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HEALTH EDITOR [ MARY JO BLACKWOOD] is a widely traveled registered nurse and health educator with 30 years experience writing about health issues.

lifestyle editor [ LAUREN madras ] returned to her hometown after living in NYC, where she earned a masters degree and freelanced with Conde Nast and Hearst. managing editor writer [catherine klene ] [ carrie williams ] graduated from has a mass SIUE with bachelor’s communications degrees in Mass degree from Communications SIUE and writes and English and has for three local worked in journalism publications. since 2006. Contributor [ Dr. Tim Jordan ] is a behavioral pediatrician, international speaker and owner of Camp Weloki.

Senior Editor [ Tony Di Martino ] is the former senior editor of Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion. She also was an editor at St. Louis Magazine and The Riverfront Times.

Contributor [ Bill Beggs ] has been writing everything from courts to sports since the days of typewriters. Contributor [ Paul Doerner ] is a founding partner of the Lawrence Group Architects with a lifelong passion for the architecture of St. Louis.

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is the sommelier at the prestigious Saint Louis Club and holds Advanced Sommelier Certification. Society Photographer [ Carla Falasco ] is a freelance photographer, communications professional and community volunteer.

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[ letter from the editor ] It’s not often that I feel totally humbled, but reading about the seniors in our special section today has left me amazed, if not speechless (nothing leaves me speechless). Two of the five are centenarians, two nonagenarians—and they discuss their lives as if it were the most natural thing in the world to “drink in moderation” when you’re 105 or “walk 30 minutes a day” when you’re 100. So what’s the common thread that keeps them all active, cheerful and engaged in life more fully than most people half their age? As best I can tell, it’s attitude. They’re happy and positive. And, by extension, they have friends and are engaged in regular activities. So in this most informal of ‘studies,’ I have concluded that the old adage is true: Attitude is everything. Of course, I already knew that. But I discovered it the hard way—via hit-or-miss hires over the decades. While one can’t really ascertain attitude during an hour-long interview (when candidates are on their best behavior), if I get a whiff of bad attitude, I run the other way, no matter how capable the person seems. A businessman I’ve always respected once told me, “You can teach someone to do the job, but you can’t teach attitude.” As for our seniors, we don’t know what curve balls life did or did not throw their way. Maybe theirs were lives of ease and good fortune—it’s a lot harder to be cheerful in the face of adversity. But then again, there’s that other old adage about lemonade. —Dorothy F. Weiner Editor in Chief

[ on the cover ] The sixth annual ‘It’s in the Cards,’ a dinner gala and auction benefiting Thompson Foundation for Autism, takes place May 10 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. Tickets start at $250. Pictured on the cover: Cardinals manager and honorary gala chair Mike Matheny. For more information, call Donna Wilkinson at 314.367.8118 or visit

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6 Talk of the Towns 7 Cover story – Thompson Foundation 8 Get to Know – Kimberly McKinney 9 The Insider 10 Reaching Out – Society of St. Vincent de Paul 11 Nonprofit Datebook 12 Sports Standouts

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Enterprises Business Insight – Marquard’s Cleaners Cover story – Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Coyne Best in Town – Worst Local Laws Business Beat Charlie’s Town

[ photo album ] 19 Happenings 20 SNAPPED! Chesterfield Arts 21 Contemporary Art Museum 21 Friends of St. Luke’s 22 Clayton Chamber of Commerce 22 Independence Center 23 Jewish Federation 24 I Do! – Lauren Stahlhuth & Ryan Limburg 25 She Said Yes!

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talk [towns] by bill beggs jr.

Chandler Davis, 12, doesn’t remember the helicopter that airlifted him to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in January. He had cheated death after an asthma attack, with the help of CPR by St. Louis County Police officers. Even though he was without oxygen for about 10 minutes, he was released from the hospital within a week and is back in class at Parkway South Middle School in Ballwin. Well, a surprise visitor from the sky descended on the school grounds last week, just for Chandler: A St. Louis County Police helicopter. He got to see a chopper up close and personal, even getting to sit in the passenger seat. He could breathe easy—he didn’t have to fly anywhere this time. Impending retirements in Brentwood School District are behind some desk-shuffling that will lead to two Ladue School District administrators hanging their hats in Brentwood, come the 2013-14 school year. Dr. Joan Oakley, now assistant superintendent of educational leadership in Ladue, will join Brentwood as assistant superintendent. Meanwhile, Trina Petty-Rice will take the reins at Mark Twain Elementary from Karen Smith, who is retiring. Petty-Rice served as the instructional technology coordinator in Ladue for six years. Oakley succeeds David Faulkner, who will become Brentwood’s superintendent following Dr. Charles Penberthy’s retirement. The average citizen probably didn’t think about the 2010 census after returning the form, but public servants have been on pins and needles ever since. Redistricting cost Missouri two seats in Congress, which as we noted last time, pits Lacy Clay against Russ Carnahan for the remaining district serving the city

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of St. Louis. At the state level, with an election just weeks away, official pencil-holders continue to be very busy with their erasers as unhappy representatives complain about districts that have morphed to include or exclude the wrong communities. Perhaps one with more justified anger is Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, who finds herself in the same straits as Carnahan—her district no longer exists. Should students from an unaccredited school district be allowed to attend schools in accredited districts of their choice? That’s the essence of Turner v. Clayton, for which testimony concluded March 7. A recent study completed on behalf of Clayton School District indicates that about 28 percent of kindergarten through grade 12 pupils living in St. Louis City would transfer to a county school district if given their choice—and assuming there was no charge for tuition. Clayton, according to the study, would be the first choice for city families. Clayton has reason to hope it will not be forced into overcrowding; the state Supreme Court ruled that same week in favor of Webster Groves schools, overturning another city student’s case. Imagine being reunited with a keepsake you’d abandoned all hope of ever seeing again—more than a half-century ago. Recently, a class ring was returned to Ursuline Academy in Kirkwood after being found in the street at Jamieson and Bancroft in south St. Louis. Two clues helped put it back on the owner’s finger: It commemorates a 1947 graduation, and the initials ‘EVP’ were engraved inside. Checking school records, the alumnae office found Edwina Vander Pluym Gewinner ’47. She lost the gold ring more than 50 years ago. Gewinner was especially delighted because when she was a young adult, a house fire destroyed the rest of her high

school memorabilia. Gewinner, who had lived in South City, recently moved to South County.

send money to get out of a jam at the hotel. Most of us can smell a rat, so these scams succeed only with the gullible few. But now we have a 25-year-old St. Ah, Monarch restauraunt— Charles man who got hoodwinked out say it ain’t so. After nine of $830—for a student loan. St. Charles years in business, the cops say the man, after searching renowned eatery closed for online, sent the money to an address in good March 11. Some restaurants are Canada to secure the $25,000 student like romances—they don’t last nearly loan through a New York company. long enough, and when they’re gone He was then unable to make contact for good, it breaks your heart. Near with the would-be ‘lender.’ We hope he and dear to me were Zinnia in Webster can get back to school for a course in Groves and City Cousin downtown. common sense. Most everyone of a certain age has memories of the Parkmoor on Clayton Two-legged critters may Road. Maybe there’s a light at the end one day have more room of this tunnel: Jeff Orbin and Aaron at the Saint Louis Zoo. Teitelbaum hope to open a smaller Parking space could place by fall. Meanwhile, so does chef increase substantially with the Zoo’s Josh Galliano, named Food & Wine conditional purchase of the shuttered magazine’s people’s Best New Chef for Forest Park Hospital, right across I-64. the Midwestm, as well as James Beard One possibility is a modern zoological semi-finalist for ‘Top Midwest Chef.’ research center to align with The Gateway City’s burgeoning reputation Richmond Heights as a life-sciences hub. Indeed, some could be the next area have referred to St. Louis as ‘Buckle of domino to fall in favor of the Bio-belt.’ As it would still be a hike officially acknowledging across the interstate, a key challenge protections for people based on their would be people-moving. Traditional sexual orientation and/or gender shuttles are one option, but now’s the identity. City leaders were set to vote time to dream big. Perhaps a monorail on an ordinance to that effect March or a gondola? 19, and it would be the fourth area municipality to do so. U. City was first U. City is renowned with its law forbidding discrimination for its proximity to based on sexual orientation, followed Washington University. by Olivette; Clayton passed its law And its dining, shopping in November. This is another unique and entertainment have demonstration of inclusiveness for our long been a draw, region-wide. Add to region. No other Missouri communities that, the pride it takes in its cultural have been as progressive. diversity, and it’s no surprise that ‘Neighborhood to the World’ is its new, Seems there’s a different trademarked, marketing slogan. Keep kind of crook on the your eyes peeled over the next several Internet every 15 minutes. months as U. City’s documents, signs First it was the member and online presence transition to the of a Nigerian royal family new logo and brand identity, unveiled who needed you to claim a large sum March 3 at the first-ever Celebration of money for him. Then there was the of Diversity. Meanwhile, we may all acquaintance trapped overseas with no just continue to enjoy the Loop as the cellphone or cash who needed you to embodiment of all of the above.

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KMOX Radio’s Charlie Brennan and Bob and Chris Guimbarda at last year’s ‘It’s in the Cards’ dinner gala and auction. photo by Joel Marion Photography

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Thompson] Foundation for Autism

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People with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often act as if they’re in their own world. Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with a wide range and degree of symptoms, which might include repetitive behaviors, social withdrawal, disregard for the feelings and boundaries of others, and impaired communication and motor skills. But even though individuals with ASD may seem to be in a different world, they still have to live and work in the same world as everyone else. Bridging the distance between those worlds is the aim of Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at University of Missouri-Columbia. Thompson Center, a national leader in ASD research, focuses on improving the lives of families affected by ASD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. “We conduct interdisciplinary research on the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ASD in collaboration with other academic centers of excellence across the country,” says executive director Dr. Joel Bregman. More than 15 innovative research projects are now underway, with five others on tap. Established in 2005, Thompson Center provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for more than 10,000 individuals each year. Programs range from testing and evaluation to medical treatment, speech and occupational therapy, and psychological and social work services. The center, founded by former St. Louisans Nancy and Bill Thompson, also acts as a resource, supplying families, caregivers, educators and health care professionals with information, support and training. The benefits of treatment and research are great, but the expense is high. “We rely on Thompson Foundation, the center’s fundraising arm, to support everything from innovative pilot projects to diagnostic and treatment services that aren’t reimbursed by the health care system,” Bregman explains. The foundation is also in the forefront of autism-related legislative efforts, he adds. ‘It’s In the Cards,’ the foundation’s annual dinner gala and fundraising auction, takes place May 10 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. Guests can meet Cardinals players and other sports celebrities, including former and current managers Tony La Russa and Mike Matheny, who serve as honorary chairs. KSDK-TV’s Rene Knott will handle the auctioneer’s gavel. Stepping up to the plate as gala co-chairs are Patty Arnold of Mercy, Tim Ney of Edward Jones, Scott Zajac of Advantage Capital, Jack Reis of Colliers International and John Sondag of AT&T. Sponsors include AT&T, Mercy, Nestle Purina, Edward Jones, Renaissance Financial, Ameren, Peabody Energy and Colliers International. This year’s fundraising goal is $600,000. “Autism is hard to diagnose at the high and low ends of the spectrum, and there are many subtypes,” Bregman says. “The later it’s diagnosed, the tougher it is to treat. We’re trying to reach as many families as possible as early as possible, so people with ASD can develop their optimal potential.” Funds raised at ‘It’s in the Cards’ support that mission. “The more effectively ASD is diagnosed and treated, the sooner we can welcome these individuals from their lonely, isolated world into ours, and the sooner they can begin making their unique contribution to society.”

