Details on the Tradition of St. Patrick’s Day in Saint Louis CIty

Refer to these notes on celebrating the tradition of St. Patrick’s Day in Saint Louis City.

What day is the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day parade in St. Louis City?

Festivities fall on March 12, five days before the official date of St. Patrick’s Day.

Where is the St. Patrick’s Day 2016 parade celebration in Saint Louis City?

Downtown Saint Louis City, at the intersections of 18th and Market Streets.

How many years has the event been a tradition in St. Louis?
Forty seven years.

Are any local churches celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Hibernians is.

What can others do, who do not want to stand around as the parade goes by?

Opt out, and head over to the St. Patrick Village at Kiener Plaza.

What’s happening before the St. Patrick Parade 2016 in St. Louis?

As usual the 38th Annual Michelob ULTRA St. Patrick’s Day Parade Run heads off the festivities before the St. Pat’s Day Parade, on March 12th.

The five-mile run at 9:00 a.m., precedes the parade, (on Broadway just south of the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark).

What time does the St. Louis St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016 start?

After the 5 K run, at about noon, the 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade proceeds through downtown St. Louis. Starting from 18th and (more…)

Events in St. Louis County: Feb 2016

News coverage features the latest headlines in St. Louis football; the City of Hazelwood, things to do in February 2016, and a used cars sales event in St. Louis County.

Saint Louis MO news

A new investigator, working for the city of Hazelwood, could be related to this guy.

St. Louis Loses NFL Team, While City of Hazelwood Scores a New Detective

The NFL game between the St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers has left one city of St. Louis County with a new member of the police force.

With the Rams relocation to California, Missouri residents will have to adopt another NFL team or start following one of Missouri’s college football teams.

POLL QUESTION: Which football franchise will you follow if St. Louis does not get another NFL team?

Yet, not all was a total loss in the 2015 -2016 season. While St. Louis County will become NFL-less, the city of Hazelwood is getting new member in their police department’s K-9 unit. Thanks to former NFL adversary and grantor, Ben Roethlisberger‘s  Giving Back Foundation, the City of Hazelwood is the grantee of a new K-9. (Mr. Roethlisberger’s Giving Back Foundation provides K-9 units to fire and police departments, in cities where the Steelers play during the NFL season).

City of Hazelwood was the second grant recipient of the 2015-2016 season to Ben Roethlisberger, Giving Back Foundation.

Replacing the late Chaiver, K-9 Freddy DSN #474, was born in Germany on March 13, 2013; and has large paws to fill. His predecessor confiscated $5 million in U.S. currency 235 apprehensions, drug seizures and illegal firearms. Chaiver was also instrumental in solving one of the largest heroin finds in the St. Louis area in 2010.

Factoid: Hazelwood is one of the highest populated cities in St. Louis County with some 27,000 residents and more than 1,000 businesses.

Mardi Gras in St. Louis City

Beads, big floats, bands, costumes and beer are the ingredients for this years Mardi Gras Bud Light Block Party. Starting from Busch Stadium and meandering to the brewery, the Mardi Gras parade kicks off at 11 AM on February 6, 2016.

Later the Mardi Gras festivities continue at  1:30 PM  (more…)

5-Items to Review on Used Crossovers and SUVs for Sale

Missouri used car

Used crossovers and SUVs range in price at Missouri used cars dealer.

Smart looks, remarkable fuel economy and a budget friendly price are not the only criteria to buying the best used crossovers and SUVs for sale. Five line items encompass valuable the criteria in evaluating SUVs and  crossovers.

Used Crossovers and SUVs Weight

A comparison of new or used crossovers and SUVs suggests that weight, length and wheelbase influence safety. Many SUVs weighing between 4,000 and 4,500 pounds accompanied by a wheelbase of 111 inches, earned  higher  safety grades from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).

The Honda Pilot, Nissan Murano and Acura MDX exemplify used crossovers and SUVs, earning IIHS on the high safety list. The used crossovers and SUVs are on sale at many Missouri used car dealers.

A Crossover with 3rd Row Seating/Cargo Space

To enhance safety a used crossover and SUV’s wheelbase should be at least (more…)

St Louis New: Dec 2015 Flood Rings in a Soggy 2016

Flooding rivers are not generally a common occurrence of Southeast Missouri in December. Yet since December 28, 2015—St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County have been deluged by rising floodwaters from the Meramac, Missouri and Arkansas rivers.

The Flood Report: Missouri Dec. 2015

As the American Heartland remains under siege in a natural disaster, Governor Jay Nixon has deployed the National Guard to aid communities around St. Louis from the flooding.

In Eureka, Missouri, merchants and restaurant owners were pounded by more than a foot of floodwater.

Among the cities of St. Louis County, floodwaters have overwhelmed Arnold, MO, calling for evacuation.

Missourian motorists should never drive in floodwaters~ or standing water. Safety advocates say that it takes only two-inches of water to carry away an automobile,” shares one sales consultant at a popular dealership, renowned for selling quality used cars in Florissant, Cross Keys Auto.

Several organizations are joining forces to cope with the natural disaster, including the Department of  (more…)

Winter Motorist IQ Test by Used Cars Missouri Dealer

When it comes to  winter auto care and driving around St. Louis Missouri, are you a wise driver or a clueless motorist?

Do you know how to properly care for your automobile through another Missouri winter?

Winter Auto Care + Motorist Intelligence Test

Cross Keys Auto tests your winter driving IQ in this fast quiz. Answer true or false to the following 10 questions.

1) It’s best to change your vehicle’s oil after the winter season.
A) True
B) False

Keeping tires under inflated in the winter supports driving safety and fuel efficiency in the winter.
A) True
B) False

Always maintain designated traffic speeds, regardless of the road conditions.
A) True
B) False

4. Following the winter auto care maintenance schedule as prescribed by the car maker keeps automobiles in better condition.
A) True
B) False

5) In the winter, safety advocates recommend that motorists keep an emergency kit, blankets, water and a first aid kit stocked into the car.
A) True
B) False

6) Clearing snow off the roof, hood and trunk is unnecessary, because it drifts off once the auto is in motion.
A) True
B) False

7) When driving in blizzard weather conditions, drivers should ban together on the road to create better visibility.
A) True
B) False

8. Even though the state of Missouri does not track road conditions, motorists are advised to listen to the local weather report.
A) True
B) False

Check your score, 

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