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New Head of School Tom Stoner believes in the power of Christian schooling.


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Saint LouiS univerSity CanCer Center giveS hope to thouSandS of CanCer patientS eaCh year through our worLd-CLaSS Care and reSearCh. Join us, along with the CBS radio network, in celebrating that hope at the fourth annual think pink trivia night event to aid breast cancer research. taking place at 6 p.m. oct. 4 at the Sheldon Concert hall, the event, is emceed by CBS radio on-air personalities and includes a silent auction, gift baskets, hotel stays, outings and a grand prize for the winning team.

we are very excited about this opportunity to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer; anyone who’s had breast cancer or has known someone with it understands the importance of this mission. think pink trivia night heightens awareness of the problem and raises money to help researchers find cures. More important, it gives people who care an opportunity to make a difference by contributing and participating.

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all proceeds fromthink pink trivia night will benefit breast cancer research at Saint Louis university Cancer Center. as the second-largest cancer center and one of only two academic cancer centers in the region, we do a tremendous amount of community service work and provide more than 1,000 free cancer screenings per year. we treat both adult and pediatric patients, diagnose more than 5,200 cancer patients per year, and have 73 specialists dedicated to cancer through patient care and research. Cancer patients receive care at SSM Cardinal glennon Children’s Medical Center, SSM St. Mary’s health Center and tenet’s Saint Louis university hospital. there are 50 tables of 10 available at think pink trivia night, each costing $300. tickets can be purchased at y98.com/thinkpink, fresh1025.com/ thinkpink, kmox.com/thinkpink or slucare.edu

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> This is the fourth year for Trivia Night, but the first year it is hosted by Saint Louis University Cancer Center

> Tables are $300 and seat 10. > 50 tables are available, anticipating 500 attendees

> Event also to include a silent

auction of event tickets, gift baskets, hotel stays and outings

> Emceed by a variety of CBS Radio on-air personalities.

> Brain teaser events and games and other entertainment throughout the night

> Proceeds to benefit breast cancer research at Saint Louis University Cancer Center

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[ LETTER FROM THE EDITOR ] We have just completed a humbling experience here at the office: reading some 70 submissions for the T&S 2013 Reaching Out Awards. I long ago recognized how exceptionally charitable St. Louis is, but reading the stories of these nominees has been a sobering reminder of just how much need there is and how many people in town step up every day to meet that need. Volunteers come from all walks of life, from modest to millionaire, and they fulfill needs I never knew existed. There’s the small furniture company that provides beds and cribs for children thrown into the County Family Court system, so these little ones in crisis have a place to sleep. Then there’s the man who lost his daughter to cancer, but still shops for and delivers toys and snacks to the other kids receiving treatment at the clinic. And the retired teacher who comes to Lift for Life Academy two days a week, four hours at a time, to tutor high school math (God love her). One Clayton financial services firm filled more than 200 bags with food for the hungry, cleaned a neighborhood park and built a community garden for Kingdom House. And I have to give a shout-out to the man who dresses in a stifling Easter Bunny costume for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Hunt for a Cure—and doesn’t take it off until every child has had the chance to pose for a picture with Bunny. It may be surprising to learn that these are not the winners of our Reaching Out Awards. For those stories, you’ll have to check out our Sept. 25 issue. But as you can see, the bar is set very high. —Dorothy F. Weiner Editor in Chief

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

St. Louisans say a lot in 140 characters. Check out the tweets of the town and join the conversation on Twitter using #TSsmalltalk. 8/7 Richard Callow @publiceyestl Will the Zoo start a livestream so we can still get our penguin on?

To celebrate its centennial, the City of Clayton and the Clayton Century Foundation have commissioned a new public art project. Molecular Bloom with Single Flower, by artist JAMES SURLS, to be permanently installed in Shaw Park Aug. 29. Surls’ piece was chosen by a panel of Clayton residents and regional arts experts. In other centennial news, tickets to Clayton’s Party of the Century, Nov. 29 at The Ritz-Carlton, are now on sale at claytonmo.gov.

8/7 MayorSlay.com @MayorSlay “Rain is possible” is not really a “forecast.” #fgs 8/7 STL County Library @SLCL July was the busiest month EVER in the history of the library! 615,000 people visited our branches & 1.46 million items were checked out. 8/7 Tara Pham @tarapham Just discovered Indian Bones Collective & making my way through their catalog. So far, so fantastic. #STL #localmusic http:// ibcollective.bandcamp.com/

Some people count the days until retirement; others just keep doing the work at which they excel. DR. JULE MILLER, 87 and still a practicing author and psychoanalyst, is among the latter. Miller will be honored Sept. 16 at The Perfect Match, a benefit for the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute’s Betty Gold Smith Library. The event takes place at Highlands Golf & Tennis Center in Forest Park. Tennis attire is encouraged!

Were your eyes larger than your stomach during those family fruit-picking sessions at local farms and orchards? The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is accepting donations of fresh fruit and produce for the rest of the season. You can drop off excess bounty Monday through Friday at 10601 Baur Blvd.

8/6 Anna Kay @AnnaMarieKay Man. Nelly was lookin too fine tonight. And what an awesome game!! Go Cardinals!! #NellyNight #STL #CardinalNation @Nelly_Mo 8/4 STL Craft Beer Week @stlbeerweek Well that was fun. #STLCBW

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Architects Raymond E. Maritz and W. Ridgely Young designed homes in some of our most distinguished neighborhoods. The Architecture of Maritz & Young: Exceptional Historic Homes of St. Louis, features more than 200 photographs, architectural drawings and original floor plans. Included are mansions on Lindell Boulevard across from Forest Park and homes on Forsyth Boulevard near Washington University. The book, recently published by Missouri History Museum Press, was written by Kevin Amsler and L. John Schott.

Former St. Louisan JERE HAUSFATER was in town recently to introduce his latest movie, Standing Up, at the first St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival, SLIFF/Kids. Hausfater, a Ladue High grad, is COO of Aldamisa International and a former executive vice president at Disney’s Buena Vista International and Miramax International. Based on the classic young adult novel Goat Island, the film is an adventure about two 12-year-old friends who are bullied at summer camp.


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by tony di martino COME AUG. 15, one new face at Westminster Christian Academy will be slightly older than the rest: that of head of school Tom Stoner. The Wheaton, Ill., native comes to Westminster after 16 years as a teacher and administrator at Covenant Christian Academy in Boston. “I’m as excited as any kid on the first day of school,” says Stoner, who recently moved his wife, Carrie, and four children to Chesterfield. “Everyone has been so warm and welcoming to my family and me.” Stoner, who holds a master of divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts and a doctor of education degree from Boston University, was selected after a national search and unanimous approval by Westminster’s board of directors. He’ll be taking the reins from Jim Marsh, who’s retiring after 28 years as Westminster’s head. “My knees are knocking—Jim’s are big shoes to fill, but he’s made it easy for me,” Stoner says. “I don’t need to fix anything. Thanks to his stewardship, Westminster is in a strong position, renowned for its outstanding academic, arts and athletics programs and revered as one of the most influential Christian schools in the nation.” Stoner sees no need to reinvent the wheel at Westminster. “I want to continue the legacy of leadership established by Jim, whom I’ve admired for years. He’s a mentor for me, and will remain involved as head of school emeritus. We share the same vision. We believe in the power of Christian schooling and the value of preparing young men and women to engage the world and change it for Jesus Christ.” Westminster, established in 1976, is a college preparatory school serving more than 985 young men and women in grades seven through 12. “We integrate faith and learning, striving to honor God by challenging our students to live their faith through their relationships, character, leadership and service to others,” Stoner says. “Our doors are open to every Christian family who desires a Christ-centered secondary school for their children. We encourage our students to strive for excellence, supporting their efforts with a challenging curriculum and outstanding, nurturing faculty.” These are tough, challenging times for all of us, but especially for young people, Stoner notes. “That’s why it’s imperative that families, churches and schools work together to raise kids in a way that helps them navigate the rapid pace of change in our society. That means preparing them for jobs in a perilous economy, but also preparing them spiritually to have a positive influence on the world.” Stoner accepts the challenge. “I look forward to working with Westminster’s highly committed community to carry out all the good things God has in mind for the future of this beloved school,” he says. “The parents, teachers, coaches and staff I’ve met are extraordinary. Together, we’ll help Westminster students discover and reach their potential, so they can grow into the people God meant them to be.”

