Archive for May 2019

Sirens of spring

St. Charles County Regional Emergency Management keeps the public notified of severe weather and other emergencies with the help of a system of warning sirens By Brett Auten Come spring, beauty abounds. The bright green grass, the multitude of flowers, even the sun and sky have more of a pop to them. But spring also…

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Pooling community resources

Community Action Agency of St. Louis County has opened its doors in North County for service of low-income people in need By Charlotte Beard Many people may be unaware of some of the community resources that have served St. Louis for more than 50 years in providing programs and services for low-income people in need.…

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The Baby Kid Expo Returns

The 13th Annual Baby Kid Expo is a family-friendly event, held June 1 at the St. Charles Convention Center, designed to connect families with the business community  Are you looking for a pediatrician, camp ideas for your kids, or preschool options?  How about a new fitness program, family photographer, or a new birthday party place? …

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Coffee with a cop

The Hazelwood Police Department holds events designed to engage with the community and to build relationships between officers and citizens  By Charlotte Beard “We, the members of the Hazelwood Police Department, are committed to being responsible to our community in the delivery of quality services. Recognizing our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and…

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Braille battlers Francis Howell School District

Braille battlers Visually challenged students from the Francis Howell School District were victorious in the regional Braille Challenge  By Brett Auten Four students from Francis Howell School District refused to be hamstrung by their limitations. The students, who are blind or visually impaired, put together a masterful performance in the Braille Challenge regional competition held…

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Art and the city

Downtown STL Public Arts Initiative launches a project to commission public art from artists who possess a connection to St. Louis By Charlotte Beard In March, the Downtown STL Public Arts Initiative announced its InSITE 2020 project to commission public art from artists who possess a connection to St. Louis. The art will be displayed…

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57th Valley of Flowers Festival Celebrates

Valley of Flowers honors fire protection district 57th Valley of Flowers Festival Celebrates the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District’s 100th anniversary Spring marks the arrival of the 57th celebration of the Valley of Flowers Festival.  This Florissant family-oriented event, the North County’s “first festival of spring,” features a variety of attractions, highlighted by the Grand…

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St. Peters-based Stella’s Wish Foundation

Granting wishes St. Peters-based Stella’s Wish Foundation helps make wishes come true for terminally ill cancer patients By Brett Auten Shelly Barr will never forget it. Barr’s close friend, Lisa Drummond has Stage 4 Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. Drummond lost her middle son in 2016 and he left behind two sons, the eldest of which lives…

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