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PHOTOS: A little rain doesn’t stop the JB Blast

Rain didn’t stop South County from enjoying the 20th year of the JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks Park last Wednesday, featuring live music, an appearance from County Executive Sam Page and a fireworks show. This year, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas was in charge of the festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive

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Lindbergh raises money with 36 hours of music

  The Lindbergh High School Drumline and Strolling Stings performed for students April 12 during the band’s annual 36-Hour Musicthon to raise money for childhood cancer research. This year’s event raised $2,200 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The band raises money in honor of a young man named Alex, who the band members met in 2012.

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Packed house weighs in on Tower Tee’s future

Pictured above: It was standing room only at 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy’s first in a series of town halls on the fate of the Tower Tee Golf Course. Nearly 100 people packed into a room at the Affton-White Rodgers Community Center on March 20 to voice their concerns and provide feedback on what should

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Beetles rock. Who knew?

Everyone knows the Beatles rock, but beetles can rock too. Children gathered at the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library last month to learn about beetles in a ‘Beetles Rock’ presentation from The Butterfly House. They read bug-themed books and examined the beetles up close with microscopes, above, then painted beetles on

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Learning where STEM can take you

Pictured above: Jennifer Irvin of BJC talks to students at Margaret Buerkle Middle School about STEM jobs. All middle schools in the Mehlville School District held STEM Breakfasts last week to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and take those classes in high school. The breakfasts have been

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Celebrating 100 days in 100 ways

Pictured above: To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. Across Oakville at Blades Elementary, classes celebrated the milestone by reading 100 books, searching for 100 things or doing 100 exercises, and Principal

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