Talk of the Towns

The Insider: 8.12.20

And many more! Jessie Trice-O’Bryant, a resident at Christian Extended Care & Rehabilitation, recently turned 106! To celebrate, her family organized a drive-by parade to share birthday wishes at a safe social distance. 

Feeling blue? Throughout August, you can watch free performances from local musicians every Friday as part of the Blues at the Arch concert series. The streams can be found on the Gateway Arch Park Foundation website and Facebook page. 

Former Express Scripts CEO George Paz and his wife, Melissa, donated $4 million to the University of Missouri–St. Louis. According to officials, their gift is the largest single philanthropic donation in the school’s history, and the funds will go toward supporting scholarships.

Puppy Love! First-time author Kip Fechner is helping toddlers and young children get along with their furry friends. Please Love Me Like I Love You teaches little ones how to be kind to their pet dogs. The picture book features watercolor illustrations by Fechner’s sister, Janis Dillon.
Available on Amazon.

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and Grace Hill Settlement House have merged. Together, they will operate under the Urban League’s name to provide more than 50 social service programs focused on housing, food, education and employment.