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8 Long Meadows Lane, Town & Country. Offered at $2,220,000. Open 11/4, 1-4 PM.

709 Middle Polo Drive, Clayton Offered at $1,370,000. Open 11/4, 1-3 PM.

6352 Alexander Drive, Clayton Offered at $1,300,000. Open 11/4, 1-3 PM.

The Crescent, #301, Clayton Offered at $925,000. Open 11/4, 1-3 PM. NEW LISTINGS

The Crescent, #500, Clayton Offered at $1,299,900. Open 11/4, 1-3 PM.

12 Aberdeen Place, St. Louis Offered at $899,000. Open 11/4, 1-3 PM.

840 Cabernet Lane, St. Albans New Listing. $320,000. Open 11/4 1-3 PM. CONDOMINIUM/VILLA HOMES







590 MOOR WAY, St. Albans.


136 LADUE OAKS DRIVE, Creve Coeur.


THE CRESCENT, #301, Clayton.

3013 HAWTHORNE BLVD., St. Louis.


622 FOREST COURT, #1D, Clayton.


217 LADUE OAKS DRIVE, Creve Coeur.


622 FOREST COURT, #3B, Clayton.



2168 DARTMOUTH GATE COURT, Wildwood. Fresh, updated,



charming 4BR home on oversized lot in Dartmouth subdivision.



Location, location, location! $379,000.



Open 11/4, 1-3 PM

13318 Wood Stone Court, Town & Country Offered at $788,000. Open 11/4, 1-3 PM.


16718 WILLS TRACE, Chesterfield.


7352 WESTMORELAND, University City.


1119 NORTH DRIVE, Warson Woods.

nestled in the hills of St. Albans. Open floor plan and newly painted

50 PORTLAND DRIVE, Frontenac.


156 BELLINGTON LANE, Creve Coeur.


and carpeted. Priced to sell. $320,000.



9857 WILD DEER ROAD, Ladue.


710 S. HANLEY ROAD, UNIT 12A, Clayton.




16438 FARMERS MILL LANE, Chesterfield.


1812 BAXTER RIDGE, Chesterfield.


7459 PARKDALE AVENUE, Clayton.


816 SOUTH HANLEY ROAD, #1C, Clayton.


8128 KINGSBURY BLVD., Clayton.


1506 SWALLOW DRIVE, Brentwood.


25 GLEN ABBEY DRIVE, Frontenac.


9154 EAGER ROAD, Brentwood.


840 CABERNET LANE, St. Albans. Charming stone cottage Open 11/4, 1-3 PM

OPEN HOUSES Sunday, November 4th



596 MOREL COURT, St. Albans.


729 HIGHWAY H, Troy.




13346 FAIRFIELD CIRCLE, Chesterfield.


7564 WYDOWN BLVD., UNIT 2A, Clayton.


7564 WYDOWN BLVD., UNIT 1A, Clayton.


8 LONG MEADOWS LN., Town & Country. $2,220,000.

1-4 PM





709 MIDDLE POLO DRIVE, Clayton. $1,370,000.

1-3 PM

6352 ALEXANDER DRIVE, Clayton.


2158 EAST DRIVE, Crystal Lake Park.


6352 ALEXANDER DRIVE, Clayton. $1,300,000.

1-3 PM

THE CRESCENT, #500, Clayton.


161 MEADOWS OF WILDWOOD BLVD., Wildwood. $465,900

100 WINDRUSH FARM, Cook Station.


THE CRESCENT, #500, Clayton. $1,299,900.

1-3 PM





17715 RESORT ROAD, Crocker.


THE CRESCENT, #301, Clayton. $925,000.

1-3 PM




12 ABERDEEN PLACE, St. Louis. $899,000.

1-3 PM



5 DEACON DRIVE, Huntleigh.


142 CHIPPENHAM LANE, Clarkson Valley.






13318 WOOD STONE COURT, Town & Country. $788,000. 1-3 PM

882 CABERNET LANE, St. Albans.

16438 FARMERS MILL LANE, Chesterfield. $539,000. 12-5 PM



16854 WESTGLEN FARMS, Wildwood.


25 WILLOW HILL ROAD, Ladue. $465,000.



3670 FLORA PLACE, St. Louis.




140 GREYCLIFF MANOR DRIVE, St. Louis County.


309 N. BEMISTON AVENUE, Old Town Clayton.


109 BALLAS COURT, Town & Country.

124 WORTHINGTON OAKS, Creve Coeur.


2580 VIOLA GILL LANE, Wildwood. 778 CYPRESS KNOLL DRIVE, O’Fallon.




1-3 PM

711 EAST SWON AVENUE, Webster Groves. $245,000. 1-3 PM


LuxuryCollection 1042 WINGS ROAD, Saint Albans.


15 LADUE LANE, Ladue.




3 BRIDLE LANE, Frontenac.


15 BRIDLE LANE, Frontenac.


2424 OAK SPRINGS, Town & Country.


8 LONG MEADOWS LANE, Town & Country.







1138 WINGS ROAD, St. Albans.



548 NORTH MOSLEY ROAD, Creve Coeur.




1112 PIERPOINT LANE, St. Charles.



9373 PARKSIDE LANE, Brentwood.


1287 ANDREW DRIVE, Glendale.


13318 WOOD STONE COURT, Town & Country.


8467 COLONIAL LANE, Ladue.



$765,000 $754,900




820 POSTHORN DRIVE, Manchester.







711 EAST SWON AVENUE, Webster Groves.


8715 WASHINGTON AVENUE, University City.




2718 COVINGTON PLC. ESTATES, Town & Country. $1,900,000

10947 JANRIDGE LANE, Creve Coeur.




3 LOCHINVAR DRIVE, Town & Country.

17655 VINTAGE OAK DRIVE, Wildwood.


8337 STANFORD AVENUE, University City.




11805 CRAIG MANOR DRIVE, St. Louis County.


3510 ILLINOIS AVENUE, St. Louis.






2324 HILL AVENUE, Brentwood.




45 BRIGHTON WAY, Clayton.


1382 MOBILE COURT, St. Louis.




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11411 CONWAY ROAD, Westwood. 1133 WINGS ROAD, St. Albans.



512 PHEASANT RUN CIRCLE, Saint Albans. 1 LITTLE LANE, Ladue.

10588 FRONTENAC WOODS LANE, Frontenac.






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Joan Miro, Spanish (1893-1983) lithograph

Sandra Blow, British (1925-2006)

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, American (1880-1990) bronze, 1925

Charles Hollis Waterfall Chairs

Philip Laverne Console Andy Warhol, American (1928-1987) screenprint

Hans Hofmann, GermanAmerican (1880-1966)

Max Beckmann, German (18841950) ink on paper, 1946 Rookwood & Roseville Pottery

Helen Frankenthaler, American (1928-2011) screenprint Rene Vincent, French (1879-1936) poster, 1927


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SOCIETY WE’RE BEGINNING TO SEE HINTS OF THE HOLIDAY season: Supermarket aisles are stocked with stuffing and pie filling, department store trees are all lit up, and The Rockettes are in town. There also is another indication—if you’ve been paying attention: Demand at area food pantries is higher than usual; and in this issue, you’ll find out just how great the need is. We also heard from our friends at Nurses for Newborns, who alerted us that they’re seeing the hungriest of little ones right now. Many of our fellow St. Louisans simply do not have the money or means to feed their families. In fact, resources are so scarce, some of the staffers are donating out of their own wallets. “We have to,” the head nurse told me, “I have to be able to sleep at night.” The organization is seeking donations of non-perishable food items and grocery gift cards. Call 544-3433 to help—and it just might help you sleep better at night.

FEEDING THE HUNGRY For many, the holidays mean big family dinners with tables full of delicious food. But for others, a meal at any time is hard to come by, much less during the cold weather months when limited budgets dictate heat over turkeys. Local organizations are working to feed needy families during the holidays and all year round.

MY DREAM LISTINGS From historical architectural gems to luxurious modern mansions, some of the area’s most sought-after high-end properties are on the market. And with historically low interest rates, the timing is better than ever to make one of these your ‘dream’ home.

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November is upon us and it’s never too early to be thinking about what you will be donning to holiday parties. And who better to showcase some gorgeous party wear than the beautiful (and absolutely talented) Miran Halen, soprano for the St. Louis Symphony? With the stunning Powell Hall as the backdrop, these gowns will inspire you to get ‘all decked out’ for the holidays.

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LAW SAYS HIS PHOTOGRAPHY IS INSPIRED by his love of cinematography. His art has been exhibited all over the world and on the covers of national magazines. “Photographing Miran at Powell? Yes, the pressure was on to produce great images,” he says. “But everything came together with an amazing subject, location, talented hair and makeup, and beautiful gowns.”




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More New Listings 10439 Briarbend Drive, #7 (St. Louis County). A great location and great price make this condo one you should not miss! Vaulted living room with sunny window, hip décor, and updated colors enhance an open floor plan that includes two light-filled bedrooms, one with a walk-in closet. Both bathrooms have been updated, and kitchen appliances remain with the condo. $79,900.


7524 Cromwell Drive, 2W (Clayton). Cherish a carefree lifestyle in this beautifully renovated, second floor Moorlands condo with coffered ceilings, crown moldings, and wood floors. Spacious master bedroom has a gorgeous spa-like bathroom and custom walk-in closet, and there are two more bedrooms. State-of-the art kitchen with breakfast bar opens to a great room with fireplace...and the dining area with French doors leads to a private balcony. It’s all here including two garage spaces! $429,000. OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3.


1112 Arbor Creek, 3C (Kirkwood). Cathedral ceilings tower above an open floor plan in this move-in-ready, two-bedroom condo. Kitchen with oak cabinets, master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and full luxury bath, and end-unit laundry, and neutral decor are among the features. Private balcony captures view of adjacent woods. $99,900. 1509 Hedgeford Drive, #5 (Chesterfield). Clean, affordable, two-bedroom condo close to Chesterfield Mall and highway 40. Living/dining room with fireplace opens to a private deck. Master bedroom suite offers a large walk-in closet, and the kitchen has a cutout window that looks into the living area, creating an open feel. Updated bathrooms (two of them), newer carpets, new windows, in-unit laundry, and neutral décor. Bring your own style to make it your own! $129,000.

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7268 Watsons Parish (O’Fallon).


1751 N. Woodlawn Avenue (Ladue).


8743 Rosalie Avenue (Brentwood).



5458 Lindenwood Avenue (St. Louis).


6218 Hancock Avenue (St. Louis).

28 Somerset Downs (Ladue).


5081 Rhodes Avenue (St. Louis).


12050 Carberry Place (Town & Çountry). $1,650,000

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1. 10 Wickersham Lane � Ladue

NEW LISTING! Snappy decor enlivens the iinterior of this understated colonial frame home reminiscent of 18th Century New England. Updated kitchen, vaulted family room, newer master bedroom suite. Brick patio and charming pond with fountain in back.

2. 6322 Pershing Avenue � University City


NEW LISTING! Attractive, light-filled rooms with original millwork and exceptional windows grace this warm Arts & Crafts style home in Parkview Place. Living room with marble fireplace and wall of built-in bookcases spans the width of the house. Four bedrooms include a large second floor master with four closets.

3. 330 Carlyle Lake Drive � Creve Coeur


Replicate resort-like living in this spectacular end unit condo that accesses gorgeous common grounds. Arresting interior details include vaulted ceiling, marble fireplace, windows that overlook the wooded area and lake, and a dream-come-true kitchen with new Wolf ovens

4. 4 Litzsinger Lane � Ladue


An over 3,900 square foot home with commanding presence on an acre lot. Updated for today’s lifestyle, it has lovely architectural elements that convey a sophistication from a bygone era. Numerous French doors open to a huge brick terrace and private yard.

5. 3 Lakeside Green � Ladue


Living room, hearth room, and bedrooms in this magnificent lakeside home open to a huge deck that spans the rear of the house capturing views of the lake. The home is immersed in nature and surrounded by beautiful gardens and walkways. Truly one-of-a-kind! OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3.

6. 56 Willow Hill � Ladue


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9125 Pine Avenue (Brentwood).


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316 McCullough Avenue (Kirkwood).


4522 Maryland Avenue (St. Louis).


7270 Maryland Avenue (University City).


7 Graybridge (Ladue).


4616 McPherson Avenue (CWE).


4550 McPherson (St. Louis).


7474 Ethel Avenue (Richmond Heights).


215 Parkhurst Terrace (Webster Groves).


1314 Wellington View Place (Wildwood).


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434 South Hanley (Clayton).


9423 Sonora Avenue (Brentwood).


68 Berry Oaks (Glendale).


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6747 Itaska Street (St. Louis).


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418 Madewood Lane (Chesterfield).


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14744 Whitebrook Dr. (Chesterfield).


1546 Dietrich Chase Lane (Ballwin).


7569 Oxford Drive, #2 (Clayton).


3608 Gravois Ave., #9 (South City).


7541 Parkdale, #3 (Clayton).


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26 Rue De Paix (Lake Saint Louis).


2 Conway Cove (Chesterfield).


550 S. Brentwood, 2A (Clayton).


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450 West Adams, #19 (Kirkwood).


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CAPE IN THE CENTRAL WEST END was the place to be if you were one of the lucky ladies celebrating with birthday girl Mary Strauss. Best buddies of the celebrant gathered for a sumptuous lunch, where everyone was greeted with Champagne, followed by a delicious seafood salad, and topped off with chocolate mousse for dessert. One of the highlights was hearing everyone’s ‘Mary’ stories. Joan Quicksilver, Gay Hirsch and Louise Lane served as hostesses.

DIANE’S SCOOP Cynthia Frohlichstein noted that her husband, Harvey, shares the same birthday as Mary Strauss. In fact, she has been calling them twins for years…Joan Quicksilver is looking forward to sharing Thanksgiving dinner with her entire family from all four corners of the United States… In the near future, Mary Strauss will be receiving the Washington University Distinguished Alumni Award…One party guest spoke about Mary coming to visit her in the hospital. She recalls how Mary gave her a gift of watercolor paints and a sketch pad and said, “You can start with a clean slate and paint the colors of what you want the rest of your life to be.” She said it was a great inspiration for her and aided in her recovery.

