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29 Dromara Road, Ladue Offered at $1,999,900.

10 Apple Tree Lane, Ladue Offered at $2,195,000.

6 Picardy Lane, Ladue Offered at $1,375,000.

6 Portland Place, CWE Offered at $1,295,000.

35 Picardy Lane, Ladue Offered at $1,295,000.

801 South Meramec Avenue, Clayton Offered at $949,000.

16 Huntleigh Woods, Huntleigh Offered at $1,375,000.

7500 York Drive, Clayton Offered at $1,200,000.

155 Carondelet Plaza, Unit 301, Clayton Offered at $925,000.

155 Carondelet Plaza, Unit 505, Clayton Offered at $860,000.

209 Saint Andrews Drive, Saint Albans Offered at $675,000.

30 Portland Drive, Frontenac Offered at $630,000.

810 North Taylor Avenue, Kirkwood Offered at $619,000.

1635 Highland Valley Circle, Chesterfield Offered at $525,000.

26 Daryl Lane, Ladue Offered at $519,000.

7030 Maryland Avenue, University City Offered at $519,000.

882 Cabernet Lane, Saint Albans Offered at $444,800.

8724 Washington Avenue, University City Offered at $271,500.

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[ letter from the editor ] Every time I eat (I mean dine) at the Ritz Carlton, I understand why the term ‘ritzy’ applies to all things posh. The latest such time was a couple of weeks ago, when the Ritz unveiled its new ‘Four for $44’ menu. It was a media event during which they wanted to see how we liked the new food. (Actually, journalists tend to like free food quite a lot, especially when it’s accompanied by wine.) It’s a little hard to wrap your mind around at first, but the Ritz is trying to be, well, a little less Ritzy with its new dining room menu. That is not to say that you can’t still get a $40 filet; the usual upmarket menu is very much alive and well. But this latest innovation is meant to make the place more accessible. And if it doesn’t work, it’s not for lack of trying—or lack of quality. A four-course menu might go something like this: ricotta gnocchi with black garlic sauce, spice-rubbed quail stuffed with fig and Port Salut cheese, glazed tenderloin tip with smoked tomato sauce, and red velvet bread pudding with Dominican chocolate Anglaise. Those are just examples, because they’re very proud about the menu changing every two weeks or so, based on what is fresh and seasonal at the time. Which leads me to possibly the nicest part of all this: seeing a place like the Ritz embrace the locavore movement. That’s right up there with the free parking you get when you eat —dine—there.

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[ on the cover ] Mercy Health Foundation’s ninth annual Benefit for the Kids begins July 30 with a golf tournament at Whitmoor Country Club and concludes Aug. 3 with a dinner auction at The Ritz-Carlton. Individual golf entry is $300; golf entry plus two dinner guests, $450; dinner auction only, $150. Sponsorships start at $2,000. Pictured on the cover: Margaret Grace Brennan, Charlie Vaninger, James Hadican, Sophia Scatizzi. For tickets or more information, call 314.251.1800 or visit or Country Club / July 30 / Whitmo Golf Tournament Ritz-Carlton / August 3 / The Dinner Auction Sponsored by Summit

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6 Talk of the Towns 7 Cover story – Mercy Children’s Hospital 8 The Insider 9 Bookshelf – Under Discussion 10 Business Insight – Tropical Moose 12 Homegrown – Christopher Wilson 13 Charlie’s Town 14 Business Beat

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For Kids’ Sake 16 Cover story – National Children’s Cancer Center 18 Parent Trap – Thanks, Dad! 20 Sports Standouts – State Championship Wrap-Up 22 Special Feature – For Kids’ Sake

Senior Lifestyle 40 Cover story – The Gatesworth 41 What’s Your Routine? – Nancy Pritchard 44 Health – Staying Healthy and Connected

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talk [towns] by bill beggs jr.

The news from the U.S. Postal Service has been overwhelmingly negative in the last few years, what with reports of rural branches closing or curtailing hours in attempts to make up a shortfall of billions. But bad news from Iraq is being parlayed into good news at branches in Ballwin, Chesterfield and St. Charles: Post offices in the three communities are being named for fallen servicemen who hailed from each. Ballwin: Spc. Peter J. Navarro Post Office Building, 15455 Manchester Road; Chesterfield: Lance Cpl. Matthew P. Pathenos Post Office Building, 1100 Town and Country Commons; St. Charles: Lance Cpl. Drew W. Weaver Post Office Building, 112 S. 5th St. Adults should get some kind of extra credit for being able to spell the name of the national Scripps Howard Spelling Bee champion, not to mention the name of the Chesterfield pupil who was in the final nine when he tripped up on kahikatea, an evergreen tree from New Zealand. Gokul Venkatachalam, 11, a Claymont Elementary fifth grader and winner of the area contest in March, was the youngest left standing until he left out the ‘h.’ He’d already soldiered through quotidian, widdershins, frore and souterrain. Snigdha Nandipati, 14, of San Diego won the national bee. She spelled guetapans. Don’t know what these words mean? Look ’em up, boys and girls. Full disclosure: We had to! Therapy animals have become common in the health care environment, from the nursing home and hospice to hospital burn units. Sophie, a 3-year-old mutt that looks to be part Doberman, part Lab and all angel, has been a

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frequent visitor to the St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton since October. As a certified therapy dog, Sophie is trained to read the emotional state of victims, often children who have endured molestation or other horrible crimes and must revisit the experience through testimony. Sometimes she just lies on the floor quietly at the feet of a witness, there to pet if needed. Other times, Sophie will put her head in a lap, which court officials say can make testimony less painful.

named. Several current tenants will move out; Pizza World will relocate to Shrewsbury. Longtime residents remember the Venture store and post-office branch that used to be at Deer Creek. Today it’s where midcounty folks renew their vehicle license plates and take their young’uns to take driving tests—then, despite misgivings, probably let the teenager drive back home.

Solicitors visit nearly every community after a damaging storm, the kind where hail hammers the living daylights out of roofs and vehicles. As a response to the influx, Creve Coeur cops have sent out helpful flyers: No solicitor may appear before 9 a.m. or after 7:30 p.m or sunset, whichever is earlier. Solicitors must respect a ‘No Solicitors’ or ‘No Peddlers’ sign. Alas, the honorable Fuller Brush man of back in the day vanished with sitcoms that didn’t feature questionable language or sexual references. Remember: You don’t have to come to the door. If the person outside doesn’t leave or makes you in the least uncomfortable, call the cops.

Some would dub this serial bank robber a true knucklehead: No master of disguises, he wore similar getups last month when he came in to rob the same Lindell Bank location— twice. Surveillance video shows the suspect, 49, looking ridiculous in a wig. On May 4, a robber left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money after handing the teller a note. Three weeks later to the day, suspicious employees recognized the robber and one confronted him, whereupon he took off. Cops caught him after a short foot chase, retrieved the wig from a dumpster, and also arrested a co-conspirator who’d left the getaway truck nearby.

Can we have an IKEA, please? (No? Oh well, it doesn’t hurt to dream.) The mostly shuttered Deer Creek Plaza, between Big Bend Boulevard and Laclede Station Road, got a boost from TIF monies a while back, and many area residents have been curious for months who the four anchor tenants will be. Well, city officials say—drum roll, please— a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store will occupy one of four larger spaces. Other tenants will be a national dress chain and a national shoe chain yet to be

Law enforcement and rehab authorities will tell you that these two ‘isms’ can go hand-in-hand: Recidivism is often linked to alcoholism and drug abuse. West County cops for months had been on the hunt for a man and woman who were burglarizing homes and cars, plus hanging around churches looking for handouts. They got a tip that Mark Davenport, 37, and Tonya Quargnenti, 33, were in treatment at Hyland Center in South County, where detectives arrested them on Memorial Day. One could argue that nabbing

them from rehab was bad form, but both suspects have long rap sheets for burglary. Davenport also was wanted on a parole violation. A temporary wall has been erected at the site of an upcoming Habitat For Humanity project in U City: Five homes are planned, the first-ever Habitat undertaking in the municipality. The homes will be built on city-owned vacant lots in the northeast quadrant. The project, which was slated to begin June 11, is planned to meet or exceed LEED Platinum standards, the highest level of environmentally responsible, energy-efficient design as judged by the U.S. Green Building Council. Habitat for Humanity St. Louis is a nonprofit ecumenical housing ministry that works to provide affordable shelter and improve living conditions for St. Louisans. Some may lament the closing of the antiques mall that most recently occupied the Ozark Theatre, ca. 1921. Others only hoped that one day the unsightly ceilings (the sprinkler system had to be ripped out because it wasn’t to code) would be restored to their former glory. The old-time movie house may return to its one-time purpose—not an office-supply store, but live theatrical performances. The Windsor Theatre Group, which specializes in musical revues, found itself homeless when it was evicted with other former tenants of the largely empty shopping mall that was once Crestwood Plaza. Ozark owners hope the space also will be approved for use as a banquet hall. The city has the next move: whether to approve a conditional-use permit.

[ TT Trivia ] Hyland Center at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in South County was named for whom?

The first correct email answer we receive at will win an exclusive T&S tote bag or apron! Last issue’s answer |Straight man Andy Griffith and comedic genius Don Knotts came together for the first time in the 1958 film No Time for Sergeants. The two became lifelong friends; Griffith was at Knotts’ bedside several days before his 2006 death in L.A.



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Thankfully, not every visit to Mercy Children’s Hospital involves a major procedure or an extended stay. Some 4,500 young patients a year just need a broken arm tended to, tubes inserted in their ears to take care of multiple ear infections, or some other outpatient treatment. That’s why the hospital plans to renovate its pediatric ambulatory surgery unit. “Even minor procedures and routine treatments can be scary for kids and the parents who love them,” says Mercy Children’s Hospital chair of pediatrics, Dr. John Mantovani. “At Mercy Children’s, we do everything possible to create a child-friendly atmosphere that puts families at ease. It’s part of the healing process.” The desire to keep children and their families as calm and comfortable as possible sparked the renovation project. “We want to make sure our caregivers have the tools they need to look after kids, and to give patients and their families the same welcoming, reassuring environment as those who visit our pediatric emergency department, Cardinals Kids Cancer Center and other areas,” says Sandy Koller, interim vice president of philanthropy at Mercy Health Foundation St. Louis. The Foundation will help fund the improvements, which include upgrading existing patient rooms and purchasing more iPads, games, puzzles and other distractions to keep kids happy and occupied while they wait for surgery, Koller adds. Mercy Health Foundation was established in 2004 to generate philanthropic support for the hospital, which provides care to anyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay. “Quality health care is expensive, and many important procedures and services aren’t covered by insurance,” Koller explains. “Without help from the Foundation, we couldn’t reach nearly as many kids.” The Foundation also helps support the Pediatric Outpatient and Inpatient Navigation Team, which coordinates care for kids with multiple illnesses or special needs. Other programs and projects receiving ongoing financial assistance from the Foundation include the Emerson Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Child Development Center, the test and treatment area, and a garden play area for young patients. Benefit for the Kids is the Foundation’s major pediatric fundraiser. The five-day event begins July 30 with a golf tournament at Whitmoor Country Club and concludes Aug. 3 with a dinner auction at The Ritz-Carlton. Co-chairs are Greg Twardowski and Ellen Ross, with Rob Rubbelke serving as golf tournament chair and Janice Bruns-Mantovani as auction chair. The benefit is sponsored by Summit Strategies Group. Last year’s event raised more than $670,000, used to expand the pediatric transport program and other services. This year, the Foundation hopes to exceed that amount. Proceeds from the “fund-a-need’ portion of the dinner auction will go toward the new ambulatory surgery unit. “Our young patients deserve a quality environment, whether they’re coming in for a minor procedure or major surgery,” Mantovani says. “Mercy Children’s Hospital benefits tremendously from community support, including volunteerism, donations and sponsorships. We’re incredibly thankful for the continuing generosity of our fellow St. Louisans—and so are the kids and families we serve.”

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the[in]sider by tony di martino [ Strong Support ]

Komen Race co-chair Sharon Korn, Elizabeth Mannen

Wells Fargo Advisors recently received the 2012 Komen St. Louis Affiliate Corporate Partner of the Year Award. Accepting on behalf of the company was Elizabeth Mannen, four-time cancer survivor and a financial adviser at the brokerage firm’s Town & Country branch. Wells Fargo was recognized for providing $520,000 in corporate support to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure since 2008.

[ Good Move ] St. Louis resident Hikaru Nakamura clinched his third United States championship title at the recent U.S. Chess Championship, at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Nakamura, ranked No. 6 in the world and No. 1 in the U.S., vanquished his opponent after only two-and-a-half hours of play. The 24-year-old Grand Master lives in the Central West End.

[ Tiny Bubbles ] You’d think that training a menagerie of animals at the Saint Louis Zoo would be enough to keep Carolyn Mueller occupied, but the energetic zookeeper just wrote and illustrated Bubbles the Dwarf Zebu, a children’s book about a tiny cow from India who finds a loving home at our zoo. The charming tale is available at bookstores and online.

[ College Bound ] Hikaru Nakamura

Carolyn Mueller

The Educational Policy Institute, a major think tank in Washington, D.C., has recognized two local nonprofits for having the best college-completion programs in the country. College Bound and Boys Hope Girls Hope were selected from a national pool of nearly 400 organizations for their efforts to increase the rates of college admission and graduation.

[ Outstanding Leader ] Dr. William Peck, professor of medicine and director of the Center for Health Policy at Washington University, recently received the university’s William Greenleaf Eliot Society Search Award. Peck was honored for more than 35 years of leadership, vision and service to the university community.

[ In a Class of Its Own ]

Chancellor Mark Wrighton, Dr. William Peck

“I can’t believe we’re standing next to a car Jean Harlow used to drive!” That was Carolyn Eiler’s response when she and her mom, Barbara Eiler, attended a recent Concours d’ Elegance fundraiser at Kemp Auto Museum in Chesterfield, where Harlow’s car, a 1931 Cadillac 370A Roadster V12, was one of 60 rare and vintage autos on display. “Carolyn and I used to love watching old movies together when she was growing up, and Harlow’s Blonde Bombshell was one of our favorites,” Barbara says. The event raised more than $12,000 for Ranken Jordan A Pediatric Specialty Hospital. Speaking of luxury, a 1935 500K Mercedes Benz from Kemp Auto Museum was named Best New Coachwork or Re-Creation at the 17th annual Amelia Island, Fla., Concours d’Elegance, one of the world’s top classic automobile showcases.

[ Superior Bedside Manners ] For the second year in a row, St. Luke’s Hospital has received an Outstanding Patient Experience Award from HealthGrades, an independent health care ratings organization. The distinction ranks St. Luke’s among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide, based on patient satisfaction surveys.

[ She’s Got It Covered ] Margo Green of Green Cordonnier & House recently was named attorney of the month by Attorney At Law Magazine. Green graced the cover of the May 28 edition.

