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AUGUST 2017 PUBLISHERS

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ith the celebration of local men in June and adventures in July, this summer already has been quite an eventful one. We had so much fun, it’s hard to believe it’s almost time for it to end.

Photography by K Thaemert Photography. Make up and Hair by American Image Salon & Spa. Photos taken at Faust Park in Chesterfield.

But, as the song goes, school’s out for summer (we’ll just go ahead and skip that next line declaring school out forever). And, as summer begins to come to a close, it’s time to start thinking about getting back to those backpacks, lunches and busy days.

Kelley Lamm | Kelley.Lamm@LifestylePubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

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Julie Brown Patton, K Thaemert Photography,

We believe music is a huge part of what gets us through hectic times, so we're pleased to round up for you a list of all the local spots that feature live music to enjoy. Hum along with us as we prepare for the beginning of a new school year. Whether it be the first day of kindergarten or senior year of college, it marks a new time in the never-ending quest for knowledge.

A new time of finding out who your teacher is, going school supply shopping, choosing the perfect back-to-school wardrobe, decorating your new dorm room, learning about your new roommate or trying to remember where you have to go when and how much time you have to get there. While new school years are exciting beginnings, they also can be stressful times. That’s why our August issue of Chesterfield Lifestyle aims to provide a little help with back-toschool tips, such as sending an SOS to everyone who packs homemade school lunches or helps students collect just the right outfits.  You’ll also find inside a testament to some of the most important people we meet in life: teachers. Join us as we pay homage to the type of people who shape us through our formative years and encourage us to see the world through curious eyes. 

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Culinary Creations

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Back Stage

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Locals Only

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Trend Setter

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Healthy Lifestyle

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Realty Report

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Parting Thoughts

14 Lunch Box SOS

Pack Creative School Meals With Out-of-the-Box ideas

16 Attributes of Today's Effective Teachers

Do Skills + Personality + Drive + Relationships Make the Grade?

24 Back-to-School Fashion

Finding Perfect First Day Outfits

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Good Times

Flat Out Fridays

Get ready to stomp divots at brand-new, nearby polo events. Exciting, first-ever Flat Out Fridays social polo matches were held during June at the newly opened Southern Spring Farms Polo Club in Eureka. Located at 2550 Highway FF, the club's spectator capacity is 2,000. PHOTOS BY JULIE BROWN PATTON.

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Lifelight Youth Theater Presented Suessical

Lifelight Youth Theatre presented "Seussical Jr." June 1-3 at Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Drive in Chesterfield. Pre-show events included a Seussical carnival in the lobby and reception with local restaurants that Friday. Straight from Broadway, this musical was one of LifeLight’s biggest shows ever. PHOTOS BY ANGEL STAHR.

TRY-atholon

A "TRY-atholon" held June 17 perfectly encouraged kids ages 3 to 6 years to get active outdoors. Attendees brought their own bikes and helmets for a bike/run/swim competition at Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex. The swimming portion included an inflatable slide with a splash pool. PHOTOS BY LISA BOBRZYNSKI.

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

STARTING SUMMER WITH A FRIENDSHIP VROOM

The event showcased the best in contemporary, straight-ahead and fusion jazz, and featured marvelous music, great wine, food and fireworks.

DINE OUT AUGUST 24 FOR SAINT LOUIS CRISIS NURSERY’S “CELEBRITY WAITERS NIGHT 2017” Dine and donate to a wonderful cause on August 24 during Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s “Celebrity Waiters Night 2017.” At West

Friendship Village At Home residents and motorcyclists with

County Center, three restaurants, BRAVO!, J. Gilbert’s, & McCormick

Gold Wing Riders Association, Chapter W2, St. Charles, got into

& Schmick’s, are taking reservations for the annual campaign. All

gear for a second annual Father’s Day motorcycle show on June 10

proceeds received in special red envelopes that night from 4 p.m.

at the Chesterfield-based senior living community at 15201 Olive

to 9 p.m. will benefit the organization’s mission of assisting abused

Blvd. Motorcyclists gave rides to residents as part of the members'

children and preventing neglect of local youths.

continuing efforts to emphasize the fun, knowledge and safety of motorcycle riding. Heritage Presbyterian Church Pastor Jesse Work, of Wildwood, blessed the bikes. Children and grandchildren of the residents joined

Chesterfield Lifestyle co-publishers Kelley Lamm and Gordon Montgomery will be serving as celebrity waiters at BRAVO! from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please dine out there that evening, and ask for their tables so they can greet and speak with you.

the event, which also included frozen custard, folk music, grilled snacks and a motorcycle parade.

