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[ LETTER FROM THE EDITOR ] My trips to San Francisco are remarkable. Literally, there is always something to remark on. Visiting as a tourist is, no doubt, a lot more fun than staying there for a week with your children, trying to navigate this city of notoriously big costs and little parking space. But even if I had never encountered a naked Klezmer band in the Castro, San Francisco would leave me with a case of culture shock. This time the trouble started at the grocery store. I probably should have avoided the new Whole Foods on Haight Street (that Haight Street). Like many City by the Bay businesses, the store locks its bathrooms. (The code is 4-0-3-1, should you be there anytime soon.) In this case, I understand why they do it: Golden Gate Park and its various itinerant communities live across the street. Yet, inexplicably, there was still plenty of graffiti in the restroom; you’d think at those prices, the clientele would not be drawing on the walls. I also visited another store, Rainbow Grocery. It was kind of like a grungy, non-gentrified Whole Foods: warehouse setting, dim lighting, lots of bulk items and a panhandler perched at the exit (apparently it’s his regular turf). The only problem here was the complete absence of meat, chicken and fish. Hey, it’s a co-op, so if members have a conscientious objection to meat, so be it. But considering how hard it is to park (we had to wait for the lot attendant to wave us in when a parking spot opened), I was not inclined to negotiate yet another parking lot. One trip to the grocery store is enough. —Dorothy F. Weiner Editor in Chief
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THE GATEWAY ARCH SOARS TRIUMPHANTLY ABOVE the Mississippi River, 630 feet and 886 tons of glittering steel. This monument to westward expansion symbolizes humanity’s determination to explore, discover and grow, despite all obstacles. The structure, designed by famed architect Eero Saarinen and completed in 1965, attracts more than 4 million visitors a year from around the world. But after 50 years, our most famous landmark could use some sprucing up. Enter CityArchRiver 2015, a partnership dedicated to revitalizing the Arch grounds and surrounding areas. “Our goal is to make the Arch easier for residents and tourists to enjoy,” says Sharon Mertzlufft, director of development for CAR 2015 Foundation. “This project will link the river, Arch and city through a series of improvements and additions that reinvigorate the area and make it accessible to all.” The multi-faceted project includes Park Over the Highway, which will extend over I-70 between Chestnut and Market streets, joining the riverfront, Arch grounds and Old Courthouse with one continuous greenway. In another component, the riverfront area from Biddle Street to Chouteau Avenue will be raised an average of two-and-a-half feet out of the flood zone, keeping area businesses and attractions open even when the river rises. Other improvements include extensive renovations to the Arch museum, Old Courthouse and Kiener Plaza, as well as interconnected gardens and pathways throughout the Arch grounds and a park that links the area to Eads Bridge. “The revitalized area will give locals and tourists new incentives to spend time at the Arch and surrounding attractions,” Mertzlufft says. CAR 2015, established in 2009, consists of the foundation and other agencies and organizations, including the National Park Service, Missouri PARK OVER THE HIGHWAY Department of Transportation, Great Rivers Greenway District, City of St. Louis and Bi-State Development Agency. A portion of the project is now funded, thanks to a sales tax initiative approved by City and County voters in April, and local, state and federal funding. Other projects are on track for completion by October 2015, the 50th anniversary of the Gateway Arch. A $250 million fundraising campaign, spearheaded by business leaders Danny Ludeman and David Peacock, will launch publicly later this year. The communitywide campaign will reach out to corporations, organizations and individuals for support. “Although the Arch is in St. Louis’ front yard, it’s really a symbol of America,” says Ludeman, president and CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors. “So we expect our campaign to garner nationwide and worldwide attention. I’m so proud to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime project. Once it’s complete, it will be a source of immense pride and economic impact for our region.” “CityArchRiver 2015 serves as a catalyst for progress downtown,” says Peacock, chairman of St. Louis Sports Commission and former president of Anheuser-Busch. “The Arch defines our city. That the community is coming together to enhance this great symbol serves as inspiration for further development as we transform downtown into the vibrant showplace we all envision.”
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Art fairs abound in our region, from Belleville to Ballwin, all season long. Although the deadline to apply has expired, if you’re an art-lover who missed the last show at Queeny Park produced by the Greater St. Louis Art Association, now is the time to squeeze this next event into your Labor Day weekend calendar. But what if it’s hotter than a pre-heated oven, it rains, or both? Abandon the barbecue and other outside plans to escape inside the (ahhh!) climate-controlled Greensfelder Recreation Center in Queeny Park. More than 130 artists from 20 states are expected to exhibit and/or demonstrate their work. The show opens at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. Two such juried arts fairs are staged by GSLAA at Queeny each year; the next comes up in the spring.
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Jennie Runk of Chesterfield recently made a splash as the face and body of H&M swimwear (yes, that H&M, of Swedish fame). She wears a size 10 shoe, but no one is obsessing about her feet. Her 180-pound weight is another thing in the notorious world of Twiggy-ness. Runk thinks it’s time for the discussion of body size to disappear. She told Vogue Italia the concept of “plus-size is old fashioned.”
We’ll try to act our age, not our shoe size, in our discussion of the buzz that surrounds our other wunderkind in the modeling industry. Several months ago there was a brouhaha, at least in fashion circles, about Karlie Kloss. A magazine in Japan airbrushed her image, significantly smoothing her torso so her ribcage didn’t seem … so prominent. (The photos are artfully done; that is, NSFW.) Women who wish they could airbrush out some thigh, midsection or bottom often choose a one-piece suit for the pool or shore. Many add a cover that stays on. Although many of the suits Runk shows off for H&M are one-piece, the hubbub is apparently about her in a two-piece. (We doubt airbrushing was involved, and although we cannot say so with any certainty, we looked very, very carefully.) She looks fabulous just the way she is. If you don’t think so, choose from one of our two responses: A. What’s your BMI? B. Who cares? Eric Hinson is a name many in Ladue hope never to hear again. He was chief of the Ladue fire department when the feds indicted him for embezzling nearly $600,000 from the fire district in St. Clair, Mo., where he served between 2006 and 2011. Hinson got his comeuppance a couple of weeks ago when he was sentenced in federal court to financial restitution, plus 35 months in prison. In the position of treasurer in St. Clair, he apparently had been a bear too close to the honey pot. The feds say he took expensive trips, as well as cash advances for the dayto-day maintenance of his ridiculously upscale lifestyle. Reportedly, he paid back what he took, and the feds publicly acknowledged St. Clair’s efforts in proving his guilt. (Begs the question: Where did Hinson come up with a halfmillion bucks?) Following a thorough
investigation, Ladue officials say there had been no malfeasance during Hinson’s year there, before he abruptly resigned last September. While he’s in the pokey, Hinson will have plenty of time to worry about cheating on his income taxes, as well as coming up with the $20,000 or so he’ll need to cover St. Clair’s investigative expenses. Cops and other regular citizens who were hoping to grab a maple doughnut with bacon on National Doughnut Day are still waiting for Strange Donuts in Maplewood to fling open its doors. And, for Homer Simpson and his ilk, the wait has been excruciating. (Seriously, though, what’s another Krispy Kreme or sugardusted, jelly-filled doughnut to a true believer?) National Doughnut Day was June 7—nearly three weeks ago. No one answered the phone when we called last week. The website is incomplete. They do encourage us to ‘Stay Strange.’ But, for how much longer? Those in the know say the store is hoping to open sometime in July. Let’s all cross those greasy, sugar-coated fingers. We won’t tempt you with any of the other proposed menu offerings until we’ve had a chance to see, smell, touch and taste them. A gazebo is going up in Richmond Heights. But the structure, for which ground was broken last month at The Heights, isn’t just any outdoor pavilion. It is the city’s veterans memorial. The memorial committee, comprised of veterans and citizens from several mid-county communities, emphasizes that the spot will be a place where anyone may reflect “on the sacrifices of all veterans, past and present.” Plans are to formally dedicate the Veterans Memorial Gazebo this Nov. 11—Veterans Day. Brick ‘pavers’
are available for purchase, and a fundraising trivia night is slated for July 20 at The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave. From the road, it wasn’t easy to identify the installation at Lindbergh High School. But as other drivers slowed to crane their necks at the back of the long structure, a low arc rising from both ends to the middle, it was impossible not to investigate. The Traveling Wall, 60 percent the size of the permanent black granite Vietnam War memorial in Washington, stopped here a few weeks ago. Billed as the ‘Show-Me Hero Salute,’ the exhibit was open 24 hours a day, and chaplains were on hand for comfort where needed. The exhibit provided an opportunity for Vietnam vets, families, friends and others to grieve those lost … and provided a stark contrast to the reception servicemen received 40 years ago, when protesters jeered them at airports. The wall, which includes the names of 58,195 men and women who died between 1959 and 1975, will appear over Independence Day weekend (July 3-7) in Pikeville, Ky. Citygarden is billed by the powers that be as an ‘urban oasis’ downtown. That is not hype. It is a draw for workers at lunch, visitors and wanderers (not all of whom are lost). It celebrates its fourth anniversary July 1. (Really—was it only that long ago?) Kids can play in the fountains and waterfall—and do they. In the midst of the Gateway City’s heat and humidity, many people in business attire are tempted to play hooky from their next meeting and take a splash themselves. It occupies two formerly vacant city blocks immediately west of the Serra sculpture (bordered by Eighth and 10th streets, between Chestnut and Market), which were transformed into the inviting landscape. Citygarden features
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Kinky Boots. Kind of fun to say, isn’t it? But that’s not important right now, because we’re talking about Tony Award-winning musicals here. Jerry Mitchell, an alumnus of Webster University, has won his second Tony, for choreography. (He was also up for directing.) His first was for choreographing another little play with a funny
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Academy Award-winning actress (and Webster University alum) MARSHA MASON was guest of honor at a recent luncheon hosted by Insight Theatre Company in Webster Groves. While in town, Mason attended Insight’s production of Neil Simon’s Chapter Two.
Disney’s CINDERELLA has kids dancing in the aisles at Stages St. Louis. But the Fairy Godmother isn’t the only one contributing to the show’s magical moments. Sources say it took four seamstresses 60 hours to sew Cinderella’s costume, and six seamstresses 80 hours to create costumes for the mice. The musical, sponsored by Town&Style, runs through June 30, with kid-friendly pre-show activities throughout the entire run.
ST. LOUIS ROWING CLUB made a strong showing at the recent Youth Nationals Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Bringing home the team’s firstever gold medal in the Men’s Youth 4+ event were BJ Francis (Ladue ‘13), Tom Kendrick (Ladue ‘13), Andrew Grant (Parkway Central ‘15), Jimmy Francis (Ladue ‘14) and Charlie Lebens (Whitfield ‘14). BJ FRANCIS, TOM KENDRICK, ANDREW GRANT, The club also placed JIMMY FRANCIS, CHARLIE LEBENS among the top 10 in the country in the pair, men’s lightweight youth 4+ and women’s youth 8+. The championships drew teams from 30 states and 119 cities.
CHESS, ART AND FASHION recently convered when St. Louis-based World Chess Hall of Fame previewed its upcoming exhibition, A Queen Within, at Christie’s in New York City. St. Louisans attending the Big Apple event included Susan Barrett of WCHOF, exhibition project manager Susan Sherman, and exhibition co-chairs Jan Goldstein and Jimmy Jamieson of Jamieson Interior Design. Celeb guests included St. Louis native Derek Blassberg of Harper’s Bazaar, Simon Doonan of Barney’s New York, and Deborah Roberts of ABC-TV. The exhibition, which focuses on how various queen archetypes have captured the imagination of fashion designers over the years, opens here Oct. 19.
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ABOUT THE CLUB Every month while school is in session, a group of women who met through their sons at Saint Louis University High School gather to discuss a book. SLUHMO Book Club, which stands for SLUH Mothers & Others, has read more than 60 selections since forming in 2006. “Everyone brings something different to the mix: people from different parts of the country, people of different disciplines and professional environments,” member Colleen Mehan says. “The different perspectives we bring to the table make it a great conversation.” And varied tastes make for an interesting reading list, since each hostess gets to choose a book. “It gives us exposure to something we wouldn’t have chosen off the bookshelf in the first place,” Mehan says. For fun, the food served at meetings usually has a literary tie-in; Mehan says she found Swedish treats at Global Foods Market when the group read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. ABOUT THE BOOK
Poor Japanese villager Chiyo Sakamoto learns the subtle art of power negotiation and feminine entertaining in Memoirs of a Geisha, a historical fiction novel by Arthur Golden.
