Chesterfield’s Own Ninja

Chesterfield Police Department’s own Officer Johanna Flushing was set to appear on American Ninja Warrior on NBC in July. The Ninja Warrior competition she participated in was taped in Cincinnati, Ohio. She made it to the Ring Swing, but her run didn’t make the final episode. Regardless, she’s a local ninja hero.

Local Girl Scout Achieves Gold

Nicole Licavoli, a Chesterfield resident and rising Marquette High School senior, was recognized at the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Reflections Ceremony this summer for achieving her Girl Scout Gold Award. 

The Gold Award challenges Girl Scouts to develop collaboration and problem-solving skills, while gaining confidence and lifelong leadership capabilities, as well as making a positive difference.

For her Gold Award project, she created the website to provide an educational resource through instructional videos and documents for those seeking details regarding how to fully use Google-sponsored applications.

Mark Calendars for Upcoming Local “National Night Out”

Chesterfield will join 10,000 other U.S. communities in observing the 36th annual National Night Out in America, an event about crime and drug prevention Oct 1. 

The event is designed to increase awareness, bolster local anti-crime efforts, strengthen police-community partnerships and send signals that communities fight crime as well. Residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend time with neighbors and local police officers. 

A local, community-wide observation will be at Chesterfield Amphitheater 6-8 p.m. with information booths, vendors and police and fire vehicles present. For more information, call 636.537.6769 or email CBrown@Chesterfield.MO.US

Tapping Beyond Missouri from Chesterfield Roots

A company launched in Chesterfield in 2009, International Tap House, opened its first location outside of Missouri during July. While International Tap has locations in Columbia, Kansas City and two in St. Louis (Soulard and the Central West End), its flagship Chesterfield location closed at the end of 2018.

Owners recently established a shop in a 2,400-square-foot space in Louisville’s NuLu/Butchertown area, with 45 beers on tap and a selection of 250 cans and bottles.

Local Teacher Inducted into Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame

Chesterfield resident Robert Fowler dedicated his life to education when he began teaching in 1972. His years of supporting and theatre programs and students have led to him being inducted into the Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame for 2019.

Robert and his wife, Marti, developed the instructional series Practical Technical Theatre, which has been used in more than 2,000 schools worldwide. He has received the Association’s Standing Ovation Award, President’s Award, awards from Arizona and Florida Thespians, and he has been inducted into the Missouri Theatre Hall of Fame.

In addition, Robert was recognized as the Missouri Theatre Educator of the Year. He also has funded more than $35,000 in theatre educational scholarships and presented 200-plus workshops at state and national conferences.

Local Restaurant Donates Proceeds to Family of Fallen Police Officer

Viviano’s Festa Italiano in Chesterfield was one of 50-plus restaurants in St. Louis County and St. Charles County that recently donated a percentage of sales to assist the two children of fallen St. Louis police officer Michael Langsdorf. 

He was 40 years old and employed by the North County Police Cooperative since April 2019. He had 17 years of prior experience before joining the North County Police Cooperative and left behind a fiancee and two children.