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Great Rivers Greenway construction on Interstate 55 will connect with Grant’s Trail

Pictured above: A rendering of the proposed pedestrian bridge over Bayless Avenue. Rendering courtesy of Great Rivers Greenway.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Construction is already a year in on Great Rivers Greenway’s greenway expansion along Interstate 55, which will eventually connect Grant’s Trail with the River des Peres Greenway. Construction began to connect

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Santa gets children’s lists; will be checking twice

Children across South County have been busy meeting with Santa Claus ahead of his Christmas Eve rounds, including Affton’s Oakland House ‘Santa House’ Dec. 12, where children were able to enjoy chocolate chip cookies with Mrs. Claus and take pictures with the ‘Big Guy.’ Photos by Erin Achenbach. 

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

Pictured above: 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.

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Crawl, crawl, baby

  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 the world of

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Lindbergh Fiddlers go back in time

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 in early autumn on the banks

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Hallow-queens reign at South County trunk or treats

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 trick-or-treating and jokes this

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