and reception
Friday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Clayton Fine Art Gallery, 21 N. Bemiston

The gallery will host a reception to introduce The Visual Storytelling of Cat Works by Jay Thompson. The exhibition continues through January 6. Click here for more information.  

Clayton Farmers Market
Saturdays, December 7 and 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Avenue

The Clayton Farmers Market hosts its Winter Market at The Center of Clayton from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month: December 7 and 21, January 4, February1 and 15, March 1 and 15, April 5 and 19. The same high quality products you enjoyed all summer will be available - farm fresh products, winter and greenhouse varieties, locally grown, hand-crafted artisan foods, selected goods for hearth and home.

Candlelight Holiday Tour
Friday, December 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Hanley House, 7600 Westmoreland

Do not miss this chance to view the Hanley family home through the glow of candlelight and traditional decorations. Enjoy live music and tours led by guides dressed in period attire. Children 5 and under are free. Register at The Center of Clayton or by calling 314.290.8500.

Ward III Coffee
Saturday, December 14 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Starbucks on North Central Avenue in downtown Clayton

Aldermen Mark Winings and Alex Berger III will host the monthly coffee for their Ward III neighbors.

City Hall and The Center of Clayton closed
Wednesday, December 25

November 19, 2013

Announcement - New private social network for our Old Town neighborhood

Dear Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association,

Our neighborhood has a new and impressive online communication tool called 'Nextdoor' which launched this week for Old Town. I wish to thank Old Town resident Lauren Herring for informing me about this free and exciting concept that will vastly improve our neighborhood communications. This is not's better because it is designed to be private.

Learn all about it and sign up at .  Some of you have already received an invitation to join by email or postcard.  I highly recommend that all Old Town residents consider joining.  Share this information with your neighbors. You are easily able to opt in on how you want to be alerted to news, etc. once you join.  There's even a free Nextdoor app to download for smart phones.

It takes just a few minutes to sign up.  I met with a 'Nextdoor' rep today and asked that our neighborhood's boundaries be made you may need to wait and try again in a few days if your address is not immediately recognized as an Old Town Clayton address.

Let's stay in touch with 'Nextdoor'!

Cheryl Verde
President, Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association

November 12, 2013

Clayton citizens created new Facebook page -' Keep Clayton Green'

Disclosure: This posting is for information purposes only, and does not imply any official position from the Old Town Board.

If interested, you may wish to visit the following link to keep informed:

November 1, 2013

Statement from Ward III Aldermen regarding Maryland School Property

We have been contacted recently by several residents about the Clayton School District’s potential sale of the Maryland School property to a developer.  The property has been on the market for some time, but we do not have any information about a pending sale.  Please note that the City’s approval is not required for the sale of this property by the Clayton School District.

The property is zoned single-family residential.  To date, nobody has requested a zoning change.  A zoning change would require a public hearing before the Plan Commission and the approval of the Board of Aldermen, which would involve another public hearing.  All meeting agendas for the Plan Commission and the Board of Aldermen are posted on the City’s website in advance, and you can also register on the website to automatically receive emails containing the agendas when they are posted.  In addition, notice of the Plan Commission hearing would be mailed at least 10 days in advance to the last known address of all owners of property located within 200 feet of the boundaries of the property for which a rezoning is being considered.

We appreciate and welcome your input, and also encourage you to participate in any future meetings and/or public hearings involving the property. 

Mark Winings
Alex Berger III
Clayton Ward III Aldermen

November 1, 2013