Pattonville School District closed for students on Monday.
This will be considered an emergency day and will not need to be made up later. District Superintendent Dr. Mike Fulton said two schools were still without power. Bridgeway elementary suffered minor exterior damage.
The Pattonville School District has established a relief fund through PattCare, the district’s charitable organization, to support families of Pattonville students and staff who have been impacted by Friday’s severe weather. Anyone wishing to donate to the relief fund can send checks (made payable to “PattCare”) to:
PattCare Storm Relief Fund
c/o Pattonville Learning Center
11097 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Ann, MO 63074
Jon Bon Jovi is getting into the restaurant business in the Garden State. “The Asbury Park Press” reports that Bon Jovi’s nonprofit organization is developing an eatery in Red Bank, New Jersey called Soul Kitchen. But don’t expect the typical celebrity trappings like high-priced martinis and velvet ropes. Described as a “community restaurant,” volunteers will run Soul Kitchen. There won’t be prices or menus at the destination, where patrons can either pay what they can or volunteer to cover the price of their meals. Volunteers can also donate their own meal credits to others. The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has filed plans to convert an auto shop in Red Bank into the restaurant.
A representative from the foundation says if the business model works at Soul Kitchen, the organization plans to replicate it elsewhere. The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation was founded in 2006. The foundation aims to bring about positive changes and to help those in need.
REO Speedwagon is speeding its way onto the lineup at this year’s 500 Festival in Indianapolis. Indiana TV station WISH-TV reports that the band will headline the 2011 Regions 500 Festival Snakepit Ball next month. The gala is part of the 500 Festival, an annual event that celebrates the Indianapolis 500 auto race. REO Speedwagon’s appearance at the Ball is scheduled for May 28th. Until then, the rockers are on the road at North American venues. They’ll play live next at Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, Florida on April 30th. That show is part of the Tampa Bay Rays Summer Concert Series.
A man accused of burglarizing Jon Bon Jovi’s home is in police custody in New Jersey. Police say 21-year-old Nicholas Tracy was arrested Wednesday after he triggered a burglar alarm at a home in the rocker’s upscale neighborhood. Tracy was found hiding in a bathroom on the third floor of the residence. He is accused of stealing 500-thousand-dollars in jewelry and other items from Bon Jovi and three of his neighbors in a series of break-ins over the past four weeks.