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‘Santa Saturday’ is a success

Among the children meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Mehlville Fire Protection District’s annual Santa Saturday event Dec. 7 were, from left, Katelyn and Madison Bond, the daughters of Chief Financial Officer Brian Bond. The fire district also held a holiday food drive in connection with the event, collecting more than 2,200 cans of

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New ‘Nutcracker’: South County dance studio is set to perform full ballet for first time

Pictured above: Students at Gateway Dance Conservatory rehearse for the studio’s first full-length production of Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ in Pacific Nov. 23. Gateway is a nonprofit studio that meets at The Pavilion at Lemay and provides underprivileged dance students with scholarships and other financial aid, as well as inclusionary classes for students with special needs.

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Crawl, crawl, baby

  Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library hosted a ‘baby art crawl’ last week. Little ones ages 6 to 16 months were able to get their hands (and bodies) dirty as they crawled around in non-toxic paint on a life-sized canvas, using brushes, toys and their hands to explore the world of

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Local schools honor those who serve during Veterans Day activities

Lindbergh and Mehlville students celebrated Veterans Day with special assemblies and events across both districts. Point Elementary in Oakville had an assembly featuring musical performances from the fifth grade, reading of historical facts and recognition for all 44 military veterans in attendance. In Lindbergh, Truman Middle School students hosted a breakfast for their family members

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Crestwood’s characters cast a spell

It was one of the coldest Halloweens in memory for St. Louis last week, but many students across the Lindbergh and Mehlville school districts had already tricked and treated at their schools’ trunk or treats. At the Crestwood Elementary trunk or treat, above, students Sasha Bucherich, Mia Bucherich, Ansley Stiening, Phoebe Kent, Cecilia Chace and

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Workin’ at the car wash, yeah

  Those cars never seem to stop coming! Oakville High School students, above, washed cars for a good cause last month at Auto Zone on Telegraph Road. Among those volunteering were, from left to right, Emily Leung, Amna Delic, Jiya Patel, Kaitlyn Eckhard, Elena Bickers and Namitta Phrasalak. The car wash was held by the

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Telling stories through dance with Books in Motion

Lindbergh fifth-graders at Long and Sappington elementary schools recently performed student-choreographed dance interpretations of the novel “Restart,” with the guidance of mentors from the Modern American Dance Company’s Books in Motion program. Books in Motion is an inclusive, student-centered program that uses dance to provide students with valuable exposure to literature and the arts. Students

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