ROCK ISLAND CREAMERY OPENS AT HEAD'S STORE To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Head’s Store, now part of The Inns at St. Albans, an ice cream social was held June 11. The newly opened Rock Island Creamery at Head’s has old-fashioned penny candy and an ice cream parlor serving shakes, floats, malts and cones. It's named after the railroad that still operates across the road. Ten of the German immigrants who settled St. Albans paid equal amounts in 1892 to finance the opening of Head’s Store, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The store shares its 125th anniversary this year with the 100th anniversary of The Studio Inn, a Theodore Link-designed home for Oscar Johnson, co-founder of the International Shoe Co, and the 25th anniversary of St. Albans Country Club. Head’s current and fourth owner in 125 years, Datra Herzog, managed a $100,000 renovation last winter and reopened the store in February.

CHESTERFIELD WINE & JAZZ FEST FEATURES ACCLAIMED ARTISTS One of the Midwest's finest outdoor jazz events, the fifth annual Wine & Jazz Fest, was held June 24 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. The event had free admission and featured internationally acclaimed jazz artists such as The Wooten Brothers, violin virtuoso Tracy Silverman and chart-topping classical/jazz artists Bach to the Future.

SYM•BOWL CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OF HEALTHY EATS IN CHESTERFIELD

The Chesterfield Jazz Festival is St. Louis' largest annual jazz party

Delivering "healthy and lifestyle" dishes that are made-to-order

and was founded by Rob Silverman and Michael Silverman as an

and chef-prepared was the focus of the past year for the Sym•Bowl

extension of Autumn Hill Records and Autumn Hill Jazz.

team at 137 Chesterfield Town Center.

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"Thank you for making Sym•Bowl a great success," says co-owner and CEO Becky Schoenig. "If you have not tried us yet, stop in and see why people love these diet-specific meals." Schoenig says Sym•Bowl provides clean, local meals with scratch-made sauces, that families can eat and not feel guilty about later. Many of their ingredients are seasonally sourced for their fast-casual setting. "You welcomed us with open arms," says Schoenig, who is excited to have a local restaurant that caters to so many dietary needs, such as paleo, gluten-free, Autoimmune Protocol and vegan. "Just like our Kirkwood location, our Chesterfield regulars are a part of our family. And with the expansion into St. Charles, we now get to see many of you at both locations."

CHESTERFIELD REP RECEIVES LEGISLATIVE AWARD The Legislator of the Year award from Missouri Creditors Bar Inc., went to Missouri District 101 Rep. Bruce DeGroot, R-Chesterfield, for his ongoing efforts to improve Missouri's legal climate and the justice system. The attorney and his family have lived in Chesterfield for more than two decades. He was appointed to the Chesterfield Planning Commission in 2013 and served as the vice chair and secretary. DeGroot also served on Chesterfield’s Drug Task Force and the city's board of variances.

SAVE SEPTEMBER 15-17 FOR TASTE OF ST. LOUIS IN CHESTERFIELD The award-winning, annual Taste of St. Louis event will be held September 15-17 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater in Central Park and Chesterfield Village. This free event is the ultimate food experience! Attractions include the region’s best restaurants on Restaurant Row; Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale Culinary Competition on the Stella Artois Culinary Stage; The Marketplace; Concert Main Stage with free national concerts and fashion shows; Kids' Kitchen–cooking with STEAM, Presented by SCOPE; and Makers' Place. The Taste of St. Louis supports a multitude of different charities. Over the past 12 years, the event has helped raise more than $480,000 in

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Culinary Creations

Lunch Box SOS PACK CREATIVE SCHOOL MEALS WITH 'OUT-OF-THE-BOX' IDEAS ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON

H

ow many times have we stood in our kitchens the night before,

them it's also nutritious. Some pita breads come as pockets; these

or the morning of school for our children, silently pleading with

make excellent partners with hummus and allow kids to decide how

ourselves to come up with a lunch that's both healthy AND creative? For those who would like their children to be delighted when opening

much filling with which to engorge sandwiches. • KOOKY KEBABS: Skewer—while being mindful of age-appro-

priate safety and not providing pointy-end sticks—grilled chicken

DIY school lunches, read on! • ROLY POLY SANDWICHES: One of the easiest ways to impress

chunks with cherry tomatoes, onions, peppers, whole black olives

grade schoolers with a homemade lunch is to flatten a regular piece

and yellow squash. Or go the fruit route and line up kiwi, apple bites,

of bread with a rolling pin, then

strawberries and grapes, perhaps with some cheese cubes. To mix

pile on toppings. Some options:

it up, create a breakfast kebab with mini-pancakes and fresh blue-

hazelnut spread, peanut butter

berries, along with yogurt dip.

and jelly, bologna, lettuce, turkey,

• MAC 'N' CHEESE MINI CUPS: Baked macaroni and cheese in

ranch dressing or veggies. Roll

smaller lunch proportions done in muffin tins gives students some-

up the layered concoction, and

thing to which to look forward. Add broccoli, spinach, pinto beans or

slice it into chunks or bite-sized

various cheeses, such as blue, cheddar and Parmesan.

pieces with a bread knife. With

• CRUNCHY TURKEY SALAD: Give basic turkey and cheese sand-

a permanent marker, draw a

wiches a new twist by combining smoked turkey breast with sweet

version of the armadillo-like, roly

grapes, crunchy almonds and small pieces of provolone cheese.

poly insects on sandwich bags.

