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5045 Westminster Place Saint Louis City | $825,000

Sunset Hills | $495,000

5056 Westminster Place Saint Louis City | $785,000

5254 Waterman Boulevard Saint Louis City | $565,000

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1714 Bristol Ridge Court Chesterfield | $395,000

14641 Timberlake Manor Court Chesterfield | $425,000

Ladue | $989,000





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15763 Country Ridge Drive Chesterfield | $369,900

1131 Castle Gate Villas Drive Olivette | $295,000

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529 Midvale Avenue University City | $699,900

7937 Cornell Avenue University City | $579,900

1 Frederick Lane Glendale | $275,000

Creve Coeur | $2,200,000

400 South 14th Street #1116 Saint Louis City | $544,900

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SOCIETY MONET’S WATER LILIES. SYMBOLS OF POWER: NAPOLEON AND THE ART of the Empire Style, 1800-1815. Vincent Van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard. Angels from the Vatican: The Invisible Made Visible. In the past 15 years or so, the Saint Louis Art Museum has presented a succession of topnotch exhibitions that have catapulted the institution, as well as our fair city, to join the ranks of other world-class cultural destinations. Add another one to the list: Impressionist France, a major groundbreaking international exhibit, represents a critical period in the history of French art—the high point of Impressionism and the Golden Age of photography. It took more than six years for curators Simon Kelly and April Watson to assemble the 120 paintings and photographs currently on display through July 6. If you’re like me and get weak-kneed and starry-eyed at the sight of a Monet, a Pissarro or a Manet, this exhibition is quite the treat! For more on Impressionist France, turn to our cover story on p. 20.


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APRIL FASHION Looking for a new way to jazz up your arm party for the warmer months? The newest bracelet trend girls is the Hipanema Brazilian bracelet.

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64 ONCE AT THE FOX THEATRE The intimate story of a struggling street musician and the woman who gave him new hope will take centerstage at the Fox Theatre.

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OUTDOOR KITCHENS Area experts discuss how backyard kitchens these days can handle a lot more than hot dogs.

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ON THE COVER: Claude Monet, French, 1840–1926; Railroad Bridge, Argenteuil, 1874; oil on canvas; 21 3/8 x 28 7/8 inches; Philadelphia Museum of Art, John G. Johnson Collection, 1917, Cat. 1050. For more information, call 721-0072 or visit THE STORY BEGINS ON PAGE 20.

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WE’RE SORRY: On p. 27 of our March 28 edition, JoAnn Shaw’s title should have been listed as chief of human resources for BJC HealthCare. Her volunteer efforts include sewing and delivering more than 21,000 pillowcases for young cancer patients at area hospitals.




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by Shirley Ballantine, age 90


hen I moved to St. Louis three years ago to be closer to my daughter, Laura Miller, she said she had a surprise for me.

Look, I just celebrated my 90th birthday. I don't have a lot of time to waste on things that don't work.

Did she want to join my bridge group? Had she gotten me the latest John Verdon mystery?

But my daughter persisted. She, after all, is the nurse who, with her husband, introduced this safe, medically based approach to fitness to St. Louis 10 years ago.

No. Laura wanted me to go with her to train at a place called 20 Minutes to Fitness. All it would require, she promised, was one 20-minute workout, once a week. A 20-minute workout? I wondered. What kind of results could I possibly expect in just 20 minutes a week?

My independence is important to me; I've seen too many of my friends lose it.

It would be good for me, she promised. I would work out on special physical therapy equipment. A trainer would coach me the entire time, tailoring the workout to my needs. The muscle strength I would build, she said, would allow me to remain in my condo, rather than move into assisted living or a nursing home. Suddenly, Laura had my attention. My independence is important to me; I've seen too many of my friends lose it. Laura explained why. After age 30, you see, most people lose eight to 10 pounds of muscle a decade. By the time they reach my age, well, you do the math. There's not much muscle left, unless you do something to maintain it. Still, I wasn't sure. Not only does Laura train here, but so does my granddaughter, Alexa, a former collegiate swimmer who is now a busy executive and entrepreneur. With their demanding work and travel schedules, the two of them need a workout like this that they can fit into their active lives. One other thing: both Laura and Alexa are in terrific shape. How could I possibly keep up with them? Not by sitting around in an assisted living center, that's for sure! That's why, for the last three years, I've been spending 20 minutes each Tuesday morning at 20 Minutes to Fitness. It helps keep me young. Strength-wise, Laura and Alexa may be miles ahead of me. But I dare you to find many 90-year-old women who can leg press as much as I do. My bridge game isn't bad, either.

20 Minutes to Fitness. It works for every generation. THREE GENERATIONS: ONE WORKOUT From left: Laura Miller, 64; Shirley Ballantine, 90; and Alexa Miller, 38, all stay fit with their once-a-week workout at 20 Minutes to Fitness in Clayton.

For more information on 20 Minutes to Fitness, call its studios in Clayton (314-863-7836), Chesterfield (636-536-1504) or Sarasota, Fla., or visit

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What’s your favorite art movement throughout history and why? Mark Bretz My favorite movement in art history would be Surrealism. I love the works of Salvador Dali, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst and others in that realm. It’s as fascinating as it is strange and weird...

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Mercy Health Foundation




ELEBRATING A 10-YEAR milestone, Mercy Health Foundation threw its annual Mardi Gras Masquerade, where more than 600 guests enjoyed a New Orleansinspired feast at The Chase Park Plaza. The ‘King’ and ‘Queen’ greeted guests as they picked up beads and masks before entering the cocktail party to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The Khorassan Ballroom was decked in purple, yellow and green as guests celebrated the season, while helping to raise money to provide health care to uninsured and under-insured residents of the area through Mercy’s JFK Clinic.

Marsha Rusnack, Peggy Ritter

Thriess and Lynn Britton

Alicia Deck, Don Sorensen, Meghan King, Jim Edmonds

Judy Pignotti, Laura Pignotti, Chris Bakos, Babette Meiners, Liz Mantych, Kurt Strobach

Janis and Tom Vespa, Karen and Dr. Joe Kahn, Carabeth Kelly

Len Dino, Patty Arnold, Pat Dino, Tanya Lieber

Beth Ritter, Allen Allred, Katherine Maxwell

Jeff Johnston, Ginny and Keith Starke, Jerry O’Neil

Darryl and Villa Jones, Stacy and Judge Jimmie Edwards

Mary Ellen Finch, Mark Lombardi

Tom and Chris Eschen

Karen Stern, Linda Legg, Debbie Rehm, Lauri Johnston


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More New Listings 18 Country Life Acres (Country Life Acres). Words cannot adequately describe this once-in-a-lifetime, 3.5+ acre property. The home is breathtaking with its center hall floor plan, 9’ coffered ceilings, special millwork, pristine wood flooring, two-story entry… just to name a few of the countless features. Truly built for entertainment with inviting patio area, exquisite pool/pool house, immaculate kitchen with tile flooring, granite and easy flow into the large family room with impressive built-ins. $1,595,000


8047 Stanford Avenue (University City). With tremendous curb appeal, the bright and open home has the desired layout for today’s comfort of living. The sunny kitchen has all the updates that today’s buyer expects and offers loads of counter space for the chef of the home to work their magic. The large living room opens to the dining room. The master bedroom has three walk-in closets! This one is not to be missed! $399,900


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1751 N. Woodlawn Avenue (Ladue).


706 Yeatman Avenue (Webster Groves).


2 Bellerive Country Club (T & C).


1439 Lanvale (Webster Groves).


1 Fordyce Lane (Ladue).


4548 McCausland (St. Louis).


4 Barclay Woods Drive (Ladue).


8121 Glen Echo (St. Louis).


608 East Monroe (Kirkwood).


9 Knightsbridge (St. Peters).



8310 Ardsley Drive (Bel-Nor).



230 Linden Avenue (U. City).

4 Country Estates Place (Frontenac).

7635 Weaver Ave (Maplewood).



1205 Pembroke Drive (Marlborough).


3547 Whitsetts Fork Road (Wildwood).


6447 Clifton Hills Drive (St. Louis).


14216 Manderleigh Woods Drive (T & C).


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651 Brookhaven Court (Kirkwood).


155 Carondelet Plaza #806 (Clayton).


802 Oakway Place (Glendale).


206 Carlyle Lake Drive (Creve Coeur).


13978 Meursault (Town & Country).


16 Ellsworth Lane (Ladue).


8000 Watkins Drive (Clayton).


9760 Old Warson (Ladue).


1. 8 Wakefield ● Ladue

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NEW LISTING! The picturesque setting is only the beginning of this gracious, yet casually elegant home. Updated for today's living, the home features a gourmet kitchen/hearth room, family entrance (mud room) with built-ins, finished lower level with half bath plus two large patios for entertaining. Glass enclosed sun room warms in all seasons with heated stone floors. Offers a fresh, crisp cottage decor with a youthful, bright feel throughout. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sec. OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3:30!

2. 15 Willow Hill ● Ladue


NEW LISTING! This like new original offers the ideal blending of 'Old Ladue' charm and new construction. Entertaining will be effortless with the well-designed and updated kitchen/hearth room. The bedrooms are all perfectly proportioned with immediate access to high-finish baths. The master can accommodate the largest suites of furniture while offering majestic western views of sunsets and unsurpassed ambient light. The lower level offers a finished great room with direct access to the pool.

3. 7248 Stanford ● University City


NEW LISTING! This classic Tudor boasts architectural details in abundance. Arched doorways, crown molding, high ceilings, sculptor plaster wall details and in-laid wood floors create old world charm while modern features offer what a buyer comes to expect. The main level has an amazing fireplace mantle in the living room along with an updated kitchen with granite tops and stainless appliances. Step outside from the kitchen to your very own deck. Walkout lower level has a fireplace and full bath.

4. 21 Windsor Terrace Lane ● Creve Coeur


NEW LISTING! This stately Rehnquist design home nestles itself on an intimate cul-de-sac in Ladue Schools. Comfortable

elegance greets you through the grand entry foyer with marble floors, a sweeping staircase and adjoining paneled library. The dream kitchen is stunning with all the sought-after features and high-end brands. The detailing and custom millwork throughout presents a graceful, sophisticated and refined ambiance to be enjoyed for years to come.

5. 800 South Hanley Road #4E ● Clayton


NEW LISTING! Thoughtfully designed for elegance and supreme comfort, this two-bedroom is highlighted by bamboo floors, tray

ceilings, built-in bookcases, lighted art niches, plantation shutters, a cast stone fireplace, a 1000 bottle wine room and a southern-facing terrace. The eat-in kitchen boasts custom cabinetry, Black Galaxy granite, premium appliances, center island and butler pantry with wet bar. Spacious master suite with private terrace, exercise room and custom walk-in closet.

6. 58 Muirfield Court ● Town & Country


NEW LISTING! Special architectural features greet you upon entry of this stunning French country manor. Nestled on a serene cul-de-sac, all will comfortably mingle in the family room with wet bar, fireplace and French doors to terraced patios. The chef’s kitchen boasts high-end appliances, granite and a breakfast room overlooking the botanical wonder of the gardens. Expansive lower level is like having a home within a home. Enjoy warm days ahead courtesy of the saltwater pool!

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17614 Bridgeway Circle Dr. (Chesterfield).

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13051 Thornhill Drive (Town & Country). 1848 Woodmark Road (T & C).

$630,900 $625,000

20 Woodbridge Manor Dr. (Creve Coeur).


13345 Fairfield Circle (Town & Country).


12416 Questover Manor Ct. (Creve Coeur). $649,000 13315 Fairfield Square (Town & Country). $595,000 13305 Fairfield Square (Town & Country). $579,000 13344 Fairfield Circle (Town & Country).

$549,000 $529,900

326 Lyonnais (Creve Coeur).


4909 Laclede Ave #1204 (St. Louis).

57 Morwood Lane (Creve Coeur).


200 S. Brentwood #21D (Clayton).


12650 Bradford Woods Dr. (Sunset Hills).


1303 Oaktree Estates (Chesterfield).


1508 Andrew Drive (Warson Woods).


250 South Brentwood Blvd #2H (Clayton). $295,000

2043 Paul Renaud Blvd. (Lake St. Louis).

818 Rolfe (Warson Woods).

7701 Shirley Drive #2W (Clayton).


8070 Watkins, #2W (Clayton).


1021 Brooksgate Manor (Kirkwood).


13543 Coliseum (Chesterfield).


9155 North Swan Circle (Brentwood).



7270 Maryland Avenue (University City).


1104 Donna Court (Ladue).



1414 Reauville (Warson Woods).



5078 Oak Bluff Drive (High Ridge).


216 Sundrop Court (Eureka).

2663 Valley Road (Chesterfield).


5405 Chapelford Lane (Shrewsbury).

118 Mitchell Street (Kirkwood).


801 North Hanley, Unit D (University City). $122,900 8910 North Swan Circle (Brentwood).


6102 Washington #202 (St. Louis).


1062 Cedargate (Kirkwood).


1425 Willow Brook Cove #1 (St. Louis Country).


925 Nancy Carol (Glendale).


45 Trent Drive (Ladue).

3144 Illinois (St. Louis).


9415 Meister Lane (Affton).

2907 Salena (St. Louis).


315 Eastgate Drive (Lake St Louis).


2416 Mari Kay Court (Brentwood).




Lots & Acreage

196 River Bend (Chesterfield).



2637 Roseland Terrace (Maplewood).

7457 Teasdale Avenue (U. City).

411 Conway Meadows (Chesterfield).


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SOCIE T Y Ronald McDonald House Charities




O NA L D M C D O NA L D H OUS E Charities of St. Louis hosted its second annual Cornerstone Society Celebration, a reception to acknowledge its most generous donors in 2013. The event took place at Palladium Saint Louis and featured a Wizard of Oz theme. Donors of $1,000 or more become members of the Cornerstone Society, providing the financial foundation for operating the organization’s three Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, located inside three St. Louis-area pediatric hospitals. More photos on page 69

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Cardinal Ritter College Prep




HE ATMOSPHERE WAS PRIMED with joy at the recent Cardinal Ritter College Prep Gala, ‘Celebrating Success in Urban Education.’ Kemoll’s at the Top of the Met hosted this wonderful event, treating guests to delicious appetizers, drinks and a fabulous dinner. The Urban League’s Michael McMillan and KMOX’s Carol Daniel served as emcees. Archbishop Robert Carlson gave a special presentation and also hosted the evening’s charitable bidding. George Henry was honored for his commendable service to the archdiocese as an educator. Spotted amongst the crowd were George and Rosalie Henry, Dr. Dennis and Monica Golden and school president Leon Henderson. Ritter alum and senior writer for EBONY, Margena Christian, gave a special speech about her life endeavors post-graduation. More photos on page 69

Nina Wilkins, Archbishop Robert Carlson, Milton Wilkins

George and Rosalie Henry, Patti and Kevin Short

Dr. Dennis and Monica Golden, Leon Henderson

Fr. Art Cavitt, Dr. Robert Oliveri

FREE EVENTS FROM BARNES-JEWISH WEST COUNTY HOSPITAL To register or for more information, please call: 314-542-WEST (9378) or 800-392-0936 Register online:


Tuesday, April 22 • 7—8:30 p.m.

Event Location: Jewish Community Center – Arts and Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur, MO 63146 Steven Couch, MD, Washington University ophthalmologist at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Vision changes such as watery eyes, pain, itching or other discomfort, can be easily treatable eye issues, or they could be signs of a more serious eye disorder. Dr. Couch will discuss droopy eyelids, tearing, retinal issues, common eye problems, diseases and treatments, including cosmetic eye surgery, to protect and enhance your eyes as they age. Complimentary light refreshments will be available. This event is free, but registration is required.