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Get to know ] Kimberly McKinney of the Shaw Neighborhood

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CEO, Habitat for Louis (HFHSL) WHY I DO IT A stable home is essential to a family’s health and development. I’m proud to be part of an agency that builds decent homes in safe communities so families can live and grow into all that God intended. ORIGINS I’m from around Johnson City, Tenn., and still have the drawl to prove it. I followed my then-fiance 15 years ago when he moved here for a job. FAMILY Married, with a 25-year-old stepdaughter CHILDHOOD AMBITION As a kid, I wanted to be everything from a dancer to an elementary school teacher. FIRST JOB I ran the gamut from baby-sitting to retail to restaurant work, sometimes all at once. THE GIRL I USED TO BE In high school, I was always in trouble for talking in class! EDUCATION I majored in marketing and organizational management at East Tennessee State University. CAREER PATH I went into banking right out of college, but it was a little too structured for me. So the restaurant chain where I used to hostess, wait tables and tend bar hired me as marketing director. From there I became director of tourism and economic development for the town of Jonesborough, Tenn. That’s where I met my husband, Kevin, who was mayor at the time. But I always knew I wanted a job with a purpose. I started at HFHSL as director of development in 1997, and became CEO 14 months later. BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT You have to eat the elephant one bite at a time. MOTTO It will be fine. One of our board members does a pretty good imitation of me saying it with my Tennessee accent! WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT ST. LOUIS The wide range of activities on tap, from sports to the arts to neighborhood festivals. FAVORITE MOVIE Breakfast at Tiffany’s. FICTIONAL HEROINE I MOST RESEMBLE Disney cartoon character Kim Possible. We’re both redheads, and we both try to do the impossible. BOOK LIST Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten should be required reading. HOW I UNWIND Rather than dwell on the negative, I have a glass of wine and plot my next course. IDEAL SATURDAY NIGHT Dinner, live music and dancing FAVORITE RESTAURANT Broadway Oyster Bar Humanity





Anywhere I haven’t been before. DREAM JOB Beside the one I have right now? Philanthropist. I WISH I COULD Sing. A colleague and I do a pretty good karaoke version of Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. MY HERO/HEROINE Anyone who strives to make a difference, including our client families and volunteers. GOALS For HFHSL to serve as many families as possible and to gain increased financial support for our multi-year giving program, so we don’t always have to start from scratch each fiscal year.


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the[in]sider by tony di martino [ Broadway Bound ] Jack Lane, executive producer of Stages St. Louis, is co-producing Peter and the Starcatcher with Disney Theatricals on the Great White Way. Based on a best-selling novel by Dave Barry and St. Louis’ Ridley Pearson, the play is a prequel to Peter Pan. “I met one of the lead producers last spring, and he called me when the show was ready to move from off-Broadway, where it was a big hit,” Lane says. “It’s been a fast and thrilling ride since then.” The show opens April 15 at the legendary Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Special ticket prices for groups of 12 or more are available. For more information, call 877.321.0020. Single tickets are available at

[ Eye-Opening Tour ] Jewish Federation of St. Louis recently sponsored a four-day trip to Cuba for community leaders and their spouses. “The Cuban people are wonderful—their passion for life is so evident, despite the poverty and rationing,” says Maurice Quiroga of PNC Wealth Management, who was among 27 St. Louisans on the tour. Cuba’s Jewish community, which all but disappeared after a crackdown on religious freedom 40 years ago, receives support from Jewish Federation’s Joint Distribution Committee, a humanitarian assistance organization that provides immediate relief and long-term development support for Jews in more than 70 countries.

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[ He Delivers ] A typical day in Nate Noss’ life might include attending classes at Whitfield School, hanging out with friends...and feeding the hungry. Noss, 17, recently founded St. Louis Food Rescue, a nonprofit that collects leftover food from local grocery stores and delivers it to homeless shelters and pantries. Noss and 15 young friends make their rounds five times a week. “Thanks to deliveries from SLFR, we’re able to distribute fresh produce and bread to the homeless, something we’ve never been able to do,” says the Rev. Larry Rice of New Life Evangelistic Homeless Center. In May, Noss will travel to New York to receive the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). Proud parents are Karen and Arthur Noss of Wildwood.

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[ Busier Than Ever ] Some people think of retirement as a time to slow down, but not Dale Knight. Knight, 85, has contributed more than 6,600 hours to the Saint Louis Zoo as a docent, ambassador, fundraiser, tour guide and volunteer training instructor. He also serves in leadership roles on a number of Zoo committees. A longtime Ladue resident who now lives in Chesterfield, he worked for top advertising agencies before moving to New York to serve as managing director of an international law firm. “I take pride in sharing my knowledge of the animals and the Zoo’s mission of conservation with our visitors,” Knight says.

[ Solve It Together ] Alzheimer’s disease gradually destroys brain cells, memory and personality, making it hard for family, friends and caregivers to communicate with those afflicted by it. Jane Dewoskin Snyder, whose mother had Alzheimer’s, understands. So she created Puzzle With Me, a series of simple, 12-piece puzzles that people with dementia and their caregivers can work on together. “Most easy puzzles have juvenile themes that aren’t dignified for an adult, but ours depict landscapes, animals and other age-appropriate themes,” Snyder says. The Ladue High grad is the daughter of Wade and Lois Dewoskin, of Port St. Louis fame. The puzzles are available at Walgreens or Ten percent of the proceeds go to Alzheimer’s Disease International.

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[ Fleet Week ] Enterprise Fleet Management was recognized for Innovation in Customer Service at the recent 2012 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service, held in Las Vegas. Out of more than 1,000 entries in every industry, Enterprise achieved record-setting customer satisfaction scores. The Stevies are considered the world’s top sales awards.

[ Samaritan Search ] The Red Cross is searching for nominees for its annual Lifesavers Awards. If you know of anyone who has used their skills to save a life, be it human or animal, download a nomination form at

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reaching Out society of st. vincent de paul of st. Louis] by catherine klene A SPECIAL VOLUNTEER | A decade after one of Dan Rubery’s first home visits as a St. Vincent de Paul volunteer, he still remembers the woman’s face as he left. “She stood up, gave me a hug and said, ‘I don’t care if you help me financially or not, but you took the time to listen to me.’ That’s been with me ever since,” he says. Rubery, now St. Louis Council treasurer and district president, still regularly volunteers time at the nonprofit’s food pantries and as a caseworker. He has seen the devastating effects of the economic downturn hit everyone from seniors on social security to middle-class families. “When the economy turned, many low-paying jobs disappeared. Then many of the middle class jobs disappeared,” he says. “The amount of crisis has increased greatly in the past four or five years, but the generosity of our supporters at the grassroots level has also increased.” Recently, Rubery says St. Vincent de Paul has joined with other area nonprofits to deal with the issues behind homelessness and poverty, focusing on job training, transportation and interview skills. “Those programs have come to the forefront so we can fix the larger issue instead of going back every six months to fix the same problem,” Rubery says. “We recognize that we cannot do it ourselves. It’s not a Catholic thing; we’re all in the same boat.” Recognizing the desperate need in St. Louis can be heart-wrenching, but he also knows the hope St. Vincent de Paul’s programs provide. “I’m more committed to issues involving those less fortunate than I ever was,” he says. “It makes me more aware, and I’m willing to dig a little deeper.”


[ how you can help ] The Society of St. Vincent de Paul needs fresh food, clothing and houseware donations. Interested volunteers can contact Molly Kertz at 314.881.6032. For more information, call 314.881.6035 or go to

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volunteers load food donations. PHOTO COURTESY OF society of st. vincent de paul

about us | St. Louisans are known for lending a hand to families in times of crisis. But when the emergency assistance leaves, those affected by disaster face a long, difficult road. That’s when the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Louis steps in. “After all the organizations helping with the triage leave, St. Vincent de Paul is helping them sustain,” says Robert Vogel, director of development and partnership programs. “We come in to help those still struggling.” It’s a mission the society has fulfilled since 1845, making the St. Louis Council one of the oldest nonprofits in the city. Today, the council oversees 143 area chapters, called conferences, organized through individual Catholic parishes in 13 Missouri counties. Though affiliated with the Catholic Church, the society is organized and run by lay volunteers of all faiths, Vogel says. St. Vincent de Paul focuses on three key areas of need: crisis intervention and support, housing and homelessness prevention, and ministry to recently released prisoners. “We take a one-on-one approach with every person we encounter,” Vogel says. “We ask to

visit the client in their home to better understand their personal family crisis and get a clearer picture of need in the area.” Povery isn’t always obvious, Vogel says. An unemployed or underemployed neighbor may be quietly struggling to pay the mortgage, utilities and car payments. In the past five years, Vogel says St. Vincent de Paul has seen a nearly one-third increase in calls for assistance, receiving as many as 2,300 a month. Volunteers are able to provide necessary financial support, as well as vouchers for use at one of the society’s 83 food pantries or four thrift stores. Those thrift stores are the nonprofit’s primary source of income and usually the only thing many people know about St. Vincent de Paul. “Store managers not just opening the front doors to the store. They open the front doors to the mission,” Vogel says. As a lay ministry, the organization relies on income generated from the thrift stores and parish donations. “The money to support those conferences doesn’t come out of a great big Catholic bank account,” he says. “That just doesn’t exist.”

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Bring on the Cure JDRF 7 p.m. | Sheldon Concert Hall 314.729.1846

St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration Jewish Federation of St. Louis 4 p.m. | Congregation Temple Israel 314.442.3714

>> Be the Difference Dinner Auction

Voices for Children 6:30 p.m. | Windows Off Washington 314.552.2352


>> Kitchen Tour Pre-Party

Junior League of St. Louis 7 p.m. | RSI Kitchen & Bath 314.822.2344


>> Minds in Motion Annual Gala

Springboard 6:30 p.m. | The Moto Museum 314.289.4128


>> Illumination Gala


>> A Tasteful Affair


Food Outreach 2 p.m. | Chase Park Plaza, Khorassan Ballroom 314.652.3663, ext. 122


>> Luminosity Cocktail Party & Fundraiser

YWCA Metro St. Louis Noon | Chase Park Plaza Hotel 314.531.1115

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>> Breakfast with the INN Crowd

Room at the Inn 7 a.m. | Marriott St. Louis 314.209.9181

>>April Showers Bag Drop Off

Whitfield School 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. | 175 S. Mason Road 314.415.1218

>> COCAcabana 2012: White Hot

COCA 6 p.m. | 524 Trinity Ave. 314.725.6555

>> somewhere over

>> Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards

>> Circle of Women Luncheon

>> Whitfield Spring Musical

EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden 7 p.m. | Moonrise Hotel 314.721.1111

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri 7 p.m. | 2300 Ball Drive 314.592.2300

Aim High St. Louis 6 p.m. | The Randall Gallery 314.432.9500

Special Education Foundation 6 p.m. | St. Louis Marriott West 314.567.8100

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>> Developing Strong Women

Junior League of St. Louis 9 a.m. | Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club 314.822.2344

>> Bravo St. Louis with

Andy Cohen Dinner Auction National Council of Jewish Women 7 p.m. | Neo on Locust 314.993.5181

>>Authors Brunch

Assistance League St. Louis 9 a.m. | Missouri Athletic Club 636.227.6200

>> 2012 Trivia Night & Raffle

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri 314.592.2300

Churchill Center & School 6:30 p.m. | 1201 Municipal Center Drive 314.997.4343

>> Showering the Community

>> 12th Annual Walk with a Friend at Sunrise

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Local Walmart Stores 314.592.2300

Friends of Kids with Cancer 8 a.m. | Maryville Center 314.275.7440

>> Kitchen Tour

>> April Showers Bag Pick-up

Junior League of St. Louis 10 a.m. | Private St. Louis Homes 314.822.2344

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Saint Louis 100 North Jefferson Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63103-2207 (314) 881-6035

>> Green Ball 2012

>> Information Camp Meeting for Parents

Academy of Science St. Louis 5:30 p.m. | Chase Park Plaza 314.533.8083

>> Commitment to Kids Banquet

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Saint Louis serves families and individuals in need throughout our community with various programs and services, just as we’ve done since 1845. Each of our 143 local chapters meets the needs of its own neighborhood through person-to-person service. To find out how you can serve God, serve your neighbors, and impact a life today, call Robert C. Vogel at (314) 881-6035.

