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My latest unproven conspiracy theory is that someone high in the government is in cahoots with a dark money group that wants to take away your rights. Specifically, your right to eat cake. Beautiful chocolate cake.

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So here we are again. Pent-up anger has been unleashed. One stupid and callous act, caught on camera, rips off the bandages from unhealed wounds left over from other confrontations between overzealous law enforcement officers and black men. Once again, a man is dead and repercussions for the…

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The Kirkwood Farmers' Market is gearing up for its eighth Saturday of the season on June 6. Social distancing measures remain in place and face masks are mandatory — not optional — for everyone who frequents the market.

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Earlier this season, the Webster Arts Fair, which attracts around 25,000 people each year, was announced canceled due to COVID-19, but that doesn't mean the creative fun has to stop.

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Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival organizers Joe Rath and Brian Ward aren't optimistic about the prospect of this year’s popular festival taking place in September. The two men spoke at a work session prior to the June 2 Webster Groves council meeting.

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Join Opera Theatre, the Regional Arts Commission, the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, and more than 15 other organizations for an inspiring evening of performances spanning music, theater, dance, visual art, and more, reflecting the artistic diversity and traditions of the St. Louis community.

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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. 

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People are sheltering in place during the 2020 pandemic for good reason, but on May 23 it might be nice to come out of your shell to celebrate World Turtle Day. It’s the 20th anniversary of this annual event that was founded by American Tortoise Rescue.

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Voters who have applied for, and received, absentee ballots for school and municipal elections in St. Louis County on Tuesday, June 2, are urged to get them in the mail asap. They must be received by election day to be counted.

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“It’s been a quiet week in Lake Woebegon,” Garrison Keillor used to begin his Prairie Home Companion tales of the residents of the imaginary small town in Minnesota.

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Long before there was Captain 11 commanding a cartoon showboat on St. Louis television in the 1960’s, a real steamboat captain named Richard J. Lockwood lived in St. Louis. He had a summer home in Webster Groves and came to St. Louis before the Civil War.

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Look, nothing against baseball. But with its 67-page-long list of rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when baseball resumes this summer, Major League Baseball appears to be gutting some long-standing traditions. On the other hand, these new rules may make baseball more fun to watch.

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Book drops at all 20 St. Louis County Library locations will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 26. Patrons may return books, music and movies to the book drops. Patrons should continue to keep items at home that can only be returned inside a branch, which includes musical instruments, puz…

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Though COVID-19 has affected the landscape of nearly all American businesses, arguably no industry has been harder hit than that of hospitality. Food service establishments in particular are struggling to stay afloat in an environment where it’s not only unadvisable, but also illegal, to lea…

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"I used to spin that toilet paper like I was on Wheel of Fortune. Now I turn it like I’m cracking a safe.” Several readers sent this piece of humor to us about a month ago. Unfortunately, it’s still relevant in the continuing age of the pandemic.

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Kirkwood residents need to be made aware of the hypocrisy that is Tax Fairly. The organization purports to be a taxpayer watchdog. In fact, they’re contributing to the very problems against which they claim they crusade.

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Webster Groves School District Superintendent John Simpson announced that while no decision has been made regarding the 2020-21 school year, administrators are looking at options that include a hybrid of online learning and in-school instruction. It's also possible that school could be compl…