BE NOSEY ABOUT YOUR SINUSES Thursday, April 24 • 7—8:30 p.m.

Event Location: West County YMCA, 16464 Burkhardt Place, Chesterfield, MO 63017 John Schneider, MD, Washington University ear, nose and throat specialist at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Find out if it is a cold, allergy or sinusitis and if medicine or surgery can bring you relief. Dr. John Schneider will discuss the causes of sinus and nasal problems, including sinusitis versus colds or allergies, when to get antibiotics and whether medicine or surgery is the answer for you. Complimentary light refreshments will be available. This event is free, but registration is required.

SKIN CANCER SCREENING Saturday, May 17 • 9 a.m.—1 p.m.

Event Location: Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center/Medical Office Building 2 Eva Hurst, MD, Washington University dermatologist at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Overexposure to the sun can have dangerous effects, so what can you do to protect yourself from harmful rays, and what are the warning signs to determine if you already have damage? Come in for a free screening with Washington University dermatologists, including Dr. Eva Hurst. Have any areas of concern checked out and learn a few facts that could save your skin! No registration necessary. Screenings are free and are on a first come, first served basis.

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visit us Open Sunday, April 6th 8 LONG MEAdOWS LANE, Town & Country. $2,220,000. 1-4 PM

8032 Clayton Lane Court, Clayton New Listing. Offered at $945,000.

35 Log Hill Lane, Ballwin New Listing. Offered at $379,900.

26 South Spoede Road, Creve Coeur New Listing. $750,000. Open 4/6, 1-3 pM.

11 BALCON ESTATES, Creve Coeur. $899,000.

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316 CABIN GROVE LANE, Creve Coeur. $769,000.

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2 MIdpARK LANE, Ladue. $749,000.

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360 WEST pOINT COURT, University City. $394,500. 1-3 PM 6115 WAShINGTON BLVd., #302, St. Louis. $187,000. 1-3 PM

2 Tamarack Drive, Ladue New Listing. Offered at $595,000.

NEW LISTINGS 8032 CLAYTON LANE COURT, Clayton. Spectacular renovated freestanding villa townhouse. Walk to downtown Clayton. 3,064 sqft. Possible elevator. Huge deck. 3-car garage. $945,000 26 SOUTh SpOEdE ROAd, Creve Couer. Charming original house with updated and additions creating the perfect home for today’s modern family. 4BR/3F2hBA. $750,000. Open 4/6, 1-3 pM 2 TAMARACK dRIVE, Ladue. Stlyish and spacious one owner California ranch with beautiful yard and pool. 4 Bedrooms, wood floors, loads of closets, full basement with rec room. $595,000 2332 dIVOT dRIVE, Crystal Lake Park, Charm, attention to detail and wonderful finishes! Main floor master, open floorplan, with 4BR/3.5BA. Ladue Schools. $595,000. Open 4/6, 1-3 pM 21 MIdpARK LANE, Ladue. Sun-drenched Modern ! 30’ Barrel vaulted living room and kitchen open to private courtyard garden. Main floor MBR w/ his & hers baths. 3 BR/3BA. $549,000 320 NORTh UNION BOULEVARd, #3, CWE. Premier third floor unit impeccably updated with exceptional millwork, hardwood floors and architectural detailing. $490,000 1303 FRONTENAY COURT, Warson Woods. Ranch with updated eat-in kitchen with new granite counters, 2-car attached garage, large deck and patio. $415,000. Open 4/6, 1-3 pM 11003 WELLSLEY CT., St. Louis. Fabulous home with 4BR/4.5BA, open & updated kitchen-family room, master suite addition and Ladue Schools! $389,000. Open 4/6, 1-3 pM 35 LOG hILL LANE, Ballwin. Pristine condition,this gracious 2-story has natural light soaring in every room! Beautiful wood flooring, updated kitchen and finished lower level. $379,900 2453 INdIAN TREE RUN, Wildwood. Private serene setting on 3.35 acres. Versatile floor plan, mahogony flooring, updated baths and a finished lower level. Rockwood Schools. $374,900 900 SOUTh hANLEY, #12E, Clayton. This impeccable and updated unit offers master suite with large bathroom and adjoining walk-in closet. Updated kitchen and in-unit laundry. $190,000 123 CUIVRE RIVER dRIVE, Troy. Ranch home that backs to trees on a walk-out lot. Open floor plan with 4BR/3BA and a finished lower level. $160,000 4553 CLEARBROOK dRIVE, St. Charles. Ranch home situated on over half an acre. 3BR/2BA and two-car garage. Freshly painted some newer flooring. $155,000. Open 4/6, 1-3 pM

2332 Divot Drive, Crystal Lake Park New Listing. $595,000. Open 4/6, 1-3 pM.

LuxuryCollection 9847 LITzSINGER ROAd, Ladue. $6,650,000 12 hUNTLEIGh WOOdS dRIVE, Hunteigh. $5,650,000 5105 LINdELL BOULEVARd, CWE. $1,795,000 395 hIGhWAY V, Troy. $1,676,000 8 VALLEY VIEW pLACE, Ladue. $1,625,000 7352 WESTMORELANd dRIVE, University City. $1,495,000 8 OAKLEIGh LANE, Ladue. $1,450,000 40 AUBURNdALE dRIVE, Creve Coeur. $1,299,000 5 ChATFIELd pLACE ROAd, Creve Coeur. $1,250,000 32 WOOdOAKS TRAIL, Ladue. $1,249,000 9828 OLd WARSON ROAd, Ladue. $1,195,000 729 hIGhWAY h, Troy. $1,195,000 10 COUNTRY LIFE ACRES, Town & Country. $1,175,000 14 BRIARCLIFF, Ladue. $1,100,000 5 hUNTLEIGh dOWNS, Frontenac. $1,095,000 9119 CLAYTON ROAd, Ladue. $1,050,000 17360 ORVILLE ROAd, Wildwood. $995,000 6127 LINdELL BOULEVARd, CWE. $950,000 11 BALCON ESTATES, Creve Coeur. $899,000 12801 BELLERIVE SpRINGS dRIVE, Creve Coeur. $895,000 1178 hAMpTON pARK, Richmond Heights. $850,000 72 CLERMONT LANE, Ladue. $839,000 316 CABIN GROVE LANE, Creve Coeur. $769,000 1 ExMOOR dRIVE, Ladue. $764,900

ReSidenTiAL HOMeS 2 MIdpARK LANE, Ladue. $749,000 45 CLERMONT LANE, Ladue. $665,000 1088 McKNIGhT ORChARd, Richmond Heights. $625,000 563 dEER VALLEY COURT, St. Albans. $618,000 301 ChASSELLE AVENUE, Creve Coeur. $614,500 4 GOdWIN LANE, Ladue. $595,000 2219 KEhRSGROVE dRIVE, Chesterfield. $519,000 791 BORdEAUx CIRCLE, St. Albans. $506,000 9054 FAIR OAKS CRESCENT CT., Richmond Heights. $499,999 9801 WILd dEER ROAd, Ladue. $499,000 746 ORIENTAL LILY, O’Fallon. $489,900 1616 dEARBORN, Warson Woods. $475,000 739 ORIENTAL LILY, O’Fallon. $474,900 4141 WEST pINE, CWE. $410,000 360 WEST pOINT COURT, University City. $394,500 4153 WEST pINE, CWE. $359,000 14361 LAdUE ROAd, Chesterfield. $329,000 8730 TEASdALE AVENUE, University City. $282,500 907 CAMARGO dRIVE, Ballwin. $279,000 6177 WAShINGTON BLVd., St. Louis. $274,000 503 GLENMEAdOW dRIVE, Ballwin. $249,000 6209 MARdEL AVENUE, St. Louis. $244,000

21 Midpark Lane, Ladue New Listing. Offered at $549,000. 1033 REddINGTON TIMBERS, St. Charles.


1594 MILBRIdGE dRIVE, Chesterfield.


456 RIdGE AVENUE, Webster.


732 JUANITA AVENUE, Glendale.


151 BRIdGEWATER ChASE LANE, Villa Ridge.


804 WALER dRIVE, Lake St. Louis.


7211 dALE AVENUE, Richmond Heights.


213 CORdES STREET, O’Fallon.


320 North Union Boulevard, #3, CWE New Listing. Offered at $490,000.

COndOMiniUM/ViLLA HOMeS 40 BRIGhTON WAY, #2N, Clayton.


322 CARLYLE LAKE dRIVE, Creve Coeur.


232 NORTh KINGShIGhWAY #1501, CWE.






625 SOUTh SKINKER, #1202, St. Louis.


750 SOUTh hANLEY ROAd, #350, Clayton.


410 NORTh NEWSTEAd, #11W, CWE.




131 GAY AVENUE, Clayton.


1525 WALpOLE, Chesterfield.


8011 pRESIdIO COURT, #2A, University City.


1303 Frontenay Court, Warson Woods New Listing. $415,000. Open 4/6, 1-3 pM.

200 SOUTh BRENTWOOd BLVd., #15C Clayton. $249,500 250 SOUTh BRENTWOOd BLVd., #1F, Clayton.


917 NORTh SpOEdE ROAd, Creve Coeur.


7515 BUCKINGhAM dRIVE, #3S, Clayton.


6115 WAShINGTON BOULEVARd, #302, St. Louis. $187,000 4386 WEST pINE BOULEVARd, #1W, CWE.


710 SOUTh hANLEY ROAd, #7B, Clayton.


2033 FALLING BROOK dR., Maryland Heights.


11003 Wellsley Court, St. Louis new Listing. $389,000. Open 4/6, 1-3 pM.

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4114 hIGhWAY dd, Salem.


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UESTS JOINED MEDS & Food for Kids to celebrate the third annual Experience Kanaval Gala, ‘Kompa: The Rhythm of the People,’ an evening of Haitian art, music and culture at the Saint Louis Science Center. Proceeds from the event benefit Meds & Food for Kids’ efforts in Haiti in its mission to end malnutrition in the country. Debbie Monterrey served as the evening’s emcee. Honorary co-chairs were Peter Raven and Thad Simons; gala chairs were Fred and Sara Epstein, John and Alison Ferring and Amrit and Amy Gill. More photos on page 69

Betty and Thad Simons

Amrit and Amy Gill, Alison and John Ferring

Betty VanUum, Stanley Schechter

Dr. Pat Wolff

Peggy and Patrick Sly

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Circus Flora




PECIAL GUESTS AND SUPPORTERS of Circus Flora recently gathered at the Regional Arts Commission to preview the upcoming season. This year’s production, The Pawn, is a partnership with the World Chess Hall of Fame to produce a chessthemed production that promises to be both exciting and innovative. At the event, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before a short presentation and an appearance by circus veteran and special guest Tino Wallenda.

Debbie Monterrey, Kellin Quinn, Elliana Hentoff-Killian

Ivor David Balding, Jessica Hentoff

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Elizabeth Oldham, Bunny Herring





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AZZ ST. LOUIS’ 2014 GALA ‘ONE Funked Up Bash’ was held recently at The Ritz-Carlton. Guests were treated to cocktails and a performance by JazzU students, followed by dinner, a live auction and a special performance by saxophonist Maceo Parker. After dinner, guests were entertained by a post-show cabaret featuring Denise Thimes. Laurna Godwin and Samuel Hutchinson, Jimmy Jamieson, and Steve and Phoebe Smith served as co-chairs for the evening’s gala, which benefits jazz education in the community.

Samuel Hutchinson and Laurna Godwin, Jimmy Jamieson

Maria, Gene Dobbs and Mireille Bradford

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Carol and Tom Voss

Andy and Mary Ann Srenco

Jim and Dorte Probstein

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LADUE 2 Edgewood $1,560,000 Wonderful home feel of early Ladue. John Ryan 314-993-8000

WILDWOOD 1409 Homestead Valley $1,399,999 Private setting on 2+ acres! Kathy Pecher 636-394-9300

ST. LOUIS 11 Hortense $1,295,000 1905 Federalist 3-story manse CWE. Paul Mittelstadt 314-993-8000

FORISTELL 2359 Oberhelman $1,149,900 1.5-story, 30 acres w/fishing lake. Chuck Speck 636-561-1000

CHESTERFIELD 18016 Bonhomme Bend $964,900 Meticulously maintained home. Kevin McCarty 636-394-9300

CLAYTON 150 Carondelet Plaza 802 $900,000 8th floor unit, northeastern view. John Ryan 314-993-8000

ST. LOUIS 5266 Westminster $885,000 Elegant, bright & remodeled 6BR/3+BA. Maya Kefalov 314-993-8000

UNIVERSITY CITY 7036 Delmar $869,000 Elegant new 5BR/4.5BA brick home. Joanne Iskiwitch 314-993-8000

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BALLWIN 604 Mulberry Grove $779,000 Stunning atrium Ranch! Curb appeal! Cindi Stanley 314-821-5885

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CHESTERFIELD 2125 Brook Hill $729,000 Meticulously maintained 4BR/4.5BA. Joshua Worth 636-532-0200

CREVE COEUR 12386 Whitworth Terrace $698,000 Magnificent & gorgeous trophy home! Marty Levison 314-821-5885

TOWN AND COUNTRY 1056 Wellington Terrace $695,000 Gracious updated home! Carla Borgard 636-394-9300

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The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork

Hey, hey…Fifty years after they burst into the pop culture spotlight, THE MONKEES are back on tour, and will be making their way to St. Louis this summer. The surviving group members, MICKY DOLENZ, MICHAEL NESMITH and PETER TORK will perform live at The Fox on Thursday, June 5. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 534-1111 or visiting In 1965, the group was assembled and cast in television roles for The Monkees, a show about a struggling rock band inspired by The Beatles’ A Hard Days’ Night. The group’s lead singer, DAVY JONES, passed away in 2012 at age 66.

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St. Louis’ first-ever community-wide online fundraising event takes place next month. On Tuesday, May 6, the GREATER SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION is coordinating GIVE STL DAY, a 24-hour event to benefit local nonprofits. Here’s how it works: Nonprofits are encouraged to register by Friday, April 11, at; and invite their donors to visit the website and make a donation on May 6. In other cities, similar events have raised in excess of $1 million for their nonprofits, and the Foundation is challenging St. Louisans to come up to the plate and raise as much money as they can for their favorite causes in one day.

The magnificent Magic Chef Mansion will serve as the setting for Uncorked!, a benefit for the ST. LOUIS PSYCHOANALYTIC INSTITUTE and its mental health initiatives for children. The Tuesday, April 29, event begins at 6:30 p.m., and features hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer catered by Balaban’s, a silent auction, wine pull and more. For reservations, visit

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All that glitters…CRAFT ALLIANCE will celebrate its 50th year in style at the ARTrageous Gold Ball on Saturday, April 12, at Palladium Saint Louis. Join event co-chairs PHYLLIS LANGSDORF and DAVID DIENER for a night that promises “one big surprise,” as well as a look back at the last five decades and a look ahead at what’s to come. For more information, visit

A local favorite (and winner of LN’s Platinum List for Best Florist) is making a big move: After 40 years at Plaza Frontenac, KEN MIESNER’S will soon move to its new location at 9723 Clayton Road in Ladue. The florist, led by partners KEN MIESNER and JOHN SULLIVAN, is relocating in the space formerly occupied by Provence Boutique. A May opening date is planned.

Now open in Ladue’s Colonial Marketplace: GIOVANNI’S KITCHEN by restaurateurs FRANK and CARMELO GABRIELE. The brothers, who own Il Bel Lago, named the new eatery after their father, GIOVANNI, namesake of the 40-year-old Giovanni’s on the Hill. Giovanni’s Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner, with house-made pasta among its menu specialties.

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Time is running out for you to enter LN’s annual MOTHER’S DAY LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST. The winning mom receives a full-service package from DOMINIC MICHAEL SALON, which includes a haircut, blow dry, manicure, pedicure and makeup application. Two other lucky runners-up will be treated with a hair blow-out or finish, also from Dominic Michael. Send us a photo of mother and child(ren), complete with first and last names, contact information and hometown, by Monday, April 14. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. We’ll publish as many photos as space allows in the April 25 edition of Ladue News. Photo submissions have to be print-quality and at least 1 MB in size. Email submissions to Julia Christensen at One entry per family, please.

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Were you there when ... By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

During the third annual kickoff of their home run pledge program, Homers for Health, St. Louis Cardinals Matt Holliday and Allen Craig were interrupted by two teammates making an announcement of their own: Jason Motte and Adam Wainwright announced the launch of K’s for Kids, a new twist on the charitable program. This season, fans will have the chance to pledge for every home run hit by a Cardinal hitter, or every strikeout thrown by a Cardinal pitcher. Homers for Health has raised more than $1 million. Pictured: Allen Craig, Adam Wainwright, Matt Holliday and Jason Motte

Clayton High School graduate Alex Freedman made his Major League Baseball broadcasting debut during a spring training game between the Houston Astros and the Miami Marlins in Kissimee, Fla. The following day, he called a game between the Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals. Freedman works as the manager of media relations and broadcasting for the Oklahoma City Redhawks, the Triple-A affiliate of the Astros.

After competing against 40 other schools from across the country in a tournament in Portland, Ore., the Kirkwood High School racquetball team finished fifth overall. Sophomore JT Westcott was named the U.S. National Racquetball Champion, while senior Katie Garasky placed as the U.S. Girls Singles National Runner-Up. Several other members of the team received individual awards.

Richard Masland recently won the fifth annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Sciences from Brandeis University. Masland is the associate chief for ophthalmology research and director of the Howe Laboratory, and a senior scientist at the Schepens Eye Research Institute. His research has given scientists important insights into cell organization and how visual centers function. The award is named after Dr. Jay Pepose, the founder and medical director of the Pepose Vision Institute in St. Louis. Pictured: John Lisman, Dr. Jay Pepose and Richard Masland


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Taylor Huffman, an employee at Friendship Village Sunset Hills (FVSH) recently received an unprecedented seven nominations for employee of the month at Fountain View, FVSH’s assisted-living arm. Huffman participated in FVSH’s partnership with the Special School District’s Vocational Skills program, and works in Fountain View’s dietary department. Pictured: Cathy Niehaus, Taylor Huffman, Erin Rogers and Mary Lazare

Presenting the 4TH Annual Junior League of St. Louis

Kitchen Tour Saturday, April 26 9:00am - 3:00pm

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Civic organization Progress 64 West presented John Hammond with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Hammond is a Frontenac Bank director, and recently established the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise at Lindenwood University, where he serves as a board member. This was Progress 64 West’s third Lifetime Achievement Award in 26 years. Pictured: Barbara and John Hammond, Gary Hollingsworth, Debbie Shaw-Franke and Donnie Wieland

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N THE LATE 19TH CENTURY, FRANCE WAS amid an epic transformation: Its lush, natural landscapes were rapidly altered by the impact of industrialization and tourism. All the while, artists and photographers of the time were capturing this significant shift in its national identity. As St. Louisans celebrate the 250th anniversary of their own French heritage, they can explore this period of historic art and change in the expansive new exhibit, Impressionist France, on view through July 6 at Saint Louis Art Museum’s new East Building. Conceived by Simon Kelly, the museum’s curator of modern and contemporary art, and April Watson, curator of photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Impressionist France boasts major works from

Edouard Manet, French, 1832-1883; On the Beach Boulogne, 1868; oil on canvas; 12 3/4 x 26 inches; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 85.498

such legendary early impressionists as Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro, as well as Golden Age photographers, including Gustave Le Gray and Charles Marville. Via art on canvas and film, guests will travel through French history from 1850 to 1880, experiencing Paris’ modern cityscape and monuments, and the country’s natural landscape of agricultural life, rushing rivers, mysterious forests,

majestic mountains and stunning seascapes, to its transformation by way of industry and architecture. “The idea of nation is the premise I started with when I was developing the exposition, and painting and photography are both central to that because both artists and photographers were exploring it,” Kelly explains. “The exhibit looks at ways painters and photographers Continued on page 68

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Charities and Nonprofits A Ladue News Special Section

A Night for Newborns April 27, 2014 Hilton St. Louis Frontenac

charities&nonprofits A Ladue News Special Section

Nurses for Newborns

Helping Families Thrive hink back to the last time one of your family members was expecting a baby. Remember all of the beautiful gifts they got at their baby shower? It’s hard to imagine, but there are many moms-to-be in St. Louis who don’t have a support system to help them provide all of the clothing, toys and odds-and-ends that a baby needs in its first months of life. Nurses for Newborns was founded in 1992 with the goal of providing support for at-risk families and keeping babies healthy and safe during those fragile first months, says executive director Melinda Ohlemiller. “First and foremost, we’re health care providers, providing health screenings and assessments,” she says. “We also provide parent education and support, in addition to material supplies that help bridge the gap for families in emergencies.” The nonprofit serves about 3,000 families each year, with a nurse visiting families starting during pregnancy, and continuing up to two years as needed, she says.

Families are referred to Nurses for Newborns for a variety of reasons—either because the baby is medically fragile, the mother is a teen mom or has medical concerns of her own, or for a number of other risk factors, Ohlemiller says. But visits by a nurse can help address that wide variety of needs, making a huge difference in the baby’s ability to thrive, she adds. For example, at the upcoming A Night for Newborns dinner auction, a former client will speak about her experience with the nonprofit. “This is a young mom we served some 10 years ago, who talks about how having the nurse there was so critical to her staying in school and getting an education. She’s now the leader at a St. Louis-area company,” Ohlemiller says. “For teen moms, one of the big goals is to keep her in school because her ability to long-term parent that child is going to be greatly enhanced if she finishes her high school degree. This woman had a scholarship to go to college and she was not going to go. Your long-term goals feel impossible when you’re sitting there with a 3-week-old looking to you for everything. But to

Suzanne and Tom Hough of Carrollton Bank, with Nurses for Newborns board president Eileen Hamburg

On the Cover: Tickets are still available for A Night for Newborns, a benefit for Nurses for Newborns, on April 27 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. Pictured on the cover: In back: Jenny Reed, Melinda Ohlemiller, Snotrena Dethrow, Eileen Hamburg. In front: Debbie Allen, Tom and Suzanne Hough. For more information, call 544-3433 or visit

have a professional who you grow to trust who says, You can do this, you can absolutely stay in school and work toward your life goals—our nurses become Continued on page 68

Join our tenth anniversary celebration, the Tenth Annual Evening of Hope, featuring the Marcus Roberts Trio. Thursday, May 8, 2014 The Sheldon 5:30 to 10 pm

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By Lisa Watson


AKC Museum of the Dog

MUSEUM PHOTOS BY SARAH CROWDER, Mary-Randolph Ballinger photo By Diane Anderson

By Julia Christensen

MISSION: Long before iPhone Fido photos and pup-themed hashtags ran rampant across the Web, pet owners and animal lovers were commemorating their love for dogs in other ways. From visual pieces such as paintings to utilitarian items like ink wells, the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is focused on collecting, preserving and showing dogthemed works of art. HISTORY: After a few years on the ground floor of the New York Life Building, the Museum of the Dog moved to Missouri in search of more space and a permanent residence. In 1986, the museum moved to its current location in Queeny Park’s historic Jarville House. Since then, it has grown in multiple ways, according to executive director Stephen George. “It’s not just grown in the collection, but also grown in notoriety, membership, and people who understand who and what we are.” The museum’s collection contains more than 7,000 pieces, primarily from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. “Everything that we get is donated,” explains George. “Sometimes it comes from an estate or from an individual who is a fan of the museum and wishes to have some of their artwork given to us.” COMMUNITY IMPACT: This pet-friendly museum offers St. Louisans a culture-rich way to spend an afternoon with their four-legged friend. “Every breed of dog you can imagine has been here,” George says. “Virtually every day, somebody is here with a dog—it’s really quite fun.” If the thought of

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: LUNCHEON BENEFIT, JUNE 19, NOON, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Famed jewelry designer Hutton Wilkinson will serve as the luncheon speaker, as well as present a trunk show for his collection. HOW TO GET INVOLVED: For more information, call 821-3647 or visit

paw-ruined artwork crosses your mind, note that George says he’s never seen any poor pup behavior. “The people who typically come in respect the artwork and respect the museum, and their dogs are well-behaved… It just hasn’t been an issue.” To keep happy tails from causing an unhappy accident, he notes that “there’s nothing low enough and small enough” to be inadvertently broken by a joyful wag. A variety of community-focused programs are available at the museum, including dog training courses each Tuesday in collaboration with Kennelwood Pet Resorts. For those without a dog, or looking to learn more, the Guest Dog of the Week program introduces individuals to specific breeds and their owners,” explains George. “People can come in and meet the breed and [learn to] understand the breed—whether it’s high energy or low energy, whether it’s good with children, and so on.” For those inspired by the work inside the

museum, the Artist’s Registry program allows visitors to look up artists available to be commissioned for personal pet pieces. Additionally, beginning in June, regional artists will be visiting the museum to show work and demonstrate techniques, says George. On the research side of history, the museum houses the Hope A. Levy Memorial Library. This free, dog-focused library houses more than 3,000 texts and is available by appointment. After visiting the museum with their dogs, pet owners may soon have another nearby attraction. Currently on the table is a proposed 7-acre dog park that would be adjacent to the museum, says George. The park, to be developed and maintained by Saint Louis County Parks, will feature separate areas for large and small dogs. Opening is slated for late spring or early summer of this year.

ON THE BOARD: MARY-RANDOLPH BALLINGER “The Museum of the Dog is just one more gem that we have in St. Louis that we need to keep in St. Louis,” says board member Mary-Randolph Ballinger. Ballinger has been involved for about six years, and is serving as honorary co-chair of the upcoming luncheon, alongside event chair Veronica McDonnell, as well as honorary co-chairs Mary Lee Hermann and Ann Lieberman. At the event, Ballinger says look for Hutton Wilkinson to talk about famous actresses and actors and their dogs. “And he’s also going to add to that [some] fun things about the Hollywood life

he’s experienced…Hutton is totally charming—a very brilliant man and a brilliant designer.” Ballinger is retired from Janet McAfee Real Estate. A St. Louis native, she attended Washington University and studied art history and psychology. Outside of her work with the Museum of the Dog, Ballinger serves as a trustee for the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Missouri Botanical Garden, and as board member for Washington University’s Kemper Art Museum, the Garden Club of St. Louis, The Sam Fox School National Council and The St. Louis Mercantile Library. She also is chairman of the board of the Pitchfork Land and Cattle Co. in Guthrie, Texas.

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April Charity Calendar





BACHANALIA gala at Palladium Saint Louis to benefit the Bach Society of Saint Louis,

OPEN YOUR HEART FOR THE HOMELESS GALA at Palladium Saint Louis to benefit Gateway 180 :: Homelessness Reversed,

BREAKFAST WITH THE INN CROWD at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel to benefit Room at the Inn,



Stephanie Snow Gebel and Raquel Gebel

Second annual ADULT EASTER EGG HUNT at Grant’s Farm to benefit the Jack and J.T. Snow Scientific Research Foundation, Ninth annual AUTHORS BRUNCH at Hilton St. Louis Frontenac to benefit the Assistance League of St. Louis, CENTENNIAL GALA at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit Community School, communityschool. com/centennial/centennial-events. Annual LIVING OUT LOUD GALA & AUCTION at the Edward Jones Headquarters to benefit St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness, MEET US IN ST. LOUIS GALA at Ameristar Resort to benefit Kids In The Middle,

THE TEMPEST BALL at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park to benefit Shakespeare Festival St. Louis,



ARTRAGEOUS GOLD BALL, co-chaired by Phyllis Langsdorf and David Diener (above), at Palladium Saint Louis to benefit Craft Alliance,

A TASTEFUL AFFAIR 26 at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit Food Outreach, THE MAGIC OF MIROWITZ gala at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis to benefit Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School,

WEDNESDAY 9 20th annual OUTSTANDING ST. LOUIS SCIENTIST AWARDS DINNER at The Chase Park Plaza to benefit the Academy of Science St. Louis,


Annual TACKY BALL at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch to benefit Support Dogs Inc.,


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JAZZIN’ IT UP gala at the Edward Jones Atrium to benefit Caring Solutions,

BE THE DIFFERENCE BENEFIT at Windows on Washington to benefit Voices for Children,

24th annual ORCHID AAFAIR GALA at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter,

WOMEN LEADERS’ BOUTIQUE, FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON at Forest Hills Country Club to benefit the Special Education Foundation,

RAZZLE DAZZLE BALL at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet to benefit Saint Louis Crisis Nursery,


A NIGHT IN MOROCCO at the Peabody Opera House to benefit the American Diabetes Association, 822-5490.

THURSDAY 24 Ninth annual LUMINOSITY gala at Central Table Food Hall to benefit Aim High, Second annual SUPERHEROES FOR KIDS event at Palladium Saint Louis to benefit Belle Children’s Services of the St. Louis Arc,

FRIDAY 25 COCACABANA to benefit COCA, 18th annual SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW gala at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit Rainbow Village,

MARCH FOR BABIES at Forest Park to benefit the March of Dimes, 4th annual RUN FOR ROSES TRIVIA NIGHT at Nerinx Hall to benefit The Rose Foundation, RUNWAY LIGHTS FASHION SHOW at The Chase Park Plaza to benefit Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’ 10th anniversary gala SPACE FOR POSSIBILITY,

8th annual OLD BAGS PARTY at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac to benefit the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition,

COMING IN MAY... THURSDAY 1 Second annual OZZIE & FRIENDS CONCERT at the Peabody Opera House to benefit PGA Reach,



Second annual THAT 80S PROM at Plush to benefit the Young Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center,

SUNDAY 27 Annual A NIGHT FOR NEWBORNS DINNER AUCTION at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac to benefit Nurses for Newborns, JLSL A Gathering Place Kitchen Tour (Kitchen by Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath)


Fourth annual A GATHERING PLACE KITCHEN TOUR to benefit the Junior League of St. Louis,

Annual DINNER WITH THE STARS at Peabody Opera House to benefit Variety the Children’s Charity,

BLACK AND WHITE GALA at City Museum to benefit Breakdown STL, CELEBRITY VOICES at the St. Louis City Hall rotunda to benefit America SCORES St. Louis, FETE DU FEATHER GALA & AUCTION at Sheraton City Center Hotel & Suites to benefit the World Bird Sanctuary, Giant Steps of St. Louis’ 20th anniversary GALA DINNER & AUCTION at Windows on Washington, ILLUMINATION GALA at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis to benefit The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, KIDNEY WALK at Saint Louis University to benefit the National Kidney Foundation,

Annual DREAM GALA to the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch to benefit JDRF, Magic Chef Mansion

2014 SPRING FLING: UNCORKED! at the Magic Chef Mansion to benefit the Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute,

THURSDAY 8 The 10th annual EVENING OF HOPE at the Sheldon Concert Hall to benefit the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders,

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A Ladue News Special Section


By Blaise Hart-Schmidt


Junior League of St. Louis 106 N. Kirkwood Road, 822-2344,

By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

The Missouri State Administrative Hearing Commission unanimously elected SREENIVASA RAO ‘SREENU’ DANDAMUDI to serve as president and managing commissioner of the panel.

