Charlene Oldham


Charlene Oldham is a freelance writer and Teach For America alumna who has taught middle school, high school, college, and adult education classes in the St. Louis area.

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Jan Jacobi, a middle school teacher, was even once mistaken for a Lincoln impersonator. more

Feb 8, 2018 9:26 AM Education

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Historic homes with loads of character and some modern conveniences. more

Feb 2, 2018 6:00 AM Home

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The international film festival opens Saturday, February 3. more

Feb 1, 2018 7:00 AM Things to Do


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One in four kids in the bi-state area go to bed hungry. Operation Food Search's new initiative works to change that. more

Jan 23, 2018 8:00 AM Health

Luxe laundry rooms, spacious mudrooms, built-in bookcases, eat-in kitchens and more. This weekend there's plenty to take note of at three select open houses. more

Jan 19, 2018 6:00 AM Home

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The fest kicks off this Saturday in Alton, Illinois. more

Jan 4, 2018 12:16 PM Things to Do

The process can seem daunting, but real estate agents, architects, and even owners of historic homes working on their own rehabs are great sources of information and advice. more

Dec 21, 2017 4:00 AM Home


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Pencil in these exciting tours of local historic homes and neighborhoods. more

Dec 21, 2017 4:00 AM Home 1 Comments


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St. Louis natives Harmoni and Aileen Cunningham have both published books. more

Dec 13, 2017 10:04 AM Cool Kids

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Proximity to parks, hardwood floors, and finished lower levels make these homes must-sees this weekend. more

Dec 8, 2017 6:00 AM Home

The organization has transformed an Old North neighborhood building into a buzzing workshop for students. more

Nov 29, 2017 3:28 PM Education


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There's plenty to love in these Clayton and U. City houses. more

Nov 24, 2017 7:49 AM Property


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The nonprofit delivers book bags to new, low-income mothers at St. Louis hospitals—with literature for both the child and parent. more

Nov 14, 2017 2:16 PM Family


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One condo is located inside the former science lab of a repurposed 1928 Lindenwood school. more

Nov 10, 2017 12:45 PM Property


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These Holly Hills and Princeton Heights properties have plenty of charm. more

Oct 27, 2017 2:42 PM Property

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Create your own version of "If My Dog Could Talk," and during the month of November, a portion of proceeds will go to the local animal shelter. more

Oct 27, 2017 1:54 PM Family

We scoured the country—right down to our own city and state—for design and furniture markets worth a visit. more

Oct 18, 2017 6:00 PM Interior Design


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Every other week, At Home offers a look at open houses worth visiting. This week, we feature homes in the historic Soulard neighborhood. more

Oct 13, 2017 6:19 PM Property


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Nancy Kowalczyk's club recently earned praise—and a $5,000 grant—from Science Everywhere. more

Oct 12, 2017 9:28 AM Education


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There's a house for everyone, from kiddos who want a mild spook to teens who aren't afraid of the dark. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:31 PM Things to Do