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Crowds Flock to rue St. Francois for 20th Annual Florissant Fall Festival

IMG_5902-1by Ralph Schaffer

Hundreds of families and their furry friends strolled up and down rue St. Francois in Old Town Florissant this past Sunday to welcome fall. even though it was still summer-like, and enjoy the food, beverages, music, booths, and activities at the city’s 20th annual Fall Festival.

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‘My Little Pony: The Movie’: Ideal Rainbow for Little Girls

The Mane 6, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Spike, and Applejack, set off on an adventure to save Equestria.

The Mane 6, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Spike, and Applejack, set off on an adventure to save Equestria.

by Sandra Olmsted

   My Little Pony: The Movie opens with Twilight Sparkle (voice of Tara Strong), the youngest the four pony princesses, planning Equestria’s Friendship Festival and the concert by Pop star Songbird Serenade (voice of Sia).

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‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal in Another Stellar Performance

Jake Gyllenhaal turns in a stellar performance as Jeff Bauman, the Boston Marathon Bombing victim who is associated with "Boston Strong" and who helped identify the bombers.

Jake Gyllenhaal turns in a stellar performance as Jeff Bauman, the Boston Marathon Bombing victim who is associated with “Boston Strong” and who helped identify the bombers.

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‘From Sea to Shining Sea’ Concert by Northwinds Concert Band

Under the direction of Larry Marsh, Northwinds Concert Band will present a “Sunday at the Pops” concert on Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre. The “From Sea to Shining Sea” concert will celebrate the landscapes of America, both in time and place and promises thrills and a wild ride for the audience.

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Pizza, Painting, and More . . . The Dining Divas Stay and Play Locally

by Lisa Kampeter

Lisa Kampeter

Lisa Kampeter

I’m always excited about our Dining Divas nights, but I was super excited for our last gathering. The girls all came to my house for a pizza and palette painting party. Pizza from one of Florissant’s finest long-time establishments and from one of Florissant’s newest restaurants…BJ’s and their neighbor in Old Town, Amore’s Pizza.

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20th Annual Old Town Florissant Fall Festival is this Sunday Oct. 8

booths, dog, badies on st. francois pg 1Old Town Fall Festival head color

All the activities at the Fall Festival are along rue St. Francois in Old Town

The 20th annual Old Town Fall Festival will be held Sunday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this year. The festival is co-sponsored by Florissant Old Town Partners, City of Florissant, Missouri Arts Council, and the Regional Arts Council.

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