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Crestwood firefighters come to the rescue of man in flash flood

Pictured above: The car of the man rescued during the flash flood at Whitecliff Park is towed from the parking lot. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Flash flooding caused by heavy rains last week led to an emergency water rescue for one man in Crestwood. The Crestwood Fire Department received the

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Hagemann honors teacher with memory garden

It was an emotional day as Hagemann Elementary dedicated a special garden in honor of kindergarten teacher Kristi Boccardi of Sunset Hills, who lost her courageous battle with cancer a year ago. Above, teacher Paula Kennedy releases butterflies, as Boccardi’s students did every year. ‘She will always be missed, and always be remembered.’

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Mehlville High students design prosthetic arms

Students in the Biomedical Science Project Lead the Way, or PLTW, class at Mehlville High School present their working prosthetic arms to community partners who work in the medical field like BJC Healthcare, above. Over the course of the biomedical science curriculum, the students followed a fictitious family and worked to help diagnose, treat and

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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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Going bald for a good cause

Pictured above: Participants shave their heads in exchange for audience donations to St. Baldrick’s during a “Rock the Bald” challenge at Helen Fitzgerald’s on March 9. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  Helen Fitzgerald’s Irish Grill and Pub in Sunset Hills hosted St. Baldrick’s, its annual head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.

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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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