Hope Happens 5:30 p.m. | Sheldon Concert Hall

ST. LOUIS VOLUNTEEN 1 p.m. | The Magic House 314.503.5853


Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition 6 p.m. | St. Louis Frontenac Hilton Hotel 314.367.8373

>> Evening of Hope

>> St. Louis Youth & Family Volunteer Fair


Help Us Help Others

>> Old Bags Select Auction

Rohan Woods School 11:30 a.m. | The Courses at Forest Park

Craft Alliance 6 p.m. | The Palladium St. Louis 314.725.1177, ext.337 The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital 6 p.m. | The Ritz-Carlton Hotel 314.286.0602

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri 314.592.2300


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[ heating up the ice ]

Synergy Puts St. Louis in National Spotlight

St. Louis churns out some impressive soccer and baseball players, but the all-girls St. Louis Synergy aims to put the city on the national stage for another, lesser-known sport—synchronized skating. The intermediate team made up of area high schoolers recently took home its second consecutive bronze medal at the U.S. Figure Skating National Championships. Coach Ramona Peterson says the team of 18 received a huge confidence boost after taking first place at the Midwest qualifying sectionals competition—the first for a Missouri team. “We have a lot of powerhouse teams in the Midwest,” Peterson says. “Some are always in the top, so we had to work hard to compete against them. Winning sectionals is a big deal because you are competing against teams that will likely place in the top four at nationals.” With several weeks between sectionals and nationals, Peterson focused on maintaining that confidence under pressure. “We worked their program and tried to stay healthy,” she says. “The goal was to not make it a huge deal that stresses them out. I wanted them to enjoy nationals and skate with their hearts.” The team delivered, scoring a 55.93 overall and earning the highest technical score of all the intermediate teams. Their performance impressed Peterson so much, she’s now preparing them for the next level of competition. “The girls have grown so much in the past two years,” she says. “They’re ready to move into the junior division, where they can compete internationally.” Synergy’s novice team, made up mostly of girls from eighth through tenth grades, also turned heads at nationals this year, taking seventh with 56.18 overall. “This was their first time at nationals, and they didn’t let the pressure get to them,” Peterson says. “We’ve had a novice team for only two years, and they’ve grown quite a bit since last year. I’m so proud of them.”



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by catherine klene

[ making a racket ]

SLUH Wins Second Consecutive National Title

Coach Joe Koestner has gotten used to feelings of déja vu; his SLUH racquetball team won its third national championship in four years with 2,388 points. “When they announced second place, my boys erupted because they knew that meant they’d won,” Koestner says. “There was no stopping them. They were hugging, jumping up and down... It was a very exciting moment.” Koestner took 25 of his top players to compete at the national racquetball championships in Oregon. Hundreds of competitors duked it out for the top spot in the country, and though SLUH stayed on top for much of the tournament, Koestner says fierce competition kept them on their toes. SLUH also earned individual accolades. Senior Fritz Simmon won his second national title, and fellow senior Joe Koch was named all-American. Koch also had an impressive showing at the state level, taking the top individual title earlier this year. The national title, combined with SLUH’s state championship for the sixth year in a row, have made the club a force to be reckoned with. Though a powerful senior class graduates this year, Koestner isn’t worried. “They say that every year,” he says. “But this year one of the other coaches told me, ‘You never seem to rebuild. You just reload.’”

[ ‘12 in 2012’ ]

CBC Reclaims Challenge Cup

You’d think coach John Jost would be used to it by now. After all, the CBC hockey team has won the Mid-States Challenge Cup eight times under his guidance. But no matter how many times that trophy has ended up in CBC’s case, Jost says watching his team trump SLUH 3-1 in the finals means just a little more this year. “My two assistant coaches and I all played at CBC and have coached together for 14 years,” he says. “This one was very special because the team was young, and we didn’t expect them to do as well as they did.” CBC has earned a spot in the finals for the last 12 years, but fell just short of the win the past two years. The team’s last finals victory was in 2009— against SLUH. This season’s performance wasn’t exactly reassuring; CBC lost two of its three regular season match-ups against SLUH. Still, Jost says his young players were eager to prove themselves. “These boys play for a program that has accomplished a lot of things, so they are under the pressure of past players,” he says. “It was very fulfilling to watch them get their ultimate goal.” Jost says the leadership and standout performances from seniors like goalkeeper Joe O’Brien and forward Matt Sieckhaus resulted in strong play on the ice. When the final buzzer rang out, CBC and the crowded stands erupted, but Jost says he celebrated for another reason. “What I like most is when I see players turn into good leaders by watching the ones before them,” he says. “That’s more important than any win or loss.” 12 |



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providing the best outcome for the entire family. Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Coyne

business [IN]sight Marquard’s cleaners ] by catherine klene They call him ‘The Clothes Doctor.’ It’s a moniker Ken Rimell, vice president of Marquard’s Cleaners, earned after countless hours laboring over family heirlooms. Armed with an arsenal of chemicals and decades of experience, Rimell spends most Saturdays painstakingly returning priceless antiques to their original splendor. “I began experimenting with garments written off as lost causes and developed spot removal and restoration methods that are very unique,” Rimell says. “Customers started calling me ‘Clothes Doctor,’ and the name stuck!” Many St. Louisans regard Marquard’s as the place to take valuable or difficult items. It’s a reputation attained through meticulous attention to detail that Rimell says has been a cornerstone of the business since John Marquard opened it in 1931. “That generation was very direct, honest and always involved in the business at the counter,” Rimell says. “Mr. Marquard looked at every garment that came through that store himself, and my father followed that same attention to detail.” Marquard sold the business to employee Harvey Rimell in the 1960s. His two young sons, Ken and Steve, worked in the shop after school, learning the business firsthand. Rimell remembers standing next to his father as a boy, barely able to see over the spotting board as his father worked. Often he identified colors and stains for his father, who was colorblind but knew how each chemical would affect the garment. Harvey Rimell’s business lessons proved invaluable. “Dad would say, ‘Look at your right arm. Make every person that works for you that right arm. If you don’t teach them what you know, it won’t be passed on,’” Rimell says. When the brothers took over Marquard’s in 1996 as president and vice president, they had a clear business plan. “We wanted to maintain stronger relationships, build new ones and offer a service few others can,” Rimell says. “Our mission is to let the customer know that we care more about their garment than they do.” It seems to be working; Marquard’s gained 120 new customers in January and February. Rimell, who has degrees in chemistry and zoology, has tackled some nearly impossible garments. Custom wedding dresses and designer suits are nothing compared to 140-year-old christening gowns or a traditional Romanian folk dancing costume. He and the customer owning that costume discussed the piece extensively, not only talking about fabric type and color, but also about the garment’s purpose. Treatments for displaying the piece are drastically different than preserving it under glass. “You can’t communicate with the client enough,” Rimell says. “There can be 10 different steps, and you have to be sure every time. That trust is so difficult to earn in any industry.” Rimell plans to give customers even more reasons to trust him in the near future. He wants to launch new restoration services focusing on household items like upholstery. It’s another field Marquard’s has expertise in; the Rimells have operated a separate disaster restoration business specializing in the treatment of fire-damaged homes since 1969. “We have 30 or more categories of restoration that currently aren’t offered at Marquard’s, and we’re looking at a much larger range of unusual services now,” he says. “We hope to offer a service for anything on a hanger or in a drawer in someone’s home.” Steve rimell and Ken Rimell PHOTO BY bill barrett

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Hais, Hais, Goldberger] & Coyne by tony di martino

A family court judge sees a lot from the bench, and

during 26 years presiding over a courtroom, Sam Hais saw plenty. It wasn’t always a pretty sight. “Divorce is a complicated, emotionally charged matter that often brings out the worst in people,” he says. As a judge, Hais was saddened to see children used as pawns in custody battles between vengeful spouses. Today as a partner at Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Coyne, he still feels the same way. “Our motto is, kids come first.” Sam’s wife, attorney Susan Hais, started the Clayton family law firm in 1979. “About 80 percent of our cases involve child custody issues, which can be quite complex,” Sam says. “As parents of two grown daughters, Susan and I think it’s only natural to have your kids’ best interests at heart, and we actively work toward that end for our clients’ kids, as well.” But in the heat of a court battle, people often forget what matters most: the welfare of their children. “When they forget, it’s up to their attorney to remind them,” he says. Because divorce is not a one-size-fits-all matter, HHG&C recently added a new service that offers clients an alternative to litigation or a separately negotiated settlement: mediation. “Mediation is a dispute resolution process in which the divorcing couple consults a specially trained, impartial third party to help discuss

photo by Bill Barrett

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Sam and Susan Hais

options and resolve issues,” explains Sam, who heads the mediation practice. “A mediator doesn’t make decisions for you, but helps you figure out what’s best.” It’s faster and less expensive than a litigated divorce, and the cost is split between the couple. “It’s a good choice for people whose parting is relatively amicable but who still need help ironing out custody and financial details,” he says. Sam’s years as a judge make him an ideal mediator, Susan notes. “He has finetuned the ability to patiently listen to both sides and help them negotiate the best outcome for the entire family,” she says. “Between his experience on the bench, my years as a litigator, and the incredible expertise of each of our attorneys, we are familiar with every nuance of family law and can help clients navigate whatever path they decide to take.” But whether a client chooses to settle, litigate or mediate, the best results occur when two people learn to deal with each other respectfully, for the sake of their kids. “Even after the divorce, you’re still going to be parents together...and probably grandparents one day,” Sam says. “A properly handled, well-executed divorce encourages couples to focus on the future instead of what went wrong in the past. It’s the first step toward a lifetime of coping honestly and artfully with each other.”

Hais, Hais Goldberger & Coyne is located in Clayton at 222 S. Central Ave., Ste. 600. Pictured on the cover, first row from left: Kieran Coyne, Susan Hais, Sam Hais. Second row: Amarilis Dennis, Kevin Greene, J. Robert Dennis, Joseph Lambson, Julie Hixson Lambson, Nicholas Cammarata, Elliott Goldberger. For more information, call 314.862.1300 or visit Cover design by sarah gibson | Cover photo by Bill Barrett

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Broadcasters, Area Children’s Hospitals and UPS


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Dr. Gordan Gale SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical

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You’re invited to the largest family egg hunt in Metro St. Louis to thank The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s countless volunteers and supporters. The free event takes place from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 31 in

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Forest Park (Central Fields). donated by 50 senior centers will be hidden by UPS volunteers. Learn more about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s services and enjoy activities for the entire family. Don’t miss it when the egg-xtraordinary bunny makes a very special entrance. Visit with 19 radio stations and three area children’s hospitals.

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Easter Decor is in Store!

WORST LOCAL LAWS by lauren madras The most ridiculous local laws, statutes and ordinances we could find! (Don’t worry— many are no longer enforced.)

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In Ballwin, you’d better watch your mouth: It’s illegal to use vulgar language anywhere but at home. In the city, extra-large drinks are OK, but you can’t drink from a bucket if you’re sitting on a curb. So either rest or drink. Not both.

If you awake and your home is on fire, be sure to grab a dressing gown: it’s illegal for a male firefighter to rescue a lady in a nightgown.

Now, this is just plain common sense. Milkmen may not run while on duty. Less chance of broken glass or unwanted milkshakes. Saving kids from the pressures of...blinking lights and carnival music? Minors under age 14 need their parents’ written consent or supervision to play pinball. Though it was originally written to protect horses from being startled, it’s still a good idea to turn off your engine when your car is parked. It’s illegal not to in the city. Your teens might use this one to get out of trash duty:

taking out the bin with even a single empty beer, wine or spirits bottle could get them slapped with a Minor in Possession charge. Across the river, the party spirit is dampened on Halloween night. After eighth grade, kids have to say see-ya to trick-or-treat bags. Asking for candy in public after age 14 is a no-no. In Glendale, parking in front of your own house can get you slapped with a fee. Any car parked on any street in the city between 2 and 4 a.m. will be ticketed.

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TOWN TALK Cooking Classes for Food Enthusiasts

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She’s Still Mom. Now With a New Lease on Life.

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<< The Forest Hills Country Club has added Susan Pendy as an event consultant. << Midwest BankCentre has named Robert Andersohn, chairman of R.W. Andersohn Enterprises, to its Southeast Missouri regional board.

<< Wally Smith has been named Missouri Athletic Club general manager.

<< Heartland Bank has named Lori Engleman assistant vice president of finance at its Clayton headquarters and Robert Nehls assistant vice president, branch sales manager at its O’ Fallon branch.

<< Eric Peterson, a member of the Gallop law firm, has joined the board of Turnaround Management Association- Missouri Chapter. << Steve Gross is now a managing partner with Northwestern Mutual.

