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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Scare up some Halloween fun: Horrors, historical haunts, hayrides and more attractions by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Like any proper zombie, Halloween returns this year — even if it’s staggering a bit.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:54PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

St. Louis Zoo names new president, Missouri native now leading San Diego Zoo by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Dwight Scott was born and raised in Chillicothe, Missouri, and got his start in zoos as a primate keeper at the Kansas City Zoological Gardens.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:54PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Great Forest Park Balloon Race returns, with 30 acres and endless skies to spread out by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The balloon glow returns Sept. 17, with the festival and race on Sept. 18.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:42PM
Friday, September 3, 2021

Leafy branches from trimmed trees around electrical lines provide snacks for St. Louis Zoo animals by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

For six years, Ameren Missouri crews have worked to provide edible branches, called "browse," to nourish animals.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:36PM
Monday, August 23, 2021

Busch family to assume operations of Grant's Farm at end of lease with Anheuser-Busch by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The brewery will stay on as a sponsor; the Clydesdales and free beer will remain, family members said.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:32PM
Thursday, August 12, 2021

St. Louis Zoo will require employee COVID-19 vaccinations by end of year by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Full- and part-time employees with benefits must be vaccinated by Oct. 15. About 70% of all employees are already vaccinated.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:54AM
Friday, August 6, 2021

Happy 200th, Missouri! How we became the 24th state — and how to party like it's 1821 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Celebrations are happening all over the state, from ice cream socials to virtual tours to "reverse parades" recalling Missouri's history.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:24AM
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Festival of Nations to celebrate 'grand finale' event Aug. 28 at 9 Mile Garden by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The festival jumped online in 2020 because of the pandemic and had been held in Tower Grove Park for nearly 20 years.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:24AM
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Great Forest Park Balloon Race to return Sept. 17-18 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The event was reimagined last year as a series of "Lift Up St. Louis" tribute flights.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

July Fourth fireworks and festivals burst across the St. Louis area by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Traditional Independence Day celebrations return this year, with a few exceptions.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:03AM
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

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