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The Anti-Wine Dinner Fond looks to start a new trend.

8 "Unknown"

Nesson turns in star performance.

11 Magazine updates

Luxury home publications get facelifts.

15 Annette Lemieux Artist's objects featured in book.

16 Mark Schultz

Renaissance Tour coming to Alton.

18 Blue River Valley Farm Getting away from it all in Indiana.

19 Changepower

Local author says you can do it.

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What’s Happening Thursday March 3_ _________ Macbeth, The Rep Theatre -Webster University, Webster Groves, 8 p.m. Chris Potter Underground -Jazz at the Bistro in Grand Center, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Builders Home and Garden Show -America’s Center & Edward Jones, St. Louis Two Gentlemen of Verona -Washington University South Campus Theatre, 8 p.m., www. newlinetheatre.com

Two Gentlemen of Verona -Washington University South Campus Theatre, 8 p.m., www. newlinetheatre.com A Midsummer Night’s Dream -The Edison Theatre, 6445 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 314.935.6543, 8 p.m. Ruined by Lynn Nottage -The Black Rep, Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis Treasures of Napoleon -Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art -Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday Saturday March 4_ _________ March 5_ _________ A Midsummer Night’s Dream -The Edison Theatre, 6445 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 314.935.6543, 8 p.m. Macbeth, The Rep Theatre -Webster University, Webster Groves, 8 p.m. Chris Potter Underground -Jazz at the Bistro in Grand Center, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Builders Home and Garden Show -America’s Center & Edward Jones, St. Louis

A Midsummer Night’s Dream -The Edison Theatre, 6445 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 314.935.6543, 8 p.m. Macbeth, The Rep Theatre -Webster University, Webster Groves, 5 p.m. Chris Potter Underground -Jazz at the Bistro in Grand Center, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Builders Home and Garden Show -America’s Center & Edward

Jones, St. Louis Two Gentlemen of Verona -Washington University South Campus Theatre, 8 p.m., www. newlinetheatre.com A Midsummer Night’s Dream -The Edison Theatre, 6445 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 314.935.6543, 8 p.m. Ruined by Lynn Nottage -The Black Rep, Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis Treasures of Napoleon -Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art -Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cirque D’ OR: Golden Dragon Acrobats, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. -The Touhill, University of Missouri St. Louis Campus

Sunday March 6_ _________ A Midsummer Night’s Dream -The Edison Theatre, 6445 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 314.935.6543, 2 p.m. Macbeth, The Rep Theatre -Webster University, Webster Groves, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Builders Home and Garden Show -America’s Center & Edward Jones, St. Louis

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Fond's Anti-Wine Dinner At top, a sold-out night of great food, wine and conversation was enjoyed by a number of people at Fond on Saturday, Feb. 19, for Fond’s first Anti-Wine Dinner. At center, left, Chef Amy Zupanci introduces herself to some of the guests in attendance. Zupanci actually took a little time away from the stove to sit down and enjoy some of the food and festivities. Zupanci and Tim Foley of Johns Island Imports came up with the idea to host the dinner and keep it as casual as possible. Above right, just a couple of the selections of wines from Domaine De Bachellery that were enjoyed by the participants. Domaine De Bachellery wines are available at Fond when dining and can be purchased by the bottle at the Township Grocer at 106 North Main St., in Edwardsville for $12 per bottle. You can read more about Domaine De Bachellery at www. bachellery.com. Below left, a view of the proof that there was a lot of enjoyment had by all at the event. Below right, Tim Foley of Johns Island Imports introduces Brice Julien of Domaine De Bachellery. Julien is part of the five generations that have been making wine at the French vineyard. Photos by Debbie Settle.

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People People planner Adventure planned at Daniel Boone’s Home Travel to the land of opportunity during Lindenwood University’s Historic Daniel Boone Home’s Journey to the West event on March 26. In the 19th century, the West beckoned people with its prime land, prosperous trading, and the chance for a new life. Small towns like the Boonefield Village would fill with visitors needing food, goods, and livestock. Travel back in time and learn first-hand what it took to prepare for this journey and make it in the land of opportunity. The event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (55 and older), and $6 for children (age 4-11). The price includes admission to the event as well as seeing the Daniel Boone Home. Family passes and group rates are available with a two-week prior reservation. Become immersed in the history of westward travel. As visitors make their way through the village, they will negotiate for goods, trade livestock, purchase materials, and discuss the voyage ahead, just as people did in the past. The site’s historic pioneer village will be transformed into a living history town with men and women preparing for travel. Visitors will be able to view the many historic buildings and live animals, including oxen, horses and sheep. Guests to the event will also be able to see the Historic Daniel Boone Home brought to life. Visitors will be able to meet Olive Boone and her family and glimpse at what life in the home was really like. This is one of the few times that the Boone Home will be filled with reeanactors portraying the Boone family. Located at 1868 Highway F in Defiance, Mo., the Daniel Boone Home is the house in which the legendary explorer and frontiersman spent his final years. The four-story Georgian-style home was built overlooking the Femme Osage Valley. The adjoining Boonefield Village contains a dozen other 19th century building that have been moved from the surrounding area and are used to represent town life on the frontier. Lindenwood University uses the site to educate both visitors and students about the importance of Daniel Boone, his family, and the time period in which he lived. For additional information contact Amanda Carrow at ACarrow@lindenwood.edu or visit our website at www.lindenwood. edu/boone.

Lewis and Clark Offers Free SKYWARN training The National Weather Service and Lewis and Clark Community

College have once again teamed up to offer SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter training for individuals interested in assisting the National Weather Service during severe weather events. Seminar emphasis is on training individuals in the local community to properly report wind gusts, hail size, rainfall and cloud formations during such events. “Anyone can call in hail sizes, but SKYWARN spotters are trained to report hail sizes in terms of coin money size, not marbles, since marbles come in many different sizes and the size of the hail is an important indicator of a thunderstorm’s life cycle for potential damage,” said John Nell, assistant director at Lewis and Clark and facilitator for this program. This free seminar will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 19 on the college’s Godfrey campus. The training will be conducted by a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in St. Louis. “ S K Y WA R N s p o t t e r s a s s i s t the NWS by reporting what is happening in their backyards,” Nell said.  “Doppler radar cannot see everything happening in the atmosphere, so the NWS sometimes needs to rely upon ‘ground truth’ reports to issue severe weather warnings.” Participants will learn basics of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structures, identifying potential severe weather features, information and how to report that information to the NWS and basic severe weather safety. The program is suitable for weather watchers of all ages, and does not require any prior knowledge of meteorology or weather awareness. Though training is free, advance registration is requested to assure seating. For more information or to register, call the Enrollment Center at (618) 468-2222.

Circus Flora plans 25th season In celebration of its 25th season, Circus Flora, St. Louis’ beloved, one-ring circus, announces its b r a n d n e w s h o w, Va g a b o n d Adventures, June 2 through 26 under the air-conditioned, redand-white, big top tent in Grand Center. Presented by Edward Jones, the show comes on the heels of Circus Flora’s triumph with the St. Louis Symphony in January.             Vagabond Adventures is set on the Floating Palace, a real circus venue that traveled up and down the Mississippi River before the Civil War. This majestic riverboat triggers a thrilling caper, picking up where the critically acclaimed Symphony performance left off. Vagabond Adventures reunites circus stars from the last quarter century such as the Flying Wallendas, the St. Louis Arches, the Flying Pages and everyone’s

favorite clown, Giovanni Zoppé as Nino, along with many exciting new acts, including the Olate Dogs’ amazing tricks and the Riding Donnert’s spellbinding horsemanship. Vagabond Adventures finds stowaways on board the Floating Palace, with dreams of becoming circus performers. From their lowly, discrete positions, they catch wind of a scheme that threatens the boat. Enthralled by the luscious Lottie Luppu, these unlikely heroes uncover her hidden identity – Lola Montes, a spy for a Spanish/ Argentinean plot to commandeer the barge and abscond with it to Argentina. Through the stowaways’ heroic efforts, the Floating Palace is saved, escapes the treacherous waters of the Gulf of Mexico and returns to delight the audiences of St Louis – the largest city west of the Mississippi. The always affordable, familyfriendly Circus Flora takes place under the air-conditioned, red-andwhite, big top tent in Grand Center, St. Louis’ arts and entertainment hub, adjacent to Powell Hall (corner of Grand Boulevard and Samuel Shepard Drive). Tickets go on sale March 16; group tickets are now available. Show times are Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m.; and “Little Top Wednesday” at 10 a.m., a special one-hour show for smaller kids or the “kids at heart.” Tickets for Vagabond Adventures are $8 to $44 and go on sale March 16. Call 314-289-4040 or visit www. circusflora.org for tickets and more information. Tickets are also available at the Circus Flora Box Office in the Centene Center for the Arts & Education, 3547 Olive St. Group discounts are now available for groups of 20 or more.

Winter Zoo events planned Waddle to the Saint Louis Zoo to chill with the penguins at Delta Dental Winter Zoo on Sundays, February 13, 20, 27, and March 6, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the kids to celebrate our tuxedoed birds with penguin-themed activities, games, crafts, and more in The Living World. March 6 features a Mardi Gras celebration for the whole family.  What do penguins like to do on a cold winter day? Take a stroll outside, of course! When

temperatures go below 50 degrees on Sundays, several king and gentoo penguins that reside indoors will venture outdoors at 2 p.m. for Penguin Parade presented by North Star Frozen Treats. They’ll be waddling down the path along the bear pits from P&P Provisions gift shop to the entrance of Penguin & Puffin Coast for about 30 minutes.  On Sunday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., join the Zoo for the best family Mardi Gras celebration in town.  Delta Dental Mardi Gras includes mask making, jugglers, beads, live music and more.  Turn your child’s wagon or stroller into a Mardi Gras parade float, and join in the parade through the Zoo at 3 p.m. led by the Zoo’s costumed characters and Delta Dental’s Tooth Wizard and P.A.N.D.A.  Prizes will be given for best penguin float, best float in Mardi Gras style and best use of recycled materials. Register your float in advance by Friday, March 4, or in person on Sunday prior to the parade at 3 p.m. Registration forms and more information are available at www.stlzoo.org or by calling (314) 646-4771.  Delta Dental’s “Tooth Wizard,” his pal “P.A.N.D.A.” and archenemy “PlaqueMan” will star in Land of Smiles stage show in The Living World at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. each week (no 3 p.m. show on March 6). Land of Smiles entertains and educates children on the importance of maintaining good oral health habits, eating healthy foods and engaging in active play. Each child attending the show will receive a free goodie bag containing dental health supplies to help put them on track for a lifetime of healthy smiles.  Party with Radio Disney AM 1260 each Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Play crazy games for cool prizes while listening to some hot tunes. Plus, find out how you can go home with an awesome Radio Disney prize pack!  Admission to the Zoo and Winter Zoo activities is free.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  All activities and games are designed for kids aged 2-10.  No reservations are needed.  The Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Winter Zoo is sponsored by Delta Dental of Missouri, North Star Frozen Treats and Laclede Gas, with support provided by Radio Disney AM 1260.

