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Table of Contents 8
Find the perfect St. Louis community to call home
TASTING ST. LOUIS
Twelve diverse dining experiences to satisfy all your cravings
Hospital and medical center information for St. Louis area residents
st. Louis schools Your guide to elementary and secondary education
out & about
Have a ball...
Opportunities for higher education in and around the Greater St. Louis area
A myriad of must-see attractions in St. Louis
2011 calendar of professional sporting events in St. Louis
Home Resource Guide
Moving check list
numbers you need
Directory of local home and design experts
A list of must-dos before relocating
Important state and regional information for residents
On the cover: flowering dogwood, Missouri state tree; clockwise from left: Photo courtesy of park pacific; photo by colin miller/strauss peyton: photo courtsey of Whitfield School, ÂŠ Studio Altius; Photo by Scott Rovak, courtesy of St. Louis Cardinals; photo courtesy of citygarden
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The St. Louis Move
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Whatever brings you to the fair city of St. Louis, rest assured that we welcome you with open arms. If you desire an urban lifestyle, there are many fine home communities to explore within the city of St. Louis before you purchase your first home here. The downtown area offers a range of housing options from its hip urban loft scene with a sophisticated and artsy environment to urban bungalows and mansions within walking distance of a neighborhood park. If you need "wide-open spaces" to walk the dogs or play with the kids, suburbia may be the answer. As a newcomer to the region, you will soon learn that the residents of the Greater St. Louis area enjoy all four seasons to the fullest. Mild spring and fall weather allows for the opportunity to take in all that the city and surrounding counties have to offer. Late October and early November bring fall colors that exceed the most breathtaking color palettes anywhere in the United States. With the Illinois, Missouri and Mississippi rivers all converging here, we delight in magnificent panoramic views from the bluffs lining each river's edge. Educational opportunities for your children are always an important priority for every family. We have dedicated pages 22-28 to highlighting the exceptional qualities of St. Louis' top private schools. As the largest city in the Show-Me State, our school systems, universities and hospitals are nationally recognized, and the St. Louis workforce is educated above the national average. When visiting area neighborhoods, take some time out and enjoy the variety of restaurants available (page 18). You'll be so glad you did. Welcome to St. Louis!
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Distinctive Neighborhoods Find the perfect St. Louis community to call home Written by Barbara Pfitzinger & Irene Steffens | Edited by Jenna Dunbar
St. Louis County, MO Ballwin. This municipality is a thriving suburb
because of its proximity to Manchester Road. Ballwin residents enjoy access to a wide array of restaurants and shops. The area’s housing options include high-end, single-family homes developed over the last 30 years, as well as a supply of luxury condominiums and apartments. Brentwood. Known as the “City of Warmth,”
Brentwood also offers the advantages of a small town atmosphere in addition to close proximity to the city. Brentwood offers a diverse retail shopping area, specialty shops, the annual Brentwood Days Festival and Charity Golf Tournament, and its own Historical Society. Chesterfield. Chesterfield offers quick and easy
access to its many restaurants, top-rated schools,
churches, shopping malls, retail districts and fitness facilities. Chesterfield’s varied housing options include established homes, luxury condominiums, townhomes, new construction and single-family homes – some of them mansion-like in stature. Clarkson Valley. Clarkson Valley is a small city
comprised of more than a dozen subdivisions, including Forest Hills, which boasts a country club that features a championship golf course. In addition, the city’s schools include top-ranked Crestview Middle School and Marquette High School. Crestwood. Crestwood is a great community in
which to raise a family and conduct business. Located in the southwestern portion of St. Louis County and just east of I-270 and I-44, the airport
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Creve Coeur. Creve Coeur is home to many of the St. Louis area’s largest information technology firms. The surrounding area to Creve Coeur’s business corridor on Olive Boulevard offers restaurants and shops, with nearby parks, a municipal golf course and an ice arena. This city’s upscale residential neighborhoods tend to be tucked away from the busy hum of Olive Boulevard, and home options include luxury mid-rise condominiums, smaller ranch homes and sprawling residences surrounded by wooded lots. Its mid-county location also offers quick access to highways, LambertSt. Louis International Airport and downtown.
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and Downtown St. Louis are easily accessible in less than 30 minutes. Crestwood offers a large selection of single-family houses, which have consistently proven to maintain and increase their values as they age.
Clayton. As the county seat, Clayton is a natural magnet for commerce and culture. The central business district is home to Fortune 500 companies, as well as upscale restaurants, wine shops, galleries, boutiques and specialty shops. Clayton’s residential areas range from stately brick homes on tree-lined streets to high-rise condominiums. This area also offers upscale, renovated homes, luxury apartments, and new developments built to blend in with older, historic structures. Clayton’s school district is one of the finest in the St. Louis area, and residents have easy access to the MetroLink, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and downtown.
Des Peres. Des Peres is a city that is
growing quickly. West County Center contains St. Louis’ first Nordstrom store, as well as a variety of fine dining options. The city also boasts The Lodge Des Peres, a kid-friendly, municipal fitness facility with an indoor-outdoor aquatic center, fitness area, basketball and volleyball courts, meeting rooms and classrooms. Ellisville. Ellisville boasts an acre of parkland for
approximately every 40 residents. Eleven parks weave through a well-balanced mix of beautifully maintained residential neighborhoods and business developments. Easily accessible by I-40/64, I-44 and I-270, Ellisville is just 13 miles from the western city limits of St. Louis and a little more than 30 minutes from the airport.
technical schools. Spacious homes on wooded lots are hallmarks of the city’s residences. Local restaurants and a variety of shopping venues add to Eureka’s charming small-town atmosphere. Fenton. Located along the Meramec River, this
City of Parks has more than 340 acres of parkland, which offer a wide variety of activities. The Fenton Parks and Recreation Department staff offers programs for children age 3 through senior citizens, and the RiverChase of Fenton, the city’s recreation facility, offers indoor and outdoor pools, a competition pool, basketball courts, a fitness area, a dance studio and much more. Florissant. Florissant dates back to the fur-trading
Eureka. Located along I-44 at the southwestern
end of St. Louis County and in the award-winning Rockwood School District, Eureka is within easy driving distance to several two-year and fouryear colleges and universities, as well as many
colonies that established themselves here in 1767, and elegant 18th- and 19th-century homes still grace many of the residential streets. Careful to preserve its historic heritage, this North County suburb prides itself on a progressive attitude RELOCATING IN SAINT LOUIS 2012
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and continues to develop new residential and business areas. Home-buying options include single-family homes, historic homes and new home developments. Frontenac. This small suburb of St. Louis has not deviated far from its historical French roots. The land of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Wood was sold and divided into what became several subdivisions of Frontenac, yet the city has maintained its predominantly 1-acre lots. This area is part of two school districts – Ladue and Kirkwood – and has churches, synagogues and businesses. Frontenac continues to be the area’s upscale retail destination with Plaza Frontenac’s benchmark shops, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
transportation routes, which makes Hazelwood an ideal place to start a business. In addition to its dynamic business community, Hazelwood has a fully accredited public school district, vibrant neighborhoods, a variety of home options and nearby shopping venues, such as St. Louis Mills. Huntleigh. Situated between Geyer Road and Lindbergh Boulevard, Huntleigh is a small St. Louis suburban niche – dotted with rolling hills and sprawling homes – made up of approximately 334 residences that are within close proximity to Frontenac and Town & Country.
Kirkwood. Kirkwood was developed in 1853 as a railroad-commuting suburb, and the train station is still the center of the city’s charming downtown. The pedestrian-friendly business Hazelwood. Home to more than 1,000 businesses, district retains its historic look, with commercial including Fortune 500 companies and numerous space mostly occupied by smaller businesses corporate headquarters, the City of Hazelwood and local restaurants. A farmers market, pocket is conveniently located near Lambert-St. parks and specialty shops add to the city’s smallLouis International Airport and other major town atmosphere. If you’re searching for historic homes with character, Kirkwood is a great place to look; those who prefer Maplewood. In a matter of just a few years, newer quarters might check out Station Maplewood has transformed itself from an empty, outerPlaza, which is modeled after European ring suburb to a vibrant neighborhood, attracting young city living. families from all over the region. Maplewood’s section of
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Manchester Road is a street lined with four-star restaurants and unique boutiques and businesses. Homes tend to be traditional St. Louis-style brick units, though due to Maplewood’s increasing popularity, a great deal of rental housing is being converted to answer the demand for owner-occupied homes.
