News & Events

-The Twillman House Grand Opening - July 1, 2017
- Pallottine Renewal Center “2017 Staycation” - July 21-23, 2017

June 2017 Beautification Walk - June 10, 2017

Join Spanish Lake Community members to volunteer Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 9 AM for the June Beautification Walk.**

This monthly volunteer event helps keep Spanish Lake neat and clean with volunteer work throughout the neighborhood.

Meet at the address below to participate:

Twillman House
11840 Bellefontaine Rd
Spanish Lake, MO 63138

To submit questions or learn more about this monthly event, please email: .

**If rain or another major weather event is underway, the event will be held off; if this month’s event is rescheduled it will be announced on

2017 Mental Health First Aid Missouri Family Resource Fair

Mental Health First Aid Missouri (MHFAM) is hosting its 2017 Family Resource Fair Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the (1050 Smith Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135).

At the event, Project AWARE, will present mental health resources, organizations and agencies available in:

Spanish Lake

Project AWARE will help community members learn about mental health, and resources to turn to for family, friends, and neighbors in need of assistance and care.

The event will also have door prizes attendees can win (like a $25 Schnucks Gift Card!).

For more information email, or call (314) 516-8445.

Spanish Lake Youth Football Registration - Prime Time Panthers

Registration for Spanish Lake youth football with the Prime Time Panthers is underway!

Youth ages 6-11 of all weights and sizes can join the Prime Time Panthers by calling Coach Tony at (314) 324-521.

The regular registration rate fee of $150 is extended through August 20th. Reach out to Coach Tony for more details and information.

Seeds of Hope Farm 2016 "Family Fun on the Farm" - Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Seeds of Hope Farm presents its 2016 “Family Fun on the Farm” event on Saturday, July 30th from 10am-2 pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (1120 Trampe Ave).

This free event will feature fun farm crafts, games, a petting zoo and exotic animals, prizes, face painting, farm tours, healthy food demos, affordable healthcare information, and a stand featuring the St. Louis Public Library.

Please note: People of all ages are welcome to this FREE farm event, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Click here to see the event flyer!

Young Spanish Lake Soccer Player Looking For Support to join FC Barcelona USA All-Star Soccer Team in Barcelona, Spain

Edward Carter (EJ) recently attended the Official FC Barcelona Soccer Camp in St. Louis on July 5 – 9 at the SLYSA Soccer Complex.

Over 2,500 youth soccer players were evaluated at nine camps in the USA. EJ was selected to attend the FC Barcelona All-Star Clinic at FC Barcelona’s Headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

There, EJ will represent the FC Barcelona US All Star Team. This clinic includes a full agenda of unique and valuable soccer and cultural activities.

In addition to training, EJ will help represent the US in a tournament against the top youth soccer clubs in Spain.

For more information on EJ’s soccer playing skills and upcoming experience, and to help fund his trip visit EJ’s personal GoFundMe page:

NCI Introduces New Marketing Brochure to Explore North St. Louis County

North County Incorporated has created a new marketing piece for our online resource featuring our community's recreational, historical, and entertainment venues.

This brochure proudly markets a comprehensive online free resource to find out about where to go and what to do in North County, and is available electronically (click here to view), or in a printed hard copy.

MoDOT to finalize I-270 Environmental Study in North St. Louis County

North County residents will get one more chance to provide their thoughts on improving the I-270 corridor between the Chain of Rocks Bridge and I-70.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will be seeking input from North County residents, commuters and businesses to finalize the I-270 North Environmental Assessment Study by the end of this year. The study began in 2013 but was put on hold in early 2015 due to limited funding.

“Because of last year’s increase in Missouri’s major sources of transportation revenue such as motor vehicle sales tax, driver license/registration fees and gas tax, we are able to resume this study. However, these increased revenues are not sustainable long-term. They simply help us maintain our existing system, and finish planning studies such as this one,” said North County Area Engineer Lisa Kuntz.

