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It’s Easy to Take the Heat With Fun Family Members in Florida

Tom Amsel. pg 2jpgA Boomer’s Journal

By Tom Anselm

It has been quite warm lately in our town, both politically and atmospherically. The first so much so that frankly it is just too hot for me to touch. At least for now. Maybe at a later date, as things seem to continue to cool down. Maybe. So let’s move on to the second.

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Film Gets a Big Opening Lift From The Wehrenberg Chain

scene from Belleville, the movie set in our Illinois neighboring community

scene from Belleville, the movie set in our Illinois neighboring community

(Complete, lengthy interview with Belleville Director Dan Steadman)

By Sandra Olmsted

Director Dan Steadman reveals his thoughts on writing, directing, and editing and discusses micro-budget, independent filmmaking and why he makes films away from Hollywood. He raves about the talent here, the city of Belleville, and Wehrenberg Theaters, which is opening Belleville on September 5 in all their theaters. After mentioning a few people I knew and had worked on his film, we agreed it was small world when you work on local films. Dan Steadman, the director of Belleville, which shot in southern Illinois replied, “I like about this community, a lot.” Then we launched into my questions.

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Dining Divas do A Taste of Florissant

Lisa Kampeter

The Dining Divas

By Lisa Kampeter

We were lucky. It was one of those mild summer nights we’d had this season. Cool enough to hang outside, warm enough to go for a dip. And with the Arch of Cabo San Lucas as our backdrop and music making us feel like dancing queens, this was the perfect setting for a different kind of Dining Divas. Instead of going to a restaurant, we brought the restaurants to us. It was a Dining Divas Taste of Florissant (or close).

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Now Learning to See If I Have Proper Skills For Smart Phone User

Tom Amsel. pg 2jpgA Boomer’s Journal

By Tom Anselm

I am sitting here today thinking about how my life span has touched eight decades. Eight! Count ‘em! The Forties, Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, Nineties, the Aughts (?), and now the Teens. (Had a little trouble with that second-to-last one… any suggestions out there?) And how in that time, the way humans communicate has changed considerably.

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Is Rams Training Camp As Important to Fans As it Once Was

By Randy Gardner

**Randy Gardner photo**Is it just me or does the Rams starting training camp not seem to have the importance that it once did? The Rams camp started last Friday, as far as being open to the public, and I can honestly say that I haven’t heard of anyone who had intentions of going.

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Diving Divas visits Mid-town restaurant

It’s the Dining Divas with a

Twist at Hamburger Mary’s


Lisa Kampeter

Lisa Kampeter

It was definitely a Dining Divas to remember. That’s the best way to describe it. I guess when I chose Hamburger Mary’s located on Olive St. (close to Pappy’s for those who are familiar with the popular barbecue place), I assumed everyone would know what to expect. It’s not your typical hamburger joint.

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