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NCI News - May 2018

City of Ferguson's eighth annual Twilight 5K/10K & Fun Run will be Saturday, May 19. Race day events begin at 4:30pm at Plaza 501. Enjoy USATF Certified courses through scenic, historic downtown Ferguson. After race entertainment includes live music, food and beer tastings. EVENT WEBSITE 
Touhill Performing Arts Center will host the Arianna String Quartet presents an Evening with Shostakovich on Friday, May 4 at 8pm..  MORE INFO
Touhill Performing Arts Center will host Whose Live Anyway with the current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? on Friday, May 4 at 8pm.  MORE INFO
City of Florissant's 56th Annual Valley of Flowers Festival will be held on May 4, 5, and 6. This year's theme is "The Muny's 100th." The annual Parade will be held on Sunday, May 6. EVENT WEBSITE  
SSM DePaul Hospital is holding a Trivia Night event to support the MS Society on Saturday, May 5 starting at 6:30pm. $200 per table/$25 per seat. To reserve a table email Erin Krupinski at
Hazelwood School District PTA Council will host their 37th Annual Run/Walk Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, May 5 at Hazelwood Central High School. Registration begins at 7am. First race begins at 8:30am.  MORE INFO
Hazelwood School District will partner with the Spanish Lake Community Association and St. Louis County to sponsor the Annual Spanish Lake Youth and Family Resource Fair on May 5 from 10am-2pm at Twillman Elementary School.  MORE INFO
City of Ferguson's Farmers Market opens the 2018 season on Saturday, May 5 from 8am-noon at their new location Plaza 501.  MORE INFO 
Touhill Performing Arts Center will host the St. Louis Storytelling Festival Finale on May 5 from 7:30-9:30pm. This free annual event is presented by the University of Missouri Extension's Community Arts Program.  MORE INFO 
The Bridge at Florissant is offering Valley of Flowers Open House and Parade Viewing on Sunday, May 6 from 11am-2pm. Activities includes tours, refreshments, and a raffle. Bring your lawn chair!  
Touhill Performing Arts Center will host An Evening with Audra McDonald on Sunday, May 6 at 7pm. Singer and actress Audra McDonald has won six Tony Awards, Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award.  MORE INFO 
Hendel's Restaurant is offering an Old Bakery Beer Dinner on May 8. $40 per person includes 3 courses beginning at 6:30pm. Call 314-837-2304 for reservations.
The Bridge at Florissant is hosting a Senior Resource Team Presentation "Healthy Living for Seniors" on Wednesday, May 9 from 9:30-10:45am. 
Steve Robbins, CFP, will host a free class "Independent Senior Living: What to Know & When to Know It" on Wednesday, May 9 from 4:30-5:30pm. REGISTER ONLINE
FOCUS St. Louis presents its 21st annual What's Right with the Region Awards May 10. Nominations are now being accepted.  MORE INFO
St. Louis Crisis Nursery's Golf Classic "Fore the Kids" will be May 14 at Forest Park Golf Club beginning at 10am. Four person Scramble with Shotgun Start includes dinner and open bar, live auction and team prizes.  EVENT INFO  
EarthDance is holding an open house on Saturday, May 12. These free weekly public tours are held every Saturday at 10am and include a family friendly walking, talking and tasting tour of EarthDance.   EVENT INFO  
Metropolitan Sewer District will hold a public hearing regarding a rate increase for impervious (concreted) areas on May 15 at 6PM at the Bridgeton Recreation Center, 4201 Fee Fee Rd.
Northwest Chamber of Commerce will hold their Spring Business Expo on Friday, May 18 from 8:30am-4:30pm at Orlando's. Admission is free.   MORE INFO   
The Bridge at Florissant is holding Date Your Mate Lunch & Social Hour for couples 60 years or older on Friday, May 18 from 1-2:30pm. Join them for lunch and a tour, then stay for their next event - cake and live entertainment! Must RSVP due to limited seating: (314) 831-0988
The Bridge at Florissant will have a Veteran's Ceremony & Veteran's Room Dedication on Saturday, May 19 from 9:30-10:30am. Help them honor our Veterans and all branches of the Military.
Marygrove's Golf Tournament will be on Monday, May 21 at Forest Hill Country Club. Join them for a day on the greens in an effort to help children overcome the emotional burden of abuse, neglect or other trauma.  MORE INFO 