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[ I enjoyed dinner earlier this month with classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, in town for the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Parkening, whom Andres Segovia called “one of the most brilliant guitarists in the world,” wanted to see JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH’S bibles at Concordia Seminary. I had no idea the school had any of Bach’s books. The Guitar Society’s Bill Ash escorted him the next day to Concordia, where the virtuoso viewed the bibles, including the composer’s scribbled notes and underlined verses. The volumes are the only known books from Bach’s library. Wow! ] [ Speaking of classical music, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra conductor DAVID ROBERTSON’S SUMMER SCHEDULE includes visits to the following cities: Hong Kong, Sydney, New York, Aspen, Sun Valley, Lausanne, Lucerne and Tel Aviv. Whew! ] [ Congressman LACY CLAY IS WORKING ON TWO BOOKS: a history of his career in Jefferson City and Washington, D.C., and an account of the divisive 2012 election, when he squared off against former Congressman Russ Carnahan in a heated primary contest. ]
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KIDS WITH] CANCER
by rebecca koenig
FRIENDSHIPS ARE FORMED WHILE RUNNING AROUND THE PLAYGROUND, passing the ball in soccer practice and sharing secrets at sleepovers. But these opportunities are rare for kids who spend hours each day cooped up in hospital rooms. To facilitate social interaction, the Friends of Kids with Cancer young professionals group brings children together each June at its annual party at The Magic House, where they slurp snow cones, get their faces painted and, best of all, meet new buddies. At events such as these, the nonprofit’s associate director, Brandy Lucero, says, “They build lifelong friendships. It’s something the entire family can do. It gives them an opportunity to be together and enjoy themselves.” More than two dozen area residents sit on the board of Young Friends of Kids with Cancer. “It’s a very dynamic group that is active in looking to build a future for the organization,” Lucero says. Health professionals at Mercy Children’s Hospital St. Louis, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital refer patients diagnosed with pediatric forms of cancer to work with the group and its parent nonprofit. “We have a very close relationship with the social workers, nurses and doctors,” Lucero says. Friends of Kids with Cancer provides emotional, educational and recreational services not only to patients, but to their families as well. “We try to focus on the siblings and keeping the family unit together,” Lucero explains. “We want them to feel included as much as possible.” The organization addresses needs on multiple levels. A tutor helps kids keep up with their schoolwork, while certified art and play therapists offer children outlets for their emotions. “It’s so expressive for the kids to explain what they’re going through when it’s hard to find words,” Lucero says. “They’re scared and in a lot of pain, but it helps them to express what they’re feeling.” Young Friends of Kids with Cancer provides recreational support through events such as Family Night at The Magic House in June and a back-to-school party in August. The group also helps Friends of Kids with Cancer keep hospital toy and snack closets well stocked, for when kids spend hours there during treatment. And members even custom-shop for individual children undergoing radiation. “They get so much hospital food, so we provide snacks, treats and juice boxes,” Lucero says. “We send dinners down for special occasions by request from the treatment centers. In the bone marrow treatment centers, the family is isolated in the unit for a while, so we try to keep it stocked with things they like.” They also host several fundraisers each year, ranging from mouse races to mini golf to toy drives. In January, they’ll unveil a new event: Voodoo in the Lou, a Mardi Gras-themed masquerade ball. The organization’s influence is evident among the Young Friends members themselves. “What’s really been cool to see is that we have a lot of survivors on the board this year,” Lucero says. “There’s seven who had been a part of the program as kids, and now that they’re older, they’re giving back.” FRIENDS OF KIDS WITH CANCER IS LOCATED AT 530 MARYVILLE CENTRE DRIVE, STE. LL5. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 314.275.7440 OR VISIT FRIENDSOFKIDS.COM. ON THE COVER, IN FRONT FROM LEFT: MACKENZIE WOELBLING, KATIE LAWLESS, DOMINIC CAPUTA. IN BACK: JOHN SKAE, KATY BREEN, BRANDY LUCERO, JOHN HENRY COVER DESIGN BY GAYLE VANDYKE | COVER PHOTO BY BILL BARRETT
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A three-peat by the Westminster Christian Academy baseball team and an amazing final performance by John Burroughs standout Ezekiel Elliott highlighted another special spring season for local athletes.
[ baseball ] Westminster did it again, winning its third consecutive state championship. The Wildcats defeated Oak Grove 2-1 in a thrilling Class 4 title game, as Shane Benes provided a two-run homer in the fourth inning, his 11th home run of the season, and enough for Westminster pitchers Davis Vanderslice and Ben Lovell to finish the job. Westminster finished the season with a 33-3 record and 22 consecutive victories. The three losses totaled only four runs. CBC also made it to the state championship game, but the Cadets fell to Francis Howell 7-3 in Class 5. The Cadets, who beat Parkway North 11-6 in the district championship game, finished the season with a 24-9 record. The Metro Catholic WESTMINSTER Conference was very strong again this spring as Vianney and Saint Louis University High also won district and sectional titles. Vianney defeated Oakville 17-2 in the Class 5 District 2 championship and then beat Seckman 6-1 in the sectionals before losing to CBC 10-5. SLUH edged Ladue 2-1 in the Class 5, District 5 championship game and then won by the same score against Hazelwood West in sectionals before falling to eventual state champion Francis Howell in the quarterfinals, 4-2. SLUH, CBC and DeSmet Jesuit all shared the conference championship with 5-3 league marks. Vianney was 4-4. Clayton and Brentwood also won district titles. Clayton won in Class 4, District 6. The Greyhounds defeated John Burroughs 3-2 in the title game and then fell to St. Mary’s 2-1 in the sectional round. Brentwood won the Class 3, District 4 title, defeating Maplewood 14-4 in the title game. The Eagles were eliminated in the sectional round by St. Pius, 14-2. Other area conference champions were: Valley Park (South Central Athletic Association); Ladue (Suburban East); Parkway North (Suburban South); and Marquette (Suburban West). DeSmet Jesuit’s Brandon Gutzler led area hitters with a .489 average. Justin Paulsen of CBC was tops in RBI with 45. Westminster’s Lovell had another outstanding season on the mound with a 9-0 record. He had four shutouts and eight complete games. Ladue’s Rob Ewald and Westminster’s Vanderslice also were perfect on the mound with 8-0 records, while SLUH’s Brian Howard had the area best ERA of 0.54 in 52 innings.
[ soccer ] St. Joseph’s Academy made it to the final four but fell just short of capturing the Class 3 championship. The Angels lost to St. Teresa’s Academy 1-0 in the semifinals and then came back to defeat Nixa 4-1 and capture third place. The Angels, who won the Metro White Conference, finished the season with a 19-3 record and outscored their opponents 85-13 for the season. St. Joe was the only area school to win a district title, but others won two district championships in classes 1 and 2, and one made it to the final four. Rosati-Kain did not allow a postseason goal en route to state in Class 2. The Kougars beat Jennings 10-0 in the Class 2, District 4 title game and followed with a 7-0 win over Bishop DuBourg in the sectionals and a 2-0 triumph over Cape Notre Dame in the quarterfinals. Their dreams of a state title were halted with a 2-1 loss to Helias in the semifinals. Visitation won a Class 2 district title, defeating Westminster 2-1, but the Vivettes lost in the sectional round to Incarnate Word 3-2. Kennedy and John Burroughs each won Class 1 district championships. Kennedy won in District 2 as the Celts beat Whitfield 1-0 in the finals. They then defeated Burroughs 5-2 before falling to St. Pius 5-0 in the quarterfinals. Burroughs won in District 4 with a 4-0 20 |
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victory over Crossroads. The Bombers then were eliminated by Kennedy. MICDS had a tremendous regular season. The Rams were undefeated in six matches in the Metro Conference and were 17-3-1 overall. Crossroads and Brentwood shared the championship in the SCAA with 9-1 marks, while Ladue was undefeated in five games in the Suburban East. Webster Groves was one of the elite teams in the area. The Stateswomen won the Suburban South Conference and were 22-3-1 overall. Webster outscored its opponents 78-20. Webster’s Maddie Pokorny was the top area scorer with 26 goals and led all players in the St. Louis area with 14 game-winning goals. Webster’s Charlotte Kennedy had 15 solo shutouts, while MICDS’ Elizabeth Lewis had 14 shutouts, 12 of which were solo.
[ girls lacrosse ] MICDS won the state championship, defeating Ursuline 12-7 in the finals. “Last season we made it to the championship game and were defeated,” says Rams coach Traci Nelson. “We knew all season that we wanted to make it back to the title game. When we met Ursuline earlier in the season and beat them by one goal, we had tons of turnovers. I knew that taking care of the ball by making smart decisions and not turning it over were going to be keys in the championship game.” The Rams cut down on the errors and were rewarded with the state title. Top players for MICDS throughout the season were goalie Ellis Chalfant, Olivia Polk, Claire Rush and Rebecca Welford. The Rams finished the season URSULINE AND MICDS with a 16-3 record. Three players led the St. Louis area in key categories. Parkway West’s Annie Spewak led all scorers with 116 goals. Katie Karl of St. Joseph’s Academy led the area with 47 assists, while Abby Frerotte of John Burroughs led the area with a 17-2 record in goal.
[ water polo ] For the second consecutive year, the most exciting high school game of this season may have been a water polo match. And both times, it involved Saint Louis University High. The Junior Bills lost last year’s Missouri District Tournament championship game by one goal in sudden victory. This year, SLUH defeated MICDS by the same score on a goal by Victor Castro, almost at the buzzer. “We anticipated making it to the final four,” says SLUH coach Paul Baudendistel. “After that, the remaining teams are all good enough to beat each other on a given day.” SLUH got great effort from its second unit in a 17-8 win over DeSmet Jesuit in one semifinal, while MICDS beat defending champion Parkway West 10-9 in the other semifinal, setting up the dramatic finale. “The key was team defense and balanced scoring,” Baudendistel says. “Five different players (Kevin Brennan, Darrian Castro, Victor Castro, Tom Critchfield and Chris Favier) scored two goals apiece, and five other players recorded at least one assist.” SLUH extended its record number of Missouri Championships to 16. The Junior Bills have won six of the last eight titles. SLUH
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[ golf ] MICDS won a team title, while Vianney’s Matt Mueller captured an individual state championship this spring. The Rams used a mix of experience (seniors Sohil Dessai and George Hurley and junior Blake Adamson) and youth (freshmen Drew Lilly and Mike O’Keefe) to capture the Missouri Class 3 state title. “We thought we would be a strong, eight-man team with the talented freshmen we added to the mix from last year,” says Rams coach Ron Holtman. “It was difficult to select five players for state, as our top seven were strong contributors all season.” Lilly led the way with a second place finish individually to help the Rams to the Class 3 crown. For the second straight season, the Rams led after the first day of the two-day tournament at the Sedalia Country Club. This year the Rams finished with a score of 617, three strokes ahead of second place Cape Notre Dame. Vianney junior Mueller had an interesting state tournament MICDS in Springfield, culminating in a tied Class 4 state championship with Patrick Byrne of Rockhurst. Mueller becomes the first Griffin individual golf champion. Mueller was in the last grouping following round one after an even par 72 on the first day. But things did not start well for Mueller on day two with two double bogeys on the first three holes. “All I told him was to keep grinding,” Vianney coach Don Owens says. “There was a lot of golf to be played, and it is where you finish, not where you start, that counts.” And what a finish it was for Mueller. He just missed a birdie on the 16th hole, birdied the 17th and just narrowly missed an eagle putt on the 18th, which would have secured the outright championship.
[ volleyball ] Lafayette and Vianney won state championships this spring. The title was the first for the Lafayette Lancer boys, who defeated CBC in the Class 4 championship
[ boys track ] John Burroughs’ senior Ezekiel Elliott made a lasting impression during his sensational high school athletic career, winning four gold medals and leading the Bombers to a second place finish in Class 3. Elliott won the 110-meter hurdles (13.87 seconds), the 100 dash (11.03), the 300 hurdles (39.01) and the 200 JBS SENIOR EZEKIEL ELLIOTT dash (22.25). “Ezekiel’s final high school track meet is one I will never forget,” Bomber coach Daniel Harris says. “He maintains a unique blend of athleticism, character, dedication, focus, leadership, power, speed and a contagious smile that shines through his confident yet humble demeanor. Ezekiel’s generosity of spirit and commitment to excellence will remain a lasting legacy.” Three area teams finished in the top 10 in Class 4. CBC led the way with a third place finish. The Cadets had an individual champion (senior Jamal Robinson in the 200-meter dash) and a 4x400-meter relay champion (seniors Bertrand Birdsall and Jonathon Parker, 11th grader Stephan Hickman and sophomore Jerrick Powell). Junior Bills 11th grader Raymond Wingo won the 100-meter dash. Marquette junior Noah Kauppila was the other Class 4 state champion, winning the 800-meter run.
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The area had a team champion, an individual singles and a doubles champion in the Class 1 tournament. MICDS captured the team title with a win over rival John Burroughs in the championship. The title was the first for the Rams since 2008 and was accomplished without one of its top players, senior Matt Wolfe, who missed the entire postseason. “It is really tough to lose a player who finished fifth in state last year,” MICDS coach Patrick Huewe says of Wolfe. “We knew it was going to be a monumental task to win without him, and the guys responded to the challenge. It was 100 times more rewarding to win the way we did.” The Rams were led by a pair of freshmen, Joey McAllister and Tyler Raclin, who played the top two singles spots. It also was a successful season for John Burroughs, which lost only twice during the season, both times to MICDS. The Bombers ended Pembroke Hill’s four-year reign in the team semifinals. “Beating the defending champions was awesome,” says Bomber coach Matt Waite. “We had a lot of tough wins across the board.” It was an all-Clayton final in the Class 1 singles championship match with junior Mac Rechan defeating Joey Dulle, 6-1, 6-3 in the finals. Rechan finished second in singles last season at state, while Dulle was a defending state doubles champion. “Mac does not like to lose a single point,” says Clayton coach Susie Luten. “He fights for each one and is the fiercest competitor I have ever coached— the complete package.” It was a complete Class 1 sweep for Town & Style area teams after a doubles championship by Westminster’s Bailey Merkel and Derek Bell. They defeated Michael Peters and Matthew Wong of John Burroughs in the title match.
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HON. ELLEN LEVY SIWAK, ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE, ST. LOUIS COUNTY FAMILY COURT; CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, DIVISION 11 Ellen Levy always loved to read, talk and argue, which was a plus on the debate team at Ladue High. But it wasn’t until she was an undergrad at Washington University that everything came together. As president of the student congress and a student rep to the board of trustees, she met Whitney Harris, who had served as a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials. “I got to go over parts of the trial transcripts with the man who helped prosecute Nazi war criminals, including Hermann Goring and Rudolph Hoess,” Siwak recalls, still awestruck by the memory. “He made history and the law come alive. The more we worked together, the more I thought, What a great job! This is for me!” Siwak was a trial attorney before taking the bench, but knew she wanted to be a judge. “There’s no better way to make sure people get access to justice,” she says. After being appointed a family court commissioner in 1999 by the ELLEN LEVY SIWAK 33 sitting St. Louis County judges, she was named associate circuit court judge by Gov. Bob Holden in 2002, and Circuit Court Judge by Gov. Matt Blunt in 2008. Siwak presides over cases in the family, civil, criminal and equity divisions. Married 23 years to marketing exec Jeff Siwak, she seldom talks about cases at home. Despite her packed schedule, she still finds time to be her 18-year-old daughter’s Girl Scout troop leader and her 11-year-old son’s room mother. To unwind, she makes jewelry. The only biological child of five siblings, she credits her now-divorced parents, Dr. Jerome Levy, a retired surgeon, and Marilyn Schlitter, a teacher and social worker, with her strong desire to make a difference “They urged me to follow my passion, and that’s what I wish for my kids—and for every troubled young person who comes before me in juvenile court.”
