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Wildwood Selected as a Featured Trail Town
by the American Trail Running Association

Each month, the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) features a different "trail town" based on its great trail system and other community attributes. In its sixth installment of the series, the City of Wildwood was selected.

Other "trail towns" selected as part of the series are as follows: Bainbridge Island (Washington), Exeter (New Hampshire), Del Norte (Colorado), Houghton (Michigan) & Estes Park (Colorado). Please click the link below for the full feature.

ATRA Trail Town Feature

Wildwood Ranked as 
 One of the Best Small Cities for Families

According to the personal finance website NerdWallet, Wildwood, Missouri ranks #10 as best for families among all small cities located next to large cities across the United States. Using recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau and published journals on schools and neighborhoods, NerdWallet analyzed 245 places with populations from 25,000 to 100,000. Based on home value and affordability, median annual income, growth, school quality and crime, Wildwood was the only Missouri city to make the ranking.

NerdWallet Analysts Emily Starbuck Crone and Sreeker Jasthi suggest that families who live in the top 10 cities will find the convenience of higher-paying jobs and amenities without long commutes. Other cities making the top 10 include Wylie, Texas, Spring Hill, Tennessee, Leander, Texas, Bentonville, Arkansas, Carmel, Indiana, Pearland, Texas, League City, Texas, Allen Texas and Little Elm, Texas. "We do all we can to make Wildwood the preferred choice for families, and we're pleased to receive this recognition," said Mayor Jim Bowlin.

For more information on this exciting announcement, please click on the following link: https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/mortgages/best-affordable-small-cities-families-2016/

Fox Creek Road Bridge Replacement Project
ROAD CLOSURE Information

The City’s contractor, Krupp Construction, has begun the bridge replacement project that is located on Fox Creek Road, south of State Route 100. The project is to replace the existing one lane, substandard bridge, with a new structure consisting of two 11’ driving lanes and 4’ shoulders. Fox Creek Road was CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC at the bridge location beginning at 9:00 a.m. on SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 and will remain closed for the duration of construction. Detour signs and other advance warning signs will be in place during construction. For the detour route, motorists will be directed to use State Route 100 to Melrose Road and Allenton Road. The closure is expected to be in place until December of 2016.
A flyer was mailed  to all of the residents in the Fox Creek Road Area to notify you of the upcoming closure and electronic message signs were placed in advance of the bridge.
For more information, please contact the Department of Public Works by calling (636) 458-0440.

It’s Almost Here – Wildwood BBQ Bash 2016

With the end of September just a couple of weeks away, it will be time for the Wildwood BBQ Bash. This two plus day event is the highlight of barbecue lovers from all over west St. Louis County, and the region. It should be a great time for all. Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25, 2016, are the big days of the event, with entertainment, family fun, and BBQ … BBQ… and more … BBQ. Also, on Saturday, September 24th, the Wildwood BBQ Bash will host a National Country Music Recording Artist. 93.7 THE BULL, in conjunction with Bash Productions, will bring "Parmalee" to the Budweiser Main Stage on Saturday night. This year’s event will be the largest and preparations are nearing completion to make it great for you. It's time to get the event on your calendar and enjoy barbecue in beautiful Wildwood.

To find out more visit: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/2016bbqbash and check back with the Weekly E-Newsletter next week.


Early Childhood Recreation Program – Meet the Trains!

A Few Spots Remain

Registration opened on Monday, August 152016 for the September Early Childhood Recreation Program – Meet the Trains!  This event will take place at the local WF&P Railroad, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.   You and your child (between ages 2-5) will ride the mini train in Glencoe, along the scenic Meramec River, and then enjoy a treat, courtesy of the City of Wildwood.  This program is only held for two sessions on a single day and there are limited spots, so sign up early!  Go to www.cityofwildwood.com/programs to register!

Wildwood Scrapbooking is Back  

Come enjoy six hours of crop time on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (September, October, or November).

Here’s the Details:
$12.00 per session (or $30.00 for all 3 months)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wildwood City Hall Community Room (enter from the Main Street side of the building)

Here's the Program: soft drinks, tea, snacks, lunch, wi-fi, electric, a 6 foot table for work space, and good company.

