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Founders’ Day festival is a celebration for all ages

Celebrate Wildwood 2015 Parade - Greg Barth

The anniversary of the city’s founding in 1995 always is a gala event and this year’s celebration promises to be fun for all ages. For two days, the Town Center becomes an outdoor playground with the return of festival favorites, such as the Car Show and Art Festival, as well as popular musical entertainment and good things to eat. Celebrate Wildwood kicks off on Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m., with an offering of delicious festival fare, beverages from the Wine & Beer Garden and a free concert by the 399th Army Band, direct from Fort Leonard Wood. If that ...

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Route 66 Travelogue

Route 66

Back in the day, summer vacations were defined by where the main drag could take us. For decades, the main drag that weaved across Missouri and into the west was Route 66, the Mother Road, whose 90-year history and roadside destinations still are well worth the visit. But this summer, resist heading west and head east instead, or rather northeast to Chicago where the iconic route got its start in 1926. Route 66 first followed the rail corridor between Chicago and St. Louis, a route that eventually became State Route 4. Already a paved, two-lane road, it was a natural, ...

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Out of the mouths of babes

As Mother’s Day approaches, the first-grade students in Mrs. Susan Wolk’s class at Parkway’s Shenandoah Valley Elementary shared with West Newsmagazine what makes their moms the best moms.

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