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Prudential Broker in the State of Missouri 6 Briarbrook Trail, Des Peres $1,799,000

1236 Glen Eagle Lane, St Albans $1,200,000

1304 Litzsinger Woods, Ladue $1,199,000 Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00

1611 Dearborn Drive, Warson Woods $799,000

22 Joy Avenue, Webster Groves $699,000

226 Chamonix Court, Creve Coeur $540,000

2209 Picardy Meadow Ln, Chesterfield $525,000

1000 Dautel, Ladue Schools $399,900

6247 N Rosebury #3, St Louis $359,900

15639 Coventry Farm Ct, Chesterfield $349,900

1906 Shadow Wood Ct, Chesterfield $335,000

2016 Saint Clair Ave, Brentwood $332,000

7122 Pershing Avenue, University City $325,000 Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00

3454 Pestalozzi Street, St Louis $279,900

323 Chipley Circle, Ballwin $217,500

3900 Olive Street, St Louis City $212,000

750 S Hanley Road, Clayton $210,000

8519 Rosalie Avenue, Brentwood $189,900 Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00

Properties for Sale NEW LISTINGS

1236 Glen Eagle Lane St Albans 17874 Bonhomme Fork Ct Chesterfield 1304 Litzsinger Woods Ladue 1611 Dearborn Drive Warson Woods 22 Joy Avenue Webster Groves 18 Willow Hill Ladue 2209 Picardy Meadow Ln Chesterfield 15639 Coventry Farm Ct Chesterfield 1906 Shadow Wood Ct Chesterfield 8519 Rosalie Brentwood 7537 Hiawatha Ave Richmond Hts 1237 Fairview Dr Ellisville 2554 Circle Drive St Louis


35 Huntleigh Woods Huntleigh 6 Countryside Lane Frontenac 6 Briarbrook Trail Des Peres 1622 Forest Aire Frontenac 67 Arundel Place Clayton 1106 Wheaton Hill Town & Country 222 Spencer Rd Webster Groves 8 Geyer Wood Frontenac 900 Greenwich Green LnTown & Country

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226 Chamonix Court Creve Coeur 7448 Cromwell Drive Clayton 6943 Pershing University City 421 N Hanley University City 15 Benton Place Lafayette Square 1000 Dautel Ladue Schools 1480 Wilton Lane Kirkwood 843 University Place University City 2016 Saint Clair Ave Brentwood 7043 Pershing Avenue University City 7122 Pershing University City 7534 Delmar Boulevard University City 2055 Spring Valley Dr Washington 3454 Pestalozzi St Louis 7422 Gannon University City 1340 South Elm Webster Groves 114 Ladera Washington 712 Windy Ridge Washington 12965 Burning Bush Ct Creve Coeur 2560 Tamarack Union 5735 Suncrest Way Circle South County 8310 Rosalie Brentwood 5635 Reber Place St. Louis City 7114 Horner Richmond Heights 1819 Russell Boulevard St Louis

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750 S Hanley Rd #370 Clayton 8140 Whitburn Dr, #202 Clayton 3815 McCausland Ave #17 St Louis 230 N Boyle Unit #3N Central West End 7521 Buckingham 3E Clayton 7521 Buckingham Unit 2E Clayton 5381 Pershing Ave #102 St Louis 2310 Rutger Unit #E Lafayette Square 900 S Hanley, #3D Clayton 9011 N Swan Circle Brentwood 1508 High School Dr Brentwood CONDOS, VILLAS, ATTACHED HOMES 5696 Kingsbury #103 St Louis City 4545 Lindell Blvd #27 St Louis City $1,019,000 2274 Rule Ave Creve Coeur 4545 Lindell Blvd #2 St Louis City $779,000 C OUNTRY P ROPERTIES 4545 Lindell Blvd #34 St Louis City $769,000 8025 Maryland Avenue Clayton $689,000 9231 Highway 100 New Haven 7759 Kingsbury Clayton $599,000 1177 Highway E Hermann 2221 Croydon Walk Ladue Schools t $589,000 11303 Clayton Road Frontenac 6247 N Rosebury #3 St Louis $359,900 718 Champeix Lane Creve Coeur 1030 E Linden Richmond Hts $325,000 90 Fern Creek Lane Union 7520 Buckingham #3E Clayton n $310,000 23375 Windy Ridge Lane Warrenton 6246 Northwood Ave #2E St Louis City $295,000 1990 Park Drive Franklin Co 4100 Laclede Ave #102 St Louis $229,900 Moll Rd at Boone Valley Golf Club Defiance 329 Belt Ave #602 St Louis $219,900 Pleasant Hill School Rd Gerald 3900 Olive Street St Louis City $212,000 3359 Commonwealth St Louis City

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SOCIE T Y Peabody Logos Energy Leaders in Education



EABODY ENERGY HOSTED ST. Louis’ finest teachers, coaches and educational professionals at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark as part of its Logos Leaders in Education recognition dinner. Peabody chairman and CEO Greg Boyce, with Logos School board chair George Paz, recognized the outstanding leadership of 31 area educators. Nottingham CAJT High School principal Brian O’Connor was honored for his work at a public school dedicated to helping students with developmental disabilities. Gov. Jay Nixon gave an address and took part in the awards ceremony, as did Mayor Francis Slay. KMOX’s Debbie Monterrey welcomed guests and introduced the dignitaries. BY MOLLY JAMES

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Many of you have heard the news in recent weeks about cases of fungal meningitis resulting from contaminated steroid injections used for the relief of severe back pain. The latest figures indicate more than 250 cases with over 20 deaths nationwide. So often, the alarming news does not tell the whole story. Tainted medicines caused these infections; the steroid injections are not at fault. The cases are a result of a unique production of fungal-contaminated steroid produced and distributed by one pharmacy called the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts. These were custom-made drugs, not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration for safety and quality. There are no reported cases in Missouri and no record of a Missouri purchase from this compounding pharmacy. The meningitis outbreak should not cast a harsh light on epidural injections themselves.

Current and prospective patients of the Pain Management Center at Washington University/ Barnes Jewish Hospital should not be concerned as we have never acquired any medications from NECC of Massachusetts or any pharmacies owned by the same individuals. Still, if you have any apprehension, we advise all of our patients in need of steroid injections to call us with questions. At the Pain Management Center of Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital, we have varied treatment options, medical and non-medical. Steroid injections are one of many available treatments, using only FDA-approved commercial product. As board-certified pain specialists, we value the use of steroid injections in treating chronic and acute back pain. Even short-term relief can prove invaluable in jump-starting long-term treatment, which often involves exercise and other physical therapy.


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NIVERSITY CITY CHILDREN’S CENTER (UCCC) presented ‘Fairytales Can Come True’ at Powell Hall. All proceeds from the annual concert event benefit UCCC’s Scholarship Assistance Program for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years old from low-income families. More than half of UCCC’s children receive some kind of scholarship assistance. UCCC recognized Old Newsboys Day, as well as Lewis and Jean Chase with the ‘For the Love of Children’ award. Guests, who were seated on the stage facing the musicians, enjoyed classical compositions, which reflected the magic and musings of childhood. The event began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and concluded with a dessert reception.

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SOCIE T Y Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri



ICTURE ST. LOUIS IN 1904: THE WORLD’S FAIR, with the smell of cotton candy, the first taste of a hot dog, and the butterflies swirling in your stomach as you step onto the Ferris wheel for the first time! Families came from near and far to experience the endless possibilities. The 1904 World’s Fair marked a time of change, and Lutheran Family and Children’s Services also is working to make a difference in the lives of the families and communities they serve. Dan and Suzy Nelson, together with Tom and Lynn Kapp, were proud to be chairs of the 30th annual Helping Hands Auction. Dan Nelson and Tom Kapp, who currently serve on the LFCS foundation and operating boards, respectively, were both adopted through LFCS. This year’s ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ auction was held at St. Louis Marriott Union Station.

Rev. Alan Erdman, Sue Hites, Ron Remiger

Maryville University Reaches Out to the St. Louis Community Maryville celebrates and thanks more than 1,000 students, faculty and staff members who devoted a day of service to the St. Louis region this fall. Together, Maryville volunteers donated over 4,000 hours of their time to help 79 nonprofit organizations—from animal shelters to local schools—to help them with special projects and daily tasks. This annual, campus-wide day of service exemplifies Maryville’s commitment to the integration of civic engagement and academic pursuits, reflecting a core value of the University.

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UESTS WERE DRESSED IN their country best at the Ronald McDonald House Charities 12th Annual K ids and Clays dinner auction. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and drinks, while browsing a wide array of silent and live auction items that ranged from firearms to fishing gear and sports memorabilia. Then, they enjoyed dinner and bid on live auction items, all part of the organization’s second largest annual fundraiser. The next day some guests participated in a sporting clays tournament at Nilo Farms in Alton, Ill.

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AISING IN EXCESS OF $125,000 for Lindenwood athletic scholarships, the 20th Annual Lou Brock Golf Classic and Dinner Auction was held at the beautiful Whitmoor Country Club. Following the dinner auction, more than 200 golfers enjoyed the course the next day and participated in the ‘Chip off the ol’ Brock’ chipping contest. Brock and his wife, Jackie, were on the course taking photos along with the couple’s 1974 Stutz Blackhawk.

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Walker School of Business dean Benjamin Akande, Webster president Elizabeth Stroble, Ambassador Nancy Brinker and Webster provost and senior VP Julian Schuster.

Ambassador Nancy Brinker was named Person of the Year at the George Herbert Walker School of Business at Webster University. Brinker is the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer organization and a former U.S. Ambassador.

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Darci Roberts, daughter of Steven Roberts and Dr. Eva Frazer, was crowned Miss Fashionetta 2012. Darci is a 2012 graduate of Whitfield School. She was awarded a monetary scholarship that she’ll put toward her education at the University of San Diego.

St. Louis Ram Cortland Finnegan and wife Lacey at the dinner auction

St. Patrick Center raised $413,000 at its 28th annual Irish Open dinner auction at the Four Seasons Hotel. The event is the organization’s largest fundraiser, and all proceeds will benefit those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

United Methodist Churches partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in the Carondelet neighborhood. The churches, including Salem in Ladue UMC, Green Trails UMC, and Manchester UMC, donated $45,000 to help fund the build. Several local United Methodist churches have combined efforts to sponsor Habitat homes for the past 15 years, donating more than $750,000 and thousands of volunteer hours.

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They’re still swinging at the ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY over a successful Red Velvet Ball Swings! gala that featured WYNTON MARSALIS and the JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA. A ‘Platinum Party’ was hosted by ARNOLD and HAZEL DONALD at their Huntleigh home the night before, where guests enjoyed cocktails, Creole cuisine and desserts, and entertainment from a jazz trio. Marsalis, the guest of honor, happened to be celebrating his birthday, so the hosts had a beautiful music-themed birthday cake wheeled out for him, and gala chair DAVE STEWARD presented him with a St. Louis Blues jersey. The birthday boy also played an impromptu set, much to the guests’ delight!

Eighty-five years of chocolate…BISSINGER’S Handcrafted Chocolatier is celebrating 85 years in St. Louis this month with four days of surprises at its Maryland Plaza and Plaza Frontenac stores through Nov. 4. Offerings include special hidden ‘golden tickets,’ ‘1927 pricing’ on classic confections like the Chocolate-Covered Molasses Lollipop, and free goodies for those 85 years young.

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Gussie Feehan (center) celebrates at Bethesda Barclay House

Happy 106th birthday to AUGUSTA ‘GUSSIE’ FEEHAN, who recently celebrated her special day with fellow residents and staffers at Bethesda Barclay House in Clayton. Gussie, who has been at Barclay House since 1995, still actively volunteers at her church, Christ Church Cathedral; and enjoys going to lunch and dinner with friends several times a week.

WORD AROUND TOWN Kudos to our own MAGIC HOUSE. The renowned children’s museum’s Not-So-Haunted House event has been recognized by The Weather Channel as one of the top 10 Halloween attractions in America. The Magic House shares the honors with other top-tier attractions such as Walt Disney World Resort, Central Park and Sesame Place. RIGHT: A ‘superhero’ sighting at The Magic House


South Pacific

After two years of fundraising and planning, ground has been broken on the SHAW PARK RECREATIONAL TRAIL in Clayton. The trail is designed to enhance walkability and fitness by adding peaceful natural alcoves, gathering spaces and cultural experiences. The project is expected to be completed in the spring.

THE MUNY’s 95th season promises to bring us one spectacular summer. The 2013 season, which includes four Muny premieres, will feature Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, Nunsense— Muny Style!, Shrek—The Musical, South Pacific, Monty Python’s Spamalot and West Side Story.

The ELLISVILLE DOG PARK is now open. Formed by a committee of ‘dog-loving’ residents, the park, located within Bluebird Park, is open for people and their pets from all municipalities. Membership is $40 annually for up to three dogs from one family.

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Extended Family

Head of school Pat Shipley reads to Rossman School students

EVERY MORNING, HEAD OF SCHOOL PAT Shipley stands at the doors of the school, greeting each child by name as they arrive. The scene epitomizes the atmosphere that Rossman School aims to cultivate among the members of its community. “We’re intentionally a small school, and it allows us to build personal relationships with each child and their parents,” Shipley says. “The spirit of the school is really a family spirit.” That family spirit is echoed throughout all aspects of Rossman. Founded in 1917, the school teaches 230 students in junior kindergarten through sixth grade, providing a rigorous education, while emphasizing the principles of kindness, honesty, respect and responsibility. “Every child knows what those guidelines are and what they mean,” Shipley explains. “It starts from the very beginning.”

An 8-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio enables teachers to provide close attention to each child in their classroom, while every faculty member eats lunch with the students, and homeroom teachers monitor recess. In addition, every student is a member of a ‘Rossman Family,’ individual groups made up of children from every grade and led by a faculty member. Students remain in the same ‘family’ throughout their entire educational experience, and take part in monthly Rossman Family Gatherings. “No matter what they do in life, how they build relationships with other people is going to affect their lives. We all feel that character is very important, and the development of it is an intricate part of who we are,” Shipley notes. At Rossman, excellence in academics and Continued on page 79



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Celebrating Nonprofits in 2013


HE OLD WORLD ARCHITECTURE AND contemporary interior design of Palladium Saint Louis could set the stage for your next nonprofit event. For 2013, nonprofits will receive $2,013 off event packages at the historic venue. “We recognize how much nonprofits do for our community on a daily basis, and we wanted to find a way to give back,” says Maggie Eichwald, director of sales and catering. “Nonprofits typically have one large fundraiser each year, and this special is ideal for that.” Palladium is carrying the deal into 2014, with $2,014 off 2014 charity events. Since its 2009 inception, Palladium’s sixmember event planning team has created one-ofa-kind events for nonprofits such as MDA, Craft Alliance and Gateway to Hope. In addition to the new discount, nonprofits will continue to receive Palladium’s standard charity savings of 10 percent off package-pricing for the first three months of 2013 and 25 percent off rental fees all year. Led by Eichwald and Melody Buckner, Palladium’s staff works to make every cocktail party, fundraiser

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or auction a signature event. “When you rent Palladium, it’s all about you; there’s not two or three events going on,” notes company president Richard Nix Jr. “And events are inclusive to make it easy and

successful for nonprofits, so they are able to put more money in their pocket.” Rental includes the use of the entire property, from the original historical charm of the 1937 mezzanine level to the modern elegance of a Continued on page 79


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Hungry Food Pantries Fill the Need

FOR MANY, THE HOLIDAYS MEAN big family dinners with tables full of delicious food. But for others, a meal at any time is hard to come by, much less during the cold weather months when limited budgets dictate heat over turkeys. These local organizations are working to feed needy families during the holidays and all year round.

Volunteers help out at Food Outreach

FOOD OUTREACH On Nov. 4, Food Outreach will partner with St. Louis BWorks for its seventh annual Cranksgiving, a bike ride that doubles as a food drive as the route takes participants past local grocery stores, where they purchase and donate non-perishable items. With more than 7,000 food items donated annually, the event helps the organization meet the spike in demand that comes as the holidays arrive. “We’re going into that increased need period as the colder months arrive. Higher utility bills are kicking in and people tend to eat more in the colder weather, so we see more people coming in,” says Food Outreach executive director Greg Lukeman. Now in its 24th year, Food Outreach provides nutritional support while enhancing the quality of life for people living with cancer or HIV/AIDS. The organization offers an integrated frozen prepared

meal and grocery program with a registered dietician to specialize the services to each individual’s needs. A hot lunch every Monday, as well as nutrition education and cooking classes, enhances the offerings that Food Outreach makes available to its 2,000 clients and their families. While food drives throughout the year help gather needed items, targeted efforts during the holidays by various local organizations enable Food Outreach to provide more for its clients, including extra food packages and the occasional turkey, Lukeman notes. In addition, extra fundraising allows the nonprofit to distribute approximately 750 gift bags filled with personal care items and a few treats like candy canes to spread the holiday spirit. “With all of our efforts, we’re on target to provide half a million meals by the end of this year,” Lukeman says. “It’s all about empowering and partnering with the clients.” Continued on page 20


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St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese volunteers with Operation Food Search.

United Way volunteers help fill bags at the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.

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OPERATION FOOD SEARCH With the challenging economic climate, Operation Food Search’s partner agencies have reported a 30-percent increase in food assistance requests. As the weather turns cold, those requests will continue to rise, says executive director Sunny Schaefer. “During the holidays, people naturally turn their thoughts to helping others, so there’s an outpouring of support, but keeping up with the need is almost impossible.” While the needs are daunting, Operation Food Search does what it can to make a difference. The hunger relief organization helps feed the area hungry by collecting food from all segments of the local food industry, then distributing that food to a network of 250 partner agencies such as emergency food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. In addition, its Operation Backpack program feeds hungry children during the weekend when they are not in school and may not have easy access to meals. Operation Food Search relies on the community’s willingness to step up during the holidays to aid in its additional efforts. The organization reaches out to food vendors and individuals for assistance in obtaining turkeys, organizes food drives and encourages financial donations. “For every $1 we get, we’re able to collect and distribute $22 worth of food,” Schaefer notes. Recognizing that more food is not the only thing needed as the holidays arrive, Operation Food Search has teamed up with Kurt Warner’s First Things First Foundation for the Warner’s Warm-Up Coat Drive through Nov. 14. The organization hopes to collect 15,000 coats for the region’s disadvantaged during the harsh winter months.

