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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

These boots are made for waddling: Elderly St. Louis Zoo penguin gets custom kicks by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Enrique’s neoprene boots, which he’s worn since September to help his aging feet, go viral in Facebook post.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:36AM
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Pride St. Louis announces Pride celebration Aug. 27-29 at Ballpark Village by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The traditional June festival parade had to be postponed in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:54PM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Outdoor primate exhibit will debut July 12 at St. Louis Zoo by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The St. Louis Zoo's new 35,000-square-foot Primate Canopy Trails will allow visitors to get up close with its inhabitants.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:24PM
Friday, June 4, 2021

Six Flags St. Louis celebrates 50 years of thrills, family and memories by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Six Flags over Mid-America, as it was originally called, opened 50 years ago June 5, on Eureka land that had been a wheat field.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:54AM

Tickets on sale Friday for immersive Van Gogh exhibition coming to St. Louis this fall by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” will come to the St. Louis Galleria from Sept. 16 to Nov. 7.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:54AM
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

July 4 fireworks will return to riverfront, but Fair St. Louis is on hold until 2022 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Fireworks will return to the St. Louis riverfront this July Fourth, but without the usual three days of Fair St. Louis activities.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:12PM

America’s Birthday Parade returns to downtown St. Louis July 3 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It will feature elements from the Annie Malone, PrideFest and St. Patrick’s Day parades, which were all canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:12PM
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Six Flags St. Louis to drop mask requirement, nix social distancing and reservations by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The changes take effect Saturday and are in adherence with CDC and local guidelines, park officials say.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:12AM

Moonlight Ramble nighttime bike ride to return to St. Louis streets Aug. 21 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Moonlight Ramble bike ride, in its 57th year, went virtual in 2020 because of the pandemic.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:12AM
Friday, May 14, 2021

Closed 18 months, refreshed Grant's Farm will reopen May 28 with new attractions by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Grant's Farm has been closed for normal operations since spring 2020, using the time to refresh and add attractions.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:24AM
Friday, May 7, 2021

Tower Grove Park will unearth a stream that's run underground for more than 100 years by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The stream will incorporate plantings and landscaping that acknowledge the Osage tribe, which inhabited the land long before it became a Victorian walking park.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:06PM
Thursday, May 6, 2021

St. Louis scavenger hunt book sends readers in search of hidden treasures by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“STL Scavenger: The Ultimate Search for St. Louis’s Hidden Treasures,” by local tour guide Dea Hoover, also gives readers a chance to win a cash prize.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:06PM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Broadway stars will bring their Disney princesses to Fox Theatre in December by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Disney princesses and the stars who brought them to life on Broadway are coming to the Fox Theatre with "Disney Princess — The Concert."

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:42AM
Friday, April 30, 2021

Strange things await when Oddities & Curiosities Expo visits our own weird city by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

To honor the traveling expo, which comes to America's Center, we highlight a ton of St. Louis' own odd and curious places.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:24AM
Saturday, April 24, 2021

Pride Care-A-Van returns to St. Louis for second year on June 6 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Tower Grove Pride festival was postponed until September, and PrideFest downtown was postponed until 2022.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:03PM
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Circus Flora returns for weekend variety show in June, full season in October by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“The St. Lou Revue” will take place June 4-6. The local circus has gone dark for more than a year.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:48AM
Saturday, April 17, 2021

Grant's Farm to reopen in May with small group experiences by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The "Deer Park Adventure" experience is for groups of up to ten people. Reservations are available now and tours start May 1.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:12PM
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Historic Sappington log home one step closer to moving to Crestwood by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Aldermen approved a letter of intent to accept the donation of the home, but it has until May 25 to research the decision.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:32AM
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Future of Sappington log home uncertain: Will it go to private buyer or public museum in Crestwood? by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The owner of the cabin, built by Joseph Sappington in 1816, says it's giving the city of Crestwood until Wednesday to come to a decision.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:36PM
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

St. Louis Zoo president Jeffrey Bonner announces retirement by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Bonner, 67, has served at the zoo helm for 19 years, where he's overseen millions of dollars in improvements.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:03PM
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Animatronic dinosaurs will debut April 17 at St. Louis Zoo by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The temporary exhibit will go in the former Emerson Children's Zoo space.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:12AM
Saturday, March 13, 2021

City Museum will reopen rooftop Monday, return to daily operating hours by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Circus Harmony performers and Art City will also return, marking their first physical appearance since the start of the pandemic.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:54AM
Friday, March 5, 2021

Dogtown's socially distant St. Patrick's Day plans include decor, photo ops by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The pandemic has forced Dogtown to cancel its parade and festival this year and last year.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:48PM
Thursday, March 4, 2021

'Origami in the Garden' sculpture exhibition opens April 17 at Missouri Botanical Garden by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The show was planned to debut in April 2020 but was delayed because of the pandemic.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:03PM
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sky Zone trampoline park in Chesterfield announces closing by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The location had been open for 13 years. No reason was given for the closing, though the pandemic has forced such businesses to make changes.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:06AM
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

St. Louis Art Museum, zoo, botanical garden closed due to snow; St. Louis Aquarium and wheel open by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Other attractions, like City Museum, the St. Louis Science Center, and the Missouri History Museum are closed anyway on Tuesdays.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:12AM
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Thursday, February 4, 2021

Old Courthouse to undergo second major renovation in its history by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The work will include an elevator, renovated exhibit galleries, and a heating and cooling system. It's closed now due to the coronavirus.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:12PM
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

St. Louis Zoo to transform part of Franklin County property to help save American red wolves by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Twenty of the zoo's 355 acres in Franklin County will be used as breeding habitats for the wolves, which will arrive in 2022. It will not be open to the public.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:12AM
Monday, January 25, 2021