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Informational Happy Hour Discussion

Thursday, March 22 • 5:00pm-6:30pm • Advance Care Planning • How to Have Compassionate Conversations With Your Loved Ones Discussion held at: The Corner Pub and Grill 15824 Fountains Plaza Dr. • Chesterfield, MO 63017

Senior Resource Fair and Continental Breakfast Saturday, March 31 • 9:00am-11:00am Learn about local resources for seniors and their families Event held at: Ellisville Park Administration Center 225 Kiefer Creek Road • Ellisville, MO 63021

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nicholas cammarata

[the buzz] Nicholas Cammarata recently joined Hais,

Hais, Goldberger & Coyne. Licensed as

[ For squirrels at Busch Stadium, we have some good and some bad news. Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III told a luncheon crowd at First Cloverleaf Bank in Edwardsville, Ill., the ‘rally squirrel’ will appear in the design of the team’s World Series rings. Concurrently, Rottler Pest Control has been named ‘the official pest control company of the St. Louis Cardinals.’ ]

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an attorney in September 2011, he will work in the case preparation group for complex divorce matters (314.862.1300)... DeeDee Tate has joined the sales staff at Gladys Manion. Tate and Ann Farwell will combine their talents in a new partnership to provide outstanding service for their clients ( Peter Desloge, 2011 honorary co-chair for the annual corporate breakfast, is helping lead the new Ambassadors Committee of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Louis. The committee seeks business leaders who have a passion for helping others ( Linda Limb has recently joined Parktown Imports as a client adviser and will become specially certified as a Porsche adviser (

[ tech talk ]

[ Remember Jimmy Winkelmann, who

Dave and Sabrina Robb have created a new YouTube channel to feature custom videos of property listings. Visit their website to link to the videos ( Leading Real Estate Companies of the World presented Janet McAfee Real Estate with the 2011 Website Quality Certification for its excellence in website design, functionality and execution (

created South Butt T-shirts and fleece jackets when he was a 16-year-old student at Chaminade College Prep? He was sued by North Face and the case attracted worldwide attention. Now at Mizzou, Winkelmann has been selected by Harvard University to study at its prestigious 2012 Summer Institute of Biomedical Optics at Mass General Hospital. ]

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[ Amid recent national controversy, a local research project may determine why women choose certain birth control methods. Studying almost 10,000 women, Dr. Jeffrey Peipert of Washington University found women avoid some forms, like intrauterine devices, due to steep upfront costs. Piepert’s findings, reported by the Associated Press, indicate only 5 percent of women use the most effective forms of birth control. ]

[ CBS’ Face the Nation is expanding to one hour in April, which means more work for senior producer Rob Hendin, a 1995 graduate of Parkway North. Not that Hendin isn’t busy already: He and wife Lauren Aronson, a staffer on the House Ways and Means Committee on Capitol Hill, are parents of 6-month-old Matthew Aaron Hendin. On March 10, Rob’s mom Ronna accepted the Asthma and Allergy Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her late husband, Marty Hendin, the widely beloved Cardinals’ vice president for community relations when he died in 2008. ]

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[ The recent Asthma and Allergy Foundation’s Orchid Ball helped fund asthma treatments for kids who can’t afford medication. The event was held at the Coronado Ballroom where food and beverage director John McGuire Jr. recalled how his dad, the longtime Post-Dispatch scribe, used to eat lunch at King Louie’s with food critic Joe Pollack. Both now are gone, and the world is a lesser place. ]

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EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery will open some of its Wine Club events to the public, including a Spring Fever Wine Tour in Augusta and a five-course wine dinner with winemaker Chris Mazepink ( Guy Ladies now carries Kay Oss Designs, created by located designer Amy Johnson. Her unique clothing is classy, noticeable and a bit flirty (314.991.5262)...Clean Spa has opened its first pure pedicure nail salon in Chesterfield Valley. The new concept salon combines luxurious signature treatments with medical knowledge and practices ( Thanks to its generous employees, Moneta Group Charitable Foundation gave more than $180,000 and donated hundreds of volunteer hours to 45 charities in 2011 ( special advertising feature

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Ann Taylor Concept Store ]

The new Ann Taylor concept store at Plaza Frontenac hosted a grand opening cocktail party with styling tips, cocktails and more. Heather Chaney, Kellie Mandry, Dione Drew

[ Book Launch

Heather and Dr. Alan Zajarias hosted a book launch party for Heather’s mother, Ellen Abramson. Abramson wrote Live to Dance about surviving cardiac arrest. dr. ernest and ellen abramson, heather and dr. alan zajarias

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IDEO’s Iain Roberts was the keynote speaker at last month’s COCAbiz event at COCA. Arcturis architectural design firm sponsored Roberts’ visit. Kelly Pollock, Traci O’Bryan, Iain Roberts

[ Soup’s On

More than 1,000 people attended Manor Grove’s Soup’s On competition, voting for their favorite soup from 25 local restaurants. Monty’s Sandwich Restaurant won the judges’ award, and Eclipse won the people’s choice award.


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Chinese New Year ]

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The Shaolin Lohan Pai Lion Dance Troupe rang in Chinese New Year at Mobil Mart in Olivette. The troupe is one of the top dragon and lion dance teams in the country. Fadeina Gibbs

Accessorize – Coming Soon Barnes Retina Institute Brides by Demetrios Crate & Barrel Eye Care Associates of St. Louis I.O. Metro Jared The Galleria of Jewelry Laura McCarthy Real Estate Laurie Solet – Coming Soon Loft Mitchell James Salon Orthodontic Consultants of St. Louis Portrait Innovations Relax the Back Schön Soft Surroundings The Bar Method – Coming Soon

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What | 13th annual Chesterfield Arts Art Feast Where | Kemp Auto Museum When | Feb. 12 Why | To celebrate and recognize the efforts of the many who have helped to make Chesterfield Arts what is today and to support the arts Who | Honorary chairs Lynn and Thriess Britton and Steve and Madeline Sachs, celebrity emcee Randi Naughton of Fox 2 News, executive director Stacey Morse Highlights | Auctions of original artwork from regional artists, entertainment and live performances by Ladue Strolling Strings, Lindy Hop St. Louis, and Miss Jubilee and The Humdingers

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What | ‘A Night on Broadway’ Gala Where | The Sheldon When | Jan. 28 Why | A gala benefit for the Albert Pujols Wellness Center for

What | Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Annual Gala Where | Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis When | Feb. 4 Why | To celebrate the legacy of outgoing director Paul Ha, who has created an international reputation for CAM in the last decade, and to support exhibition and education programs Who | Paul Ha, Vickie Newton and co-chairs Susan Barrett, Elissa Cahn and Phyllis Langsdorf Highlights | An impressive live auction, including works by major contemporary artists and art-related experiences


Adults with Down Syndrome at St. Luke’s Hospital Who | Patron chairs Albert and Deidre Pujols, gala co-chairs Jane Matoesian and Beth Schroeder, perfomance by Patti LuPone and hospital president Gary Olson Highlights | Special guests included clients of the Albert Pujols Wellness Center for Adults with Down Syndrome at St. Luke’s Hospital. Dessert reception guests enjoyed a meet-and-greet and photos with Albert and Deidre Pujols.







1| Eva Hurst, Elizabeth Schlesinger 2| Elissa Cahn, Phyllis Langsdorf 3| Emily Decenso, Brie Alley, Allyson Pittman, Jessica Miller 4| Clare Davis, David Obedin 5| Paul Ha 6| Marc Lazar, Sam Foxman, Katherine Lazar, Susan Barrett, Margaret McDonald 7| Ira and Bill Dewitt 8| Dwyer Brown, Emily Klimek 9| Annette Gleason, Geoff Story <<< go to to see more [ snapped! ] >>>


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Clayton Chamber of Commerce by meredith bush

[SNAPPED!] independence center by carla falasco

What | Annual Awards Dinner Where | The Ritz-Carlton When | Feb. 9 Why | To honor and award those in the Clayton community for

What | Dancing with the St. Louis Stars Where | Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis When | Jan. 28 Why | To support programs and services at Independence Center

their continued support of the city. Honorees include Michael Neidorff of Centene Corporation, Gladys Manion Real Estate and The Scholarship Foundation. Who | Michael and Noemi Neidorff, Mayor Linda Goldstein, Chamber president Mike Schoedel, Chamber executive director Ellen Gale, and emcee McGraw Milhaven of KTRS radio Highlights | Charlie Dooley and Pat Dolan presented proclamations from St. Louis County to the award recipients.



offered to adults with severe and persistent mental illness Who | Honorary chairs Jim and Karen Castellano, emcee Claire Kellett of KMOV Channel 4, celebrity judges and dancers Highlights | Stunning dance performances by competitors Pat Whitaker, Kent Christian, Melanie Moon, Ann Marr, Ron Kruszewski and Steve Name. 2012 Dance Champions were Ron Kruszewski, president and CEO of Stifel Nicolaus, and his dance partner, Lucy Fitzgerald.





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1| Kelly Kruszewski, Peter Schlafly 2| Arnold Donald, Ron Kruszewski, Pat Whitaker, Mike Keller 3| Craig and Nicole Jobe, Margie and Bob Tomaso 4| Deni and Kate Allen, Laura Kathleen planck, Danny Baker 5| Lucy and Michael Fitzgerald 6| Craig Schnuck, Nancy Emmenegger, Paul and Dianne Shapiro, Lilibet and Jeff Iken 7| Brigid and Tim Barringhaus 8| Vanessa Halim, Charles Okwuraiwe 9| Joan Berkman, Lewis Bettman III <<< go to to see more [ snapped! ] >>>

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i D❤! Lauren Stahlhuth & Ryan Limburg] 7 | 30 | 11

by lauren madras | photos by white-klump photography Ryan proposed to Lauren in one of her favorite spots in Dallas, where the couple lives. “We went to the Arboretum, which is a lush botanical garden,” Lauren says. “I didn’t want to go because it was early in the morning, but I’m glad he persuaded me!” Afterward, he surprised her with a trip to her hometown of St. Louis, where his parents had also traveled, to celebrate the good news. Delicate feminine details with picture-perfect personalization made Lauren and Ryan’s beautiful blue-and-white wedding a fairy tale. “I hand-glued every rhinestone to my shoes, and I designed the belt and hairpiece I wore (although a more experienced seamstress made them). I wanted to be as hands-on as possible in my bridal ensemble,” she says. The reception’s focus was on fun, with much of the large MAC ballroom devoted to the dance floor. Nature-inspired centerpieces of tangled branches took on an ethereal sparkle with crystal charms and votive candle ornaments. The bride and groom were thrilled to have guests come in from across the country. “We got to spend time with everyone we love,” Lauren says. “That’s one of the best things about St. Louis—it’s right in the middle and so easy for everyone to get to!”

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by lauren madras Jessica Farber and Ben Igielnik met in an airport. They were on their way to London for a semester abroad, and Jess noticed his Indiana University shirt right away. “I went up to him, and we started talking,” she says. “And then we didn’t stop the entire way to London.” Although they were both students at Indiana, they didn’t meet until they were bound for another continent. “We became really close while we were abroad,” Jessica says. “And we started dating soon after we returned to the U.S.” The couple almost met when they were just teens, when both were members of the same regional youth group—but it didn’t happen. Now, Jessica is a law student at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., with an anticipated graduation at the end of 2012, and Ben works for Computer Sciences Corporation as an I.T. business consultant. When Ben proposed, he took Jessica to a beautiful spot on the river in St. Paul. It was made even more meaningful when he pulled out an heirloom diamond that had been worn by his great-grandmother—set in a necklace in lieu of the traditional engagement ring. Afterward, he had reservations at a restaurant downtown, where both their parents were waiting in surprise! The wedding is planned for Aug. 8 in her hometown of Des Moines, where her parents still reside. Ben is from Clayton and attended Clayton High School. Jessica is planning a very traditional wedding in a palette of warm gold and taupe. The ceremony will take place at the synagogue where she grew up, and the reception venue is a beautifully restored Masonic temple dating back more than 100 years. “We’re excited to be coinciding with the Iowa State Fair and Corn Festival, so our friends, who will come from all over, will be able to see some of the best of where I grew up,” Jessica says. MARCH 21, 2012


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built to last By Suzy Bacino | Photos by Suzy Gorman

When Jenny and Todd Rausch bought their outdated Kirkwood home, they knew they were in for months of rehab work. But the Rausches, who own Karr-Bick Kitchen and Bath, didn’t want it any other way. Two years (and a set of twins!) later, their careful attention to detail and love of craftsmanship have created a stunning and personal family home. T&S | It sounds like it was meant to be! jr | It was! Three other owners had this house, one after the other, but no one had ever done anything with

it. I like to say this house is the positive outcome of the economic downturn. It would’ve been torn down.