HARVEY KORNBLUM JEWISH FOOD PANTRY The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is interested in anything it can do to give people the necessities of daily life. While food is its main business, the food pantry welcomes basic items that can help improve someone’s life—something as simple as a fleece blanket as the temperature drops. “People want to contribute and we just want it to be really beneficial for our clients, while at the same time being fulfilling for our donors, as well,” says community outreach coordinator Donald Meissner. A program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, the Jewish Food Pantry feeds approximately 5,000 people every month. Clients can come to the pantry once a month for enough food to last for seven to 10 days. While the pantry has canned and dry goods, it always is looking for more supplies, particularly fresh fruit, vegetables and kosher meat. In the next couple months, the Jewish Food Pantry expects to see an uptick in the number of people relying on the program for food, and it relies on the response from the community to meet the need. “Someone just bringing in a donation really helps us get through the season,” Meissner says. Additional food drives also help, and more volunteers step up to assist at the pantry. While Meissner is grateful for the extra help, he hopes that the increased interest can carry over past the holidays. “What we wish is that people will come to volunteer and realize that they can come back anytime—people are hungry all year round.”

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL People want to do something special for their families during the holidays, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul does what it can to help make that happen, says development director Robert Vogel. “Each chapter or conference works to serve its own neighborhood. Sometimes it’s a special dinner program during the holidays or coordinating a turkey or ham drive, but they try to meet the needs at a local level.” Founded in 1845 as the oldest charity in St. Louis, St. Vincent de Paul operates 143 chapters throughout the St. Louis area and eastern Missouri. Among the many services the society offers families in need is access to food pantries located in 83 of the locations. Some are no bigger than a closet, while others are stocked like corner drugstores, Vogel says. The pantries rely on donations from grocery stores and food distributors or manufacturers, as well as individual contributions. The self-funded Catholic organization also hands out food gift cards, totaling $70,000 this past year. While families want to do something special for each other during the holidays, they often think more about giving back during that time, as well. St. Vincent de Paul fields calls from those looking to help, and while it does not have regular volunteer opportunities like a soup kitchen, it encourages donations, whether it’s food or financial contributions. Although ham and turkeys are highly requested during the holidays, fresh fruit, vegetables and meat always are in critical demand, no matter what time of the year it is, Vogel explains. “That’s the biggest challenge we have and people are in need of those items all the time; not just at the holidays.”


The Mobile USO supports troops during pre-deployment training at Ft. Leonard Wood.

A volunteer at the James S. McDonnell USO

The James S. McDonnell USO at Lambert Airport

USO of Missouri, Inc. MISSION: The USO of Missouri, Inc. is a private, well as four counties in southern Illinois. Since its nonprofit organization that focuses on lifting the inception in 1981, the organization has served more spirits of America’s troops and their families by than 4.1 million military personnel and their famiproviding a ‘touch of home’ through its facilities, a lies, with 270,000 served annually. shoulder when needed and family-friendly events. WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: Fifth Annual USO of Missouri Mud Run, June 1, 2013, at The organization has two facilities at MidAmerica Airport Lambert-St. Louis International Airport that A timed military-style 5K cross-country race provide military personnel and their families a place to feel at home while they are on the go. The designed for individuals and five-member teams, James S. McDonnell USO in Terminal 1 is open 24 the run is intended to test endurance as the chalhours a day, 365 days a year; while lenging course takes you through mud pits and water crossings. For more the new USO Satellite in Terminal 2 information, visit offers assistance to traveling military during business hours Monday USOofMissouriMudRun. through Friday. The USO also operHOW TO GET INVOLVED: More ates a facility at Ft. Leonard Wood, than 900 volunteers help make the USO of Missouri’s facilities, programs and along with the Dennis Jones Family events a success. A variety of opportuFoundation Mobile USO. Receiving no government, military or United nities are available, and complete training is provided. To volunteer, contact Way funding, and financially indeLori Flett at 429-7739 or lflett@ pendent from the National USO, USO of Missouri board the 501c3 organization relies on president Jim Bruchas As the USO relies on private donaprivate donations in order to serve the troops. tions, contributions are welcome. The HISTORY: The USO, or United Service organization always is in need of supplies to operOrganization, was founded in 1941 by President ate the facilities (a wish list can be found online), Franklin Roosevelt. The Missouri chapter was and financial options include Combined Federal established in September 1981 when the James S. Campaigns, planned giving or stock donations. For McDonnell USO opened, named for the founder of more information, call 429-7702 or visit usomisMcDonnell aircraft. The Mobile USO was added in ON THE BOARD: JIM BRUCHAS 2005, with the Ft. Leonard Wood facility opening in 2006, and the USO Satellite in 2007. As a 22-year veteran of the military, Jim Bruchas’ COMMUNITY IMPACT: The USO of Missouri past is the active duty military’s present. That provides services to the entire state of Missouri, as understanding of the service those soldiers are

providing has made him equal to the task as board president for the USO of Missouri. “Our job is to support these soldiers, and the impact we have is superb,” he says. “The soldiers come and go through the facilities, but it makes a difference.” Shortly after moving to St. Louis 10 years ago, Bruchas was encouraged by a friend to attend a USO board meeting and he was quickly hooked. During the next several years, he moved up the ranks before becoming board president in 2011. The retired fighter pilot, who now works for Heizer Aerospace, is committed to the organization’s efforts, which range from proving a place for family game nights to a quick bite to eat during pre-deployment training. The USO also offers a program that films soldiers reading books to their children, wellness dogs that provide comfort, and support for the Warrior Transition Unit, Bruchas details. “They really appreciate that we’re there for them. The commanders can call us at any time, and if we can, we’ll show up.” Bruchas also is helping to lead the way as the USO reaches out to the younger demographic, encouraging them to learn about the organization and get involved. Sustained financial and community support also is key. “We’re concerned that as the war winds down, interest in the active duty soldier will be lost,” he explains. Bruchas will step down as president at the end of the year, but taking up the position as chairman of the board will allow him to stay involved in a personally important cause. “Being able to give back something that I know is needed for these soldiers is a great reward.”


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Board News The American Society of Interior Designers, Missouri East Chapter has installed the following new board members for the 2012-2013 term: GIGI LOMBRANO as president, DEB BOKAMPER as president-elect, MELINDA KLINGHAMMER as finance director, CJ KNAPP as communications director, GREG ROBINSON as membership director, GEORGINE O’DONNELL as professional development director, REBECCA SCHOENEBERG as director-at-large and MARIA GALLAGHER as student representative. Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is proud to welcome JASON SCHLUETER and CHARLES TROUPE to its Young Professionals Board and TROY FERRERO to its board of directors.

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Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis announces KEITH LUEKING, MEGAN RIDGEWAY, WILLIAM JEHLING and PAUL CHIBE have been elected as the newest members of its board of directors. BILL CORRIGAN has been elected president of the Law School Foundation of University of Missouri School of Law.

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CHRISTINE ALSOP has been appointed by the board of directors to the executive committee of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging. Saint Louis University has elected THOMAS BROUSTER SR. as chairman of the university’s board of trustees. Other board members include: JOSEPH CONRAN, RICHARD FISHER and THOMAS KEEFE. The St. Louis Community College Foundation has added eight members to its board of directors. New members include: VANESSA HALIM, KATHERINE JOSLIN, LINDA LEGG, TRACI O’BRYAN, PAMELA ROSS, WILMA SCHOPP and BECKY SPURGEON.

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Fontbonne University welcomes the following appointees to its board of trustees: MARIE HARRIS, CSJ, DARRYL JONES, MARY MAGUIRE, CSJA, ANN PACE, CSJ and ROSEANNE SIEBERT, CSJ. GEORGE WALKER III and BOB COX have been elected to Beyond Housing’s board of directors.

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Room at the Inn 209-9181, Set of 12 for $10 plus $2.50 shipping Inside message: A passage from Matthew 1:23 and Wishing You the Gift of Faith, the Blessing of Hope and Peace of his Love, at Christmas and Always.

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charities&nonprofits Ladue News Special Section

November Charity Calendar November Saturday 3

SHOW ME TRIVIA NIGHT at the Jewish Community Center West to benefit the St. Louis Asthma and Allergy Foundation, 645-2422 or ‘LET’S CELEBRATE’ dinner and auction featuring KSDK’s Cindy Preszler at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, to benefit the Assistance League St. Louis and celebrate its 25th anniversary, 636-227-6200 or

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Friday 9 through Saturday 10

SSM ST. MARY’S EXPECT MORE HEALTHY BABIES CELEBRATION featuring keynote speaker Jenae Wallick at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Clayton to benefit the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit,

ART AND CRAFTS BOUTIQUE 2012 at the Kirkwood Community Center to benefit the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, 962-0106 or

First annual WINE TASTING at the Grand Ballroom of Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 to benefit the St. Vincent Home for Children, 261-6011 or

EPWORTH’S WINE DINNER & AUCTION at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, to benefit Epworth’s Family Support Network program, 918-3401 or

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Second annual ALL-IN FOR MIRACLES TEXAS HOLD ’EM POKER TOURNAMENT at Syberg’s Dorsett to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis, 434-6880 or

APPLAUSE! THE 2012 STAGES ST. LOUIS GALA at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, to benefit STAGES’ educational and artistic programs, 636-530-5959 or

Wednesday 14 2012 SUSAN SHERMAN ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER, Thelma Golden, at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 535-4660 or

FALL LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW at Garden Villas North to benefit Soroptimist International of Greater St. Louis, 355-1516 or

Sunday 4 33rd annual ST. LOUIS HALF MARATHON and 12th annual CLAYTON POLICE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL OLYMPICS 5K starting at the Center of Clayton to benefit Special Olympics Missouri, 781-3926 or

ARTSOUNDS GALLERY GALA featuring Sylvia McNair at the Sheldon Art Galleries to benefit the galleries’ exhibitions and education programs, 533-9900 or 21st annual EXPRESS SCRIPTS REACH FOR A STAR GALA honoring Ron Daugherty at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 733-1241 or

SAINT LOUIS ORIGINALS FALL FOOD FRENZY at Monarch to benefit the ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter,

‘JOIN US ON THE JOURNEY’ event sponsored by Leslie and Sheldon Weinstein at Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar to benefit The Kids’ Clubhouse, 725-4511.

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Third annual HEART OF THE HOME KITCHEN TOURS of Ladue and Clayton to benefit JDRF, 729-1846 or CHILDREN’S WISHING WELL FOUNDATION OF SAINT LOUIS DINNER AND AUCTION at Palladium Saint Louis to benefit the Foundation, 541-8349.

34th annual ST. LOUIS JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL featuring Carrie Fisher at the Jewish Community Center to benefit the J’s scholarships and cultural arts programming, 442-3299 or

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2012 PAWS FOR THE CAUSE TRIVIA NIGHT at the Museum of the Dog in Queeny Park to benefit Abandoned Paws Rescue and its Puppies for Parole program, 643-7297 or

Saturday 17 26th annual MAGIC OF GIVING GALA honoring Stafford Manion at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit the National Kidney Foundation, 961-2828 or

ZOOTINI 2012 hosted by the Young Zoo Friends at the Saint Louis Zoo’s Living World to benefit the zoo’s conservation efforts, 781-0900 or

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TRIVIA NIGHT at Brown Shoe Corporation to benefit SSM Hospice & Home Care Foundation, 989-2775 or

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HEART & SOUL GALA honoring Steven and Susan Lipstein at the Chase Park Plaza’s Starlight Room to benefit Congregation Shaare Emeth, 569-0010 or

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GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K starting at Soldiers Memorial to benefit the Girls on the Run St. Louis Scholarship Fund, 862-6266 or Third annual WYMAN WOBBLE GOBBLE five-mile trail run at the Wyman Center campus to benefit the organization, 636-938-5245 or Eighth annual GARDENLAND EXPRESS HOLIDAY FLOWER AND TRAIN SHOW running through Jan. 1, 2013 at the Missouri Botanical Garden to benefit the Garden, 577-5100 or

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WEDNESDAY 28 29th annual FESTIVAL OF TREES gala at Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet to benefit TouchPoint Autism Services, 394-7018 or


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20th annual HOLIDAY MART at Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church to benefit the Ladue Chapel Nursery School’s educational and enrichment programs, 993-3993 or

COMING IN DECEMBER 1 SILVER BALL at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, 447-4881 or 5 18th annual CAREGIVER AWARDS LUNCHEON at St. Louis Marriott West to benefit the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, 918-8222 or 8 SHEER ELEGANCE: ELEMENTS OF STYLE & GRACE at The Chase Park Plaza to benefit the Mathews-Dickey Girls’ Program, 382-5952 ext. 234 or

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charitychat Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis 3763 Forest Park Ave., 371-0400,

Nurses for Newborns Foundation 7259 Lansdowne Ave., 544-3433,

The Cars for Homes vehicle donation program supports our local mission to help eliminate poverty housing. An automobile doesn’t have to be in working order to be accepted. Cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles and construction vehicles also are accepted. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Nurses for Newborns has a new logo, thanks to St. Louis’ Spoke Marketing. For more than 20 years, our nurses have made a documented difference in the lives of thousands of babies and their families in the community by providing in-home nursing visits to help prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect. We would like to extend our gratitude for helping us save babies and strengthen families.

Hellenic Spirit Foundation 4400 Woodson Road, 447-0290, We are a nonprofit charitable organization formed by a small group that represents the Greek-American and Philhellenes community within the greater St. Louis area. In conjunction with The University of Missouri, we are pleased to present the 2012 Athena Awards at the Missouri Athletic Club on Nov. 16. The award honors outstanding women who reflect an ‘absorbing interest, intense commitment, skillful accomplishments and radiance of Hellenic beauty as epitomized by the goddess Athena.’

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program 8702 Manchester Road, 918-8222, Join us on Dec. 5 at the St. Louis Marriott West from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our 18th annual Caregiver Awards Luncheon, in recognition of staff and volunteers who are giving exceptional longterm care throughout the greater St. Louis and Northeast Missouri area. The event also will include a holiday boutique, open from 8 a.m. to noon. Ticket costs are $50 for individuals and $500 for a reserved table of 10.

National Kidney Foundation 10803 Olive Blvd., Ste. 200, 961-2828, We will present the Drew Baur Award of Excellence to Stafford Manion at this year’s Magic of Giving Gala. Join us on Nov. 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis for our traditional black-tie event featuring our signature balloon pop and sweet side of giving competition. Pictured: Stafford Manion.


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St. Louis Cord Blood Bank 3662 Park Ave., 268-2787, 888-453-2673, We are a community-based program that collects, processes and distributes donated umbilical cord blood for stem-cell transplantation worldwide. Jessica Hahn is alive and well today because she received a transplant using a cord-blood unit donated to our bank to cure myelodysplastic syndrome. She is one of more than 2,000 people whose lives our efforts have helped save.

Winter Opera Saint Louis 2015 Marconi Ave., 865-0038, Join us Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade High School for the performance of The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan. Laugh and hum along to this British satire set in Japan. Will the son of the emperor of Japan, distinguished as a wandering minstrel, win the heart of the beautiful Yum-Yum? Performed in English with an orchestra—ticket costs: $36, $42 and $51.

Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis 1111 Conway Road, 692-7551, We are excited to welcome Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis as she and a panel discuss the under-representation and misrepresentation of women and girls in the media. The event will take place on Nov. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Frontenac Hilton. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Foundation of Greater Saint Louis and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Ticket costs are $75 for adults, $40 for ages 25 and under.