• MINI FRUIT PIZZAS: Purchase sugar cookies, lather them with a

• BUTTERFLIES IN MY STOMACH PASTA SALAD: Did you know

layer of one of three mixtures: cream cheese/sugar/vanilla or icing

the fun-shaped bow tie pasta in Italian is called farfalle, which

or yogurt, and sprinkle on top favorite fruits, such as raspberries and

means butterfly? This colorful, cold pasta dish can be chock-

blueberries. Brush apple jelly over top of fruit.

full of fresh carrots, corn, edamame, red peppers and sprinkled

• MEAT AND CHEESE DUNKS: Pack crackers or pretzels, along with

with shredded Parmesan cheese or Italian seasonings, to change

chunks of cheese, tangy mustard and deli-style turkey or Black Forest

things up from time to time.

ham. Raw veggies round out this ultra-easy lunch.

• HUM ALONG WITH PITA BREAD: Either store-bought or home-

• TUNA CANOES: Cut celery stalks into 4-inch lengths. Make tuna

made hummus from chickpeas makes one of the creamiest, tasty

salad and stuff inside "the canoes." Dot the canoes with individual

spreads kids can ever see in lunchboxes. Shhh—just don't remind

peas. Accompany with pretzel sticks to replicate "paddles."

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• PICKLE AND BEEF ROLLUPS: Skip bread and roll up pickle spears within thinly

sliced cold cuts, such as corned beef. One version of this contains cream cheese inside. Mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup or sauces can be added before rolling. • LUNCH BOX TACOS: Send small tortilla breads with containers of meat

chunks or hamburger crumbles, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, sour cream, guacamole and salsa. They can make their own fiesta! TO AVOID SCHOOL LUNCHBOX BOREDOM, HERE ARE A FEW OTHER TIPS:

1. Convert sandwich bread, fruit and meats with cookie cutters into interesting patterns for lunch items. 2. Access free lunchbox love notes to tuck into meals at FrogPrincePaperie.com or create your own. 3. Secure some face-related stickers and googly eyes that enable decorating some of the lunch baggies or sacks, giving children something to wonder what will greet them next. 4. Send lunch items you know kids and teens will eat, not just what you "want" them to eat. School staffers report so many lunches are simply tossed into the trash, uneaten; they remind parents and caretakers that just because an empty lunchbox arrives home doesn't always mean it was eaten. 5. Try not to repeat the same meal within the same week, making yourself a lunchbox hero!

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EFFECTIVE teachers

Do skills + personality + drive + relationships make the grade? ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON

"A

teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity,

"Being able to adapt to children's needs is the key," she says. "It's not

knowledge and wisdom in pupils," proclaimed author and

always about which teachers are the most educated or best educated.

educator Ever Garrison.

Teachers who can be flexible and child-centric are the truly effective ones."

During annual back-to-school periods, memories surface of how

One trend she believes challenges teachers is carving out time to

those teacher-inspired compasses and magnets still guide adulthood

be a combined educator, caregiver, manager and supervisor within a

decisions. But, given today's complex U.S. educational environment,

"me, me, me" society that emphasizes self-interests. As a result, she

what attributes do "good" teachers embody according to societal

says sometimes teachers have to be nudged and trained how to be

norms? And, what trends and factors are shaping current teachers?

more understanding and compassionate of other perspectives.

To get insight for Chesterfield Lifestyle readers into the definitions of

"Teachers who have a plan B, C and D for supporting students, rather

"successful teachers," we tapped into the expertise and opinions of

than just an A plan, are doing very well in today's classrooms," she says.

several local education leaders.

At Montessori schools, it's imperative teachers establish invisi-

"Expectations of teachers among themselves, parents and edu-

ble, guiding environments within which children lead learning; this

cation managers regarding personalities and skills have changed a

approach requires frequent assessments, creativity, energy and for-

lot," says Nera Perisic, program director of The Centre at Conway,

titude, which can be daunting. She says after prospective teachers

a Chesterfield-based Montessori school for youths 14 months to 6

pass background checks, they are placed into an interactive "tryout

years old at 13725 Conway Road. While Nera says expectations from

session" to ensure teaching is a proper fit, as well as to see if they

these stakeholders were the same in the past, they no longer are.

naturally take to schooling. "Teaching is not a profession one goes into to make a lot of money; you go into it with your heart. It's a way of living," she says. Nera says teachers should receive more praise and appreciation for being creative solution providers. Kevin Beckner, Parkway School District assistant superintendent for teaching, learning and accountability, agrees it takes many elements for teachers to achieve consistent successes. He says Parkway especially searches for educators who are effective at prompting students to grow in individual curiosity. "We seek teachers who are passionate about kids, and who will build cultures in their classrooms that make students show up and want to be there," he says. "It's the intangibles, such as teachers' attitudes and dispositions, that kids remember and that parents value. We can teach teachers content and new strategies, but you can't teach people to love kids."

