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Actually, we never left… We’ve been serving the Community’s Financial Needs for More than 16 Years… 

Automobile Insurance

Homeowners & Renters Insurance

Life and Health Insurance

Disability and Long-Term Care Insurance

Retirement Planning

Tax Preparation

Payroll & Bookkeeping Services

Representing more than 15 insurance companies, we’re here to serve your specific insurance, financial, & accounting needs.

3201A S. Grand Blvd. Saint Louis, MO 63118 Phone: 314-772-8969 Email: cdsgroup@sbcglobal.net Web: www.cdsgroupfinancial.net Become a Fan on Facebook, too!


Your Residential & Commercial Heating & Cooling Experts Since 1969!

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Service all makes & models Free estimates on new equipment Financing available 24 Hour Emergency Service

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Mention this ad for $20 OFF any service repair!

Pamela S. Schneider pamschneider@thepridepages.com

ADVERTISING SALES Jim Goodwin

GRAPHIC DESIGN / PRODUCTION Jeff Kapfer JeffKapfer@gmail.com

Let “Doc” Jones Comfort Your Bones

636-345-9049

314-814-8459

www.aircomfortservice.com

Do You Want To Get In Shape? One-on-One training sessions in a private training studio . Advertisers in the Pride Pages Business Directory are businesses, individuals and organizations which welcome GLBT clientele. They are predominantly, but not exclusively, gay owned, operated and/or staffed. The Pride Pages Business Directory is not responsible for advertisers’ claims or performance. However, consumer complaints could result in our prohibiting an advertiser from further publicity. The Pride Pages Business Directory is not responsible for typographical errors and reserves the right to reject any advertisement submitted. ©2010-2011 Pride Pages — All rights reserved. Reproduction in part or in whole of this publication without written permission is strictly prohibited.

Custom workout designed for your body type. Dietary consulting. GUARANTEED RESULTS AND REASONABLE RATES.

Call Josh Dubinsky at 314-520-1488 to schedule your Free Fitness Assessment

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letter from the

PUBLISHER Dear Advertisers, and the Friends, Families and Businesses who openly support our Community, Welcome to the 16th annual 2010–2011 edition of the St. Louis Community Pride Pages Business Directory! The Pride Pages confirms what we in our community have known all along; we are talented, productive and determined to succeed as individuals, as families and as a proud community. This directory showcases the best our community has to offer. It represents a diverse group of businesses, organizations and professionals who work to provide us with products and services that enrich and support our lives. From improving your appearance to buying insurance—the directory connects you to the extensive marketplace of people, products and services available throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. The Pride Pages is more than just another directory. It is a vehicle for outreach within and beyond our community. It provides published affirmation of our existence. It illustrates the diversity and unity within our community. As you review the latest edition of the Pride Pages Business Directory, make a commitment to openly and frequently support the advertisers and organizations within these pages. Your support is the best way to ensure their continued ability to serve our community.

Pamela Schneider Publisher

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letter from the

MAYOR

Mayor Francis G. Slay

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COUNTY EXECUTIVE

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SHELLY MADDEN

ATTORNEY AT LAW & MEDIATOR

• Family Law, Divorce, Separation • Child Custody, Support, Paternity • Adoption, Guardianship • Powers of Attorney • Health Care Directives • Partnership Agreements and Planning • Wills, Trusts, Probate, Name Change • Collaborative Family Law • MEDIATION SERVICES Make practical, informed decisions to resolve disputes within a confidential, solution-focused setting.

(314) 894-2772

4191 Crescent Drive, St. Louis, MO 63129 maddenlaw@sbcglobal.net shellymadden.com

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Accounting...............................................................................................................7 Advocacy/Political....................................................................................................7 Air Conditioning/Heating.........................................................................................7 Animal Shelters........................................................................................................7 Artist........................................................................................................................7 Attorneys............................................................................................................. 7-9 Attractions...............................................................................................................9 Automotive Service/Tires.........................................................................................9 Cancer Services .......................................................................................................9 Casinos...................................................................................................................13 Catering.................................................................................................................13 Chiropractic............................................................................................................13 Churches................................................................................................................13 Counseling/See also Psychotherapy.......................................................................14 Dentists..................................................................................................................14 Fences....................................................................................................................14 Financial Advisors & Investments...........................................................................14 Florist/Gifts............................................................................................................18 General Contractors...............................................................................................18 Grocery Stores........................................................................................................18 Health/Fitness/Personal Trainer.............................................................................18 Health Food Stores.................................................................................................18 HIV/AIDS Services..................................................................................................18 Hotels.....................................................................................................................20 Insurance...............................................................................................................20 Jewelry..................................................................................................................20 Lounge/Bar............................................................................................................20 Massage.................................................................................................................20 Mortgage Lenders..................................................................................................20 Personal Trainer.....................................................................................................20 Pet Grooming.........................................................................................................23 Pet Sitters..............................................................................................................23 Photography..........................................................................................................23 Physicians/Podiatrists............................................................................................23 Psychotherapy (See also Counseling).....................................................................23 Publications...........................................................................................................25 Real Estate.............................................................................................................25 Restaurants............................................................................................................26 Retirement Community.........................................................................................26 Specialty Food........................................................................................................26 Veterinarians..........................................................................................................26

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Put Your Best Face Forward......................................................................................6 Unheap Your Pets Helpings....................................................................................10 Recycle That Old Tv.................................................................................................16 Become A Vegan....................................................................................................17 Mega Your Pixels....................................................................................................28 Say Goodbye To Your Pets.......................................................................................22 Where to Find the Pride pages.................................................... 29-33 Advertisers’ Index...................................................................... 34-35

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PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD Look out cosmetics aisle, there are new, healthier, greener choices in town. By Going Green Columnist Kellee K. Sikes

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ave you let your eyes wander… down the cosmetics aisle lately? Feeling a little trapped by your current product relationships? Let those eyes wander! Likely, you’ll notice a few new-to-St. Louis, environmentally friendly choices to make your skin glow radiantly without needing a future prescription for radiology.

To put your best face (and body) forward keep a keen eye on the label. There are some bad carcinogens on the cosmetics aisle waiting to pickup a hot number like you. For the worst label pickup lines and the reasons to shoot them down, read on. A cosmetics date is always with your skin, the largest vital organ keeping your body on the go. Skin absorbs the natural and unnatural environment around you, especially the cosmetics you apply. The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act identifies anything “applied to the human body...for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance” as a cosmetic. Cosmetic products include skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, shampoos, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpastes, deodorants, and any material used as a cosmetic product component. From bad to worse here are the potential dates that should not be part of your body care destiny – clearly you were not made for each other! Sodium Lauryl Sulfate will get the party started with foaming action in your shampoo, body wash, soap, bubble bath, and other products, but he can irritate or dry skin and strip hair of moisture. The player on the list is Phthalates. She reels you in with her tantalizing aroma in perfume, cologne, lotion, baby powder, and other products. Although no one is sure how far she’ll go, she has been accused of being an endocrine disruptor particularly in males and a concern for pregnant women. Toluene may be a smooth and brilliant (nail polish) with a cool disappearing act (nail polish remover) but he’s no standup guy. Previous dates say he’s neurologically and developmentally toxic. Deet (N,N-diethly-meta-toluamide) has clearly made a “manly” reputation repelling pests buzzing around your good looks, but he also has the ability to make your heart ache (cardiovascular incidents) and your baby ill (infant seizures). The Paraben brothers, Butly-, Ethyl-, Methyl-, or Propyl-paraben, work to preserve deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, makeup, moisturizer, and more. Recently they were caught cheating, hanging out in breast tumors. Lead Acetate lures you with her ability to gradually disappear the gray in hair color, as she conveniently forgets to tell you she is a known nervous system toxin. Phenylenediamine, or PPD for short, works his magic to help the color in hair dye take hold. What could also stick is evidence that he is a neurotoxin linked to potential cancer-causing properties. Resorcinol maybe a quick pick-me-up (hair dye) or a shoulder to cry on (anti-itch cream), but she’s no lady as a toxin to the human immune system and potential cancer agent. Coal-tar chemicals prefer to date in groups. Going out all dolled up in hair dye and dandruff prevention shampoos causing cancer in animals and raising suspicions as human carcinogens. As you flirt down the cosmetic aisle considering a new long-term rinse and repeat relationship or just a mud mask fling, remember green alternatives do not include the bad dates above. Read the label– suds don’t equal clean and they certainly aren’t green. To move beyond this basic primer and learn more about green, healthy choices in the cosmetic aisle visit the Cosmetic Safety Database at cosmeticsdatabase.com or get your hands on a copy of Natural and Organic Hair and Skin Care by Aubrey Hampton. In the mean time, make your dollars vote, buy green. Kellee K. Sikes is a business strategist working with organizations focused on people, profits, and the planet (P3). Reach her at Pioneer Technologies Consulting, ksikes@pioneer-technologies.com or www.progressionary.com

