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In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight

Plain Sight project is to bring about awareness of homelessness in our neighborhoods, and provide the homeless with a voice through a camera lens.

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons
He’s the one who declared Detroit “Rock City” and told us we had to “lose our mind” there. He dubbed himself the God of Thunder and rock and roll. And he beckoned women to call on him, Dr. Love, because “the first step of the cure is a kiss.”

Names of Grace

Names of Grace
Every person has a unique story. And as an artist, Maggie captures that story by depicting what makes each person unique in a customized design, woven through the letters of their name. The result is a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind piece of art that is both beautiful and deeply meaningful to the one who receives it.

The Ambassadors of Harmony

The Ambassadors of Harmony
The Ambassadors of Harmony (AOH) is so much more than one of the premier men’s a cappella choruses in the world. The chorus is like family to its members—and many of the members are literally family.
O'Fallon Out Loud

O'Fallon Out Loud

Looking for a night out with lots of laughs paired with good wine and a delicious dinner? Check out local and national comics at O’Fallon Out Loud this Summer.

The Wayward Critic | Netflix & Chill

The Wayward Critic | Netflix & Chill
Movie-wise...we are in for a Summer of vengeful mummies, swashbuckling pirates (also vengeful), bloodthirsty sentient apes, a joking spider, harrowing true tales of war, giant robots (again, vengeful), talking cars who live in a world clearly built by humans but in which no humans exist, and one really, truly, wonderful woman.

Plan Your Red Hot Musical Summer in St. Charles

Plan Your Red Hot Musical Summer in St. Charles
As the weather heats up in Saint Charles, so does the opportunity to head out and get your live music fix. The summer months bring festivals and music nearly every day of the week. From big (jazz) band concerts in Frontier Park to the Tony Campanella Band at Music on Main to acoustic concerts at Picasso’s, and patio concerts at one of the area’s many restaurant patios, summertime here is sure to be music to your ears.

The Rack House

The Rack House
The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey owners, John and Bridgette Hamilton, have had a passion from day one to create a great, relaxing and enjoyable fine dining experience. They are constantly making sure they are giving their customers exactly what they want, and more,

It's Your Show

It's Your Show
Tourism is up by 2.2 percent and Missouri has seen an average of nearly one million more visitors per year since 2010. It’s estimated that the state will host more than 45 million visitors in 2020.
What to Do?

What to Do?

Missouri holds the titles for a lot of “firsts” and “mosts” and “largest.” From its lush, green grass-covered plains and forested Ozark Mountains, the Show-Me State not only boasts all four seasons and all of the beauty, diversity, and activities that that entails, but Missouri is just downright interesting.

The Glass Knot helps you create a one-of-a-kind glass art piece that will last generations,” said Lisa Becker, owner of the Art Glass Array, a warm glass studio, gallery and teaching facility.

St. Louis Dreamers | The Silent Killer

St. Louis Dreamers | The Silent Killer
There is a huge “epidemic” sweeping our nation affecting millions of Americans like yourself. This fungus is something that may be lurking in your body and feeds off certain foods that you eat. This fungus affects over 50 million Americans each year. Even worse, this fungus can mutate and become resistant to conventional treatments.

Ron Hauser's Canvas of Life

Ron Hauser's Canvas of Life
As a young child, Ron Hauser’s life was full of experiences that made for great stories later on in his life. He speaks of his family’s Grapes of Wrath existence and how his mom and birth father were resemblant of Bonnie and Clyde. When just a toddler, he made newspaper headlines when he inadvertently cooperated with “Revenuers” to divulge the location of the family’s secret stash of whiskey.

Hank & Susan Raedeke

Hank & Susan Raedeke
“We have been so blessed,” said Susan. “Education has been our life. We love to learn and we hope that we’re able to teach our grandchildren something.”
Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

On August 21, 2017, up to half a billion people will have the opportunity to WITNESS A TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE – millions of whom will be in the United States – including people across the state of Missouri. Those in a particularly good viewing spot are people who live across the middle of the state, where viewing will be as good - or better - than anywhere else.

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.
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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