Ladue. One of the nation's most affluent suburbs, Ladue prides itself on its excellent community services and tranquil, private neighborhoods. Traditional colonial and Tudor-style mansions surrounded by generous lots are the norm, with several new luxury homes added each year. Nearby, there are three exclusive country clubs, several private schools, upscale boutiques and a variety of galleries, antique shops, specialty stores and spas. Manchester. The community of Manchester is more than 200 years old and is composed of seven parks, the Manchester Aquatic Center, great schools – in the notable districts of Parkway and Rockwood – and quality municipal services. It has a small-town
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atmosphere, yet residents have the advantage of easy access to the entire St. Louis Metropolitan area. Maryland Heights. Maryland Heights is the seventh largest municipality in St. Louis County and home to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Westport Plaza, Creve Coeur Park, Harrah’s Casino and Aquaport. With 1,600 businesses, Maryland Heights is becoming a regional hospitality and entertainment destination, complete with dining and recreation opportunities. In the past 26 years, Maryland Heights has also developed a variety of housing styles – more than 60% of people living in this area own their own homes. Olivette. More than 80 acres of beautiful parkland grace this small St. Louis County community, just west of University City and downtown. Nestled along Olive Boulevard, its locale offers easy access to surrounding St. Louis attractions. A wide array of youth and adult activities makes Olivette a wellestablished family community.
University City. Although not located in the city, this suburb definitely has an urban vibe. Delmar Boulevard, passing through the heart of "U. City," is rarely devoid of foot traffic for good reason; this stretch, known as "The Loop," offers boutiques, independent book and music stores, coffee shops, ethnic restaurants and gourmet food stores. Grand older homes, multiple-family apartments, condominiums, and single-family ranch homes are just a few of the housing options.
Richmond Heights. This St. Louis municipality is
melding “Progress with Tradition,” and in doing so, it offers an array of attractive homes in desirable neighborhoods, public and private schools, and a variety of city services. Located at the intersection of I-64/40 and Hwy 170, Richmond Heights is part of four public school districts, has two private schools and is within close proximity to seven advanced education institutions. Rock Hill. Situated just west of downtown, Rock Hill is a small community within the Webster Groves School District. Its closeness to Manchester Road and Webster Groves allows easy access to several shopping, business and dining districts, as well as its own arts and entertainment, and home and garden businesses. Shrewsbury. What used to be a 278-acre farm
owned by General John Murdoch is now a
municipality full of homes, condominiums, apartments, shopping areas and a wonderfully renovated City Center. Conveniently located along I-44, downtown is just minutes away, which is convenient for all St. Louis sporting events and entertainment destinations. St. Albans. The St. Albans community boasts 13 neighborhoods along the beautiful Missouri River. As Missouri’s premier golf community, St. Alban’s has two championship golf courses, a luxurious country club and a variety of low-maintenance villas and elegant million-dollar estates. Sunset Hills. Located on a Mississippi flyway, Sunset Hills is a relatively young city incorporated in 1953. Bordered on the west by the Meramec River, the city has more than 70 acres of parkland. Sunset Hills, known to be a safe, family-friendly area, also offers a country club, private prep school and superior city services. Homes range from brick ranch homes to luxury developments.
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Town & Country and Country Life Acres. Once
primarily woodland and farmland, Town & Country is a prestigious suburban community. It’s the perfect municipality to maintain a suburban lifestyle while enjoying the convenience of a short drive on I-64/40 to the city. This community prides itself on its quiet, restful green residential areas with few commercial developments and excellent educational options. Warson Woods. Established in 1936 and situated between Ladue and Glendale, Warson Woods is divided into four unique wards – a feature that makes the township so diverse. A wonderful business district, restaurants, parks, notable schools, including Webster Groves and Kirkwood school districts, and local shopping venues make Warson Woods a close-knit community. Webster Groves. Classic homes and oak-lined
streets give Webster Groves a timeless feel, and its proximity to Webster University means that professors, students and other forwardthinkers keep the city young and progressive.
Many of the area’s historic homes have been well-cared-for throughout the years and range from single-family dwellings to large, extravagant houses. Wildwood. Wildwood offers residents a blend of country and county living, with easy access to both state parks and the greater metro area. Residential development includes luxury homes and large, traditional subdivisions surrounded by plenty of green space. Educational options include the highly rated Rockwood School District and excellent private and parochial schools.
CITY OF ST. LOUIS, MO Benton Park West. Designated as a sustainable
neighborhood in 2004, Benton Park West was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Most homes date back to the late 19th century, many with the original moldings, stained glass and fixtures intact. Century-old trees shade streets, and residents tend to maintain meticulous porches, lawns and gardens.
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Downtown St. Louis. Thanks to an urban renewal project, downtown St. Louis is one of the hottest housing tickets in the city! Lofts and apartments range from small rental units to lavish penthouses. Dowtown has access to dry cleaning services, hardware and grocery stores, as well as a large selection of fine and casual dining spots. Within walking distance of the lofts and condominiums are famous sports and entertainment venues, as well as historical landmarks.
Central West End. The Central West End is right across from Forest Park, caddycorner to Washington University and five minutes from downtown. However, most residents find few reasons to leave the neighborhood. The business district’s cobblestone streets are dense with restaurants, stores and galleries. Not far from the Central West End’s business district, you will find gated streets lined with turn-of-thecentury mansions and larger historic homes. The area also includes highrise apartments, condominiums, and luxury apartments. Dogtown. Just south of Forest Park and the Saint Louis Zoo is a neighborhood affectionately known as “Dogtown.” This lively, tree-lined neighborhood consists of smaller, older homes, apartments and local restaurants and bars; it also boasts a front-row view of the St. Patrick’s Day parade route during the city’s popular Irish celebration. RELOCATING IN SAINT LOUIS 2012
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The Hill. Settled in the late 19th century by immigrants from northern Italy and Sicily, this well-established neighborhood embraces its heritage. The Hill boasts meticulously maintained homes, locally renowned ItalianAmerican restaurants, bakeries, delis and specialty grocers.
are brick, but their architectural styles include gingerbread bungalows, larger ranch houses and an eight-sided Art Deco house. Like many St. Louis City neighborhoods, the community is centered around green space — in this case, 13acre Francis Park, which hosts a weekly outdoor concert series during the summer months.
Lafayette Square. Named after a Revolutionary War hero, Lafayette Square is all about history, from streets lined with Victorian “painted ladies” to 30-acre Lafayette Park, not only the oldest park in the city, but also the first park west of the Missouri River. Located southwest of downtown, Lafayette Square has a fine collection of bars and restaurants, including SqWires Restaurant and Market, Bailey’s Chocolate Bar and Square One Brewery. In addition to Victorian mansions, you will find luxury apartments, lofts and condominiums.
Shaw Neighborhood. Bordering the west side of this historic neighborhood is the Missouri Botanical Garden, planned and installed by Henry Shaw. Shaw Neighborhood received its historic designation in 1985 and boasts beautiful, grand homes from the turn of the century and spacious multi-family dwellings within walking distance of the Garden and Tower Grove Park. Today, the neighborhood is filled with bistros, coffee houses, florists and art galleries.
