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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....

PHOTOS: Long-awaited St. Louis Aquarium will open Christmas Day

The second floor of the aquarium gives visitors the opportunity to get their hands wet with touch tanks and interactive exhibits. That experience will be temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

December 11, 2019

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station will open on Christmas. Special Christmas Day hours will be from noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25. Timed admission tickets went on sale last week, temporarily crashing the aquarium website www.stlouisaquarium.com. As construction continued this year, owne...

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, 2019. 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 performed ‘The
Nutcracker’ in December 2019 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 ...

Council tries to limit public speakers’ ‘activism’ with new security and ‘ground rules’

Anthony Shahid holds a noose around his neck while reading an old St. Louis Post Dispatch article about former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger during public comment at the Nov. 5 county council Meeting. Shahid was among dozens of speakers who spoke out  against the alleged mistreatment of a woman in North County by a St. Louis County police officer. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 25, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After two weeks of intense public comments at the St. Louis County Council, Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas and the council hope to minimize “activism” during the meetings by imposing new rules and enforcing existing ones on residents and t...

Flyers soccer team heading for state semifinals after dream ‘19

Lindbergh’s Nick Merlo and Northwest’s Hayden Hatley battle for a loose ball in the Flyers’ 4-2 win at Northwest Nov. 13. Photo by Stephen Glover.

November 20, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call This is going down as the season of all seasons for the Lindbergh boys soccer team. The Flyers (17-8-1) are returning to the Missouri Class 4 semifinals for the first time since 1994 after winning their first district championship since 1998. Lindbergh’s lone sta...

Lindbergh Fiddlers go back in time

The boys pretend to act horrified that the girls are daring to show their elbows in public.

November 20, 2019

The Sperreng and Truman Colonial Fiddlers spent a weekend last month in West Lafayette, Indiana, performing at the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans at Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid-1700s. It is held annually...

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...

Hallow-queens reign at South County trunk or treats

Blades Elementary Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2019

The Oct. 25 Blades Elementary trunk or treat saw an array of costumes this year, from a ‘mad scientist’ to a teacher’s Aladdin-themed family to the regal costumes of Ella Hassler and Madison Geiger, above. The annual trunk or treat had better weather than is expected for the official night of ...

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