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[ LETTER FROM THE EDITOR ] When it comes to little pleasures, the pedicure is right up there with chocolate. There is just something transcendent about sitting idle while someone soaks your feet in hot bubbles and earnestly buffs, massages and moisturizes a part of the body you can barely reach anymore. One of our beauty features in this issue focuses on ‘sandal-ready feet,’ but I’ve long felt that pedicures are about much more than something pretty peeking out of your shoes. Maybe this is simply justification for indulgence (or guilt about adding another item in the ‘discretionary spending’ column), but I maintain that taking care of your feet is actually preventive medicine (anyone who’s had cracked heels or calloused toes will agree). It’s just that pedicures suffer from a PR problem: there is a common misconception—primarily among the less fair sex—that the pedicure is about esthetics. If that were the case, why would the nail technician be spending 50 minutes conditioning feet and 5 minutes painting them? Furthermore, to real devotees, the pedicure is not just a fair-weather phenomenon. These die-hards show up for that appointment every month like clockwork, rain or shine, summer or winter—even though their toes don’t see the light of day eight months of the year. Now if something irresistibly beautiful also comes out of all this perseverance and dedication, well, so be it. —Dorothy F. Weiner Editor in Chief

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DE LA SALLE MIDDLE SCHOOL AT ST. MATTHEWS IS LOCATED AT 4145 KENNERLY AVE. IN NORTH CITY. THE SCHOOL RELIES ON COMMUNITY SUPPORT. MAJOR SPONSORS INCLUDE MISSOURI PROFESSIONALS MUTUAL AND THE TIMOTHY H. TROUT FAMILY, NORM AND LAURA EAKER, BARB AND MIKE QUINN, JACK AND SIS HILBOLDT FAMILY, TOM AND EMILY GUIGNON, MARK AND KATHY SCHUCHARDT, JACKIE JONES, PAT JONES, MATT PADBERG AND FAMILY, TOM AND MARY PAT SANTEL, CHUCK KRETSCHMER, SOUTHSIDE MACHINE WORKS AND THE JOST FAMILY, AND DR. WILLIAM DANFORTH. PICTURED ON THE COVER: CLASS OF 2014 STUDENTS AMARII REECE, DeANYIA BRETT AND BOBBY MATTHEWS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 314.531.9820 OR VISIT DELASALLEMS.ORG. COVER PHOTO BY COLIN MILLER OF STRAUSS PEYTON COVER BY JULIE STREILER

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A glimpse at what’s going on around St. Louis and beyond.

The Saigh Foundation has given $1.5 million to Saint Louis Zoo to endow a position called the Fred Saigh Director of Education. The endowment provides sustained support for leadership of the Zoo’s education department, established by the late Marlin Perkins. Now in its 50th year, the department is led by Louise Bradshaw, who will hold the inaugural Fred Saigh Director of Education title. The Zoo’s 3,900 programs and services reach nearly 2 million people annually. The late philanthropist Fred Saigh was a former owner of the St. Louis Cardinals and an investor in historic downtown St. Louis.

St. Louis crime novelist SCOTT PHILLIPS joins Australian writer and movie producer Terry Hayes June 4 at Mad Art Gallery, for a discussion of Hayes’ debut novel. The thriller, I Am Pilgrim, focuses on the international search for a terrorist intent on mass destruction. Hayes wrote and/or produced numerous films, including Dead Calm and Flightplan. Phillips is the author of Ice Harvest, which was made into a movie starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. His latest book, Hop Alley, and Hayes’ book will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com. Proceeds benefit BackStoppers.

A quartet of local parents who love to cook with their kids have launched a new children’s picture book series, Kitchen Club Kids, designed to foster healthy eating and cooking for the whole family. The colorfully illustrated recipes, presented as adventure stories, help kids up to age 6 learn colors, numbers and problem-solving skills. The books were created by illustrator Kristen Gau of Kirkwood and writers Eluka Moore of Ballwin, Larry Puzniak of University City, and Marianne Welsh of Kirkwood. The first two in the series are available at area retailers, including Lusso, and at kitchenclubkids.com.

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Washington University will award six honorary degrees May 16 during its 153rd commencement ceremony. Receiving honorary doctor of humanities degrees are former Cardinals manager and animal advocate Tony La Russa, professor of animal sciences Temple Grandin, and H&R Block co-founder and philanthropist Henry Block. Doctor of science degrees will be awarded to women’s health pioneer Dr. Vivian Pinn, who worked to ensure the inclusion of women and minorities in NIH-funded research, and innovative Wellesley president Diana Chapman Walsh. A doctor of human letters degree goes to St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson.


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by tony di martino THE VILLE NEIGHBORHOOD in North City has the same problems as most our students helps obliterate prejudice and overturn preconceived notions about

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urban areas in major cities, including high rates of unemployment and crime. Fewer race. Our Readers 2 Leaders program, for example, sends eighth-graders to Catholic than 9 percent of adults have college degrees, and 36 percent never graduated from schools on the South Side, where they read and talk with younger kids. It builds high school. About 90 percent of the families live at or below the poverty level, and bridges between two very different cultures.” De La Salle is not an Archdiocesan school. “About 97 percent of our funding most households are headed by a single parent. comes from community support,” Quinn says. But a small neighborhood school is giving Honored at the school’s recent Catch a Rising kids a chance at a better future. De La Salle Star gala were Marty Ribaudo, who started the Middle School, established in 2001 by Christian school’s baseball ream and helped build two Brothers of the Midwest, provides a rigorous, additional classrooms; Fr. Mark McKenzie, financially accessible education, service SJ, who has raised thousands of dollars for learning programs and life-skills instruction. the school; and the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, “We nurture students academically, physically, a group of retirees who run the school’s morally and spiritually, transforming them volunteer program. “These and other tireless and our community,” says school president sponsors have helped us grow tremendously,” Corey Quinn. he says. The approach works. “More than 98 percent Hope is contagious, Quinn notes. “Recently, of our students go on to graduate from high a former student spoke to the kids at our school,” Quinn says. “Eighty percent enroll in monthly Star assembly,” he recalls. “This young post-secondary programs, and 60 percent of man came from an unstable family. He hadn’t those already in college have stayed there.” He had an easy life. But he took the mike and attributes this success to motivated students, said, ‘I am somebody! I am a graduate of De involved families, dedicated teachers and DE LA SALLE MIDDDLE SCHOOL GRADUATES La Salle! I made it and so will you, but it won’t adherence to the school’s core values. “We be easy and you’ve got to work hard.’” Hearing care about our students and we hold them those words straight from the heart of a successful alum made a huge impact on the accountable for their behavior,” he says. “They appreciate it, and they respond to it.” kids, Quinn says. “He’s living proof that hard work and persistence pay off. Students De La Salle’s influence doesn’t end at the classroom door. “An excellent education leave De La Salle not only with a first-rate education, but with the self-confidence to increases an individual’s opportunities and also has a ripple effect, creating stronger change their own lives, their communities and the world.” families and communities,” Quinn says. “Each positive encounter people have with

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For four days in the valley, it looked and sounded like an aerial military campaign, from World War II to the present. Practicing for two days in advance of the first air show at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in seven years, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels roared low overhead in formation, startling drivers, pedestrians and unsuspecting outlet shoppers alike. Then came the weekend, and more vintage aircraft. A gull-winged WWII carrier plane, an F4U Corsair, came in low over the crowd of thousands. A B-17 Flying Fortress bomber rumbled in on its four propellers. Daredevil and stunt pilots caused hearts to stop … then start again. But

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there was nothing to compare with the F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets, whose seasoned Navy pilots perfected their trademark tight diamond formations. Observers say it was like getting treated to the climax of a fireworks display for four days straight! Those who could get close enough, that is. From the city, westbound traffic on Interstate 64 slowed to a crawl right at I-270. A 15-minute stretch took between one and two hours to cover. Many wished they were aboard the Vietnam-era choppers overhead. Not long after passing Chesterfield Mall, many frustrated drivers pulled to the shoulder and just watched from there. It was a snarl not likely seen by most St. Louisans. (Unless they have visited L.A.) Some people are afraid of clowns. Others are spooked by a mug shot of the guy who threatened his mom because he didn’t want to enter drug treatment. During an argument, he allegedly had a gun in his waistband and shook his fist at her. After she called Des Peres police to report that he was delusional and she feared for her life, that’s when he really started acting like, well, he was on drugs. Cops arrived, spotting him in the driveway, but lost him after he took off on foot.

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Good son that he may well be sans intoxicants, the guy soon called Mom from Des Peres Cinema, whereupon authorities put the movie theater and two nearby schools on lockdown. Very good move, although searches came up empty. Apparently he was still on the lam, because citizens reported seeing a man running through their yards. Cops caught up with him about two hours later, about 2 miles away from his mom’s home. No one was hurt in an incident that involved dozens of officers from several departments. They found no weapon. Is that a good thing? Maybe not. This fellow reportedly has a concealed-carry permit. Who, in heaven’s name, thought that was a good move? Just how well is Mike Johnson’s latest restaurant, Sugarfire Smokehouse, doing at 9200 Olive Blvd. in Olivette? Well enough that the peripatetic restaurateur just opened his second location in St. Charles. We’ll see how well this pulled-pork palace does in a former Chuck-A-Burger location … and how much further it goes. Gustatory history tells us that Johnson is not one to aim low. He’s opened and closed 10 or so fine dining establishments in town. Before that, he worked at Emeril’s in New Orleans and Chicago, and was a chef in Colorado ski country, in California’s wine country and abroad. Now, life is a little less high-brow for Johnson, but as a pitmaster it’s anything but the pits—Sugarfire’s third location, in O’Fallon, Mo., is in the works. Will he then take over the world? He just might. Meanwhile, one way to determine an honest-to-goodness barbecue joint is its business hours. During the week Sugarfire is open from 11 a.m. until “whenever they sell out.” Brentwood’s loss is Richmond Heights’ gain: Boys Hope Girls Hope will build a group home for disadvantaged youth here. Brentwood residents near the first site proposed for the project were effective in stalling the development—the buildings were too large, they argued. Read: Not in our back yard. The five lots on Elinor Avenue in Richmond Heights are near a QuikTrip that is under construction on Hanley Road, so if anyone were to say, ‘There goes the neighborhood,’ well, it already went. But that’s just silly, in any case. The project is a positive development. BHGH provides a road map to college, if you will. The nonprofit’s mission: “BHGH helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.” These are not ‘problem

children,’ althought most come from families in dire financial need. BHGH homes stand in 14 other big cities from coast to coast. The earth is moving in Town & Country, and in a big way, on the site where a state highway patrol district facility once stood just north of Interstate 64 at Mason Road. Grading is underway for BJC HealthCare’s longplanned pediatric outpatient surgery center. BJC has owned the 16-some acres since 2006, and once the proposal surfaced, and they couldn’t put the kibosh on it, residents and city officials worked hard to rein it in. The provider behaved in a quite neighborly fashion by pulling in its horns, opting for only a single medical building, and replacing a garage with surface lots. The city in January approved the scaled-down— then tweaked and re-tweaked—plans for the project, but BJC still had to run the gauntlet of T&C’s rigorous building permit process. The medical facility will have a footprint of 141,000 square feet and is projected to open in the summer of 2015. Boo Boo the bear cub has been spared! The little feller was part of a petting zoo brought to Washington University to help students relax right before finals. The cub, scarcely two months old, looks like a teddy bear, indeed. But the oh-so-cute carnivore scratched or bit at least 18 students, which is enough in itself to put a chill on the chill-out factor … but then there was a rabies scare to make nail-biters gnaw clear down to the bone. At first it was reported that the cub would have to be put down, because the only way to test for rabies is to autopsy the brain of a potentially diseased animal. Otherwise, the already wigged-out students might have had to worry about, horrors, the onset of symptoms. But the story ends well for the cub, as well as for students who received boo-boos from Boo Boo. Health officials determined that he posed no rabies threat. Stephen Colbert, perhaps, is right-on with his frequent exhortations that bears, not Republicans, are the No. 1 threat to America. Sure, they come into the world all cute, then they mutate into mauling, meat-eating heavies. Cornealious ‘Mike’ Anderson, the man who lived in Webster Groves for more than a decade when he should have been serving a prison sentence, is now free— officially. The clerical error of a decade ago meant the Department of Corrections simply forgot about him

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Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed K – 12th grade It’s May. Is your child’s school the best environment for success in the fall?

For a child with learning disabilities, school can be a daunting place. The challenges of meeting standardized academic goals while trying to maneuver through the emotional and physical environment of school, can create havoc with a student’s educational progress. Many students have different styles of learning and struggle with attention and distractibility issues. In a traditional school setting, these issues may cause loneliness, low self esteem and a defeated attitude. Because 4 out of 10 students in our country struggle with some form of learning disability, many children would benefit from an alternative to a traditional school environment. The Academy of St. Louis in Chesterfield serves students grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. The Academy is a faith-based school that provides an environment that welcomes the individuality of each student, and offers a curriculum that challenges them personally while providing accommodations designed for each student’s personal success. By cultivating self-confidence and socialization along with tailored academic goals, the Academy provides students with the tools and opportunities to reach their personal best in life. The Academy is fully accredited by AdvancEd NCA CASI, whose high standards ensure excellence in teaching.

ACADEMICS ALONE DO NOT MEASURE SUCCESS Many students diagnosed with a learning disability or developmental delays are also challenged in the area of social development. Many social situations that may be second nature to most, often times cause anxiety and frustration for these children. The Academy of St. Louis provides a structured, social skills curriculum giving students the opportunity to role play and experience in “real life” settings, the appropriate response to different social interaction. The Academy also provides leadership opportunities for these same students to exemplify their talents and ability to lead.

CUSTOMIZED LEARNING FOR INDIVIDUAL STUDENT SUCCESS The curriculum at the Academy integrates educational goals as well as functional and social skills. Along with the core subjects—math, language arts, religion, science and social studies—curriculum includes social skills, and neuro/diversity which develops an understanding and

appreciation of each of their unique strengths and challenges. Each classroom provides a special education teacher and assistant with a maximum of six students per classroom. This model assures individualized attention and implementation of personalized learning goals within a physically and emotionally safe environment. Classrooms are spacious and bright, encouraging learning. Students also enjoy many other enriching classes: art, golf, drama, computer skills, nutrition and physical education. Monthly service and educational field trips throughout the St. Louis area give hands-on experiences to enrich each child’s view of life outside the classroom. To help foster social values, students serve the community by participating in various service projects throughout the school year.

Now Accepting Students Private Tours Available

314-973-8997 www.academyofstlouis.org Accredited by AdvancEd K-12th Grade

SUCCESS BEYOND SCHOOL LEARNING THROUGH LOVE AND DEDICATION The staff and faculty at the Academy of St. Louis are dedicated, professionals, working together to create an “alternative learning environment” based on each student’s individual needs. Their personal and professional dedication makes the Academy of St. Louis the right choice for parents looking for an alternative to traditional school. “Every child is born with significant potential in life to succeed. This is what we believe...fulfilling this mission is our commitment to our students and their families”, states Mrs. O’Daniel.

