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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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Inside the new Arch entrance. Photo by Judith Anderson
Debbie Monterrey
April 02, 2018 - 11:15 am
by Debbie Monterrey debbie.monterrey@entercom.com What symbolized St. Louis before the Arch? I’m not really sure. I wasn’t here then. But I do know that for the past 50+ years, that inverted catenary screams ST. LOUIS! And, to most St. Louisans, immediately says, “home.” Like most people who live...
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Debbie Monterrey
March 18, 2018 - 5:24 pm
by Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com In 2003, I moved to St. Louis to take the job as Total Information AM co-host on 1120 KMOX. The station, then on Memorial Drive overlooking the Arch, put me up at an extended stay hotel near Westport. Each day when I got done with my job, I would...
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Debbie Monterrey
March 11, 2018 - 6:59 pm
by Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com "Race. Our national obsession..." A line from the one-act play, "Race," put on by the Civic Arts Company at the Missouri History Museum. It's written by Jamie Pachino, based on the book of the same name by Studs Terkel . I took my children to see...
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Debbie Monterrey
March 05, 2018 - 7:20 pm
by Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com Many of us have a love-hate relationship with social media, and with good reason. Social media has given us the world at our fingertips--news and information on demand, the ability to keep up with friends around the country, state opinions, share...
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Drug syringe and cooked heroin. Junkie, hospital.
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Debbie Monterrey
February 28, 2018 - 12:12 pm
By Debbie Monterrey, debbie.monterrey@entercom.com Pain pills are causing pain. Massive pain. Addiction, criminality, heroin use and death. We know this. We hear it in the news every day. We've seen the images of mom and dad passed out in the front seat of a car, needle still in arm, while kids are...
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