[ Inspired Giving ] Barbara Eiler, Carolyn Eiler



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St. Louis-based National Children’s Cancer Society has partnered with Inspirato, a luxury travel club, to raise funds. Donors who contribute $2,000 to NCCS via Inspirato’s Inspired Giving website will earn deep discounts on the travel club’s vacation residences and services. For more information, visit

TOWN TALK When you graduate

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from University

College, you earn a Washington

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Professional & Continuing Education

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Members | in front: Kathy Cowhey, Celeste Vossmeyer, Katie Linstead, Jan Daker; in back: Barb Snell, Rosemary Kaskowitz, Susan Gallagher, Linda Berkowitz, Jan Parker, Amy Gill, Deb Levin, Ilene Joseph Not pictured: Loring Van Slyck, Michele Lowe, Susan Merrick About the Club | Under Discussion is a group of women friends who don’t have much in common—except they love to read! The group started with four members, but kept inviting friends until it grew to 13! They meet each month for a new book, and the research done by members bring when it’s their turn to present (and even when it’s not!) would put a literature major to shame. About the Book | The Paris Wife by Paula McLain is narrated by Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley Richardson. Although a work of fiction, the author stayed faithful to the facts, including letters and interviews with Hemingway and Richardson, a St. Louis girl who attended Mary Institute and lived a very sheltered life before meeting the dashing, if somewhat dastardly, writer.

— Katie Linstead

“A Moveable Feast, Hemingway’s posthumously published memoir of the same period, is an excellent companion read to this novel. In it, he says Hadley was the only one of their group who ‘had no blame.’” — Ilene Joseph

“Once, I found Hemingway, Fitzgerald and their ilk romantic, but reading this book and learning about their lives has changed my point of view. They’re so arrogant.”

“Hadley stops being perfect in Hemingway’s eyes when she loses one of his drafts. Even though that ends up being a good thing for him, it changes his perception of her.”

— Barb Snell

— Kathy Cowhey

“You see how Hemingway was attracted to his mistress because she was also his muse for The Sun Also Rises.”

“Hadley was the only one of his wives who loved him for him. She made him a better person.” — Celeste Vossmeyer

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business [IN]sight Tropical Moose ] by catherine klene Ice companies love Jack Williams. Every week of the long St. Louis summer, he puts in a call for approximately 2 tons of ice to create the light, fluffy snow enjoyed at his three Tropical Moose stands. “We go through about 500 blocks a week,” he says, laughing. “The ice companies like us a lot!” Williams is a teacher in the Special School District, and his summer breaks used to be divided between part-time work as a house painter and family vacations in Hawaii. There, he and his wife Pat couldn’t get enough of the shaved ice sold at stands dotting the island. When Williams decided to quit house-painting 15 years ago, he found a way to bring his favorite frozen treat to St. Louis. “I was driving through South City, and there happened to be a sno-cone building for sale,” he says. “So I bought it, along with all the equipment inside, and we taught ourselves how to do it.” Tropical Moose shaved ice is no ordinary sno-cone, Williams says. Tropical Moose uses only ice shavers imported from Japan. “I sharpen and change the blades every day,” he says. “We keep the machines turned down low, too. It may take a couple seconds longer to make each order, but the slow speed creates very fine snow.” Flavor combinations using syrups made from natural cane sugar were invented through trial and error. Today’s flavors include everything from the standard cherry to pink Champagne fizz—and even the oddly named Monkey Snot (which tastes like sweet green apple, for the record). Popular employee and customer creations can become permanent menu items. “Wapple—watermelon and red apple— was made by one of our first employees. It’s still on the board today.” Tropical Moose’s first location on Chippewa Avenue taught the Williamses some valuable lessons. “The learning curve was pretty steep, and my ascent of the curve was pretty slow,” he says, laughing. “The first couple years, we hardly did any business because of our location. We learned that makes a big difference.” Three years later, Tropical Moose moved to Kirkwood, where it now has popular locations at Kirkwood Park and Kirkwood Farmers Market. It also has a third stand in Webster Groves, and the colorful treats are available for community events and even private parties. “We don’t make a lot of money from those events, but that’s not the goal,” Williams says. “It gets our name out there, produces goodwill and shows people we can do special events, too.” Juggling three locations and the last month of school means Williams survives May with “no sleep and a good gas credit card.” That will all change next year; he’s just retired after 22 years of teaching. But he’s not kicking back on those beloved Hawaiian beaches just yet; he has waffles to deal with first. He stumbled upon his Walkaway Waffle, a sugared Belgian waffle recipe with baked-in fruit, while searching for a complementary product to serve in the winter months. With a little tinkering from friend Dana Holland, executive chef at Jilly’s Cupcake Bar, Tropical Moose now sells the baked waffles at Kirkwood Farmers Market and hopes to launch a food truck this fall. “I needed something to keep me out of trouble after I retire,” Williams says, laughing. “The best part of this business—waffles or sno-cones—is to watch everybody smiling when they leave the window. What could be wrong with that?” Pat and Jack Williams PHOTO BY bill barrett

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says Christopher Wilson, an associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “Woodrow Wilson was the only U.S. President to hold a Ph.D.,” he says. “This is his national monument—like the Lincoln Memorial, but instead of a statue, it’s a think tank. What we try to do is bring the rigor and non-partisanship of academics to the political world. We don’t lobby or advocate certain positions on issues, but try to educate decision makers.” Wilson grew up in Richmond Heights and while he was a student at Chaminade, he took a mission trip to Honduras, which inspired him in college at the University of Colorado to work with Hispanic immigrants—many of whom were Mexican. “I lived in Boulder, CO., a long time, and planned a month-long trip through Texas and Mexico. But then I moved to Mexico City, where I was working for the Center for Global Education, connected to Oxford College,” he says. “While living there, I met my wife, Karina Ramirez Arras.” Wilson soon started graduate school at photo courtesy of department of commerce American University in Washington D.C., where he earned a master’s in international relations. Arras came with him to the United States, where she attended John Hopkins University to study economics. She is now a consultant at the World Bank While Wilson was in school, he worked as a research assistant for a professor at the Center for North American Studies. “I had a huge interest in the U.S.-Mexico relationship after my time at the center,” he says. He also interned for the Wilson Center, which transitioned to the position he holds today. “I’ve known for a long time that I wanted to be involved in policy making, but what has surprised me is how great an opportunity I’ve had to jump into all of this. I thought it would take longer before I was a significant voice in the creation of policy. But just recently, I had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal and the Dallas Morning News.” In addition to the traditional press, Wilson creates reports and articles that go into the hands of policy makers, such as senators. “As the Mexico Institute, we have great relationships with Congress.” When the Mexican presidential election tool place, Wilson helped bring the candidates to the United States to meet with leaders here. “The idea was to sit down with people who make up the U.S.-Mexico relationship and provide a place to have important conversations with less pressure than might exist in other situations,” he says. Although he lives with an eye on the global, he has strong roots in his hometown. His parents, Bob and Mary Lou Wilson, still live in the home where he grew up. And his former educator, now friend, the Rev. Ralph Siefert, traveled to Mexico to perform Wilson’s marriage ceremony last year. “Karina really likes St. Louis,” Wilson says. “She lived in Mexico City, which is huge, so compared to the craziness of that, St. Louis seems really relaxed and slowed down. We love each others’ families. I just became an uncle for the first time, so we can’t wait to meet our little niece. We’ll have to come home soon.”


HealtHCare reform

What Happens Now?

thought our riverfront looked “dicey” while he jogged along it earlier this month. In St. Louis to promote The Way It Was, his new book on Walter Cronkite, Brinkley suggests the mayor champion the waterfront and recruit a group of young people to spend two summers cleaning it up. Brinkley thinks the group, similar to the old Civilian Conservation Corps, could also get a sense of responsibility and satisfaction from the effort. Well? ]

[ Some civic leaders will be happy to learn Audrey Spalding is leaving St. Louis’


[ Historian Douglas Brinkley told me he

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with cancer is a combination of shock, heartbreak and fear, followed by a powerful determination to sacrifice anything to save their child’s life. But some parents carry an additional burden: How am I going to pay for this? National Children’s Cancer Society, a worldwide organization based in St. Louis, offers financial, educational and emotional support to families who can’t make ends meet when their child is diagnosed. “Cancer treatment is expensive, especially for families who don’t have insurance or aren’t adequately covered,” says NCCS president Mark Stolze. “It’s particularly rough on single parents and families forced to temporarily relocate because they don’t have a good treatment center in their town.” For a quarter of a century, NCCS has worked to get kids the care they need while easing financial stress for their families. “We’re there for them at every stage of illness and recovery, assisting with expenses that might include health insurance premiums, meals and transportation,” Stolze says. NCCS also provides emotional support, access to resources and education programs and materials for families, survivors and health care professionals. Services continue after treatment stops. “Our Beyond the

cancer,” Stolze says. “We want them to know what to expect in the years ahead and what they need to do to live a long, fulfilling life.” Since NCCS was established in 1987, it has provided more than $54 million in financial assistance to more than 30,000 children. “During the last fiscal year alone, we served more than 4,500 families throughout the U.S. and awarded 35 Beyond the Cure scholarships to cancer survivors,” Stolze says. The organization’s global outreach program also distributed nearly $21 million in drugs and medical supplies to help children abroad. NCCS’ annual gala is a major source of funds. Past hosts have included Jay Leno, Goldie Hawn and former President George H.W. and Barbara Bush. “But we’re pulling out all the stops for our 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala, which will be hosted by legendary singer, actress and author Julie Andrews,” Stolze says. The Academy Award-winning star of Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and The Princess Diaries will discuss her career and participate in a question-and-answer session. The gala, chaired by Donna Wilkinson, takes place Sept. 29 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Centene serves as presenting sponsor. “A diagnosis of cancer is always devastating, especially when a vulnerable child is involved,” Stolze says. “NCCS is always here to help. The organization has had a life-changing impact on so many families worldwide, and we’re celebrating that by bringing one of the greatest entertainers in show business to town.” The National Children’s Cancer Society’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala, An Evening with Julie Andrews, takes place Sept. 29 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. For more information, call 314.367.8118 or visit Cover design by Julie streiler | Photo courtesy of National Children’s Cancer Society

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[Wrap-Up] by bill hester

[ baseball ]

Westminster state champs

It was a great year for St. Louis overall as teams from the metropolitan area competed for the Class 4 and Class 3 championships. But no team was as dominant or consistent as Westminster, which defended its Class 3 title and won its final 26 games. “It’s satisfying as a coach to see a group of talented players who worked hard and got positive results,” Wildcat coach Rich Van Gilst says. “This team had not only talent but also leadership and experience. They came out ready to play every game and were able to focus on the task at hand.” Westminster lost 1-0 against Westerville North March 26, but went on to be undefeated in April, May and most important in June, when they won in the semifinals against Marshall (8-2) and in the championship game against Lutheran South (104). Westminster scored seven runs in the sixth inning to come back from a 2-1 deficit in the semifinals, and had a seven-run first inning in the title game. Outfielder Tate Matheny, the son of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, had one of the most dominant seasons in recent years. He led all metro players in batting average (.610), on-base percentage (.705), slugging percentage (1.260), triples (11), home runs (11), RBIs (51), runs scored (60) and walks (31). “Tate had a dream season,” Van Gilst says. “He was a leader who worked hard and put up some great numbers.” Pitcher Ben Lovell led all area hurlers with a 10-0 record.

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[ girls track ]

Kirkwood and Nerinx Hall finished in the top four in the Class 4 state meet; Kirkwood had 41 points, and Nerinx had 40. Kirkwood scored in numerous events for its third-place finish. Junior Elisa Steele and senior Bria McWoods had the best individual showings for the Pioneers, with second-place finishes. Steele was second in the 400-meter dash, while McWoods was second in the 300-meter hurdles. Seniors Lianna Doty, Elizabeth Luciani and Hannah Richardson and sophomore Anne Hellwege were third in the 4x800-meter relay. Nerinx shined in the sprints with junior Kelly Cumlskey, senior Peyton Chaney, junior Brianna Wilson and junior Alexandra Isom winning the 4x100 meter relay. Chaney had an outstanding meet, as she came in second in the 100-meter dash, second in the 200-meter dash and third in the 400-meter dash. Junior Haley Pryor performed to help MICDS to a fourth place finish in Class 3. Pryor won the pole vault, clearing 10-9. John Burroughs’ Jordan McClendon made the most of her first state meet. The Bomber freshman won the shot put (40-4.75). Maplewood sophomore Essence Brewer proved herself to be one of the fastest runners in her class, winning the 200-meter dash (25.14) and finishing third in the 400-meter dash.

[ boys track ]

Ladue senior Jehu Chesson made his final high school meet one to remember. Chesson won the 100-meter dash (10.70) and the 300-meter hurdles (37.77) in the meet at Jefferson City. His efforts helped the Rams to an eighth-place finish in Class 4, the tops of any team in the area. Parkway South senior Donnell Walker won the shot put (57-0), while Marquette sophomore Noah Kauppila won the 3,200-meter run (9:11.59). Kirkwood’s Mike McHugh took the long jump (22-6). CBC’s Jamal Robinson was second in the 100-meter dash and third in the 200-meter dash. MICDS’ Amos Bartelsmeyer highlighted area athletes in the Class 3 meet. The Ram junior won the 1,600-meter run. He finished with an impressive time of 4:14.66, more than 10 seconds faster than any other runner in the field. John Burroughs junior Ezekiel Elliott had three state medals, including a pair of second place finishes. Elliott was second in both hurdle events and also finished fifth in the 100-meter dash. Burroughs and MICDS each finished top 10 team standings in Class 3. The Bombers were seventh and MICDS was ninth.

Parkway West became the first public school in the 2000s to win the Missouri Water Polo State Championship. The Longhorns did it with an 11-10 win over top-seeded SLUH in the championship game, after the teams battled through regulation and two overtimes. “This year we had experience, talent and even depth,” Longhorn coach Charlie Cutelli says. “This year we could go nine or 10 deep. We had played SLUH Parkway West state champs twice during the season and lost once in overtime and another in a close game. I knew it would be a battle if we could get to the finals against them, and the third time proved to be a charm.”

MICDS junior Amos Bartelsmeyer

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De Smet and SLUH had tremendous regular seasons, but both were done in by Francis Howell Central in the Class 4 state championship. De Smet was undefeated in the tough Metro Catholic Conference and finished 31-3 overall. The Spartans lost to Howell Central in three games in the semifinals. SLUH, which finished 28-6-1, defeated Lafayette in three games in the semifinals but lost in three games to Howell Central in the championship game. Lafayette and Webster Groves each won league crowns this season. The Lancers were 8-0 in the Suburban West and 29-6-4 overall. Webster edged rival Kirkwood by one game in the Suburban South. The Statesmen were 29-3-1 overall, while Kirkwood was 27-5-1. SLUH senior Tom Beckmann

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SLUH won the state title with a thrilling 7-6 victory over MICDS in the championship game. Daniel Tiapek scored three goals for the Junior Bills in the title contest, including the game-winner with less than two minutes to play. SLUH had defeated Parkway West 8-4 in the semifinals, while MICDS beat Chaminade 12-5 in the other Division I semifinal. Rockwood Summit won the Division II championship. The Falcons got four goals from Ian Bowe in the championship game in a 12-6 win over John Burroughs.

