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Beauty Buzz! St. Louis Press Club event for journalism scholarships Plaza Frontenac Nieman Marcus
Debbie Monterrey
September 02, 2019 - 5:57 pm
Beauty Buzz! is a fun and fashionable event for anyone who enjoys fashion, runway, make-up and glamor. Because journalism isn't that glamorous. It's just really important, and we need to encourage young people to pursue it.
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krupuk udang komodo shrimp chips comfort food family favorite
Debbie Monterrey
August 06, 2019 - 10:30 am
A pie. A plate of cookies. Mom's pot roast. Most of us have a food that means "home." My ultimate comfort food is Krupuk Udang. The other night my husband pulled out of the pantry four packs of Krupuk Udang. "I'm making all of these. Tonight!" he said. This would require frying these hard shrimp...
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American Eagle Credit Union personal hygiene drive for Little Bit Foundation
Photo by Jessica Nelson
Debbie Monterrey
June 27, 2019 - 6:57 pm
80 Random Acts of Kindness to celebrate American Eagle Credit Union's 80th Anniversary Maybe you've had to wrestle your child against his will into the shower. Or maybe your daughter uses way too much shampoo. But personal hygiene items for most of our kids is something we, and they, take for...
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Women's Care Shelter Ferguson All Among Us
Photo courtesy of Liz Olson Photography
Debbie Monterrey
June 06, 2019 - 8:04 pm
Connecting great organizations One of the best parts of my job is meeting people in our community who are doing wonderful things. Because the news cycle can often be depressing, frustrating, controversial or about the not-so-great things in our community, I relish opportunities to highlight the...
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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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