Archive for June 2018

Florissant’s Independence Day celebration

Florissant’s Independence Day celebration features a lot of work behind the scenes in order to make the event pop By Charlotte Beard On Independence Day the City of Florissant will host its annual celebration starting at 7:30 a.m. on the grounds of the James J. Eagan Civic Center at Florissant Valley Park, which is located…

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Fireworks in St. Charles County

Fireworks bring fun and business dollars to St. Charles County along with requiring some extra care to ensure a safe holiday By Brett Auten From the frantic electronic store clerk on Black Friday to the harried floral designer on Valentine’s Day; Chris Sander can relate. His livelihood too is dependent on a few fervent weeks…

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Operation Food Search launches Summer Food Service Program

Operation Food Search launches Summer Food Service Program Operation Food Search launches Summer Food Service Program to help feed children during the months when they are out of school and most vulnerable. Many children are attending a local area camp this summer or they are fortunate to enjoy an out of town vacation with their…

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St. Charles City-County Library District Outreach Service

The St. Charles City-County Library District’s Outreach service bring programs into the St. Charles County Juvenile Justice Center Mindy Schmidt confessed that she was pretty anxious the first time she walked into 1700 S. River Road in St. Charles. As part of the St. Charles City-County Library District’s Outreach service, Schmidt was on the maiden…

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Bringing ninjas to Hazelwood

Bringing ninjas to Hazelwood New obstacle course in Howdershell Park attracts those in search of a challenge, including a local ‘American Ninja Warrior’ contestant By Charlotte Beard Reality television has made a great impact on the culture and various lives in society from launching the careers of entertainers to expanding the popularity of those involved…

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New bridge access for ALS

A bridge of kindness New bridge at Bangert Island Park gives access to trails to former competitive mountain bike racer with ALS By Brett Auten Two years ago David Frei was a world-class endurance athlete. He especially excelled in adventure racing, either winning or finishing with his team in the top three in the world…

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EVENTS – ST. LOUIS COUNTY

Aug. 3: VegFest From 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., START – St. Louis Animal Rights Team will present the first annual St. Louis VegFest. This first-of-its-kind festival is a one-day event that champions the ethical, health, and environmental benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. During this day­long celebration, more than 60 vendors will showcase a wide…

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Practicing for disaster

Practicing for disaster Over 500 first responders participate in annual mass casualty incident training organized by the St. Charles County Ambulance District By Brett Auten Practice makes perfect, and for over 500 first responders in St. Charles County, that was the mantra for the month of May. Every year the St. Charles County Ambulance District…

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Maryland Height’s Aquaport

20 years of summer fun Maryland Height’s Aquaport celebrates 20 years with a summer full of events By Charlotte Beard Maryland Height’s Aquaport is celebrating its 20th year of operation this year. The 4.5 acres outdoor waterpark, located at 2344 McKelvey Road, is inviting everyone to join them in celebration on June 21 from 11…

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Honoring ‘Women of Achievement’

Honoring ‘Women of Achievement’ For more than 60 years organization has honored women in the St. Louis region for contributions to the community By Charlotte Beard The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis serves as a celebratory luncheon location every year to honor the achievements of women around St. Louis. These women are known as Women of Achievement.…

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