Debbie’s Blog

Photo courtesy of Jessica Hentoff

From North St. Louis to World Traveler

Sidney Iking Bateman grew up in North St. Louis. He saw many things children shouldn’t see. Violence, death. But thanks to his strong will, raw talent and some people who believed in him, he’s traveling the world these days.


(Photo courtesy of Brian Owens)

Ferguson: Spreading Peace & Love With Music

Check out Ferguson resident Brian Owens’ latest song if you need something uplifting and positive. Video filmed in Ferguson.


Courtesy of Kari R. Frey,  FREYPhotography

Are You A Friend? My Goal For October!

I want 1,000 friends. Not for me, personally. One thousand Friends of Tower Grove Park. Membership has its privileges.


Photo from Belleville Historical Society

Belleville Shows Off Architectural Gems

One of the Top 100 architects (as named by Architectural Digest) designed numerous homes in Belleville. See seven of Charles E. King’s home this Sunday.


With Scary Gary at The Darkness! (Photo by Debbie's husband)

Halloween: Not Just For Kids Anymore

Almost $7-billion will be spent on Halloween this year. How will YOU be celebrating?


Vegas Strip Photo by Debbie Monterrey

A Great Time in Las Vegas!

Our Sunrise Tours trip to Las Vegas with KMOX listeners was a winner!


FREE performance “A Most Unsettled State”

A free radio-style play of “A Most Unsettled State” performed by The Old Courthouse Players takes place Sunday at St. Louis Altenheim.


Life Lessons and Grandparents Day

Sunday is Grandparents Day. Enjoy words of wisdom from your elders!


Rock of Cashel (Ireland)--photo by Debbie Monterrey

Amazing Ireland

What a wonderful trip to Ireland with YMT Vacations and KMOX listeners! We had 58 St. Louisans on two buses, traveling the Emerald Isle. And boy, is it green.


Diamond Shakoor (photo by Deb Monterrey)

2014 MO State Chess Champ: Diamond Shakoor of North St. Louis

She’s 13 years old and she has dozens of state and national 1st place chess titles. Diamond Shakoor really needs a sponsor to help her get to her competitions.



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