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Back in the late 1930's there was a need to move traffic from Clayton to downtown as so much of the local population was moving west. The Oakland Express Highway was constructed beginning at Skinker to Vandeventer and remained the... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at respublica
Just an fyi The Kingshighway bridge between Vanedventer and Shaw will be closed for two years beginning today so that a new bridge can be built. This will affect thousands, tens of thousands of cars which travel from 44 to... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at respublica
Two stories of men doing something they shouldn't do and both paid with their lives. It's a sorry thing. A St. Louis man was attacked and killed by an alligator after shouting ..."blank the alligators" after being warned by others... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
Diane, no firetruck or police escort this year because they were all on duty with Fair St. Louis security. With the Fair in Forest Park, it altered things for a few days.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Hillcrest Neighborhood Parade 2015 at respublica
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Rand, still. All that money may end up in the pocket of a gastroenterologist.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on How many hot dogs can you eat? at respublica
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The annual Fourth of July neighborhood bike/walk/visit parade took place this morning with many kids/adults and dogs in attendance. This is such a nice event-colorful, friendly and patriotic which begins at the corner of Demun and Arundel and heads up... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
While fascinating on a voyeur sort of level, I've never understood how so many people can be part of food eating contests, especially the annual hot dog thing on Coney Island. Joey Chestnut is the traditional winner, last year wolfing... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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Dale and I shoveled 3700 pounds of top soil into the gaps left on the sides of our driveway and sidewalk after new concrete was put in. That's almost 2 tons of shoveled dirt. And we feel it. Then grass... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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18,000 feet of chain link fences, 14,000 feet of bike racks and 350 porta potties on the National Mall in Washington DC. Illinois State Police will be out in force cracking down on drunk drivers. They estimate 400 people will... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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The IDOT road workers broke a water line at the end of our street this morning. It's quite the scene here right now. A boil order is in effect and everyone was without water, but after talking to a couple... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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Last night's storm which was right up at the top in intensity, saw one of our campus trees shredded and scorched by lightning. The scary part of this hit was the location, right along the road where people walk and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
All of a sudden the food world is messing with a most perfect dip, the guacamole. The first evidence of this came a couple of days ago when I came across a recipe/story about brusselmole, a guac made with brussel... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
This year the annual 4th of July fair in St. Louis will add a zip line billed as the longest tallest mobile zip line which will move riders from one end to the other at 25 mph in ten seconds.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Somewhere I read a news headline that stated, 5 billion gallons of water fell on Richmond Heights during Sunday night's storm. I can't find that story anymore but it makes me wonder just how anyone would know this. Is there... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Don't care much for the TSA at airports? Well, this story will only reinforce those feelings. TSA spokesperson, Lisa Farbstein, took to Twitter yesterday and posted this: "If you had $75,000 is this how you'd transport it? Just asking! TSA... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
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Had the boys yesterday Ferdie got totally worn out Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
You wouldn't think there'd be so much dust in the house, what good is humidity if it doesn't hold down the dust? Anyway, thankfully this is the last day of June and its rainiest June on record here in St.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
Lambert airport officials had a party of sorts yesterday while announcing the launch of 3 new non stop flights. Getting a non stop flight out of St. Louis is a cause for celebration since so many trips require a layover.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
In the Post-Dispatch's annual special section, the Top Workplaces in St. Louis, Concordia Seminary made the list for the first time. This is pretty darn cool. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
Funny though, at 5 a.m. the day our work was to begin Dale moved his car to the edge of the Legion. Within minutes someone called the police about a suspicious car on the legion lot. So Dale goes out to talk to them in his pajamas which made the story re-telling pretty funny for our neighbors. It wasn't a legion person who called, we don't know who, but everyone guessed it was the woman at the corner who never sleeps and keeps a video cam pointed at neighbors.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2015 on Driveway part 3 at respublica
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Frank, semi's are on that lot every day and have been for years. Delivery trucks, beer trucks, trucks of all types.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2015 on Driveway part 3 at respublica
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Understand...Be quick to listen, slow to speak. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at respublica
Highway like 159? or the street the house is on? The cement trucks came in through the legion and waited their turn to pour in the legion lot. Then they backed down our old drive til it was finished.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2015 on Driveway part 3 at respublica
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Pretty much done except for removing the framing. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at respublica
Mattresses 71 Ladders 67 A new mattress on the highway this morning. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at respublica