Brief

‘Spirited Holiday Past’ featured at Jefferson Barracks

Enjoy the holiday season at the historic Laborer’s House at Jefferson Barracks Historic Site, 345 North Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in conjunction with the regional “Historic St. Louis Presents a Spirited Holiday Past.” Explore the customs of the 1860s holidays on a self-guided walk through the Laborer’s House, with

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Red Cross facing ‘severe blood shortage’

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. During September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000

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Christmas comes to Crestwood on Dec. 1

Santa is coming to Crestwood next week, for the fifth year in a row. Santa will arrive on a fire truck for Christmas in Crestwood at City Hall, 1 Detjen Drive, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. He will greet children and pose for photos until 1:30 p.m., then he will take off in a

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Two churches offer Thanksgiving dinners

Two local churches will be offering free community meals on Thanksgiving this year. Affton Christian Church, 9625 Tesson Ferry Road, and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Road, will both offer community dinners on the holiday, Thursday, Nov. 22. Affton Christian Church will provide a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Lindbergh invites residents to take survey

Lindbergh Schools invites community members to participate in an online survey that will inform the development of a five-year strategic plan for the district. The survey, available online at go.lindberghschools.ws/survey, will be open until Friday, Nov. 16. The district formed a committee this fall that includes teachers, parents, residents, students, Board of Education members and

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Sappington-Concord history is reprinted

The Sappington-Concord Historical Society has had such demand for the local history book “Sappington-Concord, A History” that the original has been scanned and reprinted and is now available for sale. Most households in the neighborhood already own copies of the forest green, yearbook-sized book “Sappington-Concord, A History,” the society said in a news release. But

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It’s Halloween time

A misty rain didn’t deter anyone as Blades Elementary students brought the tricks and a lineup of cars brought the treats to the school’s annual Trunk or Treat last week. Students dressed up as ghouls, ghosts, witches, chimpanzees, firefighters and princesses, and parents decorated their cars and handed out candy. Principal Jeremy Booker dressed as

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