The Academy of St. Louis is currently accepting students for the 2014-2015 semester. Call now for a private tour at 314-973-8997. ACADEMY OF ST. LOUIS 1633 Kehrs Mill Road • Chesterfield, MO 63005 314-973-8997 • http://www.academyofstlouis.org

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REACHING OUT ] VETERANS AND MILITARY MEMBERS

Memorial Day is more than just an excuse to host a pool party or picnic: It’s a day set aside to honor the sacrifices our troops have made. With more than 1 million men and women actively serving in uniform, and nearly 500,000 veterans in Missouri alone, there’s a lot we can do to provide for those who protect us. by rebecca koenig

little patriots embraced //

This Kirkwood-based nonprofit enhances the lives of military families, focusing especially on children with a deployed parent.

TO HELP + Provide administrative support at the office in Kirkwood + Organize deployment packages sent overseas several times a year + Volunteer at community awareness events, such as the one held in April at Busch Stadium, which more than 100 military kids attended.

VOLUNTEER CONTACT Sarah Roberts | 314.821.5800 littlepatriotsembraced@gmail.com littlepatriotsembraced.org

h.e.r.o.e.s. care //

This group, whose name stands for “Homefront Enabling Relationships, Opportunities, and Empowerment through Support,” organizes caregivers and mental health professionals to serve military members and their families, especially addressing the issues of suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder.

TO HELP + Flex your muscles sorting goods at the warehouse in Fenton, Mo. H.E.R.O.E.S Care receives millions of dollars’ worth of material donations annually from corporations that help military families in need. + Work at fundraisers. The May 17 5k run/walk at Jefferson Barracks Park needs volunteers to staff water stations and silent auction tables. + Set up a care package event through your office or school for co-workers and classmates to help create provisions for troops overseas. + Put your computer skills to work assisting with the digital case management system. + If you’re a mental health professional, donate your time and expertise through the Give An Hour program, which provides mental health care to service members in need.

VOLUNTEER CONTACT 636.600.0096 | sign up for the volunteer email newsletter at heroescare.org.

segs4vets //

This organization provides Segways to injured military members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to give them more mobility.

TO HELP + Provide administrative and clerical support, such as brochure printing and binding, in preparation for Segway presentations, such as the one May 20 at Busch Stadium. + Set up and coordinate events at the office in Frontenac.

VOLUNTEER CONTACT Lori Hampel | 314.965.4938 lorih@segs4vets.org | segs4vets.org

[ upcoming events ] HONOR FALLEN SOLDIERS AT THESE MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS:

+COMPTON HEIGHTS MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

+HERMANN CITY BAND CONCERT

+JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY CEREMONY

+ST. CHARLES MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE

3 P.M. | TOWER GROVE PARK 10 A.M. | OLD FLAG CIRCLE

7:30 P.M. | AMPHITHEATER

1 P.M. | ST. CHARLES COUNTY HISTORICAL COURTHOUSE

LIST MAY NOT INCLUDE EVERY GROUP THAT HELPS VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY. IF YOU KNOW A CHARITY WE SHOULD SPOTLIGHT, EMAIL US AT REACHINGOUT@TOWNANDSTYLE.COM OR CONNECT WITH US ON FACEBOOK.

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by rebecca koenig ONE THING THAT SHOULD NOT GET LOST among the many concerns during end-of-life planning is how to leave a legacy. Friends and family will remember you, of course, but how will the rest of the world? YouthBridge Community Foundation makes the answer easy with its planned giving services, which see to it that philanthropic dollars benefit local nonprofits. “People contributing today feel good to know they’re continuing to contribute after they’ve passed away,” says Michael Howard, YouthBridge CEO. As its name suggests, YouthBridge connects resources with community needs, especially children’s issues. The organization works with donors’ financial advisers to incorporate charitable giving in their wealth management plans. “We think financial advisers can differentiate themselves from their competition and improve the satisfaction of their clients by including YouthBridge in that holistic planning process,” Howard says. Because of its origins as an orphanage, YouthBridge has special expertise in youth issues, but it guides donors in supporting nonprofits of all kinds. “We uncover what the client’s ultimate goal and areas of interest are,” Howard says. “Some may say, ‘I’m interested in global warming, can you help me understand that space and where funds are needed?’ If a donor asks about environmental issues, it is our staff’s responsibility to research that particular issue and present what those findings mean to the donor.” One innovative way YouthBridge offers to give back is its charitable gift cards. The taxdeductible presents allow recipients to select which charity the gift card will support. “We call it, ‘giving the gift of giving,’” Howard says. With all the restrictions on gift giving in the business world, the charitable gift cards offer corporations a way to reward valued employees or clients with donations to their favorite causes. “It’s a way for a business to do well while also doing good in the community,” Howard says. CEO MICHAEL HOWARD PHOTO: YOUTHBRIDGE YouthBridge also helps nonprofits improve their business models and reach financial sustainability by guiding them to diversify their income streams and build stronger balance sheets. “There are key business concepts that sometimes get overlooked in the nonprofit world,” Howard explains. “Nonprofits are sometimes forced to live a life of poverty, but they don’t have to.” YouthBridge’s matching funds program helps them build endowment funds. The low-cost, high-quality investing solutions available through YouthBridge may save nonprofits big dollars in fees. Planned giving serves both donors and nonprofits, Howard explains: “There’s almost $50 billion being transferred from one generation to the next in the next 10 to 20 years in St. Louis.” But because nonprofits are sometimes uncomfortable broaching the subject with even their strongest supporters, YouthBridge facilitates the discussion. “We’re teaching them how to be a catalyst for those conversations,” Howard says. In addition to passing on wealth to worthy causes, Howard believes planned giving instills a charitable perspective in donors’ family members. “We help donors understand how philanthropic giving can teach their children about values and giving back,” he says. To that end, YouthBridge hosts seminars to teach families how to discuss philanthropy.

Mountain Climbers Always Help Each Other Early in my dental career I signed up for training from a manage­ ment firm in Texas that coached dental­practice teams to be smarter and more efficient. Wow – I couldn’t believe the price tag! Was I really going to get my money’s worth? At the time, I was seven years into my practice and knew little about the business side of health care. I did know that health care would be changing soon, and that managed care and government programs were going to change traditional dental practices. Sounds like it may be coming again; I guess business and life are constantly changing. Looking back, I learned about the ins and outs of dental teams, human resources, customer service, and creating a systematic approach to problem solving. I also see that a seed was being nourished and encouraged to grow. A seed planted from growing up in a family with a mom and dad from the Depression, and from a strong value system that believes in helping others and lending a hand. These were being converted into a principle of business. Thinking back, my favorite lessons from that year of training: We can all achieve more of what we want when we help each other. Sincerely helping others is a great way to pull you out of inaction, spark your team and impact your community. Giving creates value, and when you create value for others good things happen! Taking care of each other will keep government from overstepping boundaries with laws that try to mandate responsibility. I believe giving back has been the secret to the success of our dental practice. Yes, we have made other good decisions, but in the words of Sherpa guide Tenzig Norgay after saving Edmund Hillary: “Mountain climbers always help each other.” Recently, Dr. Waite and his team helped organize the St. Louis Mission of Mercy, a healthcare outreach program that connected dental volunteers with those in need. Approximately, 2,000 patients were treated at the two­day event held May 2 and 3 in the Chaifetz Arena.

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FOLLOW THE LEADER GINGER IMSTER ] by rebecca koenig Arch Grants, a nonprofit that awards grants to promising for-profit startups, hopes to boost the local economy and change the way investment and philanthropy work in St. Louis. Executive director Ginger Imster sees a connection between the work she recently did educating kids at City Academy and her new job making St. Louis an attractive place to work. >> WHAT ARE YOUR ORIGINS? I grew up in Columbia, Mo., and attended University of Missouri with a political science major. When I moved to St. Louis in 1996, I developed a real interest in working in the city. I originally came here to work in retail corporate management, but I was more interested in getting into community-based work. I worked at Crossroads, then City Academy for 13 years, and I helped it grow into its own campus. From City Academy I came to Arch Grants; I started officially in December. >> HOW DID YOUR EDUCATION PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR CAREER? The opportunities available to students now to pursue careers intentionally in the nonprofit space did not exist when I was a student; there simply was no department of nonprofit management. This shift has happened since I came to St. Louis, and I’m thrilled to see it. We need well-qualified, well-prepared professionals. >> DID YOU HAVE A VISION FOR YOUR CAREER, OR DID IT UNFOLD AS OPPORTUNITIES AROSE? At Crossroads, I looked at the nonprofit space and became more informed about the organizations in town that were doing great work or on the cusp of doing great work. I’ve really only worked for nonprofits in startup mode. Nonprofits that are looking to ignite some kind of transformative change in the community is where I’ve had the privilege of being, and it’s the type of work that excites me. My work at City Academy and Arch Grants is on the same continuum. We have this tremendous talent pool coming out of City Academy and other schools, but I didn’t see the retention of the talent in St. Louis. They were asking for internships I was having a hard time finding in our market. Arch Grants is in St. Louis to ignite the type of business environment we need not only to retain local talent but also to attract talent from outside the state as well. >> WHAT’S YOUR MANAGEMENT STYLE? ABC: always be calm. Try not to have real highs and lows. It doesn’t mean there aren’t flare-ups, but flare with humor. Anger doesn’t really help anybody. Generally, everybody’s overcommitted and stressed, so adding to the stress doesn’t help. I think we listen better, or at least we’re open to hearing another’s perspective, if we can get our own self under control. >> WHAT SKILLS DOES IT TAKE TO BE THE BOSS? I think perhaps the most important one is a sense of humor, followed by an ability to prioritize quickly, followed by a commitment to execute and follow through. Something I think that is unspoken but inherently important to every office is tone. One’s tone is very telling. When managed well it can change the dynamic of an entire conversation. Mutual respect has always been key, too, and appreciation. >> WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN AN EMPLOYEE OR TEAM MEMBER? An ability to adapt and anticipate needs. Loyalty to a shared mission; not necessarily to a person, but to a shared vision. Playfulness is helpful. I think whimsy is underestimated in most offices. I think people who are problem-solvers are the best collaborators, at least in my space.

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>> WHAT’S THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? I had some great advice from Don Danforth: Understand the value of hard work. When it gets really difficult and the projects or the lists feel oppressive, that’s probably when you need to become most resolute. Don’t lose sight of the value of hard work because the benefits are tremendous. In my space those values transcend me. It’s not about the individual, it’s about the whole.

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>> WHAT COULD ST. LOUIS DO TO IMPROVE ITS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT? Access to Series A capital, and getting St. Louis to be an investment community. There’s a great deal of wealth in St. Louis, but it’s up to St. Louis, and those who have access to that capital, to decide if they’re really in it to win it. I would be disappointed if in the next three to five to 10 years the bulk of Series A is coming from outside our community. We have some tremendous corporate figureheads in St. Louis, but there’s obviously room for more. What if we as a community could change the paradigm within which we distribute wealth, and be conscious about early-stage investment? Arch Grants is about getting capital to really thoughtful entrepreneurs who have great ideas that could catapult our business community and really propel St. Louis forward on so many levels. We’re not waiting for a Fortune 500 company to come set up shop; we’re growing our own. As people in the region get familiar with what we’re doing, I hope more doors will be opened to those who want to embrace this alternative approach to economic development.

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How can I plan my charitable giving in a way that benefits both my favorite nonprofit and my estate?

A charitable lead trust (CLT) can be a great way for an individual to leverage his or her generosity, producing tax savings that can be used to provide greater benefits to both their favorite charity and their own family. Tax savings are generated because of the way donation values are calculated and because those values become fixed when the trust is created and funded. It can be an excellent estate planning vehicle if you own assets that are expected to substantially appreciate in value. The trust pays income to a charity for a certain period of years, and then the trust principal passes back to you or your family members. You are considered the owner of CLT assets. All trust income and expenses pass through to you on your personal income tax return, and you can take an immediate deduction for the value of the income stream that passes to the charity. For example, John creates and funds a $2 million CLT. The trust provides for fixed annual payments of $100,000 (or 5 percent of the initial $2 million value) to ABC Charity for 20 years. At the end of the 20-year period, the entire trust principal goes outright to John’s children. The charity’s lead interest is valued at $1,635,140, and the remainder interest is valued at $364,860. If the trust assets appreciate in value, John’s children receive any amounts in excess of the remainder interest ($364,860), estate tax-free.

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VICE PRESIDENT/FINANCIAL ADVISER SMITH MOORE

The simple answer? Have a plan. Just as you wouldn’t imagine taking that dream vacation without first setting up accommodations and an itinerary, it’s also essential to carefully plan an approach that enables you to maximize the impact of your charitable dollars, while realizing full benefits for your estate and your heirs. We’ve been helping St. Louisans do this for more than 100 years. We also can make sure your charitable giving directives are adhered to long after you’re gone. An important first step is to identify your charitable giving goals and the organizations or causes that will help you realize them. Then, we recommend sitting down with your planning team—which can include your financial adviser, your attorney and a tax professional—and evaluate how you want to make the gift. Some of your options may include making the gift through your will; using an IRA or a 401(k)—an often overlooked approach that can make a lot of sense from a tax standpoint; or establishing a charitable gift annuity, which provides income during your lifetime, with the balance going to the charity after your death.

—CHRISTINE BURGHOFF

DIRECTOR OF GIFT PLANNING GREATER SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

FRONT: CAROLINE NOVELL, JENNY MAYS, KATIE ANDERBERY, BECKY KOENIG, FRANCESCA MANZELLA BACK: ANJALI NIGAM, MANDY COLLINS, SONYA DUNSIRN, MOLLY MURPHY, ELLEN GOLDWASSER, ANITA BATRA; NOT PICTURED: KRISTIN WILL

BOOKSHELF THE CENTRAL WEST BOOKENDS]

by stephanie zeilenga ABOUT THE CLUB Although reading is by nature a solitary habit, there’s no surer way to find a kindred spirit than by connecting over a favorite book, poem or author. And it was precisely a desire for new books and new friends that drove a group of Washington University occupational therapy students to form the Central West Bookends. The group quickly grew as members invited other friends outside their school circle. “We now have people from all different backgrounds and ages ranging from 22 to 30,” founding member Anjali Nigam says. The women gravitate toward contemporary fiction. “A few of us are hardcore readers, so most of the books we choose are newer because it’s hard to find an older title no one has read,” Nigam says. Conversation comes easily over a potluck meal. “We usually try to keep it in theme with the book,” Nigam explains. “When we read And the Mountains Echoed, which takes place in Afghanistan and Paris, we had pistachios and a cheese platter, and I made my grandma’s lamb kebabs.” ABOUT THE BOOK Zadie Smith’s NW, set in northwest London, tells the story of four local 20-somethings trying to build adult lives outside of the impoverished area where they were raised. The novel uses a variety of narrative techniques to reflect on the complexities of modern urban living.

