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Taste of Maplewood: the food, the winners, the music

Maplewood’s food purveyors lined several blocks of Sutton Boulevard Saturday as folks packed the street for the eighth annual Taste of Maplewood. Three of the tasters were Jean Carnahan of Good Food St. Louis (and Missouri’s First Lady in the 90s), Lern Colvin from KSHE95 and Charlie Gutherie of We Eat Stuff blog. They judged the Taste winners. Carnahan said in Good Food St.

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Maplewood History: The Louis Boing Family and Home at 7330 Maple

The Boing family home at 7330 Maple is one of the very fine solidly built homes that we are fortunate to have in Maplewood. The builder, William Sites, sat this structure on solid bedrock. So there could be no doubt he left some of the bedrock exposed in the basement foundation and floor. It is a comforting detail.

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No approval for new Eulalie house yet

A developer would like to to demolish 8722 Eulalie Avenue and construct a new 2-story house on the site, but after two meetings with the Brentwood Architectural Review Board the applicant hasn’t shown the board an acceptable plan,  city staff representative Steve Larson said Friday.

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Brentwood High post oak dies, is removed

The post oak in front of Brentwood High School, which had been doing poorly for several years, didn’t leaf out this spring and was taken down this week. Resident, Barry Williams, who spear-headed an effort to save it in 2014, estimated it was about 90 years old.

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MRH thespians win best play award, lots more

Maplewood Richmond Heights theater students brought home 11 Cappie Awards this week at the year-end ceremony at Lindenwood University, including Best Play, for The Diary of Anne Frank. The Cappies is a nationwide program to bring more positive attention to the creative efforts of teenagers.

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Hogs responsible for Brentwood lake: lore

A Maplewood resident asked 40 South how the lake in Brentwood between Cecelia Avenue and Salem Road came to be. Brentwood Historical Society contributor and Brentwood chief of police, Dan Fitzgerald had the answer: