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Friday, June 22, 2018

Kathy Schrenk's New Book Reveals St. Louis Hikes Perfect for Your Kids

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 12:02 PM

When Kathy Schrenk moved to her husband's native St. Louis after fifteen years in northern California, she was determined to maintain an outdoors lifestyle, which for her meant lots and lots of hiking. She was pleasantly surprised to learn just how many trails there were around the area. There...

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The Nation's Top Bocce Players Will Compete on the Hill Next Week

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 10:25 AM

Bocce ball games of ancient Rome have nothing on the national tournament the Italia-America Bocce Club (2210 Marconi Avenue) will host on the Hill next week. Players from across the United States will travel to St. Louis and compete from June 25 to June 30 for their chance to...

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Saddest Lost Pet Flyer Ever Found in Missouri

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 6:50 AM

As if there aren't enough bummers in the world currently, now we have to deal with the fact that this Missouri kid lost her beloved kitty. Posted to Facebook by a caring observer, this precious paper was found on a pole (yes, just like your mom) outside of DeSoto,...

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The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, June 22 to 27

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 6:38 AM

PrideFest weekend is now, people. It's always one of the biggest parties of the summer, and with Tower Grove Pride happening on Saturday as well, your LGBTQ party options have doubled. Stray Rescue's annual art-based fundraiser Urban Wanderers is also on the schedule, as is another well-provisioned barbecue and...

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

UrbArts Boosts St. Louis' Creative Community to the Next Level

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Urban. The word is at the root of UrbArts (2600 N. 14th Street), the four-year-old multiple disciplinary arts organization and gallery in Old North. But the meaning may not be what you think. “For some people it means black, but for us, it meant that we are operating in...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Here's Sam Barsky Taking a Selfie in His New Arch Sweater at the Arch

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 5:57 PM

It's a sunny Wednesday afternoon on the Arch grounds, and Sam Barsky is a man of singular focus as he searches for a suitable spot to shoot a selfie in his newly completed Arch sweater. The "artistic knitter," as he is known, traipses across a field with a clutch...

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Damn, That Rainbow Over St. Louis Last Night Was Amazing

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 8:54 AM

April showers bring May flowers, but we'd much rather have the gorgeous double rainbow that last evening's storm brought to St. Louis. Our social media feeds were positively packed with life-affirming rainbow shots — something we don't see every day on St. Louis Twitter, to say the least. And...

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The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, June 14 to 19

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 6:24 AM

In addition to the RFT's epic ShowcaseSTL, which features more than 100 performers in venues across the Grove, this week brings with it some plays, a pre-game concert for Pride Fest, a cult classic and competitive hot doggery. Your calendar will be full, and maybe your stomach too. 1. Get...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

USA Fencing National Tournament Is Coming to St. Louis This Summer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 6:32 AM

En garde… and fence! USA Fencing, the recognized national governing body for the sport of fencing in the United States, will be hosting its National Championship Tournament here in St. Louis in 2018. The tournament will be held from June 28 to July 7 at the America Center (701 Convention Plaza, 314-342-5036),...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

BookFest St. Louis Returns with Sally Field, Gary Shteyngart and More

Posted By on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 2:45 PM

St. Louis readers, prepare your celebratory reading lists: BookFest St. Louis will return to the Central West End on Saturday, September 22 for a second year. Dates and headlining authors were announced today, and it's a promising line-up. Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field (Lincoln, Norma Rae, Smokey and the...

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