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N. SCOTT ROSENBLUM, ROSENBLUM, SCHWARTZ, ROGERS & GLASS The defense eventually rests, but Scott Rosenblum doesn’t. “I have no hobbies,” he says. “I don’t play golf. I don’t travel. Other than being with my kids whenever I can, I have no downtime. I’m obsessed with what I do. I love being in front of a jury.” It shows. Rosenblum, among the area’s top criminal defense attorneys, exudes confidence—some might say arrogance—in the courtroom. He’s been praised and damned for blistering cross-examinations that leave witnesses wishing they’d worn Depends. In 30 years of practicing law he’s made his share of headlines, defending famous athletes and prominent business leaders. “The high-profile cases get all the publicity, but every case is equally important to me— because it’s important to my client.” His competitive nature shines in even the most casual conversation. As a kid, he wanted to be a great baseball player. He quit the game when he realized he’d never be the best. Luckily, an attorney uncle steered him toward law. He worked his way through school as a bartender, and scorns the trend toward ‘mixologists’ and their sugary concoctions. “Give me a scotch and water any day.” Rosenblum is divorced, but he and his ex still spend time as a family with their kids: a set of triplets (two boys and a girl), 22, and a 17-year-old son. “I love going to a ballgame or dinner with them, or just hanging out,” he says. Any future lawyers in the clan? “Yeah, a couple—heaven help ‘em.”
W. DUDLEY McCARTER, BEHR, McCARTER & POTTER Growing up in Glasgow Village, Dudley McCarter daydreamed about joining the FBI. “I never missed The Untouchables—Eliot Ness was my hero,” he recalls. “Somewhere along the line, I heard you had to be a lawyer or accountant to join the FBI. So the idea of going to law school stuck with me.” Despite a conspicuous lack of crime-busting shootouts, McCarter’s legal career has its satisfactions. He is a founding partner at Behr, McCarter & Potter, a Clayton-based civil litigation firm that routinely makes U.S. News and World Report’s ‘best firms’ and ‘best lawyers’ lists. He has gathered an armload of awards over the years, as have his partners and associates. But BM&P also is known for its commitment to community service. “If you have any ability at all to help people, you owe it to them, and to yourself, to do so,” he says. “My parents instilled that in me.” McCarter and his wife, Elizabeth, also an attorney, have three daughters. A graduate of University of Missouri School of Law, he’s an officer in the alumni association and actively recruits prospective students. He doesn’t sugarcoat his advice: “The days of graduating and having a good job immediately drop into your lap are long gone, and might never come back,” he says. “But if you work hard and are open to taking a job in a related field where you won’t actually be practicing law, such as human resources, you can still earn a good living.” Like Eliot Ness in The Untouchables, McCarter believes in justice. “I love fighting for my clients in the courtroom,” he says. “The most satisfying moment is when the jury agrees to the verdict you’ve asked for—and your client cries tears of joy. There’s nothing like presenting a good case on behalf of someone who’s counting on you.”
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AT MANY LAW FIRMS, success is measured by the number of billable hours racked up by partners and associates. Sam and Susan Hais, of Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Lambson, have a slightly different perspective. “Fortunately, the firm has enjoyed its share of material success over the last 30-plus years, but we tend to rate our achievements based on the gratitude of our clients,” Sam says. Not long ago, a client called the Hais home on a Friday night. “I’d represented her in a divorce years ago and hadn’t seen her in a long time,” Susan recalls. “She said, ‘You helped me through one of the worst ordeals in my life. You told me things were going to get better—and thanks to you, they did.’ The next day, she sent me a huge fruit basket.” Other times, plaudits come in the form of an invitation. “Last month, a client asked me to her son’s high school graduation,” Susan says. “She told me the custody and child support agreements we worked out for her gave her the best possible foundation as a single mother and enabled her son to get a good start in life, academically and socially.” Another grateful client sends a picture of his daughter every year on the girl’s birthday, with a note: If not for you, I wouldn’t have so much time with her. “I fought hard to make sure he got a good custody deal,” Susan recalls. For the Haises, nothing is more satisfying than contributing to a family’s well-being. “What matters most is the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on people’s lives,” says Sam, who was a family court judge before joining his spouse’s law firm in 2002. Success is not accidental and doesn’t come easily, he adds. “Domestic law is specific and complex. It takes preparation, hard work and dedication to make sure your client gets the best SAM HAIS PHOTO BY CHARLES BARNES deal. Knowledge and experience count, and our firm has both.” It’s all about relationships, Susan says. “When I talk to a client, I don’t look at my watch. I’m here to solve their problems, and I don’t give up until I do. We make sure they get what they need, including more time with their children and enough money to take care of them and start a new life.” She even gets referrals from the opposition. “There’s no greater compliment than to hear, I wish you had been my lawyer, from someone you fought against in court.” Recently, a client came to her in tears. “His wife is trying to limit his custody,” Susan explains. “I told him, ‘Don’t worry. I’ll deal with this. We’ll fight it together.’ He looked at me and said, ‘Bless you.’ Fighting injustice and winning—there’s no better yardstick for success.”
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Q: RECENTLY, I’VE INTERVIEWED WITH A NUMBER OF PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYERS WHO ALL TELL ME I AM WELL- QUALIFIED AND HAVE EXCELLENT CREDENTIALS; HOWEVER, JUST WHEN I THINK I’M GOING TO GET AN OFFER, SOMEONE ELSE GETS IT INSTEAD. I’M SENSING SOME SORT OF DISCONNECT. WHAT MIGHT I BE DOING WRONG? ——Can’t seem to make the final cut in Florissant A: Could it be you’re overplaying your hand or not adhering to the fundamentals of good interview technique and etiquette? Each interview is certainly a unique encounter, where the venue, the recruiter or the substance of the discussion may differ, but it’s important to consistently employ proper interview techniques to create a favorable and lasting impression. Executing consistently in this regard ensures you are not ‘striking out’ strictly on that score alone. The following is a list of questions you might ask yourself after each interview to help gauge the subtler aspects: Were you self-confident without being arrogant? Were you appropriately dressed for the interview? Did you project a positive, can-do attitude? If you were asked to address any shortcomings in your background, education or work history, did your explanation make sense? Keep in mind that many interviewers listen carefully not only to what you say, but how you say it. Finally, did you send the interviewer a personal ‘Thank You’ note afterward? Such follow-up demonstrates thoughtfulness and sincerity in wanting the job. Nonetheless, you can do everything right and still not get the job. But, try to remember the old saying: “There’s a lid for every pot.” So, don’t give up. Keep interviewing; you should only get better at it. Q: I’M SINGLE AND WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO SPENDING THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. BUT, LIKE LAST YEAR, I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO MANAGE THE OFFICE TO HELP OUT MARRIED COLLEAGUES. I FEEL I DESERVE TO ENJOY TIME WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS TOO. YOUR ADVICE, PLEASE. ——Being singled out for the wrong reasons A: It’s unfair that singles should yield to married co-workers when it comes to holiday time off. A more equitable way to avoid disputes— assuming the boss is agreeable—would be to establish a ‘Holiday Work Rotation Schedule.’ Whether by seniority or by drawing lots—each co-worker would select a holiday, subject to availability and their place in line. After everyone’s initial choice is made, colleagues could then freely and fairly swap holidays with others willing to do the same. The boss should be kept informed of all changes to the holiday schedule to ensure everyone is on the same page and the office is appropriately staffed. This is one way you might keep your independence and avoid any fireworks this coming holiday. Happy Fourth of July! IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR JOAN, SEND IT TO BUSINESS@TOWNANDSTYLE.COM. JOAN LEE BERKMAN IS A MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT.
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AFTER FALLING IN LOVE with longtime friend Marci Texier last year, Aaron Teitelbaum, the chef at Herbie’s Vintage 72, is preparing their wedding for Sept. 14. Having studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and worked for chefs Bobby Flay and Daniel Boulud, Aaron returned to his native St. Louis 10 years ago to help open Monarch and Herbie’s. He struck up a friendship with Marci, a St. Louis County occupational therapist, in 2005. “About nine months ago, we were finally at the point where we were both single and interested in each other,” Aaron says. “We went out on our first date, and within two weeks I knew she was the woman for me.” Their friends were surprised they had taken so long to get together. “The greatest thing in the world is that everyone is so excited,” he says. “They believed we were perfect for each other.” Although they had discussed marriage, Aaron caught Marci off-guard with his proposal on March 27. “Little surprises are what I love to do,” he says. He planned a spa day for her at the Four Seasons, then hid the ring in her hotel room. They celebrated her acceptance with a dinner at Cielo. Six months is not very long to plan a wedding, but the couple didn’t want to wait. “We wanted to not have a long engagement because we’re ready to start our lives together, and start a family,” Aaron explains. “I’m 39, and we both waited until we found the person who was right for us. When that happens, it moves a little bit quicker.”
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Upscale athletic clothes purveyor Lululemon is opening a location on Euclid Avenue at Maryland Plaza in retail spaces formerly occupied by K. Hall Studio (28 N. Euclid Ave.) and Moris Fashions (26 N. Euclid Ave.). K. Hall Studio has opened a pop-up shop in Plaza Frontenac, where its locally made scented bath, body and home products will be available for at least three months. Moris plans to close June 14 and reopen two days later up the street at 226 N. Euclid Ave.
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FitShop, a new activewear clothing boutique, has opened at 14430 Clayton Road in Ballwin Grove Shopping Plaza. It specializes in workout wear for men and women.
Chocolate beverages, haircuts and acoustic concerts in the same space? Why not! Sip Salon at 7818 Forsyth Blvd. in Clayton offers all three, plus a lunch menu. The salon is enclosed by a cafe area serving coffee, beer, wine, vegetarian pizzas and baked goods. Local art is on display, and Friday and Saturday nights bring singer-songwriters to play unplugged in the corridor.
Art Saint Louis and Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters are joining forces to open a new gallerycafe in the Park Pacific building at 1223 Pine St. The space will feature comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi and changing exhibits. Renovation is projected to be finished in July.
The new Lego store in West County Center in Des Peres celebrated its grand opening in May with the construction of an 8-foot-tall model of the Hulk. The shop features an interactive play area, display models and a pick-a-brick wall, which allows customers to select specific Lego pieces.
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Microsoft celebrated the grand opening of its store in the Saint Louis Galleria June 7 with a concert featuring R&B artist Ne-Yo.
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Tri-Star Imports, the Ellisville Mercedes-Benz dealer, broke ground on a new facility May 21 at the corner of Hwy. 40 and Hampton Avenue, the previous location of KTVI Fox 2. Mayor Francis Slay attended the ceremony.
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Vintage looks, a la Zooey Deschanel and the Olsen twins, can be flirty in long or short lengths and in colors reminiscent of decades past, such as lemon zest, emerald and turquoise. They look fresh and individual at festivals, concerts or a backyard barbecue. The hottest colors this season are emerald green, yellow and blue. When in doubt, reach for your black-and-white color combination and just accent with a brightly colored accessory.
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These are everywhere this summer in apparel and accessories. The brave will mix patterns in both the top and bottom of an outfit. If you’re not sure how to mix, go the safe route and incorporate a solid item with your statement piece. Patterned pants are still a trend and can easily be worn with a monochromatic top. Graphic prints should definitely be on your list. Try them in a tunic silhouette with shorts or a skinny pant. And florals this time of year are classic. The variety is endless! Another good classic is the nautical look, especially horizontal stripes worn with continental accessories, like a large straw hat and rattan evening bag and a pretty, open-toe sandal or wedge.
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Home to two major medical schools and a slew of top physicians and researchers, St. Louis is at the forefront of many medical innovations. Here’s news about advancements occurring right here that can improve your health and life.
[ testing tb vaccines ] Tuberculosis is not on most Americans’ radar, but it should be: 10 million Americans and one-third of the world’s population are infected. While there is a vaccine—Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, or BCG, created more than 90 years ago—drugresistant strains of TB are cropping up globally. “We have a lot of immigration from areas with high rates of TB infection,” says Dr. Daniel Hoft, director of the division of infectious diseases, allergy and immunology at Saint Louis University. Hoft is leading a SLU pilot study to expedite the testing of vaccines that target TB. Present efficacy trials are cumbersome, expensive and lengthy. “We’re trying to do something simpler and faster, with groups of 10 to 20 patients instead of thousands at a time,” Hoft says. Hoft hopes to develop a screening process to identify early vaccine performers. But he’s not testing a vaccine. He’s testing the testing process by conducting a challenge protocol to see if the body’s immune system will elicit a fighting response. The 20 participants in the trial will receive the BCG vaccine — “Not tuberculosis,” says Hoft. An open sore that drains or ‘sheds’ the BCG bacterium may result. “Any drainage coming from the sore means there is live BCG,” he says. Researchers will then use a number of tests to monitor BCG shedding and determine which one works best in measuring the body’s immune response.
[ new lens implant ] A new intraocular lens implant just approved by the FDA corrects astigmatism and dramatically improves vision across the board in patients undergoing cataract surgery. Patients have significantly improved near, intermediate and distance vision—often without having to resort to glasses. “And if glasses are worn, they are low-power readers, worn more for comfort than for need,” says Dr. Jay Pepose of Pepose Vision Institute. Pepose served as medical monitor for a clinical study of the recently approved Trulign Toric intraocular lens implant (IOL). Trulign is the first toric IOL that corrects astigmatism and improves vision across the natural range of focus. (Toric lenses have two different curves to correct astigmatism.) Crystalens, a popular non-toric IOL, also improves vision but doesn’t correct astigmatism. Both lenses were compared in the clinical trial, and patients with astigmatism who received the Trulign lens did better. “It’s revolutionary,” Pepose says. “It’s only been a few years since we’ve had any lens implant that corrects astigmatism. Now we have an IOL that corrects astigmatism and deals with age-related presbyopia (farsightedness), which occurs in every person over the age of 45.”
