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Education transformation is in our hands and together, we will soar.
Sixth Annual Ladue Education Foundation Event Luncheon: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
8 Long Meadows Lane, Town & Country Offered at $2,100,000. Open 8/19, 1-4 PM.
The Crescent, #500, Clayton Offered at $1,299,900. Open 8/19, 1-3 PM.
7500 York Drive, Clayton Offered at $1,200,000. Open 8/19, 1-3 PM.
The Crescent, #301, Clayton Offered at $925,000. Open 8/19, 1-3 PM.
13318 Wood Stone Court, Town & Country. New Listing. $788,000. Open 8/19, 1-3 PM.
15 Topton Way, Unit 1A, Clayton New Listing. Offered at $769,000.
128 North Central Avenue, Unit B, Clayton Offered at $350,000.
35 Overhills drive, Ladue.
45 Brighton Way, Clayton.
5 allegro lane, Creve Coeur.
3 SPOEDE LANE, Creve Coeur.
1 Little Lane, Ladue.
30 Portland Drive, Frontenac.
13318 Wood Stone court, Town & Country. Modern yet
15 Dromara road, Ladue.
9856 Countryshire Place, Creve Coeur.
The Crescent, #301, Clayton.
classic 4BR/3.5BA, 2-story brick home. Formal living and dining
3 picardy lane, Ladue.
136 LADUE Oaks Drive, Creve Coeur.
155 Carondelet Plaza, #505, Clayton.
rooms and private patio. $788,000.
16718 WILLS TRACE, Chesterfield.
62 CLERMONT LANE, Ladue.
7901 KINGSBURY BLVD., Old Towne Clayton.
50 Portland Drive, Frontenac.
217 Ladue Oaks Drive, Creve Coeur.
622 Forest Court, #3B, Clayton.
7 danfield road, Ladue.
590 Moor Way, Saint Albans.
900 South Hanley Road, #15E, Clayton.
12 EDGEWOOD ROAD, Ladue.
10 GODWIN LANE, Ladue.
148 Kendall Bluff Court, Chesterfield.
1 Edgewood Road, Ladue.
3013 hawthorne boulevard, St. Louis.
7564 Wydown blvd., Unit 2B, Clayton.
596 Morel Court, St. Albans.
1119 north drive, Warson Woods.
128 North Central Avenue, #B, Clayton.
Open 8/19, 1-3 PM
15 Topton Way, Unit 1A, Clayton. Sophisticated 2BR/2BA condo with 2800+ sqft. Gourmet kitchen, spacious room sizes, 10’ ceilings, patio and elevator building.
Open Houses Sunday, August 19
Condominiums | Villas
729 highway h, Troy.
7459 Parkdale Avenue, Clayton.
709 cross timbers drive, Chesterfield.
18 PICARDY lane, Ladue.
7030 MAryland avenue, University City.
7564 Wydown boulevard, unit 1A, Clayton. $289,000
8 LONG MEADOWS LN., Town & Country. $2,100,000.
958 tirrill farms, Ladue.
1635 Highland Valley Circle, Chesterfield.
710 south hanley road, #12A, Clayton.
The Crescent, #500, Clayton. $1,299,900.
11136 Geyer Downs Lane, Frontenac.
25 WILLOW HILL, Ladue.
7515 buckingham, #3S, Clayton.
7500 York drive, Clayton. $1,200,000.
16 Huntleigh Woods, Huntleigh.
9120 Fox estates drive, Sunset Hills.
1812 baxter ridge Drive, Chesterfield.
The Crescent, #301, Clayton. $925,000.
8149 pershing avenue, Clayton.
142 Chippenham lane, Clarkson Valley.
630 Francis Place, 1S, Clayton.
7515 buckingham, #3N, Clayton.
7901 KINGSBURY BLVD., Old Towne Clayton. $695,000. 1-3 PM
The Crescent, #500, Clayton.
161 meadows of wildwood, Wildwood.
30 Portland Drive, Frontenac. $630,000.
35 picardy lane, Ladue.
12055 Robyn Park Drive, Village of Westwood. $449,000
526 North Kirkwood Road, #2B. Kirkwood.
6 Portland place, CWE.
882 cabernet lane, St. Albans.
900 South hanley road, #7B, Clayton.
9856 Countryshire Place, Creve Coeur. $629,000. 1-3 PM
10 Washington Terrace, CWE.
16854 Westglen Farms, Wildwood.
1506 Swallow Drive, Brentwood.
7030 MAryland avenue, University City. $519,000. 1-3 PM
20 PICARDY LANE, Ladue.
5237 washington place, St. Louis.
321 rosedale avenue, #302, St. Louis.
9120 Fox estates drive, Sunset Hills. $499,000. 2-4 PM
531 Chalet Court, Creve Coeur.
1019 SOUTH MCKNIGHT RD., Richmond Heights. $425,000
127 East washington Place, #1S, Kirkwood.
25 WILLOW HILL, Ladue. $499,000.
510 South Price Road, Ladue.
3670 flora place, St. Louis.
7532 york drive, #2E, Clayton.
1119 north drive, Warson Woods. $559,000.
148 Kendall Bluff Court, Chesterfield. $449,900. 1-3 PM
7500 York drive, Clayton.
109 Ballas court, Town & Country.
10844 Woodforest Drive, Sunset Hills. $329,000. 1-3 PM
1 Ellsworth lane, Ladue.
9135 clayton road, Ladue.
6483 DALE AVENUE, St. Louis. $134,500.
12 dromara road, Ladue.
1029 north drive, Warson Woods.
2509 greenbriar ridge, Des Peres.
778 cypress knoll Drive, O’Fallon.
807 Wenneker Drive, Ladue.
14 FOXBORO ROAD, Ladue.
309 N. Bemiston Avenue, Old Town Clayton. $1,100,000
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10844 Woodforest Drive, Sunset Hills.
7148 Pershing Avenue, University City.
840 cabernet lane, St. Albans.
14487 Marmont drive, Chesterfield.
10 portland place, CWE.
1287 ANDREW DRIVE, Glendale.
405 Conway Garden Lane, Creve Coeur.
4141 STONECROFT DRIVE, St. Charles.
25 stacy drive, Olivette.
14353 LAKE TAHOE DRIVE, Chesterfield.
17 Dwyer place, Ladue.
7727 Stanford Avenue, University City.
2424 OAK SPRINGS, Town & Country.
28 Picardy lane, Ladue.
8724 Washington Avenue, University City.
6 Vista Brook Lane, Ladue.
4 DEER CREEK WOODS, Ladue.
15 Beacon Hill Lane, Creve Coeur.
10 apple tree lane, Ladue.
38 woodcliffe road, Ladue.
820 POSTHORN DRIVE, Manchester.
511 SOUTH WARSON ROAD, Ladue.
9848 COUNTRYSHIRE PLACE, Creve Coeur.
8715 Washington avenue, University City.
8 LONG MEADOWS LANE, Town & Country.
9840 copper hill road, Ladue.
537 EMMANUEL COURT, Valley Park.
29 Dromara Road, Ladue.
17655 vintage oak drive, Wildwood.
8337 STANFORD AVENUE, University City.
3 Lochinvar drive, Town & Country.
10947 Janridge Lane, Creve Coeur.
7309 amherst, University City.
33 portland place, CWE.
11805 CRAIG MANOR DRIVE, Creve Coeur.
3510 Illinois Avenue, St. Louis.
1042 WINGS ROAD, Saint Albans.
PARK EAST TOWER PENTHOUSE, CWE
15 Ladue Lane, Ladue. 42 Glen Eagles Drive, Ladue.
28 BRIARCLIFF, Ladue. 8 little lane, Ladue.
47 COUNTRYSIDE LANE, Frontenac.
9933 Litzinger road, Ladue.
3 Bridle lane, Frontenac. 300 SOUTH MCKNIGHT ROAD, Ladue.
2718 Covington Place, Frontenac.
15 Woodcliffe road, Ladue.
2412 Remington Lane, Rock Hill.
XXXXX ORRVILLE ROAD, Wildwood.
10201 thornwood Drive, Ladue.
6483 DALE AVENUE, St. Louis.
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Lots | Acreage Windrush farm, Cook Station.
17715 Resort road, Crocker.
Lot 1 Old Ladue Drive, Ladue.
11411 Conway Road, Ladue.
1 Little Lane, Ladue.
1133 Wings Road, St. Albans.
1138 Wings Road, St. Albans.
15 beacon hill, Creve Coeur.
548 North Mosley Road, Creve Coeur.
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EDITOR’S NOTE This is probably as close as you’ll read about politics in the Editor’s Note—and it’s not even really about politics. This week, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that CNN’s Candy Crowley—a former St. Louisan—will moderate one of three debates between President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. I’m glad that it will be Ms. Crowley. Along with Christiane Amanpour and Connie Chung, she was among my role models as an aspiring journalism student in the early ’90s. But did it really have to take 20 years to find a female journalist qualified enough to oversee a presidential debate? It shouldn’t have, but I’m glad someone noticed: Three teenage girls from New Jersey gathered more than 180,000 signatures to petition the Commission to include a female moderator in the upcoming debates. As the girls’ example shows, the next generation is undoubtedly paying attention. For that, no matter your political leaning, their efforts deserve our applause.
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ON THE COVER On Sept. 19, the Ladue Education Foundation will hold its Sixth Annual Ladue Education Foundation Luncheon at the Ladue West Campus in Creve Coeur. The event aims to raise awareness and funds for the foundation, which provides unique programs and initiatives for students in the district, through the support of alumni, parents and the community. For more information, call 477-7673 or visit laduefoundation.org.
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he gala committee for the St. Louis Symphony’s Red Velvet Ball Swings! Gala met at Bellerive Country Club recently to unveil the gala logo and kick off the October event. The gala will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra playing with the St. Louis Symphony and the legendary Wynton Marsalis on trumpet. David and Thelma Steward are this year’s event chairs.
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4550 McPherson (St. Louis).
437 Harvest Hill Court (Ballwin).
1751 N. Woodlawn Avenue (Ladue).
602 Henry Oaks Court (Ballwin).
886 Dewberry Court (Kirkwood).
1300 Log Cabin Lane (Ladue).
722 Oak Valley Drive (Des Peres).
1400 Selma Avenue (Webster Groves). $179,000
450 West Adams, #19 (Kirkwood).
10270 Kinsella Lane (Ladue).
1368 Haute Loire (Parkway West).
1039 Fenton Park Drive (Fenton).
322 North Boyle (St. Louis).
1 Warson Hills Lane (Ladue).
1616 High School Drive (Brentwood).
721 Leland Avenue (University City).
9423 Sonora Avenue (Brentwood).
9 Knightsbridge (St. Peters).
602 South Brentwood, #7 (Clayton).
14796 Sugarwood Trail Dr. (Chesterfield). $1,690.000
6747 Itaska Street (St. Louis).
9810 Hudson Avenue (Rock Hill).
10348 Tiffany Village (Mehlville).
3 Lakeside Green (Ladue).
7821 Cornell Avenue (University City).
5178 Goethe Avenue (St. Louis). �
32 Conway Cove (Chesterfield).
118 Crandon Drive (Clayton).
1606 Monaco (Warson Woods).
1430 Ross Avenue (St. Louis Co.).
621 East Monroe Avenue (Kirkwood). $1,000,000
561 Prospector Ridge (Ballwin).
1251 Avery Court (Kirkwood).
121 N. Brentwood (Clayton).
105 Meramec Oak Ridge (Fenton).
9818 Ravensbrook Drive (Affton).
900 Town & Country Est. (T & C). �
116 Park Avenue (Oakland).
8625 Brinker Avenue (Affton).
17 Fair Oaks (Ladue).
7129 Waterman (University City)
3652 Shenandoah (St. Louis).
1611 Greening Lane (Kirkwood).
901 Audubon Trail Drive (Innsbrook).
14000 Margaux Lane (Town & Country). $799,900
536 Rotherwood (Sunset Hills). �
7106 Westmoreland (University City).
16934 Hickory Forest Ln. (Wildwood). � $269,900
400 S. 14th Street, #1001 (St. Louis).
1514 Sugar Grove (St. Louis County).
331 Carlyle Lake Drive (Creve Coeur). $649,000
541 Marshall Avenue (Webster Groves). $269,000
304 Woods Mill Terr. Ln. (Chesterfield). $639,000
56 Willow Hill (Ladue).
718 Villa Capri Court (Olivette).
45 Trent Drive (Ladue).
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57 Joy Avenue (Webster Groves).
