After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival returned to the streets of old Webster this past weekend, Sept. 16 and 17. Audiences were treated to live music from local musicians, fun festivities and local food.

Nipher Middle School recently celebrated its 100th year with a community event on Saturday, Sept. 3. Alumni and community members were invited to tour the building, hear student performances and enjoy a pancake breakfast.

Webster Groves business Digital Strike recently hosted a large pickleball “street” tournament on South Gore Avenue, next to the company’s vintage gas station office, to raise donations for the Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation.

While some children sell lemonade curbside on hot summer days, 9-year-old Aleksandra Chekoudijan of Webster Groves chose a different approach. She has been selling snow cones, with the money she earns going to a cause close to her heart.

Nearly two dozen homes in Webster Groves, most of them on East Pacific and North Forest avenues near Deer Creek, were flooded twice during last week's flash flooding. The Times met with East Pacific Avenue resident Jennifer Redeker as she sifted through the damage. Read our full story here.

Dozens of neighbors and families visited the cul de sac at the end of Doerwood Lane recently to celebrate the birthdays of three longtime residents: Mel Jacobs, 91; Laverne Weingartner, 92; and Rita Stillman, 98.

Hundreds of people gathered at Blackburn Park in Webster Groves on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, to celebrate a day of “Buzzing Love” and kindness in the community.

Temperatures soared into the upper 90s with high humidity adding a one-two punch to four days of Webster Groves Community Days activities held over the July 4 holiday. Despite the intense heat, large crowds lined the streets in Webster for Monday morning’s parade, and both Webster and Kirkwo…

Hundreds of people gathered on North Gore Avenue on Saturday evening, June 18, for the annual Old Webster Summer Night Street Dance. Huge crowds turned out to hear the sounds of Baker Symes and his James Taylor selections, and later that evening danced to the tunes of Ticket to the Beatles.

Following a pause during the pandemic, the Kirkwood Route 66 Cars & Guitars Festival returned last weekend, drawing thousands of people to downtown Kirkwood.

Apart from a ride malfunction on Friday night, St. Peterfest was “an exceptionally great event,” said Kevin Stillman, director of finance and operations for St. Peter Catholic Church. Stillman went on to say that the weather was the best it had been in years.

The Webster Arts Fair concluded Sunday evening following three days of perfect weather and great art.

Cooler temperatures didn't stop kids and adults from coming out to enjoy opening weekend at the Kirkwood Aquatic Center. Check out scenes from the early summer fun in the gallery below.

Webster Groves High School students organized the 21st annual Jim Schoemehl 5K and 10K Walk/Run for ALS on Saturday, May 7.

On Sunday, May 1, Kirkwood High School celebrated its soon-to-be graduates with a car parade. Students decorated vehicles, drove through the streets of Kirkwood and ended their route in the parking lot of the high school, where many families stopped to celebrate and take pictures.

One local woman has turned the grief of losing a loved one into an inspirational garden of gratitude — and now she wants to share it with the community.

Four-legged friends came from all over the area to meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for treat-filled eggs at the annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9, at Blackburn Park in Webster Groves.

Entries into Webster Arts’ “Spring Forward” public art project are now on display through March 26 on the grounds of Eden Theological Seminary, 475 E. Lockwood Ave. The Spring Forward project was open to families, individuals, businesses and community organizations to create spring-themed ar…

The Cub Scouts of Pack 314 spent Saturday, Jan. 29, racing handmade vehicles during the 2022 Pinewood Derby at Webster Hills United Methodist Church.

Miracle-Ear rejects the idea that anyone should suffer from hearing loss and so does hearing healthcare provider, Dan Slapak. Slapak's patients receive the most comprehensive testing and complete hearing assessment they will ever experience - completely free.

Santa traded his sleigh this year for an old-fashioned trolley at the National Museum of Transportation in Kirkwood. Last weekend, families flocked to the museum to see live reindeer, check out trains — both real and model — and hop aboard the Holly Jolly Trolley to tell Santa their Christma…

Holiday spirit was on display in Webster Groves on Saturday, Dec. 4, with participants taking part in the 10th annual Santas on the Loose 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Run/Walk. The race started at the Webster Groves Public Library and ran through the Webster Park neighborhood.