Touhill to host Cirque d’Or Golden Dragon Acrobats – a troupe that mixes amazing

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Chinese acrobatics, spectacular costumes and theatrical techniques – will bring its production Cirque d’Or to the Touhill Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 26.  Two shows at 3 and 8 p.m. will be held in the AnheuserBusch Performance Hall.  The award-winning Golden Dragon Acrobats delivers beautifully choreographed ro u t i n e s t h a t c o m b i n e g r a c e , p o w e r, p re c i s i o n a n d d a r i n g athleticism.  The 21-member company from Xian, China consists of jugglers, contortionists and acrobats representing more than 27 centuries of Chinese acrobatic tradition, making it the oldest known folk art form in history.  Hailed as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company, the Golden Dragons has performed in more than 65 countries, earning international acclaim.  In 2005, the Golden Dragon Acrobats took Cirque d’Or to Broadway, making its debut at the New Victory Theater. The successful run earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk nominations - impresario Danny Chang for Unique Theatrical Experience and Angela Chang for Best Choreography.  Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the special Festival Package. It includes an exciting pre-show backstage tour, a meet & greet with the performers, Chinese food sampling and a premium ticket to the performance.  Tickets for Cirque d’Or are $32 and $16 (children). The Festival Package is $55 and $30 (children). They are on sale now at 314-5164949 and www.touhill.org.  The Touhill Performing Arts Center is located on the north campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, just 10 minutes from Clayton. (Exit #240 from I70). There is ample free parking, and the UMSL North Campus MetroLink Station is just steps from the Touhill’s main entrance.  N o w i n i t s e i g h t h s e a s o n of presenting the finest in the performing arts to the St. Louis region, the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center opened its doors in September 2003. The $52 million facility designed by Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, features the 1,600-seat Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall and the 350-seat E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater. The not-for-profit Center is the jewel of the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.

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People People planner Quad Cities to host Titanic exhibit On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest ship, sank in the Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg claiming more than 1,500 lives and subsequently altering the world’s confidence in modern technology.  Nearly 99 years later, the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre in Davenport, Iowa, will pay tribute to the tragedy which continues to resonate through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, where more than 125 legendary artifacts conserved from the Ship’s debris field are showcased offering visitors a poignant look at this iconic Ship and its passengers. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, on display March 13-June 26, 2011, has been designed with a focus on the legendary Titanic’s compelling human stories as best told through authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations.  Perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York to sell his samples, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line, even pieces of the Ship itself -- these and many other authentic objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered. “We are honored to be able to bring this acclaimed world-class Exhibition to the Quad Cities community,” said Kim Findlay, president and CEO of the Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre. “It is truly an iconic piece of history, and to have Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Putnam Museum on its 99th anniversary is a privilege.” Exhibit visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912 upon entrance, as each receives a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic.  They then begin their chronological journey through the life of Titanic, moving through the Ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts.  They will marvel at the re-created cabins, and press their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity.  In the “Memorial Gallery” guests will take their boarding pass to the memorial wall and discover whether their passenger and traveling companions survived or perished. Over the past 15 years, more than 20 million people have seen this powerful 6,000-square foot exhibition in major museums worldwide - from Chicago to Los Angeles and Paris

to London.  RMS Titanic, Inc. is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic.  The Company was granted Salvor-in-Possession rights to the wreck site of Titanic by a United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted seven research and recovery expeditions to the Titanic rescuing more than 5,500 artifacts. As depicted in the 1997 Academy Award-winning movie “Titanic,” more than 1,500 passengers and crew members perished during the ship’s maiden voyage, just four days after it launched. The ship sank in the early hours of April 15, 1912, less than three hours after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Only about 700 people survived.  The Titanic had just 20 lifeboats — and most of them left the sinking ship with far fewer passengers than their capacity would have allowed. When the Titanic sank, it was not seen again for more than 70 years, until oceanographers Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel discovered the shipwreck site in a joint U.S./ French expedition Sept. 1, 1985. Along with the exhibit, the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre will bring back the movie, “Ghosts of the Abyss,” a documentary that takes viewers under the sea to witness the wreckage recovery project. Ti c k e t s w i l l g o o n s a l e i n January.  Prices will be announced at that time.  For more information about this exhibition, log on: www. putnam.org/titanic. The Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre is located at 1717 West 12th Street in Davenport, Iowa.  For IMAX show times or more information about the museum’s exhibits, call 563-324-1933 or visit their website at www.putnam.org. For more information about the Quad Cities, contact the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800 or visit their website at www.visitquadcities.com. The Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is comprised of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois.  The area is just a 2-½ hour drive from Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois.  It is easily accessible via I-80, I-74, I-88 and several major state highways.

SIUE will host XFest 2.0

and Dance recently announced its schedule for XFest 2.0, a four-day celebration of experimental theater that will take place June 1 through 4. The event, which is open to everyone, will feature four mainstage performances as well as a host of workshops focusing on experimental theater. Last year ’s XFest featured Red Metal Mailbox, The Flying Carpet Theatre and the UMO Ensemble. The 2011 lineup is even more expansive as four national acts have been lined up. “52 Pickup” will be performed by theater simple out of Seattle while LOCO7, based in in New York City, will present “In Retrospect.” Two acts from Chicago are also included as Jeremy Sher will perform “Crow” while 500 Clown will perform “500 Clown Frankenstein.” Each of the four evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. at either the Dunham Hall Theater or Metcalf Theater. Ticket prices vary depending on the group performing, but range from $12 to $28. For more information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at 650-2774 or visit the XFest Web site at www.siue. edu/xfest.

c h a n g e . Vi e w e r s g o a l o n g o n Gore’s “traveling global warming show.” The film also tells Gore’s personal journey from college student to Senator and beyond. “Like our current exhibition, this film explores reliable data and information about climate change,” said Philip Needleman, P h . D . , I n t e r i m P re s i d e n t a n d CEO of the Science Center. “By focusing on the numbers, people can interpret for themselves the status of the research on this extremely important topic.” Tickets are free and available to visitors who attend the Climate Change exhibition. Visitors must obtain a ticket on the day of the screening they wish to attend. Only 300 will be distributed per day. For more information on the film, visit slsc.org and climatecrisis.net This film does not represent the views of the Science Center.

Science Center to present “An Inconvenient Truth”

The Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri, (http:// www.iaff2665.org/) IAFF local #2665, have scheduled the first in a series of three Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) matches on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the St. Charles Arena. The “Cage of Flames™”, will present a 14-match fight card featuring local firefighters competing with other firefighters, and in some cases regional MMA fighters to raise money for the Firefighter Community Service F u n d . L o c a l f i re h o u s e s w i l l compete with other firehouses throughout metropolitan area. T h e F i re f i g h t e r C o m m u n i t y Service Fund is a 501c5 that was established to ensure Local

The Saint Louis Science Center announced today it will show “An Inconvenient Truth” for one w e e k o n l y, M o n d a y, M a rc h 7 through Friday, March 11. It will show at 4pm each day and will be free to guests. The film is not an IMAX® or OMNIMAX® version, though it will be shown in the OMNIMAX® Theater. The documentary features former Vice President Al Gore’s mission to address common misconceptions about global warming as it relates to climate

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Religion An action that touches others I have no idea when or if you will be reading this, but as I sit down to write this, it is Valentine’s Day. It is the day when we probably see more flowers delivered, chocolates purchased as gifts and cards expressing ‘love’ than any other day. What I have found interesting is that ‘love’ really seems to be in the ‘air’. Yesterday in our church service, our pastor used a verse from 1 Thessalonians that spoke about ‘love’. Paul was writing to the Thessalonians and speaking to them about the importance of ‘love’. He says “you have no need of anyone’s writing you, for you have yourselves been taught by God to love one another as you are practicing it…” Since most the advertisements regarding Valentine’s Day focus on love, I found it interesting to read messages found on a special section of the morning paper. These were personal messages and conveyed in a variety of ways the love felt for someone. After reading the paper, working

Religion briefs Pennsylvania county wants judge to nix music church suit

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania county wants a federal judge to dismiss as “frivolous” a civil rights lawsuit filed in October by a self-described church whose worship services consisted of jam band concerts. William Pritts and his Church of Universal Love and Music sued Fayette County over an August 2009 drug raid in which 22 people were arrested

Doris Gvillo the crossword puzzle, I opened one of my devotional booklets and I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised to find that the topic was ‘love’. It spoke of cupids, red hearts and romance, but the true message was the admonition in John…”Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” I think one of the first Bible verses I memorized as a child was “Love one another” followed by “Be ye kind one to another.” As I pondered all this focus on the word ‘love’, I found myself wondering how our society could be in such a sad state of affairs if love was our focus in life. Sometimes we think of ‘love’ as only a feeling. But would you agree that while love may be a feeling, it is also an ‘action’? Years ago when I was President of our Women’s Guild at church, we had a series of programs which offered challenges to become active

and the church’s zoning rights to hold the concerts was rescinded. Pritts claims the drug raid violated the “good faith” of an earlier settlement allowing the church to hold 12 concerts a y e a r, b u t t h e c o u n t y c o u n t e r s that the current suit was filed to harass the county. Pritts first sued in 2006 saying zoning restrictions that stopped the concerts violated his religious freedom. The county settled the suit for $75,000 and allowed Pritts to host 12 concerts a year — provided illegal drugs weren’t allowed.

in our society. The programs were given very short, succinct titles, “Do, Go and Be”. They were all action words. They were words that offered both direction and challenge. Sitting in church that Sunday morning and listening to our pastor’s challenge as he spoke about what ‘love’ as an ‘action’, I was reminded that ‘love’ does require action. It doesn’t just happen. If there is no action involved, love can shrivel and die. If we love as God would have us love, we will be called to action outside of self and even those we ourselves love, and find ourselves serving others in ways beyond our personal interests. If we were to think of love as only a feeling, it is something that may warm our heart and delight our life, but if we move a bit further and think of love as calling us to ‘do, to be, and to go’, then love not only blesses our lives, but dares us to reach out to touch and perhaps change the lives of others. I have to tell you that as I read the second of my devotional

materials, I shouldn’t have been surprised to find the topic of the day. I know you can easily guess that it, too, was about ‘love’. However, it spoke of love with just a little different focus. It suggested we are chosen by God and are to bear fruit. This reading from John concludes, “These things I command you, that you love one another.” It seems that this particular day, I am being inundated with ‘love’. Some references are offered in a lighthearted but warm and caring way. Others have been in my devotional material and have guided me back to verses found in scripture. Beginning with the sermon yesterday, it seems that so many things have reminded me of ‘love’. I enjoyed a meal with most of my family yesterday and felt the love within a family. I enjoyed opening my emails and getting some Valentine wishes from friends around the world where I doubt that this is a holiday in their countries. I’ve felt the joy that love

gives and believe without love in our lives, we would live a barren life indeed. Having said that, I would like to offer all of us a challenge. While we bask in the love of family and friends and find comfort in the love of our God, I think such ‘love’ offers all of us a challenge. The challenge comes when we realize that while love is a ‘warm and fuzzy’ feeling that makes us feel wonderful, it can also be an ‘action’ that requires us to reach out to others…to welcome, to care, to give, and to assist in whatever manner we can. And as our pastor reminded us, “We love because God first loved us.” And God’s love was so tremendous that He sent a Savior who lived a life of love and died a horrible death to prove the depth of that love. Surely that does require each of us to make our ‘love’ an action that touches the lives of others.