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Boys Hope Girls Hope had hopes of building a group home at Madge Avenue and Brentwood Boulevard, but the Brentwood city council nixed it 4-3 at its meeting Aug. 5. The city’s planning and zoning body had moved the proposal forward, and the organization had set up tents near the site to inform anyone with questions about the plan, but residents showed up in force at the meeting to express their displeasure: They said a dormitory for about 20 academically capable, underprivileged kids would have been too big and too close for comfort. The council would have had to approve the zoning recommendation from ‘single family’ to ‘planned development.’ So, it’s back to the drawing board for Boys Hope Girls Hope; the St. Louis-based nonprofit has a presence in 15 U.S. cities and four in Latin America. Some wine lovers are snobs, but our ‘protagonist’ in this item is simply a thief. An oenophile, of sorts, has been charged with three counts of felony theft (more than $500) for making off with $4,000 worth of wine from supermarkets in and around Chesterfield. The resident of Chesterfield is alleged to have performed sleight of hand in the self-checkout lanes last spring, scanning less expensive varieties multiple times, while making off with a pricey bottle or two as well. Of course, most shoplifters can’t stop themselves once they’ve crossed the line. And a surveillance camera, or alert attendant in the self-service aisles, will eventually trump a crook who thinks he’s smarter than the average smarty-pants. In December 2011, Creve Coeur officials voted to make a concerted effort to ‘go green,’ that is, reach a level of 3 percent power usage from renewable sources. The effort has

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paid off: Creve Coeur is now only the second ‘green power community’ in Missouri. Clayton was the first. Communities can achieve GPC status through source conversion, reaching the target percentage through installing solar systems, or enrolling in a renewable energy purchase program. The city pays a bit more for power each month, thereby helping spur development of alternatives such as wind power. Residents and businesses plug in by installing solar panels. What’s the annual impact of the magic number, 3 percent? Experts estimate it will prevent 28.9 million pounds of carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas, from entering the atmosphere— the same environmental benefit that would be realized by taking 2,574 cars off the road. By fall, both Schnucks supermarkets in Ladue could join other area stores in offering shoppers wine and beer by the drink. The city’s planning and zoning commission is slated to take up the issue Aug. 24. Two of the company’s supermarkets in Ballwin, along with the stores in Des Peres, Wildwood and Culinaria, the downtown specialty store, already have broken the ice—not that many aficionados would tolerate ice in their beer or wine. Shoppers may also enjoy wine or beer at a number of Dierbergs stores. Many supermarkets have dining areas for customers to enjoy a meal or deli sandwich on their shopping trip; a bit of beer or fruit of the vine would make it more of a destination dining experience for some. It seems to have worked, so far, as we have yet to report on a shopping-cart race by patrons who have over-indulged. Kirkwood schools will accept most of the 1,100 transfer students from Riverview Gardens, one of

the two failing county school districts adjacent to the city. Mehlville has room only for about 150. Students from Normandy, the other cash-strapped, unaccredited district, will be bused to the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles County. State law stipulates that the failing districts must pay for tuition and transportation. Riverview Gardens administrators say the district may run out of money before the end of this school year. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union says a student should be able to attend a school in the district of his or her choice. But officials estimate the overall cost for both Normandy and Riverview Gardens at $23 million. Well, where will the money come from? It takes a lot of gall to attempt breaking into an ATM, much less trying to make off with one. Usually the most a knucklehead can do before he gets scared off or too frustrated is vandalize the surrounding enclosure. But those in the know say the interior structure that protects the money is about as easy to access as it would be to remove the

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legendary sword from the stone. A very persistent, unidentified male with bolt cutters and pry bar managed recently to remove the ATM from the Ballwin Athletic Association grounds, drag it across the ball field and into the woods, where authorities found pieces of it the next morning. Cops say he has dark hair and pronounced sideburns. But all we see in frames from surveillance video is a dude in shorts and a cap with an indistinct face that may or may not be covered with a bandana. Bob Reuter, 61, a fixture on the local music scene who died in a freight elevator accident earlier this month during his move to a loft downtown, is being mourned throughout the area. In U. City, Vintage Vinyl’s marquee read: ‘Our Dear Friend Bob Reuter RIP.’ Reuter and store owner Tom ‘Papa’ Ray had been friends since the days vinyl was the most popular music format, probably even when 8-track tapes were available, but certainly years before CDs were introduced. Reuter was the off-the-wall host Friday afternoons of the show ‘Bob’s Scratchy Records’ on independent radio station KDHX, 88.1 FM, as well as a shooter of gritty photographs and writer of song lyrics that could qualify as Beat poetry. He fronted and performed in many bands, including Kamikaze Cowboy and, lately, Alley Ghost. KDHX has a fitting tribute to Reuter at kdhx.org. They did it again: The planning and zoning body in Town & Country has voted unanimously to prohibit changing the zoning of a site from ‘suburban estate.’ This go-round, P&Z may have put the kibosh on a proposal by BJC / Children’s Hospital for a new pediatric care center; at a previous session they unanimously recommended that the city council deny a zoning change

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requested by a developer of senior-living communities. BJC’s request would have necessitated a new category of zoning: ‘planned medical office district.’ To get the gist of residents’ fears, one has only to drive in the U.S. 40 / I-64 corridor from Town & Country to Chesterfield to witness the profusion of newer medical facilities and senior care centers. Through artwork on both sides of the Metro overpass crossing Manchester Road, Maplewood greets drivers coming into town from the west. The city gets them going, too, with a farewell of sorts for drivers leaving town from the east. Through funds from Arts In Transit, with materials recovered from two houses demolished seven years ago, New York artist Janet Zweig fashioned ‘MAPLEWOOD,’ all caps—forward on one side of the bridge, backward on the other. On her website Zweig says, “Maplewood is known for its ‘characters,’ its unique individuals.” The artist isn’t the first to refer to the burg as quirky. She notes that historical buildings coexist here with new development and rehabs. “People are looking forward and looking back—the two impulses are compatible in Maplewood.” It really does depend on how you look at the 28-ft. installation of brick, wood, metal (including a door section complete with knob), shingles, tile and other building materials, which are illuminated from behind at nightfall. In the same way ‘ambulance’ is lettered backward on the hoods of some emergency vehicles, the better to see them behind you through the rear-view mirror, the backward ‘MAPLEWOOD’ looks just right. The city website refers to this view as: “an illusionistic image of Maplewood’s past.”  And, as Zweig quotes Marshall McLuhan: “We drive into the future using only our rear-view mirror.” To complete the statement, workers cleaned up the retrieved materials that were assembled to comprise the forward view of Zweig’s work, titled ‘If You Lived Here You’d Be Home.’ For the other side, they were left pretty much in the condition they were found. With campuses here, there and almost everywhere, Webster University now has established a presence in West Africa. Based in Webster Groves, the university has announced that its campus in Accra, Ghana, has been accredited by the country’s ministry of higher education. The faculty includes natives of Ghana, as well as visiting scholars from the United States and other campuses of the university. Accra is one of Ghana’s most cosmopolitan locations; the campus is only minutes away from the airport and Atlantic Ocean beaches. With numerous satellite locations around the world, Webster also has traditional, ‘American-style’ campuses in Europe and Asia.

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[ This is amazing: When LAURELL K. HAMILTON’S AFFLICTION cracked The New

York Times Best Sellers list last month, she became, along with Curtis Sittenfeld and Anton DiSclafani, the third St. Louis County author to appear on the Hardcover Fiction list this summer. If you count James Rollins, the Parkway West alum now living in Seattle, the number is four. And Town & Country’s Ridley Pearson spent the spring on the children’s best sellers list. St. Louis is a literary hub! ]

[ Although living far from the spotlight in recent years, RESEARCHER VIRGINIA JOHNSON,

who died last month at 88, and colleague William Masters became household names in the 1970s for landmark sex studies conducted inside the Maternity Building on Washington University’s Central West End campus and at 4910 Forest Park Blvd. Younger readers may be surprised to learn St. Louis was the center of the world’s premiere sex research for three decades starting in the 1950s. ]

[ The book Masters of Sex, the best biography of

Masters and Johnson, is written by Newsday’s Thomas Maier. Doesn’t it seem odd the recent PROFILES OF FAMOUS ST. LOUISANS were all written by out-of-towners? Scott Berg of Los Angeles won a Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for chronicling Charles Lindbergh. George Vecsey of The New York Times gave us a 2011 bestseller on Stan Musial. Both recent books on Anheuser-Busch were penned by Californians. Sometimes, St. Louis greats are appreciated more the farther you get from here. ]

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a tribute to the late musician who grew up at 6940 Waterman Blvd. (and attended Burroughs). Hartford was an accomplished fiddle and banjo player, performing with big names like Chet Atkins and The Byrds and appearing as a regular on the Smothers Brothers TV show. He wrote ‘Gentle on My Mind,’ popularized by Glen Campbell, and is considered a pioneer of newgrass music. ]

[ BOB COSTAS has sold his condo at 750 S. Hanley

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Road in Clayton. After arriving here in the mid-1970s, Costas rented at the Georgetown Apartments off Laclede Station Road. Today he lives at 15 Central Park West in Manhattan with other famous tenants like Sting, Denzel Washington and Norman Lear. The sports broadcasting giant again hosts NBC’s prime time coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in February. ]


FALL FUNDRAISER PREVIEW] [ SPECIAL SECTION

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Signature Chefs Auction Wednesday, September 25, 2013 The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis


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alzheimer’s community service award honorees

Ellen and John Wallace Mr. and Mrs. J. Hord Armstrong, III Mrs. William H. Armstrong, Jr. Mrs. Mary Randolph Ballinger Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C. Barksdale Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Condie, III Mrs. Mary Wallace de Compiegne Mrs. William Barnes, III Mr. Charles Baron Mr. and Mrs. Morton Baron Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Van-Lear Black Dr. Jeffrey P. Bonner and Ms. Melody Noel Ambassador and Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Bridgewater, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas S. Brown Mrs. Jack Buck Mr. and Mrs. Parker B. Condie Mr. and Mrs. William E. Cornelius Mrs. Donald Danforth, Jr. The Honorable and Mrs. John C. Danforth Dr. William H. Danforth Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Disbrow, II Mr. and Mrs. David N. Farr Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Ford Mr. and Mrs. Lucien R. Fouke, Jr. Ambassador and Mrs. Sam Fox Mr. Harris Frank

entertainment: the muny

honorary co-chairs Suzanne and Earle Harbison, Jr. Betty and David C. Farrell Mary Lee and Bob Hermann Pat and William A. Peck