7902 Teasdale Court (University City). $739,000
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14744 Whitebrook Dr. (Chesterfield).
3608 Gravois Ave., #9 (South City).
549 Lexington Landing Dr. (St. Charles). $699,900
7420 Heathermoor Ln. (Dardenne Prairie). $239,900
364 North Woodlawn (Kirkwood).
2120 Briargate Lane (Kirkwood).
6631 Alamo (Clayton).
346 North Forsyth (University City).
7268 Watsons Parish (O’Fallon).
801 S. Skinker, 8C (St. Louis).
27 Wydown Terrace (Clayton).
410 Oaktree Crossing Court (Ballwin).
750 South Hanley, #410 (Clayton).
4349 Westminster Place (St. Louis).
943 Abbeville (University City). �
14415 Open Mdw. Ct., W (Chesterfield). $275,000
1424 Frontenay Ct. (Warson Woods).
4014 Hartford Street (St. Louis).
2440 Claymoor Drive (Chesterfield).
7270 Maryland Avenue (University City). $509,900
14310 Millchester Circle (Chesterfield). � $199,000
4440 Olive Street, #200 (St. Louis).
724 Timber Trail (Frontenac).
5081 Rhodes Avenue (St. Louis).
7557 Byron Place, 2E (Clayton).
4616 McPherson Avenue (CWE).
5737 Westminster Place (St. Louis).
2 Conway Cove (Chesterfield).
1 Warson Hills in Ladue includes a spacious family room with cross beam ceiling and 500+ wine room. Listed at $1,695,000.
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he Assistance League of St. Louis held its 13th annual golf tournament and tennis round-robin event recently at Meadowbrook Country Club. Cocktails, appetizers and fun package drawings accompanied remarks from Gateway 180’s Martin Rafanan. Guests were welcomed by president Patty Alvarez and master of ceremonies Gene Toombs. More than $62,000 was raised to support the many organizations the Assistance League helps to fund.
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2 Oak Bend Drive, Ladue $1,150,000
1106 Wheaton Hill Ct, Town & Country $1,140,000
1215 Kings Glen Ct, Town & Country $1,080,000
91 Pointer Lane, Ladue $949,000 Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00
900 Greenwich Green Ln, Town & Country $759,900
7400 Buckingham Drive, Clayton $649,900
9 North Euclid Avenue, St Louis City $525,000
2409 Clayton Pointe Ct, Chesterfield $370,000
6247 N Rosebury Ave #3, St Louis $359,900
7122 Pershing Avenue, University City $339,900
630 Emerson Rd #103, Creve Coeur $319,000
6147 Kingsbury Ave, Central West End $299,999
15 Oak Forest Lane, Eureka $279,900
10401 Golterman Drive, Crestwood $279,900
524 N Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood $229,000 Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00
6158 Westminster, Central West End $219,000 Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00
1971 Meadowtree Lane #3, Kirkwood $155,000
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NEW LISTINGS 7400 Buckingham Drive 2409 Clayton Pointe Court 15 Oak Forest lane 10401 Golterman Drive 524 N Kirkwood Road 6158 Westminster 1971 Meadowtree Lane #3
Clayton Chesterfield Eureka Crestwood Kirkwood CWE Kirkwood
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Invitations are in the mail for one of St. Louis’ biggest events of the year: the Sneak Peak @ Saks to benefit SITEMAN CANCER CENTER takes place Oct. 25 at SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. The event will offer attendees an exclusive peek inside the store’s new main floor featuring 10022 Shoe, Saks’ signature ladies shoe salon, as well as a redesigned accessories and handbags department. For more information, call 935-5511. Event co-chairs are MILLIE CAIN and ALAN E. BRAINERD. Four new musicians will be joining the ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. They are: principal viola BETH CHU, section viola DI SHI, first violin HELEN KIM and contrabassoon ANDREW THOMPSON. Thompson is from St. Louis and is the seventh St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra alum to join the Symphony. This fall, St. Louis-area STARBUCKS stores will once again hold its annual MUSIC FOR LIFELONG ACHIEVEMENT INSTRUMENT DRIVE (MFLA). From Oct. 1 through Nov. 4, participating stores will serve as dropoff locations for used and new musical instruments that will be refurbished and distributed to local students who otherwise would not be able to afford them. MFLA is based at The Sheldon. Visit supportmfla.org for more information. A newcomer to the St. Louis fitness scene is making waves with its eco-friendly approach. NATURALLY FIT is now open in Clayton on 8029 Clayton Road. Founder KIMBERLY KELLER-JOHNSON offers specialized classes like piloxing (a combination of Pilates and boxing), yoga and zumba on recycled cork floors, as well as outdoor fitness programs and nutritional plans.
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Here she is…The newly crowned Ms. Missouri Senior is VERONICA HILYARD of University City. Hilyard is an active volunteer at Maryville University and chairs its School of Education’s Leadership Council. She is a lifelong educator, serving in public and parochial schools in Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Missouri. For the pageant, Hilyard performed Puccini’s aria, O Mio Babbino Caro, to the audience’s delight. She is married to HARLEY SMITH and has lived in St. Louis for more than 30 years. She goes on to compete in the Ms. Senior America pageant in Atlantic City in October. Love a good literary
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ear a beige lace dress? Shut up and show up? Not any longer, as mothers of the groom are taking a bigger role in weddings today than ever before. With so many details to address prior to a wedding, the groom’s mother may wonder what her duties are, particularly with regard to the wedding rehearsal dinner, as it is a common custom for the groom’s parents to host the dinner party after the rehearsal. Typically, the groom’s mother has no particular duties during the wedding ceremony. Her ‘time in the sun’ is the rehearsal dinner. The groom’s parents should set a budget, and work with the couple to determine a venue. The bride and groom should provide the rehearsal dinner guest list; but the mother should send out the invitations. The mother of the groom should work closely with the venue’s manager, to assure that any requests made by herself, or the wedding couple, are honored. For instance, the menu should be carefully planned as to not duplicate in any way the wedding supper. If there is an audio-visual presentation, it is important that the arrangements are all secured prior to the party’s arrival. The groom’s mother should create table cards for arranged seating, and arrange for centerpieces for each table. She (and her husband) also will be expected to greet the guests, including the bridal party, and thank them for their role in the wedding. The hostess should ensure her guests have all they need, in the way of food and drinks. The groom’s parents (most often the father) should give a short speech after the guests are seated, but before dinner. It is important to thank everyone for their participation and emotional support of their son and his soon-to-be bride. The speech should be short, and directed mostly to the bride and groom. The day of the rehearsal is the final celebration of their lives before the marriage and their journey as a couple should be recognized. The mother of the groom should inform her son of the need to get all the unsavory toasts out of the way during the rehearsal dinner. He should make it perfectly clear to his groomsmen and friends that this is the time for them to tell the funny story (and not during the wedding). The groom’s mother should let the groom remind the bride of this, and she will inform her bridesmaids and friends, as well. This is a nicety that the groom’s mother shows to the bride and her family as she knows they will want the wedding supper to be as elegant as possible. Crude toasts and speeches are never appropriate at wedding suppers. I don’t think it is necessary to give favors at the rehearsal dinner, and the choice to have music and dancing is entirely optional. As for the wedding day itself, the degree of involvement in the wedding planning should be left to the bride’s discretion. If the mother of the groom has special wedding-planning talents, she may offer to share these with the bride, as well as her willingness to help. It is appropriate for the groom’s mother to call the mother of the bride in advance to make sure their dresses coordinate. It is never appropriate for the groom’s mother to wear black as this is seen as an outward expression of her disapproval of the wedding. But she—after consulting with the bride’s mother—can wear anything she likes. I remember a family wedding where my sister was the groom’s mother. The bride’s mother was wearing a long formal dress, and my sister chose a short dressy suit in the same color family. The pictures turned out fine and each mother wore what she was most comfortable wearing to the wedding of her child. So as you can see, the old cliché of the groom’s mother wearing a beige lace dress and keeping her mouth shut are long gone. But, it still is her obligation to remember it is the most special day in the bride and groom’s life, and that always, the bride is the center of attention.
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Keith and Holly Dierberg of Hinsdale, Ill., formerly of Town & Country, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Dierberg, to Brent Clark, son of Terry and Susan Clark of Fort Wayne, Ind. The bride-to-be graduated from Valparaiso University. Currently, she is a religion and communication instructor at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. The future groom graduated from Valparaiso University. Currently, he is the VP area manager for JP Morgan Chase & Company in Chicago. Jill and Brent met while attending college at Valparaiso University. The couple is planning an October 20 wedding at The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens with a reception to follow at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott.
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end, LEF will hold the Sixth Annual Ladue Education Foundation Luncheon on Sept. 19 at the Ladue West Campus. LADUE EDUCATION FOUNDATION The event, catered by Sugo’s By Laura Graesser Spaghetteria, will be co-chaired by Patershuk, along with Amy Dove. t was a special moment for Diane Patershuk when The honorary chair, Ladue High she witnessed a group of second-graders speaking alum and KMOV anchor Jasmine Mandarin at a Ladue elementary school. The Huda, will share how she has been Chinese language class is one of several programs impacted as a former student. In funded in the Ladue School District through the Ladue Second-graders participate in a robotics program at Spoede Elementary School. addition, a robotics demonstration, Education Foundation (LEF). “It was neat to see those presentations from LEF president students participate in something like that. LEF allows the district as a result of their success. “It’s a great tool Pradip Das and district superintendent Marsha us to provide those extraordinary opportunities,” says for the district to bring in innovative programs they Chappelow, as well as testimonies from a teacher and Patershuk, a member of the foundation’s board. might not have otherwise,” Patershuk says. student will help to raise awareness about the foundaAs a fundraising arm for the district, LEF offers a While Ladue is a healthy school district, it, too, has tion’s efforts. Tickets to the event are $50/person, and way for alumni, parents and the community to support been affected by the economic downfall; and it is Patershuk hopes the afternoon will encourage even various educational efforts in Ladue schools. Since its important to keep the district flourishing for its 4,000more support. “We’re looking for new ways to fund creation six years ago, the foundation has funded plus students from 10 different municipalities, initiatives that may be outside our reach right now. multiple projects and initiatives, including robotics Patershuk notes. “We need the support from the Education is the key to making this a better country, courses, Cycle of Success, Junior Achievement Finance community to keep the district strong, because the and we want to push ourselves to do more.” Park curriculum and a videoconferencing/broadcasting stronger the district, the stronger the community is as a As second-graders practice their Mandarin, and high system at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. LEF whole. Maintaining that type of excellence is so schoolers work on building robots, Patershuk knows supports the programs through teacher-applied grants important to the future.” LEF already has made a difference. “One way or and community partnerships with Monsanto and The As LEF works to simplify its focus and aid in the another, we’re working to impact every student in the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, among others. strategic vision of the school district, it aims to spread district for the better.” Some of the projects, like the Mandarin program, word of its goals, both today and in the future. To that started in one school and have since spread to others in
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Having learned how to cook with her momma’s Mississippi recipes, she wanted to open a restaurant. At first, she made food at home and sold it out of her car. Her plan was to bake pies and sell them to Schnucks, but that never worked out. “I knew they wouldn’t take ‘em ‘cause I was making them out of my house, so I found a location just to do my pies,” she explains. “I started making soul food to help the pie business, and the soul food took off.” I ask her how the TV show started, and she says it was actually her son Tim’s idea. “My son had been in prison, and when he came home to help me in the restaurant, he observed all the funny things that were happening with the way I interacted with the employees,” she recalls. “He thought it would be a good idea for a TV show, so he tried to get some film company to come in
The soul comes in with the love that you have when you’re making it…
chicken, rib tips, okra, spicy greens, sweet potatoes and cornbread. For dessert, I have Miss Robbie’s favorite dish: pear cobbler. Suddenly I realize that I’ve been eating soul food for years but just didn’t know it. I tell her this is the same kind of food ‘Mamaw’ used to cook for us in Kentucky. She’s not surprised. “It doesn’t matter what race you are, it’s home cookin’,” she explains. “What your Mamaw made was soul food. My mom had nine kids so she had to be creative. It’s making a meal out of whatever you got and making it taste wonderful.” I learn that the secret to soul food isn’t the food, it’s the soul who prepares it. “The soul comes in with the love that you have when you’re making it, ‘cause you’re putting your all in it and your soul into it—because maybe that’s all you got.” I finish off the last bite of my pear cobbler and Miss Robbie gets back to work. I took the back way home through parts of North St. Louis. I drive through neighborhoods that are scarred by the ravages of neglect and poverty. This is where Robbie Montgomery grew up and where her soul emerged. I’m amazed at how far she came after such humble beginnings. I go past a grocery store and it makes me think that someday, I probably will see Sweetie Pie’s at Schnucks, because it’s obvious: Miss Robbie never gives up.