T&S | You grew up around design, right? jr | Yes. My parents were also kitchen and bath designers. I have a background in textiles and fashion

merchandising. I was working retail when—unbeknownst to me—my mother submitted my résumé to RSI Kitchen and Bath. They called and told me I had an interview the next day! So I called my mom and told her, “I’m coming over tonight so you can teach me how to design a kitchen.” I thought I might as well try it; retail hours were bad!

T&S | How did you and your husband meet? jr | Todd is a carpenter and was flipping houses when we met. I would help him at RSI with his

projects. One day he showed me pictures of his home, and I was blown away! When I actually saw it in person, I couldn’t believe what he’d done. It was amazing. I thought, This guy loves houses as much as I do! I guess you could say I fell in love with him when I saw his house.

T&S | You certainly have a shared love of houses. jr | We plan our vacations so we can take house tours! We’ve been to

Newport, R.I., The Outer Banks, the Biltmore…We study houses!

T&S | And now you work together! Tell me about your business. jr | We bought Karr-Bick Kitchen and Bath six years ago from the

Bicks. I played with John Bick’s daughters as a kid. He always wanted me to work for him, but I told him if he ever wanted to sell it to let me know! Todd and I bought it on our one-year wedding anniversary.

T&S | You’ve managed to do a lot to your own home in a year and a half. jr | We basically gutted the whole house. We tore out the kitchen, all the radiators and all the electrical. The

upstairs was configured poorly, so we changed things around and added a master suite and laundry room.

T&S | Is it tough to make decisions about your home? jr | No, we are actually very fast. The kitchen was one of the most difficult rooms, though. People Assisted by Wendy Steinbecker

The panels on the back of the island are ‘linen fold,’ historically used to designate linen storage in old homes. The Rausches love the detail, except now it designates pots and pans storage! It was Todd’s idea to paint the window frames black. They like the look of old metal windows and the contrast it creates while anchoring the heaviness of the ceiling.

“It was amazing. I thought, ‘This guy loves houses as much as I do!’ I guess you could say I fell in love with him when I saw his house.” Far Left | Ellie’s Bedroom: “When people visit, my daughter Ellie always asks if they want to see her room,” Rausch says. “Even now, when her grandmothers come over she says, Do you want to see my room? I guess I must have done something right!” Left | Master Bedroom: The Rausches demonstrate their love of castles with their ornate master bedroom. “Todd spent hours when I was enormously pregnant searching for the antique sconces and light fixtures in the house,” she says. “We wanted some things to have real age; I always like to imagine the houses these sconces once dwelled in and the people who lived there.”

Far Left | Master Bath Dressing Area: The dressing area has a more feminine feel, with tall, mirrored cabinetry and scrolled woodwork. Left | Stairwell: “Todd took three chandeliers and wired them together to make this three-story chandelier. I am sure my son Jack will be swinging from it one day,” Rausch says.

expected us to do something wow. I’d always wanted a light, bright kitchen, but I didn’t have the house for it. It’s a 102-year-old house, so we wanted the kitchen to be reflective of that. We went with darker wood and more serious finishes.

T&S | What do you like to do when you aren’t working? jr | We go to our cottage in Chautauqua, Ill., every weekend in the summer. It’s a great outlet for us. We really do have a unique ability to forget for three days at a time, that we have a business! We love to travel, but it’s tough right now with the kids. I told Todd I’m not moving until one of our kids has a wedding reception in this yard.

Rausch’s pride in her husband’s work shows. “The marble front on the tub was Todd’s baby. He loves how in some turn-of-the-century homes they used huge sheets of marble on the walls and to create molding in the bathrooms.  It’s craftsmanship you don’t often see anymore.”



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Gatesworth resident Salvatore Pagano photo by TIM PARKER PHOTOGRAPHY

you’re never too old to learn something new. At 90, The Gatesworth resident decided to take advantage of the many exercise classes and fitness machines at the senior living community. “I made up my mind that I was going to do more exercise than I ever did in my life,” Pagano says. “There are so many options to choose from, and I wanted to try as many as I could.” Seniors at The Gatesworth stay active with a variety of physical, social and educational programs that cater to residents’ interests. Pagano works out at The Gatesworth Fitness Center every day, taking classes specifically designed to improve balance, flexibility and strength, areas of special importance for senior health. Classes are customized to participants’ skill

level and comfort. “You can do as much or as little as you want,” he says. “You’re not going to be graded on what you do.” Pagano isn’t the only one who noticed a change in his physical health and abilities. “My kids and grandkids are impressed with how active I am now,” he says, laughing. The Fitness Center is just one activity option available to Gatesworth residents. Gerry Smith has played a few thousand hands of bridge in the last 45 years—and she’s not letting up anytime soon. Twice a week, Smith joins dozens of residents for a few friendly rounds of the card game. “Anyone can play, regardless of their ability,” Smith says. “I often get calls to fill in for other bridge games outside of our weekly get-togethers. Activities like these makes you feel wanted.” St. Louis offers a vibrant cultural scene, and Gatesworth residents aren’t about to miss out. Trips to sporting events, shows and other fun outings are frequently organized, and if a few residents have something special they’re interested in, The Gatesworth coordinates transportation and reservations for them. “They make it very easy,” Smith says. “I can get a group together to go to dinner, the symphony or a play, and I never feel like I’m inconveniencing anyone.” With such an interesting and active population, you never know when a resident’s passion will inspire others. John Lesser has collected hundreds of opera posters, with some dating as far back as 1845. When he moved to The Gatesworth three years ago, his collection turned into a community-wide interest. “I have nearly 60 posters hanging at The Gatesworth,” Lesser says. “Residents often invite me to dinner parties and ask me to organize guided tours of my pieces! There is such an interest in my collection, I am working with The Gatesworth to create an opera appreciation class.” Lesser has especially enjoyed taking advantage of The Gatesworth Arts Center, which includes weekly classes taught by a professional artist. “It’s wonderful to have this creative outlet,” he says. “It’s like having an adult education program in the building. There is such a variety of well-coordinated activities. Moving here was one of the smartest things I ever did.”

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[ Living Long & Loving It by mary jo blackwood, RN, MPH | portraits by bill barrett

What’s the secret to enjoying life near the century mark and beyond? Five vibrant seniors share their perspectives on how to live happily and healthfully.

[ gussie feehan, good friend ] Augusta Feehan is the maven of Clayton. She has her own table at her favorite Clayton restaurants, where everyone knows her as Gussie. At 105, she’s been around the block a few times. She and her late husband, a minister at Christ Church Cathedral, were married for 55 years. “He’s been gone a few decades now,” Feehan says. She has lived at Bethesda Barclay House 40 years, 30 downtown the last 10 in Clayton. “I’m lucky because my vision and hearing are fine,” she says. She uses a walker because of hip replacements, but nothing slows her down for long. “I have a lot of friends from age 25 on up, so I don’t hang out with old people,” Feehan says. “To have friends, you have to be a friend.” That doesn’t seem to be a problem for her: On her last birthday, she got 125 cards and partied most of the month. Her secrets to a long life include involvement with her church. “At least two-thirds of my friends are from church,” she says. She has lunch every day with girlfriends and dinner with men friends. For 16 years, she’s had a special beau who is 69. “He keeps me young!” she says. It must be working, because people who don’t know her guess her age to be around 75. “At some point, we begin to wear out and fall apart, just like houses or cars,” Feehan says. “Accept it, then get over it!” Attitude is the most important aspect to enjoying aging, she adds. “Laugh a lot, and you’ll enjoy life. Some people just sit in their apartments and look out the window all day. That’s not right. Stay active, drink in moderation and keep your mind busy.”

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[ hope griffin, happiness ambassador ] Hope Griffin is looking forward to her 90th birthday this summer. “I’m blessed with family and friends, and I live at the St. Louis Altenheim, which has a beautiful view of the river and great food,” she says. She has a spacious room without kitchen facilities. “After raising six children, it was a pleasure to give up cooking and let someone else do it!” Three of Griffin’s children live in town and they get together often; the others call frequently. She had cancer four years ago, but there has been no recurrence. She recently experienced a little lightheadedness, so she’s been using a cane. “I walk around the Altenheim and by the river, but my favorite thing is to stick my nose in a good book whenever I want to,” she says. “I go through at least two a week. For years I never had time to do that.” She also enjoys doing crosswords and other puzzles. Before retiring, she worked as a nurse, first at St. Mary’s Health Center and then at an otolaryngologist’s office a couple of blocks from her home. Her advice for a happy later life is simple: “Thank your genes, smile a lot, and hang out with happy people and young people, because they keep you young. No one wants to be around cranky old people, so don’t become one!”


[ don brown, the gentleman ] If he hadn’t used leave time to catch a round of golf at the old St. Andrews golf course in Scotland, and if a stunning lady tour guide hadn’t been there with her tour group, Don Brown might never have met his wife. They wed six weeks later and enjoyed a marriage lasting 62 years. Brown was born in Montreal and served in the British Royal Navy in England and Australia during WWII. Trained as a mechanical engineer, he maintained squadrons of aircraft. “My father was a concert violinist, but I resisted that career course for as long as I could,” he says. When he moved to St. Louis, he began a 60-year stint playing violin in the Kirkwood Symphony, which later became the St. Louis Civic Orchestra. During 30 years working for Monsanto, he and his wife were sent to five states, as well as Canada and Mexico for assignments. These days, Brown keeps busy from his home base at Friendship Village. Now “91—and a half,” he still plays the violin. He also enjoys golf and attending Bible study classes. “I used to ski a lot and play tennis, but I have one bad eye, so I’ve given those up,” he says. He and his daughter play golf together and have lunch at the Four Seasons Country Club in Chesterfield, where both are members. “To age well, we should have many dimensions to our lives,” Brown says. “Life becomes more exciting when we’re active. Focus on academics, sports, music, travel, spirituality—whatever piques your interest. It also helps to have many friends.”

[ margaret wu, the youngster ] At 77, Margaret Wu is the baby in our bevy of active seniors. “My husband and I were living in Tucson, Ariz., when our son asked us to move to St. Louis so he could be more involved in our lives,” she recalls. He found them an apartment at the Hallmark of Creve Coeur, and they moved in about 10 months ago. “We have breakfast every morning with our new friends and take bus trips together for shopping,” she says. “I really enjoy the ladies club, entertainment and lectures, and I walk a mile on the treadmill every day.” Wu, who has a Ph.D. in computer science, believes in staying mentally active, as does her entire family. Her husband and daughter hold doctorates in economics and her son is a neurologist and neuroscience researcher at Washington University. An ardent reader, she looks forward to Bookmobile visits. She also has a Kindle Fire and is learning to download library books electronically. Author of three technical books and a children’s book about computers, Wu suggests everyone consider writing their memoirs: “Just write down the most memorable things in your life while you can still remember them, in simple terms,” she says. “It’s an important legacy to leave for your grandchildren and their children.”

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[ marj sheldon, the lively centenarian ] “I must have really good genes; my parents lived to their late 80s, and the only medications I take are blood pressure medicine, eye drops and vitamins,” Marj Sheldon says. “My eyes and hearing are both good, and I’m fully independent.” Not bad, for someone who’s 100 years old! An enthusiastic proponent of The Gatesworth and its facilities, Sheldon is having the time of her life. She’s a busy lady. “I go to exercise classes three times a week and walk 30 minutes every day after breakfast, because I know it’s good for my heart, balance and strength,” she says. She also plays bridge twice a week, goes to lectures, enjoys movies and dinners out with friends, and attends church every Friday. Sheldon doesn’t drive, but she doesn’t have to. “My friends pick me up or I take The Gatesworth limo,” she says. She has been married and widowed twice. “I feel fortunate to have had two good men in my life,” she says. Her four children keep in touch. If there’s

a downside to being a centenarian, it’s that all the friends she had in school are gone. “Luckily, I haven’t had a problem making new ones,” she says. “In the eight years I’ve been at The Gatesworth, I’ve collected a whole new crop!” She thinks it’s important to have younger friends, as well. “I hang out with friends the age of my grandkids, but you have to realize my youngest grandchild is a mere youngster of 68.”

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[ small sips ] Arneis |

A lesser-known varietal that happens to rank among my favorites is arneis from the Piedmont region of Italy. The crisp white wine has fresh, floral aromas accompanying stone fruit flavors and a medium body. As production is not that large, the wine tends to be somewhat costly, but its unique character makes it worth my money.