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CYCLE

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Gary L. Johnson Accounting (314) 652-5285 fax: (314) 652-0073

BOOKKEEPING

e-mail: CYCLE5@msn.com

6123 Manchester • St. Louis, Missouri 63139

Bookkeeping Services Tax Preparation For Individual and Corporation

ROSENTHAL, PACKMAN & CO., P.C.

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS (314) 726-0020

CDS GROUP FINANCIAL SERVICES................................ 314-772-8969 3201 A South Grand............................................Fax: 314-772-8192 St. Louis, MO 63118...................................CDSgroup@sbcglobal.net Proudly serving the community for over 16 years. For all of your insurance, bookkeeping, and tax preparation needs. Specializing in the needs of domestic partnerships. Call for free quote. (See display ad ON inside cover) CYCLE 5 BOOKKEEPING............................................................ SEE DISPLAY AD

Rosenthal, Packman & Co., P.C............................................... 314-726-0020 222 S. Central Ave., Suite 801............................................. Fax: 314-726-5021 Clayton, MO 63105.............................. E-mail: jbalser@rosenthalpackman.com ......................................................................... www.rosenthalpackman.com Providing accounting, estate and tax planning, tax return preparation, personal financial planning, and small business consulting. (See display ad) MIDWEST ACCOUNTING SERVICES........................................... SEE DISPLAY AD

Serving the gay and lesbian community for over 40 years!

Joan Balser, C.P.A.

Advocacy/Political HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN.............................................http://stlouis.hrc.org ...................................................................www.facebook.com/hrcsaintlouis The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.

jbalser@rosenthalpackman.com

MIDWEST

ACCOUNTING SERVICES

Accountants Specializing in Small Business and Individual Income Taxes

Thomas A. SlAwin, EA Enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service

2200 S. Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 776-5500

R VISIT OUE: Fax (314) 776-5502 WEBSIT WWW.MIDWESTACCOUNTINGSERVICES.COM

PROMO...................................................................................... 314-862-4900 P.O. Box 300397.................................................................. Fax: 314-862-1072 St. Louis, MO 63130.....................................E-mail: promo@PROMOonline.org .................................................................................. www.PROMOonline.org Promoting EQUALITY For All Missourians.

Air Conditioning/Heating AIR Comfort Service, INc. St. Louis..................................................................................... 314-814-8459 St. Charles................................................................................. 636-345-9049 Email: docjones@aircomfortservice.com............. www.aircomfortservice.com Celebrating over 40 years of serving the entire metro area. (See display ad on page 1)

Animal Shelters ANIMAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI...................... 314-645-4610 1705 SOUTH Hanley Road........................................... Email: info@apamo.org Brentwood, MO 63144......................................................... www.apamo.org A non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together.

Artist JEFF KAPFER.............................................................................. 314-578-6187 JeffKapfer.com...................................................Email: JeffKapfer@gmail.com ............................................................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 12

Attorneys ELLINGER and ASSOCIATES, P.C................................................ SEE DISPLAY AD

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Legal Counsel for all Aspects of Your Personal Life and Business • Domestic Partnership Planning & Agreements • Adoptions • Estate Planning • Wills/Trusts • Durable Powers of Attorney • Living Wills • Corporate • Transactions • Securities • Commercial Litigation • Personal Injury • Workers Compensation • Family Law • Traffic/DWI • Criminal Defense

A full service law firm PROUDLY committed to, and a part of the GLBT Community.

Jay Kloecker

ATTORNEYAT LAW

314-727-9111

KODNER, WATKINS, MUCHNICK & WEIGLEY, L.C. Attorneys and Counselors at Law 7800 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 700 Clayton, MO 63105

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Attorneys – continued KODNER, WATKINS, MUCHNICK & Weigley, L.C. Jay Kloecker, Attorney at Law.................................................... 314-727-9111 7800 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 700......................E-mail: jkloecker@kwmwlaw.com Clayton, MO 63105........................................................................................... Domestic Partnership Planning & Agreements, Adoptions, Estate Planning, Wills/Trusts, Corporate, Personal Injury, Traffic/DWI, Criminal Defense. (See display ad) LUNDKVIST & ASSOCIATES......................................................... 314-241-6770 Martin Lundkvist....................................................... Email: lundkvist@att.net 317 N. 11th St., Suite 403............................... www.MartinLundkvistLaw.com St. Louis, MO 63101.......................................................................................... Serving the community since 1999. (See display ad on page 11) Yvonne Homeyer.................................................................. SEE DISPLAY AD Shelly Madden, Attorney at Law..........................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 5 purcell & amen, l.l.c........................................................... SEE DISPLAY AD Kathy wysack.....................................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 13 ARLENE ZAREMBKA................................................................. SEE DISPLAY AD

Attractions MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN.............................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 12

Automotive Service / Tires Chippewa Tire ....................................................................314-772-7155 4305 Chippewa St............................................................................................ St. Louis, MO 63116.......................................................................................... We specialize in tires, brakes, suspension work, alignments. 22 years. Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 5 PM.

Cancer Services FOOD OUTREACH, INC.................................................................314-652.3663 3117 Olive Street................................................................ Fax: 314-652-3673 St. Louis, MO 63117........................................E-mail: info@foodoutreach.com Providing nutritional support to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS or cancer.

Arlene Zarembka ATTORNEY AT LAW • SINCE 1974 AREAS OF PRACTICE

MEMBERSHIPS &AWARDS

LOCATION & PHONE

Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney Estate and Medicaid Planning Special Needs Trusts Probate, Real Estate Adoptions, Name Changes Social Justice Hero: 2009 (Metro Theater Company) Extraordinary Volunteer Service: 2008 (ACLU-EM) National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee ACLU-Eastern Missouri Legal Committee Alzheimer's Association Public Policy Committee Clarence Darrow Public Interest Advocate Award: 1998 WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

9378 Olive Blvd., #206, St. Louis, MO 63132

314-567-6355

ACTIVE IN THE LGBT COMMUNITY FOR OVER 30 YEARS

www.zarembkalaw.justia.net The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertising.