Appeals court upholds ruling against noisy Vermont preacher

warning by police in 2007 for yelling on Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace, in violation of the city’s noise ordinance.

A police officer told Costello to lower his voice, but Costello said he had a right to preach the gospel with a loud voice.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An appellate court has upheld a Vermont ruling dismissing a First Amendment challenge by a sidewalk preacher who was given a warning by Burlington police for being too loud. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York, ruled Monday against William Ray Costello, who was issued a

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QuickGlance Movie Reviews “Gnomeo & Juliet”

This animated riff on “Romeo and Juliet,” with yard gnomes standing in for our star-crossed lovers, doesn’t have a single original idea in its pointy, ceramic head. Spirited and brisk as this family film can be, its energy cannot disguise the fact that it’s an awkward mash-up of Shakespeare puns, hackneyed pop culture references and familiar Elton John songs, with one of those everything-but-thekitchen-sink scripts cobbled together by committee. The concept is clever enough — I mean, come on, who doesn’t like yard gnomes? — but that’s pretty much all this film from director Kelly Asbury (”Shrek 2”) is. Like “Snakes on a Plane,” the title is the gag, and it tells you all you need to know. And of course, “Gnomeo & Juliet” is in 3-D. While adding a third dimension can provide an inspired sense of perspective and makes some of the details pop in a tactile way — the chips in the gnomes’ paint, the smudges of dirt on their faces — it is, as always, unnecessary. “Gnomeo & Juliet” does feature a strong voice cast, though, led by James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine and Maggie Smith, with cameos from the likes of Dolly Parton, Hulk Hogan and Ozzy Osbourne. Some of the one-liners and visual bits hit their targets, but for the most part, reheated gags and sequences that recall earlier, better animated films are the norm. RATED: G. RUNNING TIME: 84 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.

Toronto, early YouTube clips and interviews with the people who discovered him, he’s preternaturally gifted, freakishly poised and incessantly hardworking. And he genuinely seems like a good kid — it’s hard not to like him. Sure, “Never Say Never” plays like an extended infomercial for Bieber, similar to recent 3-D movies about Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. We get no real sense of who Bieber is, whether he has any fears, if he misses normal-kid stuff, what he thinks about the hordes of girls who tremble and sob at the very mention of his name. But along those lines, Chu does an excellent job of conveying the incomparable thrill of being young and bursting with love for your first idol crush. RATED: G. RUNNING TIME: 105 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

“I Am Number Four”

“Just Go With It”

Great, another Chosen One. Director D.J. Caruso’s action tale “I Am Number Four” is mostly familiar stuff, presenting the latest teen outsider coming into possession of his latent superpowers just in time to battle evil forces intent on world chaos. While the filmmakers manage some entertaining fight sequences, they offer a standardissue gang of heroes backed by a vague, unoriginal mythology about human-looking aliens finding refuge on Earth after their planet is destroyed. Alex Pettyfer has the title role, one of nine youths being hunted down by the destroyers of their own world before the kids develop genetically inherited abilities that could help them defeat the bad guys, who now aim to invade Earth. One character notes that his upbringing was like an endless episode of “The X-Files,” but even weak installments of that show had more creepy chills and clever twists than this. Co-starring Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Callan McAuliffe and Kevin Durand. RATED: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief language. RUNNING TIME: 109 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKIING: Two stars out of four.

“Justin Bieber: Never Say Never”

A couple of years ago, Liam Neeson starred as a former CIA agent in “Taken,” searching for his kidnapped daughter and kicking as much butt as necessary to find her. Now, he’s continuing this fascinating late-career path, remaining in action-star mode as he creeps ever closer to 60. It’s a chilly little thriller about amnesia, mistrust and lost identity, with the kinds of chases and explosions you’ve seen countless times before. Interchangeable Euro baddies lurk in the shadows, seemingly omniscient and omnipresent, waiting to strike. Nothing and no one is what it seems, which makes the unpredictability somewhat more predictable. Still, Neeson’s alwaysintelligent screen presence, his nuance and gravitas, help elevate “Unknown” beyond its preposterous elements. He gets help from a classy supporting cast, including Frank Langella, Bruno Ganz and Sebastian Koch. And, to be fair, the film from Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra has its suspenseful moments, including the startling, precisely staged taxicab accident that sends Neeson’s character, Dr. Martin Harris, on his dangerous journey. Martin had traveled to Berlin for a scientific conference, but the crash places him in a fourday coma. When he awakens, his wife (January Jones) insists she doesn’t know him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity. Martin seeks help from the cab driver (Diane Kruger) to piece together what happened. RATED: PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sexual content. RUNNING TIME: 106 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKIING: Two and a half stars out of four.

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s romantic comedy, idiotic even by their usually low big-screen standards, is stuffed with unpleasant narcissists saying and doing the dumbest, often cruelest things in hope of cheap laughs. They fail; there’s barely a titter’s worth of humor in this bloated mess that drones on for nearly two hours. Based on Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn’s 1969 comedy “Cactus Flower,” the movie casts Sandler as a plastic surgeon and supposedly nice guy who has spent two decades pretending to be a mistreated husband so he can score with sympathetic women (yeah, real nice guy). When he finally falls for somebody (Sports Illustrated swimsuit goddess Brooklyn Decker), he enlists his assistant (Aniston) to pose as the wife he’s divorcing. And the lamebrained lies build from there. Director Dennis Dugan, whose collaborations with Sandler include “Big Daddy” and “Grown Ups,” lets scene after unfunny scene linger painfully. Nicole Kidman somehow got roped into a supporting role in this dreadful affair, but don’t you make the same mistake. Just run from it. RATED: PG-13 for frequent crude and sexual content, partial nudity, brief drug references and language. RUNNING TIME: 116 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

Part biopic, part concert film and all crowd pleaser, this celebration of the pop phenom knows exactly what it needs to do to send its target audience of tween girls into a tizzy of giddy screams. That includes an effective use of 3-D from director Jon M. Chu (”Step Up 3D”), so get ready for plenty of shots of Bieber looking longingly into the camera, reaching out to grab your hand while singing one of his infectious tunes. Bieber would be an easy target for anyone who’s graduated from junior high school: He’s 16, smooth and pretty, with an androgynous look that recalls Hilary Swank in “Boys Don’t Cry” and a playful, non-threatening way about him. But as Chu’s film reveals through home movies from Bieber’s small town outside

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In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Diane Kruger, left, and Liam Neeson are shown in a scene from, “Unknown.”

Nesson shines in "Unknown" By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press A couple of years ago, Liam Neeson starred as a former CIA agent in “Taken,” searching for his kidnapped daughter and kicking as much butt as necessary to find her. Now, he’s continuing this fascinating latecareer path, remaining in action-star mode as he creeps ever closer to 60, in “Unknown.” It’s a chilly little thriller about amnesia, mistrust and lost identity, with the kinds of chases and explosions you’ve seen countless times before. Interchangeable Euro baddies lurk in the shadows, seemingly omniscient and omnipresent, waiting to strike. Nothing and no one is what it seems, which makes the unpredictability somewhat more predictable. Still, Neeson’s always-intelligent screen

presence, his nuance and gravitas, help elevate “Unknown” beyond its preposterous elements. And he gets great help from a classy supporting cast, including Frank Langella, Bruno Ganz and Sebastian Koch. And, to be fair, the film from Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra has its suspenseful moments, including the startling, precisely staged car accident that sends Neeson’s character on his dangerous journey. Collet-Serra’s last film was “Orphan,” about a creepy 9-year-old girl who wreaks havoc on her unsuspecting adoptive family. “Unknown,” which Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell wrote based on a novel by Didier van Cauwelaert, doesn’t have anything even remotely resembling the gnarly, jawdropping twist of that earlier film, but it’s got some surprises here and there, and it ought to keep you guessing for a while.

Neeson’s character, botanist Dr. Martin Harris, has plenty of his own guessing to do. He’s traveled to Berlin for a scientific conference with his beautiful wife, Elizabeth (January Jones), but soon after they arrive at their luxurious hotel, he realizes he’s left his briefcase — with their passports — at the airport. When he hops in a cab and dashes back to retrieve it, a chainreaction crash sends the car skidding through the streets and off a bridge into a river. The driver (Diane Kruger, vaguely de-glammed) pulls him from the vehicle, saves his life, then runs off. Martin, meanwhile, is taken to a hospital, where he lies in a coma for four days. When he awakens, he has only vague memories of who he is; against a doctor’s orders, he hurries back to the hotel to find Elizabeth. Not only does she look him in the eye and insist she has no idea who he is, but she’s there with

an entirely different man (Aidan Quinn) who says he’s Dr. Martin Harris — and he has the passport to prove it. (Then again, Jones has the kind of icy, blonde good looks that Hitchcock often favored, so you know there’s more to her than meets the eye.) From here, Martin goes on a quest to piece together what happened. He seeks out the cab driver, whom he learns is an illegal immigrant named Gina, hoping she can provide some clues as to who he is and where he was going. Ganz, the veteran star of such films as “Nosferatu the Vampyre” and “Wings of Desire,” is deeply eerie as a former Stasi agent Martin hires to help him investigate his identity. He adds a feeling of menace even though he’s a good guy, and his confrontation with Langella, as a colleague of Martin’s who’s come to Berlin supposedly to help, crackles with tension.

