January 2020 Around Town 2

OsteoStrong Chesterfield Opens

OsteoStrong Chesterfield officially opened at 1077 South Woods Mill Road and Clayton Road, next door to Rich and Charlie’s. Owners Erin and Steve Greiner say OsteoStrong represents a skeletal strengthening system that increases bone density, balance and stability by pushing multiples of one’s body weight to trigger osteogenesis. Call 636.220.8080 to schedule a complimentary session.

Missouri American Water Donates Land to Monarch Fire Protection District

Missouri American Water officials donated 3.2 acres of land in Chesterfield to the Monarch Fire Protection District at 911 John Pellet Ct. In addition, the company is allowing Monarch as a licensee to use an additional 1.9 acres, for a total of more than 5 acres of use. A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the transfer of ownership of the land was hosted at the Monarch Fire Protection District training center in Chesterfield.

Old Barn Inn Restaurant Reopens

The historic St. Albans location called Old Barn Inn Restaurant reopened for weekends to deliver farm-to-table service. Old Barn Inn is a history-filled property built in 1843 as an actual barn and then was transformed in 1928. The restaurant’s webpage indicates the location features six, seasonal menu changes with small plate and large plate offerings, bar and fireplace courtyard, extensive wine list and signature martinis. Call 636.458.0131 for reservations. 

Girl Scouts Honor Local Police

Girl Scouts, leaders and parents of Girl Scout Troop 4377, whose members meet at Shenandoah Valley Elementary School in Chesterfield, dropped off goody bags for the officers of the Chesterfield Police Department as a sign of gratitude for the officers’ public safety dedication.

Chance to Get Personal Artwork Displayed

For professional or amateur artists working in two- or three-dimensional media who would like their artwork to be considered for being displayed in Chesterfield City Hall, city staffers are taking applications online. Along with biographical details, applicants can email seven to 10 images of artwork to arts@chesterfield.mo.us.

Chesterfield Parks, Recreation & Arts staffers jury the artists’ work to determine the best fits for the space. 

Rockwood, Parkway High Schools Rank in Newsweek’s Top STEM List

All eight of Rockwood’s and Parkway’s high schools ranked in Newsweek’s Top 5,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) America high schools for 2020. Chesterfield-based Marquette High, Central High and West High ranked 897, 969 and 1038, respectively. 

Rockwood Superintendent Mark Miles says, “Being recognized as having some of the best STEM high schools in America serves both as an honor and an incentive. Rockwood is a community with parent support, dedicated teachers and students that strive for excellence.”

Newsweek partnered with STEM.org to do the ranking. The list includes schools in every region of the country that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage students. The top 5,000 schools were curated using a proprietary scoring logic that considered a broad set of quantitative and qualitative data inputs collected from Q2 2015–Q3 2019.

The purpose was to determine which primary/secondary institutions in America best offer students experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Additional factors, including affluence and median household income, were taken into consideration in compiling the rankings.