Easter Seals Midwest, formerly Life Skills, has announced CHRIS Wittenauer as chairman of the board. Wittenauer has previously served as both treasurer and vice-chairman of the board. SANFORD NEUMAN, a senior partner at Polsinelli P.C., has been elected board president of the Lifelong Vision Foundation board of directors. The organization works to improve and preserve vision for those throughout the community and around the world.

Piccione Pastry 6197 Delmar Blvd., 932-1355, Helene Epstein

Chris Wittenauer

St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute 8820 Ladue Road, Third Floor 361-7075, Sanford Neuman

CATHY ASH and ANTHONY RAINERI have been elected to Rainbow Village’s board of directors. Ash is the director of web delivery for Emerson. Raineri is a principal partner and director of business development for Raineri Construction. Josh Yudkin

Pedal the Cause welcomes BRICE ADAMSON, DAVID DRIER and KATHRYN LOVE to its board of directors. Last year, the organization donated more than $2.4 million to cancer research. As part of the Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies/Repair the World Volunteer Initiative, JOSH YUDKIN and MEGAN WILSON have been selected as Young Adult Ambassadors to represent Jewish Family & Children’s Service-St. Louis. MATTHEW DEVOTI, a partner at personal injury law firm Casey & Devoti, has been appointed to the Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s board of directors.


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Piccione Pastry is accepting nominations for its Pastries with a Purpose program. The Italian pastry shop will donate 10 percent of each day’s net sales to six different nonprofit organizations between June 24 and 29. Nonprofits can apply for the program, and individuals can nominate their favorite organizations online. Previous recipients include Nurses for Newborns, the Make-a-Wish Foundation and St. Patrick’s Center.

Megan Wilson

Matthew Devoti

From the carriage house to the bowling alley, the Magic Chef Mansion (pictured) sets the perfect ambiance for Uncorked!, the Institute’s spring fling, on April 29. Catered by Balaban’s, with a decided emphasis on good food and wine, Uncorked! attendees will enjoy the luxurious mansion and grounds, as well as a wine pull, silent auction and music.

Variety the Children’s Charity 2200 Westport Plaza Drive, 453-0453, Harry Connick Jr. is a star of stage, screen and song: 28 million albums sold, three Grammys, two Emmys, two Tony nominations and one megawatt personality. The entertainment powerhouse and American Idol star brings his remarkable talents to Dinner with the Stars, with proceeds benefiting local children with disabilities. Tickets for the show are $95, and are available through

Junior League Photo by Denash Photography

HELENE EPSTEIN has been appointed to the Regional Arts Commission. Epstein brings three decades of experience from working in consumer advertising, business development, theater management and non-fiction writing, as well as serving on ad hoc committees for a New York public school system.

The fourth annual A Gathering Place Kitchen Tour takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, and will feature a self-guided tour showcasing spectacular and innovative designer kitchens in private homes. Ladue News is the event’s print media sponsor. For tickets, call or visit Junior League’s website.

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Michael Stars sweater, $118, Mister Guy

April On Trend: Spring Sport BY KATIE YEADON

ON THE HEELS OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS, WE’RE SEEING AN ABUNdance of athletic-inspired clothing for spring. Mesh details, color-blocking and chic sneakers are key elements that add a sporty look to your everyday uniform. Even dressed-up track pants are showing up everywhere! So step up your fashion game!

Minkpink leather shorts, $71, Macs Designs

Parker pants, $255, Cha

Hobo 196 bag, $90, Paperdolls Boutique

HelenJon rash guard, $88, bikini bottom $77, Splash

Nanette Lapore dress, $298, Ivy Hill

Leather cuff, $25, Cha Boutique

Shoes, $295, Nordstrom

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Generation Love top, $120, Vie

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I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT IN THE LATE ’80S, I WAS WEARING Sam and Libby bow flats. I had every color and never went to any party, holiday or church function without them on my feet. Well, you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon them at Target last week...The iconic bow flat is back! Available in several colors, they are still as soft and comfortable as ever. And at $29.99 a pair, obtaining every color should be, like, totally easy! Sam & Libby bow flats, $29.99, available at Target

RELAXED PANTS—USUALLY WITH A DRAWSTRING AND ELASTIC waistband—are definitely the pant of the moment. The blousy shape and narrow ankle might not be a look for everyone, but it sure is trying to be—I can’t go to a store without seeing a pair! Fun prints and lightweight fabrics make them a great piece to go with a T-shirt, blazer and heels for a cool (and sporty!) transitional look.

Parker, $198, Cha Boutique

THML pant, $45, Ivy Hill

Alexis, $253, Vie

Line I Love HIPANEMA LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY TO JAZZ UP YOUR ARM PARTY FOR THE warmer months? The newest bracelet trend that’s been spotted on all the most stylish girls is the Hipanema Brazilian bracelet. Designed by two Parisian girls who met in Rio and were inspired by colorful holiday tie bracelets from Brazil, this snap-on bracelet is made up of pearls, sea shells and multicolored thread. The bracelets are made of high-quality and sustainable products, and are available in eight different models. These whimsical and bright cuffs add an ethnic feel to your urban wear; and since no two are alike, you truly are wearing an original piece of jewelry. Available at Vie and Splash


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What’s New in Fashion BY JULIA CHRISTENSEN

ROBIN FRANKLIN’S SPLENDID COMPANY FOR MORE THAN 17 YEARS, ROBIN FRANKLIN worked in the Neiman Marcus Precious Jewels Salon at Plaza Frontenac. Now, her gemstone-filled jewelry line, Splendid Company, works exclusively with the department store, where she’ll be appearing soon for a trunk show. “I’ve always had a love for colored gemstones,” Franklin says. “I really wanted to come out with a product line that would allow women to purchase for themselves and accessorize their daytime lifestyle with beautiful, colored-stone jewelry.” Franklin, who resides in Warson Woods, founded the company with her husband in 2011. “Everything I make, with very few exceptions, is one-of-a-kind,” she says. “That appeals to a lot of my clients—most people really want their jewelry to be unique and special to them.” Splendid Company will hold a trunk show at the St. Louis Neiman Marcus on April 8 and 9, and May 7. Franklin says attendees should expect to see lots of new surprises with regard to the collection, as well as a fair amount of Ethiopian opal, a current personal favorite. “The stuff that I’m really drawn to lately—because I do like all of the stones—are the ones that have an incredible play of magical color.”

Shop Worth a Stop BYRD DESIGNER CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE WHEN A DESIGNER-LOVING GAL ON A BUDGET NEEDS TO CLEAN out her closet or find some new high-end pieces, an upscale consignment store helps her kill two birds with one stone. Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique originally opened in 2002 as a traditional high-end women’s clothing boutique. In April 2013, three years after the boutique was transformed into an upscale consignment store, consignor and customer Emily Elbert bought the shop and became its owner. Elbert stresses the distinction that the store is consignment, not resale—consignors still own the inventory. When a consignor brings in items she is looking to sell, Elbert carefully goes through the selection, choosing high-quality designer pieces, like Christian Louboutin shoes, Alice and Olivia dresses and Prada bags. Her team does extensive research on each piece before presenting the proposed pricing to the consignor. For most items, Byrd splits the profits with consignors 50-50. Most of the jewelry at Byrd is created by local jewelry designers, giving shoppers the chance to support area artists. Customers browsing the racks should shop often, Elbert says. Because consignors bring in new items daily, the inventory is always changing. Items by designers like Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Hermes, Jimmy Choo and Tory Burch tend to go quickly. “I have customers that come in once a week,” Elbert says. “Our new and fresh inventory keeps them coming back.” 8825 Ladue Road, 721-0766, Mon: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tues.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun.: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 32

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Laurie’s Shoes

9670 Clayton Road, 993-9944,

9916 Manchester Road, 961-1642; St. Louis Galleria, 862-7463; Chesterfield Mall, 636-532-0017,

Handmade in Peru by fair-trade artisans, this gorgeous Jenny Krauss belt is made from natural fibers and displays ancestral handstitching techniques. $70

Fancy, floral, sparkly and bright—Lelli Kelly shoes are a little girl’s delight! Hand-beaded in Italy, these adorable shoes are the perfect addition to your girl’s spring wardrobe.


Pink Magnolia

10277 Clayton Road, 993-0664,

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Set sail for spring with this super-cute gold and mint nautical bracelet.

Spring is here, and so is color! These Murfee scarves from Lilly Pulitzer are made of silk and cashmere, and come in a wide variety of vivid colors and prints.

Sign of the Arrow 9740 Clayton Road, 994-0606, These lightweight, colorful scarves, available in a multitude of colors and patterns, are sure to brighten any outfit.

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Summer Opportunities A Ladue News Special Section

Outfitting St. Louis families for summer since 1951

summeropportunities A Ladue News Special Section

Laurie’s Shoes

A Perfect Fit for Your Family L

aurie’s Shoes is achieving a rare fit in the footwear business. When customers step through its doors, they are met by a knowledgeable staff ready to custom-fit each individual’s fashion sense, and of course—foot size. The fourth-generation, family-owned company continues to stay close to its roots—operating out of the same Manchester Road store where it all started in 1951. Today, president Mark Waldman and his siblings, VP Scott Waldman and VP Patty Baker, are striding forward with the same goal their grandfather, Morris Goldman, and their parents, Joan and Wally Waldman, had in mind when they founded the business: fitting the whole family with comfortable, fashionable footwear of all types. “Our big thing is fashion, comfort and fit,” Mark Waldman says. With more than 60,000 shoes available at its stores on Manchester Road and in St. Louis Galleria and Chesterfield Mall, as well as at Birkenstock & More in Creve Coeur, customers can easily find exactly what they’re looking for, Waldman says. The stores stock the latest styles of 270 high-end, hard-to-find brands from around the world, such

as Brooks, Dansko, FLY London, Gabor, KEEN, Mephisto, Moschino, Naot, Naturino, Sperry, TOMS and UGG. No store is cookie-cutter, Waldman notes, as each location caters to its area demographic. In the Manchester store, guests can try on dress to athletic shoes from a huge, multiline selection of men’s, women’s and kids’ fashions. At the Chesterfield Mall location, customers will experience an expanded selection of kids’ shoes and an abundance of adult footwear. And the St. Louis Galleria store is stocked with kids’ footwear, including a wide range of choices for dress shoes. At Birkenstock & More, visitors will find a 50 percent larger Birkenstock selection. And to always ensure the perfect fit, Laurie’s carries all sizes of kids’ footwear and up to size 18 for men and 14 for women, with widths from narrow through extra-extra wide. Further, the store has a unique staff of pedorthists, trained in all matters of the foot and footwear, to guide customers toward the right shoes for their specific needs. “We want to teach people about footwear and the relationship between the foot and a shoe,” Waldman explains. Even customers who suffer from foot ailments such

as plantar fasciitis can rest assured that the pedorthists will fit them with shoes to eliminate their foot and leg pain—without sacrificing fashion, he notes. “All our stores also carry a huge selection of orthotics, as well as socks, such as SmartWool and Feetures—because we want to provide any kind of superb quality to help in how the legs and feet feel.” Waldman says it all comes back to caring about the customers like they are family. “We’re very peopleoriented—customers give us insight, and we react to it.” While he runs overall operations, his brother Scott handles the children’s footwear-buying and tech support, and sister Patty heads up the store’s Shoe Roads division and personnel, and their kids service the store floors. “The goal every day is to make customers happy as we look to grow Laurie’s in the coming years,” Waldman notes. “Laurie’s is a fun place for families to come and shop.” ON THE COVER: Kids to adults can find the perfect fit among the colorful and fashionable spring selection at Laurie’s Shoes. For more information, call 961-1642 or visit

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By Brittany Nay

The Doctor Is In

Check Your Sources


By Dr. Joseph Kahn

ack in the ‘good old days’ (i.e., the 1980s), when I was a country doctor, I often was the first source patients looked to for medical advice. In 2014, people now routinely refer to the Internet for information, and therefore, for medical advice. While information is readily available, how accurate and trustworthy is it? To determine the accuracy of online medical information, researchers in the United Kingdom used key words to search Google for advice about five common pediatric topics: measles-mumpsrubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, HIV infection and breastfeeding, mastitis and breastfeeding, infant sleep position, and management of green vomit. The first 100 websites listed in the results for each search were evaluated. Thirty-nine percent of the websites gave accurate information (consistent with current U.K.

recommendations, which are, in turn, consistent with American Academy of Pediatric recommendations and guidelines), 11 percent provided inaccurate information (inconsistent with current U.K. recommendations), and 49 percent didn’t provide pertinent advice. Information on the MMR vaccine and autism, and HIV and breastfeeding was correct in only 65 percent and 51 percent of sites, respectively. The

websites on the other topics were accurate more than 94 percent of the time. All government sites were accurate. However, news sites were accurate only 55 percent of the time, and sponsored sites (sites that pay premiums to be featured prominently in results lists of search engines) almost never were accurate. Continued on page 38

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Which sites were more likely to give correct information? The study found that government websites (like were the most accurate, followed by institutional sites (i.e., hospital sites). Sponsored sites—those that have paid a price to appear prominently on the search engine site—were most likely to offer incorrect information and most likely to have conflicts of interest, such as selling a product. How should parents use the Internet to find accurate and useful information? I recommend accessing government websites and those associated with trusted institutions like children’s hospitals ( is one such example). The American Academy of Pediatrics website ( offers excellent data-supported information that’s accessible and easily understood. How should parents discuss information found on the Internet with their child’s pediatrician? Realize the difference between information, knowledge and wisdom. Information is what you find,

and is subject to interpretation and bias. Knowledge is having the background of other information, as well as experience, that allows you to interpret the information found. Wisdom is the ability to use information and knowledge to determine what is true and to act on it. Your physician has the knowledge and wisdom to help you use the information that you find on the Internet. If you have specific questions about information you find, print it and take it with you. Your pediatrician should be open to discussing information you bring and should augment that information with facts, based on additional knowledge and experience. Ask your doctor for alternate sites to search or alternate sources of information. You also should be open to your pediatrician’s opinions that are based on the wisdom obtained through training and experience. A pediatric medical home is a partnership between you, your child and your pediatrician—the Internet is just one tool used in this relationship.

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e tend to think of cardiovascular health as an adult issue. But experts say that parents should guide their children in heart-healthy lifestyles from the start. “We have known for many years that the damage that culminates in coronary artery disease in adulthood begins in childhood,” says Dr. Susan Haynes, a SLUCare pediatric cardiologist. “However, the obesity crisis in children has certainly accentuated concerns. Those diseases that used to be relegated to adulthood—like hypertension, diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea—are now seen in our obese children with increasing frequency.” A 2012 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 29 percent of children in Missouri are overweight or obese. “Extrapolation from current data suggests that overweight in the young currently will result in 5 to 16 percent, or 100,000, new cases of adult coronary artery disease over the next 25 years,” says Dr. Wilson King, a pediatric cardiologist at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Haynes adds that overweight children are now so common, those who are within a ‘normal’

weight range may appear to be underweight. Therefore, parents need to be aware of their child’s growth, and where his or her body mass index (a ratio of weight to height) falls on standard growth charts by age. Cholesterol levels are now a concern for children, too. Current recommendations from the National Institutes of Health recommend cholesterol screening for children between the ages of 9 and 11, 17 and 19, and 20 and 21. “At certain levels, medications will be recommended, regardless of the age of the child,” Haynes says. “This typically occurs in those children with severely elevated cholesterol levels. More commonly, an elevated cholesterol level in a child can be the impetus for dietary changes throughout an entire family rather than the prompt for a new prescription. This is an opportune time to make lifestyle changes.” In fact, lifestyle choices and parents who model

heart-healthy behaviors are key to healthy children becoming healthy adults. Regular exercise, a healthy diet and education about the dangers of smoking are important. Haynes’ sister, Mary Ann Adams, is a stayat-home parent to two young children. Adams’ advice is to not start offering screen time as a solution to whiny children. “It wasn’t an option for our grandparents—and they survived. To decrease whining, I made sure mine had good naps and early bedtimes. I made sure they were fed regularly. I also didn’t give them sweets— much—including juice, which can mess with the blood sugar.” Physicians suggest that families develop these healthy lifestyles together, finding ways to enjoy regular physical activity, cooking meals that feature fresh, not processed, foods, and staying tobacco-free, King notes. “Remember, children learn through example.”