Mr. and Mrs. August W. Hager, III Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Hanser Mr. and Mrs. Jay Henges Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hillman Mr. and Mrs. David M. Hollo Ms. Cheryl Tanner Holman Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Holtman Mr. and Mrs. Richard Holton Mr. and Mrs. R. Christopher Imbs Mr. Joseph F. Imbs, III Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Korte Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lambert Mrs. Lee M. Liberman Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall Mr. and Mrs. William S. Maritz Mr. and Mrs. Walter Metcalfe, Jr. Drs. Steven B. Miller and Victoria J. Fraser Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Paul Montupet Mr. and Mrs. John P. Murphy, III Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. O’Neill Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Peters, II Drs. Maurice and Sheila Pickard Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Pulitzer Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Quenon Mr. and Mrs. B. Frank Rassieur, Jr. Drs. Peter and Pat Raven Mr. and Mrs. Denny Reagan Mr. and Mrs. Brent Restemayer Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ritter

Mr. Roger Goldman and Ms. Stephanie Riven Mr. and Mrs. John R. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. A. Charles Roland Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Saligman Mr. and Mrs. Craig D. Schnuck Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schnuck Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Schnuck Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Scott, III Mr. and Mrs. John Shepley Mr. Edward C. Simmons, III Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stern Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Streett Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Taylor Mr. Jack C. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Thayer Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Tschudy Ambassador and Mrs. George H. Walker, III Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Wallace Mrs. Elizabeth K. Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon B. Wallace, III Mr. and Mrs. William A. Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Richard Weil Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Werner Mr. and Mrs. Orrin S. Wightman, III Mrs. Charles B. Wilkinson Chancellor Mark Wrighton and Ms. Risa Zwerling

November 14, 2013 The Chase Park Plaza Starlight Roof

Dinner Committee

Special thanks to each individual on this list. Their commitment to our organization and honoring the work done in our community is an inspiration each day. For more inFormation regarding Sponsorship Opportunities, Tickets or Program Ads for the Memories and Melodies event, please contact Erin Kelley

VINCE BOMMARITO JR. OF TONY’S (FIRST ROW, THIRD FROM LEFT) AND THOM SEHNERT OF ANNIE GUNN’S (FOURTH FROM LEFT) ARE HONORARY CHEFS AT THIS YEAR’S SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION. PHOTO BY BILL BARRETT

COVER STORY

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BIG PRESENTING SPONSOR SHARK

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A FREE EVENT TO CELEBRATE CYCLING FOR EVERYONE

TOGETHER WE RIDE LABOR DAY WEEKEND SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013 10:00 AM @ FRANCIS PARK Adult Demonstration Ride Kids Challenge Pancake Breakfast ($5) Host Organizations

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MARCH OF] DIMES

EVEN THOUGH IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY, the birth of each child is nothing short of miraculous. But not every child is born healthy. About 120,000 babies in the United States are born each year with a birth defect, many of them caused by genetic conditions. And more than half a million babies in the U.S.—13 million worldwide—are born prematurely. March of Dimes is dedicated to helping moms-to-be deliver healthy babies. Now celebrating its 75th anniversary, the organization works to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality by supporting research, education, health screenings, advocacy and community programs. A key initiative, the Prematurity Campaign, helps women reduce the risk of preterm labor and birth. “Prematurity is the leading killer of newborns,” says Dr. F. Sessions Cole, chief medical officer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and assistant vice chancellor of children’s health at Washington University School of Medicine. “Those who survive are at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities, including cerebral palsy, learning deficits, chronic lung disease, blindness and hearing loss.” After rising by 36 percent over a quarter-century, the country’s preterm birth rate has dropped during the last five years. “This is due in large part to March of Dimes efforts to educate moms and doctors about the risks of elective inductions and caesarian sections before 39 weeks of gestation,” Cole explains. Better methods for assistive reproduction also have helped lower rates: “Multiple gestations of twins or more raise the risk for preterm birth, so physicians no longer implant as many fertilized eggs as they used to.” In addition, March of Dimes-funded research has led to the development of a drug, 17P, that can prevent preterm birth in some women. But life-saving research and programs come with a steep price tag. This year’s Signature Chefs Auction, a major March of Dimes fundraiser, takes place Sept. 25 at The Ritz Carlton. Thom Sehnert of Annie Gunn’s and Vince Bommarito Jr. of Tony’s serve as honorary chefs. A table of 10 is $2,000. The event is co-chaired by Cole and his wife, Dr. Pat Cole, director of inpatient cardiology services at Mercy. “I’m a chef by avocation, so this has always been my favorite event,” Pat Cole says. “Guests get to sample unique, delicious culinary creations by dozens of the most talented chefs in town. And the auction items, which include private dinner parties hosted by top chefs, are amazing!” Premature birth is a complex problem. “But by working together to raise awareness, support research and make sure moms get the care they need, we can make an immediate, substantial impact on preterm birth,” Pat Cole says. “The Signature Chefs event supports that mission. And where else can you find the best food in St. Louis, all under one roof?” PICTURED ON THE COVER: DRS. SESSIONS AND PATRICIA COLE. FOR TICKETS, CALL 314.513.9955. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT MARCHOFDIMES.COM/MISSOURI. COVER DESIGN BY JON FOGEL | COVER PHOTO BY BILL BARRETT

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Senior Living Your Way Senior living is what you make of it, so make it the best it can be! At The Gatesworth, the opportunities for leading a fulfilling life are as interesting and unique as the Residents themselves. Our Residents find a variety of choices such as fitness classes, lectures, book clubs and outings to support their physical, mental and educational well-being. Call (314) 372-2263 today to see how The Gatesworth can customize a lifestyle to fit you. The Gatesworth is committed to equal housing opportunity and does not discriminate in housing and services because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.


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PEDAL THE CAUSE–ST. LOUIS

Signature Fall Event: Pedal the Cause, Oct. 5 and 6 This fundraising bike challenge is for riders of all abilities. All proceeds stay in St. Louis to fund cancer research at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Siteman Cancer Center. Visit stlouis.pedalthecause.org for more information.

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STAGES ST. LOUIS

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Signature Fall Event: Applause! The 2013 Stages St. Louis Gala, Nov. 15 This annual black-tie affair benefits STAGES’ educational and artistic programs and features entertainment by Jacqueline Petroccia, star of Stages’ recent hit, Always … Patsy Cline. 1023 Chesterfield Parkway East | 636.530.5959 | stagesstlouis.org PICTURED: JACQUELINE PETROCCIA (PHOTO BY PETER WOCHNIAK)

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KODNER GALLERY THE NINE NETWORK OF PUBLIC MEDIA

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Signature Fall Event: Alzheimer’s Community Service Award Reception, Nov. 14 Memory Care Home Solutions is proud to honor Ellen and John Wallace with this year’s Alzheimer’s Community Service Award Nov. 14 at the Chase Park Plaza. Call for tickets or sponsorship information.

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Signature Fall Event: Trash or Treasure, Sept. 28 The annual Trash or Treasure appraisal event at St. Louis Science Center’s Boeing Hall benefits the Nine Network of Public Media (Channel 9). Attendees can have their items evaluated by local experts in more than 20 categories. Visit ninenet.org or call 314.512.9000 for tickets and more information. 9650 Clayton Road | 314.993.4477 | kodnergallery.com

Signature Fall Event: Pedal the Cause, Oct. 5 and 6 To honor its associate Dave Robb, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty has formed a team called Robb’s Riders for Pedal the Cause, the cancer fundraising biking challenge. To donate to the team, visit stlouis.pedalthecause.org and search for Robb’s Riders under Team Donation.

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Signature Fall Event: Signature Chefs Auction, Sept. 25 This annual gourmet extravaganza at The Ritz-Carlton features the skills, creativity and signature dishes of more than 25 of the finest chefs and hottest restaurants in St. Louis. Guests will enjoy fabulous cuisine and a silent auction.

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Signature Fall Event: Ride to Unite, Aug. 31 Cyclists of all abilities come together to showcase their skills and demonstrate that cycling can be for everyone. 1750 S. Big Bend Blvd. | 314.776.1300 | dgckids.com PICTURED: BARRETT JACKMAN AND CASEY SCOTT

KIDS IN THE MIDDLE

Signature Fall Event: Swirl, Sip & Savor, Nov. 1 Sample wines at Swirl, Sip & Savor at the Moto Museum. All proceeds support counseling for children and families in the middle of divorce. For more information or to register, visit kidsinthemiddle.org.

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

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by tony di martino | photo by bill barrett WHAT I DO I’m director of Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. It’s not just a viewing place for art, but a sanctuary and laboratory where ideas, programs and discussions about art, architecture and culture can be cultivated. As director, I help develop programs and the foundation’s overall vision. WHY I’M GOOD AT IT I’m analytical and a good listener, I enjoy strategy, and I’m driven by my passions. I love helping people become comfortable with unfamiliar cultures and histories. ORIGINS Born in Lake Geneva, Wis. CHILDHOOD AMBITION I wanted to be a teacher. Then in high school, we took a trip to Milwaukee Art Museum. I saw paintings by two entirely different types of artists, Mark Rothko and Chuck Close, and was bowled over. I wanted to learn more about both, and started reading everything I could get my hands on. That’s the kind of interest I hope to spark at the Pulitzer Foundation. FIRST JOB In junior high, I picked gladiolas on a seed farm and delivered them to nursing homes and hospitals. THE GIRL I USED TO BE People who knew me in high school would describe me as curious and opinionated. I still am! EDUCATION Undergrad degree in international relations from University of Wisconsin-Madison, master’s degree in art history from Williams College, followed by a Ph.D. in African art history from Harvard. CAREER PATH It’s been a great adventure, so far. After I got my undergrad degree, I worked as a credit analyst at a bank in Atlanta. I guess I thought I could confine my love of art to a leisure pursuit, but I was wrong. So I went back to school, finished my Ph.D. and got a job at The Menil Collection in Houston. WHY AFRICAN ART? I took a class as an undergrad and it grabbed me at a gut level. Africans relate differently to objects than we do. Art is more integrated into everyday life. WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB The look of wonder on someone’s face when they discover art. MOST INSPIRING WORK OF ART OR ARCHITECTURE I’VE EVER SEEN The Parthenon in Rome, a testament

to human will, determination and beauty. GOOD READ Making Ideas Happen, by Scott Belsky. HISTORICAL CHARACTER I’D MOST LIKE TO RESEMBLE Karen von Blixen-Finecke, who wrote Out of Africa under the pen name Isak Dinesen. MY HEROINE Simone de Beauvoir, a smart and powerful woman who advocated for other women in intellectual and political spheres. MY KIND OF TOWN What I admire most about St. Louis is the architecture and the beautiful neighborhoods. BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT Build a great team; the rest will follow. BEST ADVICE I EVER GAVE Find someone who’s doing what you want to do and ask them how they did it. FAVORITE VACATION ESCAPE Anywhere with a beach. FAVORITE RESTAURANT Brasserie by Niche. GOAL To feel more connected to the world as a result of the work I do, and to help others feel the same.

