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The season of giving

Local first responders are giving back this holiday season with several charity drives to benefit the community By Brett Auten December is a time to think of others. And as if our local emergency responders didn’t do that enough the previous 11 months, they are doing even more to make sure as many people as…

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St. Charles City-County Library branches encourage happy noises

No ‘shhhh’ zone  Two new interactive early literacy spaces installed at two St. Charles City-County Library branches encourage happy noises By Brett Auten Don’t mind the noise, it’s well worth it. There are two new interactive early literacy spaces installed at two St. Charles City-County Library Foundation library branches. In the children’s areas of both…

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Hazelwood School District to honor Chairperson

Hall-of-fame effort Hazelwood School District to honor Chairperson for the Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation with the Superintendent’s Hall of Fame Award By Charlotte Beard On Dec. 14, the Hazelwood School District (HSD) will induct nine honorees into its HSD Hall of Fame at their sold-out 70th Anniversary Hall of Fame Awards Gala and Dance…

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

Reaching for the stars The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis 2020 Youth of the Year winner looks to turn accolades into a career as an aerospace engineer By Charlotte Beard Annually, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) uses its Great Futures Gala, their largest fundraising event for the…

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St. Charles County Veterans Museum

A growing tribute The St. Charles County Veterans Museum has enjoyed early success, but faces challenges as it continues to grow By Brett Auten Jim Higgins wasn’t prepared. When Higgins and the rest of the board members launched the St. Charles County Veterans Museum in the spring of 2019 they were not sure what the…

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KEEN St. Louis

Coaches wanted KEEN St. Louis, which helps promote fitness and exercise for children with disabilities, is looking for volunteers in St. Charles County By Brett Auten The giving season is among us and a fraction of your time could go a long way in benefiting others. KEEN St. Louis needs for volunteers as it continues…

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Thanksgiving on wheels

Thanksgiving on wheels St. Louis MetroMarket’s market on wheels brings fresh foods to food deserts and other underserved areas in North St. Louis County  By Charlotte Beard Approximately one week before Thanksgiving last year the last stores in the Shop ‘n Save grocery chain closed their doors. For some people in the community these closures…

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Hunger takes a holiday St. Charles County

Hunger takes a holiday High school students across St. Charles County lend a helping hand to No Hunger Holiday, one of the largest Thanksgiving food drives in the region By Brett Auten They are rivals on the field but partners in the community. There is nothing like a little friendly competition, especially when it is…

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Preparing the table for Thanksgiving Dinner

Preparing the table Volunteers put in days of work getting ready for the annual St. Ferdinand Thanksgiving Dinner, which provides a free meal to the community  By Charlotte Beard For 20 years, a group of St. Louis North County churches have worked to alleviate some of the challenges of eating alone on Thanksgiving Day or…

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Staying safe on Halloween

Homely haunts Elaborate house decorations for Halloween have increased in popularity as St. Louis County residents spend more time and money celebrating the spooky season By Charlotte Beard October is known as Red October around St. Louis, but it also marks the time of year in which some community partners use the Halloween season to…

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