A Boomer’s Journal

Is the New Technology in Schools The New Normal?

By Tom Anselm

Tom Amsel. pg 2jpgSo schools are back in full swing, which means I am also back into the wonderful world of substitute teaching. I retired from teaching in 2010, and took a very brief respite from the classroom life. Not being the guy with any real skills, like home repair or woodworking or even a love of yard work (yuck!), I was quickly out of things to do around the house after cleaning out the garage and a few other odds and ends. Hey, I can paint, which is actually what I will do after I write this note. But I learned long ago to turn to the professionals when it comes to cars, plumbing, and electricity.

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Aug. 22 Florissant City Council

Florissant Passes Some Funding Bills

By Carol Arnett

The Florissant City Council had a light agenda at Monday’s meeting, with no public hearings scheduled. However, they did spend quite a bit of time in the ‘hearing from citizens’ portion of the meeting, as several residents and non-residents spoke against the city’s pit bull ban. Several people also sent letters and emails to the council requesting the repeal of the ban.

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Taste in Ferguson is Sept. 11

4th Annual Taste in Ferguson to Raise Scholarship Money for Ferguson Youth

Featuring foods from more than 20 vendors, the 4th annual Taste in Ferguson will be held Sept. 11, at the Savoy Banquet Center, 119 South Florissant Rd. in Ferguson. Attendees will sample foods from popular restaurants from across the region including Ropers Ribs, Cathy’s Kitchen, The Whistle Stop, Paul’s Market and Starbucks as well as on-site cooking demonstrations, live music, and activities for children. Proceeds from the event fund scholarships for deserving students from North St. Louis County. The event will be emceed by St. Louis radio legend Asher Benrubi, better known as “Smash.”

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2016 Olympics Taught Life Lessons

Olympics Had Something For Everyone, But For Me Of Course, It Was Soccer

By Randy Gardner

**Randy Gardner photo**How was the Olympic experience for you? It seemed like everyone I talked to was glued to the TV for two weeks watching the Olympic games. No matter if you like sports or not, there was something for everyone.

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North County Chamber of Commerce Names New President

Judy Taylor Named Greater North County Chamber’s President

Judy Taylor photoJudy Taylor, past co-owner of Taylor Land Management LLC in Florissant, has been named president of the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce. Judy began her duties as of August 15, 2016.

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Old St. Ferdinand Shrine Needs Major Renovations

St. Ferdinand Shrine in Dire Need of Repairs;

Campaign Underway

st. ferdinand shrine pge 1Old St. Ferdinand Shrine, a religious and historic jewel of Old Town Florissant, is in need of some major work and a “Save the Shrine” campaign will kick off Sept. 1 to raise much-needed funds for repairs and upgrades.

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