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>>“Though it took some time to get used to, the short ‘chapters’ of email messages, clever

observations and other internal dialogues provided a unique insight into the characters. I appreciated the way Smith reminded us that pockets within cities can be distinct, yet people often struggle with similar life situations.”

– ANJALI NIGAM

>>“Zadie Smith has great insight into the lives of multicultural young women growing up in the

controlled chaos of a big city. I felt there were lessons to be learned from the friendships of the female protagonists, complicated as they were.”

– ANITA BATRA

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Now Open! Presented in St. Louis by American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition was created by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Forest Park 314.746.4599 mohistory.org

Library of Congress

Tickets: 314.361.9017 or mohistory.org

NONPROFIT NEWS 1 DIELMANN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty sponsored Honor Flight’s Tribute to the Greatest Generation at the Jet Linx Aviation Hangar. Honor Flight’s mission is to fly veterans to Washington, D.C., to see their memorial. 8301 Maryland Ave., Ste. 100 314.725.0009 dielmannsothebysrealty.com

PICTURED: ANDY DIELMANN, KRISTIN ADDERTON CONNELL, MARC LEVINSON, KATHY CARTER

2 DE LA SALLE MIDDLE SCHOOL

De La Salle is working to double the number of students served. The recent Catch a Rising Star event, which raised $500,000 to support this mission, recognized Guiding Star awardees Rev. Mark McKenzie, Marty Ribaudo and the Ignatian Volunteer Corps. 4145 Kennerly Ave 314.531.9820 delasallems.org

3 THE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE IN EBSWORTH PARK John Binder

Celebrate two Midwestern originals, Pokey LaFarge and Frank Lloyd Wright, at the June 8 benefit party and concert honoring Mr. Wright’s 147th birthday. Held at the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park. 120 N. New Ballas Road 314.822.8359 ebsworthpark.org

PICTURED: POKEY LAFARGE

4 YOUTHBRIDGE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Looking for creative ideas for gift-giving? Look no further than YouthBridge’s Charitable Giving Cards, which can be redeemed to benefit any public charity in the U.S. Customized company logo cards are available. 12685 Olive Blvd. 314-985-6778 youthbridge.org

5 DR. WAITE AND ASSOCIATES

Dr. Waite and Associates is proud to have participated in MOMOM, Missouri Mission of Mercy, a recent dental clinic at Chaifetz Arena that provided free oral health care to nearly 2,000 patients who otherwise could not afford it. Mercy Medical Hospital Medical Tower A 621 S. New Ballas Road, Ste. 10A 314.251.5775 stjohnsdental.com

6 DIELMANN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

We’re excited to be a part of Pedal the Cause 2014 and expect to exceed last year’s fundraising, which put us in the top 10 corporate teams!

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7 MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM

‘American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition’ is open at the Missouri History Museum. Step back in time to an era of flappers and bootleggers. Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park 314.746.4599 mohistory.org

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Sunday, May 25 ~ come for the tour ~ 2:00 pm

Esley Hamilton of St. Louis Parks and Recreation will conduct a brief walking tour of the historic section of St. Louisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; oldest and largest Jewish cemetery. Hear the cemeteryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 160-year history and see where many of our most prominent citizens are buried.

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Members of the St. Louis Symphony will perform a one-hour concert in the Community Mausoleum. The program will span centuries of music, from Henry Purcell to the Yiddish classic Bei Mir Bist Du Sheyn. Both the tour and the concert are free and open to the public; no reservations required.

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New Mt. Sinai Cemetery Founded in 1850 and listed on The National Register of Historic Places

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it takes a village COMPILED BY STEPHANIE ZEILENGA

>>What brought your family here?

In celebration of St. Louis’ 250th birthday, Town & Style is compiling and sharing tales from readers about family histories in St. Louis. To share your story, email us at tellus@townandstyle.com.

WENDELIN (SEATED) AND HATTIE SCHWARTZ WITH THEIR CHILDREN IN 1902. HATTIE’S MOTHER, ANNA HUETHER, IS AT BACK LEFT.

My great-grandfather Wendelin Schwartz immigrated to St. Louis from Eschbach, Germany, in 1884 when he was 16, two years after his brother. He married Hattie Huether, who emigrated from Germany in 1890 with her family. The couple opened a bakery at 4526 Gravois Ave., not far from Wendelin’s brother’s bakery. Wendelin’s sons, Adolf, Walter and Ernst, were all bakers, and my grandmother Sophie Schwartz Woodruff, reported by her 10 children to have been quite the baker, worked at the bakery until her marriage. Walter served in the infantry in World War I, and died in 1927 from a bakery accident. When Wendelin died two years later, he was a member of the Bakers’ DR. DONALD J. WOLKEN Unterstuetzungsverein (Benevolent Society), providing for families of St. Louis bakers who worked in difficult, dusty and hot conditions. Wendelin and Hattie were buried at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery near the bakery, which has since been renovated by the Sunday Morning Rugby Football Club with oven doors intact.

Dorothy Johnson

THE WOODRUFF FAMILY AT THEIR MAPLEWOOD HOME. CAROL IS STANDING AT RIGHT.

In 1919, my father-in-law, George Abatgis, came to America from Pergamon Turkey, Greek territory. He was Greek Orthodox and left to escape religious and ethnic persecution. For a short time, he lived in New York City, but left to join his sister in St. Louis. George asked for a job at Gordon Furs, a fur factory on Washington Avenue. He had worked as a tailor in Turkey and convinced the owner he could be a furrier. Some years later, George and business partner Sam Jacobs bought the business, changing its name to Custom Furs. George’s sons Spiro and Trifon worked at Custom Furs from the time they were 12 and THE ABATGIS FAMILY, CIRCA 1928 13. Both returned to the family business after serving in World War II. Trifon eventually left Custom Furs to become a fur buyer for Stix Baer & Fuller, Famous-Barr and Hopper Furs. When George Abatgis passed away, his son Spiro moved the business to Lindbergh Boulevard, renaming it the Fur Centre. Trifon’s son Chris Abatgis is the third generation to be in the fur business—he spent 16 years at the Fur Centre before leaving to start his own fur business in the Westport area.

Laura Abatgis

St. Louis is my hometown, and I’m proud of it! I was born in the suburb of Maplewood in 1934. Times were tough, and I was one of 10 children. Upon graduating high school, I worked as a secretary at Ralston Purina for a department manager. St. Louis had so much to offer. The outdoor Municipal Theatre in Forest Park was always a favorite. I attended every chance I could, sitting in the free seats with binoculars. I would walk into the park from the Hi-Pointe, or as near as I could get. The park was always neatly trimmed, clean and safe. The roller rink, the Hi-Pointe Theatre and the restaurants around the area were so special. It was a wonderful place to grow up.

Carol Woodruff Burkhard

In 1925, my father, Dr. John B. O’Neill, came to town as an Iowa farm boy to attend Saint Louis University Medical School. He became an obstetrician and gynecologist and married my mother, Isabel Fry, whose father owned the Fry-Fulton Lumber Company. They lived in Briarcliff in Ladue, raised three children and were members of Annunziata Parish. In his 40 years of medical practice, my dad delivered more than 13,000 babies. He gave his services for all those years to the St. Louis City clinics. He held season tickets for both the baseball and football Cardinals and never missed a Billiken basketball game unless duty called. He also was president of the Saint Louis University Tipoff Club.

Patty O’Neill Clark

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HAPPENINGS by amber peterson

GERMAN AMERICAN HERITAGE SOCIETY

The German American Heritage Society of Saint Louis honored board members Wilma Prifti and Shirley Aschinger at a black-tie event at the Racquet Club of St. Louis. Each was presented with a crystal award for special service.

PNC BANK

PNC Bank recently unveiled its branch of the future in Creve Coeur. The location, at 105 N. Lindbergh Blvd., as well as the Wildwood branch, each received high-tech makeovers.

FOUNDRY ART CENTRE

At a recent reception at the Foundry Art Centre, internationally acclaimed sculptor Archie St. Clair presented several busts he created for fellow artists and important figures in the St. Charles arts scene.

THE ST. LOUIS NATURALLY OCCURRING RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

ROSSMAN SCHOOL

Rossman School students and teachers recently broke the school’s dress code for a good cause. The Pajama Day, held March 15, raised more than $600 for Cheka School, a pre-primary school in Arusha, Tanzania. Participants paid $2 to the school’s student council for the right to wear pajamas for the day.

The St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community is commemorating its 10th anniversary with two big events. The Total You Wellness Day, May 14, features demonstrations, health screenings, chair massages and other health-centered activities. On Aug. 7, there will be an anniversary party with live music, an award ceremony, a video presentation and more.

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CAMP LITTLE BIRD 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

VOYAGER DAY CAMP

This pre-school day camp serves ages 3 to 5 and will entertain campers through a variety of outdoor activities including games, story time, splash parties and more. Children must be 3 years old by the start of each session and potty trained.

This camp provides youth ages 5 to 12 the opportunity to participate in a range of educational and adventurous activities such as nature studies, fine arts, games, swimming and more. Bring a sack lunch and drink. Ages 5-8: Lion’s Shelter, ages 9-12: Bussman Shelter.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday | $100 (Resident: $85)

Monday thru Friday

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1: June 9 - June 20 2: July 7 - July 18 3: July 21 - August 1

Tuesday and Thursday

| $70 (Resident: $55) 1: June 10 - June 19 2: July 8 - July 17 3: July 22 - July 31 Resident: $60

Monday thru Friday 1: June 9 - June 20 2: July 7 - July 18 3: July 21 - August 1

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After Camp

| 3 to 5pm | $60 (Resident: $50) 1: June 9 - June 20 2: July 7 - July 18 3: July 21 - August 1

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FREE! ~ Thursday evenings ~ 7 to 9 June 5

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June 12 The Jeremiah Johnson Band SPONSOR:

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about the museum. The luncheon is chaired by Veronica McDonnell, with honorary chairwomen Mary Randolph Ballinger, Mary Lee Hermann and Ann Liberman. Guest speaker Hutton Wilkinson, Beverly Hills jewelry designer and former business partner of the famous Hollywood jewelry and costume designer Tony Duquette, will entertain luncheon guests with his inside Hollywood stories. Wondering what to wear? If you have a novelty item with a dog or canine-like motif, wear it. Otherwise, celebrate the summer and wear a bright, colorful solid or printed day dress. Another option is a suited look with pant or skirt. White is nice and can be accented quite easily with one or more statement accessories: a handbag, shoes and jewelry. For more information on the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, go to museumofthedog.org.

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ST. LOUIS HAS MANY HIDDEN GEMS, and the American Kennel Club (AKC) Museum of the Dog is among them. The museum moved to St. Louis in 1985 from Madison Avenue in New York and houses an outstanding collection of portraiture and decorative arts, all related to canines. On display are 700 original paintings (including some of the nation’s ‘first dogs’), drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures, bronzes, porcelain figurines and a variety of decorative arts objects depicting man’s best friend throughout the ages. The museum is located in Queeny Park and is the only museum of its kind in the country. The AKC Museum of the Dog’s mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the canine-related collection so that we humans appreciate the significance of the dog and the human/canine relationship. A benefit luncheon takes place June 19 at Saks Fifth Avenue to raise funds for new arts education programs for both children and adults and to increase awareness

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A CHAPTER ENDS

LEFT BANK BOOKS will close its downtown location at the end of this month. In a press release, owners Kris Kleindienst and Jarek Steele say the decision came after they were unable to reach an agreement with the store’s landlord. Tentative plans for the independent bookstore include expanding the flagship location in the Central West End or opening a second store somewhere else in the St. Louis area.

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

LADUE’S COLONIAL MARKETPLACE is now full! The shopping strip underwent a major renovation after being purchased by DESCO Group in 2011 and now boasts a variety of stores. These include City Sprouts, Dimvaloo, The Woman’s Exchange, Sole Comfort and, as of last month, Paper Source, which offers a selection of papers, invitations, announcements, gift wrap, greeting cards and more.

ARTISAN JEWELRY

CROW STEALS FIRE, offering handmade, personalized jewelry, is now a full-time online business. Metalsmith and founder Donna Fox originally operated the business in her spare time.

CRAZY FOR KNITWEAR

T&S fashion columnist Ellen Soule brings new contemporary knitwear line RONDINA NEW YORK to St. Louis. The line, exclusively sold through private showings, was started by Bill Rondina, who also founded Carlisle, Per Se and Etcetera Collections. The collection can be viewed by appointment only (314.749.4993). Prices range from $145 to $495.

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Fitness equipment store PUSH PEDAL PULL opened a 2,500-square-foot store in the Chesterfield Valley last month, the first in Missouri. The South Dakota-based business operates in multiple states and sells fitness equipment for home and commercial gyms from a variety of brands, including Precore, Life CORE and StairMaster.