"Cedar Rapids" earns high praise By ROBERT GRUBAUGH Of The Edge When Ed Helms joined the cast of The Office a few years ago, he made a big splash. He’s funny, rubber-faced, and capable of laughing at himself doing some of the crazy things his character, Andy Bernard, does each week like singing in falsetto and insinuating himself into uncomfortable situations. It’s by using these traits that I knew he would one day be a major star. Plus he was amazing as a correspondent on The Daily Show, too. That always helps. Cedar Rapids may not be the big breakthrough hit that he needs to get there, but it’s the right thing for right now. The movie is something else and features one of the best comedy casts I could have asked for, including some veterans of That ‘70s Show, Arrested Development, and the Judd Apatow “school”. As a rube from the small town of Brown Valley, Wisconsin, Tim Lippe (Helms) finds little occasion to do much more than work in his insurance agency and have nice quiet hobbies, like pottery and bird watching. Even the love affair he carries on with his third grade teacher (Sigourney Weaver) is sweet. He’s in love and she’s

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a cougar, but nothing too offensive presents itself right off. After the tragic death (and sleazy in many ways) of an equally straight-laced co-worker, Tim is selected to represent Brown Valley at a conference for insurance salesman (ASMI is the name of their organization) in the booming metropolis of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He’s never been out of his cozy little burg and the trip fascinates and frightens him to death. Work conferences have cool, bad boy reputations and Tim knows ASMI is no different. His mission is to avoid riffraff like Dean Ziegler (John C. Riley), a loud, sex-crazed drunk who has poached many clients away from Tim’s boss (Stephen Root) over the years. He is also afraid of alcohol and loose women, though he does meet and have a fling with Joan Ostrowski-Fox (Anne Heche), a married and unhappy insurance-selling mother of two. The other major player is Ronald “The Ron-imal” Wilkes (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.), an uptight lifer who’s biggest idea of cutting loose is watching The Wire on HBO. The biggest series of guffaws for me in the whole movie is that Wilkes makes many references to the show and even impersonates some characters. Ironically, Whitlock actually did star on The Wire. The conference, one that lasts for a whole week and involves many stunt team-building exercises like a scavenger

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hunt, talent competition, and rock climbing (what company can really afford this now?), goes badly for easy-going, nervous Tim. He finds out that the prestigious ASMI “Two Diamonds” certification that his firm has never missed out on has only found its way to their masthead through the bribes Tim’s deceased co-worker has paid out to the crooked president of their local chapter (Kurtwood Smith, villainous and hilarious, especially in one awkward locker room scene where he and Helms engage in a nude hug). This blow cripples the naive Lippe and he uses his despair, new found strength, and the help of his underdog friends, including Bree (Alia Shawkat), a hooker who works outside of their convention’s hotel, to strike a clever blow for the little guy. Cedar Rapids is a great movie with serious heart and sweetness - even if most of the characters are scoundrels first and foremost. It’s also comedy gold that plays well to this small town writer’s way of thinking. ••• Cedar Rapids runs 90 minutes and is rated R for crude and sexual content, language, and drug use. I give this film three stars out of four.


Movies "I Am Number Four" a lukewarm effort Bad episodes of "The X-Files" had more chills, originality

By DAVID GERMAIN Associated Press G re a t , a n o t h e r C h o s e n O n e . The action tale “I Am Number Four” is mostly familiar stuff, presenting the latest teen outsider coming into possession of his latent superpowers just in time to battle evil forces intent on world chaos. The movie’s title character is no Superman or Spider-Man or even Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And while the filmmakers manage some entertaining fight sequences, they offer a standardissue gang of heroes backed by a vague, unoriginal mythology about human-looking aliens f i n d i n g re f u g e o n E a r t h a f t e r their planet is destroyed. One character notes that his upbringing was like an endless episode of “The X-Files,” but even weak installments of that s h o w h a d m o re c re e p y c h i l l s and clever twists than “Number Four.” Directed by D.J. Caruso (“Eagle Eye,” “Disturbia”) from Pitticus Lore’s novel for teens, the movie has a simple — almost simple-minded — p re m i s e : N a s t y r a i d e r s c a l l e d the Mogadorians destroyed the planet Lorien, whose only

survivors are nine special youths dispatched to hide out on Earth, each protected by a guardian. Known by numbers, the nine eventually will develop super speed, strength and other abilities to fight the Mogadorians, whose henchmen are hunting them down on Earth in preparation for an invasion of our little rock. As the action opens, the Mogadorians have finished off Numbers One, Two and Three a n d n o w a r e s e a r c h i n g f o r, that’s right, Number Four (Alex Pettyfer), a sun-bronzed youth who looks more like a refugee from Mount Olympus than some alien planet. Number Four has spent his upbringing on the run with h i s g u a rd i a n , H e n r i ( Ti m o t h y Olyphant), who uproots his ward at the slightest hint that the bad guys might catch their scent. J u s t n o w, N u m b e r F o u r h a s a s s u m e d a n e w i d e n t i t y, J o h n Smith, moved to Paradise, Ohio, and enrolled at a new high s c h o o l , w here he has a pretty p re d i c t a b l e ru n o f e n c o u n t e r s

for superheroes in waiting. He falls for beautiful classmate Sarah (Dianna Agron), makes an enemy out of the school bully (Jake Abel) and lands a sidekick in a nerdy UFO believer (Callan McAuliffe). As John struggles to have some shred of a human upbringing, the filmmakers intercut mostly uninvolving moments of a tough m y s t e r y b a b e ( Te re s a P a l m e r ) a n d a b a n d o f t h e h o m e l y, savage Mogadorians closing in on Number Four. N o n e o f t h i s f e e l s re m o t e l y original, which is not too surprising given the screenwriting unit that adapted the novel — Alfred Gough a n d M i l e s M i l l a r, a w r i t i n g producing team whose credits include “Smallville” and “Spider-Man 2,” and Marti N o x o n , a w r i t e r- p ro d u c e r f o r “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” The relationships, interaction and occasional wisecracking of “I Am Number Four” play like lukewarm leftovers of those young superhero sagas. Pettyfer does his studly duty well enough, though, making John a likable if bland Superman

surrogate and sharing some wry moments with Olyphant. Agron is stuck in a more somber twist on her role in TV’s “Glee,” playing another superlovely, supercool kid suddenly lumped in with the geek squad. Her character is sweet and smart but reserved to the point of stoicism, making it hard to believe in the passionate sparks supposedly flying around John and Sarah. Kevin Durand livens up the movie as leader of the Mogadorian goon patrol. They’re basically aliens who look and behave like Neanderthals, but Durand brings a touch of gleeful sadism

The movie is set up as the start of a potential franchise f o r P e t t y f e r, w h o h a d b e e n groomed for sequel work in his mid-teens with the title role of the spy caper “Alex Ryder: O p e r a t i o n S t o r m b r e a k e r, ” a box-office flop. Pettyfer may have better luck w i t h “ N u m b e r F o u r, ” w h o s e explosive finale could leave action fans willing to sit through a sequel. And Pettyfer has a shot at advancing in the teen-heartthrob ranks, particularly with a starring role opposite Vanessa Hudgens in the “Beauty and the Beast” tale “Beastly” hitting theaters just weeks later.

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Campus notebook McKendree to host 5K, 10K and 10-mile races McKendree University in Lebanon will host its annual “Ramble into Spring” road race on Saturday, March 19, with a 5K run-walk, a 10K run and a 10-mile run. All three events start at 8 a.m., with a pre-race briefing at 7:40 a.m. The 3.1, 6.2, and 10-mile courses begin at the center of campus and travel through historic downtown Lebanon. The 5K route then heads north to Lebanon’s Horner Park and returns to the finish line at McKendree. The 10K and 10-mile races wind through the rolling, scenic, rural landscape of northern St. Clair County and also finish back on campus. Wa l k e r s a n d s t ro l l e r s m a y participate in the 5K run-walk only. The registration fee is $12 for each race with an additional $5 for race day sign up. Register on campus at the Intramural Gym in the Melvin Price Convocation Center; mail in a downloadable form at mckendree. edu/raceday; or register online (for a small fee) at active.com. Mailed entries must be postmarked by March 15. T-shirts and post-race refreshments will be provided while supplies last. For more information, call 618-5376420 or 618-537-6941 or check out the website mckendree.edu/raceday.

LCCC offers oppportunities to get involved and stay connected Lewis and Clark Community College’s newly formed Volunteer Program provides individuals with a chance to give back to the community, stay connected to the College, and achieve a rewarding experience. The program was created this fall to maximize services to the community and provide enriching experiences for students, faculty,

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SIUE School of Nursing faculty members awarded fellowships Donna Jewell, assistant professor of Family and Community Health, and Ann Popkess, assistant professor of Primary Care and Health Systems, both faculty members of the SIUE School of Nursing, were among 18 nursing faculty at Illinois colleges and universities who were recipients of $10,000 fellowships awarded by the Illinois Board of Higher Education at its December meeting. The fellowships may be used as salary supplements or to fund professional development activities. The state of Illinois faces a shortage of well-trained nurses, along with a shortage of highly qualified nursing faculty to educate new nurses. The Illinois Nurse Educator Fellowship Program rewards well-qualified faculty for remaining in the classroom

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Luxury home magazines get facelifts NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury h o m e m a g a z i n e s t h a t p ro v i d e readers a peek inside some of the swankiest, most interesting a b o d e s a ro u n d t h e w o r l d a re getting a freshening up — from new editors and publishers to new approaches to technology. T h e v e n e r a b l e A rc h i t e c t u r a l Digest, which slipped from its position as ad-page leader in recent years, has a new editor and a March cover that proclaims in pink: “The Age of Elegance.” E l l e D e c o r, d e f e n d i n g i t s position at the top of the heap, has witty new columns and vibrant features. Traditional Home has a new publisher and launched a digital v e r s i o n c a l l e d “ Tr a d H o m e . ” Veranda has a new editor and a new app. The list goes on. Part of this is coincidence, part of it necessity; Architectural Digest stole editor Margaret R u s s e l l f r o m E l l e D e c o r, s o former Executive Editor Michael Boodro got the job leading that magazine. But the economy had a role in all of it. The magazines — like the rest of the publishing world and the country in general, re a l l y — t o o k a b i g h i t w h e n the economy tanked a few years ago. Advertising plunged, designers lost work and no one was buying anything, let alone a $6 magazine advertising a $2,200 pair of sheets. Many magazines folded, from the upstart Domino to Martha Stewart’s Blueprint. The ones that emerged are sinewy and focused — aiming to stay s q u a re l y i n t h e c e n t e r o f t h e design dialogue. “I feel it coming back,” said Ann Maine, editor of Traditional Home. “I see it at trade shows — there is more attendance, more buying. I stand in a show room to look at new products and across the room I see retailers placing orders. Work is picking up for designers from I n d i a n a p o l i s t o N e w Yo r k t o L.A.” Advertising is on the upswing, too. In 2010, Elle Decor had 1,121 pages of ads, up from 832 t h e y e a r b e f o re . A D h a d 8 3 7 , up f ro m 7 9 1 . H o u s e B e a u t i f u l was 710, up from 650, according to Mediamark Research, Inc., a media research provider. The term “shelter” magazine is used for the most upscale home magazines, which focus on living well. They feature beautifully designed rooms, or create them. Architectural Digest is something of an anomaly in the b u n c h — i t s re a d e r s h i p i s 5 0 percent male. A stalwart on fancy coffee tables, it was seen to have s t a l e d i n re c e n t y e a r s a n d i t s advertising has not yet returned to previous levels. In 2006, there were 1,709 ad pages. “AD, which had been the leader and the go-to place, lost i t t o E l l e D e c o r, b u t w h e re a s Elle Decor ’s advertising