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1515 Bennett Avenue • St. Louis 63122 314.821.6270

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL has been open since 1925, but that doesn’t mean it’s set in its ways. Ever looking to improve access to music education, the Community Music School partnered with Kindermusik Academy this spring to expand its Young Years early childhood program for children ages 3 to 7. The Kindermusik program was designed 30 years ago specifically for children from infancy through 7 years of age and includes music and movement classes. “Kindermusik builds a great musical foundation for all the programs that follow,” says community relations coordinator Melissa Peterson. “Children can now start classes at the Community Music School as early as birth and continue studying here throughout their entire life.” Parents, grandparents or other caregivers typically attend Kindermusik classes with their child. “There’s been a lot of research that goes into the development of the curriculum,” Peterson says. “Experts in early childhood development have demonstrated that music does more than bring them joy. It helps brain cells make the connections needed for virtually every kind of intelligence.” All through its nearly century-long history, Webster Community Music School has adhered to its mission of providing music opportunities to students, regardless of age or ability. Students can take individual lessons in guitar, orchestra, voice or piano, and they can play in a variety of orchestra and ensemble groups. “Our programs are not just for the serious music student pursuing a career, but also for students who simply enjoy playing and learning an instrument,” Peterson says. “Our faculty are highly qualified and sought-after performers. Many of them are symphony musicians well-respected in their area of expertise.” To ensure the school is accessible to everyone, it offers merit scholarships and need-based tuition assistance. The school brings Kindermusik directly to youngsters by offering its classes in preschools and centers through traveling instructors. Sites include the JCC Marilyn Fox Building, The Lodge in Des Peres, Kol Rinah Children’s Center in University City, Leon R. Strauss Center in Faust Park and First United Methodist Church in Webster Groves. In addition, individual music lessons are offered at the music school’s Webster University facility, as are orchestras, ensembles and group classes. Individual lessons are also offered at the Leon R. Strauss Center and Trinity Presbyterian Church in U. City. The Community Music School is currently enrolling for fall. Children can try a Kindermusik class free during a series of Demo Days, Aug. 16, 17, 19 and 21. Any students enrolling for class during a Demo Day will receive a $10 discount. For more information or to register, call 314.968.5939 or visit webster.edu/kindermusik. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL AT 314.968.5939 OR VISIT WEBSTER.EDU/CMS. COVER COURTESY OF WEBSTER UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

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PARENT TRAP KIDS WHO ARE

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Nurture

CONFIDENCE. Nurture SUCCESS!

by dr. tim jordan A FETUS INCUBATES inside the mother for nine months, growing in size and complexity. Organs form, neurons connect, and every subsequent ultrasound reveals new developments and marvels. At the same time this is going on, Mom and Dad are also evolving. It’s less obvious, more unconscious, but no less important. They are falling in love with their new baby. If asked, most parents will reveal insights into this process. They go through a whole plethora of emotions: excitement, fear, anticipation, worry and wonder. They start forming a picture of what this new life will be like once it enters the world. Parents have dreams about what the baby will look and act like. Envisioning themselves in the parenting role prepares them for the real deal. Parents see this perfect baby entering their lives. But what happens if their expectation is violated? What if the new baby doesn’t live up to what they dreamed? This violation of expectations can take many forms. It can look like finding out the fetus is going to become your third girl when you really wanted a son or it can look like a fussy baby who doesn’t like to be held or cuddled. And if you get a really colicky baby, look out! What happens if your newborn has problems? It might be a 2-pound premie, or have a chromosomal abnormality like Down syndrome. For many parents, it feels like their dreams have been shattered. They go into fear: Am I up to the challenges this baby is bringing to me? Will I be able to meet her needs? How will it affect the other children and our marriage? Where will the money come from to pay for service needed? Will I be able to fall in love with this new reality? The answer is yes. But you will need to process through your feelings and thoughts consciously. You will need to be able to express all your emotions, including anger, guilt, disappointment and fear. Unexpressed emotions become unmanageable and create mischief. You slowly but surely will need to create a new picture in your head about this new baby: different, but as good as the original vision. And every parent needs to come to some level of acceptance. Sporty parents need to learn to value their nerdy, techno-geek child. Outgoing parents will need to accept the temperament of their quiet, shy child. Acceptance means not trying to force your son or daughter to conform to your prescribed vision of them. Every child needs to be loved unconditionally for exactly who they are. It’s OK and normal to wonder and dream during your pregnancy. It allows you to start your attachment to the baby. It’s when the real flesh and blood enters the world that the process of loving and accepting this baby for who she is begins. That really is the gift that keeps on giving. TIM JORDAN, M.D. IS A BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICIAN WHO SPECIALIZES IN COUNSELING GIRLS AGES SIX TO COLLEGE YEARS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO DRTIMJORDAN.COM.

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[BACKTALK A NEW KIND OF ADVICE COLUMN by raschelle burton & patty hannum MY SON IS GETTING READY TO START COLLEGE AND I AM BEGINNING TO FREAK OUT. WHILE I KNOW HE IS READY TO LIVE ON HIS OWN, I STILL WORRY. WHEN I TALK ABOUT IT TO MY FRIENDS, THEY DISMISS ME AND SAY THINGS LIKE, “IT’S TIME TO CUT THE APRON STRINGS.” WHY CAN’T THEY BE MORE SUPPORTIVE?

—THE GOODBYE GIRL

PATTY: I think your friends are just lazy. It’s easier for them to just say the same thing everyone else does, because if everyone says it, it must be right! Very few parents aren’t uneasy when their child leaves for college, so just stop talking to your friends about it. Here’s advice my very wise sister gave me. When it’s time for the final goodbye at the dorm, don’t look back. If your child is standing there watching you, you will want to turn the car around and hug and kiss them all over again, but if they have already started walking away and heading to their new life, you will be just a little miffed at what an unfeeling brat you raised and how easily they cut those aprons strings.   RASCHELLE: You might need better friends or you might want to take another look at how often you talk to them about your worries. It’s either one or the other, and I’m going to bet it’s the latter. Friends are not therapists, and they may have a limit to how much listening they can take on this topic. I know I have a strict limit on conversations that repeat themselves, the ones where we say the same 200 words over and over again. My best advice is take a hard look at the real message your friends are sending and stop talking about your son with them. A child leaving for college is a big deal so if you need to talk to someone then spend the money for a good therapist and chat away. Think of it as an investment, a way to ensure you don’t become a college professor—you know, someone who talks in other people’s sleep! MY NEIGHBOR WOULD LIKE TO ORGANIZE A CARPOOL FOR OUR KIDS AS WE HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL THIS FALL. WHILE I LIKE THE IDEA OF NOT NEEDING TO DRIVE EVERY DAY, TRUTH BE TOLD, MY NEIGHBOR’S SON IS SO OBNOXIOUS, I CAN’T IMAGINE BEING STUCK IN THE CAR WITH HIM. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?

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PATTY: Carpool. I have driven my fair share of carpools with a wide variety of children, from toddlers to 15-year-old boys, and I can honestly say that none have ever done or said anything inappropriate while in the carpool. Truth be told, most of them have said absolutely nothing in the car. In the morning, they are too sleepy to speak. In the afternoon, they just want to get out of your car. A bigger concern will be controlling your urge to engage them in conversation. This, of course, will result in your child asking you to please not speak during carpool. That, no surprise, I found very hard to do.   RASCHELLE: I hate driving. You just have to work so hard to pay attention to it all—the braking, the steering, the speed limit, the lady on the GPS. Ugh! I can assure you I’ve never driven in a carpool. But I do know a thing or two about obnoxious kids. I also hate them—the gross body function jokes, the eating, the way they talk so fast, their smells. Sheesh, no thanks! So all I can come up with is this: outsource. Why work that hard? This ranks right up there with the question we got about volunteering at school, and I’ll say now what I said then: Let someone else do it. Hire a driver! Everyone will thank you, especially your future self.

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>> PATTY HANNUM WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY YOU OFTEN SEE JUST ONE TENNIS SHOE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD? WHERE IS THE OTHER SHOE? AND WHAT PROMPTED SOMEONE TO THROW A SHOE OUT OF THE WINDOW? >> RASCHELLE BURTON HAS NO QUESTIONS, ONLY ANSWERS.