Skinker-DeBaliviere. Beautiful, tree-lined streets and historic homes characterize the SkinkerSt. Louis Hills. Constructed between 1930 DeBaliviere neighborhood. Its development and 1960, most of the homes in St. Louis Hills began during the 1904 World’s Fair. Within walking distance of Forest Park, Washington University and the Delmar “Loop," the area was designated a Soulard. One of the oldest communities in the Local Historic District in 1978. The large city, Soulard is filled with renovated brick rowhouses single-family homes and expansive and breathtaking Victorian-style homes, bars, pubs, apartment buildings, ranging in restaurants and businesses – many of which are centuries style from Classic to Tudor Revival to old. Named after Antoine Soulard, the first developer in the bungalow-style, boast exquisite early neighborhood, the two-block area of land known as Soulard 20th-century architectural details in Farmer’s Market was donated by Julia Soulard in 1838 with their art glass, millwork and fireplace the stipulation that it remain a public market. Today, the mantels. market still remains open all year. Tower Grove. This area actually includes two neighborhoods – Tower Grove South and Tower Grove East. They both surround Tower Grove Park and the Missouri Botanical Garden. Homes in this area range from impressive mansions to quirky, turn-of-the-century flats with pocket doors and fireplaces. Both neighborhoods are demographically mixed, housing residents in historic homes to graduate students. Also of note is South Grand Boulevard, an up-and-coming stretch of ethnic restaurants, hip bars and shops.
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small cities," Lake St. Louis boasts homes that accommodate a large spectrum of lifestyles and budgets. Homes range from small, efficient condominiums to luxury homes on the edge of the lake.
O'Fallon. Named 26th in Money magazine's 2010 "Best Places to Live: Money's list of America's best small cities," O’Fallon is the fastest-growing suburb of St. Charles. Housing and business developers have been hard at work keeping up with the city’s population boom. Because of the growing local population, large retailers have been eager to invest in the community. Shopping, dining and entertainment options are plentiful and family-friendly. O’Fallon is also home base for the minor league baseball team the River City Rascals. Homes tend to be affordable, singlefamily units situated in well-maintained neighborhoods.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO Franklin County is comprised of quaint, historic towns such as Gerald, Labadie, New Haven, Pacific, St. Clair, Washington, Union and Sullivan, and it is home to many sites along Route 66, state parks, wineries and historical districts. Missouri riverfront trails and parks, charming bed and breakfasts, shops, museums and galleries add to this area’s small-town charm, but its easy access to the major metro area offers all the excitement of the city.
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO Lake St. Louis. Built on the edge of two man-made
lakes, Lake St. Louis offers plenty of recreational opportunities, making it a popular settling place for both retirees and young families. In addition to water sports, Lake St. Louis offers riding stables, hiking trails, ball fields, an 18-hole championship golf course and Missouri's only Von Maur department store. One of the top 10 "Best Places to Live: Money magazine's 2009 list of America's best
St. Charles. As the former state capitol and launch point for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, St. Charles is steeped in history and charm. Founded in 1765, the city’s downtown is paved with cobblestones and has retained its traditional look and feel. Main Street offers fine dining, antique shops, boutiques and museums. Despite its reverence for its heritage, the city is forward-thinking, with many prosperous companies headquartered there. As a result, St. Charles’ housing options include older, historic homes, as well as newly constructed developments.
St. Peters. Located west of St. Charles, St. Peters is was founded by French Traders in the late 1700s. St. Peters has grown from a small farming area of 486 people in 1970 to a large suburban community, home to more than 60,000 people and 2,500 businesses. This growing city has been recognized nationally, such as on Money magazine's "Best Places to Live: Money's list of America's best small cities." Wentzville. Founded in 1855, Wentzville was named for Erasmus Livingston Wentz, the chief engineer of St. Louis, Kansas City and the Northern Railway. Contemporary, rustic ranch homes and farm sites are all available at affordable prices, along with newer two-story homes. Conveniently located on I-70 west of St. Louis, Wentzville combines a rural lifestyle with convenient living, as it offers easy access to the commercial, educational and recreational amenities of St. Louis. WingHaven. Located just west of the Missouri
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jogging trails, a movie theatre, swimming, golf, spa, library, shops and fine dining.
MADISON COUNTY, IL Bethalto. Surrounded
by rolling hills and picturesque farms, Bethalto is one of the fastestgrowing communities in Madison County. Home to the St. Louis Regional Airport, an extensive public library, a senior citizens' center and several parks, this village offers a relaxed lifestyle – perfect for families. Yet, its close proximity to downtown allows residents to enjoy the cultural and entertainment opportunities of the nearby city.
Edwardsville. The third oldest city in Illinois,
charming Edwardsville boasts a picturesque Main Street, thriving commercial district, Children’s Museum and golf courses. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a vibrant, growing university and an excellent option for higher education.
Columbia residents also enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, three golf courses and a rich German heritage. Columbia is one of the fastest-growing suburbs in the Greater St. Louis area.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL Belleville. Situated near several major highways,
such as I-255 and I-64, Belleville is a convenient and comfortable city for business. It is also a wonderful community in which to raise a family with its commitment to excellent education – elementary to higher education – in addition to attractive, safe neighborhoods. Belleville’s wide array of shops, cultural opportunities – including historical and philharmonic societies – and local shopping add to the charm of this growing city. O’Fallon. Known as one of the fastest-growing communities in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, O’Fallon, Illinois, has a rich history of trade and industry, which has laid the foundation for its continued growth and prosperity. Hardworking residents, including personnel from nearby Scott Air Force Base, make up the diverse community of this charming small town just across the Mississippi River from downtown.
Glen Carbon. Residents of Glen Carbon can enjoy the Glen Carbon Heritage Trails complete with restored prairie areas and access to the nearby communities of Troy, Edwardsville, Maryville and the SIUE campus. The Village of Glen Carbon also offers sports leagues, several parks, a conservation area and more Alton. Residents of and visitors to Alton enjoy than 10 churches, and it is part of the breathtaking scenery along the Mississippi River by traveling Edwardsville School District.
municipalities, the Village of Godfrey is expecting continued residential and commercial growth. Although much of Godfrey has been primarily residential and remains devoted to agriculture, this large community offers a golf course, movie theatre, the Alton Symphony and Youth Symphony, and several schools and churches.
MONROE COUNTY, IL Columbia. Located on the Mississippi
River bluffs, Columbia’s beautiful scenery adds to its small-town charm, but its residents have the advantage of easy accessibility to St. Louis just 12 miles away.
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Godfrey. As one of Illinois’ newest
down the Great River Road by car, bicycle or on foot. With 15 parks and several attractions – such as the Clark Bridge, Alton Marina and Fast Eddie's Bon Air – Alton is a wonderful place to raise a family, work and enjoy life.
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Tasting St. Louis Twelve diverse dining experiences to satisfy all your cravings
5 1 Balaban’s
1772 Clarkson in Chesterfield 636-449-6700 balabanswine.com Relish the wine and the food; remember the experience. Winner of Wine Spectator’s 2011 Award of Excellence.
2 Bistro 1130
1130 Town & Country Crossing 636-394-1130 bistro1130.com Fine Mediterranean cuisine with an intimate cozy dining atmosphere
3 Blueberry Hill
6504 Delmar Blvd in the Loop 314-727-4444 blueberryhill.com A landmark restaurant and music club filled with pop culture memorabilla. Serving something for everyone, including one of the best burgers in town.
8 4 Cardwell's at the plaza
94 Plaza Frontenac 317-997-8885 Where a 20-year passion for fine dining offers guests the freshest selection of each season, prepared in unique and elegant fashion
5 Charlie Gitto’s
5226 Shaw Avenue on the Hill 314-772-8898 15525 Olive in Chesterfield 636-536-2199 Award-winning Italian cuisine and warm hospitality, where the guests are No. 1. Italian/Sicilian preparations have made Charlie Gitto’s a name know from Coast to Coast
6 Eleven eleven
1111 Mississippi in Lafayette Square 314-241-9999 1111-m.com Known as a wine country bistro, 1111 brings Tuscan and northern California cuisines together in a oneof-a-kind atmosphere.
