Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ferguson, MO Caboose Display Moved Closer to Old Depot

A pair of vintage cabooses were recently moved from Ferguson's Caboose Park to a new site across from UMB Bank on South Florissant Road.  The Independent News reports that the Great Northern caboose was built in 1941 and the Louisville & Nashville caboose was built in 1921, both donated in 1985.  They will be renovated and opened to the public in the near future.  Here are some views of the current location:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Albert Pujols Statue Dedicated Today at Westport Plaza Pujols 5 Restaurant

A 10-foot statue of Albert Pujols was dedicated today outside of Pujols 5 Restaurant at Westport Plaza.  The statue, created by Harry Weber, was commissioned by an anonymous donor, who requested that the pose reflect Pujols pointing to the sky after a home run.  This gesture, as Pujols explained, recognizes Jesus Christ upon every success, deflecting credit from himself.  The ceremony, hosted by radio personality McGraw Milhaven, was held at 11:00am as a crowd gathered around the restaurant.  The Pujols Family Foundation formally owns the statue and will offer replicas for sale to support its on-going work to "help those living with Down syndrome here at home and to improve the lives of the impoverished in the Dominican Republic."  Here are some scenes from the ceremony:

The Albert Pujols statue awaits its unveiling

Pujols friend Lou Brock attended the ceremony

Radio personality McGraw Milhaven emceed the event

The Pujols family awaits the statue's dedication

Sculptor Harry Weber speaks to the gathering audience

Deidre Pujols describes the work of the foundation

Albert Pujols thanks the donor and St. Louis baseball fans

The Albert Pujols statue is admired by attendees

This says it all...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall Season Comes to St. Louis In Fits and Starts

Northern Flicker hunts for insects on red bud tree

Cardinal looks for seeds in the brush pile

Blueberry bush blooms in red

New maple tree takes root

Leaves finally start to turn gold before falling

Rose bush comes back to life with new buds in the warm spell

New pink rose holds on to its petals a little longer

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Smash Band Rocks Florissant for a Cause: Diabetes

Smash Band is rockin' Florissant's St. Ferdinand Park again tonight!  Always a crowd pleaser, Smash and his cohorts are also raising money to start a new foundation that will provide funds for diabetes medicine to those who are unable to afford health insurance.  Smash, a diabetic, knows just how expensive diabetes medicines are, and has added this new endeavor to his growing list of charitable causes.  To make a contribution, contact Smash Band at  Here are some scenes from tonight's concert: