Pit Bulls and Popeyes

Florissant Residents Voice on Pit Bull Ban;

Council Approves Popeyes Restaurant

By Carol Arnett

The Florissant City Council met Monday night and heard from several Florissant residents and other people regarding the city’s pit bull ban. The speakers would like the city to repeal legislation that bans pit bulls from the city. Several people in the audience wore orange, the color of animal abuse awareness.

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New or Upcoming Summer Movies

Films for 4th of July Weekend

by Sandra Olmsted

In addition to The BFG opening in time for the summer holiday, several other films opened recently or will open this weekend. Along with adventure and excitement, a few also offer more esoteric topics and revisit or rewrite history.

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New Korean Momument at St. Ferdinand Park

color guard at monument pg 1More than 100 persons showed up Sunday at St. Ferdinand Park for the dedication of the Korean War and Defense monument

with the color guard raising the flag  at the beginning of the dedication service on a hot afternoon.

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The BFG Falls Short

The BFG is Not Such A

Friendly Adaptation

   by Sandra Olmsted

 

In Disney's fantasy-adventure THE BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Roald Dahl's beloved classic, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) befriends the BFG (Oscar (R) winner Mark Rylance), a Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country.  The film opens in theaters nationwide on July 1.

In Disney’s fantasy-adventure THE BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Roald Dahl’s beloved classic, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) befriends the BFG (Oscar (R) winner Mark Rylance), a Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country. The film opens in theaters nationwide on July 1.

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Boy Scouts Honor Two Florissant Residents

Two Florissant Residents Given Highest Boy Scout Honors by Greater St. Louis Council

John Kavanaugh and Rance Thomas 

Dedicated Scouting volunteers John Kavanaugh and Dr. Rance Thomas of Florissant, Missouri were honored by the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America with the Silver Beaver Award, the highest recognition a Boy Scout council can award to volunteers. The Silver Beaver recognizes noteworthy service that impacts the lives of youth and outstanding contributions to the Scouting program. Just 24 Silver Beaver Awards were given in 2016 from a pool of nearly 12,000 Greater St. Louis Area Council volunteers.

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Hazelwood Fireworks at White Birch Park

Hazelwood’s Annual Fireworks Display at White Birch Park July 4

HazelwoodFireworks pg 10 b&b The City of Hazelwood is gearing up to present another spectacular pyro-musical fireworks display for residents and guests on Monday, July 4, at White Birch Park, 1186 Teson Road. The show is scheduled to begin at dusk, around 9:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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