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[ cholesterol drugs & macular degeneration ] Cholesterol-lowering drugs used to treat atherosclerosis may be effective in treating macular degeneration, suggests a study conducted by Washington University researchers. “That’s because atherosclerosis, sometimes called hardening of the arteries, and macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people 50-plus, share a common underlying condition: high cholesterol,” says the study’s senior investigator, Dr. Rajendra Apte. However, there’s no conclusive evidence that people already on cholesterol drugs derive protection against macular degeneration, says the professor of ophthalmology. “Based on our research, we think what’s going on throughout the body may be more important in atherosclerosis, and what’s really important in macular degeneration is what’s going on inside the eye itself.” In macular degeneration, cholesterol deposits are found in tissues deep below the retina. Apte and his associates zeroed in on macrophages, white blood cells that transport cholesterol and fat from tissues into the liver. Macrophages malfunction in macular degeneration. They have inadequate levels of a protein called ABCA1 to move cholesterol out of cells. But when researchers used an atherosclerotic drug that restored levels of the protein, they reversed macular degeneration in a mouse. “If we can take some existing drugs that modify or move cholesterol, and repurpose them for localized treatment of macular degeneration, such as through eye drops, doses would be much smaller and side effects fewer,” Apte says. Research is progressing rapidly, he adds.
[ severe depression & nerve stimulation ] Of the 15 million people suffering from depression in the United States, about 8 percent have treatment-resistant depression that doesn’t respond to antidepressants or psychotherapy. But many of those who receive an implanted electronic stimulator experience long-lasting relief. The device stimulates the part of the vagus nerve that runs from the neck to the brainstem. Brain imaging trials conducted by Washington University researchers have revealed what occurs during vagus nerve stimulation. “The brain undergoes significant metabolic changes months before the patient feels better,” says Dr. Charles Conway, associate professor of psychiatry. Consequently, Conway and his team of researchers were able to identify regions of the brain associated with this form of depression. They also found that structures deep in the brain with high concentrations of dopamine, the ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitter, changed as well. The stimulator is the size of a wafer cookie. It’s implanted in the chest, underneath the collarbone with the lead snaked into the neck, where the wire is attached to the vagus nerve. Once activated, the device delivers a 30-second electronic jolt every five minutes. “The device alone appears to combat depression by bringing about an antidepressant response,” says Conway. “We feel very confident it works in a significant number of individuals with depression.” But the FDA-approved stimulator is underutilized. That’s because, even with almost a decade of use, it’s still considered experimental by Medicare and insurance. Conway, however, is guardedly optimistic that will change.
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Washington University researchers, who studied the torn meniscus in 68 people post-surgery, identified abnormal gene activity that may explain how the cartilage tear contributes to the development of arthritis in the same knee years later. Researchers identified 28 genes in the meniscus. Five behaved abnormally; they weren’t as active as they should have been. “Each gene is sort of a blueprint for making a certain type of protein,” says Dr. Rob Brophy, a sports medicine specialist and principal investigator of the study. “We were basically looking at something called RNA, which is the message from the gene to the cell to make a certain level of the protein. The cells were telling themselves to make less of a protein. The genes were ‘under-expressing.’” Of the five genes behaving abnormally, four were aging-related and one was obesity-related. “We know there’s a mechanical relationship between aging, obesity and osteoarthritis, Brophy says. As people age, they tend to pack on more pounds, which puts more stress on joints. “We now know that both aging and obesity have an impact on the biology within the patient’s knee. We just don’t know to what extent. It’s too early to tell how they contribute overall.”
With help from St. Louis Symphony orchestra members and other musicians, researchers at Saint Louis University will investigate whether music can reduce the stress and anxiety of adult cancer patients. Participants in SLU’s cancermusic therapy pilot study will have their pulse, blood pressure and respiration rates measured before and after receiving chemotherapy. “The study will focus on 100 patients, separated into three groups,” says Crystal Weaver, co-investigator of the study and SLU Cancer Center’s music therapist. The first is the control group, which will not hear music. The second will listen to live music collectively at the university’s infusion center, and the third will hear songs selected individually, in private sessions. “We want to know which group does best,” Weaver says. Music for study is performed at 66 beats per minute— close to a normal pulse. “That tempo has been used in other music therapy research studies with different populations, and seems to have a calming effect,” Weaver says. If the serenades prove beneficial, additional studies will occur.
Ritalin, a drug used to suppress hyperactivity in children and adolescents, will be used in a pilot study by Saint Louis University to see if it can diminish apathy in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers hope the drug can lessen the incidence of falls experienced by individuals with Alzheimer’s. “We’re looking at a transdermal patch that slowly releases Ritalin,” says Dr. George Grossberg, a professor and director of geriatric psychiatry at the school of medicine. “It’s been long known that Ritalin can have mood-elevating and energizing affects and improve appetite in the elderly.” But the drug also helps hyperactive kids concentrate. Grossberg wants to know if a continuous release of low-dose Ritalin will enable seniors to focus better and avoid the hazards that cause falls, which can lead to hip fractures and death. He’s also investigating whether the psycho-stimulant can motivate Alzheimer’s patients with apathy. “One of the cardinal manifestations of this devastating brain disease is that it robs the individual of any and all motivation,” he says. “We are the first study to look at these two conditions together,” Grossberg says. “And we are the first to look at them in a fairly large population of Alzheimer’s patients, particularly in a nursing home environment where falls are a big issue.”
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[ physical therapy vs. knee surgery ] Washington University researchers participated in a multi-site study that found physical therapy at the one-year mark yields results similar to arthroscopic surgery in people with a torn meniscus and arthritis in the knee. However, 30 percent of participants believed physical therapy was not working and asked for surgery within weeks. “That’s a high crossover rate,” says Dr. Rick Wright, one of four Washington University sports medicine specialists who contributed to the study. “It means you don’t have to jump into surgery as a first step. Try physical therapy. If it doesn’t work, have surgery.” The study was difficult and challenging because of patient bias, Wright adds. “We encouraged them to try physical therapy for three months, but some people wouldn’t agree,” he says. “They felt that they hadn’t gotten anywhere after six weeks and wanted surgery.” Researchers are now analyzing data from each group to identify the predictors for success and failure in surgery and physical therapy, respectively. “Hopefully, we’ll eventually be able to tell people whether they are better candidates for one or the other,” Wright says.
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[ hepatitis b research advances ] After almost 20 years, a Saint Louis University researcher has successfully measured and blocked a key enzyme that allows the Hepatitis B (HBV) virus to reproduce. It’s the first time anyone has been able to study the elusive enzyme, and the event is being heralded as a major advance—but not a cure—for the virus that is the leading cause of liver failure and liver cancer. Dr. John Tavis, a professor of microbiology at SLU, led the research involving the enzyme, ribonuclease H or RNAseH. “RNAseH is one of two enzymes that the virus makes, and both are absolutely essential for viral replication,” Tavis says. “Five different drugs that target the other enzyme (a DNA polymerase) control the virus, but can’t cure it. They remove the virus from people’s bloodstreams, but aren’t strong enough to block the cellular activities that maintain the virus in the patient’s liver.” Now researchers have a new target, and pharmaceutical companies are taking note. Because HBV and HIV viruses reproduce similarly, Tavis and colleagues thought there might be chemical similarities they could exploit. They were right: inhibitors of HIV RNAseH also inhibited the HBV RNAseH enzyme. SLU researchers conceptually proved that HBV replication could be stopped in cells with drugs that targeted the enzyme. “There’s a long way between proving something is theoretically possible and having a drug patients can use,” Tavis notes. “But we’re getting closer.”
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[ cancer, collagen and dense breasts ] Women with dense breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer and have aggressive and metastatic (spreading) disease. A study conducted by Washington University researchers at Siteman Cancer Center helps explains how metastasis occurs, and explores the role of collagen in the process. “Density in breasts is caused by excess collagen, a fibrous protein that connects tissue and supports most organs,” explains Dr. Greg Longmore, a professor of medicine, cell biology and physiology. “Collagen is also the body’s response to inflammation, and rims most breast cancer tumors.” Longmore and his colleagues found that a protein called DDR2, which sits on the surface of tumor cells, binds with collagen. This results in a signal that encourages cancer cells to spread. DDR2 also plays a crucial role in how collagen fibers assemble next to the tumor. “If collagen fibers are more perpendicular than parallel, there’s a higher risk of metastatic disease,” Longmore says. “Cells love to run in straight lines. So tumor cells grab collagen fibers and run along them. That’s how they spread.” The more linear and straight the fibers are, the better for cancer cells to spread, he adds. “It’s like you’re creating little highways for them to leave the primary tumor.” If you know you have dense breasts, be vigilant, Longmore advises. “Most women don’t die of tumors in their breasts. They die from the tumor spreading.”
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The Ombre Gradient Manicure is the perfect way to give your summertime manicure a boost of color without overwhelming it. First, base each nail with a neutral nail polish. This will give your manicure a sophisticated edge and allow your color of choice to pop. Essie’s Topless and Barefoot is neutral, yet thick enough to contrast for our ombre effect. ULTA, $8
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Pick your three favorite shades of any color. Remember, they should be in descending order from brightest to lightest. I like Deborah Lippmann’s I Kissed a Girl for the brightest shade, Essie’s Guchi, Muchi, Puchi for the medium and Sephora’s Sugar Coated for the lightest. DEBORAH LIPPMANN SET, NEIMAN MARCUS, $45
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Wet a makeup sponge with water. Starting at the top of the makeup sponge, apply each of your three colors in a narrow line, descending from brightest to lightest. Make sure the colors overlap on the sponge, not only to achieve a blended effect but to ensure each nail has even amount of polish. With the darkest color hitting the base of your nail, lightly dab the sponge on your nail until each color is on your nail. For a brighter, more dramatic ombre, you can reapply each shade of polish onto the sponge and apply to your nail again.
[ sealed & delivered ] >> SALLY HANSEN XTREME WEAR TOPCOAT
Finish off your Gradient Ombre Manicure with a layer of clear topcoat. It will help seal and blend each hue for a smooth ombre manicure.
[ less is more ] >> ESSIE TOPLESS AND BAREFOOT, OPI MY VAMPIRE IS BUFF, CHANEL DJANGO, DEBORAH LIPPMANN CARELESS WHISPER
Nothing says chic like a nude manicure. Simple and sophisticated, a nude ombre manicure requires nothing more than five descending shades of nude, using a different color on each finger. I chose Essie’s Topless and Barefoot for my ring finger, OPI’s My Vampire Is Buff for my middle finger, Chanel’s Django for my index finger and Deborah Lippmann’s Careless Whisper for my thumb. CHANEL, FINE DEPARTMENT STORES, $27 CARELESS WHISPER, NEIMAN MARCUS, $17 OPI, ULTA, $9
[ gilding the lily ] >> NARS EASY WALKING
For my pinky finger, I chose Nars’ Easy Walking to throw in a hint of metallic. This, or a crisp white hue, adds a little extra depth to an otherwise subtly sexy manicure. SEPHORA, $19
JUNE 26, 2013
by marylyn simpson | photos by bill barrett
MEET AMANDA | Our contest winner Amanda Budd is a Lindenwood University student by day and bartender by night. Her busy schedule doesn’t leave much time for primping, so Budd keeps her beauty routine simple and easy. SHE WANTS | Volume, volume, volume! “My hair tends to flatten out and frizz as the day goes on,” says Budd. Accentuating her ombre highlights with big curls and ample product were key in getting Budd a more voluminous look. HER STYLE | Budd’s day-to-day look is understated, with just a swipe of mascara and a touch of eyeliner to define her nighttime look. She regularly air-dries and occasionally straightens her naturally fine, curly hair, but sometimes a girl needs a little glam in her life. So we visited blow dry bar Breeze, in Ladue, for Budd’s hair and makeup transformation, focusing on a variety of blowouts and simple updos, Stylist and makeup artist Alexandra London was responsible for giving Budd the ‘Easy Breezy’ blow out and applying her sultry yet soft makeup. For maximum hold and volume, London used a bevy of L’Oreal products that included thickening primer, weight-lifting mousse and smoothing creams. London applied them to Budd’s freshly washed hair and combed for even distribution. Using a roll brush and blow dryer, London worked from bottom to top layers, motioning hair upward to create more height. London brushed Budd’s blunt bangs to the side and finished her look with L’Oreal Extreme Hold Finishing Spray. Channeling actress Olivia Wilde, London focused on making Budd’s blue-green eyes pop and her skin radiate. With Glo Minerals products, London used a base primer and concealer before adding a foundation to tone down any redness in the cheeks. The eyes got a smokey color palette with earth tones Cappuccino, Enigma and Tuxedo. “Apply Tuxedo to the corner of the eyes for a smokey look and blend until you reach the middle of the eyelid,” says London. After finishing Budd’s lids and lashes with black pencil liner and mascara, London topped off her look with a splash of color on the lips. “I applied the ‘Beloved’ gloss with a smudge brush for a fuller lip,” London explained.
THE REACTION | Budd’s transformation took her by surprise, but it was a welcome change for this understated student. “At first I hardly recognized myself,” she says. “It was a surprise to see how much body my hair had, as well as how blue my eyes looked. After this makeover, I definitely give my hair a lot more attention, so it doesn’t just lie flat and lose shape throughout the day—I’ve bought a couple of the products she used to aid in that department. I also use a little more eyeshadow to make my eyes open up.”
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[HOPING FOR A H ME by catherine klene
Town & Style is partnering with St. Louis animal adoption organizations to introduce you to local furry friends in need of adoption. We’ll feature new animals each month, and you can meet others on our Facebook page! I’M SPIKE, a 3-year-old mixed terrier, and my idea of a great day is relaxing with you. I’m a smart boy who is great at following instructions and just wants to snuggle on your lap for awhile.
