June 2024 Updates

-6/3 In-Person STL Charter Commission Meeting

-6/5 Fanning Middle School Community Meeting @ 5:30pm at St. Paul UCC on 3510 Giles Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63116 hosted by Screaming Eagle Development

-6/8 Heights Night Weekend Edition @ 6pm on the 3800 block of Utah!

-6/10 Block Captain Meeting @ 6:30

-6/17 Virtual STL Charter Commission Meeting

-6/25 Neighborhood Assoc Meeting @ 7:15pm

-6/30 Deadline for Senior Tax Freeze Application

Spire is working to update all the gas pipelines in the city, including in our neighborhood and along Kingshighway and Grand. For more info on their plan and timelines, visit their site here.

May 2024 Updates

-Tower Grove South and Tower Grove East Neighborhood Yardsale is May 4th.

Heights Night: Brunch Edition is Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 to 11:30 at Gotham and Eggs! Come have brunch and meet your neighbors.

-Our May meeting is Tuesday, May 28 at 7:15 at the Center for Divine Love. Speakers from Spire and StL Charter Reform will present. All are welcome!

-In June, we’re planning Heights Night: Weekend Edition for Saturday, June 8. Join neighbors on the 3800th block of Utah’s greenway for music from Ribtip & Rogers. Bring a lawn chair and a cooler.

April 2024 Updates

-Our first Heights Night of 2024 is next Thursday, April 18 at Steve’s Hotdogs. Join neighbors and patronize a favorite local business from 6-8:00pm. 

Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 7:15 p.m. at Center for Divine Love. Bill Reininger, the Executive Director of Tower Grove Park will speak about the Park and answer questions. 

-Mark your calendar for the Tower Grove South/Tower Grove East Neighborhood Yard Sale on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00am-2:00pm. Register your sale here to be added to the map. 

-Last year the Board passed BB141, which adopted the Missouri Senate Bill 190, Senior Property Tax Freeze. Beginning March 1st, taxpayers can apply for this program online, through the mail or in-person. The deadline to submit the applications is June 30th. Review the Social Security info sheet for guidance and apply here.

The Sixth Ward Town Hall takes place at Missouri School for the Blind on Monday, April 29. RSVP here

-The St. Louis Arc’s City Services Open House is Tuesday, April 16 from 3-7:00pm at the Delmar Divine (5501 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63112). Guests can look forward to meeting staff and participants to hear more about our program offerings, expressive arts activities, light refreshments, prize giveaways, and same-day sign-up for programs.

March 2024 Updates

– At our March meeting on 3/26, Police Chief Robert Tracy will speak. Join us at 7:15pm at the Center for Divine Love on Wyoming to learn about police efforts and ask questions. 

-Register now for From Outrage to Outreach: Legislative Action– an event taking place tomorrow (2/29). The St. Margaret of Scotland – Gun Sense: For the Common Good will be holding a panel to discuss the issue of gun violence in the state, city, and neighborhoods. Learn directly from Rep. Peter Meredith (District 80), SLMPD Chief Tracy, and Sharon Williams (Moms Demand Action). 

-Consider a donation to the Friends of South Grand who upkeep the medians along Grand from Arsenal to 44. They need to raise $31K for their work this year keeping the entrance to our neighborhood looking beautiful! 

-Calling all artists! The City of St. Louis, Regional Arts Commission (RAC) and Community Development Administration (CDA) are excited to bring the ARPA for the Arts – St. Louis Mural Project to all fourteen (14) wards! Each ward will be granted funds to sponsor two (2) new murals. Grant Applications due by March 14th, 2024. 
-Interested in weighing in on the City’s development? Take the Strategic Land Use Plan (SLUP) survey by March 15 to share your thoughts! Or offer your feedback at one of the upcoming workshops.  

-On March 20th we’re celebrating Mr. Roger’s birthday with Won’t You Be My Neighbor DayDecorate a sign and spread some love in The Heights. 

