I walk Kirkwood Park almost every morning. When I first heard about the request to install trails for bikes, it seemed like a good idea. Then one morning, two bikes passed me on the sidewalk by the crushed ice shop and continued across the baseball field by the park office. Now I think the t…

As parents of four children in Webster Groves public schools, we highly value a curriculum that emphasizes empathy and critical thinking. We believe that our children will only benefit from education that informs them about historical and structural racism. We strive to help them understand …

Hello neighbors! Let’s teach our children it isn’t enough to not be racist — we need to be ANTI-racist. The children in our district deserve to learn our full history. As an owner and teacher of a local preschool, it is my responsibility to teach my students about race and diversity, and I d…

As sledding season is upon us, I am reminded that many people refer to Deer Creek Hill and Art Hill as “Suicide Hill.” This is deeply disturbing and inappropriate for many reasons. Many people, my family included, are affected by suicide. To nonchalantly refer to a sledding hill as “Suicide …

Last month, the Webster Groves City Council appropriately rejected the Douglass Hill project for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, while the council voted against the requested zoning changes, it did not vote on the tax increment financing (TIF) part of the proposal. Instead, like a card …

Thank You from Miracle on Summit! Thank you to everyone who came to see our holiday lights and Christmas Eve candlelight walk on Summit and Elbart avenues, and for donating to Operation Food Search. Together, we raised $12,089 in donations, which includes the estimated monetary value of the …

In my opinion, building one or two mountain bike trails in Kirkwood Park is a terrible idea. Several years ago, I used to walk my dog at Castlewood State Park. There were many trails out there, or possibly only one long twisty one, that allowed mountain bikers and roller bladers. They went p…

As the former executive director of Trailnet, Magnificent Missouri (Katy Land Trust), lifetime member, supporter and user of Gateway Off-Road Cyclists stewarded trails, founding advisory board president for the Missouri Interscholastic Cycling League and lifelong advocate for the outdoors, I…

I would like to express my gratitude to the kind Glendale police officers who responded to the request for help from this very senior senior around 11:30 p.m. New Year’s night to rescue my little dog.  

I am sure that many who have reflected on the one-year anniversary of the Capitol Insurrection share my concern about the future of our country. Just thinking about the tragic possibility of Donald Trump running for president in 2024 gives me apprehension about what other democratic institut…

A little over a year ago, I wrote this paper lamenting the Republican party I’d supported for decades. Referencing the “stolen election” idiocy propagated by Trump and many Republicans, including locally, I wrote:  “Blood will surely be on the hands of Hawley, Schmitt and the rest if violenc…