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To be successful, he believes teachers also need to know how to work in teams and with diverse cultures and backgrounds.

creating well-rounded students who are engaged, caring, thoughtful and more insightful.

He says one current challenge for some experienced educa-

"We want teachers to focus on our mission of students becom-

tors is the frequency of communications anticipated from stu-

ing capable, curious, confident and caring. But if test scores drop,

dents, and even some parents.

teachers sense the pressure and then don't feel as personally

"With social media, students are always 'on,'" he says.

successful," he says. "Sometimes, they feel like the expectation

To this point, starting with this school year, he says the district

is for them to reach equally well for two different sets of goals."

no longer will require teachers to maintain "static" individual webpages, opting for new communications instead.

He says new teacher recognition programs are welcome perks. Some of the creative ways Parkway principals rec-

A second challenge for teachers, he says, lies in splitting lim-

ognize teachers is to surprise them with selecting from a cart of

ited preparation time between standardized tests details versus

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EFFECTIVE TEACHERS (C ON TI N U ED)

community of kindness and caring," says the principal at 13416 Olive Blvd. "Because we are a Catholic school, our teachers strive to convey, in practical and personal everyday ways, the essential teaching of Jesus Christ: To love God above all and to love one another in the same way that God loves us. Our teachers do all they can to prepare our students for their futures in this world and their futures beyond." Seeing possibilities in every student, rather than problems and limitations, has been the mantra of 10-year-old Barat Academy at 17815 Wild Horse Creek Road. goodies, which may include school supplies,

"Regardless of the position you hold in

As president of the newest independent high

food or other prizes. Another thoughtful rec-

education, relationships are key," he says. "I

school in Chesterfield, Debby Watson exe-

ognition activity is some principals providing

learned early in my career that creating the

cuted "Asset-Based Thinking" she coins as

teachers the gift of time by taking over their

right culture in any situation is always the

the "Learn Life" teaching model. It focuses on

class for a period.

foundation for success."

creating a positive, faith-oriented school cul-

He says there now are more staff-to-staff monthly recognitions. "A teacher's job is hard, and we want our teachers to feel we realize that," he says. Deemed a "top confidence-boosting leader"

Among the dozen Chesterfield private

ture, based on integrity and Catholic Sacred

schools, some with religious affiliations,

Heart traditions, along with customized

serving approximately 1,535 students, the

teaching to launch students into becoming

missions also are pupil success, proficiency

transformational persons in the world.

and preparation to tackle life.

"Our teachers encourage students to love,

in the St. Louis region, Rockwood School

Incarnate Word School Principal Mike

learn, serve, build and grow," she says. "We

District Superintendent Eric Knost focuses

Welling says he believes in today’s imper-

need teachers who can assist students spir-

the district's overall efforts on unity, excellence

sonal world of gadgets, games and social

itually, academically, socially and physically."

and relationships. When encouraging existing

media, students need teachers who truly

Rockwood teachers or recruiting new ones,

enjoy teaching them.

Businesses want employees who are "lifetime learners," so Debby says the acad-

he is guided by the district's five goals: student

"Teachers, of course, need to be profes-

emy's teachers focus on retraining and

learning, highly effective staff, school climate,

sionally prepared and qualified, but they

updating themselves so they can help stu-

district finance and governance.

must also be willing, able and dedicated to

dents propel in new ways.

He says Rockwood seeks teachers who hold themselves accountable. "We're all in this business for one reason, and that's to help kids thrive in the world," he says. "Kids need to know they matter to the adults in their lives, and they need to know we care." Earlier in his education career, Eric served as an administrative intern and

daily improving their craft through interper-

"In schools, we're only as good as the

sonal skills and classroom technology," he

student-teacher experiences," she says. "Our

says. "They must reach students by demon-

teachers take that seriously, and celebrate

strating genuine interest in their worlds."

and support our students' individualities."

He says teachers right now are in unique

This innovative school leader says great

positions to encourage parents to enjoy the

schools make great communities, and great

present while raising children, rather than

communities raise property values, increase

only worrying about future outcomes.

economic development and provide great

band director. He believes his band-related

"I try to find teachers who will be mod-

team background still helps in directing

els of patience, perseverance and confi-

and coaching teachers.

dence," he says. "Those who will nurture a

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places of worship. "Chesterfield has all these win-win elements happening," she says. "We're very fortunate."