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Professional & Continuing Education

STANDING: DIANA GRAY, RHONDA ROSS, MIMI VATTEROTT, ANGIE BERNARDI, LIZ FOGARTY, PAM DEBANDT SITTING: CINDY BERNER, IRENE HASEGAWA, CARRIE WURM, BETH SCHENK. PHOTO BY BILL BARRETT

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ABOUT THE CLUB Reading Between the Wines is the perfect name for this group just as dedicated to having a good time as they are to discussing literature. Pamela Debandt started the book club in 2004 to expand her literary experiences. To keep the discussion lively yet focused, Reading Between the Wines limits itself to around a dozen members, most of whom are from Kirkwood. Each meeting’s hostess chooses the book and often provides food themed around her selection. In February, for example, the women snacked on French pastries while discussing Claude and Camille, Stephanie Cowell’s novel about French impressionist Claude Monet. And Reading Between the Wines doesn’t limit the fun to their living rooms. “We’ve done girls’ weekends and we do a lot socially outside the book club,” says Debandt. “We’d like to take the book club to Paris or wine country or to the beach!” ABOUT THE BOOK Flowers are often used to communicate

happy things, but Victoria Jones, the main character in Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s The Language of Flowers, uses them to communicate loneliness and mistrust. She grew up in the foster-care system and, unable to form close relationships with anybody, now connects to the world through flowers. Her story is ultimately a redemption tale, illustrating how even the most damaged among us can find happiness and peace.

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natural beauty of flowers. Flowers provided a refuge for her and ultimately a path for communicating with others in a way that she found difficult to express in words. The end of the book wrapped up the story lines a little too fast for me, but overall I would give it high marks.” – CINDY BERNER >>“A poignant story of a foster child’s struggle to overcome her past. The novel is well-written and alternates between past and present events that show the character’s development into adulthood through her extraordinary ability to communicate and connect with people using the language of flowers.” – RHONDA ROSS >>“I loved this book! Learning about a skill I never knew existed was so enriching. The author does a wonderful job sharing her knowledge of flowers and of the human heart. This novel has given me new inspiration when I put together a bouquet of flowers!” – PAM DEBANDT

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Senior Alex Mesnier spent summer break working in the UMSL lab of chemistry professor Keith Stine as part of the 2013 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program. Participants researched the components and biochemical aspects of carbohydrates. Mesnier said the lab work provided a nice change of pace from high school science experiments, where every detail is preplanned and controlled. Mesnier was one of almost 90 high school students to take part in the program.

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Forsyth’s Summer Discovery & Adventure Camps have been keeping kids busy with sports, arts and adventure. This summer, some campers mastered the high ropes course and climbing wall in the Forsyth Adventure Center, while others took part in a variety of art activities and performed in A Star Is Born, led by Forsyth’s drama teacher and professional actress Jane Paradise.

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Last month, the 12-and-under St. Louis Gamers baseball team was inducted into the Little League Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., where the team finished in the top third of all teams that competed in a week-long tournament at Dreams Park. The team includes members from Brentwood, Creve Coeur, Ellisville, Farmington, Kirkwood, Ladue, Pacific, St. Louis, Weldon Spring and Wildwood.

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Rising seniors, accompanied by Westminster teachers, traveled to Oregon for Summer Seminar in July. During VILLA two 10-day adventure-filled trips, the students camped, hiked and white-water rafted while exploring the eastern and western borders of the state.

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Last month, students from Villa’s sister school in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture spent an afternoon on the Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School campus. The group was welcomed by 10 Villa student ambassadors and Head of School Elizabeth Miller, who is fluent in Japanese and has a master’s degree in Regional Studies East Asia from ANDREWS ACADEMY Harvard University. This annual visit is hosted by the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles and includes tours of iconic St. Louis sights.

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Construction has started on the new Raintree School in Town & Country, which will be Missouri’s first Reggio Emilia-inspired Forest School. The $2.3 million kindergarten and preschool facility will include four classrooms, an art studio, a teaching kitchen, an outdoor piazza and a nature-based playground and garden. The facility, which is expected to open later this year and serve 70 children ages 2 to 6, also


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Thirteen students auditioned and sang in the fourth, fifth and sixth grade Missouri Youth Honor Choir, which performed in Jefferson City earlier this summer. The students from Andrews Academy, under the direction of Peggy Mayfield and Emma Southworth, composed the largest group from any individual school in Missouri. SHARE YOUR SCHOOL NEWS BY EMAILING US AT TELLUS@TOWNANDSTYLE.COM OR GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND POST YOUR PHOTOS, STORIES AND MORE!

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1 | ANDREWS ACADEMY

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE • NOVEMBER 9th • 9am – 11am

Andrews Academy is a private, nonprofit, traditional, co-educational elementary school, with grades junior kindergarten through sixth. It is founded on progressive educational principles that demonstrate a respect for the individual child’s development, provide a thorough grounding in the basic learning tools, and nurture independent thought. 888 N. MASON ROAD | 314.878.1883 | ANDREWSACADEMY.COM

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PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION The Wilson School • since 1913

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Chesterfield Day School educates girls and boys ages 18 months to sixth grade. Beginning with a Montessori foundation in early childhood and bridging to premier secondary school methods during the elementary years, CDS personalizes instruction for each student. 1100 White Road | 314.469.6622 | chesterfielddayschool.org

3 | CHESTERFIELD MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Chesterfield Montessori School offers an AMI-accredited, authentic Montessori program for toddlers through eighth graders. Highly trained teachers ensure each child is challenged and nurtured in a way that best serves his or her overall academic, social and emotional needs. Graduates are well-prepared for the secondary school of their choice. The goal is to develop in each child a passion for learning, which ensures a highly successful academic life. 14000 LADUE ROAD | 314.469.7150 | CHESTERFIELDMONTESSORI.ORG

4 | COMMUNITY SCHOOL

For 100 years, Community School has provided an outstanding education for children age 3 through 6th grade. The challenging academic standards are supported by the 7:1 student/teacher ratio. Test scores rank among the nation’s highest. Music, art, P.E., drama, woodshop, and foreign language are closely integrated with academics. A beautiful, 16-acre wooded campus has playing fields, a nature trail, butterfly garden and pond. 900 LAY ROAD | 314.991.0005 | COMMUNITYSCHOOL.COM

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Founded in 1925, CMS offers outstanding music education and performance opportunities for all ages and abilities. Serving the entire St. Louis metropolitan region, classes are available on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves, in Faust Park in Chesterfield and in University City. Financial assistance available. 470 E. LOCKWOOD AVE. | 314.968.5939 | WEBSTER.EDU/CMS

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Cor Jesu Academy, a Catholic, college-preparatory school founded by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, offers an academically challenging program committed to the total education of young women. Inspired by the charism, ‘Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ’, students embrace personal dignity, faith, integrity and compassion. 10230 GRAVOIS ROAD | 314.842.1546 | CORJESU.ORG

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On a one-of-a-kind, newly expanded campus, Forsyth School offers a challenging, engaging education with support from exceptional teachers. With a strong academic foundation that includes the visual and performing arts, sports, and challenge education, Forsyth graduates are well-prepared for selective secondary schools. 6235 WYDOWN BLVD. | 314.726.4542 | FORSYTHONLINE.COM

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Burroughs is an independent, college preparatory school and provides a liberal arts education that balances academics, athletics, arts and activities. A world-class faculty teaches a challenging curriculum in small classes. A mix of informality, community service and traditions, such as morning assembly and family-style lunch, distinguishes the Burroughs experience. 755 S. PRICE ROAD | 314.993.4040 | JBURROUGHS.ORG

9 | LUCKY LANE NURSERY SCHOOL

Educating generations of St. Louis children ages 2 to 5 for more than 60 years, Lucky Lane in West County sits on more than 5 acres with four playgrounds and offers flexible hours, including half-day and extended programs. With a low teacher/child ratio and curriculum incorporating French, music and library time, the preschool includes hot lunch prepared onsite. 12546 CONWAY ROAD | 314.434.4462 | LUCKYLANE.ORG

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MICDS, a college prep, independent school, offers a challenging education that balances academics, athletics, arts and activities for students in grades junior kindergarten (age 4) through 12. Small class sizes create a spirit of community and intellectual exchange. This spring, a new state-of-the-art 80,000-square-foot science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) building will be completed. 101 N. WARSON ROAD | 314.995.7367 | MICDS.ORG

11 | OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR SCHOOL

Where do you find a place where children will feel safe physically, socially and morally? A place where they will receive an academically challenging education? A place where they are part of a caring extended family? Our Lady of the Pillar School! PreK-3 through grade eight. 403 S. LINDBERGH BLVD. | 314.993.3353 | OLPILLAR.COM

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Rohan Woods School is where every child is cherished, encouraged and prepared for continued success as a life-long learner. Known for its award-winning leadership and service learning programs, Rohan Woods helps each child discover and nurture the natural leader that lies within. 1515 BENNETT AVE. | 314.821.6270 | ROHANWOODS.ORG

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St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph since 1840. Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.

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Nestled on a 20-acre campus in mid-St. Louis County, Rossman provides a solid foundation in academics, athletics and the arts while emphasizing strong character development. Rossman’s low student-teacher ratio, nurturing environment and thoughtfully designed program develop academically well-prepared graduates with the critical thinking, organization, collaboration and communication skills future leaders need.

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15 | SAUL MIROWITZ JEWISH COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Families who choose Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School want the best of everything: academic excellence, meaningful Jewish learning and lessons in social responsibility. Using a constructivist curriculum, the world is our laboratory, and learning adventures offer opportunities for students to reach their intellectual potential and to understand our collective responsibility to better the world. 348 S. MASON ROAD | 314.576.6177 | MIROWITZ.ORG

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For young women seeking a welcoming, inclusive school community, Ursuline is a private, Catholic, college preparatory high school that truly focuses on the universal learner by celebrating the uniqueness of every student and instilling in each of them a lifelong commitment to service and strong family community spirit.