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A Class Act By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

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What sets Chaminade apart? We’re a school in the Marianist tradition, and that shapes our approach to things. We talk here about our family spirit. In an educational institution, young people grow and know that they’re nourished, supported and challenged at the same time. Our very strong family spirit is one of our most distinctive qualities. What would people be surprised to learn about Chaminade? Thirty percent of our students receive financial aid of some sort or the other. We have the image of having an affluent clientele— and there are many families who are—but it’s important to clarify because we do strive to have a diverse community. A lot of people are also unaware that we have a resident program with 60 international students on campus. What’s a rewarding experience you’ve had with a student here? Four years ago, the young man who was valedictorian of his class gave a speech that brought everybody to tears. He talked about love and family spirit, and wove it all together. When I see something like that, I just feel that the young men really get it. They understand what we’re trying to do here, which ultimately is character and personal formation. As a faith-based Catholic school, part of our mission is turning out good, responsible young men. The academic portion is a part of it, but not the only part. Seeing kids who get the whole thing and are growing into fine human beings is, to me, the most rewarding part of all of this. Mission Statement: Chaminade College Preparatory School, an independent, Catholic day and resident school, sponsored by the Marianist Province of the United States, is dedicated to cultivating the inherent gifts, skills and talents of young men in grades six through 12 so that they are prepared for success in college and life.


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guide to summer camps By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Day Camps

Summer Science Blast Saint Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave., 289-1459,

Aestas, The Summer Program at Priory Saint Louis Priory School, 500 S. Mason Road, 434-3690,

Blast off to a summer of fun! At this co-ed camp for kids ages 4 to 14, campers can design a video game, launch rockets and fly a real plane! Half- and full-day camps are available, with before- and after-care options.

Athletic and academic programming offers students in grades four through 12 the chance to pursue transformational academic, artistic and athletic opportunities with experienced instructors in a dynamic environment.

Community Camps Community School, 900 Lay Road, 991-0005, The Community Camps offer a variety of camps for kids ages 3 through sixth grade, including arts, academics, and good ole summer fun, on Community School’s beautiful 16-acre campus. Camps are staffed by Community faculty!

iD Tech Camps Washington University, 1-888-709-TECH, Campers ages 7 to 17 create apps, video games C++/Java programs, movies and more at weeklong summer programs. Two-week, pre-college programs for campers ages 13-18 also are available at select universities.

Mathnasium of West County 1024A Town & Country Crossing Drive, 707-7639, Ramp up your child’s math skills this summer and set them up to succeed! At Mathnasium, summer programs are designed to prevent summer learning loss and help students prepare for what lies ahead. Customized programs are available for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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SummerQuest unites outstanding programs and state-of-the-art facilities to provide a fun-filled summer camp experience. Located at the Center of Clayton, Shaw Park and Clayton High School.

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Wilson School Summer Camp 400 DeMun Ave. 725-4999,

Explore all the arts blended together throughout the day! Boys and girls ages 4 to 11 will get inspired, have fun and build confidence through drama, movement, music and visual art.

Coed, ages 3 through sixth grade. Campers enjoy swimming at Shaw Park, field trips and organized games in eight, week-long sessions beginning June 9. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before- and after-care available.

MICDS Summer Adventure 101 N. Warson Road, Your summer awaits at MICDS: Four camps, Pegasus, ¡Adventueros! Spanish Immersion, Rams Sports Camps and Eliot Summer Academy, offer a unique variety of activities, all located on MICDS: sprawling 100-acre campus and supervised by enthusiastic counselors and expert school staff.

Overnight Camps Camp Taum Sauk Lesterville, Mo., 993-1655, Coed, ages 8-15. Experienced staff members lead campers in horseback-riding, mountainbiking, radio broadcasting, caving, zip-lining, snorkeling, fishing, archery, riflery, nature, crafts, a rope course and various sports. Transportation provided. ACA-accredited.

Rosati-Kain High School Kougar Camps Rosati-Kain High School, 4389 Lindell Blvd., 533-8513, ext. 239, Rosati-Kain camps are designed for sixth- to eighth- grade girls looking to experience fun and friendship, while learning a new sport, craft or scene. Camps are led by experienced moderators who ensure your daughter has a great camp experience.

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YMCA Camp Lakewood 13528 State Highway AA, 888-386-9622, This coed, overnight summer camp for ages 6 to 17 gets kids unplugged from electronics and connected to nature, while having fun and learning new skills.



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Overnight, Out-of-State Camps Animal Camp Jamaica 573-458-2125, The newest adventure from the directors of Cub Creek Sciene Camp, this program focuses on marine biology. Campers live at Seven Palms Villa, snorkeling daily along shallow reefs of the Caribbean Ocean and visiting local markets, waterfalls and schools. Ages 14 to 18. Three 13-day programs available.

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What’s Really Causing It? BY CONNIE MITCHELL


INUSES ARE AMONG THOSE PARTS OF the body that we tend to ignore until something goes wrong. These hollow cavities, lined with a mucous membrane, usually sit quietly behind the nose and forehead. But infection or allergies can cause the membranes to become irritated, resulting in pain and pressure. That distinction—between actual pain versus a sensation of pressure—is important, says Dr. John Schneider, an ear, nose and throat specialist with Washington University Physicians. “ ‘Sinus pain,’ in general, is somewhat of a misnomer,” he says. “Most people I see who have ‘sinus pain’ or facial pain usually have something other than sinusitis.” Pain in the cheeks may be due to inflammation of the tissues surrounding the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ), which connects the jaw to the side of the head. Migraine headaches also may present with facial pain, sometimes mistaken for sinus pain, Schneider says. “People who have sinus disorders, like chronic sinusitis (inflammation of sinus membranes), usually suffer from pressure more than pain,” he

says. And when asked, many people complaining of ‘sinus pain’ will clarify that they are actually experiencing pressure, presenting as a dull ache rather than a sharp sensation. Because the distinction can be hard to make, Schneider recommends consulting your primary-care physician to determine the true cause of discomfort. When sinus infections, allergies or anatomical abnormalities do cause pain or pressure, many people seek over-the-counter remedies, such as antihistamines, decongestants, neti pots and nasal sprays. “You should seek medical care if you have tried over-the-counter medications and are not experiencing any improvement in symptoms or if your symptoms last more than 10 days,” advises Dr. Kim Waterhouse, a specialist in allergies and immunology with SSM Medical Group. “If your symptoms are caused by a common cold, they will resolve within seven to 10 days without further medical treatment. If your symptoms are secondary to a bacterial infection, you may need an antibiotic. If you have allergic rhinitis causing your symptoms, there are a variety of prescription


nasal sprays that may improve your symptoms or you may benefit from allergy shots. If there is an anatomical abnormality of your sinuses, you may require sinus surgery.” Schneider adds that further assessments by neurologists are often needed to confirm and treat a diagnosis of migraine. People found to be experiencing pain due to TMJ issues may benefit from physical therapy and facial massage. “Finding the root cause of facial pain can be challenging,” he says. “It’s a good idea to let your doctor take a look and see what’s really going on.”

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Help for Easing the Pain BY CONNIE MITCHELL


OST PEOPLE WHO’VE HAD KIDNEY stones can tell you how painful they are. These solid masses—predominantly composed of calcium—form in the kidney and can be excruciating as they pass out of the urinary tract. “Stones become symptomatic when they cause bleeding or obstruct the flow of urine, usually in the ureter—the organ that connects the kidney to the bladder—which causes pain,” says Dr. Angela Alt, a urologist on staff at St. Luke’s Hospital. “If stones are not causing those issues, they are asymptomatic. Treatment is usually sought for pain or blood in urine (hematuria), but stones are not painful unless they are obstructing the urinary flow.” Nausea and vomiting may accompany the other symptoms, and anyone experiencing this symptom array should see a doctor promptly. Kidney stones form when substances such as calcium, oxalate, cystine or uric acid occur in very high concentrations in the urine or when the urine volume is very low, explains Dr. Graeme Mindel, a nephrologist (kidney specialist) with Nephrology

Associates of St. Louis. “When the urine becomes super-saturated with these chemicals, they form crystals, which become anchored in the kidney; and over time, grow in size to form kidney stones.” Diabetes, gout, Crohn’s disease, obesity, family history and use of certain medications may predispose people to kidney stones. In addition, diets high in salt, animal protein and spinach may contribute to stone formation. “Depending on their size and location, stones are treated in different ways. If they are not causing symptoms, they can be observed,” Alt says. Asymptomatic, small kidney stones may pass spontaneously, and those that cause pain but have no other symptoms may only require over-thecounter pain medications. If the kidney stones do not pass on their own or are large and causing severe symptoms, a variety of treatment options exists. “Shockwave lithotripsy uses a high-energy shockwave to break up the stone and is useful for stones larger than 1 centimeter in size in the kidney or upper ureters,” Mindel says.

Other treatments involve a small incision in the skin and insertion of a very thin endoscope into the kidney to remove very large, hard or complex stones, or another type of endoscope that is passed through the urethra and bladder into the ureter and kidney. “The urologist can directly visualize the stone and remove it with a basket-type device or break it up into smaller pieces, which can then be passed more easily,” he says. Kidney stones can recur—and prevention strategies are formulated based on an evaluation of the original stone, a study of urine chemistries and blood work. Typical strategies to reduce recurrence include increasing fluid intake, limiting sodium, dietary changes (such as reducing animal protein consumption), and medication.



BARNES-JEWISH WEST COUNTY HOSPITAL 12634 Olive Blvd., 542-9378, Five Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital nurses earned awards as part of BJC HealthCare’s Professional Nursing Development Program: James Ruman, Mioara Neagu, Mary Perry, Donna Kurowski and Robin Menendez. The program recognizes and rewards nurses who strive for excellence. Pictured: Marianne Fournie, James Ruman, Mioara Neagu, Janet Kaminsky, Nicole Jennings, Mary Perry, Donna Kurowski and Robin Menendez

ST. LOUIS PSYCHOANALYTIC INSTITUTE 8820 Ladue Road, third floor 361-7075, The St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute’s event on April 29 at the Magic Chef Mansion will benefit mental health initiatives for children. Funds from the event, which will feature music, a wine pull, silent auction and more, will give parents, caregivers and professionals the training and tools to promote happy, healthy, vibrant children.

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS 747-0972 Washington University Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery invites women to attend a powerful conversation about pelvic floor disorders, and how they can be treated. Join the discussion at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. The event is free of charge, but registration is required. Pictured: Dr. Chiara Ghetti and Dr. Jerry Lowder

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SINUS INSTITUTE Four area locations, 362-7509, Is it a cold, allergies or sinusitis? What treatments will bring you relief? Dr. John Schneider explains from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 24 at the West County Family YMCA at 16464 Burkhardt Place. Call 542-9378 to reserve your seat at this free event. Pictured: Dr. John Schneider

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A Ladue News Special Section

Corporate Trustees

A Secure Financial Future S

t. Louis has a long tradition and belief in trusts, investment-holding companies that retain and manage assets for the benefit of heirs or institutions. According to St. Louis-based wealth management advisers, local institutions manage a few billion dollars in trusts annually. For the people creating the trust, whether they are heads of households or wealthy individuals, the challenge is selecting a trustee suited to manage the collection of stocks, bonds, real estate, options, art, jewelry and other investments. Trustees’ goals are to assure that beneficiaries may live with fewer worries in the future. However, there are no specific certifications or qualifications for becoming a trustee. “Communication, confidence or a strong knowledgeable relationship, and the trusts’ performance, are the main requirements for being a trustee,” says Bruce Talen, general counsel for Commerce Trust Company. Often, a family member, friend or business partner may be designated as a trustee. That person may work on the trust in their spare time, may have

limited experience and may need to hire specialists to manage special situations. The combination of factors may result in poor communication and a feeling of distrust between the beneficiaries and the trustee, Talen notes. He says a corporate trustee may be a viable solution because of a need for more experience, professionalism and communication. “Corporate trustees focus all their time on their trusts’ performance,” Talen says. “Corporate trustees can draw on the experience of more people when managing the special needs or challenges of a trust.” They also may have more experience anticipating children’s or family members’ financial needs 10 or more years into the future, Talen adds. The key to selecting a corporate trustee, Talen says, is being familiar and knowledgeable about banking institutions. “People return to a bank because they have prior experience with the institution, its process and products.” Individuals who are new to corporate trustees should consider institutions that have more than 15 years of experience in Missouri, says Maurice realestate More of what’s in print…

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Quiroga, executive VP and managing director of PNC Wealth Management in St. Louis. “Corporate trustees must know federal and state laws to administer a trust in Missouri,” Quiroga explains, adding that insight is especially valuable when managing a trust in Missouri for a greatgrandchild living in California, for example. Sometimes, people believe they can manage a Missouri trust because of Internet research, Quiroga says. “Trusts are very complicated, laws vary across all 50 states, and trustees need to know all the nuances to managing the investment.” Corporate trustees are highly regulated and can be considered a financial safe haven for generations of family members, he says. Corporate trustees must accurately record every activity within each trust and file timely reports to regulators and beneficiaries, so people have a paper trail to support their confidence in a corporate trustee. Another benefit is that corporate trustees— guided by documents—can manage a trust for multiple generations. If the trustee is a family friend or business manager, that person may become

terminally ill and unable to identify a timely replacement. The corporation will have a large team of people to oversee the trust. Corporate trustees also can provide for the proper care for grandchildren, Quiroga notes. Corporate trustees will never blindly dispense funds to beneficiaries with an addiction, for example, or who are unable to care for themselves. “We have a fiduciary responsibility to protect people with special needs; our duty is to help people,” Quiroga says. Corporate trustees also can find medical specialists to care or improve the health of great-grandchildren. Benefactors who desire a successful generational

trust should draft documents that have specific goals and concerns and that allow trustees to have flexibility in the investment and management of the trust. “Fifty years ago, trusts could only invest in stocks, bonds, and cash,” Quiroga notes. “Now, we have mutual funds, stock and bond options, and many other investment tools not available decades ago.” In a perfect world, co-trustees would exist in all trusts. A family friend or relative would work with a corporate trustee on a generational trust, Quiroga says. “Someone would provide the intimate family knowledge to guide the vast resources and experience provided by a large institution.”

