March 13


By: Beth von Behren on March 13, 2012 Print This Post

Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 9:00 a.m. It would be difficult to start a new blog post today without commenting on the weather, but I’ll keep it short. While I am loving the early arrival of spring (we convertible drivers love this kind of weather), I lament that it is already in the 80s. I would have preferred just a little bit of spring before leaping into summer. In any event, many of the flowering trees in and around Kirkwood are already in bloom, as are these on the south side of City Hall (above, right). On one of my walks last week, however, I noticed that the daffodils in McEntee Memorial Park are already starting to droop (photo, right), so clearly the early warmth has not been good for all flowering things.

One of the best things about the weather, of course, is that it affords us the ability to walk around Kirkwood. While the Farmers’ Market is not yet open (April 6), it’s great weather for walking around downtown, visiting all the shops and restaurants, and checking out the current exhibit of Gena Scott’s artwork on display at the Train Station (next up: art work from the Kirkwood High School AP Class, starting April 5). Did you know that the Station makes checkers and chess pieces available for check-out if you just want to sit inside, drink coffee, and play games? Here’s one mom’s comments about that and about her Amtrak riding experience on

Well, that’s all for now. I’ll check back in later in the week. Have a good week!



Written by Beth

Beth von Behren is the Public Information Officer for the City of Kirkwood. She manages the City Website ( and writes/edits both the monthly "Eye on Kirkwood" (published on the last Friday of the month inside the "Webster-Kirkwood Times") and the every-other-weekly e-newsletter "Kirkwood Happenings." To sign up for the e-newsletter, send an email to