The 8th Annual Mayors’ Shamrock Ball Adds Bellefontaine Neighbors as 5th Host City

At last year’s event, Mayors’ Shamrock Ball Event Chairman Chief Carl Wolf (ret.) made the announcement that Bellefontaine Neighbors would be joining the cities of Black Jack, Ferguson, Florissant and Hazelwood as a host city for the 2015 event.  (left to right) Mayor James Knowles III of Ferguson, Mayor Tom Schneider of Florissant, Mayor Matthew Robinson of Hazelwood, Mayor Norm McCourt of Black Jack, Mayor Robert Doerr of Bellefontaine Neighbors and Chief Carl Wolf (ret.).

At last year’s event, Mayors’ Shamrock Ball Event Chairman Chief Carl Wolf (ret.) made the announcement that Bellefontaine Neighbors would be joining the cities of Black Jack, Ferguson, Florissant and Hazelwood as a host city for the 2015 event. (left to right) Mayor James Knowles III of Ferguson, Mayor Tom Schneider of Florissant, Mayor Matthew Robinson of Hazelwood, Mayor Norm McCourt of Black Jack, Mayor Robert Doerr of Bellefontaine Neighbors and Chief Carl Wolf (ret.).

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Christian Hospital Heart Fair Postponed to Feb. 28

Due to the inclement weather forecast for this weekend, the Christian Hospital Heart Fair is rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

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Mark Your Calendar

Friday, Feb. 21

Life Care Center of Florissant, 1201 Garden Plaza Drive in Florissant, holds a Bingo Afternoon the third Friday of the month at 2 p.m. Call (314) 831-3752 for more information.

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Oscar Predictions: In a Perfect World

By Sandra Olmstead

As I make my predictions for who with win and who won’t in office pools, in social media forums, at the party, and privately during the Oscars’ telecast, I am always conscious of three factors in Oscar prediction that make it more a game of chance than an intellectual pursuit. The first challenge is that I have my favored and loathed among the nominations, which influences my guesses. Second, although the actual quality of one film above the other requires comparing apples to oranges, the nominees and the winners reflect only the majority opinion of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences members. The third challenge to predicting the winners is more complicated. The personal and business politics of who wins and the studios’ massive advertising campaigns both influence, or not, the voting of the Academy.

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Not So Finger-Licking Good for the Dining Divas at this Chicken Place

**Lisa Kampeter photo** revisedThe Dining Divas

By Lisa Kampeter

I love when I find a unique restaurant for the Dining Divas to try. Put it in a unique neighborhood near the Botanical Gardens, and that’s even better. Put it in an old gas station, well, that’s about as unique as it gets. The Dining Divas went to Old Standard Fried Chicken on Tower Grove Avenue to “filler up”.

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Chamber, Florissant Again Hosting Business Showcase

Includes A Taste of North County

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Florissant will co-sponsor the 27th Anniversary of the chamber’s Business Showcase, featuring a “Taste of North County.” on Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the James J. Eagan Community Center.

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