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1 7 Miloâ€™s
5201 Wilson Avenue on The Hill 314-776-0468 Where St. Louisians plays bocce ball while enjoying great drinks, American/Italian dishes and some of the best pizza in town
8 Oceano Bistro
44 North Brentwood in Clayton 314-721-9400 oceanobistro.com Pairing premiere fresh fish with innovative and enticing fresh local produce and flavor combinations certain to dazzle every discerning palate, at prices that are a great value for a great catch.
227 West Lockwood in Webster Groves 314-963-0033 robustwinebar.com Award-winning St. Louis wine bar focusing on unique small plates and expert wine pairing
10 9 10 Salt
4356 Lindell in the Central West End 314-932-5787 enjoysalt.com Where the best meals have traveled the least from farm to table
11 Three sixty St. Louis
1 South Broadway, Downtown 314-241-8439 360-stl.com Experience the creative drinks and small plates at this ultimate rooftop bar, located atop the Hilton St. Louis at the ballpark.
12 Vin de Set
2017 Chouteau Ave, Downtown 314-241-8989 vindeset.com Upscale, yet casual, rooftop bar and bistro serving southern French cuisine with an American twist
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Living Well Hospital and medical center information for St. Louis area residents Alton Memorial Hospital BJC HealthCare One Memorial Drive Alton, IL 62002 618-463-7311 altonmemorialhospital.org
Missouri Baptist Medical Center BJC HealthCare 3015 N. Ballas Road St. Louis, MO 63131 314-996-5000 missouribaptist.org
SSM St. Joseph Health Center – St. Charles 300 First Capitol Drive St. Charles, MO 63301 636-947-5000 ssmhealth.com/stjoseph
Barnes-Jewish Hospital BJC HealthCare One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza St. Louis, MO 63110 314-747-3000 barnesjewish.org
Progress West HealthCare Center BJC HealthCare 2 Progress Point Parkway O’Fallon, MO 63368 636-344-1000 progresswesthealthcare.org
SSM St. Joseph Health Center – Wentzville 500 Medical Drive Wentzville, MO 63385 636-327-1000 ssmhealth.com/sjwz
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital BJC HealthCare 10 Hospital Drive St. Peters, MO 63376 636-916-9000 bjsph.org
Saint Louis University Hospital 3635 Vista Ave. at Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63110 314-577-8000 sluhospital.com
SSM St. Joseph Hospital West 100 Medical Plaza Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367 636-625-5200 ssmhealth.com/hospitalwest
Shriner’s Hospital for Children 2001 Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63131 314-432-3600 shrinershq.org/Hospitals/StLouis
SSM St. Joseph Medical Park 1475 Kisker Road St. Charles, MO 63304 636-498-7800 ssmhealth.com/ssmsjmp
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center 1465 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63104 314-577-5600 cardinalglennon.com
SSM St. Mary’s HealthCenter 6420 Clayton Road Richmond Heights, MO 63117 314-768-8000 ssmhealth.com/stmarys
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital BJC HealthCare 12634 Olive Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63141 314-996-8000 barnesjewishwestcounty.org Christian Hospital BJC HealthCare 11133 Dunn Road St. Louis, MO 63136 314-653-5000 christianhospital.org Des Peres Hospital 2345 Dougherty Ferry Road St. Louis, MO 63122 314-966-9100 despereshospital.com Mercy Medical Center 615 S. New Ballas Road St. Louis, MO 63141 314-251-6000 mercy.net
SSM DePaul Health Center 12303 DePaul Drive St. Louis, MO 63044 314-344-6000 ssmhealth.com/depaul SSM St. Clare Health Center 1015 Bowles Ave. Fenton, MO 63026 636-496-2000 ssmhealth.com/stclare
St. Anthony’s Medical Center 10010 Kennerly Road St. Louis, MO 63128 314-525-1000 stanthonysmedcenter.com St. Louis Children’s Hospital One Children’s Place St. Louis, MO 63110 314-454-6000 stlouischildrens.org St. Luke’s Hospital 232 S. Woods Mill Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 314-434-1500 stlukes-stl.com
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Andrews Academy. Andrews Academy is a
traditional, private elementary school with campuses in Creve Coeur and Lake St. Louis. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to creating a learning environment where imagination and creativity are inspired and academic challenges are met. Andrews emphasizes basic academic skills- mathematics, reading, writing, spelling, grammar, science and social studies – while maintaining a broad range of specialized programs in the disciplines of art, computer science, library, music, Spanish, physical education and performing arts. In effect, our objective is to encourage maximum intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of each child on a personalized basis. We welcome each child as a unique individual and strive to foster self-confidence, self-discipline, independent initiative for learning, consideration for others, and accountability for one's own action. In promoting a quality program based on our guiding principles, we expect students to then reach their potential to attain success in a pluralistic society. For more information, visit www.andrewsacademy.com. Archdiocese of St. Louis. Catholic schools in the
Archdiocese of St. Louis are “Alive in Christ!” and offer a 200-year tradition of academic excellence, faith formation and a safe environment, as well as our own Department of Special Education! 50,000 students are currently enrolled in our 118 elementary, 28 secondary and 8 special education schools and centers. To learn more about Catholic schools, or to locate a Catholic school near you, visit www.archstl.org or call 314-792-7000. Learn why Catholic Schools in St. Louis are the GOOD NEWS IN EDUCATION! Chaminade College Preparatory School. Learning
to Live Remarkably - Chaminade is a Catholic, Marianist school for young men in grades 6 -12. Competitive athletics, world-class band, drama and fine arts programs, the House System and a residence program with nearly 50 international students complement the school’s rigorous college prep curriculum. Laptop computers, more than 150 hours of college credit courses and the experiential learning and community service
programs are an integral part of the curriculum. For 100 years, Chaminade has helped students develop into confident young men who are prepared for college and life. For more information, call 314-9934400 ext. 150, or visit www.chaminade-stl.org. Clayton School District. The School District of Clayton, the area’s “public” private school, has a nationally recognized PK-12, college preparatory academic program. The teachers believe that their students’ achievements and accomplishments are a direct result of their commitment to putting the interests and needs of each student at the center of every decision they make. Preparation for college is emphasized throughout the students' academic careers. Last year, CHS students took 514 Advanced Placement exams, with 87 percent scoring a 3 or better. For more information, call 314-854-6000 or visit www.clayton.k12.mo.us. The College School. The College School is committed to providing a diverse group of children in preschool through eighth grade with the best preparation for life through a hands-on, thematically integrated approach to education. The challenging and dynamic curriculum promotes a deep understanding of subjects and engenders a lifelong passion for learning. New spaces include a theater and 28 acres of property for off-site study. For more information, call 314-962-9355 or visit www. thecollegeschool.org or 7825 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, MO 63119. Community School. Community School's rigorous
coursework and challenging academic standards are supported by the 7:1 student/teacher ratio, which allows personalized attention for each student. Test scores are consistently among the highest in the nation. Music, art, P.E., drama, wood shop, and foreign language complement the academic program. The 16-acre wooded campus with a pond, nature trail, playing fields and playgrounds provides infinite opportunities for discovery, observation and recreation. Age 3 through sixth grade. For more information, visit www.communityschool.com or call 314-991-0005. De Smet Jesuit High School. De Smet Jesuit
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community which strives to build a challenging, academic environment set on the teachings and values of Jesus Christ. Young men, grades 9-12, are encouraged to develop strong personal values and convictions by realizing their leadership potential. They live the values of St. Ignatius by becoming intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice in generous service to the people of God. De Smet challenges students with a college prep curriculum, and offers more than 100 hours of college credit. Hard work put in by the students pays off, as last year’s graduating class earned more than $24.5 million in college scholarships. Outside the classroom, students partake in dozens of clubs and organizations serving a variety of interests or don a Spartan uniform in the 19 different sports offered. For more information, visit www.desmet.org or call 314-567-3500.
