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The new St. Margaret of Scotland Middle School. Photo by Debbie Monterrey

First New City Catholic Grade School in Half-Century Opening Monday

The first new Catholic school construction in St. Louis City in a half-century opens to students Monday (Aug. 31). This area of South City is growing in population with families with kids.

08/30/2015

Photo of Jessica Hentoff of Circus Harmony is courtesy of James Cole of Circus FourYouth

St. Louis Representing At Library of Congress National Book Festival

Painting and back-flipping for peace! Two books featuring plenty of St. Louis inspiration bring message to Washington, DC!

08/28/2015

Photo by Chris Mihill

Toast of NYC Coming Back to STL!

Two of the top dancers from a top dance company based in NYC chose to retire and come to STL to help change kids’ lives.

08/23/2015

Courtesy of Places for People

Understanding Mental Illness

Ever wondered what goes through the mind of someone with schizophrenia? 1 in 100 people have it. Maybe someone you know. Here’s a unique opportunity.

08/18/2015

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Better Life Through Chemistry. Not. (Or, I Really Miss Toothpaste)

Minty fresh breath. Of all the things I’ve had to ban from my life over the past several months, I didn’t expect toothpaste to be the thing I miss the most. Why on Earth give up toothpaste, you ask?

07/09/2015

Yosemite National Park (Photo by Debbie Monterrey)

America’s Most Beautiful Places

I quickly ran out of words to describe the incredible beauty we saw on our KMOX Sees America trip to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

06/18/2015

Blossom House on Enright, before. Photo courtesy of Landmarks Association of St. Louis

Saving St. Louis, One Building At A Time

The city’s preservationists are an optimistic lot, seeing the beauty where others see a demolition. Congratulations to the winners of the Most Enhanced Awards! See what’s happening…

06/05/2015

Photo courtesy of Circus Flora

It’s SHOWTIME! Circus Flora’s 29th Season

The all-new show is “One Summer on Second Street” and you do NOT want to miss it, under the Big Top in Grand Center through June 28th. Why do I love Circus Flora? Read on.

05/27/2015

Logo courtesy of girlsintheknow.org

Girls in the Know: What Are You So Afraid Of?

A local group is working to give all girls the confidence they need, not just to succeed, but to go for their dreams! Special event Saturday, moms and daughters!

05/12/2015

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Kids & Education: Join Me This Week For These Great Events/Causes

Three great events this week for great organizations. Hope you can join me! You can eat, drink, be merry AND help make a difference in our community!

04/19/2015

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