Christian Hospital Foundation's 2018 Golf Outing will be Monday, May 21 at Norwood Hills Country Club. $1000 per foursome and $250 per individual registration. Cocktails and Dinner only is $80. Sponsorships are available. MORE INFO
The Bridge at Florissant will hold Community Bingo on Thursday, May 24 from 2-3pm.
FOCUS St. Louis the 6th Annual Public Ethics Conference, hosted in partnership with UMSL. Kicking it off will be former congressman Mickey Edwards, author of The Parties versus The People, and political scientist Daraka Larimore-Hall, Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party. MORE INFO
Greater North County Chamber  will hold its 2018 annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 1, at the Florissant Golf Club. $100 per golfer, four person scramble includes lunch and dinner, contest entries, attendance prizes, and unlimited beer, soda and water. MORE INFO  
Northwest Chamber of Commerce 32nd Annual Golf Classic will be Friday, June 1 at Bear Creek Golf Club. $150 per golfer / $600 per team includes lunch, prime rib dinner, foursome scramble, cash prizes, contests, beer and concessions on course, and more.  MORE INFO 
SAVE THE DATE! Trinity Catholic High School Masters Alumni Golf Challenge will be Saturday, June 9 at Emerald Greens Golf Course starting at 1pm. Foursomes $400 / Player $100 includes green fees and cart, lunch and dinner, beer, soda, and water. Contact Kevin McKenna or Nancy Szcesniak to register.
SAVE THE DATE! Ritenour School District Pride & Promise Foundaton is sponsoring a golf tournament on June 11 at Old Hickory Golf Club. Registration begins at 7am with shotgun start at 8am. Cost is $400 / foursome and $100 / individual golfer and includes cart, lunch and beverages. MORE INFO 
SAVE THE DATE! UMSL Juvenile Justice 25th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament by the Jennings Do-Dads will be Saturday, June 23 at Normandie Golf Club. All golfers are welcome. BBQ, refreshments and prizes will be provided. $350 per foursome.. MORE INFO 
Congrats to NCI Board Member Venus Martz on being named one of the "Top 100 St. Louisans to know to Succeed in Business" by the St Louis Small Business Monthly.   
Ferguson-Florissant School District recognized building level Teacher of the Year: Nicole Binion, Patrick Crangle, Vickie Strubberg, Katie Mills, Rochelle Bain, Dan Hannon, Victoria Casady, Lindsay Williams, Carol Goodwin, Jennifer Bond, Kathleen Harrigan, Rebecca Kandel, Sarah Eastman, Dr. Carletta Washington, Laurelyn Roberts, Charisse Baker-Ingram, Paul Merioles, and Carrie Pace. 
Ferguson-Florissant School District chef Susan Smith has been named the Southwest Foodservice Excellence Catering Chef of the Year. PRESS RELEASE 
Ferguson-Florissant School District senior Michael Cambron has been selected an "Honorable Mention" student by the 2018 Scholars 100. PRESS RELEASE 
Ferguson-Florissant School District first grade teacher, Lindsey Williams, has been named FFSD's Teacher of the Year. PRESS RELEASE 
Ferguson-Florissant School District's Cross Keys Middle School has received a grant form STAGES ST. Louis' JumStart Theatre program, a three-year program that will equip faculty and administrators with skills and resources to produce the school's first musical theatre production.  
City of Florissan t welcomes Crazy Bowls & Wraps to 8180 N Lindbergh which will be open Mondays - Saturdays 10:30am-9pm and Sundays 11am-8pm. PRESS RELEASE 
City of Florissan t has been named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of the city's commitment to effective urban forest management. PRESS RELEASE 
Greater North County Chamber presented seven scholarships to local High School seniors Matthew Gantner, Damon Hines, Madison Knight, Megan Pillah, Henry Tommy Woods, and Makaiya Smith. PRESS RELEASE
Hazelwood School District students Collin Fiore and Ryan Friend recently were honored with the Rosemary Zander award for their achievements in academics, arts, athletics, communications, vocational training, independent living skills, and community service. PRESS RELEASE
Hazelwood School District teachers Kyla Herbert, Kimberly Jackson, and Thomas Schwartz recently performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as part of the Extra Credit on Stage Program at Powell Hall. PRESS RELEASE
Hazelwood School District congratulates approximately 109 Hazelwood Central High School seniors who participated in their Annual College Day. Senior committed to universities, colleges, trade schools, or the armed forces following graduation in May.

