Posts by Community News

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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OsteoStrong Wellness Center

Growing Young Through Skeletal Strength Conditioning We don’t often hear people talking about the significance of skeletal strength conditioning for a couple of reasons. First, the importance of strengthening the skeletal system is not well understood; and second, until very recently, the technology to develop complete skeletal strength was not readily available. Most of us…

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College savings for everyone

Beyond Housing partners with Normandy schools to provide students with funded college savings accounts By Charlotte Beard The Beyond Housing organization’s 24:1 Initiative to take on challenges in the 24 municipalities of the Normandy school district to foster stronger communities continues. For almost six years now, their two college savings programs, The Promise Account and…

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Francis Howell Teacher of the year

Francis Howell North High School Teacher named the 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year By Brett Auten Shelly Parks’ pathway to a life dedicated to education was built by someone close to her. Parks is a Troy native and her mother, Sandy Turpin, recently retired after teaching for 40 years at Troy Middle School.  “She…

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Spicing up Hazelwood with dance

El Movimiento: Latin Beginnings Ministries offers free salsa and breakdance lessons to area youth By Charlotte Beard We are almost a month into the return of kids to school. Many parents have their children involved in some form of sport or extra-curricular activity; however, other parents struggle to find additional ways to engage their child.…

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Walking tall against a deadly disease

The St. Charles County Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s gains national attention as it raises funds and awareness to combat the degenerative disease By Brett Auten It is known as one of the most horrible diseases there are. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and it is the sixth-leading cause of…

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