t’s a little before two o’clock on a Saturday afternoon when I get to the new Sweetie Pie’s Upper Crust restaurant on Delmar Boulevard in Grand Center. I figured the lunch rush would be over so it’d be a good time to have a taste of Robbie Montgomery’s now-famous soul food. I walk in and hear Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, and there’s a TV crew from the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) setting up. The place is full of people, and the line is soon out the door. Montgomery is a huge success because she says she never gave up. Her reality television show is the highest-rated program on OWN, and her three Sweetie Pie’s soul food restaurants are becoming legendary. Montgomery sits down at a booth to talk with me but before she can, everybody wants to say hello—and everybody gets a big smile and a hug. She’s more famous now than she was as a back-up singer for the Ike and Tina Turner Revue during the early glory days of the Motown sound. Montgomery was one of the first ‘Ikettes,’ but today, her TV show fans around the country know her as Miss Robbie. “It’s amazing how many people know me—little kids even come up to me. It’s a blessing.” Born in Mississippi, she moved to St. Louis just after World War II when she was 6 years old. She wasn’t allowed to go to the whites-only schools until they were integrated, which happened during her teenage years. She sang in church choirs, and then caught a big break with Ike and Tina Turner. She went on to a solo career and sang with some of the biggest names in the business. But Montgomery’s singing career was cut short because of a collapsed lung and asthma. She tells me how she came back to St. Louis almost broke and homeless. “I didn’t have any place to live. I slept on my sister’s sofa for I don’t know how long,” she remembers. “I finally got an apartment but I didn’t have any furniture, so I slept on the floor.” She found a job at then-Jewish Hospital and trained to be a dialysis technician, but she still had a dream to once again be a big success.
and make a pilot. But at the time, nobody thought a show about a black family cookin’ in a restaurant would be a hit.” Not long after the launch of the Oprah Winfrey Network, a production company did come to St. Louis looking for show ideas. They heard about Tim and Miss Robbie, and the rest of the story—as they say—is history. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s is such a success that Oprah herself came to town recently for a soul food dinner. Miss Robbie is still talking, and customers are still pouring in as I savor my meal. It’s fried
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idwest Regional Bank prides itself on having the versatility of a large institution and the personal service of a community bank. Launched in 1894, Midwest moved into the St. Louis market in 2009, quickly establishing itself as one of the top small business-lending banks in the state. Now with the addition of three Clayton, Chesterfield and Sunset Hills area presidents, it is poised for a large local expansion. The Festus-based bank offers personal banking, including checkMidwest Regional Bank’s Michael Bender ing, savings and loans; as well as business banking, from checking to commercial and small business lending. In ness. The bank has gained a noteworthy addition, it has a 12-member staff in the St. reputation for the specialty, recently garnerLouis market for residential lending. ing a No. 1 ranking for small business As a community bank, Midwest offers lending from the Small Business tailored products to fit the needs of cusAdministration of Eastern Missouri. tomers, rather than the same cookie-cutter Midwest also is focused on a new capital services for all clients, says president and campaign. For those looking to invest, the CEO Michael Bender. “We view ourselves bank is in the process of raising $8 million in as a small patrol torpedo boat among battlecapital. The funds would add to its positive ships. We can easily maneuver and adapt to track record, as it successfully raised more customers’ needs and requirements.” than $20 million during the past four years. Closures of large financial institutions, as “Our credit quality is strong,” Bender says. well as bank mergers and acquisitions, have “And since we just moved into the St. Louis freed up a significant amount of assets and market in 2009, it’s a good chance to get in paved the way for community banks such as on the ground floor of a profitable, healthy Midwest to make a name for themselves bank.” locally, Bender notes. “We feel there is a As for the future, the outlook is bright, niche for another community bank that can Bender says. Midwest plans to expand understand the local market, make decisions significantly by opening multiple local loan locally and tailor banking based on the needs production offices beginning next year. “And of the Clayton market.” as those thrive, we will convert them to fullMidwest assembled a team of banking service branches. Our hope is to have eight to veterans to lead its St. Louis offices. Bender, 12 branches in the St. Louis market in the a banking professional of 35 years who has upcoming years.” worked in Missouri for 23 years, gained his experience at both community banks, such as Cape Girardeau-based Capital Bank Group; O N T H E C O V E R and large financial institutions, serving as ( B u i l d i n g W e a lt h ) East-Central Missouri regional president for Midwest Regional Bank strives to offer a versatile U.S. Bank. To broaden its reach, Midwest range of services, while still providing the personal recently brought on three new team memservice of a community bank. With a move into the bers: Sanford Scott, as Clayton-area presiSt. Louis market in 2009, Midwest recently added dent; Kevin Carter, as Chesterfield-area three area presidents in preparation for a large local president; and Gary Siddens Jr., as Sunset expansion. Pictured (from left): Kevin Carter, Hills-area president. The three longtime area Chesterfield-area president; Sanford Scott, bankers will work to grow the bank’s presClayton-area president; Gary Siddens Jr., Sunset Hills-area president. For more information, call ence in their respective markets, utilizing 636-937-5351 or visit mwrbank.com. their primary area of expertise: small busi-
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Securing Peace of Mind
WORKING WITH A TRUST COMPANY By Laura Graesser
t’s common custom to sit down with an attorney to plan a will and determine how your assets will be distributed after your passing. You want to make sure the objectives for your wealth are fulfilled, even if you are not there to oversee them. Establishing a relationship with a trust company also can add to that peace of mind, says Maurice Quiroga of PNC Wealth Management. “When you create that estate plan, you’re doing it for the benefit of your loved ones, and a trust company is going to implement the strategy that you’ve underwritten.” Creating a trust will give you control over how your property is allocated, so decision of who will manage it is an important one. While a family member or other individual can be named as trustee, appointing a trust company as trustee often can alleviate potential complications. “A family member can bring insight and perspective, but at the same time, that insight can color the trustee’s judgment and make challenging decisions difficult,” Quiroga explains. “In addition, the family is going through the grieving process and they don’t understand the immediate responsibilities needed to
administer the estate. A trust company is positioned to do that immediately.” A corporate trustee also can be named as co-trustee with the individual, achieving the best of both worlds, Quiroga says. “The trust company will have the expertise in management and administration, while the family brings insight and history to the process.” If you choose to work with a corporate trustee, there are three key considerations that should be assessed, says David Presson, director of investments at First Bank: (1) the experience and knowledge of the company; (2) the fee structure; and (3) the handling of assets and investments. “Trusts can be very complex, so work with someone who understands trust law, the tax issues associated with it, and other intricacies,” he says. As you interview trust companies, the fee structure can be a determining factor. “Some people may shop around and look for the cheapest management fee, but that’s not always the best idea—would you want to go
to the cheapest doctor or dentist?” Presson says. “You want to understand what those fees are, and what is included.” Because trusts can contain millions of dollars in assets and investments, you want to make sure the account is well-managed long after you are gone, Presson notes. “A trust gives you more control over the asset-transfer process, but you want to make sure a corporate trustee is going to do a good job of balancing all the needs of the parties named in the trust. As a trust company, we have a fiduciary duty to take care of all interested parties, not just one beneficiary over another.” In addition to those factors, Quiroga stresses the importance of finding an institution with a reputation of safety and security, and a strong holding company backing it. A company with a local presence and resources also will go a long way to helping your loved ones handle the tangible and intangible assets of the estate. “Understanding things like probate rules or knowing the best auction houses in St. Louis are important elements of the trust administration.” With the complexity of trusts, and the range of options available—from revocable to charitable—you want the comfort of knowing someone is protecting and managing your assets properly, both while you’re living and after you’re gone.
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MIC HAEL BENDER
P ETER BIRKES
KEVIN C ARTE R
WILLIAM C AREY
President and CEO
VP of Commercial Lending
VP of Commercial Banking
Midwest Regional Bank
Midwest Regional Bank
Midwest Regional Bank
Chesterfield Area President of Commercial Banking
President and Chief Investment Officer
Midwest Regional Bank
Cortland Associates Inc.
As a St. Louis area banking leader, Michael Bender has been creating solid opportunities for investors for more than 35 years. He is the president and CEO of Midwest Regional Bank, one of the fastestgrowing banks in the Midwest.
As the commercial lending VP, Tyler Bender focuses on small-tomedium-sized businesses. Through a customer-service-based model, he understands his clientsâ€™ needs and tailors each solution to get the best results for each situation.
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With more than 15 years of experience in financial services, bank management and business banking, Peter Birkesâ€™ expertise includes: commercial and industrial lending, real estate, portfolio management, risk assessment, financial analysis and reporting, and credit underwriting approvals. His success is based on building strong business relationships, offering extensive products and providing premier customer service.
Kevin Carter has more than 28 years of experience in credit, commercial, SBA and consumer loan administration, as well as a solid record of growing his clientsâ€™ success. Carter is a Missouri native and an expert in effectively managing the lending process for business clients.
William Carey co-founded Cortland Associates more than 20 years ago and previously worked in investment management in New York. He received a B.A. from Columbia University, where he serves on the National Alumni Council. He also serves on the boards of Jazz St. Louis, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Music Hall in Detroit and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York.
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DIANA FLOWER , JD, CTFA VP, Senior Trust Advisor
NANCY G EORG EN, C LU, ChFC, J.D.
PNC Wealth Management
Principal and Family CFO
Diana Flower has more than 11 years of experience in trust administration, estate planning and wealth management. She earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Iowa. She recently helped launch the Young Friends Group of the Childrenâ€™s Home Society of Missouri.
Nancy Georgen, who has more than 40 years of experience, is one of Moneta Groupâ€™s most tenured principals, with extensive experience providing advice on investment management and comprehensive financial planning. In addition to investment advisory and consulting services for endowments and retirement plans, she provides family CFO services for successful individuals and families.
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NIC HOLAS G IBSON
TIMOTHY HALLS, CFP, CFA , AWMA
VP and Private Wealth Advisor
Principal and Family CFO
Heartland Bank Nicholas Gibson serves as a financial adviser for the Heartland Bank Financial Group. He has more than seven years of wealth management experience, assisting clients in creating comprehensive strategies that match their unique financial goals with appropriate investment and insurance products and services. Gibson received a B.S. in economics from University of Missouri. He and his wife, Lori, have three sons.
