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.
While it might not be 100% back to normal, the 2021-22 academic year is already feeling more like pre-pandemic times. Students in the Webster Groves school district returned to in-person classes on the first day of school earlier this week.
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.
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.
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…
Marketing students from Webster Groves High School organized the 20th annual Jim Schoemehl 5K and 10K Walk/Run for ALS on Saturday, May 1. Due to COVID-19, this year's event offered both virtual and in-person options.
Excitement and relief filled the air on Tuesday, March 16, as hundreds of teachers and staff from the Webster Groves School District rolled up their sleeves to receive a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Just as the clocks are about to jump ahead an hour, ushering in a season of bright colors often accompanied by a renewed sense of hope, so does the Spring Forward community art display in Webster Groves.
Despite frigid temperatures and car troubles, winter snow has its perks! Check out these crazy kids enjoying frosty fun at Greenbriar Hills Country Club on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The Times would like to note that Greenbriar Hills Country Club is private property and is not open to the public.
The Webster Groves Boys Varsity Basketball team recently celebrated the achievements of senior players at a Senior Night celebration on Jan. 29. Parents and teammates honored the accomplishments of players with bright futures ahead!
Children of all ages were invited to Crown Royal's Motorcycle Club on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and to receive a free book from Eyeseeme African American Children's Bookstore. The event was sponsored and organized by the Meacham Park Neighborhood Improveme…
Between the third and fourth weeks of January 2020, all six Bethesda independent living communities held clinics to administer the first of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine to residents and staff.
Santas were “on the loose” in Webster Groves on Saturday, Dec. 5, for the 2020 edition of the annual Santa run. About 200 runners donned festive gear to take part in the 5K Run/Walk; 22 participated in the 1 Mile Run/Walk.
Wearing masks and socially distancing, the annual “Wagon Train of Food” to fight hunger took place Friday morning, Nov. 20. Students from The College School in Webster Groves trekked to Emmanuel Episcopal Church to donate thousands of food items to those in need.
The "Kirkwood Greentree Festival Party On Your Porch" took place on Sept. 18, 2020, throughout the streets of Kirkwood. Sponsored by Kirkwood Electric, the "Party On Your Porch" event was held in place of this year's traditional Greentree Festival, which was canceled due to the pandemic. Eig…
School looks a little different this year! With many institutions opting for hybrid or entirely online learning for the start of the 2020 school year, kids are gearing up for classes in their bedrooms, kitchens or office spaces instead of catching the bus!
Caroline Young and her family organized a community food drive on Aug. 1 at Kirkwood High School to find out if one family could make a difference during the pandemic.
The City of Kirkwood is participating in the Creative Communities Art Alliance Sculpture on the Move program. Through this program, sculptures are installed in cities for two years, after which they may be purchased, removed by the artist, or submitted to be redrawn and moved to another city.
On Sunday, July 19, the Kirkwood High School Young Democrats held a drive-through Black Lives Matter lemonade and popsicle stand to raise money for non-profit organization Action St. Louis.
COVID-19 didn't stop Webster Groves from celebrating the 4th of July this year! Though the annual parade was canceled due to health concerns, the city got creative with the advent of a "reverse parade."
Sometimes called the "Popsicle Parade," the Kirkwood Kids' Parade rolled on this year despite the pandemic! Kids were required to wear a mask and practice social distancing, but still decorated their bikes, scooters, wagons, mini motorized "cars" and then hit the streets on July 4, 2020. The…
Recently, 130 households in the Meacham Park neighborhood received free Mexican food, thanks to a partnership between Amigos Cantina, the Crown Royal Motorcycle club and the Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association.
Several hundred area residents gathered to listen, learn and reflect on racism at a rally in Blackburn Park in Webster Groves on Sunday, June 7.
Since May 25, when George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minnesota, America has been in a state of unrest. Protests in all 50 states continue daily to draw attention to issues of police brutality and the unfair and often fatal treatment of black citizens.
The Custard Station in Kirkwood reopened this week to the great relief of ice cream fans across the area. Times photographer Diana Linsley captured these sweet moments on opening day, Wednesday, May 20.
On Wednesday, May 20, St. Joseph’s Academy faculty, staff, former faculty, family, neighbors and friends came together for a surprise police and fire truck-led parade for Glendale resident LuAnn Worrall.
Kirkwood High School alum and former NFL wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, along with several other KHS alumni and volunteers, handed out $15,000 worth of non-perishable and perishable food items, and hygiene items to Kirkwood School District families at Nipher Middle School on Monday, May 18.
Volunteers from area churches gathered at the First Baptist Church of Meacham Park parking lot for the "This Is What Christ's Love Looks Like" drive-thru food giveaway on Wednesday, May 13.