June 13, 2012
July 13, 2011
Vol 13 No 28
The 14th Annual event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21.
Sip and Savor
IN this Issue
Warning…this is not your average taste event! The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the Annual Sip and Savor St. Charles County Taste Event. It’s the 14th year for the Sip and Savor, but so much is new you don’t want to miss it. In December 2011, the St. Peters and St. Charles Chambers of Commerce merged as a result of favorable votes from the memberships of each chamber. Lori Tainter, vice president of member services and new media coordinator, said after the merger chamber officials and board members wanted to grow the event. “This year we’ve moved Sip and Savor to 370 Lakeside Park in St. Peters,” she said. “It’s located near Hwy. 370 and Truman Road. Just take the Truman Road exit and head north over the levee to the park.” Tainter said guests will enjoy the light breeze at this outdoor event. Seating will be available under the pavilion, and tents will be available in case of rain. Sip and Savor is open to the public, and guests get it all for one price. A host of local restaurants and beverage distributors will be on hand, dishing and serving their finest food and drink. “We’ll spend the evening sipping wine or brews while sampling zesty barbecue, gourmet pizza, delicious pasta, decadent desserts and so much more,” Tainter said. “Try what you like or try it all!” Current vendors include: Chick-fil-A, Costco, Dino’s Pizza Italian Restaurant, Fazoli’s, Glazer’s Midwest, Joe’s Crab Shack, Kitaro Bistro of Japan, Krey Distributing, Laulie Cakes, Laszlo Corporation, Llywelyn’s Pub, Longhorn Steakhouse, Main Street Diner, Maui Wowi Hawaiian Smoothies & Coffees, Oak Tree Village Retirement Community,
Photo courtesy of the Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce
Old Hickory Golf Club, Quintessential Dining and Night Life, The Original Honey Baked Ham, Papa Murphy’s Take-n-Bake, Qdoba, Red Robin, Rib City, Robller Vineyard, Summit Distributing, Tumbleweed Tuck’s and Uncle Bob’s Spices & Blends. The all-inclusive ticket includes live entertainment, and this year the crowd will delight and dance to the tunes of The Ultra Violets. The popular St. Louis band performs everything from Motown, disco, funk, country and classic rock to 80s dance, modern-day rock, hip hop and current Billboard Charts pop favorites. Tickets are limited to 1200, and Tainter said advance tickets are $25, but only through June 16. Starting June 17, the price goes up to $30. Extra tickets (if any remain) will be sold at the door for $30 each. “This year we’re also offering a group ticket price of $20 per person for groups of 10 or more (tickets must be purchased together in advance),” she said. “This is a one-price admission for all food, bever-
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ages and entertainment.” Tainter said there is still room for food and/or beverage vendors. If your business would like to participate, please call the Greater St. Charles County Cham-
ber of Commerce at 636.946.0633. To purchase tickets online or view a continuously updated list of participating vendors, please visit http://www.gstccc. com/sipandsavor.
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SCC Hosts Living Green Expo and Free Electronic Recycling Event From recycling and composting, to alternative transportation and renewable energy, people of all ages will have fun and learn the advantages of living a greener lifestyle at the Living Green and free electronic recycling event at St. Charles Community College. The event is open to the community and will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in SCC’s red parking lot. Free electronic recycling will be provided onsite by EPC, with the exception of televisions and monitors for a $10 fee. No appliances, such as washers, dryers or dishwashers, will be accepted. “The Living Green Expo is open to the community
and will offer a great time for the whole family,” said Chris Breitmeyer, vice president for academic and student affairs. Breitmeyer leads “Team Green,” a campus-wide committee that focuses on green and sustainability initiatives. Guests will have the opportunity to view a 2012 Chevy Volt and other hybrid vehicles without having to visit multiple dealerships. Familyfriendly exhibits such as a community recycled art project, face painting and Segway rides. EVie from the St. Louis Science Center will be on display. EVie is an electric truck that includes fun ways to learn about energy basics, electric vehicle technology and related environmental concerns. A tree planting ceremony in recognition of the college’s 25th anniversary will kick-
off the event at 10 a.m. in the SCC Campus Plaza. The ceremony will be about 30 minutes and will celebrate the accomplishments of the college and provide a glimpse into its plans for a successful, sustainable future. There will be educational presentations on native landscaping, green flooring options and composting/ recycling. Door prizes and giveaways such as trees and tree seedlings will also be available. The Living Green Expo will be held on the red parking lot at SCC, where the parking lot itself includes environmentally friendly features, such as permeable pavers, which filter storm water run-off into the ground. The lot also has solar lighting and is surrounded by more than 500 native trees and plants to absorb run-off rainwater. For more information, contact Joy Dufrain, SCC continuing education project coordinator, at 636.922.8474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Charles Landmarks Board to Host Informational Meeting for Residents, Property Owners
The St. Charles Landmarks Board will sponsor an informational meeting to inform residents and property owners in the Mid-Town Neighborhood, as well as any other interested parties, about an architectural and historical study of the city. The results of Phase 2 of the survey will be presented and an overview of Phase 3 of the project, to begin soon, will be given. The city has been awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the National Park Service to complete the first three phases of the four-phased architectural/ historical survey of the MidTown and Commons Neighborhoods. The purpose of the survey is to document relatively intact properties over 50 years old and to identify those that are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, either individually or as a part of a historic district. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at St. Charles City Hall, 200 North Second Street in Council Chambers (fourth floor). This upcoming meeting will provide an opportunity to learn what a listing in the National Register would mean to property owners, including the ability to utilize the federal and Missouri historic preservation tax credits. For more information, contact Brenda Rubach, city planner, in the department of Community Development at 636.949.3222.
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DAR Announces Formation of New Local Chapter
Jungermann Work Starting Between McClay & Willott
The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution has announced a new chapter will be formed in Lake Saint Louis later this summer. An organizational meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at the Middendorf-Kredell Branch Library 2750 Hwy K, O’Fallon. Local leaders of the organization will be present to discuss the work of the DAR with any prospective members who wish to be a part of the new chapter. The DAR is the premier national organization for women interested in historic preservation, education and patriotism. The national motto is “God, Home, Country.” That encapsulates the work of the organization. To qualify for membership, a woman must prove descent from a patriot (military or civilian; male or female) who served the cause of the American Revolution. At the organizational meeting, there will be DAR members available to assist in doing the necessary genealogical research to prove such descent. Copies of applications, genealogical worksheets, and informational brochures will be on hand. Experts in early American genealogy will be there to offer their assistance.
