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Marcus Daily didn’t grow up in Franklin County, but he’s become as well known here as many natives. If you don’t recognize his name, you may have heard of his business, although not by its official name, the Pizza Dog.
The St. Louis Symphony will perform a total of 15 holiday concerts in the month of December, concluding with the annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Concerts include:
Family Tree Tours, a leading European genealogy tour provider for genealogy societies and individuals, announces its preplanned group heritage tours for 2014.
Ignorance is bliss — unless it involves the holidays. I had no idea this Christmas season would be shorter than the norm. Over the weekend it hit home.
Songwriters have been urging us to “count our blessings” for years, from the popular hymn penned in 1897 by Johnson Oatman Jr., to the Irving Berlin tune crooned by Bing Crosby in the holiday classic, “White Christmas.”
The Daughters of the American Revolution Valley of the Meramec Chapter held a dedication ceremony Sunday, Nov. 10, of a DAR marker in honor of Hartley Sappington, a Revolutionary War veteran, at the Sappington Family Cemetery in Washington.
BRANSON, Mo. — Only in Branson does the Christmas season begin the day after Halloween.
Over the weekend, I read a column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about what a disservice we do buying our children everything they want for Christmas. Entitlement ensues, and the idea “that more is better,” leads to “feelings of disappointment and frustration.”
It was about 6 p.m. Saturday evening when Maria Blankenship was tearing down the paper that had covered the windows at Union Furniture for the last eight weeks or so. Just as she did, a car drove past — then promptly backed up to get a peek at what she was unveiling.
Flawed, but Fascinating Female Character
Washington Public Library will sponsor a doodle art contest with the theme “Doodle a Masterpiece.” Sign-up begins Dec. 1, and all entries must be turned in by Jan. 17. Anyone, any age may enter the contest. Entry forms can be picked up at the Washington Public Library.
A free mobile app from Family Rosary aims to help keep Christ in Christmas.
Anyone who has ever spent time enjoying the beauty of Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit — hiking its trails, posing for photos amidst the spring daffodils, enjoying a picnic at Pinetum Lake — can thank the air pollution of St. Louis in the 1920s and ’30s for making the 2,400-acre extension of the Missouri Botanical Garden possible.
If shorter days and colder weather have you feeling the melancholy, it may be the season that’s got you down.