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Kirkwood junior Maggie Schneider

John Burrough’s Bombers finished 17-0 and topped off their championship season with a dominant performance in the final four. They defeated Ladue 14-6 in the semifinals as Leeanne Hurster, Charlotte Martin and Stephanie Kelly scored four goals each. Hurster had a game for the ages in a 15-5 win over rival MICDS in the championship game. The junior scored seven goals. “Each kid on the team played to their potential and surpassed it,” Bomber coach Megan O’Malley says. “We earned the No. 1 seed, and it was not a daunting thing for the girls. We approached the post-season as a new season.” The Bombers were No. 1 in the post-season, as they were in the regular season. Goalkeeper Abby Frerotte had an outstanding season with a 17-0 record and 5.58 goals against average. She was second in the area in goals against. Kate Hermeling of Visitation led with a 5.26 mark. Ladue’s Elena Gresick led all scorers in St. Louis with 115 goals.

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It was another amazing year for the St. Louis area: Cor Jesu won the Class 3 title, St. Dominic the Class 2 championship and St. Pius of Festus won in Class 1. St. Joseph’s Academy made it to the final four in Class 3 after a thrilling 2-1 double overtime win over rival Incarnate Word in the quarterfinals. Lee’s Summit North scored three goals in a span of 5:32 in the second half to defeat the Angels 3-0 in the semifinals. St. Joseph’s regrouped with a dominant performance in the third-place game against Glendale. The Angels outshot Glendale 16-1 in the game, but it was still tied 1-1 in the second half before sophomore Kaley Nieters scored twice for a 3-1 victory. Visitation won a district title in Class 2, while Crossroads and John Burroughs won Class 1 district championships. Viz and Burroughs would get to the quarterfinals. The Vivettes beat St. Charles 2-0 in the sectional round but fell to St. Dominic 8-1. John Burroughs beat Crossroads 6-1 before falling to St. Pius 2-0. Area teams that won league titles included: Villa Duchesne (Metro League), St. Joseph’s (MWAA White Conference), Brentwood (South Central) and Clayton (Suburban East). Kirkwood and Webster each had outstanding seasons in the Suburban South. Kirkwood, which was led by Maggie Schneider’s 19 goals and 17 assists, was 6-1 in the league and 19-5 overall, while Webster was 5-2 in the conference and 21-7 overall. Lafayette was 7-1 in the Suburban West, a game behind champion Eureka. Lafayette goalkeeper Laura Wade had one of the most amazing stats of the year: She played 452 minutes and did not allow a goal.

Clayton players spent a lot of time on the podium at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. The Greyhounds finished second as a team in Class 1. They defeated Warrensburg in the semifinals before falling to Pembroke Hill in the team championship. Sophomore Mac Rechan advanced to the championship match in singles in Class 1. Rechan, who had finished third in state in singles as a freshman, fell to second place in the finals when Will Welte of Pembroke Hill won. Clayton sophomore Mac Rechan The Class 1 doubles championship was an all-area affair, as Clayton’s Jake Lee and Joey Dulle needed three sets to defeat Michael Peters and Matt It was a three-peat for the Whitfield team and Wong of John Burroughs. Peters and Wong had won two a second consecutive individual title for Warrior previous matches against Lee and Dulle in the season. The senior Mitch Rutledge. The Warriors shot a 309 on championship was the second in a row for Lee, a senior, and day one and a 313 on day two to capture the Class 2 Dulle, a sophomore. They also won in three sets last season. title, 26 strokes ahead of Lutheran St. Peters. “This means everything to me,” says Lee, who will attend “Last year we actually trailed after the first SLU’s eight-year medical program. “Last year was exciting, round and shot 30 strokes better the second day,” but Joey really carried us. This year I felt that I held my own.” says Whitfield coach Harold Barker. “This year “It seemed like the bigger the points, the better we we had a lot of pressure on us, having won the played,” Dulle says. “They are a great doubles team, but I previous two state titles. We just focused on the think our experience from last year really helped. We had things we could control. We played a demanding been in that atmosphere before.” regular season schedule and that prepared us Dulle and Lee were the only St. Louis area champions, for state.” but several other players shined. Rockwood Summit junior Whitfield had three all-state golfers. Jake Dylan Steffens lost in the Class 2 singles championship to Andrews, a senior who has been part of all three Rock Bridge senior Ford Zitsch. It was the first loss in 30 state champions along with Rutledge, finished matches for Steffens. CBC sophomore Alex Pozo had an sixth, as did freshman Chase Kinder. Rutledge, outstanding tournament, finishing third in Class 2 singles. who will attend Michigan State University, closed MICDS had medalists in both singles and doubles. Matt out an amazing high school career with his second Wolfe won the consolation championship (fifth place) in straight state title. He finished in the top five all Class 1 singles, while Zander Galluppi and Matthew Tao four years. Rutledge shot a 141 (71-70), winning were fourth in Class 1 doubles. Westminster sophomores the title by six strokes. Bailey Merkel and Derek Bell also came home with state “It was probably easier to win the first one,” medals, finishing sixth in Class 1 doubles. Rutledge says. “The expectations were not as high.

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Whitfield senior Mitch Rutledge

This year was a little more difficult, but I hit the ball very well.” Area schools finished second and third in the Class 3 Tournament. MICDS was second with a 610, and Westminster was third with a 612. Westminster’s Matthew Brugner finished second individually with a 145. Three area golfers finished in the top six in Class 4. Kirkwood’s Ben Crancer was second with a 144 (71-73). JUNE 13, 2012


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FOR KIDS’ SAKE by catherine klene

It’s easy to see them as just so many statistics: Little fish in the big pond of thousands of kids in need and millions of dollars donated. But behind the statistics are real St. Louis children whose lives have been forever changed thanks to the tireless efforts of local nonprofits and volunteers.

Arniesha Randall couldn’t decide if the fluttering in her stomach was nerves or excitement. The 18-year-old was sure of one thing: She finally held the key to her very own apartment. “I was really about to be on my own,” she remembers. “I wasn’t scared because I’d always taken care of myself, but now I was really responsible for myself.” The oldest child of a single mother, Arniesha and her siblings were removed from their mother’s custody in 2001 and placed in foster care. Though they slowly returned home, Randall says she became responsible for much of her siblings’ upbringing. She gave birth to her daughter, Abrienne, at age 15 and quit high school to pursue her GED. However, Randall’s tumultuous relationship with her mother meant she and Abrienne bounced from house to house as she tried to finish her education. “It was rough,” she remembers. She knew she needed a place of her own, but had no idea how to afford it. Then she contacted Epworth about its Independent Living Program, which provides financial and emotional support services for young people ages 17 to 21 as they transition from foster care to full independence. The program teaches life skills like budgeting and cooking, and in Randall’s case, helped her find and pay for an apartment in December 2011. Since Epworth covered her rent, Randall was able to make monthly contributions to a savings account to support her family. In June, she will complete the program and begin her life without financial

assistance. “Epworth really motivated me,” she says. “I pay my bills, go to school and set up a regular schedule. I have accomplished too much to give up now.” Today, she works fulltime at a community services support center and studies human services at St. Louis Community College. “I want to create a nonprofit for teen parents and become a social worker,” she says. “I was a foster kid, so I understand being away from your family and having to ask people who might not be there tomorrow for things you need.” Epworth’s assistance also gave her the chance to evaluate relationships in her life and reconcile with her mother. “Since I have my own place and the right amount of distance, my mom and I have built a strong relationship,” she says. Randall also hopes to give Abrienne the childhood she never had. “Right now, she wants to be a princess when she grows up,” Arniesha says, laughing. “I want her to have the opportunity to be a teenager, and I want to be a better parent and teach her that education is key.” photo by bill barrett

Arniesha Randall Epworth

Natalie Peterson Ranken Jordan A Pediatric Specialty Hospital Six months ago, all 15-year-old Natalie Peterson wanted to do was curl up in the dark and sleep. A constant migraine leveled her completely; she couldn’t play soccer, attend school or even spend time with friends. The migraines began after Peterson suffered three concussions in 18 months from a combination of soccer injuries and a tumble down the stairs. “I’m pretty skinny and have no muscle, so it was hard to stop injuries from occurring,” she says. Her headaches grew worse and more constant; she could barely make it through classes at Webster Groves High School and began to suffer memory loss. None of her doctors could alleviate the searing pain and they recommended she see a specialist at Ranken Jordan. “It was pretty scary to be told to go to Ranken because I knew that people with serious injuries and diseases go there,” she says. “But I was totally willing to do anything that would help me.” Peterson remembers meeting with doctors and discussing her symptoms, but she still can’t recall specifics. “They interviewed me, but that’s when I was having memory issues all the time. I honestly couldn’t tell you what we talked about in that meeting now,” she says. When she arrived for her first round of treatment, she expected to be hooked up to machines for dozens of diagnostic tests. Instead, she was led to a quiet room where a specialist taught her yoga and relaxation techniques. “I was able to relax, keep my mind off everything else and forget about the headache,” she says. “It worked and still does today.” Since she began work with Ranken, Peterson’s pain has significantly lessened. She continues to practice relaxation techniques in classes and takes medication to control her headaches. Though she can no longer play soccer, her coaches made her team manager, a role she takes seriously. “It’s not the same, but you do have to be committed. It’s not easy, but Ranken helped me learn that this makes me stronger,” she says. “I still have headaches, but I know how to deal with them now. I’m more upbeat and a lot more positive today.” 22 |


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John Roberts never could sit still. “When I was a kid, every time anything with a deep, rhythmic sound came on, I was moving,” he says. “My eighth grade music teacher saw me dancing in the hall one day and said I should take classes at COCA.” COCA offered Roberts a scholarship for dance classes. He remembers leaving his first class sore but thrilled. “It was such a loving, comfortable environment. I felt different after I left—tired and sweaty, but it was awesome,” he says. “I was finally in a place where I had the opportunity to take classes. There was no time for me to say, I’m hurting. I was given this scholarship to do what I love, and I was going to grab it. Now 16, the North Tech High School junior has taken just about every class the arts organization has to offer and earned a spot in COCA’s principal company. “I don’t know what I don’t take,” he says, laughing. “I love Broadway and musical theater. Shows really inspire me. Ballet is more of a comforting retreat, a home plate where you go to get strength and fitness.” Thanks to the support of his mother and aunt, who dutifully drive him to and from COCA or the MetroLink, Roberts attends classes and rehearsals every day. He says his instructors are encouraging, but always push him harder to excel. “You’re expected to have keen focus in what you’re trained to do,” he says. “You have to be hard-working, determined and pick things up quickly. The instructors at COCA really show me that it’s possible to do whatever you believe in.” After graduation, Roberts wants to study dance at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, then he plans to dance on Broadway. “COCA has given me a pathway to success and set me in the right direction,” he says. “It’s more than just dancing. You gain a lot of life lessons.”

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Centered Care in its mission to provide an affordable place for patients and their loved ones to stay while accessing medical treatment at our world-renowned hospitals. Owned by YouthBridge Community Foundation, HavenHouse is within 5 miles of five major hospitals. Who Executive director Kathy Sindel, Brooks Ball, Steve Wohlert, Ted Herman, Thomas Gilliam, Doug Moss, Virginia McDowell, representatives of Mutual of America, community honorees and 90 guests Highlights Presentation of awards to representatives of organizational partners who help build better communities

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[Autism Speaks] by meredith bush What | Autism Speaks St. Louis Chapter Chef Gala Where | Hilton at the Ballpark When | May 3 Why | To celebrate with chefs from the community, who presented their signature dishes in an effort to raise money for the Autism Speaks mission. Who | Lead chefs Stephen Gontram and Nick Miller, event chairs Marion and Bill Margulis, and supporters Highlights | A silent auction of items such as a signed Rams football and a Cardinals jersey, as well as dining on delectable chef specialties.

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What | Parties in the Park Where | The Clayton block between Forsyth Boulevard and Maryland Avenue on Meramec Avenue When | May 9 Why | To bring the community together during a rollicking outdoor after-work party with free entertainment by local bands, cocktails and conversation in the Clayton community. Who | Clayton Mayor Linda Goldstein, Clayton Chamber members Ellen Gale, Patrick Buehring, Tom Zetlmeisl and many others Highlights | Live entertainment from SLAM and al fresco painting by artist David Ramon Zamudio



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PHOTO ALBUM Hellenic Spirit Foundation

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The Hellenic Spirit Foundation presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Nick Karakas for his generous efforts as a leader and philanthropist in the Greek-American community. Dr. Barbara Harbach, Nick Karakas, Dr. Thomas George

Friends of Kids with Cancer

For the second year in a row, Chill Frozen Yogurt has made a contribution to Friends of Kids with Cancer, raising $3,000 in donations from employees for the local nonprofit.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis hosted its 30th annual Adelante Awards in which the achievements of individuals, entrepreneurs and corporations in metro St. Louis were recognized. Mike Zambrana, Kathy Osborn, the rev. Lawrence Biodini, Emma Espinoza , Karlos Ramirez

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Kingdom House

Kingdom House, a local nonprofit that offers clothing, food, child care and job assistance to needy St. Louis families, recently received a $30,000 donation from the Advil Congestion Relief Project to expand its facility. Scott Walker, Seth Leiman, Nina Murphy, Bill Siedoff

Girls on the Run

Girls On The Run, a nonprofit that encourages development of self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running, hosted its annual cocktail reception to celebrate the Adopt-A-School campaign. Cynthia Medart, Sandy Johnson, Cynthia Metcalfe

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i D❤! Laura Gelstein & Stephen Beishir] by lauren madras | photos by beautiful mess photography

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“The sky cleared up when I put on my dress,” says Laura Gelstein of her picture-perfect spring wedding. After raining all morning, the clear skies allowed everyone to breathe a sigh of relief before the Missouri Botanical Garden ceremony. It wasn’t the only near-miss for this wedding. The groom’s tux was missing (due to a scheduling mix-up) until the morning of the big day! The couple met when they were teenagers. She was a student at Crossroads; he went to Hazelwood East. After a brief romance, they amicably split to attend college several states apart. “Then fast-forward eight years, and he’s back in St. Louis, looking me up,” she says. Stephen tried to recall her number by memory—and after a few misdials, he got through. He wooed her with his cooking skills and persistence. “I got to marry my best friend,” Laura says. “And I couldn’t be happier.” The wedding took full advantage of the lush outdoor setting. The bride wore flowers in her hair, and floral details were everywhere—from the wedding program to the tiny cherry blossoms on the wedding cake. Their first dance, to Etta James’ At Last, set a romantic tone. After the wedding, the newlyweds took a honeymoon to the sunny skies and deep blue waters of Montego Bay, Jamaica.