All Decked Out November is upon us and it’s never too early to be thinking about what you will be donning to holiday parties. And who better to showcase some gorgeous party wear than the beautiful (and absolutely talented) Miran Halen, soprano for the St. Louis Symphony? With the stunning Powell Hall as the backdrop, these gowns will inspire you to get ‘all decked out’ for the holidays. By K atie Yeadon 27

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Miran Halen SOPRANO MIRAN HALEN CONTINUES TO EVOLVE HER art. As a versatile singer of opera, symphony, chamber and recital music, Halen frequently performs for the St. Louis Symphony’s Parties of Note, and also has starred in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly with the Houston Opera. Also a musical education advocate, she has performed during benefit concerts such as the 30th anniversary of St. Louis Children’s Choir. Through the years, Halen says her performing abilities and voice have gradually matured. “I know what my strengths are, and to what repertoire I am more ideally suited. I also know my audiences well, and know what they like most.” During performances with the Symphony, Halen enjoys sharing a deep musical connection with her husband, the orchestra’s concertmaster, David Halen. “I think it creates a deeper appreciation and understanding of each other,” she notes. “Our shared passion for great music has drawn us closer together.” Through the Symphony’s Parties of Note, Halen loves interacting with the orchestra’s devoted patrons in the intimate setting of local private homes. “It’s terrific how the Symphony is performing both on the magnificent stage at Powell Hall, and also out in our community, which is so very important.” Shot on location at Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony since 1968. Located in Grand Center, and added to the National Historic Register of Historic Places in 2001, this former movie house and vaudeville hall is widely regarded as one of the most renowned and acoustically superior concert halls in the United States.



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Calling all Charities and nonprofits! ‘Tis the season! During the month of November, Ladue News will feature holiday cards whose proceeds benefit local charities and nonprofits. If you’d like to share your card with our readers, email us the card’s front image, as well as details about the inside message and where it can be purchased.

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The Great Pumpkin

PATCH One of the best parts of fall is visiting the pumpkin patch; and here in St. Louis, we are so lucky to have Rombachs Farm in Chesterfield. More than just a pumpkin patch, Rombachs offers hayrides, live farm animals and a country store. Kennedy and Whit had a blast discovering all Rombachs has to offer on a beautiful fall day — of course, looking very stylish in the latest kids’ fall fashions!

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The Doctor is In HALLOWEEN WAS JUST A FEW DAYS AGO, SO I’m sure the kids still have bags of candy around the house. With candy comes the threat of cavities (and a perfect segue into childhood dental care). Care of your child’s teeth begins at birth and continues through life. Although newborns and infants rarely have teeth (the first tooth usually pops in between 6 and 9 months), it’s important to remember that routine dental care should begin at birth. Use a damp washcloth to wipe your newborn’s gums after every feeding and NEVER leave your baby in bed with a bottle. As soon as that first tooth pokes though the gums, begin using a soft bristle toothbrush with a tiny pea-size smear of toothpaste after feedings. Ask your doctor about the timing of your baby’s first trip to the dentist. Some recommend making the first dental visit after the first tooth appears and before the first birthday. Others recommend the first visit sometime after the first tooth appears but before all the baby teeth are present, generally before 2 ½ years of age. If you have someone to BY DR. JOSEPH KAHN

help, you may want to bring your child along with you to one of your routine dental visits prior to his first exam. That way, he can see the dentist is not threatening and become familiar with the sights and sounds of a dental office. As your child gets older, routine dental care should include brushing at least twice daily. Let your child help choose a toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are great and fun. My little princesses love brushing with their princess toothbrushes, and my grandson brushes like a madman with Buzz Lightyear. When your child gets permanent teeth, he should begin flossing every night at bedtime. Take your child (and yourself) to the dentist for routine examinations every six months. Discuss dental sealants with your dentist, as well. They can protect teeth and prevent cavities for many years. One concern parents have regarding their child’s teeth is thumb-sucking and the use of pacifiers. This generally only becomes a problem if the habit persists much beyond the third year of life, because it can cause bite abnormalities. Talk

to your child’s dentist if you have concerns. When your child begins to participate in sports, remember to protect the teeth. Most contact sports require mouth guards, but talk to your dentist about how to get the best fit and when they should be worn. And what should you do Continued on page 79

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S WE ENTER THE COLD, DARK WINTER months, there are those among us who become S.A.D. And this isn’t just a passing episode of mild winter blues: Thousands of Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, a condition in which people become depressed and lethargic between late fall and spring. “S.A.D. starts to set in late in the fall, when the days are shorter and the sun’s rays are not as bright as in the summer,” says Dr. Adelita Segovia, a child and adolescent psychiatrist with Clayton Behavioral. “Usually the symptoms are worse in the winter months, with remission of symptoms in the spring and summer months. It is also worse in the northern latitudes, areas farther away from the equator.” The condition affects both adults and children, she notes. Although kids can be S.A.D., diagnosis in children is more difficult than it is in adults. “Common sense tells us that time of year probably impacts children, teens and adults about equally, but the first obstacle is making an accurate diagnosis of depression in a child when children don’t always exhibit depression in the same ways that adults do,” says Dr. James Feinberg, a child clinical psychologist in Kirkwood. For instance, depressed adults tend to exhibit more lethargy than children. Feinberg notes that a clinical diagnosis of S.A.D. requires a prior history of depression and an obvious resolution of symptoms when days lengthen, followed by a relapse when daylight again diminishes in autumn. A history of at least two years is required for diagnosis, which is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a subtype of major depression. “Kids haven’t really been alive long enough to make that diagnosis accurately and then get a two-year pattern,” Feinberg says. “But by the time they get to the age of 15, it’s much easier to diagnose. By then, they look a lot more like adults who are depressed.” Diagnosis in young children is typically dependent on the observations and BY CONNIE MITCHELL


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Health & wellness Ladue News Special Section


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Cancer is often hard to pin on a particular cause. Lung cancer, however, is one of the few that is clearly linked to a specific behavior: smoking.


MOKING TOBACCO PRODUCTS IS by far the leading cause of lung cancer, accounting for 90 percent of cases,” says Dr. Bryan Faller, a physician with Midwest Hematology Oncology Consultants and Missouri Baptist Cancer Center. That statistic accounts for most of the more than 226,000 new cases of lung cancer estimated in the United States this year, according to the American Cancer Society. The other 10 percent of lung cancer cases may be linked to a variety of risk factors, including second-hand smoke, radon gas, asbestos and diesel exhaust exposure, family history and a prior lung cancer diagnosis. Given the overwhelming evidence that smoking is the primary cause of most lung cancer cases, “smoking cessation is the greatest preventive strategy,” says Dr. Ramaswamy Govindan, an oncologist and lung cancer specialist with Washington University Physicians. For those who do stop smoking, he adds, “Over time, the risk decreases, but it can take years—10 to 20 years.” Smokers and recent ex-smokers need to be especially diligent in monitoring their health. Govindan refers to a National Cancer Institute study, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), which compared low-dose CT scans to chest X-rays as screening tools in smokers. Results published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicated that

participants who received the CT scans had a 20 percent decreased risk of dying from lung cancer than participants who received standard chest X-rays. “Currently, screening is advocated only for cigarette smokers who are between the ages of 55 and 74 years old, have been smoking for at least 30 ‘pack-years’ and who continue to smoke or have quit within the past 15 years,” Faller says. “Low-dose CT scans of the chest performed annually for three years is recommended. This form of screening was recently found to be life-saving for this very high-risk group of patients,” he adds. To determine ‘pack-years,’ multiply packs of cigarettes smoked per day by the number of years smoked. A persistent cough with no associated explanation, such as allergies or a cold, should be assessed by a physician. Other concerning symptoms include coughing up blood, unexplained shortness of breath and rapid, unexplained weight loss. “It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s cancer, but it’s something to check out,” Govindan notes. Other types of lung disease, such as emphysema, also are common in smokers and can share some of these symptoms. The most important message from physicians and national health organizations is consistent: If you don’t smoke, don’t start; and if you do smoke, quit.


Given the grim statistics about smoking and the risk of lung cancer and other serious pulmonary diseases, as well as smoking’s role in cardiovascular disease and other illnesses, quitting is one of the most important things a smoker can do for his health. But, as most smokers know all too well, breaking the addiction is hard. That’s why so many smoking cessation programs and tools have been created. From over-thecounter nicotine patches to prescription drugs to support groups, a variety of approaches can lead to success. The American Cancer Society (ACS) wants Thursday, Nov. 15, to be the day that smokers commit to quit by participating in the Great American Smokeout. “Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet more than 45 million Americans still smoke cigarettes,” states the ACS. “However, more than half of these smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year.” Despite all the available smoking cessation aids, one thing is the key ingredient to a successful bid to quit smoking, according to area experts. “The bottom line is that not one single thing will help until you’re ready to quit smoking,” says Ellen Brennan, a lung health nurse navigator with SSM Cancer Care. And she doesn’t just mean when people say they’re ready—she means when they’re truly ready on an intellectual and emotional level. Karen Lane, St. Luke’s Hospital pulmonary rehabilitation coordinator, agrees. “In general, most smokers quit six to nine times before staying smoke-free,” she says. “If smokers try to quit because they know they should or at someone else’s prompting, they have less than a 10 percent chance of staying smokefree. Once they decide they want to quit, they are successful 70 percent of the time.” The Great American Smokeout is designed to create an opportunity for smokers to set a ‘quit day’ and create a plan to stop smoking on that date. Because many smokers don’t know where to begin with a smoking cessation plan, professionals at area hospitals and health care organizations are available to assist with the process from start to finish. For instance, Lane says that the St. Luke’s Tobacco Cessation Counseling program offers one-on-one consultation with a respiratory therapist for tobacco cessation. “The curriculum includes information on nicotine replacement (gum and patches), stress-reduction training, cognitive restructuring, social support and relapse prevention counseling, as well as handouts and workbooks,” she says. Brennan’s list of available services is very similar. Yet she notes that many smokers quit successfully just by sticking with one basic step: Stop. “A lot of patients quit better cold turkey,” she says. “They get it in their mind to do it, and they just do it.” {} NOVEMBER 2, 2012



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HEN HELPING A CLIENT REDESIGN any room in their home, the most important thing a designer can do is to listen, James Cline says. The VP of retail sales and marketing at Signature Kitchen & Bath says the entire process is built around helping clients realize the vision that might already be in their heads. “If we ask the right questions and listen, we can pull that information from the customer and create exactly what they want for their home,” he says. Signature Kitchen & Bath recently opened its third location on Manchester Road in Rock Hill, providing full-service design for kitchens and baths. Offering major national brands, along with its own Signature line of cabinetry, the process allows homeowners the option of ‘buying local,’ Cline notes. “By having that manufacturing capability, with an 80,000-square-foot facility in St. Charles, it provides a unique opportunity to support our neighbors.” He notes that all of the lines carried at the shop are customizable. “You

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don’t have to take cookie-cutter cabinets. These are designed for your space.” The showroom also includes partner brands, California Closets and Elite Stone & Marble. California Closets was acquired by parent company Lami Wood Products Corp. approximately a year ago, and the growth has been exciting, Cline says. “We offer complete organizational services, including walk-in closets, pantries, laundry rooms or home garages, even the home office,” he notes, adding that while St. Louis is typically traditional in a design sense, California Closets is an international company that incorporates contemporary influences. “If you’re from St. Louis and you like contemporary, you can find yourself challenged. It’s not to say that we don’t have traditional pieces, as well, but those contemporary pieces are available.” During the design consultation process, clients also are presented with a 3-D artistic rendering Continued on page 79



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My Dream Listing

FROM HISTORIC ARCHITECTURAL GEMS TO luxurious modern mansions, some of the area’s most sought-after high-end properties are on the market. And with historically low interest rates, the timing is better than ever to make one of these your ‘dream’ home.

4 BRIARBROOK TRAIL | DES PERES A one-of-a-kind Old World-style Tuscan mansion with modern amenities sits on a private street in Des Peres. “Attention to detail is evident throughout the property,” says Karen Hoemeke of Coldwell Banker Premier Group. Those signature touches begin on the 5-year-old, 8,800-square-foot house’s exterior, which features tumbled stone and stucco, a copper turret roof and a solid mahogany front door. Inside, a two-story grand salon with a 20-foot bay window wall showcases more intricate touches, from the cast stone fireplace to solid, hand-scraped hickory hardwood floors and a spiral staircase. Rooms with a view exist throughout the home, from the eat-in kitchen overlooking the back veranda, pool and putting green, to the main floor master suite’s bay window view of the backyard. The master also features a walk-in closet, a spa-like bathroom suite with a Jacuzzi tub that has a waterfall, and a French door to the backyard veranda. The five-bedroom, 6.5-bath home also has a three-car garage and a finished lower level, including a recreation room, stone fireplace, full bar, media room with a 100-inch screen and theater seating, full bathroom and workout room. BY BRITTANY NAY

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1300 Log Cabin | Ladue Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a rare panoramic view of the custom-designed landscape at 1300 Log Cabin Lane in Ladue. Built in 1958 and renovated inside and out in 2010, this contemporary home features heated Portuguese limestone floors, split-faced Georgia marble walls, an 800-bottle wine room and a custom chef’s kitchen. Outside, a gas firepit, screened porch and pool are surrounded by lush landscaping on 3 acres. “The original owner took seven years to plan the home, and the current owner perfected it to today’s lifestyle,” notes Helen Costello of Laura McCarthy Real Estate. “Each room epitomizes the comfort of splendid finishes and inspired design.” The five-bedroom, 4.5-bath home is on the market for $2.595 million. “It is truly a stunning contemporary home that is rare in the St. Louis market,” Costello says.

24 Fordyce Lane | Ladue A great hall with a cathedral ceiling is the centerpiece of a custom home designed by Massachusetts architect Graham Gund at 24 Fordyce Lane in Ladue. “This is a significant home on an extremely private 3.2-acre property,” John Ryan of Coldwell Banker Gundaker notes. Built by Higginbotham Bros., the 24-year-old estate features exceptional millwork, casework and hardware. Playing off a variety of geometric shapes, the home also includes custom circular windows and octagonal living and dining rooms on either side of the great hall. The master suite continues the octagonal design with two dressing rooms and a luxury bath. Additionally, the 4,000-square-foot home, offered at $2.15 million, has two bedroom suites and an oversized two-car garage, with a gardener’s room and second floor office, four fireplaces and an elevator.

15 Ladue Lane | Ladue Constructed in 1974 by a renowned art collector, 15 Ladue Lane is a private oasis, says Gai Lowell of Janet McAfee Real Estate. Gardens designed by Vivian Gellman and a 6-foot, serpentine-style brick wall create a private outdoor living space, complete with a pool, slate patio and pool house. Inside, the six-bedroom, eight-bath home was recently remodeled, with a built-in 300-gallon salt water fish tank highlighting the family room. “Everyone is entranced by it,” Lowell says. Another unique area of the home is the almost 30-foot gallery hall, which has exceptional art lighting and opens to a 21-foot octagonal room featuring a 12-foot domed ceiling with a skylight. “The effect is highly dramatic upon entering the residence,” Lowell notes. This 7,500-square-foot home on two acres is listed for $2.5 million.

300 S. McKnight Road | Ladue Built in 1926 and designed by Maritz and Young, historic architectural details have been maintained throughout a nine-bedroom ‘English countryside-style’ home at 300 S. McKnight Road in Ladue. The unique design starts with a soaring entryway, dramatic wrought-iron spiral staircase and arched, leaded patio doors, which provide a stunning view of the garden, notes Marge Kubik of Gladys Manion. “From the moment you step into this home, you feel the grandeur and craftsmanship.” There are two master bedrooms, connected by a dressing room. A sitting room and private screened porch offer a relaxing space off one of the suites. The home, offered at $2 million, also boasts seven fireplaces, two additional staircases, stone porches, floor-to-ceiling and bay windows, and a four-car garage with a charming carriage house. “Every time I step into the home, I discover another interesting nook or cranny that I hadn’t seen before,” Kubik says. “I don’t think you will find anything like it in St. Louis.”

