Archive for October 2018

Recreation for all

  Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis provides leisure activities for those with physical and mental disabilities By Charlotte Beard Most people agree that their concern for finding something physically fun to do comes from trying to decide what they want to do. However, there is a large population of people that finds what they…

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Building better roads

  St. Charles County, Wentzville and MoDOT partner to finish a new $15 million bridge, improving a dangerous stretch of U.S. 61 By Brett Auten With safety at the forefront and backed by a proud partnership between multiple entities, the U.S. 61 bridge construction project is complete The bridge was officially open for business on Oct.…

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Remaking the Ferguson-Florissant School District

  Extensive plan calls for more early-childhood education, a STEAM high school and closing some existing buildings By Charlotte Beard On Oct. 10, the Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education voted to restructure the district, add early education for three and four-year-olds, implement a STEAM high school and close some of its existing buildings.  The…

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Veterans Tribute Park debuts

New 120-acre park in Weldon Spring opens to the public after months of anticipation By Brett Auten A sun-drenched day set the scene for the launch of Veterans Tribute Park. The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department debuted its newest park over the past weekend with a ribbon cutting and opening. The 120-acre park…

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Wedding ceremonies

Wedding ceremonies held in cemeteries allow the bride and groom to be near dearly-departed loved ones  By Brett Auten It had nothing to do with creepy, mysterious or spooky. It was all about sharing, intimacy and love. Kira Phelps and Aaron Hawkins were searching for the perfect location for their September wedding. As the months…

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Renovation of America’s Center

St. Louis City and County join forces for a $175 million renovation of the America’s Center to help attract more meetings and conventions By Charlotte Beard Many St. Louisans may be able to name the city of St. Louis’ mayor that was in office between 1965 and 1973. Many may even be able to tell…

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Embracing entrepreneurship 

Embracing entrepreneurship  Entrepreneurship Week, hosted by the John W. Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise at Lindenwood University, celebrates creativity and enterprise in St. Charles County By Brett Auten Just look around. St. Charles County is becoming a hub of ideas and enterprise. Now more than ever is an appropriate time for the first-ever Entrepreneurship Week,…

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Building a future in Ferguson

Building a future in Ferguson The St. Louis Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis broke ground Sept. 13 on a $12.4 million Teen Center of Excellence in Ferguson By Charlotte Beard Depending on the decade in which you were born, you will recall the existence of certain television programming that was an extension…

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EVENTS – ST. CHARLES & ST. LOUIS COUNTY

Oct. 13: Fall harvest festival Enjoy a day of old-time music, outdoor festivities and usher in autumn with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department at its Fall Harvest Festival at Broemmelsiek Park near the Wentzville/Defiance area. There will be plenty of activities for the entire family and admission and demonstrations are free. From…

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