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UNHEAP YOUR PET’S HELPINGS Fat Cats and Corpulent Canines By Pet Set Columnist Stephanie Ernst

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y I’ve spent a lot of time in vet’s offices in the last several months, with dogs who have needed a great deal of care. And being in vet’s offices every few weeks has left me sad, not for my own canine friends, but for a great many of the dogs and cats we’ve encountered on these trips. They’ve been there for various reasons, and some have been very young, whereas others have been very old. But far too many of them have had one thing in common: they were fat. Really fat. This last year, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention reported that nearly half of the dogs and cats in the United States are now overweight or obese. Extra pounds or obesity in a dog or cat is not cute, and it’s not a sign that he or she is “over-loved.” Too much weight can lead to a range of problems: it puts undue stress on your friend’s joints, muscles, and bones and can lead to painful arthritis, sprains, various hip and knee problems, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. Because every animal is unique, especially in the case of mixed breeds, there’s no exact ideal weight for your animal. Instead, you have to examine your dog or cat for certain characteristics and consult your veterinarian. Dogs and cats should have a discernible waist, and you should be able to feel their ribs easily. Ask your vet to give you an honest assessment of your dog or cat’s weight. To maintain healthy weight, make sure your dog is getting daily walks and outdoor exercise, and engage your cats in active play. Check that you’re not giving your companion animals more food than they really need, and talk to a holistic veterinarian or nutritionist about what kind of food you’re feeding them. Also don’t assume that a well-known brand of pet food is healthy just because the packaging says so, just because the word “natural” is featured somewhere, or even just because it’s sold at your veterinarian’s office. Do some research of your own, and talk with holistic vets, nutritionists, or the folks at local stores such as Pets in the City and Four Muddy Paws about what some of your truly healthy options are. All foods are not created equal, and you even have the option of home-cooking from scratch or a base mix. If you’re still free-feeding, stop. Make the switch to scheduled feedings, and talk with your vet or do some online research about how to make that transition. Beyond meals, consider what treats you’re feeding your animal friends. For example, for treats, the dogs in this house get a couple baby carrots or a few, small store-bought baked treats made from wholesome vegetables and fruits— and they love them. Time after time, people have looked on with astonishment as I’ve handed Chance baby carrots to munch on. “She likes carrots?” they ask incredulously, as if carrots are an unnatural food for dogs. They’re not. They’re healthy and crunchy, and dogs do like them. Granted, if your dog is trained to eat nothing but junk food, she may resist such healthy treats at first, holding out for what she’s used to, but give her time, and don’t give in. We love the animals we bring into our homes, and we want them to enjoy lives that are as healthy and long as possible. And feeding your animal friends healthy amounts and healthy types of food instead of junk isn’t depriving them—it’s an act of love, as is acknowledging that you have an overweight animal and working to change that. See also http://www.petobesityprevention.com/ and http://www.bestfriends.org/theanimals/pdfs/allpets/obesity.pdf. Stephanie blogs at http://animalrights.change.org and can be reached at mail@stephanie-ernst.com. You can read the Furry Five’s bios and see their photos by visiting http://www.TheFurryFive.com.

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Lundkvist & Associates SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1999 • Bankruptcy • Wills • Trusts • Personal Injury • Living Wills

• Probate • Social Security Disability • Traffic • Partnership Agreements • DWI/DUI

Martin Lundkvist Attorney At Law

314.241.6770 MartinLundkvistLaw.com Lundkvist@att.net 317 N. 11th Street, Suite 403 St. Louis, MO 63101 1 block south of Washington Ave in the heart of downtown

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Beauty in all four seasons. See why the Garden is one of the most famous landmarks in St. Louis.Visit today!

4344 Shaw Blvd. • St. Louis, MO 63110 1-800-642-8842 • www.mobot.org

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ACRYLIC PAINTINGS ON CANVAS

JeffKapfer.com 314.578.6187

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Casinos ARGOSY CASINO...................................................................... SEE DISPLAY AD

Catering CATERING BY ORLANDO’S.......................................................... 314-638-6660 4300 Hoffmeister............................................................... Fax: 314-638-6513 St. Louis, MO 63125.......................... E-mail: sorlandojr@orlandogardens.com ..............................................................................www.orlandogardens.com Catering for private and corporate events. Wonderful menus with beautifully unique and innovative presentations.

Chiropractic Family Chiropractic...............................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 15

Churches Christ Church Cathedral..................................................... 314-231-3454 1210 Locust Street...........................................www.christchurchcathedral.us St. Louis, MO 63103..............................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 18 Columbia Hope Church.......................................................... 573-449-1178 4603 John Garry Drive.....................................www.columbiahopechurch.org Columbia, MO 65203............................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 18 Episcopal Church of the Advent.......................................... 314-843-0123 9373 Garber Road.................................................www.advent-episcopal.org Crestwood, MO 63126..........................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 18 Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration......................... 636-561-8951 1860 Lake St. Louis Blvd.................................www.transfigurationchurch.org Lake St. Louis, MO 63367......................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 18 METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF GREATER ST. LOUIS ............................................................................See Display Ad on page 14 St. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH.................................................. 314-772-3970 3664 Arsenal Street..................................E-mail: info@towergrovechurch.org St. Louis, MO 63116............................................. www.towergrovechurch.org Worship at 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. (9 a.m. & 5 p.m. July & August). Join the Church on the Park that Celebrates PRIDE! St. Mark’s Episcopal Church................................................. 314-752-4532 4714 Clifton.............................................................. www.saintmarks-stl.org St. Louis, MO 63109..............................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 18 Trinity Episcopal Church-CWE............................................. 314-361-4655 600 N. Euclid............................................................www.trinityepiscopal.net St. Louis, MO 63108..............................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 18 Trinity Episcopal Church...................................................... 660-655-6155 124 N. Mulanix......................................................... www.trinitykirksville.org Kirksville, MO 63501.............................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 18 Washington University Campus Ministry Rockwell House, 7023...................................................................................... Forsyth, St. Louis 63105.......................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 18

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Counseling/Psychotherapy LGBT Counseling STL............................................................. SEE DISPLAY AD

Dentists Case Dental............................................................................. 314-351-5555 Dr. Timothy Case, D.M.D...................................................... Fax: 314-351-5257 4300 Holly Hills Blvd.............................E-mail: dr_tim_case@casedental.com St. Louis, MO 63116........................................................www.casedental.com Family dentist conveniently located. Flexible hours in a comfortable caring atmosphere with special attention to sterilization which exceed OSHA regulations. (See Display Ad page)

Fences Just Wooden Fences..........................................................(See display ad)

Financial Advisors & Investments EDWARD JONES Ron Jagels, Financial Advisor..................................... 314-645-2512 3216 Laclede Station Rd..........E-mail: ron.jagels@edwardjones.com Maplewood, MO 63143................................www.edwardjones.com Full range of investments, insurance, retirement planning and free consultation for individuals and businesses. (See display ad page 19) EDWARD JONES Kathleen Clark, Financial Advisor............................... 314-772-5304 3141 S. Grand Blvd........... E-mail: kathleen.clark@edwardjones.com St. Louis, MO 63118 . ...................................www.edwardjones.com Full range of investments, insurance, retirement planning and free consultation for individuals and businesses. (See display ad page 19) EDWARD JONES Mary Cox, Financial Advisor....................................... 314-577-0167 1908 Park Ave.......................... E-mail: mary.cox@edwardjones.com Lafayette Square, MO 63104 ........ Web site: www.edwardjones.com Full range of investments, insurance, retirement planning and free consultation for individuals and businesses. (See display ad page 19) EDWARD JONES Doug Peden, Financial Advisor................................... 314-275-4060 400 S. Woods Mill Rd. ...........E-mail: doug.peden@edwardjones.com Suite 130 ...................................................www.edwardjones.com Chesterfield, MO 63017 Full range of investments, insurance, retirement planning and free consultation for individuals and businesses. (See display ad page 19) SCOTT HOLDRIDGE AGENCY....................................................... 314-664-5433 1800 Lafayette Ave.............................................................Fax:314-664-7773 St. Louis, MO 63104...............................Scott.Holdridge.qbj6@statefarm.com www.scottholridge.net Proudly serving the LGBT community of St. Louis. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there!

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314-773-8701

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16921 Manchester Rd. Wildwood, MO 63040

314-843-0490

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RECYCLE THAT OLD TV have you been trying to figure out what to do with that old television set? be green with it. By Going Green Columnist Kellee K. Sikes

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hen thrown in landfills, televisions are hazardous waste. They contain non-decomposing plastics and dangerous toxins such as mercury and lead. More than 4.6 million tons of electronics ended up as hazardous electronic waste (e-waste) in U.S. landfills in 2000 according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. With the recent digital signal conversion that occurred on February 17 of this year, only some of the 3.6 million analog TV owners will upgrade their TVs with a converter box or a cable or satellite subscription service. Other analog, cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs will be replaced by plasma screens or liquid crystal displays (LCD). Landfill CRT TVs are hazardous waste and contaminate soil and water alike. Lead represents 20 percent, or between four and eight pounds, of each CRT TV. When donated, recycled, repaired, or repurposed, electronics move from e-waste in landfills to useful devices or e-scrap, a valuable part of the e-cycle stream. To sustain people and planet, make green choices when purchasing, upgrading, or discarding any electronic device. If donation is not an option, do NOT curb or landfill discard your TV. E-cycle. In some locales (like Missouri) electronics are not legally accepted as trash; e-cycling is mandatory.

