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World War II Veteran, a hero’s journey

A hero’s journey 94-year-old World War II Veteran from Weldon Spring returns from a trip to Europe where he visited the countries where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge By Brett Auten The hall inside St. Louis’ Lambert International Airport was strewn with red, white, and blue. Homemade placards, balloons, and a throng…

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Ferguson Police Department Chief of Police strengthening bonds

Strengthening bonds in Ferguson New Ferguson Police Department Chief of Police looks to improve relations between police and the community through open dialogue and interaction By Charlotte Beard “I am destined for greatness! If so later, why not now? Change does not happen overnight. In order to impact the BIG picture, focus on LITTLE victories.…

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St. Peters Police Department use social media

Working the digital beat Local police departments use social media to increase communication with the general public By Brett Auten There’s much more to social media than pet pics and status check-ins. For area police departments, it’s a two-pronged tool that provides a direct line of information to its communities. Val Joyner is the Public…

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St. Louis Kids Expo

Empowering the youth of St. Louis The St. Louis Kids Expo brings community resources for kids and families under one roof for one weekend in October By Charlotte Beard For several years many community resources for kids and families have come together for one weekend under one roof to empower individuals with the tools needed…

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Celebrate St. Peters

A high and dry celebration This year’s Celebrate St. Peters returns to 370 Lakeside Park just in time to see the park dried out from record flooding  By Brett Auten A once submerged and sodden 370 Lakeside Park has reopened and is set to host its biggest event of the year. The 2019 edition of…

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Life Outside festival North St. Louis

Enjoying ‘Life Outside’ Great Rivers Greenway Life Outside festival provides the community free exploration of outdoor activities By Charlotte Beard Great Rivers Greenway has not only been a catalyst for connecting the community to sites around the region whether on foot or on wheels, but since 2016 the agency has been connecting members of the…

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Emerson Family YMCA in Ferguson build playground with local groups

Build and play Local groups come together to build a playground at the Emerson Family YMCA in Ferguson By Charlotte Beard UnitedHealthcare’s volunteer initiative – “Do Good. Live Well.” partnered with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to active play for children, to build a playground at the Emerson Family YMCA in Ferguson last Thursday, Aug.…

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An incredible journey St. Louis native

An incredible journey A St. Louis native travels the length of the Missouri River from its headwaters to the Arch via kayak to raise money for Missouri River Relief   By Brett Auten Your summer vacation photos look nothing like Mark Fingerhut’s. Fingerhut, a St. Louis native, and resident, just polished off a mind-bending trip,…

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Project Backpack in St. Louis

Carrying hope in a backpack Project Backpack is a program that puts items children might need in a moment of crisis in a backpack that is distributed by first responders across the region By Kristen Dragotto Often when people think of St. Charles County and North St. Louis County, two distinct areas come to mind…

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Excel Center of MERS Goodwill in St. Louis gives free education

High school redux The Excel Center of MERS Goodwill in St. Louis gives adults free education towards a high school diploma By Charlotte Beard Along with the many students that returned to school last week, The Excel Center of MERS Goodwill located at 1727 Locust Street in St. Louis welcomed new students and returning students…

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