A resurfacing project on Jungermann Road was scheduled to begin on June 6. The project will replace defective concrete slabs between McClay Road and Willott Road. Plus, the entire surface in this area of Jungermann will be diamond-ground to improve smoothness. The project is expected to be complete by October 2012. Drivers will notice periodic lane closures in this area of Jungermann Road throughout the project. Please drive carefully through the work zone. The Jungermann project also will include: sidewalk repairs and ADA improvements; curb and gutter replacement; and traffic signal upgrades. For the latest information on St. Peters road projects, visit www. stpetersmo.net.
Prospective members from Lake St. Louis and the surrounding areas are encouraged to attend with their questions and to see if they are eligible! Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Organizing Regent Susan Russ at 636.978.1869. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, please visit www.DAR.org.
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Great Rivers Greenway will Open the Latest Boschert Greenway Segment On Friday, June 15, the Great Rivers Greenway District, along with the city of St. Charles Parks and Recreation Department, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the latest segment of the Boschert Greenway. The new 2.1-mile segment marks the completion of the second phase of a nearly 4-mile trail that connects New Town with the Katy Trail. The public is invited to gather at 10 a.m. at the newly constructed overlook and rest area – Boschert Pointe – located along the new segment at Fifth St. (Mel Wetter Parkway) and Little Hills Expressway in St. Charles, to experience the new trail and celebrate this milestone. The Boschert Greenway, built by Great Rivers Greenway with the support of the City of St. Charles, will create a safe and appealing connected park and trail system to benefit residents of St. Charles for generations to come. The first phase, a 1.8-mile trail running from New Town to Fox Hill Park along Boschert Creek, was completed in 2008. This new 2.1-mile second phase of the greenway will run from Fox Hill Park to Blanchette Park to Eco Park at Blanchette Landing where it will provide residents of New Town, Frenchtown and various neighborhoods in between with a vital connection to the Katy Trail. A unique feature that residents can now see along the section of the trail that runs parallel to highway 370 is
a planted retaining wall, or living wall. Rather than use a traditional retaining wall, Great Rivers Greenway wanted to create additional green space that would enhance the surrounding habitats and environment. The vegetated retaining wall system transforms hardscape into landscape while providing storm water retention and erosion control. The wall was developed by St. Louis-based The Living Wall Company, in partnership with Marylandbased SmartSlope, LLC, and it is the first SmartSlope® Living Wall to be built in Missouri. At the ribbon cutting ceremony, attendees will be able to view the new living wall, and will also be among the first to view new artwork that will be incorporated along the trail at Boschert Pointe. The artwork, titled Blomstré, is a 24-foot-high flower sculpture made from recycled bicycle parts, created by artist Andrew Andrasko of Dras Fabrication & Design. Refreshments will be made available to attendees, and representatives from Great Rivers Greenway, as well as area officials and dignitaries will provide brief remarks. “The Boschert Greenway is an important connector for residents in the City of St. Charles,” said Susan Trautman, executive director of Great Rivers Greenway. “With the completion of this second phase, whether walking or bicycling, St. Charles residents now have direct
access from their own backyards to the Katy Trail and several great area parks and neighborhoods.” The Boschert Greenway is a part of Great Rivers Greenway’s River Ring, a planned interconnected system of trails, greenways, on-street bicycle routes and parks that will encircle the region. The River Ring will encompass a 600-mile web of more than 45 greenways that will crisscross St. Louis City and County and St. Charles County, covering 1,200 square miles and two million people. The greenways being developed in our region can take several years to build and are a collaborative effort between Great Rivers Greenway, neighborhood stakeholders and local municipalities. They connect people and communities, protect and preserve the environment, create access to natural places, promote good health, expand transportation options and transit connections and stimulate economic vitality in our region. To attend the event from Mo. Route 370, take Mo. 94 or N 3rd St. north, make a left on Little Hills Expressway, and continue west to Fifth St. Parking is available on the street or nearby lots.
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See The Lion King and the Feasting Fox This summer, enjoy an exciting trip downtown to the fabulous Fox Theatre to see the Tony-Award winning production of The Lion King, with Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar-winning songs “Circle of Life,” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” Audiences all over the country have been thrilled by the breathtaking spectacle on the stage, innovative costumes and choreography. The trip includes a terrific lunch before the show at Al Smith’s Feasting Fox Restaurant & Pub.
Board the air conditioned motor coach in the Civic Park parking lot (off Civic Park Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63366) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, and leave the driving to the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Department. The motor coach will return to O’Fallon by 5 p.m. The cost of $110 for O’Fallon residents and $122 for non-residents includes great seats at the theater, round-trip motor coach transportation, lunch, gratuities and an escort.
Trips must be booked more than a month in advance. The deadline to reserve seats for “The Lion King and Feasting Fox” is July 1. Register in one of three ways: 1. Call 636.474.2732 or 636.379.5606. 2. Come to the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle (63368), or the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Civic Park Drive (63366). 3. Visit www.ofallon.mo.us/ParksandRec on the lefthand menu select “Programs,” then “Trips.”
Our Laser Hair Removal IS the Latest and Greatest! Laser hair removal has been the beauty miracle of our time, freeing men and women alike from the chores of shaving and waxing. Permanently cleared areas have delighted countless people… but mostly people with the dark hair/fair skin combination. Countless others were told during a consultation, “Sorry, your skin is too tan [too dark, too freckled] for us to treat.” Side effects and reactions were just too risky and the lasers, with their high fluence energy delivery, ineffective for anyone who tans. Which is, let’s face it, most of us. We couldn’t all be treated. Until now. The old lasers used something called “high fluence” [ high energy/ per/ in a concentrated area] as the method for delivering the laser’s energy below the skin. That’s why the laser went zap–zap–zap! A recent scientific study from Magill University studied laser hair removal effectiveness. This unbiased trial found that lasers using “low fluence, high repetition”[ lower energy but more frequently] gave significant hair reduction with fewer treatments -- only four treatments, as opposed to six or more on “high fluence” lasers. Additionally, the study found far fewer side effects and adverse reactions with this laser as compared with other lasers. What does that mean to you? The increased effec-
tiveness of the low fluence laser means far fewer treatments, thus cost savings and faster clearing, when you remove your hair using our procedure. Additionally, even on tanned and darker skin, the laser is very effective without injury. The only low fluence laser that is FDA-approved is the Soprano XLi and we are the only practices in the St. Louis area with this brand new laser! Our patients are convinced about the Soprano’s effectiveness and comfort. Traditional lasers can’t treat all skin types, and are especially prohibitive for people with tanned or darker skin. The way they operate means there is a great risk of injury for these people. With the low fluence laser, the Soprano XLi, tanned skin an easily be treated. And for everyone, the Soprano’s method means fewer treatments to get hair-free skin. Hair removal t h a t ’s permanent,
comfortable, works for more people, and takes fewer treatments makes the beauty miracle of laser hair removal even better and allows more people to be free from upkeep, grooming, waxing, shaving and plucking. Low fluence means high results. Thanks, technology!
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Cuivre River Electric Offers Tips To Lower Summer Bills According to Cuivre River Electric, the average Missouri home uses about 17 percent of its annual energy for home cooling. Energy use hits its peak in June, July and August, when the weather is hottest. Cooling your home can make up as much as 60 percent of your total energy use. Cuivre Rivers offers some tips to reduce that 60 percent. The key is to reduce cooling kilowatt-hours (kWhs). First, use fans. Fans make you feel cooler by up to 8 degrees and are the cheapest alternatives to running the air conditioner. A floor fan uses 100 watts at its highest speed. A ceiling fan uses 15-95 watts. In comparison, a window air conditioner uses 500-1,400 watts; a 2.5 Ton central air conditioner uses 3,500 watts. Turn up the thermostat. Every degree the thermostat goes up reduces your energy use by 3 percent. Sunlight can dramatically heat your home. Block the sun’s heat from windows with drapes and blinds. Seal air leaks in old windows, and add solar screens that block heat, but not light. Get rid of inefficient appliances. Old refrigerators, for example, can emit excess heat, whereas Energy Star rated appliances may be as much as 50 percent more efficient. Cut wasteful energy use by replacing incandescent bulbs with CFLs, use a microwave or cook outside, air-dry dishes, and wash only full loads of dishes and laundry.
Summer Golf Tournaments Raise Funds for Local Groups Competitive golfers, or those just looking for a great opportunity to play and support a local cause, have two tournaments from which to choose this month. The Troy Buchanan High School Trojan Football and Wrestling teams will host a fundraising golf tournament on Saturday, June 23 at Woods Fort Country Club. There will be a two person scramble with food, fun and prizes for a small free. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Reserve your team’s place by emailing email@example.com or calling 636.373.1878. The Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament will be held on June 30, 2012. There will be four-person teams with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Woods Fort Country Club. This tournament is limited to the first 36 teams to sign-up. For more information, please contact Jerry Schulte at 636.463.1011 or Todd Mack at 636.358.1669.
R-III Breaks Ground on New Early Childhood Education Center On Tuesday, May 29, the Lincoln County R-III School District officially broke ground for a new Early Childhood Education Center on South Main Street. More than 100 community members, children and parents attended the “Constructing an Early Foundation” ceremony to celebrate the next step in the district’s Long Range Plan. The contractor for the construction of the new Early Childhood Education Center is Friese Construction of Old Monroe. Several local sub-contractors will also help with the project. After the ECEC vacates its current home in the Claude Brown Building, the R-III District will begin to re-purpose portion that space into a small K-5 elementary school, which will open in August 2013. The re-purposing of the existing space saves taxpayers approximately $10-$12 million in land and infrastructure cost. The next step of the district’s Long Range Plan, when bonding capacity is available, will include constructing a new middle school and updating the existing Troy Middle School to reduce the size of the largest middle school in the State of Missouri. Construction of the new ECEC is possible thanks to a resounding nod of approval from voters on April 3, 2012. District officials anticipate a December 2012 completion.
Ice Cream Social to Benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
An Ice Cream Social to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 at Catherine’s Garden, located at 344 Thornhill Cemetery Road. The event will raise money in memory of Catherine Meyer Jeans, who lost her brief battle against Leukemia at the age of 5. The cost is $5 per ticket for ice cream, cookies and lemonade. Pendants and Catherine the Dragonfly will also be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at Meyer Title Company at 344 South Lincoln Drive or at the door. For more information, please call 636.262.7862.
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Recent Ribbon Cuttings 1. Sherry Gibson, owner of Gibson Printing celebrated the grand re-opening and new location of her printing business with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 19, 1 2012. Joining Sherry were clients, family, friends and Ambassadors and Board Members of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce. Gibson Printing is located at 5903 Suemandy Road in St. Peters. For hours or more information, call 636.970.6316. 2. O’Fallon Nutrition celebrated its new location in O’Fallon, Mo. with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 30. Pictured are the owners, David Gaule and Diana Hess, joined by friends and com- 3 munity members. Also in attendance for the celebration were representatives of the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and the city of O’Fallon. Celebrating 10 years in business, O’Fallon Nutrition finally took the leap and moved into a larger space off Mexico Road in O’Fallon. With more room they have added several new items including health foods and gluten free products. Be sure to stop by and browse their great selection of supplements and sports nutrition options too. David and Diana will be happy to answer any questions you may have and can assist you in selecting products for you and your family. O’Fallon Nutrition is located at 8648 Mexico Road in O’Fallon, Missouri. Call 636.240.5283 or visit www.ofallonnutrition.com. 3. Tri-County Fence & Deck celebrated new ownership by the Frank Leta Family Business in Wentzville, Mo. with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on April 12, 2012. Pictured is General Manager, Jerry Engelhard and Owner, Frank Leta joined by friends, family and community members. Also in attendance for the celebration were representatives of the Wentzville and O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and the City of Wentzville. Tri-County Fence & Deck is located at 1902 E. Service Road in Wentzville, Missouri. Call 636.887.4030 or visit www.fencedeck.com.
