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St. Louis County bans groups of 250 people or more due to coronavirus

St. Louis County bans groups of 250 people or more due to coronavirus

March 13, 2020

Attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri and nationwide led to the cancellation or postponement of most major events, and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page banned events of more than 250 people. The ban doesn’t apply to religious or school events, but Page said he hoped that churc...

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap property

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap property

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap land with each other after it was discovered that a sliver of the former Johnny Mac’s property slated to become the new Sunset Hills Subaru dealership lies within Crestwood city limits. At the Feb. 11 Board of Aldermen meeting, City Administrator Kris Simpson told...

Call, school district are hosting a Community Job Fair March 25

Call, school district are hosting a Community Job Fair March 25

March 2, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Two South County organizations have joined together to connect the community with regional potential employers. The first South County Community Job Fair is set for 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the Mehlville High School gymnasium...

Mayor applauds Sunset Hills’ ‘prosperity’ with $100 million in development

Mayor applauds Sunset Hills’ ‘prosperity’ with $100 million in development

February 26, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills has about $100 million being invested in the city due to various new projects, Mayor Pat Fribis said at the Feb. 11 Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen meeting. Fribis, who attended the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerc...

Mehlville School District, Call Newspapers host a Community Job Fair

Mehlville School District, Call Newspapers host a Community Job Fair

February 25, 2020

Mehlville School District and Call Newspapers will host a Community Job Fair next month, open to all job seekers in South County and surrounding areas. The event will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the Mehlville High School gymnasium, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. The job fair is open to ...

Crestwood-Sunset Hills chamber’s 2020 gala honors award recipients

from left to right: Lori Krueger - Kiwanis Bernard J. Fidler Citizen Service Award, Charles Lucier with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Centers - Member of the Year, Chris Veath with Scott Credit Union - Business of the Year, Jennifer Abercrombie - Citizen of the Year, Adam Schmitz - Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award, April Gamache with America's Incredible Pizza - New Member of Year, and Mike Borzillo with A. J. Borzillo - Community Improvement Award.

February 19, 2020

The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2020 Awards Auction and Gala Banquet Feb. 8 at LiUNA Event Center in Sunset Hills, raising money for scholarships and honoring local business owners. The banquet honored 2019 chamber award recipients, including citizen of the year and...

Affton’s food truck garden will open this spring with 30 food trucks

A rendering of the proposed Affton Plaza food truck garden.

February 13, 2020

Affton’s new food truck garden — the first food truck garden in Missouri — will open this spring with 30 food trucks. Developers did not give a firm date for opening the food truck project, but said they have signed on 30 St. Louis-area food trucks as members of 9  Mile Garden. The number of...

Sunset Hills hotel now is asking for tax incentives

Sunset Hills hotel now is asking for tax incentives

February 10, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills will be getting its first new hotel in over a decade as construction on the new 5-story $7.4 million Comfort Suites hotel — the former Days Inn at 3654 S. Lindbergh Blvd. — is slated to finish in October. But the new ...

Sunset Hills sets a 500-foot buffer between dispensaries and schools, daycares

Sunset Hills sets a 500-foot buffer between dispensaries and schools, daycares

February 5, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewsapers.com Sunset Hills has a 500-foot buffer for medical marijuana facilities after the Board of Aldermen voted 5-3 Dec. 10 to establish an ordinance regulating medical marijuana facilities in the city. Ward 1 Alderman Ann McMunn, Ward 2 Alderman Steve ...

State issues licenses to six marijuana dispensaries for South County

HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 4, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Medical marijuana dispensaries will open later this year after the state approved licenses for 192 statewide, including 66 in the St. Louis region and six in South County. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received 2,267 ap...

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