-Learn more about an exciting upcoming addition to our neighborhood- The McDonald Dog Park– with this video

-If you’re lucky enough to have one of the newly planted city trees in front of your house, please lend a hand in keeping it watered! Full instructions can be found here

2021 Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Hero Award – Pat Edwards & John “JP” Papa

September 25, 2021

photo courtesy of Ray Marklin

During our 2021 neighborhood-wide block party, Pat and JP were presented with the 2021 Neighborhood Hero Award. As longtime residents, they epitomize the spirit of generosity in Tower Grove Heights — from JP’s two terms as president of the Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Associaion to his popular stint as the Good Humor Man at our 30th Anniversary Block Party and Pat’s countless hours spent volunteering for block parties and Autumn Fests to her efforts organizing the Officer Bohannon Memorial bench in Tower Grove Park, this couple is deserving of our highest honor. Congratulations!


SLMPD Officer Tamarris Bohannon Bench Dedication Ceremony in Tower Grove Park

September 10, 2021

The life of slain Officer Tamarris Bohannon was honored with a bench dedicated to his memory in Tower Grove Park, just west of the Chinese Shelter, on Friday, September 10, 2021.

Second District Officer Bohannon was shot in the line of duty while responding to a call for service on the 3700 block of Hartford and died on August 30, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Alexis Bohannon, three young children and extended family. He was 29. Officer Bohannon made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve our neighborhood and we are forever grateful to him and his family.

Longtime Tower Grove Heights residents, Pat Edwards and Veronica Campbell, originated a plan to dedicate a memorial bench and worked with the Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Association and Safety Committee to raise $5,000 to cover the cost of the bench. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of neighbors and friends, almost $10,000 was raised, allowing for both the bench and a substantial contribution to the family.

The event was attended by members of Officer Bohannon’s family, many fellow officers, including Captain Christi Marks, Commander of District Two, friends, and neighbors. Mrs. Bohannon was escorted by TGHNA Safety Committee member, Jennifer Florida, where she was presented with a check by TGHNA President, Patrick Weber.

Photos courtesy of Ray Marklin

Mrs. Bohannon at left
District Two Commander Christi Marks at top right
Left: TGHNA Safety Committee member, Ryan Barry, arranged for a flag that flew over the capital to be presented to Mrs. Bohannon.


Nigel Holloway receives Matt-the-Cat Award

June 22, 2021

Block Captain Nigel Holloway received the Matt-the-Cat Award for his recent organization of the Spring Extravaganza Alley Clean-Up Blitz in the alley between 3600-3700 Hartford and Juniata, however, Nigel’s engagement with the neighborhood extends far beyond this single event.  He is also a frequent contributor to the Gazette, our neighborhood’s quarterly newsletter; has organized block parties for his block, 3600-3700 Hartford; volunteered to assist with voter registration at the booth in Ritz Park; created a non-partisan voter education Facebook page; and registered to become a notary in order to help voters notarize their mail-in ballots at no charge. He is an active, engaged and responsive resident who regularly attends TGHNA meetings and events and whose ongoing participation in the Tower Grove Heights neighborhood is recognized and valued. Indeed, a well-deserved honor to a worthy recipient – congratulations, Nigel!


Alley Clean-Up Blitz

May 22, 2021

Both alleys flanking 3800 Humphrey were spiffed up thanks to Block Captains Ralph Groom and Jay Diamond (Humphrey) and Andrea Thein and Barb McDonald (Wyoming) who coordinated their respective blocks.

Because there was not much loose debris, most of the effort focused on weeding, trimming, sweeping, removing weed tree roots and breaking down boxes in overloaded recyling dumpsters. A couple of rose bushes were even added to further beautify the Wyoming passageway.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this blitz a big success!

Meet and Greet at Tower Grove Park

May 16, 2021

Noticing how many new families they’d seen around the neighborhood, Caroline May (3600 Humphrey) and Beth Doriani (3800 Utah) decided to organize a meet and greet at the South Cypress Pavilion in Tower Grove Park. They posted the event on the Tower Grove Heights Community Facebook Group and voilà! Despite a few sprinkles, several families turned out for a fun afternoon with beer, snacks and games.


3600-3700 Hartford-Juniata “Spring Extravaganza” Alley Blitz

April 17, 2021

On a chilly Saturday in April, neighbors came out to help clean up the alley, starting with the commercial dumpster corral between Ritz Park and the building that housed the former Mangia restaurant.  