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trying to position themselves as trusted go-to brands. They all have tens of thousands of Facebook fans, and people devoted to Twitter. Boodro says he has found writers and designers from blogs. Dara Caponigro, editor of Ve r a n d a , s a i d t h e m a g a z i n e h a s a l o t u p i t s s l e e v e , f ro m TV shows to an app devoted to American design. “The magazine will always b e , b u t w e ’ re l o o k i n g t o a d d other parts to really expand the brand,” she said. House Beautiful, which focuses exclusively on American d e s i g n , i s u s i n g Tw i t t e r t o generate interest among Chicago readers. From March 26-28, the magazine will drop off 50 chairs around the city and let readers on Twitter know where; the first person to get to them can claim them. The chairs will be pink in some way to match the magazine’s theme for its latest issue. “There’s a note on the chair that says ’take me,”’ said Newell Turner, House Beautiful’s editor. “People’s expressions are just g re a t . I t ’ s a f a n t a s t i c w a y t o really connect with readers.” Tu r n e r, w h o l i k e t h e o t h e r editors has been in the business for years, says he thinks there will always be interest in shelter mags. “Everybody’s gotta have a home,” he said. “There is going to be a need to decorate and c a re f o r t h a t h o m e . We k e e p that in mind for the content of the magazine. Be as attainable as possible. But where it’s not attainable, it should be inspiring. The right combination is the key.”

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Top 10 home decor trends for 2011 (ARA) - Something old, s o m e t h i n g n e w. S o m e t h i n g borrowed, something blue. While typically the refrain for most brides, this adage holds equally true for the top home decorating trends for the coming year. What’s old is new again Whether they’re genuine period pieces being repurposed or home furnishings reproduced from popular items from the ‘50s, ‘60s or ‘70s, vintage will be hot next year, according to Kenneth Ludwig of Kenneth Ludwig Home Furnishings, Ltd. Examples include chair frames redone in new upholstery, traditional lighting fixtures in newer brass or pewter finishes, or products imported from Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic such as chairs done in old grain sacks, or old carts from factories used for end tables or coffee tables. A spectrum of colors Color trends will carry over from 2010 to 2011 with the soothing aqua and green hues that draw their inspiration from the verdigris deposi t s f o u n d o n w e a t h e re d copper statues, predicts design expert, TV host/spokesperson and best-selling author Kathy Peterson. For outdoor furniture and accessories, she sees sassy colors like lime green, bold orange and Caribbean blue, along with more subdued hues such as sage green, barn red and mocha brown. The mad, mad world of furniture Taking a nod from the awardwinning AMC series “Mad Men,” Linda Fougerousse of Interior Transformation, Inc. also sees furniture styles returning to the ‘50s and ‘60s with round tapered legs on angles, geometric accents and seating with curved backs. Jase Frederick of Jase Frederick Sustainable Interiors adds that classic wood pieces made from sentimental stock like fallen trees or scrap wood from ancestral or historic structures will become heirlooms to pass from one generation to the next. A trend that will stick around A small change in a room can make a huge difference - and wall coverings make a dramatic, yet cost-effective statement. With their innovative new SmartStick repositionable wall murals, Murals Your Way has made it easy for homeowners, renters and even college students to add a fresh new look to indoor and outdoor walls, floors, doors and windows. “Easily replied and removed, SmartStick murals boast a high quality, lightly textured finish and can be reused and reinstalled hundreds of times,” says Todd Imholte, president of Murals Your Way. “It’s a perfect temporary - or long-term - decorating solution for consumers.” Illuminating insights As living green becomes more ingrained in our lives, LED lighting will continue to light the way, according to Jeff Dross, senior product manager of Kichler Lighti n g , w h o w i l l i n t ro d u c e several new under-cabinet systems and landscape products with an

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Arts calendar Thursday, March 3 • Ruined by Lynn Nottage, The Black Rep, Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis • Treasures of Napoleon, Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis • Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Theatre, #1 James J. Eagan Dr., Florissant, Mo., www.FlorissantMO. com • Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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• A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Edison Theatre, 6445 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 314.935.6543, 8 p.m. • Ruined by Lynn Nottage, The Black Rep, Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis • Treasures of Napoleon, Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis • Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Edison Theatre, 6445 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 314.935.6543, 2 p.m. • Ruined by Lynn Nottage, The Black Rep, Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis • Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • “The Wiz” presented by McCluer High School; 2 p.m., FCC Theatre, #1 James J. Eagan Dr., Florissant, Mo., www.FlorissantMO.com • Treasures of Napoleon, Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis

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Artistic adventures Touhill announces 2010-11 schedule On its 2010-11 calendar, the Touhill again showcases events that span many genres, from classical to opera, jazz to dance, and international to special events. Single tickets for most events went on sale Aug. 9. The breadth and wealth of talent that will grace the two stages at the performing arts center is largely reflective of continued partnerships with esteemed local arts organizations, including Dance St. Louis, Modern American Dance Company, Ambassadors of Harmony, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Arianna String Quartet and Jazz St. Louis, as well as select, outstanding resources on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. Exceptions are noted in the event calendar. Tickets are available at the Touhill Performing Arts Center Ticket Office; online at www.touhill. org; or by phone at 314-516-4949. The Touhill’s Ticket Office is located at One University Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63121. Student, group, and senior discounts are available. Check with the Ticket Office for eligibility. ARIANNA STRING QUARTET: Quint-Essential * March 5 • Sat @ 8PM • $39 Experience the power and intimacy of Dvorak, Elgar and Brahms, as the ASQ shares the stage with world-renowned pianist Anton Nel.  (E3!)  THE MIKADO Presented by New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players March 11 • Fri @ 8PM • $50, $40, $35 Gorgeous Japanese sets, vibrant costumes, soaring music and the Gilbertian humor with a satirical edge make The Mikado arguably the most popular work in the history of musical theater.  (E3!)  S A I N T L O U I S B A L L E T :  TRIBUTE April 2 & 3 • Sat @ 7:30PM; Sun @

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rt books are not my forte, yet I have come to enjoy them more as my position at times includes reviewing art and art books. I admit that I may not understand everything that I am seeing, but books are supposed to pique our interest to seek more knowledge and that is exactly what occurs for me. Since my knowledge of art would not make it appropriate to critique art or an art book, let the following descriptions and photos do what it has for me. – piqued my interest enough to learn more about the artist, the art and the medium in which she is using to convey her art. Recently I received the art book, “The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux” for review. The art is just as the title would suggest, a collection of Ms. Lemieux’s works which include objects in many forms and formats, along with descriptions and information. Following is information about the artist and her work. Annette Lemieux is one of the few wunderkind of the 1980s global art scene who has endured beyond that feverish time to become a significant artist whose work continues to grow in depth and resonance. Lemieux is a prominent figure in the U.S. and abroad. Her work has been exhibited in major institutions internationally and is recognized in preeminent museum and private collections. Currently, Lemieux is Professor of the Practice of Studio A r t s a t H a r v a rd U n i v e r s i t y, Cambridge, Mass. Lemieux’s commitment to content over material motivates her to work with an ever-expanding range of media. Whether employing marble

or scrim, she masters and invents techniques and processes that correlate with states of mind. Her process incorporates intellectual analyses of social codes with an emphasis on psychological and emotional content. Fundamentally interdisciplinary in content and form, Lemieux’s works continue her exploration and explication of our cultural constructs and how objects that reflect the self define the self within the culture. Lemieux is one of the most notable of the generation of feminist artists who came to prominence in the 1980s. Her fusion of conceptualism with a studio practice that remains respectful of abstract painting generally, and of minimalism specifically, is unique. Lemieux’s art stems from a heightened sensitivity to underprivilege and marginalization. Many themes stand out in her work, among them the strong women – Bette Davis, Joan Crawford – memorialized in black-and-white film; poverty or the threat of it; a lost parent--the absent father, abandoned mother, heroic single mom.

Lelia Amalfitano is a curator and writer, currently a visiting scholar at Boston College and previously director of exhibitions and public programs at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Judith Hoos Fox is an independent curator, previously curator at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College. Other contributors include Rosetta Brooks, Peggy Phelan, and Robert Pincus-Witten. This book is the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition “The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux,” which was organized by Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavillion, and the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. The exhibit ran from Oct. 29, 2010, to Jan. 9, 2011, at U of I at Urbana-Champaign and will continue on April 9 through Oct. 9, 2011 at Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Mass. There is more information about the book and the exhibit itself at www.kam.illinois.edu. The book is available at Borders. com, Amazon.com and LangtonInfo. com.

Pictured are two of Lemieux's works: "It's a Wonderful Life," above, and "Daisy," at right. Photos for The Edge.

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Music The Renaissance Tour Musician plans concert to benefit children of Honduras By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge

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he photos tug at your heartstrings. They show children that are in need of food, clothing, clean water, medical and dental care and so much more. World Vision, a not-for-profit Christian humanitarian organization services, clean water, a Vacation Bible School and to share the good news of Christ. The Main Street’s Honduras Mission Team has been traveling to Honduras and performing services to help provide sustainability for the Mission Church in Honduras since 2005. They fund their own travel expenses and the supplies needed for the trip. In order to help raise funds for this mission trip, Christian artist Mark Schultz is bringing the Renaissance Tour to Alton, on Friday, March 18, at Heartland Baptist Church, 4500 Humbert Road, to assist in raising funds for this cause. David Klinkenberg, a violin virtuoso and considered one of the most gifted string players of all time, along with Contemporary Christian Music artist Mark Roach, will join Schultz on stage for this special night of music and missions. Mark Schultz is a 10-time Dove award nominee and 2005 Dove Award winner who feels that perseverance, creativity and a strong will are qualities that have served him well throughout his career. As a youth pastor for several years, he was encouraged by his congregation to book a show at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. That show was a sell-out, an unheard of

is dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. They serve close to 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the world. A local church, Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton, is working with Word Vision to go to Honduras to provide construction

Above right, mission team members take time from their work to jump rope with Honduran children. Above left, Mark Schultz. Right, mission team members pause for prayer in Honduras. Photos for The Edge.

