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Get Fit & Have Fun

Get Fit & Have Fun
Rockin’ Jump in O’Fallon and Sky Zone in Chesterfield are offering adult fitness classes that will help you burn calories and get fit.

TPH Studios

TPH Studios
The Studios space is broken into two types of studios—photography and videography—each containing an infinity or cyclorama wall. The walls are curved surfaces that blend the floor and wall together so that whatever artist places in front of it—whether an object or a person—will appear to float against a simple and seamless background.

The Art of Ties | Fraser Leonard

The Art of Ties | Fraser Leonard
“Art is in all forms. It is in the clothes you wear, the china you eat on, the chairs you sit in. It is all around us,” explains Fraser Leonard, owner of Fraser Leonard Fine Art Studio. His gallery mirrors his beliefs.
Bleeding Blue for 50 Years

Bleeding Blue for 50 Years

Hockey is in the air — and the St. Louis Blues are in full swing. Once again, the Blues’ faithful have arrived in jerseys, sweaters, hats, gloves, and so much more of our team's paraphernalia, in support of what they hope will be a successful run at Lord Stanley’s Cup. The St. Louis Blues, affectionately known around town as the “Blue Note,” came within two games of reaching the Stanley Cup finals last season for the first time since the 1969-70 season.

Honoring History One Note at a Time - Thomas Morse

Honoring History One Note at a Time - Thomas Morse
Fort Zumwalt awarded one of its own in September of 2016 for honoring his alma mater. Thomas Morse is one of an elite group of 44 inducted into the district’s Hall of Fame since its inception in 2009. But though Morse is an accomplished composer, with the opera he penned premiering in Germany next year and numerous Hollywood credits to his name, he said success is not just about fame and fortune.

Ameristar: Find Out What's New

Ameristar: Find Out What's New
“If you haven’t been to Ameristar in the last six months, then you haven’t been to Ameristar,” said Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Director of Public Relations, Roxann Kinkade. “We’ve invested millions in the property in the past six months.”

Mid Rivers Music - Locally Owned & Operated for Over 21 Years

Mid Rivers Music - Locally Owned & Operated for Over 21 Years
John Sherwin explains their teachers’ ability to understand and recognize each student’s learning aptitude and style to keep the students engaged. “Some learn easily by example, while others need music sheets. Sometimes you have to forgo the fundamentals of teaching by the book, because it does not work for everyone.”

The Sound of Music at Any Age

The Sound of Music at Any Age
Beating the Winter Blues. How are your New Year's Resolutions going? Music researchers favor pursuing an instrument as a way to foster many personal health benefits. Just “google” “the value of learning music” and research articles, newspaper articles, news stories, and personal blogs are overflowing with accolades in favor of musical pursuits. I have to wonder if I missed out by not riding the music train. Is there anything to be gained from choosing to learn an instrument later i...
Rock N' Roll Connection: Terrye Seigel

Rock N' Roll Connection: Terrye Seigel

If you were in St. Louis in the 70s and 80s, then you probably witnessed a radio war between KSHE and KADI. It was a special time, and most of us knew that it was the early days of great rock n roll. One of the jocks at KADI was Terrye Seigel, and I had the pleasure of chatting with her via emails recently; of course, I asked her some questions about her rock n roll connection to St. Louis.

Extra Sparkle for Your Holiday Decor

Extra Sparkle for Your Holiday Decor
Fall officially began on September 22nd, and winter will be ushered in on December 21st--during which time more changes take place in and around our homes than in most times during the year. Nature has an instinctive way of surviving this change of seasons that brings with it less sunlight and colder temperatures. Gone are the brilliant shades of green, orange, red and purple, leaving us with barren trees and easily found birds’ nests. Though we must also adapt to these changes, our processes...

Pinot's Palette: Paint. Drink. Have Fun

Pinot's Palette: Paint. Drink. Have Fun
It is Saturday night, and you have plans with your friends. Well, you have plans to go out with your friends that is. Where to go and what to do are always the big decisions. Movies, dinner and cocktails are the usual suspects. But how about something unique, fun, and entertaining?

