Why do YOU love Ferguson?

Why do YOU love Ferguson?

We asked folks to share why they love Ferguson & the responses were overwhelming and simply wonderful. We wanted to share them here for you. We commemorated a few of them in graphic form on our Facebook page & we will share them here as well. Please share them far & wide so people can see why YOU love Ferguson. Scroll through the responses below!   Post by I Love...
TAP TAKEOVER: Friday Beer Tasting Event to Benefit Ferguson Small Businesses

TAP TAKEOVER: Friday Beer Tasting Event to Benefit Ferguson Small Businesses

Join us this Friday night at Cugino’s in Florissant starting at 6 p.m. for a beer tasting event that will benefit I Love Ferguson Committee, helping small businesses recovery in Ferguson. Six Row Brewing Company is organizing the event in collaboration with Ferguson Brewing Company, La Cosecha Coffee Roasters and Cugino’s Italian Bar and Grill. Both breweries have collaborated with the Maplewood coffee roaster to create a coffee-styled beer. Taste their new creation and others at the “Tap Takeover” event this Friday at January 9 at 6 p.m. Thank you to our friends at Six Row, Ferguson Brewing, Cosecha Coffee and Cugino’s! Cugino’s Italian Restaurant 1595 U.S. 67 Florissant, MO 63031 Click here for directions. MORE ON THIS EVENT AT FOX...
Hope, after five days of pain

Hope, after five days of pain

By Kurt Greenbaum I cannot presume to add anything new to the conversation about Ferguson, Mike Brown, Darren Wilson, racial inequity or white privilege. I can only share a small slice of a morning, five days after a grand jury said no to charges against the city police officer. All I can do is share a small slice from a nippy early Saturday morning at the I Love Ferguson center on South Florissant. The morning saw a gathering of people from throughout Ferguson and other area communities for an open house. I met an 80-year-old woman who looked like she was in her 60s, pleased to tell me about her 78 years living in Ferguson, with a broad smile on her face. I met a 15-year resident of the city who said the way I could help was simple: Spend money in Ferguson. That’s a pretty simple request. Mission accomplished, with more to come. The early morning chill gave way to a sunny and warm late morning, as the street soon came alive with artists from around the region who had gathered to “Paint for Peace” along the boarded up storefronts. With paint, brushes and other supplies contributed by ArtBar in St. Louis, artists fanned out to adorn the plywood affixed to the storefronts along Florissant Avenue — a way to beautify something that by its mere existence is not beautiful. The message was simple: Strive for messages of peace in your artwork. Many of those storefronts had already been painted; they’re among the photos that are part of the Facebook gallery you should be able to see here....
Hope & Healing: Images from Ferguson

Hope & Healing: Images from Ferguson

This weekend, local graphic designer and photographer, Michael Kilfoy of Studio X, volunteered his time and talent to memorialize the hope and healing seen in downtown Ferguson. Volunteers from the Paint for Peace project turned boarded up businesses into works of art and clearly spread the message that love will win. Below are a few of the images he was able to capture. To see the full album, visit our Facebook...