Tim Halls joined Moneta Group as a principal in 2002, but has a career that spans 25 years in financial services. That experience allows him to advocate for his clients as their family CFO and provide sound guidance on their every financial need, including investments, retirement savings, estate planning and philanthropic giving. 100 S. BRENTWOOD BLVD., 244-3318, MONETAGROUP.COM
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MARK HEFFERNAN, CPA , CFP, PFS, MBA Principal and Family CFO
KEN HEISE President
Heise Advisory Group
Moneta Group A Moneta Group principal since 2003, Mark Heffernan has more than 20 years of experience in financial services. As a CPA and CFP, he is highly qualified to serve his clientsâ€™ needs as a family CFO. Involved with numerous community organizations, Heffernan currently is chairman of the Chaminade College Preparatory School board of trustees. 100 S. BRENTWOOD BLVD., 244-3311, MONETAGROUP.COM
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Ken Heise has more than 22 years of experience in the insurance and annuity industry, as well as 17 years experience in the securities business. Heise is a registered financial consultant and Top of the Table member of The Million Dollar Round Table. His personal mission is to give clients peace of mind about their finances, enabling them to live their retirement years to the fullest. 12444 POWERSCOURT DRIVE, STE. 235, 909-1116, HEISEADVISORYGROUP.COM
Important Questions to Ask Your Lender Before Applying for a Mortgage 1. Does the lender have the ability to service the loan themselves for up to 40 years? 2. Will the servicing of the loan be sold? 3. Could the servicing of the loan be sold to an out of town lender with no local presence? 4. Is there any prepayment penalty on the first or 2nd mortgages? 5. What are the closing costs? 6. Is the mortgage a balloon note? 7. Is there an origination fee, brokerage fee or any points? 8. How long will the loan approval take? 9. Are you able to call your loan officer on weekends or outside of normal banking hours? Why not call the lender who has the ability to service your loan for up to 40 years with a local presence directly? Bank of America Mortgage, 314.372-0874
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Heartland Bank Daryl Kersting is VP and manager of the private wealth group at Heartland Bank. He manages a team of specialists dedicated to meeting the unique financial needs of business owners and affluent individuals. Kersting earned a B.A. from Rockhurst University and has more than 15 years of banking and investment experience. He is a board member of the Emerging Leadership Council for the Saint Louis Science Center. 212 S. CENTRAL AVE., 512-8621, HEARTLAND-BANK.COM
We understand wealth GUY HOCKERMAN, CPA, CFP
C INDY LEWIS, CTFA , C ISP
VP and Senior Financial Planner
Senior VP, Manager of St. Louis Private Client Administrative Group
The Commerce Trust Company
Guy Hockerman’s goal is to provide objective, high-quality financial planning advice. He has worked for banking and accounting institutions as a financial planner and tax adviser. Hockerman received his B.A. from Wheaton College and has served as a faculty member for the American Banking Association National Trust School. 746-7333,
The Commerce Trust Company Cindy Lewis received a B.S. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She has been with The Commerce Trust Company since 1992. Based at the headquarters in Clayton, she leads a group of 10 administrators focused on personal account services for their most important clients.
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JONATHAN MORGAN VP of Commercial and Industrial Lending
JEFFREY MORRISON, CFP
VP, Senior Investment Advisor
The Business Bank of St. Louis
PNC Wealth Management
Jonathan Morgan builds lending relationships in the commercial business, professional services and industrial market sectors. He has 15 years of banking experience and holds an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a B.A. from the University of Kansas. Morgan serves as director for the ACA St. Louis Professional Club.
Jeffrey Morrison has more than 19 years of experience. He provides professional asset management services to help clients clarify their investment goals and maximize their after-tax, risk-adjusted returns using individual holdings, funds, alternative investments and separately managed accounts. Morrison has a B.S. in business administration from the University of Missouri.
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Chief Operating Officer
Executive VP, Director of Private Banking-East Region
Clayton Area President of Commercial Banking
Cortland Associates Inc.
The Commerce Trust Company
Midwest Regional Bank
Thomas Podlesny received a B.S. from Elmhurst College and an MBA from DePaul University. He joined Cortland Associates in 1992. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, Podlesny is an adjunct professor of finance at Washington University and active in a number of charitable organizations, including A World of Difference, DePaul Hospital Foundation and Old Newsboys Day.
John Rouse earned a B.A. in science from Saint Louis University and an MBA from University of Missouri. He has three decades of banking experience and leads the St. Louis Private Banking group with a full range of customized banking services to help clients optimize their total wealth.
As a recognized financial services leader in Clayton, Sanford Scott brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Midwest Regional Bank. His understanding of the loan process and unparalleled success in business lending allow him to create new and exciting opportunities for growth among his clients.
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MICHAEL TSIAKLIDES, CFP, EA
MAURICE QUIROGA, CTFA, CWS
Executive VP, Managing Director
Tealbrook Financial LLC
PNC Wealth Management
A financial planning, wealth management and tax adviser, Tsiaklides recognizes the uniqueness of each client’s personal values, goals and financial situation. He is a Certified Financial Planner, IRS enrolled agent and life, health and annuity insurance agent. He has a BSBA degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and also holds series 7, 63 and 27 FINRA securities licenses.
Maurice Quiroga has more than 18 years of financial services industry experience focusing on financial and estate planning, private banking, portfolio management and asset allocation. Areas of specialization include fiduciary and trust services, investment management (alternative investments), customized lending and private banking. He is a graduate of Xavier University and has a master’s degree from Fontbonne University.
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GARY SIDDENS JR.
VP of Private Banking
Sunset Hills Area President of Commercial Banking
VP of Private Banking
The Business Bank of St. Louis Aaron Sestrich provides a range of financial services, including lending deposits and cash management, for his clients. He has more than 10 years of experience in wealth management and retail and small business banking. Aaron earned a degree from Spring Hill College and sits on the Emerging Leadership Council for the Saint Louis Science Center.
Midwest Regional Bank Gary Siddens Jr. brings more than 25 years of experience in financial services, consistently ranking among the top lenders in the St. Louis area. He has played a key role in commercial lending initiatives throughout his career. Siddens’ expertise provides help for his clients in Sunset Hills and the surrounding areas. 614-1343, MWREGIONALBANK.COM
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The Business Bank of St. Louis Luke Smith has 13 years of successful banking experience. He is responsible for attracting and managing new private banking relationships by targeting affluent individuals and business owners. He offers comprehensive banking solutions and support to satisfy both personal and commercial banking needs. Smith is actively involved with Support Dogs, Inc. 8000 MARYLAND AVE., 556-6628, BBSTL.COM
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Generations TO Come FAMILY GOVERNANCE By Laura Graesser
t’s referred to as ‘shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves.’ As David Krauss, director of Commerce Trust Company’s Family Office division, explains, studies have shown that about two-thirds of high-net-worth families lose their wealth by the third generation. “The first generation earns it, the second spends it, and by the third, they may see it all go away,” he says. “The biggest challenge is to overcome this tendency to deplete the family assets over that time.” David Ott, a founding partner of Acropolis Investment Management, attributes that tendency to three factors: time, dilution and non-contribution. While the first generation built the wealth, over time, the money is spread out among subsequent family members. Add in possible divorces or other relatives, and the family fortune becomes diluted, especially if the next generations are not helping to sustain it. “It’s hard to replicate the success that a matriarch or patriarch achieved,” Ott says. “You may live a million-dollar lifestyle, but if you haven’t contributed to the family business, it’s not going to last very long.”
Enter family governance. “With shared assets— whether it’s a closely-held business or a house on Hilton Head—there’s the question of how they will be used? Who gets to use them? Who manages them? Families need to make sure their decision-making has sense and purpose behind it,” Krauss notes. A family must first establish goals for its wealth. “The solution isn’t just recognizing and understanding their money, but also recognizing and understanding the values behind the family, so they are not just spending the money, but using it to achieve what they want to accomplish,” Krauss explains. When creating a mission statement for their wealth, families must make sure everyone is on the same page, Ott explains. “Talk about how the money was earned
and the importance of preserving it.” And that education should begin early, so that the later generations understand the money didn’t just appear in their bank accounts, says Delo Advisors owner Sherry Delo. “Parents need to teach their children about the responsibility of sustaining the family wealth, as well as what they did right and wrong in their own efforts.” Whether the wealth is invested as a whole, or distributed to individual family members, if everyone buys into a shared vision, it will help avoid potential conflicts that can arise over money. At the same time, families should bring in outside experts like estate attorneys, legal advisors, accountants and financial advisors to establish a plan to achieve that shared vision—from investments to charitable contributions— and determine roles for each family member, Delo says. “Families should set objectives for what they want to accomplish with the money and who will take responsibility for each facet of it.” While money can open many doors, it also can present many challenges. The sooner conversations are had about how to prudently and effectively manage wealth, the more likely a family will sustain it through many generations, Krauss says. “The families who look at the future from the very beginning will have a much better chance at success.”
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Kathleen Lovett & Laura Donovan 314.610.7408 & 314.229.8978 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com “The biggest sign that the market is improving is the fact that inventory levels are decreasing while sales prices are increasing which optimistically tells us we are in the midst of a rebounding market.”
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“First time buyers are active and taking advantage of the still great interest rates. When they buy, that allows more move-up buying from the sellers of the starter homes. The domino effect is then positive for the homes in the higher price ranges also.“
“Buyer competition. Properties that are priced well and in superior condition are receiving multiple offers.”
“Houses are selling quickly! My most recent listing sold in only four days. Interest rates are great and people are excited and motivated to buy their dream house. I love being an integral part of the process.”
“I think the housing market is improving by the pure fact that I have been in numerous multiple offer situations this season. That hasn’t happened in 3 years. Now there is a “need” to move and they can. Record low rates combined with “buyer’s market” has adjusted the mind sets making for an improved market.”
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Marianne Galt 314.304.5266 email@example.com “We had an active May and June with many more showings and sales. It has been fun to be in the real estate market again. Agents always say, “Activity breeds activity.” So get going! Jump in before the good opportunities are gone.”
Lisa Coulter & Linda Benoist 314.983.2224 & 314.983.2119 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ”We are seeing increased buyer activity on our listings which is resulting in successful sales. Interest rates are appealing and inventory levels are better. Its a great time to buy a home!”
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PRUDENTIAL ALLIANCE REALTORS
JANET MCAFEE REAL ESTATE
Homebuyers should expect a continuation of record low mortgage rates. We will likely continue to see a tight supply of quality properties and great deals for buyers. The real estate market in 2012 appears to be at a tipping point and is finally moving in the right direction.
Homebuyers are feeling more confident in terms of valuation of properties. With continuing historically low interest rates and the many fantastic homes I see day-in and day-out, I anticipate this current upturn in market factors to continue.
DIELMANN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
LAURA MCCARTHY REALTORS
Homebuyers should expect a good market for fall. I recommend they do their homework and make it clear to their agent exactly what their expectations are—from what they can spend to a list of must-haves, negotiable factors and irrelevant aspects—to give their agent a blueprint of what they want.
There is no reason to think that the successes and positive results we’ve seen in the first half of the year won’t extend into the fall. Sales are up and rates are lower than ever. Prices have drifted upward a bit, probably due to more buyers entering the market and a tight supply of available homes.
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For the fall, homebuyers can expect unbelievably, historically low interest rates. In addition, there is a higher inventory of homes, as well as more realistic sellers—in terms of price— who want to and need to sell.
The perfect house to buy is one that’s been on the market for a long time, because the seller is frustrated and willing to negotiate. Make buying a house a business decision. Today’s buyers are not as emotional—they are trying to let their head get involved as much as their heart.
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We have hit bottom and we’re starting to climb back out. Interest rates are great, and it’s an excellent time to buy. Make sure you have a great lender and great realtor to get your best price.
Fall is an excellent time to purchase a home—rates are low, and they typically go up after elections. Once homebuyers decide fall is the right time to search for a house, it’s best to get referrals from their peer group when looking for both agents and lenders.
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Lynn Andel 314.569.1177 314.609.0139 (cell) The simple fact is that good houses priced right are selling fast! And with interest rates at incredible lows, traffic has picked up at open houses and buyers seem to be ready to write at price points across the board. It’s definitely good news for buyers, sellers, and the market at large.
Jill Malley-Cohen 314.725.5100 314.277.9568 (cell) My 27 years in the business have taught me one thing: the market is what you make of it and always take care of your clients. There are a number of elements I track: days on market, sale price ratio versus asking price, and inventory availability. Deals are made everyday, and I continue to produce great results for my clients, no matter the market conditions.
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With interest rates as low as they are, purchasing a home is more affordable than renting in most cases. With low rates and a shortage of inventory, we are seeing more deals with multiple offers. This eventually is going to lead to prices going up.
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We are hearing more positive news in the press every day. Interest rates are at historic lows, and good houses, priced right, are receiving multiple offers. More robust home sales in many areas are driving prices up. Don’t wait - confer with an experienced real estate agent now!
Joan Schnoebelen & Megan Rowe 314.569.1177 314.406.0005 (cell) 314.378.4077 (cell) In 2012, we took off running and haven’t stopped. Inventory is low, interest rates are at an all time low, home prices are reasonable, and buyers are ready to buy. It can’t get much better!
The “American Dream” is still alive, and 91% of Americans still believe home ownership is part of that dream. Demand for homes is up 10%. Open houses are buzzing with buyers. In some areas, there is a lack of inventory, and some homes are again selling in competition.