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s this YEAR’S TAX DEADLINE approaches, there are a few deductions and credits personal homeowners should remember in the coming days: Home-equity loan interest is deductible – In recent years, homeowners have taken home-equity loans to improve their residences. Interest paid on those loans is tax-deductible, according to Guy Hockerman, a senior financial planner and VP at Commerce Bank in St. Louis. The requirements for the tax deduction are that the homeimprovement loans are worth up to $100,000 and are used exclusively for changes to the taxpayer’s personal residences. Loans used to upgrade a rental property are for the benefit of real estate business owners instead of for homeowners. The deduction is in addition to the home mortgage-interest deduction already available to homeowners, Hockerman says. The home mortgage-interest deduction only applies to the first $1 million on any loan used to buy a personal home. The amount of the deduction, he explains, depends on the homeowners’ tax bracket. People in the higher tax brackets, such as the 39.6-percent bracket, benefit more from the deduction than people in the lower tax brackets. Profits on selling a home are tax exempt – Married couples pay no taxes on home sales that profit less than $500,000, Hockerman says. The requirements are that the home is the married couple’s principal residence, have lived in the home for two out of five recent years, and that the home’s appreciation is less than $500,000 since the initial purchase price. For single people selling their home, the tax-exempt benefit is limited to only $250,000. Tax credits for making homes energy-efficient – People can receive $500 in tax credits for installing energy-efficient air conditioning systems, solar water heaters and other home improvements, says Barry Feldman, a home loan consultant with First Bank in St. Louis. Unlike tax deductions that reduce income and then reduce tax owed to the government, tax credits directly reduce the tax owed, Feldman says. Homeowners may claim the energy efficiency tax credits only in the year the home modifications occur. Prior years’ tax deductions and credits may be claimed – People who failed to declare any of the above deductions and credits in previous years, may claim them this year, Hockerman notes. It is a simple process of amending their prior years’ tax returns by culling information from annual mortgage statements, home sales reports and homerelated purchases. In addition, both specialists advise homeowners interested in the tax deductions and credits to talk to their personal tax adviser to obtain their specific benefits.


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MAURICE QUIROGA, CTFA, CWS Executive VP, managing director PNC Wealth Management 120 S. Central Ave. Ste. 110, 898-1338,, Clients can expect honest, unbiased solutions from someone who has been in the industry for more than 20 years. Your experience begins with a team-based advisory model that caters to your every need. From financial planning to the most technologically-advanced system, PNC is your ideal partner for family’s future. See for yourself why PNC is ranked one of the top wealth advisers in America.

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This 4-bedroom, 4-full and 2-half bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $1.625 million.


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N MANY WAYS, THE KITCHEN IS THE center of the home—it’s where families come together to spend quality time during meals, where guests mingle and nosh on snacks during a party—and often, it’s even the work space where kids do their homework, while Mom or Dad prepares dinner. It should be no surprise, then, that many families want to make their kitchen into the room of their dreams. There has been a strong demand for world-class kitchen remodels of late, says Tony Filarski, planning and design manager at Mosby Building Arts. “People want to expand it from just one room in the house to a sort of great room that becomes a large living area for the family,” he says. In addition to expanding the space of the room, clients often request high-end appliances, custom cabinetry and high-end lighting fixtures.

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Regardless of the type of project—be it a kitchen, bathroom, family room or game room— Mosby’s design-build team has a goal of providing homeowners with their dream project, both on time and on budget. “We want to give them enduring quality, and we really want to make them a client for life,” Filarski says. “A lot of our business is repeat clients, and neighbors and friends of clients, who have experienced the Mosby way of doing things, which is to go the extra mile. It’s very detail-oriented, and we keep the clients informed and keep the project clean during the construction phase.” He adds that Mosby’s client services department regularly checks in with the homeowner during the project

to keep them informed and ensure that they are satisfied. “We’ll go beyond expectations; that’s our goal. If they want us to let the dog out at 2 p.m. every day, we’ll do that.” On any project, the entire design-build team is involved from the very beginning, an approach that can both streamline the process—leading to a shorter construction cycle—and make sure that no details get overlooked, Filarski says. “Our designers are working on the design at the same time the estimators are working on the estimate, and the production department can be giving input on how to do things the best way.” Continued on page 68

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S THE WEATHER WARMS UP, that itch to spend your time outdoors may only be scratched until it’s time to head in and make supper—unless, of course, your outdoor kitchen features the latest modern upgrades. Area experts discuss how backyard kitchens these days can handle a lot more than hot dogs. “Outdoor kitchens now have become as elaborate as indoor ones,” says CJ Knapp of Savvy Surrounding Style. “You can get wine coolers, rotisserie grills, and you can put your stove outside—you can do virtually all of your cooking outside. You just have to make sure—when you’re working with your contractor—that things are insulated correctly.” On a similar note, Bob Graeler of Chesterfield Valley Nursery recommends trying to integrate the entire kitchen concept into your outdoor kitchen. This includes not just a grill, but an integrated refrigerator, storage space, a side-burner, power outlets and more. Wendy Kuhn of Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath echoes similar ideas. “In the past, maybe you had a built-in grill—but now, you’ve got warming drawers, outdoor dishwashers, sinks, beverage centers, ice machines...”

If your current outdoor kitchen isn’t up to your standards, Kuhn says that retrofitting is sometimes possible, but not always simple. “It depends on what the set-up is, because outdoor kitchens are usually made out of rock,” explains Kuhn. “If you wanted to get a bigger grill, in some circumstances, you could make the opening bigger; but, a lot of these are probably easier just to start over.” Building something new? To stand up against the elements, Kuhn suggests using the better-grade stainless steel for its rust-resistant properties. “You don’t really want to use wood cabinetry; but, there are certain woods that are more adaptable to being out in the weather, like teak.” When it comes to new builds, Knapp recommends homeowners not just think about the appliances, but the practicality of the space. A built-in area for the propane tank keeps it out of sight; additionally, plan for prep and serving space to keep things comfortable. To maintain your outdoor kitchen, Graeler recommends using a stone enhancer. “You want to maintain the stone surface with some stone enhancers—to a certain degree sealing them—to keep the oils and grease out. You can use a lot of the citrus-based cleaning products to help remove those [oils], and then you come back in with a stone enhancer to treat it and keep up on that—usually about two to three times a year.”


Additionally, covers can be used to protect appliances from the elements. Graeler also explains that homeowners should keep an eye on the space to avoid missing problems in the early stages. “Usually, by a brief inspection, you can see the start of some problems by possible mortar pitting or cracking,” Graeler says. “It’s at that point in time you want to have someone look at it before it gets too far.”

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Getting Your Lawn Ready for Spring

The Green Grass of Home By Brittany Nay


s St. Louis begins to show signs of spring, everyone is looking forward to that lush landscape of green grass, beautiful blooms and towering trees to surround their home. But maintaining your lawn is a year-long process, so experts say you have to be willing to put in the sweat to reap the rewards. Here, they share the best springtime practices for your yard’s vegetation, from trees and plants to cool season grasses— the most common lawns in our community.

Keith Goding, The Hard Work Yard Work Company • PUT IT TO THE TEST. After a really rough summer of high heat and a difficult winter like we’ve had, it’s a good time to test your soil using a kit from a local lawn-supply store. This entails taking a sample of the soil and sending it to a lab,

which will email back results. A soil pH level of 6 to 7, or neutral, is the goal. The test also will show what minerals it needs more of, such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and potassium, so you know what products to add to the lawn moving forward. • BREAK IT DOWN. Missouri lawns have a high clay content in the soil, so it is important to break up that clay-like compaction with an aerator, which can be rented from your local lawn-care store.

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Michael Baumann, Baumann Tree • STORMY SPRING. Spring storms can bring down a lot of trees, so this is a good time of year for tree reduction and branch repair. Reducing fruit trees, such as the Bradford pear, and softer woods, such as sweetgum trees, will help protect them. • GOOD TO GROW. Pruning and deadwooding also is important to prepare the trees for the growing season. • SPRING CLEANING. Don’t forget about pine trees, which also can be thinned out in the spring. • EXPERT ADVICE. In most cases, contacting a professional is highly recommended when pruning or cutting trees. Professionals will have the equipment and proper training to perform these services safely and effectively.

MAINTENANCE MISTAKES TO AVOID • Applying the wrong products: ‘Diagnose’ lawn issues before putting down the ‘prescription.’ • It’s all about numbers: Avoid applying products at the wrong time, in the wrong quantity, or in the wrong combination. • Don’t over-treat it: The lawn will become chemically dependent versus selfsustaining, and the excess chemicals can leach into the groundwater. • Adjust the watering schedule to the weather conditions: Consistent watering throughout the growing season is essential—one inch every week, whether by hand or sprinkler system—and increase the duration of watering during exceptionally hot days. • Keep it consistent: Lawn maintenance is a process, not an event. — The Hard Work Yard Work Company

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LET’S FACE IT: TRAGIC CAREER SPIRALS ARE as common in Hollywood as Botox and traffic jams. Nobody seriously asks the question, Whatever happened to (fill in the blank)? because the answer is obvious and unsurprising: He chose a couple of bad projects (Zac Efron); his ego got the better of him (Vin Diesel); drugs (Lindsay Lohan); bad reviews (Ryan Reynolds); people forgot about him (whatshisname). It’s the nature of the business. Did you know, for example, that the actor who portrayed the magnetic bad boy Kelly Leak from the original Bad News Bears movie, Jackie Earle Haley, is a renowned and busy character actor these days; or that Karate Kid nemesis William Zabka has been popping up in television shows of late? To make a comeback, three essential things need to happen: 1) You must have talent—seems obvious, but you’d be amazed. 2) You have to have evolved in some way. 3) You have to find that perfect part (are you paying attention, Christian Slater?). Many comebacks sprouted from actors playing bad guys—they’re the meatiest roles. The big comebacks are fun, exciting stories—Robert Downey Jr., Alec Baldwin, Drew Barrymore—stars who are so big now, it’s hard to imagine they ever almost weren’t. So, who’s next? James Spader His 20s were busily spent playing the rich, devious antagonist. The innocuous damsel would not find her way to Andrew McCarthy on his watch. Fortunately, age has added a tad of complexity to his garden-variety foil. His turn as ‘Red’ Reddington on NBC’s The Blacklist is nuanced, sinister and charming. Neil Patrick Harris Doogie Howser has exploded—so much so that even the genius child doctor wouldn’t know what to do. In spite of not being the pronoun in the title, Harris was, without a doubt, the romantic protagonist in the hit CBS sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, in addition to his duties as award show host and comedy cameo favorite. Kiefer Sutherland You don’t have a run in the ’80s like this guy without losing some perspective. Fortunately, an industry-veteran father and the hit Fox drama, 24, got him back to work. And after a fervent fan push, Jack Bauer will be fighting terrorists in a new season starting in May. Michelle Williams Most people don’t remember that the Oscarnominated actress was the troubled outsider Jen in Dawson’s Creek. While her relationship with Heath Ledger produced much of her press, her indie film career has taken off.

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TANGENTIAL THINKER Ben Affleck Gigli to Argo. Enough said. Christina Applegate The Married…with Children child star has made quite a career as an actor who can bring both the romance and the comedy to a rom-com. Her breakout sitcom, Up All Night, was cancelled last year after one season; but fortunately, the Anchorman franchise has kept her busy. Mila Kunis Much like the Dawson’s Creek bunch, the That ’70s Show cast has all had their chance to break out, with varying degrees of success. Mila has not only chosen projects that show her range (Black Swan), but those that have been big at the box office (Friends with Benefits); and for the cherry on top, she is engaged to the highestpaid man in television, ’70s Show co-star Ashton Kutcher. James Van Der Beek Continuing with the Dawson’s Creek theme, JVDB started his comeback last year playing a washed-up, entitled version of himself in the short-lived sitcom, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23. His potshot landed him a starring role on the upcoming show, Friends with Better Lives. Jessica Biel Raise your brows if you must, but Mrs. Timberlake hit quite a dry spell while she occupied herself reeling in the hottest bachelor alive. Biel grew up on the drama 7th Heaven; and after a couple of starring film roles, she fizzled. Now she’s back to work delivering a lauded performance as Vera Miles in the underrated indie biopic, Hitchcock, and she is starring in David O. Russell’s latest project, Nailed. Woody Harrelson This is perhaps the least timely entry on the list, but still worth mentioning because of its magnitude. After playing the charming bumpkin Woody Boyd on Cheers, Harrelson snagged a couple of blockbusters in the mid-’90s and even an Oscar nod, then he was off the grid. His star status changed with the unlikeliest of films: Zombieland. He received another Oscar nomination in 2010, and is unquestionably A-list…again.


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DON’T WANT TO GIVE anything away. No matter your religious beliefs, you really can’t argue the fact that Bible stories make wonderful theatrical productions: The Ten Commandments, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Passion of the Christ. Frankly, it’s surprising no one has brought the story of Noah’s ark to the big screen before now. Well, actually, they have. There was a respectable film in the ’20s—you can almost picture the stagehands throwing buckets of water from off-stage—and a somewhat embarrassing miniseries in 1999 starring Jon Voight and Mary Steenburgen. This new movie version fares the flood waters with greater success. Noah, God, flood, ark, apocalypse, salvation—it all seems pretty basic, but this film was written and directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream). So, naturally I was expecting…something; a modern metaphor, a level of irony, an internal monologue—something. Instead, I got rock beasts and CGI animals. On a positive note, the acting is as you would expect from a cast that uses Oscars for paper weights. Russell Crowe proves once again that there is no role beyond his capabilities. The real star of the movie, however, is the flood—to call the special effect spectacular is selling it short.


Director Lloyd Dallas is frantically putting his ensemble of six performers through their much-needed dress rehearsal for the Otstar Productions’ presentation of Nothing On, a comedy by noted playwright Robin Housemonger. Seems straightforward enough, but this English touring company has more than its share of behind-thescenes challenges. As leading actress and resident gossip Belinda Blair reminds everyone, Lloyd is having an affair with her young co-star, Brooke Ashton—something Lloyd’s previous liaison, fatigued assistant stage manager, Poppy Norton-Taylor, is just learning. There’s also the busy romantic schedule of Dotty Otley with both Garry Lejeune and Frederick Fellowes, and the subsequent jealousy that creates. Veteran thespian Selsdon Mowbray has a long-time affection for the bottle, and Brooke has an annoying penchant for losing contact lenses at the most inappropriate times. All the while, Lloyd keeps stage manager Tim Allgood working at breakneck speed and without sleep for 48 hours. What could go wrong with Otstar’s presentation of Nothing On, you ask? The more appropriate question would be, “What could go right?”

HIGHLIGHTS Noises Off delivers abundant laughs for a discerning audience, which needs to pay close attention to the three or four escapades happening between the players at any given time. Raised eyebrows, angry fits of jealousy, bumbling and stumbling, and periodic quests for revenge can all populate the stage simultaneously.

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Sight gags abound, as well, such as a temperamental and elevated telephone, omnipresent plates of sardines and a cactus that is placed in most unfortunate locations for Lloyd.

RATING: 5 out of 10

Of course, the soul of any farce is the speed with which it’s played in and through those myriad doors; and at this, director Edward Stern’s cast excels. The wonderfully silly situations created most often move with alacrity, albeit with a couple of missteps concerning a plate of spilled sardines that seem more forced than farcical.




Noises Off

THINK IT’S FAIR TO say that Jason Bateman is one of the most likable actors working today. In movies like The Change-Up and Horrible Bosses, he puts an edge to the classic straight-man role. On top of that, he seems like a smart guy, which is why I was eager to see his directorial debut, this black comedy. I have no doubt Bateman himself would like the film referred to as a ‘twisted’ black comedy, sadly there is no plot to twist. Our story begins at a regional spelling bee. Guy Trilby (Bateman) has discovered that the rule book does not specify an age cutoff to compete. Much to the outrage of parents and contest officials, Trilby is allowed to enter. As Guy continues to advance, he is befriended by a young contestant, Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), who, much like Guy, has a less than ideal family structure. An inexplicably co-dependent reporter, Jenny (Kathryn Hahn), also goes along for the ride, trying, much like the audience, to derive the reasons for Guy’s petulant behavior. By the time an explanation arrives, it’s too late to care. Three things: 1) The little boy, Rohan Chand, has got to be the cutest child to appear on screen since Drew Barrymore squealed at ET. This kid could melt glaciers. 2) I don’t understand why Kathryn Hahn is always the mildly funny, comically sexual supporting role in every comedy on the planet. Are there no other medium-attractive funny women in Hollywood? Just curious. 3) This movie stinks. I laughed twice; and while I get what they were trying to accomplish, all the capable direction and onscreen talent in the world couldn’t save this script.

