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Toy Drive St. Charles County

Nov 7, 2018

What is BrrrBASH? Founded by Little Black Book: Women in Business in 2013, BrrrBASH has grown into a large scale collaborative toy and money collection to benefit Toys for Tots.  Little Black Book (LBB) is a community of female professionals committed to professional and personal development in a collaborative, non-competitive environment.  We strive to grow our network and community…

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Veterans museum takes shape

Nov 7, 2018

Construction begins on the St. Charles County Veterans Museum located in O’Fallon with plans to open in April 2019 By Brett Auten Ralph Barrale’s vision is becoming a reality. Barrale, a World War II Veteran who landed on Utah Beach in Normandy and fought at the Battle of the Bulge with General Patton, was with…

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Soldiers Memorial reborn

Nov 7, 2018

The Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in downtown St. Louis, reopens after a $30 million revitalization project By Charlotte Beard This year has been the year of major re-openings for museums. The St. Louis Arch Park with its renovations and debut of the Gateway Arch museum on July 3 has been followed by the reopening of…

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Recreation for all

Oct 31, 2018

  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

Oct 31, 2018

  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

Oct 24, 2018

  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

Oct 24, 2018

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

Oct 17, 2018

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

Oct 17, 2018

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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