When Curtis Francois was 7 years old, he and his family went to see Evel Knievel perform stunts at what is now Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison. Back then, it was little more than a drag strip.“I remember vividly thinking that this is so cool, and I can’t wait to learn to ride a motocross bike myself,” he says. “I’m not sure that was the intent of my parents, but that was the effect.”They weren’t racing fans. But somehow, the next year, he had a motorcycle.
FRIDAYFestival of the Little HillsWhen 4-10 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday • Where Main Street and Frontier Park, St. Charles • How much Free; shuttles from parking at several locations • More info 636-940-0095; festivalofthelittlehills.com ￼This popular festival, now in its 46th year, is at the base of the “little hills” that gave the city of St. Charles its original name, Les Petites Côtes.
Turn around, bright eyes. A total solar eclipse is coming.Now that Bonnie Tyler is crooning in your head (our diabolical plan is working), we should remind you that the big day is Monday. You know, the day you’ve been waiting for since July 7, 1442, when the last total eclipse could be seen in St. Louis.How could you forget?
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Selecting a term
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