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MU Extension offering garden workshops

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 horticulturalist Justin Keay will present the timeline

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Learn to grow a pollinator garden

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 support for a full life

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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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