The I-270 North Environmental Assessment identifies potential improvements for addressing safety, mobility, congestion, and aging infrastructure along the 15-mile corridor. In addition, it analyzes social, economic and environmental impacts to the community. Under federal government guidelines, such impacts have to be considered early so they can be avoided and/or minimized.

I-270 is a vital commuter and commercial corridor that connects five interstates. The study area includes 16 interchanges and the municipalities of Bridgeton, Hazelwood, Florissant, Calverton Park, Ferguson, Dellwood, Bellefontaine Neighbors and the City of St. Louis.

The I-270 North Environmental Assessment is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016. At this time, MoDOT has identified partial funding for the I-270 North Corridor in its 2017-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. This partial funding can be used for design, right-of-way, or construction.

To provide comments, or for more information about the I-270 North Environmental Assessment, visit

Proposed I-270 Bridge Replacement Meetings - June 30 & July 13

The Illinois Department of Public Transportation (IDOT) is hosting two public meetings to discuss a proposed replacement of the Interstate 270 Bridge that crosses the Mississippi River connecting Madison County, IL and St. Louis, MO.

The two public meetings will be held on the dates detailed below:

Thursday, June 30, 2016
4 pm - 7 pm
Southwestern Illinois College (Grante City Campus) - 4950 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
4 pm - 7 pm
Ann MacDonald Center – 11410 Old Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, MO

Please remember that these are open forums, and that there will not be a formal presentation given by IDOT.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), a key partner in the study, will also have staff in attendance, and the same information will be presented at both meetings.

Attendees are invited to come and go at anytime during the event hours to examine the exhibits and speak with IDOT and MoDOT representatives.

These meetings are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Anyone requiring special assistance may contact Karen Geldert, IDOT Senior Project Studies Engineer at (618) 346-3157.

Persons planning to attend who need a sign language interpreter or similar accommodations may notify Illinois Relay at (800) 526-0844 or 7-1-1. All requests should be made at least five days before the event.

Volunteers Wanted: 2016 Spanish Lake Seniors Fair

Spanish Lake is having a Seniors Fair in September 2016 and is looking for volunteers to help plan a successful event.

Please call (314) 741-4100 and leave your name and number if you would like to help with planning the event.

We thank our excited and interested volunteers in advance for their help!

Spanish Lake CDC to Fill Three Full-Time AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

The Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation is accepting applications for three full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions set to begin on July 18th. These VISTA positions include a Community Engagement Coordinator, a Fundraising & Resource Development Coordinator, and a Housing Coordinator.

The mission of the Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation is to enhance the quality of life and create socially and economically healthy living environments in the Spanish Lake community of North St. Louis County.

AmeriCorps VISTA Program Benefits include a living allowance, choice of education award or end of service stipend, training, health coverage, relocation allowance, and childcare assistance if eligible.

For more information on AmeriCorps VISTA, visit

Online applications are due by Monday, June 6th, 2016.

To view available positions and to apply click here.

For more information, please contact Angela Pinex (Executive Director of the Spanish Lake CDC) by phone at (314) 733-9020 or send an email to

DRAFT Statewide Transportation Improvement Program 2017-2021

Phase 1 of the I-270 North Corridor project has been included in the DRAFT 2017-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) that was presented to the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission for approval.

STIP, prepared annually, sets forth the specific construction projects MoDOT will undertake in the next five years. It covers highways and bridges primarily, but also includes transit, aviation, rail, waterways, enhancements and other projects. North County Inc. (NCI), has advocated for the I-270 North Environmental Assessment.

Residents can provide comments about the project and how it affects the region. The public comment period is now open, and comments can be submitted online or sent by email to by June 10.

Arrowpoint Elementary School Featured in Latest Happenings Newsletter Edition

A Spanish Lake Elementary School is the focus of an article in the latest edition of The Arts and Education Council's bi-monthly newsletter, Happenings.