The annual Webster Groves vs. Kirkwood Turkey Day football game kicked off at Kirkwood High School this Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 25.

Downtown Kirkwood kicked off the holiday season with a “Holiday Walk” on Saturday, Nov. 20. Santa and Mrs. Claus greeted children at the train station, merchants held sales and specials, and there was entertainment from The Lucille Rapp Tumblers.

Unseasonably warm weather and colorful autumn trees brought visitors to the Old Webster neighborhood on Sunday, Nov. 14, for the annual Old Webster Holiday Open House.

The seventh edition of Viva Brasil’s “Festa Junina” (June Festival), which usually happens in June in Brazil, was this year held Saturday, Oct. 16, at Kirkwood.

Following a successful first year, the second annual Webster Groves Porchfest went off without a hitch this year as well. The 2021 event took place on Sunday, Oct. 3, in North Webster.

The pandemic didn't stop the 15th annual Hands On Kirkwood last Saturday, Oct. 2. Started by Kirkwood Baptist Church in 2007, Hands On Kirkwood is an annual community mission blitz to make the world a better place with good deeds — from simple lawn care to massive charity projects. Even non-…

On a picture-perfect evening Wednesday, Sept. 29, over 200 Kirkwood School District students stormed the field to participate in the fifth annual Unified Night Lights event at Kirkwood High School in the E.L. Lyons Memorial Stadium.

Labor Day traditionally marks the end of the summer pool season ... well, at least for swimmers of the human variety. In many communities, it’s the dogs who get to enjoy the final swim of the season — one last splash before the pools are drained for the year.

The fourth annual Meacham Park Back to School Rally and Backpack Giveaway took place on Saturday, Aug. 14, at Meacham Memorial Park in Kirkwood. While the Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association handed out backpacks stuffed with school supplies, students and their families also enj…

More than three dozen goats from Goats on the Go got to work Tuesday Aug. 3, eating invasive honeysuckle and Wintercreeper on the hillside of the Shady Creek Nature Sanctuary along West Kirkham and North Elm avenues.

Rock Hill resident Ashlee Felling, a self-professed Olympic fanatic, decided to celebrate the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games with an Olympics of her own. Felling hosted over 40 guests, dressed for the part representing several countries, in her very own "Rock Hilympic Games" on Saturday, July 24.

The Webster Waves — Webster Groves’ municipal swim team — took first place in the Southwest Municipal Swim and Dive League Swim Conference Meet on Thursday, July 22. The event hosted more than 300 swimmers at the Webster Groves Aquatic Center. 

Attendees of all ages enjoyed patriotic fun and games during Webster Groves Community Days, a four-day annual event over the 4th of July weekend.

Welcome back to the pool! Swimmers from Webster and Kirkwood made a splash at the Kirkwood Aquatic Center on Monday, June 14, for the start of swim season — the first in two years, following last year’s canceled season due to the pandemic.

Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the opening of area swimming pools, and chilly temperatures didn't stop kids from having fun at the Kirkwood Aquatic Center on Saturday, May 29.

On any given afternoon, there’s a constant whir of wheels in motion at the Webster Groves Skatepark.  There’s skateboarding, scootering, rollerblading, rollerskating, BMX biking — and a lot of smiling. 

At the start of lacrosse season, Kirkwood Men’s Lacrosse Club coach, Chris Luckett, and Webster Groves Lacrosse Club coach, Max Troha, knew they wanted their teams to face each other for the final game of the season. But they also wanted to honor the loss of the November 2020 Turkey Day game…

Webster Groves High School Class of 2021 students took their final walk as high schoolers and tossed their caps in the air after crossing the stage at Moss Field at Hixson Middle School on Friday, May 14.  The  limited guests, masks and social distancing requirements did little to squash the…

Ever since creating a COVID-friendly way to dispense Halloween candy and a display in the front yard of his Webster Groves home, David Neu has continued to bring some light-hearted fun for neighbors and passers-by on South Old Orchard Avenue. The photos are a few of his creations and configu…