TV Components in the E-cycle Stream: • Case = plastics (melted and recycled). • Circuit board = plastics (melted and recycled), metals in the form of transistors, transformers, etc (repurposed or recycled). • Wires = copper (melted and recycled). • Yoke = ceramic cone (ground and recycled), copper (melted and recycled). • Tube = lead in the glass (smeltered and recycled), glass (melted and recycled). Where to Recycle TVs: WITS (Web Innovations and Technology Services) is high on my green list as a St. Louis-based not-for-profit, social enterprise recycler with a 0% landfill policy. As president and founder Angela Haas said, “We don’t just recycle electronics we recycle lives. We are full cycle.” By donating your TV or other electronics through pickup or drop off at WITS, you are helping to provide marketable skills and employment to former offenders, rehabilitation participants, and local students; as well as low-cost electronics to families in need. This last Christmas, WITS donated 100 refurbished computers to local families in need. Even with the small fee to cover hazardous waste processing of donated TVs it’s still a great deal. Each donor receives a tax receipt for fees paid and the value of the donated item. For more information about WITS or their special TV collection on February 7, 2009 visit www.witsinc.org. Other recycling options: • E-cycle St. Louis, www.ecyclestlouis.org. • Earth 911, www.earth911.com/electronics/electronics-101. Enter the type of item to be recycled and your zip code for a list of local options. • Contact the manufacturer to ask if they have a recycling program. Did the switch to digital television signals on Feb 17 have you looking for a new TV? Know the facts — don’t be an environmental boob when it comes to buying a new TV or discarding an old television tube. Kellee K. Sikes is a business strategist, writer, and speaker working with organizations focused on people, profits, and the planet (P3). Reach her at Pioneer Technologies Consulting, ksikes@pioneer-technologies.com or www.progressionary.com

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BECOME A VEGAN Thinking of Becoming a Vegan? By Veggie Voice Columnist Lisa Ellis, Ph.D.

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hether you need menu ideas to serve a vegan friend at your next dinner party, you want to eat several vegan meals a week for weight loss, or you want to go all out vegan due to compassion for animals, consider me your vegan ambassador! After many years of vegetarianism, I happily put down the cheese over a year ago to become vegan.

Veganism is showing up everywhere, with more people than ever adopting a lifestyle shared by the likes of talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and Outkast’s Andre Benjamin. The recent explosion of vegan cookbooks, recipe and fashion blogs, and food products makes being vegan easier than ever. However, it’s natural to have lots of questions about veganism, so let’s cover some of the basics. The Basics You may be familiar with vegetarianism, which means people do not eat meat, poultry, or fish. Sometimes vegetarians try to simplify the message by explaining they don’t eat “anything with a face.” Some Vegetarians also refrain from animal ingredients in their food such as chicken broth in soup or lard in refried beans. Veganism is less familiar to many. A vegan diet means not eating animals, and additionally avoiding animal products such as milk, butter, eggs, and honey. Many vegans use as their guiding principle, “how can I minimize animal suffering and make daily choices to live compassionately?” At this point you may be thinking, “what do vegans eat?” The answer is vegans eat anything we like. Simply put, we eat grains, beans, vegetables, nuts, fruits, and tofu. To truly appreciate the options in vegan cuisine, peruse a cookbook such as Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moscowitz and Terry Hope Romero or visit Vegan Yum Yum, the gorgeously photographed vegan food blog at http://veganyumyum.com. Now let’s consider why a person would choose a vegan diet. As someone who ate cheese daily just over a year ago, I understand how perplexing this seems. There are many motivations for becoming vegan. Here are three popular reasons with a bit of info about each. Health Research indicates that well-balanced vegan diets promote the prevention of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension to name a few potential benefits. Environment The Observer of Britain reported that The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Nobel Peace Prize winner with Al Gore) urges us to go meat-free one day a week as an effective strategy to combat climate change. Research is mounting on the environmental toll caused by the meat industry. Compassion for Animals Most of us have no idea how animals are treated prior to ending up on our plates. Education on such matters leads many to make personal changes to contribute less to animal suffering. You can read information from the Humane Society of the United States on how factory farms treat animals at www.hsus.org/farm/resources/research/. Now that we’ve covered basic definitions and a little about the rationale for veganism, let’s talk about one of my favorite aspects, the food! One myth is that vegans eat a malnourished, restricted, lackluster diet. In fact, many vegans experience a greater culinary diversity after becoming vegan. I’ve stretched my boundaries beyond my typical Mexican and Italian fare, not to mention experimenting with exotic spices and cooking with unfamiliar ingredients. Now it’s your turn. Do you find yourself reading food magazines more often than classical literature? Is your idea of therapy spending an afternoon in the kitchen cooking up a new dish? Send me your own delicious vegan recipe, and I’ll cook one up to be photographed and featured in the Veggie Voice section of the Vital Voice’s web site and will acknowledge the person who contributed it. Got a question about vegan cooking or living vegan in St. Louis? Email me at ShowMeVegan@gmail.com. Lisa Ellis, Ph.D. blogs on vegan cooking at www.showmevegan.blogspot.com.

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Florist/Gifts

The Episcopal Church Welcomes You – and we really mean it!

BLOOMERS FLORIST & GIFTS...................................................... 314-832-0444 Tim St. John and Kevin Isbill........................................Toll Free: 800-573-4011 5210 Chippewa St. Louis, MO 63109 14040 New Halls Ferry Rd.......................................................... 314-838-8600 St. Louis, MO 63033.....................................................Toll Free: 800-353-8773 ..................................................................www.bloomersfloristandgifts.com Mention the Pride Pages Directory and receive 10% off. Charge by phone. Daily delivery. Gift baskets & balloons.

General Contractors

These Episcopal churches, as members of The Oasis Missouri, have explicitly committed to welcoming, advocating for, and embracing the ministry, witness and gifts of our LGBTQ members, families and friends. www.TheOasisMissouri.org

Certified Inc............................................................................ 314-352-2080 9810 S. Broadway............................................................... Fax: 314-544-4779 St. Louis, MO 63125............................Email: reliable-certified@sbcglobal.net Basement waterproofing, tuckpointing, foundation repair, plumbing, roofs, and concrete. We Do It All.

There are currently eight Oasis Missouri congregations:

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Christ Church Cathedral

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Columbia Hope Church

4603 John Garry Drive, Columbia 65203 (573) 449-1178

Episcopal Church of the Advent 9373 Garber Road, Crestwood 63126 (314) 843-0123

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

1860 Lake St. Louis Blvd., Lake St. Louis 63367 (636) 561-8951

St. Mark's Episcopal Church 4714 Clifton, St. Louis 63109 (314) 752-4532

Trinity Episcopal Church-CWE 600 N. Euclid, St. Louis 63108 (314) 361-4655

Trinity Episcopal Church

124 N. Mulanix, Kirksville 63501 (660) 655-6155

Washington University Campus Ministry Rockwell House, 7023 Forsyth, St. Louis 63105

Grocery Stores Health/Fitness/Personal Trainer Metro Personal Training...................................... 314-726-4000 Josh Dubinsky, Personal Trainer................................. 314-520-1488 7800 Bonhomme..........................www.metropersonaltraining.net Clayton, MO 63105......................................................................... One-on-one training sessions in a private studio. Custom workout designed for your body type. (See display ad on page 1) IN MOTION HEALTH CENTER....................................................... 314-644-2081 7800 Clayton Road............................................................. Fax: 314-644-2309 St. Louis, MO 63117..................................................... E-mail: info@imhc.com Area leaders in holistic health care with 40+ years in chiropractic, acupuncture and massage/physical therapies. Experts in nutrition and core training and rehabilitation.