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Wentzville’s Discovery Ridge Elementary Named St. Louis Rams Character Fitness Model School Discovery Ridge Elementary has been named a 2012 St. Louis Rams Character Fitness Model School. This is a joint recognition from the Rams organization and CHARACTERplus, a Cooperating School Districts’ initiative to encourage character education in Missouri and Illinois schools. Discovery Ridge was one of four schools in the greater St. Louis area to receive the distinction. The Character Fitness Model Schools program recognizes schools that have effectively implemented character fitness – combining health, nutrition, character development and physical exercise – throughout the
school year in a way that engages students, staff and the school community. “Through the school’s implementation of character fitness we are helping students develop healthy habits for life,” said Principal Laura Bates. “Health, character, and kinesthetic movement are incorporated into every classroom, and teachers have noted an increase in student engagement and concentration.” Additionally, partnerships with organizations such as NFL Play 60, the American Red Cross, and Operation Food Search have resulted in health-related learning opportunities and service learning projects. Principal Bates reports that Discovery Ridge parents are highly engaged and participate regularly in fitness activities such as their weekly Read, Right, and Run marathon training and PTO skate nights. Discovery Ridge was presented with a banner to hang in their school, as well as tickets to a 2012 Rams game and an invitation to co-present at the launch of Character Fitness this fall. Their ideas will also be shared with other local schools who are seeking to be named a Character Fitness Model School. “Discovery Ridge is preparing students to be strong in character, mind, and body so that they are well prepared for their futures,” Bates said.
St. Charles Optimist Club Honors Scholarship Winners The St. Charles Optimist Club introduced this year’s scholarship winners and their parents to the membership at their weekly meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Five high school seniors were given certificates and an opportunity to share their busy high school experiences. The Optimist Club annually awards Pictured left to right: Mr. Mike Ebert, Scholarship Chairman; Andrea Haake, St. Charles High School (Rockhurst $1000 scholarships College); Catherine O’Mara, Lutheran - St. Charles (Truman State Univ.); Troy Broeker, Orchard Farm (Univ. of Misto candidates who souri); Michael Busche, Duchesne (Purdue Univ.); Emily Brown, St. Charles West (Butler Univ.); and Fred McGinley, Club President. have submitted essays, references, activities and high academic credentials. This year, 41 applications were received. Judging from the applications reviewed, our local high schools are doing a great job in educating our students. Mr. Mike Ebert, event chairman, congratulated the recipients www.ricksroadsidemarket.com on their excellent high school experience.
Outdoor Summer Movies at SCC The St. Charles Community College Friends & Alumni and Student Activities are pairing up to host the first-ever outdoor summer movie series at SCC. All of the movie nights are free and open to the public. Movies will be shown at 8 p.m. on Fridays on the lawn outside the Technology Building, near the orange parking lot, on SCC’s campus. Free popcorn will be available, and beverages and other snacks will be available to purchase. Outdoor summer movie series schedule: • “The Lorax” (2012) - 8 p.m. Friday, June 15 • “The Goonies” (1985) - 8 p.m. Friday, July 20 • “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) 8 p.m. Friday, August 10 Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and food. Free popcorn will be provided, and snacks and beverages will also be available for purchase. The rain location is the College Center Gymnasium.
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Over 30 years ago, director Ridley Scott scared moviegoers out of their wits with “Alien,” a terrifying, deep space thriller. Through multiple sequels, Scott expanded on that universe he created and the lethal creatures that dwell within it. After a long absence, the director offers more insights into these dangerous aliens in “Prometheus,” a stunningly beautiful piece of work. Movie technology has changed quite a bit since 1979, but Scott’s vision for these films remains as sharply defined and scary as ever. On Earth, Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover cave paintings containing vital clues to mankind’s origins. Shaw and Holloway believe that humans were created by superior beings that they call “engineers.” The researchers also feel that the drawings are an invitation for humanity to go into space and meet their creators when they are ready. Shaw and Holloway convince Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), founder of the Weyland Corporation, to finance an outer space expedition. The crew includes cynical Weyland executive Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) and David (Michael Fassbender), an android designed to look and behave like a human being. Time certainly has not diminished Ridley Scott’s ability to make moviegoers jump out of their seats. “Prometheus” has all those wonderful Scott trademarks, including the cold feeling of claustrophobia and the stark, cool beauty of an www.ymcastlouis.org/ofallon alien landscape. www.ymcastlouis.org/stcharles Demonstrating the strength www.ymcastlouis.org/tricounty and courage of Sigourney
Weaver’s Ellen Ripley, Noomi Rapace is incredibly impressive as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw. Even when faced with a type-A power player like Meredith Vickers, Dr. Shaw remains dedicated to her vision and her dream of finding the engineers of humanity. Michael Fassbender is equally impressive as David, the latest artificial being to inhabit Scott’s movies. David is quiet, handsome, and polite with a passion for the movie “Lawrence of Arabia.” Fassbender also gives his character a cold, lethal scientific curiosity. David has been programmed by the Weyland Corporation and his orders may or may not call for the safe return of the crew to Earth. The title of the movie, by the way, comes from the character in Greek mythology that brought fire from Mount Olympus to humanity. For his actions, Zeus had Prometheus chained to a rock, sending an eagle to eat his liver as punishment. The organ would grow back each day, prompting the eagle to return again and again. “Prometheus” is the perfect companion piece to Ridley Scott’s previous alien movies. The director offers answers to questions that have been gnawing at fans since the first movie. Scott’s revelations also lead to more questions and, hopefully, additional movies in the series. “Prometheus,” rated R for sci-fi violence, including some intense images and brief language, currently is playing in theaters.
