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Graduations canceled, rescheduled again

Lindbergh High 2020 graduate Karen Guo waves to spectators during a May 26 car parade for graduates, since an in-person graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Both the Mehlville and Lindbergh graduation ceremonies had to be rethought this month when Chaifetz Arena canceled all scheduled school graduations through the end of July. Lindbergh High School is holding an innovative drive-in ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex site, 5555 St. Lo...

Crestwood pool reopens with masks and a collaboration with Sunset Hills

An employee wears a mask at the newly reopened Crestwood pool, as seen June 19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

The Crestwood Aquatic Center has been open and operating since June 15 under COVID-19 restrictions for capacity and social distancing that will make this year’s pool season far different than the past. The city said it has taken time to “thoroughly” review the St. Louis County official guideline...

Crestwood mall reopened for development

Crestwood mall reopened for development

June 25, 2020

After a closed-session meeting of the Crestwood Board of Aldermen, the city announced that it will issue a request for proposals for redevelopment of the mall site, with an August deadline for new developers to respond. The latest version of Crestwood mall redevelopment fell through because of the COVID-...

Lindbergh examines how to return to class

Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 25, 2020

No one really knows what school will look like this fall in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, but a 61-member task force in Lindbergh Schools is trying to figure it out. The Lindbergh Reopening Task Force began meeting weekly by videoconference May 27 to look over survey data from parents and co...

Crestwood Parks and Recreation announces COVID reopening plan

The pool at the Crestwood Aquatic Center's lazy river and slide, as seen in a photo from Westport Pools.

June 23, 2020

Crestwood will begin the process of reopening its parks and recreation facilities, including the Community Center, the city announced Monday.  Beginning July 1, the Parks and Recreation Department said in a Facebook post will begin taking reservations for pavilions, tennis courts and ball fields...

VIDEO: See bulldozers demolish Lindbergh High School Math Building

The LHS Math Building comes down.

June 23, 2020

The Lindbergh High School Math Building is coming down today, the first major step in construction of the new Lindbergh High School. The building demolition is the first major step in construction for the $89 million new Lindbergh High School, which will be built at the site of the current LHS usi...

Lindbergh Class of 2020 will get a drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex

Lindbergh High 2020 graduate Karen Guo waves to spectators during a May 26 car parade for graduates, since an in-person graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 12, 2020

Lindbergh High School will hold its 2020 graduation Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex complex at the former St. Louis Mills mall in Hazelwood. The school will have an outdoor drive-in graduation ceremony, socially distanced because of COVID-19, Principal Eric Cochran announced in an email to students Friday ...

Sunset Hills will not open its pool this year, considers Crestwood collaboration

The Sunset Hills pool seen from above.

June 11, 2020

Sunset Hills will not open its pool this year. The decision to close the Sunset Hills Aquatic Facility in Watson Trail Park comes because of the timing and extra regulations that would be required if the city opened the pool due to COVID-19, the city said in the announcement. The city said in a new...

Crestwood pool will open Monday with reservations, masks and possible Sunset Hills collaboration

The pool at the Crestwood Aquatic Center's lazy river and slide, as seen in a photo from Westport Pools.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The Crestwood Aquatic Center will be open beginning Monday, June 15, but the pool will operate under COVID-19 restrictions on capacity and requirements for social distancing that will make this year’s pool season far different than ones from the past. The city said it has taken time to “thorou...

Crestwood officials react to developer pulling out of $300 million mall project

The rendering for the plaza for the now scrapped Crestwood City Center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The developer behind the latest redevelopment plan for the former Crestwood Plaza mall site backed out of the deal last week due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Creve Coeur-based Walpert Properties had planned the most ambitious proposal for Crestwood mall yet, a $300 million high-density mixed...

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