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  • Downtown St. Louis farm provides job training to area homeless

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- St. Louis’ homeless are getting their hands a little dirty for a “growing” sense of purpose.  Near Union Station sits the City Seeds Urban Farm, a two and a half acre vegetable farm. Mentored by Gateway Greening, homeless clients from St. Patrick’s Center tend to this urban farm through a therapeutic job program.  They do everything from planting and watering the vegetables to even harvesting and cleaning them. To fund the farm, Gateway Greening offers weekly […]

  • Changing lives through the power of music

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A south St. Louis organization is changing lives through the power of music.  At Pianos for People, a piano is more than a piano, and lessons are more than just lessons. “It’s a place where kids can come get a healthy snack, meet other kids, share music together, and have the time spent productively,” said Tom Townsend, co-founder of Pianos for People. The non-profit offers free, quality pianos and lessons to those who otherwise couldn’t afford it. “We […]

  • Boxing therapy empowers local children in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – A St. Charles man has put together his two passions: boxing and counseling. His goal is to help kids and those with disabilities. FOX 2’s Rachelle Peck tells us how he’s teaching his students to “live life without a label.”

  • Madison County animal shelter finalist for nationwide renovation contest

    TROY, IL (KPLR) – A no-kill animal shelter near Troy, Illinois is in the process of building a new location and is eligible for the top prize in a nationwide rescue renovation contest. Partners 4 Pets started as a 1,200-square foot barn in founder Lisa McCormick’s backyard. At present, she and her group of volunteers are in the process of converting a house and 5,000-square foot barn into their new shelter. The shelter is one of five finalists in Animal […]

  • Six Flags 2016 to feature new roller coaster and Winter Wonderland

    EUREKA, MO (KPLR) – It’s all hands on deck at Six Flags as workers put the finishing touches on facilities ahead of this weekend’s seasonal opening. Park employees are painting, rehabbing rides, cleaning the food stands, sealing, asphalting, and getting everything ready to go. This is expected to be a big year at Six Flags St. Louis and management plans plan to make this opening weekend one of their best yet. The Screaming Eagle celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. […]

  • St. Louis grocery store to text ground beef recalls

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A local grocery store is becoming the first in the nation to use text messages to notify costumers about ground beef recalls. Fields Foods grocery store located just off Lafayette Square prides itself as a business with customer service in mind. Recently the store has added a new high tech consumer information system that will make it easier for customers to check for recalls on beef bought at their store. Field Foods teamed up with SaniTrace […]

  • Jefferson County non-profit wants kids off their smart phones and outside playing

    DITTMER, MO (KPLR) – With spring-like weather in the forecast, it’s the perfect time to go outside and see what nature has to offer. Missouri Kids Unplugged hopes to gets kids off their phones and out the door. Whether you’re looking to hike, fish, kayak, or garden, Missouri Kids Unplugged has plenty of options for your couch potato children thanks to 167 acres of farmland, five acres of hiking trails, three lakes, a creek, and a river. There’s something for everyone on […]

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