United Way

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Indigogo Campaign Aims to Double Food-Stamp Buying Power at Local Farmers' Markets

    Everyone knows that food stamps (known now as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) provides monetary assistance to low-income individuals and families to buy groceries. But not everyone may realize that there are now six farmers' markets in St. Louis that accept SNAP cards. There' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    STL250: St. Louis' Year-Long Birthday Party Slows Down After Halfway Mark

    St. Louis' year-long birthday celebration is halfway over, and the stl250 campaign is starting to wind down. Stl250's executive director Erin Budde has stepped down from her paid position to accept a new job at the United Way, leaving the group without any paid staff. Budde says stl250's biggest pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 6-8

    St. Louis is kicking off fall with its annual Art Fair in Clayton with tons of food to complement the art. There's also the "alternative" art fair in Maplewood at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue; 314-241-2337). Don't forget LouFest's Nosh Pit, and the kickoff party for St. Louis Craft Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Muse, Method Man, Garfunkel and Oates and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Pi Pizzeria to Dedicate Its Food Truck to Benefit Charity

    ​Pi Pizzeria is known for many things. Its pizza is loved by President Obama, it has a great happy hour, it set the standard for the food-truck boom in St. Louis and, of course, it serves up a mean deep-dish pizza. Now, founder Chris Sommers intends to use the brand's visibility for good -- by d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Heat Claims 86-Year-Old Woman; Fourth St. Louis Heat Victim

    ​Last week's heat wave subsided yesterday, but not before taking with it St. Louis' fourth victim of the summer. The city Department of Health announced Monday that an 86-year-old woman in north St. Louis perished Saturday morning due to the heat. The victim had air-conditioner window units that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Spend a Night in the Jeff City Jail

    image viaYou, too, can spend an exciting night in jail.​If you haven't made any summer vacation plans yet, hoo boy does the Cole County Sheriff's Department have a deal for you! For a mere $30, you can spend the night in the new county jail in Jefferson City and you don't even have to get arre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Dine Out at These Local Restaurants -- Help Joplin [Updated]

    Sweet TomatoesSalad bar Sweet Tomatoes is just one local eatery donating to the Joplin tornado victims. ​Update: Another restaurant is the latest in the string of eateries to donate to the Joplin relief effort. This time, area Culver's (4140 Rusty Road, South St. Louis County; 314-845-0964 or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Joplin Benefit Album Gets its Start on Twitter, Comes Out Tomorrow

    Courtesy of Zach Becker​Zach Becker is what you'd call a big-picture person. The 29-year-old, currently somewhere between looking for jobs and considering a return to college, frequently comes up with big ideas, but there's some question about how often they come to fruition. Two days after Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    UPDATE: Mayor, Rest of City Get Ready for Impending Snowpocalypse

    ​Egypt is in total chaos right now, you may have heard. The government has been overturned and there's rioting in the streets. But the Egyptians are way luckier than St. Louisans because even though their country is a shambles, it's going to be 70 degrees and sunny in Cairo tomorrow. And what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center Re-opens In East St. Louis; Finances Shuttered Center in 2009

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center launches again. ​Two years after a Belleville News-Democrat investigation exposed questionable consulting contracts and massive debt at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center, the East St. Louis youth center is once again on firm financial ground. Yesterday the center re-opene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    [UPDATE] Webster University: Snarky Parking Sign Greeted with Even Snarkier Response

    reddit.comClick image for larger view.​Update: Gary Gottlieb explains why he put the initial "Is It Worth It?" sign on the parking spot.A picture snapped in a parking lot at Webster University is quickly making the rounds on the Internet. As of this writing the photo -- depicting a reserved parkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    "Lady Jazz" Mae Wheeler: One of Seven St. Louis Arts Honorees Named Today

    Mae Wheeler, a.k.a. "Lady Jazz"​The Arts and Education Council is out with the twentieth edition of its St. Louis Arts Awards honorees. Among those heading up the 2011 class (to be recognized at a January ceremony) are Mae Wheeler, a local singer better known as "Lady Jazz"; Wayne Salomon, directo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Shearwater High School Finally Set to Open in August

    Shearwater High School president and CEO Stephanie Krauss and Ranken Tecnical College president Stan Shoun, flanked by sponsors and well-wishers, celebrate Shearwater's opening.​Last year Riverfront Times profiled several schools and organizations around St. Louis that were trying to deal with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    St. Louis Philanthropist Des Lee Dies at 92

    E. Desmond "Des" Lee, a lifelong Missourian and successful entrepreneur who leveraged his business success to fund arts and education, died today at St. John's Hospital. He was 92.umsl.eduE. Desmond "Des" Lee (1917-2010) with his wife, Mary Ann.​According to a press release from his family, Lee ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Woman Discovers Glass Ceiling is Big Ol' Bottle of Budweiser

    Not all ladies are so wild on about Budweiser.​Francine Katz thought her 2002 promotion to Vice President of Communications and Consumer Affairs at Anheuser-Busch was her ticket to untold riches as an executive of a major corporation. Instead, Katz claims she received compensation worth just a fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    County Health Department Urges Caution During Extreme Heat mentioned by the Health Department: Never eat an egg fried on the sidewalk.Normally, we would file this under No Shit Sherlock, but since the Daily RFT cares so much about you, gentle readers, we're going to pass along these tips we received from the St. Louis County H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Press Releases of the Day: Beware the Possible Swine Flu Pandemic

    This press release just in from the Red Cross, St. Louis Area Chapter, regarding the Swine Flu outbreak:"Think of this swine flu outbreak like severe weather. If you thought a storm was coming - you would take steps to prepare yourself," said Nicole Holtgrefe, director of preparedness and client ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Tomorrow Night: Dine Out for the United Way

    Tomorrow night is the Taste of Giving, when several area restaurants donate 20% of their dinner proceeds to support the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The list of participating restaurants is available at the United Way site as well as after the jump. - Ian Froeb

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2008

    Who's Hungry?

    Eating for charity

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Go! The St. Louis Weekend Calendar, October 3-5, 2008

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the top nine can’t-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your St. Louis weekend concert calendar. 1. A few words can sum up what Bruno David Ga ... More >>

  • News

    June 18, 2008
  • News

    June 13, 2007

    Fuck Frank Gehry

    The icon of postmodern architecture has a sense of humor. Who knew?

  • News

    June 21, 2006

    Pitchers & Catchers

    Why no Gay Day at Busch Stadium? Whod win an indoor football game between teams QBed by Neil Young and Alanis Morissette? Unreal asks the tough questions.

  • News

    June 14, 2006

    Letters Column

    Week of June 15, 2006

  • Calendar

    December 8, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of December 8, 2004

  • News

    August 20, 2003

    Black Velvet Rope

    You may be 21, but that doesn't mean you're old enough to imbibe

  • News

    April 30, 2003

    No Such Thing as a Free Throw

    When a squad of St. Louis Rams plays ball for a local church, everybody benefits

  • News

    March 19, 2003

    Pro Ball, Pro-Life

    Two Redbirds and a bunch of other big-leaguers throw the sports-activism debate a curveball

  • Culture

    December 5, 2001

    Hunger Strike

    Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Fundraiser

    Krewe of the Mystic Martini

  • News

    March 21, 2001

    Bringing Home The Bacon

    St. Louis 2004 has spent millions in the name of civic revival, but most of the money has gone to fatten its staff. Too bad they haven't delivered much more than buzz.

  • News

    July 19, 2000

    A Twist of Faith

    From her small-town Baptist roots to her run for public office, Jeanette Mott Oxford has relied on her religious convictions to overcome fear and prejudice -- including her own.