Jefferson Barracks Park

In its 20th year, JB Blast is now under new leadership in Trakas

Pictured above: County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas gives opening remarks at the 20th JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks Park July 3. This year, Trakas was in charge of the festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive Steve Stenger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The 20th edition of the

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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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JB Blast’s 20th annual fireworks display is tonight

The JB Blast, south St. Louis County’s biggest Fourth of July celebration, is returning to Jefferson Barracks Park this year for its 20th year. The JB Blast is sponsored by St. Louis County Executive Same Page, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas, St. Louis County Police, St. Louis County Parks and numerous business partners. This

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JB Telephone Museum hosts winter exhibit

Kermit, Star Wars, Gumby, Beetle Bailey, Trains, Planes and Automobiles – these are some of the telephones you’ll see at the Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum in a special exhibit this winter. The telephone-themed museum is hosting a Character Telephone Exhibit that opened Jan. 5 and runs through March 31. The museum, at 12 Hancock Ave.

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JB Blast Celebration set to take off July 3

The 2018 JB Blast will take place this year at dusk on Tuesday, July 3, at Jefferson Barracks Park, 345 North Road. Admission is free. The event will kick off with County Executive Steve Stenger singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at 7 p.m. Stenger sponsors the celebration, as he once did as the 6th District councilman.

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Mehlville Garden Club maintains Old Ordnance Room garden

Members of the Mehlville Garden Club are pictured at the Blue Star Memorial Garden in Jefferson Barracks Park. As an ongoing project, the club maintains the garden for visitors’ enjoyment, as well as the garden at Building 52 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital at Jefferson Barracks. The Mehlville Garden Club meets at 9:30 a.m. the

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County celebrates total solar eclipse

The crowd began gathering Monday morning at Jefferson Barracks Park for the St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department’s Great American Solar Eclipse Event. ‘The last time a total solar eclipse occurred in the greater St. Louis area was 1442, so this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all of us,’ County Executive Steve Stenger stated

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Total Eclipse 2017: No shortage of events for total eclipse

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com As the path of totality of the Great American Solar Eclipse crosses directly through south county next week, schools, residents and government agencies are gearing up for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The moon will block the sun Monday, Aug. 21, blazing a path of totality from Oregon

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