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

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!


“Pizza for Cameras” Fundraiser

November 10, 2018

Over 200 people jammed into Black Thorn Pub to eat pizza, salad and home-baked cookies all to raise money for TGHNA Safety Committee’s Safe Streets Initiative to purchase security cameras for our neighborhood.  We received great coverage from channels 2, 4, and 5.  A huge debt of gratitude is owed to Dave and Sally Difani, owners of Black Thorn for hosting the event at their popular neighborhood business and to Greg Domian of Olympic Sporting Goods, who donated beautiful new Tower Grove Heights t-shirts to sell at the event.  Many, many, thanks to the committee, board, volunteers and our generous donors!

KSDK – Channel 5

KMOV – Channel 4

Fox 2



2018 Fall Fest

September 15, 2018










                               Volunteers staff the TGHNA booth to answer question and sell TGH t-shirts on S. Grand.



Erin O’Reilly receives 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 Humphrey, 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 a Saturday morning.  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 Humphrey.  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

November 28, 2017

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.

On January 25, 2018, Tom was additionally recognized by St. Louis Nextdoor as a 2017 “Neighborhood Hero.”

Congratulations, Tom – a well-deserved honor!



Tricia Heliker honored as “Community Volunteer”

November 11, 2017

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!