Spirits |

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A spirit is a product of distillation, which makes use of the fact that alcohol has a lower boiling point than water. The original grain choice, the distillation process and the aging process separate one type of spirit from another.

Small Plates |

The trend at restaurants these days is toward small plates. I haven’t decided yet how I feel about this kind of ‘meal.’ Sometimes I leave feeling that I’ve spent the same amount of money as for a full meal, but I don’t feel full. In other instances, I’m perfectly satisfied, without feeling as if I’ve over-indulged, and for just the right price. I suppose it depends on the place and the dining partners. For now, I’m still on the fence!

[ beyond the barrel ] << Rosé >>

As springtime approaches, rosé will flood the market—and I love rosé! I personally enjoy rosé from Grenache, so I tend to migrate to the classic French rosés from the southern regions of Provence and Tavel, but quality rosés are produced in all major wine regions. Rosé is produced using a few different techniques, including skin contact, the saignée method and blending. Almost all grape juice is clear; it is the time spent in contact with the skins that imparts the color (and tannin) to red wines. If a winemaker plans to make an entire tank of rosé, he or she will leave the skins in contact with the juice for a predetermined amount of time and then remove the skins altogether. By allowing the skins only a short time in contact with the juice, a rosé color is achieved and just a small amount of tannin is imparted to the wine. Alternatively, a winemaker may choose to bleed off just a little bit of wine from a red wine tank after a short time in contact with the skins. This approach, known as saignée, yields a small amount of rosé wine while concentrating the color and tannin in the remaining red wine tank. Last, red wine may simply be added to white wine to achieve a rosé color. Although the most famous rosé wine, of course, is sweet, dry rosés can be simply delicious. They are perfect to sip alone but go wonderfully with salads, charcuterie plates and smoked salmon. allyson gorsuch is the sommelier at the saint louis club. if you have a question for allyson, email us at wine@ or connect with us on facebook.

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The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has been offering local lovers of theater a rare opportunity to see the future. In a program the Rep calls

Ignite!, associate artistic director Seth Gordon has put together a series of readings of three new scripts. Presented in the Sally S. Levy Opera Center, the actors perform with scripts in hand, without sets, costumes or lights. Those watching could join in a discussion of the play at its conclusion. Some of these scripts may eventually appear on one of the Rep’s stages. Perhaps the most tantalizing of the plays, with its St. Louis connections, is the musical Stagger Lee. Yet another telling of what happened on Christmas Eve in 1895 when Stagger Lee shot Billy Lyons in a local bar, this piece features music and lyrics by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, creators of the Tony-winner Passing Strange. Still running through Sunday in the Rep’s Studio Theatre is the one fully produced new play in the Ignite! festival. The Invisible Hand takes you through a tension-filled explication of Adam Smith’s theories and the more arcane workings of the stock market via an unlikely vehicle: a fictional American hostage situation in Karachi, Pakistan. Playwright Ayad Akhtar sets his piece in a house on the outskirts of town, where investment banker Nick Bright is held prisoner by a band of terrorists—or freedom fighters, depending on your point of view (the play gives us both.) They thought they were grabbing a CEO. Disappointed with the lesser person they hold, they take a leisurely approach to negotiating his ransom. So Nick takes matters into his own hands and shows his guard Bashir how to go on the Internet, create derivatives and make the money demanded for his release. His student’s application of Nick’s teachings about currency manipulation go far beyond anything Nick could have imagined, or wanted. Director Seth Gordon and his cast wring every drop of excitement and fear from The Invisible Hand, always fascinating even when following a predictable emotional scenario. John Hickok thoroughly explores Nick’s hope and despair. Bhavesh Patel’s Bashir can be cruel, idealistic and almost childlike in his thrill at learning. Ahmed Hassan (a physician in real life) plays another guard, and Michael James Reed doubles as a guard and an American agent. The grim sets are by Scott C. Neale, with costumes by Lou Bird, lighting by Ann Wrightson and sound by Rusty Wandall. Ignite! burns brightly with this first production. Looking ahead, I mention the show coming in to the Fox March 27, Bring It On: The Musical, not because I have any great hopes for a show about high school competitive cheerleading— though the creative team does include several Tony winners—but because one of the leads is a local young woman, Taylor Louderman. I first saw her as a high school student just a few years ago playing Alice in DramaRama Theatre Company’s Alice in Wonderland. Now she’s studied at the University of Michigan, had a major supporting role at the Muny last summer, and has the lead in a production that seems to be wending its way to Broadway. And at the Peabody April 12, you can find out more than you might want to know about a man who progressed from Shakespearean roles in his native Canada to captain of the Enterprise to a unique musical career. William Shatner will be here with his one-man show Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It. Farewell and thanks to a colleague and friend who guided me and many of us to good plays, good food, good wine and good times: Joe Pollack.


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[ nostalgia ] Kirkwood Cinema It must have been a thrill to gather

community, one of the few remaining neighborhood theaters reflecting the glory days of movies.” In 2005, Mambo Development converted it into five loft units and its company office, in an effort to improve the building without tearing it town. They also recreated the old neon sign out front. That re-purposing earned them the Graceful Adaptive Reuse Business Award in 2007 from the Kirkwood Landmarks Commission. Moseley, who now operates the Chase, Galleria and Moolah theaters, thinks St. Louis moviegoers are “a very sophisticated lot, who are once again looking for gathering places and coming back to these single screens.” I remember going to the Kirkwood Cinema—and many of the other wonderful theater destinations in town—growing up in the ’60s and ’70s. The American was the ultimate dress-up event, whereas The Beverly on Olive and The Pageant on Delmar were ‘funky’ experiences. One truly memorable childhood joy was seeing It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World at the new Martin Cinerama on Lindell Boulevard. Built in 1960, it boasted the world’s largest indoor screen,

in palatial theaters like the Fox to watch films in the days before megaplexes. The movie theater industry has a fantastic history here. Some of the theaters are completely gone, like Clayton’s Shady Oak, and some are going strong, like the Hi-Pointe at Clayton Road and Skinker Boulevard. Others have been reborn, like University City’s Tivoli, and still others have been repurposed: namely Kirkwood Cinema, now Kirkwood Cinema Lofts. Located at 338 S. Kirkwood Road, the Kirkwood Cinema is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed in 1930 by Roloff Development Corporation as a commercial building in the Art Deco style, it became the Osage Theatre about 1936, operated by Osage Amusement Company. In 1979, it was purchased by Mid-America Theater, which then sold to American Multi-Cinema in 1985. In 2000, Characters & Company converted the theater for live, family-oriented musical productions. “I love these old, unique boutique theaters,” says Harman Moseley, who ran Kirkwood Cinema from 1991 to 2000. “The Kirkwood was special to that











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Pack the kids in the minivan Easter Sunday and head to the Four Seasons—yes, we said Four Seasons. In addition to a lavish brunch, the tony hotel is providing a petting zoo on its eighth floor terrace— llamas, mini horses, chickens, bunnies, turtles and more—as well as face painting, balloon artistry and other kid-friendly activities. For more information, or to make a reservation, go to photo by Adrienne Grunwald

[ mini zoe bar-cafe ]

Zoe Robinson, owner of Bobo Noodle House and I Fratellini, will launch a small bar-cafe across the street from I Fratellini on Wydown, in the space formerly occupied by a shoe repair shop. There will be 24 seats, and it plans to open early to mid-summer.

[ sports bar rebirth ]

The West Port Plaza restaurant formerly named for slugger Albert Pujols is getting a new name. Owned by Patrick Hanon of Hanon Management Group, the place will be re-christened St.

Louis Sports Hall of Fame Bar & Grill

on March 30. There will be authentic sports memorabilia on display— from pennants, banners, scorecards and classic photographs to major trophies awarded to St. Louis players and teams.

[ cheshire eateries ]

Renovations to the 27,000-square-foot structure just east of The Cheshire are underway. A 160-seat restaurant serving new American cuisine will launch Aug. 1, while a lower-level gastropub with Italian food will open in October. A market-cafe with breakfast sandwiches, fresh pastries and coffees for the morning crowd plus wine and cheese during evening hours will unveil in December on the main floor.

[ food world loss ]

Condolences to the family of local media veteran Joe Pollack. A food and entertainment critic for decades, he wrote culinary reviews for Sauce as the Gourmet Guru, and published the blog St. Louis Eats and Drinks with his wife, Ann Lemons.

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[homegrown Patrick Connolly ] by lauren madras Patrick Connolly got his start as a line cook at a retail chain. Less than a decade later, he’s a James Beard Award winner and executive chef for The Kitchen NYC, a high-end event space and food studio. The Richmond Heights native and alum of Saint Louis University High School returned to his hometown this month for a special dinner at Chandler Hill Winery. “My first job in food was actually working at St. Louis Bread Co. in high school at Chesterfield Mall,” Connolly says. “My first cooking position was at Cafe Beignet in St. Charles, but they also wanted me to be a bartender. The only thing I didn’t do was work the front of house. Ultimately, I ran the kitchen at Dressel’s. I was there seven days a week for three years.” Soon after, he enrolled in the culinary program at Johnson & Wales in Providence, R.I.; but didn’t stay long. “While I was in school on the weekends, I worked lunches at Radius in Boston,” Connolly says. “I overheard someone years ahead of me in school exclaim that he’d won an internship at the same restaurant where I was already a cook. That’s when I decided I was getting more from work experience than school.” In 2007, he was nominated for Rising Star in the James Beard Awards. “I was up against— and lost to—David Chang, who is such a worthy adversary,” he says. “I still had a few years before I’d age out of that under-30 category, so I thought I’d be nominated again in 2008. I was surprised to see I was in fact nominated for Best Chef in the Northeast division.” When he won that award, he was totally shocked. “I had to look at the screen to make sure I’d heard correctly,” he says. And while he calls that moment a career highlight, he hopes to open his own restaurant in the next few years, something he will consider an even greater achievement. In addition to his work with The Kitchen NYC, Connolly is involved in the New York locavore scene. He’s designing a series of dinners, Plate to Gate, in conjunction with Brooklyn Range Farm, the largest rooftop farm in the world. “Food from the same field works together in unexpected ways,” he says. “I want to bring people together to experience not just the food, but where it comes from.” When he’s home, his tastes are more traditional than haute cuisine. “My food brain for St. Louis is suspended in 2000, so I want a sandwich from Amighetti’s, a stop at Carl’s Drive-In and, of course, Imo’s. I always go to McGurk’s, too,” he says. “I’ve lived in Boston and New York for 10 years, but I still have never found a better Irish pub.” His wife, Suzanne, is an architect and has opened his eyes to his hometown. “She points out things I have seen a million times but never noticed,” he says. “We explore neighborhoods experiencing a renaissance, like around Crown Candy Kitchen, and that makes me really excited for the future of this great city.”


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This place is really cool. Perched on the 26th floor of Hilton at the Ballpark, it’s busy from happy hour until 1 a.m. (2 a.m. on weekends). And after about 8 p.m., the whole place vibrates with the pounding beats of the DJ platform. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views of downtown and beyond, and glass-walled break-out rooms are open to the sky and heated by fire pits. With its hip nightlife and extensive bar menu, you wouldn’t expect what we found: amazing food. Granted, the menu is designed to complement boutique imbibements, but the dishes are delightfully inventive with painstaking attention to detail. The menu consists mostly of nibbling foods, with a clear emphasis on quality, not quantity. We started with Roasted BBQ Oysters ($12), four served on the half-shell with lots of minced garlic and hot pepper flakes. They were delish, if only a teaser.

Do not miss the Fish Tacos ($10), three divine mini tortillas, soft and fresh, each stuffed with a crisp-fried chunk of tilapia, shredded cabbage and other veggies, lime juice and rich creme fraiche. Sliders come three for $14, and we had the Crab Cake Meatballs and the Smoked Pork Belly BLT. They were served on rich little brioche-type buns, lightly toasted for extra texture. The pork belly was amazing, crisp on the outside with some sweet BBQ sauce and creamy aioli spread. A single slice of Asian pear was a nice touch and added just a hint of sweet. The crab sliders were less satisfying, way too fussy with their topping of tomato sauce and provolone. Unfortunately, those ingredients overpowered the crab, which was barely detectable in the mushy texture of these ‘meatballs.’ A very good entree is the Crudo, a platter of raw tuna and walu dressed with olive oil, sea salt and citrus

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juices. The fish was fresh, clean tasting and plentiful with three generous slabs of both. Avocado slices, grapefruit segments and cilantro accompanied them. Also stellar, and a surprisingly large portion, was the Maine Lobster Butternut Squash Risotto ($26). Half a grilled tail sat atop a plateful of soft risotto dotted with squash, big chunks of lobster (lots of them) and cooked arugula. Everything was excellent, except the arugula—way too bitter for this dish. Pick out the green stuff and this one is a winner. The rice was softer than what is considered ‘perfect’ risotto, but I enjoyed it immensely. Desserts, all $5, were great. We had the Pomegranate Cream, a liquor-tinged, pink mousse that was creamy, light and not too sweet. The House Kit Kat Bars were to-die-for confections of layered noisette (hazelnut cream), dark chocolate ganache and paper-thin wafers.

