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⚡️ Juneteenth Events, Pandemic Funds, & A Schnucks-Teamsters Deal

👋 Good Morning, West County!

In today’s ⚡️ West County Pulse newsletter:

  • 🗓️ Juneteenth Events

  • ✔️ Pandemic Funds Plan

  • 🤝 Schnucks-Teamsters Deal

Let’s jump into today’s newsletter!

Jared Michel

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🗓️ KMOV's Guide to Juneteenth Events in St. Louis

KMOV has put together a comprehensive list of Juneteenth celebrations happening around St. Louis. From the Griot Museum's Free Dome Celebration to Dellwood's festival featuring a parade and fireworks, KMOV has you covered. They've also included the Freedom Suits Memorial Foundation's annual event, Arch City Defenders' Freedom Summer STL kickoff, and C.A.L.L.'s jazz brunch tribute to Lake Placid.

✔️ Page Proposes Plan to Release Pandemic Funds

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page has proposed a plan to release $7.5 million in delayed federal pandemic relief funds to seven nonprofits. The plan would allow the nonprofits to use the money for salaries and small purchases, which have fewer federal requirements. If approved by the County Council, the compromise would end a nearly two-year dispute between Page and Council Chair Shalonda Webb.

🚗 Try to Avoid I-270 South at I-64 June 23-24

MoDOT crews will close up to three southbound lanes of I-270 between Ladue Road and I-64 this weekend for concrete overlay work. The closures will start at 8pm Friday, with all lanes reopening by 5am Monday. Drivers can avoid the area by exiting at Ladue Road or Olive Boulevard and taking alternate routes to I-64.

🏙️ New eBook Service Coming to STL Hotspots

The St. Louis County Library is launching a new eMedia service called ePop Up Library tomorrow. The service will provide users with instant access to a vast collection of eBooks and audiobooks by simply scanning a QR code, without the need for a library card. ePop Up Library will be available at various locations across the St. Louis area, including select bi-state locations, government offices, Metro Transit, Schnucks stores, and St. Louis Lambert International Airport.


🤝 Schnucks, Teamsters Reach Tentative Deal

Schnucks and Local Teamsters 610, representing 129 truck drivers, have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. Union members will vote on whether to ratify the deal on today at 1pm. The agreement comes after the union previously rejected two offers and threatened to strike if a deal wasn't reached.

🍟 Area McDonald's to Seek New Voice Ordering Tech

West St. Louis County residents may have encountered AI-powered voice ordering at local McDonald's drive-thrus, but the fast-food giant has decided to end the test. The technology, developed by IBM, aimed to streamline operations but led to incorrect orders and amusing mix-ups for customers. With several McDonald's locations in the area, the company's decision to explore alternative voice ordering solutions will likely impact the ordering experience for many local patrons.


🗝️ Unlocking the Secrets of Hog Hollow's Gem

Two captivating images, one from around 1940 and another from today, showcase the remarkable transformation of the Ravens-Queathem Home in Chesterfield. Built circa 1859, this historic gem has stood the test of time, undergoing several modifications and additions, including a garage, portico, and sunporch in the late '40s. The side-by-side comparison highlights the property's rich history and its recent metamorphosis into a stunning event space, preserving its legacy for generations to come.

🌉 Snapshots in Time: The Meramec River Bridge

Travel back in time with these rare photographs of Valley Park's original wagon bridge over the Meramec River (today’s Route 141). Built in the late 1800s to connect the town to local trade networks, the historic bridge was tragically washed away in a devastating flood in August 1915. Learn more here.



💦 Friday Fun: Construction-Themed Tot Time

The Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center is hosting a special construction-themed Tot Time this Friday, June 21, from 9:30-11:15am. Kids aged 0-5 can enjoy splashing and playing in the leisure pool for just $5 (residents) or $6 (non-residents), while adults get in for free. It's a great opportunity for little ones to explore a construction theme while making fun memories.

⚾ Chesterfield's Adult Summer Sports Leagues Are Back!

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex is gearing up for an exciting summer with the return of adult sports leagues. Registration is now open for adult softball league, adult kickball league, and adult flag football league. Teams can secure their spot by registering here.

Creve Coeur

🏅 Creve Coeur PD Honors Officers, Citizen

The Creve Coeur Police Department held its Quarterly Recognitions event, honoring the exceptional efforts of five officers and one citizen. Detectives Neporadny, McKeon, and Coats were recognized for their excellent detective work, while Officer Burkett was praised for outstanding mutual aid assistance. Officer Kim received the Investigative Support Award, and an anonymous citizen was bestowed with the Citizen Support Award for their contributions to the community.

🎆 Des Peres to Host Firecrackin' Pool Party!

The City of Des Peres is inviting residents and Lodge Members to a free event at The Lodge Outdoor Pool on Friday. The firecrackin' fun will include swimming, games, Sia's Italian Ice, a live DJ from Complete Weddings + Events, and exciting giveaways. One lucky non-member attendee will also have the chance to win a FREE Resident Summer Membership to The Lodge.

🏊‍♀️ Des Peres Lifeguards Dive Into Safety Training

The Des Peres Department of Public Safety recently conducted a training session with the The Lodge’s Aquatic Lifeguard Staff. The training, which took place on Friday morning, aimed to enhance the lifeguards' safety skills and preparedness for the upcoming summer season.


👶 Tot Time & Channel Walking: 10 Visits Each!

Manchester Parks and Recreation is offering punch cards for Tot Time and Channel Walking at the Aquatic Center. Each card grants ten visits, providing excellent value for summer pool activities. Parents can enjoy open play with their little ones in the Baby Pool during Tot Time, while Channel Walking offers a low-impact, resistance-based workout for fitness enthusiasts of all levels.

Valley Park

🏙️ Valley Park City Hall Closed for Juneteenth

Valley Park City Hall and all city departments will be closed today in observance of Juneteenth. Normal hours will resume on Thursday. Due to the holiday, yard waste collection will also be postponed to Thursday this week.


Click the 🔍 next to an event to visit its details page. * indicates an event requiring registration or tickets.

Next Week

Tuesday June 18th
Chesterfield Chamber Summer Concert @ Faust Park @ 7pm 🔍

Wednesday June 19th
Ballwin Summer Concert: Saint Chuck @ New Ballwin Park from 7pm to 9pm 🔍

Thursday June 20th
Ellisville Concert: Trilogy Band @ Bluebird Park from 7pm to 9pm 🔍

Friday June 21st
Town & Country Concert: Zero to 90 @ Town & Country Town Center from 7pm to 9pm 🔍
Wildwood Music on Main: Fat Pocket from 6:45pm to 9:15pm 🔍

Saturday June 22nd
Chesterfield’s Concert: Pyromaniacs @ Chesterfield Amphitheater beginning at 6pm 🔍

Saturday September 21
Winchester Fun Fair @ Reber Park from 12pm to 4pm 🔍️


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