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accomplishment for an unknown and led to his signing with a record company. That was then, this is now. One of Christian music’s most acclaimed singer/songwriters has one of the strongest and most recognizable voices in the industry. He has crossed over on the adult contemporary charts with his hits like “He’s My Son,” “Letters from War” and “Walking Her Home.” Almost every song Schultz sings tells a story in such a way that every listener feels that they have experienced the event he is singing about. His music has been featured on national TV programs like, “48 Hours,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “CNN” and more. He continues to bring audiences to their feet and challenges them to “Come Alive” with his live performances. Klinkenberg was a child prodigy, playing a Chicago stage in front of a packed festival audience at a very tender age. Now as a seasoned musician, Klinkenberg has opened for internationally renowned pianist Jim Brickman and platinum recording artist Mark Schultz. Critics describe him as: “A virtuoso violinist with a rare gift; he can stir the air and change the atmosphere.”

Some may recognize the name Mark Roach. That is because he has local ties, living in St. Louis, a tenure at Millikin University in Decatur, and as music director and worship leader at Morning Star Church in O’Fallon, Mo. Roach is a worship song writer, with many of his creations now being sung in churches all across the country. He is also the artist that wrote and sang the Contemporary Christian Music hit “A Thousand Hallelujahs” in 2008. This event that will not only fill your heart with some wonderful music, but will give guests the opportunity to learn of the work being done for children by World Vision and Main Street’s Honduras Mission Team. Tickets for this event are currently on sale and available online at www.MarkSchultzInConcert.com, or at Halpin Music Company, 2375 Homer M. Adams Parkway in Alton or at the Main Street United Methodist Church office, 1400 Main Street in Alton. Cost for tickets are $30 for VIP seats which include a meet and greet; $18 general admission; and $15 group admission (for groups of 20 or more). If available, tickets at the door will be $35, $20 and $18 respectfully.


Music Tuning in Rib America rock lineup set U . S . C e l l u l a r p re s e n t s R i b A m e r i c a Festival returning to St. Louis May 2730, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. daily at Soldier ’s Memorial Plaza.  U.S. Cellular presents Rib America Festival is a fun filled eventfeaturing award winning barbeque, music, and more!  Charter Media reserved seats in front of the stage go on sale this Friday, February 18 at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets. 2011 sponsors for the event include U.S. Cellular, Budweiser, Pepsi, Fabick CAT, Charter Communications and Hilton at the Ballpark St. Louis.   The best, award w i n n i n g , B B Q t e a m s f ro m a c ro s s t h e country will be serving up their finest all weekend long!!! This year ’s entertainment line-up includes: Friday, May 27th PUDDLE OF MUDD & MORE TBA Saturday, May 28th KANSAS TBA MONTROSE MARK FARNER (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad) PAT TRAVERS DEREK ST. HOLMES (formerly w/ Ted Nugent) Sunday, May 29th  TBA CANDLEBOX

& MANY MORE TBA Monday, May 30th .38 SPECIAL MOLLY HATCHET FABULOUS MOTOWN REVUE & MORE *All Artists Subject to Change without Notice. Ticket Information:  FREE ADMISSION before 5:00 p.m. on Friday & before 1:00 p . m . S a t u rd a y, S u n d a y a n d M o n d a y.  Admission charge is ONLY $6.00 (which includes the concerts) after 5:00 p.m. on Friday and after 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Children 12 & under are free.  **There are a limited number of Charter Media reserved seat tickets (located in front of the stage) for each day. Reserved tickets include a seat, access to private restrooms and access to a private bar. No lines! Reserved tickets purchased before May 27 include admission, after May 27 do not. Reserved tickets go on sale this Friday, February 18 at 10:00am at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com.

Mardi Gras celebration planned The Lewis and Clark Community College Music Department will present t h e “ Yo u C a n ’ t B e a t E x p e r i e n c e ” J a z z Band in concert just in time for Mardi Gras on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial

Chapel. I n t h e t r a d i t i o n o f t h e h o l i d a y, B u d Shultz and band members will perform festive and exciting tunes associated with Mardi Gras. S h u l t z , t h e b a n d ’ s l e a d e r, w a s o n l y 15 when he joined the musician’s union a n d b e g a n p l a y i n g p ro f e s s i o n a l l y.  B y the time music arranger and trumpeter Dean Mounts was 21 he was an established performer on the road a n d i n v a r i o u s b a n d s .  Tro m b o n e a n d vocalist Jim Maynard has performed s i n c e h i s h i g h s c h o o l d a y s i n Wo o d R i v e r.  P i a n i s t B o b P i c k e r a n d b a s s i s t Bob Stout are both long-time musicians, and the youngest of the group is drummer Ken Link who began playing with Shultz in the mid 1960’s right out of high school.   “With all that experience, we can play for hours without ever getting out a scrap of sheet music,” said Shultz. Admission is free and open to the public. As always, donations are welcome and appreciated. The band also will have CDs of their music f o r s a l e a f t e r t h e c o n c e r t .  F o r m o r e information on music department e v e n t s , c a l l t h e m u s i c o ff i c e a t ( 6 1 8 ) 468-4731.

RME plans Senior Music Series The River Music Experience (RME) is

excited to announce its brand new Senior Music Series.  The series will feature a variety of musical talent that will include jazz, big bands, and even a Senior Citizen prom. Concerts will run from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and will be held on the second floor of the RME.  Admission to each show is $7 for non-members, $5 for RME members and for groups of ten or more. From big band jazz to 50’s rock, the new series will be a fantastic addition to the diverse musical opportunities provided by RME.  “The Senior Concert Series at RME is an wonderful new addition to our programming, and compliments our mission to serve as a music center for the entire community,” said Ellis Kell, Director of Programming & Community Outreach.  “The RME is always looking for ways to engage people of all ages in our community,” said Jean Bahls, RME Controller, who created the new concert series for seniors. “The Senior Concert Series gives us a wonderful opportunity to connect with seniors and provide them with new and interesting musical education and entertainment.”  The Senior Music Series is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Senior Star at Elmore Place.  Concert Schedule Tuesday, April 26: Jazz Band Tuesday, June 28: Senior Citizen Prom Tickets are available at Mojo’s only or by contacting Ellis Kell at 563-326-1333 ext. 113

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Thursday, March 3 • Herb-n-Soul, Upstairs Lounge, St. Louis • Dance Party with Z107.7, The Drunken Fish, Central West End • The Schwag, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 10 p.m. • Greg Silsby (of Cumberland Gap), 8 p.m., Cleo’s Tavern, 1013 N. Main St., Edwardsville • Chris Potter Underground, Jazz at the Bistro in Grand Center, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

Friday, March 4 • Butch Moore, Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. • University Symphony Orchestra, Dunham Hall-SIUE Campus, 7:30 p.m. • The Coronas, The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, Delmar Loop, St. Louis • Marcel Strong, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 10 p.m. • Chris Potter Underground, Jazz at the Bistro in Grand Center, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

Music Center, St. Louis, 8 p.m. • Chris Potter Underground, Jazz at the Bistro in Grand Center, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

Association: New Odyssey, 3 p.m., Lewis & Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey, Rd., Godfrey-The Commons

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• Bryan Foggs, Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Suzuki Concert, Dunham HallSIUE Concert, 2 p.m., free • Open Mic w/Bottoms Up BLues Gang, Llywelyn’s Pub, Soulard • Drumline Showdown, 2 p.m., Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis • Open Mic w/Butch Moore, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9 p.m. • Open Mic Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Westview Wine Cellar and Bistro, Collinsville •  G r e a t e r A l t o n C o n c e r t

• Madahoochi & Friends, Cicero’s, 9 p.m. • Keypers Piano Bar, Musical Monday’s Cabaret, 9 p.m. • Soulard Blues Band, Broadway Oyster Bar, 9 p.m.

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Travel

Blue River Valley Farm Getting away from it all in Corydon, Ind.

By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge

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orydon, Ind., already has set the bar high when it comes to rich history, great wineries and breathtaking scenery.

This year, several area attractions have joined forces to create packages that offer unforgettable experiences, including memorable outdoor adventures and a behind-the-scenes daylong winery immersion. Details, visitor guides and package information can be found at www. thisisIndiana.org or by calling (888) 738-2137. Blue River Valley Farm features a threebedroom, 1900s colonial lodge with a hot tub on the 120-acre working farm owned by Indiana State Senator Richard Young and his wife, Ashira. Offering the ultimate getaway for travelers interested in experiencing true American agricultural lifestyle, guests can try milking a goat, then sample the freshest goat’s milk ice cream and cheeses. They can experience the best of the farm, sampling guests can enjoy the bounty of the garden in season. Located just minutes from local attractions, the farm has created several unique packages. T h e Wi n e L o v e r ’ s Package is $675/couple, Sunday through Thursday, $735 on weekends. Additional guests may be added for $150/person. The package introduces guests to the secrets of winemaking as production and aging processes are revealed by Turtle Run Winery owner and winemaker Jim Pfeiffer. Guests receive hands-on experience, assisting with everyday winemaking tasks and discovering how Turtle Run pours passion into every one of their wines, which include red and white wines in dry, sweet and port varieties. Pfeiffer has crafted hundreds of wines in his lifetime and offers 25 highly respected wines at Turtle Run, many of which are award winners. The package includes a full day at Turtle Run Winery, lunch, wine tasting and a bottle of Turtle Run wine.