will enhance their growth and development. For more information, visit www.hopeacademy.com. Living Word Christian School. Our purpose is to glorify God in all we do. Our specific mission is to assist Christian parents in equipping students with a Christ-centered education, empowering them to impact the world for the glory of God. Our elementary campus is located in St. Peters and educates grades Preschool through 5th. These students are able to enjoy a strong academic foundation with enrichment classes in music, computers, and physical education. Our middle and high school location is in O’Fallon, Missouri, and educates grades 6th through 12th. Students are challenged by our college preparatory curriculum, athletics, co-curricular activities and leadership training. Call 636-978-1680 or visit www.lwcs.us. MICDS. Mary Institute & Saint Louis Country Day
Francis Howell School District. The Francis Howell
School District encompasses more than 150 square miles in the southeast corner of St. Charles County and is one of the largest school districts in the State of Missouri. It is recognized for its award-winning Pre-K through 12 curriculum with a nationally acclaimed early childhood program. Francis Howell believes that individual student success is a direct result of a school culture that achieves excellence through addressing the needs of every student, ensuring that each of our students leaves Francis Howell prepared for the challenges of a 21st century workplace. For more information, visit www.fhsdschools.org or call 636-851-4000. Hope Montessori School. Hope Montessori School is based upon the philosophy and teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, a physician, anthropologist and three time Noble Prize Candidate. She developed materials and an educational method that encourages independance, self-knowledge and an enthusiasm for learning. The child is free to move around the classroom at will and to interact with other children. The child is free to choose any activities whose purpose he/she understands or to ask for a presentation. At Hope Montessori, our fundamental philosophy is to create a respectful, positive and stimulating environment where children can come and choose the activities that
School (MICDS) offers an academically challenging education for students in grades Junior Kindergarten through 12 in a co-ed, college preparatory setting. Class sizes are small, and the 100-acre campus has state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, libraries, art studios and athletic facilities. Advanced technology is integrated in the 21st century curriculum, and a unique four-year college counseling program helps students gain admittance into many of the nation’s top colleges and universities. MICDS prepares students for higher education and for a life of purpose and service as a citizen of the everchanging world. For information, call 314-995-5100 or visit www.micds.org. New City School. New City School provides an
unparalleled academic experience that incorporates a comprehensive curriculum—including the development of personal intelligence, school-wide diversity, and joyful learning. What its students are taught are the same subjects as other high-quality elementary schools. How they are taught is unlike any other school in the world. Using the theory of multiple intelligences, New City School helps students understand and apply complex concepts to new and different situations. For information, visit www.newcityschool.org or call 314-361-6411.
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Whitfield School. Whitfield School's student-centered approach to academics, the arts, and athletics is challenging and produces well-rounded, healthy children in grades 6-12. The enhanced middle school program increases academic class time and ensures students study world languages each year. Students may choose up to seven science classes in high school. Whitfield's rigorous core curriculum and varied electives are expanded this year with the addition of teacher-guided online learning, providing the opportunity for students to pursue their specialized interests in language, science, and mathematics. Warrior athletic teams have won 18 State championships in the last ten years. For more information, visit www.whitfieldschool.org.
Pattonville School District. Pattonville is an awardwinning district serving students in preschool through 12th grade in northwest St. Louis County. The district has one high school, two middle schools, a K-8 school of choice, and six elementary schools. Pattonville is one of only 24 school districts out of nearly 450 K-12 districts to earn Missouri’s “Distinction in Performance Award” every year it has been given. Pattonville’s schools have also earned places on Missouri’s Top 10 lists of highest performing schools. For more information, visit www.psdr3.org or call 314-213-8500. St. Joseph’s Academy. St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph for the purpose of developing values-driven women leaders. SJA’s mission is to provide excellence in Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. SJA offers 24 honors courses, including
9 AP courses and 10 ACC courses. Students participate in service hours and are encouraged to be involved with sports, class leadership roles, musical or dramatic productions, or one of the many other clubs. For more information, contact us at www.stjosephacademy.org or 314-965-7205. Visitation Academy. Founded in 1833, Visitation
Academy is an independent, Catholic school for toddlers through grade 12. Visitation offers a coeducational Montessori preschool and kindergarten program and an all-girls environment for grades 1-12. Based on the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales, the challenging academic program encourages independent thinking, confidence and compassion. The Upper School offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum for young women grades 7-12. Call 314-625-9103 to speak with someone in the admissions office at Visitation Academy.
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Higher Learning Opportunities for higher education in and around St. Louis
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St. Louis has a multitude of options when it comes to choosing a college or university that has the right program to help you achieve your educational goals. This list outlines university options for St. Louis’ prospective students. Anthem College anthem.edu
ITT Technical Institute itt-tech.edu
St. Charles Community College stchas.edu
Broadcast Center broadcastcenterinfo.com
Lindenwood University lindenwood.edu
St. Louis Christian College slcconline.edu
Chamberlain College of Nursing chamberlain.edu
Maryville University maryville.edu
St. Louis College of Pharmacy stlcop.edu
Columbia College ccis.edu
Metro Business College metrobusinesscollege.edu
St. Louis Community College stlcc.edu
Covenant Theological Seminary covenantseminary.edu
Missouri Baptist University mobap.edu
St. Louis Theological Seminary stlts.org
Eden Theological Seminary eden.edu
Missouri College missouricollege.edu
Fontbonne University fontbonne.edu
National Academy of Beauty Arts nabacollege.com
Stevens Institute of Business & Arts siba.edu
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College barnesjewishcollege.edu
Ranken Technical College ranken.edu
Harris-Stowe State University hssu.edu Hickey College hickeycollege.edu
Saint Louis University slu.edu Southern Illinois University siu.edu
University of Missouri – St. Louis umsl.edu University of Phoenix – St. Louis Campus phoenix.edu Washington University in St. Louis wustl.edu Webster University webster.edu
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Out & About in St. Louis With a myriad of must-see attractions throughout the city, the options in entertainment and exploration are endless. Find each activities icon on the map on page 34.
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ď ° Anheuser-Busch Brewery. A St. Louis landmark since its founding in 1852, the Anheuser-Busch Brewery offers daily free tours, which take visitors through the historic Budweiser Clydesdale stable, Beechwood Lager Cellars, historic Brew House and Bevo Packaging Facility. One Busch Place, 800-342-5283, www.budweisertours.com.
Citygarden. A garden oasis in
City Museum. What was once
the heart of downtown St. Louis, Citygarden offers expansive, lush landscaping, 24 pieces of sculpture by internationally renowned artists, three water features, an innovative audio tour, a glass pavilion cafĂŠ and more. Free to the public. Bound by Eighth, Tenth, Market and Chestnut streets, 314-241-3337, www.citygardenstl.org.
a 600,000-square-foot shoe factory is now a playground for the imagination, with countless unique activities and exhibits made of reclaimed materials from around the city. General admission is $12 for ages 3 and up. 701 N. 15th Street, 314-231-CITY, www.citymuseum.org.
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The Fox Theatre. Catch a Broadway show at the
Fabulous Fox Theater in Grand Center. The 2012 season features such well-known titles as "West Side Story," "The Lion King," and "Wicked," with shows from other popular performers, including Riverdance. For tickets, call 800-293-5949. 527 N. Grand Blvd., 314-534-1678, www.fabulousfox.com. Grant’s Farm. Ranked as the seventhbest family attraction nationwide by the U.S. Family Travel Guide Zagat Survey®, this Busch family estate, which was once owned by Ulysses S. Grant, features animal shows, a petting area and a tram ride through a wildlife preserve. Open midApril through October. 10501 Gravois Road, 314-843-1700, www.grantsfarm.com. Laumeier Sculpture Park. Expanding
the context of contemporary sculpture beyond the traditional confines of a museum, Laumeier Sculpture Park is an internationally recognized open-air museum. Free to the public; however, admission is charged for some special events. 12580 Rott Road, 314-615-5278, www. laumeiersculpturepark.org. The Magic House – St. Louis Children’s Museum. Participate in hundreds of fun,
educational and interactive exhibits and activities for the whole family. You and your child can touch an electrically charged ball, create a three-dimensional impression of yourself, experience the sensation of racing a wheelchair and so much more. 516 S. Kirkwood Road, 314-822-8900, www.magichouse.org. Missouri Botanical Garden. Founded in 1859,
the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation’s oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and is a National Historic Landmark. See 79 acres of horticultural displays, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, the Climatrom® conservatory and more. 4344 Shaw Blvd., 314577-5100, www.mobot.org. Missouri History Museum. Discover St.