TO ADOPT ME // Karen Schenks, C.A.R.E. | 636.208.6267 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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MY NAME IS BUBBLES, and my favorite hobby is to sit in a sunny window and watch the world pass by. I’m a 2-yearold orange tabby, easygoing and affectionate. TO ADOPT ME // Bethany, Tenth Life Cat Rescue | 314.808.2454 email@example.com
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I’M GIA, an obedient, friendly, pointer/greyhound mix. I’m a smart 3-year-old girl, too. Before my owners moved away, they taught me to sit, speak, shake and lie down—and they house-trained me! TO ADOPT ME // Natalie Partenheimer, APA of Missouri | 314.645.4610, ext. 124 firstname.lastname@example.org
I’M PENELOPE, a 9-month-old pointer/pit bull terrier mix, and I’m always ready to play. I’m a curious, friendly lady, and I love to take walks and sit for treats from you and your family. TO ADOPT ME // Humane Society of Missouri | 314.647.8800 email@example.com
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[ ON THE TABLE ] by jonathan carli | photos by bill barrett
[ PRASINO ]
1520 w. 5th st. | st. charles | 636.277.0202
[ amuse bouche ] THE SCENE |
Lively contemporary restaurant focused on clean food and sustainability
THE CHEF |
THE PRICES |
$7 to $16 starters; $12 to $18 sushi rolls; $15 to $29 entrees
THE FAVORITES |
Lobster Avocado, Lava Roll, Chocolate Molten Cake, Black Cod, Lamb Shank Tagine, Green Tea Crème Brulee
THIS RESTAURANT, STARTED IN CHICAGO, has a unique formula that emphasizes natural, farm-to-table ingredients at affordable prices. You won’t find Coke here. You will find house-made cocktail mixers, jams and lots of gluten-free and vegan dishes (all identified as such in an effort to make life easier for the dining-challenged). But this is no granola cafe; it’s a mainstream restaurant—and a slick one, at that. Located in the old Noah’s Ark grounds, it is one of the businesses anchoring a Main Street-style development that eventually will include residences and businesses in an attractive planned community. I’d call the menu comfort food with a twist. Our Lobster Avocado starter ($16) was a treat of lobster meat piled high on top of an avocado half and dotted with bits of mango and creamy chili beurre blanc. It was memorable in the quantity of its flavorful seafood and the rich sauce with a bite.
Another winner was the Lava Roll ($16), one of about a half-dozen specialty sushi rolls. The fish was fresh, the sauce on top (called Firecracker sauce) was creamy. Especially good was the crispy ‘tempura panko’ crumbled on top, adding some crunch to what is normally a smooth and creamy food. A starter of Tuna Tartare ($15) featured a good presentation of chunked tuna piled into fried wonton shells. The fish had been glazed with sesame oil and possibly a little soy, and it was sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds—all to great effect. Less successful was the Mexican Roll ($16): south of the border ingredients like cilantro, raw red onion and tortilla strips simply don’t pair well with yellowtail and shrimp sashimi. Two outstanding entrees were the Black Cod ($28) and the Lamb Tagine ($26). The cod was sweet and mouthwatering in its Asian sauce of dashi and shiitake. Served in a shallow bowl on top of soba
noodles and bok choy, it’s the kind of dish you go back for. The lamb shank was tender and pungent with Moroccan spices. Covered with harissa, it tasted of clove, cinnamon and other flavors somewhat exotic for meat. It came with creamy tzatziki to temper the aromatic flavors, and couscous mixed with arugula, roasted carrots and celery. An order of Short Ribs ($26) was well-cooked, with the beef as lean as can be expected of this cut sitting on top of Swiss chard. Nearby was a mold of cauliflower gratin and a pool of Cabernet truffle mushroom sauce. It was a good dish, but rather heavy for the season. Desserts of Chocolate Molten Cake and Good Orange Tart (each $7) were very good. The former oozed chocolate and had a drizzle of caramel. The tart, with a tasty crust, was piled high with berries. Also stellar was our Green Tea Crème Brulee, delicately flavored with tea and rich with cream and the standard sugary crust.
[ food • ŏ • lō • gy ]
[ chef chat ]
meats and vegetables. HARISSA | A North African sauce of chilis, coriander, cumin, garlic paste, salt, spices and caraway. BLACK COD | Also called Sablefish or Butterfish, it comes from Alaska and British Columbia and has a rich, buttery flavor.
16 years in the business, including time at Cardwell’s at the Plaza, Tony’s and BC’s Kitchen
TAGINE | A dish named for the clay/ceramic cooking vessel used in Morocco to slow-cook
>>We loved the food here! The lobster in avocado was to-die-for, and the wait staff was really nice —SANDY B OF CHESTERFIELD
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After more than 40 years in business, DUFF’S, that Central West End classic owned by KAREN DUFFY and TIM KIRBY, closed June 23 after one last Sunday brunch. The space at 392 N. Euclid Ave. will be filled by CUCINA PAZZO, a new Italian venture by the team that owns The Shack Pubgrub, The Corner Pub & Grill and The Tavern Kitchen & Bar.
[ brewing something new ]
With organic beans and siphon brewing, CAFE DI ORGANO caters to coffee purists. The cafe, located at 1221 Locust St., also serves bagels, panini sandwiches, empanadas and salads to give customers something to munch while they sip.
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[ hasta la vista ]
VIDA MEXICAN KITCHEN Y CANTINA
in the Galleria has closed after less than a year in business.
[ on the docket ]
Lawyers-in-training at Saint Louis University will soon be able to sink their teeth into something tastier than amicus briefs. The new downtown law school announced plans to open a restaurant, called THE DOCKET, at 100 N. Tucker Blvd. The big establishment, run by Bon Appetit Management Company, will have more than 100 seats inside and 70 outside, and will serve quick breakfasts and lunches Monday through Friday, and dinner Monday through Saturday. Menu items will include small plates, pizzas, pastas and wood-fired entrees.
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Our best-selling basketball goal, the Goalsetter AllAmerican, is now on sale for $1,499. It features a 60-inch, tempered-glass backboard with a 3-inch offset, and is adjustable from 6 feet to 10 feet. 17373 Edison Ave. 636.530.0055 dreamplayrec.com
Kodner Gallery Missouri Masters Series 2013: Join us for a series of educational open houses featuring Missouri’s top artists—Benjamin Guffee (July 20, benefiting The Foundation Fighting Blindness),Yingxue Zuo (Aug. 17, benefiting American Parkinson Disease Association), and Irek Szelag (Sept. 14, benefiting Love U 2 Pieces). Light refreshments will be served while guests browse and enjoy a painting demonstration and discussion by the featured artist. 9650 Clayton Road | 314.993.4477 | kodnergallery.com
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LINDENWOOD’S J. SCHEIDEGGER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
COMPTON HEIGHTS CONCERT BAND
Treat your family to ‘Sousa Sundays,’ delightful pops concerts at Logan College’s Purser Center, featuring the Compton Heights Concert Band and guest artists such as the Canadian Brass, appearing in Concert No. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, July 7. Purser Center 1851 Schoettler Road 314.776.2227 | chband.org
The 2013-14 season will be our best yet, if legendary entertainer Martin Short (opening the season on Sept. 14) is any indication! 2300 W. Clay St. 636.949.4433 LindenwoodCenter.com PICTURED: MARTIN SHORT
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Ann Hoyt Wazelle returns to the UAO stage as Cio-Cio-San in one of the world’s most beloved operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, July 12, 13, 19 and 20 in this tragic tale of love and heartbreak. 733 N. Union Blvd. | 314.361.2881 unionavenueopera.org
Sammy Hagar and LiveNation have launched a new fundraiser for Ranken Jordan – A Pediatric Specialty Hospital by offering free concert tickets in return for donations to the hospital. Hagar will be in concert at the St. Louis Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Aug. 31. 11365 Dorsett Road 314.872.6400 rankenjordan.org
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STAGES will turn St. Louis pink this summer as it continues its 27th season with Broadway’s dance- filled hit, Legally Blonde, The Musical. Join in all the fun with Elle Woods, July 19 to Aug. 18! 314.821.2407 | stagesstlouis.org
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Owner Brigitte Mineo welcomes diners to experience the restaurant’s classic Italian specialties on its spacious and family-friendly outdoor patio. Live music is offered Saturday evenings. 333 Westport Plaza | 314.878.8180 paulmineos.com PICTURED: GIOVANNI MINEO WITH KRISTIN, MIKE AND JILLIAN CLARK
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THEATER WITH MUSIC—LOTS OF MUSIC: Opera Theatre of St. Louis has blessed us this year with an even wider variety of offerings than usual. The highlight has been the world premiere of Champion, about the welterweight boxer Emile Griffith. It received a sustained and loud ovation on opening night. Some have referred to it as a jazz opera because the composer of Champion is the highly regarded jazz musician Terence Blanchard. I liked the jazz-influenced parts of the score best. But in the opera’s score I heard more of the Blanchard who has written music for several films. That part serves the story well enough, though, without memorable melodies and without grabbing me the way the jazz did. The libretto by Pulitzer—and Tony-winner Michael Cristofer intelligently condenses the boxer’s rise and fall and makes the smart choice of telling that story through the memory of the old and mentally failing Griffith—a powerful and moving performance at Opera Theatre by Arthur Woodley. If Cristofer gets a chance to work further on the libretto, I hope he’ll develop more clearly and fully Griffith’s growing realization of his identity as a gay man. At the other extreme is the silliness of Bedrich Smetana’s rarely-seen comedy of strong-willed, battling lovers, The Kiss. It is given a proto-feminist twist by librettist Eliska Krasnohorska and provides a showcase for two impressive THE CHAMPION AT OTSL young sopranos in a cast that is strong throughout. And while the artificiality of a piece like The Kiss almost seems to require artificiality in the playing of it, I found the level of the acting at OTSL this year pretty much equal to what I see at the better non-operatic theaters. (That’s not always the case with opera.) For lovers of the standard repertoire, there are the two one-acts, Il Tabarro by Puccini and Pagliacci by Leoncavallo. They bring us the usual operatic fare of adultery, jealousy and murder. And for sheer unadulterated pleasure, nothing beats Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ Twelfth Night came close.) But it has now turned Forest Park over to its senior resident, The Muny, which opened its season with the demented Monty Python’s Spamalot and is now playing one of the most successful translations of animated film to live musical theater, Shrek. The ogre’s story got a boost from having its adaptation of the film script and its lyrics written by another Pulitzer winner, David Lindsay-Abaire. St. Louis Actors’ Studio has come up with one of the more intriguing offerings of the summer in its collaboration with playwright, screenwriter and movie director Neil LaBute. For the second year, they’ll be producing a new play by LaBute at their Gaslight Theatre on Boyle. This year, his new one-act, The Possible, will be part of the LaBute New Theater Festival, July 5 through 28. LaBute’s new play will be joined by eight plays selected in a competition held last fall. Four of them are on the bill July 5 though 14, and four of them from July 18 to 28. The playwrights hail from across the country but include St. Louisans Nancy Bell, Rachel Fenton and Joshua Thomas, and former St. Louisan Tyler Vickers. In addition, five high school students will have their plays read on the morning of July 6 at the Gaslight.
by michael pechlof
WINE DECANTING: CONFUSION & DISAGREEMENT Wine lovers debate the purpose of wine decanting on a regular basis. That’s the process of uncorking the bottle and pouring the contents into another vessel to let it breathe for awhile before drinking. The objective of decanting is little understood, and even the opinions of experts conflict. So what is the benefit of decanting wine? Is it worth waiting to drink your open bottle? Does the wine taste different after decanting? The vast majority of consumers believe decanting definitely benefits the wine. However, the practice of decanting should depend on its age, quality and style.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? Overall, there are two main reasons to decant your wine: removing sediment and aeration. The separation of sediment before serving results in a clearer and smoother wine; aeration allows the wine to breathe and develop taste and aroma. For most of history, decanting was a standard procedure to separate the sediment from the wine. Filtering and refining techniques were barely developed, and a strong presence of sediment in wine was common. However, advanced wine-making techniques have definitely reduced the amount of particles present in wines today. I recommend decanting red wines that are 10 years or older. The maturation process in the bottle causes sediment development of dead yeast cells, grape skins and tannins. But be aware that some wines with a mature life span can eventually reach a point where even careful decanting is too violent. Fragile aromas and flavors can collapse when exposed to air. In this case, keep the wine in the bottle and pour directly in the glass without stirring up the sediments. Aeration is the second and more common reason to decant wine. This process is called ‘breathing’ and describes the contact of wine and oxygen. Young red wines can taste bitter and have an obvious alcohol component. In these cases, oxygen can break up the tannins and alcohol to develop flavors and aromas. This phenomenon usually takes place in the bottle during the maturation process over years. Young whites benefit from aeration, too, especially those with high acidity like white Burgundies, rieslings and chenin blancs.
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[ ART ]
[ MOVIES ] t&s saw it!
wartime escape, margret and h.a. rey’s journey from france
MAN OF STEEL >> I’m a sucker for a good superhero story, and Superman
Chesterfield Arts | Free | chesterfieldarts.org >> This exhibition chronicles the journey of Margret and H.A. Rey as they fled Paris in 1940, traveling by bike, boat and train, with only a few belongings. Through Aug. 2.
fans will love this take from producer Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy) and director Zack Snyder (300, Watchman). The top-notch cast does a great job retelling the Superman legend, especially his struggles as a child. The special effects, particularly the scenes on Krypton, are downright beautiful; I wish baby Kal-El had a little more time on his home planet just so I could marvel at its technology. One minor qualm: I’m partial to morally ambiguous superheros, so compared to Iron Man’s snark and Batman’s angst, Superman is just too darn saintly. At one point, Clark Kent ponders his duty to mankind in a church, and nearly every camera angle manages to work a stained-glass Jesus in the frame. I’m all for symbolism, but that’s hitting the point a bit too hard. SHOULD YOU SEE IT? Fans of the genre will not be disappointed. Definitely one of the blockbusters this summer —C.K.
