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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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Making parks better

St. Louis County Parks Foundation receives statewide award for contributing to the betterment of parks throughout St. Louis County By Charlotte Beard Over the past three years one foundation has been at the forefront of securing funding for various park and recreation initiatives and the Missouri Park and Recreation Association (MPRA) has recognized them for…

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Heartfelt support

St. Charles heart attack survivor forms Cardiac Arrest Survivors’ Support Group with the backing of the St. Charles County Ambulance District By Brett Auten Thom Meinert will never forget it. It was October 2015 and during one of the last lawn mows of the year when the pain started near his shoulder and instantaneously worsened. …

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Bi-State Wildlife Hotline

Bi-State Wildlife Hotline offers easy, effective and humane solutions to solve human/wildlife conflicts throughout the region By Brett Auten As the weather warms and the days start to stretch out, our co-inhabitants are just as anxious as we are to spend more time out and about.  Spring is here and that means wildlife encounters with…

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Sleeping out to fight homelessness

Covenant House Missouri, a shelter for homeless youth, is hosting its third Sleep Out event where participants raise funds and spend a night sleeping out on the street By Charlotte Beard It’s been stated that each night, as many as 3,000 unaccompanied youth are homeless in Missouri. To help combat this problem one house is…

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