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Sports You See... With Gary B. Rascals Hold on to Top Spot Great Team Effort The River City Rascals play professional/minor league baseball in the West Division of the Frontier League. The team has won 12 of its first 18 games due to everyone participating the best they can. There is not an individual who is stands out as is seen when you look at the stats from the league. Each night someone new is able to contribute their talents to get the job done. The team will play 10 home games the last 18 days of June. Highlights as of end of day June 7: *Nick Kennedy has a 2.16 earned run average-7th in league *Charlie Lisk hitting .340-7th in league *Dustin Umberger has pitched 23 strike outs-6th in league *As a team on base percentage .354-2nd in league *As a team batting .262-5th in league *As a team slugging percentage .409-2nd in league NEXT HOME GAMES: Thur/Fri/Sat, June 14/15/16 - against Joliet Slammers Wed/Thur/Fri, June 20/21/22 - against Gateway Grizzlies Sat/Sun, Junes 23/24 - against Normal Cornbelters Mon, June 25 - against Normal Cornbelters START 11:05 a.m. Sat, June 30 - against Normal Cornbelters All Games @ 7:05 p.m. – Sunday @ 6:05 p.m. For more information on all this year’s promotions, go to www.RiverCityRascals.com.
~~~Great to be in first United Indoor Football Looking for Players New Leadership in the League The St. Charles Family Arena will be the location where the newest team in the UIFL, the Missouri Monsters, will play their home contests next year. The team has announced that Jarrod Rogol has accepted the position of Head Coach. The team will hold tryouts Sunday, June 17 at Vetta Park in Webster Groves. To get more information on the event go to www.uiflmonsters.com. The league recently added a new president to add some fresh ideas to this very popular sport. Dr. Jim Krause has been navigating the sports industry for 40 years. He has experience in coaching, administration, recruiting, advising and developing programs and athletes at multiple levels. “It has been a dream to lead a sports league or conference and build something unique and manageable,” Krause said. “The UIFL has strong leadership and a wellrooted group of core teams and owners. The rare scenario, to build a team-based league where the goal is to provide opportunities for sports professionals, will make this position a challenge with great upside.” “Constantly rebuilding and retooling is an exhausting task,” Krause added. Building a strong foundation on basic business principals supports the development of the franchise. I always tell my students, and I will repeat this to the owners and coaches in the UIFL. I will supply the knowledge base and some expertise, but you must supply the work-ethic and the passion for any goals to be realized.” Logo and some information is from the UIFL website. ~~~Do you have what it takes to play?
“Over the Fence” The Lesser of Two or Three Evils A friend asked me who I’m voting for in ‘012. I told him I was writing in Bugs Bunny. He smiled and said, “No really, tell me the truth.” I said, “I am telling the truth. I haven’t liked most presidential candidates since Truman and end up voting for the lesser of two or three evils.” He said accusingly, “You were too young to vote for Truman.” “Thank you,” I said. He decided to go along with the gag. He asked, “Why Bugs Bunny?“ “He always wins.” “Oh,“ he said. “So who you do you like for vice president?” “Daffy Duck, I replied. “Most vice presidents and Daffy seem to have a lot in common.” “Oh…right,” he mused. How about Secretary of
Defense? You gonna recommend the Tasmanian Devil?” I shook my head. “No way. We already had Donald Rumsfeld. Maybe Elmer Fudd, but he has to promise not to shoot Bugs and make rabbit stew. Besides, he likes shotguns and that should make the Pentagon and the NRA happy. Bugs can’t lose.” “I see,” he said. “What about Secretary of Commerce? Porky Pig maybe?” I said, “We already had enough pigs in commerce. Maybe he can ask Warren Buffet.” His eyebrows raised. He said, “What, no cartoon characters?” I said, “What’s the difference but hey, the other billionaires hate Warren because he openly admits paying far less taxes, percentage wise, than his secretary. Maybe he’ll help straighten it out. He‘s rich enough to offer the largest bribes…er, campaign donations to legislators and you know how they love that.” “Humph. How about secretary of State?” I said, “I’m not sure. Do you have any suggestions?” He thought about it for a minute. He finally said, “Snow White?”
Having a woman negotiate with Arabs is dumb.” I said. “They think women are second class citizens. I was thinking more along the lines of Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone. Terrorists would cringe in fear.” “But they aren’t cartoon characters either,” he said. “They’re close enough.” “Oh. Maybe you’re right. Who would you pick for Bugs’ press secretary?” I smiled and said, “Amos.” My friend knitted his brow and looked confused. He said, “Who is Amos?” I said, “The mouse in the movie “Ben and Me.” He was the one that helped Ben Franklin write the Pennsylvania Gazette. He’d be great with the media.” “Surely most news editors are smart enough to know Ben Franklin didn’t have a mouse help him,” my friend replied. I snorted. “What makes you think that?” “Well, there may be one or two…” He shook his head as if to clear it. He finally said, “The most feared person in politics is usually the President’s chief-ofstaff. He’s the one that chooses who will get an audience with the president and who won’t. Who do you, er…no, who does Bugs have in mind for this job?” I smiled my most knowing smile. “Now that’s a good job for the Tasmanian Devil. He’ll fit right in with all the past chiefs but he’ll have one advantage they didn’t have.” I waited for him to respond. He smirked and tapped his foot before he finally said, “Okay, I’ll bite. What advantage?” I grinned broadly and said, “He’ll eat whoever gives him any lip.” “Okay wise guy,” he smirked. “What happens if Bugs gives him any lip?” I put my nose up and snootily replied, “That’s easy, he’ll use Daffy as a go-between.” He shouted, “Now that isn’t a bit funny!” I said, “Neither are the lesser of two or three evils.”