Back Stage

Step into the

SOULFUL MUSIC WORLD of local live artist

Ted McCready ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON

P

rofessional entertainer Theodore "Ted" McCready first discovered music while shadowing his band music

director father, singing in the church choir with his mother and strumming his first guitar chords during lessons from a school nun. Starting with playing piano at age 5, he picked up music naturally. The St. Louis native is now known as one of the best performers of live music for all occasions. He says there's something blissful about the tremendous energy surging back and forth at live music engagements, which ends up being a gift between musicians and friendly fans. "Stuff from Pop had a huge influence on me. I owe all of my feel and how I approach my music to him," he says, noting that his polished jazz musician father taught music for the Lindbergh School District, and was hand-selected for the U.S. Air Force Band. Ted grew up watching his father play saxophone in various clubs, absorbing the ebb and flow of musical performances. With his mother being the church organist and choir director, he also got the chance to find his voice. "I've always loved music; it's always been my main choice," he says.

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By the time Ted turned 16 years old, he started performing in clubs,

After returning to St. Louis about five years ago from living in

talent shows, private engagements and concerts. He also made

California and dealing with depression and drug addictions, Ted said

records, taped radio commercials and was on TV, including a perfor-

he returned full time to music.

mance on "Star Search" in 1989.

"What I went through was terrible, but it helped me become a better

He then signed with two independent record labels and worked

person today," he says. "Everything's been mushrooming since returning,

with other musicians around the world. Musical groups in which he

and I've worked really hard at clean living. I'm happily back in the game!"

has played include:

Catch "Teddy" performing live music at local and regional spots

• Alright Now, a tribute to Paul Rodgers of Bad Company/Free/The Firm.

such as EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery, Parkside Grille, Mellow

• Big Love, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac.

Mushroom, Bartolino's South, Chandler Hill Vineyards, Sam's

• Mantia & McCready, a musical duo with Rocky Mantia perform-

Steakhouse, Wine Country Gardens, The Boathouse, Grafton Winery,

ing popular hits from the 1960s through today's tunes.

Trainwreck Saloon and Mount Pleasant Winery.

• Dawn & Ted, a musical duo with singer/guitarist/keyboardist Dawn Turlington, performing hit songs from popular dance music from the 1960s through contemporary music. • McCready Brothers, who play mainstream pop. "I love what I do, and the feeling I get with an audience," he says. "The St. Louis music scene has been incredibly supportive. But I still miss the live music ops that we used to have at Laclede's Landing." With a well-rounded musical background such as Ted's, his cell phone playlist may surprise some. During live performances, he sings anything from Stevie Wonder, Queen and Santana to Bruno Mars, Supertramp and The Drifters. However, his current top listen list still includes: Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Paul Rodgers and George Michael. Ted says those four performers have been his ultimate go-to mentors for molding his sound.

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Naked Vine EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery

TAKE NOTE OF CHESTERFIELD'S LIVE MUSIC VENUES ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON

C

alculating the true benefit of live music within a community is somewhat like trying to place a value on spirituality. Music simply taps into certain creative parts of

humans that need to be awakened once in a while, jolting us to live in the moment. After all, U2's globally revered lead singer Bono believes "music can change the world because music can change people." When hankering for a musically inspired attitude adjustment, consider heading to the following local venues that intentionally spotlight and nurture live music. EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery, 550 Chesterfield Center, features solo performers, as well as duos, trios and quartets. Examples of recent musicians performing there are 3 Of A Perfect Couple, 9th Street Surfers, Pennsylvania Slim, Jeni & Dave, Billy

favorites and occasional country tunes most

Barnett, Ted McCready & Rocky Mantia, Soul Shake, Jason

Friday and Saturday evenings. Examples of

Garms and Dan Kuse Duo. Live music is typically hosted there

performers that can be seen at Satchmo's

starting at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings.

are Maple Jam Band, The Jobz 300, The

As a decidedly different wine, whiskey and music venue,

Four Horsemen, Pop Rocks Funk, Tequila

the owners of Naked Vine at 1624 Clarkson Road, say they

Mockingbird, Easy Street, Syner-Gee, and

believe the music they offer is just as important to their

Rob Boyle and Johnny Henry.

success as the wine and whiskey selections. Many of their

A newcomer to the Chesterfield scene,

artists tour nationally, and appear at other St. Louis venues,

Rock & Brews St. Louis, 17258 Chesterfield

such as Off Broadway, Delmar Hall, The Focal Point and

Airport Road, plays background songs for

The Pageant. Examples of the performers that can be seen

rock music lovers of all ages. This summer,

there from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays include

they added live music events.

Diesel Island, The Missouri Breaks, Les Gruff & The Billy Goat, The High Dives and Pierce Crask.

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No article about live music in Chesterfield would be complete without referencing the music

While dining in an atmosphere that combines a

jewel of Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans

sports bar, gourmet food and handcrafted cocktails at

Place Drive, with its plethora of outdoor music

Satchmo’s Bar & Grill, 13375 Olive Blvd., one also can take

concerts, ranging from big band, '70s tunes and

in various live music genres, including upbeat mixes of

jazz to gritty country and hard rock. Some events

classic rock, blues, '80s alternative, gypsy, acoustic, bar

there require tickets, but many are free.