2019 S. Warson Road | Ladue Nestled into a secluded wooded area off Warson Road in Ladue, a renovated two-story Colonial home offers comfort, as well as luxury, according to Jody Carr of Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty. “It is very warm and inviting, with a beautiful, casual elegance.” After an extensive three-year renovation, the ’60s-era property more than doubled in size to 12,000 square feet with the addition of a large family room and first-floor master suite, featuring heated limestone floors. Natural light floods the rooms through 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. Outside, new walking paths wind from the limestone patio and pool to fresh flower gardens. The home, which is on the market for $4.5 million, has five bedrooms with five full baths, as well as four half baths. Other amenities include 11 fireplaces, an attached four-car garage and a detached one-car garage. “It’s a very unique property,” Carr says. “You have to see it to believe it.”

6 Countryside Lane | Frontenac As you drive down Countryside Lane in Frontenac to the No. 6 circle drive, a three-level brick mansion will take your breath away, according to Diane Gorris of Prudential Alliance Realtors. A massive, elegant front entry welcomes guests into a two-story foyer and great room with a gas fireplace and walls of windows overlooking the salt water pool and gazebo, great for entertaining. And even more areas of the property are made for entertaining, Gorris adds, such as the formal living and dining rooms, large, updated kitchen and brightly lit breakfast room with doors that open onto a newer deck. The lower level also features a master suite with double-closets, a bubble tub and shower, double-sink vanity and heated floors. The second floor has four additional bedrooms and two Jack and Jill baths. Other amenities include a den, three-car garage and lower level, complete with a wood-burning fireplace, recreation room, full-size kitchen, bedroom, bath and second laundry area. Built in 1989, the 9,000 square-foot, fivebedroom, five-bathroom and two-half-bath home on a private acre is listed at $2.2 million.

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Distinctive property

750 S. Price Road


estled on 2.13 acres of lush grounds that back to woods, a story-and-a-half home with a cedar exterior reflects rustic charm. Staged by interior designer Carolyn Peterson, an open floor plan offers more than 3,500 square feet of living space with a walk-out lower level. The living room boasts a wood-burning fireplace flanked by floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving, hardwood floors and five sets of French doors that open to a spacious deck. On the second level, find two bedroom suites with walk-in closets and vaulted ceilings, a reading nook and a cozy den/ loft area that offers sweeping views of the backyard. A gourmet kitchen has custom cabinetry, a breakfast bar and walk-in pantry. Design aesthetics include cathedral ceilings, special millwork, pocket doors and skylights. by Elizabeth Schmitt

A story-and-a-half home in Ladue with 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms and 5 baths is listed for $849,000.

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BIG Upswing JUMBO MORTGAGES ARE MAKING A MAJOR COMEBACK. While the housing market continues to recover slowly, these privatemarket jumbo home loans recently have rebounded in a big way. Larger home loans known as jumbo mortgages are up 20 percent from last year in the Clayton, Ladue and West County areas, according to local lenders. That’s more than double the jump jumbo loans have made nationwide this year, according to Wells Fargo & Co. “They have jumped over the past year because the higher-end homes have been still selling really well,” says Mark Cooper of USA Mortgage. Lower home prices also have contributed to the spike, he adds. “The people who have the ability to buy high-end homes are getting steep discounts, and that’s creating good demand.” When the credit crunch hit in 2008, there was a period of time where the jumbo market was MARK COOPER, USA Mortgage virtually nonexistent, says Jamie Frazier of First National Bank. “Lenders had really backed off from far-ahead increased rates, so it slowed the market.” But throughout the past several years, lenders have eased up on the requirements. Today, to qualify for a jumbo loan—typically between $417,000 and $1 million—homebuyers must have their income verified on two years of tax returns. Some lenders also require a high-end credit score—at least 700 for a $500,000 loan, for example, Frazier notes. Additionally, some lenders will request more liquid assets on larger loan amounts. “This can vary greatly from one investor to another,” Frazier says. Customers also have to be prepared for a lengthier process. The loans, which are underwritten by the bank and not guaranteed by the federal government, have a 45- to 60-day return time. Despite the longer process, Cooper and Frazier agree this is a good time to take advantage of historically low interest rates and get a jumbo mortgage for a discounted high-end home.



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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild Design Rediscovered

The Villa’s Southern fascade


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The French garden

The patio

Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild

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s the great songwriter Noel Coward once penned, I’ve been to a marvelous party…Recently, I crossed the pond to celebrate my 50th birthday with friends in Nice, France. For a day’s diversion, we drove to Cap Ferrat, considered the world’s second most expensive residential location after Monaco. W. Somerset Maugham, who maintained a home there, referred to this area as “the escape hatch from Monaco for those burdened with taste.” While there, we toured the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. I’m sure you have heard the name Rothschild. It is synonymous with incredible

wealth—and style. They had so much style that the term ‘Goût Rothschild’ refers to an interior decoration style that can only be described as over-the-top opulence: a mix of elaborately woven fabrics, patterned wood floors, gilt moldings and lots of crystal and porcelain—not for the minimalist or budget-minded client. Yves Saint Laurent and Robert Denning made this style popular in the 20th century. The best concentrated example in the States is Newport, R.I. Those ‘cottages’ were the monuments of newly amassed fortunes by Americans paying homage to families with centuries of wealth in Europe. Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild

(1864-1934) was born into a family of privilege and wealth. She was the daughter of Baron Alphonse and Leonora de Rothschild. At age 19, Béatrice married Maurice Ephrussi (1849-1916), a Russianborn banker who had done business with the family. Béatrice was a woman of grace and style. She was the one who commissioned the Rothschild Fabergé egg in 1902 as an engagement gift for her sister-in-law to-be. It was that same year that she paid a visit to her husband’s cousins’ villa at Beaulieu-sur-Mer on the French Riviera. Mesmerized, she decided to purchase a 17-acre parcel of land on the isthmus of Cap Ferrat where she would build her Venetian-style villa with Continued on page 56

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The Spanish garden

The stone garden

views in every direction of the Mediterranean. Building began in 1905 and completed in 1912. Béatrice hired Aaron Messiah, court architect to Léopold II of Belgium, to carry out her vision for the home. The interiors were quintessential Goût

Rothschild, filled with the most precious of rare porcelains, crystal, Old Master paintings, sculptures, objets d’art, French furniture by the most exquisite cabinet-makers, and the finest textiles, marquetry and parquetry.

British garden designer Harold Peto and French landscape architect Achille Duchêne were called upon to design the Villa’s nine gardens, each with a different theme. Reportedly, the baroness had the inspiration for her gardens aboard the

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ocean liner Île de France. She wanted to feel as if she were on the bridge of the ship, surrounded by her gardens and then looking past them to the spectacular views of the sea. Thirty gardeners— dressed as sailors, complete with berets with red

pompoms—maintained and manicured the gardens. Béatrice also was an animal lover and had a menagerie that included exotic birds, flamingos (they resembled the color of the exterior of her villa), monkeys, mongooses, antelopes and gazelles.

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Dream Homes Presented by Laura McCarthy Real Estate 4 Litzsinger Lane • Ladue

This over 3,900 square foot home enjoys a commanding presence on an acre lot on a very private lane. Updated for today’s lifestyle, it conveys an air of understated sophistication of a bygone era with lovely architectural elements that include a grand staircase and arched windows. Numerous French doors open to a huge brick terrace and private yard. $825,000

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44 Creekwood Lane • Ladue

This quality residence is characterized by incredible, top-of-the-line amenities like custom built-ins and crown molding, French doors, vaulted ceilings, some marble floors, and three stone fireplaces. A vaulted, beamed living room opens to a luminous attached greenhouse with brick floor. Three walls of windows in the sunroom overlook a terrace, pool and gorgeous 1.8 acre lot with private $1,100,000 patios and lush, secret gardens.

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This unique home was originally a duplex and can be converted back to its original status for income property if need be. Wonderful floor plan includes two kitchens and has an easy flow throughout, including a multi-level deck with surrounding gardens. Home is perfect for anyone who needs a suite for au pair or long-term guest. Incredible $849,900 closet and storage space!

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6322 Pershing Avenue • University City

Original millwork and exceptional windows grace this warm Arts & Crafts style home in tree-lined Parkview Place. Living room with marble fireplace and wall of builtin bookcases spans the width of the house. Dining room has a large bay of windows on one wall. Four bedrooms include a large second floor master with four closets. Additional living space on third floor. $425,000

314.569.1177 Katie Kurtz

Charm and coziness blend perfectly in spacious rooms in this executive DeShetler-built expanded European cottage/lodge. Each room sets a tone for relaxed living. Lodge room has an expansive fireplace and dry bar, the upgraded kitchen will make a master chef feel at home, and the first floor master suite includes an updated spa-like bath. This home has it all! $924,900

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330 Carlyle Lake Drive • Creve Coeur

Resort-like living awaits in this spectacular end unit condo that accesses gorgeous common grounds. Arresting elements like vaulted ceiling, marble fireplace, windows that overlook the lake and woods, and a gorgeous, dream-come-true kitchen with two Wolf $750,000 ovens embellish the interior.

7 Ladue Manor • Ladue Make precious memories in crisp, never-before-lived-in spaces in this four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home that is currently under construction. It rests on a one-acre lot and has a charming stone exterior with large front porch. Select the finishes you want! $1,549,000

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10 Wickersham Lane • Ladue

Snappy decor enlivens the interior of this understated Colonial frame home reminiscent of 18th Century New England. Updated kitchen, vaulted family room, newer master bedroom suite. Brick patio and charming pond with fountain in back. $685,000

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What did it sell for?

Days on market

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2334 BROOKHOLLOW LANE Wildwood Kristi & JT Monschein, The Monschein Team Prudential Alliance Realtors 636-537-8288, A custom-built story-and-ahalf home is situated on more than 7 park-like acres. More than 5,000 square feet of living space include a walk-out lower level. An updated kitchen adjoins to a hearth room and sunroom. Outdoors has a stunning pool with a waterfall. Available for $775,000.

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17290 COURTYARD MILL LANE Chesterfield Sheryl Deskin Selling Team Keller Williams 636-534-8329, 330-9329, More than an acre on a culde-sac feature a pool, hot tub and gazebo— the setting for a story-and-a-half home with 9,700 square feet of living space. Design amenities include marble and ceramic flooring, elegant millwork, five fireplaces, two wet bars and a wine room. Available for $2.290 million.

Tasteful, elegant and an exceptional value in the prestigious Huntleigh Woods, this stately home exudes charm and elegance with all the modern conveniences. Extensively upgraded, this 6 bedroom, 4 full and 2 half bath home features Pella windows, wide plank hardwood floors and pool with water feature on nearly 3 acres. Perfect home for entertaining. $1,875,000

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25 Dromara Road Ladue Lisa Coulter & Linda Benoist Janet McAfee Real Estate 983-2224, 983-2119, Situated on a private lot, a six-bedroom, 4.5bath home boasts a gracious living room with French doors that open to a patio and pool area. An updated kitchen adjoins to a vaulted hearth room, and an en-suite master bedroom features a dressing area with custom closet and built-ins. Price available upon request.

17 Dwyer Place Ladue Kim Carney Coldwell Banker Premier Group 336-1924, 422-7449, A cottage-style new construction by Sinn Design Build offers an open floor plan perfect for everyday living, as well as entertaining. Living space includes four bedrooms, 4.5 baths and a finished lower level—top-of-the-line finishes and custom molding and woodwork throughout. Price available upon request.

1 Glen Creek Lane Ladue Patrick Kelly Coldwell Banker Gundaker Ladue/Clayton 993-8000, 504-5556, A newer home located in the heart of Ladue features great flow for entertaining. A great room, breakfast and hearth room each have French doors that open to a screened-in porch and courtyard terrace. A main-floor master suite is one of four bedroom suites. Available for $1.6 million.

34 Glen Eagles Drive Ladue Mark Gellman & Neil Gellman, The Gellman Team Coldwell Banker Premier Group 647-1991, 336-1991, Bank-owned, an English Country manor is set on 2 picturesque acres in St. Louis Country Club. More than 12,000 square feet of living space offer eight bedrooms and nine baths—a luxury home with great space for entertaining family and friends. Price available upon request.

9725 Litzsinger Road Ladue John Ryan & Anne Ryan, The Ryan Tradition Coldwell Banker Gundaker Ladue/Clayton 993-8000, Circa 1910, a 1.7-acre mini estate has undergone updates to meet the needs of today’s lifestyle. The property features a spacious yard with a pool and extensive patio and multiple terraces. An en-suite master bedroom includes a study, dressing room and luxury bath. Available for $1.465 million.

42 Grand Meridien Wildwood Mary Beth Benes Coldwell Banker Gundaker Town & Country 636-394-9300, 707-7761, A story-and-a-half country estate features more than 11,000 square feet of living space and 7.94-acres of scenic views. Design aesthetics include soaring ceilings, unique millwork, architectural columns and three fireplaces. Price available upon request.

52 Huntleigh Woods Ladue John Rice Coldwell Banker Gundaker Town & Country 636-394-9300, 495-7243, An upgraded home in Huntleigh Woods offers elegance with exceptional value. Situated on almost 3 acres, the property features a pool surrounded by a resurfaced deck and lush landscaping. Design aesthetics include hardwood floors, Pella windows and crown molding. New electric, carpeting and paint throughout. Price available upon request.

1304 Litzsinger Woods Road Ladue Celia Homsher Prudential Alliance Realtors 872-6731, 795-9549, A newer home situated on an acre cul-de-sac has 5,850 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, four baths and a finished lower level. Features include a handsome study, two fireplaces and a three-car garage. A lovely patio backs to woods. Available for $1.199 million.

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Spring lake ranch | 90 min. from St. louiS 300 acres $3,900,000 the private property consists of a 3-year-old, 5,000 sq. ft. home on a 60-acre private lake.

9 carrswold drive | clayton 6 bedrooms, 6 full & 2 half baths $3,500,000 exceptional maritz & young tudor revival with all modern updates with finest quality. Separate apartment.

100 twill haven drive | St. charleS county 15+ acres $2,150,000 nestled in the heart of cottleville, this custom-built 9,700 sq. ft. atrium home & property is the ultimate retreat.

6443 wydown avenue | clayton 5 bedrooms, 4½ baths $1,595,000 magnificent site across from wydown terrace park, this clayton masterpiece offers 6,000 sq. ft. of living.

open Sunday 1-3 4976 perShing | central weSt end 6 bedrooms, 4½ baths $939,000 tudor revival with the elegance of ages past & modern amenities.allows for gracious entertaining.

12583 durrow court | town and country 5 bedrooms, 4 full & 2 half baths $869,000 fabulous 1½ story in prime location. inviting home with newly updated kitchen & baths. lovely patio & pool.

10 black creek | ladue 4 bedrooms, 4 full & 2 half baths $849,900 beautiful home with a large yard in great neighborhood. Spacious kitchen/hearth room. perfect for entertaining!

252 woodbourne dr. | wydown-Skinker 4 bedroomS, 2 full & 2 half bathS $795,000 light-filled english tudor home is tucked away in a hidden gem of a neighborhood west of forest park.

7317 teaSdale avenue | univerSity city 5 bedrooms, 3½ baths $615,000 distinctive home in university hills with atrium. recently updated eat-in kitchen w/granite counters & SS appliances.

4639 maryland ave. | central weSt end 4 bedrooms & 2½ baths $500,000 enjoy lounging in your private, heated pool this summer & entertaining in the backyard w/brick patio.

11192 lodge road | bourbon 160 ACRES $495,000 retreat to your own green space just 90 min. from St. louis. perfect space for weekends or full-time living.

new price! 29 ridgetop drive | ladue schools 4 bedroomS, 3½ bathS $710,000 gracious tudor home with stylish updates & light-filled rooms. gorgeous architectural details. lower level rec rm.

new price! 7164 waShington avenue | university city 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $489,000 updated historic home. walk-out ll has a media rm, office & laundry rm. fenced yard. Spa area w/ hot tub.