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The Art of Conversation (without a phone) It was Friday, June 1, 2012. I was in the process of making my bed, still finding it hard to believe I actually needed my comforter the night before, when I heard someone on the television ask, “Do you allow your children to play games on their phones or tablets when the family is out to dinner? Some restaurants these days even have games for the kids.” It was then a cold shiver ran through my body – a shiver that the world’s greatest comforter could not eradicate. (Sorry, I know I could have used a much simpler word than “eradicate,” but every once in a while I like to throw something in to see if Jim reads the paper. He’ll say something like, “Oooh, eradicate. Good one, honey.”) I think the world needs to be propelled backward in time to the early-to-mid 1900s. You know, a time when adults actually cared how their children turned out, and a time when good manners were something to emulate, not ridicule. (This column is filled with awesome words, isn’t it? Jim’s head might explode!) I’m proud to say that, while our children (ages 17, 18 and 19) all have cell phones, those phones are not allowed at the dinner table. It doesn’t matter if that table is in our kitchen, at a fast food restaurant, or at a sit-down type of establishment with real plates and silverware. I will admit, right here and now, that if my phone rings while I’m with someone else, I will check it (our daughter, Sam, has been to the emergency room too many times for me not to check it), but 9 times out of 10, I press “reject.” There needs to
be a better word for that, don’t you think? Something like, “I can’t answer the phone right now but I’ll call you back soon” button. Sorry…my ADD kicked in. Oh, we’ve been tempted, believe you me. And I admit to carrying a dice game called “Left, Right, Center” in my purse at all times. We play that if it’s going to be a long wait for a table, or while waiting for our food. At least it’s a game we ALL play together. I understand the temptation. It’s why we purchased a portable entertainment system many years ago when we took a 15-day trip out west. I was admonished for that by one of our readers, but hey, at least she was reading the paper. I get that sometimes you want to have a civilized conversation with your spouse, friend, brother, etc. in a restaurant. But what are we really doing when we shove your smart phone or tablet (or Gameboy) into our kids’ hands? Personally, I believe we are teaching our children that instant gratification is the best thing since sliced bread. I believe we are showing ourselves and the world that we prefer to take the easy way out. Why teach our children the virtue of patience, and the art of meaningful conversation? No, let’s just watch them demolish our high score on “Angry Birds!” I really fear for future generations. Why? Because I’ve witnessed adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who cannot sit down for a meal without checking their phones. I attended a two-hour breakfast in May, and watched two 20 or 30-something adults bow their heads at least 50 percent of the time. Praying? To the
smart phone, maybe. They couldn’t put the phone away long enough to pay attention to the program and the people around them. Oh sure, they had one ear to their surroundings and clapped at the appropriate times, but what I wouldn’t have given to have the emcee call them out by name and ask if the content on their phones was really more important than people receiving recognition at the breakfast. It’s just rude. Plain and simple. No fancy word here (sorry, Jim). You know, I started this column the instant I returned from that breakfast. I’ve learned, however, that slowing down and taking a few deep breaths is never a bad idea. I actually researched cell phone etiquette. There are plenty of blogs and articles out there with advice on that particular topic, but it really all boils down to one thing. Humble yourself long enough to consider how your behavior might affect others around you. If you still think checking your email or Googling the lyrics to a song that’s playing in the background is more important than the person or people you’re with, then I advise you to make sure you keep up with technology. Not necessarily phone or tablet technology, but the latest in lasik eye surgery. One of these days, my friend, that phone or tablet will be your only companion, and I want you to be able to enjoy it without having to put it down to search for your glasses.
Decorate a Cookie Family for Dad’s Day (Family Features )What better way to spoil dad on Father’s Day than with a dessert made just for him? A sweet treat is a great way to say “thank you” to the most important man in your life. And, since it’s his day, choose one that reflects what he loves most of all – his family.
Dad’s Perfect Family Cookies Makes: about 2-1/2 dozen cookies Ingredients: - 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour - 1 teaspoon baking powder - 1 teaspoon salt - 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened - 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar - 1 egg - 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract - 1/2 teaspoon almond extract - Large and small boy and girl cookie cutters - Dog and cat cookie cutters - Color Flow Icing Mix - 4 cups (about 1 pound) sifted confectioners’ sugar - Assorted Icing Colors - Mega Sprinkles Tote - Assorted Colored Sugars
portions of icing a variety of colors with icing color. Outline cookies and “clothing” with full-strength icing; fill in with thinned icing. Immediately position sprinkles and sugars. Let set. Add hair, facial features, shoes, clothing and other details using full-strength icing. Let dry overnight. *Variation: Substitute Cookie Icing for tinted Color Flow Icing. Decorate as directed above.
Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. 3. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and extracts; mix well. Do not chill dough; divide into 2 balls. 4. On floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 inches diameter x 1/8 inch thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour before each use. 5. Bake same-sized cookies together on ungreased cookie sheets 8 to 11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool completely. 6. Prepare Color Flow Icing with confectioners’ sugar, following package instructions. You can also substitute Cookie Icing if you prefer. Tint
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June: Epicenter Church moves to St. Peters Currently in Brentwood, the church is moving to 325 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters. Pastors are Laura and Larry Anderson.
June 22-23: 14th Annual Golf Tournament At the Golf Club of Wentzville. $40/player on Friday, $85/player Saturday. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County and Morning Star Church’s outreach efforts. Info: www.mscwired. org.
Now - June 15: Vacation Bible School 9 a.m. - noon at Dardenne Baptist Church, 2345 Oak Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63368. Info: www.dardennebaptistchurch.org. June 22: Family Movie Night 6:30 p.m. at Dardenne Baptist Church, 2345 Oak Dr. in O’Fallon. “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry.” Doors open at 6 p.m. Limited to the first 100 people. Info: 636.332.2799 or www.dardennebaptistchurch.
EVENTS Now: Lake Saint Louis Triathlon Registration Registration is now open for August 25 event. Enter early, as this event fills up quickly. Info: www.lakesaintlouis.com or 636.625.7944. Now - June 14: Lake Saint Louis
Softball Camp 9-11:30 a.m. at Founders Park in LSL. For girls entering grades 2-9. $55/resident and $60/nonresident. Info: 636.561.4620. June 18: The St. Charles Optimist Club Annual Golf Tournament 11:30 a.m. registration at the Bear Creek Golf Club in Wentzville. Four-person scramble $360 per team. Individual play $95 (includes green fees, cart, bbq lunch and dinner plus refreshments). Register by June 4. Info: Fred McGinley 314.393.0706; firstname.lastname@example.org or www.scoptimists. weebly.com. June 18 - 21: Lake Saint Louis Baseball Camp 9-11:30 a.m. at Founders Park in LSL. For boys entering grades 2-9. $55/resident or $60/nonresident. Info: 636.561.4620. 4th Mon.: 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post 388 Meets At Holy Cross Lutheran
Church, 8945 Vets. Mem. Pkwy. 636.219.0553. 1st Tuesday: Fleur de Lis Garden Society 6:30 p.m. at the Kisker Road Library, 1000 Kisker Road. Info: Jeanne at 314.605.8563. Every Tues: Quilting Guild at the O’Fallon Family YMCA 1-4 p.m. Free. Join us every week to work on quilts “One Stitch at a Time” for local charities. Anybody welcome, no sewing experience required. 4th Tues.: 6:30 p.m. O’Fallon Garden Club. Meets at Sunrise Methodist Church, 7116 Twin Chimney Blvd. More info call Barb at 636.978.5930. Every Tues.: Kiwanis Club of St. Charles Noon - 1 p.m. at the Columns Banquet Center in St. Charles.