Arrowpoint Elementary School's fifth grade class' recent poetry and pottery exhibition is detailed and featured in a full one-page write up.

Click here to read about the students work, and feel free to share the article with others about the awesome work local Spanish Lake students are writing, creating, and molding.

12220 Bellefontaine Road Firehouse – Temporary Closure

The firehouse located at 12220 Bellefontaine Road is temporarily closed.

In 2012 voters passed a no tax increase bond for the fire district. Along with purchasing firefighter turnout gear and a new fire truck, the district is now renovating the fire house.

The original firehouse from 1945 is being removed and replaced with a new living quarters section of the firehouse. The office, workout and pumper rooms that were added a few years back will remain.

Once construction begins, this project is estimated to be completed in approximately 260 days.

Captain Dave Dubowsk will be present at the March 14th Spanish Lake Town Hall meeting to discuss this construction project in greater detail.

New Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation Executive Director - Angela Pinex

The Board of the Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation is pleased to announce that Angela Pinex has been hired as its new Executor Director effective Monday, February 22.

Ms. Pinex has the right mix of education and experience which equips her to “hit the ground running”. Her employment history includes Community Affairs Officer with First Bank, Housing Development Specialist, UJAMAA Community Development Center and Housing Development Analyst, St. Louis Community Development Administration. She holds a BS Degree in Business administration and Accounting from Fisk University and a Master of Finance, Real Estate Development from St. Louis University.

Winter/Spring 2016 SLCA Newsletter

Read the latest Spanish Lake News, the community association's quarterly newsletter - Winter/Spring 2016

Spanish Lake Town Hall Meeting - March 14, 2016

The Spring Spanish Lake Town Hall Meeting will be held Monday, March 14, beginning at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held at Trinity Catholic High School (1720 Redman Road, St. Louis, MO 63138).

Parenting & Grandparenting Under Stress Forum - February 25, 2016

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and New Northside Missionary Baptist Church invite parents and grandparents to a FREE forum on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 7 pm - 8:30 pm at The New Northside Conference Center (5939 Goodfellow Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63147).

The forum will share how to parent and grandparent under stress, discussing these topics:

  • Learn simple ways to cope with your stress and feel better
  • Get proven, easy-to-use parenting tips
  • Understand how stress affects you, your children and grandchildren
  • Connect to services through organizations at the event tables.

Radio personality Jade Harrell will be the host of the forum, and the following will also speak at the event:

  • Dr. John Constantino, Washington University School of Medicine - Sharing points on child development and tips for satisfying parenting even when life is very stressful.
  • Connie Fisher, Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri - Presenting simple, useful tips to better cope with stress.
  • Nancy Cambria, St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Discussing the public health risks of too much stress among our children from a recent newspaper report on toxic stress among local families.

Click here for more information and to register for this fun, informative and free event!

(Child care will be available at this event)

Spanish Lake Fall Town Hall Meeting - October 26, 2015

Rosalind Williams, chair of the Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation (SL-CDC) housing committee is the featured speaker at the Monday, October 26, Spanish Lake Town Hall meeting. Williams’ topic is “Spanish Lake: reality versus perception.”

One of the goals of the SL-CDC is to advocate for comprehensive neighborhood and community revitalization while creating a range of safe, quality, affordable housing opportunities. A Housing Committee was formed to lead the development and implementation of a plan of action and as a first step in seeking broader community input and involvement.

Rosalind has a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Washington. Her work as a city planner over the past 40+ years has concentrated on neighborhood revitalization, housing improvement and affordability, and downtown redevelopment, primarily in first suburban communities.

The SLCA will have updates about its ongoing projects and the renovation of the Twillman House. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentations. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Catholic High School (1720 Redman Road, St. Louis, MO 63138).

Buy A Brick to Support Twillman House

The Twillman House, built in 1870 and purchased by the SLCA in 2005, will soon be the Spanish Lake Community Center. As renovation is completed be a part of its ongoing history, and support the SLCA by purchasing a landscape brick for the walkway.

