Archive for April 2019

Marking 400 years of history

Africans to Americans: 400 Years of History to be celebrated with genealogy event and the annual Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration By Charlotte Beard The year 2019 marks 400 years since Africans were taken from their homeland in the transatlantic slave trade. Subsequently they and their descendants would come to be key in the making…

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Inspiring young minds

Francis Howell Central High School journalism teacher one of only six educators across the nation receive the Kennedy Center/ Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award  By Brett Auten Francis Howell Central High School should consider itself fortunate.  Yearly, only six educators across the nation receive the Kennedy Center/ Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award and one of…

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St. Louis Urban Fishing program

The St. Louis Urban Fishing program celebrates 50 years of stocking lakes in St. Louis City and County with a variety of fish  By Charlotte Beard When most people think of fishing, they may think of driving out to rural areas. However, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in collaboration with the partnership of lakes…

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Augusta Plein Air Art Festival

The 17th Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival brings artists and art-lovers to the great outdoors in Missouri Wine Country By Brett Auten From April 24 through May 5, the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce hosts the 17th Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival with over 100 artists from multiple states expected to attend.  Throughout…

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Normandy School Changes

Change coming to Normandy schools In a recent public forum, leadership of the Normandy Schools Collaborative discussed new district initiatives that involve realigned schools and boundaries  By Charlotte Beard Continually building on its Normandy Pillars (Accountability, Collaboration, Professionalism, Trust and Respect), Normandy Schools Collaborative (NSC) hosted an evening Viking Vision Engagement Series discussion on April…

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Shower of Love

Love rains down Shower of Love is an annual baby care drive that collects thousands of basic goods for families in need in St. Charles County By Brett Auten Look around.  Week-to-week. Month-to-month. There are families that are hanging on by a thread.  In St. Charles County, local agencies receive hundreds of inquiries each month…

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Jump up and shout

Music legends The Isley Brothers to be the latest inductees to the St. Louis Walk of Fame By Charlotte Beard The sidewalks along the 6100-6600 blocks of Delmar Boulevard tell a story of rich heritage for St. Louisans. These Delmar Loop sidewalks hold brass stars and informative plaques for St. Louis inductees in art, music,…

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Local heroes become movie marvels

St. Charles County first responders celebrated on the silver screen for miraculous rescue in new film ‘Breakthrough’ By Brett Auten Hitting theaters on Easter weekend, “Breakthrough” is based on the harrowing, yet uplifting, true story of a mother’s love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John fell through an icy…

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