Mona Green 314.569.1177 314.503.2065 (cell) This is the first resurgence of the market that we have seen in years! Banks are reporting more new loans than prior years. If you choose to move now, you may find your house sells more quickly than you would have expected. Seems that everything is selling!
Life cannot wait for real estate markets. We see a definite increase in activity now because families who have outgrown their present homes have waited as long as they can, and owners in large homes, wanting to downsize their life style, do not want to wait any longer.
Karen Seigel 314.725.5100 314.413.4092 (cell) After a few challenging years, there is a noticable interest in buying and taking advantage of the lowest rates in history. It has been my experience that clients who put their search on hold, are now actively looking to buy, and there is more than adequate inventory to choose from as evidenced by one of my listings selling in one day!
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Peggy Liggett 314.569.1177 314.265.1041 (cell) Laura McCarthy had not received a rate sheet from Bank of America for several months...then today the bank notified us that the rate for a 15 year fixed is 2.875%. With these fantastic rates, coupled with low inventory, I anticipate a strong second selling season September through November.
314.569.1177 314.578.3342 (cell) 314.330.6825 (cell) Listings, in general, are selling quickly and closer to the asking price as sellers become aware of the techniques and proper pricing for today’s marketplace. Reasons for the improved trend could be the rising stock market and the stabilizing economic outlook.
Allie Rossini 314.725.5100 314.303.2137 (cell) The spread between list and sale price has reduced and it appears, at least in the central corridor, that the amount of inventory is low but demand is high which shows a strong seller’s market. Homes are selling faster and at higher prices.
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There continues to be strong buyer confidence and interest but not enough listings. Buyer demand is growing faster than supply. Prices of homes are continuing to firm up which indicates the housing market is stabilizing or increasing compared to a year ago.
Diane Rosenfeld 314.725.5100 314.308.2411(cell) Summer is here and the real estate market is rebounding (along with the temperature). More sellers are putting their homes on the market as prices have stabilized and are increasing in selected areas. Buyers are seriously looking to take advantage of the deflated housing market before it inflates. Title companies are very busy!
The market is HOT! I have had three listings go under contract in one day with multiple offers this spring. Housing affordability is at an all time high. More people are looking to buy homes for traditional reasons -- to rear families and build futures!
Lauren Hasak 314.725.5100 314.210.8995 (cell) Excluding a handful of markets, national home prices have, on average, increased or remained stable over the past year, and the National Association of Realtors is confident this trend will continue. Keep in mind that this has been amidst an ongoing, uncertain economy. That is a good sign of improvement.
Earlier this summer, I helped a young couple find their first home. We wrote three contracts and were in competition for all three. Fortunately, we found a wonderful home on our fourth attempt. This just confirms that if you see something you like, don’t hesitate to make an offer because the good homes are going fast!
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It seems as though my clients are much more excited about listing their homes and moving. This, to me, is a sign that there is a shift in the housing market. There is a lot more urgency, more than I have seen previously. Also, inventory is low because so many homes are selling as soon as they are available. People are acting quickly, which is a definite sign that things are looking up. Overall, there is a very positive feeling in the air when it comes to real estate in St. Louis.
Stephenie Steinmann 314.725.5100 314.614.9957 (cell) There seems to be a level of confidence in buyers that we have not seen in several years. Buyers are realizing that this is the time to take advantage of low interest rates and responsible pricing. Sellers are feeling encouraged about listing their homes as they see neighboring properties selling much more quickly.
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Several past clients have called me recently since they want current market value of their homes. The media is reporting more positive housing news and statistics this year, and sellers are again considering a move. The fear that paralyzed many sellers is slowly disappearing. A recent open house that I held brought in 15 groups of people who were looking for homes in Wildwood!
Beth Schenk 314.725.5100 314.406.1502 (cell) For buyers, the appraisal and lending process is improving, and their clout is incentizing sellers toward effective property readiness. For sellers, based on the S & P Case/Shiller Report, St. Louis has maintained its prices compared to other metro markets. May’s increase over April was 9.6% Be prepared, be positive!
It appears that housing starts are up, rates low, and rental demand up! These are signs that we could be on a slow, but steady, recovery. We have sold off a lot of old inventory and that is helping with confidence and a slight increase in prices.
Lucyann Boston 314.725.5100 314.323.4036 (cell) Recently, I received a call from a man in Arizona whose daughter was starting law school at Washington University. Stunned by the high cost of apartment rental, he was looking into buying a condo. When buying is a better financial decision than renting, you know the market is turning around.
Marilyn Adaire 314.569.1177 314.239.9191(cell) Analysts have cautiously described a beginning of a housing recovery. We are optimistic about a post election increase in demand and price.The Wall Street Journal wrote that the real estate sector is serving as a “beacon of relative strength” in the weak economy. Investors, including Warren Buffet, are betting on a continued housing recovery. My advice is simple: place your trust in someone who knows your market, price your home realistically using information that a realtor has available, and make the best first impression possible.
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Two strong indicators the housing market is improving: a diminished amount of time on the market for sellers and decreased inventory—both great reasons to list and sell your home today.
CARLA BORGARD Coldwell Banker Gundaker Town & Country 1100 Town & Country Crossing, 314-580-2744, cbgundaker.com
While there are macro signs of improvement, I pay more attention to old-fashioned signals—and the signals are good! We are seeing a shift from sellers who have to sell to sellers who want to sell. Also, I am experiencing an increase in the number of calls from buyers.
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The housing market is more than improving, it’s on fire! I’ve never been busier, and my listings are selling fast. I’ve also had competing offers on a few homes, which hasn’t happened in a while. With interest rates at record lows and the market turning around, you couldn’t ask for a better time to buy.
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There is a marked increase in showings, and we are even experiencing multiple-offer situations again. Sellers have learned how to read the market and they now understand the importance of competitive pricing. The buyers are out there, and finally, sellers and buyers are negotiating effectively again.
MARIA ELIAS Coldwell Banker Gundaker Ladue/Clayton 9651 Clayton Road, 993-8000, cbgundaker.com
The demand for housing is definitely up! The number of monthly sales for 2012 is up from 2011. Houses that are well-maintained, updated and properly staged are selling immediately and in competition. With today’s attractive prices and interest rates at an all-time low, most people would agree, 2012 is the year to buy a home.
AMY GOFFSTEIN Prudential Alliance Realtors 1588 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Ste. 210, 712-0599, amygoffstein.com
Properties priced right in good locations and nice conditions are selling fast. In the last year, sold units have increased by 14 percent, Ladue sales have risen 17 percent and Parkway West sales are up 24 percent. Sellers are more confident and buyers are getting deals with great purchasing power—interest rates in the 3-percent range.
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Signs that the housing market is on the upswing DIANE GORRIS Prudential Alliance Realtors 1588 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Ste. 210, 422-1414, prudentialalliance.com
Our office in Ladue has been doing very well in 2012, with an increase of 24 percent in new pending sale units and a 16 percent increase in closed sale units through June (compared to the same period for 2011). In addition, the average sale price is up approximately 3 percent.
JIGGS DUNN Prudential Alliance Realtors 1588 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Ste. 210, 872-6799, prudentialalliance.com
My first thought, the phone is ringing! Buyers are back and ready. The market is still favoring the buyer, but the activity level between the title company and inspection company has increased greatly. Everyone is happy to see the market moving in a positive direction— not always at the speed we prefer, but improving nonetheless.
CAROLYN MALECEK Prudential Alliance Realtors 1588 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Ste. 210, 997-7600, 956-9405, breihanmalecek.com
The market has been buzzing since the start of 2012. The mild winter, combined with continued low interest rates, seems to have jumpstarted the spring selling season. Recently, we have seen more competing contracts than we have in years. My partner, Steve Breihan, and I have already sold more than $17 million this year.
SUSAN MURRAY Coldwell Banker Gundaker Ladue/Clayton Office 9651 Clayton Road, 330-9987, susanmurrayrealtor.com
Sales volume has increased dramatically and properly positioned homes are selling quickly. Houses that are updated and priced competitively sell quickly at close to asking price, while houses that need repair, redecorating or are offered at 2006 prices don’t sell. I can help sellers update, stage and price their homes for a maximum return on their investment.
TINA NIEMANN Prudential Alliance Realtors 1588 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Ste. 210, 503-8400, 997-7600, tinaniemann.com
There are many indications of improvement, such as an increased level of activity in our listings and homes selling quicker, several with multiple offers. Buyers are either more confident in the market, or they are tired of waiting and ready to move on. Lower interest rates make it an excellent time to buy a home.
ANNE RYAN, THE RYAN TRADITION Coldwell Banker Gundaker Ladue/Clayton 9651 Clayton Road, 993-8000, theryantradition.com
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Water IS THE Balm FOR THE
By Pat Raven and Julie Hess
will look a little rough in August. Japanese maples and tri-color beech are two of the worst for summer sunburns. Julie reports heat scorch (burned leaves) this year even on tough plants like the stalwart, ubiquitous yew. Anyone who drives through the city can see trees and shrubs that have lost the battle with the elements, some flashing brown and collapsing in the course of a single day. Julie was once asked by one of the Missouri Botanical Garden plumbers why we overwatered the turf so much. She explained to him, “We’re not watering the lawn, we’re watering the trees.” Trees need deep watering. It’s better to water really well once or twice a week than it is to spritz the surface daily. Deep watering will encourage a stronger, healthier, more extensive root system that is able to take up water more efficiently. Light surface waterings that do not penetrate far can actually draw the healthy root zone up closer to the surface and set the plant up for failure when light watering is stopped— like during a vacation. The balance is delicate. A standard rule of thumb is an inch per week delivered in one watering session. In case the weather doesn’t improve, here are some tips on watering wisely: ■ TAKE CARE OF YOUR TREES FIRST. You can lose a tree quickly in this heat if it doesn’t get enough water. A large tree may use 40,000 gallons of water in a year, most of it on hot summer days. Your target area is the whole root zone of the tree—from the trunk out to the edge of the drip line. ■ LET THE LAWN GO. You can replace a lawn in a season. It takes a lifetime to replace a tree. Become more observant about spotting water stress in all of your plants. Look for hints of droop, curling of leaves or the slightest graying of foliage and water immediately if you spot these signs. Hand watering, while time consuming, is still the best way to stay in touch with your garden. ■ BECOME MORE SCIENTIFIC. Use a rain gauge. Measure how much water you’re actually putting down by placing an empty cake pan or tuna can under the sprinkler and run the water until it holds
We’re not watering the lawn, we’re watering the trees.
an inch of water. In-ground irrigation systems also need to be calibrated. Most are set for turf, which will not deliver enough water for the trees. ■ BECOME MORE EFFICIENT. Soaker hoses lose less water to evaporation. Mulch beds well to retain moisture more effectively. ■ BE AWARE OF LOCAL CONDITIONS. It scares me to hear of wells running dry in Wildwood. We have avoided watering restrictions so far, but it looks like you could walk across the Meramec River south of the I-44 bridge. ■ USE THE RIGHT TOOLS. A long-handled watering wand lets you put the water exactly where you want it without a lot of waste. Some people water nothing, saying they don’t want a high water bill. An extra $50 or $100 on the water bill is peanuts in comparison to the cost of taking down a mature tree. Removing a large tree can run well into the thousands, not to mention the higher bills for air conditioning due to loss of shade and the replanting costs for new trees. And even after this bad stretch of weather has broken, keep watering your trees well into October. It’s always good to send them in to the winter well watered— especially evergreens—so they don’t get desiccated from drying winter winds.
