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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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Plant a tree this year for Arbor Day

With spring finally here, tree enthusiasts are reminding you to plant a tree this month in honor of Arbor Day. Missouri celebrates the annual tree-planting holiday Arbor Day on the first Friday of April, which this year fell on April 2. But nationally, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April, which will

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Use these tips to shop for lawn gear

With the proper equipment, you can make the grass greener on your side of the fence.   If you’re like most people, when spring comes, you’re ready to get outside and make your yard both beautiful and functional. Maybe you’re aiming to have the best yard on the block, want to install an outdoor family

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