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12-A Webster-Kirkwood Times A Fall Festival In Shrewsbury


This year’s Shrewsbury Fall Festival on Sept. 22 at Wehner Park featured games, inflatables, over 35 craft booths, plus live music, food and more


photos by Ursula Ruhl more photos at www.timesnewspapers.com


September 28 - October 4, 2012


September 28 - October 4, 2012


Webster-Kirkwood Times 13-A fashion around town


Ultra-Light Jacket


Great for any weather and all adventures. The Scoop-


A Pilates Studio • $178


Charm Necklace A great gift, or choose a special one for yourself! Sparkle Boutique • $17


Geometric Print Dress Modern, fun, and easy to wear! Apricot Lane Boutique • $52


Wrap Blouse Gorgeous Fall colors with a flattering fit. Clay & Cotton • $120


Hand-Painted Cardigan A beautiful


statement piece. Toulon • $170


Chandelier Earrings Love that green–all year round. Two Doors Down • $18


Standing Collar Hoodie


Super cozy and hand screen-printed in Brooklyn. Christopher’s • $120


Momogrammed Purse


A must-have classic–available in lots of colors. The Initial Design • $72


includes monogram


Maternity Top Great print shows off the bump! 9 Months in Style • $98


Sport Tank


Choose cross-back, halter or tank–and switch up your look with interchangeable straps! Fun in the Sun Sports • $58 (extra straps sold separately)


Jackie Mueller checks out the fragrant potpourri at The Pumpkin Ladies booth.


Colleen Johnson, 7, makes a friend with a flamingo puppet at the Puppet Pets booth on Saturday, Sept. 22.


MIZ-ZOU! party items


Residents Speak Out On Two-Mile Creek In Des Peres


MSD plans to meet with residents to address concerns


by Linda Jarrett The Two-Mile Creek project


in Des Peres continues to pit neighbor against neighbor as to how the creek should be managed. Many appeared at the Des Peres Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday to voice their concerns. Last month, the Metropolitan


Sewer District (MSD) halted the $1 million project, which is supposed to prevent erosion to the backyards of residents along the creek, because of complaints by some residents that the blocks MSD wanted to install were breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Resident Pamelah Oakey said


that a St. Louis County Vector Control inspector found mosquito infestations that were “shocking” and “horrible” along the creek. Oakey said that she encountered the inspector along the creek where MSD had put similar blocks years ago. “Referring to the cement block


walls, the inspector from Vector Control said, ‘I’ve never seen anything like this. I can’t believe they want to put more of these in the creek,’” Oakey said. “She also told several persons from the neighborhood that Vector Control ‘could not treat these infestations with current methods because of the way the blocks are designed and used.’” Vector Control Spokesperson


Craig LeFebure disputed the allegations. He said the “person in question” was a part-time


employee and did not give accurate information. “We can treat them,” LeFebure


said. “She (the inspector) said two joggers came up and started questioning her and she didn’t know what to say, so she answered as best she could. She’s not the type of person that does the larvae sighting, and is not familiar with the techniques we have to do it.” Besides


dealing with


mosquitoes, some residents want the project to be done in a “green manner.” Fawn Valley Drive resident


Paul Oakey said he sees the creek as a “unique eco-system” and should be preserved. “We have also found serious


flaws in the permitting process,” he said, referring to MSD’s plan on changing the blocks originally intended for the project, and not advising the Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers. Resident Mark Pedroli suggested that Des Peres pass an ordinance to form a watershed committee. “Other cities have done this successfully by getting grants, putting in rain gardens, and other 21st century projects,” he said. “People on both sides of the issue want to do something about the creek. Everyone wants to reduce runoff.” Other residents, however, are


anxious for MSD to complete the project and stop erosion on their property. Resident Steve Cottrell, has


lost 7 feet of ground from his property, while Jim Hudson has lost 8 feet.


“We can talk about what a


great habitat it is, but it is being polluted by runoff from city streets. The dirt coming off our banks can’t help but pollute that stream,” Cottrell said. Hudson is concerned about


MSD taking the money for the project elsewhere if this goes on much longer. Brian Hoelscher, MSD


director of engineering, told residents that the project met current permits and that they would meet with residents in two weeks to review all the information and resident concerns. “It’s tough in an urban environment,” he said. “In some cases you can use green solutions, sometimes it’s a mix. The natural creek was straightened out and homes and roads were built. It’s always a balance to find a solution, and we’ve hired experts for this.” The northern branch of Two-


Mile Creek was developed in 1992, and blocks used were topped with vegetation that got overgrown and neglected. Blocks planned for the new construction have a V-shaped wedge at the back allowing better drainage. Vines planted around the blocks will keep them in place. MSD Spokesman Lance


LeComb said a “green solution” would take a huge amount of residents’ backyards. “If you lose property, you lose


property value,” he said. Mayor Rick Lahr said, “We’re


trying to work with MSD and residents to facilitate a workable solution.”


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