Members of the Kirkwood Police Department could be seen pushing shopping carts around the Kirkwood Walmart store on Saturday morning, Dec. 3, as part of the department’s annual “Shop With A Cop” holiday event. Each year, children shop for themselves or family members with the assistance of p…

Cold weather didn't deter serious and casual athletes alike from the annual Santas on the Loose run on Saturday, Dec. 3.  The event featured a 5K run and a one-mile "fun run," both starting from the Webster Groves Public Library.

Fifty years ago, following the tradition of the oldest football rivalry west of the Mississippi River, founders of both the Webster Groves and Kirkwood High School hockey clubs agreed to start playing an annual exhibition game every Friday after Thanksgiving.

The Kirkwood High School Pioneers took the Frisco Bell for the ninth year in a row with the team’s 56-7 win over the Webster Groves High School Statesmen in the Nov. 24 Turkey Day football game at Moss Field in Webster Groves.

While he may not have made the journey by train this year, Santa arrived as usual in downtown Kirkwood on Saturday, Nov. 19 for the annual Downtown Kirkwood Holiday Walk.

Webster Groves defeated Kansas East in dramatic fashion on Saturday, Nov. 19, to capture the Class 3 state championship at Soccer Park in Fenton. The state title is the third for the Statesmen, having won consecutive championships in 2014 and 2015.

Kirkwood’s boys swim and dive team took third place in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 State Championships on Nov. 10 and 11, at the St. Peters Rec Plex. This year’s team had two individual state champs — junior Max Marcus in the 500 Free with a time of 4:28.79 …

Visitors to Old Webster last Sunday, Nov. 13, rode on trolleys and horse-drawn carriages, enjoyed holiday songs from carolers, met with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and got a head start on their Christmas shopping at the 36th annual Holiday Open House.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, Kirkwood Youth In Action and Olive Chapel AME Church held a special service for veterans who are buried in Quinette Cemetery. The cemetery dates to 1866 and is one of the oldest African American burial grounds in Missouri. The service included presentation of the colors,…

An army of volunteers assembled in Kirkwood and surrounding communities on Saturday, Oct. 1, for the 16th annual “Hands On Kirkwood,” a day of community service.

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.

The Greentree City ushered in fall with spectacular three-day outdoor festival held last weekend at Kirkwood Park. The annual Kirkwood Greentree Festival welcomed thousands Sept. 16 through 18 with highlights including the parade, the folklife festival, live music and fun activities for kids.

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.