Every Wed: at 12 p.m. Crossroads Cribbage Club Meets at Rizzo’s Bar & Grill, Wentzville, MO. 1st and 3rd Wed: 7 p.m. St. Charles Area Wood Carvers Diverse group of people has a wide variety of carving skills ranging from novice to professional. Meetings include brief business mtg. followed by carving session. At Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project, 7295 Hwy. 94 South, St. Charles. Visitors always welcome! Every Wed. 6:45 p.m. Charity Bingo VFW Post 5077 sponsors, at VFW Hall, 8500 Veterans Mem. Pkwy., O’Fallon. Cash prizes awarded. Support Vets & other worthwhile charities. Now a non-smoking facility. 636.272.1945 or www.vfwpost5077.org for more info. Every Thurs: Active Older Adults Game Day at the O’Fallon Family YMCA 10 a.m - 2 p.m. Free. Join us every week to play your favorite board games, cards or dominos. Bring a snack and your favorite stories to share. Contact Diana Kannady at 636.379.0092 x230. Every Thursday: O’Fallon Rotary Club Lunch Noon at The Holy Cross Lutheran Church (8945 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, across from Fort Zumwalt Park). Visitors welcome. Info: Darryl Sandweg, 636.980.1777. Every Thurs., 11:45 a.m., Kiwanis Club of O’Fallon. Meets at JJ’s Restaurant in O’Fallon. More info at www.ofkiwanis.com.
Every Friday: Moms Play Group 10 a.m. at LSL Community Association, 100 Cognac Ct., Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367. Playgroup is a great opportunity to teach our children how to play and share while in a welcoming environment. Info: Andrea Crislip at 314.479.0306 or email@example.com, or visit www.lslmothersclub.com.
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Every Fri.: VFW Fish Fry 3-8 p.m. VFW Post 2866. 66 VFW Lane. Call Bill Sams, 636.724.9612. Every Saturday: Charity Bingo 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Wentzville Community Club (500 West Main, Wentzville 63385). Every Sat. except Easter weekend & Christmas. $3,600 in cash prizes each week. Progressive game, Derby tickets, pull-tabs, 505/50, bar & food. Info: www.wentzvillefleamarket.org, www.facebook.com/ wentzville-community-club. 4th Sunday: Car Cruise Through September. 10:30 a.m. at JJ’s Restaurant in O’Fallon, Mo. All cars and clubs welcome. The 50/50 drawing benefits St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Every Weekend: Orchard Farm Radio Controlled Flying Club Bring your family to watch flying model airplanes. Directions: www. orchardfarm.com Info: 636.300.1480.
LIVESTRONG at the O’Fallon Family YMCA Trained instructors will lead small groups to help cancer survivors improve daily functional ability. The program will focus on reducing the severity of treatment side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem. • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45 6:45 p.m. Info/intake interview: Kristi Bradley at 636.379.0092. Progress West HealthCare Center Events Progress West HealthCare Center is proud to offer the following events to the community, Free unless otherwise noted. Info/registration: 636.344.2273 or www. progresswesthealthcare.org. - [PWHC] Progress West Health-
Care Center, 2 Progress Point Pkwy, O’Fallon, MO 63368 - [CP] Corporate Parkway Library, 1200 Corporate Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385 - [MK] Middendorf- Kredell Branch Library, 2750 Hwy K, O’Fallon, MO 63368 - [SP] Spencer Road Library, 427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376 June 14: Early Detection Matters: Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease 10-11:30 a.m. [MK] Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can make an enormous difference in planning for the future and seeking treatment. Join us to learn the difference between normal aging and the warning signs of dementia. Plus, information on how to seek diagnosis.
Body Composition Analysis 4-6 p.m. [PWHC] Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Events Registration required for all events. Free unless otherwise noted. Info/ registration: 636.928.WELL (9355) or www.bjsph.org. - [HW]: HealthWise Department at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, 10 Hospital Dr., St. Peters - [REC]: Rec-Plex, 5200 Mexico
Road, St. Peters - [MK]: Middendorf- Kredell Branch Library, 2750 Hwy K, O’Fallon, MO 63368 - [NT]: New Town in St. Charles, Town Hall, 3300 Rue Royale, St. Charles - [LAKESTL]: City of Lake St. Louis, 200 Civic Center Dr., Lake St. Louis June 13: Home Alone: When Kids Are In Charge 6:30 p.m. [SP] With Officer Melissa Doss.
June 19: What are you Made of?
HEALTH June 19: Hospice Volunteer Training 9 a.m. at Heartland Hospice, 1097 Wentzville Parkway. Call JoAnn Cole at 636.327.4018 or 314.791.6236 to register.
