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Teens lending a hand

Teens lending a hand

Published: December 14, 2011

A local teen-run non-profit, St. Louis Volunteen, is launching a new website to serve as a database to help teens across the nation find volunteer opportunities in their area. The website, Volunteen Nation, emerged from St. Louis Volunteen. The St. Louis-based non-profit was founded by a frustrated teenager,...

North Star take: District Technology

Published: December 14, 2011

The District  has made major efforts to integrate advanced technologies into  classrooms for years. The goal: have cool things in the schools. This generation is increasingly visual. That’s why it makes perfect sense for the District to drop five grand per board to provide Smart Boards in almost...

The Cakery provides tasty treats to St. Louis

The Cakery provides tasty treats to St. Louis

Published: December 14, 2011

The Cakery bakery is a staple in Dogtown. This bakery is known for their buttercream frosting, fun holiday cookies and Cake-in-a-Cup, which is one pint of layers of cake frosting- customers love them. The Cakery also produces cookies, cakes and cupcakes year round. “[The best part is] really seei...

Vintage Store celebrates 30 years in 2012

Vintage Store celebrates 30 years in 2012

Published: December 14, 2011

The Vintage Haberdashery has clothing for every occation- including holiday tacky sweaters, Mardi Gras masks and prom  dresses- all available for sale and rent. They also sell everyday attire in styles ranging from the 1920s to 1980s. June 2012 is the store’s 30 birthday. They plan to bring ...

Forest Park offers lakeside escape

Forest Park offers lakeside escape

Published: December 14, 2011

Whether it’s to enjoy the Moonlight Boating event on Post-Dispatch Lake or to spend some quality time on the water with their pooch at Yappy Hour, the Boat House in Forest park is a place where St. Louisans can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Boats and kayaks rent at $15 an hou...

Busch Stadium: baseball heaven, fundraising site

Busch Stadium: baseball heaven, fundraising site

Published: December 14, 2011

Busch Stadium, where most people go just to watch a Cardinals game,  also has frequent fundraising opportunities for the community. “I felt lucky to walk around Busch Stadium when there wasn’t an actual game going on,” junior Allie Lukefahr said about a charity walk at Busch. “I was helping other...

Bonne Terre Mines is top ten adventure site

Bonne Terre Mines is top ten adventure site

Published: December 14, 2011

Missouri may boast a variety of caves, but the Bonne Terre Mines, located an hour south of St. Louis, are an underground experience like nothing else. Rated one of America’s top ten adventures by National Geographic, the flooded Mines are a unique experience for both scuba divers and above water...

Vintage Vinyl offers unique way to experience music

Vintage Vinyl offers unique way to experience music

Published: December 14, 2011

Music is a “universal art form” as referred to by Lew Prince, owner of Vintage Vinyl. Prince and co-owner Tom Ray buy and sell records and CDs of any generation and style. Their philosophy: have a store of “cultural neutral ground.” “Our job musically is to be three inches ahead of th...

Artwork joins nature in sculpture park

Artwork joins nature in sculpture park

Published: December 14, 2011

“Eye” by Tony Tasset, a sculpute at Laumeier Park, stands 30 feet tall and is made from 24 pieces of fiberglass. The enormous eyeball enthralls visitors with its sheer size and glistening exterior. Along with “Eye”, there are more than 60 sculptures located at Laumeier Park, all created ...

Crown Candy Kitchen offers great food with a challenge

Crown Candy Kitchen offers great food with a challenge

Published: December 14, 2011

No one should visit St. Louis without stopping in to Crown Candy Kitchen, taking a seat in a retro style booth, and ordering one of their signature BLTS. “The chocolate malt is something you have to get - or the shake,” employee Pam Mardirosian said. “The place’s been here for 98 years, a...

Zoo offers new exhibit in 2012

Zoo offers new exhibit in 2012

Published: December 14, 2011

The Zoo is opening a new sea lion and otter stadium, Sea Lion Sound, in the summer of 2012. “I think people will really enjoy it because there are more ways to see the animals, and it’s a bigger arena for the sea lions and otters,” FHN junior and zoo worker Maddie Eifert said. The new ar...

City Museum transforms at night

City Museum transforms at night

Published: December 14, 2011

While the City Museum is a child’s playground by day, it turns into a young adult hangout at night. On Fridays and Saturdays, the Museum turns off the lights after dark and stays open until 12 a.m. “It was kind of scary and creepy, but it was still a lot of fun,” junior Katie Proebsting...