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[ on the cover ] DIELMANN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY IS LOCATED AT 8301 MARYLAND AVE., STE 100. PICTURED ON THE COVER: MARKETING DIRECTOR ANDREA MORGAN, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR KRISTIN ADDERTON CONNELL, BROKER/OWNER ANDY DIELMANN, RELOCATION DIRECTOR KATHY CARTER, VICE PRESIDENT/SALES MANAGER KERRY BROOKS, AND OFFICE MASCOT PRINCESS LEIA. NOT PICTURED: COMPTROLLER RUSS GILMORE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 314.725.0009, OR VISIT DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM. COVER DESIGN BY SARAH GIBSON PHOTO PROVIDED BY COLIN MILLER OF STRAUSS PEYTON


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SINCE 1744, SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST NOTABLE art, jewelry, antiques and other luxury items have passed through the portals of Sotheby’s Auction House. St. Louis’ Dielmann Sotheby’s is an affiliate of Sotheby’s worldwide collection of luxury real estate companies. “They invited us to join nine years ago, based on our outstanding client service, business ethics, average sale price and market share,” says broker/owner Andy Dielmann. “They don’t choose their affiliates lightly. We’re the only Missouri firm that shares the Sotheby’s brand.” But what does the Sotheby’s connection mean to the average St. Louisan who wants to buy or sell a home? “The relationship gives us access to unparalleled technological capabilities, marketing exposure and advertising presence in print, online and social media,” Dielmann explains. “The incredible power and range of Sotheby’s resources enables us to present area properties not just locally, but on national and international markets. No one else in town has that kind of reach.” Each Dielmann Sotheby’s home gets exposure across a broad range of outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Architectural Digest, he notes. “It’s a perfect fit, because helping people relocate into or out of town is a major part of our business.” Dielmann Sotheby’s represents homes at every price point, but specializes in the luxury market. Andy Dielmann has been in real estate 38 years, since he was 21 years old. “My dad always advised me to be my own boss,” he recalls. “I jumped into real estate headfirst right out of college, and it turned out to be my true calling. It’s a people business, built on trust.” He handpicked his leadership team based on their knowledge, experience and vision. “Our agents share our dedication to outstanding service,” he says. “They’re available 24/7, making sure every client gets the attention they deserve, whether they’re selling their home or looking for a new

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Before attending the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (May 21 through 24), I recommend a fast. Light, leafy greens. Juices. If you can somehow manage to subsist on air for a few days, give it a shot. Because when you enter a convention hall roughly the size of an airplane hangar for the Grand Tasting, you’re going to need all the appetite you can muster. New Orleans has always been a food lover’s town. In addition to boasting some of the best chefs in the country, no other city claims a cuisine as unique as Cajun and Creole. Local seafood rules the menus, spouting tiny crawfish tails, meaty Gulf shrimp and endless varieties of fish. Smoky, spicy sausages drip with flavor, infusing whatever they touch with fatty meaty juice. And restaurants serve meals with quintessential Southern hospitality: you’re their closest friend, and you are not leaving hungry. The multi-day annual event, which I attended last year as a media guest, offers something for any foodie at all price points. NOWFE kicked off with wine dinners showcasing some of the festival’s top wineries by pairing them with some of the city’s top restaurants. For around $100, guests can enjoy a multi-course meal from New Orleans institutions like Commander’s Palace and Arnaud’s, paired with topnotch wines from around the country. The Royal Street Roll in the heart of the French Quarter (just a block away from Bourbon Street) highlights the city’s love of art, jazz and food. The road is closed off for the evening, and shop owners throw open their doors to welcome attendees. Armed with our complimentary wine glasses (the first of several that weekend), we popped in and

out of galleries, sampling wines and ogling everything from antique jewelry and muskets to local artists at work. Out on the street, restaurants handed out sample after sample of quintessential NOLA cuisine. Crawfish tails and rice bobbed in thick, fragrant roux or swam atop silky grits. Boudin sausages and chicken thighs smoked in the largest black drum grill I’d ever seen. And the shrimp in dozens of dishes was plump and meaty; I can’t look at a bag of frozen prawns the same way again. And because no New Orleans festival would be complete without a taste of Mardi Gras (even in the middle of May), the Krewe of Cork paraded down Royal Street in all their Mardi Gras finery. Only in this city is it a civic duty to don togas, pink wigs and masks and cavort in the street with wine and beer. The Grand Tasting takes place Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. The convention hall transforms into a kind of trendy nightclub full of thumping music, colored lights and well-heeled attendees. The hall is divided into 12 to 13 stations, each with a dozen or so restaurants, wineries and other food vendors passing samples. Chefs at NOLA establishments like Brennan’s rub shoulders and trade bites with young chefs making a national splash at places like Root.


If you have the budget and the appetite, a few of the big-ticket items at NOWFE may be just up your alley. VIP Grand Taster Package This package gives you VIP access to six of the daytime seminars. Classes last year included Champagne tastings, pairing Asian food with wine, and how to choose proper stemware for your wine. One thing is certain: You will leave knowing how to do far more than pair red meat with red wine. Your VIP pass also earns you a ticket for a premium wine tasting, the Royal Street Roll, and both nights of the Grand Tasting. Keep in mind it does not include a gym membership.

The Gateaux Show Last year’s late-night entertainment included bubbly, pastries and burlesque. Those who somehow still had room left headed over to the Royal Sonesta Hotel, where local pastry chefs competed for a $5,000 prize. And the suggestively clad dancers? Let’s assume they were there for added inspiration.

Funkin’ It Up The premier event of the weekend, the Funkin’ It Up dinner, served as both the awards dinner and a gala benefit for the John Besh Foundation. Attendees enjoyed an elaborate meal created by Besh himself, live music, auctions and the chance to chat up some of the nation’s top chefs. The after-party offered more good times, great bands and yes, more food.

Stay If you’re looking for a place to sleep off your food coma, New Orleans has dozens of chi-chi boutique hotels, as well as grand international chains. My room at Hotel Monteleone, one of the French Quarter’s oldest boutique hotels, was luxurious and full of intricate, Old World detail. And it was conveniently located no more than 1 mile from any event. Other hotels like the Hyatt Regency and the New Orleans Downtown Marriott host some NOWFE events in their ballrooms and are just a few steps from the Grand Tasting, making it easy to head home safely at the end of a long day.


Classic Southern fare, like Brennan’s Classic Bananas Foster or Arnaud’s Shrimp and Corn Maque Choux, is readily available, but even those who don’t care for Creole and Cajun food will find plenty to try. One of my top dishes came from Domenica: a piece of grilled, house-made ciabatta topped with a luscious local ricotta cheese and savory date and pecan pesto. The more adventurous can sample molecular gastronomic creations like bourbon foie gras ‘dippin dots’ or flambéed duck hearts. With close to 100 vendors, you won’t be able to sample everything, but that didn’t stop us from trying. For a truly one-on-one experience with chefs and vintners, sign up for a few seminars during the day on Friday and Saturday. In just two days, I developed a greater understanding and appreciation of how to taste wine and properly pair it with food. The best part of these seminars

(aside from the phenomenal food and wine) is the chance to chat with top chefs about the concepts behind their food. Last year included the first outdoor seminar, a celebration of Israeli street food from chefs Alon Shaya of Domenica and Michael Solomonov of Zahav. Outside on a warm day, the chefs grilled up kebabs and handed out generous portions of crispy falafel and creamy hummus with all the traditional fixings (gherkins, eggs and stewed tomatoes, to start). A cold Israeli beer and an engaging conversation about sustainable Louisiana seafood with a man who turns out to be chef at Borgne is a pretty fantastic way to cap the day. Each event comes with a price tag, and depending on your budget, you may only attend the Royal Street Roll or one night of the Grand Tasting. But whatever you choose, Southern hospitality means you will always leave fully sated—and then some.


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Lattughina alla Romana (Caesar salad), Chitarrina allo Scoglio (seafood pasta), Chicken Diavola, Salmone Ripieno, Pannacotta Trio

THE GABRIELE BROTHERS (Frank and Carmelo), along with dad Giovanni, have brought their classic Italian cooking to mid-county with the new Giovanni’s Kitchen. It’s set in an intimate space in The Ladue Marketplace on Ladue Road, previously occupied by their short-lived ‘quick-Italian’ restaurant Cini. The new place is classic Giovanni’s food, but on a smallish menu with quite approachable prices (mostly under $20). You can get half-orders of pasta as starters, as well as soups and salads, salume options and some interesting bread plates offered with dips, oils, cheeses and pestos. Our Lattughina alla Romana ($8) was an inventive take on the classic Caesar salad, with rapini spears and kale jumbled into the romaine. Especially nice were the moist sun-dried tomato slivers and the house-made croutons. The familiar salty and creamy flavors of Caesar were present, heightened by the textural interest of the kale and rapini. And the anchovies were prominent—no point in hiding the best part! A pasta half-order of Chitarrina allo Scoglio ($14)

made a satisfying starter, with a wonderful, olive oil-rich tomato sauce—a little sweet, a little spicy— dotted with black olives and tomatoes. The house-made noodles were stacked with shrimp, razor clams and sliced scallops (and salmon chunks, but unlike the other seafood, I found the salmon past its prime). Chicken Diavola ($17) was a winner all around: half a free-range chicken, beautifully crisped on the outside. The prosaic fowl was elevated to a moist and tender treat. Roasted on applewood, it was served with roma tomatoes and sliced black olives. The accompanying fingerling potatoes were well-oiled and excellently browned. Also very good was the Salmone Ripieno ($20), a Copper River salmon fillet stuffed all down the middle with spinach and homemade ricotta, which imparted a pleasant fermented flavor to the fish. A generous sprinkling of crushed herbs on top added to its appealing, crusty finish. The veal scaloppini special ($19) had three delicate medallions judiciously covered with a light cream sauce—a very nice combination, although I prefer my

veal slightly pink inside, which this was not. The piece de resistance was the drizzle of sweet Italian wine on top; the sugary element combined with the cream and meat in a delightful way. A pile of smashed Yukon Gold potatoes was a good accompaniment. Another quite good dish (and a generous portion, as was the veal) was Parmesan-Encrusted Red Snapper ($22). The two fillets were done correctly—tender and dry-flaky—and served skin-up, a culinary tradition meant to help diners verify that the fish is, indeed, what they ordered (although I doubt most people could identify a fish by its skin!). The snapper had a lovely light crustiness/browning that appeals to both eye and palate. A light wine and olive oil drizzle imparted extra richness and complexity of flavor, as did a warm tomato confit. For dessert, the Pannacotta Trio ($9) was excellent, offering three mounds of the cream-laden gelatin: one vanilla bean, one laced with bourbon and orange, and one with melted semi-sweet chocolate—each drizzled with scrumptious fresh blackberry coulis.

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In Abano Terme, Italy

YUKON GOLD POTATOES | Slightly sweet yellow-flesh potatoes, these were developed in the 1960s by two Canadians and named for the northern region of their country.

>> chef alessandro bozzato PEDIGREE | FAVORITE INGREDIENT |

RAPINI | A cruciferous vegetable with slightly bitter taste, this resembles kale with an occasional broccolini spear poking out.

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TOMATO CONFIT | Tomatoes that have been cooked in oil and stored. Confit comes from the French word ‘to prepare’ as ‘confit’—in either fat or sugar—is one of the oldest forms of preserving foods.

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MOST MEMORABLE DINING EXPERIENCE |

>> It’s nice to have a Hill-style Italian restaurant so close. I especially like the pastas—and the prices!

Fresh herbs

I like to go to Twin Oak (in Brentwood) for wood-fired pizza

Escoffier and Il Cucchiaio d’Argento

Bice Ristorante in Chicago, everything about it was outstanding

GUILTY PLEASURE FOOD |

Sriracha hot sauce, I put it on everything, even strawberries.

— ALAN B. OF LADUE

>> I appreciate having another ‘local’ restaurant in my neighborhood where we can grab a drink or a good meal. And this one has great food--well above the usual burger or sandwich.

— ELLEN P. OF FRONTENAC

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Trendy grays and blacks are popular again, but classic dark brown stain on wide wood floor boards is always correct. 2438 Northline Industrial Drive | 314.432.2260 | missourifloor.com

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If you crave classic comfort fare, taste the bold flavors at Bishop’s Post. The menu includes St. Louis-style spare ribs, gumbo and Maryland crab cakes—the “best versions of your favorites." 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West 636.536.9404 | bishopspost.com

3 | WEINHARDT PARTY RENTALS

Add a burst of summer-inspired hot pink and lime green to your wedding or party with our new ‘Big Bash’ linen collection. 5901 Elizabeth Ave. | 314.822.9000 | weinhardtpartyrentals.com

4 | AMINI’S HOME RUGS AND GAME ROOM

Firepits are the latest accessory to complete your outdoor living area. Filled with colorful stones, firepits turn up the entertainment value of your outdoor space. 17377 Chesterfield Airport Road | 636.537.9200 | aminis.com

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Tour the historic 160-year-old cemetry on May 25, then stay for a one-hour concert by the St. Louis Symphony! 8430 Gravois Road | 314.353.2540 | nmscemetery.org

6 | MOSBY BUILDING ARTS

Let Mosby enhance your home’s curb appeal (and comfort) with new windows. 645 Leffingwell Ave. | 314.909.1800 | callmosby.com

7 | BROADVIEW SCREEN COMPANY

Oasis Patio Shades enhance the use of outdoor living spaces by filtering the heat and glare of the sun while maintaining your airy, open feeling and view. 12951 Gravois Road, Ste. 130 | 314.842.8888 | broadviewscreen.com

8 | KODNER GALLERY

‘L’Ecole de Paris’ - Now on display at Kodner Gallery, a special selection of oils, watercolors, fine prints and sculpture by artists such as Picasso, Utrillo, Cortes, Blanchard, Braque, Dali, Pissarro, Herve, Kluge, Chagall and many others. 9650 Clayton Road | 314.993.4477 | kodnergallery.com

9 | THE GRAND HALL AT UNION STATION

The Grand Hall is thought to be the origianal heart of Union Station and has recently been restored to its former glory and reinvented as a one-of-a-kind dining and event venue. 1820 Market St. | 314.421.6655 | grandhall-stl.com

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9214 Clayton Road, Ladue SMOKE IS IN. We see it everywhere, from intentionally smoking cocktails to the resurgence of scotch (thank you!), and it’s an up-and-coming taste in the beer market. So, let’s talk about one smoky spirit in general: mezcal, or mescal. However you spell it, it’s delicious. So what is this elusive spirit, and do you eat the worm?

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First and foremost, if you are buying spirits with worms in them … stop. No better way to say it. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s begin to tackle mezcal. Like its cousin tequila, mezcal is native to Mexico (most notably, Oaxaca) and is made from agave. Traditionally the heart of the agave plant, the piña, is roasted underground for up to three days prior to being distilled. This below-ground fire roasting accounts for the smoky flavor. The piñas then are crushed by a stone wheel and the juices distilled. Most mezcal that comes onto the market is not aged, but if you’re able to find an aged one, try it; they are delicious.

CORY CUFF IS A GRADUATE OF THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA IN HYDE PARK, N.Y., AND THE RESTAURANT & BAR MANAGER AT CIELO IN THE FOUR SEASONS ST. LOUIS. HAVE A QUESTION? EMAIL US AT WINE@TOWNANDSTYLE.COM OR CONNECT WITH US ON FACEBOOK.

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[ ART ]

[ MOVIES ] t&s saw it!

collectors choice xii exhibition

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THEJEWISH FILM FESTIVAL >> The Jewish Film Festival takes place at Landmark

St. Louis Artists’ Guild | Free | stlouisartistguild.org >> Collectors Choice features a range of artwork in different media and styles. Donated works include paintings, drawings, photographs, fine crafts and sculpture. Through May 18.

5/15 canvases and cocktails: a guided art-making experience

6–8 p.m. | Foundry Art Centre | $30–$35 foundryartcentre.org

5/16 wooden grace and musicale opening receptions

6–8 p.m. | Atrium Gallery | Free | atriumgallery.net

5/17 apocalyptic wonderland

7–11 p.m. | Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis | $35–$40 | camstl.org

[ ETC. ] 5/17–5/18 chinese culture days

10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Missouri Botanical Garden | $5–$12 | mobot.org

5/17 cherokee-lemp history fair

Cherokee-Lemp Historic District | Free | cherokeeantiquerow.com

5/25 tivoli’s 90th birthday celebration screening of meet me in st. louis

4 p.m. | Tivoli Theatre | $7 | landmarktheatres.com

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8 a.m. | Cricket Field in Forest Park $35 | hsmo.org/bark >> This year’s fun will include the popular 5k race in addition to a 1-mile fun walk and pet festival. The pancake breakfast, hilarious pet contests, Purina Incredible Dog Team and all of your favorite pet activities will be back!