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Sky Music Lounge

Set off 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays to Sky Music Lounge, 930 Kehrs Mill Road, to hear a variety of musicians, such as Iconic Zilch, Callaway Circus, Message To Love, Paint The Earth, The Discussion, Pick Too, Proud Larry, Jake's Leg, The VCRs, 5 Star Roscoe and

Nearby Live Music Venues

Almost Famous. The Crafty Chameleon Bar, 1384 Clarkson Clayton Center, hosts live music every other Saturday evening; check the bar's social media and website for updates. Parkside Grille turns their location at 505

• Red Fish Blue Fish, 7 Hawk's Nest Plaza, St. Charles 63303

Strecker Road into live music jam sessions on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as Sunday

• Bottleneck Blues Bar, One

afternoons. They also have artists come in cer-

Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles 63301

tain Wednesday evenings. "Wine & Music" live events are hosted from

• Brewskeez Smokehouse &

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday eve-

Music, 4251 Keaton Crossing

nings at Walnut Grill, 1386 Clarkson-Clayton

Blvd., O'Fallon 63368

Center, with musicians such as Soul Punch, Anita Rosamond, Zero Friction and Pedros. Live music is offered Thursdays and Saturdays The Crafty Chameleon Bar

Cottleville Wine Seller

at Alibi 25, 15856 Clayton Road. They also host

• Cottleville Wine Seller, 5314 State Highway N, St. Charles 63304

karaoke from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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Trend Setter

Back-to-School Fashion FINDING PERFECT FIRST DAY OUTFITS ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON

B

ack-to-school season is a smart time to buy staple clothing and

Fashionista, per recent references in Seventeen magazine. Their per-

accessories that integrate effortlessly into existing wardrobes.

sonal preferences and suggestions for 2017 fashion were:

However, it's also a time that some kids stress about exactly the right looks and outfits to have. Consider the following current fashion tips and trends before heading to school. For overall casual "vogueness," blouses with tassels and embroi-

• Sport minimalistic looks, don lots of black, wear chic sneakers and add elements that were inspirations this summer. • Mix things that don't traditionally go together. • Incorporate the comeback of 1980s overalls.

dery, vintage soft tees, floral designs and embroidered skinny jeans

• Wear long-lined shirts, textured fabrics and distressed denim.

are popular, says Taylor Lambert, sales lead at LOFT clothing store

• Liberate in baggier, relaxed boyfriend jeans.

in Chesterfield Mall. Ruffles, mixed media shell shirts, fluid pants, bell

• Mix tomboy and girlie items.

sleeve blouses and swing dresses likely will carry into fall as well.

• Cover up with jean jackets.

The word from New York fashion experts is when layering for warmth this autumn, navy velvet blazers, huge furry coats and floral velour tracksuit jackets may be the most sought after. Black-andwhite clothing, mixed with patterns and textures, seems to be a common thread for the coming school year. Styles for kindergarteners and grade schoolers include designer backpacks in the shapes of animals and ladybugs. Girls  jersey dresses seem to be popular, too.

• Select casual layers and nude heels. • Use button-front skirts. • Have fun wearing black skinny jeans, cropped jackets, favorite summer tank tops and oversized clutches. • Combine skirts and leather jackets. • Dress in neutral colors. Whatever new looks that students are trying to create, Chesterfield offers plenty of retail outlet choices to find the appropriate clothing-re-

According to some regional people in-the-fashion-know, plaids,

lated ensembles. Check out Abercrombie & Fitch, Aldo, American Eagle

in general, are still in, per casual plaid guy’s shirts, Toms girls plaid

Outfitters, ASICS, Bass Factory Outlet, Brooks Brothers Factory Store,

slip-on shoes and Burberry girls plaid pleated skirts.

Charlotte Russe, Clarks, Coach New York, Columbia Factory Store,

Trendy junior clothing apparel includes boys striped cotton polos,

Converse, Disney Outlet, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Emerge Pop-Up Boutique,

Cherokee boys slip-on loafers and Paul Frank girls tennis shoes.

Express Factory Outlet, Fossil, Gap Factory, Gymboree Outlet, H&M,

Regarding accessories that might get on the "I want" list: Alexander

Hollister Co., Hot Topic, J. Crew Factory, Journeys, Kate Spade New

McQueen for Puma Street Climb sneakers, nylon and leather mes-

York, Levi's, Lucky Brand Outlet, Maurices, Michael Kors, Nike Factory

senger bags, and SEE's plastic unisex glasses.

