I’ve lived in Maryland Heights since moving here with my husband and son in 1996. The small-town atmosphere appealed to me, probably because I grew up in one. Maryland Heights did not disappoint: I have many sweet memories of my son running the neighborhood in a carefree swarm of other children, playing tag, catching fireflies and building blanket forts on rainy days.
As my son grew and became more independent, I found myself looking beyond the confines of my home, my yard and my neighborhood. I noticed things going on in my community – some for better and some for worse. When I learned in 2008 that a major retail development was proposed on land next to Creve Coeur Park, one our city’s most precious assets, I was alarmed about our city’s future. I’m interested in what’s going on in Maryland Heights, and with this blog I plan to share what I learn with you.