Wednesday, May 30

First Party of the Summer at the Warson Woods Pool

Art Work done by Dede Nigh

Tuesday, May 29

Insight Theatre Company Celebrates Fifth Season Gala - Heagney Theater

From my good friend Mary Huss, a Must Read:

"Insight Theatre Company presents  The World Goes 'Round June 14th-24th, a musical revue by Kander & Ebb featuring selections from their Broadway showstoppers, Cabaret, Chicago, New York, New York and many more.

Fox on the Fairway, July 5-15th, a hilarious new comedy by Ken Ludwig, it's about golf, love and romance, and a bet between two archrival country clubs.

Seussical, July 27-29, based on the works of Dr. Seuss, a show for the entire family, the kids will love it.
General Admission, $10.

To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee's American classic, Sept. 20-30th. Many middle school students will be reading the book, what a great way to enrich their literature experience.

Tickets on sale now, $25-30. $5.00 Senior & Student Discounts. Box Office 314-556-1293 or visit  "Like" us on Facebook at Insight Theatre Presents and you are entered in a drawing for 2 FREE tickets to a show.

Location: Heagney Theater 530 E. Lockwood Ave. Webster Groves, MO 63119
Ample parking behind theater, and restaurants Cyranos, Big Sky Cafe, Robust etc."

I already have my Tickets, how about you??

Neighborhood Garage Sale coming up this Saturday

The folks on Renderer Dr. are having a neighborhood garage sale this Saturday, June 2.

 Anyone interested in getting involved can contact Randalynn Wrinkle at

Sunday, May 27

Ditto, new resale shop in Warson Woods.

My good friend Sarah Middendorf sent me that email about a new retail store opening up in Warson Woods. Welcome to the neighborhood Ditto! And thanks Sarah for an early review of that Store.

"I wanted to share with you that a new resale shop opened in our neighborhood between Dollar Tree and Breadsmith called Ditto. I am not sure if they have a website (couldn't find it) but here's their facebook page:

They opened today and we went and shopped and it was great! If you would like, it would be great to mention on your blog so we can support local shops.

Ditto supports local Christian schools in St. Louis. It's like going to an upscale Goodwill - very cool.


Tuesday, May 22

Lacrosse in Warson Woods with Coach Gio.

A message from my good friend Giovanni Najarro:

"James, I am forwarding some information on the indoor camps and outdoor camp I am running this June and July.  These camps are for both girls and boys.  I know some of the parents asked for me to forward this along, so I hope it's of interest to you and look forward to seeing you there.  Please feel free to share this information with anyone you think that may be interested.  It's going to be a fun time!

Outdoor Camp (Swordman Camp) July 9-13 at North Kirkwood Middle School (3rd-9th grade) 8a.m. - 11a.m.

Indoors Camps - we'll have national lacrosse players and coaches visiting during this time.  Not only will lacrosse be showcased, but a variety of sports to keep the youth active all day long.  These camps will be held at the Bud Dome which is a new state of the art air-conditioned facility - only 15 minutes away from Warson Woods. 

June 18-22, 2012 (1st - 6th grade)
June 25-29, 2012 (3rd - 8th grade)
July 16-20, 2012 (1st - 6th grade)
July 23-27, 2012 (3rd - 8th grade)

My website is

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks, Gio"

Sunday, May 20

The Warson Woods Running Club in the News

The Warson Woods Running Club recently donated proceeds from the 2011 “Trot Thru the Woods” to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Pictured are Ed Crites, James Lambert, Marie Davis, of JDRF, and Roger Bautista.

Thursday, May 17

Volunteers for St. Genevieve du Bois

A message from Tina Dubuque:

"As St. LIborius Social Ministries, a ministry of Ste. Genevieve du Bois, looks forward to celebrating its 25th anniv. of assisting the poor on the north side, we find ourselves at a crossroads.

The next generation of volunteers from our parish is not stepping up to take over the volunteerism of those currently there who want/need a break.

It saddens me that our parishioners are not embracing the wonderful work being done in God's name. One Thursday a month, for about 3 - 4 hours, is all we need.

Perhaps others outside our parish would consider learning about what we do, visiting the pantry, and committing a little time each week or month. Please consider forming a group and contacting us!"

Please let me know if you can help!

Wednesday, May 16

Volunteers needed at the Pool this coming saturday

Volunteers needed this coming Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm to help cleaning up the Warson Woods Swimming Pool.

Opening Day is around the corner!

Tasks include Power Washing, Landscaping, Setting-up tables and chairs etc...

Jim "Handy" Newman is in charge of operations.

The WWSC Board Members have been working very hard all winter long to make sure we would all have another memorable summer at the Pool.

See you on Saturday and feel free to contact me if you need more specifics.

Tuesday, May 15

The Trot Thru the Woods is revamping its Facebook Like Page

Fellow runners and walkers,

The more you like us on Facebook the stronger the Trot will be.

Here is the LINK

Save the Date: November 24 2012

Monday, May 14

The Power of Blogger

I just received a Facebook message from Rebecca Dohrman. We don't know each other but here was the original FB Message:

  • Hi James! My name is Rebecca Dohrman and my family (me, John, and two kids - Noah (3) and Ella (1) just bought a house on Renderer and will be moving to Warson Woods in a few weeks. I just wnated to thank you for the blog you have called I Love Warson Woods. I've found it as I've done google searching about different elements of the neighborhood and I really appreciate the information you've included. It's great promotion for the neighborhood. My husband is a runner so he was particularly excited about the running club. I hope to meet you after we move!"
How exciting was that!!

Rebecca and I have been communicating a bit via Facebook since this original message. Her family will be a great addition to our neighborood. They will be joining the Pool as well, so let's make sure you give them a warm welcome when you happen to bump into them.