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Fair St. Louis canceled by coronavirus

Fair St. Louis canceled by coronavirus

April 3, 2020

Fair St. Louis is canceled this year due to the coronavirus. Fair St. Louis and America’s Birthday Parade will not hold their 2020 Independence Day celebrations scheduled to take place July 2, 3 and 4, 2020, in downtown St. Louis. The decision to cancel the free events was made “due to COVID-19 healt...

St. Louis County bans groups of 250 people or more due to coronavirus

St. Louis County bans groups of 250 people or more due to coronavirus

March 13, 2020

Attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri and nationwide led to the cancellation or postponement of most major events, and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page banned events of more than 250 people. The ban doesn’t apply to religious or school events, but Page said he hoped that churc...

2020 Fair St. Louis dates announced

2020 Fair St. Louis dates announced

February 27, 2020

The dates for the annual Fair St. Louis Fourth of July celebration were announced this week. The festivities will take place Thursday, July 2 through Saturday, July 4 at Gateway Arch National Park. “We are very excited to celebrate our 40th fair this year,” said David Estes, general chairman o...

New exhibit featured at Laumeier Sculpture Park now through May: Mark Dion’s ‘Follies’

New exhibit featured at Laumeier Sculpture Park now through May: Mark Dion’s ‘Follies’

February 20, 2020

Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, presents a new exhibit, “Mark Dion: Follies,” now through May 24. Artist Mark Dion has fashioned a worldwide reputation as an innovative sculptor and installation artist, whose points of departure include the intersections of the historical and the contemp...

Life is a ‘Cabaret’ at Lindbergh

Life is a ‘Cabaret’ at Lindbergh

February 17, 2020

The Lindbergh High School thespian troupe is taking a trip back in time to 1931 Berlin with its production of ‘Cabaret’ Feb. 20-22 in the LHS Auditorium, 5000 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Showtimes for the LHS spring musical are 7 p.m. Feb. 20-21, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Feb. 22. Set in 1931 Berlin as the...

Affton’s food truck garden will open this spring with 30 food trucks

Affton’s food truck garden will open this spring with 30 food trucks

February 13, 2020

Affton’s new food truck garden — the first food truck garden in Missouri — will open this spring with 30 food trucks. Developers did not give a firm date for opening the food truck project, but said they have signed on 30 St. Louis-area food trucks as members of 9  Mile Garden. The number of...

Play Gloria: Brett Hull offers wisdom at St. Louis All-Star Game

Play Gloria: Brett Hull offers wisdom at St. Louis All-Star Game

January 30, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com I wouldn’t have necessarily thought of looking to Brett Hull for life advice before last weekend when he offered these words of wisdom during a sit-down talk at the Fan Fair at the NHL All Star Game in St. Louis. But the Golden Brett is...

Man found dying on front porch in Affton was stabbed to death

Man found dying on front porch in Affton was stabbed to death

January 15, 2020

The man found dying on his porch in Affton Tuesday was stabbed to death, police said. Justin Leeman, 41, of the 7900 block of Hildesheim Avenue in Affton, died after being stabbed in his upper body, police said. Detectives are investigating Leeman’s death as a homicide. Officers from the Affto...

Food truck garden will feature permanent open-air bar with local beer, coffee on tap

Food truck garden will feature permanent open-air bar with local beer, coffee on tap

January 13, 2020

The much-anticipated food truck garden in Affton, 9 Mile Garden, will have a permanent on-site bar alongside its array of food trucks. The 3,500-square-foot open-air bar at 9375 Gravois Road within Affton Plaza will be called The Canteen @ 9 Mile Garden and will feature beer, wine, cocktails and cold brew on tap for guests at Missouri’s...

County, city libraries eliminate all fines in joint effort for equity

County, city libraries eliminate all fines in joint effort for equity

January 9, 2020

St. Louis’ two largest library systems are going fine-free starting this month with a “New Year, No Fines” initiative. St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library announced Tuesday they will no longer charge fines on late materials beginning in the new year. The two libraries jointly held a press confe...

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