Health Food Stores NEW DAWN NATURAL FOODS.................................................... 314-772-9110 3536 Arsenal, just East of South Grand............................... Fax: 314-772-9175 St. Louis, MO 63118....... E-mail: newdawnnaturalfoods@charterinternet.com Homeopathic remedies, natural foods, vitamins, supplements, herbs, books, essential oils. Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat 9-5 and Sun 12-5.

HIV/AIDS Services FOOD OUTREACH, INC.................................................................314-652.3663 3117 Olive Street................................................................ Fax: 314-652-3673 St. Louis, MO 63117........................................ E-mail: info@foodoutreach.com Providing nutritional support to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS or cancer.

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Hotels

Fresh Values

HYATT REGENCY ST. LOUIS AT THE ARCH..................................... 314-655-1234 315 Chestnut.......................................................E-mail: salesstlrs@hyatt.com St. Louis, MO 63102..........................................www.hyattregencystlouis.com Experience authentic hospitality and contemporary style downtown adjacent to the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. (See display ad)

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Insurance

MISSOURI

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Dardenne 636-561-4650

Florissant (cont) Ferguson 314-521-1854 Flower Valley 314-837-7771 Mayfair 314-355-8115 St. Cyr 314-868-2154

Ellisville 636-227-6332

Gravois 314-771-6074

South Lindbergh 314-842-0103

Fenton 636-343-1216

Harvester 636-441-5900

St. Ann 314-429-6300

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Festus 636-464-5446

High Ridge 636-677-3997

St. John 314-427-7066

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Florissant Central City 314-868-0768 Charbonier 314-831-0469

Kirkwood 314-984-0322

St. Peters 636-441-6800

Lemay 314-544-2505

Twin Oaks 636-861-8510

Jewelry

Arnold 636-296-7050 Chippewa 314-752-7464 Crestwood 314-966-0492

Maplewood 314-644-2908 O’Fallon (Hwy 70) 636-240-2303 O’Fallon(Hwy 40) 636-300-0630 Shrewsbury 314-644-7010

Shelter insurance................................................................ 636-938-5500 Greg Tainter...................................................................... Fax: 636-938-3539 350 South Central Avenue.......................GTainter@ShelterInsurance.com Eureka, MO 63025...........................www.shelterinsurance.com/GregTainter Serving our community for 46 years with Pride. (See display ad)

CURT PARKER JEWELERS.......................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 23

Lounge/Bar ILLINOIS

Alton 618-462-0056 Belleville (North Belt) 618-277-8300 Belleville (Carlyle Rd.) 618-257-9130 Cahokia 618-337-7882 Collinsville 618-344-1672

Collinsville (Vandalia Rd.) 618-344-5896 East Alton 618-258-0680 Edwardsville 618-692-9000 Granite City 618-451-1854 Jerseyville 618-498-2136 Wood River 618-251-5660

Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar:..................................... 314-259-3270 HYATT REGENCY ST LOUIS AT THE ARCH . ............................brewhousestl.com 315 Chestnut..................................................................... St. Louis, MO 63102 A celebration of St. Louis brewing and sports history, featuring over 40 beers, 18 flat screen TV’s, a state of the art sound system, and many Direct TV sports packages.

Massage SOMA THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE.............................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 23

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Personal Trainer

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Metro Personal Training...................................... 314-726-4000 Josh Dubinsky, Personal Trainer................................. 314-520-1488 7800 Bonhomme..........................www.metropersonaltraining.net Clayton, MO 63105......................................................................... One-on-one training sessions in a private studio. Custom workout designed for your body type. (See display ad on page 1)

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make your getaway as distinctive as you are. Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch offers a haven of contemporary style conveniently located downtown, adjacent to the Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse. Just a short drive away, you’ll find gay friendly restaurants and nightlife in neighborhoods like Soulard, Tower Grove and the Central West End. Following a $63 million renovation, you’ll enjoy stylishly modern guestrooms, a 24-hour Hyatt Stay Fit gym, an on-site Starbucks® as well as three new restaurants. For reservations or more information, call 314 655 1234 or visit stlouisarch.hyatt.com. Hyatt. You’re More Than Welcome.

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SAY GOODBYE TO OUR PETS Pets in Heaven

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By Pet Set Columnist Rachel Pelizzari

his topic is one that no pet owner wants to approach, but it is a reality we will eventually have to face nevertheless. Unfortunately, there will be a time when our pets have aged into their senior years, their bodies are overcome with disease or illness, or their life is cut short by an accident or injury. My intention is to provide information and resources for when the time comes to say goodbye to our beloved companions and let them pass on. Before paradise, what do we do? The options that are available are similar to those of humans. In St. Louis there is not an abundance of pet cemeteries, but there are a few. There are also a few crematoriums should a pet owner choose cremation. These establishments interact with the staff at veterinarian offices, since they, too, are part of this painful phase. The fees start at an average of $175 and go up from there based on options added. The pet cemeteries and crematoriums sell caskets, stone monuments, grave markers, urns and boxes (made of wood, brass, marble, ceramic, bronze and much more), jewelry made to contain some of the pet’s cremains, and many other memorial items. Another commonality is that everyone I spoke to at these places was compassionate and aimed to be as comforting as possible. This I appreciated most. There are pet cemeteries in Fenton, House Springs, Florissant and Valley Park. These properties are beautiful with green grass, tall trees, colorful flowers placed on gravesites and peaceful scenery. All provide 24-hour pick-up service and the option to hold a graveside service with family members. They come to pick up the pet from the owner’s home or veterinarian’s office. Memory Park in Valley Park has six private acres that accommodate 2,500 pets at this time. Friends of Imperial Crown Pet Cemetery in Florissant is known to be the oldest pet cemetery in the area. There is a small chapel area indoors for an open casket viewing and service for each pet. Forest Lawn Pet Cemetery is located in House Springs and depicts a more rural aura. Memory Garden in Fenton shares its property with the owner’s home, her kennel business and a quaint gazebo for pet owners to sit and share a spiritual connection with their deceased pet. The crematoriums I contacted were the ACS (Animal Care Services) in Festus and Heartland in St. Louis City. These also provide 24-hour pick-up service from the pet owner’s home or veterinarian’s office, or the pet owner can bring the pet to the crematorium. With advance notice, the pet owner can watch the process of the cremation if they choose. The remains of the pets are returned in less than a week. The pet owner may have the cremains delivered to their home or veterinarian’s office to be picked up, or they can pick them up directly from the crematorium. They can then place the plastic bag into the memorial container of their choice and scatter them at the pet’s favorite spot or whatever they want. Like I said, this is a tough topic to cover. In fact, I cried most of the way through with empathy for those that have gone through the loss of their pet. I am so thankful, though, that there are places in our city that are available to put our pets to rest with dignity and grace. All are committed to aiding us in keeping our pet’s memory alive and know that these are not just pets, but family members. Given these resources and options, I think I will make decisions in advance as to what will be the best way to maintain the memory of my beloved companions. You can e-mail Rachel at Rachel_pelzz@hotmail.com

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Relational & Sex Therapy Therapist Specializing in

Individual, Couple’s Counseling & Sexual Dysfunction

for singles, new couples, friendships and long term relationships Michele Marshall, MSW 314-645-1075

Pet Grooming KINGSBURY ANIMAL HOSPITAL.................................................. 314-721-6251 420 N. Skinker Blvd............................................................. Fax: 314-721-7513 St. Louis, MO 63130........................................................E-mail: doc@kah.com .................................................................................................www.kah.com Compassionate, professional veterinary care tailored to the specific needs of individual pets and their owners. (See display ad on page 27)

Pet Sitters KARE FOR “KIDZ”...................................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 27

Photography Birchtree Studio.................................................................... 314-610-0010 Photographer.................................................................................. Mia Ulmer Web site.............................................................www.BirchtreeStudioStl.com E-mail................................................................. mia@birchtreestudiostl.com From candids to milestones, photographing the human soul in a fun, friendly, relaxed environment. Check out our website!