Here's the Schedule:
Tuesday, September 20th
Tuesday, October 18th
Tuesday, November 15th

Important things to note…No supplies or tools will be provided. You must bring whatever you need. If you need electric, you will be placed as near to an outlet as possible, but please bring your own extension cord, just in case. You must arrive by 10:30 a.m. to ensure a lunch is provided to you. Lunch will be ordered that day, not in advance, and is based upon registration. If you will not arrive by 10:30 a.m., but will arrive in time for lunch, just call or email the following number or address, 636-458-0440 or Kathy@cityofwildwood.com, and the Department will make sure you are included in the order.
If you are registering for all three months, please only complete the registration form for September, but select the ‘Multiple Program Registration’ fee of $30.00. You will be automatically enrolled for October and November.
Registrations are completed online and the September (and 3-month package) program information is found here: http://wildwoodmo.recdesk.com//recdeskportal/wildwoodmo/ProgramDetail/tabid/9615/default.aspx?ProgramID=56&mode=1. Registration is open for all three programs. Contact Kathy Arnett at Kathy@cityofwildwood.com, if you have any questions. We hope to see you all soon and invite a friend!!!

Tour de Wildwood Logo for Event on October 2, 2016

12th Annual Tour de Wildwood 

Fall colors, good company, challenging courses, food and fun, and you – what could be better? The event is scheduled for October 2, 2016, starting at Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street. Last year’s tour had over 250 riders and great weather. There will be plenty of food, water, Gatorade, and other treats for entrants and, as always, in Wildwood, plenty of hills. Go to http://mobikefed.org/2016TourDeWildwood, to register or for more information. Any other questions, please contact Gary at the City of Wildwood – (636) 458-0440.

Vehicle Day - Rockwood Parents as Teachers - September 17, 2016
92nd Annual Chicken Supper - 9/17/2016


The Society has planned a very special program for September, so you’ll definitely want to tell your family, friends, and neighbors about it. From Reedy Press, “For more than a Century, the St. Louis Cardinals have given their fans a long succession of glorious memories and milestones. The book "Immortal Moments in Cardinal Historylooks back at the 100 greatest moments in franchise history, from the forgotten victories of four consecutive pennant winners in the 1880s right through the 2013 National League Championship. Arranged chronologically, this book takes Cardinal Nation on a journey from Cy Young and Grover Cleveland Alexander right on through to Chris Carpenter and Michael Wacha. Individual feats like Triple Crowns and 12-RBI games are examined, alongside pennant clinchers and World Series winners. The cavalcade of names and milestones rolls on in every page: 3,000 hits for Lou Brock and Stan the Man; October heroics by Pepper Martin, Jim Edmonds, and David Freese; home run feats by Stan Musial, Mark McGwire, and Mark Whiten; no-hitters by Jess Haines, Paul Dean, and Bob Forsch. The shining moments of lesser stars, like Tom Lawless, Glenn Brummer, and Jose Jimenez, are retold, as are the achievements of superstars like Enos Slaughter, Rogers Hornsby, and Yadier Molina. The whole spectrum of Cardinal success is available in "Immortal Moments in Cardinal History.

If this doesn’t captivate you, you’re probably not a Cardinal fan! The book’s authors, baseball historian Robert Tiemann and longtime KMOX Sports Director Ron Jacober, will be speaking about it and selling copies.

Please note the date and join us!
September Program - Sunday, September 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Wildwood Historical Society Meeting Hall, 18750 Highway 100, Wildwood, MO 63069 

Metro West Fire Protection District's Safety Day - 10/02/2016
Healthy Senior Day - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Pavilion Rentals @ City Park Facilities

Despite summer coming to an end and kids returning to school, the upcoming Fall Season will offer many delights for outdoor events and to enjoy the colors and cooler temperatures of this season. Looking for an outdoor venue to hold your family reunion or homecoming event this fall? The City of Wildwood has three (3) beautiful park pavilions available for your upcoming events. 
Anniversary Park and Old Pond School Park have great outdoor pavilions available for your family and friends to join you on your special celebrations. The pavilions at Anniversary Park and Old Pond School hold up to thirty (30) people. The parks have playground equipment and also provide picnic tables.

The City's new Community Park has a pavilion, with convenient restrooms a part of it, that seats over one hundred (100). Nearby is the all-inclusive playground and the great outdoors!
For more information, please contact Amanda or Gary at 636 458-0440 or via e-mail at amanda@cityofwildwood.com or gary@cityofwildwood.com. Additionally, pavilion reservations can be completed online at: www.cityofwildwood.com/pavilions.

2016 Farmers Market in Wildwood


The City’s Farmers Market, which is located in the Town Center Plaza (221 Plaza Drive), officially opened its 2016 Season on May 21, 2016. The market is now open every Saturday through the fall, from 8:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. Returning managers of the market, Rene’ and George Sackett, continue to promote a “producers’ only” type of facility, with an emphasis on locally-grown, produced, or made products being offered. The intent of this type of market is to create an atmosphere that caters to the desires and needs of its customers here in Wildwood, with the best varieties available, and products you can trust and feel good about eating or using in your home.