Patricia Raven, Ph.D., has a doctorate in ornamental horticulture and Julie Hess is senior horticulturist at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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he Tibetans celebrate the elements of the earth in colors: white for clouds, blue for sky or space, yellow for soil, red for fire, and green for water. Balancing these elements leads to harmony both in the external environment and the internal sense of well-being. I was puzzled by the choice of green for water before I visited Tibet. In our Western thinking, we use green for plants and blue for water. It wasn’t until I saw the glacial melt streams flowing briskly into rapid rivers in the high elevations of the Himalayas that it became clear. Glacial milk and rock flour are two names for the finely powdered stone churned out by a moving glacier. It gives the melt water a unique opacity and lovely celadon green hue. In our gardens, sufficient water gives a richer, dark green hue to foliage and flowing water in small fountains or pools cools the body and soothes the soul. This has been a brutal year for the plants of St. Louis. Water is the balm for those injuries. The difference between a green-thumbed gardener and a black-thumbed one is the ability to spot stress in a plant before it becomes extreme enough to result in permanent harm. An experienced gardener can spot a stressed plant right away. There is a tiny shift of color from vigorous green to a hint of gray indicating dryness, or too much yellow green in the undertone indicating poor nutrition. Leaves turning yellow and dropping off indicates overwatering, and a vigilant gardener will notice it with the first leaf. The black thumb gardener may take 10 or a hundred leaves—or a completely dead plant— before figuring out the problem. The attentive gardener knows that this summer’s heat and drought has been ruthless to all of the plants in our landscape: trees, shrubs, vegetables, flowers and lawns. Most people hurry out to set the sprinkler to save the grass. This is a year to let the grass go. It can be replaced in a season or two, if at all. Wooded gardens use less water in drought, reduce storm-water runoff in rain, take no fossil fuels to mow, provide shelter for wildlife, shade for humans and lower energy bills. If this summer’s extreme heat is a sign of things to come, we will need to re-think our entire gardening strategy. Some plants are always fragile in the heat of our St. Louis summers, but we grow them knowing they
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he war on wrinkles really is a war on aging, says Dr. Joseph Muccini. Beyond just wrinkles, the enemies in the fight include skin damage, laxity, changes in tone, surface and color. With more than 20 years of experience in dermatology, Muccini is equipped to help his patients wage that war at MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center. “Wrinkles don’t occur in isolation; you need to consider everything in context to find the best approach for the patient to achieve the desired results.” MidAmerica Skin, which Muccini opened on the campus of St. Luke’s Hospital two years ago, offers a wide variety of cosmetic services, in addition to medical and surgical dermatology. When patients come to him for cosmetic procedures, often they ask, What do I need? Muccini’s usual response is, I don’t think you need anything. But he also poses a different question: What bothers you? “I need to know how aggressively they want to attack the problem,” he explains. The conversation is an education between doctor and patient, because the war on wrinkles doesn’t have just one solution. The dermatologist has worked hard to ensure his practice offers skin treatments that run the gamut from traditional to the most high-tech. It is a set of tools he likens to an artist’s palette. “If you had just one color on that tray, you can only paint in that shade. But if you have a full palette of colors, you can combine and mix them to create the exact shade you need.” At the basic level, Muccini says every woman should have a regimen of skin care that includes a decent cleanser, a vitamin C serum in the morning, a retinoid at night, and sunscreen. From there, MidAmerica Skin offers chemical peels, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion and dermaplaning through an aesthetician on staff, as well as Cutera intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments. Other popular procedures are botulinums including Botox Cosmetic and Dysport, and fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane and Radiesse. “With the botulinums, you’re stopping the muscle contraction that causes wrinkles, while the fillers help even or smooth out
parts of the skin where you already have them,” Muccini notes. With a focus on providing cutting-edge treatments, Muccini also offers more aggressive options using lasers and/or ultrasound. He adds that he was the first dermatologist in St. Louis to offer Ulthera Ultrasound Skin Tightening, and while he has been using laser resurfacing since 1996, the practice recently began using new Pearl and Pearl Fractional lasers. By combining the two treatments, like paint on a palette, Muccini can provide patients a three-dimensional approach to skin rejuvenation. “Using both, you can get deeper level tightening, as well as superficial tightening and significant reduction in age spots or uneven skin coloration. The effects are pretty impressive.” Whether it’s a lunchtime Botox appointment or an extensive laser procedure, Muccini makes sure his patients understand the ongoing commitment to ensure the best result possible. “If you put time, money and energy into doing something to help your skin, you want to protect that investment.” Muccini says he is motivated by the reaction his patients have when they see the results in the mirror. “What matters in the end is that the patients feel better about themselves. As long as they feel like they got some benefit and are happy they went down this road, that’s all I need.”
ON THE COVER ( Wa r o n W r i n k l e s ) MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center focuses on helping patients understand and address their skin condition. Dr. Joseph Muccini’s practice, located on the campus of St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, offers a range of products and services, to best meet the patient’s needs. For more information, call 878-0600 or visit midamericaskin.com.
Reviving A Youthful Look
THE LATEST IN SURGICAL OPTIONS By Connie Mitchell
hen it comes to the aging face, wrinkles are among the first and most obvious features. And rather than embrace this badge of longevity, many women seek ways to erase these telltale signs. Fortunately, a bounty of options exists, and modern women find that when it comes to facial plastic surgery, this is not their mother’s facelift. “There is no longer a ‘traditional’ facelift,” says Dr. Michele Koo, a board-certified plastic surgeon. “Facelifts are separated by the areas of the face to be addressed so the outcome is one of being refreshed and rested with removal of excess skin and lines caused by extra skin.” Koo notes that facelifts are not recommended to address wrinkles alone. “When one has a ‘turkey neck,’ jowls, loss of the jawline due to hanging skin, a sunken tired face, etc., that is when a lower or midface lift is the perfect answer to facial rejuvenation,” she says. “I rarely perform a ‘complete facelift’ any more. I most often perform a mid- or lower facelift with fat transfer to fill in the valleys (deep wrinkles) and reposition the skin to its natural position for the rested, refreshed face.”
Dr. Greg Branham, chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Washington University Physicians, agrees that surgery is often part of a multidimensional approach to restoring a more youthful appearance. “If you try to do what a facelift is supposed to do with filler, for instance, then you look like a balloon,” he says. “You see this in Beverly Hills, where everybody wants to have a ‘nonsurgical facelift.’ We’re seeing more and more filler being used, but it makes you look distorted, just like a bad facelift does when you actually need volume.” Branham’s point is that patients need to be openminded and consult an experienced, knowledgeable plastic surgeon to determine which type of procedure best addresses their concern. Dr. Brock Ridenour, one of Branham’s predecessors at Washington University and a plastic surgeon in private practice since 2003, agrees that the best results often include surgery. “Surgery works best when there is sagging or
downward shifting of the soft tissues of the face over time due to gravity and the simultaneous atrophy of the deep supporting structures (bone and deep fat),” Ridenour says. “As bone mass diminishes and deep fat atrophies, the superficial soft tissues become poorly supported and shift downward. This results in bunching or wrinkling of the skin in the lower face and neck. For this problem, surgery is by far the most effective solution. No nonsurgical filler, laser or device can achieve anything close to the outcome possible with surgery.” One advantage of surgery is longer-lasting results. Branham notes that no facelift lasts forever because tissues continue to change over time, but most people are happy with the results for several years. “In general, the surgical approach gives a more dramatic and long-lasting result,” confirms Dr. Bruce White, a board-certified plastic surgeon with St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery. “The non-surgical procedures avoid incisions, but the results are both more subtle and temporary, lasting only six to 12 months.” New surgical and nonsurgical techniques and tools continue to be developed and perfected. Branham notes that “there are lots of new things on the horizon, and we learn more about the aging process as we go along—so stay tuned.”
What is your pattern of aging? Sagging, volume loss and texture change are the basic patterns of aging that occur in the face and neck. Each individual has a unique pattern of aging that must be considered when developing a rejuvenation treatment plan. Learn your aging pattern and the surgical and non-surgical treatment options available for your individualized rejuvenation approach. Call 314-432-7760 to schedule a consultation.
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WAR ON WRINKLES
THE LATEST IN NONSURGICAL OPTIONS By Connie Mitchell
rinkles come in many forms, settle in many places on the face and are caused by several common aging processes. Just as there’s no single type of wrinkle, there’s no one perfect solution. However, almost as many approaches to minimizing them are available as there are types of wrinkles themselves. “Nonsurgical procedures to combat wrinkles have become more popular with each passing year,” notes Carey Patton, a nurse practitioner with Aurora Medical Spa. “There are noninvasive treatments that are financially reasonable and deliver amazing results. I do believe that this is allowing people to postpone considering surgical options.” Dr. Richard Moore, medical director of The Lifestyle Center, adds that as more nonsurgical procedures—those that can be performed on an outpatient basis without anesthesia—are introduced, their popularity continues to increase. “I can’t say that they have overtaken surgery in popularity, but certainly they are performed to a greater extent than surgical procedures,” he says, noting that Botox injections are the most common nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. “Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin all function to reduce dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that occur as a result of muscle contractions) and are the most requested procedure and extremely effective,” he says. In fact, Botox is becoming increasingly popular among women in their 20s and 30s as a way to prevent dynamic wrinkles in the forehead from ever forming in the first place. Neither Patton nor Moore is surprised, considering that both report patients’ chief complaint is the wrinkles that form between the brows, where Botox is an effective remedy. Nasolabial folds are another common concern. These lines, which form from the nose to the outer corners of the mouth, may be treated with dermal fillers—another popular nonsurgical intervention. However, Moore notes that a combination of procedures often provides the best results. Botox, fillers and laser resurfacing often complement each other in terms of overall effect. Fine lines and wrinkles tend to respond well to laser resurfacing treatments, which remove thin layers of skin or stimulate collagen growth and tighten the underlying skin, depending on the specif-
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WAR ON WRINKLES
THE LATEST IN OVER-THE-COUNTER OPTIONS By Connie Mitchell
hen it comes to wrinkles, it’s easier to prevent than erase these early signs of aging. Procedures ranging from laser resurfacing to Botox to dermal fillers are available weapons in the war on wrinkles, but no one can ignore the importance of a good skin care regimen and top-notch products to help postpone the need for more invasive tactics. Before beginning a discussion of the best topical products for wrinkle prevention, Dr. Joseph Muccini of MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center presents one caveat: “If you’re going to be aggressive, we’re still talking about surgery. You will not get out of a bottle what you get from a surgeon’s knife, but you can do all sorts of things that are very good short of that.” Realistic expectations are key. That said, the nitty-gritty of choosing topical products can be slightly confusing when browsing aisles or makeup counters full of items that claim to be the answer to aging. “When looking for anti-aging products, it is important to understand what ingredients are present in a product to support its claim,” says Dr.
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Helen Kim-James of Chesterfield Valley Dermatology. “For instance, a lot of OTC (over-the-counter) products that are ‘anti-aging’ have only sunscreen as the active ingredient. Dermatologists recommend sunscreen as the first component of photoaging regimens, but sunscreen is a preventative of skin damage leading to skin cancer, wrinkles, sun spots and dull skin. Sunscreen does not treat wrinkles and other signs of aging.” Muccini agrees that sunscreen is a crucial component of a good skin-care program. “You must have a good sunscreen. There’s a lot of misinformation out there—it drives me nuts,” he says. For instance, concerns about the ingredients in sunscreen being more harmful than the effects of UV radiation on the skin have been discredited but continue to circulate online. “There’s no debate about this. The risk of not using sunscreen—in terms of the cancer you could get—way exceeds any risk from the ingredients.”
Since sun exposure speeds the breakdown of collagen in the skin and causes premature aging that’s visible as discolorations and wrinkles, sunscreen is crucial. “I recommend moisturizer with sunscreen (SPF 30+) every morning,” Kim-James says. “When planning to be outdoors, I recommend reapplication every two hours. It can be difficult for women to reapply sunscreen when wearing makeup. For those patients, I recommend using mineral make up and mineral powder sunscreen for reapplication.” Beyond sun protection, Muccini says that every woman should use a vitamin C serum and a retinoid of some type. Both are available in various concentrations either over the counter or through a dermatologist’s office. The gold-standard retinoid, Retin-A and its generic counterpart, is a prescription product. Kim-James notes that retinoids may irritate the delicate skin around the eyes. She recommends growthfactor serums for this area for patients who find retinoids cause redness or flaking. Women in their 50s and beyond often add hydroquinone, a skin-lightener to help reduce age spots, to their routine. “We recommend discussing specific regimens with your dermatologist. In general, we recommend washing the face with a gentle cleanser first. Then, medications/photoaging creams are applied. Finally, sunscreen is applied,” Kim-James explains.
