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Debbie Monterrey
May 20, 2019 - 11:59 am
WESTWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) — Hopes to expand Miriam Academy rest on a permit from the Village of Westwood. The private high school for students with learning challenges has outgrown its current space in Town and Country and has been looking for a new location for two years now, said Miriam Foundation...
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playhouse at Meramec Valley Library
Photo courtesy of St. Louis County Library
Debbie Monterrey
May 15, 2019 - 12:18 pm
FENTON, MO (KMOX)--One year after construction began, the new Meramec Valley branch of St. Louis County Library opened today at 1501 San Simeon Way. The old location on New Smizer Mill Road closed a few weeks ago. That Smizer Mill Road location was the smallest branch in the district. Its...
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South Grand Dine-Around St. Louis' international avenue international food
Courtesy of South Grand Community Improvement District
Debbie Monterrey
May 15, 2019 - 11:37 am
ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOX)-- At the 11th annual South Grand Dine-Around, the hardest part of the evening will be choosing what to eat. The annual restaurant crawl on Thursday, May 16, provides patrons with five tickets to use at participating restaurants. The South Grand neighborhood offers the food of...
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Debbie Monterrey
April 30, 2019 - 4:17 pm
We are all aware of the pervasiveness of identity thefts. Experts are constantly giving us tips on how to keep our identities safe, but let's be honest--most of us are so busy with our daily lives, it's difficult to follow all the advice. Different, difficult passwords for every account, changed...
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Debbie Monterrey
April 25, 2019 - 11:26 am
It was a big morning at the Madison County Courthouse in Edwardsville for the Stuart family of Collinsville, as long-time foster parents Lesley and Chad Stuart officially adopted their three children: Matthew, Alex and Kylie. "It's very emotional," said Lesley, before the adoption hearing. "I'm not...
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Debbie Monterrey
February 28, 2019 - 12:07 pm
by Debbie Monterrey , debbie.monterrey@entercom.com Our brutal winter has had a huge impact on area blood donations. Thanks to snow, ice and cold, the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) had to cancel 86 blood drives over the past few weeks, which means a loss of more than 2,800...
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Debbie Monterrey
October 25, 2018 - 7:06 pm
by Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com America today: a nation of angry finger-pointers yelling at those idiots on the other side of the divide. At least, that’s the way it feels to me lately, and that’s a hard thing to admit as a natural optimist. My solution: take a deep breath and...
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Debbie Monterrey
October 02, 2018 - 7:34 pm
I’m a reformed scent-a-holic. For years, I believed the more fragrance, the better. Pile it on! Until I had to quit cold turkey and go…gulp…fragrance-free (NOT unscented. That’s different. More on that later). Oh, how I loved my fragrances! My plug-ins, scented candles, potpourri, Scentsy. Not to...
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Assessing Structural Integrity of one of North St. Louis' two water towers in College Hill neighborhood. Photo by D. Monterrey
Assessing Structural Integrity of one of North St. Louis' two water towers in College Hill neighborhood. Photo by D. Monterrey
Debbie Monterrey
September 05, 2018 - 7:53 pm
by Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com The two Victorian water towers in North St. Louis' College Hill neighborhood are undergoing structural assessments by engineers this week, work funded by the Landmarks Association of St. Louis , which hopes to raise enough money to repair and...
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Debbie Monterrey
August 20, 2018 - 11:45 am
by Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com There are few things that make me feel more patriotic than seeing people become citizens of the United States. I've only ever seen clips of naturalization ceremonies on TV, so I knew that when I brought my Girl Scout troop to the Eagleton Federal...
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