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Political science professor Ken Warren’s nearly three decades of living in Webster Groves have been punctuated by frequent overseas travel assignments. His ticket for each global mission is his expertise on polling and democracy.

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Mark Green is battling a brain tumor for the second time. Fortunately, the wings of this Kirkwood area man’s guardian angels come in the form of actual planes.

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The Hoener Memorial Garden at the Webster Groves Recreation Complex has a refreshing new look thanks to the combined efforts of the Webster Groves Rotary Club, Shaw Nature Reserve and one determined Webster Groves High School student.

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Francesca Westendorf, now a senior at Webster Groves High School, planned and executed the replanting of the Hoener Memorial Garden at the Webster Groves Recreation Complex. The new garden is meant to require less maintenance due to the presence of native species. | photo by Ursula Ruhl

As the director of the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Neonatologist Dr. Tasnim Najaf treats children born with a rare defect — a hole in the diaphragm. The condition allows a child’s abdominal organs to enter the chest, impairing normal lung function…

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. 

Matthew Schlafly of Des Peres might seem like a typical weightlifter, but he’s had to overcome far more than gritty protein shakes. Dealt a bad hand with a rare condition from childhood, Schlafly has learned to take nothing for granted, and hopes to inspire others with similar disabilities. 

The list of area restaurants that shuttered due to the pandemic is a long one. From Eat-Rite Diner in St. Louis to Trailhead Brewing in St. Charles, from Cousin Hugo’s in Maplewood to Cusanelli’s in Lemay — many well-known landmark restaurants are history.

Looking for a fun summer adventure? Dea Hoover has you covered. The St. Louis tour guide has penned a scavenger hunt book that will take participants on a journey through 17 iconic neighborhoods.