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Visitation Academy is an independent Catholic school committed to academic excellence complemented by a welcoming environment. The Lower School offers a co-ed toddler-kindergarten Montessori environment and the area’s only all-girls program in grades one through six. The Upper School presents a rigorous, six-year college preparatory curriculum for young women in grades seven through 12. 3020 N. BALLAS ROAD | 314.625.9100 | VISITATIONACADEMY.ORG

18 | WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Westminster Christian Academy is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory school serving 985 students in grades seven through 12. Westminster provides an academically diverse student body with knowledge in the traditional liberal arts and the skills and wisdom to apply that knowledge, encouraging students to embrace a biblical worldview and integrate it into every area of life. 800 MARYVILLE CENTRE DRIVE | 314.997.2900 | WCASTL.ORG

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Whitfield School cultivates ethical, confident and successful students in a community of innovation, collaboration and trust. A rigorous curriculum provides a strong liberal arts education, and electives allow students to pursue specialized interests in science, language, social sciences and the arts. This year, Microsoft is showcasing Whitfield’s use of technology in the classroom. 175 S. MASON ROAD | 314.434.5141 | WHITFIELDSCHOOL.ORG

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The Immersion Wall in Wilson’s new Innovation Room provides students the opportunity for virtual tours and demonstrations, plus collaborative work within the school as well as with outside resources. The wall is 7 by 23 feet made up of 18 panels that can be controlled individually. Wilson offers a classic education using innovative techniques. 400 DEMUN AVE. | 314.725.4999 | WILSONSCHOOL.COM

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WHAT | Fifth Annual NativityMiguel Scholarship Dinner Hosted by ACCESS Academies & The Vatterott Foundation WHREE | The Chase Park Plaza WHEN | June 5 WHY | Nearly $550,000 was raised to fund high school tuition scholarships for more than 300 middle school graduates who went through the NativityMiguel program. This model of education prepares economically disadvantaged students for college-prep high school experiences with a demanding middle school curriculum that includes a 10-hour school day, a 10 1/2-month school year and mandatory parental involvement WHO | John and Joan Vatterott mingled with guests; executive director Blake Youde introduced the students and offered remarks HIGHLIGHTS | The grand procession of NativityMiguel students who will attend 26 local, private college-prep high schools next school year; motivational student testimonials from Tyffani Smith, Brandon Ramsey and Jamarion Johnson

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as well as its innovative collaboration on the celebrated new opera, Champion by Terence Blanchard. Jazz St. Louis director Gene Dobbs Bradford worked with Blanchard on the project, which premiered here in St. Louis at Opera Theatre St. Louis. WHO | Director Cynthia Prost and development director Terri Leyton of Arts & Education Council, Emily Pulitzer, Priscilla McDonnell, Gene Dobbs Bradford, Paul Reuter, Debra Hollingsworth and many other opera and A&E supporters HIGHLIGHTS | Experiencing the moving new opera, which incorporated jazz into the score, mingling with like-minded supporters of St. Louis culture

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recreation and educational programs WHO | President/CEO Dr. Jeff Bonner, co-chairs Barbara Archer and Steven Schankman, honorary co-chairs Susan and Danny Ludeman of presenting sponsor Wells Fargo Advisors HIGHLIGHTS | The 2,500 guests took a tantalizing journey through the food, wine and spirit booths generously provided by more than 60 local restaurants and caterers, shopped the silent auction and enjoyed entertainment by Huey Lewis And The News, Fabulous Motown Revue and others

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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE by carla falasco WHAT | 28th Annual Cassidy Turley/Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis Golf Dinner & Auction WHERE | Meadowbrook Country Club WHEN | June 2 WHY | To raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis, which provide a low to no cost ‘home-away-from-home’ for families with seriously ill children receiving care in St. Louis WHO | Co-chairs Steve Fahrig and Scott Bazoian; executive director Dan Harbaugh and board president Michael Murphy thanked guests for their support HIGHLIGHTS | Enticing auction items, a delicious dinner and the opportunity to mingle with Ronald

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Bonjour, mon amie! Stripes and a pop of red are ideal for a ride through the French countryside. Our petite model did up her own hair in a perfect little bun and instantly became FranÇaise. FIVELOAVES TWOFISH ‘FRENCHY’ SHIRT, $37, ‘OLD HOLLYWOOD’ TROUSERS, $50; BOTH FROM CITY SPROUTS | ISLA DROP EARRINGS, $29 FROM STELLA & DOT | RED SILK POCKET SQUARE, $40 FROM BROOKS BROTHERS; BELLA BALLET FLAT, $40 FROM NORDSTROM; BALENCIAGA STRAW BAG, OUR OWN. THANK YOU TO KERRY COTTAGE FOR LENDING THE BICYCLE.

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The green, green grass of home … complete with Wellies in case the mist rolls in. Our little Scottish girl has the right idea: a colorful pair of jeans and a cap for chilly days. SWEATER, $85 FROM BROOKS BROTHERS | MARGOT GREEN JEANS, $58, HUNTER RAIN BOOTS, $75; BOTH FROM NORDSTROM | PINK BOW EARRINGS, $48, BRACELET, $88 BOTH FROM KATE SPADE | CAP, OUR OWN.

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Thank you, Dublin! All girls have a little rocker inside them. Bring it out with snaketextured jeans and a faux leather jacket. Oh, and a Flying V guitar doesn’t hurt. Check out the wedge tennies—our model’s newest obsession! MANY THANKS TO KILLER VINTAGE FOR A ROCKIN’ GOOD TIME. SUGARFLY FAUX LEATHER JACKET, $68, TRACTOR RED PANT, $39, HYDEE HYTOP WEDGE, $55; AVIATOR SUNGLASSES, $12; ALL FROM NORDSTROM | BLUE T-SHIRT, $20 FROM GAP KIDS. | DUESENBERG ROCKETT GUITAR, $2,899 FROM KILLER VINTAGE.

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Amsterdam chic never looked so good. A borrowed-from-my-brother look, complete with suede oxford shoes and gingham shirt, goes from tomboy to totally darling. GINGHAM SHIRT, $60 FROM BROOKS BROTHERS | GRAY CARDIGAN, $30, NAVY SKINNY PANTS, $30, SUEDE OXFORDS, $35, HAT, $17, BAG, $20; ALL FROM GAP KIDS

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YOU’RE RUSHING AROUND, RUNNING ERRANDS. You catch the reflection of a tired-looking older woman in a shop window. With a sinking feeling, you realize it’s you. There used to be only one option for dealing with the ravages of time: a face-lift. “But today, both men and women can choose from a varied menu of non-invasive cosmetic procedures,” says Dr. Natalie Semchyshyn, a cosmetic dermatologist with SLUCare, the physicians of Saint Louis University. “These safe, effective treatments deliver terrific results with little or no downtime and minor, if any, side effects, resulting in a healthier, more youthful appearance.” Botox temporarily banishes deep furrows between the brows and moderate to severe wrinkles on the face and neck. “It can take anywhere from a few days to two weeks to kick in, depending on where it’s injected and how much you need,” says Semchyshyn, who has offices at SLUCare’s Des Peres location. “No anesthesia is required. Results can last anywhere from three to five months.” Injectible fillers such as Radiesse, Restylane and Juvederm work wonders for a multitude of problems, Semchyshyn continues. “We use them under the eye and in the cheek area to get rid of that sunken, tired look, or in the lower third of the face to eliminate jowls, nasolabial folds and marionette lines.” Fillers take effect immediately

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and can last up to year. Another filler, Sculptura, can be used to stimulate collagen growth. “Injected strategically in a series of three treatments, six weeks apart, it results in firmer, fuller, natural-looking facial contours. It takes effect gradually and can last up to two years.” If brown age spots, lax skin and broken blood vessels are adding years to your appearance, a few sessions with a pulsed-dye laser, such as the Vbeam, might repair the damage. “It works below the surface of the skin to strengthen existing collagen and stimulate new growth,” Semchyshyn says. “The only side effect is a little redness, but it fades fast.” And never underestimate the benefits of basic skin care. “Keep it simple—all most of us need is a mild cleanser, an antioxidant serum, such as Phloretin CF and C&E Ferulic, both by SkinCeuticals, a good sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, and, at night, cleansing followed by a prescription retinoid,” Semchyshyn says. Be consistent: “If you stick with a good regimen for six to 12 months, you’ll be amazed at the results.” No matter what you do, you’re not going to look 25 if you’re 45-plus, Semchyshyn says. “But if you take care of your skin and do a little Restylane here, a little microdermabrasion there, you’ll always look your very best—and you can make friends with that face in the mirror.”

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depression development A WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found structural differences in the brains of preschoolers suffering from depression. Affected children show heightened activity in the amygdala, the area of the brain involved with emotion processing. The findings could lead to better diagnostic and treatment methods for kids. MICHAEL S. GAFFREY was the study’s lead author.

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screen saver At ST. LOUIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL July 9, GOV. JAY NIXON signed Chloe’s Law, which mandates critical congenital heart disease screenings for newborns. Nearly 5,000 babies are born annually with these defects, and they are at risk for lifelong problems or death if not treated soon after birth.

fighting fevers Because they are caused by both viral and bacterial infections, fevers can be tricky to treat, but WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE researchers discovered that white blood cell genes express differently depending on which type of microbe is to blame. This finding could aid doctors in diagnosing the cause of fevers and reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. DR. GREGORY STORCH, Ruth L. Siteman Professor of Pediatrics, was the senior author of the study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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[ THE NEW YOU by sara savat

Advances in cosmetic and plastic surgery mean your problem areas don’t have to be a problem anymore. Whether you’re uncomfortable with your post-baby body or drooping eyelids, sagging arms or thinning hair, there are a number of treatment options available–many of which are minimally invasive and require little recovery time.

