~ Welcome Summer! ~

~ Welcome Summer! ~

Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape…”  To Kill a Mockingbird Summer is officially here, friends! Today...
~ Working Women’s Survival Show ~

~ Working Women’s Survival Show ~

The Ultimate Girls’ Day Out is almost here! This weekend, the Working Women’s Survival Show comes to the St. Charles Convention Center, and ladies all over the area are very excited. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the WWSS. Nearly 400 exhibitors will gather,...
~ Welcoming Summer! ~

~ Welcoming Summer! ~

Though summer has not officially arrived, we have had a few days that remind us that it is soon on the way. Area children are beginning summer break soon, graduates are celebrating, and we’re busily preparing for the Annual Kimmswick Strawberry Festival. Summer’s...
~ Goodbye 2015! ~

~ Goodbye 2015! ~

What a year 2015 has been! We’ve had many wonderful moments, and a few bittersweet ones as well. As I write this, I marvel at how many wonderful folks have come together across the area to join in the sandbagging efforts to protect Kimmswick and other area towns from...
~ Saying Goodbye to Festus ~

~ Saying Goodbye to Festus ~

As a mother, grandmother, wife, and owner of the now-famous Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery, I have been blessed to have many of my dreams come true! I recall the day another dream was born; the day we celebrated the 24th anniversary of The Blue Owl Restaurant and...
~ Jump Into June ~

~ Jump Into June ~

 “Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” (Al Bernstein) It has simply been a delightful spring in Kimmswick! We have enjoyed visits from both old and new friends. People from all over the area have been stopping by to see the celebratory cake for St....