11440 clayton road | ladue schools 1-acre lot $449,000 beautiful lot in the heart of frontenac perfect for a gracious new home or renovate current 3,000 sq. ft. home.

9052 saranac drive | ladue schools 3 bedrooms, 1½ baths $350,000 lovely home in desirable neighborhood on a large lot. entry foyer. Stylish family rm. full basement w/ fireplc.

4126 olive street | central west end 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $290,000 one of the very few 3 bedroom homes in gaslight Square. Sleek, stylish & sophisticated town home.

630 clovertrail drive | chesterfield 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $389,900 Spacious ranch home offers a gourmet kitchen, master suite, finished walkout lower level & private pool!

1345 green tree lane | glendale 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $369,900 charming 1½ story on desirable street! enjoy 3 patios & screened porch overlooking private treed lot.

6232 roSebury ave. #2w | weSt of foreSt park 3 bedrooms, 2 baths $284,900 if you enjoy an urban setting & vitality of forest park, consider this intimate neighborhood your destination.

12556 starspur lane | parkway schools 3 bedrooms, 3 baths $259,900 in addition to its striking curb appeal, this beautiful, move in ready, 1-story ranch offers 3,600+ sq. ft.

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11 Sherwyn Lane Creve Coeur Suzanne Otto Re/Max Properties West 276-3400, New construction located in the Ladue School District offers coastal design with St. Louis style. Built by Jeff Bogard of REA Homes and designed by Kris Keller of the Design Source Ltd., the home represents high performance high-performance (green) luxury. Move-in ready by January 2013. Available for $1,847,360.

28 Somerset Downs Ladue Sue & Katie McLaughlin, The McLaughlin Team Laura McCarthy Real Estate 569-1177, Set on 3 lush acres, a five-bedroom home offers dramatic spaces. A great room with a vaulted ceiling features glass dividers that overlook a year-round indoor pool. An additional outdoor pool with a waterfall and rock formations are highlights of the private backyard. Available for $1.975 million.

BUYING OR SELLING? 1 aNd 3 BRIaR OaK Two new custom homes by Dublen each on 1.4-acre secluded wooded sites in a fabulous four home neighborhood in the Heart of Ladue.



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541 FaIRwaYS cIRcLE Teardown or rehab! .70-acre backing to Golft Course; 4 BD, 2,820 Square Feet.

801 chaRLESGaTE dR Olivette • $249,500 3BD, 2 bath ranch with 2877 SF of finished space on 2 levels in Ladue Schools. Backing to Villa Park

1556 FawN vaLLEY dRIvE des peres • $850,000 New custom 1.5 story home under construction with estimated November -2012 completion-4bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3,967SF on a .5 acre lot by ARKO Group.



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Renovated Briarcliff Townhome gem, 3 BD, 3.5 baths, 2,182 SF with finished walkout LL in Ladue Schools

4 BD, 3 Bath ranch with 2,344 SF on .56-acre in Ladue School’s Heather Hill Neighborhood.

3 BD, 2 Bath ranch with 2,381 SF on .68-acre in Ladue Schools.


creve coeur • $249,900

A two-story home has five bedrooms, including a main-level master suite, 4.5 baths, formal living and dining areas and a gourmet kitchen. A media/recreation room and wine cellar are highlights of the lower level. A fenced-in backyard features a covered patio, pool and wood-fire grill. Available for $1.2 million.

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T WAS THE SPRING OF 2005. MIKE McNeill was a junior in high school. He was at home in Kirkwood, and he had just gotten the mail. There was a letter from Nebraska, but he wasn’t quite sure what it meant. He thought they were offering him a scholarship. He asked his mom to read the letter. Afterward, she thought the same thing. They weren’t quite certain. So they actually called the Nebraska recruiter and asked, “Does this mean you are offering a scholarship?” The recruiter laughed

before telling them yes, they were offering. McNeill didn’t play any organized football until his freshman year at Kirkwood. He was too busy playing select soccer (indoor and outdoor). He loved soccer. However, he tried football and his skills were undeniable. McNeill exploded his junior year for the Pioneers catching 44 balls over 800 yards as the tight end position. (Keep in mind, the other target was a guy named Jeremy Maclin.) McNeill kept getting bigger and stronger. He is now 6-foot-4, 235 pounds with 4.6-second

40-yard dash speed and a 35-inch vertical jump. Those physical gifts, along with great hands, is the reason Mizzou, Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado and Texas Tech—along with Nebraska— also offered scholarships. At Nebraska, McNeill set the school record for receptions by a tight end with 32 in his sophomore season. He started for three years and scored a touchdown against Mizzou in Columbia. He went undrafted but the Colts signed shortly afterward. He spent last season on their practice squad before making it with the Rams this year. McNeill is not starting but he’s playing quite a bit and getting some work on special teams. At age 24, Mike McNeill’s best football is ahead of him. I caught up with him shortly before he got on the team plane for London. Why Nebraska? They were the first to offer. They believed in me right away. They had an NFL coach at the time and I thought he could help me get to the League. When I visited, there was no better facility or game-day atmosphere. How painful was draft day? It was disappointing. It does go through your mind, Why didn’t I get drafted? or Was I good enough? However, I knew I would get a chance. The Colts called during the draft and told me that they wanted me to come play in Indy. When did you know you had some real talent? I was never really much bigger or stronger. I was athletic. I was fairly smart in the way I ran my routes. I did some good things my junior year. I started lifting weights. I knew I had chance to get to college and play. How about the awe stage of being in Indy with Peyton Manning? It was crazy. I grew up watching him—everybody did. He was a really nice guy. I didn’t get to play with him because of his injury. I did play catch with him. He was fun to watch in meetings and be around. His knowledge of football was incredible. What are your goals and how do you achieve them? Right now, I am a backup. My goal is to be a starter. I have a decent skill set, but I have to be a little heavier and a little stronger. What is that NFL paycheck like? It’s awesome. You get to play the game you love. I have friends who sit in a cubicle and they get a fraction of what I get. It’s definitely a blessing.

1. Twenty-seven of the players on the Rams roster from last season are no longer playing football. How bad was that organization? The worst five-year run in NFL history. 2. The Cardinals have more flame-throwing young right-handed pitchers in the organization than they have ever had. The Bill Dewitt era is the best we have ever had it. 3. Why would any woman need to have surgery on her body? All they have to do is go to Lululemon and buy those athletic clothes, and you look like Jessica Alba. It’s like a successful diet without having anything to do with food. You lose 20 pounds by putting on the clothes. OK, enough of my thoughts on women’s clothes. 4. It’s a sign of age or maturity—or me just being boring—but I find myself watching the political shows more than SportsCenter nowadays. 5. I don’t know what Lindenwood University has more of: new, brick-and-stone buildings or beauty pageant contestants enrolled in school.



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The pop star’s former manager, Sam Lufti, took the stand in his lawsuit against Spears and her family, claiming that Brit had a serious drug addiction for most of the five years he managed her career. Spears’ attorneys struck back, saying Lufti was never officially her manager. Yes, manager is definitely not the right term for what he is. More like, what’s the name of that fish that attaches itself to the shark as it swims along?

CHRIS BROWN The Don’t Wake Me Up singer has found himself in some more drama with the ladies. Brown has reportedly repaired his relationship with Rihanna after their domestic violence issues in 2009. Now the singer’s ex is vowing to get him back, saying she will do whatever it takes to break Chris and Rihanna up. So for all of you out there looking for a reason to be happy that you’re not in your 20s…

TAYLOR SWIFT The unlucky-in-love singer debuted her latest album, Red, last week. The video for the lead single, Begin Again, features Swift in picturesque settings throughout Paris romancing a gorgeous Frenchman. That’s sweet. I mean, she’s dated every guy in America, so she didn’t have much choice, but still…

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JESSICA BIEL The newlyweds recently tied the knot in Italy. Photos of the ceremony and reception, including shots of the V.I.P. guests and Biel’s stunning pink gown, all can be seen in People magazine. Wow. So Justin Timberlake actually went through with it. Justin Timberlake got married. I owe somebody 50 bucks.

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Boo Humbug


O, HALLOWEEN WAS LAST WEEK. It was fairly standard. Whiny scouted neighborhoods for maximum candy retrieval. Punch received text alerts as to which houses were giving out the best candy—better still, where people simply left the bowl out on the front stoop. I’m not proud. The only change this year was a small thing, a gentle shift in the tectonic plates of the Baldwin family. When I asked Cranky where she was going to trick-ortreat she replied, Mom, I Murtaugh-ed trick-ortreating last year. While I admit, I am not fluent-speaking teenager, I am completely conversational in ’80s movie references. As you may recall Sergeant Murtaugh is Danny Glover’s cantankerous character in the Lethal Weapon franchise. Whenever Mel Gibson’s psycho Riggs would drag Murtaugh into some life threatening situation, Murtaugh would shake his head and say, I’m getting too old for this #@. That’s fine. I’m fine. I mean, really, I’m fine with it. The last thing you want is a group of teenage girls going door-to-door in strange neighborhoods unsupervised. So, if you look at it like that, being too old to trick-or-treat is a good thing. I’m fine. Did I mention I’m fine?

Debbie Baldwin

TANGENTIAL THINKER Her first Halloween, Cranky was a daisy. She had a little rosebud mouth stained red from a lollipop and big cloth petals all around her face. She took off her diaper in a neighbor’s yard and cried when a kid dressed like a ghoul came to the door. Good times. But now she’s 14. She’s clearly too old to trick-or-treat. Sadly, she is not too old to put on a costume. But now she wants to be a Baywatch lifeguard or a genie. Halloween has suddenly become a hall pass to look like a hussy. Time marches on. Instead of trick-or-treating this year, Cranky hung out at a friend’s house with a group of kids and watched scary movies. There may have been a prank or two involved. I know there were boys. You know, a couple of weeks ago, I found that daisy costume in a box in the garage. I know I should donate it to the Goodwill, but somehow I just can’t bring myself to part with it.


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Clybourne Park THE STORY Chicago’s Clybourne Park neighborhood in 1959 is a fine place to live. But there’s a caveat: You can live there if you look like its white residents. When Russ and Bev put their modest, three-bedroom bungalow up for sale, they’re visited soon after by Russ’ former Rotary pal Karl.

Cloud Atlas



ONESTLY, I THINK MY HEAD IS GOING TO EXPLODE. Reviews of this film use words like ‘epic,’ ‘expansive,’ ‘grandiose,’ ‘sweeping’ and ‘spectacle.’ And yes, all those words apply. This movie is a thriller, a romance, a drama, a tragedy, a sci-fi movie, a floor wax and a dessert topping. In many ways, the film is brilliant — maybe it’s too brilliant. But in the midst of all this scope, I found it hard to completely invest. The film captures what was widely considered to be an unfilmable novel of the same name. There are six interwoven narratives that range from a 19th-century ocean voyage to the distant future. The lead actors, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and Hugo Weaving, all play multiple characters — exceptionally, I might add. The cinematography, direction and score are all a 10. A few distracting make-up glitches aside, the film is visually stunning. This movie will be on every Oscar-contender list. It’s Blade Runner meets Master and Commander meets Howards End meets 17 other movies. It’s epic—we get it. I also have a feeling it’s one of those movies that in a week, I’m going to decide it is about something completely different. So, add thought-provoking to the list of adjectives.

Fun Size


It turns out that a black family named Younger has purchased the home from the realtor. While Russ and Bev weren’t really aware of that, it doesn’t change their decision, which prompts Karl, who is president of the neighborhood association, to change from nervous to threatening. The all-white neighborhood, he says, won’t tolerate the presence of a black family. In Act II, fast forward to 2009, where the same brick bungalow is a shabby shadow of its former tidy existence. A young white couple has purchased the property as ‘gentrification’ has caught their fancy. They want to make significant changes to the house, but the local community insists that their home adhere to the look of the community, which now is black. While half a century has passed, the era of ‘political correctness’ can’t disguise growing hostility between the new residents and representatives of the neighborhood. Will the circle be unbroken?

HIGHLIGHTS What makes Bruce Norris’ multiple award-winning play stand out is a remarkable foundation built on a specific human story that is introduced in Act I and then brilliantly concluded in the stunning climax to Act II. While the subject of race can be addressed endlessly from the antiseptic corridors of academia to the soiled residue of a corner bar, Russ and Bev’s story is the real bricks and mortar of this provocative and poignant tale.

RATING: 5 out of 5 GROUP: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis VENUE: Emerson Studio Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road DATES: Through Nov. 18 TICKETS: $47-$60; contact 968-4925 or More theater reviews available at laduenews. com.

Norris’ drama was inspired by playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark work, A Raisin in the Sun. Superior performances abound from the stellar septet of players nurtured by director Timothy Near. The show’s singular most powerful moment, though, stoically positions six of those performers staring in silence across the stage while the seventh weeps inconsolably behind the set. It is a revelatory scene that will linger in your memory as vitally as Bev’s achingly perceptive comment, “I am ashamed of every one of us.” Grab a seat — if you can find one — for this superior example of insightful writing and that will grab your heart and soul in an iron vise. BY MARK BRETZ

RATING: 4 out of 10



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’LL BE BRIEF. TAKE THE following movies: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead Pretty in Pink Sixteen Candles Project X Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Mash them all together, remove most of the charm and all of the jokes, and voilá, you have Fun Size. An annoying kid in a superhero costume does not 90 minutes make.


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spicybits The Cup has announced a new cupcake creation, HOPE. The confection features sweet strawberry and vanilla cake marbled together and topped with vanilla buttercream and pink sprinkles. For every HOPE cupcake sold, 50 cents will go to Gateway To Hope in St. Louis, and Anderson Hospital in Edwardsville, Ill. Also on the topic of philanthropy, Art House Coffee is now available at Tiffany’s Original Diner at 7402 Manchester Road in Maplewood, with a portion of sales donated to the Turner Center For The Arts. And St. Louis-based winemaker Nicholson Jones/ Cellar Arts Winery is donating a portion of each bottle sold through the end of the year to the Humane Society of Missouri. The ACF Culinary Team USA had a great showing at the 23rd Annual International Culinary Exhibition, aka the ‘Culinary Olympics,’ held in Erfurt, Germany, last month. The team—which finished in the top 10 with a medal count of two gold and five silver—boasted two local culinary pros, BEN GRUPE, sous chef at Old Warson Country Club, and KEVIN STORM, executive chef at Bellerive Country Club. Whiskey In The Winter will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency At The Arch. This ‘spirited’ celebration will be highlighted by a grand tasting featuring more than 150 whiskies, including expressions of Scotch, bourbon, Irish, Tennessee, Canadian, Missouri and Japanese whiskies. There also will be seminars by industry experts, food stations, plus whiskey cocktails from a variety of local mixologists. Tickets are available at A big congratulations to the folks at Mount Pleasant Estates in Augusta, Mo. Ten of their wines received top ratings and reviews in Wine Enthusiast magazine’s November issue. Mia Sorella, the new West County restaurant from the folks at Trattoria Marcella that recently opened at 14426 Clayton Road, is now doing lunch beginning at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.