[ resources ] [ wedding party ] Ceremony | Missouri Botanical Garden Japanese Garden Reception | Missouri Botanical Garden Monsanto Hall Florist | Festive Atmospheres Music | Griffin & the Gargoyles Caterer | Catering St. Louis Bakery | The Cakery

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Bride’s parents | Laurence & Cheryl Gelstein Groom’s mother | Sharon Beishir Maid of Honor | Stephanie Johnson Bride’s attendants | Pam Dlugosz, Rebecca Seatle, Andrew Gelstein Best Man | John Fields Groomsmen | Ben Jordan, Steve Wood, Warren Beishir Flower Girl | Andrah Salyer


[ nostalgia ] Le Chateau Village by judy goodman


Le Chateau Village is an iconic destination. Like so many of my favorite places, it represents millions of memories. Since 1983, the property has been owned by B & F Enterprises, and I’m happy to report that the mixed-use complex that houses Trattoria Branica, Ces & Judy Catering and Nutriformance, among others, is 100 percent leased. B & F stands for Saul Brodsky of Biltwell Co. one of the top men’s clothing manufacturers in the nation, and Bennett Frelich of Tober Industries, a shoe manufacturing and distribution company. They built Le Chateau’s east side addition in 1986. Modeled and named after a late 19th-century chateau designed by New York architect Bruce Price (father of Emily Post) in Quebec City, Canada, it was to be the ‘castle of everyone’s dreams.’ Not everyone may realize that the original banquet center was created in the early 1940s. But during WWII, gas was scarce and people couldn’t drive there, so the country restaurant fell victim to tall weeds and swinging windows. In 1945, our St. Louis Le Chateau was purchased and rescued by George and Iva Karros. In 1948, they created the Frontenac and Huntleigh Rooms, transitioning from country fare to gourmet catering with a French chef. George Jr. and his brother Ted lived in houses on the 14-acre property, George in a house developed for the Junior League, and Ted in the house where Triad Bank is now located.

In July 1949, my parents were married at the first outdoor event at Le Chateau. My mom recalls, “Amazingly, it was raining all around us, but not on our wedding!” NOW In 1972, the Karros brothers added the west side, marketing the Village as ‘a bit of old world France’ by blending shops, businesses, dining and entertainment. The restaurant was Beaucairs, a combination of the names Karros and George Boudoures, a business partner. Historically significant artifacts were added: street lamps on Clayton Road from downtown St. Louis that weigh 3,700 pounds each, 100-year-old bricks in the rotunda from an abandoned East St. Louis brewery, a chandelier of lamps from Grand Avenue dating to the World’s Fair, and ornamental iron salvaged from the Altenheim, an elder home founded in 1901 in the historic Pierre Chouteau mansion on Broadway. The most famous feature is the operational French-style lift, or open-cage elevator. It has new parts but is decorated with intricate ironwork originating from 1890 elevators in St. Louis City Hall. It was discovered in the abandoned wine garden behind Jay Landesman’s Crystal Palace in Gaslight Square…which definitely warrants another story!

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WHAT I DO Owner of LaMartina Plumbing Co. WHY I DO IT I’m not on active duty anymore; I handle the business side. But I still love getting compliments when we help people out. WHY I’M GOOD AT IT I’m organized, detailoriented and friendly, and I care about our customers. ORIGINS I’m from St. Louis. My grandfather, father, uncles and cousins were plumbers. I always wanted to do the same. The plumbing business is all about problemsolving, something I seemed to have a knack for. FAMILY Divorced, with four children and four grandchildren. WHEN I


a grocery clerk at Bettendorf’s in 1968. EDUCATION Two years of college SATISFACTION When I first started out, I had 150 customers. Now we have more than 8,000. There’s no finer compliment than when a happy customer refers you to a friend or neighbor. BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY It all begins and ends with service and reliability. Being asked into someone’s home is a huge responsibility. There’s more to it than simply repairing leaks or installing fixtures. We listen to and advise our customers. GREATEST CAREER This economy! CHALLENGE


could do anything else for a living, I’d be a veterinarian. BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT Give yourself what you need. BEST ADVICE I EVER GAVE Love what you do. WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT ST. LOUIS Forest Park is a gem. TIME TO UNWIND At the end of an especially rough day, I relax with a cocktail and cook a good meal. GOOD READ I liked Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson. SATURDAY NIGHT IN ST. LOUIS I enjoy going out to dinner at Tony’s, I Fratellini or Herbie’s.


great Triple Crown-winning racehorse. What a champion. MOTTO Treat each customer as if they were your mother. GOALS I want to keep expanding the business while still maintaining the highest standards of customer service. I’d also like to see more of Europe.

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home By Suzy Bacino | Photos by Suzy Gorman

im Mills knows a thing or two about girls. Husband to Michelle and father to three daughters, he’s the odd man out in his own home. The family lives in a 1931 Italian Renaissance-style home in Clayton. Mills, principal of Saint Louis Motor Sports, and Michelle have raised Maddie, 16, Abby, 14, and Izzy, 11, in a home they converted to fit all the family’s needs. They explained their renovation process and what it’s like in a house with so much female energy! From Left: Maddie, Izzy, Jim, Michelle and Abby Mills with dogs Lola and Allie

T&S | Did you always know you wanted to be in Clayton? mm | I was pregnant with our second daughter when we began looking at houses in established neighborhoods. We lived in Old Town Clayton at the time and just needed more room. We wanted a built-in community so our kids could grow up surrounded by neighbors and friends. And I didn’t want to have to drive to every playdate!

Assisted by Wendy Steinbecker

The living room’s arched ceiling and symmetrical design draw the eye forward to the handsome mantel.

T&S | How’d you find your house? mm | We’d seen so many homes and I became discouraged, so we decided to wait until after we had our daughter to look again. Jim was out of town on business when I found out this home had come on the market. From the moment I walked in, I felt this house was special. I asked my mother-in-law to come see it to make sure I wasn’t having a hormonal moment! Then I called Jim in Mexico and he told me to bid on it. I put a contract on it that night, and when he came back, the house was ours! T&S | What was the condition of the house when you moved in 1997? mm | The house had great bones but needed lots of updates, especially the bathrooms. We lived with the old house a few years before we began any renovations. We wanted to see how it felt; it’s an old house with old bones! You’ve got to sit with it a while before you really know it.

Counter-clockwise from top: The front door opens into a welcoming, hand-painted vestibule, complete with greeter, Golden Retriever Lola. | The view through the master bedroom into the master bathroom. Details like the arched double doors and molding are just some of the many elements that make this a special home | The oil painting is entitled, The First Smoke, by D. Wilson. “My father bought it at an art auction when I was 10 years old. I’d say it started my love for mixing old things with new.” Opposite page: The upstairs landing features a cozy nook perfect for quiet reading.

T&S | What came next? mm | Well, we owned a half lot to the west and knew we would build on it eventually. Our issues with plumbing came upon us earlier than expected, so we hired an architect familiar with older homes, Donna Boxx. The main add-on took almost two years. T&S | What was the first step in the process? mm | We started with the windows upstairs, then the bathrooms; the master bath became a second-floor laundry room. We finished the new master bath and closets upstairs and garage last. Finally, we converted the old garage into a family room. T&S | I heard your home won a Homer Award. What does that mean? mm | It’s given to the best local residential project by the Home Builder’s Association. Our contractor, Neu Construction, submitted our home for the category of Best Remodel to an Old Home and won. T&S | What is your favorite area in the house? mm | Our family room, for sure! It’s a great gathering place and a nice size for many occasions. My brother has a custom millwork company and built our wall unit, which is distressed mahogany wood. T&S | How would you describe your decor? Did you have a decorator? mm | I’d say our decor is traditional with an eclectic mix. A good example is the living room: We have a contemporary oil over the couch and a 19th-century painting over the fireplace. Bob Newton helped me with some missing pieces and made sure we integrated the true aesthetic of the house. T&S | Jim, you’re outnumbered by all the girls in your family! Tell us what it’s like to be the only male there, dogs included. jm | Yes, the dogs are both female. We used to have a male hamster, but after he died, I was the only male in the house!  I’ve learned a lot with four women. Our three girls love athletics and are pretty good in their chosen sports.  On the flipside, I am intimately familiar with stores like Justice, Lusso, etc. and have a keen working knowledge of the entire Disney and Nickelodeon lineup, as well as music by Katie Perry, B.O.B., One Direction, and Justin Beiber (‘JB’). 

summer faves compiled by meredith bush

1 | Genovese Jewelers

14kt. white gold filigree, vintage design earrings with 26 round diamonds at .25 ctw. 12460 Olive Blvd. | 314.878.6203 | $1,200

2 | Ted Drewes

Celebrate summer with a delicious hot fudge sundae at a cool price of $2.50 until June 22. 6726 Chippewa St. | 314.481.2652 | 4224 S. Grand 314.352.7376 |

3 | Provence Boutique

The Vera Bradley Grand Traveler, available in 16 patterns, is perfect for weekend getaways and airline carry-on. 9723 Clayton Road | 314.997.0025

4 | Pink Magnolia

5 | Kohn’s Kosher Deli

For a summery dish or to cater your summer party, indulge in delicious delights from Kohn’s, including salmon, sable, lox, veggies, fruit and more. 10405 Old Olive Street Road | 314.569.0727

6 | Doctor Alliance Group

Doctor Alliance Group has purchased two new lasers to treat and help prevent unsightly toenail fungus just in time for summer sandal season.

7 | Kodner Gallery

An original oil on canvas by modernist master Maurice Freedman (1904-1985), entitled In the Artist’s Studio. 9650 Clayton Road | 314.993.4477

Shell earrings with a green stone are the new summer fave. 9810 Clayton Road | 314.997.6161

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8 | Tony LaMartina Plumbing

We can get you hot water outside so you can wash the dog, clean off muddy feet and fill up the kiddie pool without freezing! 314.965.9377 |

9 | Gourmet to Go

Our cheesecakes are just some of the creative desserts we offer that make summer delicious. Ladue·Clayton·Westport | 314.205.1151 |

10 | Vatterott Educational Centers

Get your ticket to a one-night-only concert to support the Vatterott Scholarship Fund: Jo Dee Messina, Diamond Rio and Erin Bode Aug. 4 at The Pageant. Tickets at 28269 | 314.264.1812 | | $26 JUNE 13, 2012


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Picture yourself enjoying that famous frozen custard!

Ted Drewes 6726 Chippewa 4224 South Grand 314-352-7376 314-481-2652

11 | Vino Nadoz

Enjoy dinner and drinks on the patio at Vino Nadoz Bistro & Wine Bar. 16 The Boulevard | 314.726.0400 |

12 | Imagination Toys

Make a playfully delicious Father’s Day meal with the Hape Gourmet Kitchen. 9737 Clayton Road | 314.993.6288 |


13 | Accessorize

Nautical But Nice Tote. Nautical stripe with floral print and hand-beaded embellishment. #26 The Boulevard | 314.499.8680 | | $60

14 | Sterling Bank

Sterling Bank invites the community to Sterling Sounds of Summer, a free networking and concert series in the bank plaza, every third Thursday of the month through October. The next event is 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 21. 50 S. Bemiston Ave. | 314.571.5610 | Free admission, cash bar

Open summer Only


15 | Clean Spa

Our Lemon-AID Pedicure reinvents a summertime favorite with a lemon-infused soak, a lemon enzyme peel and a lemon-sugar and essential oil scrub to naturally brighten nails and soften feet for summer sandals. 17201 Chesterfield Airport Road | 314.880.0777 | $75

16 | UrbanSitter 9810 Clayton Road St. Louis 63124 314-997-6161 Monday–Saturday 10am–5pm

Never Shop Hungry!

Book babysitters your friends know this summer with UrbanSitter—it’s as easy as making dinner reservations.


17 | West County Center

West County Center hosts the semi-annual beauty event from noon to 3 p.m. June 16, in North Court: free makeovers and beauty samples from Nordstrom, Bare Escentuals, Sephora and more. 80 West County Center | 314.288.2020

18 | J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steak and Seafood

Appetizers, Salads, Focaccia Pizzas, Small Plate Dinners, Desserts, Cocktails

Breakfast All Day! Soup, Salad, Panini, Crepes, Pastries, Desserts,

Cozy up to the bar and sip on a hand-crafted cocktail like our signature Manhattan, barrel-aged on premise for five weeks: the perfect accompaniment to a 6-ounce filet with scallops. 17 A. West County Center, Ste. A102 | 314.965.4600 | Manhattan, $6 during happy hour

19 | Dream Play Recreation

Save 35 percent plus $99 installation on the Redwood Woodplay Outback Series and Cedar Childlife Tarzan Series though June 30. 17373 Edison Ave. | 636.530.0055 |

On The Boulevard across from The Galleria 314-726-3100

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Cooking Classes for Food Enthusiasts

Enjoy the taste of summer! June: Upcoming Classes and Information

Summer Salads - 6:00pm - 8:00pm





Logo Variations Date Night - Regional American - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Maine Lobster Salad Canapés, Roasted rack of lamb, creamed summer corn

Condiments - Father/Son BBQ - 10:00am - 1:00pm

BBQ rub, Steak Rub, Memphis Style <-- white logoBBQ Sauce, Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce, Smoked Tomato Butter, tomato-Mango Salsa

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Raspberry sorbet & ice cream base (ice cream base will be churned into students choice of ice cream)

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Tuna Nicoise, Grilled beef salad with lime-ginger vinaigrette, Panzanella

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Date Night - Spain - 6:00pm - 9:00pm




Garlic shrimp, paella, churros

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SHOP + DINE = DONATE Turn in your receipt & 10% will be donated to Food Outreach

Friday, June 22 - Sunday June 24 * receipts from this weekend only can be mailed or emailed to Jessica healey at Food Outreach (3117 Olive street st. Louis, MO 63103 no later than July 1st. there will be a copy machine onsite that weekend to create a photocopy of all receipts.

restaurants Maggiano’s Little Italy Nadōz Euro.Bakery+Café PF Chang's China Bistro Vinō Nadōz Bistro & Wine Bar

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[ tricks of the trade ] Q: June and July are traditionally big sale months. What are some tips you can share for shopping sales? It can be overwhelming when you see so many items at really low prices. Help!

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Baby, it’s hot outside! That’s what we’re singing right about now. So how can we stay cool and still enjoy hot summer activities like the Shakespeare Festival and the Muny? Both stage their summer performances outdoors and in the evening, and we need a strategy (besides eating ice cream and drinking frozen lemonade) for keeping cool and collected. I suggest a casual maxi sundress in a stripe, print or solid color. Cotton material (knit or jersey preferably), allows for ease of sitting in a chair or on the lawn. While the sun is out, avoid wearing black, as it absorbs heat. Other options might be a stylish top paired with knee-length shorts or capri pants in a good-quality fabric. And don’t forget the accessories—always a fun way to accent an outfit with jewelry, scarves, shoes or handbags.




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A: In case you stumble upon the ‘deal of the century,’ don’t hyperventilate! Stop for a moment and ask yourself these questions: Would I have bought this at regular price? Do I have something in my closet I can wear with it? Do I really like it, or might it sit in my closet with the price tags still hanging? My advice is not to over-shop sale by buying items you don’t love just because you love getting them for a low price. Sometimes it’s best to forgo the sale item and put the money toward something new for the next season.

