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Summer is in full swing in St. Louis and the metropolitan area is brimming with summer fun for people of all walks of life.

Here are the events going on in St. Louis this June:


Shakespeare in the Park

May 29 - June 23, Tuesdays - Sundays, 8 PM

One of the most anticipated events of the summer, Shakespeare in the Park runs through the month until June 23 in Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park. This year’s featured Shakespeare play is Love’s Labors Lost, which tells the story of a Princess of France and her ladies who come to Navarre for a diplomatic mission only to encounter a young king and his lords who have taken a vow not to see women. In true Shakespeare fashion, affairs of state give way to affairs of the heart as love and intimacy make their way

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It’s spring going on summer in St. Louis which means there are plenty of family-friendly, fun outdoor activities around the city to participate in– especially over Memorial Day Weekend.

Here is what’s going on in STL this month:


Come From Away

May 14 - 26

This musical at the Fabulous Fox is running until the Sunday before Memorial Day. An award-winning show, Come From Away tells the story of 7,000 stranded passengers in the small town of Newfoundland– all about cultures clashing and how two groups of people ultimately came together.


Pompeii: The Exhibition

May 17 - November 3

This fresh new exhibit at the Saint Louis Science Center relives the story of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii with more than 150 authentic 2,000-year-old artifacts and

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Earth Day 2019

Earth Day is officially April 22nd. We’ve been celebrating Earth Day in the US since April 1970 when 20 million Americans demonstrated to force the protection of our environment onto the national agenda. In December 1970, Congress created a new federal agency to handle environmental issues– the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Prior to the creation of the EPA, there were no regulations keeping factories from releasing toxic smoke into the air or dumping toxic waste into local water sources. It was completely legal to poison our environment. If not for the EPA, we would not have the Clean Air Act nor the Clean Water Act. Earth Day is a time to celebrate and renew our dedication as Americans to protect the environment we live in.

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The Fight For Air Climbs are stair climbing events that serve as signature fundraising for the American Lung Association. The events are held in tall skyscrapers with many stairs all over the country. Last year, the ALA held 44 Climb events in the US and more than 26,000 people participated in the fundraiser. Together they raised more than $7.4 million. 

This year, a Climb will take place in St. Louis on March 30th at Metropolitan Square downtown.

 

Why Do a Fight For Air Climb?

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both women and men in the US, and approximately two-thirds of people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked or are former smokers.

Each year, more lives are lost to lung cancer than any other cancer. 

The

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 What Questions Do You Have?

Posted on Friday - February 22nd at 4:32 am.

The real estate market is constantly changing, so of course DO YOUR RESEARCH! DO NOT jump the gun on this one! Unbiased advice from family and peers may be kind, but you are the only one who knows what your needs are when it comes to buying a home.
 

WHAT MADE YOU CONSIDER OWNING A HOME?

Forget finances for a minute and focus on what made you consider even buying a home in the first place!

·      Is your family expanding?

·      Does your family feel safe?

·      Is there a STELLAR school system in the area so your children can get the education they deserve?

·      How about that unbearable landlord?
 

WHICH WAY IS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET GOING?

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Imagine a town built not for cars, but instead for people. Imagine this town is not in the heart of a pulsing urban center but rather a suburban oasis. This is New Town in St. Charles, Missouri–– a community born of Traditional Neighborhood Design and New Urbanist influence. 

With the help of an architectural firm and a building company, the City of St. Charles created a design for New Town using input from the public. Construction of the town began in 2004 and the first residents arrived in April 2005. 

The New Urbanist Influence

New Urbanism is the coined term for the urban design movement that promotes environmentally friendly habits with walkable neighborhoods and a variety of jobs and types of housing. The central concepts behind new

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Ready to sell your house? Here are a few staging tips to get your home prepared for the market. When listing a home that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, you want to make sure it's presented in the best light. You wouldn't buy a $50,000 dollar car if it was filled from top to bottom in someone's personal content and trash. This is the same mindset you need to carry into selling your home that will be worth well over a $100,000.

1. SAY BYE TO CLUTTER

The best thing you can do for your home for sale is to get rid of all of your clutter! Make a rule for your home that for every new piece that comes in, one must go. One of the biggest factors to a cluttered home is too much furniture. Generally, in a professional staging,

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With the loss of the Rams football team in 2016, St. Louis has been wondering what attractions will be able to help breathe more life into the downtown area. While nothing in St. Louis is quite as big as the sports scene, a new aquarium shows promise in attracting families to St. Louis.

The St. Louis Aquarium is on track to open in October 2019 in Union Station. This modern 21st-century spectacle will be housed within the 19th-century train shed and occupy about three-quarters of the space. The construction of the aquarium alone– which is part of a $160 million family entertainment installation –is expected to attract one million visitors a year.

The Ever-Evolving St. Louis Union Station

St. Louis Union Station has played many roles in St. Louis

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