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CWEnder Greg Stroube offers to notarize mail-in ballots for upcoming elections

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Central West End Association Board Member Greg Stroube (above right at 2019’s 4th of July Parade) posted a notice today on NextDoor offering to notarize mail-in ballots for upcoming elections. He asked that I share this information with you:

Missouri Mail-In Voting. On June 4th, 2020, Governor Parsons signed legislation making it possible to vote by mail in the August 4th primary election and the November 3rd general election. The big problem for a lot of people is that all ballots must be notarized. To make it as easy as possible for as many people as possible to vote safely, I will notarize any ballot free of charge. You can message me on Next Door or email me at gnstroube@gmail.com.

Also, I will occasionally let everyone know where I’ll be set up at a public place in the CWE to make myself available to notarize ballots. In addition to your ballot, you will need a picture ID.

Let’s vote! Use this link to download a request for a mail-in ballot: https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/ElectionGoVoteMissouri/2020MailInBallotRequest.pdf

After this was posted Martha Bagnall weighed in on NextDoor with this message: I just became a notary for the same reason! If you need ballot notarization (which is required to be free, by the state), you can also email me at marthabagnall@gmail.com and we can arrange it.”

NOTE & A CORRECTION: After downloading the form last evening I discovered that the ability to vote absentee was limited to those over 65, and to those with underlying health conditions susceptible to COVID 19.  Martha Bagnall reached out to City of St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners and learned that everyone under the age of 65 can also vote absentee as long as ballot is notarized. It appears that those over 65 do not need a notarized ballot, but please check the website, and perhaps get it notarized anyway. Forms are in the process of being updated. 

The article that follows was published before Gov. Mike Parsons signed the measure:

To learn more about voting in Missouri use this link: https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMiss

48th Annual CWEA Home & Garden Tour goes virtual in 2020

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Since in-person house tours are not in the cards in this spring of the pandemic, the Central West End Association has cleverly arranged to bring the 48th Annual Home & Garden Tour directly to you. 

For many former CWEnders who live in other parts of the country, those curious about what’s behind the facades of the neighborhood’s beautiful historic homes, or friends who have made the house tour a yearly tradition, you’ll now be able to view the homes online.

Starting June 1 through July 12, the CWEA will release a tour of a different house and garden in the neighborhood.  Each tour will “air” for one week only and can be viewed on the CWEA’s Facebook & Instagram pages. To stay updated, subscribe to the Central West End Association’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

In lieu of tickets, donations are welcome (this is the neighborhood association’s major fundraiser) and can be made during the course of this virtual event.

In addition, the CWEA is seeking additional homes  as there is the possibility the tours can be extended to the end of June. If you’d like to put your home or garden on the tour please visit www.thecwe.org/home-garden-tour.  There you can download information on how to produce and submit your house tour video to the CWEA. Videos are being accepted now thru June 30, 2020.
This event is sponsored by 100 Above The Park,  The Cagle Law Firm and Rhonda Jones, Your Dream Home Realtor.

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Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  The Cagle Law Firm Rhonda V. Jones Central West End Association 48th Annual Home & Garden Tour 100 Above The Park

Become a CWE Virtual Home & Garden Tour sponsor starting at just $100! 

More snapshots from 2019’s 4th of July Parade

2019’s 4th of July Parade ended, as it always does, at the fountain at Maryland Plaza. There, parents visited as the kids and some pups cooled their feet in the water.

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The size of this year’s crowd is indicated by the long lines for snow cones and popcorn.

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Face painters were busy throughout the morning.

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Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings For kids  CWE North Community Improvement District CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative Central West End Association  Finally, the 4th of July Family Parade wouldn’t happen without the hard work and dedication of organizers and sponsors including, from left: Jess Campbell, executive director of the Central West End Association, top photo: CWEA Board Members including from left: Kim Brown, Bob Brown, President Kate Walter, and Greg Stroube. Below right: Kate Haher, executive director of CWE North Community Improvement District, her husband Andy, and daughters Reagan and Abby.

And of course, many thanks to Jim Whyte, executive director of the CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative, and 5th District SLMPD officers for redirecting traffic during the parade. They work behind-the-scenes but make an important contribution to the success of this wonderful tradition.