Play channels Salem witch trials to speak on issues facing teens

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The Metro Theater Company is sparking dialogue about the tough issues and teen girls deal with: bullying and mean girls. What better example to spark this debate than the girls of Salem, Massachusetts, where the Salem Witch Trials took place?

The Metro will feature their play “Afflicted: Daughters of Salem” at the Missouri History Museum through March 22. To purchase tickets or check out showtimes, you can visit the Metro Theater Company website.

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North Carolina town ranks high on list of ‘coolest towns in America’

Ever heard of Grand Marais, Minnesota?

Located on the north shore of Lake Superior along the border of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Grand Marais is Budget Travel’s Coolest Small Town in America for 2015.

Winner of the travel magazine’s 10th annual award, Grand Marais typifies the small American town that is both hip and humble, the magazine says. The population must be less than 10,000 people for winning towns.

“Budget Travel defines a ‘cool’ small town as one with an energetic vibe, often blending community spirit with a vibrant arts scene, unique local history and gorgeous scenery,” Editor in Chief Robert Firpo-Cappiello said in a statement.

“With a population of only 1,351, Grand Marais is a great example of that something extra small towns often have — in this case, a very happening outdoors scene right alongside music and contemporary art.”

High temperatures in Grand Marais right now…

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