Physicians/Podiatrists METRO FOOT SPECIALISTS...................................... 636-938-5006 Dr. Kara Kozlowski and Dr. Julia Partin......................................... 62 E. North St., #101................................................................... Eureka, MO 63025......................................................................

Psychotherapy AMY TAPPMEYER..................................................SEE DISPLAY AD ON PAGE 25 BIRDSONG, HIRSHBERG & ADRIO............................................... 314-367-2010 4579 Laclede Ave., #276................................................................................... St. Louis, MO 63108.......................................................................................... Maxine Birdsong, Gary Hirshberg, Valorie Adrio & Ann Velasco–Committed to providing culturally sensitive therapy for individuals and couples. (See display ad ON PAGE 25) E. JEANNE HARPER, MSW, LCSW................................................. 314-517-0752 230 South Bemiston, Suite 1213...................................................................... Clayton, MO 63105........................................................................................... Personal growth, spirituality, crisis, grief, living with HIV, relationships, sexual identity, individual, couples, sliding scale.

New Client Special: $20.00 Off First Visit

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Relational and Sex Therapy................................................. 314-645-1075 Michele Marshall, MSW.................................................................................... Specializing in individual therapy, couple’s counseling and sexual dysfunction therapy for singles, new couples, friendships and long-term relationships. (SEE DISPLAY AD)

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USA Mortgage is a Full Service Mortgage Bank Our Loan Programs: ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

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Mortgage Banker Mortgage Banker Office: (314) 772-8663 Office: (314) 772-8663 Cell: (314) 644-8333 Cell: (314) 495-1865 tbusch@usa-mortgage.com celbert@usa-mortgage.com 3612 Arsenal, St. Louis, MO 63116

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Publications PRIDE PAGES ........................................... 314-276-3787 P.O. Box 50187.................................. St. Louis, MO 63105 www.thepridepages.com Now in its sixteenth year, The Pride Pages is the business directory for the LGBT community in the greater St. Louis area. VITAL VOICE MAGAZINE.............................................. 314-256-1196 4579 Laclede Avenue #268............................VitalVoice@gmail.com St. Louis, MO 63108....................................www.theVitalVoice.com Vital VOICE Magazine is today’s Omni-media publication and information source serving the LGBT lifestyle and community. We are proud to welcome you to this new era in alternative media for the St. Louis region.

Real Estate COLDWELL BANKER GUNDAKER................................................ 314-351-6005 4320 Hampton Ave............................................................ Fax: 314-351-5475 St. Louis, MO 63109................................................................cbgundaker.com Serving the real estate community – Historic homes & diverse neighborhoods. We are growing our real estate family as we meet the needs of buyers & sellers. Pam Schneider, ABR, RRES.................................... 314-457-6601 Coldwell Banker Gundaker............................. VM: 314-267-3787 4320 Hampton Ave........................................Fax: 314-351-5475 St. Louis, MO 63109........E-mail: pamschneider@cbgundaker.com ..................................................................www.wesellstl.com Call Pam and you’ll get winning results when buying or selling. My commitment gets the job done! (See display ad on BACK cover)

Tyler Olsen, Coldwell Banker GUNDAKER........................ SEE DISPLAY AD BOB WALKER, RE/MAX RESULTS............................................... SEE DISPLAY AD

Results

Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Bob Walker

www.bobwalker.net

Realtor 8081 Manchester Rd. St. Louis, MO 63144 Office: 314-781-7777 Fax: 314-558-6602 Cell: 314-330-4752 1-800-886-2929 bob.walker@remax.net

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Restaurants PHO GRAND............................................................................. SEE DISPLAY AD RED KITCHEN & BAR.................................................................. 314-259-3244 HYATT REGENCY ST LOUIS AT THE ARCH . ..................................redstlouis.com 315 Chestnut..................................................................... St. Louis, MO 63102 Seasonal Italian featuring artisan pizzas, fresh pastas, entree favorites, and wines by the glass. Serves breakfast, farmer’s market lunch buffet and dinner. WEST END GRILL & PUB............................................................. 314-531-4607 354 N. Boyle Ave..................................................................fax: 314-531-9468 St. Louis, MO 63108.......................................................email: wegap@att.net ............................................................................... www.WestEndGandP.com Try lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch at the CWE’s favorite neighborhood hangout!

Retirement Community tower grove manor............................................................ SEE DISPLAY AD

Specialty Food EXTRA VIRGIN, AN OLIVE OVATION........................................... SEE DISPLAY AD

Veterinarians Banfield, the pet hospital.................................................... 314-773-6700 4621 Chippewa.................................................................. Fax: 314-773-6704 St. Louis, MO 63116............................................................. www.banfield.net Conveniently located inside the Petsmart on the corner of Kingshighway and Chippewa. GATEWAY CITY ANIMAL CLINIC.................................................. 314-868-7387 Bruce A. Karmazin, DVM..................................................... Fax: 314-868-8735 10436 W. Florissant Ave....................................... gatewaycityanimalclinic.net Dellwood, MO 63136........................................................................................ Think of us when your pet needs annual wellness exams, vaccinations, dentistry, radiology, spay/neuter, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, geriatric care, microchip, nutritional counseling and boarding. (See display ad) KINGSBURY ANIMAL HOSPITAL.................................................. 314-721-6251 420 N. Skinker Blvd............................................................. Fax: 314-721-7513 St. Louis, MO 63130........................................................E-mail: doc@kah.com .................................................................................................www.kah.com Compassionate, professional veterinary care tailored to the specific needs of individual pets and their owners. (See display ad) MY BEST FRIEND VETERINARy Center............ 314-567-5577 Bill Stehnach Jr., D.V.M., Sandy Angus, D.V.M., & Sharz Heidari, D.V.M. 9390 Olive Blvd..................................................................... St. Louis, MO 63132............................................................... .................................................. www.mybestfriendvet.com Proudly serving our community for over 26 years; friendly staff, clean facility, centrally located in Olivette. Grooming also available.

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business directory

KARE FOR “KIDZ” PET CARE IN YOUR HOME

My commitment gets the job done!

PAM SCHNEIDER 314.267.3787

SINCE 1992 Randy Smith Mike Schwartz

(314) 353-7799

St. Louis, MO

Reliable • Professional • Affordable

4320 Hampton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63109 314.351.6005

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We practice the art of compassionate veterinary medicine, in a new state-of-the-art facility! • Internal Medicine • Dentistry • Dermatology • Behavior Consultation • Grooming STEPHEN A. BRAMMEIER, D.V.M. PAMELA A. CLARY, D.V.M. ERICA N. FRY, D.V.M. 420 N. SKINKER • TEL 721-6251 • FAX 721-7513 www.kah.com

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MEGA YOUR PIXELS The (Mega) Philosophy of the Pixel By Gregory Coan

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was a photographer long before I was a computer geek and it has been both a blessing and a curse that the two fields have merged. This article is more of a philosophical explanation of digital camera technology rather than a specific product review, in the hopes it can clear up some of the marketing hype that engulfs the industry.

Historically, film cameras touted their features and their lenses. The most important investment one could make on camera hardware was the lens. This is still true for digital cameras, because it doesn’t matter how many mega-pixels your camera can render--if you’re filtering light through a cheap lens that is what will appear in your photos: soft corners, uneven focusing and bad color reproduction. Film was (well, is still) sold at different ASA ratings. The lower the number, the finer the grain structure. In a way this can be related to the mega-pixel number on a camera sensor when it comes to print output. For instance, a 100ASA film can be printed much larger than an 800ASA film without the grain structure showing. The same holds true for digital cameras. Obviously a 25MP camera can yield much larger prints than a 5MP camera. If you are going to post most of your photos online, almost any current camera will suffice.