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hile I’m generally loath to perpetuate stereotypes when it comes to women and automotive knowledge, unfortunately, I don’t do much for my gender’s cause. I mean, I’m the woman who drove around for a year with a slow leak in a tire and just kept putting air in it as needed. That being said, it stands to reason that I am at the mercy of my mechanic—the guy could tell me my car needs new phalanges and I’d fork over the $300. So imagine my surprise when this happened: We had made it all the way to
…if my car were a human, it would need an organ transplant—oh, and it doesn’t have health insurance.
Michigan and back; and I had successfully completed most of my chauffeuring duties for Cranky, Whiny and Punch toward the end of the day last week when suddenly my car, um, complained. Bells started binging, parts started banging, there was a strange gadonk coming from under the hood and some very urgentsounding messages were scrolling across the dashboard. The gist of the messages seemed to be stop driving this car before it blows up! So I have the car towed to my mechanic, who basically informs me that if my car were a human, it would need an organ transplant— oh, and it doesn’t have health insurance. But he goes on to say that this should not have happened to a car this young (2007), with relatively few (60,000) miles, and that I should call Detroit. Yeah, right. Hello, Detroit? You messed up my car. The mechanic sees my incredulous look and reiterates. No, seriously, call them. They should stand behind their product. As I looked on the website for the phone number for customer service, I imagined the avalanche of bureaucratic red tape I was about to encounter. The mind reels, but like Sisyphus preparing to push the boulder up the hill one more time, I make the call. After a brief argument with the automated answering system, a very friendly man answers the phone. Apparently, the fact that my engine fell out of my car is a point of concern for the company. He takes my information, gets my mechanic’s phone number, confirms that I have had regular oil changes (whew), and to my shock and awe, they agree. They fixed my car. So there you have it: a good old story of American industrial spirit. Who knew? Welcome to a lesson on how to keep a loyal customer.
The ‘Brad Pitt of the pool’ is apparently beating off television executives with a stick. His agent says that Ryan has multiple offers for reality TV shows. Well, let’s think about that: He tweets illiterate messages, claims he’s only interested in one-night stands and admits he pees in the pool. He really would class up Jersey Shore.
The Hunger Games
The octogenarian comedienne and human science experiment was outraged recently when she learned that Costco was refusing to carry her autobiography, I Hate Everything… Starting with Me. Rivers entered a local Costco, accused them of behaving like Nazis and even chained herself to a shopping cart. Although since no emotion registered on her face, patrons couldn’t tell anything was
There’s more trouble than usual in the alternate universe that hosts the hunger games. We’re told that Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson are outraged that costar Jennifer Lawrence is getting a giant pay raise for the sequel, Catching Fire. Apparently, both actors want to renegotiate their salaries. I’d suggest a fight to the death, but it seems kind of obvious. *so don’t quote me.
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The former Friends actress and her longtime beau, writer Justin Theroux, have announced that they are tying the knot. This, after rumors started circulating last week that the two had parted ways. Apparently, the trouble started when Theroux was spotted in New York City dining with friends sans Aniston. That was the first sign of trouble…well, that and the dinner fork sticking out of his thigh.
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➤ This summer, the Clayton Farmer’s Market has been hosting a series of cooking demos, where area chefs browse the market, pick out ingredients and come up with a dish to prepare. This Saturday, Aug. 18, chef CASSY VIRES of Home Wine Kitchen in Maplewood will be the featured culinarian. Stop by the market and see what Chef Cassy comes up with!
➤ On Monday, Aug. 27, there will be a seven-course dinner held to benefit the Cameron Vennard Memorial Fund at Persimmon Woods Golf Club, 6401 Weldon Spring Road, in memory of the Kirkwood boy who was struck and killed by a train in May. Participating chefs include David Timney, Chuck Friedhoff, Lou Rook III, Jim Fiala, Michael Holmes, Josh Galliano, Christopher Desens, John Kennealy and Bill Cardwell. Tickets are $215. For reservations or more information, call Donna Eisenberg at 636-300-5713.
➤ The swanky, new 75,000 squarefoot Dierbergs location in Des Peres is now open. Located just east of I-270 on Manchester Road, the store features three levels, a parking garage and even an escalator dedicated to transporting customers’ grocery carts from the main level to the garage. Check out dierbergs.com for all the details on the new store. ➤ Look for a new location of Randall’s Wine & Spirits to open later this month at 14201 Manchester Road, near the intersection of Highway 141. The store will have 11,000 square feet of space and feature tastings and other in-store events.
➤ We’ve received word that ELIZABETH SCHUSTER is no longer executive chef at The Scottish Arms. No word yet on who’s stepping in to helm the kitchen. More as we learn it. ➤ Other area management change-ups to report: SASA JARAMAZ has been named the new director of food and beverage at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. Most recently, he was the assistant director of food and beverage at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. And GEOFF DILL has assumed the mantle of GM at the Clayton location of Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
➤ Looks like Selam Ethiopian Restaurant, located at 549 Rosedale Ave. in the University City Loop area, has shuttered.
➤ The 14th Annual Hop In The City beer fest will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at The Schlafly Tap Room downtown. Tickets are available only at the Tap Room, Schlafly Bottleworks and online at schlafly.com. Each year, the event features a custom brew, and for 2012, the festival beer is Pumpkin Stout, a full-bodied black ale brewed with pumpkin and infused with pumpkin pie spices. There also will be plenty of live music and more than 40 other beers to sample. —Matt Sorrell GOT SOMETHING SPICY? WRITE US AT SPICYBITS@LADUENEWS.COM 60
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Spring Rolls, Stir-Fry & Soup Oh My!
By Sidney Lewis
or many years, Mai Lee has distinguished itself as the place where foodies, chefs and other culinary types go to get the best, most authentic Asian cuisine around. The restaurant moved from its previous location on Delmar Boulevard to new digs in Richmond Heights in the retail sprawl around Eager Road not too long ago. The exterior of the restaurant blends in with the other buildings in the area and could easily be overlooked as just another storefront. But we discovered the banal exterior belied a veritable cornucopia of delicacies to be found inside. The Mai Lee menu was expansive, containing literally hundreds of dishes, including all manner of hot and cold appetizers, soups and noodle bowls and various meat and vegetarian-based dinners, as well as unique specialties like do-ityourself spring-roll kits. Although the restaurant features both Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine, we decided to limit dinner to just the Vietnamese selections to make the decisionmaking process a wee bit easier. The Banh Mi Thit ($4) we ordered was the pork version of the classic Vietnamese sandwich. Truth be told, there wasn’t much pork to be had on ours, but the pickled
carrots and onions on top and the crusty French bread it was built on made up for the dearth of meat. It had been a while since we had authentic kim chi, and we were surprised to find this dish, which is so deeply associated with Korea, on a menu of Vietnamese specialties. Maybe there’s a kim chi tradition in Vietnam, as well? Regardless of its origin, the version served up at Mai Lee ($5) helped us recall why it’s one of our favorites. The spicy, rustic Napa cabbage and radish dish was as delicious as it was fiery, and though the menu didn’t specify if it was fermented in the traditional method, it sure tasted like the real deal! After the kim chi, the Bi Cuon ($4), two shredded pork spring rolls, proved to be a real let-down, as they were dry and lacking in flavor. The Ga Xao Xa Ot ($13) we chose as one of our mains had tender chicken, stir-fried with lemongrass and saté sauce, and topped with onions and scallions. We saved the best part of the feast for last with the Canh Chua Dau Hu ($15). This soup was a steaming amalgam of golden tofu chunks, tomato wedges, pineapple, sprouts, okra and celery, among other delicious bits—all swimming in a delicately flavored lemongrass and tamarind broth. The soup was served in a traditional metal fire pot, and it was the ultimate communal dish, perfect for serving an entire table. While the food at Mai Lee, for the most part, was a cut above the competition, the service during our visit was lacking. We finally had to ask for a beverage menu since none was provided when we were seated, and the only time we saw our waiter was when he dropped off our check. Dessert will have to wait until next time.
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Theater THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WM. SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)—ST. LOUIS SHAKESPEARE
The Saga Continues MOVIE REVIEW—THE BOURNE LEGACY By Debbie Baldwin
verybody knows that there is no industry that can beat a dead horse like the movie industry. They’re making a sequel to Grown Ups, for God’s sake. On a positive note, when they have a good thing, they know it. So here we have the fourth Bourne film. Our original hero, Jason Bourne, is presumably sipping daiquiris in the tropics; while our new super-spy, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), is left to stick it to The Man. OK, let’s just cut to the chase here: Aaron is a genetically engineered super-spy trying to free himself from his government tether—and I know you will be shocked to hear that the government, in return, wants him dead. Enter geneticist Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz), a government scientist who has all the information and knowledge about the super-spy enhancement program and— surprise again—the government wants her dead as well. So handsome Aaron saves beautiful Marta, and together, the two go on the run. In truth I’m just scratching the surface of the story for two reasons: First, if I really plumbed the depths, this review would be Proustian in length; and second, there are going to be at least two more of these suckers, so a lot of this film is simply setting the stage. In any event, I had very few complaints. Edward Norton delivers what has come to be his standard Oscar-worthy performance, playing the conscienceless G-man. Renner and Weisz are flawless protagonists. The film may get a little cloak-and-dagger extreme at points, but you know what, who cares?
Marital Therapy MOVIE REVIEW—HOPE SPRINGS By Debbie Baldwin
omantic comedies follow a very specific formula: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back. So the challenge becomes sticking to the formula in a fresh and original way: something that keeps the characters apart and something spectacular that brings them back together. Well, picture this: Boy met girl 30-plus years ago and the thing keeping them apart is their marriage. Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are married. To describe their marriage as ‘in a rut’ would be quite the understatement. Kay is prissy, Arnold is cranky. They sleep in separate bedrooms, and Arnold—seemingly contented—falls asleep each night in front of the golf channel. Kay is not happy—one can’t help but envision a well worn copy of Fifty Shades of Grey tucked in her nightstand. So on a whim, she books a week of couples counseling with marriage guru Dr. Feld (Steve Carell), a celebrity therapist who treats ailing couples at his quiet retreat in a cozy Maine hamlet. I’m sure you can guess how it all unfolds—it is a formula, after all. I have to give huge props to Steve Carell here. He is an extremely funny man in a very unfunny role. He could have gone hippie-ponytail guy, or perverted sex-therapy guy, but he didn’t. He trusted the writing and let the real story—Kay and Arnold’s love story—unfold. I have to say most people, including myself, prefer to watch a romance take place with a younger couple, but with these two seasoned and compelling actors, the awkward sexual tension is charming and very funny. This isn’t my favorite Streep performance, but on her worst day… It’s a 7.
By Mark Bretz STORY: Three inspired actors decide to distill and condense all of the plays written by William Shakespeare into one, two-act performance. HIGHLIGHTS: Director Suki Peters’ shrewd wit and imagi-
nation are indelibly stamped on this frequently raucous presentation that is high on the madcap mirth of its trio of players, namely Ben Ritchie, Jamie Kurth and Joshua Nash Payne. All three actors are in rare form, something required to handle the substantial energy load and delivery of lines in the sundry manic situations presented originally by The Reduced Shakespeare Company. OTHER INFO:The major problem with Complete Works in
this or other productions I’ve seen is that it has a tendency to drag in spots. The slapstick humor is effective most of the time, but some of the jokes are beaten close to death and lose their vitality as a result. In the case of this St. Louis Shakespeare production; however, Peters’ judicious selection of cast members makes for a most engaging evening. Kurth is the most mellow of the three, usually relying on his concise delivery of lines for effect as he also moderates the more flamboyant actions of his colleagues. Ritchie is a veteran comedian who utilizes his instincts and expertise to propel various scenes in delicious fashion. Payne has an infectious smile and likable manner, along with considerable physical shtick. He’s also impressed that Will married Anne Hathaway until Kurth tells him it was a different Anne Hathaway than Catwoman. The lads have their way with The Tempest, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Titus Andronicus (as a cooking show) and sundry others. The history plays are enacted as a football game, while ‘The Scottish Play’ is truncated down to the pivotal duel between Macbeth and Macduff in exaggerated Scottish accents. The comedies are condensed into one brief scene, since the players tell us that all of The Bard’s comedies were essentially the same. There’s even an audience participation element as our intrepid performers divide the patrons into four groups, encouraging Ophelia to take control of her predicament in scenes from Hamlet, as well as a pair of patrons thrust onto the stage for another comic interlude. RATING: A 4.5 ON A SCALE OF 1-TO-5.
