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PowerPlex will host drive-in fireworks for Fourth of July

PowerPlex will host drive-in fireworks for Fourth of July

July 2, 2020

Fourth of July fireworks will be added to the lineup of graduations and concerts taking place at the 500-car Drive-In St. Louis venue at the PowerPlex site at the former St. Louis Mills mall. With annual traditions like the JB Blast and Fair St. Louis postponed or canceled this year due to the coronavirus pa...

First food truck garden in Missouri is opening in Affton for Fourth of July

The patio at 9 Mile Garden.

June 29, 2020

The long-awaited food truck garden in Affton, 9 Mile Garden, will open for Fourth of July weekend after being put on hold for the coronavirus pandemic. The custom-built food truck plaza and entertainment district at 9375 Gravois Road, the corner of Gravois Road and Tobey Avenue, will open to the public...

Mehlville teachers organize ‘Black Lives Matter’ walk

Participants in the Oakville Black Lives Matter drive decorated their vehicles with posters and car paint to show their support.

June 25, 2020

There will be an anti-racism Black Lives Matter walk at Mehlville High School this Sunday. The walk, organized by a group of Mehlville School District teachers, will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. The family friendly walk will star...

Mehlville is starting a K-12 virtual school; informational meetings will be held Tuesday

Students at Hagemann Elementary School in photos taken in January at 'Abilities Awareness Day.'

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2020

The Mehlville School District will be opening a virtual school in August called Mehlville@Home for students in kindergarten through high school, the district announced Wednesday. The district will host virtual informational meetings Tuesday, June 30 for families interested in learning more, as well as ...

Live music returns to St. Louis with drive-in concert series at PowerPlex

Live music returns to St. Louis with drive-in concert series at PowerPlex

May 19, 2020

To make up for the lack of live music in St. Louis , the Powerplex sports complex at the former St. Louis Mills mall, 5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd., created a “safe, COVID 19-compliant” drive-in concert series that people can enjoy from their cars. For 11 nights this summer, attendees can enjoy a c...

Archdiocese will allow public masses to resume when stay-at-home order starts to lift May 18

'Drive-by ashings' photo taken in March 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 9, 2020

The St. Louis Archdiocese will allow Catholic public masses to resume again as soon as May 18, when St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis are slated to begin lifting restrictions of their stay-at-home order. The archdiocese called off public masses in March, as lockdowns and crowd-size limits we...

Laumeier Sculpture Park’s annual Mother’s Day Art Fair goes online-only this weekend

The Laumeier Art Fair in 2017.

May 8, 2020

More than 80 artists from Missouri and beyond are participating in Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Online Art Fair, which is taking place virtually Friday, May 8 through Monday, May 11. This year would have been the 33rd annual Art Fair at the sculpture park in Sunset Hills, always held on Mother’s Day wee...

Belleville’s Skyview Drive-In is open for moviegoers, starting tonight

The Skyview Drive-In's upcoming movies.

May 8, 2020

The Skyview Drive-In Movie Theater will open in Belleville will open for the summer season tonight, one of just a few movie theaters in the region open amid the coronavirus pandemic. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker gave the go-ahead for the Belleville drive-in to reopen for the year, with major changes f...

Free drive-thru meals, diapers available at St. Louis County Library during school shutdown

A volunteer hands out free diapers at the Natural Bridge Branch of the St. Louis County Library this week.

April 5, 2020

The St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search are providing drive-thru food pickup and diapers for children at select branch locations Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, including at the Weber Road branch in South County. All libraries are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, bu...

Fair St. Louis canceled by coronavirus

Rain didn’t stop South County from enjoying the 20th year of the JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks
Park Wednesday, July 3, 2019, featuring live music, an appearance from County Executive Sam Page and
a fireworks show. This year, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas was in charge of the
festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive Steve Stenger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

April 3, 2020

Fair St. Louis is canceled this year due to the coronavirus. Fair St. Louis and America’s Birthday Parade will not hold their 2020 Independence Day celebrations scheduled to take place July 2, 3 and 4, 2020, in downtown St. Louis. The decision to cancel the free events was made “due to COVID-19 healt...

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