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CHILDREN’S SAFETY DAY 11 a.m–1 p.m. | Taubman Prestige Outlets | Free taubmanprestigeoutlets.com

>>>5/16 APOLLO 11 45TH ANNIVERSARY EDUCATION AND OUTREACH 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Saint Louis Science Center | Free | slsc.org Activities include space-related displays, hands-on activities, an Apollo 11 launch reenactment, and a guest appearance and presentation by famous NASA flight director Gene Kranz.

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Theatres Plaza Frontenac June 8 to 12. The matinee and evening screenings focus on films with Jewish content or that touch on Jewish issues. These range from documentaries to biopics and dramas. I previewed three of the films, Aftermath, Before the Revolution and Kidon. Aftermath, a Polish film, is set in present-day Poland where two brothers discover in a very personal way how their parents’ generation dispossessed Jewish neighbors. It deals with the young men’s guilt over actions that preceded their birth and the derision they face even today as the townspeople try to stop them from revealing the truth. Before the Revolution is an Israeli documentary about the thriving Israeli ex-pat community that lived and worked in Tehran, Iran, during the Shah’s reign. While he outwardly decried Israel an enemy, the Shah admired Israeli engineering and military expertise and secretly invited experts into his country to train Iranians and bolster Iran’s infrastructure. Interviews with some of these visiting technocrats reveal that they were handsomely rewarded for their time there and they enjoyed a standard of living much higher than would have been possible in Israel during the early 70s—until the revolution that overthrew the Shah and ushered in Khomeini. Interestingly, the film is made by the son of a couple who spent time living in Iran. It’s fascinating to hear how welcome they were in the Shah’s inner circles, even attending state dinners and hobnobbing with Iran’s top generals. Kidon is an Israeli spoof about a convoluted diamonds-and-assassination caper that involves the highest levels of Mossad, the Israeli secret agency. Referred to as the Israeli American Hustle, it has twists and turns that are a little hard to follow while reading subtitles, but it’s a fun and light-hearted film. Films cost $11 in advance, $12 at the theater. stlouisjewishfilmfestival.org

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[ MUSIC ]

spring to dance festival

5/16 explore music! india

Touhill Performing Arts Center | $15 | touhill.org >> Spring to Dance Festival returns for its seventh year with asmorgasbord of dance styles, including everything from tap, contemporary and ballet to modern, aerial and African. Through May 24.

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now–5/18 the wizard of oz

Fox Theatre | $25–$75 | fabulousfox.com

5/17–6/15 henry iv & henry v– shakespeare festival st. louis 8 p.m. | Forest Park | Free | sfstl.com

5/24 comedian d.l. hughley

7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. | Lumiere Theatre in Lumiere Casino | $35–$45 | lumiereplace.com

5 p.m. | Community Music School of Webster University | Free webster.edu/community-music-school

5/22 jerry garcia symphonic celebration featuring warren haynes

8 p.m. | Fox Theatre | $39.50–$100 | fabulousfox.com

5/22 danity kane

8 p.m. | The Pageant | $27.50–$30 | thepageant.com

5/25 st. louis symphony chamber concert

3 p.m. | New Mt. Sinai Cemetery | Free | stlsymphony.org

lyle lovett & his acoustic group

8 p.m. | The Pageant $59.50–$69.50 thepageant.com >> Coupled with his gift for storytelling, Lovett fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.

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Kids ExploRE! Challenge Your Gifted Child

Call for brochure 314.962.5920 www.GiftedResourceCouncil.org

Summer AcAdemieS for K-8 Ecology n Math n Rocketry n Science Ancient Greece n Colonial Times

June 16-27 h June 30-July 11 h July 14-25 Monday-Friday 9:00am - 3:30 pm

Held at Crossroads College Preparatory School 500 DeBaliviere Avenue | 63112

What’s standing in your way?

ROBYN REED KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG when her daughter, Hailey, complained of seeing two princesses while watching The Princess and the Popstar, a Barbie movie. Not wanting to worry her mom, the 5-year-old quickly said she was just kidding. But a couple of months later after a routine tonsillectomy, Hailey woke up screaming in pain, hitting herself repeatedly on the back of her head. “We thought it was a side effect of the pain meds she was taking,” Reed says. Two weeks later, she still hadn’t recovered from the tonsillectomy and was experiencing frequent vomiting, dizzy spells and blurred vision. A brain scan showed Hailey had a large tumor. The ER physician immediately sent the family to Dr. Samer Elbabaa of SLUCare, the physicians of Saint Louis University. “Hailey’s tumor was larger than a golf ball and located in her cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance and movement coordination,” says Elbabaa, Reinert chair of pediatric neurosurgery, associate professor of neurosurgery and director of pediatric neurosurgery at SLU School of Medicine and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. “We operated on her the very next day and discovered she had a juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, as I’d suspected. It’s a low-grade, slow-growing tumor that creates fluid buildup in the brain.” The surgery, an intricate procedure using microsurgical techniques, computer navigation and nerve monitoring, took nine hours. “One false move, and Hailey could have been disabled for life,” he notes. “I’m a father, and I cared for her like one of my own. My goal, as always, was to get her back on the playground as soon as possible.” Every day nine kids in the U.S. are diagnosed with a brain tumor, the leading cause of death from childhood cancer. More than 3,000 new cases are detected each year. “A tumor’s effects on a child’s physical and cognitive abilities can be devastating,” Elbabaa says. Even low-grade tumors like Hailey’s can wreak havoc if removed improperly. Left untreated, they can destroy healthy brain tissue as they grow. “Pediatric brain tumors can be difficult to treat,” he adds. “We try to avoid chemotherapy and radiation whenever possible, IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE HAILEY REED ONCE HAD A LIFE-THREATENING to avoid damaging the child’s BRAIN TUMOR. still-developing brain.” Hailey stayed in the hospital 10 days, followed by a week of physical therapy. Just months after her surgery, the prognosis is good. “She’s back in school and doing great,” Reed says. “She has slight problems with balance and hand-eye coordination, but that should improve as her recovery progresses. We take her to Cardinal Glennon every three months to make sure everything’s OK. You should have seen Dr. Elbabaa’s smile when we brought her in for her last check up! He’s thrilled she’s doing so well.” Hailey is sometimes a little skittish around Elbabaa, because she’s afraid visiting the hospital means the tumor has grown back, Reed adds. “But her dad and I always say, ‘Don’t be shy, honey—that’s the doctor who saved your life!’” PHOTO: SLUCARE

Sometimes we need a little extra help to understand who we are and where we want to go in life. Let’s work together to: ~ make peace with the past ~ create motivation for lasting change ~ achieve balance and wholeness ~ experience joy, hope and self-reliance ~ live with intention — and thrive!

Rachel Hasper m.a., lpc

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First & Goal Football Camp

June 23-27 7:30am to 4:00pm John F. Kennedy Catholic High School

All-Day & Half-Day Camps available for 2nd THrU 8th grades First and Goal is a Full-contact camp. no contact is also offered. skill sessions are led by area high school football coaches. Players will be organized by age and ability level. $55 $200 $250 $10

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[RAISING THEM RIGHT by sara savat

Today’s parents are faced with all kinds of challenges: the growing obesity epidemic, how to harness technology appropriately, dangerous food allergies, and early exposure to everything from TV sex and violence to drugs and guns in the schools. Local experts try to help us navigate the minefields.

growing up too fast DR. GREGORY FINN

BLUE FISH PEDIATRICS

Children are experiencing puberty earlier than in years past, but probably not as early as you think. The most recent studies show that, on average, children today go through those changes four to five months earlier than 50 years ago. The average onset age for girls is 10.5 years old, and for boys, 11.5 years old. Early puberty, also known as precocious puberty, is defined as coming on two and a half years or more early, or before the age of 8 for girls and 9 for boys. Genetics plays a large part in determining when your child will experience puberty. There also seems to be some connection between obesity and early puberty in girls. While there’s been a lot of focus on the possible connection between hormones in our food and early puberty, at this point there is no known link between the two. The good news is that early puberty is relatively harmless, from a medical standpoint. From a psychological one, early development can be stressful and cause children to be self-conscious. It’s important for parents to talk with their children about the normal changes they are experiencing. In rare cases where children experience puberty very early, there are medications that can slow the onset.

DR. LISA RYAN

BJC MEDICAL GROUP, WAY TO GROW PEDIATRICS

The secretion of estrogen in girls or testosterone in boys causes the physical characteristics associated with puberty. Precocious puberty is generally due to early maturation of the hypothalamic pituitary gonadal axis, resulting in the production of estrogen or testosterone at a younger age. Early maturation may be due to a genetic predisposition or possibly a tumor, but usually the cause is unknown. Approximately 27 percent of African American girls and 7 percent of white girls develop signs of breasts or pubic hair by age 7. During puberty, early or not, boys will exhibit pubic hair or testicular growth. Girls will have breast development, pubic and underarm hair. However, there are cases where a girl may develop pubic hair or some breast growth without continuing to progress through the rest of puberty. Part of puberty is skeletal maturation. It’s possible that if a child experiences puberty too early, he or she may not reach his or her full height.

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GRATITUDE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS PARENTS CAN TEACH THEIR CHILDREN. “Instilling habits of gratitude not only make children more empathetic, which increases their capacity to be a good family member, friend and citizen, but it also shapes their brain to be wired toward focusing on what’s good,” says Rachel Hasper, a licensed professional counselor at in Webster Groves. “While toddlers and young children are naturally self-centered, you can help them relate to the world and people around them and develop an attitude of thankfulness by modeling thankfulness yourself in your words, actions and attitude.” Simple things like teaching manners and expressing appreciation for the people in your life can help your children learn gratitude. Hasper notes. It’s also important to focus on the things you have rather than what you don’t have. “Volunteer and service work is another way to show children empathy and open up dialogue about all the things to be grateful for,” she says. Teaching patience through delayed gratification can help instill gratitude. “In a time where life is filled with conveniences, technology is immediate and we can have most things on demand, we are shaping ourselves to be more impatient,” Hasper says. “Rather than buying your child the toy he wants right away, ask him for ideas on how he can earn it. Then let him work for it. It will mean much more to him.”

Ask the Expert

too much technology? PRISCILLA BASS, PH.D.

LIFE TRANSITIONS COUNSELING

Children today have access to the world right at their fingertips. Computer and tablet apps and games are powerful teaching tools, but it’s important to recognize the limitations of these tools and set appropriate boundaries for use. Don’t let technology limit your children. One problem with many computer games and apps is that they are not as interactive as hands-on play. There is generally one right answer or way to win the game. This doesn’t encourage creativity or complex problem-solving skills. Unlike traditional play, computer games do not encourage kids to use their imaginations, either. Too much technology also can change the way kids learn. Kids who become accustomed to highly visual technology often are not good auditory learners and may have difficulty staying focused in the classroom. In moderation, though, technology can be a useful supplemental tool to teach anything from colors and shapes to reading and math. Look for games and puzzles that encourage creativity and problem-solving in a fun and engaging way.

BRYAN W. SOKOL, PH.D.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

Smartphones, tablets and computers are simply tools that can have both beneficial and harmful effects on their users—children or adults. Technology can be used either to promote or hinder creativity and human relationships. There is nothing inherently good or bad about it. Determining what counts as ‘too much’ depends on where the child is in his or her development and how caregivers manage the use of technology in the household. Too often, I suspect, screen time is used to babysit the child and this can be detrimental. On the other hand, screen time, such as using FaceTime to contact a grandparent, can be beneficial in building closer relationships—all things in moderation. Tablets can be used to engage pre-schoolers in a variety of learning activities and to promote the development of different skills. Nevertheless, I would hesitate to allow children under the age of 11 or 12 to use technology unsupervised, and beyond that age I suggest setting rules for use, particularly to alert children about unsafe Internet practices.

Question: My 14-year-old daughter recently started to have nausea and pain with her periods. She’s missed several days of school. Is this normal, and can anything help?

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Nausea, vomiting, headaches and back pain can accompany the abdominal cramps caused by menstrual cycles. These symptoms often start a few hours prior to the onset of menses and continue for a few days. It is estimated up to 60-70% of adolescent females have painful periods that can cause them to miss school, sporting events and other social activities. A hormone called prostaglandin produced in excess appears to be the cause of painful periods once girls begin to ovulate. Prostaglandin causes increased uterine tone and hypercontractility of the uterus, as well as stimulation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This stimulation can lead to nausea and vomiting.

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Parents wishing to help their daughters who suffer from painful menstrual cycles should consult with a board certified gynecologist specializing in adolescents. An evaluation consists of a complete medical and menstrual history and possibly an examination of the external genital area. Once assessed, the severity of menstrual pain and the limitations of daily activities help to guide treatment decisions. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are considered the first line of therapy, and are generally more effective than acetaminophen for this type of pain. The NSAIDs ibuprofen and naposyn are available without prescription. A prescription NSAID, mefenamic acid, both inhibits formation of prostaglandin and blocks the action of prostaglandin already formed, which may decrease cramping and bleeding. The second line of treatment for painful periods is a low dose oral contraception pill (OCPs). OCPs work by suppressing ovulation, which decreases prostaglandin production. They provide additional benefits, such as a decrease in the amount of flow and days of the cycle, better predictability of bleeding, improvement of acne and decreased lifetime risk of ovarian cancer. A pediatric and adolescent gynecologist can work with you and your daughter to determine a treatment plan to alleviate symptoms that can disrupt her daily life.


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too young for surgery? DR. JEFFREY TECKMAN

SLUCARE/SSM CARDINAL GLENNON CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER

Recent studies show that teens who are very obese and have also begun to suffer a complication of obesity—such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated lipids or fatty liver damage—respond well to bariatric surgery. It can help them not only lose weight, but also reverse damage to their bodies. Before considering surgery, teens (and adults) should try to lose excess weight through diet and exercise. Simple things like walking 30 minutes per day and reducing intake of simple sugars, high fructose corn syrup and trans fats can reverse diabetes and lead to significant weight loss. But if previous attempts to lose weight have failed, bariatric surgery is worth consideration. It’s important to pay attention to the patient’s mental state prior to and after surgery. At Cardinal Glennon, we have a team of people, including psychologists, medical doctors and a nutritionist, who address conditions like depression and anxiety and also look for ways to help patients make healthy lifestyle changes. Close follow-up care is also important to ensure patients meet their nutritional needs.

DR. LISA HAWVER

MERCY BARIATRIC CENTER.

Bariatric surgery for anyone, no matter their age, is a lifetime commitment to having healthy behaviors. Surgery is not a magic wand; patients have to work hard to achieve and maintain their health goals. The ideal candidate for weight-loss surgery is someone who has the desire and ability to lose weight. It cannot be a decision a wife makes for her husband or a parent for a child. Bariatric surgery is rarely done in teenagers, due to several factors. First, the patient may not have a good grasp of the necessary lifestyle changes. Second, bariatric surgery can lead to changes in how the body absorbs vitamins and minerals, which may disrupt bone growth. A team approach must be used to assist patients in being successful. When deciding which type of surgery to pursue, patients and their surgeons need to weigh the risks and benefits of the procedure, as well as the patient’s desired outcome. Sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding work by restricting intake. Gastric bypass restricts intake and also changes absorption, meaning some people may have problems getting the necessary vitamins and minerals.