Louis’ history, from the city’s founding in 1764 to the present. General admission is free; however, a fee is charged for some
Shop 'til you Drop A list of malls and shopping centers – indoor and out – in the Greater St. Louis area The Boulevard Saint Louis theboulevard.com Chesterfield Mall 636-532-0777 chesterfield-mall.com Crestwood Court 314-962-2395 crestwoodcourt.com Lamp & Lantern Village Clayton and Hwy 141 Town & Country, MO 63017 The Loop 314-727-8000 ucityloop.com The Meadows at Lake St. Louis themeadowsatlsl.com Mid Rivers Mall 636-970-2610 shopmidriversmall.com Plaza Frontenac 314-432-0604 plazafrontenac.com St. Louis Galleria Mall 314-863-5500 saintlouisgalleria.com St. Louis Mills 314-227-5900 stlouismills.com St. Louis Union Station 314-421-6655 stlouisunionstation.com South County Center 314-892-5203 shopsouthcountycenter.com West County Center 314-288-2020 shopwestcountycenter.com
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special exhibitions. 5700 Lindell Blvd., 314-746-4599, www.mohistory.org. The Moto Museum.
See a collection of rare and vintage motorcycles, many from European manufacturers before 1975, and some even dating back to around 1900. Free to the public, but donations are appreciated. 3441 Olive Blvd., 314-446-1805, www. themotomuseum.com. The Muny in Forest Park.
▲ Saint Louis Zoo. Located in Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo is a family-friendly destination that is home to nearly 18,000 animals from more than 700 species. General admission is free; however, certain attrachtions charge a fee, such as the Children’s Zoo. One Government Drive, 314-781-0900, www.stlzoo.org.
The nation’s oldest and largest outdoor theatre, The Muny in Forest Park is a fan favorite during the summer months in St. Louis. The 2011 Summer Season runs June 18 through August 12 and will feature “Thouroughly Modern, Millie," "Chicago," "Aladdin," "Dreamgirls," Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Pirates!" and "The King and I." One Theatre Drive, 314-361-1900, www.muny.org. Saint Louis Art Museum. Admire
exceptional works of art from nearly every culture and time period throughout history at the Saint Louis Art Museum, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums. General admission is free. Fine Arts Drive, 314-7210072, www.slam.org. Saint Louis Science Center. Explore the fascinating world of science at this hands-on museum, which offers more than 700 exhibits geared toward children and adults of all ages. Investigate an array of exciting exhibits; or, for an additional fee, watch an informative show in the impressive Omnimax Theater and stargaze indoors at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. General admission is free. 5050 Oakland Ave., 314289-4400, www.slsc.org.
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Symphony Hall. The Grammy-
winning Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra has been inspiring St. Louis for 130 years. Concerts vary throughout the year, ranging from elegant, classical evening performances to family-friendly afternoon shows. For tickets, call 314-534-1700. 718 N. Grand Blvd., 314-533-2500, www.stlsymphony.org. Six Flags St. Louis. A constant favorite among families all over the Midwest, this expansive theme park features a variety of fun rides and thrills, including an attached water park, that kids and parents alike are sure to love. Six Flags St. Louis, which is open April through October, also hosts several concerts by popular musicians each season, as well as annual celebrations, such as “Fright Fest” which takes place around Halloween. 636-9385300, 4900 Six Flags Road, www.sixflags.com.
*Please call or visit these attractions' websites for information on days and hours of operation, changes in admission and parking fees, etc.
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Calendar of Events With luxurious loft living and remarkable restaurants at every turn, downtown St. Louis is one of the area’s liveliest – and most livable – locales. March 17, 2012
May 25-28, 2012
August 25-56, 2012
St. Patrick's Day Downtown Parade & Run irishparade.org
Rib America Festival St. Louis ribamerica.com
March 30 - April 1, 2012
St. Louis Greek Fest stlgreekfest.com
April 13, 2012
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis featuring Othello shakespearfestivalstlouis.org
Japanese Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden mobot.org
May 31 - June 24, 2012
September 7-9, 2012
Spring Art Fair at Queeny Park gslaa.org Opening Day St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs cardinals.mlb.com
May 25 - June 17, 2012
April 15, 2012
Circus Flora circusflora.org
April 22, 2012
PrideFest St. Louis pridestl.org
GO! St. Louis Marathon gostlouis.org St. Louis Earth Day Festival stlouisearthday.org
June 23-24, 2012 July 2-4, 2012
May 4-5, 2012
Fair St. Louis fairsaintlouis.org
May 11-13, 2012
Let Them Eat Art cityofmaplewood.com/ltea
St. Louis MicroFest stlmicrofest.org 25th Annual Art Fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park laumeiersculpturepark.org
May 18-20, 2012
Art on the Square artonthesquare.com
May 25-27, 2012
St. Louis Blues Week Festival stlbluesweek.com
May 25-28, 2012
July 13, 2012
August 20-26, 2012
Downtown Restaurant Week downtownrestaurantweek.org
August 25-26, 2012
Festival of Nations festivalofnationsstl.org
LouFest Music Festival loufest.com
September 1-2, 2012
Big Muddy Blues Festival bigmuddybluesfestival.com
September 1-3, 2012
Saint Louis Art Fair culturalfestivals.com
September 14 & 15, 2012
Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Balloon Race greatforestparkballoonrace.com
September 28-30, 2012
Taste of St. Louis Festival tastestl.com
October 16-21, 2012 SciFest 2012 slsc.org
November 1, 2012
Madonna World Tour 2012 scottradecenter.com
November 22, 2012
Christmas in St. Louis Holiday Parade christmasinstlouis.org
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We offer... • Catholic Elementary, Secondary and Special Education Schools Serving the 11 Counties of the Archdiocese of St. Louis • An Invitation to a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ – All Faiths Welcome • Pre-School and After School Programs + Year-Round Inclusionary PreSchools for Children 6 Weeks-6 Years • Academic and Faith Formation Programs in Safe, Nurturing Environments
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Have a ball... or puck! 2012 calendar of professional sporting events in St. Louis St. Louis is the perfect place for a sports fan. With three professional sports franchises, this city boasts the ability to satisfy any athletic craving. Whether looking to plan a family outing at Busch Stadium to see the 2011 World Champion Redbirds or a night out with friends to cheer on the Blues, the success and prevalence of St. Louis professional sports makes this one of the greatest sports cities in the country. St. Louis Blues Hockey Fri, 2/3 Kings Sat, 2/11 Avalanche Sun, 2/12 Sharks Thu, 2/16 Islanders Sat, 2/18 Wild Wed, 2/22 Bruins Tue, 3/6 Blackhawks Thu, 3/8 Ducks Sat, 3/10 Blue Jackets Tue, 3/27 Predators Sat, 3/31 Blue Jackets Wed, 4/4 Red Wings Fri, 4/6 Coyotes
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St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Fri, 4/13 Cubs 2:15 PM Sat, 4/14 Cubs 12:05 PM Sun, 4/15 Cubs 1:15 PM Tue, 4/17 Reds 7:15 PM Wed, 4/18 Reds 7:15 PM Thu, 4/19 Reds 12:45 PM Fri, 4/27 Brewers 7:15 PM Sat, 4/28 Brewers 12:05 PM Sun, 4/29 Brewers 1:15 PM Tue, 5/1 Pirates 7:15 PM Wed, 5/2 Pirates 7:15 PM Thu, 5/3 Pirates 12:45 PM Fri, 5/11 Braves 7:15 PM Sat, 5/12 Braves 6:15 PM Sun, 5/13 Braves 1:15 PM Mon, 5/14 Cubs 7:15 PM Tue, 5/15 Cubs 12:45 PM
Mon, 5/21 Padres Tue, 5/22 Padres Thu, 5/23 Padres Fri, 5/24 Phillies Sat, 5/25 Phillies Sun, 5/26 Phillies Mon, 5/27 Phillies Fri, 6/8 Indians Sat, 6/9 Indians Sun, 6/10 Indians Tue, 6/12 White Sox Wed, 6/13 White Sox Thu, 6/14 White Sox Fri, 6/15 Royals Sat, 6/16 Royals Sun, 6/17 Royals Fri, 6/29 Pirates Sat, 6/30 Pirates Sun, 7/1 Pirates Mon, 7/2 Rockies Tues, 7/3 Rockies Wed, 7/4 Rockies Thu, 7/5 Rockies Fri, 7/6 Marlins Sat, 7/7 Marlins Sun, 7/8 Marlins Fri, 7/20 Cubs Sat, 7/21 Cubs Sun, 7/22 Cubs Mon, 7/23 Dodgers Tue, 7/24 Dodgers Wed, 7/25 Dodgers Thu, 7/26 Dodgers
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2012 Schedule Key: Colors represent days each team has a home game. St. Louis Blues, Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103, blues.nhl.com. St. Louis Cardinals, Busch Stadium, 700 Clark Street, St. Louis, MO 63102, stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com.