Store, Oakley Vault, OshKosh B'Gosh, PacSun, Papaya, rue21, Saks Fifth

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Healthy Lifestyle

PREVALENCE OF

PREDIABETES AND YOUR POWER TO PREVENT IT ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL ARTICLE KAREN CHANG-CHEN, MD

Y

ou may consider yourself lucky if you’re not among the

Without making changes to improve their

9 percent of Americans who have diabetes, but that

health, 15 to 30 percent of prediabetics will

doesn’t necessarily mean you are in the clear. An estimated 1 in 3 people have prediabetes.

go on to develop diabetes within five years. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does

Health efforts have often focused on preventing diabetes,

not make enough insulin—a hormone pro-

but we now know that even being prediabetic—a condition

duced by the pancreas—or it does not respond

in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not

to insulin properly to control glucose (sugar)

high enough to be classified as full-blown diabetes—puts one

that the body gets from food. As a result, glu-

at risk for serious health complications associated with dia-

cose levels in the blood build up and remain

betes like heart disease, stroke and microvascular diseases.

high. Over time, high blood sugar can cause damage to nerves, organs and blood vessels. More than 29 million Americans have diabetes and nearly 86 million have prediabetes.

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THREE THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW

While there are some risk factors that you cannot control, like family history or race, research shows that simple lifestyle changes,

short periods of exercise have been shown to have health benefits. If you don’t have time for 45 minutes of exercise, start with 10 minutes. It is important to get moving and to make exercise a habit.

including weight loss, regular exercise and dietary improvements, are

• Improve your diet: Make dietary changes that work for you. There

the best ways to prevent diabetes and even prediabetes, and even

is no one-size-fits-all for what is the best diet. While some foods are

small changes help.

certainly healthier than others, calories and portion size matter. Just

Maintain a healthy weight. Even moderate weight loss can make a difference. Being overweight or obese is an important modifiable

switching from whole wheat to white pasta, for example, won’t help as much if you are eating large quantities.

risk factor for developing diabetes. Losing just 5 to 10 percent of one’s body weight can make a difference.

OTHER DIETARY GUIDELINES:

• Choose whole-grain foods. WEIGHT LOSS TIPS:

• Eat a rainbow of fiber-rich fruits and vegetables.

• Be realistic. Start with a goal of losing 5 percent of your body weight.

• Pick powerful proteins, such as low-fat or lean protein sources

• Get on the scale at least once a week. If you are trying to lose

like lean meat, poultry, fish and shellfish; low-fat or nonfat dairy; soy

weight, this gives useful feedback to let you know if your weight

foods; eggs; nuts and seeds; dried beans, legumes, peas and lentils.

loss efforts are working or if you need to re-evaluate the changes

• Choose healthy fats. Opt for more polyunsaturated, monounsat-

you are making. • Manage your expectations. Losing weight little by little is fine and

urated and omega-3 fats than saturated and trans fats. • Avoid sugary drinks.

is the key to sustained weight loss. • Think of weight loss as a marathon, not a sprint to a finish line.

Karen Chang-Chen, MD, specializes in endocrinology with Endocrine Associates

Most people are going to eat poorly now and then; the key is to make

at St. Luke’s Hospital. She treats a variety of endocrine conditions including di-

it the exception, not the rule.

abetes, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, adrenal and pituitary disorders, as well as

• Get moving: Even short periods of exercise can be of benefit. The

polycystic ovarian syndrome. She works individually with patients to balance the

American Diabetes Association recommends 150 minutes of moder-

medication needed to treat conditions, with lifestyle and preventative wellness

ate to high-intensity exercise per week. This may seem daunting to

measures they can take to see results in their daily life. To schedule an appoint-

some people, especially to those who do not exercise at all, but even

ment with Dr. Chang-Chen, call 636.685.7744 or visit StLukes-STL.com.

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Lifestyle Calendar

August AUGUST 2

at 6 p.m. and the runway comes to life at 7:30 p.m. The show will

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SAMUEL C. SACHS BRANCH LIBRARY

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Children aged 9 months to 3 years old can join other children for free time to play with toys and socialize. SLCL.org

AUGUST 5 MAKE BIRD FEEDERS SAMUEL C. SACHS BRANCH LIBRARY Children ages 4 to 10 years old can make a bird feeder at the Samuel C. Sachs Branch Library to take home. Registration is required. SLCL.org

AUGUST 7 END OF SUMMER MOVIE: 2017 "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST"

AUGUST 12

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RAY SCOTT: FREE SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

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CHESTERFIELD AMPHITHEATER

MPAA rating: PG. Running time:

Ray Scott is an international country music star. Opening acts start

129 minutes. Hosted at Samu-

at 6:45 p.m. at the Chesterfield Amphitheater and the featured act

el C. Sachs Branch Library. This

begins at 7:30 p.m. Grab a fixed seat or bring a blanket or chairs for

movie is an adaptation of the fairy

lawn seating. Call the hotline at 636.537.4700 x3 for weather cancella-

tale about a monstrous-looking

tions. ChesterfieldAmphitheater.com

prince and a young woman who

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TOTALITY SOLAR ECLIPSE

AUGUST 9

CHESTERFIELD AMPHITHEATER

SOLAR ECLIPSE LAB

Experience the total solar eclipse, which has not been visible in the

SAMUEL C. SACHS BRANCH LIBRARY

Chesterfield region since 1442. Tickets are $20 to $25 each, which in-

Learn about the solar eclipse before it happens. This session, hosted

clude guaranteed safe, unobstructed viewing location of the eclipse,

at the Samuel C. Sachs Branch Library, is designed for those 5 years

concert admission, glasses, swag bag and admission into the tailgate

and older. Registration required. SLCL.org

and experiential zone, Food Truck Row, Micro Brew Village and Ven-

AUGUST 10

dor Row. ChesterfieldAmphitheater.com

NINTH ANNUAL PINS AND NEEDLES DESIGNER COMPETITION THE MAJORETTE The competition seeks to support the creativity, innovation and artistry of new

