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"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking,
eventually you'll make progress."
-Barack Obama

Note from the Editors: Last week St. Louis was hammered with a major snowstorm, shutting down a large part of the country for a good three days. The overwhelming snow and ice were a microcosm of what we've endured throughout the pandemic - bracing ourselves for the worst, hunkering down and weathering the storm. However, if the past two years have taught us anything it's how to productively live within the confines of our homes. So, like seasoned professionals, folks everywhere didn't miss a beat as they Zoomed into work and school. 
A couple short days after the storm hit the temperature climbed into the mid 60s, erasing all but a few slushy piles of disfigured snowmen.

Walking through the neighborhood yesterday I was struck by a welcome sound I'd forgotten I'd missed - birds chirping. Encouraged by the warmth of the sun I removed my outer layer and soaked in the promise of spring. Emerging from a world devoid of color, sound and warmth we notice more, we appreciate more when it appears before us like an unexpected but welcome gift. 

As this winter continues to melt into spring, keep walking. Keep going. Warmer days and sunshine are ahead! 

WWSC Swim Team and Pre-Swim 2022
The snow has melted and summer will be here before you know it! The Warson Woods Swim Team is excited about another fun and memorable 2022 season. The Swim Team and Pre-Swim season will run from early June to mid-July, and registration will start May 1. Swim team is for swimmers who are water-safe, ages 5 to 18, and Pre-Swim is for new swimmers, ages 4 and up.

The team website is currently being updated for the new season (dates are still being finalized) but check out the site here to learn more about how swim team and pre-swim work, and to get an idea of our meet schedule.

We are also looking for volunteers for the board - let us know if you are interested in serving. It's lots of fun! Please contact us with any questions or to find out more about volunteering.

Thank you,
Stephanie Margolis & Sarah Middendorf, Parents Reps

warsonwoodswimteam@gmail.com   
Save the Date:
5th Annual Ste Gen Athletic Associations 2022 Golf Invitational

We invite you to join us for an exciting day of golf at Aberdeen Golf Course on Friday, April 29th, 2022. Registration will open at noon, with a shotgun start at 12:45PM. Boxed lunch will be provided at registration & water, soda and beer will be provided during golf.
The 2022 Golf Invitational will raise funds to allow us to keep our facilities in pristine condition and make some great improvements.
Registration is available
here

Save the Date:
Warson Woods Food Truck Nights 2022
We are excited to launch a second year of the Warson Woods Food Truck series in 2022 under the leadership of neighbors Kayla Nieman and Jamie Tremblay. Mark your calendar and plan to join us at the Royal Oak Pavilion on these evenings for food, music and fun:
Tuesday, May 17
Tuesday, June 21
Tuesday, July 19
Tuesday, August 16
Tuesday, September 20
Sign up for Manchester Road Construction Updates

As residents may know, MoDOT is undertaking a resurfacing project for Manchester Road (Missouri Route 100) between Lindbergh and Big Bend. As a part of that project, MoDOT is planning to make significant improvements to sidewalks along as much of the corridor as possible, including ensuring the sidewalks meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. More information about the project including the construction plans can be found HERE.
 
Want to amaze your neighbors with the latest on the project? Sign up for notifications via email from MoDOT here or follow MoDOT on Twitter: @MoDOT_StLouis
Business Spotlight -
UPS Owner Kimberly Ringenbach
Q&A with the Owner of UPS: Kimberly Ringenbach

How long have you worked at this UPS store?

I purchased this store Oct 1st 2020 but have worked on and off with the company since 2004 in a couple of different states.

What services do you provide at the store that people might not be aware of?​
We offer notary public service and typically have a notary in the store at all times. Document scanning and secure shredding. USPS shipping and postal services including postal stamps. We laminate and make self-inking rubber stamps. Most recently we added a wide format printer to the store and are able to print posters and banners. We also offer freight service (shipping large and oversized items like furniture.) Our pack and ship guarantee means that if we pack something and it is damaged, we pay your shipping, packaging costs and item cost/repair to you. I often will pay a customer back before UPS pays me back so you get a refund quicker, it's just good customer service. We also have PO Boxes that are a real street address to rent, so you can securely receive mail and packages (from all carriers) and have them signed for and safe. Renting a mailbox gets you discounts on several services in the store as well.

Your staff is so kind and wonderful. We are grateful to have you in the neighborhood. How do you create a culture of excellence for your employees?​
A few of my staff are natives to the area and know so many people who come into the store, so it is hard for them to be anything but excellent. I have tried to instill a sense of southern charm (I used to manage a store in the south) and stress that if you're helpful and courteous it will only make your day easier and job more satisfying. I offer bonuses and incentives to the staff when goals are met and remind them that the way the treat the customers will directly impact that in which they receive. Overall, we just have really sweet people working in the store and I love them like family.

What is something you like about Warson Woods?
​I love that Warson Woods has​ small-town charm while being a city at the same time. 
From The Archives
Were you there? Golde's Department Store had its Grand Opening in Warson Woods 55 years ago in the area that is now the Dierberg's Shopping Center. It operated in Warson Woods until around 1989 (with a brief respite after a fire in 1974) when the company was sold to Kline Brothers and then closed not long thereafter.
 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS: 

City Council Meeting: Tuesday, February 15 - 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 567 813 707
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/567813707

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Municipal Election: April 5, 2022
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