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It’s the great pumpkin farm

Located off of Old Olive Street Road in Chesterfield, the farm changes colors from green to orange each fall as the yearly pumpkin crop is harvested and put on display. This year, as the leaves change color to match the burgeoning pumpkin crop, the Rombach family business is preparing to celebrate a special event: its 100-year anniversary.

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West Newsmagazine Better Living EXPO

On Oct. 12, the 2nd Annual West Newsmagazine Better Living EXPO will return to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Chesterfield. Once again this year, the expo will provide residents the opportunity to meet with local businesses offering a wide range of products and services that make life better in our communities.

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St. Peters Rec Plex to host ‘Try Skating for Free’ class

Have you ever wondered if you could learn how to ice skate? The St. Peters Rec-Plex is hosting “Try Skating for Free” at the Rec-Plex North Rink on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Participating skaters can try the Rec-Plex’s Intro to Ice Skating class followed by 30 minutes of open skating with lights, music and games. Classes will be ...

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Local schools observe 9/11

Several West County schools participated in observance ceremonies for 9/11, in respect for those who lost their lives in the tragic attack on America 13 years ago.

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‘Illumination’ celebrates 100 years of St. Charles Parks and Recreation

The word ‘centennial’ can be used in relation to a 100-year anniversary, or signal the end of a 100-year period. For the St. Charles Parks and Recreation Department, both of these definitions apply; however, the first century is just the beginning. To celebrate the department’s 100-year birthday, the city is hosting Illumination, a three day festival (Sept. 12-14) in Frontier ...

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Manchester Homecoming

Watercolor exhibit features local artist   As an extension of Homecoming 2014, Manchester Arts will sponsor an exhibit featuring the work of Manchester resident Bill Vivrett, a retired educator and active artist. The show, titled “The Good Ride: A Journey into Metaphor,” includes mainly watercolors created by the lifelong teacher, mentor and student of fine arts. Spanning more than 60 years, Bill’s ...

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Pillow Platoon provides ‘sweet dreams’ to deployed families

John Stoeffler, a former Army Infantry officer who served in Korea in the mid-1960s, always has had a heart for soldiers and their families. But it is thanks to the efforts of local volunteers that he’s able to do something about it. In 2008, Stoeffler and his wife, Linda, created the Sweet Dreams Picture Pillow Project to provide comfort to ...

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A place for remembering pets

There is a quiet oasis in West County where people go to remember and pay tribute to their late pets. Wildwood resident Dr. Dennis Eschbach, a pet chiropractor, has had 13 pets buried over about 20 years at Memory Park Pet Cemetery, located at 1457 Boly Lane in Twin Oaks. He and his wife have four more plots reserved for ...

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Artists called to paint St. Charles County Parks

Attention all Missouri and Illinois artists: the St. Charles County Parks Department and the Foundry Art Centre invite you to participate in the Paint Your County Parks competition. The art contest is free to enter with a deadline of Oct. 31. The goal of the competition is to expose the area’s vibrant arts community and highlight the beauty and benefits ...

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