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‘NoCo Rocks’ Spreads Fun in North County

(Special to the Independent News)

The first batch of rocks in North County.

The first batch of rocks in North County.

Florissant resident, Andrew Harris, was visiting family in Illinois and attending a little league baseball game for his nephews when he noticed something sitting on a park bench. Looking closer, he saw it was a rock. But not just any rock, this one had been painted and had a message inscribed on the back including “Granite Rocks” and instructions to look on Facebook. What Andrew found were multiple thousands of people engaging in community, not just in Illinois, but all over the country through painting and hiding rocks for others to discover.

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Hawthorne Players brings musical comedy fairy tale to the stage

OnceUponMattress Hawthorne Players of Florissant will present the beloved musical comedy, “Once Upon a Mattress,” based on the fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre, located at Parker Rd. and Waterford Dr., this weekend and next.

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Mark Your Calendars!

mark your calendar logoThursday, July 27

   Meet and Greet Summer Social at DeSmet Retirement Community, 1425 N. New Florissant Road, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments, live music. RSVP to 314-838-3811.

Friday, July 28

Chicken Dinner at Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, located at 410 St. Francois from 4:00pm to 7:00 pm. All profits go to support Veterans. (314) 831-6121.

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Annual North County Duck Races Scheduled for July 29 at Koch Park

2017-Duck-Race   The City of Florissant will once again sponsor the Mayor’s Race at the Famous Annual Greater North County Duck Races, which are scheduled to begin promptly at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 29 at the Florissant Koch Park Aquatic Center’s Lazy River.

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Heat Conditions Didn’t Curtail Hazelwood Food Truck Night

 Text and Photos by Ralph Schaffer

City of Hazelwood’s second food truck night and a concert at Howdershell Park July 18

City of Hazelwood’s second food truck night and concert at Howdershell Park July 18

The City of Hazelwood held its second food truck night of the year July 18 at Howdershell Park. Despite the excessive heat that started earlier in the week, crowds still lined up for the specialty food, drinks, and more.

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‘A Chorus Line’ on Stage At the Muny July 29-Aug. 4

a chorus line graphicA Chorus Line comes to the Muny stage July 29 – Aug. 4. This singular sensation of a musical tells the story of 19 dancers at a final audition, vying for a spot in a Broadway show. A landmark American musical, A Chorus Line has been called “the greatest musical – ever.”

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