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cover story

The Gatesworth] by mary jo blackwood, rn, rpm

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While often perceived as top-of-the-line, pricey and exclusive,The Gatesworth is something else to its residents. It’s top-of-the-line in amenities and personalization, but it’s affordable, too. Most people can find an apartment and services to fit their lifestyle and budget, says co-owner David Smith. “We recently renovated 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with first-class kitchen facilities,” he says. “Everything we do is personalized. We have 10 different apartment layouts and sizes that can be modified further, and everyone has access to all our services and programs, including the smaller 1-bedroom apartments.” The secret to affordability, he says, is that there are no entry fees, and all the services are unbundled. Residents can choose which ones fit their needs, including a variety of meal plans, and then package those into a predictable monthly rent. So what do residents have to say? >> Donna Haerr moved to The Gatesworth last October because her daughters live in St. Louis. One has a standing date for Saturday dinner at her mom’s apartment, followed by Gatesworth concerts. Earlier this year, Haerr had a hip replacement and physical therapy. Now she doesn’t even use a cane and takes stretching classes on-site to stay limber. “I also love the enclosed parking for my car. I still drive, but if I didn’t, I could go to the symphony and museums in the limo. There are many more activities here than other places I looked at, so the price to live here was the best value.”

>> Kathryn Stinson has been at The Gatesworth for seven years. When she saw the ponds and gardens there, she was enthralled. “I thought it was too fancy for me but that

wasn’t true. Everyone can feel comfortable here. I like the discussion programs led by university faculty. I was worried that having an apartment would be noisy, but the sound dampening here is excellent. Even if a band is playing in the two-story atrium, I don’t hear it. I also feel very safe here and love the food.”

>> Harold Poth is having the time of his life. “I was working with my bank on finding a place that fit with my finances, and they thought The Gatesworth would be a good match. They were right. I was an artist, and I’m still painting, sculpting and doing pottery in their art room. After my wife died, I really didn’t want to learn to cook, and here I don’t have to. There’s so much to do, and you are among so many happy people.”

The Gatesworth, located at One McKnight Place, sets a high standard for senior living. For more information, call 314.993.0111 or visit Cover courtsey of the gatesworth

Ask the Expert

Question: I’ve been told I have a pituitary tumor. How do I decide if I need surgery?

Answer: The pituitary is a gland the size of a small acorn beneath the brain, which is prone to slow-growing benign (non-malignant) tumors called adenomas. These are often incidental asymptomatic findings on MRI, but also may cause increased or decreased production of pituitary hormones. Based upon blood tests, these tumors can be classified as: non-functioning (no excess hormone), Cushing’s disease (excess ACTH and cortisol hormones with obesity, high blood pressure, and elevated blood sugars), acromegaly/gigantism (excess growth hormone with enlargement of hands, feet and facial features), prolactinoma (excess prolactin hormone with lactation, menstrual irregularities, and sexual dysfunction), or thyrotropin secreting (excess TSH and thyroid hormones with increased heart rate and other metabolic abnormalities). As the adenoma grows, it may cause headache, vision loss, or other symptoms.

Michael Chicoine, MD Comprehensive Pituitary Center – Neurological Surgery

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For many individuals, a pituitary adenoma may be a small incidental finding that requires no intervention aside from periodic MRI assessments. For others, excessive hormone production, vision loss or other symptoms may indicate that treatment is needed. Medications or radiation can control the tumor in some cases, but frequently, surgery is required. When surgery for a pituitary adenoma is needed, most often this is performed using a procedure called a transsphenoidal resection. This surgery is performed through the nose, commonly by a neurosurgeon and an ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon working together. With this operation, all of the incisions are internal within the nose with no skin incisions. With the introduction of high resolution endoscopy and intraoperative MRI at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University neurosurgeons and ENT surgeons have become leaders in the treatment of these tumors and are able to remove them more effectively and safely than ever before.


what’s your

routine?] [ nancy pritchard by lauren madras

[ the routine ] Cleanse Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser followed by Cosmedix Affirm antioxidant serum Protect I use Murad Essential-C Day Moisture with SPF 30 every day on my face, and Dr. Dennis Gross SPF 45 on my body if I’ll be in the sun. I use Lancome Flash Bronzer sunless tanner so I can avoid the sun completely. Makeup Bare Escentuals loose foundation powder with coverup if my skin looks blotchy. Then pencil eyeliner in dark purple or brown (smudged) and Bobbi Brown blush in rusty pink and bareMinerals bronzer for color. I use a mix of Bobbi Brown and Lancome lipsticks in a variety of matte colors. My secret weapon for brows is Brow Power by IT Cosmetics. And I love my bareMinerals Flawless Definition mascara—it even comes with me hiking. Indulge I get Youth Builder facials at Face & Body Day Spa, a pedicure every six weeks and a manicure once a month. I also get massages from time to time.

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Provision Living is putting the finishing touches on a fabulous new building in the heart of Webster Groves. Apartments are going fast, so please call today to set up a visit. Our Information Office at 140 E. Lockwood is open for business during the week, or you can call any time, any day of the week. Provision Living offers Assisted Living apartments in a variety of floor plans. We also have a special neighborhood within our building for Memory Care Services.

Provision Living features: • Monthly rental apartments, with no expensive buy-in • A wide range of services, amenities and activities • Assistance personalized to meet your needs • Restaurant-style dining, serving 3 meals every day

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“My secret to looking youthful is staying interested. If you’re miserable, you don’t look your best,” says Nancy Pritchard, 67. “I love my work; it’s compelling. It keeps me part of the world. My grandmother lived to be 106, and I think I can beat that. I’m aiming for 108.” Pritchard was 48 when she graduated from college and 62 when she earned her master’s degree. She started working in communications for Moneta and married her husband, Luke Pritchard, a British ex-pat. “We love our life,” she says. “My life just exploded off the charts in 2007.” Pritchard says she’s spent years dieting to be thin, but “got over” that by thinking about how her food choices affected the way she felt from day to day. “Now, I follow the Clean program, which is no gluten, no dairy, no soy, and limited sugar, alcohol and caffeine.”

Sun bathing in her youth caused some skin damage and she fought—and beat— malignant melanoma in 1993. “After you have skin cancer, you learn to be really careful,” she says. “I go every eight months for a skin check, and I had blue-light therapy to rid my skin of pre-cancerous lesions.” “If I had known when I was young what the sun could do to my skin, I would never have skipped sunscreen,” Pritchard says. “I would have stayed out of the sun!” Now, she is more careful about her health. In addition to her skincare routine and healthful diet, she has always been into fitness. “I used to run and lift weights, but now I do kettlebell,” she says. “There’s cardio, core, flexibility and strength training. It’s great for what I call the ‘aging athlete.’”

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National Headache month is June and we are celebrating with a FREE educational program for you to learn the rehabilitative approach to migraines, headaches, and facial pain.

Did you know...?

Women suffer migraines, headaches, and facial pain 3 times more than men?

Migraines, headaches and facial pain are one of the top reasons men, women and children can not perform daily activities. Migraines, facial pain and other headache disorders are not widely recognized

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Westview at Ellisville is a premier senior living community. We offer assisted living and dementia/memory care. We put a new level of affordable luxury within reach—including At Your ServiceSM hospitality, one-of-a-kind assisted-living amenities and innovative activity programs. 27 Reinke Road | 314.288.0622 |

4 |Seniors Home Care

‘Telephony’ tells us exactly when a caregiver arrives at a client’s home. This provides peace of mind for our clients’ families, knowing their loved one is never alone when our caregivers scheduled to be there. 432 Marshall Ave. | 314.962.2666 |

5 |Friendship Village Chesterfield Friendship Village Sunset Hills

In a complex world, predictability can make us smile. It ranks right up there with a grandchild’s hug. Friendship Village’s LifeCare provides stability and a lifetime of health care at a known cost. 15201 Olive Blvd. | 636.733.0153 | 12503 Village Circle Drive | 314.842.6840 |

6 |Injury Specialists

Our pamphlets describe different pain issues like pelvic pain, fibromyalgia or breast cancer. Each explains how the physician diagnoses the problem and treats the issue, as well as possible patient outcomes. Contact us for a free copy. 10435 Clayton Road, Ste. 120 | 314.995.3040 |

7 |Eye Specialists of West County

We use state-of-the-art clinical and surgical expertise, combined with proven cutting-edge technology, to provide superior eye care. 777 S. New Ballas Road, Ste. 218E | 314.743.0400 |

8 |HomeTeam Transition Management Group

HomeTeam uses nursing care coordinators who work directly with each client to develop an individualized care plan. Ongoing communication and on-site visits by the nurse ensure the highest quality of service. 118 N. Meramec Ave. | 314.863.5987



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Our exemplary accommodations and uncompromising service have made us a preferred retirement community, providing both independent and personalized assisted senior living. 1 New Ballas Place | 314.432.5200 |

10 |Rent-A-Relative

Rent-A-Relative provides errand and transportation services at affordable hourly rates. Our courteous and professional drivers pick you up and afterward, escort you directly to your door. 314.995.9994 |

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As people age, they may find it harder to get around. But with self-maintenance, technology, knowledge and a little help from friends and families, they can stay healthy and active

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[ maintaining & restoring balance ] Poor balance leads to falling, which can cause debilitating, even fatal, injuries to seniors.



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Dr. Kevin Hinshaw, Eye Specialists of West County Each year, one of three adults over age 65 will fall, many suffering significant disability. Falls make them want to curtail physical activity, the opposite of what they should be doing. Balance, the key to regaining control, requires a coordinated effort by the brain, eyes, middle ear and muscles. We do a screening questionnaire with new patients, looking for previous falls, medications and any daytime dizziness. A vestibular autorotation test identifies problems by measuring the position of the eye and head. If the middle ear isn’t causing the eyes to track properly, people may trip and not react correctly to stop their fall. If the test reveals a problem, we refer them for vestibular rehabilitation, which usually takes care of it. One 85-year-old who had become

inactive because of falls was able to play tennis again. Other visual issues that contribute to lack of balance include under-corrected vision, stroke, glaucoma and poor peripheral vision. Dr. Micah Hobbs, Orthopedic Associates A variety of orthopedic issues, including underlying hip or knee pain from osteoarthritis, can cause the joint to buckle or make a person walk awkwardly and be off-balance. Limited activity reduces muscle strength of the lower extremities and the core. After determining any joint problems, we do a functional evaluation, so a physical therapist can devise a home exercise program to strengthen muscles that support key joints and the central core. Before we can target balance effectively, we need an understanding of why the patient is falling. Is it a mechanical problem like tripping over obstacles, or are there underlying health problems affecting balance? What kind of medications are they on, and have they recently changed them? Is there an abnormal heart rhythm? Urinary tract infections or pneumonia can also cause disorientation and balance issues.

[ mental stimulation made easy ] Medicine can only do so much. Mental stimulation plays a vital role in maintaining the social connections that keep seniors vital and energetic. At University College, Washington University’s evening and weekend, reducedtuition outreach program, seniors can get half-off tuition for credit courses. “One lady in her 70s is just now finishing her bachelor’s degree,” says Dean Robert Wiltenburg. For seniors who already have their degree or just want to pursue enrichment, University College’s Lifelong Learning Institute, specifically

designed for learners older than age 50, provides non-credit classes in a wide variety of areas. “We offer about 40 individual courses in literature, history, the arts and science,” Wiltenburg explains. In the last 17 years, the program has grown to more than 700 participants per semester, he adds. Classes are based on a peer-learning model, with specially trained group facilitators chosen by their expertise. “It’s so exciting when people in their 70s and 80s discover they can take a leadership role and share their passion with others,” Wiltenburg says. “Common interests and a shared love of learning is the best way to make new friends.”


Great news if you love someone.

[ removing eyelid obstructions ] Over time, our upper eyelids can sag and obstruct our vision, causing problems with everyday activities and making driving hazardous. Dr. John Holds, Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery I do 450 upper eyelid surgeries a year, more for medical than cosmetic reasons. The key to insurance coverage for this surgery is documented visual obstruction. Signs that your peripheral vision may be impaired by droopy upper lids include getting blindsided while driving, bumping into obstructions you didn’t see coming, or fatigue and headache by the afternoon from forcefully lifting the lids and brow all day. Most insurance requires visual obstruction of at least 50 percent in the upper outer field to qualify as medically necessary. When I do cosmetic upper eyelid surgery, people tell me they see better. When I perform the same surgery for visual obstruction, patients think they look better, so it’s a win-win. The surgery is simple and complications are quite rare. For the best results, choose a surgeon who does it frequently. Dr. Robert Craig, Facial Plastic Surgeon Besides taking care of vision problems, upper blepharoplasty surgery also eliminates the discomfort caused by heavy eyelids. It really lightens them. Sometimes the brow has also drooped. I have patients look in a mirror and compare what they look like now with a younger picture of themselves. Then I lift the brow up to where it should be at the bony orbit. Having droopy lids corrected is helpful, especially if people want to keep driving for some time. Entering the highway and checking for blind spots are crucial for safe driving.

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Our person-centered care services include: • Direct admittance accepted • Assisted Living that encourages independence • More than 60 years of experience, through local non-profit sponsor • Innovative Memory Support program Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America • Medicare-certified Skilled Nursing Care

Learn more about person-centered care and The Glen at Aberdeen Heights by calling 1-888-554-8119 to schedule your personal appointment.

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Ruth Ann Noonan, Nurse and Co-Owner of Home Team Transitions Mgt. Group A 2007 Aging in Place America study reports that seniors fear losing independence and moving out of their homes more than death. Some simple changes can make staying home safer and easier: »» Carry a cell phone. Some models have big numbers, volume control and a built-in GPS to locate you. »» Wear an alarm like Life Alert to summon help. »» Have a disaster plan and a kit, including emergency medications, phone numbers, a three-day supply of water and a back-up generator for medical equipment. »» Download or send for the St. Louis Times Senior Resource Guide:, a comprehensive guide to information, services and products for older adults in our area. Staying at home in familiar surroundings is reassuring. Consider main-floor bathroom modifications like a built-up toilet, walk-in shower and grab bars. For accessibility home renovations, use a CAPS (certified aging-in-place specialist) National Association of Home Builders contractor. Also note that Ameren can register you on a priority list for power restoration during an outage, if you use powered medical equipment. Kit Whittington, Nurse and Founder of Seniors Home Care For 25 years, I have advised adult children on how to reduce their parents’ resistance to allowing strangers in their home. Sometimes, parents fear that if they get help, their children won’t visit as often. Actually, having help frees children to spend more time socializing with their parents, instead of doing chores and other tasks. To overcome resistance, start small, maybe three hours of help a week, so parents can establish a relationship with a caregiver and feel comfortable. It’s best to establish a relationship with an agency and an individual caregiver before a major health crisis. A reputable agency bonds its employees and performs background checks and drug testing. That’s not the case with an individual caregiver, nor is there back-up if the caregiver can’t come. An agency can also file for long-term-care insurance, it a patient has it.

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Hearing loss left untreated creates isolation, so correcting it early is the best approach. “There are many reasons our hearing declines, including aging changes, noise exposure, diabetes, vascular disease, chemotherapy and serious IV antibiotics,” says Dr. Norman Druck of ENT Associates. The first step in evaluating and correcting the problem is a routine test to determine hearing levels and speech discrimination. Sometimes the solution is as simple as correcting wax or fluid build-up in the ear. “Many individuals think their hearing is fine, but it’s not,” Druck says. “Perhaps their hearing loss has been gradual, so they compensate by turning up the TV too loud for other watchers, or by constantly asking people to repeat themselves. They don’t realize how much they are missing. Hearing is what keeps people in touch with others.” Reduced hearing can isolate people who are otherwise healthy from the outside world, he notes. “Don’t wait until the problem is severe. There is evidence that the stimulation provided by a hearing aid can slow progression of loss.” A thorough hearing aid evaluation matches a specific hearing aid to the individual, taking into account severity and type of hearing loss, cosmetic concerns, price factors and environmental issues, he adds.


