The St. Louis Central Library opened its doors in December 2012 with a brand new addition and a completely renovated interior. If you would like to see the changes, the Library offers tours free of charge on a regular basis. Why not check out this amazing community resource in all of its renovated splendor. Tours are offered on the following schedule:
Mondays and Saturdays: 10am, 11am, Noon and 1pm
Reservations for individuals and small groups (under 8) are not required. Reservations for groups of 8 or more can be made by calling 314-539-0345
It looks now like it will open the end of May.
THE 2012 SEASON
The Lindenwood Park Neighborhood Association Community Garden was established in late March of 2012. Thanks to Gateway Greening, we began with 11 compost-filled raised beds, a three-bin compost system, 150 feet of hose, a fire hydrant adapter, and a corner flower bed full of perennials. Members of Mount Tabor United Church of Christ donated flowering plants and garden members donated tools. We were off to a great start.
The Wellington Avenue Bridge over River Des Peres will be closed for reconstruction starting Monday, April 30, 2012 at 9:00am.
Fraud Alert: Home Security Scams
Before contracting to do business with home security companies, the FTC recommends these useful tips:
• Get references. Find out how the equipment and services have performed for others.
• Obtain written estimates from several companies. Ask questions about who will install the
system and how it will function. Be sure you know who will monitor the system, how much
it will cost, and how often you will be billed.
• Read the fi ne print. Make sure the written contract includes all oral promises made by the
• Ask your police and fi re departments if you need to register your system, and if there are
fi nes for responding to false alarms.
• You can cancel the deal. The FTC’s Cooling-Off Rule gives you three business days to
cancel if you sign a contract in your home or anywhere that is not the seller’s permanent
place of business — even if the system has already been installed. You don’t have to give a reason for canceling.
The Federal Trade Commission has additional tips on avoiding scams by these door-to-door salespersons on their website at: www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/04/homesecurity.shtm and www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/homes/rea18.shtm