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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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Photo courtesy of Buoyant: A Float Spa
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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Tower Grove Park Fountain Pond & Ruins. Photo by Kari R. Frey, Freytography
Tower Grove Park Fountain Pond & Ruins. Photo by Kari R. Frey, Freytography
Debbie Monterrey
May 22, 2018 - 6:27 pm
by Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com All I want for my 50th birthday is for you to be a Friend. A Friend of Tower Grove Park. My birthday wish is to raise 50 new Friends of Tower Grove Park in honor of this National Historic Landmark’s upcoming 150th birthday. Tower Grove Park is far...
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Students at a Greenhouse Venture after-school science class. Photo courtesy of Greenhouse Venture.
Students at a Greenhouse Venture after-school science class. Photo courtesy of Greenhouse Venture.
Debbie Monterrey
May 09, 2018 - 11:51 am
by Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com They say it takes a village, and when it comes to improving education and bringing together many different entities and schools, The Greenhouse Venture embodies that. The Greenhouse Venture is a unique project aimed at offering STEM education and...
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Cornell McKay receiving the Stan Musial Youth Character Award
Photo by Debbie Monterrey
Debbie Monterrey
May 01, 2018 - 5:47 pm
by Debbie Monterrey debbie.monterrey@entercom.com It was a night of celebrating victories, a night of compassion, and a night of incredible generosity. At the 10th annual Stan Musial Hall of Fame Gala, the Stan Musial Youth Character Award was given to Cornell McKay, a young man who was in the news...
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Photo courtesy of STX Films
Debbie Monterrey
April 16, 2018 - 5:34 pm
by Debbie Monterrey debbie.monterrey@entercom.com There is a little voice inside my head and he is really mean. My inner-voice is my worst critic, always finding fault with whatever I’ve done or didn’t do, and especially mean about how I look. But I think that’s true of most women. We are mean to...
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