holidays http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Six Holiday Gifts To Yourself On Stage In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/six-holiday-gifts-yourself-stage-st-louis <p>Only 11 more shlepping days ‘til Christmas. But if you need to take a break from the season’s ritualistic mass consumption, upcoming local holiday arts offerings range from ho ho ho to Handel.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.stlsymphony.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=4018">“Too Hot to Handel: A Gospel Messiah,”</a> presented by the St. Louis Symphony: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, Powell Hall, 718 North Grand Blvd., 63103. $30-$65.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:46:47 +0000 Nancy Fowler 32201 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Six Holiday Gifts To Yourself On Stage In St. Louis New Report Offers Guidelines For Identifying Unsafe Toys http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-report-offers-guidelines-identifying-unsafe-toys <div><p>The annual holiday shopping season is here, and public advocacy groups are warning consumers to be on the lookout for hazardous toys.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:39:32 +0000 Shula Neuman 31750 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Report Offers Guidelines For Identifying Unsafe Toys Don't Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dont-waste-christmas-tree-turn-it-spruce-beer The holidays are finally wrapping up. So after you repack the twinkly lights, and the tinsel goes into the trash, what should you do with that once beautiful spruce standing in your living room? Why not drink it?<p>Well, not exactly as is. The needles, shoots, light-green tips and inner bark of the popular conifer have been used for centuries to brew forest-scented tea, soft drinks and beer. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:55:44 +0000 8023 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Don't Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer 12 Great Things About The Holidays In And Around St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/12-great-things-about-holidays-and-around-st-louis <p>Just like <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/12/167037492/just-because-we-can-12-lines-of-12-words-each-about-12-12-12">many other news outlets in the world today</a>, we just couldn't let this notable calendar event (12/12/12) go by without at least one reference to the number of the day.</p><p>So, in honor of the date, the season, and our interest in your opinions, we present this list of 12 awesome things about this time of year in the St. Louis region. All of the items on the list were submitted to us via Facebook and Twitter.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:02:33 +0000 Kelsey Proud 7292 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 12 Great Things About The Holidays In And Around St. Louis Tips And Reminders For Thanksgiving Air Travelers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tips-and-reminders-thanksgiving-air-travelers <p>Officials at <a href="http://flystl.com/">Lambert-St. Louis International Airport</a> and the <a href="http://www.tsa.gov/">Transportation Security Administration</a> are preparing for a boost in travelers over the Thanksgiving holiday.</p><p>Between Friday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 25, the airport is expected to see a 10 to 15 percent increase in passengers.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:53:21 +0000 Tina Eaton 6468 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tips And Reminders For Thanksgiving Air Travelers Troopers to watch for distracted drivers on the 4th http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/troopers-watch-distracted-drivers-4th <p>Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Illinois State Police are urging motorists to keep their eyes on the road this holiday week.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 18:18:21 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4040 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Troopers to watch for distracted drivers on the 4th Schedule changes and Christmas tree recycling for city trash customers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schedule-changes-and-christmas-tree-recycling-city-trash-customers <p>St. Louis City is reminding residents of changes to the trash/recycling collection schedule due to&nbsp;the holidays. The schedule&nbsp;is below:</p><p><strong>Week of December 26, 2011</strong></p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:40:59 +0000 Julie Bierach 2756 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Schedule changes and Christmas tree recycling for city trash customers Free WiFi through Skype coming to Lambert Airport for holiday travelers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/free-wifi-through-skype-coming-lambert-airport-holiday-travelers <p>Skype <a href="http://about.skype.com/press/2011/12/make_meaningful_connections_on.html#more">announced today</a> that they will be providing free WiFi in over 50 airports starting Wednesday, including&nbsp; Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.</p><p>Here&#39;s <a href="http://blogs.skype.com/en/2011/12/skypeholidaywifi.html">a map of all of the locations where the free WiFi will be available</a>.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:31:00 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2709 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Free WiFi through Skype coming to Lambert Airport for holiday travelers Morning headlines: Friday, November 25, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-november-25-2011 <p><strong>Mo. Gov. says he&#39;s committed to rebuilding levees</strong></p><p>Governor Jay Nixon says he remains committed to seeing levees along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers rebuilt.&nbsp; He told reporters during a press event at a Callaway County farm along the Missouri that farmlands damaged by both high water releases and levee demolition must be restored:</p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 14:20:31 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 2546 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, November 25, 2011 Sound Bites: Holiday fun without the fuss http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sound-bites-holiday-fun-without-fuss <p>As the holiday season begins, and tables fill with beloved people and food, it can sometimes be difficult for hosts and hostesses to keep the emphasis on fun and away from stress. &nbsp;But with <a href="http://www.saucemagazine.com/slide/gifts-for-the-locavore">a little strategy</a> and a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.saucemagazine.com/slide/easy-apps" style="color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline; ">few thoughtful tips</a>, we hope your festivities can include extra deliciousness and minimal mad dashing. &nbsp;This month on <a href="http://stlsoundbites.wordpress.com/"><em>Sound Bites</em></a>, our collaboration with <a href="http://saucemagazine.com/"><em>Sauce Magazine</em></a>, the <em>Sauce</em> ladies share some of their ideas for a fuss free holiday.</p><p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:48:15 +0000 Libby Franklin 2520 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sound Bites: Holiday fun without the fuss