As always, the Wildwood Farmers Market continues to be the location where you can obtain the freshest produce, vegetables, baked goods, and other items of interest in west St. Louis County and many of the vendors from past years are here again. Along with those vendors who have served you, and many residents, for the past seven (7) years, new participants are here in 2016, as well. Along with the vendors, there are always refreshments, food, and music to round out the atmosphere and create a great and fun place to visit!
So, remember, to visit the Wildwood Farmers Market, every Saturday, through the fall, with plenty of convenient parking right next to it. Come on out and meet the market managers and make it a morning in Wildwood. Please feel free to contact the market managers, Rene’ and George Sackett, at marketmaster@wildwoodfarmersmarket.org, with any questions or suggestions, and visit www.wildwoodfarmersmarket.org for updates throughout the season.

Be Part of the Wildwood Family YMCA Cycling Club!  

This group was developed in partnership with Trailnet, with the goal of providing additional opportunities for group rides in Wildwood and other parts of the West County Area and expand local interest in cycling. Rides are for ages 18 and up, except that those under 18 can participate with a signed parental consent.  This is a "no drop" group, and open to cyclists of all abilities. A YMCA Membership is not a requirement to participate.

More information is available at the following link: http://www.gwrymca.org/news/outdoor-cycling-club

Cycling Club @ Wildwood Family YMCA

Park and Trail Memorial Program

The City of Wildwood is pleased to offer a Park and Trail Memorial Program intended for residents to honor and commemorate the memory of a loved one or close friend. The City is offering three (3) different options that can be placed in a number of different active or passive park/trail locations in the City. Please click on the link for more information: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/551/Park-and-Trail-Memorial-Program.


Alt Road Closure in Eureka, Missouri

Click this link for updated information: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/585/Alt-Road-and-Forby-Road-Intersection

E-Newsletter – An Excellent Way To Be ‘In the Know’

The City of Wildwood would like to thank all of the subscribers to the e-newsletter for your interest in receiving it and hopes you find this weekly publication to be very informative and interesting.  It has been a major goal of the City to enhance citizen communications and input, and it hopes the e-newsletter has been an effective communication tool. However, the City is only reaching a small portion of the population and would like to reach many more of our citizens.  While not everyone wishes to receive yet another weekly e-mail, it is likely many citizens are unaware that the City’s weekly e-newsletter exists. Therefore, the City is asking for your assistance in sharing this opportunity to stay informed about Wildwood.  The following link will take you directly to the Subscription Section of the City Website: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/list.aspx. Through this link, not only can you subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter, but you can also sign up for Traffic & Weather Alerts, News Flashes, and many other City notifications.
The City would also ask that you forward this notice to friends and family, or share through social media sites, and let’s see if we can grow our subscriber base and keep the citizens of our great community well-informed.

Wildwood Green Arts Announces
First Session of Ceramics Classes

Non-profit brings together art, nature and community

Wildwood Green Arts has completed renovations on its ceramics studio and began hosting classes on September 12, 2016, at the arts center’s location at 2906 Ossenfort Road. The center’s founder, Doug Gilberg, envisions many more classes in the future, ranging from photography to bee-keeping and wood-fired baking, but sees ceramic classes as the core of the center’s art instruction. With 13 wheels, three kilns, and several veteran ceramic artists available to teach, opportunities for novice and intermediate students are extensive. Six week classes will include all materials (clay, tools, glazing and firing) and open studio time outside of set classes for $235 per student. Individuals may enroll in classes online at the center’s website.

The arts center and our classes are designed to offer adults an opportunity to develop their craft while creating a sense of community, supporting our collective interest in nature, the arts and each other,” Doug says.  For more information and registration, please click on the following link: www.wildwoodgreenarts.com.


The Shoeman Water Project Shoe Drive Continues 
at Wildwood City Hall

Thanks to everyone who has donated shoes, boots, and sandals to the Shoeman Water Project.  Donation boxes are located at City Hall, 16860 Main Street, both on the 1st and 2nd Floor Foyers.  We appreciate everyone’s support of this worthwhile organization.  To learn more about the Shoeman Water Project, visit www.shoemanwater.org/.

American Flag Disposal

The City of Wildwood accepts retired American flags for dignified disposal.  Please bring worn flags to City Hall, 16860 Main Street, and leave them with the receptionist. All flags collected will be relinquished to the Boy Scouts of America for proper disposal. US Flags should never be placed in the trash. 

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