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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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Seeing the Ethiopian Prime Minister in Washington, D.C. (Photo by D. Monterrey)
(Photo by D. Monterrey)
Debbie Monterrey
August 03, 2018 - 6:48 pm
by Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com There's the family you're born into (and I'm so lucky to have a fantastic one). There's the family you marry into (and I have great in-laws). And then, there's the family you acquire. In our case, through adoption. Everyone's adoption journey is...
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Debbie Monterrey
July 17, 2018 - 7:59 pm
by Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com I’m floating, weightless. Floating in a vast sea, just the sound of gently rippling water in my ears. Am I dreaming? No, I’m awake. It’s dark. Pitch black. I stretch out my arms, point my toes. I bob slightly in the warm water. My mind wanders. I’m...
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St. Louis Arches and Revolution Circus training in Dorado, Puerto Rico (Photo courtesy of Circus Harmony)
St. Louis Arches and Revolution Circus training in Dorado, Puerto Rico (Photo courtesy of Circus Harmony)
Debbie Monterrey
July 09, 2018 - 6:20 pm
by Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com The St. Louis Arches are used to being on the move. They perform all over the St. Louis area and beyond. They've traveled to Israel and Washington, D. C. Now the elite acrobatic troupe from Circus Harmony is in Puerto Rico , working with Revolution...
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2018 Most Enhanced Awards/Photo courtesy of Landmarks Association of St. Louis
2018 Most Enhanced Awards/Photo courtesy of Landmarks Association of St. Louis
Debbie Monterrey
June 10, 2018 - 7:03 pm
by Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com Inspiring. Uplifting. Celebratory. It is one of my favorite events of the year. The Landmarks Association's Most Enhanced Awards. It's an evening celebrating projects around the St. Louis area, big and small (sometimes tiny) where an historic (or...
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St. Louis Surge Basketball/Photo by Debbie Monterrey
St. Louis Surge Basketball/Photo by Debbie Monterrey
Debbie Monterrey
June 04, 2018 - 5:28 pm
by Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com This could be the year the St. Louis Surge win the National Championship. Again. If you believe in patterns, it's the Year of the Surge. After all, in seven years, they've competed for the national title five times, winning twice in 2014 and 2016 (...
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