Whistle Stop Cafe

Martin Luther King Day 2015 poignant for StL

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Martin Luther King Day 2015 Take Pause, St Louisans, take pause! I haven't talked much about the Ferguson MO issue mainly because it is so divisive.  Feelings and opinions run so strong and there seems to...
Lemp Mansion

Haunted St Louis and Halloween in The Lou

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Halloween in St LouisMy son always loved Halloween in The Lou.  Fright day started at his school, Flynn Park in University City, with a big parade.  His favorite costume was a pirate outfit replete...
Parenting

Guidelines for parenting for character

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Guidelines for parenting for character Several years ago I was introduced to Marvin W. Berkowitz, PhD, through my friend Bethel Hale.  Bethel is a teacher at Nottingham Community Access & Job Training High School (CAJT)....

We all scream for ice cream in STL

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Everyone has a favorite ice cream spot in the hot summer months of STL Ice cream in STL is  a must - especially during our hot and humid summers.  So when my niece's oldest son...
Honorable Discharge

Memorial Day Thank You to My Dad

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Memorial Day 2014 Thank You to My Dad and all veterans, particularly WWII Veterans of the Pacific Theater My Dad, Clement Straatmann, was in the Pacific Theater during WWII.   He was the 7th in...

Yesteryear's Garment District is now Chic Loft Living in STL

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Chic Loft Living in STL keeps the St Louis Garment District Alive Chic loft living in Downtown St Louis has some history.  Did you know that the St Louis Garment District was second only to...

3209 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104

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3209 Lafayette Avenue St Louis MO 63104 Woohoo!!!  What a place to hang your hat at 3209 Lafayette Avenue and I have the pleasure of holding it open on Sunday, March 2 from 1 -...

St Louis Real Estate Statistics for 2013

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St Louis Real Estate Statistics for 2013 Statistics aren't really that boring you know.  They do tell a story.  As a consumer, it is best to remember that knowledge is power when it comes to...