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Noises Off is a wonderful tonic for whatever ails you if done effectively. Such is the case with The Rep’s sidesplitting, slapstick approach in its season finale.

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Music as Storyteller By Brittany Nay

Q&A with Stuart Ward

How did you come to join the U.S.-touring cast of Once? I was in Once on London’s West End, and was asked if I wanted to come to do the U.S. tour. This is my first big show in America. I have played guitar since I was 12, and I am a professional guitarist. I do both theater and TV, as well as music—so it’s quite a mixed resume. I was in West End performances of The Recruiting Officer and Dreamboats and Petticoats; and I had a role in Downton Abbey. Tell us about your starring role as Irish street musician, Guy. As a musician yourself, how do you relate to the character? Guy is down on his luck a little bit—he recently lost his mom, his girlfriend just left town, and he’s not getting anywhere with his music. But right when he decides to give it all up, he meets a girl who gives him this newfound confidence. As a songwriter and a musician, I know how hard it is to play your own songs in front of other people, so I really relate to him in that way. That’s probably the reason it took me so long to release an album. Speaking of your music, describe your new EP, Pictures. It’s quite like the music of Once. People who are looking to buy it will also be those who are coming to the show. It wasn’t meant to sound


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like Once; it’s just the way I write and the kind of music I like—it has that acoustic, folk and pop sound. Share your experience working with the Once cast and directors. They’re just the most talented group of people I’ve ever met. They all play about five instruments each, and they learned them on this job. Most of them are guitarists who have picked up the banjo, mandolin or ukulele. And working with the creative team also has been amazing—they’re all multi-award-winning directors and choreographers. Describe how the feel of the show is different from other Broadway productions. One of the reasons why it’s so refreshing is that it isn’t this massive stage show. There are no big sets, costumes or numbers like many stage musicals today. It’s a play with music in it, and it’s about telling the story of these characters. I think it’s what people want to see when they go to the theater, and it’s been kind of lost. It goes back to the basics, which should be storytelling; and I think that’s why it’s been so successful. One unique aspect of the show is that musicians are performing live onstage. Tell us about that dynamic. It’s quite tricky because the acoustics change at every venue. The amplification is only for the audience—the performers onstage can’t hear it. So, we have to rely on each other and blend with one another. But when we get to St. Louis, we will have two weeks in the same venue, so we will get used to that space. How does this Broadway adaptation differ from the film? There are a lot of differences to make it work

onstage. We delve into the other Czech characters a lot more, so there is both Irish and Czech folk music in the show. It’s adapted in a very clever way that keeps the tenderness of the film. Describe your favorite moment of the show. There’s a song called When Your Mind’s Made Up at the moment when they go into the studio to record. They perform it so perfectly the first time, and the sound engineer is awe-struck. That’s the moment my character changes—he becomes a rock star. What will people take from the show? There’s a lot of comedy in the show, which I don’t think people will expect. But you will cry, as well. It’s quite an emotional rollercoaster. After they see it, people will ask questions about their own relationships and past relationships. It’s quite a raw, real story, and I think that’s why people appreciate it so much.

ONCE WHEN: April 8-20 WHERE: Fox Theatre COST: $25-$95 INFO: 534-1111 or

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or the first time ever, the intimate story of a struggling street musician and the woman who gave him new hope will take centerstage at the Fox Theatre with the original Broadway show, Once. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once is a unique theatrical experience featuring live onstage musicians playing what becomes the soundtrack to the characters’ romance and dreams. LN spoke with British lead actor and musician Stuart Ward about the musical, performing it live, as well as the power music has to captivate us all.



It’s been announced that Chef GIAN NICOLA COLUCCI has been tapped to replace Chef FABRIZIO SCHENARDI as executive chef at Cielo and the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. A native of Turin, Italy, Colucci most recently served as executive chef at Starwood Hotel & Resort Danieli in Venice. He’s expected to take the reins later this month. Benvenuto, Signore! Sommelier extraordinaire ANDREY IVANOV, beverage director and GM of Elaia & Olio, is due some serious congrats. He’s the Midwest Regional winner in the 2013 Best Young Sommelier competition. It’s his third consecutive victory in the contest. In May, he’ll travel to Sonoma, Calif., to compete for the national title. Well done! The Purple Martin has opened its doors at 2800 Shenandoah Ave. in the Fox Park neighborhood. Look for an eclectic menu of flatbreads, vegetarian specialties and assorted Mediterranean-inspired fare, along with some creative cocktails.


Coming soon: Flying Rolls, a new sushi place offering dine-in, take-out and delivery options, is slated to open in June at 3674 Forest Park Parkway in Midtown. St. Louis Community College and the St. Louis Chefs de Cuisine did well at last month’s American Culinary Federation’s Central Regional Awards Gala, with two Forest Park teachers and a student earning honors. STEPHAN SCHUBERT, an adjunct instructor, was named 2014 Central Region Pastry Chef of the Year, and will now advance to the national competition. STLCC student DAVID STUCKEL received a gold medal as part of the third place-winning St. Louis Chefs de Cuisine team that competed in the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl. And Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Cafe received one of the 12 Achievement of Excellence Awards, and was the only St. Louis honoree. Jilly’s exec chef, CASEY SHILLER, is the coordinator of the STLCC Baking and Pastry Arts program. On a sad note, Maude’s Market at 4219 Virginia Ave. in Dutchtown, has closed its doors for good.

Quincy Street Bistro

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SOMETIMES, THE BEST THINGS COME IN THE most humble of packages. Quincy Street Bistro is one such case. It may look like a nondescript South City grill to the casual observer, but there’s some extraordinary deliciousness going on inside. Chef de Cuisine Rick Lewis recently was nominated as a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef of The Year Award, and it was well deserved. His versions of comfort food and pub standards take the simplest of ingredients and transform them into something definitely a cut above. All dishes at Quincy Street are made from scratch, as are items like the charcuterie—a pretty impressive feat for such a small kitchen and a ton of work for chef and staff. But the results are worth it. Our starter was a perfect case in point: the Butcher’s Plate ($10), a selection of house-made charcuterie that changes regularly. On our visit, the selection was braunschweiger, a hefty slab of which was served with pieces of toast, some grain mustard and pickles. This soft liver sausage is one of our childhood favorites, and the Quincy Street version is the best we’ve ever sampled. Unlike some we’ve had in the past, it was firm enough to hold its shape but not to crumble. Texture-wise, it was on par with a fine paté. Further proof of the kitchen’s prowess came with our mains. For instance, the Country Fried Steak ($12): not much there but some meat and a little batter, right? In the hands of the Quincy Street kitchen, it became something much more than the sum of its parts. The steak itself was

pounded ultra-thin, the crispy coating on the outside was flaky, with just the right touch of spice. And the milk gravy—well, it was the crowning glory, rich and creamy and subtly augmented with black pepper. The burger debates continue to go on around town, but we’ll put any questions of which one’s the best to rest here: the Hog Burger ($11) has them all beat in our opinion. The patty is a blend of ground beef, pork and house bacon, topped with some pimento cheese and caramelized onions. Simple, straightforward and indescribably good. Cooking this anywhere above medium rare and drying up that juicy amalgam of meats would truly be a culinary crime. Lest anyone think that all the effort goes into the big dishes, the sides at Quincy Street are superlative, as well. The mac ‘n cheese could’ve easily been phoned in, but the small crock we got was flavorful and topped with crunchy bread crumbs. The mashed potatoes served alongside the steak were nicely whipped but still retained a few lumps for texture. The slow-cooked chicken in the cup of Chicken N’ Biscuits ($3, bowl $6) literally melted in our mouth, and the tiny biscuit that accompanied it was flaky perfection. For those with a sweet tooth the menu includes treats from local favorites Sugaree Bakery and Crown Candy Kitchen. You know the saying: Run, don’t walk...

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FRANK VIVERITO In 2005, the economic impact for our Final Four here was $50 to $60 million. The city of Dallas estimates that it will have an economic impact of $276 million at its Final Four this year. Viverito knows the city has things working against it for landing this event: few direct flights, an older building, and not as many hotel rooms. However, he believes next fall, St. Louis—one of the eight cities in contention—will be one of the four cities to get the event. As successful as Viverito has been in the St. Louis sports scene, he still plays second banana in the house. His wife, Patty, is the associate commissioner of the Missouri Valley Conference and was recently enshrined into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. We recently sat down in his office: Why do you think you can bring the Final Four to St. Louis? We have experience. We have passion. We have an understanding of the event and a good relationship with the NCAA. We are in it to win it. We are going to take our best shot. We don’t have to finish first, but we do have to finish fourth. I like our chances, but it won’t be easy.


What is your strategy? Our perspective on the Final Four is to bring back that old Cardinals slogan, Baseball like it ought to be. The Final Four like it ought to be: compact, energetic, walkable, a traditional basketball experience. Who is the sports figure that you can’t believe that you have gotten to know? Jackie Joyner Kersee. She was our board chairman from 1997 to 2000. To be friends with JJK is a true privilege.



FIRST MET FRANK VIVERITO WHEN I WAS playing basketball at UMSL—the days when the shorts were too short, and the socks were too high. Viverito was the university’s sports information director, so he was responsible for marking down all of my turnovers. He had to be very good at math. But I never thought when we were taking bus trips together to thriving cosmopolitan cities like Rolla, Kirksville and Warrensburg that he would end up being one of the top sports figures in our town.

Viverito is now the president of the St. Louis Sports Commission. Since he took over in 1995, the city has landed the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Fours, the NCAA Wrestling Championships six times, the Frozen Four, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and the U.S. Diving Olympic Trials. Viverito is not finished. He is trying to bring back another Final Four to St. Louis. But the stakes have changed: The event transcends sports.

Best sporting event you have seen in person? Game 6 of the 2011 World Series—I don’t know how it could be any better than that. I did like seeing my school, Rutgers, make it to the 1976 Final Four. Which famous person in town has called for tickets to one of your big events? At our regional this year, Ozzie Smith called. He is an alum of Cal Poly. It was such a thrill to hook Ozzie up with the team and also get him tickets.

FIVE THINGS I THINK: 1. The best stat of the SLU season: five seniors and five degrees, and one of them has his Masters. It would have been nice to shoot the ball better against Louisville, but I will take 27 wins and the winningest senior class of all time, any time! 2. A true sign of just how deep the Blues are is the MVP debate: You could honestly make a case for five different players winning the award for the team. The Blues may not have a Hall-of-Famer on the roster, but just a great deal of really good players.

4. I am convinced Stan Kroenke is the smartest businessman I know and the least-savvy public relations person I have encountered. You own a business and you do nothing to make your customers happy. Just tell us you would like to make it work here one time. 5. My favorite two words in life: all-inclusive. My four favorite words in life: all-you-can-eat. I have eating issues. Gosh, I love food!

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3. I went to the Ranken Jordan gala a short time ago. Mike Matheny was the speaker, and he was incredibly dynamic and charismatic. I think when he talks to the media after the game, he is intentionally rather uneventful. He doesn’t want to give up too much.







DINOSAURS IN MOTION Experience the power of art and innovation through the kinetic life-size sculptures of Dinosaurs in Motion at Saint Louis Science Center. $6-$12. 289-4400 or

THE ADDAMS FAMILY: A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY Enjoy the quirky comedy and macabre music of The Addams Family at J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. 8 p.m. $36-$56. 636-9494433 or



IL DIVO Internationally acclaimed classical singing group Il Divo will perform A Musical Affair: The Best Songs of Broadway Live at Peabody Opera House. 7:30 p.m. $63-$125. 800-745-3000 or

NOISES OFF! Witness the hilarious mayhem that ensues backstage in this play within a play at The Repertory Theatre. Various times. $20-$66. 968-4925 or




EVOLUTION Chamber Project Saint Louis’ Chapel Series continues with Evolution at The Chapel. 8 p.m. $5-$18.

GAIL CASILLY Sculptures by City Museum co-founder Gail Casilly are on display at Bonsack Gallery. An opening reception will be held 5:307:30 p.m. April 4. jburroughs. org/arts/bonsack-gallery.

THROUGH 9/1 SEA LION SHOWS Marvel at the acrobatic and athletic talents of Saint Louis Zoo’s sea lions. Saturday and Sunday shows April 5-May 25; multiple daily shows May 26-Sept. 1. $4. 781-0900 or


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4/4-6 TALES COCA presents the circus-centric play, Tales. Various times. $9. 725-6555 or

4/4-6 ART FAIR AT QUEENY PARK The 36th annual Art Fair at Queeny Park will feature fine arts and crafts in a variety of mediums, as well as wine tastings, food vendors and children’s activities, in the park’s Greensfelder Recreation Complex. Various times. $5, adults; free, ages 18 and younger. 997-1181 or

ONCE The Fox Theatre presents the Tony Awardwinning Best Musical and emotionally captivating story, Once. Various times. $25-$95. 534-1111 or

4/11-12 MADCO: LIQUID ROADS Celebrate the city’s steps and sounds as MADCO dances to jazz, blues and swing music at Touhill Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. $30. 516-4949 or


THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS Experience the live-action graphic novel, The Intergalactic Nemesis, at Washington University’s Edison Theatre. 8 p.m.

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BEN FOLDS Singer-songwriter Ben Folds will join the St. Louis Symphony for a performance at Powell Hall. 7:30 p.m. $35-$100. 534-1700 or

4/14 AN EVENING OF MUSIC WITH JULIA MURNEY Wicked star Julia Murney will sing at The Sheldon Concert Hall. 7 p.m. 534-1111 or

WEBSTER GROVES HERB SOCIETY SALE The Webster Groves Herb Society’s annual Spring Herb Sale will offer a wide variety of herbs, vegetables, garden books and more at the First Congregational Church of Webster Groves.

THROUGH 5/3 CARMON COLANGELO: STORMS View experimental mixed media prints by Carmon Colangelo at Bruno David Gallery. An opening reception will be held 5-9 p.m. April 4. Various times. 531-3030 or THROUGH 7/6 IMPRESSIONIST FRANCE Explore the changing landscape of 19th century France through the eyes of Claude Monet and more at Saint Louis Art Museum. 721-0072 or

A GATHERING PLACE KITCHEN TOUR Junior League of St. Louis presents its fourth annual A Gathering Place Kitchen Tour, highlighting the work of some of St. Louis’ top designers in multiple kitchens along the city’s central corridor. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $35$40. 822-2344 or

4/18 THIRD FRIDAY PARTY An evening of automobiles and art—and even car painting—will highlight the Third Friday Party at Third Degree Glass Factory. 6-10 p.m. Free. 367-4527 or

CHECK THIS OUT 4/25-26 ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Dance St. Louis presents an electrifying and elegant performance by iconic dance company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, at Fox Theatre. 8 p.m. $35-$70.