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WEST COUNTY FAMILY YMCA

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This free event at the West County Family YMCA includes a

runway to retail. Doors open

light lunch at 11:30 a.m. and "Elvis" performs at 12:30 p.m. Call


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AUGUST 24 CELEBRITY WAITERS NIGHT WEST COUNTY CENTER Have a light breakfast, opt-out of a pound-packing lunch and join Saint Louis Crisis Nursery for a delightful dinner during the 27th Annual Celebrity Waiters Night from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, at West County Center.  CrisisNurseryKids.org

AUGUST 26 BACKSTOPPALOOZA BENEFIT CONCERT — REVELATION: A TRIBUTE TO JOURNEY CHESTERFIELD AMPHITHEATER The fifth annual Backstoppalooza fundraiser concert is free. All merchandise, food, beverage and donations benefit Backstoppers Inc., an organization that provides immediate financial aid and support to families of police officers and firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dog's Breakfast, a St. Louis Rock-Blues band, kicks off the event at 6 p.m. ChesterfieldAmphitheater.com

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Realty Report Chesterfield Realty Report NEIGHBORHOOD

LIST PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/LIST

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Brandywine

$162,500

$159,500

98%

8

2

2

Windsor Manor

$174,900

$163,500

93%

201

2

2

Brandywine

$189,500

$179,500

95%

40

2

2

Chesterfield Village

$189,500

$185,000

98%

2

2

2

Justus Pointe

$299,000

$287,250

96%

62

2

2.1

Greenberry Baxter Estates

$315,000

$295,000

94%

61

4

2.1

Claymont Estates

$328,000

$315,000

96%

83

4

2.2

Green Trails Estates

$350,000

$320,000

91%

45

4

2.1

Woodfield

$369,900

$364,900

99%

12

3

3

Scarborough

$430,000

$415,000

97%

7

4

2.1

Conway Meadows

$419,900

$419,000

100%

7

2

2.1

Scarborough West

$459,900

$436,000

95%

32

4

3.1

Villages at Baxter Ridge

$485,000

$485,000

100%

4

4

3.1

Scarborough

$520,000

$520,000

100%

6

4

3.1

Nooning Tree

$585,000

$585,000

100%

7

3

3.1

Manors at Clarkson Valley

$649,900

$589,600

91%

192

5

3.1

Gascony

$675,000

$610,000

90%

0

4

3

Nooning Tree

$679,000

$620,000

91%

106

4

3.1

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Parting Thoughts

AMTRAK AMTRAK OFFERS 'AUGUST RIVER RUNNER' ADVENTURES ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PAT TON

T

o celebrate the end of summer, why not hop

include

convenient

amenities.

aboard a train to relax and

Bicycles can be carried on and stored on a

discover the fun of other

first-come, first-served basis. Food service

Missouri cities wholly con-

aboard the Café Car includes sandwiches,

nected by the same whis-

pizza, snacks, beverages, wine and beer.

tles and wonder? Tuck away

And reserved coach class seating features

electronic devices and gaze

fold-down trays and reading lights. This 283-

at superb Show-Me sights,

mile voyage across the state provides riders

second by second, clack by

with unique sightseeing opportunities.

clack. There's comfort in the rhythm of a train. It keeps stretching, and

Reservations are required a minimum of

so does one's ability to eke out a little more summer. Children ages 2

one day prior to travel for Amtrak's Missouri

through 12 can even ride for free with a special program!

River Runner trips.

Amtrak currently offers the Missouri River

Every day, an average of 82,000-plus

Runner through August 27, for which children

passengers ride more than 300 Amtrak

ride free on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

trains. Trains travel through suburban towns,

The offer is valid for one free child’s fare when

wooded areas with wildlife, over rivers, along

accompanied by a paid, regular/full adult fare.

quiet roads and down the middle of urban

The free child and adult must travel together

thoroughfares. Why not join happy passen-

on the same itinerary and have coach seat

gers scooting to summer travel destinations?

tickets issued together. Today's railroad cars have come a long way since the first one in 1830. The name "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "trak," the latter itself a sensational spelling of "track." Plug into the interesting history of Amtrak, which began service on May 1, 1971, to serve 43 states with a total of 21 routes. Amtrak carried 15,848,327 passengers in 1972, its first full year of operation. Local passengers can travel Missouri one side to the other from St. Louis to Kansas City and back. Or check out other Amtrak communities along the route, such as Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee’s Summit and Independence. 34

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