6/7–8/4 sarah bernstein: the heart’s epic schlep
St. Louis Artists’ Guild | Free | stlouisartistsguild.org
6/28–9/27 beneath the covers
Foundry Art Centre | Free | foundryartcentre.org
7/10–8/11 josh fraught: snacks, supports and something to rally around
Contemporary Art Museum | $5 | camstl.org
[ ETC. ]
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THE INTERNSHIP >> This is a predictable but highly enjoyable movie. Vince
6/26 coffee tour
5:30 p.m. | The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park $30 | ebsworthpark.org
Vaughn and Owen Wilson are a couple of salesmen whose jobs become obsolete thanks to the Internet. So what do they do? They join Google. The two tech illiterates apply for, and get, an internship with the famously brilliant and pubescent Silicon Valley company. It’s a setup for hilarity as the 40-somethings join the other beanie-topped interns in a series of competitions, from Quidditch to online troubleshooting (or as Vaughn calls it ‘on the line’) to see which team gets permanent jobs there. Predictably, the young people at Google learn some life lessons from Vaughn and Wilson, while those two become pretty adept at navigating their way around the web (not to mention Google’s free dining rooms, nap pods, spiral slide and more). Sounds silly, but it is handled well and great fun. SHOULD YOU SEE IT? Absolutely! —D.W.
6/29–6/30 pridefest st. louis
11 a.m. | Solider’s Memorial | Free | pridestl.org
136th annual veiled prophet parade
9:30 a.m. | Downtown St. Louis Free | veiledprophet.org >> Enjoy the imaginative and colorful floats when the Veiled Prophet Parade continues its legacy as one of St. Louis’ favorite family traditions.
jr. >>>7/9 SHOOTING STARZ CAMP
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Foundry Art Centre $38.50–$45 | foundryartcentre.org Your child will take center stage in this beginning acting and art camp. Through July 12. FIRST FRIDAY: THE SCIENCE OF DOCTOR WHO 6–10 p.m. | Saint Louis Science Center Free | slsc.org
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shrek: the musical
6/22 sonny rollins
8:15 p.m. | The Muny | Free - $75 | muny.org >> Everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, takes the stage. Through June 30.
Now–6/28 the kiss
Opera Theatre of St. Louis | Loretto-Hilton Center $25–$128 | opera-stl.org
6/28–7/14 soy yo! (i am me!) an
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Kranzberg Arts Center | $25 | gitana-inc.org
6/30 ms. bridget’s conservatoire of dance
3 p.m. | Edison Theatre | $20 | edison.wustl.edu
8 p.m. | Jazz St. Louis | Touhill | $35 - $125 | touhill.org
6/28 delta rae
8 p.m. | Old Rock House | $12 | oldrockhouse.com
7/1 matt pond
7:30 p.m. | Firebird | $12 | firebirdstl.com
sgt. pepper’s lonely hearts club band
8 p.m. | Powell Symphony Hall | $35 - $95 | stlsymphony.org >> Classical Mystery Tour joins the STL Symphony for its 45th anniversary celebration, performing Beatles favorites like Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, When I’m 64 and Strawberry Fields Forever.
51 WESTMORELAND PLACE
JUNE 26, 2013
200 South Brentwood Boulevard, #12D ~ Clayton 63105
Gracious heart-of-Clayton living with breathtaking views; walk to restaurants and boutiques. Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 full and one half-bath, open plan, hardwood floors, sleek baths, updates throughout. Numerous building amenities include doorman, secure parking, fitness center and roof-top pool. $549,000 314
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T&S HOME 51 WESTMORELAND PLACE ] by catherine klene listing price | $2,295,000 listing agent | holly bry & ann wroth with gladys manion VISITORS TO 51 WESTMORELAND PLACE IN THE CENTRAL WEST END may find their necks a bit stiff after a few minutes. A massive stone staircase in the entry greets guests, whose eyes follow as it spirals up to a soaring rotunda. Owners John and Robin Porta were equally awestruck when they purchased the home 11 years ago. “We just fell in love with it when we walked in: the moldings, the rotunda, the ceilings,” Robin Porta says. The eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom house is steeped in history and luxury. St. Louis architect James P. Jamieson designed the concrete and marble structure for Daniel Catlin, president of American Tobacco Co. Construction began in 1917, though Catlin died before the home was complete. His widow, however, lived there the rest of her life, and no expense was spared to bring the extravagance and elegance of an Italian Renaissance villa to St. Louis. “The story goes that they brought in 40 Italians, and it took four years to build it,” Porta says. “I don’t know how much truth there is to that, but the marble and detail work are fabulous. There is a Tiffany glass wall above the staircase that has Catlin and his wife’s initials in it.” The Portas continued to find hidden details long after they were settled. They had passed that Tiffany glass hundreds of times before a guest noticed something tucked into the pattern. “At the top, you see a picture of Catlin and his wife,” she says. “You could visit this house 10 times and still not see some things.” The Portas began a massive renovation project upon moving, completely gutting the kitchen and butler’s pantry. Today, the modern kitchen boasts a Viking range, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, hidden cabinets, granite counters and more. Chandeliers and drapery throughout the home were replaced, and a separate guest apartment also was given the full remodel. The backyard has been transformed into an outdoor oasis, adding a canopied patio, pool and outdoor fireplace. “Maintaining the home’s design is important,” Porta says. “You don’t want it to look like it was renovated. We wanted to stick with old Italian.” PHOTOS BY ALISE O’BRIEN The home’s 12,500 square feet have provided plenty of space for charity events, holiday gatherings and special moments, including their daughter’s wedding. “She wanted to get married at home, and we had 150 guests and everyone fit comfortably,” Porta says. “You have to want to entertain if you have this house.” The three Porta children have since moved out of the home, and the couple plans to relocate to San Diego, Calif., to be nearer to them. But memories of their years at this historic manse will remain. “We have books and books of pictures. There are a lot of great memories,” she says. “It’s a sad thing to see it go, but we’re moving forward.”
10040 LitzSinger road ~ LadUe ~ $1,699,000
Gorgeous home on 3 manicured acres in the heart of Ladue. 5476 square feet, 4+ bedrooms, 5 baths with a pool, patio, terrace and gardens. A must see! NEW LISTINGS 33 DROMARA ROAD
$2,295,000 5 acre Ladue estate. 4BR/7BA/7,000SF. Pool and pool house.
1000 WEIDMAN ROAD
$1,640,000 8.2 acres with main house, service house, 6 stall stable & expansive pastures.
24 MUIRFIELD ~ OPEN SUN 2:30-4:30
$799,000 With breathtaking views of the 12th hole at Bellerive CC, 4BR/2BA home has unlimited potential.
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408 SOUTH WARSON ROAD ~ OPEN SUN 1-3
11218 TUREEN DRIvE
$2,499,000 8,700SF Ladue mansion, almost 3 acres. 5BR/6.5BA, pool, reflecting pond, 5-car garage.
5 NASSAU DRIvE
$2,399,000 Johnson built home in Ladue. 6BD/7BA, 1+ acre with pool and hillside waterfall.
18 DARYL LANE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$2,395,000 Totally renovated 7,000+ square foot home on 1.8 acres, brand new pool and pool house.
15507 JOST CIRCLE
$1,825,000 3-year old Rehnquist-built home on a private cul-de-sac off Ladue’s Gold Coast, Litzsinger Road.
$725,000 5BR. Ladue Schools. 3,400SF. Pool, pool house. $449,500 Wonderful condo alternative in Ladue with lovely pool. Close to Clayton and airport. $397,000 Level, park-like 3/4 acre in heart of Ladue. 3BR/2.5BA, walk to Ladue schools, dining & shopping. $259,000 2 story 4BR/2.5BA, 3-car garage on cul-de-sac.
4191 DOMENICO COURT
$99,000 Charming 2BR/1BA ranch w/open floor plan, eat-in kitchen. New roof, lots of storage, great location.
CLAYTON / RICHMOND HEIGHTS 9 CARRSWOLD DRIvE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$3,349,900 Functional & luxurious.10,000SF, 4-car garage.
135 NORTH FORSYTH BOULEvARD
$1,999,000 Not your typical Clayton Gardens home! Old-world charm, 4BR/6BA, finished lower level.
150 CARONDELET PLAzA, UNIT 402
$799,000 2BR/2.5BA Spacious, light filled 2,421 square feet, corner unit with east/north exposure.
7420 WYDOWN BOULEvARD
11223 HUNTERS POND LANE
26 CLERMONT LANE ~ OPEN SUN 1-3 30 DEERFIELD TERRACE
9710 & 9714 LITzSINGER ROAD
$1,750,000 2 lots totaling 4.74 acres in heart of Ladue, backing to Old Warson Country Club.
#2 EDGEWOOD ROAD
$1,749,000 Ladue home, completely renovated, 4BR/6BA on 1.76 acres with pool and pool house.
$1,265,000 Harris Armstrong treasure, this masterpiece is on three rolling acres in the heart of Ladue.
9810 OLD WARSON ROAD
$2,599,900 Across from Old Warson CC, 8,500SF+. 2009 Higginbotham rehab. Gourmet kit. Pool & poolhouse.
2069 SOUTH MASON ROAD
12318 BOOTHBAY COURT
$799,000 Prestigious residential 4.5+ acre building site in Town and Country, could be subdivided to 2 lots.
805 FAIRFIELD LAKE ~ OPEN SUN 12-2
21 OvERBROOK DRIvE
$625,000 Build your dream home on this lovely 1.8-acre lot in terrific neighborhood.
$369,900 3 bedroom, 3 bath atrium ranch condo. Walk out lower level, steps from the pool.
121 LADUEMONT DRIvE ~ OPEN SUN 1-3
FRANKLIN COUNTY 2271 TALON COURT
$475,000 Renovated ranch, 2,818SF, 4BR3.5BA, updated kitchen & master bath, finished LL.
7 WESTFIELD LANE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$5,750,000 Exceptional estate w/ exceptional views atop the Bluffs of St. Albans. 10,000+SF of living space.
1000 DAUTEL LANE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
KIRKWOOD / DES PERES / WEBSTER 106 OAKWOOD AvENUE
$449,000 TEARDOWN – Picturesque private setting on almost one acre level lot, end of cul-de-sac, Ladue schools.
4 TALL TIMBERS DRIvE
36 CLERMONT LANE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$879,000 Updated Colonial on 1+ acre lot in Wheatfield Farms, backs to park.
$699,000 Spacious two-story on quiet cul-de-sac. 5BR/7BA, in-ground pool, sunroom, sauna, 3-car garage.
HUNTLEIGH / FRONTENAC 12 DUNLORA LANE
$1,499,000 Equestrian property on 3+ acres in Ladue. Miles of bridle trails. 2 stall barn, 4BR, 4 full/2 half BA.
13039 STARBUCK ROAD ~ UNDER CONTRACT
31 RIO vISTA DRIvE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$208,000 Spacious split-level, 4 beds/5 baths, features unique addition with endless possibilities.
$1,595,000 Newer Ladue home, 10,284SF, finished LL, 5BR, main floor master suite, 3-car garage, 1+ acre.
9 FORDYCE MANOR
$1,049,000 Functional and updated. Expanded Town and Country home. 5BR, 6,500SF.
$699,000 Fabulous family home in La Hacienda! Movein condition, neutral decor, spacious, 4BR/4BA, pool.
1 PILLSBURY PLACE
$1,650,000 Cape Cod Colonial is elegant, yet warm and inviting. 1.69 acres, 4+BR/6+BA.
LADUE / CREvE COEUR/ OLIvETTE 3 SAINT ANDREWS DRIvE ~ UNDER CONTRACT #8 MAYFAIR ROAD ~ OPEN SUN 1-3
$369,000 Ladue Schools, 4BR/2.5BA, 2,634 SF. Newer Kitchen, finished LL, fenced in backyard.
$1,375,000 5BR/5.5BA, two story brick home in soughtafter area. Newer updates thruout. Saltwater pool.
$2,900,000 A state-of-the-art smart home, 7BR/8BA. Updated and distinctively decorated for luxury living.
12817 DUBON LANE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$1,295,000 Unparalleled ranch w/ 8,500SF. Custom wine cellar, home theater, gourmet kitchen. 1.45 Acres.
18 CLERMONT LANE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$795,000 Charming 4BR/3.5BA Colonial. Walking distance to Wydown Boulevard hotspots.
$3,699,000 Maritz & Young masterpiece. 10,000+SF on 2 manicured acres in St. Louis Country Club grounds.
12116 CARBERRY PLACE $1,289,000 Refined executive home in Barrington Place. 5BR/6BA. 4,740SF, pool. Walkout fin. LL. In-law suite.
$164,900 Webster cottage, 2BR/1BA, maple cabinets and hardwood floors.
CENTRAL WEST END / DEMUN 51 WESTMORELAND PLACE
12088 LAKE PLACID ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$2,295,000 Historic manse restored to its original splendor! Beautiful entry 8BR/7BA, pool.
5215 LINDELL BOULEvARD
$1,399,900 Elegant Lindell mansion. All new systems. CatV/voice data/dual coax. 4BR/5BA 7,000SF total.
$3,249,500 Huntleigh Estate. 11,000SF. 3.5 acres. Pool. Majestic, expansive views.
6370 ALAMO AvENUE ~ OPEN SUN 1-3
3 BRIDLE LANE
9999 LITzSINGER ROAD
$2,275,000 Custom 8-year-old Frontenac 1.5 story. 5BR/8BA/8,500SF including fin. LL. Ladue Schools.
$419,000 Charming 4BR, 1800+SF cottage-style home in popular DeMun area.
719 DOMINION DRIvE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
1316 LITzSINGER WOODS LANE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$1,699,900 7 years new in Frontenac. 4BR/7BA/8,500SF including finished LL. Pool. Home theater. Luxurious.
SAINT LOUIS COUNTY 7250 CHRISTOPHER DRIvE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$865,000 4BR/4.5BA with main-floor master. All bedrooms are suites. Condo alternative.
34 BURROUGHS LANE
$825,000 5 Bedrooms / 7 Baths. Finished walk-out lower level. Unique floor plan with 2 main level bedrooms.
