Erin O’Reilly receives the Matt-the-Cat Award!

June 26, 2018








Even though she no longer serves as a Block Captain, Erin O’Reilly took the initiative to organize an Alley Clean-Up Blitz for 3800 Hartford, inviting neighbors to participate by email and door-to-door flyers. She registered the project with BrightsideSTL and received marigold and dianthus seedlings for volunteers to plant in public areas. Despite the intense heat, over ten neighbors turned out to help clean the alley between Humphrey and Wyoming on Saturday morning, May 26, 2018. Erin has lived on the block since 1986. In addition to previously serving as a Block Captain and authoring articles for the Tower Grove Heights Gazette, she continues to deliver it to every household on 3800 Hartford.  Many thanks, Erin, for your ongoing commitment to the neighborhood!


3800 Humphrey Alley Blitz

May 26, 2018

Kudos to Erin O’Reilly for organizing the alley clean-up between Humphrey and Wyoming!

It was a hot day but a lot was accomplished by a group of dedicated 3800 Humphrey neighbors including Jay, Sandy, Celine, Ralph, Jason, Karen, Carole, Patty, Joe, Georgiana (and daughters), Cleo, Helen, Katy, Robert, and Patty.  Erin & Jay have lived on the block since 1986.  Sandy has lived there since 1974!

Many thanks to all!



2017 Tower Grove Heights AND Nextdoor “Neighborhood Hero” – Tom Reitenbach

1/25/2018 – Update:  Tom was additionally recognized by St. Louis Nextdoor as a 2017 “Neighborhood Hero.”

11/28/2017 – 2017 Tower Grove Heights “Neighborhood Hero”

Tom Reitenbach, along with his wife, and their children, is a longtime resident of Tower Grove Heights and has given his time and expertise over many years to support our area by volunteering as the webmaster of our neighborhood website ( as well as serving as the distribution director for our neighborhood newsletter, the Gazette.

In his capacity as webmaster, which is a huge responsibility in itself, he also sets up alias email addresses for TGH Block Captains, TGHNA Board members, Committee Chairs and other positions  so that email can be forwarded to the individual in a particular position. He is very accessible and accommodating whenever asked to add something new to the website and implements requests for changes very quickly.



As distribution director of the Gazette, Tom makes sure Block Captains and other designated deliverers receive enough copies of the newsletter for their block.  As if these two major on-going commitments are not enough, Tom also serves as a Block Captain for 3800 Juniata where he helps to organize the block party for 3600/3700-3800 Juniata. Tom is a consummate professional and tremendous asset both as a neighbor and volunteer.

Congratulations, Tom – a well-deserved honor!



Tricia Heliker honored as “Community Volunteer”




Longtime Tower Grove Heights resident and former TGHNA Board Member, Tricia Heliker, received a 2017 Community Volunteer Service Award at the Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation (TGNCDC) annual “All in for Change” event at The Vault at the Southside Tower.  Congratulations, Tricia, and thanks for your years of service to the neighborhood!