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Where to see Fourth of July fireworks this year

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.

July 3, 2020

Fourth of July traditions like the JB Blast and Fair St. Louis are postponed or canceled this year, but drive-in fireworks will provide some options for those wanting to still see a dazzling display in the sky this weekend. A new summer tradition in South County is also set to kick off with the highly ant...

Webster Groves Fourth of July fireworks and parade are postponed this year

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.

July 2, 2020

The Webster Groves Fourth of July fireworks have been postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Webster Groves Community Days parade and Fourth of July fireworks have been a tradition for generations, with residents staking claim to good parade viewing spots days before the morning parade....

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...

Bill Gianino, one of South County’s best-known restaurant owners, dies

The Gianino's family of restaurants posted this tribute to patriarch Bill Gianino after his death Friday.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 2, 2020

One of South County’s best-known restaurant owners, Bill Gianino, died Friday at his family farm in Cuba, Missouri. William “Bill” Gianino, 69, owned the self-named Gianino’s family of restaurants that started in Oakville with Bill Gianino’s and Frankie G’s, which are next to each other in...

Everyone now required to wear masks indoors and outside in St. Louis County, city

The Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis distributed food and other items to 2,500 families Saturday, May 2, at the former Jamestown Mall, assisted by County Executive Sam Page in a mask, left.

July 1, 2020

St. Louis County and St. Louis City will require everyone to wear a mask or face covering at all times indoors and outside when social distancing is not possible, effective 7 a.m. Friday, July 3.  As cases of the coronavirus increase in the South, West and elsewhere in Missouri, St. Louis cases have rem...

PHOTOS: See all the beautiful blooms submitted by The Call’s readers

PHOTOS: See all the beautiful blooms submitted by The Call's readers

July 1, 2020

Some of The Call's readers showed off their beautiful summer blooms, gardens and landscaping in recent photo submissions. Enjoy the scenery and send us photos of your gardens and summer blooms to photos@callnewspapers.com....

Gateway Grizzlies will hold drive-in fireworks this weekend for Fourth of July

Gateway Grizzlies will hold drive-in fireworks this weekend for Fourth of July

July 1, 2020

The Gateway Grizzlies will hold a “Drive-In Fireworks Show and Parking Lot Party” this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July. The event will be held Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, at the GCS Credit Union Ballpark in Sauget, the home of the Grizzlies minor-league baseball team. With the Grizzl...

The Pavilion at Lemay pool and gym are open again, with COVID-19 restrictions

People eager to see the brand-new pools packed the Pavilion at Lemay at its opening in June 2015. On June 9, 2015, it was hard to find a parking space as the pool reached its 500-person capacity for the second time since it opened, pictured.

July 1, 2020

The Pavilion at Lemay pool reopened last week for the season, following a number of social distancing restrictions for COVID-19 just as the building indoors has been since June 15. The outdoor pool at the Lemay aquatic center will be open through Aug. 23, along with Labor Day weekend Sept. 5, 6 and 7. T...

JB Blast postponed to October this year due to coronavirus

JB Blast postponed to October this year due to coronavirus

June 30, 2020

The annual JB Blast fireworks show at Jefferson Barracks has been postponed to October this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 JB Blast will now take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, according to the updated Facebook event post. It was originally slated for Friday, July 3. The event ...

St. Louis County Library reopens all branches, then closes one due to positive COVID-19 case

A patron picks up some books at the reopening of the St. Louis County Library's Daniel Boone Branch Library in Ellisville on June 19. Some areas of the library are sectioned off for social distancing.

June 30, 2020

All St. Louis County Library branches have reopened with limited capacity and limited services, while still offering curbside pickup for books and materials — but one of the libraries has already closed again due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.  Starting Friday, June 19, all branches reopened wit...

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