108 NORTH MOSLEY ROAD
TOWN & COUNTRY/ CHESTERFIELD 527 WINDY HILL ACRES LANE
$829,900 Central Ladue location with 4 bedrooms, 4,300SF and a finished living area. $799,000 Traditional 2 story home in Ladue schools. 5BR/4BA on almost an acre with pool and pool house.
$550,000 Spectacular river views from this bluff home on 1.9 acres. One of only 6 owning right up to the river.
1126 BELLA vISTA DRIvE
7729 BOARDWALK TOWER CIRCLE
$124,900 Beautiful end unit in Winghaven. 2BR/2.5BA, Loft, new carpet, many upgrades! Walk to Boardwalk!
1366 HAMPTON ROAD
$114,900 3BR/2.5BA move-in ready condo with recent updates. Low-maintenance & conveniently located!
$1,499,000 4BR Colonial on 6+ secluded acres, manicured lawn, pool and guest cottage.
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4 soMerset downs | ladue 1091 wings | st. albans 5 bedrooMs, 9 baths $3,250,000 15.7 acres $8,900,000 la charrette is one Missouri’s most important estates stunning contemporary estate on 3 park-like acres with in the area. 12,000+ sq. ft. of living space. Pool/hot tub. 10,000+ sq. ft. of total living space. guest house. 16 years old.
41 clerMont lane | ladue 5 bedrooMs, 6½ baths $1,335,000 More than 6,000 sq. ft. of refreshed, open & stunning comfort in this white colonial brick manse. Pool.
228 lancaster drive | clayton 5 bedrooMs, 3½ baths $1,300,000 luxurious contemporary home. stunning foyer, vaulted great rm. excellent for entertaining. oversized 3-c gar.
10 Fielding road | ladue 4 bedrooMs, 4 baths $950,000 california-style house on an acre in ladue. custom redesigned & new kitchen. Master wing w/ private deck.
21 kingsbury Place | central west end 6 bedrooMs, 3½ baths $699,000 outstanding architectural details highlight this gracious home. French doors open to rear garden & pool.
4976 Pershing Place | central west end 6 bedrooMs, 4½ baths $899,000 enjoy the charm & elegance of the world’s Fair era w/ timeless updates in every room of this beautiful manse.
#3 sunnyMeade | ladue 4 bedrooMs, 3 baths $519,000 exemplary bright cottage sits on nearly a half-acre lot. updated & maintained. Finished lower level. 2-c garage.
new listing! 9701 ladue road | ladue 23 lenox Place | central west end 6 bedrooMs, 4½ baths $1,195,000 6 bedrooMs, 3½ baths $1,285,000 gracious colonial on 1.13-acre lot in a park-like setting. glamorous & stunning residence with historical 5600+ sqft of comfortable living space. 3-c gar. Pool. significance on a double lot. 1st floor sunroom addition.
16512 kingsPointe lake ln. | clarkson valley 4 bedrooMs, 3½ baths $825,000 stunning 1½-story home with kitchen/hearth room, great room, library, 3 fireplaces & walkout lower level.
4909 laclede ave. #2103 | central west end 2 bedrooMs, 2½ baths $825,000 Park east tower executive penthouse with unmatched views of the city. Elegant living & free flowing floor plan.
1 saPPington sPur | oakland 14 leMP road | kirkwood 3 bedrooMs, 3½ baths $699,000 4 bedrooMs, 5 baths $675,000 stunning contemporary on a lushly landscaped lot w/pool. incredible home with many additions & updates since it sophisticated kitchen, screened porch & guest house. was first built. Well-appointed & spacious! 1-acre lot.
new Price! 226 south Forest ave. | webster groves 4 bedrooMs, 3½ baths $509,900 spacious home on private half-acre lot. Finished lower level with wet bar, bath & office. Large deck.
oPen sunday 1-3 8025 Maryland avenue #17a | clayton Maryland walk $2,795,000 Penthouse residence offers sweeping views to the north, south & west. stunning architectural details.
30 kingsbury Place | central west end 6 bedrooMs, 3½ baths $650,000 Magnificent Georgian Colonial in sought-after kingsbury Place. stunning home w/updated kitchen.
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523 north and south rd. | university city 3 bedrooMs, 2½ baths $489,000 beautiful 2-story townhome with 2,600+ sq. ft. Fresh & move-in ready! Open floor plan. Attached 2-car garage.
22 ladue ridge | ladue 3 bedrooMs, 2 baths $439,900 wonderfully well-built, 1950’s brick ranch on almost one acre backing to a lush, sloped & private yard.
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155 carondeLet PLaza #905 | cLayton the crescent $2,725,000 one-of-a-kind penthouse represents the highest standards in luxury. the 1st of 4 extraordinary custom penthouses.
10 terry hiLL Lane | westwood 3 bedrooMs, 3½ baths $1,498,000 Architecturally significant mid-century modern gem renovated using the finest luxury materials.
10822 KennerLy road | sunset hiLLs 4 bedrooMs, 4½ baths $1,490,000 this truly unique home offers many extras, including an indoor pool, 2 wine cellars, catering kitchen, plus more!
16441 waLnut raiL road | cLarKson vaLLey 5 bedrooMs, 5½ baths $1,390,000 exceptional home set on picturesque 3+ wooded acres backing to lake. Perfectly appointed throughout. Pool.
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29 rio vista drive | Ladue 5 bedrooMs, 4½ baths $995,000 once-in-a-lifetime home in premier location. Professionally gut-rehabbed & enlarged english manor home.
1809 bach avenue | KirKwood 6 bedrooMs, 5½ baths $975,000 Picturesque 9-year-new custom home on 3 levels with top quality finishes. In-law suite. Beautiful 1-acre lot.
8331 university drive | cLayton 44 overhiLLs drive | Ladue 4 bedrooMs, 4 fuLL & 2 haLf baths $1,145,000 6 bedrooMs, 4½ baths $999,000 one-of-a-kind contemporary located in clayton gardens, unique opportunity on a tranquil 3.2-acre property. one of clayton’s most sought-after neighborhoods. classic center hall colonial. Large kitchen & walkout LL.
2365 MaybrooK | KirKwood 4 bedrooMs, 4½ baths $815,000 beautiful 4,087 sq. ft. home on large lot offers updated kitchen/hearth room & 2-story great room.
13204 cLayton road | town and country 4 bedrooMs, 4½ baths $799,000 beautiful & private 1½ story with sun room, lower level media room & walkout to salt water pool.
12583 durrow ct. | town and country 5 bedrooMs, 4 fuLL & 2 haLf baths $769,000 warm & inviting home with updates throughout. 2-story great room overlooks patio & pool. finished LL.
230 s. gore avenue | webster groves 5 bedrooMs, 3 baths $649,000 renovated Queen ann century home. walk to everything. Premier street. new 2-car garage.
14 McKnight Lane | Ladue 3 bedrooMs, 3½ baths $599,000 Quiet cul-de-sac, walking distance to local elementary school & shopping. updated kitchen, living spaces & systems.
6339 waterMan | university city 4+ bedrooMs, 3½ baths $595,000 a gem in the crown of sought-after Parkview; this home is exceptional. spacious yet cozy living spaces. Pool.
6843 waterMan avenue | university city 5 bedrooMs, 3½ baths $549,900 exceptional ames Place home! beautifully built with light-filled rooms & custom millwork. 3-car garage.
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2026 ann avenue | south city 4 bedrooMs, 3½ baths $284,500 Fabulous rehab wood floors, granite countertops & stainless appliances. Master bedrooms suite.
4928 bucKinghaM #2e | centraL west end 3 bedrooMs, 1½ baths $259,000 Lovely, sophisticated, & spacious condo tucked away on private street right-in-the-heart of cwe.
709 s. sKinKer bLvd. #201 | forest ParK area 3 bedrooMs, 2 baths $219,000 Light-filled unit in the elegant Versailles Condominium centrally located on skinker across from forest Park!
7645 carswoLd | cLayton 3 bedrooMs, 3½ baths $357,900 charming 2-story home with updated kitchen & baths, open floor plan & finished lower level.
new Listing! 20 coLoniaL hiLLs drive | Ladue schooLs 4 bedrooMs, 2½ baths $715,000 beautifully maintained 2 story with large great room overlooking private one-acre lot.
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NO. 1N, 30 BRIGHTON WAY | $549,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.997.4800 | JANETMCAFEE.COM 46 CRESTWOOD DRIVE | $815,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.997.4800 | JANETMCAFEE.COM 733 MIDDLE POLO DRIVE | $1,269,000 | NOON-2 P.M. | 314.997.4800 JANETMCAFEE.COM NO. 905, 155 CARONDELET PLAZA | $2,725,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.725.0009 DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM NO. 17C, 8025 MARYLAND AVE. | $2,795,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.725.0009 DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM NO. 201, 709 S. SKINKER BLVD. | $219,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.725.0009 DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
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COMPTON HILL WATER TOWER >>
The glow of the full moon falls softly through the open window of the Compton Hill Water Tower. Visitors who climb the 198 stairs to the pinnacle find a panoramic view of the city, quiet in the darkness but unmistakably St. Louis, with the Arch’s limbs falling to earth like moonbeams. Of the seven standpipe water towers still extant in the U.S., two are in St. Louis. This one, built in 1898 to equalize water pressure and prevent powerful surges, looks down from Reservoir Park, the city’s highest point. Built of rusticated limestone, brick and terra cotta in the French Romanesque style, the exterior suited the Victorian decorative demands of the day by concealing the unattractive piping. A bare woman cast in bronze stands guard at the tower’s flank. She is The Naked Truth, a tribute to three German-American editors of the St. Louis Westliche Post, which gave Joseph Pulitzer his first byline. Adolphus Busch was the major donor of the statue, which was to be a gift to the city from the German-American Alliance. Busch balked when he saw sculptor Wilhelm Wandschneider’s nude figure design, but the artist refused to drape her. As a compromise, the commissioning jury asked that she not be carved from white marble to minimize the appearance of bare skin. The statue was unveiled in 1914, two months before the outbreak of World War I. Improved technology rendered the water tower obsolete in 1929. It fell into disrepair, despite being named to the National Registry of Historic Places, and was threatened with demolition until a preservation society organized its renovation in 1999. Now, passersby intrigued by the minaret may climb its iron stairs the first Saturday of the month and on evenings when the moon is full.
COMPTON HEIGHTS CONCERT BAND >>
The giant rose windows aren’t the first features newcomers to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church notice. Neither is the grand altar, nor the vaulted ceiling. It’s the reverberating sounds of Sousa that really draw attention. The 1908 church at 3120 Lafayette Ave. now serves as the rehearsal hall for the Compton Heights Concert Band, a community ensemble that spends its summers playing American standards. Formed in 1976 by neighborhood resident and bassoonist Harry Swanger, the band is composed of players of all ages and professions, from high school students to retirees—and even includes T&S staffer/clarinetist Rebecca Koenig. Picnickers gather in Francis Park on Sundays and Tower Grove Park on Mondays for evening concerts of marches, show tunes and classical repertoire, supplemented by performances by guest artists. Recent December holiday concerts at Powell Symphony Hall and Peabody Opera House featured internationally known musicians, such as organist rock star Cameron Carpenter and The Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano band. The ensemble has an unlikely source of income: It runs weekend bingo games at Bandwagon Hall.
THE FLEUR-DE-LYS MANSION >>
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805 FAIRFIELD LAKE DRIVE
by rebecca koenig | photos by bill barrett
A red-brick residence on Russell Boulevard has seen the comings and goings of Compton Heights for exactly 100 years. Now a bed-and-breakfast, the Fleur-de-Lys Mansion was not unique in its day its exterior symmetry, but for its mirror-image interior. William Beckman of the W.E. Beckman Bakers and Confectioners Supply Company had the 17-room home built in 1913 for him and his wife to live on one side and his grown daughter’s family to occupy the other. Forecasting the modern duplex, each wing had a complete parlor, dining room, kitchen, butler’s pantry, bathroom and two bedrooms. Servants lived on the top floor beside a ballroom. The house was abandoned and vandalized in the ’70s, but a young couple bought and repaired it in 1989. The B&B, operating since 1996, takes its name from the unconventional fleur-de-lys endcap on one of the chimney supports (and, of course, from the city’s French heritage).
12386 Creekhaven - Des Peres - $589,000 Built-ins, surround sound, and large windows admonish the family room of this lovingly maintained and updated Berkley Manor listing. Many professional design elements throughout.
1751 North Woodlawn Avenue - Ladue - $4,700,000 Presiding over 20 plus sub-dividable acres with tiered brick terrace, swimming pool, pool house, tennis courts, and gazebo, this substantial home has been orchestrated with amazing architectural details. Includes enormous, elegant spaces and fabulous “Gone With the Wind” staircase.
155 Carondelet Plaza, #309 - Clayton - $1,125,000 One-of-a-kind, like-new condo has expansive outdoor living space with large terrace. Gourmet kitchen and spacious master suite with luxurious bathroom are part of the huge, open floor plan.
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9014 Stonebridge - Richmond Hgts. - $475,000 Lovely three-bedroom ranch in a central location with great curb appeal includes a very petty pool area, circular driveway, and attached two-car garage.
14341 Manderleigh Woods Dr. - T & C - $799,000 Stately, executive-style home with first-floor master bedroom, two-story great room with wall of windows that looks out to the woods, and cherry island kitchen with double ovens and butler’s pantry. Beautiful, private lot!
Clayton - 314.725.5100
616 Garland Place - Warson Woods - $700,000 This builder/owner whole-house renovation was recently featured in Country Living magazine. Nearly 1,800 square feet were added to the original home including a gorgeous kitchen with everything a wish list could possibly contain: over-sized center island complemented by custom designer palette, custom cabinets, top-of-the-line appliances, beautiful off-white granite, and walk-in pantry.