Events are a Big Production

Events are a Big Production
Have you ever attended a special occasion that made you feel like you were in a different world? Have you been to a wedding and felt like it was something from a fairy tale or walked into an event and felt like you were on the set of a movie? Perhaps you took a trip to the Polar Express at the St. Louis Union Station. If you did, then you know you felt like you were all but in the movie.

DIY: Easy Gifts from the Heart

DIY: Easy Gifts from the Heart
Just think... the heat of summer is gone, and the extreme chill of winter hasn’t quite arrived, so spending time outside making your house look good can actually be fun! It is also a time of year when you can use the beauty of nature to help make the inside of your home beautiful, as well. Colorful, long-lasting, and low-maintenance materials for craft and décor projects are at your fingertips, such as leaves, pumpkins, acorns, and cornstalks.
Some More S'mores

Some More S'mores

Happy fall y’all! Admittedly, I love summer, but if I’m honest with myself, fall is my favorite season. There’s just something about the changing of the leaves, tasty comfort food, and the smell of a crackling fire in the fire pit that puts me in the mood to entertain. Recently I decided to do just that! Fall entertaining for me is super casual-- no formality at all.

StreetScape Studios

StreetScape Studios
TPH Media’s newest offering utilizes the latest audio/video addition is using technology to add even more flavor and excitement to an already burgeoning brand. StreetScape Studios will soon open to the public from its location at 3501 New Town Blvd. “It’s part of a bigger vision,” said Tom Hannegan, publisher of StreetScape Magazine and founder of TPH Media. StreetScape Magazine’s website, and thus its readers, will be the first to benefit from the Sstudio’s capabilities. “The Str...

The Wayward Critic: It's Still a Wonderful Life

The Wayward Critic: It's Still a Wonderful Life
The holidays are upon us again, so it’s time to look to the movies for psychological torture and redemption! We’ve been through a grueling election, a nationally shared nightmare, the outcome of which will be leaving at least half the country full of despair and resentment toward their fellow citizens and the other half feeling righteously vindicated.

Sculptures of... Ice, Ice... Baby!

Sculptures of... Ice, Ice... Baby!
Visitors can find out at the 19th annual Fete de Glace on January 28 in Historic St. Charles. Ice carvers will be braving the (hopefully) cold weather to turn massive chunks of ice into creative sculptures. Artists, many of whom are career chefs, can use chainsaws, chisels, dremel tools, ice tongs, ice shavers, routers, curling irons, regular irons and hand saws to perfect their creations. Color, however; cannot be used, and those who break the rules are disqualified.

All Class Reunion

All Class Reunion
Duchesne High School celebrated its first All-Class Reunion on Saturday, September 17, 2016, on Duchesne's campus at 2550 Elm Street in St. Charles. The event began with a Mass in the school's chapel officiated by Fr. Jack Siefert. After Mass, classes enjoyed taking tours of the school and seeing what has changed. These student-led tours ended up in Duchesne's Performing Arts Center for an evening of hors d'oeuvres, dinner, drinks, music and dancing.
Nic-Nap Stop

Nic-Nap Stop

Robin Rice was only 12 years old when her mother taught her how to crochet. “I thought it was something old people do,” said Rice, owner of the Nic-Nac Stop in St. Charles. But when her mother became ill with cancer, crocheting with her in the hospital became a bonding experience. “It was peaceful. We didn’t have to talk. We didn’t have to cry. It was nice.”

Christmas Traditions on Main Street

Christmas Traditions on Main Street
When the air turns crisp and the leaves start to turn, Main Street Saint Charles transforms from a bustling shopping district to a holiday wonderland. From the twinkling lights, to the fresh pine roping and wreaths, to the thousands of handmade red bows, the stage is set for one of the most engaging holiday traditions in the Midwest. The stage is set for Saint Charles Christmas Traditions!

Ask the Expert... Unique Fall Decorating

Ask the Expert... Unique Fall Decorating

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking successive autumns,” Mary Ann Evans (known by her pen name, George Eliot) wrote of fall most eloquently.

Fall is my favorite time of the year, and, based on random reactions from customers entering the store, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that most adults agree. The summer heat and humidity seem to drag on with no end in sight, sometimes returning again just when we th...

