Business Fund set up
By Pat Lindsey
For the past 37 years, North County, Inc. has represented the 375,000 residents of North County in economic development. As president and CEO of that organization, Rebecca Zoll takes the duties outlined in her job description very seriously. And with the recent upheaval in Ferguson, Zoll and NCI are now taking on new responsibilities, including fundraising to help Ferguson area businesses hurt by the vandalism and closings.
The Dining Divas
By Lisa Kampeter
We were lucky. It was one of those mild summer nights we’d had this season. Cool enough to hang outside, warm enough to go for a dip. And with the Arch of Cabo San Lucas as our backdrop and music making us feel like dancing queens, this was the perfect setting for a different kind of Dining Divas. Instead of going to a restaurant, we brought the restaurants to us. It was a Dining Divas Taste of Florissant (or close).
The City of Florissant, along with Florissant Old Town Partners, will be hosting a plaque dedication and will be unveiling a plaque in honor of the late Hall of Fame bowler and businessman Dick Weber.
This year marks the 800th anniversary of the birth of King Louis IX of France, also known as St. Louis and the namesake of our city now celebrating its own 250th anniversary. In honor of the feast day of St. Louis, the archbishop of Reims, France, site of King Louis IX’s coronation, will visit the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine in Florissant at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26.
Ready to Embrace the New School Year
The Staff and Administration at the Ferguson-Florissant School District have been busy addressing the unforeseen and tragic issues facing our community as we prepare for the new school year. Our Board of Education made an important and supportive decision to delay the school start until Monday, Aug. 25. “Our staff has taken advantage of this extra week to make scheduling adjustments, ensure the safety of our campuses and prepare our staff to welcome our students and celebrate a new school year,” said acting superintendent Lawrence Larrew.