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St. Louis County parks will close to stop the spread of virus

St. Louis County parks will close to stop the spread of virus

April 3, 2020

All St. Louis County parks will close by 8 p.m. Friday in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, County Executive Sam Page ordered Thursday. Despite the spread of the coronavirus, people had crowded county land and trails like Cliff Cave Park in Oakville since Page issued a stay-at-home order tha...

Some state parks close today, including Castlewood; state prisons won’t release inmates

Some state parks close today, including Castlewood; state prisons won’t release inmates

Jordan Meier, Missouri News Network

April 2, 2020

Parks and prisons were major topics at Gov. Mike Parson’s Tuesday update on COVID-19 in Missouri. This comes after a weekend of high traffic at many state parks, and questions about whether the governor will consider releasing nonviolent offenders from state prisons. State park closures Carol Comer, director o...

Crestwood is seeking a pedestrian bridge

Crestwood is seeking a pedestrian bridge

February 21, 2020

The city of Crestwood will be applying for a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to fund a portion of a pedestrian bridge to connect Whitecliff Park to Sheryl Ann Drive. At the Feb. 11 Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting, the board unanimously passed a resolution during the consent...

Bayless pedestrian bridge could go up

Bayless pedestrian bridge could go up

February 17, 2020

There will be temporary lane restrictions on Bayless Avenue between Avenue H and Union Road as crews work to set a new Great Rivers Greenway pedestrian bridge over Bayless beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18. Lane restrictions will continue through Thursday, Feb. 20. Access to Interstate 55 will also be affe...

Free flu shots available in South County; Parson urges all Missourians to get a shot

Free flu shots available in South County; Parson urges all Missourians to get a shot

October 17, 2019

The single best way to protect yourself and others against the flu is to get vaccinated each year, and free flu shots are available in South County this weekend. Gov. Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson received their annual flu shots last week and urge all Missourians to get them. They especially e...

Domestic violence victims can heal with a garden donated by Oakville Garden Club

Domestic violence victims can heal with a garden donated by Oakville Garden Club

October 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Residents at a domestic violence shelter in Jefferson County have experienced healing through gardening thanks to the generosity of the South County community. The women living at A Safe Place in Jefferson County have been enjoying fres...

MU Extension offering garden workshops

MU Extension offering garden workshops

July 19, 2019

The University of Missouri St. Louis County Extension will host two gardening workshops over fall plantings and cover crops this month. The fall plantings workshop will be held Wednesday, July 24 at the MU Extension office at 132 E. Monroe Ave., 63122, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Extension horticulturalis...

Learn to grow a pollinator garden

Learn to grow a pollinator garden

July 18, 2019

Learn how to grow Missouri native plants that support butterflies and other valuable pollinators with a presentation at the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library on Tuesday, July 23. Learn what to plant to provide an adequate supply of host plants to give butterflies and other pollinators s...

Water infrastructure is key to daily life

Water infrastructure is key to daily life

June 20, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com In honor of National Infrastructure Week, which was recognized May 13 through May 20, Missouri American Water highlighted a water main replacement project near Fatima Drive and Kammerer Avenue in Affton. The project in Affton is part...

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