⚡️ Mercy Expands, Yankee Darlings, Mattress Sale

👋 Good Morning, West County!

In today’s ⚡️ West County Pulse newsletter:

  • 🏗️ Mercy Kids Center Expands

  • 🇺🇸 Yankee Doodle Darlings Born

  • 🛏️ Mattress Dogzzz Grand Opening

Let’s jump into today’s newsletter!

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The Digest

🏗️ Mercy Kids Center Expands To Serve More Children

In an effort to reduce wait times and expand services, last week Mercy Kids Therapy and Development Center in Chesterfield hosted a wall-breaking ceremony. The event marked the beginning of an expansion project that will double the center's capacity to evaluate and treat children with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, making Mercy Kids the largest provider in the region.

Source: KMOV

🇺🇸 Red, White, & Cute: St. Luke's Celebrates Baby Boom

This week St. Luke's Hospital proudly introduced their 2024 Yankee Doodle Darlings, a group of newborns dressed in patriotic attire to celebrate Independence Day. The adorable babies, affectionately dubbed "little firecrackers," are bringing joy to their families and the community. Local news stations KMOV and Fox2Now visited the hospital to capture the festive occasion and congratulate the Birth Care Suite families.

🌳 Creve Coeur's Outdoor Oasis Gets a Boost

Creve Coeur is buzzing with excitement as the city council approved their Venable Park Master Plan, paving the way for major outdoor renovations. The plan, initiated by the great-grandniece of Dr. H. Phillip Venable, includes tennis court upgrades, new benches, and an improved playground. With the plan now adopted, the city is ready to move forward and transform Venable Park into a stunning outdoor oasis.

🚓 Police Dept. Shares Scammer Tactics to Avoid

The Ellisville Police Department recently reminded area residents to stay vigilant against scammers who use fear and intimidation tactics. Sergeant George Corless warned that fraudsters often pose as government agencies, threatening arrests or account suspensions. He emphasized that the IRS only communicates through mail, and police never reveal warrant information over the phone. The department encouraged residents to report suspected scams to police for assistance.


🛏️ Paw-fect Sleep Awaits at Mattress Dogzzz

Valley Park's newest addition, Mattress Dogzzz, is rolling out the red carpet at 208 Meramec Station Road for its grand opening, happening now through the end of this Fourth of July weekend. With a focus on delivering the ultimate sleep experience, this store offers a handpicked collection of the comfiest mattresses from trusted brands. Stop by today to take advantage of their tail-wagging deals.

🏛️ Chesterfield History Museum Seeks New Home

Time is ticking for the Chesterfield History Museum as it seeks a new location due to the redevelopment of the Chesterfield Mall. The museum, showcasing local artifacts and sculptures, must vacate its 5,000 sq. ft. space by July 20. Volunteers are needed to help pack and move exhibits to a temporary storage facility or the museum's next home.

🐔 Free Wings: Popeyes' Boneless Bet on X

Popeyes is shaking up the boneless wing debate by permanently adding them to their nationwide menu. In a bold move to convert skeptics, the fast-food chain is offering free 6-piece boneless wings to X users and Popeyes Rewards members tomorrow on July 6th. The new wings come in six tantalizing flavors.

🎢 Six Flags, Cedar Fair Unite in Mega Merger

Get ready for a wild ride! Six Flags and Cedar Fair have merged to create the ultimate amusement park experience. The new Six Flags Entertainment Corporation will oversee 42 parks, including Six Flags St. Louis and Worlds of Fun in Kansas City. This merger aims to deliver unmatched joy and excitement to park-goers through a diverse portfolio of attractions and intellectual property.

City Highlights


👮‍♂️ New Cop on the Block in Chesterfield

There's a new officer in town! This week the Chesterfield Police Department introduced Officer Kyle Mueller, the latest addition to their team. With a solid background in law enforcement, he's ready to serve and protect the community.

Creve Coeur

🚨 New CCPD Officer Sworn In, Ready to Serve

Meet the CCPD's newest addition: Officer Colby Reed! A recent police academy graduate, Officer Reed brings expertise from his previous university public safety role. As a certified R.A.D. women's self-defense instructor, he's excited to continue teaching classes with our team.


🌉 Allenton Bridge Plans Get Green Light

Exciting news for Eureka residents as the final plans for the Allenton Bridge received approval from MoDOT and both the UP and BNSF railroads. The city is now accepting bids until July 30th, bringing the project one step closer to construction. A nearly $4 million federal grant, along with Prop E sales tax revenue, will fund the long-awaited bridge.

🎭 Eureka High Takes Center Stage in New Book

Eureka High's theatre program is one of only five featured in Dr. Thalia R. Goldstein's new book, "Why Theatre Education Matters," which explores the cognitive, social, and emotional benefits of theatre education. Goldstein and her team observed Eureka's theatre students and their teacher, Justin Scheuer, in March 2020, noting the students' playfulness, investment, and uninhibited approach to the art form.


🎆 Manchester's July 4th Bash Happening Today!

Celebrate Independence Day in Manchester today! The city's July 4th festivities, postponed from yesterday, are happening today. Enjoy a concert by Butchwax & the Hollywoods from 6-9 pm, followed by a stunning fireworks display. Don't miss out on the delicious offerings from food and drink vendors throughout the evening.

Valley Park

🎉 Valley Park Announces Music in the Park '24

Valley Park announced that the Hulapoppers will be headlining the first Music in the Park event of the 2024 season on July 26th. The city invites residents to gather at Arnold's Grove Trailhead from 7pm to 10pm for an evening of tunes. To complete the experience, Daddy O's food truck will be serving up tasty food all night long.

Upcoming Events

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📆 This Week


Creve Coeur Plein Air Art Event @ Millenium Park all day


Creve Coeur Plein Air Art Event @ Millenium Park all day

➡️ 📆 Next Week

Monday July 8th

Creve Coeur Plein Air Art Event @ Millenium Park all day

Tuesday July 9th

Creve Coeur Plein Air Art Event @ Millenium Park all day
Summer Concert: The Hey Days @ Faust Park, 7pm - 9pm

Wednesday July 10th

Creve Coeur Plein Air Art Event @ Millenium Park all day
Ballwin Summer Concert: Fanfare @ New Ballwin Park, 7pm - 9pm

Thursday July 11th

Creve Coeur Plein Air Art Reception @ Millenium Park, 5pm to 8:30pm
Creve Coeur Summer Concert: Jeremiah Johnson @ Millenium Park, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ellisville Concert: Showdown @ Bluebird Park, 7pm to 9pm

Saturday July 13th

Sounds of Summer: Night Fever & Dancing Queen @ Chesterfield Amphitheater, 6pm


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