WITH PEANUT ALLERGIES ON THE RISE, it’s no surprise that expecting mothers are looking for ways to prevent food allergies in utero. According to

primary allergy prevention is always the ultimate goal. In a 2012 study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers looked at whether avoiding peanuts and other nuts during pregnancy and breastfeeding would prevent subsequent allergies in children. According to Subramanian, the study was inconclusive, and there currently is no recommendation for expecting and nursing mothers to avoid nuts. “I tell pregnant patients to eat a healthy, balanced diet and not to try new diets during pregnancy,” Subramanian says. “You don’t want to unnecessarily remove a healthy food from a pregnant woman’s body. You have to think about the overall diet. For example, is she vegetarian or kosher? Peanuts are a good source of protein.” Subramanian recommends waiting until the baby is 4 to 6 month old to introduce complementary foods; shellfish, peanuts and tree nuts (the most common allergic foods) should be added last. This is especially important if there is a family history of allergies. “Siblings of children with nut allergies have a 7 percent risk of also having a nut allergy,” he says.

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[ flying high ] JORDAN SMALL

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … no, it’s Jordan Small. An all-conference high-jumper, the Visitation Academy junior has been involved with track since elementary school and last year qualified for the state competition. “I tried it out in fourth grade because my mom told me to go for it,” she says. “I did decently in CYC districts and I eventually grew to love it.” To date, Small’s highest jump is 5 feet 4 inches. “The high jump involves a lot of technical and athletic skill, and a huge part of it is also mental,” she says. “A big key to success is being consistent, and that’s something I’ve been pretty good at.” Small has competed at the national level multiple times. “It’s a lot of fun because there are so many different people there and so much talent,” she says. “Track is an individual sport, so even though you’re on a team you just want people to do well. I’m friends with a lot of people I compete with, and we’re like a big family.” The high jump is not a top choice for track athletes, and Small often had to cast a wide net to find coaches. “I love it, so I’ve been determined to find people to help me,” she says. “I’ve been fortunate enough to find coaches in the St. Louis area who have been willing to coach me, even though I go to a different school and am competing against some of their kids. Visitation also has done a great job of helping me and being supportive and flexible.” The collage offers an athlete gets depend on how they perform during junior year, and Small hopes to get an opportunity to continue with the high jump. “I’ve been looking at schools in the south and would love to jump and run for a college that has a strong track program and is challenging academically.”

talk to… [bailey merkel] Bailey Merkel picked up a racquet for the first time as a 10-year-old. Ever since, he’s been a force to contend with on the court. The Westminster Christian Academy senior has a lot to live up to in his final season of high school tennis: in 2012 he was Westminster’s No. 1 singles player, and last year he won the state doubles championship with fellow senior Derek Bell. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO TRY TENNIS? I like competing, and with tennis you get to compete both one-on-one in singles games and as a team in doubles. DO YOU THINK THIS YEAR WILL BE A REPEAT OF LAST YEAR’S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WIN?

I hope so. Derek, my doubles partner, has been out with an injury, so it might take us awhile to get back in form. DO YOU PLAY WITH ANY TEAMS IN ADDITION TO YOUR SCHOOL TEAM? I’ve played with United States Tennis Association (USTA) Missouri Valley since I was 11 years old. WHERE DO YOU PRACTICE? I played at Sunset Tennis Center for a long time, but now I practice at Creve Coeur Racquet Club. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST MEMORABLE GAME?

Definitely winning state with Derek. It was a surprise—I personally had struggled that season and we were the underdogs in the finals, so it was a real win for us.

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[ sensation with a stick ] COOPER HUDSPETH

Whether on the lacrosse or field hockey field, Villa Duchesne senior Cooper Hudspeth is on fire when she wields a stick. A second-generation field hockey player, she picked up the sport in elementary school. “My mom actually went to Villa, too, and played field hockey there,” she says. “She encouraged me to try it and I ended up loving it.” Hudspeth also swam varsity at Villa, and she picked up lacrosse as a sophomore. “I wanted to do something new and always wanted to try lacrosse,” she says. “I love the bond you form with your team. To be successful you have to pass the ball, and you have to know how to connect with each other.” Although she’s had success in all her sports, field hockey is her strongest, she says. Villa made it to state this fall, and next year the multiple-sport athlete will play for Miami of Ohio. “When I met the coaches, I fell in love with the program and the school,” she says. “I loved that it was close to home, because I have two younger sisters; this way I can continue to be part of their lives.” Hudspeth always had her eye on competing at the college level, but it wasn’t always clear that field hockey would be the sport. “I just ended up evolving more with field hockey,” she says. For years, Hudspeth has been a member of Gateway Field Hockey Club and also participated in U.S. Field Hockey’s Futures, an elite training program that pairs high school students with some of the nation’s top coaches and feeds the Olympic Development Pipeline. From 2012, she also has participated in Futures Elite, the top level of the Olympic Development Pipeline, providing training and competition to top-level athletes.


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Using toenail clippers, clip each tootsie in a straight, square pattern. It will prevent ingrown toenails and keep your nails looking clean and uniform. Of every brand I’ve tried, Revlon’s clippers have stood the test of time. Finish the exfoliating process with Revlon’s fine-grit emery board by smoothing toenail edges.

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I RECENTLY READ new data from Pew Research about the rise in numbers of young adults still living at home, and as always it came with angst about what to make of this millennial generation. I for one think they are great and have no concerns about their long-term success. From 1968 to 2007 the share of 18 to 31-year-olds living at home remained constant, at about 32 percent. In 2012, it rose to 36 percent, but about one-third to one-half of these grown kids included college students living in dormitories or at home. So yes, there is an incease, but it’s not earth-shattering. The recession has been a huge factor in this increase, as more people in this age group are unemployed. And more young adults are enrolled in college compared to past years, especially women. Recession, plus more women in college and careers, means delayed marriage, demonstrated by a six-year increase in the age of first marriages since 1968. But let’s look at what else living at home means. Most of us left home because home life became less satisfying, and the grass seemed a lot greener and more fun out on our own. Moving out meant more freedom and privileges and the ability to do things your way. Living lean and mean gave you a feeling of being more alive and grown up, as you were finally out in the real world. Today, perhaps we are holding our kids back by making things too cozy and easy at home. What’s not to like about having your own basement pad, a refrigerator stocked with beer, and a 50-inch flat screen TV for video games? Oh, and Mom often stills cooks and does laundry for you. I believe young adults need a little hardship, challenge, deprivation, and hunger, if for no other reason than to prove to themselves they can make it happen. They need times of trial and error, to take risks and live without a safety net. That is when you are most alive; that is when you feel the greatest fulfillment and joy. The reason? Because you truly own the results; it’s your victory and your touchdown dance. The best fruits are out on the thinnest limbs, and that’s why we need to allow our kids to stretch, take risks, make mistakes, and have more and more control over their lives as they grow through their teen years. I want every kid right from the start to have the sense that they are in charge of their story, and that they have their own path separate from that of their parents. We are their supporters and guides, but ultimately it’s their life and their destiny. Perhaps the best gift we can give our children is to get out of their way.

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WITH A THIRD BABY ON THE WAY, Jennifer Hackmann and husband Jason decided in 2008 that a little more room might be nice. Practically down the road from where they already lived, the couple found the perfect house for their burgeoning family. Located on a 1.52-acre lot at 20 Fordyce Lane in Ladue, it hit that sweet spot of being in a desirable neighborhood while also offering plenty of privacy. Built in 1937, the traditional Maritz & Young home features five bedrooms and an addition completed before the family purchased the property. The large family room with adjoining open gallery and stone fireplace was the perfect space for family time, says Hackmann. “It’s warm and homey,” she says. “And the kitchen is open to the living room, so even if the kids are doing their homework at the table, or I’m cooking and someone is working on a project, we’re all still connected.” During the Hackmanns’ six years in the home, they renovated the second level by updating two of the bathrooms, creating a hallway and adding a kitchenette to the master bedroom complete with sink, granite countertops and mini refrigerator. The renovation also included converting a dressing room into

a jumbo closet with granite-topped storage island. “It includes two pull-out laundry drawers, a hidden ironing board and three jewelry drawers,” Hackmann says. The backyard pool and landscaping also got a face-lift. “When we moved in, the pool needed a lot of work, so we had it resurfaced, redid the bricks along the outside of it, and converted it to a saltwater pool,” Hackmann says. “We also added a patio and a nice area with a fireplace.” Surrounded by plenty of flora, the family spent hours in the pool or on the patio and especially loved gathering around the outdoor fireplace in late fall and early winter for s’mores. The flowing layout on the main floor, and its wide French doors flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows, facilitated entertaining, even for larger crowds. One particular favorite was the annual fall party the Hackmanns threw for their friends. “We love entertaining, and the house is perfect for that,” Hackmann says. “We open all the French doors in the gallery and main living room, and people flow easily through the house between the indoor and outdoor fireplace.” The family has enjoyed living at 20 Fordyce Lane but is now ready for a change, Hackmann says.

julie lane Look for Julie Lane on the short list of top Saint Louis luxury real estate agents. She’s that good. Perhaps it’s the result of her superior market knowledge and insight, her track record of success, or even her legendary work ethic. The very factors that propelled her to a Top Agent status at Janet McAfee Real Estate for the past six consecutive years. When it’s time to list your home for sale, contact Julie for a free consultation and then put this accomplished professional to work for you.

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NEW LISTINGS 300 FEMME OSAGE VALLEY ROAD, Augusta. Enchanting 40 acres with expansive, solidly built home nestled in a wooded valley is the perfect atmosphere to relax and enjoy. $1,299,000 14 UPPER PRICE, Olivette. This beautifully appointed 4,000 square foot townhome offers elegance and sophistication. Updated kitchen, beautiful master and expanisve brick terrace. $1,150,000 3 MARYHILL DRIVE, Ladue. Gracious home on gorgeous lot in ideal location. Classic architectural details in this 6BR home with generous room sizes throughout. Stunning yard. $950,000 312 NORTH BRENTWOOD, #8, Clayton. The Commons. Georgian townhouse with stunning architectural features. Private entrance courtyard. Renovated large deck. $895,000 4 MARYVIEW LANE, Ladue. Situated on a private Ladue lane, this stylish 3500+ square foot home offers four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, pool, and gazebo. This home has it all! $789,000 3420 LONGFELLOW BOULEVARD, St. Louis. Classic 2-story newer home in desirable Compton Heights. Meticulously maintained with stunning gardens and gracious living spaces. $380,000 1801 HOMEFIELD VALLEY COURT, O’Fallon. Fabulous 3BR1.5-story home with main floor master, soaring vaulted ceiling in family room, 42” cabinets and hardwood floors. $250,000 460 SOUTH GORE AVENUE, Webster. 2BR/1BA cottage on a large Webster lot. The sunporch will be fabulous for parade watching on the 4th of July! $119,000

LuxuryCollection 9847 LITzSINGER ROAD, Ladue. 12 HUNTLEIGH WOODS DRIVE, Huntleigh. 21 UPPER LADUE, Ladue. 10 OVERBROOk DRIVE, Ladue. 5105 LINDELL BOULEVARD, CWE. 395 HIGHWAY V, Troy. 8 VALLEY VIEW PLACE, Ladue. 22 WESTMORELAND PLACE, CWE. 11209 HERMITAGE HILL PLACE, Frontenac. 7352 WESTMORELAND DRIVE, University City. 8 OAkLEIGH LANE, Ladue. 25 LADUE TERRACE, Ladue. 2019 S. MASON ROAD, Town & Country. 5 CHATFIELD PLACE ROAD, Creve Coeur. 40 AUBURNDALE DRIVE, Creve Coeur. 729 HIGHWAY H, Troy. 50 BRIGHTON WAY, UNIT 3S, Clayton.

$6,650,000 $5,650,000 $3,600,000 $1,899,000 $1,795,000 $1,670,000 $1,625,000 $1,525,000 $1,499,000 $1,495,000 $1,450,000 $1,350,000 $1,300,000 $1,250,000 $1,249,000 $1,195,000 $1,189,000

9821 LOG CABIN COURT, Ladue. 14 BRIARCLIFF, Ladue. 3 ANDRE DRIVE, Des Peres. 22 FORSYTHIA LANE, Ladue. 5 HUNTLEIGH DOWNS, Frontenac. 9119 CLAYTON ROAD, Ladue. 17360 ORRVILLE ROAD, Wildwood. 155 CARONDELET PLAzA, UNIT 301, Clayton. 12801 BELLERIVE SPRINGS DR., Creve Coeur. 305 N. BEMISTON AVENUE, Clayton. 2378 HIGHWAY JJ, Elsberry. 1178 HAMPTON PARk, Richmond Heights. 11 BALCON ESTATES, Creve Coeur. 28 FAIR OAkS, Ladue. 72 CLERMONT LANE, Ladue. 26 SOUTH SPOEDE ROAD, Creve Coeur.

8730 Teasdale Avenue, University City Offered at $275,000.

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RESIDENTIAL HOMES 1 ExMOOR DRIVE, Ladue. 2 MIDPARk LANE, Ladue. 316 CABIN GROVE LANE, Creve Coeur. 9960 HOLLISTON COURT, Ladue. 8016 SEMINOLE, Clayton. 45 CLERMONT LANE, Ladue. 1088 MckNIGHT ORCHARD, Richmond Heights. 563 DEER VALLEY COURT, St. Albans. 301 CHASSELLE AVENUE, Creve Coeur. 531 N. CENTRAL AVENUE, University City. 2 TAMARACk DRIVE, Ladue. 17720 GREYSTONE TERRACE, Wildwood. 2332 DIVOT DRIVE, Crystal Lake Park. 791 BORDEAUx CIRCLE, St. Albans. 9054 FAIR OAkS CRESCENT CT., Richmond Heights. 9801 WILD DEER ROAD, Ladue. 746 ORIENTAL LILY, O’Fallon. 1616 DEARBORN DRIVE, Warson Woods. 7135 MARYLAND AVENUE, University City. 16831 ASHBERRY CIRCLE DRIVE, Chesterfield. 355 DIETRICH ROAD, Parkway South. 1195 WAGNER PLACE, Rock Hill. 4153 WEST PINE, CWE. 3140 RUSSELL, St. Louis. 14361 LADUE ROAD, Chesterfield. 8730 TEASDALE AVENUE, University City. 6177 WASHINGTON BLVD., St. Louis. 503 GLENMEADOW DRIVE, Ballwin. 6209 MARDEL AVENUE, St. Louis. 9012 BRIDGEPORT AVENUE, Brentwood. 456 RIDGE AVENUE, Webster. 1594 MILBRIDGE DRIVE, Chesterfield. 123 CUIVRE RIVER DRIVE, Troy. 804 WALER DRIVE, Lake St. Louis. 2532 FRANCES AVENUE, Unincorporated. 213 CORDES STREET, O’Fallon.