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hair loss in women // “Everybody sheds about 50 to 100 hair follicles per day,” says DR. RICHARD MOORE, MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR THE LIFESTYLE CENTER AND HAIR RESTORATION. “The problem occurs when people are unable to replace those hair follicles, which leads to thinning hair.” There are a number of conditions that can cause hair loss in women, including extreme stress, thyroid disease, psoriasis, autoimmune disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, alopecia areata (round patches of hair loss) and androgenic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness). “It’s best to treat the underlying cause of the hair loss,” Moore says. It’s also important to seek help as soon as you notice your hair is thinning. “By intervening early, you’ll be able to preserve more hair follicles and hopefully avoid things like surgery.” Fortunately, there are many good treatment options. “Conservative options include Rogaine, Viva Skull supplements and Finasteride (for post-menopausal women),” Moore says. Laser therapy also is quite effective in stimulating hair growth by enhancing blood flow to the scalp, he adds. “But it’s expensive and often has a low compliance rate because it requires frequent treatments.” Finally, hair transplant surgery is a good option when all other choices have been exhausted.


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[ mommy makeovers ]

[ eyelid and brow lift surgery ] For optimal results, eyelid surgery is often performed in combination with an endoscopic brow lift.

Pregnancy and weight fluctuation can take a toll on your body. Fortunately, you can get your pre-baby body back with the ‘mommy makeover,’ a combination breast augmentation and tummy tuck.

>> dr. john holds, OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND COSMETIC SURGERY

>> dr. michele koo, AESTHETIC & HAND SURGERY INSTITUTE

As we age, changes in the collagen and elastin of our skin can result in sagging or drooping eyelids, brow and forehead. Loss and redistribution of facial fat and even some changes in the facial bones also can contribute to an aged appearance. There is a range of surgical options available. The least invasive option is a limited or simple brow lift, which repositions the eyebrow and may help the upper eyelid appearance. A full forehead lift, such as an endoscopic or coronal brow and forehead lift, addresses the brow position plus forehead laxity and wrinkles, and possibly releases muscles contributing to the appearance of an aged forehead. Our most popular cosmetic surgical procedures are upper and lower eyelid surgeries (blepharoplasty), which are often performed under only light oral sedation in the office operating room. The general goal of these procedures is to raise and smooth the forehead and brows, reduce overhanging skin and upper and lower eyelid puffiness, and restore a more youthful appearance.

>> dr. l. mike nayak, NAYAK PLASTIC SURGERY

Many times when patients request an upper eyelid lift, it would be better instead to do a brow lift or a combination of the two procedures. As we age, changes in the brow position can cause your face to show expression that is not there, which in return affects how people perceive you. Sagging or drooping brows can cause you to look mad, concerned or melancholy, for example. Out of all the cosmetic surgery procedures, the brow lift scares people the most. Many people have an instantaneous aversion to the suggestion of a brow lift. They’ll say, “Oh no, I don’t want to look surprised.” But you won’t notice a good brow lift; you’ll just look normal. It’s important to find a good doctor and have an open mind to consider all the treatment options available to you. In many cases, combining the two procedures will give you a more desirable outcome, making everything look balanced.

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A ‘mommy makeover’ usually consists of a tummy tuck and breast lift, with or without breast implants. Many patients also opt to have liposuction of the waist and hips. Having the tummy and breasts rejuvenated in one surgery means one recovery period and one operating room and anesthesia fee. The true benefit, though, is being able to see your entire body rejuvenated at once, thus not being disappointed in your big tummy when you have full, lifted breasts and vice versa. This gives my patients a huge psychological boost and motivation to maintain a healthier lifestyle. In recent years, advances in tummy tuck procedures have resulted in much more comprehensive results and even a slight lifting of the upper thighs. The muscles of the abdomen, separated from weight gain and pregnancy, can be significantly tightened and repaired. And performing liposuction at the same time can achieve even smoother results. The procedures are costly and require patience and time to recover. Further surgery may be necessary to fine-tune results and as the body continues to age.

>> dr. judith gurley, JUDITH GURLEY PLASTIC SURGERY

By combining a breast enhancement and lower body sculpting, women can achieve the ultimate balance. Breast augmentation has come a long way in recent years due to the improved safety and benefits of silicone gel implants. Also, combining a breast lift with an implant has added to the beauty of the overall result. Before undergoing the procedures, it’s important that your weight is stable and that you have stopped nursing at least three months prior to surgery. We also recommend waiting at least one year after the birth of your last child to give the body a chance to recover from pregnancy. Following a tummy tuck, you’ll need help with everyday tasks, as you’ll feel tired for a couple of weeks. When choosing a doctor, look for a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in that particular body area. Not all plastic surgeons focus on the breasts and body. It’s also important to ask to see photographs of actual patients from any surgeon that you are considering. Only then will you know if you have similar aesthetic taste.

Question: Since my uncle’s accident, he’s experienced facial paralysis. Although his health has otherwise fully recovered, his face still droops. What can be done for this?

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Facial paralysis, or facial droop, is a disfiguring condition with significant medical and emotional consequences. Those with facial paralysis are at risk for other medical problems, including vision changes, nasal obstruction, oral incompetence and facial muscle spasms. Common causes of facial paralysis include stroke, trauma, tumor removal and Bell’s palsy. The goal of facial paralysis rehabilitation is restoration of facial form and function. Treatment options are determined by the degree of facial paralysis (complete or partial loss of function of all or some branches of the facial nerve) and the etiology and duration of the paralysis.

John Chi, MD

Washington University Facial Plastic Surgery Center

605 Old Ballas Road, Suite 100 Creve Coeur, MO 63141

(314) 996-3880

The duration of the facial paralysis plays a critical role in planning a treatment strategy. In cases of early diagnosed facial paralysis, the neuromuscular junction between the facial nerve and the muscles of facial expression remains viable. Treatment is directed at reconnecting the muscles of facial expression on the affected side to a neural input — either the facial nerve or another cranial nerve. Depending on the nerve that provides the neural input that drives the facial muscles, the ability to smile may or may not be spontaneous. One may have to re-train his or her brain to use another nerve to activate the smiling muscles. Cases in which patients experience an extended period of facial paralysis (18 months or longer), the neuromuscular junction deteriorates and is no longer functional. In these cases, re-innervating the native facial muscles is not sufficient. However, options for treatment still exist. A new nerve-muscle unit can be introduced for a dynamic reanimation of the face. This is accomplished through a free neuro-muscular transfer or a dynamic muscle repositioning procedure. Alternatively, a static facial suspension can be performed for a static reanimation of the face. Treatment of facial paralysis ranges from Botox® injections to physical therapy to facial reanimation. A facial plastic surgeon can help decide which treatment options are best suited AUGUST 14, 2013 | townandstyle.com | 45 to an individual’s needs.


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[ bunions ] Experts say wearing comfortable shoes that conform to the shape of your foot, without squeezing or pressing, is the best way to prevent bunions from forming. >> dr. john holtzman, MISSOURI FOOT & ANKLE

Bunions are a foot deformities where the bone behind the big toe shifts out, causing the big toe to point in the opposite direction toward the second toe. As a result, a boney bump occurs on the joint at the base of the big toe that can be painful and unsightly. Bunions are hereditary, so you’re much more likely to develop this deformity if you have a parent or grandparent with bunions. Bunions also can be caused by injury to the toe or tight shoes, but more often shoes aggravate the problem. I recommend choosing shoes with wide toe boxes, stable heels and good arch support. Bunions will not improve or go away on their own, but conservative options like shoe inserts and wearing better shoes might reduce the discomfort and prevent the bunion from growing. There are very good surgical options for bunions, but surgery should only be considered when you’re in pain, not just to improve the look of the toe. Like all surgeries, there are risks associated with the procedure.

>> dr. michael horwitz, FEET FOR LIFE

The Austin bunionectomy is the most common bunion correction procedure. The surgeon cuts the bone close to the big toe joint and shifts it into the correct position. Bone screws are typically used to hold the cut bone in place, providing necessary compression and helping the bone heal quickly. The disadvantage of these screws is that they require surgical removal. Leaving the screw in the bone long term is not a good option: it can cause pain, especially for people with rheumatoid arthritis or other collagen vascular diseases. I have developed a specialized bone screw that is easy to remove through an incision no more than a few millimeters long. The EO screw, or easy-out screw, was designed to stick up out of the bone for easy access and can be removed in 10 seconds without a large incision. The design is patent pending, but we are already placing them in patients with high satisfaction rates. In the case of bunion surgery, nothing replaces experience. I recommend finding a doctor who has performed hundreds, if not thousands, of bunion correction procedures. That experience will translate into a more cosmetically appealing and functional bunion correction.

when diet and exercise are not enough // Upper arm lifts are the fastest-growing plastic surgery procedure, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “Advances in technology, plus First Lady Michelle Obama, who has beautifully toned arms, have helped fuel the trend,” says DR. WILLIAM HART OF HART COSMETIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY INSTITUTE. Underarm sagging is caused by a combination of excess skin and fatty tissue, Hart explains. “It’s seen most commonly in patients who’ve gained and lost a fair amount of weight,” he says. “It can be improved with exercise and diet, but in many cases some form of fat removal and/or skin tightening is required to obtain an acceptable contour and shape.” Newer technology has made it possible to remove fat more easily and tighten the skin without significant scarring, Hart explains. “The BodyTite method uses radiofrequency energy to liquefy the fat, cauterize small blood vessels, and cauterize and tighten the fibrous tissue elements of the arm,” he says. Radiofrequency energy also can heat the dermis and cause contraction of the skin. The BodyTite method is not the same as liposuction alone, and the results are not similar, he adds. Hart also performs traditional brachioplasty, which allows for removal of skin and excessive fatty tissue. “The downside of this procedure is the scar, which extends from the armpit to the inner aspect of the elbow and may be noticeable,” he says.