July 19: Nurses & Company Educational Series 2-3 p.m. at the Community Commons at Spencer Road Library. Home health, hospice, private services & adult day care will be discussed. RSVP to Alicia at 636.926.3722 or firstname.lastname@example.org. June 21: Nurses & Company Educational Series 2-3 p.m. at Community Commons at Spencer Road Library in St. Peters. Dr. Theodore Rummel, orthopedic surgeon will speak. RSVP: Alicia at 636.926.3722 or rsvp@ nursesandco.com. June
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Leslie Uggams to Star in The Muny's Production of Thoroughly Modern Millie Tony® and Emmy® Award-winning actress and singer Leslie Uggams will reprise her critically acclaimed Broadway role of Muzzy in the 2012 Muny premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie, June 18-24, 2012. Leslie was last seen at The Muny in the 1977 production of Guys and Dolls. “I am thrilled to welcome Leslie back to the Muny stage,” commented Mike Isaacson, Muny executive producer. “Her unique style and grace, joined with her amazing talent, brings an electricity to the role of Muzzy. She is a true legend in the entertainment industry and the Muny audience is in for a real treat.” “It’s wonderful to be returning to The Muny and to such a delightful role,” says Leslie Uggams. “Muzzy is one of those bon vivant, larger-than-life characters, and her songs are torchy and bluesy and lots of fun. It was a great experience for me to be in Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway, and I look forward to revisiting the show in such a great theatre as The Muny.” Leslie’s career has brought her from Harlem (Uptown) to Broadway (Downtown), the big screen (Skyjacked) to television (The Leslie Uggams Show). Perhaps best known for her stirring portrayal of “Kizzy” in the landmark TV mini-series Alex Haley’s Roots (Critics Choice Award, Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominations), Ms. Uggams has performed to critical and popular acclaim ever since her first professional appearances at the age of nine at the famed Apollo Theater. There she opened for such musical legends as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington. On Broadway, Ms. Uggams made her stunning musical theater debut starring in Hallelujah, Baby!, earning both Tony® and Theater World Awards. Since then she has
starred on Broadway in Blues in the Night, Her First Roman, Jerry’s Girls, Anything Goes, King Headley II, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and most recently On Golden Pond opposite James Earl Jones. Ms. Uggams’ still vibrant television career, which began at the age of six portraying Ethel Waters’ niece on the TV series Beulah, spans decades. As a teenager she famously won a $12,500 college scholarship on Name That Tune, and as a regular on Sing Along with Mitch she was the first African-American performer to be featured on a weekly national primetime television series. Other early guest appearances included Your Show of Shows, The Milton Berle Show, The Arthur Godfrey Show, and The Ed Sullivan Show. In 1970 she hosted her own primetime variety series, The Leslie Uggams Show. Later starring roles included her award winning portrayal in Alex Haley’s Roots, the miniseries Backstairs at the White House, the ABC-TV movie Sizzle, The HBO special Christmas at Radio City Music Hall, and her Emmy®-winning duties as co-host of the NBC-TV series Fantasy. She continues to guest star on dramatic series with recent appearances on The Good Wife and Memphis Beat and the upcoming series The 2-2. Muny season tickets go on sale March 3, 2012, with single tickets are now on sale. Thoroughly Modern Millie is sponsored by Ameren Missouri. The Muny is a private non-profit 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is to enrich lives by producing quality musical theatre accessible to all, continuing its remarkable tradition in Forest Park.
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Statepoint Crossword Theme: Father’s Day
Community News is proud to offer our readers “Book Buzz.” This column will feature great books for children in three categories: Youngest Pick: early childhood to the first or second grade, Middle Pick: elementary school children, and Oldest Pick: middle school children. Enjoy!
Reprinted with permission, Missourian Publishing Company. Copyright 2012.
ACROSS 1. A woman of refinement 6. *He made it an official holiday in 1966 9. Locus, pl. 13. Italian friends 14. Promissory note 15. It’s twirled and thrown 16. Opposite of unravel 17. Beaver construction
18. Teamsters, e.g. 19. *Royal father 21. *Father to Sasha and Malia 23. Trifecta, e.g. 24. “The ____ Show” (1976-1980) 25. _____ Lanka 28. God of thunder 30. Mouth infection, mostly in infants 35. Arising from trunk
“Here Come the Girl Scouts!”
Dreams sprout from ideas - but they’ll die on the vine without courage, hard work and perseverance. No matter how many obstacles Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low faced, she forged ahead. “Here Come the Girl Scouts!” by Shana Corey details the high road Low took in creating an organization that means so much to so many. “Daisy,” as she was known, longed for a life filled with adventure, but she met obstacles aplenty. For starters she was born at a “time when proper young ladies were supposed to be dainty and delicate.” “Boosh! How boring,” Daisy thought. The young woman struck out on her own - even though she was struck with an affliction. An ear infection affected Daisy’s hearing, but that didn’t stop her. On a visit to England she learned about the Boy Scouts, and a seed was planted. “Girls in America should have something like this,” Daisy thought. And so they have, since 1912, thanks to a lady who made a difference and was ahead of her time. This new book is a dream come true for a debut artist too - it’s the first illustrated by Hadley Hooper. She gets an art badge for bringing Low’s adventures to life.
37. Wading bird 39. Spanish saint 40. UN civil aviation agency 41. Cheat or trick 43. One on a list 44. Mulled wine 46. Poet Pound 47. It meanders through Egypt 48. Small cave 50. Boys 52. Corn piece 53. High-strung 55. Signature substance 57. Russian truth 60. *Sofia Coppola’s dad 64. Unit of electrical energy 65. North American country 67. “Moulin ____!” 68. It starred Sigourney Weaver 69. Defective firework 70. Craze 71. Japanese money, pl. 72. “Oui” in English
73. Cubic meter DOWN 1. *Dad to J. Lo’s twins 2. Wet nurse 3. Mariah Carey, e.g.? 4. Sour 5. Cereal grain 6. Hats 7. Flapper’s accessory 8. Huge or giant 9. Legendary actress Turner 10. Ear-related 11. One who hangs in the galley 12. Weary traveler’s welcome spot 15. Borough in Scotland 20. Principal of right and wrong 22. The little one “stopped to tie his shoe” 24. Salmon lover 25. David’s weapon of choice 26. Kind of potato masher 27. Idealized image 29. Bassoon cousin
31. Golfer’s disdain 32. Unlace 33. Commemorative stone slab 34. *Dad to Lisa, Bart and Maggie 36. Round of influenza, e.g. 38. “Que sera ____” 42. Rock bottom 45. *Liv’s “judging” dad 49. Not divisible by two 51. Pilfers 54. Tasteless and flashy 56. Type of whip 57. There’s one north and one south 58. Downfall 59. A in IPA, pl. 60. Bell-bottoms or Chia Pets, e.g. 61. Antibiotic to infection, e.g. 62. Composer Stravinsky 63. Withered 64. *Head of “Modern Family” 66. Famous T-Rex See answers page 13