1594 Milbridge Drive, Chesterfield Offered at $199,000.

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9119 CLAYTON ROAD, Ladue. $998,000.

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11 BALCON ESTATES, Creve Coeur. $849,900.

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26 SOUTH SPOEDE ROAD, Creve Coeur. $750,000.

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1 ExMOOR DRIVE, Ladue. $749,900.

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9960 HOLLISTON COURT, Ladue. $725,000.

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563 DEER VALLEY COURT, St. Albans. $618,000.

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531 N. CENTRAL AVENUE, University City. $599,000.

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250 S. Brentwood, Unit 1F, Clayton Offered at $225,000.

CONDOMINIUM/VILLA HOMES 40 BRIGHTON WAY, UNIT 2N, Clayton. 232 NORTH kINGSHIGHWAY #1501, CWE. 320 UNION BOULEVARD, #3, CWE. 9 PORTLAND COURT, CWE. 410 NORTH NEWSTEAD, #11W, CWE. 410 NORTH NEWSTEAD, #4W, CWE . 131 GAY AVENUE, Clayton. 725 S. SkINkER, UNIT 7S, Saint Louis. 8011 PRESIDIO COURT, #2A, University City. 200 SOUTH BRENTWOOD BLVD., #15C Clayton. 250 S. BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD, #1F, Clayton. 900 S. HANLEY ROAD, UNIT 12E, Clayton. 6115 WASHINGTON BLVD., Unit 302 St. Louis. 4386 WEST PINE BOULEVARD, #1W, CWE. 2700 MCkNIGHT CROSSING CT., Rock Hill. 921 SOUTH HANLEY ROAD, #E, Clayton. 2033 FALLING BROOk DR., Maryland Heights.

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8 Oakleigh Lane, Ladue Offered at $1,450,000.

LOTS/ACREAGE/FARMS 1760 Acres on HIGHWAY H, Glenwood. $4,930,000 302, 303, 317 WARDENBURG FARMS DR., Wildwood. $600,000 1 LITTLE LANE, Ladue. $595,000 916 BLUFF ROAD, Pevely. $429,000 4114 HIGHWAY DD, Salem. $419,900 72 ACRE HORSE FARM, Bunker. $419,900 73 ACRE AQUATIC FARM, Bunker. $299,900 355 DIETRICH ROAD, Parkway South. $275,000 Lot 3-8,11,12 BRETON WOODS CT., Wildwood. $225,000-$235,000 GOVERNOR PLACE #2 LOT 46, St. Charles. $129,000 LAkE CHARLES HILLS LOT 88, O’Fallon. $14,000

14361 Ladue Road, Chesterfield Offered at $329,000.

NEW CONSTRUCTION 8 LONG MEADOWS LANE, Town & Country. 1 LITTLE LANE, Ladue. 809 TARA ESTATES COURT TBB, Chesterfield.

$2,220,000 $1,700,000 $875,750

131 Gay Avenue, Clayton Offered at $287,500.

8 Valley View, Ladue Offered at $1,625,000. 9 Portland Court, CWE Offered at $445,900.

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As iconically American as apple pie and baseball, backyard barbecues combine some of the best things about summer: warm weather, grilled goodies, ice cold drinks and casual fun with friends. Whether planning a classic, no-fuss bash with burgers and brats or a more elegant affair, outdoor entertaining should be as effortless as it is enjoyable.

Olivette ~ $899,000 Seven year new home on quiet cul-de-sac in Ladue schools. 4,000+sf, 4 bedroom suites, 6 baths, 3-car garage. Incredible finished lower level and much more!

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THE ENTERTAINMENT

Create memorable guest favors. For kiddos, stuff Mason jars with soap bubbles, sidewalk chalk and glow sticks. Send adults home with a decorative citronella candle and a can or two of Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale, perfect for cooling off on a hot summer night.

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Ask guests to bring a bottle of their favorite barbecue sauce and hold a taste test! Cover a long table with butcher paper and set out the bottles, along with a handful of pens. Let guests cast their votes directly on the paper.

What’s more fun than watching a movie under the stars or while lounging in the pool? Funflicks.com provides inflatable movie screens of various sizes and all the equipment needed. They have service areas around St. Louis that provide delivery and set-up.

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14 Grand Meridien Court ~ Wildwood 63005 6,546sf | 6 bedrooms | 7.5 baths | $1,850,000 Stunning contemporary home, a private oasis on 7+ picturesque wooded acres. A custom estate, designed to absolute perfection with opulent finishes throughout! Select features include: • 20-foot ceilings lead to Great Room with floor-to-ceiling custom fireplace • Wall of windows overlooks magnificent pool • Gourmet kitchen with granite, custom island, 42-in cabinets, glass tile backsplash, Wolf and Sub Zero appliances

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For a twist on the traditional backyard shindig, grill mini beef, lamb and portobello sliders so guests can mix and match. Offer grilled corn, pasta salad and caprese skewers drizzled with balsamic vinegar as sides.

Consider treating guests to an old-fashioned crawfish boil. Bust out that turkey fryer to boil Cajun-seasoned potatoes, corn, sausage, crawfish and shrimp.

For a sweet ending, grill slices of pineapple and place over pound cake or vanilla ice cream.

THE POTABLES

While beer is never unwelcome, mix it up by making your own shandy, a refreshing mixture of beer and lemonade.

Popsicles aren’t just for kids! Serve boozy frozen treats—there are endless recipes online for popsicles in every flavor, from lime margarita to the elegant French 75 made with champagne, gin, simple syrup and lemon juice.

THE SCENE

Create a warm glow with candles placed in glass hurricanes and tea lights. Up the wow factor with string lights in classic white, or go bold with brightly colored paper lanterns. Plenty of options are available at World Market and other home stores.

Tiki is coming back in style! For a fun, Polynesian twist, decorate with Tiki torches and leis, and serve drinks in classic Tiki cups. Taha’a Twisted Tiki in The Grove sells a variety of Tiki glassware.

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To keep guests comfortable during daytime get-togethers, set up a summer fun supply station with sunscreen, hats or visors, and bug spray.


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HOMEWORK] DEAR HOMEWORK,

My wife and I recently purchased this ranch home on 1.25 acres. We have taken out many trees and overgrown shrubs and completed some tuck-pointing. We are having the roof cleaned, then we will be left with a blank slate and would love some helpful input. ———ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

DEAR ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT,

The first impression one gets when seeing your house is that it is very long … and dull. It has a few assets, though, like a nice wide lot with plenty of mature trees framing it from behind. It also is nice that neighboring houses don’t intrude. And the home possesses doors and windows that can be finessed into a very handsome composition. What’s lacking here is a sense of composition. That’s because everything is of the same visual weight: some elements need to dominate. So I’ve raised the height of the living room window and roof, which helps connect it to the nice wide chimney. Now the façade has the important vertical counterpoint it desperately needed. A metal chimney cap, taller/ relocated cupola and two dormer windows also help draw the eye upward. Additional architectural improvements include a new slate-blend roof, longer windows, arched entry vestibule and a new garden wall. The house now has real architectural importance and needs an appropriate landscape setting. Begin by lining the cul-de-sac with red maples to frame the house beautifully and eradicate the barrenness in the original photo. Underplanting the maples demarcates the property’s edge and would help hide cars on the circle drive. Low foundation planting, a flower box and a new brick walkway complete the picture.

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972 MASONRiDgE ROAD ~ $2,750,000 ~ Utmost luxury. Opulent and convenient. A builder’s own highly-refined home. Unique, outdistances any other home in its class. Remarkable details of sweeping vaults, arches and showpiece details. 8,200SF total living area. NEW LISTINGS 6 CHERRI LANE ~ OPEN SUN 2-4

$899,000 7 years new on quiet cul-de-sac, Ladue schools. 4,000+SF, 4BR suites/6BA, 3-car garage, finished LL.

6918 COLUmbIA AvENUE ~ UNDER CONTRACT $355,000 3BR/2.5BA w/tasteful updates. Walking distance to the Loop & Washington University.

7 LADUE HILLS LANE ~ OPEN SUN 2-4

$349,000 3BR/2BA ranch in Ladue Hills. Private lot on charming lane in Ladue schools. Over 1,700SF.

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816 S. HANLEY ROAD, #1C ~ UNDER CONTRACT $127,000 1BR/1BA, refreshingly spacious floorplan.

CLAYTON / RICHmOND HEIGHTS 835 OLETA DRIvE

$725,000 Maritz and Young English Tudor 3BR/3BA duplex blends Old World charm & modern conveniences.

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LADUE / CREvE COEUR/ OLIvETTE 2120 SOUTH WARSON ROAD

$2,599,000 Main floor master, 4 additional BR suites, 3 levels of living, 10,000+SF on 3.3 acres

408 SOUTH WARSON ROAD

$599,000 Luxury private residence w/condo conveniences. 3BR/3.5BA, finished walk-out LL.

200 SOUTH bRENTWOOD bOULEvARD, #6D

$2,300,000 Private Ladue estate on nearly 3 acres. 5BR/6.5BA, pool and indoor basketball court.

7542 CROmWELL DRIvE, #2C

$2,199,000 Johnson-built home in Ladue. 6BR/7BA, 1+ acre with pool and hillside waterfall.

816 SOUTH HANLEY ROAD, #10C ~ NEW PRICE

$1,890,000 Fabulous 9,153SF in Ladue, center hall plan, great room, library, finished LL on approx 1 acre w/pool.

816 S. HANLEY ROAD, #9D ~ UNDER CONTRACT

$1,750,000 1.5 acres in MidCounty. 9,500SF, 5BR/9BA. Incredible finishes, finest construction.

$449,000 Spacious, well maintained unit featuring 3BR/3BA/2,166SF, open floor plan, laundry and balcony. $399,900 Luxury Clayton mid-rise condominium. Numerous upgrades and great finishes.

11223 HUNTERS POND LANE

7 LADUE LANE ~ UNDER CONTRACT

$335,000 2BR/2BA/1,769SF w/sophisticated finishes. Stunning skyline views: a perfect Clayton lifestyle scene. $300,000 3BR/3BA with contemporary updates.

200 SOUTH bRENTWOOD bOULEvARD, #5b

$195,000 Easy living in a popular Clayton condo tower overlooking Shaw Park. 2BR/1.5BA and 24 hr. doorman.

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$849,000 Newer construction in Ladue. 1.5 story, open kitchen & hearth room. 3BR/4BR. Level, flat fenced yard.

12760 CORUm WAY DRIvE ~ UNDER CONTRACT

$449,000 Stylish 2 story with 4BR/3.5BA, 3,500SF, updated kitchen, & finished LL. Overlooks park-like vista.

HUNTLEIGH / FRONTENAC 2307 NORTH GEYER ROAD ~ NEW PRICE

4909 LACLEDE AvENUE, #905 ~ UNDER CONTRACT

$1,999,000 Stunner in Ladue schools w/main floor master suite, 8,000+/- SF, walk-out LL, wine-cellar, 3-car garage.

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$1,895,000 The last of the Bernoudys. 7,200SF, pool, spa & terraces on 3.2 acres. Main level living at its finest.

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$1,385,000 Turn-of-the-century Forest Park Mansion. Resort setting, 5BR/4BA/7,800SF, pool, patios & terraces. $456,000 Chic 2BR/2BA condo in desirable Park East Tower. Prime CWE location near hospitals, shops, dining.

$949,000 1.5 story Cape Cod on 1+ acres, timber frame, post & beam, picturesque views of Babler State Park.

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CENTRAL WEST END / DEmUN 36 PORTLAND PLACE 4909 LACLEDE AvENUE, #2002 ~ UNDER CONTRACT

10145 WINDING RIDGE ROAD

$999,000 4,400+/- SF in heart of Ladue. Main floor master suite, 3 add’l bedrooms, incredible wine cellar,

$325,000 4 bedroom home with master suite, formal living room, first floor family room and sunroom.

$324,900 Updated 4BR/2BA. Living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, family room!

$2,475,000 10,000+SF on 2 acres, main floor master, open kitchen/breakfast/hearth room, fin. LL. Outstanding!

$1,295,000 Gated Enclave at Bellerive. Opulent. 3BR: en-suite. Artisan millwork/stonework. 5,600SF.

UNIvERSITY CITY 7117 CORNELL AvENUE ~ UNDER CONTRACT

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$1,649,000 Classic Georgian-style home on 1.8 acre lot. Main floor master suite, open plan, finished LL & pool.

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$1,750,000 2 lots totaling 4.74 acres in heart of Ladue, backing to Old Warson Country Club. $1,650,000 Rustic Ladue farmhouse. Updated kitchen & bath. 7BR/9BA, full guest cottage, in-ground pool.

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SAINT LOUIS COUNTY 12119 OAKCREST ESTATES COURT $949,500 Sunset Hills executive retreat. 4BR/6BA, 6,500SF. Main level master wing & finished walk-out LL.

271 GREYCLIFF bLUFF ~ UNDER CONTRACT $500,000 5,500+/-SF, 4BR, new kitchen, home theater, gym, 3-car garage. Private outdoor oasis w/beautiful view.

480 RAYmOND DRIvE $169,900 3BR/2BA ranch on lovely double lot. Lovingly cared for w/newer gleaming wood floors. Shows like new.

7916 PEmbROKE DRIvE ~ UNDER CONTRACT $129,900 Perfectly located with updates throughout! Featuring 2BR/1BA, 1,025SF and finished LL.

10433 bRIARbEND DRIvE, #10 ~ OPEN SUN 2-4 $64,900 Darling 1 bedroom, 1 bath, updated condo with easy access to everything.

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Gardening, in addition to being a means to feed yourself or beautify your yard, has an important spiritual facet often overlooked: It reminds us of our connection to the earth and it fosters mindfulness, happiness, positive self-esteem and hope. You don’t need a full-scale garden to reap these benefits; a few containers on the patio will do. But beware, once you get started, you’ll want to keep adding. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

P. ALLEN SMITH, HOST OF TWO PUBLIC TELEVISION PROGRAMS, IS AN AWARD-WINNING DESIGNER AND GARDENING EXPERT. HE IS THE AUTHOR OF SEVERAL BOOKS, INCLUDING HIS SEASONAL RECIPES FROM THE GARDEN.

FLOWERS >>

For eye-catching beauty, try a few flowers. First, consider what you want to use the flowers for and then pick the plants based on those considerations. Will the flowers be used as a cutting garden or more as an outdoor focal point? Think seasonal and update as the year progresses. In spring, sweet peas, pansies and violas will do you proud. When fall comes around, plant bulbs like tulips, hyacinths and daffodils for radiance the following spring. Summer blooms suited for containers include coneflowers, zinnias and dahlias.

