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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Grove and Grand-Bates Are 2018 Great Places, APA Says

Posted By on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 6:40 AM

We all love the Grove and South Grand — and now, the American Planning Association has caught on to their awesomeness. The Missouri chapter of the American Planning Association recently awarded the Grove and the Grand-Bates neighborhood spots on its list of "Great Places in Missouri in 2018." The...

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

There's a New Baby Monkey at the St. Louis Zoo, and He's Adorable

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 2:01 PM

There's a new member of the family at the Saint Louis Zoo. The Saint Louis Zoo announced on its Facebook page today that it welcomed a male black and white colobus monkey on December 29. He has yet to be named by zookeepers, but a video included in the post...

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Renew Your Vows at the Bevo Mill with an Elvis Impersonator

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 6:49 AM

File this Valentine's Day idea under "delightfully goofy": Das Bevo (4749 Gravois Avenue, 314-832-2251) is bringing in an Elvis impersonator on February 14 to help dinner guests renew their wedding vows. So basically you can get married by the King in the windmill paid for by the King of Beers....

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Dinosaur Lurches to Life in the Delmar Loop, Confronts Stegosaurus

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 6:44 AM

A reader sent us this pic from the Delmar Loop. Sources indicate that removing the stegosaurus will take another five years and $500,000. Ah, but we jest! Although it is true that RFT reader Ute Levi sent us this picture earlier this month, proving the Loop trolley is both up...

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Monday, January 15, 2018

You Can See The Sound of Music Saturday on the Big Screen

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 3:47 PM

You may love raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, glorious Alpine vistas and the smoldering passion of Christopher Plummer as Captain von Trapp — but how can you tell how much you really love them until you see them on the big screen? You can find out this Saturday. That's...

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

I Pay $80 Every Month to Ride a Metro Bus, and I'm Happy

Posted By on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 6:50 AM

Twice a day, five days a week, I ride the mighty 97 bus from county to city and back again. I walk a brisk mile to avoid a transfer and the occasional delay, but walking's good for you; besides, I have seat waiting, hopefully with a view. I pay $80...

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The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, January 12 to 17

Posted By on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 6:45 AM

Our pleasant-weather reprieve is over, and now we're headed back to the ice mines for a few days. That's OK — there are a lotta indoor events to tide you over, and the lone outdoor one has beer. Nothing like a January beer alfresco. Stay safe, and live your...

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wash U's 'Gatekeepers' Keep a Construction Zone Smiling

Posted By on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 6:43 AM

Danyeal Crittenden and Marjorie Lindsay couldn't be blamed for complaining about their jobs. The pair have a two-year assignment as "gatekeepers" on the edge of Washington University, charged with safeguarding students and pedestrians as trucks enter and exit the massive construction zone at Skinker and 1 Brookings Drive. They're out...

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The No. 1 Best New Attraction in America Is in Missouri

Posted By on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 6:30 AM

If you're interested in visiting the site newly chosen as America's Best New Attraction, no need for plane tickets — you'd be better off just hopping on I-44. Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium opened in Springfield, Missouri, last September to no small amount of fanfare. Under...

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

You Could Win Tickets to the Super Bowl Thanks to This St. Louis Company

Posted By on Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 2:49 PM

The Rams may have ditched St. Louis for Inglewood, but tickets to this year's Super Bowl would be one heck of a consolation prize. The idea isn't totally far-fetched. Lombardo Homes, a home building company in southeast Michigan and St. Louis, is holding a contest this month that will...

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