Your brick with its permanent inscription will memorialize your love, appreciation, support, cause, or organization. Remember a loved one or pet, celebrate an achievement, or honor a special date in your life.

Funds support completion of Twillman House and upcoming programs. To purchase a brick, contact Rosa at 636-827-2147. You can also order a brick at and select "Spanish Lake Buy a Brick Campaign."

Senior Strut Fashion Show - August 14, 2015

The St. Louis County Older Resident Program is hosting its Senior Strut Fashion Show on Friday, August 14 from 10 AM - Noon at the Hazelwood Civic Center East (8969 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042).

This event is free and open to seniors ages 60 and older. Come out to see fun and stylish senior fashions, enjoy refreshments, door prizes and a hat show.

For more information and to RSVP call (314) 615-4516.

  • Spanish Lake Park (Honeysuckle Clean-Up)
  • Seeds of Hope (Gardening)
  • Bellefontaine/Dunn Road/US Bank (Litter Pick Up)

For more information, and to register to volunteer call tinA phiL at (314)-562-3075

Latest Spanish Lake News, the community association's quarterly newsletter - Spring 2015

Spanish Lake Town Hall Meeting - March 30, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The Spanish Lake Community Association invites you to attend the upcoming Spanish Lake Town Hall Meeting on Monday, March 30, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Trinity Catholic High School (1720 Redman Road).

The meeting will feature the Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation and the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations.

This town hall meeting is open to Spanish Lake residents, and is sponsored by the Spanish Lake Community Association.

We look forward to seeing you there!

STLCC-Florissant Valley Hosts Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - January 18

St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley will host its annual celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18, in the Terry M. Fischer Theatre on campus, 3400 Pershall Road.

The theme is “Mobilizing Community Action: All Hands In.”

Art McCoy, Ph.D., will serve as keynote speaker. McCoy is an inspiring champion for children and an example of excellence. At age 19, he became the youngest certified teacher in Missouri, teaching mathematics in the Rockwood School District.

At 26, he began teaching at the university level. In December 2010, he was named the first African-American superintendent of schools of Ferguson-Florissant School District, and its youngest at age 33. He received many awards while at Ferguson-Florissant. He is now chief academic officer and superintendent-in-residence of the MIND Research Institute.

McCoy has served on numerous executive boards and councils, including the boards of the Urban League, Midwest Health Initiative, and Boy Scouts of America, and the Missouri Association of School Administrators, Missouri School Board Association, Federal Reserve Bank Advisory Committee, St. Louis Magic House. He also was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to serve on the Harris Stowe-State University Board of Regents.

The celebration at Florissant Valley will feature the winners of the annual North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU) Oratorical Contest, and musical performances.

The event is sponsored by the college and NCCU. Admission is free and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Special accommodations are available for individuals with disabilities by calling 314-513-4551.

Hazelwood School District 2013-2014 Annual Performance Report Announced

Florissant, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has announced the 2013-14 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) results and the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 5) Annual Performance Reports (APR) for the Hazelwood School District.

The Hazelwood School District earned 116 of a possible 140 points for 82.9 percent. The District is fully accredited by the state.

Four schools earned between: 70% – 79% of the points
Ten schools earned between: 80% – 89% of the points
Seven schools earned between: 90% – 98.6% of the points
Three schools earned 100% of the points

The APR also measures attendance as one of the standards. In the area of attendance, the Hazelwood School District saw growth across all grade levels despite the significant number of days missed due to severe winter weather.

• Growth in 21/29 schools
• Growth in 15/20 elementary schools
• Growth in 5/6 middle schools
• Growth in 2/3 high schools

“I am pleased with the work of our staff and progress of our students. The Hazelwood School District continues to be fully accredited,” said Dr. Grayling Tobias, Hazelwood School District Superintendent. “Now is the time for us to continue to believe in our students and each other. With our continued hard work, I am confident we will meet our goal of being a District that is accredited with distinction.”