This blitz was over a year in the making! Nigel Holloway, Block Captain of 3600-3700 Hartford had planned the clean-up a year ago last March but the pandemic put it on hold. When it was finally possible to clean and weed in a socially distanced way, Nigel registered the activity with Brightside STL, which provided shovels, rakes, brooms, trash bags, and gloves, and at last, the blitz was on. Many, many thanks to Nigel and the 10 or so neighbors who helped out!

Rocky Keel, Nigel Holloway and Jane Keel take on the refuse corral at the east end of the Hartford-Juniata alley

Truly a multi-generational event!

Before and after

It takes a village – Elizabeth, Izzy and Penelope get into the blitz spirit!


President’s Statement on Incident at 3700 Hartford, August 29, 2020

September 1, 2020

The Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Association and the entire neighborhood we represent expresses its deep support and concern for our neighbors who were forced from their home in an incident that led to a 12-hour standoff on the 3700 block of Hartford on August 29-30, 2020.  The home sustained substantial damage as the police used multiple rounds of tear gas before the gunman finally surrendered.  We thank everyone who has lent support and prayers. The family is also thankful for all the community support and have stated that their strong faith has and will help them through the ordeal. 

We also express our gratitude to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and share their grief in the death of Officer Tamarris Bohannon, 29, who was with SLMPD for three and a half years.  He was a model officer who genuinely wanted to serve the community.  He leaves behind a wife and three young children.  We also hope for the speedy recovery of the other officer who was shot in the leg. 

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has stated on behalf of the Bohannon Family, in addition to donations made to BackStoppers, the Bohannon Family has set up the “Officer Bohannon Memorial Fund” at First Community Credit Union.  Details on donating to this fund can be found at firstcommunity.com/about-us/community-involvement. There are no online fundraisers endorsed or approved by the Bohannon Family.  

Donations to BackStoppers, an organization that provides ongoing needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs in their coverage area who have lost their lives in the line of duty, can be made at backstoppers.org.

We are a strong and resilient neighborhood and had initially planned to host a fundraiser for the family on Hartford, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to host an in-person event. However, if you would like to donate to the family, click on the DONATE tab on the homepage – 100% of these contributions will go directly to the family. Many thanks, in advance, for your generosity. Please note, NO GoFundMe accounts or other fundraisers have been set up by or approved by the family.

Ryan Barry, President

Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Association


Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1989 that values and seeks a diverse membership.

The TGHNA Board recognizes and values the importance of inclusion.


Absentee Voting 2020

July 24, 2020

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For more information on absentee voting, please visit:


NOTE: If you need to notarize your absentee ballot, please contact TGH Block Captain and notary, Nigel Holloway. To secure an appointment, email him at STLNotaryHub@towergroveheights.com.

Thanks for voting!


2019 Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Hero Award – Debra Knox Deiermann & Barbara Gilchrist

November 26, 2019

At the last meeting of 2019, TGHNA surprised Debra Knox Deiermann and Barbara Gilchrist with the Neighborhood Hero Award for all they do to support and promote the neighborhood.  Debra served as Secretary of TGHNA for four years and currently coordinates the TGS-TGH Block Captains, something she has done for many years.  She is also the copy editor for the Gazette, serves as the Chair of the Communications Committee and is on the Safety Committee.  Barbara served three years on the board as President-Elect, President and Past-President and is also a member of the Safety Committee.  She is now Co-Editor of the Gazette.  Both find time to participate and volunteer in some way at every event sponsored by the neighborhood.  They excel as champions of Tower Grove Heights.


Chris Peper receives Matt-the-Cat Award

September 24, 2019

Chris Peper was awarded the Matt-the-Cat award by TGHNA President Ryan Barry for his longtime service to the neighborhood.  Chris is a thoughtful and all-round good neighbor – he is often seen around the neighborhood trimming overhanging branches in the tree lawn that impede sidewalk traffic or picking up trash à la Susie Gudermuth.   He has been a frequent attendee of Autumn Fest and various Heights Nights events.  Recently, he volunteered to bring trash and recycling receptacles to the 2019 neighborhood block party.  Congratulations, Chris!


Party in the Heights – 2019

September 7, 2019

Two years ago, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Association with a wildly successful block party.  Because of that event’s immense popularity, we decided to annually alternate a neighborhood-wide block party with our other outstanding event, Autumn Fest.  Thanks to the hardworking committee who organized it and to all the volunteers, donors, and attendees who made it come together!  Check out the photos below!