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Zia’s on the Hill

A Taste of Italy

Zia’s on The Hill has been a popular eatery in that neighborhood since the mid-1980s, eventually venturing into retail sales with salad dressings and sauces, and most recently entering the food truck scene with its own rolling restaurant. The Zia’s brick-and-mortar space, which takes up the corner of Wilson Avenue and Edwards Street, used to be an Italian grocery back in the day and still exudes an Old World charm. Menu-wise, Zia’s had a generous selection of all of the standard Italian dishes, from Vitello (veal) to Pasta. The menu offered some suggested wine pairings next to many of the items — always an appreciated touch. For an apertivo, the Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms ($9), seemed a fine place to start. The dish consisted of five jumbo mushroom caps cooked in plenty of butter and stuffed with what was described on the menu as a combination of shrimp, clams and crab in a “garlic butter stuffing, topped with Parmigiana.” Unfortunately, whatever seafood was included was sparse; the stuffing tasted mostly of cheesy breadcrumbs. One thing Zia’s can boast about is its generous portions. We ordered a small Zia’s salad ($7), and BY SIDNEY LEWIS

it was almost a meal in itself. This bountiful bowl of greens was what most folks envision when they picture a typical Hill salad: romaine and iceberg lettuce, chunks of ham, artichoke hearts and olives topped with curly shreds of cheese and doused in the sweet Zia’s house dressing. The Pollo Alla Spiedini ($15) came with a dinner salad and a side of pasta, most of which ended up in a to-go box at the end of the meal. The chicken was covered in breadcrumbs and charbroiled. While the meat was tender and well-cooked, the whole dish could have used a healthier sprinkling of spices. The Pomodoro ($12) was a hefty bowl of fettuccine, which was cooked nicely al dente and chockfull of mushrooms and olives. It was drenched with a marinara sauce, which was on the sweet side. To cap things off, we split a pair of sweet, flaky Cannoli ($4), with chocolate chips in the filling. Price-wise, Zia’s proved to be very affordable, with most entrees being in the $15-to-$20 range, and as noted previously, we got a whole lotta food with each course. 5256 Wilson Ave., 776-0020,

DIV ER SIONS THROUGH 11-4 ANNE AND EMMETT The Black Repertory Theatre presents Anne and Emmett at the Grandel Theatre. Anne Frank and Emmett Till share past pain and hopes for the future in this new play. Various times. $29-$47. 534-3810 or

THROUGH 11-18 CLYBOURNE PARK This year’s Tony Award-winning Best Play, Clybourne Park—a wickedly funny production about the volatile intersection of race and real estate— comes to The Repertory Theatre. Various times. $47. 961-4288 or

ART ST. LOUIS XXVIII, THE EXHIBITION Art St. Louis’ 28th annual mixed media exhibit showcases the work of regional artists. A free opening reception and juror’s gallery talk will be held from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 10. 241-4810 or

THROUGH 1-20 DISCOVER THE REAL GEORGE WASHINGTON: NEW VIEWS FROM MOUNT VERNON Missouri History Museum’s new exhibit examining the life of George Washington features 100 original objects—from the first president’s dentures


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to Revolutionary War armaments—associated with the first president. $4-$10. 746-4599 or

11/2 PASSPORT: LATIN AMERICA The Arianna String Quartet will perform works inspired by South America at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. $15-$25. 516-4949 or FITNESS FIRST FRIDAYS Families can stretch their muscles and their minds during a 1,000-step, fitness-focused tour through the Magic House. Free. 5:30-9 p.m. 822-8900 or

NATALIE MACMASTER Grammy-nominated Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster will play at Sheldon Concert Hall. 8 p.m. $35-$40. 533-9900 or



11/4 HIP HOP SYMPHONY See hip hop choreography by COCA’s Redd Williams paired with classical favorites from St. Louis Symphony during the family-friendly concert, Hip Hop Symphony, at Powell Hall. 3 p.m. $12-$17. 534-1700 or

11/9 & 11/11 THE MIKADO Winter Opera opens its season with W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s operetta, The Mikado, at Skip Viragh Center for the Arts. 8 p.m. Nov. 9; 3 p.m. Nov. 11. 865-0038 or

THOUGHT-PROVOKING TALKS 11/10 STRAIGHT NO CHASER A cappella sensation Straight No Chaser, which rose to fame following a viral video on YouTube, will sing at the Fox Theatre. 8 p.m. $30-$46. 534-1111 or

11/13 AIMEE MANN Grammynominated contemporary singer-songwriter Aimee Mann will perform at The Pageant. Ted Leo will open the concert. 8 p.m. $30. 726-6161 or RICHARD PAUL EVANS New York Times best-selling author Richard Paul Evans will discuss and sign his new holiday novel, A Winter Dream—about family, fate and forgiveness—at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters. Free. 7 p.m. 994-3300 or


11/4 CARRIE FISHER Award-winning actress and best-selling author Carrie Fisher will headline the 34th annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival at the Jewish Community Center. 7 p.m. $36. 442-3299 or 11/12 MARK BOWDEN Maryville Talks Books continues with Blackhawk Down author Mark Bowden, who will talk about his book, The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden, at Maryville University. 7 p.m. Free. 529-6854 or 11/13 CONDOLEEZA RICE St. Louis Speakers Series continues with former U.S. Secretary of State and first-ever female National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice at Powell Hall. 8 p.m. $285-$420, series subscription. 534-1700 or

THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS The COCA Family Series continues with the whimsical musical, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, at COCA. Various times. $16-$20. 725-6555 or

11/18 BACH CHAMBER MUSIC An informal program will feature Bach instrumental works at The Church of St. Michael & St. George. Bach arias also will be sung by the Bach Society Young Artists. Attendees can meet the performers at a wine reception following the performance. 3 p.m. $15.

CHECK THIS OUT FAIRY TALE TEA Aspiring princes and princesses are invited to dress in their fairy tale best, sip tea or apple juice, dine on fine pastries, make a bejeweled tiara or crown to take home and enjoy a short, live production of Cinderella inside the Whitaker Theater at The Magic House. Following the play, kids can meet their favorite characters up-close as Cinderella, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother visit with guests and sign autographs. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 10-11. $15, members; $18, non-members. Reservations are required. 822-8900 or

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Rossman School Continued from page 16 character share equal importance. Using programs like 6+1 Traits of Writing and Everyday Mathematics, the challenging curriculum prepares students for the next level at independent secondary schools. While students build their knowledge, they also develop strong moral fiber. “It’s our responsibility as educators to help these children become good people,” Shipley says. “It’s an overall education, helping students develop into responsible young adults who are caring and compassionate.” The results of that comprehensive education come through in everyday examples, like the sixth-grader from Shipley’s Rossman Family who started a ‘peer improve’ effort with her friends, making sure classmates feel included or helping others who are having a bad day. “They understand that one kind act promotes other kind acts,” Shipley says. By building a partnership with parents, Rossman is able to perpetuate its mission throughout the school community, and those parents recognize the efforts, Shipley explains. “I just received an email from a parent to one of the kindergarten teachers, and the line that stood out to me was, you feel like family to us.” After 95 years of education, Rossman School is focused on readying its students for the future, working on collaboration, teambuilding, public speaking and other assets that children will need in a global, connected society. In her 10th year as head of school, Shipley gets to see those efforts firsthand every day, whether she’s greeting children in the morning, or reading to each class, as she does once a week. “Any opportunity to be with the students is so uplifting and reminds me why I became an educator. It’s my favorite part of any day.”

Palladium Saint Louis Continued from page 18 new outdoor green space. Each event is tailored to the client’s specifications, from the food and flowers to the lighting and audiovisual effects. Themes also can be incorporated into the event’s overall design. “Ninety-nine percent of the time, we do custom event packages with a specific menu and design,” Eichwald says. The venue’s offerings include full-service cuisine; chic table settings featuring chameleon chairs, flatware and glassware; cocktail party-style white leather lounge furniture; a stage and podium; LED lighting; surround-sound; on-site parking; and views of the Arch and city skyline through large palladium windows. Florist Brian Blasingame directs audio and visual effects, including delicate details such as floral centerpieces and candles, and larger elements such as projection images and overall layout, Nix says. “He listens to exactly what they want for the event aesthetic and works with all budgets.” Sous chef Chad Vanderleest tailors the menu to give every event the freshest and prettiest plates, Nix adds. Seasonal menu offerings include hors d’oeuvres such as Bourbon smoked shrimp and mini mufalleta; main dishes feature chicken, beef, pork or fish; and dessert pastries include pear Napoleon and Italian dolce. One example of the team’s work will come

“While the Palladium has been around for three years, we are continuing to invest money in improvements, and we’re still committed to doing nonprofit events that stand out.” Richard Nix Jr., company president

together in the form of a Hollywood-themed holiday nonprofit gala, complete with a red carpet, star impersonators and spotlights lighting up the St. Louis sky, Nix says. “While the Palladium has been around for three years, we are continuing to invest money in improvements, and we’re still committed to doing nonprofit events that stand out.”

Dental Care for Children Continued from page 41 if your child’s teeth are traumatized or if a tooth is knocked out? Remain calm and try to find the tooth. If your child is old enough not to swallow it, place the tooth in its socket. If you can’t do that, place the tooth in a glass of milk. Either way, get to the dentist immediately. Finally: a word about fluoride. Fluoride prevents tooth decay. Pediatric dentists recommend brushing with age-appropriate amounts of a

fluoride-containing toothpaste. They’ll also often apply topical fluoride to your child’s teeth during routine check-ups. Safe, sufficient amounts of fluoride are added to the public water supply in most urban and suburban communities. If you drink well water or bottled water, or have concerns that your drinking water doesn’t contain an adequate amount of fluoride, talk to your child’s doctor or dentist about possibly adding fluoride drops to your child’s diet.

Signature Kitchen & Bath Continued from page 48 of their project. This can be a great benefit in helping clients really visualize and take control of their redesign, Cline notes. “Some folks can look at white paper with boxes drawn on it and that’s all they need, but I like to be able to see what it’s going to look like when it’s done.” Signature Kitchen & Bath also has strategic partnerships with a variety of suppliers, along with additional locations in Manchester and St. Charles. “We carry a lot of samples in the store, but in some cases, there are literally thousands of products,” Cline says. Through its partnerships, designers and their clients can see all of those samples to get the perfect materials for their design. “If I had to use one word to describe the experience, it would be ‘alignment,’ ” Cline sums up. “It’s about truly asking the right questions, listening and then making sure we’re in alignment with our customers—from the perspectives of aesthetics, functionality and accessibility. We let them set the tone and accomplish what they want to get accomplished.”


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concerns reported by parents and teachers. However, Feinberg also recognizes ‘school affective disorder,’ his term for the depressive symptoms some children and adolescents express due to the stress and demands of the academic year. Lethargy, irritability, changes in appetite, a decrease in academic performance, and disinterest in friends and activities can be signs of psychological distress in children and teenagers. If a person is S.A.D., there are treatments that can help alleviate depression and listlessness. “Light therapy is an effective form of treatment and usually with less adverse effects than medications,”

Segovia says. “It requires a special type of lamp that emits light resembling the brighter summer sun rays. The standard dose for treatment is 10,000 lux of white, fluorescent light for 30 minutes per day.” Antidepressant medications may be used in conjunction with light therapy. Feinberg advises clients who have been diagnosed with S.A.D. to begin light therapy in early October as a preventive strategy. Bathing in the light during breakfast is often the best plan, he says. He also encourages children, adolescents and adults to spend as much time outdoors as possible when autumn arrives. {}  November 2, 2012


DIV ER SIONS Across 1. Way, way off 5. Dust remover 8. Hard to pin down 13. Like some orders 14. Hip bone 15. Cy Young, e.g. 16. Face-to-face exam 17. ___ fruit 18. Tootsie Oscar winner 19. Stepbrothers, 2008 22. Au ___ 23. Cabernet, e.g. 24. Secret society members 27. Treat, as a meal 29. Bursae 33. Bracelet site 34. Belonging to a certain nobleman 36. Money in Myanmar 37. Chasing Amy, 1997 40. ___ to Billie Joe 41. ‘Holy cow!’ 42. Injures, perhaps by a bull 43. Abbr. after many a general’s name 45. ‘____ no evil’


46. Foot, in slang 47. Moray, e.g. 49. Below middle class 50. Click, 2006 58. ‘Remember the ___!’ 59. ‘Get ___!’ 60. Put one’s foot down? 61. Macho guys 62. Congers 63. ‘Good grief!’ 64. Destitute 65. A Nightmare on ___ Street 66. Pay (up)

Down 1. Elementary particle 2. ___ song 3. Biology lab supply 4. Chubby 5. Racquet man Federer 6. Car part 7. Acquire 8. Care for 9. Academy ____ 10. Jets or Sharks, e.g. 11. Advocate 12. Barbara of I Dream of Jeannie

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CROSSWORD PUZZLE 14. Skin 20. Rationally 21. Breaking Bad star Cranston 24. Blair’s predecessor 25. One end of a batterty 26. ___ shooting 27. Blender button 28. Air force heroes 30. In pieces 31. Flower clusters 32. Flip, in a way 34. Duchess’ hubby 35. Blue ____ 38. Bridal path 39. Threshold 44. Considered 46. Slaves 48. Black 49. Church song 50. Wrath of ____ 51. On the safe side, at sea 52. Break 53. Algonquian Indian 54. Fall (over) 55. Cornstarch brand 56. Advance 57. Small whirlpool

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Heather Cousins, Holly Cousins

Liz Gibbons, Fred Palmer

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University City Children’s Center continued from page 9

Dan and Kristi Luechtefeld, Sandy Gartland, Kathi Travaglini, Beth Springer

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Barbara Aydt, Luanne Zwolak

Lavanna and Kirk Wrobley

Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri continued from page 10

Jon and Aimee Eickmann, Kelli and Mark Yaeger

Lynn Fruend, Doris Bennett, Cathy Jost

Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis continued from page 11

Chuck Stokes Jr., Chuck Stokes Sr.

Linda Borchardt, Gary Heinike

Jennifer and Mike Stauss

Charlene and Mike Thum

Lucy Erdman, John Hefele, Kent and Irene Miller

Pat and Kathleen Rohrkaste, Phil Hellwege

Lindenwood University Athletics continued from page 12

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Erica Lathangue, Samantha Knight, Emily Biscan, Joanna Shelton

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CLAYTON HEIGHT'S GUTTER & HOME EXTERIORS Cleaning & Gutter Repair Copper & Aluminum Guttering Soffit & Fascia Covering Insured & Small Jobs O.K. Paul Steinbrook Tel: 314-971-2074 J. Graves Exterior Cleaning LLC Roof Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Window Washing Fully Insured & Free Estimates Justin (314) 962-4220

HANDYMAN SERVICES JON'S AFFORDABLE HOME REPAIR Electrical, Carpentry, Floors, Windows, Plumbing, Painting, Tile and Lots More! Quality Guaranteed! Reasonable, Insured, References NO JOB TOO SMALL! 314-205-1555

FALL TIME HOME IMPROVEMENTS Indoor & Outdoor Repairs: Pressure Washing, Screen Repair, Gutter Cleaning, Deck Repair & Staining, Etc. 10+ Yrs. Exp. No Job Too Small. Call Ted 314-223-0196

Handyman / Carpenter 33 yrs. exp. Clean, kind, honest and educated. I do all home repairs plus remodeling, texturing, painting, trim, doors and windows, decks and custom closets. References. Bryan 636 395 8036

Est. 1980 • Insured • Free Estimate


KIRKWOOD HANDYMAN, BBB Insured. Carpentry, Plumbing, Elect., Gutter Cleaning, Drywall, Painting. Contact Greg Filley 314-966-3711 No job is too small!

BALDWIN GRAND PIANO 5' 8" Cherry French Provincial in Excellent Condition, Recently Tuned, Cleaned and Appraised. Call 636-519-8243

KEN'S HANDYMAN SERVICE Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting, Gutter Cleaning and Hauling. Over 25 Yrs. Exp. Ref's. Insured. Call Ken 314-567-6900

636-394-0799 • 636-346-6386 plumbing services available Call Gary at 636-207-7200


HEALTH & FITNESS CLAYTON AESTHETICS, LLC (inside Tymm's Place Salon) Jessica 314-420-7888 9212 Clayton Rd. Ladue Mo. 63124 Providing affordable laser therapy for those experiencing thinning hair and hair loss. Also specializing in facial resurfacing. Call Today for an Appt.

