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Volunteers Needed for Common Sound Festival

Common Sound Festival volunteer flyerThe inaugural Common Sound Festival is coming to Marquette Park on Saturday, September 30th. The festival is being produced by Dutchtown South Community Corporation and will feature music, dance, food, craft vendors, and a chance to preview the Marquette Field House. Festival goers will also help to break the record for world’s longest soul train! Your help is needed!

Various shifts and various jobs are available. Positions needing volunteers include:

  • Festival greeters
  • Beer sellers (must be 21 or over)
  • Dance workshop and performance coordinators
  • Recycling attendants
  • Stage managers
  • Set-up and take-down workers

To see the available volunteer shifts and to sign up go to You can also contact Brock with DSCC for more information at or (314) 352-4865. Be a volunteer and help break a world record!

We want to share your Dutchtown photos! We’re looking for photos from neighbors and visitors, from today or a hundred years ago. As long as it’s Dutchtown-specific and family friendly we’ll share it.

Kingsland CourtRight now we’re regularly sharing great photos to our Twitter account (@DutchtownSTL) and our Facebook page ( Make sure you’re following us there! We’ll share some here on as well, and hopefully soon have a dedicated photo section.

If you have photos (or anything else) you’d like to share, you can visit our contact page, email us at, message us on our Facebook page, or Tweet at us.

The photo up top is courtesy of Paul Sableman’s outstanding Dutchtown collection on Flickr, and the fox is by your author. Check out some more below, and don’t forget to share yours!

Merb's Candies by Lori Lamprich
From 25th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Lori Lamprich
I'm Down With Dutchtown
From Dutchtown neighbor Tom Lampe
St. Anthony's
From DT2 President Nate Lindsey

Around Dutchtown This Week

Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting

The Gravois Park Neighborhood Association meets this Tuesday, August 8th, and every second Tuesday at 6PM in the old Jefferson Bank building at 3353 California, just north of Cherokee.

Dutchtown West Neighborhood Meeting

The Dutchtown West Neighborhood Association meets this Tuesday, August 8th, and every second Tuesday at 7PM at Grbic Banquet Hall, 4071 Keokuk St.

Gravois-Jefferson Draft Plan Summit

The Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan will meet to work on their final plans to be submitted. The summit is Thursday, August 10th, from 4—8pm at Froebel School, 3709 Nebraska. Refreshments and child care will be provided. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

So Fresh, So Clean, So Creative: Back to School

Dutchtown South‘s So Fresh, So Clean, So Creative initiative is presenting another workshop at the Thomas Dunn Learning Center on Saturday, August 12th, at 11am. Learn about the impact of buying school clothes and uniforms new vs. used and how to pack a zero waste school lunch.

DSCC Green Festival

DSCC Green Festival flyer

Join the Dutchtown South Community Corporation for an evening of fun, food, and education on Friday, July 7th at the Thomas Dunn Learning Center.

Learn how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and reclaim waste as part of DSCC’s So Fresh, So Clean, So Creative Southside initiative.

The event is free and open to all and takes place from 6:00—9:00 on Friday, July 7th. For more details contact Sunni at 314-352-4865 or

DSCC Looking for Community Champions

The Dutchtown South Community Corporation is seeking Junior and Senior Community Champions to help get the word out about their So Fresh, So Clean, So Creative Southside initiative to raise awareness and address solid waste concerns.

Community Champion flyer

Community Champions will canvass the neighborhood to inform and recruit neighbors for trainings and workshops and conduct neighborhood cleanups.

Please apply through the links below: