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Anheuser-Busch Adds to Holiday Lights

Back and even brighter, the famed Anheuser-Busch holiday lights display will offer more than half a million lights and a variety of new experiences in 2014.

The season-long activities will begin on Thursday, Nov. 20, and continue every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. through Jan. 4. For the second year in a row, the towering, Germanic-style red-brick buildings adorned with thousands of lights can be enjoyed up-close through a self-guided walking tour beginning at the St. Louis Brewery Tour Center and winding through the iconic brewery campus. In addition to the free walking tour, this year’s holiday offerings include beer sampling, s’mores station, and biergarten buffet.

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5-Day California Trip Offered plenty of options

Monterey Peninsula, Big

 Big Sur just off U.S.1 in central  coastal California

Big Sur just off U.S.1 in central coastal California

Sur Perfect for a  Short Trip

Story and photos By Bob Lindsey

California Dreamin’ for folks in the Midwest usually means visions of traveling to the major tourist mega centers such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anaheim or San Diego. But there’s another part of California that boasts beautiful beaches and ocean views, mountains, and rich California history, and can be enjoyed in just a few days.

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California Dreamin’ on an (early) Winter Day

Sunset on the Pacific Ocean near Cambria, CA.

Sunset on the Pacific Ocean near Cambria, CA.

Pacific sunsets are spectacular all along the California coast, such as this one in Cambria,CA near the Hearst Castle.

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Flipside: The Patti Page Story Takes the Stage at Florissant Civic Center Nov. 22

Flipside-patti pageFlipside: The Patti Page Story, winner of 18 National Awards at the Kennedy Center Honors, is a musical celebration of Patti Page’s rise to stardom. Flipside takes audiences on a well-conceived journey to 1965 in a place that used to be the KTUL Radio Station. Written from interviews with Page, Flipside features 28 of her greatest hits, including Tennessee Waltz, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window, and Mockingbird Hill.

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Halloween Rituals Have Changed

Mr. Fuddy-duddy Longs for Yesteryear’s Halloween

   By Tom Anselm

Tom Amsel. pg 2jpgLike most holidays in our post-modern society, Halloween has become very complicated. There are elaborate and ghoulish haunted houses, Six Flags Fright Fest, full blown retail-outlets with aisle upon aisle of spooky paraphernalia and every conceivable costume known to man and zombies. And the gruesomeness-meter hits ‘tilt’ in every neighborhood with a yard display that makes “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” look like “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.” And so at the risk of sounding like Mr. Fuddy-duddy, I gotta say this just ain’t right.

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Northwoods Sunday Pops Concert Honors Anne Frank

Northwinds Concert Band, led by Larry Marsh, will present a Sunday Pops Concert in the Florissant Civic Center Theatre at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and may be purchased at the box office or by calling 314-921-5678.

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