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Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation makes stop in Ballwin

members of the FDNY (Fire Department of New York City) - acting as ambassadors of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation – will present a specially-designed shadowbox containing hallowed 9/11 steel from Ground Zero to Tom Brewer on Oct. 19. The public is invited to attend this presentation.

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Crafting a Versatile Holiday Gift

Looking for the best, most flexible gift for your entire list? Most people appreciate wines selected by experts and find it helpful to have extra bottles on hand to use during the holidays and throughout the year. So, a wine club membership makes for the perfect pairing of hard-to-buy-for gift recipients and truly versatile gifts. Wine club memberships prove easy to give and customize – and each serves as an ongoing reminder of the gift and its giver. Every month, Balaban’s wine club members receive two bottles of wine along with tasting notes. Those wines come from every corner of ...

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A Safe, Warm Holiday

Holiday celebrations are always more magical when enjoyed in front of a fireplace. But wonderful memories can be spoiled if the fireplace causes a house fire.

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Create a Festive Display

Dazzling tabletops and charming mantel displays bring cheer to the home during the holidays. Capture the magic of the season with festive touches designed to make all the days merry and bright. Jeanie Hood, owner of Three French Hens home furnishings boutique, offered several tips for creating versatile holiday presentations that can be used throughout the home. “You can create a stunning centerpiece for a dining room table by laying garland down the center of the table and adding picks, bows and other elements,” Jeanie said. “Then, stack it with different candlesticks or other objects to create a special theme ...

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Holiday Baking

A Sweet Learning Experience Holiday baking is a common tradition and with a little extra thought the already fun occasion can become a learning experience. Sharing the kitchen with kids reinforces several educational concepts, including science, sequencing, simple addition and fractions, direction following and more.  Bake a batch of these delicious and festive cookies with your kids and take advantage of the learning opportunity. Holiday Sugar Cookie Cutouts Makes 6 dozen • 2 1/3 cups flour • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened • 1 ...

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Tai chi, an ancient Chinese exercise, has been found to improve the physical capacity of older adults suffering from four long-term conditions, the British Journal of Sports Medicine reported.

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Wildwood BBQ Bash

For the first time ever, the kickoff for the Wildwood BBQ Bash will take place on Friday night, Sept. 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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Bridal shower basics

Today’s bridal shower is not the formal or simple occasion it was when it first debuted. Modern shower hosts are spicing up this age-old tradition by incorporating the interests, favorite colors and activities of the bride and groom.

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A Gift for the Generations to Come

It’s great to leave an inheritance for your family, but why not enjoy what you’ve earned with them now and take the family with you on an outstanding vacation? A family vacation enables those giving the gift to enjoy the excitement with their loved ones and see the sparkle in their eyes as they see exciting new destinations for the first time in their lives. “We decided a couple years back to spend Thanksgiving at sea with our children and grandchildren,” said Linda Bosch, owner of Just Cruises and More. “Since it was the grandchildren’s first time to experience a ...

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