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For those with an adventurous spirit, Green Outdoor Adventures has teamed with Blue River Valley Farm to offer packages highlighting the region’s natural beauty and dramatic karst topography all along the Blue River. Travelers can take scenic canoe trips on the first designated Scenic and Natural Riverway in Indiana. Explored early on by Squire Boone, Daniel Boone’s brother, the Blue River flows through one of the most scenic and bio-diverse areas of Indiana. Hiking trips feature O’Bannon Woods State Park and Harrison Crawford State Forest, rich with plant and wildlife diversity and a network of scenic hiking trails and

ecological wonders. Cave adventures feature the renowned Marengo Cave, one of the most beautiful show caves in the eastern United States. Offering Packages designed for four guests, Blue River Valley Farm Green Outdoor Adventure Packages include roundtrip transportation from Blue River Valley Farm; an experienced guide certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR, who will also provide historical and natural interpretation of the areas visited; all activity and admission fees; all equipment and other essentials (daypacks, canoes, paddles, PFD’s, dry bags, binoculars, field guides, etc.), beverages, snacks and lunch. Blue River Valley Farm Green Outdoor Adventure Packages include: Full Day Blue River Canoe Trip Adventure Package, $575 (add $55 for each additional person beyond four), including overnight accommodations at the farm, a full day on the

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river and riverside lunch. Offered at $475 (add $40 for each additional person), the Full Day Hiking Trip Adventure Package includes overnight accommodations at the farm, a full day of hiking O’Bannon Woods State Park and Harrison Crawford State Forest with scenic photography stops and trailside lunch. The Half Day Cave/Half Day Canoe Trip Adventure Package is $675 (add $120 for each additional person) and includes overnight accommodations at the farm, a half day guided tour of Marengo Cave, a half day of guided canoeing on the Blue and picnic lunch. Half Day Hiking/ Half Day Canoe Trip Adventure Package is $575 (add $55 for each additional person) and includes, overnight accommodations at the farm, a half day of guided hiking O’Bannon Woods State Park and Harrison Crawford State Forest, half day guided canoe trip and picnic lunch. Half Day Cave/Half Day Hiking Trip Adventure Package is $575 (add $55 for each additional person) and includes overnight accommodations at the farm, a half day of guided hiking O’Bannon Woods State Park and Harrison Crawford State Forest, half day guided tour of Marengo Cave and picnic lunch. Travelers can also create their own Explore the Blue adventure packages at just $195 a night, plus $60 per canoe and river lunch for $12 per person. Corydon visitors enjoy a vast collection of sites and attractions, from the spectacular Marengo and Squire Boone caves, to nostalgic old-time ice cream parlors. The State Historic Site marks Corydon’s place as Indiana’s first capitol, while the Constitution Elm, a Civil War battlefield and tours of one of the nation’s oldest standing early African American schoolhouses fascinate visitors. Diverse dining and accommodations include a historic B&B, affordable modern hotels, country cafés and the world’s largest riverboat casino.


Family Focus

You CAN do it Local author discusses ways to change your life By ANN NICCUM Of The Edge

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t. Louis’ Meg Selig may be able to help you with that habit you just can’t break, or that plan you just can’t seem to stick to. Selig is an expert on willpower, motivation and self-change, and she spoke Feb. 26 at the Edwardsville Public Library. During the program, Selig discussed “The Magic of ChangePower.” Selig said she recently wrote a book on the topic titled “Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success” to help supply people with the motivation they need to get back in control of their life. Selig discussed what works and what doesn’t work when trying to change a habit. The author, licensed counselor and professor of counseling at St. Louis Community College has experience in her field, but she also has a strong interest in the subject of change or as she says “changepower” – a word she created to describe this additional tool on how people can

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Meg Selig, above, and the cover of "CHANGEPOWER!" below change. “I want people to know that there’s always a way to change a habit,” said Selig. “If you can’t change through your own willpower, don’t get discouraged. You can use changepower— backing up willpower with supportive people, places, and things.” Selig said willpower is like a muscle and if you over use it, it gets tired or we can overestimate it. So, Selig said you need to put changepower into the equation. For example, she said it is sometimes hard to change ourselves, but it is easier if we just change our environment – the people, places and things. “Changepower is what you get when you combine willpower with outside supports like helpful people, support groups, and healthy environments,” Selig states on her Web site when talking about her book. “In 'Changepower!,' I’ll show you how to beef up both your willpower and your changepower to achieve habit changing success.” Selig said her interest to learn about why people can’t kick a habit started in her 20s when her aunt was recovering from lung cancer, and she was still smoking. “That left a profound impression on me,” Selig said. “Why couldn’t she stop?” Ever since, the idea of change and motivation has been on her mind, and since the 1990s Selig have been researching the topic in-depth.

Selig has also been teaching a class on the subject at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley since 2001. She said the class, called “Habit Change,” is a personal development class. Selig said she felt she learned so much on the topic through her research, professional experience, and by teaching the class that she wanted to share it on a greater level, and that is where the idea to do a book developed. Routledge released her book “Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success” in 2009. In the book, Selig explains how changepower works, how to find your motivators, and how to go through the stages of change, such as just because you have a relapse does not mean it is over. One of the changes Selig made in her life was to quit smoking, and she did it six weeks after seeing her aunt with lung cancer. Looking back, she said she can now see that she too went through the stages of change during that process. Now, that one moment in her life – seeing her aunt smoking just after going through such a lifethreatening situation – has spurred Selig’s desire to help others make a change. Selig earned her M.A.Ed. in counseling at Washington University in St. Louis, and has been a counselor for over 30 years. She is a

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Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. Selig is also a speaker for radio and TV shows, national counseling conferences, community organizations, and educational groups. To learn more about Selig or see a list or any of her upcoming events, visit her Web site at www. changepower.net. Selig also has a blog on the Psychology Today Web site at www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ changepower. Her book is available online through retailers or on her Web site and is available as an e-book. This event at the EPL was part of its “Be Informed @ the Library” series. Other upcoming programs include: “Birds in Your Backyard” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 13; “Meet the Locals” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 13; “A Trip Back in Time – Madison and Bond County Forts” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 18; and “The Importance of Planning for the Future” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 25. All of these events are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. The Edwardsville Public Library is located at 112 South Kansas in Edwardsville. For more information about the library or any of their upcoming programs, visit www. edwardsvillelibrary.org or call 6927556.

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Dining Delights

Castelli's Restaurant at 255 An old favorite gets even better By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge

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love dining at new places. I think most people do, as when I share what I do, they always ask me what new places they should try. A great place to dine would be Castelli’s Restaurant at 255. Those of you who have eaten there over the many years are scratching your heads and saying, “Castelli’s isn’t a new place,” but in a way it is. Alfonso Castelli opened the Moonlight Restaurant more than 71 years ago. The family run business was at that time in an “out-of-theway” location and was started in a converted little house. It didn’t take long for the word to get out about the great food they were serving, especially their fresh fried chicken – so fresh that it was butchered right behind the restaurant that same day – and the people lined up to eat there. When owner Phil Castelli was a little boy, it is said that his grandfather leaned down and said in his ear, “Can you believe all these people came here just to eat at our restaurant?” But, when the food is good and the service is great, people will come and they have done so through four generations of the Castelli family. The newness comes in when, in October of 2008, grandson Phil and great-grandchildren Tracy and Matt came on board as the owners of the restaurant. Although the restaurant is still in the Castelli family, Tracy and Matt are new to the ownership side of the business. “We grew up knowing the restaurant was part of our family. We all worked here at one time or another. When Matt and I got old enough to go on to college, we both left the area and went in different directions,” said Tracy Castelli. She went on to share how a little over a year ago her dad asked her and her brother to consider coming home and taking over the restaurant full time. After some adjustment time,

they both decided it was what they wanted to do. After a short time of closure for some needed maintenance, Tracy and Matt opened the doors and decided it was time for a new name. Nothing too different but they felt that Castelli’s at 255 said what they wanted to say without taking away from the heritage of their family. “When this restaurant opened, they were off-the-beaten-path. That isn’t the case now. Interstate 255 is just up the road and we are very easily accessed. That is why we wanted to incorporate ‘255’ in the new name,” said Tracy Castelli. The staff are still some of the best around. Many have been with the restaurant for over 20 and even 30 years. It's another reason why people keep going back. Castelli’s is still known for their fried chicken-made with their trademarked Talk-N-Chic recipe, as it is the most popular item on the menu. Patrons also love their house

salad with their homemade Roman dressing, which is still made fresh each day by Matt Castelli. Although these favorites are always on the menu, the Castelli’s menu has a huge array of food selections. Start you meal off with an appetizer, whether it be a shrimp cocktail, homemade onion rings, calamari fritti or chicken livers and gizzards, your tastes will be tantalized and ready for the next course. If a salad suits you, maybe an Italian Special Salad, with a crisp lettuce blend, salami, crumbled Roquefort cheese, olives, peppers and tomatoes is the ticket. Or try Tracy’s Favorite Salad – fresh mixed greens, goat cheese, walnuts, cranberries and mixed fruit. Their soups are just the right side item to add with your salad – Italian tortellini soup, clam chowder or cream of broccoli are some of the selections. If you are more of a pasta

person, Castelli’s pastas are always homemade, not boxed or dried. You will find a great selection, like mostaccioli, cannelloni, homemade toasted ravioli, chicken parmigiana, chicken bianco and more. For the meat and potato lover, enjoy a perfectly char-grilled filet mignon, New York strip, ribeye, pork chops, or really treat yourself to the Surf & Turf with an 8-ounce filet paired with a rock lobster tail and your choice of baked or fried potato and served with drawn butter. Makes your mouth water. How about some other seafood selections – a salmon filet, shrimp and lobster ravioli, cod filet dinner, two lobster tails dinner, catfish dinner and a number of other shrimp selections. There is an array of sandwiches to choose from like the homemade meatball sandwich, their Italian beef, cod fish sandwich, luscious prime rib sandwich and more. When visiting Castelli’s, they want the whole family to feel welcome, so they offer a great selection for kids ages 8 and under. They have small pasta selections, hamburger or cheeseburger, two chicken legs, three chicken strips, grilled cheese or popcorn shrimp. The children’s menu includes a drink –with free refills – and a choice of french fries, cottage cheese, green beans, fruit cup or applesauce, all for $5.99. The just recently updated dessert menu cannot be passed up, so save room. The newest additions are Duke’s Donuts – a fluffy donut that melts in your mouth, topped with white icing and served with a chocolate or raspberry dipping sauce for just $1.99 each. Or try the cupcake of the day which is enough for two. Your server will let you know what the

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Dining Delights Rosemary can enhance your romance NEW YORK (AP) – In many cultures, rosemary has a long history as an aphrodisiac, an herb with the power to keep fidelity and love strong. So why not tap that history to grow a little romance of your own. This three-course meal isn’t speedy, but the effort will win you the admiration of your love. Start by making the pots de creme (the recipe makes an extra two servings in case you’re craving more chocolate later) to give them plenty of time to chill. Then get all your ingredients organized and prepped up. Everything else will go together without too much trouble. Cream of Cauliflower and Rosemary Soup Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 2 1 tablespoon butter 1 shallot, chopped 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely minced 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 12 ounces frozen cauliflower, thawed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper Rosemary olive oil or other herbed oil, to drizzle In a medium saucepan over medium-high, melt the butter. Add the shallot and rosemary and saute until the shallot is tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the flour and stir to coat. Cook for another minute, then whisk in the milk and cream. Add the cauliflower, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is very soft and the mixture has thickened. Using an immersion blender or working

in batches in a regular blender, puree the mixture until very smooth. Adjust the seasoning with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Finish with a drizzle of rosemary oil. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 756 calories; 291 calories from fat (38 percent of total calories); 33 g fat (19 g saturated; 1 g trans fats); 81 mg cholesterol; 89 g carbohydrate; 29 g protein; 4 g fiber; 513 mg sodium. Rosemary Seared Tenderloin with Honeyed Sweet Potato and Blue CHEESE Green Beans Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 2 For the sweet potato: 2 medium or 1 large sweet potato 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper For the tenderloin: 1 pound tenderloin or 2 beef tenderloin steaks 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely minced 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil For the green beans: 8 ounces trimmed green beans 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese (such as Gorgonzola) Salt and ground black pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds (optional) Heat the oven to 350 F. Prick the sweet potato all over with a fork. Microwave on high for 5 to 6 minutes, or until completely tender. Allow to cool slightly.