Hazelwood School District students Jedidiah James and Nicelle Mariano were awarded the 2018 National Center for Women and Information Technology Aspirations in Computing Award.

Hazelwood School District congratulates four students who were selected to perform in the final round of the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation's 8th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition, Brook Reese, De' Jai Walker, Arielle Adams, and DessaRae Lampkins. PRESS RELEASE
Hazelwood School District residents have elected Elizabeth Rachel and Diane Livingston to serve three year terms on the school board. PRESS RELEASE
Jennings School District's sold out 2018 J-Town Gala honored outstanding community and corporate leaders, staff, teachers and administrations and also gave a record-breaking amount of scholarships to Jennings student-scholars. PROGRAM : PHOTOS

Normandy Schools Collaborative held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate construction of a new building entrance, library media center, and STEAM center at Jefferson Elementary School. EVENT VIDEO

Regions Bank recently held their ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony at their new Florissant location at 100 N Hwy 67.
Rotarian Kimberly Mackenzie was honored Saturday evening by the Iota Lambda Sorority, Inc.  with the 2018 Business Month Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business.
STL Partnership has announced that Save-A-Lot will begin construction on a new corporate headquarters at the Crossings at Northwest in St. Ann. This significant investment will create 64 new jobs and retain more than 450. PRESS RELEASE
St. Louis Promise Zone's MU Extension has recognized Erica Henderson, Promise Zone Director for the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, as an Extension Leaders Honor Roll for her leadership in the Neighborhood Leadership Fellows program.
University Square has been designated as one of Missouri's Opportunity Zones. This should have great economic development potential going forward. Kudos UMSL and University Square staff, who indentified the opportunity and worked diligently to get the application ready in a very short time frame. Thanks also to our friends at the Partnership for their assistance.  And, congratulations also to Rebecca Zoll at NCI and Chris Krehmeyer at 24:1, as their areas of interest are also represented.
City of Florissan t's annual electronic recycle event was again a success collecting over 50,000 pound of electronic items for recycling.
Hazelwood School District Board of Education is seeking to fill a vacancy. Residents wishing to be appointed to fill the vacancy should make their desire known by sending a letter to Hazelwood School District, ATTN: Secretary to the Board, 15955 New Halls Ferry Rd., Florissant, MO 63031. MORE INFO

Missouri Poison Center is proud to be a new member of NCI. They encourage people to program the Poison Help number 1-800-222-1222 into your phone an call them. VIEW VIDEO

Old Town Donuts
May special is one dozen donuts for only $7.29. COUPON 

Spanish Lake Community Association Twillman House is now available as rental space for parties and meetings. BROCHURE

St. Louis Community Credit Union is now offering a low rate on a home equity line of credit with no closing costs for qualified borrowers. To find out more, contact Major DeBerry, Director of Business Development at 314-814-2611 or

St. Louis Community College has named two new leaders for government relations and workforce development and training. Ryan McKenna will serve as government and community relations liaison. Hart Nelson will server as associate vice chancellor, Workforce Solutions Group. PRESS RELEASE

St. Louis Community College Workforce Solutions Group 2018 list of accelerated training programs is now available HERE.  The target audience for many of these programs are job seekers - individuals that are unemployed or underemployed, 18 years of age and older, and have their high school diploma or equivalent. MORE INFO 
St. Louis County Officer Stephen Owens helped a young Larimore Elementary School student tie a tie during the 4th Annual Tied to the Power of Greatness Program at Hazelwood East High School, a mentor program for young men.

St. Louis County announces innovative new resources available for North County residents. The Family and Workforce Centers of America offers a variety of social and workforces services. The Father's Support Center will also offer services at this new location. St. Louis County Police have also created a new special operations unit aimed at engaging citizens and enhancing community relations. PRESS RELEASE


DDI MEDIA Justin Ederer,
Account Executive
8315 Drury Ind. Pkwy,
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 506-6470


Carrie DiGregorio
(314) 515-3010

Amanda Ruback,
Community Outreach Coordinator

7980 Clayton Rd, Ste 200, St. Louis, MO 63117
(314) 612-5719

Gay Thompson, Principal
615 Dunn Rd.
Hazelwood, MO 63042
(314) 731-7955


NCI 41st Annual Breakfast 
Friday, May 18, 2018
St. Louis Airport Marriott 
NCI Anniversary Fundraiser 
Elegant Dinner, Wine Pairing & Auction
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Hendel's Restaurant

NCI Annual 
Golf Tournament 
Fri., October 12, 2018
Emerald Greens 


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phone: (314) 895-6241