During the last year, the gap between point-and-shoot digital cameras and DSLR cameras has begun to overlap in that each can make pictures in the 14MP range. For a point-and- shoot camera, this is quite amazing. I bought a Canon 5D DSLR the first year it was released and now there are point and shoot cameras available that yield the same mega-pixels at about 1/10th the price. Naturally, you can’t change lenses on a point-andshoot, and there is less functionality, but the average consumer has so many good, affordable digital cameras to choose from now. As a general buying guide you have to ask yourself some questions. The most important is, “Do I really need to have the highest mega pixel camera available today?” Camera manufacturers are in the mega-pixel marketing war but don’t for a minute believe this is the only thing you need in a camera. If you aren’t ever going to print anything larger than 8” x 10” you could live with a really good 8MP camera. The most important thing on any camera is still the lens. If you need quality options in lenses, you should consider a DSLR. You can buy a DSLR body for a reasonable price and then spend good money on quality lenses. Your pictures will be sharp and rich, beyond the quality of any film camera you’ve ever owned. Of course DSLR’s are bulky, and I love the small point and shoot digital cameras available today. Some of the best lenses are on the Panasonic Lumix line, as the glass is made by legendary camera company Leica. Canon and Nikon also make very nice point and shoot cameras. I suggest you start with and research the name brands before considering a lesser known company because of a lesser price. Most of the time in digital photography, you get what you pay for. Try to ignore image processing gimmicks that happen in-camera. The thing to remember is the less the camera does to your raw image, the more control you will have over it in the end. It’s fun to alter images, but you always want the original in the archive--think of it as you did your old film negatives. Finally, remember there are plenty of costs beyond the initial purchase price of the camera itself. You will almost immediately have to buy more memory cards for the camera itself. A growing problem with cameras that produce greater than 10MP images is storage. Be prepared to buy extra hard drives or DVD media for backing up all the photos. You can e-mail Greg at ee5150@gmail.com

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pick up your pride pages at ... St. Louis Metro Area Downtown 63101 Café Mattino 712 N. Second

Edible Difference 615 Pine

Harris Stowe State University 3026 Laclede MacroSun International 1310 Washington Rue 13 1313 Washington

Mayfair Hotel 806 St. Charles St.

St. Louis Health Clinic 634 N. Grand

Merchandise Mart Apts. 1000 Washington

Saint Louis University Bookstore

Yoga On Washington 1210 Washington, Ste. 2 SE

Washington Avenue Post 1311 Washington Ave.

63102 Gentry’s Landing Apartments 400 N. Fourth St.

Soulard/Lafayette Square 63104 Bastille 1027 Russell Blvd.

Mansion House Apartments 300 N. Fourth St.

Clementine’s 2001 Menard

Mississippi Nights 914 N. First St.

Four Muddy Paws 2000 Geyer Ave.

Outdoor Box, Broadway and Market

Frontenac Cleaners 1937 Park

St. Louis Community College, College Center 300 S. Broadway

Mcc Stl 1919 S. Broadway

63103 Boxer’s 1305 Washington

Saint Louis University School Of Nursing 3525 Caroline

Centenary United Methodist Church 16th and Olive

Scott Lokitz Photography/Gallery 2001 Russell Blvd.

City Museum 701 N. 15th St.

Sidney Street Café 2000 Sidney St.

Club Body Center 2625 Samuel Shepard Drive

Soulard Coffee Garden 910 Geyer Ave.

The Complex 3511 Chouteau

Soulard Market Seventh & Lafayette

Food Outreach 3117 Olive St.

Soulard Restaurant & Bar 1731 S. Seventh St.

Frank’s Place 3502 Papin

Soulard Soap Laundromat & Cleaners Ninth & Soulard

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pick up your pride pages at ... Sqwires 1415 S. 18th

Lutheran Family Services 4201 Lindell

North St. Louis 63107 Williams & Associates 3618 N. Spring

Magnolia’s 5 S. Vandeventer

63113 Ranken Technical College 4431 Finney Central West End 63108 Bad Dog Saloon 17 S. Vandeventer Ave. Blacks Assisting Blacks Against Aids 625 N. Euclid, Ste. 320 Coffee Cartel 2 Maryland Plaza Crazy Bowls & Wraps 3852 Lindell Blvd. Doorways Housing Facility 4385 Maryland Ave. Dressel’s 419 N. Euclid Duff’s 392 N. Euclid

Majestic Restaurant 4900 Laclede Philip Johnson Salon 4581 Laclede Project Ark Program 4169 Laclede Rothschild’s 398 N. Euclid Simply Fabulous 7 S. Euclid St. Louis College of Health Careers 4484 W. Pine Starbucks 4656 Maryland Straub’s 302 N. Kingshighway & Maryland T.J.’s Wildflower 4590 Laclede & Euclid

Einstein Brothers Bagels 2 N. Euclid

South Hampton/Southwest City 63109/63139 AIDS Foundation Of St. Louis 2340 Hampton Ave.

Euclid Drive Plaza 625 N. Euclid, Ste. 320

China Buffet 2652 Hampton

Golden Grocer 335 N. Euclid

Circa Properties 4507 S. Kingshighway Blvd.

Hair Company 36 N. Euclid

Deaconess College Of Nursing 6150 Oakland

Left Bank Books 399 N. Euclid

Dogtown Gallery & Frame Shop 1206 Tamm Ave.

Lindell Professional Bldg. 4144 Lindell Blvd.

Family Resource Center 3309 S. Kingshighway Blvd.

Loading Zone 16 S. Euclid

Immanuel Congregational Church 3460 Jamieson

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pick up your pride pages at ... M. Lee Borrine 2626 Hampton

Pet Connections 2214 S. Vandeventer

Penn Station 3824 Hampton

St. Louis Effort For Aids 1027 S Vandeventer, Ste. 700

Pinnacle Financial 4701 Hampton

Shaw Coffee Ltd. 5147 Shaw

Royale Food & Spirits 3132 S. Kingshighway

South City 63111 Korner’s Southside Oasis & Showbar 7109 S. Broadway

Southampton Dental 2340 Hampton Ave. Southampton Healthcare 2340 Hampton Ave. Tropicana Market 5001 Lindenwood Wash. U. Laundry 2615 Hampton Women’s Support & Community Services 2165 Hampton Ave. Midtown/Shaw 63110 American Automotive 1457 S. Vandeventer Atomic Cowboy 4140 Manchester Ave.

MCC Greater St. Louis Office 4247 S. Grand 63116 Grey Fox Pub 3503 S. Spring Ave. Hartford Coffee 3974 Hartford Mokabe’s Coffee House 3606 Arsenal Steps Alano Club 3974 Humphrey TFA 3229 Morganford Road

Attitudes 4100 Manchester

63118 Absolutli Goosed 3196 S. Grand

Forest Park Community College Oakland Ave.

