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Water Park Opens at North County Recreation Complex

Opened Memorial Day weekend

Opened Memorial Day weekend

New Aquatic Center at North County Rec Complex Open

The new $5 million aquatics center opened Memorial Day weekend at the North County Recreation Center at Veterans Park located off Redman Road. A sparse crowd was evident when these photos were taken on Memorial Day—perhaps because the weather was not real hot or a lot of folks weren’t aware that it was open. A giant tubular water slide and a lazy river are the major components at the aquatic center, which was built on the site of the Olymphic size swimming pool that occupied the site since the late 1970s.                        Pat Lindsey photos

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Hyatt Brewhouse Dinners May Start a Trend

The final may course at recent Hyatt dinner event

The final may course at recent Hyatt dinner event

Hyatt-St. Louis Quarterly Brewhouse

Beer Dinners Brings New Experiences

                             by Pat Lindsey

It’s not just beer and pretzels and bar food anymore at The Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar in the downtown St. Louis Hyatt. Get ready for quarterly gastronomical experiences as local craft breweries pair their creations with multi-course original meals prepared by Brewhouse Sous Chef John Zimmerly.

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Ferguson Commission Meets

Community, Law Enforcement, Commission Develop

Proposed Model for Law Enforcement Training Standards

Community and law enforcement leaders came together with members of the Ferguson Commission Thursday, April 30, to endorse a baseline model for improved law enforcement training standards in Missouri. The model calls for an additional 24 hours each per three-year period in the areas of tactical, anti-bias and officer wellness training for a total of 120 additional hours of police training. The model came out of the Ferguson Commission Citizen-Law Enforcement working group and was developed in consultation with key community, law enforcement and subject matter experts.

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Jobs Program for North County

Labor Dept. Grants $5 Million For

North County Skills Training Program


Gov. Jay Nixon has announced a new $5 million grant that will help provide skills-training and employment to thousands of young people in low-income and minority communities in North St. Louis City and County.  Within the first year, the Career Pathways Bridge initiative has set a goal to connect 3,000 people in the area with employment, as well as engage 1,000 participants annually in skills training and 2,400 participants annually in work-readiness training. This latest effort builds on, and is in addition to, previously announced jobs initiatives in the greater St. Louis area.

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1st City Council Meeting since Election

Enthusiastic Crowd Greets New

Ferguson City Council Members

With the swearing in of three newly elected City Council members Tuesday night, the

City of Ferguson opened the door to an era full of hope and promise. Before an overflowing and enthusiastic crowd at City Hall, Ella Jones (Ward 1), Brian Fletcher (Ward 2) and Wesley Bell (Ward 3) officially took their seats in the council chambers and cemented their place in Ferguson history. With Jones and Bell joining Councilman Dwayne T. James, Ferguson now has three African-Americans serving on the City Council.

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( Florissant Teens Honored For Forming Victory Volleyball Camp

Friends Tori Stuart and Sam Eaker help

found the Victory Volleyball Camp,

Friends honored for  starting Volleyball Camp for kids

Friends honored for starting Volleyball Camp for kids

   Camp Helps children with disabilities, special needs The St. Louis-based Lutheran Elementary School Association has selected Tori Stuart, an eighth-grader at Immanuel Lutheran School in St. Charles, as its 2015 Lutheran Student Ambassador.

The award, which includes a $500 scholarship underwritten by the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), recognizes Lutheran elementary school students who demonstrate courage, compassion, leadership, academic achievement and a commitment to their community.

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