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Three bedrooms, two and a half baths with tasteful updates. Within walking distance to the Loop andWashington University!

Luxuriously updated tenth floor residence with commanding views of the Clayton skyline, downtown St. Louis and the Arch!

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FOR CONTAINER GARDENING, IT’S NOT NECESSARY TO POSSESS MUCH. HERE’S A LIST OF WHAT YOU’LL NEED: + Slow-release fertilizer, unless the potting soil already includes fertilizer + Hand trowel

+ Watering can + Good-quality commercial potting soil

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A WHISKY BARREL OFFERS ENOUGH SPACE TO GROW A SQUASH PLANT AND TWO HERBS.

ASIATIC LILIES These lilies are among the easiest to grow: they require no staking, are hardy and need only well-draining soil. DAHLIAS Select a dwarf-version of these perky flowers and plant in a pot at least 12 inches in diameter. DWARF SUNFLOWERS While their counterparts can grow up to 15 feet tall, the dwarf variety tends to top off at 12 or 15 inches. TULIPS Plant a container in the fall for early spring blooms. ZINNIAS These bright, cheerful annuals grow quickly in summer and bloom heavily.

A GARDEN, COMPLETE WITH A CLIMBING ROSE, GROWS IN JUST A FEW CONTAINERS.

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DAHLIAS ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE CUT FLOWERS AND THEY ARE PERFECT FOR CONTAINERS.

If you want to venture into growing food in a container, start with plants you eat. If you love a tomato on your summer salad, plant tomatoes. Look for dwarf varieties, which work better as container plants. Once you’ve planted a vegetable, consider adding a companion herb or two to the container. For example, I like to plant squash, lemon thyme and cilantro in one pot. Make sure to use a larger pot (22-inch to 24-inch), especially when combining plants. A raised planter box, which just means it has legs, is also a solid option.Herbs are another possibility for containers: they are easy, vigorous growers. If you plant one herb, you might as well plant an array in one container because you won’t be able to get enough.

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Incredible York-built home with over 5,000 square feet on a private 1 acre lot in Ladue schools. This 10-year-old 1.5 story home boasts craftsmanship and attention to detail like no other. Main floor master, gourmet kitchen, and beautiful hearth room. Three bedroom suites and a recreation room on the second floor. Finished walk-out lower level includes recreation room, fitness room with full bath, kitchen and a play room. Pool, waterfall and hot tub make the backyard a beautiful oasis. Come see!

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$1,100,000 453 Gray Ave. Coldwell Banker Gundaker-T&C Agent: Bess Millonas Price per square foot: $157.14

314-432-2260 www.missourifloor.com Floor Company 2438 Northline Maryland Heights 63043

if you can dream it...

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$720,000 4 Dogwood Lane Dielmann Sotheby’s Intl Realty Agent: Ted Wight Price per square foot: $314.96

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$769,500 2269 S. Warson Road Janet McAfee Agent: Barbara Wulfing Price per square foot: $184.18

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$373,000 7200 Stanford Ave. Dielmann Sotheby’s Intl Realty Agent: Ted Wight Price per square foot: $154.39

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$382,500 360 W. Point Court Janet McAfee Agent: Joyce Pass Price per square foot: $168.65

we can build it.

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$620,000 7227 Greenway Ave. Coldwell Banker Premier Group Agent: Jack Breier Price per square foot: $211.53

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$488,210 14 Chilton Lane Laura McCarthy-Town & Country Agent: Renee McCaffrey Price per square foot: $201.91

Call Mike Rechan at 314.374.3846 for a free custom home consultation. View our portfolio at MichaelLauren.com 8301 MaRyland avenue | Suite 100 | Clayton 63105

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NEW LISTING! 918 NORRINGTON WAY | SOUTHWEST COUNTY 14 ACRES $3,250,000 Greek Revival equestrian estate with 2-story marble entry and distinguished millwork. Barn, paddock & cottage.

40 PORTLAND PLACE | CENTRAL WEST END 6 BEDROOMS, 6 FULL & 2 HALF BATHS $1,750,000 Step into this Romenesque mansion to discover mosaic floors, solarium skylight, & Corinthian pilasters.

2 DEER CREEK HILL | LADUE 33 GOUVENOR LANE | LADUE 5 BEDROOMS, 4 FULL & 2 HALF BATHS $1,499,000 4 BEDROOMS, 4½ BATHS $1,250,000 Bernoudy-designed contemporary masterpiece Beautiful renovated home with new hardwood floors throughon 3 private acres offers 6,000+ sq. ft. of living space. out, Dacor appliances, three fireplaces, & walk-out lower level.

NEW LISTING! 9701 LADUE ROAD | LADUE 6 BEDROOMS, 4 FULL & 2 HALF BATHS $998,000 Beautifully landscaped gracious colonial home offers generous room sizes, high-end appliances & screened porch.

NEW LISTING!

4976 PERSHING PLACE | CENTRAL WEST END 6 BEDROOMS, 4½ BATHS $925,000 Gorgeous World Fair Era home with 10 ft. ceilings, crown moldings, wood-burning fireplaces, and terrace.

NEW LISTING!

317 HAYS HILL | WEST COUNTY 5 ROAN LANE | LADUE 4 BEDROOMS, 3 FULL & 2 HALF BATHS $775,000 6 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHS $829,000 Mid-century modern home has vaulted ceilings, built-in book- Custom-built contemporary with steel/bamboo staircase, solarium sitting area, media room, & enormous patio. shelves, granite counters, & large windows looking out to pool.

NEW PRICE! 2311 SAINT CLAIR AVENUE | BRENTWOOD 4 BEDROOMS, 3½ BATHS $509,900 Beautifully updated home with 3-level addition & many environmentally friendly features. New family room.

5153 WESTMINSTER PLACE | CENTRAL WEST END 5 BEDROOMS, 2½ BATHS $474,900 This home was built to entertain! Spacious rooms, hardwood floors, granite counter-tops, and covered porch.

COMING SOON! 1ST AVAILABLE 6/10/14 5570 LANSDOWNE | SOUTH CITY 3 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH $239,000 Charm abounds this unique home on double lot. Garage and incredible outdoor entertaining area.

1912 MCCAUSLAND AVENUE | DOGTOWN 3 BEDROOMS, 1½ BATHS $186,900 This classic home has double Gothic-style doors with stained glass, spacious rooms, & garage parking.

COMING SOON! 1ST AVAILABLE 5/17/14 22 THORNHILL DRIVE | WILDWOOD 5 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHS $899,000 Historic home features original mosaic foyer floor, limestone fireplaces, and gorgeous views. 4-car garage.

631 EAST POLO | CLAYTON 4 BEDROOMS, 3½ BATHS $845,000 Grand historic home built on former polo grounds of the original St. Louis County Club. Finely sited & over 100 yrs old.

COMING SOON! 1ST AVAILABLE 5/17/14

NEW LISTING!

10 MCKNIGHT LANE | LADUE 5 BEDROOMS, 3 FULL & 2 HALF BATHS $749,900 Gracious 4100+ sq.ft. home on one of the most desirable Ladue lanes! 3-car garage. Walk to Clayton and Reed!

7033 MARYLAND AVENUE | UNIVERSITY CITY 4 BEDROOMS, 3½ BATHS $698,000 Exquisite home with lots of natural light, newer kitchen, stainless steel appliances, screened porch, & 3-car garage.

NEW LISTING!

NEW LISTING!

7015 NORTHMOOR | UNIVERSITY CITY 4 BEDROOMS, 2½ BATHS $449,000 Beautiful home with new kitchen, custom cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. Updated bathrooms.

4 HAWTHORNE COURT | KIRKWOOD SCHOOLS 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS $305,000 Glendale charmer on a cul-de-sac. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout.. 2-car garage.

NEW LISTING!

NEW DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT!

920 TEMPO DRIVE | PARKWAY NORTH 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS $174,900 Wonderful brick home with new kitchen, new bathroom vanities, refinished hardwood floors & new carpeting.

314 NORTH BROADWAY | DOWNTOWN 36 New Condos Priced Between $95,000-$250,000 New floor plans just released at the Marquette — one of Downtown’s most exceptional buildings!

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or Call Jay Shah at 314-495-6093 American Contract Bridge League

Traditional to Trendy clothing, Jewelry and Accessories for Men, Women and Kids. 1173 Colonnade Center | St. Louis 63131 314-822-0301 Monday – Saturday: 11:30a – 7p Sun: Noon – 5p | Tue: Closed

WANT TO BUY

Old postcards, old photographs, stereo views, posters, WW2 and before military items, old toys and trains, glass lantern slides, advertising items, worlds fair, medals, documents, letterheads, billheads, most any vintage paper items & ephemera, collections & accumulations OK...If it is unusual & old I am interested in looking at it... Please call MIKE FINLEY 314-524-9400 OR 314-341-2389 EMAIL paper-boy@charter.net

AUTOMOTIVE I BUY

RUNNING USED CARS Buying with Integrity for Over 30 Years Cash Paid On The Spot Call Sam 314-302-2008

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CLEANING TIME LLC

Professional & Experienced Deep & detailed cleaning plus we’ll cook, grocery shop & do laundry! Green Products Available. Excellent references. 314-546-5370

MAID TO CLEAN

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NAVARRO CLEANING

Over 15 yrs combined experience We are Fast, Efficient & Trusted Deep Cleanings • Basic Cleanings Reoccurring • One-time Cleanings Great references upon request Call now 314-322-0655

CHAMBERMAIDS, LLC

Affordable, Honest, Detailed cleaning and organizing services. NO 24 HOUR WINDOW!! Satisfaction Guaranteed chambermaidsllc.com 314.724.1522

BI-STATE CONCRETE

Specializing in Residential TearOut & Replacement, Professional Workmanship, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks, Porches, Steps, Garage Floors, Exposed Aggregate, Repair Work, Stamped Concrete, Custom Patterns & Colors 8062 Watson Rd. 63119 314-849-7520 Family Owned Serving the Area Since 1963 Insured • Free Estimates

EDUCATION/TUTORS DYSLEXIA TUTORING SPECIALIST

Get your child to grade level or above. I tutor students who struggle with reading, writing & math. Over 25 yrs exp. M.A.Ed. Brown University Mbr. Interntl. Dyslexia Assoc. Excellent Ref., In Chesterfield, MO Free consultation & screening. Call Heidi at 207-522-0248 or email at heidiodrake@me.com

ESTATE BUYING JSD ESTATE BUYERS

Moving or Downsizing? We eliminate your headaches. We buy entire or partial estates. Immediate payment since 1976. Call Jamie at 314-997-1707 A division of Albarre’ Jewelry

GUTTERS/ROOFING THE GUTTER GUY

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

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RELIABLE HOME SERVICES

Home Improvement Projects Kitchen, bath, painting, drywall, and general repairs. Decks, garage organizing, landscaping Commited to professional quality customer satisfaction. Ref’s provided. CALL EDWARD 314-651-8832 OR EMAIL edgo1414@yahoo.com

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636.724.4357

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HAULING GOT TRASH?

Call Rod; For Entire House Cleanout, Yard Waste Removal, Appliances, Hoarding Situations & More. Reasonable Prices. Same Day Service. 314-713-HAUL (4285)

HEALTH & WELLNESS Licensed Professional Counselor Affordable Therapy Illness, Grief, Life Transition & More 1200 S. Lindbergh (314) 485-7111 www.JadaMuticLPC.com

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Town & Style is an equal opportunity employer.

Complete Lawn Maintenance for Commercial & Residential Spring Cleanup, Mulching, Edging, Mowing, Turf Maintenance, Planting, Sodding, Seeding, Weeding, Pruning, Trimming, Bed Maintenance, Dethatching, Leaf & Gumball Cleanup, Brush Removal, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios & Drainage Solutions. Member of BBB For a Free Estimate Call 314-426-8833 www.mplandscapingstl.com Licensed Landscape Architect & Designer


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2420 FLOWERDALE COURT | $409,900 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM

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2687 BENNINGTON PLACE | $124,900 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.725.0009 DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM

[ 63073 ]

563 DEER VALLEY COURT | $618,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM

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1612 MISSISSIPPI AVE. | $439,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM

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131 GAY AVE. | $287,500 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM

[ 63108 ]

4545 LINDELL BLVD., NO. 11 | $735,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.725.0009 DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM

[ 63117 ]

1912 McCAUSLAND AVE. | $186,900 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.725.0009 DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM

[ 63119 ]

1195 WAGNER PLACE | $397,000 | 1-3 P.M | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM

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9910 WILD DEER ROAD | $875,000 | 12:30-1:30 P.M. | 314.725.0009 DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 1 EXMOOR DRIVE | $749,900 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM

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636-391-9944

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9960 HOLLISTON COURT | $725,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM 9860 NORTHBRIDGE ROAD | $759,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM 14 DUNLEITH DRIVE | $925,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM

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7056 STANFORD AVE. | $480,000 | 11 A.M.-1 P.M. | 314.725.0009 DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 531 N. CENTRAL AVE. | $599,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM

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PLUMBING

SERVICES

• Trimming & Pruning • Tree & Stump Removal • Lot Clearing • Deadwooding • Storm damage clean up We Accept Credit Cards Insured/FREE Estimates www.cole-tree-service.biz 636-475-3661

TREE SERVICES

Interior & Exterior Painting, Staining, Powerwashing, Wallpaper Removal. Insured and Free Estimates. Dependable. Owner & Operator Matt 314-401-9211

A+ rated from BBB Serving St. Louis for over 30 years 314.965.9377 www.TonyLaMartinaPlumbing.com $20 off any service call Please present ad - Expires 6/10/14

314-725-6159 COLE TREE SERVICE

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Tom Gamma ISA Certified Arborist

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ABSOLUTE LAWN CARE Aeration, Dethatching Overseeding, Spring Clean-up Mowing, Leaf Clean-Up, Shrub Trimming & Overgrowth Removal Call Rod 314-713-4285

Tim Gamma – B.S. Horticulture Board Certified Master Arborist

8 LONG MEADOWS LANE | $2,220,000 | 1-4 P.M. | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM

TREE SERVICE PROFESSIONALS

Trimming • Deadwooding Reduction • Removals Stump grinding • Year round service • Fully insured Contact Michael Baumann for a free estimate & property inspection at 636-375-2812 You’ll be glad you called!

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6 CHERRI LANE | $899,000 | 2-4 P.M. | 314.721.4755 GLADYSMANION.COM 7 LADUE HILLS DRIVE | $345,000 | 2-4 P.M. | 314.721.4755 GLADYSMANION.COM

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26 S. SPOEDE ROAD | $750,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM 11 BALCON ESTATES | $849,900 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM

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1409 PEACOCK LANE | $136,900 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.725.0009 DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM

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5165 ROSEMOUNT DRIVE | $549,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.725.0009 DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM

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