Monday, February 25, 2013
Russell Stover Candies reportedly plans to move into the former Ahner Nursery site on Manchester Road this year.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) According to the Webster-Kirkwood Times, the Des Peres Board of Aldermen issued approval for Russell Stover Candies to open a location at the former Ahner Nursery site at 11697 Manchester Road. As previously reported by Patch, Ahner Nursery closed in 2011 after 64 years in business. The Times reports the new restaurant will sell mainly candies, but it will also offer some baked goods, ice-cream, coffee and patio seating. The restaurant is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving, the article states. Read the Webster-Kirkwood Times article here.
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 email@example.com. We need experts to answer …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Patch has some ideas for celebrating the haunting season.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Are you looking to have the best Halloween party on the block? Then look no further because Patch has everything you need to know to throw a killer Halloween bash. Angel of Death Cheese Combine roasted garlic with cream cheese and beat until smooth. Add Gorgonzola, cream, sage, salt and pepper. Press into a serving dish and sprinkle with pistachios. Serve with crackers or pita crisps. Makes 8-10 servings. Creatures from the Deep (Peppered Shrimp) In a bowl, combine the shrimp, worchestershire sauce and white wine. Heat oil in a skillet over a medium high heat; add garlic and cook for a minute. Remove shrimp from bowl, reserving liquid. Return shrimp to skillet, toss in …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Plan your Halloween party menu with a variety of ghoulish treats.
Angel of Death Cheese Combine roasted garlic with cream cheese and beat until smooth. Add Gorgonzola, cream, sage, salt and pepper. Press into a serving dish and sprinkle with pistachios. Serve with crackers or pita crisps. Makes 8-10 servings. See Related story: Eeek, Drink and be Merry Creatures from the Deep (Peppered Shrimp) In a bowl, combine the shrimp, worchestershire sauce and white wine. Heat oil in a skillet over a medium high heat; add garlic and cook for a minute. Remove shrimp from bowl, reserving liquid. Return shrimp to skillet, toss in spices and green onion and saute 2 minutes. Remove to serving dish. Add reserved worcestershire mixture to pan and bring to a boil. (For a clearer sauce with more body, stir 2 teaspoons of …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Patch offers a tips for fun and safety on Halloween, as well as a round-up of local, family-friendly events.
Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? Because he didn’t have the guts, of course! That’s right, it’s almost Halloween, and in some St. Louis-area neighborhoods, you won’t get a treat without a trick. You can sing or dance or tell a funny joke, but unless you’re a super-cute toddler, you might need to do a little something special to get your treat. Savvy trick-or-treaters can prepare their acts in advance by finding plenty of good, clean Halloween jokes at GuySports.com. Stay Safe on Halloween Along with the fun of trick-or-treating, parents need to be concerned with their kids’ safety. While Halloween can provide hours of entertainment and serious candy benefits, approximately four times as many kids between the ages of 5 and 14 are …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Take the kids to one of these local Easter Egg Hunts for a hopping good time.
You don't have to look or drive far this weekend to find an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. Town and Country - Manchester Patch found the following taking place around West County. Be sure to double on the day of the event if it is raining. Longview Farm Park, 13525 Clayton Road, Town and Country West Hill Community Church, 13250 South Outer 40 Road, Town and Country Vlasis Park, Vlasis Park Drive, Ballwin St. Paul Lutheran Church, 829 N. Ballas Road, Des Peres St. John Church, 15800 Manchester Road, Ellisville.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Queue up your favorite soap opera on the the digital video recorder, grab some sinful sweets and veg out for a late-night escape.
As one stereotype goes, a mom is a bonbon-eating woman watching afternoon soap operas while her children are napping or off at school. Any mom—stay-at-home or working—will say that motherhood rarely equates with daily leisure. Crowded calendars will make any mother long for a box of Godiva chocolates and an hour of General Hospital. This week, embrace the stereotype for a sweet escape of self-indulgent down time. Key up the digital video recorder to your favorite guilty pleasure such as Jersey Shore and plop onto the couch with a box of chocolates, or doughnuts, or ice cream. Here are a few local sweet shops that specialize in indulgence: Eugene’s Custard Company: The cure for a frozen, sweet craving. For a crash-in-front-of-the-television…