Monday, April 15, 2013
A look at how our community is showing support via social media.
Share your prayers, thoughts, concerns for those who were at the Boston Marathon today when two explosions rocked the finish line, killing two and injuring scores. See the reaction of area businesses and community organizations here and please add any of yours to the comments below. The following comes from our Facebook News Feed: Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe - Kirkwood: What a horrible occurrence in Boston. Thoughts and Prayers with those injured and everyone else in Boston. St. John Vianney High School: The @vianneygriffins community prays for Boston in light of today's horrific news #prayforboston Kirkwood Family YMCA: Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those at the Boston Marathon and the entire city. Greentree Community Church: We are…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Starbucks, which has several locations in Chesterfield, is pioneering a new way to attract employees.
Starbucks is planning to expand and open 1,300 new stores next year, but if you'd like to get a job with the coffe giant, first log on to Facebook. (For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The national chain has unvieled a new system called Branch Out that will let potential applicants search for jobs using their social netowrks, according to a report in the St. Louis Business Journal. The system takes the form of an app on the Starbucks Facebook page that lets users browse open positions by location, but it's also a promotional effort with videos about what it's like to work at Starbucks and links to info about the company's benefits. The journal cites a Seattle-based tech blog from one of its sister publications …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Manchester police say additional charges are being sought against Joshua Witkowski of West County after dozens of girls told police they were assaulted by the 19-year-old.
The following information was supplied by the Manchester Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Police now say approximately 25 girls have now come forward in connection to a West County teen charged with felony sexual assault. Joshua D. Witkowski, 19, of the 200 block of Ballwin Avenue in Winchester is charged in connection to a case involving a 14-year-old female. As previously reported by Patch, police said the teenage girl did not consent to the act and DNA evidence was used to link Witkowski to the alleged assault. (Read Previous Story: West County Teen Charged in Sexual Assault of 14-Year-Old) Manchester Police …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Have you learned Olympics results when you didn't want to yet? Join the discussion and vote in our poll how you're "viewing" the London Games.
The Olympics aren't just on TV anymore. While NBC broadcasts highlights from each day's events from London -- six hours ahead of Central time -- in our time zone's prime time for television, the results are already being broadcast somewhere else: the Internet. Social media and news sites, though some try to caution viewers with "spoiler alerts," are posting results as they occur in London time. KSDK even suggests "closing your eyes" or looking away before they post a graphic of medal tallies from the day during its 5 and 6 p.m. broadcasts. But if you're devoted to grabbing a seat on the couch and watching what happens happen at 7 p.m. each night, you may have been disheartened to learn results from excited friends and social media outlets…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Did you come to last night's Social Media Club St. Louis event? Tag yourself in our Facebook photo gallery!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Facebook changed your email address on your profile. We'll help you change it back.
Facebook changed your profile without telling you. In 2010, Facebook gave all its users an "@facebook.com" email address. Some people used it, most people didn't, but it was always there if you wanted it. Until now. Sometime this month, Facebook changed everyone's default emails to their @facebook.com accounts. Your personal and work email accounts are still in the system, but only the Facebook account is listed. If you are like most of us and never use your Facebook email account, you'll want to add your regular email addresses to your account's profile page. Here's how: (Click through the pictures on this article to see the above steps illustrated.) If you do want to use your Facebook email address, you still can. Those emails will be …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Check out the main photo on our updated Facebook page. Does it represent Town and Country and Manchester?
Facebook switched over to the new timeline format and that meant it was time to pick a photo to headline Town and Country - Manchester Patch's Facebook page. Take a look by clicking here and tell us what you think! Be sure to "like" our Facebook page too! The photo was taken during a ceremony at the Manchester Veterans Memorial in Margaret Stoecker Park off Henry Avenue. As the editor of this site, I tried to find a photo that captured the feel of the Town and Country and Manchester communities. What do you think? Do you have a better suggestion? Have a photo you believe is better? If so, post a comment and upload your photo in our Pics & Clips gallery by clicking here.
Friday, February 17, 2012
A Facebook page that encouraged a boycott of a Town and Country business and sparked outrage across the internet has been removed. The store owner and mother whose email began the controversy both say they will now focus on moving forward.
What started with an email from a Town and Country mother who felt her son was being discriminated against, turned into a firestorm of outrage against one Town and Country business owner. (Previous Story: Facebook Post Prompts Boycott of Town and Country Business) A Facebook page alleging discrimination at F.O.B. St. Louis in Town and Country's Lamp and Lantern Village tugged at the emotions of many, prompting comments on Facebook and even here on the Town and Country-Manchester Patch site. However, Wednesday night that Facebook page disappeared as quickly as it was created. No word on who created or removed the page, but Town and Country police tell Patch they were not involved in its removal. F.O.B. store owner Kay Wallace said she …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
A Facebook page alleging discrimination and calling for a boycott of a Town and Country business is gone. It sparked outrage and then support for both sides. Take this Patch poll and tell us what you think.
What started with an email from a Town and Country mother who felt her son was being discriminated against, turned into a firestorm of outrage against one Town and Country business owner. (Previous Story: Facebook Post Prompts Boycott of Town and Country Business) A Facebook page alleging discrimiation at F.O.B. St. Louis in Town and Country's Lamp and Lantern Village tugged at the emotions of many, prompting comments on Facebook and even here on the Town and Country-Manchester Patch site. The store's owner said the entire incident had nothing to do with discrimination, but was always a safety issue. Despite her side of the story, she received harassing phone calls and visits to her store. (Previous Story: Facebook Sparks Harassment of F.…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The owner of Town and Country's F.O.B. store tells Patch she is being harassed after discrimination allegations and a Facebook boycott of her store. Police are taking the actions seriously, while the mother whose story sparked the outrage speaks out again
What started with an email from a Town and Country mother who felt her son was being discriminated against, has turned into a nightmare for one Town and Country business owner. (Read Previous Story: Facebook Post Prompts Boycott of Town and Country Business) A Facebook page alleging discrimiation at F.O.B. St. Louis in Town and Country's Lamp and Lantern Village has sparked a firestorm of comments on Facebook and even here on the Town and Country-Manchester Patch site. Town and Country resident Shelly Arnold Reynolds said she and her son, Carter, were asked to leave the F.O.B. store by owner Kay Wallace and Reynolds claims discrimination against her four-year-old son who suffers from cerebral palsy. Wallace contends the two were never …