Change Your Life in 2 Sessions! This Celebrity Personal Trainer from NY, guarantees a body and mind change by 2 sessions because she uses a Yoga Based Method that actually works! 917-568-3192

PERSONAL TRAINING $20 Per Hourly Session Basic Monthly Membership $50 Private Club. Excellent Facility. Leave a Message at:


COMPANION HELPER Appts, Shopping, Meal Prep, Light Housekeeping, Laundry, Outings Etc. Available Mon-Fri, Some Weekends & Overnights. Call JoAnn 314-872-8556




STRESS FREE HOLIDAYS! Feeling overwhelmed by the approaching holidays? Flourish Events & Concierge provides assistance with parties, errands, household tasks and more! Call or Email for info. 314-803-8134

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 PATRICK INTERIOR FINISH CONSTRUCTION Drywall, taping, painting, interior trim. References available. Licensed and Bonded. Honest day's work for honest pay. No pay until job is complete. Call Pat 314-415-0377 HOME REMODEL & REPAIR Rotted Wood Repair, Flooring, Drywall, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Tile, Painting. Insured. Free Est. 36 Yrs. Exp. Don Phillips 314-973-8511


KEN SINGLETON Tuckpointing

Brickwork, Stonework, Plaster, Drywall, Painting, Carpentry, Siding, Gutters, Roofing, Chimney Leaks; Stopped Guaranteed. FREE Estimates Senior Citizen Discounts Call Ken


C.H.I. INC. Commercial, Home Interiors & Exteriors Kitchens, Baths, Basement, Room Additions, Decks, Painting, Handyman Services, Plumbing, Electrical, Air Conditioning, Flooring: Hardwood, Carpet, Tile, Marble & Stone. Garage Door Installation. Mike Copeland 314-265-4568 Fully Insured ï All Work Guaranteed!

Home Helpers is your #1 source affordable, dependable care for all ages by compassionate caregivers. •

RN Supervised

Housekeeping Errands • Recuperative Care

Meal Preparation

On Call 24/7 Insured/Bonded and Carefully Screened

314.961.1002 636.391.0000

VISITING ANGELS 24/7 Companion Care for Seniors. Personal Care, Meal Prep, Light Housekeeping & Peace of Mind.

314-569-9890 HELP WANTED SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER Diane Breckenridge Interiors is seeking Senior Interior Designers with Degree in Interior Design, 5-10 years of related experience as a residential and commercial designer. Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio to: colleen@


3 DAY BLINDS Blinds ï Shades Shutters ï Draperies Pam McCane 314-813-8087 LAWN & GARDEN

Hard Work Yard Work Complete stripping and refinishing of wood furniture, antiques, kitchen, cabinetry and architectural woodwork.

(314) 367-6054

PRIVATE DUTY MALE NURSE 7 Years Experience, First Aid CPR, Hospice Care, In Home Health Aid, and References Provided. Call William 314-546-1639 (c) 314-692-8390 or 314-435-2333

HARDWOODZ Specializing in Installation, Sanding and Refinishing of Hardwood Floors. For Free Estimate Call Dave 314-267-1348

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E&M CUSTOM BUILDERS Custom Homes, Additions, Alterations, Commercial Buildings and Tenant Improvements. Experienced and References. 314-965-9160ï314-608-2606

JACK OF ALL TRADES Architectural Degree 35 Years Experience In all phases of construction Room Additions Kitchen & Baths Basement Remodeling Drywall, Taping, Tile & More Reasonably Priced & Free Estimates Marvin 314-808-8091 DISTINCTIVE MILLWORK We custom design, build, finish and install woodworking and cabinetry of all types for homes and offices. Baluster replacements from $1000. Wife/Husband - Design/Build team. 35 years Experience Call, 618-237-1849, for a brochure or schedule a consultation.

REPAIR IT BEFORE YOU REPLACE IT Carpet Repaired, Restretched, Installed, New Carpet Sales, Large Selection in 2 Showrooms. Over 21 Years Experience. For Quote Call Nick 314-845-8049

FALL CLEANUP Landscape Design • Re-Vitalization 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, and borders Drainage solution.

LAWN & GARDEN Our 20th year of providing quality commercial & residential gardening services. Complete garden design, planting, and maintenance. We offer environmentally safe, organic gardening methods that peacefully coexist with Mother Nature. Fully insured. Call (314)961-6380

ï Fall Plantings ï Leaf Clean Up ï Seasonal Pots and Bulbs ï Mulching Specializing in Landscape Design & Year Round Maintenance.

Call 314-498-0877

SUMMER WAS A BUMMER Have that long postponed Bar-B-Que. You Plan the Menu: Let Me Color Up Your Garden with Mums, Asters, Ornamental Cabbage/Kale and Pansies. Years of Experience. Call Jim 314-497-2120

Get your BBQ grill cleaned and ready for FALL Cookouts! Treat him to a clean, healthy grill this season. Our steam bath process helps remove greasy buildup and harmful carcinogens. Grill healthier, better tasting food. Call Steve 314-452-7192 or visit Since 2001

We Meet All Your Fall Landscape Needs!

For a Free Estimate Call 314-426-8833

LEAF CLEANUP FIREWOOD AVAILABLE Oak and Hickory Delivered & Stacked 8X4 314-808-3330


We offer functional solutions, tailored to your needs, so you can live Orderly Ever After. Home, office, moving & much more. Confidential, non-judgmental. 618-466-7638

PAINTING SUN PAINTING CONTRACTING & DEVELOPMENT, LLC Painting: Interior & Exterior Carpentry & Repair Plaster Repair, Drywall Installation & Repair, Powerwashing, Bleaching, Staining Deck & Fences. Thoughtful, Considerate, Workmanship. Have a Great Day. 314-497-9395 Call Today for Free Estimate.

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

35 Years Experience Fully Insured • References


ASTON - PARKER PAINTING Interior/Exterior Painting Wallpaper Removal Staining & Powerwashing Insured & 30 Years Experience Free Estimates 314-766-2952 314-766-2962

For Free Estimates call Keith at 314-422-0241 or e-mail at

Leaf Cleanup, Leaf Vacuuming, Aeration, Overseeding, Fertilizing, Planting, Sodding, Seeding, Mowing, Mulching, Edging, Spraying, Weeding, Pruning, Trimming, Bed Maintenance, Dethatching, Brush Removal, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios & Drainage

CURT'S COMPLETE LAWN and Garden Services FOR LESS!!! Lawn Mowing, Garden Weeding, Power Washing, Patios & Other Honey Do Jobs Done Right! +FALL CLEAN-UP SPECIAL Call Curt at 314-686-2072


The Hard Work Yard Work Co. LLC

Complete Lawn Maintenance for Commercial & Residential


Leaf/overgrowth cleanup, bed maintenance, bulb planting, full landscaping services available. Landscape By the Yard Joe 314-909-1685 45 years experience

SNOW REMOVAL Commercial & Residential Call 314-426-8833

M & M CUSTOM PAINTING Interior & Exterior Painting, Staining, Powerwashing, Wallpaper Removal. Insured and Free Estimates Dependable. Owner & Operator Matt 314-401-9211 MASTER ARTISANS INC. Quality Prep & Painting Wall Glazing, Marbleizing, Graining, Murals & More. Jeff Baumgartner 636.225.5244 JC PAINTS Interior/Exterior Painting Reliable, Clean & Reasonable. Insured. Call John for a free estimate 314-703-2794

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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT DUCK PIT LEASE New Madrid MO 24'x6'x6' 80 acre field with twenty-five acres of standing corn. Will hunt eight easy. $10,000 Check out photos @

DISORGANIZED? STRESSED? MOVING? FILES IN SHAMBLES? Margery Miller & Assoc. Organizational Consultants 636-230-6683 We help put order in your life. óóóóóóóóóóóóóóóó THE MOVING MANAGER ....managing the details door to door. A personalized service to organize & oversee your residential or business move. Margery Miller & Assoc. 636-230-6683


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

SHARP CORNER HOTEL 5496 Hackmann Road Augusta, MO 63332 For Sale! $269,000 Shhhsh!! It's a secret. For more info

FAY FURNITURE 618-271-8200 AM

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


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


Bendas Oriental Rugs

ALLEN'S HAULING SERVICE 15, 20 and 30 Yard Trash Containers. Hauling Service. No Job Too Big Or Small. Any Type of Trash Removal. 314-621-0481 or 581-7274

INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE 7505 Delmar Blvd @ Hanley

314-862-4410 Tues-Sat 10-5 Appt Recommended


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Complete Tree Service for Residential & Commercial Tree Removal, Brush Removal, Pruning, Plant Healthcare, Deadwooding, Deep Root Fertilization, Stump Grinding, Cabling & Storm Cleanup

22 Years in Business! 7 Consecutive Service Award Winner from '05-'11. Solid Tuckpointing and Spotpointing with Color Match. Chimney, Stone, Caulking, Brick Repair, and Waterproofing. Prompt Free Estimates. Fully Insured. A+ BBB and 2011 Torch Award Winner (314) 645-1387 Credit Cards Accepted

Over 40 Years Experience For a free estimate call 314-426-2911 or e-mail us at

MR. MOM'S HOME SERVICES: Window & Gutter Cleaning, Decks, Fencing, Houses, Concrete Power Washed and Sealed. Painting. Insured. 314-831-5597

Two beach view/front condos for SALE or RENT. 2BR, 2BA, 2nd Flr, (Punta Plata 504), 3BR, 2BA 1st Flr, (Oceanica 810). All Amenities, Activities Galore & Fabulous Restaurants. Owned by Missouri family, 1 hr from airport. Listed by Coldwell Bankers, or Rentals,



Complete Tree Service for Residential & Commercial Tree Removal, Brush Removal, Pruning, Plant Healthcare, Deadwooding, Deep Root Fertilization, Stump Grinding, Cabling & Storm Cleanup Over 40 Years Experience For a free estimate call 314-426-2911 or e-mail us at

The Standard in Tree and Lawn Care Free Estimates by Certified Arborists Emergency Service Insured


Trees Trimmed & Removed


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

(636) 274-1378 314-725-6159 Tim Gamma B.S. Horticulture Board Certified Master Arborist Fertilization, Trimming, Pruning, & Spraying

AFFORDABLE TREE SERVICE: Professional Service at a Affordable Price. Call Baumann Tree for a free property inspection at 636.375.2812 You'll be glad you called!

Chimney & Complete Houses, Spot Tuckpointing with Color Match. Brick & Stone Repair. Flagstone & Patio Repair. Basement Waterproofing. Caulking, Silicon Waterproofing. Powerwashing. Prompt Free Est. Fully Insured. 314-645-8991 or 636-947-2133 Member of BBB & A+ MC or Visa Accepted

20+ Years Experience ALL WORK GUARANTEED Complete Home Tuckpointing Spot Tuckpointing with Color Match Chimney Repair & Rebuilding Patio & Sidewalk Repair Insured 314-352-4222 MC & VISA ACCEPTED

MASSEY TUCKPOINTING & MASONRY Tuckpointing with Color Match. Chimney, Brick & Stone Repair. Cleaning & Caulking. BBB-A+ $50 off $500+ 314-486-3303

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



ROBERTSVILLE ESTATE AUCTION CO. Entire Estates or Just Down Sizing Cash Buyout or Consignment For Onsite Evaluation Call 314-229-9274 ï 636-675-5566 WE BUY DIAMONDS! Immediate cash paid - 20 years in business - By appointment only 314-721-7210 COLLECTOR WISHES TO PURCHASE Gun Collections - Old and New Antiques of Any Type Fishing Tackle Call Steve Lapin 314-571-9427 OLD RECORDS WANTED Experienced Collector Pays Cash for Your Record Collection. 45 RPM, 78 RPM and 33.3 RPM. Rock, Soul, Jazz. House Calls Made. Call Kurt for info. 314-324-0521 WANTED Looking to Buy Antiques, Collectibles, Costume Jewelry, Old Magazines, Post Cards, Comic Books, Fishing Lures, Baseball Paraphernalia & Other Memorabilia. 314-799-7933

WINDOWS M & P WINDOW WASHING & GUTTER CLEANING Reasonable Rates, Free Est., Angie's List, Insured, Dependable, Exp., Ref's. 8-5, 314-968-0987 (D) Paul, 636-529-1529 (E) Mark, 314-968-1356 (E) AMBASSADOR WINDOW CLEANING Angie's List Award Winner Serving St. Louis' Finest Homes Since 1991 636-498-6006

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SKI KEYSTONE 4 BR, 3 BA, 2 car heated garage Settlers Creek townhouse available for the 2012/13 season. Development has clubhouse w/heated pool and 2 hot tubs. Call Chris at 314-503-8985 or email @ for availability, rates and more details. BEAUTIFUL BOCA GRANDE FL Vacation in Paradise! Exclusive 3 BD, 2.5 BA condo, gorgeous water view, 4 pools, tennis, bike path, fab fishing, great beach. 914.420.4515 VACATION RENTAL Naples Beachfront Condo 2+ BA, 2.5 Baths - Parkshore 2 month minimum - Dec, Jan, Feb $6,000 per month 314-965-0408

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300 Ladue Oaks Drive Creve Coeur • $980,000

Magnificent brick 2-Sty Colonial on 1-acre grounds, featuring a gracious covered porch entrance with architectural columns, Travertine marble foyer with sweeping staircase, formal living room with Claude Breckwoldt hand-painted ceiling & walk-out lower level. The updated kitchen is a chef’s delight with 42”maple cabinetry, premium stainless steel appliances & huge center island with breakfast bar. Retreat in the master suite with 2 walk-in closets & French doors to private balcony. 3 large bedrooms, 1 with private bath & 2 with Jack n’ Jill bath, complete the 2nd floor living quarters. Extensively landscaped grounds include patio, in-ground pool, circular drive & oversized 3-car garage.

899 Durrow Drive Town & Country • Coming Soon

Extraordinary brick 5 bedroom, 1 ½ Sty on 1 ½ acres located in prestigious Essex Point. Featuring 2 fireplaces & walls of windows with private wooded views. Gather in the spacious kitchen with custom curly maple cabinetry, soapstone countertops, state-of-the-art appliances, center island with breakfast bar & breakfast room. Walk-out LL with family, rec & bonus rooms, & ½ bath. All on a private cul-de-sac lot with oversized 3-car garage.

14015 Margaux Lane Town & Country • $799,000

Stunning brick & stone-crafted 1.5 Sty in prestigious Strathmore! Impressive 2-sty hardwood foyer highlighted by grand staircase opens to formal dining w/ elaborate millwork & crystal chandelier and spacious family room with beamed ceiling, built-In bookcases, floor-to-ceiling brick FP & access to deck. Exceptionally large kitchen w/ 42” cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, center island w/breakfast bar and planning center adjoins breakfast room w/ bay window that overlooks a park-like backyard. Galley hallway leads to sumptuous MBR w/ architectural columns, marble FP, French doors to sitting room & private deck. Finished LL. 1-acre grounds w/ pool, hot tub & 4 car garage.

18242 Canyon Forest Court Chesterfield • $1,999,000

Magnificent 1.5 story estate home on 1.4 acre grounds featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, grand 2-sty foyer, library, dining room w/ elaborate molding, butler’s pantry & great room. State-of-the-art kitchen adjoins breakfast room & hearth room. Walk-out LL w/ family, rec, wine & exercise rooms, 2nd kitchen, bath w/ spa & 2nd laundry. Grounds include pond, veranda, 3-season room, fireplace, pool, hot tub, playground & 4-car garage.

47 Auburndale Drive Creve Coeur • $1,498,000

An impressive brick & stone elevation highlights the curb appeal of this 6700 sq ft 1 1/2 story estate home! The 2 story entry highlighted by a sweeping staircase leads to study with built-in bookcases, sophisticated dining room & butler’s pantry and stunning great room with marble fireplace flanked by 2-sty windows. Large kitchen with State-of-the-art appliances & island. Tree-lined 1+ ac lot with patio, pool, 4-car garage & circle drive.

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122 Wyckcliffe Town & Country • $599,900

12660 Post Oak Town & Country • $1,750,000

902 Arlington Oaks Terrace Town & Country • $899,900

148 Wyckcliffe Town & Country • $1,295,000

1150 Highland Point Town & Country • $1,595,000

Lot 9 Est at Wardenburg Wildwood • $2,199,000

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