The Botanical Garden Has It All This Fall

The Botanical Garden Has It All This Fall
Fall is a beautiful time to visit the Missouri Botanical Garden. While each of its gardens is lovely in its own way, the Japanese Garden, especially, is acclaimed for its peak performance when it comes to fall color. From the majestic maples to the colorful chrysanthemums and the winding wall of mums, this water and foliage-based design offers a Zen-like haven for the mind and body from the madness of a busy metropolis.

Take Aim!

Take Aim!

The Archery Trade Association (ATA) reports that of 235 million total Americans age 18 and older, 18.9 million, or eight percent, participated in archery and/or bowhunting in 2012. Those numbers are even higher in the Midwest-- nearly 11 percent of all people living here participated.

Community Anniversary Celebrations

Community Anniversary Celebrations

In 1769, a French hunter and explorer named Louis Blanchette settled on the left bank of the Missouri River, in a settlement then known as “Les Petite Cotes.” The rest, as they say, is history. The history of St. Charles, Missouri, that is. And, thanks to the St. Charles County Historical Society (SCCHS), the stories and relics of early settlers and the residents who followed are preserved for posterity.

It was originally a tiny log church built with a vertical post, located at ...

StreetScape Celebrating 10 Years!

StreetScape Celebrating 10 Years!
A decade ago, Tom Hannegan was selling real estate and working alongside his brothers at Hannegan Real Estate and Construction. A college-educated broker and budding marketing entrepreneur, Hannegan had a vision for a publication that would not only feature his hometown, but document her people’s stories.

ONE3LED

ONE3LED

A group of young entrepreneurs are working to change the St. Louis business community through the power of giving—one LED lightbulb at a time.

One3LED was founded in 2012 by brothers Zach and Wes Tucker and their father Jim Tucker. “We didn't know the first thing about LED lighting but knew a thing or two about business,” said Zach Tucker. “We saw a need and an opportunity, so we learned everything there was to know about LED and the lighting industry and never looked back....

The Wayward Critic: Fall Roundup

The Wayward Critic: Fall Roundup
The summer blockbusters evaporated with the last heat wave, so now what do we have to look forward to? Actually, a surprising bit of genre diversity awaits this fall; here’s a preview of some must-see screen action:

Habitat for Humanity and Little Free Libraries Partner

Habitat for Humanity and Little Free Libraries Partner
Over the last few years, you may have heard of the Little Free Library (LFL) trend, a new twist on a timeless hobby. LFLs began when Wisconsin resident Todd Bol wanted a way to remember his mother for her love of both education and books. Ranging in size from a birdhouse to a doghouse, these miniature libraries hold a small selection of books that are as unique as the people that use them. The idea is that readers take a book and leave a book, without a library card or overdue fines.

Fall Celebrations

Fall Celebrations

As summer in Saint Charles starts to wind down, we look forward to an exciting lineup of great local fall events for the entire family, with live music, food, and festivals nearly every weekend of the season.

September will certainly heat up before the cool winds of autumn breeze through, but it will also offer runs and walks, live music, living history, and a reason to brush off your beer stein!

Game of Throws... Jim Dreyer

Game of Throws... Jim Dreyer
Jim Dreyer is a professional storyteller. “Since I was young, I have had a passion for the visual arts and video in particular,” said Dreyer, who has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. “In high school and college, I had some very knowledgeable, supportive teachers that helped lay the groundwork for my career.”

Borromeo Celebrates 225 Years

Borromeo Celebrates 225 Years

It was originally a tiny log church built with a vertical post, located at Jackson and Main Streets in downtown St. Charles. A place of worship for approximately 25 people, it fit seamlessly with the brick-laid streets and rustic buildings. No special signs adorned the building.

Now, St. Charles Borromeo is the third-oldest parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Mission: Veterans Museum

Mission: Veterans Museum

World War II Veteran continues mission to bring museum to St. Charles County

Age is just a number for 92-year-old Ralph Barrale. The Lake Saint Louis resident and World War II veteran has been completing missions that honor U.S. veterans well after his retirement from the Army in 1945.

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