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Run for the Hills – September 16th 2017

26 Years of Running these Hills

Now is the perfect time to get ready for the 2017 Run for the Hills.  Whether you want to run the 5k, walk the 1 miler, watch your kids compete in the 1 mile race or sign up to get a very fashionable t-shirt which have been spotted in countries across the globe, all of the money raised from the Run for the Hills is spent directly on our beloved neighborhood Francis Park. Please sign up to support your park and neighborhood and encourage your neighbors and friends to join you.  

You may register using the form online at  You may also sign up by printing the form linked below and mailing back to Run for the Hills, P.O. Box 190314, St. Louis, MO 63119-6314.

Bring your block, bring your bootcamp,  bring your babies in their running strollers- just show up and be ready for a fun morning on September 16!

Happy training!

Registration Form

Course Map

St. Louis Hills Street Closures

Check out this video from 2015’s Run for the Hills:

Ribbon Cutting for Chess Plaza in Francis Park – Saturday July 8th

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Chess Plaza in Francis Park

You are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 8th in Francis Park for the opening of a chess plaza next to Lanai Coffee.

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis donated two beautiful chess tables for use by the neighborhood chess enthusiasts and want-to-be chess players.

Chess Grand Masters will visit the park on some Saturdays to offer chess tips, strategies and demonstrations. A schedule will be posted by the tables and on the Friends of Francis Park web site. Chess sets will be available for loan or bring your own set.

If you have any questions call Rosemary Spitler 314-352-4885.

NOM Court Advocacy Training – June 15th

This message is from Officer Stehlin about the next NOM Court Advocacy Training. If you’re interested please e-mail Vince and the Circuit Attorney’s Office using the e-mail addresses below.

The Court Advocacy Training mentioned at the last general membership meeting will be held on Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 p.m. at Buder Library (4401 Hampton). This is right in our own back yard so if you were unable to make a previous training date, now is your chance!

This is very important…please email the Circuit Attorney’s Office at to register so a seat can be saved for you.

One last thing, please email me back once you have registered so I can keep track of who will be attending.

Thank you,
P.O. Vince Stehlin
St. Louis Hills Liaison Officer
District Two

2017 Lawn & Garden Award Update

Greetings Neighbors in the Hills!

I am Terry C. North, President of the SLHNA Lawn and Garden Committee. This weekend was a perfect weekend to get in the yard, hope you were able to do so, frankly I’m whipped!

Judging has begun for the esteemed Best Lawns and Gardens in St.Louis Hills, judging will run through June 25th. Back this year by popular demand is a Best Back Yard Award. This award, of which there will be 3 awarded, is self-nominated. If you would like to be considered for this award contact me and I will have the judges come by and take a look at your prized backyard.

Along with the 3 Best Back Yard Awards, there will be 12 Best Lawn & Garden Awards given, 2 Best Multi-Family Awards given and 1 Best Church Award for best landscape.

Any questions or referrals you have please send them my way via the contact information below.

Good luck if you have an interest in participating! Beautiful lawns help to keep our property values up… Oh yeah, and the property taxes on the rise.  

My best,

TC North