Home & Garden

Water infrastructure is key to daily life

Pictured above: Workers get ready to fill in dirt from Missouri American Water’s water main replacement project near Fatima Drive and Kammerer Avenue in Affton. The project was part of the water utility comany’s plan to replace 224,000 feet of water main this year, approximately 42 miles of the 4,500 miles of main that the

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Garden Club issues national beautification citations

The Mehlville Garden Club presented two local businesses and one local church with National Garden Club citations for beautification April 25. Attending the award presentations were Dottie Warren, Wanda Hults, Debbie Timmons, Jean Kovarik, Roby Schweppe and Tracy Colona. The club presented citations to Cracker Barrel restaurant, Meramec Bottom Road and Interstate 55; First Unity

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Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung in one Sunset Hills resident’s garden. Mary Halloran, who lives off West Watson Road in Sunset Hills, shows off her colorful garden full of tulips that bloomed last Tuesday. Halloran planted the bulbs at the beginning of fall.

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Crestwood uses Community Development Block Grant for city needs

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously voted last week to use the city’s 2020 Community Block Grant funds to defray the cost of constructing handicapped-accessible access to the front of City Hall. Cities and St. Louis County receive federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. The HUD website states

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Are you ‘ready’ for a natural disaster?

Pictured above: Pictured above: Mark Menning goes through an example emergency kit. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Preparation is the name of the game when it comes to emergency and disaster preparedness, expert Mark Menning said in a presentation at the Crestwood Community Center in February. Menning, the former fire chief

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MSD wants new stormwater fees in April election

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is proposing to tackle flooding and erosion by adding a new charge to the bill of every customer, including nonprofit entities and those with septic systems. The MSD Board of Trustees voted unanimously in December to place Proposition S for Stormwater on the

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ModernSTL offers weekend tour of modern architecture in Crestwood

Enthusiasts of mid-centery modern architecture can join ModernSTL for a home tour through the historic Ridgewood neighborhood in Crestwood on Saturday, Oct. 13. ModernSTL is a modern-architecture preservation group in St. Louis. The Ridgewood neighborhood has 258 homes that were designed by local modern architect Ralph Fournier and built by Burton Duenke in 1951 to

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Crestwood to give away tree seedlings

Street trees are beautiful, and good for the environment, but they come with a downside: Their roots. Roots cause problems for city sidewalks, lifting up the slabs and creating tripping hazards for pedestrians. This summer, Crestwood is kicking off a major project to repair broken and displaced sidewalks. Nearly 20,000 square feet of damaged city

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