More South County Times Features

Lindbergh Schools is asking voters on April 2 to approve Prop R, a $105 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue to improve safety and security at all of its schools.

When it comes to being Irish, Robert P. McCulloch has a family seal and Gaelic name to reveal he’s the real deal. He’s the genuine Irish article and that may explain his selection as grand marshal for the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Dogtown that gets underway at 11 a.m., Sunday, March 17.

Although most of the media attention regarding brain injuries goes to vocal NFL players like Terry Bradshaw and Brett Favre, a quieter group focusing on brain issues meets monthly at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Fenton.

Marlborough is a puzzle piece of a village, familiar to and cherished by St. Louis and South County residents who can only go so long without a taco pizza from Happy Joe’s, and league bowlers who think Sunset Lanes is the only place to roll.

When Lucille Kramer retired after 38 years of teaching, she found herself with a lot of time and energy on her hands. The 90-year-old Sappington resident has been filling that time as a regular volunteer with Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis.

This year’s upcoming “world’s largest costumed pet parade” for Mardi Gras in Soulard on Feb. 24 will have the best-ever marshal leading it: Barclay, a 5-month-old, rambunctious yellow English Labrador who gladly will be barking the Blues.

IMAX Theatre presentations at the Saint Louis Science Center used to inspire Katherine Golden when she was younger to imagine herself as an explorer. Thanks to a National Geographic program for teachers, she no longer has to imagine.

Curbing people’s impulses to exorbitantly use cellphones and tablets is a personal crusade for an ardent local communications professional. She believes her anti-dependency movement starts with changing toddlers’ technology habits.

Valentine’s Day could bring some unusual delights on Feb. 14. According to Nikki Furrer, beaus may want to consider cannabis caramels or crazy cordials for their sweethearts this year.

Nov. 3, 2020 is the magic date for the city-county merger plan devised by Better Together. That’s when the organizers of the merger effort hope to put their plan on the statewide ballot.

The Affton Chamber of Commerce has named its award recipients for 2018. Honorees will be recognized at the 26th Annual Auction and Awards Dinner Gala set for Saturday, Feb. 2, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., at Andre’s Banquet Center, 4254 Telegraph Road.