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For any event in St. Louis, especially in the downtown area, an accessible mode of transportation to take advantage of is the MetroLink system. Park your car in one of many Park-Ride lots (most are free), and hop on the train to avoid the hassle of downtown traffic and parking fees. Whether on the way to a Cardinals game or a concert at the Scottrade Center, the MetroLink is an easy, efficient way to get you and yours downtown on time. Visit www. metrostlouis.org online or on your mobile phone, and use the trip planner to plan your next adventure in the city.
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Home Resource Guide Directory of local experts to help with your home and design needs Fences & Decks
California Custom Decks 9227 Manchester Road St. Louis, MO 63144 314-968-3325 / Fax 314-968-3326 email@example.com www.caldecks.com An innovative design-and-build company, specializing in decks, gazebos, sunrooms and pergolas. Let us help you plan your new outdoor space.
Frank Patton Interiors 13133 Manchester Road St. Louis, MO 63131 314-965-4240 / Fax 314-965-8687 firstname.lastname@example.org frankpatton.com Since 1960, Frank Patton Interiors has provided discriminating clients with exceptional home furnishings with ASID designer assistance at substantial savings. Located 1/2 mile west of 270.
Chesterfield Fence & Deck 620 Spirit Valley East Drive Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-532-4054 / Fax 636-532-8011 email@example.com www.chesterfieldfence.com Celebrating more than 43 years, Chesterfield Fence & Deck specializes in the custom design and installation of fences, decks and sunrooms. Call for a free estimate!
Custom Design Fence & Deck 3926 Highway 79 O’Fallon, MO 63366 636-240-3691 / Fax 636-379-9532 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cdfencedeck.com Serving St. Charles and surrounding counties since 1992. Commercial and residential. Retail sales and installation. FREE estimates. Complete showroom. Fully insured.
Accessories By Design 11612 Page Service Drive St. Louis, MO 63146 314-692-2828 / Fax 314-426-6363 email@example.com www.ellenkurtzinteriors.com Accessories By Design is a unique showroom with a variety of home accessory styles. We specialize in consulting with clients on their homes. We create a special and unique style by using a client’s existing items and adding complementary accessories.
KDR Designer Showrooms 11660 Page Service Drive St. Louis, MO 63146 314-993-5020 / Fax 314-993-6551 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kdrshowrooms.com KDR Designer Showrooms has provided exceptional home furnishings, fabrics and window coverings since 1991 for St. Louis’ finest residences, offices, hotels and country clubs.
Three French Hens 16935 Manchester Road Wildwood, MO 63040 636-458-8033 / Fax 636-273-6004 email@example.com www.threefrenchhensantiques.com Three French Hens constantly shifts its inventory of distinctive European home furnishings. Offering fine furniture, antiques, quality reproductions, exquisite home accessories, gifts and interior design services, its 10,000-square-foot showroom allows you to visualize your home’s potential.
7707 Clayton Road St. Louis, MO 63117 314-727-6622 / Fax 314-727-6634 firstname.lastname@example.org emilycastle.com
Castle Design is a full-service interior design company creating functional, aesthetically pleasing residential and commercial spaces under the direction of Emily Castle, ASID. Designer Lori Olsen McElvain, Allied ASID, specializes in restaurant design and designer Linda Gaydos, Allied ASID, handles our residential work in Naples, FL.
Directions in Design 1849 Craig Road St. Louis, MO 63146 314-205-2010 / Fax 314-205-0889 email@example.com didstl.com The staff at Directions in Design creates extraordinary and comfortable traditional, contemporary and transitional interiors. Choose from our comprehensive interior architecture, interior design and purchasing services.
G.M. Doveikis & Associates, Inc. 636-227-7788 / Fax 636-227-9265 gmdoveikis.com firstname.lastname@example.org Celebrating 27 years in business! Professional ASID designers offer the full scope of interior design services, whether you are building, remodeling or redecorating your home.
Pizazz 2 Interiors 259 Lamp & Lantern Village Town & Country, MO 63017 636-220-9700 / Fax 636-220-9701 email@example.com A full-service design studio. Consulting, decorative finishes and accessories. We will create unique window treatments, rearrange furniture, reupholster or design a wonderful new space. Let us help you create the "look" you love.
Savvy Surrounding Style 9753 Clayton Road St. Louis, MO 63124
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314-432-7289 firstname.lastname@example.org www.savvyladue.com Savvy Surrounding Style is a full-service design firm with an extensive showroom unparalleled in the Midwest. We offer stunning artwork, extraordinary lighting, beautiful furniture and oneof-a-kind hostess gifts. Become a Savvy shopper today!
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Appliance Solutions by Brock 14548 Manchester Road Ballwin, MO 63021 636-394-1600 / Fax 636-394-4004 email@example.com www.appliancesolutions.com The only appliance company in St. Louis that services what we sell.
AUTCOhome 11610 Page Service Drive St. Louis, MO 63146 314-373-2000 / Fax 314-429-3575 firstname.lastname@example.org www.autcohome.com AUTCOhome’s 6000-square-foot showroom is the place to go for highend appliances including SubZero, Wolf, Dacor, Viking, Thermador, Kitchen-Aid and more.
Baygents Company 117 West Argonne Kirkwood, MO 63122 314-965-5250 We provide quality service and knowledgeable staff to make your new kitchen or bath project an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Beck/Allen Cabinetry 633 Spirit of St. Louis Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-519-1611 / Fax 636-519-1620 11626 Page Service Drive St. Louis, MO 63146 314-677-6713 / Fax 314-677-6717 email@example.com beckallencabinetry.com Beck/Allen Cabinetry is a kitchen and bath design firm that creates innovative designs tailored for every lifestyle.
brooksBerry Kitchens & Baths 751 Old Frontenac Square St. Louis, MO 63131 314-872-7720 / Fax 314-872-7724 brooksberry.com firstname.lastname@example.org St. Louis’ most award-winning kitchen and bath firm. From custom cabinetry to full kitchen and bath remodeling.
Cabinetry by Design 314-791-6155 www.cabinetrybydesignstl.com email@example.com Cabinetry by Design allows you to achieve the same goals as working with a traditional company yet you won't have to pay for all the overhead that comes with a showroom.
Callier & Thompson Kitchens, Baths and Appliances 14180 Manchester Road St. Louis, MO 63011 636-391-9099 / Fax 636-391-3311 firstname.lastname@example.org callierandthompson.com A fixture in the St. Louis kitchen and bath industry for nearly 55 years, Callier & Thompson’s name is synonymous with quality and professionalism.
Crescent Plumbing Supply Co. 640 Rosedale Ave. St. Louis, MO 63112 314-727-4200 / 800-677-4200 Fax 314-727-2800 email@example.com crescentsupply.com Providing St. Louis' fine plumbing products since 1905. Visit Crescent Plumbing's showroom. Consultants are available with over 87 years combined experience; our expertise is unparalleled in the market.
