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Thursday, August 11, 2022

1820s Bissell Mansion, longtime dinner theater venue, is for sale for $250,000 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The nearly 6,000-square-foot mansion has four large rooms on each floor, a central staircase and maybe a few ghosts.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:54PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Corpse flower at MoBot still blooming, and stinking, for visitors Wednesday by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Admission for St. Louis city and St. Louis County residents is free until noon at Missouri Botanical Garden.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:07PM
Friday, July 8, 2022

Missouri Botanical Garden digs into sounds made by plants and wood by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Botanical Resonance" is on view through March at the Missouri Botanical Garden Sachs Museum.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:03PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Holocaust museum in Creve Coeur announces Nov. 2 opening by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The $21 million expansion of the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum will quadruple the space of the previous facility.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:48PM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

'Freedom Suits Memorial' statue takes its place at St. Louis Civil Courts building by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The statue, which will be formally dedicated at 5 p.m. Monday, honors enslaved people who sought their freedom through the courts.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 09:48PM
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Plan for Juneteenth celebrations with this guide to St. Louis-area events by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021 and falls on Father's Day this year.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:18AM
Friday, June 10, 2022
Monday, May 9, 2022

St. Louis Zoo welcomes Astrid, critically endangered Somali wild ass born April 8 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Astrid is the first Somali wild ass born at the St. Louis Zoo since 2019.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:42PM
Thursday, April 21, 2022

New tours at City Museum honor its history, attempt to explain the chaos by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Maria Cassilly, the daughter-in-law of City Museum's late founder, is also the attraction's chief archivist and tours manager.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:06PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Welcome, Ficus! St. Louis Zoo welcomes first monkey born since opening of outdoor primate habitat by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ficus is a Guereza colobus monkey who is part of the largest family group to live at the zoo.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:18PM
Friday, April 1, 2022

Let's go, Blues — but how? St. Louis Science Center explores history, physics, technology of hockey by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Hockey: Faster Than Ever” will help St. Louis Science Center visitors learn about the science behind the sport.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:48PM
Saturday, March 19, 2022

Time to fly: Bigger butterfly house lab gives workers, critters more space by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Visitors to the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield can also get a better view of workers caring for the animals.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:12PM
Friday, February 4, 2022

Have wintry Olympic dreams? Try skating, snowboarding or skiing right here in St. Louis by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Winter Olympics kick off Feb. 4 with the opening ceremony in Beijing. But it's easy to get in the spirit here in St. Louis.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:48AM
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

3 St. Louis-area art nonprofits get unexpected $3 million from local artist's estate by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Louetta Buechler, 80, of Twin Oaks died in December 2020 and was a longtime member of Craft Alliance, the St. Louis Artists' Guild and Laumeier Sculpture Park.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:06AM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Get a behind-the-scenes construction tour of $100 million visitor center at Missouri Botanical Garden by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Construction of the main entrance of the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center project should be finished by the end of summer, with the event center completed by the end of this year.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:18PM
Thursday, January 13, 2022

St. Louis Science Center to close starting Monday due to pandemic surge by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The museum plans to reopen Feb. 3. The St. Louis Art Museum and the Missouri Historical Society institutions closed last week.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:33PM
Monday, January 10, 2022

Immersive 'Beyond Van Gogh' exhibition extended in St. Louis until March 30 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The exhibit is set up in a large tent on the grounds of the St. Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights. More than 150,000 people have seen it here so far.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:12PM
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Valerie Schremp Hahn's memorable stories from 2021 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Here are reporter Valerie Schremp Hahn's five most memorable stories from 2021.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:48PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Welcome 2022 before bedtime with family-friendly New Year's events around St. Louis by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Hikes, fireworks displays and noontime balloon drops will ensure you can see midnight at home in your socks.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:33PM
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Enrique, the St. Louis Zoo penguin famous for wearing therapeutic boots, has died by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Enrique was nearly 30 years old. The zoo also announced the death of its adult male Amur tiger, Waldemere.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:36AM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Where to gaze at twinkling holiday lights — up close or from a distance — in the St. Louis area by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

There are plenty of opportunities to view holiday lights, whether you prefer to experience them on foot or remain inside a warm car.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:12AM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

New dinosaur exhibit coming Oct. 30 to St. Louis Science Center by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The exhibit, which features more than 25 dinosaur models, will be in St. Louis through Jan. 24, 2022.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:06PM
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

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