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Noisette | French word for hazelnut, which is used frequently in European chocolate confections (think Lindt and Godiva truffles) Creme Fraiche | A thickened cream with velvety texture and slightly nutty flavor derived from cream fermented with buttermilk or sour cream Walu | An oil-rich fish also called escolar, ono or Hawaiian butterfish

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favorite cookbook | Classic French cookbooks

Most Memorable Dining Experience |

During a trip to Tuscany, at a restaurant that grew everything it served; lunch was four hours long because we didn’t want to leave! rex hale

[ aftertaste ] >>I love the private rooms with the firepits—especially the ones with the amazing Arch view. They’re perfect for a night out with friends.

— Erin H. of Richmond Heights

>>The food is awesome, way more unique than you’d expect from a bar. The fish tacos are

unbelievable, and the Murder on the Dance Floor cocktail might be the best drink ever invented! — Bryan C. of St. Louis

>>It’s a ‘happening.’ Fab food and drinks, and awesome views, especially the one right into Busch Stadium. There’s nothing like this anywhere else in St. Louis.


—Don G. of Creve Coeur

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Brian Cole, David daSilva-Krul, Elaine Krul and Ellen Cole, all of Warson

Woods, night-skiing at Mont Saint Sauveur, just north of Montreal

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Wildwood at the Statue of Elijah of Muhraqa in Israel

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night, most of the first-class passengers had just finished an 11-course meal that required 13 pieces of silverware and several hours to eat. The Fox Performing Arts Foundation is hosting a weekend-long celebration commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the ship’s maiden and only voyage, beginning April 13, one day after the actual centennial. A cocktail party and documentary screening are offered Friday at the Missouri History Museum, and an authentic Titanic brunch will be served at the Piper Palm House Sunday morning. The cornerstone event is a recreation on Saturday of that now-famous last meal, from the methods used in the kitchen to the old-fashioned tableside service. In today’s dollars, it would cost first-class passengers about $124,000 each for the journey— well beyond luxury. “At the time, the height of culinary fashion was Auguste Escoffier,” explains Thom Johnson, director of food and beverage for the Fox Club, which is preparing the extravagant meal. Escoffier revolutionized the art of French cuisine and transformed the work of a chef to a profession. His ‘brigade de cuisine’ organizational method is still used in kitchens around the world. The chefs at the Fox Club and a team from L’Ecole Culinaire worked together to meticulously research the menu, preparation methods and style of service. “There are only two menus that photos courtsey of the fox performing arts foundation


[ titanic trivia ] >> Many of the dinner courses were displayed on massive platters before being served, like Poached Salmon with Sauce Mousseline, which would have come to the table as a whole salmon, with veggies and trimmings all around it. >> Women were newly freed of their bustles and whalebone corsets by 1912, so fashions on the Titanic were loose and flowing, with some leg or ankle showing for the first time. This was an era of newfound liberation. >> The ship carried 327 first-class passengers, more than 3,000 passengers total, as well as 913 crew members. Only 713 people survived; fortunately, the ship was only two-thirds booked.

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survive from the ship,” Johnson says. “We’ll be serving both of them, for the dinner and brunch.” Because no photographs of the plating exist from this specific dinner, the kitchen staff has researched popular methods of the time period to make the service as authentic as possible. “The meal will be served from large platters portioned at the table, as well as in plated courses like you would get in a restaurant today,” Johnson says. Traditional cooking methods, such as making gelatin from animal bones rather than with the processed powder available today, will be strictly followed. For the wines, close approximations will be used. Servers have been trained in the Edwardian style of synchronized service, and actors will punctuate the meal by delivering monologues telling the story of real-life Titanic passengers, such as the ‘unsinkable’ Molly Brown. One such actor will be Capt. John Smith, whom the original dinner was created to honor, just hours before his ship sank.

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10 | The Boulevard—Saint Louis

We will host an Easter egg hunt, face painting, sidewalk art and more. Enjoy a pancake breakfast from Nadoz; 50 percent of proceeds benefit the Humane Society. The first 50 to attend will receive a goody bag from our retailers. The Boulevard | $6 for pancake breakfast


The Easter Parade Starts at Our Front Door.

Creative. Distinctive. Impressive.


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[arts&entertainment] [march-april]

by kari williams

[ art ]

[ movies ]


t&s saw it!

art fair

We Need to Talk About Kevin >> Well, that was depressing... A

Start times vary Queeny Park $5 | >> See works of art from more than 100 artists spanning 20 states.

3/24 crafting a better

world, arts & crafts marketplace

9 a.m. | First Unitarian Church of St. Louis | $5 |

3/22 – 4/22 brandon anschultz

10 a.m. | Contemporary Art Museum | Free |

3/30 young artists’ showcase, opening

6 p.m. | St. Louis Artists’ Guild | Free |


>>> 3/31 – 4/1 Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden: A Missouri Adventure Seasonal Reopening 9 a.m. | Missouri Botanical Garden $3 to $5 | Dig into the festivities at the Children’s Garden, which include being a plant detective and starting a home garden.

3/22 — 3/25

Disney on Ice, Dare to Dream Start times vary | Scottrade Center $13 to $70 |

globetrotting author becomes a social pariah after her sociopath son does the unthinkable at a suburban high school. Tilda Swinton plays a reluctant mother who struggles to understand why her anti-social son grows more viscous and manipulative. It’s a gutwrenching, nature-versus-nurture story that makes you question who, if anyone, is to blame for Kevin’s horrific actions. The director took a heavy hand with symbolism (too many tomato products), but scenes between Swinton and Ezra Miller, who plays teenage Kevin, are disturbing and heartbreaking. Should You See It? A good film, but two hours of pensive, depressed Swinton is definitely not to everyone’s taste —C.K. Viewed at Tivoli Theatre

Friends with Kids >> After watching their married friends’

love lives crumble, post-babies, two platonic friends decide to shake up the status quo. Baby first, then find those elusive significant others. It’s an arrangement that actually works quite well—for a while. The movie offers some surprising insights on modern marriage and parenting. And since the majority of the cast came straight off the Bridesmaids set, jokes—crude and otherwise—had us single non-parents laughing hysterically next to datenight mommies and daddies. Should You See It? Definitely. One of those rare comedies men and women will both enjoy, and its take on today’s families shows more than ever that there’s no such thing as perfect. —C.K.


Viewed at Ronnie’s 20 Cine

[ etc. ] 3/21 hip-hop: beyond beats & rhymes, film

7 p.m. | Missouri History Museum, Forest Park Free | 3/24 confluence trash bash, river clean up 8:30 a.m. | Chain of Rocks Bridge, Creve Coeur Park or Chouteau Island | Free

NOW — 3/24 eleanor roosevelt, close to home, film


9 a.m. | Museum of Westward Expansion Special Exhibit Gallery | Free | 314.655.1700

gen. stanley mcchrystal, maryville speaker series

8 p.m. | Powell Symphony Hall >> Hear about retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s experiences leading the armed forces in the Afghanistan war.

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photo by Oscilloscope Laboratories

[ theater ]

the comedy of errors

Times vary Repertory Theatre $16 to $72 >> Shakespearean comedy comes to life in a tale of mayhem and mistaken identities.

3/27 —4/8 bring it on the musical Start times vary | Fox Theatre | $15 to $75 |

3/30 & 3/31 bold, bawdy, blonde - and funny 8 p.m. | Kranzberg Arts Center | $25 |

4/3 – 4/8 fiddler on the roof

2 p.m. and 8 p.m. | Peabody Opera House | $22 to $92 |

photo by JoJoWhilden/Roadside Attractions

[ music ] 3/24 bandtogether, 15th anniversary concert 8 p.m. | Scottish Rite Cathedral | Free |

3/30 & 3/31 yonder mountain string band

7:30 p.m. | The Pageant | $22.50 to $25 |

3/31 our song, gateway men’s chorus

8 p.m. | Edison Theatre’s 560 Music Center | $15 to $25 |

4/4 guster string layers


8 p.m. | Sheldon Concert Hall | $30 |

soweto gospel choir

8 p.m. | Edison Theatre’s 560 Music Center | $20 to $35 >> This renowned South African choir returns for a powerful one-night performance of traditional African music.


2012 S. Warson Road

T&S ] properties 2012 S. Warson Road

by lauren madras listing price | $4.6 million listing agent | jody carr of dielmann sotheby’s international realty “We bought the home in its original, house,” Carr says. 1966 condition,” Jody Carr says. That included some retro laminate flooring, a kitchen that had never been updated, a cavernous, dark main stair and a shower that required gluing to function. “When we first moved in, the house was in such disarray. My husband Brad and I slept on a mattress on the basement floor for months!” From those humble beginnings, the property has grown and developed into the Carrs’ dream house. A 1,400-square-foot master suite addition on the first floor includes a large boudoir with fireplace, spa-like bathroom with his-and-hers sinks and a claw-foot bathtub, and walkin-closet with en suite laundry. All four other bedroom suites are upstairs and also have fireplaces; the former master is now a guest room, and the other bedrooms house their three sons. The children’s rooms each have a skylight, bathroom, large closet—and access to a private attic loft reached via a ship’s ladder. “As teens, the private space is incredible for getting away, but the atrium connection to the great room helps them feel connected to the rest of the

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Another addition increased the size of the kitchen and added a vaulted great room with a stone fireplace. A mechanized mount hides a 60-inch plasma TV when not in use, and the dual Sub-Zero fridges with freezer drawers are masked by cream cabinet fronts. At the front of the home, the Carrs transformed the mahogany paneling of a former study into a light-filled dining room. The home sits on 3 acres of meticulously landscaped property. Gardens, including roses, wildflowers and even vegetables, pepper the back lawn, which wraps around a pool and large limestone patio. The home’s lower level has spacious rooms with access to the backyard. A full lower-level kitchen and family room with slate floor open to the pool, and another room holds exercise equipment. A theater is lined with double-thick blackout curtains for both light and sound. “We call it the cave,” Carr says. “The boys will have their friends over, and there will be a group in each room, sprawled all over. I love that I get to know their friends.”

402 West Argonne | Kirkwood 3 Beds | 2 Baths


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2 grand meridien court | wiLdwood 4 bedrooms, 5½ baths $2,275,000 Fabulous fusion of luxury & function abound within every detail of this 6,133 sq. ft. custom home on over 4 acres.

12 warson downs | Ladue schooLs 3 bedroom suites, 5 baths $1,995,000 carefree living at its best! this custom-built masterpiece offers exceptional design & quality finishes throughout.

16617 cauLks creek ridge | wiLdwood 6 bedrooms $1,799,900 expanded & restored to 7,000 sq. ft. of luxurious living space plus endless outdoor entertaining enjoyment.

oPen sundays in march 1-3 15 Lake Forest drive | cLayton schooLs 5 bedrooms, 4½ baths $1,385,000 the grandeur of this French stone manse delights with artisan craftsmanship of a bygone era. Pool & stone patio.

155 carondeLet PLaza #310 | cLayton the crescent $1,025,000 experience the best the crescent offers with 2,880+ sq. ft. of indoor living space & a 1,100 sq. ft. terrace.

oPen sunday 1-3 4976 Pershing | centraL west end 6 bedrooms, 4½ baths $999,000 3+ story tudor home combines the elegance of ages past with modern amenities. allows for gracious entertaining.

6236 waterman | university city 5 bedrooms, 2½ baths $599,000 amazing arts & crafts style home restored to its original splendor. Located in Parkview neighborhood.

8 graybridge Lane | Ladue 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $749,000 stunning contemporary masterpiece situated on an acre that backs to 3 acres of common ground. 2-story add’n.

new Listing!

new Listing! oPen sunday 1-3 #1 oak Park court | Ladue schooLs 3+ bedrooms, 3 FuLL & 2 haLF baths $649,900 mid-century modern with sizzle situated on a 1-acre lot with the care & updates most buyers desire.

