St. Charles County

EVENTS – ST. CHARLES & ST. LOUIS COUNTY

Oct. 13: Fall harvest festival Enjoy a day of old-time music, outdoor festivities and usher in autumn with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department at its Fall Harvest Festival at Broemmelsiek Park near the Wentzville/Defiance area. There will be plenty of activities for the entire family and admission and demonstrations are free. From…

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Francis Howell Teacher of the year

Francis Howell North High School Teacher named the 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year By Brett Auten Shelly Parks’ pathway to a life dedicated to education was built by someone close to her. Parks is a Troy native and her mother, Sandy Turpin, recently retired after teaching for 40 years at Troy Middle School.  “She…

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Local public safety campaign

Safety first Law enforcement agencies from St. Charles County and Troy are working together on huge public safety campaign By Brett Auten Law enforcement agencies from St. Charles County and Troy are introducing an all-new, 12-month public safety campaign to the community this month. The campaign consists of social media and video public service announcements,…

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American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

Fighting cancer one step at a time American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life raises funds and celebrates people continually engaged in the battle against this deadly disease By Charlotte Beard The fight against cancer is a battle worth celebrating. This is what makes the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay for Life such a special event.…

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Castlepoint Park Upgrades

Improving local parks Castlepoint Park gets upgrades thanks to an anonymous $10,000 donation By Charlotte Beard The St. Louis County Parks Foundation, under President Mark Ohlendorf, has added to the improvement of Castlepoint Park located at 2465 Baroness Drive in St. Louis. With the help of an anonymous $10,000 donation and in collaboration with the…

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The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcas

Big screen St. Louis The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase displays the talents of local artists By Charlotte Beard The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase will mark its 18th year for two weekends, July 13-15 and July 20-22. The showcase screens films that were written, directed, edited or produced by St. Louis residents or films…

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St. Charles County creek renamed

Honoring the past St. Charles County creek renamed for former slave and Civil War hero By Brett Auten However possible and by all means necessary, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlman wants Archer Alexander’s name to be remembered for generations. Last month, an obscure creek in St. Charles County formerly known as Tributary B was…

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St. Charles City-County Library District Outreach Service

The St. Charles City-County Library District’s Outreach service bring programs into the St. Charles County Juvenile Justice Center Mindy Schmidt confessed that she was pretty anxious the first time she walked into 1700 S. River Road in St. Charles. As part of the St. Charles City-County Library District’s Outreach service, Schmidt was on the maiden…

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EVENTS – ST. LOUIS COUNTY

Aug. 3: VegFest From 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., START – St. Louis Animal Rights Team will present the first annual St. Louis VegFest. This first-of-its-kind festival is a one-day event that champions the ethical, health, and environmental benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. During this day­long celebration, more than 60 vendors will showcase a wide…

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O’Day Park O’Fallon MO

Bringing the prairie to O’Fallon New O’Day Park will focus on natural environments in partnership between the city of O’Fallon and the Missouri Department of Conservation By Brett Auten A city just shy of 100,000 residents will have an exclusive destination to immerse yourself in nature. The city of O’Fallon has secured the funding and…

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