The Hazelwood School District serves nearly 18,000 students and is the second largest district in St. Louis County.
It is the fifth largest district in the state of Missouri. Communities in the district include Hazelwood, Black Jack, Spanish Lake, a large section of Florissant, portions of Bridgeton, Bellefontaine Neighbors and Ferguson, and several square miles of unincorporated St. Louis County. The mission of the Hazelwood School District is to launch learners on a quest for high standards, fairness and distinguished achievement.

St. Louis County Parks Trail Watch Volunteers

If you enjoy spending time on the trails in St. Louis County Parks then you could be a Trail Watch Volunteer.

Trail Watch volunteers serve as ambassadors while walking, biking, running or skating St. Louis County Trails; they do not intervene in dangerous situations, but report it to our rangers or 911. Trail Watchers are not assigned trails or hours; they select when & where they Trail Watch, track their volunteer hours, then report the hours on a quarterly basis.

For more information contact Sue Bell at 314/615-8865 or

Read the full flyer for orientation dates and registration information.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed

The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA) is a non-profit agency committed to ending senior hunger in our community and to reducing the isolation experienced by so many older adults. MEAAA Meals On Wheels (MOW) program offers a hot nutritious noon-time meal that provides at least one-third of an adult's daily nutritional requirement. The meals are delivered to the home Monday-Friday by trained volunteers. Often the MOW volunteer may be the only person the senior sees all day, providing human contact and a safety net, particularly for those who live alone.

The Mid-East Area Agency's Center in North County is currently located in the Pope John Paul II Senior apartments at 6325 Waterways, Florissant, MO 63033. We are currently seeking volunteers to help with the delivery of our Meals On Wheels program. We currently have 6 different routes throughout the North County area. As a volunteer, you would deliver hot meals to homebound seniors 60+. This service allows seniors to remain independent in their homes. Minimum time commitment is 1-2 hours per week and mileage is reimbursable. Please contact Theresa or Dave at 314-741-1930 to offer your services.

Help the Spanish Lake Community Association When You Shop on Amazon

Now when you shop online at Amazon you can earn donations for the Spanish Lake Community Association by selecting our organization with AmazonSmile. The process is simple and no cost to you.

This link go to the AmazonSmile site for SLCA:
Then click "start shopping". You will be in the "smile" area and if a purchase is made then a donation is earned.

Latest Spanish Lake News, the community association's quarterly newsletter - Fall 2014

What has the Spanish Lake Community Association done? Lots!

Since its formation in 2000, the Spanish Lake Community Association has:

• Worked closely with the County’s Neighborhood Preservation Department to identify and improve problem properties.

• Sponsored annual Youth and Family Resource Fairs to inform residents about programs and activities for youth and families.

• Launched the Spanish Lake Website which provides all residents with up-to-date news and information about our community (

• Established the Spanish Lake Youth and Family Council that has increased services for families and opportunities for youth outside of school hours.

• Developed the Spanish Lake Community Association’s Voice Mail, which responds to a wide variety of questions and concerns from residents.

• Continued to work with many groups to support wise development in our community and elsewhere in North St. Louis County.

• Held electronic recycling events.

• Developed two award-winning community gardens.

• Sponsored regular Town Hall meetings for residents and published a quarterly newsletter, the Spanish Lake News.

• Worked with the Missouri Department of Conservation and other groups to make improvements at Fort Belle Fontaine Park.

• Facilitated the ongoing restoration of the Twillman House as the Spanish Lake Community Center.

We’re an organization supported by membership dues. All work is accomplished by volunteers.
Please join with us!
Spanish Lake Community Association, P.O. Box 372082, Spanish Lake, MO 63138

Progress moving forward on the Twillman House

Back porch entry added in 2014