[ on the table ] BlackFinn american grille | 1147 saint louis galleria | 314.726.5300 |

[ amuse bouche ] THE scene |

Happy hour 24-7, with lots of big screens


Jeff Lathrop


$5 to $13 appetizers; $10 to $14 sandwiches; $13 to $29 entrees


Crispy Calamari, Ying-Yang Shrimp, Roasted Vegetable Flatbread, Steak Frites American, Seasonal Fruit Crisp

by jonathan carli


If the BlackFinn people thought they’d found a good happy hour spot at the Galleria, they were right. Opened in early spring, the attractive, dark-wood restaurant is one of a small chain started in North Carolina. There’s a large bar room with tables and booths and two dining rooms with bars. The wrap-around patio is impressive, with pillars and an attractive awning,. The $3 drinks and $6 appetizers during happy hour no doubt bring in the crowds, but the food is nothing to sneeze at either. In fact, I'd say this place tries to be all things to all people—and does a pretty good job of it. We sampled Mexican, Asian, Italian and pub grub, and admired most of it. The Crispy Calamari ($11) had a wonderfully light crust and was well-salted and dotted with sweet, spicy and crisped bits of green and red cherry peppers. Also excellent was Ying-Yang Shrimp ($12), a generous bowlful of velveted shrimp, an Asian technique for locking in moisture during the cooking

process with a light coating of cornstarch. It leaves the shrimp with a ‘velvety’ coating that is soft, delicate and totally unlike the more common pan-fried finish. These were tossed with scallions and Asian chili sauce to yield a pleasant, sticky texture and sweet-spicy flavor. The Roasted Vegetable Flatbread ($11), one of eight different flatbreads, was stellar, with a fabulously thin crust, almost cracker-like, topped with charred asparagus, plumped sun-dried tomatoes, chunky portobello mushrooms and feta cheese. Fish Tacos ($13) were very good, with soft shells and pan-sauteed haddock, nicely seasoned and browned. A thick, juicy Steak Frites ($24) was scrumptious, proving the kitchen does just as well with American fare. The 12-ounce strip had great flavor and a glistening coating of butter and herbs, with plenty of salt. The plate included delicious, crispy truffle fries, mesclun greens and something called bleu cheese tomatoes,

about the only thing I didn’t love. They were sun-dried tomatoes, not the fresh ones I expected, with some bits of cheese that got lost in the vinegary marinade. For dessert we had Pineapple Upside Down Carrot Cake and Seasonal Fruit Crisp (each $7). The carrot cake was so-so, but the crisp was excellent, with thick-cut apples, a yummy butter-and-sugar crumb topping, and a gigantic scoop of ice cream. There was a drizzle of caramel sauce too, but it got lost amid the other goodies. Besides the party atmosphere and the attractive inside and outside decor (did I mention there are fans, heaters and TVs out there?), you can eat very well for relatively little during happy hour, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. A couple of beers and two $6 starters—say pulled pork-laden Southern Tacos and roasted chicken quesadillas—and you’ll get plenty full for under $20. Spoiler alert: not all the appetizers are included in the $6 special.

[ chef chat ]

[ food • ŏ • lō • gy ]

CIA in Hyde Park, Texas State Technical Institute and Baylor

Flatbread | A simple dough made from water, flour and salt, typically without yeast Sushi-Grade Tuna | Often interchanged with ‘sashimi-grade,’ this high quality




Favorite st. louis restaurant |

The Cheesecake Factory—I opened that one.

favorite cookbook |

Larousse Gastronomique, Escoffier

Most Memorable Dining Experience |

The Escoffier Room in NYC. They have incredible service and attention to detail. The layers in the food are an event, exciting with every bite.

fish is caught with individual lines and spiked through the brain for instant death, which minimizes the lactic acid that degrades the flesh Cherry peppers | Large green and red pumpkin-shaped peppers

[ aftertaste ] >>“The food is exceptional but served in huge portions! The tiny desserts were the highlight for us— we tried them all!”— Elle M. of Central West End

>>I enjoyed it, the food and the atmosphere. I liked the variety, that you can eat in or out, causal or fine dining.”‑— Wendy J. of Ladue


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[ mystery in the loop ]

It appears that the space at 6227 Delmar Blvd., next door to Delmar Restaurant & Lounge in The Loop, is getting a new tenant. The space now has lettering on the awning above the entrance that reads: ‘Burgers, wings, frozen custard.’ It looks like a wall will divide the former cafe space into two separate storefronts, with the new restaurant tenant taking the spot to the west.

[ the good pie gets better ]

Fans of The Good Pie will soon see a new menu. Owner Mike Randolph is condensing the menu at his Midtown pizzeria to focus on seasonal, local ingredients prepared largely in-house. The pizza selection will include just four classic Neapolitan pizzas, while the salad selection will be dialed down to a chopped salad and a market-fresh option. Appetizers will showcase the best of the harvest. The menu will be reprinted every two weeks to keep up with the season’s bounty. The beer list also will focus on seasonality, and the wine list will feature Italian labels.

[ europe in midtown alley ]

A patisserie and coffeehouse is coming to Midtown Alley this fall. The soon-to-be-named venue, slated to open Sept. 1, will specialize in European pastries and coffee from artisanal roasters. The shop’s bread program will include using spent grains from local craft breweries and even milling grains inhouse for specialty breads. Early morning diners can indulge in fresh pastries and breads, alongside jellies, cheeses and cured meats. Light fare is offered for lunch, while dinner and late-night crowds can choose a shared plate to pair with boutique wines and classic cocktails.

[ market grill closes ]

After a two-and-a-half-year run, Market Grill in Soulard closed its doors after dinner service June 9. Last August, Jonathan Olson, who had served as executive chef at Erato on Main in Edwardsville, Ill., and briefly helmed the kitchen at The Terrace View, came aboard to breathe life into the waning restaurant. Although the changes were well received, the restaurant continued to lack business, which eventually led to the closure.

[ bbq with adam perry lang ]

Grilling guru Adam Perry Lang will be at Mike Shannon’s Outfield patio downtown from noon to 2 p.m. June 15, discussing grilling techniques and signing copies of his new book, Charred & Scruffed. A $45 ticket gets you a signed copy and a three-course barbecue lunch inspired by Lang’s recipes and prepared by Mike Emerson of Pappy’s Smokehouse. Visit saucemagazine. com for more information. For more on the latest from the St. Louis food scene, visit The Scoop section of

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by lauren madras | photos by bill barrett “We were just a couple of guys with a good idea, but since we followed up pretty intensely, we’ve been incredibly lucky,” says John Matthews, co-owner of Pappy’s Smokehouse. He and his business partner, Mike Emerson opened the smokehouse Feb. 4, 2008. “I’ve taken to keeping track of the years, months and days,” Matthews says. (At the time of publication, that’s four years, four months, nine days.) By their fourth month of business, they were already in the black—nearly unheard of in the restaurant business. After a year, Emerson’s former barbecue competition partner and their resident “barbecue genius,” Skip Steele joined the team. Now, they regularly sell out of food, and sometimes the line goes out the door and down the street! “Ideally, we always sell out of food; since we never reheat anything, leftovers are pretty much wasted,” Matthews says. The sauce, which is a secret recipe, is made off-site. The short menu hasn’t changed much either—despite requests to expand it. One thing they won’t be adding to the menu is beer. “If we sold alcohol, no one would ever leave!” Emerson says. It’s a family affair for Emerson, who calls Matthews his “brother from another mother.” Emerson’s 25-year-old son John is largely seen as heir to the throne,

[ sweet potato fries ] Sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into long strips Vegetable oil

Dehydrated brown sugar

To make dehydrated brown sugar, Pappy’s places sheet pans of the stuff it top of the smoker. You can mimic the same thing at home by spreading brown sugar on a lipped sheet pan and baking it on low heat for an hour or more. It may solidify into one piece; break that up in a food processor. If it’s humid, add a small amount of salt to sugar before baking. Set sugar aside.

Heat oil to 350 degrees in heavy stock pot or deep fryer. Immerse potatoes for 3 minutes. Drain, toss fries in sugar to coat. Pappy’s wouldn’t part with the sauce recipe, but it’s available for purchase and perfect for dipping these in!


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Driven ] by tony di martino

See that guy at the stoplight with the blissful grin on his face? It’s John Reusch, owner of Moritz-Reusch Jewelers. He’s smiling because he’s behind the wheel of his new Porsche GT3. “It’s the most exhilarating car I’ve ever driven,” he says. Reusch bought his first Porsche in 1984 and never looked back. skip steele, john matthes, mike emerson

and his daughter, Lindsay, is the pastry chef. Granddaughter Jane is the namessake of the ‘Sweet Baby Jane’ sauce. “My son John is doing a tremendous job,” Emerson says. “He’s my right-hand man. And we have assorted nieces and nephews who come down when they need a job.” One famous St. Louisian is a particular fan: Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright. “He’s such a good friend and brings his family in,” Matthews says. “Back in 2010, in his post-game interviews he’d always wear a camo Pappy’s hat, which was neat coverage.” The Cards game is usually playing in the kitchen, but in the front of the house, it’s normally the blues music they’re famous for. All these details make for one iconic St. Louis eatery. “I would venture to say a third of our customers are tourists,” Matthews says. “The hotels, the brewery, the Arch—a lot of people at these places recommend us to newcomers, and we’re grateful.”

Q: Why are you so loyal to Porsche? A: It’s one of the best-performing cars you’ll ever find. You can’t beat German engineering. Some people laugh when I say this, but it’s actually an affordable car, when you consider that other sports cars, like Ferraris and Lamborghinis, are so high maintenance and don’t hold up as well. I mean, I drove my first Porsche, a 911, for 28 years!

Q: Tell us about your new toy. A: The GT3 is a limited production model based on the classic 911 design. Only 150 were made for the U.S. Not every dealership can get it, but Jack Hisserich at Parktown Imports really pulled some strings. He petitioned Porsche, and they built a car especially for me. Coincidentally, I bought my first Porsche from Jack at another dealership in 1984. When I walked into Parktown recently to buy a new one, we recognized each other instantly.

Q: Have you always loved cars? A: Absolutely, from the time I was a little kid. My first car was a Mustang when I was 18. I’ve had five cars in my lifetime, but the joy of ownership didn’t hit me until I bought a Porsche. I drove my other cars for three or four years each, but Porsches are keepers.

Q: How fast can your GT3 go? A: Er, I’ve heard it can go really fast. It’s from Porsche’s racing division. Q: Come on, what’s the fastest you’ve ever gone? A: Just between you and me, 135 mph. I didn’t even realize it. That’s the beauty of a Porsche. It’s made so well and it’s so comfortable and responsive. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, so you’ve got to be careful. By the way, when I went 135 in a remote area when no other cars or people were around. Make sure you put that in there.

Q: Does your family like the car? A: My wife loves it. It’s a comfortable ride. We have two sons, ages 30 and 26, but only the youngest one inherited the car gene. He also inherited the jewelery gene, and recently decided to join me in the family business. My family’s been in the industry nearly 50, so I’m thrilled he’s carrying on the tradition. Plus...we get to talk about cars at work!

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by erin edwards

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[ movies ] t&s saw it!

father’s day trunk show

Snow White and the Huntsmen >> This is exactly the kind of film that usually gets me excited: a classic—albeit

Delmar Loop | Free | >> Craft Alliance helps find the perfect gift for dad at this trunk show, featuring Steve Day’s organic ceramic vessels.

misogynistic—fairy tale turned on its head. Snow White and the Evil Queen let go of their silly conflict over beauty and instead battle for power and the fate of the kingdom. And let’s be honest: that’s good because Kristen Stewart’s Snow White would never beat Charlize Theron’s Evil Queen in the looks department. But even with all that potential, I didn’t love it. The incredible performances and excellent art direction were ruined by the awkward pacing. The beginning was slow, and the final scene left me feeling flat. Should You See It? The best thing about this experience was the tasty popcorn at the Galleria 6. Skip it. —L.M.

now–12/30 a room divided (exhibit) Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum $1 to $5 |

6/21 camp out: finding home in an unstable world (gallery talk)

1 p.m. | Laumeier Sculpture Park | Free |

7/22 motherwell: abstract expressionist SLU Museum of Art | Free |

(exhibition) 635 Locust St. | Free |

Moonrise Kingdom >> As a kid, I had one secluded spot in my

backyard where I lost myself in a world of books and make-believe. So when the two misfit kids in Moonrise Kingdom run away (a day’s walk from home) and lay claim to a scrap of beach on their tiny island town, I remembered—and loved—that same rush of independence they felt. The movie features a stand-out cast, including Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton and Bruce Willis, but director Wes Anderson picked a host of child actors who carry scenes on their own and who left me longing Viewed at tivoli theatre for my own make-believe worlds again. Should You See It? Definitely give it a shot if you’re in the mood to wax nostalgic about your childhood. – C.K.

6/19 sifting through ashes: a history of fire investigation 7 p.m. | Missouri History Museum | Free |

6/23-6/24 pridefest st. louis

Tower Grove Park | Free | photo courtesy of Ginny Mueller


9 a.m. to 5 p.m, | self-guided driving tour | $15 | >> Enjoy the 12th annual tour of St. Louis Water Gardening Society Members’ ponds and gardens.

thoroughly modern millie

photo by joseph Moran

The Muny | Free to $490 | >> A smalltown girl arrives in New York City to lead a new, thoroughly modern lifestyle!

6/16 alice cooper

8 p.m. | The Pageant | $35 |

6/17 idina menzel

7:30 p.m. | Peabody Opera House | $35 to $125 |

6/21-6/23 missouri chamber music festival

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6/16 eddie griffin (comedy)

7 p.m. and 9 p.m. | Lumiere Theater | $25 to $40 |

6/20-7/1 the jungle book

11 a.m. | Skip Viragh Center for the Arts | $15 to $55 |

6/23 ambassadors of harmony: voices in harmony | 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. | Touhill Performing Arts Center | $24 to $31 |

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First Congregational Church of Webster Groves | $20 |

erin bode, david halen and the innsbrook institute

8 to 10 p.m. Foundry Art Centre $30 to $35 >> David Halen and St. Louis songstress Erin Bode come together for an unforgettable evening of the best music from the Great American Songbook.

photo by Laila Wessel


Viewed at St. Louis Cinema Galleria 6


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>> 6/8 Meramec Caverns Lights Up 7:30 p.m. | Meramec Caverns $12 to $24 | 573.468.2283 Visitors are equipped with hand-held lanterns during guided tours of the Meramec Caverns on Friday and Saturday nights in June.

