St. James News

Residents voice issues with gumballs

            During a meeting of the St. James City Council on May 9, two residents voiced their issues with gumballs and the problems they bring to the city. While the city is taking steps to slowly replace sweetgum trees as they age or die, these residents told the council something needs to be done quickly as they are dangerous.

Council approves mayoral appointments

           On Monday, May 9, council voted on accepting Mayor Rick Krawiecki’s appointments to various city boards and also voted on a mayor pro tem, the council representative who fills in when the mayor is unavailable.

Getaway Trolley offering rides to promote St. James

            The Getaway Trolley, a new trolley service owned and operated by Jake and Erin Harlan, is now in operation, offering rides to various tourist locations throughout St. James. The goal is to offer passengers rides to the many wineries and dining locations in town, while providing a fun experience for those riding.

Sip n’ Savor is a huge success

Hundreds filled the downtown plaza on Saturday as the annual Sip n’ Savor returned to St. James. Sponsored by the St. James Chamber of Commerce, the event featured wineries, food trucks, a beer garden, games, boutiques, and more for participants to enjoy.