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The History Museum at Forest Park is free and open daily. It is an interesting and interactive look into the past. A few of the permanent displays include 1)"Seeking St. Louis," an interactive, state-of-the-art, two-gallery exhibition telling the history of the St. Louis region from earliest times to the present, 2) Lindbergh and 3) 1904 World's Fair a look back at the innovations of the time. Another great exhibit is: From Kettle to Keg. A history of beer making. This one only runs until January 4, 2009. There are also programs and outreach services, including traveling exhibitions, tours, theatrical and musical presentations, (10 comments)
Watch Out Bug Ahead! The Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us - 09/29/08 10:21 PM
Here is an alert for everyone! It is time for the Cold and Flu season to begin. Be on the lookout for people with runny noses, not to mention those experiencing coughing fits. The bug knows no age limits or boundaries. I have already been bitten by the bug this year. I thought it was too early for this but low and behold, I was ill for nearly a week. I am almost never sick but I found myself stuck in bed unable to even check my emails. Somehow I did manage to pull myself out of the fog after about (32 comments)
Time for a Shift in Seasons - 09/27/08 08:02 PM
It is time for the shift in seasons. Are you ready for it? Summer with all its warmth and sunshine is quickly fading away. Fall is here. The weather is fairly nice during the day and the nights are cool. All of nature seems to be getting ready for the winter months ahead. Yesterday, I happened upon a beautiful Monarch butterfly. It was absolutely gorgeous. Talk about taking a trip... These little butterflies travel to Mexico every year. This year the warmer temperatures are giving them more time to travel. Every fall this magical event takes place. With instincts alone, these butterflies (16 comments)
Plastic Pot Recycling - 09/25/08 08:46 PM
Plastic Pot Recycling Missouri Botanical Garden 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. DailyMay 1 through October 31, 2008 Acceptable garden plastic includes: cell packs, trays, pots of all sizes and hanging basket containers. Gardeners must sort and separate their plastic by its numbered type, to recycle for grinding and making into new products. Each collection trailer is marked with simple sorting instructions and symbols to separate #6 plastic (polystyrene cell packs and trays) from #2 and #5 plastic (all other pots). Recyclers are also asked to shake soil and rocks out of containers and remove all metal hangers, rings or other materials (6 comments)
Financial Crisis Why NOW? A New Plan - 09/24/08 10:40 PM
Help me here. Why Now? Why is this crisis so important now? It has been building for at least the past two years. Where were the people with the plan to fix the problems then? How is $700 Billion going to make this go away? Now the President and Congress want to hurry and sign a bill for a problem it took years to create. Our economy is in trouble, I have not doubt. But does this seem like the way to solve the issue? No oversight and no accountability seem to be the way we got into this mess, not the way to (5 comments)
Little House on the Shaw Nature Reserve's Prairie - 09/23/08 01:47 PM
After attending the Prairie Days Event at Shaw's Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Missouri, I thought it would be interesting to see how many people would "bite" on a couple of home for sale descriptions: For Sale, cozy home on the prairie. Home boasts two large windows with deep sills and views of the gorgeous seemingly never-ending prairie. Home is green to the extreme, featuring real dirt floors, exterior sod blocks for insulation and real grass roofing. Home has one large room with high ceilings and exposed wooden rafters. There is ample space to ....turn around. Deep well with long rope and (4 comments)
Enlightening Experience.... Glow - 09/20/08 06:16 PM
For those of you who missed the Forest Park Balloon Glow.... It was an enlightening experience! Here are a few photos for you to enjoy. Unfortunately, balloons are constantly moving so they appear a little fuzzy.