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DIV ER SIONS Across 1. Place for a nosh 5. Spoonful, say 10. Buttonhole, e.g. 14. Airy 15. Circa 16. Conceal 17. Friendly 18. Cuban dance 19. Eastern ties 20. Dickens, 1843 23. Awaken 24. Andean animal 25. Sofas 28. Shouts at a Greek restaurant 30. Gulf of ___, off the coast of Yemen 31. Enjoy 33. Not just ‘a’ 36. Austen, 1817 40. Priestly garb 41. Roswell crash victim, supposedly 42. Pink, as a steak 43. Get ready, for short 44. Stock units 46. Spore sac 49. Archaeological find


51. Cormier, 1974 57. Like young Abe Lincoln 58. Place 59. Dalai ___ 60. Abbey area 61. Stop in Seville 62. 20-20, e.g. 63. Merlin, e.g. 64. Cuts, in a way 65. Camping gear

Down 1. Lady of Lisbon 2. Cast-of-thousands film 3. Poland’s Walesa 4. Flawless 5. Ankle bones 6. Borders 7. Amiens is its capital 8. Band member 9. Flight data, briefly 10. Schools of fish 11. One answer to What’s your sign? 12. Expression 13. Elite hybrid car 21. Carbonium, e.g.

22. The Nutcracker lead 25. Two Years Before the Mast writer 26. American ___ 27. Hop, skip or jump 28. Kiln, e.g. 29. ___ Favor 31. Barber’s motion 32. ‘Act your ___!’ 33. Alpine transport 34. Not there 35. Checks out 37. Draconian 38. A pint, maybe 39. Certain jewelry 43. Prep for a kiss 44. Schedules 45. Best seller 46. Book of maps 47. Circle or square 48. Perfume 49. Derby prize 50. A-list 52. Iridescent stone 53. The Last of the Mohicans girl 54. Surfing need 55. Final word? 56. Bluster

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traveled around France and expressed their vision of the nation, from its rich history of monuments, to the vision of the nation as an industrial center of factories and railroads.” While some artists embraced the transformation, others refused to engage with it, Kelly notes. Impressionists were among those who immediately took to the monumental change, from Monet’s famed bustling winter-time downtown scene, Boulevard des Capucines, and Renoir’s sun-splashed street view, The Grands Boulevard, to Manet’s colorful flag-lined side-street scene during the 1878 World’s Fair in Paris. Another dimension of the exhibit highlights France’s 19th century through interactive entertainment. “We also wanted to incorporate fun elements,” Kelly says, noting opportunities for visitors to pen a French postcard and tap touch screens for further exploration into France’s art and history. During the development of the exposition, Kelly traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and France over several years beginning in 2006, bringing together 120 acclaimed works from 37 institutions, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and France’s Musée d’Orsay. With all the impressive pieces on display in one place, audiences have the rare opportunity to compare and contrast artists’ interpretations of the time period, Kelly explains. “This is a once-in-alifetime opportunity for people in St. Louis.”

confidantes in many cases.” In addition to medical and emotional support, the material needs of the 3,000 families served by Nurses for Newborns are no small order themselves: Those 3,000 babies go through 10,000 diapers a day, Ohlemiller says. “I can’t imagine how this would work without the support of the community. Every day, people bring us used baby clothes, furniture and baby items, and we have a whole cadre of volunteers who help us recycle that and get it into the homes of families who desperately need it,” she notes. “These families often have no baby shower and no welcome-home presents. So for a nurse to be able to walk in with a few things for the baby that says, Your community loves you and welcome to the world—it looks small, but for them, it’s huge.” The Night for Newborns dinner auction will take place on April 27 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac with an expected 450 guests, Ohlemiller notes. “We have the most amazing array of auction items you’ve ever seen, from a basket you can take home for $25 to exciting trips and vacation homes,” she says. The nonprofit also will present its McGraw Milhaven Award to David Meyer and his team at Spoke Marketing, with help from presenting sponsor World Wide Technology and longtime corporate supporter Carrollton Bank.

Mosby’s process includes multiple interviews with the homeowner prior to the start of work, to make sure that their vision becomes a reality through the project. And with 3-D design software, clients can visualize every detail of the completed product before a single nail is put in place. “They can literally walk through the home with this design, understand how it functions with the existing part of the house, and how it transitions into the addition or the new kitchen,” Filarski says. “It helps them to understand what they’re buying, unlike on two-dimensional drawings where it’s hard to understand how the space flows.” Carrying out these i n t r i c a te d e s i g n s requires a team of highly skilled craftsmen, and Mosby’s staff includes a professionally licensed architect who designs and reviews projects, along with certified designers and professional craftsmen performing the work, Filarski notes. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a $20,000 bathroom or a $200,000 kitchen,” he says. “Our service will be consistent, and the level of design and attention to detail will be the same.”


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HELP WANTED RESEARCH ASSISTANTS Grant Cooper & Associates, a nationally recognized Retained Executive Search Firm is growing fast and looking for talented Research Assistants. Qualified candidates love working with data, but also with people, and are skilled in Word and Excel. They also have excellent problemsolving and communications skills and enjoy working on teams. No experience in Search is required. For Information, please send resume to: Camille Crist, Grant Cooper & Associates,

REMODEL & REPAIR Rotted Wood, Painting, Tile, Drywall, Floors, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Power Washing. Insured. Free Est. 37 Years Experience. Don Phillips 314-973-8511 PRECISION REMODELING Since 1990 - Interior & Exterior We Are Here For All Your Home Improvement Needs & Repairs. Free Estimates! Fully Insured. Call Bob (314) 799-4633 or Jim (314) 799-4630 QUINLAN CONSTRUCTION SERVICES 30 Yrs. Exp. Int/Ext Remodeling & Repairs. Fully Insured. A+ BBB. Free Estimates. Hourly Rates. Call Mark 314-363-6451 REPAIR IT BEFORE YOU REPLACE IT Carpet Repaired, Restretched, Installed, New Carpet Sales, Large Selection in 2 Showrooms. Over 30 Years Experience. For a Quote Call Nick 314-845-8049

Joe 314-909-1685 Serving Ladue since 1985.

Complete Lawn Maintenance for Residential & Commercial Spring Cleanup, Mulching, Edging, Mowing, Turf Maintenance, Planting, Sodding, Seeding, Weeding, Pruning, Trimming, Bed Maintenance, Dethatching, Leaf & Gumball Cleanup, Brush Removal, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios & Drainage Solutions Licensed Landscape Architect & Designer Member of BBB For a Free Estimate Call 314-426-8833

PAUL'S LAWN SERVICE Est.. 1997 ï Reliable & Insured Spring Cleanup, Mowing, Mulching, Shrub Trimming, Storm Cleanup, Leaf Removal, Vaccuming and More. 314-753-4533 SPRING Cleanup & Mulching! Lowest Prices in Town! Mizzou Crew Landscaping Call Jeff at 314-520-5222 Coupon/Video/Offer at: FASTandFREE.US/Lawncare.html


OPEN SUNDAY • Fertilization • Mulching • Spring Cleanup • Mowing

April 6th 1-3pm


Hard Work Yard Work

Independently owned and operated franchise

SPRING LANDSCAPING Landscape Design • Spring Clean-Up Brush Clearing • Bed Preparation • Tilling Weeding & Mulching • Planting Tree/Shrub Fertilization,Trimming and Removal • Lawn Fertilization, Weed Control, De-Thatching, Sodding and Seeding • Gutter Cleaning • Power Washing • Stone Walls, Patios, Borders and Drainage Solution.

The Hard Work Yard Work Co. LLC For Free Estimates call Keith at 314-422-0241 or e-mail at Since 2001

Get ready to make your neighbors JEALOUS!

WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING AND LAWN CARE Full Service Landscaping Residential and Commercial Leaf Vacuum, Bagging/Blowing to Curb, Mowing. Certified Retaining Wall Installer, Tree/Bush Trimmed or Removed, Mulching or Rock Placement, Snow Plowing. Free Estimates. Brad 314-495-5776 HAJEK LAWNCARE Spring Special & Fertilization Programs. Full Service Maintenance & Lawn Care Provider. Weekly Mowing as LOW As $25! Fully Insured. Joshua 314-856-3544

60 Ladue Terrance, Ladue, MO PRICE REDUCTION. Listed at $615,000 Charming 2 story home 3+ bedroom, 3.5 bathroom in Ladue.

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PAINTING DECK STAINING BY BRUSH ONLY No Spraying ï No Rolling ï No Mess Pressure Washed & Hand Brushed Work Guaranteed ï Insured ï Ref's NO MONEY DOWN

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Lawn Care Service & Maintenance. Grass Cutting, Fertilization & Mulching. Free Estimates. 20+ Years In Family Business John 314-602-2757

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The Most Advanced Turf Care Alternative

CARPET REPAIRS Restretching, Reseaming, Patching & Cleaning. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. 314-892-1003 Since 1978 fourseasonscarpet





Services include: Mowing, Mulching Spring Cleanup, Aeration, Seeding, Pruning of Trees and Shrubs Affordable Pricing! Free Estimates! Fully Insured. Call 314-201-1793

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O’BRIEN PAINTING & DECORATING, INC. INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR Painting • Power Washing Wallpapering • Plastering

Garden Design & Installation Property Maintenance Seasonal Color Call Julie Lange 314-368-9037

40 Years Experience Fully Insured • References J. KEVIN O'BRIEN, PRESIDENT


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PAINTING ASTON - PARKER PAINTING Interior/Exterior Painting Wallpaper Removal Staining & Powerwashing Insured & 30 Years Experience Free Estimates 314-766-2952 314-766-2962 JC PAINTS Interior & Exterior Painting Reliable, Clean, Reasonable & Insured. Call John for a Free Estimate Today! 314-703-2794 LADUE PAINTING Interior/Exterior 25 Years Exp. MA Historic Preservation EPA Lead Certified for Your Safety Free Estimates 314 484-4993 MASTER ARTISANS INC. Quality Prep & Painting Wall Glazing, Marbleizing, Graining, Murals & More. Jeff Baumgartner 636.225.5244 PAINTING, REMODELING, Carpentry, Wood Rot Repair, Tile Work, Flooring, Decks and Arbors. 17 Years Exp. Free Estimates. Call Kent at 314-398-2898

PET SERVICES THE WELL BEHAVED PET.... For all your home training needs. New Puppy, Puppy Mill, Rescue Dogs or Behavioral Problems. OH, DON'T FORGET THE CAT!!!! Call me, I can help. Laura @ 636-456-9993

Yucko's Your Poop Scoop 'n Service Free Estimates - No Contracts

SENIOR SERVICES Stay in Your Own Home Respiratory & Home Equipment Needs

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*Free Estimates* – 636.343.1100

SERVICES $ CASH 4 OLD STUFF $ ————Light Hauling———— We Cleanup, Haul Away and/or purchase: Garage, Estate and Moving Sales! Also, Warehouse, Business & Storage Locker Leftovers!

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE NEW LISTING 7145 Westmoreland, UCity Attractive 2 Story, Premier Street, Close to Clayton, WU & Forest Park. 4BR, 2BA, Natural Wood, Hrdwd Flrs, Frpl, Deck, Lge Lot & 2 Car Garage. Reduced $549,000 Allen Realty - Call Hack 314-644-4143 ï 314-517-4143 CONDO FOR SALE Creve Couer 3BR, 3BA, LR, Dining, Kitchen, Office, Two Decks, 2 Car Garage, Laundry 1st Floor, Wood Floors throughout. Finished Basement. Ladue Schools, $325,000 314-591-2214

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SIMPLE MOVES We Specialize In Small Moves. We charge by the hour or the piece, house to house or room to room. Bonded & Insured. Packing Available. 314-963-3416

NEED A RIDE One Way or Round Trip Store, Doctor, Hospital Etc. $25.00 first hr.(1 hr. Min). addl. Hrs. $12.50 (2 hrs. = $37.50 etc.) EVERY 6TH. RIDE IS FREE 314-941-9334 CASH ONLY

BRIAN'S HAULING "U Name It & We Haul It" 7 Days a Week - Same Day Appliances, Brush, Clean Outs, Demo, Basement & Garage, Etc. Brian 314-740-1659

Tree Removal, Brush Removal, Pruning, Plant Healthcare, Deadwooding, Deep Root Fertilization, Stump Grinding, Cabling & Storm Cleanup


Tree Service Professionals Trimming, Deadwooding, Reduction, Removals, Stump Grinding, Year Round Service & Fully Insured Call Michael Baumann for a Free Estimate & Property Inspection at 636.375.2812 You'll be glad you called!

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GULF COAST HOUSE Carillon Beach, FL, Destin Area 3BR, 3BA, 3 pools, tennis courts and so much more! Great Rates. Available NOW! Call Dave at 314-922-8344 For Pictures Please Visit HARBOR SPRINGS, MI Cozy Cottage Ideally located 5 minutes walking distance from downtown Harbor Springs. 3BR, 2BA, large outdoor patio for entertaining and solitude. Email:

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WINDOWS MASSEY TUCKPOINTING & MASONRY Tuckpointing, Chimney & Brick Repair, Caulking & Now Chimney Sweeping & Flue Re-lining. Winner of 2013 BBB Torch Award. $50 off $500+ 314-486-3303

Just in time for Spring, Call Skyline Window & Exterior Cleaning, Inc. Quality Work. Fully Insured. Call for a Free Estimate Today! Sean (314) 799-2808

GILLS TREE SERVICE • Stone Retaining Walls • Stump Grinding • Fully Insured

(636) 274-1378 314-725-6159 Tim Gamma B.S. Horticulture Board Certified Master Arborist

Tom Gamma ISA Certified Arborist Fertilization, Trimming, Pruning & Spraying

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23 Years in Business! 9 Consecutive Service Award Winner '05-'13. Solid Tuckpointing & Spotpointing with Color Match. Chimney, Stone, Caulking, Brick Repair, & Waterproofing. Prompt Free Estimates. Fully Insured. A+ BBB 2011 Torch Award Winner (314) 645-1387 Credit Cards Accepted

SAUGATUCK DOUGLAS, MI 121 Lake Shore Dr. Charming Cottage, 5BR, 2BA, View of Lake, Large Screen Porch, Fireplace, Central Air, Private Beach, $2700 Wkly. 1st Wk of June & July Avail. Hack Allen 314-644-4143 ï 314-517-4143 Libby 314-565-5475 Jane 314-913-0960

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Ambassador Window Cleaning Serving St. Louis' Finest Homes for Over 20 Years! $6.99 per Standard Window. Screens & Sills Cleaned for Free.

Specialize in Chimneys All Types of Brick Work Powerwashing & Other Odd Jobs. 25 Yrs. Exp., Free Est. & Insured Jerry 314-220-3584

636-498-6006 M & P WINDOW WASHING & GUTTER CLEANING Reasonable Rates, Free Estimate, Angie's List, Insured, Dependable, Years of Experience & References. Call Paul, 314-805-6102 or Mark, 314-805-7367

TUCKPOINTING Chimney Repair, Glass Blocks, Brick Block, Stone & Stucco. Waterproofing. Insured. 40 Yrs Experience. Free Estimates. 314-910-3132 636-797-2947























fresh cut grapes, strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple and honeydew

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

homemade buttermilk biscuits with a classic southern pork sausage gravy

Three Cheese Egg Soufflé

fluffy eggs mixed with cheddar, monterey jack and mozzarella cheese

Mini Potato Baskets

small red new potatoes baked, cut in halves and filled with a savory cheese mixture

French Toast with Berries and Cream

cinnamon and brown sugar french toast served with fresh strawberry sauce, whipped cream, maple syrup and powdered sugar

$150.00 (serves 10 to 12) $80.00 (serves 5 to 6)


strawberries, mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, toasted coconut and caramel pecans served with creamy papaya dressing

Beef Tenderloin Medallions

seasoned and roasted beef tenderloin served with a a wild mushroom sauce

Spring Vegetable Pasta

penne pasta with a sautéed vegetable medley, light lemon sauce and provel cheese

Ciabatta Roll Easter Decorated Cupcakes

homemade mandarin orange cupcakes with a fluffy pineapple icing

Only $25.00 Per person

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