6/27 glow in the dark show

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Pedigree is important when it comes to royal lineage, racehorses...and the local real estate scene. “Red Key Realty Leaders may be the newest agency in town, but my agents and I are among the most experienced and skillful professionals around,” says CEO Jill Butler. “We know the market inside out, particularly the central corridor, and our firsthand knowledge translates into great results for clients.” Skeptics might suggest that this isn’t the ideal time to start a new agency. Butler Jill Butler takes it in stride. “When the market is hot, everybody wants to jump in,” she says. “But this is what I call a skills-based market. Hard times separate outstanding agents from the wanna-bes and amateurs. Many of our agents have just had their best year ever, even though market conditions are still far from perfect.” True, some people are waiting for prices to fall even further before they buy a home, she notes. “But there has never been a better time to buy than right now,” she says. “You never know where the bottom is until you see it in the rearview

mirror. It’s better to strike now, while interest rates are still relatively low.” Butler worked her way up at three top agencies over a 10-year span. At her last job, where she served as CEO and team leader, she set a goal of making her office No. 1 in volume and transactions. “Once I accomplished my goal, I knew it was time to start my own firm, one where I could make my lifelong vision come true.” That vision, she explains, was to assemble a group of high-minded, customerfocused pros who would work together to create a company that was unique. “My team and I want to do more, give more and care more, especially when it comes to giving back to the community and going the extra mile for our clients,” she says. Excellence is not enough. “I don’t want to work with agents who rest on their laurels. I want people who are constantly learning and who are as passionate about the St. Louis community as they are about real estate.” Everyone at Red Key understands the importance of training, branding and technology. “But we also know that high-touch is as important as high-tech,” Butler says. Customer service is essential: “We serve our clients with integrity and commitment. Their complete satisfaction is our priority. It’s our goal not only to help them buy or sell their home, but to earn their trust and build long-term relationships.” The firm’s energy and optimism is reflected in its name, she adds. “‘Red’ signifies empowerment and passion, and ‘key’ signifies the beginning of a wonderful new adventure in the perfect home. That’s what we’re all about.”

Red Key Realty Leaders is located at 10333 Clayton Road. Pictured on the cover, clockwise from left: Cathy O’Neill, Jenni Brading, Klaus Bank and Jill Butler. For more information, call 314.692.7200 or visit Cover design by julie streiler | Cover photo by Bill Barrett

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his gracious family home is nestled on over two, lush, private acres with swimming pool. The 5,535 square feet of space boasts soaring ceilings, glowing hardwood floors and exquisite moldings at every turn. Spacious floor plan is comprised of a two-story foyer, first-floor master suite, formal living room and dining room, and gourmet kitchen and hearth room, each with stunning views of the deck, patio and pool. An incomparable lower level with California-style kitchen, large media room and bar, exercise room, and guest bedroom with full bath complete this extraordinary offering in the Ladue School District.

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2019 s. warson road | ladue 5 bedrOOms, 5 full & 4 half baths $4,495,000 magnificent 3-acre estate with 12,000+ sq. ft. on three floors & fabulous renovation. One of a kind!

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17901 Greyabbey cOurt | chesterfIeld 4 bedrOOms, 3 full & 2 half baths $1,025,000 this 1½-story masterpiece was designed with stunning details at every turn. Grandly sited on an acre.

81 aberdeen plaCe | Clayton 5 bedrooms, 3½ baths $875,000 wonderful, bright, updated home in the great hillcrest neighborhood! custom pool & spa.

new lIstInG! 1101 s. spoede road | ladue sChools 7 stoney brook lane | ladue #6 west pIne Court | Central west end #1 oak park Court | ladue sChools 5 bedrooms, 3½ baths $565,000 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $629,900 3 bedrooms, 2 full & 2 half baths $499,000 3+ bedrOOms, 3 full & 2 half baths $649,900 wonderful remodeled 4,000 sq. ft. home with three Outstanding home with updates & open floor plan. first Inviting 2-story home with living & family rooms, gour- you can have it all: the ease of condo living, the privacy of met kitchen & breakfast room, finished lower level. floor addition with 2nd family room & screened porch. your own home & low association fees. custom finishes. levels of living space on a wooded lot. super value!

new lIstInG! 12310 hIbler road | Creve Coeur 5+ bedrooms, 4½ baths $498,500 fantastic residence, privately nestled on .46 acres in the heart of creve coeur. Quality construction throughout.

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11921 moorland manor | parkway north 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths $424,900 located on a cul-de-sac in moorland estates, the 2-story great room overlooks the private setting.

4126 olIve street | Central west end 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $295,000 One of the very few 3 bedroom homes in Gaslight square. sleek, stylish & sophisticated town home.

6232 rosebury ave. #2w | west of forest park 3 bedrooms, 2 baths $284,900 Intimate neighborhood in an urban setting. Charming architectural details w/ almost 1,800 sq. ft. 2nd floor.

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new lIstInG! 8719 west kInGsbury aVe. | unIVersIty cIty 7270 lIndell blvd. | unIversIty CIty 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $325,000 3 bedrOOms & 1 full & 1 half baths $319,000 completely updated & elegant. Open floor plan. large classically designed home with wood floors, spacious 1-year-old deck overlooks private, expansive backyard. kitchen, updated baths & lovely sunny dining room.

7241 cOlGate aVenue | unIVersIty cIty 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $276,500 classic 2-story tudor-style home in university Park. screened-in porch. updates throughout. 2-c garage.

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12556 starspur lane | parkway sChools 3 bedrooms, 3 baths $259,900 In addition to its striking curb appeal, this beautiful, move in ready, 1-story ranch offers 3,600+ sq. ft.

7542 york drIve #3e | Clayton 11821 ClayChester drIve | des peres 2 bedrooms, 2 baths $229,900 3 bedrooms, 2 baths $259,900 Open floor plan ranch with upscale & stylish interior Open floor plan offers 1,309 sq. ft. In-unit laundry, storage facility & assigned parking space. Great location! decor is a must see! Vaulted ceilings & newer skylights.

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Ladue This magnificent 4-acre estate features an impressive Georgian colonial home, 4-stall barn, tennis courts and an in-ground pool. The home has been tastefully updated for modern living, yet retains the details of a bygone era. Features include 5 bedroom suites, a finished lower level with media & billiards rooms that walk out to wonderful terraces and outdoor living areas, 4 fireplaces and a 4-car garage. Offered for $2,975,000.


15 Lake Forest I Richmond Heights Offered for $1,385,000 5 bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms


2014 S. Mason Rd. I Town and Country OPEN SUNDAY 1-3 Offered for $435,000 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms


155 Carondelet Plaza #310 I Clayton OPEN SUNDAY 1-3 New Price! Offered for $935,000 2 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms


150 Carondelet Plaza #904 I Clayton OPEN SUNDAY 1-3 Offered for $964,900 2 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms

dave & Sabrina robb direct: 314.727.2001 email: Clayton 6 year new construction home with ELEVATOR in Downtown Clayton will impress you with the elegant finishes, rich colors and the best of open floor plans! The kitchen opens to the large family room, enclosed sun-room and sitting area. This floor plan is a must see and is the best for anyone that loves to entertain! 2-car attached garage. Offered at $1,295,000.

Frontenac Sleek yet comfortable, this 6,600+ sq. ft. contemporary offers a variety of amazing spaces in a tranquil 1½-acre setting. The kitchen features premium stainless steel appliances, a large center island, walk-in pantry, a casual eating area, & a fireplace. The home has 4 bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms & includes a master suite with a large dressing area & extensive closets. Indoor swimming pool. 5-car attached garage. Offered at $1,098,000.

7618 wESTMORELAND AvENUE | NEw PRICE! Clayton Extensively updated and upgraded 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. Foyer, formal living room, formal dining room, and an additional full bath on the first floor. In addition, the first floor contains an outstanding Kitchen/ Family Room addition. Perfect for entertaining, the deck offers a bold view of the Clayton skyline. Detached, heated, 2-car garage with a hydraulic lift for a 3rd car or storage Offered at $469,000.




Town& Neighborhood Chesterfield | The Ablens] by catherine klene

Julie Ablen grew up near Chesterfield when it was little

Ryan, Alec, Julie and Doug Ablen PHOTO BY BILL BARRETT

>> Why did you return to Chesterfield? I lived in Ballwin and went to Lafayette High School, but Chesterfield was my stomping ground. We moved back just four days before Alec was born. I like the diversity that Chesterfield brings; people tend to be more open-minded because there are so many new families in the area. Experiencing other cultures added value for us. >> What drew you to your neighborhood? We liked having a large yard with subdivisions and cul-de-sacs. There’s a lot to be gained from living in a community where you get to know your neighbors. We get together and play spades, throw block parties or host ice cream socials. And all the neighbors know who has the tree trimmer or the fertilizer spreader!

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more than farms and fields. When she and her husband, Doug, decided to return to Chesterfield 17 years ago, some people thought they were headed for the boondocks. But Julie says the location of their two-story, 4-bedroom home was perfect for sons Alec and Ryan. “Our property had more room in a nice, new neighborhood with young families where our kids could grow up together,” she says. Today Julie, a regional sales manger at Three River Systems, and Doug, a geological engineer at Schreiber, Yonley & Associates, say Chesterfield’s rapid evolution gave their family the perfect combination of diversity, friendship and room to breathe.

>> Alec, 17, and Ryan, 15, attend SLUH now. Where did they go to grade school? Wild Horse Elementary and Crestview Middle School. We’ve built strong friendships there, and there are more volunteers than the school knows what do with! >> What does Chesterfield offer two active teenagers? We ride or skate the Chesterfield Monarch levee a few times a week. One blustery day it took us just 15 minutes to skate the 8 miles there, but more than an hour to go back against the wind! Also, Alec will play football at Mizzou next fall, and Chesterfield Football Association helped teach him the game. >> What’s a perfect Saturday in Chesterfield? In the pool in our backyard with friends. Neighbors are always welcome to toss a few extra burgers on our grill. Everyone’s door is open, and I’ve got eyes everywhere watching out for my kids.

family faves >> Best Restaurant >> Annie Gunn’s, PM BBQ, Espinos—though my sons’ favorite is Chick-fil-A! Best Hangouts >> Our backyard is the best place to be. Best Shopping>> Anywhere in Chesterfield Bottom Best Town Events>> The Fourth of July fireworks display, the annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving

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This 80-year-old house in Kirkwood has held my family under its roof for two generations and deserves a fresh look. It has always been nestled behind two enormous trees and a lawn of euonymus, but is now exposed on one side due to the loss of a tree last spring. We have a small brick patio out front on the sunny side, and I’m wondering if we should make it larger. Thank you for helping my home into the sunlight. ———Emerging from the Shadows

Dear emerging from the shadows, You point out a frequent problem in St. Louis’ more established neighborhoods where mature, often beautiful, trees overwhelm the adjacent residence. Luckily, you have already removed the offending tree, revealing a rather charming Tudor style home. With a few simple refinements, your home could look much more striking. My first suggestion is to add color to window and fascia trim, which will create a greater contrast between the trim and the putty colored walls. Next, I would introduce new details such as a lantern, a trellis, window boxes and shutters to bring in some finishing details. I would screen your front-facing terrace with a low wall of brick that matches your front steps. This will provide some privacy and ‘hide’ your furniture, firepit and grill. It also adds another layer of architecture for the feel of permanence and quality. Finally, let’s introduce landscape elements that will block the views to neighboring properties, provide a gentle transition from building to ground, and add life and color. Now your house is not only ready for the sunlight, but the spotlight.


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Oh, how you can eat at this intersection! No matter your preference or mood, there’s something for you within a stone’s throw. For a well-heeled evening of fine French food, Herbie’s Vintage 72 (in the old Balaban’s location—now located in Chesterfield) takes its name from Balaban’s original owner, Herb Balaban, who opened his cafe in 1972. The menu features some of the classics, but also new fare, plus vegetarian and gluten-free options. Duff’s, just down the street, also opened in 1972 and is a perfect place to linger over a table and catch up with friends. The famous Pi Pizzeria’s CWE location also is at this intersection and offers incredible people-watching from its sidewalk tables. You can sometimes feel the bass reverberating from Viva, the dance club located in its building’s lower level. Next door, burgers and beer are the order of the day at Llywelyn’s Pub—which is best long after dinner is over and you’re looking to run into old friends (or make some new ones). One of the unsung heroes of this area is Kopperman’s Specialty Foods and Delicatessen, which serves up breakfast all day, and all night on Fridays and Saturdays. Boxed lunches and carry-out party platters are also huge time-savers. You’ll find some Jewish favorites, like latkes, but there’s plenty of bacon to be found; this deli isn’t kosher. But before dinner or after lunch, some of the quirkiest and most fun shopping in the CWE is found right here. You can even sign up for fitness classes to burn off all those calories.

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[ CrossFit-CWE ] Based on the military training programs, CrossFit is a little intimidating. But this gym provides three-session ‘On Ramp’ programs for neophytes! [ Mary Jane’s ] This off-beat and fashionable clothing and accessories boutique offers a range of gifts and hilarious curios. The second location is in Park City, Utah!

[ The Eye Bar ] Glasses are so not nerdy anymore. Sidle up to the counter and order up your favorite fashionable frames. If you don’t need a prescription but love the look, they won’t spill the beans!

[ Left Bank Books ] Trade in your old books for new ones or get recommendations from staff that actually reads. Left Bank Books is a throwback to the golden age of bookshops.

[ Rothschild’s Antiques ] Browsing this catchall antiques store is like going through grandma’s attic—if your grandma was awesome, eclectic and well-traveled, that is!

[ Art Glass Unlimited ] Whether you’re looking for decor or updating your home’s construction, you can find what you’re looking for here or have a design custom made to your specifications—with 132 years experience, we’d trust ‘em.

St. Louis’ Leading Residential Property Tax Experts How to Lower Your 2012 Property Taxes NOW!

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We are your local full-service property tax experts. See a list of 2011 appeal successes below.



PAR Residential will gather information. We gather information from county records, including the assessor’s appraisal, and set up a case file on your home. Remember the county’s records may not accurately reflect your home’s true characteristics. A review of those records is part of our analysis.


Valuation. PAR Residential will determine a fair appraised


File your appeal before the July 9th deadline. If we

value for your property based on real comparable sales in your neighborhood. We will ensure the assessor is following the law when it comes to assessing your home. If we determine the assessor’s appraised value is fair, we will notify you in writing that you are already paying the lowest possible property taxes and no appeal will be filed. There will be no cost to you for our time and efforts. determine that your property is over valued by the assessor, we will, at our expense, file an appeal on your behalf and provide the required information to the Board of Equalization.


Board of Equalization (BOE) Hearings. Hearings will take place in August. The PAR Team will present your case before the BOE in the most effective manner possible.


Results. PAR Residential will mail the official BOE results to you to let you know if your appraised value has been reduced to a fair and appropriate amount, or if we need to continue your appeal to the State Tax Commission of Missouri.


Fee. Only if we are successful in achieving a reduction in your property’s appraised value will we earn a fee, sharing equally in the tax savings (50/50) for 2012. All of our work is performance based: NO SAVINGS, NO FEE. There are no additional costs to you for any of our work. We pay all costs of the appeal including legal and appraisal. Our invoice will be sent to you once tax rates are set in the fall, arriving about the same time you receive your reduced tax bill.

