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Students keep Australian animals ‘sew’ warm

Students keep Australian animals ‘sew’ warm

January 31, 2020

Students in intermediate and advanced sewing at Oakville High School made ‘joey pouches’ to help animals stranded by the Australian wildfires, including kangaroo ‘joeys’ and koalas. The students’ work is coordinated with the Animal Rescue Craft Guild, a group of volunteers who produce pouch...

Loop Trolley still shutting down, might be taken over by Bi-State in new year

The Loop Trolley was decorated for the holidays, but mostly empty the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 12. It was the first day the trolley was open after a vote by the Bi-State Development Agency board to look into taking over trolley operations. The trolley’s driver said that he was a retired former Metro driver, but likes the trolley. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

December 30, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor  glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Bi-State Development Agency board voted Dec. 10 to potentially take over the financially struggling Loop Trolley, despite heated opposition from the Illinois side of the board. The 6-3 vote was not a final decision to take over trolley o...

‘Santa Saturday’ is a success

‘Santa Saturday’ is a success

December 25, 2019

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 even...

PHOTOS: Crowds at Oakville Holiday Crawl ‘let it go’ for local business

PHOTOS: Crowds at Oakville Holiday Crawl ‘let it go’ for local business

December 16, 2019

Organizers declared the first-ever Oakville Community Holiday Crawl a ‘huge success’ as crowds flocked to Telegraph Road Dec. 1 to support local businesses. One of the highlights of the event were characters Anna and Elsa from ‘Frozen 2,’ pictured above. See more photos in the gallery below....

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

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. Gateway will perform ‘The
Nutcracker’ at 6 p.m. Saturday at Bayless High School. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

December 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A nonprofit, multi-disciplinary dance conservatory will perform its first full-length production Saturday in South County. The Gateway Dance Conservatory will present “The Nutcracker” ballet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Bayless Hi...

Crawl, crawl, baby

Crawl, crawl, baby

November 27, 2019

  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 ...

Local schools honor those who serve during Veterans Day activities

November 15, 2019

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. I...

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 Grace Leitner attended as gymnast Simone Biles, Maleficent and the Descendants, among other luminaries.

November 6, 2019

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 Bucher...

Workin’ at the car wash, yeah

Workin’ at the car wash, yeah

October 17, 2019

  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. T...

Telling stories through dance with Books in Motion

Lindbergh Schools fifth-graders at Long and Sappington elementary schools performed student-choreographed dance interpretations of the novel ‘Restart’ with the Modern American Dance Company’s Books in Motion program. Funded by parent groups, the students and MADCO dancers read the novel and developed routines that interpreted the novel’s themes through movement and dance. Each school performed their routines during all-school assemblies.

October 9, 2019

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...

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