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.J. Jones is the top youth 800-meter runner in the nation. And he has the medals to prove it. Jones, a soon-to-be junior at Cardinal Ritter, spent his summer collecting national championships. He brought home four—count ‘em, four—national titles between the last week of July and the first week of August. He even set a new national record. Jones, 16, ran the fastest 800 in AAU Junior Olympic history last week in Houston. Competing in the Young Men’s division, the 6-foot-3, 165-pounder blistered the track in an eye-popping one minute and 49.78 seconds, almost two full seconds ahead of the runner-up. It was just a hair faster than the old record set in 1980 by John Marshall. Marshall would represent the U.S. at the Olympics and become one of Villanova University’s top track athletes. That, in and of itself, would make for one incredible summer. But Jones went bigger. He won the 1,500 in 4:02.59. He also helped the St. Louis Express Track Club take home the 4x800-meter relay national championship in 7:43.44, three seconds off the national record. When the AAU Junior Olympics came to a close, Jones was recognized as the Joel Farrell Outstanding Performance Award recipient. Other notable recipients include Festus’s Brittany Borman (2007) and Seckman’s Sarah Gretzmacher (2002, 2003). The week prior to the AAU Junior Olympics, Jones locked up his first national championship of the summer. He took home top honors in the 800 at the USATF Junior Olympics in Baltimore. Competing in the highest youth division, Jones raced to gold in 1:50.03. He was three seconds ahead of the runner-up. Jones, the reigning Post-Dispatch track and field athlete of the year, said the summer was good but he wants more. “I want to get better and work harder. “I’m not satisfied with what I did. I want to make the next Olympics, definitely.” It’s a goal that would appear to be well within his grasp. His tireless work ethic put him atop the pedestal in every race he’s run the past year. He credits his success to his borderline-masochist summer workout routine. “I work out four or five times a day,” he says. “I do three official workouts PHOTO BY RICK GRAEFE Charles Jones is the premier 800-meter runner in the country and has his eyes on the and then I do two on my own.” 2016 Olympics in Brazil. More amazing is that Jones wasn’t at his best at the AAU meet. He could have gone faster but his a sophomore. “I’ll stay in shape,” he says. “I’ll work on basketball.” body tightened up on him down the stretch. “I tightened up from my neck to my legs,” he explains. (Note: Both the boys and girls AAU 800 records are held by locals. Jones holds The fall will be a time for Jones to let his body rest and recover from the the boys mark. Last year, Ladue graduate Samantha Levin set the girls mark.) grueling spring and summer. He’ll stay in shape and hit the gym to prepare the winter and basketball season. He started at shooting guard for Cardinal Ritter as
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riory must RE B U I LD
By David Kvidahl
fter putting together one of the most dominant seasons ever recorded in Missouri, the defending Class 2 champion Priory Rebels will look much different this fall. Much different. Fourteen seniors graduated from last year’s 27-0 title team that is only the second in state history to go unbeaten and untied. The Rebels scored 107 goals and allowed five, three of which came in one game against Duchesne. To say they were dominant doesn’t do them justice. This year’s team, however, will pay for that success. With just one returning starter from last year’s team and one who committed to play for St. Louis Scott Gallagher Academy, the Rebels will look almost entirely different. “We graduated 14 seniors and a lot of those guys had been on the varsity for a while,” coach John Mohrmann says. “The last couple of years, we’d start the season with a pretty good idea of who’d be in the fold.” This year, it’s open season. Whether they’re coming from the junior varsity or trying to step out of their reserve roles from last year, the players have opportunities to step in and make an enormous impact. With just five seniors, the bulk of the roster is juniors with a few sophomores sprinkled in. Several of those players got time last year and that should help. “The nice thing about being a second stringer on a team that wins all of its games is you get your feet wet,” Mohrmann says. The lone starter back is Sam Newman. He scored 11 goals and handed out 11 assists last year. Mohrmann envisions him in an attacking role he’s just not sure where that is at the moment. He could play up top or in the midfield. It all depends on the pieces around him. And while the faces on the field might be different, the name on the front of the jersey hasn’t changed. And after handing out losses left and right last year, the Rebels are going to be No. 1 on every opponent’s wish list. This Priory team will take the brunt of last year’s frustrations. “Every game is going to be a battle,” Mohrmann says. And the Rebels schedule isn’t exactly loaded with cream puffs. After the Metro League lifted the home and home mandate for conference opponents, a few dates opened up on the Rebels schedule. They filled them with CBC, SLUH, Chaminade and De Smet. Not exactly cupcake city. Mohrmann had tried at various times throughout the past few years to get some of those programs on the schedule, but this year everything just came together. He’s hoping the stiff competition might sting at the start but provide some much-needed experience for the postseason. “We have our eye on the second season a little more than we used to,” Mohrmann says. “It can help season us a little bit.”
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21. Prepare for a test 24. Kind of drive 25. Caribbean cruise stop 26. It holds water 27. Eventually become 28. Beetle Bailey creator Walker 30. Cremona artisan 31. Olympic runner Rupp 32. About 1.3 cubic yards 34. Actress Jessica 35. Break out 38. Allow to be known 39. Paired paintings 44. Coveted 46. Doctor’s order 48. Noblemen 49. ____ havoc 50. Nudges 51. ____ retentive 52. Church part 53. Arp’s art 54. Blows it 55. Kind of income 56. ‘Cogito ___ sum’ 57. Home, informally
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THROUGH Art Saint Louis will present an exhibit of paintings focusing on battling breast cancer by watercolorist Muriel Eulich. Author and breast cancer survivor Mary Ellen Havard collaborated with Eulich on a book featuring some of the exhibit’s pieces. Free. 241-4810 or artsaintlouis.org.
FAMILY FESTIVALS 8/26 TOUR DE FUN The Jewish Community Center will host its annual Tour de Fun family festival at the Staenberg Family Complex. Activities include the Bubble Bus, bounce houses, a climbing wall, Dunk-a-Dad booth and performances by Radio Disney, comedic entertainer Babaloo and Fredbird. Event proceeds benefit year-round family programming at the center. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $15. 442-3109 or tourdefun.com. 9/1 CHALK ART FESTIVAL The Delmar Loop’s second annual Chalk Art Festival will take place on the sidewalks surrounding the Chuck Berry Statue. Artists may register in one of four categories: Best of The Loop, Chalk of Fame, Most Creative and Chalk Land—for children ages 12 and younger. The winning artist in each category will be featured on The Loop’s website and win various prizes from The Loop’s businesses. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Rain date: Sept. 2. $10, adults; $8, students; $4, children. 726-2020 or visittheloop.com. 9/1-3 JAPANESE FESTIVAL Missouri Botanical Garden hosts the 36th annual Japanese Festival in celebration of the culture and traditions of Japan. The three-day family event will feature music, martial arts, sumo wrestling, sushi, dancing and displays. This year’s festival has a cherry blossom theme in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift of the tree to the U.S. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 1-2; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 3. $15, adults; $10, seniors; $5, children; $5, members; free for members’ children. 577-5100 or mobot.org.
8/21 & 8/25 KINDERMUSIK DEMO DAYS Children
ages 6 and younger and their parents are invited to sing, dance and play instruments during Kindermusik Demo Days at Jewish Community Center in Chesterfield. The events also aim to raise awareness of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Optional donations will be collected for the orchestra. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. 434-9496 or kindermusikstl.com.
THURSDAYS @ THE INTERSECTION The outdoor music series
PARANORMAL FICTION NIGHT St. Louis County Library Foundation’s
Reading Garden event series will host a spooky night for teen fans of paranormal fiction. Authors Lisa Desrochers, Kendare Blake and Marie Acosta will read and discuss recent work—from ghost stories to gothic fairy tales— at the library’s headquarters. 7 p.m. Free. 994-3300 or slcl.org.
VINTAGE BASEBALL Experience vintage baseball on the Gateway Arch grounds. Presented by Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, local teams will participate in baseball games as they were played during the sport’s formative years in the 19th century. The event also includes hands-on displays of vintage uniforms and equipment, as well as logo tracing and coloring plates of past and present St. Louis Cardinals’ team logos. Noon-6 p.m. Free. 655-1700 or nps.gov/jeff.
continues with rock and country group John Henry and the Engine. The concert is located at Strauss Park at the intersection of Grand Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Attendees are invited to bring blankets, chairs and a picnic. Fare also is available from nearby restaurants. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 542-0400 or grandcenter.org.
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The Magic House isn’t just for kids—adults 21 and up are invited to stop by the museum after-hours for a social and networking event. Hosted by the museum’s Young Professionals Board, the happy hour will include live music, complimentary drinks and fare for sale from various local food trucks. Proceeds benefit the museum’s Field Trip Scholarship Fund. 6-8 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 822-8900 or magichouse.org.
end of summer and the beginning of the new academic year with back-to-school crafts and games at St. Louis County Library’s Daniel Boone Branch in Ellisville. Ages 7-11. Registration required. 7 p.m. Free. 994-3300 or slcl.org.
will present the all-media exhibit Lay of the Land juried by Jack Brumbaugh. Various artists explore natural and urban landscapes. There will be an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 24. Noon-4 p.m. Free. 727-6266 or stlouisartistsguild.org.
8/19 & 8/26 8/24 ‘NEW VIEW’ FAMILY SUNDAYS A ‘new
view’ of Saint Louis Art Museum will be offered during the Family Sundays series. Guests will take a special tour of the museum’s reinstalled galleries and enjoy fun and educational handson art projects. 1-4 p.m. Free. 721-0072 or slam.org.
Saint Louis Zoo’s Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series will continue with GalaxyRed. The R&B and hip-hop group will perform on the outdoor stage at the center of zoo. 5-8 p.m. Free. 781-0900 or stlzoo.org.
DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT WEEK Twenty downtown dining establishments will offer a special three-course dinner menu. Diners have the option of adding a $5 donation to their dining bill to benefit Operation Food Search. Participating restaurants include Anthony’s, Cielo, Lola, Lucas Park Grille, Mike Shannon’s, Mosaic and Top of the Riverfront. $25, excluding tax and tip. 436-6500 or downtownrestaurantweek.net.
rock band, Def Leppard, and pop rock group, Poison, will perform at Chafeitz Arena. Def Leppard has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and scored hits such as Photograph and Pour Some Sugar on Me, while multi-platinum-selling Poison is best known for singles including Every Rose Has Its Thorn and Something to Believe In. 7 p.m. $28-$145. 534-1111 or thechaifetzarena.com.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLAST Celebrate the
LAY OF THE LAND St. Louis Artists’ Guild
The Flaming Lips and Girl Talk will headline this year’s Loufest, the two-day annual indie rock music festival at Forest Park. The all-ages event features three stages of national and local bands, including Phantogram, Dinosaur Jr., Son Volt, Cults, We Are Scientists and Little Barrie. For kids, Area K will offer special music, magic, food and a rock climbing wall. $40, one-day pass; $70, two-day pass. 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26. loufest.com.
DEF LEPPARD & POISON British arena
LOVETT & HIS LARGE BAND
Grammy Award-winning artist Lyle Lovett will play at Peabody Opera House. While the songwriter is best known for country music, he also will perform folk, blues, jazz and gospel songs. 8 p.m. $36-$146. 800-745-3000 or peabodyoperahouse.com.
Request your favorite arias, art songs and musical numbers at Winter Opera’s final summer performance at Dominic’s On The Hill. Event proceeds will benefit the opera’s sixth season. 7 p.m. $150 per couple, excluding tax, tips and drinks. 865-0038 or winteropera.org.
BARNYARD OLYMPICS Compete in contests including
cherry seed spitting, corn shucking and chasing down greased pigs at the third annual Barnyard Olympics at Eckert’s Farm. The event also will feature music, a petting zoo, and carnival and pony rides. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 618-233-0513 or eckerts.com.
VETERANS FESTIVAL The second annual Veterans Festival will honor U.S. troops in the Veterans Village at Forest Park. The festival, which also promotes veterans’ services and resources, will feature food, live music, a 10mile run, a Harley Davidson motorcycle giveaway, battle re-enactments and military equipment on display. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 1-2; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 3. Free. 918-9119 or vfstl.com.
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