Cottleville goes green Cottleville Firefighters Outreach Shamrock Run & Parade has become the region’s fastest-growing St. Patrick’s Day celebration By Brett Auten For Keith Smallenberger, it’s his Christmas. And then some. “It’s every holiday wrapped into one,” the Lake St. Louis resident said. Smallenberger is the self-professed, “loud-mouth with the microphone trying to get the…

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A heavenly sound By Charlotte Beard Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis has delivered a wide array of musical talent to the community since 1992 One building of distinction whose main structure was completed in 1914, has been hosting sacred music from local, national, and international artists since 1993. The…

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Fighting for air Stair climbers around St. Louis will come together to climb 40 floors and 856 stairs of the Metropolitan Square building in the Fight For Air Climb to raise money and awareness for lung diseases By Charlotte Beard Imagine sitting still or lying in bed and discovering that without warning the air getting…

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The New Melle Community Passion Play is presenting its 40th-anniversary production celebrating Easter By Brett Auten It’s a small community that pulls off a grand production. The New Melle Community Passion Play is presenting its 40th-anniversary production the last weekend of March and the first weekend of April. It is a musical drama depicting the…

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Joining the workforce The BCI Skills Center is a first-of-its-kind vocational training facility for those with disabilities that partners them with local businesses By Brett Auten There is an innate satisfaction that comes with completing a job well done.  Since 1959, St. Peters’ Boone Center Inc., has been enriching the lives of adults with disabilities…

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United Way of Greater St. Louis has been working with community partners to provide local families in need free tax preparation services By Charlotte Beard For over 16 years now, United Way of Greater St. Louis has been working with community partners to provide local families and individuals free tax preparation services. This year the…

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Mike Baue wants you to live the most vibrant life that you can. “We do not have to accept degeneration and weakness,” Baue, owner of OsteoStrong O’Fallon, said.  With members ranging from age 12-to-93-years old, OsteoStrong O’Fallon is not a gym, diet, supplement, pharmaceutical, or a medical treatment. It is a  place where you can…

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Trade schools, like Ranken Technical College which has a campus in Wentzville, are providing valuable alternatives to traditional, four-year colleges By Brett Auten For some, college doesn’t make sense. With the amount of debt many young Americans take on to chase coveted and parent-pleasing bachelor’s degrees, some feel that the juice isn’t worth the squeeze.…

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Bringing the wild to North County Saint Louis Zoo North County will take 425 acres in Spanish Lake and turn it into a world-class animal conservation facility  By Charlotte Beard Since the Saint Louis Zoo Association’s purchase of the 425-acre property previously owned by the Plumbers’ and Pipefitters’ Welfare Educational Fund in 2018, the association…

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Bringing ice to life The Fete de Glace St. Charles Ice Festival marks its 22nd year in historic downtown St. Charles By Brett Auten It is considered the crown jewel, albeit one that can soon dissipate. The Fete de Glace St. Charles Ice Festival will mark its 22nd year in historic downtown St. Charles on…

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