228 Lancaster drive | cLayton 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $1,799,000 this 4-year-new, beautifully designed light & airy contemporary will not disappoint! 3-car garage.

7215 maryLand | university city 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths $549,000 graceful center hall colonial. Location, space, backyard & elegance are a few reasons why this house is a find.

#6 west Pine court | centraL west end 3 bedrooms, 2 FuLL & 2 haLF baths $539,000 you can have it all: the ease of condo living, the privacy of your own home & low condo fees. Custom finishes.

new Price! oPen sunday 1-3 7474 etheL avenue | cLayton schooLs 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $499,000 inviting home features a gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, gas fireplace & large deck. Pedestrian friendly.

13227 weatherFieLd dr. | Parkway schooLs 4+ bedrooms, 3½ baths $410,900 very handsome home with lots of room and an abundance of superb amenities.

1136 washington ave. #904 | downtown 3 bedrooms, 3 baths $464,000 welcome home to this extraordinary 2-story penthouse with 2,200 sF at the meridian Lofts.

9444 oLd bonhomme rd. | Ladue schooLs 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $449,000 mid-century 3,200 sq. ft. home on one of the most beautiful lots in all of olivette. 1.5-acre lot.

710 dougherty PLace | kirkwood 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $440,000 Gorgeous & bright open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Pool with separate full bath.

new Listing!

new Listing!

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7001 northmoor drive | university city 3 bedrooms, 2 FuLL & 2 haLF baths $387,900 a fantastic opportunity awaits those looking for early century charm seamlessly paired with modern amenities.

6221 northwood avenue #1e just west oF Forest Park $349,000 Generous proportions, good light & open floor plan await you in this sophisticated 2b, 2b condo.

7623 corneLL avenue | university city 3 bedrooms, 1½ baths $339,900 From beam to rafter this exceptional house was carefully designed & crafted when building was an art!

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Gorgeous La Hacienda home meticulously maintained with updates and superior finishes. Short walk to Reed Elementary, convenient to everything. Rare oppor­ tunity to buy ‘like new’ in established neighborhood.

[sold] [ 63017 ]

[ 63021 ]

21 Rio Vista Drive | Ladue 4+ Bedrooms – 4.5 Baths


Marcia Harris

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$500,000 1991 Chesterfield Ridge Circle Shelley L. Brown Coldwell Banker GundakerChesterfield/Wildwood Price per square foot: $219.68

$570,000 1064 Woodfield Estates Drive Patrick Whiteley Coldwell Banker Gundaker Price per square foot: $157.94

$530,000 651 Kiefer Creek Road Barb Keathley The Seller’s Agent Price per square foot: $137.70

[ 63038 ]

[ 63105 ]

$560,000 17702 Gardenview Place Court Cam Fischer Coldwell Banker Gundaker-T&C Price per square foot: $158.55

$847,000 83 Arundel Place Victor Cohen Cohen Properties Price per square foot: $211.33

$1,175,000 6363 Alexander Drive Jeffrey Warner Laura McCarthy- Clayton Price per square foot: $289.27

[ 63108 ]

[ 63119 ]

[ 63122 ]

$565,000 4418 West Pine Blvd. Damian Gerard Keller Williams Realty St. Louis Price per square foot: $137.80

$725,000 316 S. Maple Ave. Patricia Coursault Keller Williams Realty St. Louis Price per square foot: $168.06

$355,000 231 McCullough Ave., #2A Jill Malley Laura McCarthy- Clayton Price per square foot: $161.51

[ 63130 ]

[ 63131 ]

$478,000 7220 Greenway Ave. Joanne G. Iskiwitch Coldwell Banker Gundaker-Ladue Price per square foot: $116.59

$900,000 2815 Stonington Place Nancy Ferrillo Janet McAfee Price per square foot: $261.02

[ 63132 ]

[ 63141 ]

$415,000 1 Highgate Road Sandie Hea RE/MAX Results Price per square foot: $137.01

$635,000 312 Cabin Grove Lane Stephanie Connell Gladys Manion

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$1.6 million 10631 Ballantrae Drive Margie Medelberg Prudential Alliance Price per square foot: $255.22

$912,500 15 Ladue Court Mark and Neil Gellman Coldwell Banker Premier Group Price per square foot: $194.94




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>> sunday 3/25 <<

[ 63011 ] >> 2303 Kingstowne Way Court | $274,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.210.7022

[ 63017 ] >> 148 Kendall Bluff Court | $479,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800

150 car ond l et pl a z a #2101 | ope n s u n d a y 1- 3

[ 63105 ] >> 155 Carondelet Plaza, #310 | $1,025,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.322.6992

residence 2101 Jamieson designed 3 bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms nestled in one-third of a floor north, south and west exposures four terraces

>> 6221 Northwood Ave., #1E | $349,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.753.0977

New Price! Offered for $1,575,000

>> 14308 Gatwick Court | $399,999 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800

>> 15 Topton Way, 3A | $799,000 | 2-4 p.m. | 314.721.4755

>> 8131 Westmoreland Ave. | $1,125,000 | 2-4 p.m. | 314.725.5100 [ 63122 ] >> 710 Dougherty Place | $440,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.406.8711

>> 1136 Hillard Road | $199,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.799.6885 >> 1329 Woodfield Manor Court | $419,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 >> 961 Glenbrook Ave. | $200,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 >> 304 Dickson St. | $399,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 [ 63124 ] >> 8 Graybridge Lane | $749,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.607.5555

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>> 44 Godwin Lane | $799,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 >> 1160 Lay Road | $999,000 | 1-4 p.m. | 314.725.5100 [ 63130 ] >> 6236 Waterman Ave. | $599,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.884.8430

7133 Princeton Ave. | 1-3 p.m. | 314.726.6442

>> 7924 Teasdale Court | $479,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.791.0034 >>

[ 63131 ] >> 1126 Bella Vista Drive | $1,099,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755

7618 west mor el and avenue 4 5 g o d win lane Clayton 6 year new construction home with elevator, Ladue Center hall plan on almost 1 acre w/pool, 4B, elegant finishes & open floor plan. Offered at $1,450,000. 4½b. Great entertaining space. Offered at $869,000.

[ 63132 ] >> 4 Saint Alfred Road | $699,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800

[ 63141 ] >> Enclave Bellerive | Noon-3 p.m. | 314.799.6885

>> 167 Ladue Pines Drive | $620,000 | Noon-2 p.m. | 314.726.6442 [ 63303 ] >> 1045 Gardenbridge Place | $395,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.569.1177

7 4 3 9 was hing to n av e nue 66 c r est wood dr i ve Clayton Grand Mediterranean. 2 story living rm with U City Well-designed, updated kitchen. 1st flr family wood-beamed ceiling. Finished LL. Offered at $855,000. rm. 3B, 2½b. Enclosed sunrm. Offered at $445,000.

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homework] Dear HomeWork, We have lived in our house for more than 18 years and need to create a more charming, welcoming and appealing front entrance. We recently cut down old bushes in the front and would love some updated and fresh ideas for our blah frontyard. What do you suggest? ———Displeased in Des Peres

Dear Displeased in Des Peres,


Your house starts off with some tangible assets. The wide, uphill lot and rear yard forest create a well-framed setting that shows the front façade to its advantage. In addition, the simple, well-proportioned brick elevation has a quiet dignity often lacking today. I think what your house needs is an architectural focal point. I would make a bolder statement with your entry portico by replacing the shingled roof with a more classical, white-wood pediment. This creates a more forceful vertical accent, which the long, flat façade really needs. Next, I would use evergreen shrubs arranged in an architectural manner to frame and give depth to the existing structure. Finally, I would plant some tall shade trees near the street (not in the middle of the lawn, where everyone seems to place them) to further frame the house. Good luck with your changes, ———Homework HomeWork is penned by Paul Doerner, president, The Lawrence Group. if you would like your home critiqued, contact us at


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Wood Floor Refinishing Add Instant Equity To Your Home. 30 Year Old Fully Insured Company. Sanding, Refinishing, Repairs, New Installation, Most Manufactures Available. Free Estimates. Angie’s List and BBB “A+” Rating PROFESSIONAL FLOORS OF ST. LOUIS 314-843-4348

Olivia’s Cleaners Residential, Commercial, Construction Spring Cleaning, Last Minute, One Time, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly. Move In/Out, Rental Properties. Katherine 314-556-9506 Insured & Bonded Detail Cleaning & Organizational Services House and Pet sitting NO TASK IS TOO DAUNTING Two Ladies & A Bucket Two Are Better Than One! Deep & Thorough Cleaning Service Please Contact Susie Duncan 314-229-1736

Computer Services Meet The Mac Guy iPhones, iMacs, Upgrades & More Wifi, Networking, Video & Photo, 314-400-7720


Concrete Driveway & Patio Experts Our Work 100% Guaranteed 314-200-9811 (O) 314-732-2207 (C)

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Cleaning, Repairs, Drainage Solutions, Screen Installation & Window Cleaning Professional, Reliable & Insured No Mess Left Behind • Free Estimates Contact Tony 314-413-2888

Handyman Services Demo Tech LLC Specializing in new and old home construction repairs, drywall repair, Bobcat service, deck repair, painting and much more. Over 16 years experience. Jason Murphy 314-517-0700

Healthcare Services A Professional & Exceptional Caregiver 26 Years Experience Meal Prep, Housekeeping, Errands, Personal Care/Bathing, Laundry. Specializing In: Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Sundowners, Stroke, Hospice, Autoimmune Disease, Down Syndrome. Care for all ages Available: 24/7 and Live-In Call Angelia Today: 314-681-8525

Personal Touch PRIVATE DUTY LLC Specializing in elderly & disabled care. Caregivers screened & trained in Alzheimer’s, stroke, CPR. Meal prep, personal care, errands, housekeeping 24/7 Call Nicole 314-426-2244 or 314-497-9879 Bonded & Insured

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Pet Services Kritter Kare LLC Affordable, customized in-home pet care for dogs, cats, horses & more. Pet first aid & CPR certified. Bonded & insured. Locally owned. 314-243-4108, 314-223-6981



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Photography GK LANDSCAPE DESIGN LLC EVERYTHING and ANYTHING for your yard. We specialize in design and construction of bricks and stone. Whatever you may need. 32 Years in Business Call George Knapp 314-567-6066

SPRING INTO COLOR! Specializing in Landscape Maintenance AND Design. Spring Clean-Up, Mulching, Annuals and Perrenials, Potted Tropicals, and Full Service Maintenance. Call 314-498-0877

Locksmith Locksmith Located in Creve Coeur Commercial & Residential Locks Re-Keyed, Installed & Opened 314-266-1533

Painting ASTON-PARKER PAINTING Interior/Exterior Painting Wallpaper Removal Staining & Power Washing Insured & 30 Years Experience Free Estimates 314-766-2952 314-766-2962 C. Coco and Sons Painting and Home Improvement Spring & Summer Painting Projects. Home Improvement & Restoration. Family Owned & Operated for Over 30 years. Licensed & Insured. Angie’s List Award Winner 314-353-3066 M & M Custom Painting Interior & Exterior Painting, Staining, Powerwashing, Wallpaper Removal. Insured and Free Estimates. Dependable. Owner & Operator Matt 314-401-9211

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s Families, Corporate Events, Real Estate 314-962-3222

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Plumbing Tony LaMartina Plumbing Responsive - Prompt - Professional A+ rated from BBB Serving STL for over 30 years 314.965.9377

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Vacation Properties Luxury 30th Floor Penthouse Highest Beachfront on Panama City Beach 2BR + Bunkroom; 3 Full Baths 2 Oceanfront Pools, 1 Heated Indoor Fitness/Spa/Hot tubs/sauna/steam room Call (314) 324-5193 for 5% Discount

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FABULOUS SALE! Closeout On Remaining Clothing From Ladue Boutique 75% OFF - 2 DAYS ONLY Fri. March 30th & Sat. March 31st 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. 4632 McPherson 63108 • 314.367.0857

Tree Services AFFORDABLE TREE SERVICE Professional Service at a Reasonable Price. Call Michael Baumann’s Affordable Outdoor Services for a free property inspection at 636-375-2812 You’ll be glad you called!

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