Posts by Community News

Room at the Inn

There is Room at the Inn Room at the Inn serves as a temporary, emergency shelter for homeless women and families By Charlotte Beard To most St. Louis citizens, Room at the Inn has been a secret since its early stages in December 1988 and Development Manager, Troy Miles wants to change that in the…

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Violence Prevention

The power of collaborations: violence prevention in the Promise Zone By Brenda Mahr Combating violence in our streets is not just the responsibility of law enforcement.  It is the responsibility of the entire community.  All of us reaching out, especially to our young adults; helping them understand their lives have meaning; there is hope; and,…

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Veterans Coffee Talk

Coffee and camaraderie Veterans meet every Wednesday for St. Charles Coffee Talk to form bonds and share veteran-related information By Brett Auten Chocolate and peanut butter. Batman and Robin. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Some combinations are just made for each other. Go ahead and add coffee and camaraderie to that list. Every Wednesday morning veterans…

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Working Together

Working towards better policing St. Louis Area City/County Managers Association and Municipal League of Metro St. Louis vote to bring regional consistency to police departments By Charlotte Beard Community leaders and the law enforcement community in the St. Louis area are working together to improve policing across the region At the Berkeley City Hall on…

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Jennings High School Program

Jennings High School works to establish a culture of accountability and expectations By Dr. Miranda Ming How can we offer healing to family members and classmates lost by gun fire? How do we educate students on the importance of financial literacy? How do we ensure that we address the issues of sexuality and sex education…

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Double Dutch Showcase

Jumping for better health Annual city-wide Double Dutch Showcase emphasizes physical activity and better health By Charlotte Beard Since 2015, BJC School Outreach and Youth Development has teamed up with St. Louis Public Schools for the city-wide annual Double Dutch Showcase event. This year the event was held on Dec. 9 at Wohl Recreation Center…

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Holiday Lights

Lighting up the holidays Annual light displays in O’Fallon and Wentzville help to make the season bright By Brett Auten When it comes to taking in the Christmas ambiance, area residents and visitors have two locations where the vibe is merry, and the lights are oh so bright. O’Fallon’s Zumwalt Park, located at 1000 Jessup…

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Growing a holiday tradition

Growing a holiday tradition Brushy Fork Pines in Old Monroe lets customers cut their own Christmas trees By Brett Auten Once you head north on Highway 79 and then eventually turn west on winding Highway 47, you will come across a narrow gravel road. Nearly a mile down South Lindsey Road, the land opens up…

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Trails continue expansion

Trails continue expansion Great Rivers Greenway pedestrian bridges near completion as part of a trail to connect St. Peters and St. Charles with St. Louis County By Brett Auten A project geared to provide more direct and safer access for cyclists and pedestrians is chugging right along.  Work began in mid-March on a mile long…

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A doctor’s warm heart

Dr. January’s warm heart Local physician looks to tackle women’s health crisis through fitness and diet By Charlotte Beard Dr. Eboni January’s career is still in its early stages, but the impact she has already made on women’s health has been immense. January, an Obstetrician Gynecologist (OBGYN) at Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers (PHC),…

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