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1 | 9929 Litzsinger Road Magnificent 4-acre estate. Georgian Colonial home has been tastefully updated for modern living, yet retains the details of a bygone era. Pool, barn and tennis court. $2,975,000 | Stephanie Oliver & Steven Lange Dielmann Sotheby’s Int’l Realty | | 314.322.6992



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324 Firma Road O’Fallon 63366 636-272-5005





Send us a photo of your pet(s) all dolled up for our very first Dressed-Up Pets contest. We’ll post your photo on our Facebook page. The pet with the most LIKES wins a grand prize and will be featured in the magazine. Please send a high-resolution photo of your costumed pet along with their name and their ‘parent’s’ name and contact information to the address below, or email To ensure fairness—no professional photos, please!

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5 | 9834 Old Warson Road French Country retreat on 1.8 acres offers 6 bedrooms and beautiful setting that overlooks the first hole at Old Warson Country Club. Inviting pool/pool house. $959,000 | Sandy Felkner | Dielmann Sotheby’s Int’l Realty | 314.368.3903


7 | 2427 Ballas Road Gorgeous, executive 1.5-story home for lease in Town & County is situated on a private .89-acre lot with large, fenced-in, stamped-concrete patio. Spacious main-level master suite with adjoining bath has double vanity, corner whirlpool tub and professionally organized walk-in closet. Gourmet kitchen flows into a breakfast room with bay window. $5,000/month | Kelly Manion | West End Management | | 314.994.7440


8 | 7 Ladue Lane Beautiful, newer, all-brick residence situated in established Ladue neighborhood desirable for entertaining, everyday living and total privacy. Floor plan offers 9,153 square feet, including finished lower level walk-out to renovated pool. $1,990,000 | Ann Wroth & Holly Bry | Gladys Manion | | 314.721.4755



9 | 2 Edgewood drive Completely renovated 5,000-square-foot, 4-bedroom home in the heart of Ladue. Lovely pool with gorgeous remodeled pool house, four-car garage, professional landscaping and much more. $1,999,000 | Gina Bundy | Gladys Manion | | 314.721.4755 10 | 4 Tall Timbers drive A picturesque French country-style home on a 3-acre equestrian property in the heart of Ladue. It boasts spacious rooms, high-end finishes and exquisite architectural detail. $1,399,000 | Ann Farwell & DeeDee Tate | Gladys Manion | | 314.721.4755 11 | 17707 Horse Creek Court Traditional two-story with 5 beds and 4 full and 2 half baths. Large kitchen opens to screened porch and beautiful yard with in-ground pool. Glamorous master suite with fireplace. Rec room in lower level. Three-car garage. $925,000 | Margie Medelberg | Prudential Alliance Realtors | 314.265.3888


12 | 1029 North Drive This 3-bed, 2-bath charmer includes bay windows, original horsehair molding, fireplace and a kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. The hearth room offers French doors that lead onto a landscaped, partially fenced backyard. Partially renovated lower level and oversized garage. $385,000 | Mary Desloge & Jane Hillemann | Janet McAfee | 314.983.2167


13 | 232 N. Kingshighway Blvd. The Steeplechase model is complete with fabulous views and first-class amenities. Airy and spacious, this 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath residence is complete with hardwood floors in the main living area, stone entries and baths, coffered ceilings, crown moldings, solidcore doors and walk-in closet. $449,000 | The Private Residences at the Chase The Private Residence Condo Sales Office | 314.633.1100


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4 | 7618 Westmoreland Ave. Impressive 4-bedroom center hall home with elevator, elegant finishes and open floor plan. Finished lower level with rec and exercise room. Amazing views of Clayton. $1,349,000 | Robb Partners | Dielmann Sotheby’s Int’l Realty | 314.727.2001


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3 | 5 Country Estates Exceptional mid-century modern home with gorgeous outdoor entertaining space. Sublime pool, gardens and hot tub with plenty of yard to spare. Lovely Frontenac ranch maintained to perfection. $799,000 | Mary Rosenblum | Dielmann Sotheby’s Int’l Realty | 314.795.9202

6 | The Crescent, 155 Carondelet Plaza, #802 Your dream home awaits in the last unfinished condo on the building’s curve, with 3,890-squarefeet, 3 bedrooms, 3-plus baths, wonderful light and beautiful southeast views from two terraces. We can assist in converting this white box or you can build it yourself. $1,100,000 | Debi Mehlman | Mehlman Realty | 314.277.4465



2 | 23 Brighton Way, #100 Lovely Clayton condo adjacent to Shaw Park. Open floor plan with oversized great room and three French doors leading to quiet terrace. Kitchen with granite counters and Viking appliances. $675,000 | Elaine Medve | Upper End Properties | 314.369.0075

14 | 12440 Bentley View Move-in ready home. Open, spacious, with a beautiful yard, gourmet kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, and master suite in sought-after Questover, a premier Creve Coeur subdivision. Kim Carney | The Carney Team | | 314.422.7449







15 | 3 Edwin Ave. Gracious 6-year-old French country home has it all, including a large and inviting wrap-around porch. Step inside to a grand staircase, finished wood floors, plantation shutters, formal living room and dining room, and a first floor master bedroom suite. $995,000 | Susan McLaughlin | Laura McCarthy Real Estate | 314.569.1177


16 | 1300 Log Cabin Lane Sophisticated design and intelligent attention to detail unite and define this home. Highlights include an 800-bottle wine room, custom chef’s kitchen, radiant heated floors and custom Honduran mahogany. This sublime sanctuary sits on 3-plus acres with custom-designed landscape and pool. $2,595,000 | Helen Costello | Laura McCarthy Real Estate | 314.725.5100


17 | 900 Town and Country Estates Executive, DeShetler-built, expanded European cottage/lodge where charm and coziness blend perfectly with spacious familyoriented rooms. Each room sets a tone for relaxed living and celebrates the gorgeous views of this community’s best lot. $997,500 | J. Warner for Laura McCarthy Real Estate | 314.725.5100


20 | 15 Lake Forest drive This French stone home features a domed two-story entry hall, a curving cantilevered staircase, a solarium with Romanesque vaulted ceilings, a custom pool, 4-plus bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, designer kitchen, a three-car garage, perennial gardens and much more. $1,385,000 | Steven Lange & Stephanie Oliver Dielmann Sotheby’s Int’l Realty | 314.322.6992 21 | 19203 Brookhollow Drive Bank-owned, this remarkable European-inspired, has 1.5-stories on picturesque 5.48-acres in a gated community. Custom built with and state-of-the-art technology, 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and over 13,000 square feet of living space. Mark and Neil Gellman/The Gellman Team | 314.283.4363 22 | 12775 Ladue Road Magnificent 1.5-story estate situated on a secluded 3.5 acres. Dramatic two-story marble foyer opens to private study with bay window, sophisticated dining room and stunning two-story great room with architectural columns, granite fireplace, wet bar and two-story wall of windows overlooking gorgeous pool area. $1,349,000 | Mary Beth Benes | Coldwell Banker Gundaker | 314.707.7761 23 | 26 Kentom Drive Enjoy 3,450-square-feet of space and walk to MICDS. Completely reborn four years ago, this 4-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath home sits on 1/2 acre and includes an outdoor room and ground source HVAC. $750,000 | Chris Vatterott | 314.280.8080

18 | 844 Kiefer Trails Welcoming 4-bedroom, 2-bath home with over 3,800 square-feet of living space, in sought after Pines at Kiefer Creeks. Open floor plan with lovely updates. Large backyard features an extended patio and a park-like setting. $374,900 | Colleen McCoole Payne | Red Key Realty | 314.603.3388


24 | 55 Carondelet Drive, #905 Breathtaking penthouse unit atop the Crescent Building in Clayton, with dramatic living space at every turn. The large wraparound terrace offers spectacular views of downtown Clayton. $2,999,000 | Jen Ross & Elaine Medve | Upper End Properties 314.313.1779 | 314.369.0075 |


25 | 652 Emerson Road, #305 Perfectly located in Creve Coeur, these homes feature open floor plans and sleek design elements. Listed at close to 50 percent off original price. Only 2-bedroom units remaining. $197,250 | Josh Corson | Upper End Properties 314.616.9063 |

19 | 13518 Featherstone Drive Beautifully updated home on 1-acre private lot. Floor-to-ceiling windows, stone fireplace and professionally designed kitchen. $559,900 | Cathy O’Neill | Red Key Realty | 314.223.1797

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Cleaning Services Ironing Pick Up & Delivery Reasonable Rates Excellent References 314-862-4138


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Accounting/Taxes CPA FIRM FOR Small And Medium SIZED BUSINESSES Affordable Accounting, Tax, Payroll & Guidance Solutions. Call Tom at 314-448-4264

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Trained & experienced tradesman available for light electrical services: ceiling fans, installation & repairs, new outlets/switches, attic fans & outdoor lighting. Fair, dependable & honest. Call Paul 636-734-8402

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


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AND DELIVERY Full service dry cleaner with customized delivery arrangements available. Satisfaction always guaranteed. Call today and start tomorrow.

Cleaning Services Two Ladies & A Bucket Two Are Better Than One! Deep & Thorough Cleaning Service Please Contact Susie Duncan 314-229-1736

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Walnut 50’’ round ca.1973 Michael Taylor design Far East influence Perfect condition $2850 Ruth 314-569-1099

Complete Lawn Maintenance for Commercial & Residential Spring Cleanup, Mulching, Edging, Mowing, Dethatching, Sodding, Seeding, Planting, Fertilizing, Spraying, Weeding, Pruning, Trimming, Bed Maintenance, Brush Removal, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios, & Drainage Work

J. Graves Exterior Cleaning LLC Roof Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Window Washing Fully Insured & Free Estimates Justin (314) 962-4220

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Heating - New, Repair, Maintenance. Storm, Roof & Gutter Repair. Haul. Sewer/Drain, Basement Waterproofing. Plumbing • Electrical • Painting • Decks • Hardwood, Tile & Carpet Repair & Installation. Ref’s Available. Mike 314-265-4568 Fully Insured • All Work Guaranteed

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

PRIVATE DUTY LLC Specializing in elderly & disabled care. Caregivers screened & trained in Alzheimer’s, stroke, CPR. Meal prep, personal care, errands, housekeeping 24/7

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I am looking to hire a personal trainer to provide a mild workout in my home. I am a 70 year male and a paraplegic. One hour workout starting at 12:15, M, W, F. Pool training wanted as well. Please send resume, references and salary requirements to: P.O. Box 16190 Clayton, MO 63105-9998


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C. Coco and Sons Painting and Home Improvement Spring & Summer Painting Projects. Home Improvement & Restoration. Family Owned & Operated for Over 30 years. Licensed & Insured. Angie’s List Award Winner 314-353-3066



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$435,000 215 Portland Terrace Agent: Allison Rossini Laura McCarthy- Clayton Price per square foot: $193.85

$775,000 10046 Conway Road Agent: Kim Carney Coldwell Banker Premier Group Price per square foot: $177.22

$529,000 7183 Washington Ave. Agent: Meg Coghlan Dielmann Sotheby’s Intl Realty Price per square foot: $175.69

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$370,000 8034 Gannon Ave. Agent: Kathleen A. Lovett Janet McAfee Price per square foot: $132.62

$545,000 875 Amersham Drive Agent: Carla Britton Laura McCarthy- Town & Country Price per square foot: $197.18


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$363,000 2 Sleepy Hollow Lane Agent: Ted Wight Dielmann Sotheby’s Intl Realty Price per square foot: $173.85

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$400,000 1205 Wildhorse Meadows Drive Agent: Mark & Neil Gellman Coldwell Banker Premier Group Price per square foot: $108.28

$720,000 14229 Manderleigh Woods Drive Agent: Phyllis Barr Coldwell Banker Gundaker-T & C Price per square foot: $175.14

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Frontenac | Offered at $1,649,000

Town and Country | Offered at $939,000

Spectacular 1.5 story estate home on a gorgeous tree-lined one-acre lot in the heart of Frontenac! Custom design features include hand hewn maple flooring, 10-foot ceilings, French doors and 3 fireplaces. Exceptionally large kitchen and breakfast room with planning center and butler’s pantry adjoin vaulted hearth room. Main floor master suite plus 3 additional suites and bonus room. Walkout lower level with huge rec room, 2nd kitchen, guest suite, exercise room and plenty of storage.

Magnificent 1.5-story on nearly an acre of beauty in a park-like setting! Formal living and dining rooms with full-height windows. Fabulous family room with granite fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases. Atrium doors to vaulted sunroom. Updated gourmet kitchen and adjoining breakfast room. Double door entry to private study that leads to coffered master bedroom suite with updated luxury bath. A 2nd bedroom suite plus 3 large additional bedrooms and hall bath complete the 2nd floor.

33 Dromara Road

Ladue 63124 Offered at $2,450,000 5 beds, 4.85 acres, pool

148 Wyckcliffe Place

Town and Country 63141 Offered at $1,295,000 5 beds, 2.9 acres, pool

929 Kimswick Manor Lane Ballwin 63011 Offered at $674,000 4 beds, 4.5 bath, Fin LL


1060 Bristol Manor Ballwin 63011

2014 Brook Hill Court Chesterfield 63017

1480 Mumma Court Chesterfield 63005

314 •707 •7761 #1 Agent in the #1 Office 2009 • 2010 • 2011 Exceptional Service.

636-394-9300 Town and Country Office

Exceptional Results.

Why buy your vehicle from a lot

when you can buy from a gallery? 314-963-9200

2003 Porsche 911 $37,590 2007 BMW X5 AWD $28,990 2009 Hyundai Genesis $26,990 2008 Lexus LS 460 $39,990 Black with black leather interior, back-up White with gray leather, 28k miles, one Carrera 4S Yellow with black leather, Navigation, rear entertainment DVD,

manual 6 speed, xenons, heated seats, sun leather, panoramic moonroof. roof, speed-dependent rear spoiler.

2010 Nissan Murano

$25,990 2007 Lexus GS 350

AWD white w/tan leather, panoramic roof, back-up camera, satellite radio, heated seats, prem. sound, parking aid.

camera, premium sound, heated & cooled owner, xenons, moon roof, heated seats. seats, navigation, rear parking aid.

$24,990 2008 MB CLK

Grey with black leather xenons, one owner, navigation, rear back-up camera, heated/cooled seats, power rear shade.

$25,990 2010 Toyota Avalon

White with tan leather interior, sun roof, low miles, satellite radio, heated seats, navigation.


Moonroof, auto-dimming rear mirror, 28 mpg hwy, gray leather interior.

2005 Mercedes Benz $18,990 2008 Jeep Liberty $15,990 2007 Volvo S80 $17,990 2005 Harley Davidson 4WD, silver with black interior, satellite Black with tan leather, navigation, heated FXSTI Soft Tail E Class Black with black leather radio ready, trail rated.

seats, blind spot detection.

Only 29,xxx miles.

Gallery Motor Company believes your car-buying experience should be fun and exciting. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resort to gimmicks and high-pressure tactics. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re committed to providing extraordinary service and quality vehicles in a low-pressure environment. We understand the uniqueness of each customer, and we view ourselves as partners in your vehicle purchase. The Galleria






We have 60+ vehicles in our 16,000 SF showroom allowing our customers to shop in a protected and climate-controlled environment.


interior, heated seats, sunroof.


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