Peel the sweet potato and mash it in a small bowl. Mix in the butter, honey, salt and pepper. Cover the bowl with foil and place in the oven to keep warm. If not already done, cut the tenderloin into 2 steaks. Rub the salt and rosemary all over the meat. In a large oven-safe skillet over mediumhigh, heat the butter and oil until the butter is melted. Sear the steaks on each side until well-browned, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place the skillet in the oven and cook until the steaks reach 125 F at the center. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes. While the steaks rest, prepare the green beans. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add the beans and cover. Boil until bright green and just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain the beans, then transfer to a bowl. Add the blue cheese, salt and pepper, then toss well. Place half the sweet potato, a steak and half the beans on each serving plate. Garnish the beans with the almonds, if using. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 758 calories; 381 calories from fat (50 percent of total calories); 43 g fat (19 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 218 mg cholesterol; 39 g carbohydrate; 55 g protein; 7 g fiber; 1,296 mg sodium. Milk Chocolate Rosemary Pots de Creme Start to finish: 1 hour 40 minutes, plus chilling (15 minutes active) Servings: 4 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup milk 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped 1/4 teaspoon orange zest 3 egg yolks

2 tablespoons sugar 3 ounces milk chocolate bits Whipped cream, to serve In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the cream, milk, rosemary and orange zest. Bring to a simmer, then turn off the heat and cover. Allow the mixture to steep for 30 minutes. Toward the end of steeping, heat the oven to 325 F. Set 4 small ramekins (about 4 ounces each) inside a 9-by-9-inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and the sugar. Turn on the heat under the cream mixture to medium. When the liquid is just steaming, remove it from the heat. While continuously whisking the egg mixture, dribble the warm cream mixture very slowly and just a little at a time into the egg yolks. Add the milk chocolate and whisk until melted. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the mixture into a liquid measuring cup with a pouring spout. Discard any solids. Carefully pour the liquid into the ramekins. Pour hot water into the outer pan to come half way up the sides of the ramekins, making sure not to get any water in the ramekins. Place the pan in the oven and cover loosely with foil. Bake until set and the centers just barely jiggle, about 55 to 65 minutes. Remove the ramekins from the water and chill until completely cold, at least 2 hours. Serve topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 436 calories; 312 calories from fat (72 percent of total calories); 35 g fat (21 g saturated; 1 g trans fats); 264 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 1 g fiber; 51 mg sodium.

Sparkling wines shine with more choices NEW YORK (AP) - Adding a little sparkle to your life is a fashion “do” this holiday season. But you don’t have to suffer in sequins to be trendy — you can choose from a host of sparkling wines to add a little effervescence to the season. And you don’t have to spend a fortune to do it. More bubbly at more price points is available than ever before, says Wilfred Wong, cellar master for the West Coastbased Beverages and More! chain. “It’s all about the dollars,” he says. “People still want to enjoy wines, but they don’t have the means to spend the money. More importantly, they know that there are deals out there.” Deals like cava, a sparkling wine from Spain, prosecco and Asti spumante, Italian bubblies, and sekt, an effervescent riesling from Germany. Also gaining popularity is sparkling muscat, a sweet wine. Along with the rising popularity of new varieties, the packaging of sparkling wine is changing a bit. In Champagne, the region of France which produces the only sparkling wine that can be properly called “Champagne” — authorities are requiring use of a lighter bottle starting with the 2010 harvest. Those bottles won’t show up on shelves for a few years because the wine’s still aging, but they are expected to save shipping costs and make less of an environmental impact. The new bottles are 2 ounces lighter and, according to the Champagne Bureau, will reduce the annual CO2 output by 8,000 metric tons, or the equivalent of the annual emissions of 4,000 cars. There are few changes on what’s inside the bottles, too. Gary Westby, champagne buyer for San Franciscobased K&L Wine Merchants, has noticed an increase in Champagnes made entirely from the pinot meunier grape.

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2 BR LOFT, newly remodeled: DW, micro, stove, frig, garbge disp, w/d hkup. New kit/ba/wi/dr Pets 450 Newly remodeled 2 / 3 Bdrm, $715 incl wt/sw/tr 618/593-0173 CA, detached garage, appli- 2BD duplex, Glen Carbon, full Homes ances $775/month + deposit. walkout bsmt. w/fam. rm, 18x25 For Sale 805 8-week-old black-and-tan 618-670-6255. storage area. No pets, yr. lease, AKC/male YORKIE, 4-6 pounds Beautiful 2BR, 2BA condo: firecredit ck, $750/mo. 604-2494 grown, w/shots. $400/OBO. place, deck, vaulted ceilings, Apts/Duplexes (618)447-7861 A PTS/CONDOS/HOUSES loft, full bsmnt. Freshly painted. Classifieds For Rent 710 E DWARDSVILLE NEW FOUNDLAND Bull Mastiff Grt Glen Carbon loc next to bike 2 bed house $700 In puppies. Males—$400; trail. $169,900 618-977-7585. OLLINSVILLE/MARYVILLE C 1 excellent 3BR, 1200 sq.ft. TH: Females—$375. For more The Cross-Town or Cross-Coun1 bed $395-$800 Collinsville, near 157/70; 12 information—-618-977-8563. try: EdwardsvilleHomes.com. 2 bed $425-$1250 min. to SIUE, FP, DW, W/D, ceil“I”! Home Buyers Relocation SerTROY ing fans, cable, sound walls, offvices. Exclusively for buyers! 2 bed $500 st. prkng. Sm pets OK, yr. lse. 656-5588, 800-231-5588 3 bed $1600 $780/mo. 618/345-9610 give HARTMANN RENTALS AM/PM phone. FSBO: 1.5 story, 3BR, 2.5 BA, lg 344-7900 eat-in kit, DR, 3-car gar, XL Edwardsville - Silver Oaks II for Photos & details patio, 304 Aberdeen Dr., Glen 2 Bedroom Luxury Apt www.HartRent.info Carbon. $265K. 618/288-4668 w/Garage, No Steps, 24/7 recording 345-7771 Security System, Fitness Cntr, FSBO: 4-5 BR exec. home, Apts/Villas/Houses $830/mo. W/S/T Incld. Lincoln Knolls, near SIU, Glen Carbon/Collinsville/Troy, Immed Availability • CNA - Part Time Every Other Edw: 4.5 BA, NEW ROOF, Maryville/O’Fallon (618)830-2613 fully remodeled (carpet, Weekend Evenings 1 BR $445 2 BR $565 www.vgpart.com hardwd, granite, new appliHouses $995 • CNA - Part Time 16-24 Hours Nights First Month Free Rent1 & 2 BR ances, ...); 3500 sf + 1700 sf (618)346-7878 apts in Edw from $640 to $850. fin. w/o bsmt, 3-car gar, gas • CNA - PRN (On Call) www/osbornproperties.com All utils. covered. Close to dwn& wood fp’s, lg lot on cul• LPN - PRN (On Call) twn, banks, post office & shopde-sac, beaut. sunrm! ping. 505-0191 leave msg. or $520K. 618/ 616-1398. view www.sunsetcourtapts.com

Meridian Village Assisted Living Openings

Both positions are 40 hours per week. Hours will vary. Both are Benefit eligible, including our Health, Dental, and Vision insurance. Please call to find out more and apply today at our website.

We have 66 total apartments between our Assisted Living and Assisted Living Memory Care household. We have resident centered care also known as person centered care, which we believe to be the best way to help our residents “Live Life to the Fullest.”

Please apply online at our website and call with questions.

Please apply online at our website and call with questions.

Interested applicants should apply online at: www.LSSLiving.org/employment At the Search Screen, choose Meridian Village from the “Location List” and click the “Search” button. A Lutheran Senior Services community, we share in an unmatched 150-year legacy of Christian service and financial stability.

Interested applicants should apply online at: www.LSSLiving.org/employment At the Search Screen, choose Meridian Village from the “Location List” and click the “Search” button. A Lutheran Senior Services community, we share in an unmatched 150-year legacy of Christian service and financial stability.

Apts/Duplexes For Sale

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FSBO: 2BR Duplex, 2BA, Chancellor Dr., Edw./Esic Sub. 1200sf, gas FP, appl. & w/d incl. Full bsmt, open floor plan, 1 car gar. Owner/Investor oppty. Avail now. $130K. 618/616-1398

Now Accepting Applications

Mobile Homes For Sale

Full and Part Time Positions Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, nights and weekends. Must exhibit excellent customer service skills, working knowledge of computers, and have reliable transportation. Must be able to pass drug screen and background check.

815

1997 MOBILE HOME: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Located in Quail Run, Edwardsville. 618/656-6727, 618/410-0173

Lots For Sale

820

SPRING HILL 23 sites on 25 ac. 8 left some walkouts, E’ville schools & utils, 1/4 mi from Gov Pky 4 mi SIUE 5 ac common area & creek $68,400 & up 972-0948. SUN RIDGE ESTATES 2+ Acre Lots, Edwardsville Call for special prices 618/792-9050 or 618/781-5934

Located @ 27 Auerbach Pl, Glen Carbon, IL Call 618-205-4237 for more details. Apply online today at www.LSSLiving.org/employment EOE

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Located @ 27 Auerbach Pl, Glen Carbon, IL Call 618-205-4237 for more details. Apply online today at www.LSSLiving.org/employment EOE

Apply online www.greatsecurityofficers.com or in person at 1750 S. Hanley Rd., St. Louis, MO 314-644-1974

Acreage For Sale

825

5.2 acres N. of Edwardsville, near Carpenter: city water, Edw. school district. $76,500/OBO. 618/623-1921 or 618/210-5451

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