Glen Alspaugh Company 9808 Clayton Road St. Louis, MO 63124 314-993-6644 / Fax 314-993-5138 firstname.lastname@example.org glenalspaughkitchens.com Glen Alspaugh Kitchens & Baths has provided clients with the finest in kitchen and bath design and installation since 1951.
Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath 2715 Mercantile Drive Brentwood, MO 63144
314-645-6545 karrbick.com Founded in 1958, Karr Bick has grown to become one of the most reputable kitchen & bath design and installation companies in the St. Louis area.
Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry 2366 Schuetz Road St. Louis, MO 63146 314-994-7111 / Fax 314-994-7110 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org marcchristian.com This award-winning kitchen and bath design firm is dedicated to providing an exceptional product with a personal experience. The boutique-style design studio affords clients an opportunity to see, touch and be inspired. Catering to homeowners, architects, builders and interior designers.
Mosby Building Arts, Ltd. 645 Leffingwell Ave. St. Louis, MO 63122 314-909-1800 / Fax 314-909-1881 email@example.com mosbybuildingarts.com/kitchens From floor plans to cabinets to construction, Mosby Building Arts listens to your kitchen and bath goals, then shares your vision to make it happen.
National Kitchen & Bath, Inc. 3150 S. Brentwood Blvd. Webster Groves, MO 63119 314-962-1800 / Fax 314-962-2270 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nationalkitchenandbath.com Serving St. Louis for over 30 years, we have provided our clients the best in creative design, quality products, expert installation and superior customer service.
Premier Plumbing Studio 11618 Page Service Drive. St. Louis, MO 63146 314-872-9339 / Fax 314-997-5960 Premier Plumbing Studio offers 6,000 square feet of working displays and demonstrations, allowing you to get up close to the products you may choose to complete your building or remodeling project.
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Moving Checklist A list of must-dos before relocating
Two months before moving Select your move date. If you intend to use a mover, get estimates from moving companies. If you plan to go it alone, check into truck rental costs. Reserve mover or truck. Simplify your move by getting rid of clutter now. A good way to start is by looking through storage areas of your home and throwing away, recycling or donating anything you don’t plan to take with you. Create a file to store all your moving documents. This way, your estimates, receipts and other important forms will be organized and handy. Ask your medical professional for referrals, and gather all medical records. To protect these important documents, consider carrying them with you when you move. If necessary, make storage arrangements and arrange for travel accommodations.
One month before moving Fill out necessary change-ofaddress forms with your local post office. Begin packing items you won’t need until after the move.
Remember to clearly label all boxes to prevent confusion later. Transfer school records. Contact utility, telephone and cable companies to schedule disconnection at your old house. Arrange for connection at your new home. Discuss the move with your insurance company to determine what will be covered. If you have pets, now is the time to make arrangements for their move. Talk to your veterinarian for advice on traveling with your pets. Arrange for antiques and other valuables to be appraised. Make a list of all valuables to keep in your moving file. Order packing materials and carefully pack valuables yourself. Always carry passports, credit cards, jewelry and other valuable items yourself. Begin using up food and other items you won’t be taking when you move. If you are moving to a different state, arrange for your vehicle registration to be transferred.
Two weeks before moving Transfer bank accounts. Consult your bank’s policy on safe deposit boxes to determine when to transfer valuable items. If you have children, arrange for childcare during the day of the move. Prepare electronics to be moved and back up all data. Take your car to a service station to prepare for the move. Remember to take necessary precautions if you are moving to an area with a different climate. Check to confirm your new home is available, and reconfirm plans and contact information with the moving company.
One week before moving Make sure to label all boxes to indicate contents and the room they should be taken to in the new house. Create a travel kit to keep yourself organized on the big day. Include your checkbook, credit cards, ID, toiletries, paper plates and cups, bandages, aspirin, toys for the kids and other important items. Pack clothing and other personal items in a suitcase.
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Ten most-often-forgotten items Vital records. Having up-to-date records is crucial, so be sure to contact your doctor, dentist, veterinarian or other healthcare provider to ensure your records and prescriptions are properly transferred. Also, take your child’s official school records with you.
If you are taking medication, transfer prescriptions and ensure you have enough medicine to last through the move. Send change-of-address cards to friends and family.
The day before moving Confirm travel arrangements, and double-check the arrival time of the moving company. Pack items that will be needed immediately at the new house in the same box. Clearly label the box to indicate it should be loaded last. Make sure you have cash or traveler’s checks to use during the move and to pay the movers.
Moving day Be sure the moving company can reach you. It’s a good idea to have someone at the old house to answer questions. Walk through the house with the foreman to answer any last questions. Read the inventory form carefully before signing it. Do one final “sweep” after items have been moved to ensure nothing is left behind.
Favorite things. Make sure to collect all items of value before moving. Is there money hidden in your house? Jewelry stored in a safe deposit box? Be sure to personally carry all valuable items with you when you move. Can I get your number? Take your personal address book and the phone book for your old community with you when you leave. You never know whom you’ll need to contact down the road or whether you’ll remember their phone numbers. Loose ends. Did you leave your winter coat at the cleaners? Are you still a member at the local gym? Just found that long-lost library book? Be sure to tie up all loose ends with local businesses before leaving town. Return to sender. Don’t forget to file change-of-address forms with the local post office. Also, write down your new address and carry it with you in case it slips your mind. Clean sweep. Before saying “so long” to your old home, clean it one last time. Set cleaning supplies aside for last so you can leave your old house in good condition. Open and shut. Remember to leave the garage door opener behind. Once you’ve moved out, accidentally keeping it will prove useless for you and frustrating for the new owner. Planning for pets. Boxes and furniture can easily go on a truck, but what about your four-legged friend? Don’t forget to make travel arrangements for pets because most moving companies cannot transport animals. Money matters. In order to have money on hand when you arrive in your new community, set up a checking account before making the move. Also, remove important documents and items from your current bank’s safe deposit box. The key element. Before leaving, hand over all sets of keys to your old home’s new residents. This includes hidden keys and sets left with neighbors or friends for emergencies.
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Numbers You Need Important state and regional information for St. Louis area residents
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Illinois State Offices illinois.gov
Missouri State Offices mo.gov
Madison County www.co.madison.il.us
Franklin County franklinmo.org
Monroe County monroecountyil.org
St. Charles County sccmo.org
St. Clair County co.st-clair.il.us
St. Louis City stlouis-mo.gov
St. Louis County stlouisco.com
Illinois State Offices (217) 782-4141 elections.il.gov
Office of the Secretary of State Driver Services Department (800) 252-8980 Vehicle Service Department (800) 252-8980 sos.state.il.us
Illinois State Board of Education (217) 782-4321 isbe.state.il.us
AmerenIP (800) 775-5000 ameren.com Illinois American Water (866) 422-2782 amwater.com/ilaw
Missouri State Offices (573) 751-4936 sos.mo.gov/elections
St. Louis bi-state area Communications
Charter Communications (888) GET CHARTER charter.com AT&T (800) 228-2020 att.com
St. Louis bi-state area Print Media
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (314) 340-8888 stltoday.com St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles (636) 230-9700 stlouishomesmag.com
Missouri Department of Revenue (573) 526-3669 dor.mo.gov/motorv
Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (573) 751-4212 dese.mo.gov
AmerenUE (800) 552-7583 ameren.com Laclede Gas Co. (314) 621-6960 lacledegas.com Metropolitan Sewer District (314) 768-6260 stlmsd.com
St. Louis bi-state area Transportation
Amtrak (800) USA-RAIL amtrak.com
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (314) 426-8000 lambert-stlouis.com MegaBus (877) GO2-MEGA us.megabus.com MetroLink (Rail) & MetroBus (314) 231-2345 metrostlouis.org Spirit of St. Louis Airport (636) 532-2222 spiritairport.com
Missouri American Water (866) 430-0820 amwater.com/moaw
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