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TOWN & COUNTRY $899,000 1865 South Mason Road 4 Bedroom, 3 Baths NEW LISTING
SAINT LOUIS, 63105 $529,000 801 South Skinker, Unit 12A 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths NEW LISTING
LADUE I $2,095,000 712 South Price Road 4 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths NEW LISTING
CREVE COEUR $1,099,000 177 Plantation Drive 7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths NEW LISTING
LADUE $449,500 33 Magnolia Drive 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths NEW LISTING
LADUE I $845,000 51 Briarcliff 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths NEW LISTING
8800 Brookview Drive, Crestwood NEW LISTING. Offered at $169,900.
1009 S. Mcknight Road, Richmond Heights NEW LISTING. Offered at $299,000.
30 Berkshire Drive, Richmond Heights NEW PRICE. Offered at $705,000.
51 Berkshire Drive, Richmond Heights Offered at $780,000.
3 Bobolink, Oâ€™Fallon NEW LISTING. Offered at $360,000.
1521 Dietrich Place Court, Unincorporated Offered at $385,000.
43 Kingsbury Place, CWE Offered at $599,000.
680 Henry Avenue, Ballwin Offered at $449,000.
9889 clayton road I saint louis, missouri 63124
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Barbara Wulﬁng 314.277.3285
New Listings by Barbara Wulﬁng
Lifetime Sales Over $550 Million Five Star Agent Past 5 Years
712 S. Price Road, Ladue Offered at $2,095,000. 8 year old French Country home on secluded 1.8 acres. Co-listed with James L. Manion
40 Auburndale Drive, Creve Coeur Offered at $1,350,000. 10 year old home, main ﬂoor master, complete attached guest quarters, six bedrooms, ﬁve-and-a-half baths and pool.
925 N. Sappington Road, Glendale Offered at $659,000. Charming 100 year old home that has been stunningly updated and renovated.
1837 Stenton Path, Chesterﬁeld Offered at $529,000. Fantastic kitchen/breakfast room addition. Finished walkout lower level plus bonus room. Co-listed with James L. Manion
49 Fair Oaks, Ladue Offered at $1,295,000. 2-story home in perfect condition with 4BR/5.5BA,pool and garage space for 4 cars.
10 Country Life Acres, Town & Country Offered at $1,175,000. Seclusion and privacy. Stunning 2 acre lot. Modern additions and amenities, 5,831 square feet. Pool.
33 Magnolia, Ladue Offered at $449,500. Charm Galore! Fabulous master bedroom suite, huge deck overlooking private and fenced landscaped yard. Co-listed with James L. Manion
17929 Greyabbey Court, Chesterﬁeld Offered at $855,000. Stunning custom country French home. Located In convenient and desirable Greystone Subdivision. Co-listed with Larry Levy
14608 Summer Blossom Lane, Chesterﬁeld Offered at $569,000. Delightful two-story with three ﬁnished levels and a pool. Huge master suite and with newer luxury bath.
8 Long Meadows Lane, Town & Country xxxxx Orrville Road, Wildwood 1 Little Lane, Ladue 168 N. Central Avenue, Clayotn 10588 Frontenac Woods, Frontenac 1 Little Lane, Ladue (LOT) 816 S. Hanley Road, Unit 1C
$2,200,000 OPEN 6/30 1-4 PM $1,850,000 $1,700,000 $1,195,000 COMING SOON $879,900 Co-listed with Larry Levy $595,000 $119,900 NEW PRICE
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Natural-looking water features such as waterfalls and smaller splash pools or fountains provide an element that is both functional and beautiful. A free-form pool by Liquid Assets features a 20-foot waterfall made of Missouri fieldstone boulders to complement the natural surroundings.
the great outdoors
NATURAL WATER FEATURES
Don’t relegate fruit and vegetable gardens to a boring square box. Try ‘edible landscaping’ and incorporate them into your overall landscape design. “I encourage clients to incorporate herbs, fruit trees and berry plants into their ornamental container plantings,” says landscape architect Mary Deweese of Acorn Landscapes. In this planter, she’s combined a super dwarf nectarine and herbs with inedible coleus.
Summer has arrived! Time to live outdoors, enjoying fun in the sun with family and friends. In 2013, the backyard has reinvented itself. Why have a plain old patio when you can have a stylish outdoor room? These trends take leisure time to a new level.
BY AMY BURGER
Retaining walls seem like a boring necessity but they can be attractive and eco-friendly at the same time, like plant-filled walls by The Living Wall Company. “The structures we depend on can no longer just accomplish one goal. They must embrace living systems wherever possible and deliver maximum environmental service along with the expected structure,” says owner Mark Woolbright.
JUNE 26, 2013
PHOTO COURTESY OF MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
CREATIVE RETAINING WALLS
With St. Louis’ average annual rainfall around 39 inches, a rain garden provides a natural solution to yards that flood. “It uses the deep roots of native plants to help absorb the water,” says landscape architect Meg Bergen of Horstmann Brothers Landscape Services. The rain garden should be at least 10 feet from your house so it doesn’t cause problems with water in your basement.
OUTDOOR LIVING ROOMS
Traditional patios and decks are giving way to more complete ‘outdoor living rooms’ defined by partial walls, ceilings, flowing curtains and pergolas filled with quality furniture upholstered in weather-resistant fabrics. “Raising the level of finish and detail on the exterior space provides a smoother transition from the adjacent interior space and becomes an extension of it,” says Michael Rechan of Michael Lauren Development.
PHOTO BY SUZY GORMAN
Enhance your outdoor room with the latest technology. “People are increasingly installing outdoor entertainment products such as TVs, architectural speakers, wireless control systems, and more,” says Tony Vieira, VP of sales for The Sound Room. Just remember, there are differences between outdoor and indoor tech products so select accordingly. PHOTO COURTSY OF ETC, HOME AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY
PHOTO BY BILL BARRETT
With outdoor entertaining a major focus of family life, “People are taking the outdoor culinary experience to the next level with custom built-in outdoor kitchens and islands, including grills, refrigerators, sinks and storage,” says Bob Holman, general manager of Amini’s Home, Rugs and Game Rooms. Attached dining or bar seating areas are popular as well.
FIREPLACES AND HEARTHS:
Many are upgrading from small, portable fire pits to full outdoor fireplaces with chimneys built into patios. Some even include a wood-burning oven for the chef. “Outdoor hearths create a gathering place where people like to hang out. Building a fire becomes a family event,” says Richard Poynter, owner of Poynter Landscape Architecture and Construction. JUNE 26, 2013
HOMEWORK] DEAR HOMEWORK,
We are about to paint, rather than restain our 26-year-old cedar and stone house, in an attempt to give it a long overdue face-lift. We would welcome other suggestions as far as landscaping, hardscaping, new columns/doors, etc., to try to ‘charm up’ our rather bland-looking domicile. Most of our front landscaping did not survive last summer’s heat wave, so it seems a full makeover is warranted. Help! ——— DESPERATELY SEEKING CURB APPEAL
DEAR DESPERATELY SEEKING CURB APPEAL, I think your house has a lot going for it and I commend your use of upgraded doors on your front-facing garage. A lighter color on the dark cedar siding will have a huge impact, and I think a khaki green would blend well with the existing stone walls and blue shutters. AFTER Next, I would add some new stone features, such as an arched portal at the entry porch and a longer, taller retaining wall to give the house a more completely detailed feel. Some new details such as brackets to support the box-bay window, a new corner-supported coach lamp and flower boxes would also contribute to a more upmarket feel. For the landscape, I would trim back the tree to the right of the entry porch and get rid of everything else close to the house. I would plant a low, informally clipped hedge on top of the new retaining wall, which will form an effective backdrop for hundreds of red tulips. Finally, I would remove three panels of concrete from the driveway to allow for planting between the ‘tire tracks’ to soften the effect of a double-width driveway on the smallish front yard. These changes impart a happier, more European feel to the property and upgrade the curb appeal considerably. Hope this helps. ——— HOMEWORK
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8 MAYFAIR ROAD ~ $2,900,000
A state of the art smart home, 7BD/8BA. Updated and distinctively decorated for luxury living.
18 DARYL LANE ~ $397,000
Level, park-like 3/4 acre in heart of Ladue. 3BR/2.5BA, walk to a trio of Ladue schools, dining & shopping.
13039 STARBUCK ROAD ~ $879,000
Updated Colonial on 1+ acre lot in Wheatfield Farms. Backs to park. 62 |
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Follow the winding road to this secluded estate on the shores of Lake Richard just north of Alton, Illinois... step across the threshold and into pure elegance and discover one of the most unique homes in the entire St. Louis region.
• 9,000 sf main house with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths 2 • gourmet kitchens with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances • 2 luxurious master suites with walk-in closets • State-of-the-art home theatre • Extensive millwork, custom interior doors, built-ins abound • High-end fixtures and finishes • Magnificent east-facing sunroom • Four-car garage with roomy home office located above • 45 minutes from St. Louis on 80 acres at the shore of a fullystocked 22-acre private lake
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Materials used: Granite and limestone countertops in the kitchens Travertine, slate and ceramic tile floors in the kitchens and baths Brushed cyprus, cedar beams, oak, cherry, walnut and hickory
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Other property features: 2 bedroom 1,200 sf guest house Three-slip, fully-enclosed boat house with gas dock Separate electrical building houses industrial-sized generator 2,000 sf dock constructed of eco-friendly Trex® deck material with sandy beach and outside shower
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your spectacular dream home built by Michael Lauren: itâ€™s not just another pretty face. it exudes Quality, Integrity and Impeccable Design. We make the custom home experience satisfying with our end-to-end service, which encompasses lot acquisition, architectural design, zoning approval, construction management and post-construction design finishes. Ultimately, your home is a reflection of you. itâ€™s our passion to bring that vision to life.
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$485,000 1420 Highland Valley Circle Agent: Gloria Gantner Laura McCarthy-Clayton Price per square foot: $137.04
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$620,000 324 White House Farm Drive Agent: Mary Beth Benes Coldwell Banker Gundaker-T & C Price per square foot: $178.88
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$700,000 No. 3F, 800 S. Hanley Road #3F Agent: Victoria Holton Keller Williams Realty St. Louis Price per square foot: $282.60
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$440,900 611 N. Clay Ave. Agent: Carole Fitzgerald Red Key Realty Leaders St. Louis Price per square foot: $209.55
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$675,000 15 Berkshire Drive Agent: Grace Lowell Janet McAfee Price per square foot: $254.14
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$725,000 9 Black Creek Lane Agent: Connie O’Keefe Janet McAfee Price per square foot: $188.80
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J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts 2013 – 2014 Season Performances An Evening with Martin Short
Sept. 14, 2013 | 8:00 PM
Swing This starring Debbie Boone & The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Oct. 12, 2013 | 8:00 PM
Lynn Anderson in Concert
Oct. 18, 2013 | 8:00 PM
An Evening with Frankie Avalon
Oct. 19, 2013 | 8:00 PM
Christmas with The Lettermen
Dec. 13, 2013 | 8:00 PM Dec. 14, 2013 | 2:00 & 8:00 PM
Christmas Traditions with The Lennon Sisters
Dec. 15, 2013 | 5:00 PM
Christmas with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. of the 5th Dimension
Dec. 20, 2013 | 8:00 PM Dec. 21, 2013 | 2:00 PM
The Moscow Festival Ballet presents Giselle
Jan. 25, 2014 | 8:00 PM
The Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel
Feb. 25, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Celtic Nights -- Journey of Hope: A Night of Music, Song & Dance
Mar. 2, 2014 | 2:00 PM
The Gershwin Project starring Peter Nero
Mar. 8, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Reflections of Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra starring Deana Martin
Mar. 22, 2014 | 8:00 PM
The Addams Family -- A Musical: The National Tour
Apr. 6, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Memphis -- The Musical: The National Tour
Apr. 21, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Wayne Newton in Concert
May 17, 2014 | 8:00 PM
…and more, including dance concerts, free music series, fashion shows, and free speaker events.
July 1: Renewal of Season Tickets July 15: New Season Ticket Sales July 29: Special Online Presale August 5: Single Ticket Sales Join our mailing list by calling the Box Office or visiting www.LindenwoodCenter.com to stay up to date on all performances offered at Lindenwood’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. “Performing at Lindenwood’s J. Scheidegger Center in St. Charles was wonderful! It was so easy to get to and everyone was extremely friendly. I can’t wait to come back!”
- Bobby Vinton -
2300 West Clay Street - Saint Charles, MO 63301 | www.lindenwoodcenter.com | (636) 949-4433 JUNE 26, 2013
13980 Manchester Road
2011 Infiniti M37
2011 Audi A4 Quattro | $29,990 Manual, 27k miles, premium plus package, navigation, rear park aid, heated seats, HID headlights, blutooth, rain sensing wipers, back-up camera, universal garage door, MP3, satellite radio, local one owner.
wheels, pwr mirrors, keyless, rear camera.
2012 Volvo XC60
Nav, rear parking aid, back-up camera, DVD, chrome 22” wheels, luggage rack, sunroof, 3rd row seating, remote start.
$23,990 2009 BMW 328i
One owner, tan interior, alloy wheels, Bluetooth, satellite radio, roof rails, keyless entry, power seat.
Local one owner, low miles, manual, terracotta leather, 19” sport aluminum wheels, heated seats, 6 CD, LED lights.
Local one owner, DVD, sunroof, leather, heated seats & steering wheel, park assist, back-up camera, SmartKey, power liftgate.
$21,990 2009 BMW 328xi
Low miles, gray leather, sunroof, heated seats, cold weather package, prem. pkg., memory seats and fog lights (blue).
One owner, gray leather, 7 passenger, 2nd row captains, 17” alloys, spoiler, heat seats, running boards, luggage rack.
AWD, automatic, tan leather, sunroof,
cold weather package, heated seats, power seats with memory.
Two To choose from
2007 Mazda 3
$9,290 2011 Ford Fiesta
Automatic, sunroof tan interior, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, power windows and power locks. |
2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S $59,990
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AWD, 24k miles, nav, sunroof, leather heat/ cool seats, sat. radio, Bluetooth,USB,18” alloy
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