The Candle Fusion Studio in 2019
Over the next few weeks I plan to post a series of articles about how CWE businesses are coping with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Some are modifying their business plans by adapting to the new normal, while others are operating as before and slowly bouncing back. And then there’s what we hoped wouldn’t happen to any of the businesses in the neighborhood, an announcement from Deanna McClintock Lester, proprietor of The Candle Fusion Studio, that she has closed the CWE shop altogether, but has reopened the St. Charles location at 201 S. Main Street today. Read on:
|It all began at 4742 McPherson Avenue in the Central West End.
As an extraordinary experience of creativity, The Candle Fusion Studio opened its doors in December 2016. For the past 3 ½ years, it has been our privilege to serve you in this beautiful historic venue.
And, we’re sad to say the time has come for us to close our CWE studio location.
Thank you for your past and continued support of our local, family business. We are grateful for all the celebrations and events held at our CWE studio. This sacred space gave birth to our dream. And, we hold so many precious memories in our hearts from our time here. If you have a special memory you’d like to share with us, we’d love to know it!
We are hopeful and focused on serving you. And, we’re excited about new growth and opportunity in our future.
If you have a gift card to The Candle Fusion Studio, it can be redeemed at our Historic St. Charles studio at 201 South Main Street. If you prefer to use your gift card for an online purchase, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
We look forward to continuing to create amazing memories in Historic St. Charles and wherever else the road may lead!
photo courtesy of Charlotte Lyons
Two days ago CWEnder Greg Stroube posted an offer on NextDoor to notarize absentee ballots free-of-charge. That generous deed quickly unleashed a grassroots effort to help, and that effort is ready to roll starting tomorrow, Saturday, June 13, in front of the Schlafly Branch Library.
Two of the three CWEnders who stepped up, Martha Bagnall and Rita Winters, just recently became notaries specifically to assist with absentee ballots. Lawyer and notary Kimberly Shapiro was quick to pitch in as well.
Missouri has recently changed the guidelines for voting by mail in 2020. Because of COVID-19, any Missouri voter can vote by mail, but that ballot needs to be notarized. If you are over the age of 65, at a higher risk for contracting or spreading COVID-19, or are confined due to illness or disability, you do not need to have your ballot notarized.
The first step though is to obtain an application for a ballot for the upcoming August 4 election in the City of St. Louis. The volunteers mentioned above will be in front of Schlafly Library at Euclid and Lindell tomorrow from 10 to 3 with applications to vote by mail, pre-addressed envelopes and a stamp if you need one. They will be available at other times to notarize those applications if needed, and again for the presidential election in November.
The August 4 election is right around the corner, so please take advantage of this opportunity or contact the Board of Election Commissioners to obtain your application. Absentee voting begins on June 23. Here is more information about that August 4 election.
And here is a chart explaining HOW TO VOTE ABSENTEE OR BY MAIL IN MISSOURI IN 2020 DUE TO COVID_
P.S. – Please wear a mask and stay socially distanced when you stop by tomorrow. Thank you!