CDS Group 3201-A S. Grand

Gringo Jones 4470 Shaw

City Diner 3141 S. Grand

J.J.’s Clubhouse 3858 Market

Grand Habitat 3206 S. Grand

La Dolce Via Café & Bakery 4470 Arco

KDHX 3504 Magnolia

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw

New Dawn Natural Foods 3536 Arsenal

Novak’s 4121 Manchester

Priscilla’s 3552 Gravois

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pick up your pride pages at ... Verve 3208 S. Grand Wyoming Barber Shop 3192 S. Grand Brentwood/Richmond Heights/Maplewood 63117 Border’s Books 1519 S. Brentwood Blvd. Einstein Brothers Bagels 6684 Clayton Road Inmotion Health 7800 Clayton Road Extreme Toy Store 9840 Manchester Road Johnny’s Market 11555 Gravois Road Webster University Edgar Road 63122 Kirkwood High School 801 W. Essex Kirkwood Public Library 140 E. Jefferson Missouri College 10121 Manchester Mocha Jo’s Café/Kangaroo Kids 10088 Manchester Road St. Louis Community College-Meramec 11333 Big Bend Blvd. 63124 Whole Foods 8823 Ladue Road 63127 Border’s Books 10990 Sunset Hills Plaza West City/Debaliviere/University City 63112 The Pageant 6161 Delmar

63130 Big Shark Bicycle 6681 Delmar Blueberry Hill 6504 Delmar Brandt’s 6501 Delmar Good Works 6323 Delmar Iron Age Studio 6640 Delmar PROMO 438 N. Skinker Tivoli Theatre 6350 Delmar Tomatillo 6333 Delmar University City Library 6701 Delmar University City Residential Service 630 Trinity Vintage Vinyl 6610 Delmar 63131 Patricia Martens 10411 Clayton Road, Ste. 2 West County 63011 Border’s Books 15355A Manchester St. Louis Community College—West County Education Center 930 Kehrs Mill Road 63017 Logan College of Chiropractic 1851 Schoettler Road 63131 Missouri Baptist School of Nursing 3015 N. Ballas Road

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pick up your pride pages at ... 63132 Missouri Tech 1167 Corporate Lake Drive

63010 Adult Vocational Services 3581 Jeffco Blvd.

63141 Border’s Books 11745 Olive Blvd.

ITT Technical School 1930 Meyer Drury Drive

Maryville University 13550 Conway Road Missouri Baptist University 1 College Park Drive 63146 Hickey College 940 Westport Plaza North County 63042 Pilla’s 6827 Howdershell

St. Charles County 63301 Enchantment 809 S. Main St. Lewis and Clark Vo-Tech Center 2400 Zumbehl Road Lindenwood University 209 S Kingshighway Lococo House II Bed & Breakfast 1309 N. Fifth St.

Sanford Brown College 75 Village Square

Picasso’s Coffee House 101 N. Main St.

63074 Allied Medical College 500 Northwest Plaza

Sanford Brown College 3555 Franks

Vatterott College 3925 Industrial Drive 63115 Harrison Northside Education Center 4666 Natural Bridge UM-St. Louis Millennium Student Center 8001 Natural Bridge 63134 Ferguson Florissant Student Support Center 6037 Caroline 63135 St. Louis Community College — Florissant Valley 3400 Pershall Road South County/Jefferson County 63128 Fontbonne University Adult Vocational Services 9960 Kennerly Road 63129 St. Louis College of Health Careers 4044 Butler Hill and Lemay Ferry

63304 All About You Wellness Center 5230 Highway N 63366 The Cutting Room 8642 Veterans Memorial Parkway 63376 St. Charles Community College Book Store 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive St. Charles Community College Student Center 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive St Charles School District Adult Education 1025 Country Club Plaza St. Peters Rec-Plex 5200 Mexico Road St. Louis Metro East Alton Bubby’s & Sissy’s 602 Belle St.

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index of advertisers ADVERTISER

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Air Comfort Service, Inc...................................................... 1, 7

Edward Jones—Kathleen Clark..................................14,19

Animal Protective Association of Missour.....................7

Edward Jones—Mary Cox.............................................14,19

Argosy Casino.................................................................... 12-13

Edward Jones—Ron Jagels..........................................14,19

Banfield, The Pet Hospital...................................................26

Edward Jones—Doug Peden......................................14,19

Betz, Cindy MSW, LCSW.................................................14, 15

Elbert, Christine—Mortgage Banker......................20, 24

Birchtree Studio—Photography......................................23

Ellinger and Associates, P.C....................................................7

Birdsong, Hirshberg & Adrio—Psychotherapy..23, 25

Ellinger, Rory—Attorney.........................................................7

Bloomers Florist & Gifts........................................................18

Episcopal Church of the Advent.....................................13

Blumenfeld, Dr. Jason—Chiropractic......................13, 15

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration.....................13

Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar.....................................20

Extra Virgin, An Olive Ovation..........................................26

Busch, Trish—Mortgage Banker................................20, 24

Family Chiropractic.........................................................13, 15

Case Dental— Timothy G., D.M.D.—Dentist.......14, 15

Food Outreach, Inc............................................................ 9, 18

CDS Group Financial Services... 7, Inside Front Cover

Gateway City Animal Clinic.........................................26, 27

Catering By Orlando’s...........................................................13

Harper, Jean—Phsychotherapy........................................23

Certified Inc................................................................................18

Holdridge, Scott—Insurance......................................20, 24

Chippewa Tire ............................................................................9

Homeyer, Yvonne.......................................................................9

Christ Church Cathedral......................................................13

Human Rights Campaign......................................................7

Clark, Kathleen—Investments....................................14, 19

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.......................20, 21

Coldwell Baker Gundaker........... 25, Inside Back Cover

In Motion Health Center......................................................18

Coldwell Baker Gundaker—Schneider, Pam.......25, 27

Jagels, Ron—Investments............................................14, 19

Coldwell Baker Gundaker—Olsen, Tyler......................25

Just Wooden Fences.......................................................14, 15

Columbia Hope Church.......................................................13

Kapfer, Jeff—Artist............................................................. 7, 12

Cox, Mary—Investments...............................................14, 19

Kare For KIDZ.....................................................................23, 27

Curt Parker Jewelers....................................................... 20-23

Karmazin, Bruce—Veterinarian..................................26, 27

Cycle 5 Bookkeeping...............................................................7

Kingsbury Animal Hospital..................................23, 26, 27

Dubinsky, Josh—Personal Trainer............................. 1, 20

Kloecker, Jay—Attorney..................................................... 8-9

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Kodner, Watkins, Muchnick & Weigley........................ 8-9

Red Kitchen & Bar...................................................................26

Kozlowski, Dr. Kara—Podiatry...........................................23

Relational and Sex Therapy...............................................23

Lawless, Dr. Steven—Chiropractic............................13, 15

Re/Max Results, Bob Walker...............................................25

LGBT Counseling STL.....................................................14, 15

Rosenthal, Packman & Co., P.C..............................................7

Lundkvist, Martin—Attorney........................................ 9, 11

St. John’s Episcopal Church ..............................................13

Lundkvist & Associates.................................................... 9, 11

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church...............................................13

Madden, Shelly—Attorney............................................... 5, 9

Schneider, Pam—Real Estate..................25, 27, Back Cover

Mark’s Episcopal Church ....................................................13

Shelter Insurance—Greg Tainter..............................20, 21

Marshall, Michele MSW—Psychotherapy....................23

Shop ’n Save.......................................................................18, 20

Metro Foot Specialists..........................................................23

Smith, Toni—Insurance.................................................20, 24

Metro Personal Training................................................. 1, 20 Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis................................................................13, 14 Midwest Accounting Services.............................................7 Missouri Botanical Garden............................................ 9, 12 My Best Friend Veterinary Center...................................26

Soma Therapeutic Massage........................................20, 23 State Farm Insurance— Scott Holdridge.............20, 24 State Farm Insurance—Toni Smith..........................20, 24 Tainter, Greg—Insurance..............................................20, 21 Tappmeyer Psychotherapy.........................................23, 25 Thomas A Slawin, EA................................................................7

Neff, Dr. Gregory—Chiropractic.......................................18

Tower Grove Manor...............................................................26

New Dawn Natural Foods...................................................18

Trinity Episcopal Church-CWE ........................................13

Olsen, Tyler—Real Estate.....................................................25

Ulmer, Mia—Photography..................................................23

Orlando Catering....................................................................13

USA Mortgage...................................................................20, 24

Partin, Dr. Julia—Podiatry....................................................23

Utrup, Dr. Christopher—Chiropractic.....................13, 15

Patton, Dr. Heidi—Chiropractic.................................13, 15

Vital VOICE..................................................................................25

Pho Grand...................................................................................26

Walker, Bob—Real Estate.....................................................25

Peden, Doug—Investments........................................14, 19

Washington University Campus Ministry ..................13

Pride Pages.................................................................................25

West End Grill & Pub..............................................................26

PROMO............................................................................................7

Wysack, Kathy—Attorney............................................... 9, 13

Purcell & Amen............................................................................9

Zarembka, Arlene—Attorney...............................................9

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