After sitting in traffic for about 1 and 1/2 hours, we finally found a parking spot. Then we had to trek across the park to the field with the balloons. I could not believe how far away we managed to park. At least, the walk through the park was refreshing. Forest Park is a beautiful setting for a stroll on a gorgeous night. By this time, it (6 comments)
Follow the Herd to Prairie Days - 09/19/08 12:46 PM
Come follow the herd to Prairie Days at Shaw's Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Missouri. The event takes place on Saturday, September 20, 2008 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost: $3 adults; free for children 12 and under, Missouri Botanical Garden members and Shaw Nature Reserve pass holders. This fun-filled family event portrays prairie heritage with activities and demonstrations. The event showcases the Reserve's 250-acre re-created tall grass prairie. Come hike with a naturalist through the prairie to learn about life on the prairie, check out the authentic teepee, play pioneer games and listen to live music. You will also be able (8 comments)
The Great Forest Park Balloon Race 2008 - 09/18/08 04:42 PM
Come join the fun as Energizer® presents the 36th anniversary of the Great Forest Park Balloon Race on September 19-21, 2008. The Great Forest Park Balloon Race takes place in Forest Park, is FREE and open to the public. Friday, September 19, 2008BALLOON GLOW -- Central Field-- 7:00pm to 8:30pm The Balloon Glow will afford spectators some breathtaking view of inflated balloons lighted by their burners. Get up close and walk around the balloons. Refreshments and Food are available (but not free). The event will conclude with a fireworks display beginning at 9pm. This event will no longer be drive through event. It will be held on (2 comments)
Appreciating What You Have - 09/17/08 09:19 AM
After my power was restored late September 15th, 2008 (Monday evening), I started to wonder how much is taken for granted. So here is my small list, please feel free to add to the list. 1) Running water. How often do you consider the water you use? Are you careful with it? 2) Hot food. Do you appreciate the meal even though it might not have been exactly what you thought you wanted? 3) Hot showers/baths. How often do you take for granted the water used will be a "comfortable" temperature? 4) Lights. Do you consider the fact when you turn on a (14 comments)
Electricity Dilemma - 09/15/08 12:11 PM
My electricity dilemma has nothing to do with paying or cost. It has to do with being without it for over 24 hours. I am experiencing this right now. I have been without electric since 8 a.m. Sunday morning. At first, the power outage was just a minor inconvenience. We went out for brunch and then left the house for the day. We came home at 7 p.m. and still no power. At this point, it has become a real problem. I have about 35-40 quart of peaches in my freezer I purchased and froze last month. These are now irreplaceable since peach season is over. (14 comments)
When: Saturday October 18, 2008 11 until 2 p.m. Where: Prudential Select Properties 16442 Village Plaza View Drive Wildwood, MO 63011 FREE Hot dogs, popcorn and snacks Finger printing and ID cards Fire truck and ambulance Kid's Moonwalk FREE!! Come join in the fun! Bring your friends, neighbors, anyone who is a child at heart. The weather should be cooler and hopefully the rain will stay away. It will be a great way to spend some time with those little ones in your life. More info at www.SelectAnn.com
Wildwood Days Celebration Cancelled - 09/12/08 11:27 AM
Breaking news: Wildwood, Missouri City Hall regrettably announces the cancellation of the Wildwood Days Celebration. The city made the decision to cancel the event due to the rain and field conditions. Babler State Park officials felt the ground was too saturated to allow the event. The event was to be held on Saturday September 13, 2008 at Babler State Park. Unfortunately the event for 2008 will NOT be rescheduled. However, there will be an October fest/ Kid Safety Day on October 12, 2008 at Prudential Select Properties 16442 Village Plaza View Dr. Wildwood, MO This event is free and open to the public. For additional (0 comments)
Remembering 9/11, a Tribute - 09/11/08 08:24 PM
Remembering 9/11....a day that will live on in the history of our nation. I would like to pay tribute to those fallen heroes, those people who thought that fateful day was going to be like any other ordinary day.We will never know why, why so many had to die. We will never understand the senseless killing of so many precious people. Many loved ones were lost on September 11th, 2001.Friends and family.Neighbors and co-workers Moms and Dads.Brothers and Sisters.Grandmas and Grandpas.Many true heroes gave their all to save others.While the nation watched, the first twin tower burned..........Everyone held their breath as (5 comments)
Nearly 3/4 acre Catawissa, MO $39,900 Lake Serene features a 67+/- acre lake. Here you can enjoy the benefits of a lake without the long drive. Lot owners enjoy picturesque views, boating and fishing. Build your new home here today. According to the subdivision rules, the house you construct must be at least 1250 square feet. This lot is .7 +/acres according to the county tax assessment. This is one of the largest lots in the subdivision. The lot has 75 (2 comments)
Invitation to New Group: The AR Anns' Adventures - 09/08/08 10:20 PM
The AR Anns' Adventures is the latest group for Ann/Annes. This is the address for anyone named Ann or Anne. Or anyone who knows, is related to, is an associate of, or has the pleasure to work with an Ann/Anne. Post all your adventures here! Get out there and have an awesome adventure so you can blog about it here.... Come join in the fun! http://activerain.com/groups/annsadventures This group brought to you by Ann Allen and Ann Hayden. (12 comments)
Woo-Hoo Finally 10,000 Points - 09/06/08 02:22 PM
Finally made it to 10,000 points on Active Rain. This was the goal when I started blogging. But it has turned into so much more. I have been getting to know all of you helpful, intelligent people. Information blooms here, like this rose. Technology is ever changing as is our industry. You either change or get the heck out of the way. Thank you for all your comments, support, advice, etc... Blog on in the Rain! (36 comments)
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