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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Feeling chilly? Missouri Botanical Garden offers free tickets to thaw out in the Climatron by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The tickets are good for Thursday and Friday and must be acquired online.

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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.

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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.

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Monday, January 25, 2021
Friday, December 11, 2020

St. Louis Zoo unveils name for North County campus, announces conservation center by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Kent Family Conservation and Animal Science Center will be located at the St. Louis Zoo WildCare Park.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Windows of wonder: Gazing at holiday displays behind glass is the perfect pandemic diversion by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The old ritual of looking at department store windows filled with twinkling, animatronic displays has nearly faded. But it turns out to also be a good socially distant activity for 2020.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Sistine Chapel exhibition to come to America's Center, starting Nov. 6 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Visitors will be able to walk through and get up close to near-original size photographs of Michelangelo's masterpiece.

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Giant nature playscape in Forest Park set to open in late spring 2021 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The 17-acre, $4.5 million project is called the Anne O’C. Albrecht Nature Playscape. Her family foundation was a lead donor.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Carving pumpkins, low-risk; trick-or treating, high-risk. So St. Louis wants people to plan for safe Halloween by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Their recommendations, which echo CDC ones, emphasize smaller groups, virtual or home celebrations and distant candy-giving.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Family Arena in St. Charles announces new 'Lot of Lights' drive-thru holiday experience by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tickets go on sale Oct. 2. The Lot of Lights starts Nov. 27 and runs through Jan. 2.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Kirkwood, Webster Groves residents walk the streets — every single one of them — in their towns by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mother and daughter team Gabriella and Deanna Ramirez walked every street in Webster Groves; group of friends currently conquering Kirkwood

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Missouri Botanical Garden's Climatron, other garden areas reopen to the public by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Climatron, which turns 60 this year, had been closed even as the garden reopened in June.

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