Community Service
10:30 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Jews and Muslims Turn Christmas Into A Day Of Giving Back

Members of a Jewish and Muslim Teen Dialogue Group packed bags at the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry last year.
Credit Provided by Gail Wechsler

Jews and Muslims in St. Louis are hoping to bring a little extra Christmas cheer to their Christian counterparts this year.

For the fourth year, the groups will be hosting a Jewish and Muslim Day of Community Service. The event has grown since it was implemented in 2010; more than 700 people are expected to show up to help.

Gail Wechsler, one of the Jewish co-chairs for the event, said that the day is all about helping St. Louisan who are in need of assistance.

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St. Louis on the Air
6:30 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

‘St. Louis On The Air’ Special: Christmas Spirit, Poetry

Santa's Arrival, an illustration for Clement Clarke Moore's poem.
Credit Public Domain

We’re celebrating Christmas spirit in a special Christmas Eve edition of “St. Louis on the Air” with some favorite holiday music, poems and stories.

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5:01 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

RFT Counts Down 12 Days Of St. Louis Christmas Songs

Chuck Berry performs at Blueberry Hill in St. Louis.
Credit Bill Greenblatt / UPI

After creating a list of 100 essential songs about St. Louis, Riverfront Times senior music writers Christian Schaeffer and Roy Kasten are working their way through the top 12 holiday songs by St. Louisians.

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5:27 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Bach Society Christmas Concert Continues 62 Year Tradition

(Courtesy Bach Society of Saint Louis)

Continuing a sixty-two year tradition, the Bach Society of Saint Louis will perform its annual Christmas Candlelight Concert Tuesday, December 17, at Powell Hall. The Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra will be joined by the UMSL University Singers in a program opening with the "Gloria in excelsis Deo" from Bach's Mass in B Minor and featuring John Rutter’s “Gloria.”

As always, a highlight of the concert will be a candlelight processional.

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3:55 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Folklorist Publishes Book On St. Louis Christmas Traditions

Ribbon around the planetarium
Mark S. Abeln

St. Louis folklorist John Oldani has published a new book on the region's folklore and traditions, this time about the Christmas holiday.

The book, Christmas in St. Louis, includes more than 200 iconic St. Louis Christmas photographs by Mark S. Abeln, as well as historic photos from the archives of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Among the book's highlights are:

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5:04 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

A Capella Musical Based On A True Story Of WWI Opens At Mustard Seed Theatre

The cast of "All is Calm."
(Courtesy Mustard Seed Theatre)

In remembrance of Veteran’s Day, Mustard Seed Theatre is presenting “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.” The a cappella musical is based on a true story from the front lines during World War I.

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2:43 pm
Tue December 28, 2010

Three charged in fatal Christmas Eve shooting in St. Charles

A patch from the St. Charles, Mo. Sheriff's department. Three individuals have been charged in a Christmas Eve shooting near a St. Charles area Bass Pro Shop store. (via Flickr/conner395)

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that three men have been charged today in the Christmas Eve drug-deal shooting that killed a local football player from St. Charles.

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Christmas Tree Recycling
1:50 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Christmas tree recycling for free in St. Louis

Christmas trees on the curb in Washington, D.C. last year. St. Louis has a program for Christmas trees to be recycled instead of hitting the garbage dump. (Via Flickr/ brunosan)

The City of St. Louis is once again offering free Christmas tree recycling this year.

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White Christmas, Winter Roads
4:03 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

St. Louis will see white Christmas, tips for snowy roads

A Missouri Department of Transportation snowplow is at the ready for this weekend's impending snow. (Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri Department of Transportation is asking motorists to stay off the roads if possible during the winter storm that's expected to hit on Christmas Eve.

We have more details on the storm and tips for your holiday drive. We'll also keep you updated on any major changes in the weather here as it develops, but for real-time weather information, see the Missouri Department of Transportation's real-time traveler information map.

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