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Natural breast augmentation via fat transfer is increasing in popularity as women seek an alternative to implants. TickleLipo is used to harvest fat from a problem area resulting in a sculpted body with fuller, natural-appearing breasts. 7642 Forsyth Blvd. | 314.863.5556 thelifestylecenter.com

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Sunscreen is your first line of defense against aging. To further help you reach your skin rejuvenation goals, at MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center, we offer facials, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, peels, injectables and laser therapies. 222 S. Woods Mill Road, Ste. 475N | 314.878.0600 midamericaskin.com

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[ WHATSUMMER WESCENTS LOVE IN…] by dorothy weiner | photo by charles barnes

IT’S A LOT HARDER THAN YOU MIGHT THINK to find a (orange). The key here is to keep it light. The French were definitely fragrance you love for summer. After all, it’s really hot in St. Louis and we feel clammy enough without adding a layer of something sticky sweet. But that doesn’t mean we want to go entirely without a light whisper of something lovely—say, peony, gardenia or arancio

onto something when they built an entire industry around fragrance, even though we’d never want to take it that far (rumor has it they became so good at perfumerie because, well, their personal hygiene necessitated it.)

$60 to $110

<< JO MALONE OSMANTHUS BLOSSOM, PEONY & BLUSH SUEDE, PEONY & MOSS,

The British line Jo Malone excels at combining the most luscious florals, from spicy to sweet. These three are perfect for balmy weather. The osmanthus blossom is native to Asia; Peony & Blush Suede (a new scent) has notes of red apple, jasmine, rose, peony and gillyflower; Peony & Moss is an earthier incarnation, but still has delicate floral notes.

<< BOND NO. 9 HAMPTONS

$95 to $245

This is the quintessential New York summer scent, from the quintessential Big Apple perfume line. Lovely and light, it’s reminiscent of sand dunes and sea mist. Its notes include lime blossom, bergamot, white jasmine, magnolia, amber and sandalwood. Yum!

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<< ANTICA FARMACISTA FIORI D’ARANCIO, LILLA E GELSOMINO, ACQUA

These scents from Italian-inspired Antica Farmacista are subtle, yet have a high level of essential oils. That means their scents will linger on your skin longer than the average commercial perfume. Acqua’s notes are sweet musk and marine algae; Fiori d’Arancio includes orange blossom, lemon, jasmine and lily of the valley.

<< TRISH McEVOY NO. 4 GARDENIA MUSK

Floral and feminine, Gardenia Musk is from the American line Trish McAvoy. It’s clean and sparkling, and maybe a bit heavier than the others, with notes of gardenia, honeysuckle, bergamot, freesia and amber.

$85


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THE] STEPS BACK TO SCHOOL: FIRST-DAY FACE

by marylyn simpson SCHOOL IS ALMOST IN SESSION,

and your sun-kissed skin shouldn’t be masked by cakey foundation or eye shadow reminiscent of an 80’s prom. Putting your best face forward should require no more than a few simple and easy steps to get you out the door in style. Here’s our guide to some of the best products for keeping your first-day face fresh, fast and fun.

START WITH THE SKIN

Fighting acne doesn’t have to stop with over-the-counter creams and cleansers. SEPHORA’S ACNE-FIGHTING MATTIFYING MOISTURIZER helps prevent acne while removing excess oil, keeping your pores clean and clear. Apply post-face wash; the moisturizer specifically works to keep your skin shine-free and pores small. Add a little extra glow with TRISH MCEVOY’S ILLUMINATING CREAM PALETTE, which totally avoids the gunk of liquid foundation. The palette includes bronzer, highlighter, blush and finishing powder to create a poreless and smooth finish.

THE EYES HAVE IT

You don’t need a bevy of liners and eye shadows to put your best face forward. Keep your look clean and simple with PAULA DORF’S EYE COLOR GLIMMER IN MARABOU. The neutral tone works well on most skin shades and conceals while adding just the right amount of shimmer. Finish eyes with MAKE UP FOREVER’S SMOKY EXTRAVAGANT MASCARA to make your eyes pop.

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LOVELY LIPS

Give that first-day face a pop of color with ESTEE LAUDER’S PURE COLOR HIGH GLOSS IN FLASH DANCE. Don’t let the bright color fool you: it goes on sheer, adding just enough tint and shine.

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Austria is a little country with a big history. No wonder cruising the river that bisects it has become so popular. What could be more idyllic than gliding down the Danube past fields of edelweiss and red-tile roofs— flocks of swans in the foreground and the Alps in back? Not that we spent all that much time on the ship. There’s just too much to see and do when you’re visiting the land of Freud, Mozart and the Hapsburg Empire. Our Uniworld cruise came highly recommended, and once onboard, it was pretty clear why. The welcome basket of fruit and wine would have won me over, even without the daily supply of Lindt chocolates. Immersed in the sights and sounds of this part of the world, it’s very easy to imagine what it was like here across the millennia, from Baroque times through two World Wars. For that personal experience we have river cruising to thank, because you’re always near shore and the towns that sprung up there. Food service onboard Uniworld's River Beatrice is very European, with blow-out spreads for breakfast and lunch that include smoked fish, Viennese pastries, poached eggs, sausages, potatoes and onions, and amazing assortments of cheese at every meal. Dinners are more formal sit-down affairs, with wines paired to regional foods that highlight the port of the day—Wiener schnitzel, spaetzle, sauerkraut, Bavarian sausage, linzer torte and goulash. Our tour guide, Markus, was Austrian, a huge advantage given this itinerary. He offered personal insights about each day’s destination before sending us off on our chosen tour (included in the price of the cruise). Local guides took us around churches, castles, markets and other historical landmarks, all the while providing ongoing commentary. At our first port, Passau, Germany, we walked the charming Bavarian town, which stands at the northernmost area of Roman conquest. You can still see the remnants of five Roman castles and an old stone fortification wall. Our first Austrian port, Linz, was where we boarded a bus for the cobbled streets of Salzburg. Amid Salzburg's unique passageways of cafes and shops, we found a city dedicated to Mozart. He was born on the fourth floor of 9 Getreidegasse and lived in those three rooms until age 17 (when his father was not parading him and his sister Nannerl around Europe). It’s now a museum that draws more than 300,000 people every year. In Melk, our next port, we toured Melk Abbey, a fortified castle-turned-monastery and the first Austrian capital. It was given to the Benedictines in the 11th century, with the current walled structure built in 1702 at the height of the Baroque era. Today it

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houses 30 monks and educates students from 23 parishes. Its impressive library has 100,000 volumes, many of them hand-lettered by monks in the Middle Ages. As for how to spend our afternoon in Melk, choices were abundant, including a 17-mile scenic bike ride to Durnstein (23 of the fittest went that route). But several passengers had expressed interest in seeing the nearby Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen, and much to the credit of Markus and Uniworld, a tour was organized on short notice to fulfill that request. So two dozen of us set out to meet our impromptu guide, Kazimir, a university professor who walked us through the darker side of Austrian history. We proceeded by chartered bus until we saw the notorious watchtower

set high above an idyllic little village. In a perverse quirk of fate, the setting was the picture of serenity. Inside, we entered a bleak world of flimsy wooden bunkers where communists, Jews, homosexuals, POWs and the handicapped were piled, often four into a bunk. This was a ‘work camp', where prisoners were exterminated through labor. Inmates trudged daily to a nearby quarry to mine granite; any who couldn’t make it back up the 186 stairs at the end of the day were sent to ‘sick bay,’ a euphemism for death. Somber, but gratified to have seen this part of modern history, we returned to the ship to prepare for the next day in Austria's capital. Mozart may have been born in Salzburg but he made his mark in Vienna. So did

OPPOSITE: UniWorld's River Beatrice cruise ship on the Danube; castle in the Viennese countryside near Durnstein THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: a street in Bratislava, Slovakia; Passau, Germany; nighttime at Hofburg Palace in Vienna


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While the standard stateroom is fine, the upgraded 'suite' has about five feet of extra space between dresser and bed. Especially for those who like to spend time in the room, this luxury will be much appreciated. Standard rooms have luxury bathrooms, a small table with chairs, and sliding doors that open to the river. Take advantage of all the great tours offered daily. Every port has free guided tours to choose from, and often there are additional tours you can purchase during free periods of time. But also don't forget to spend some quality time on the open top deck, where cushy chaise lounges offer a comfortable setting from which to fully absorb the joys of ambling down the river. During certain times, cocktails are served up there, and wool blankets are always available to cut the chill of the open air. There is a daily afternoon teatime with mini sandwiches, sweets, coffees and teas in the lounge, as well as onboard entertainment during happy hour. An evening newsletter left in each room announces other entertainment that might come onboard the next evening, including Hungarian dancers and musicians, a contemporary Austrian band, and performers enacting Hapsburg history through the characters of Emperor Franz Josef and his wife Sissi.

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Strauss and Freud. Our destination there was the Ringstrasse, that elegant circular boulevard commissioned by Emperor Franz Josef in 1859 to showcase the city’s bastions of culture. Inside the ring sits the Imperial Winter Palace, the Hofburg, where you can visit the Imperial Apartments, the Spanish Riding School with its Lippizaner stallions, and the Imperial Treasury, a collection of crown jewels and coronation robes, many dating to the 12th century. This being Vienna, we could not miss that most iconic of traditions: the coffeehouse. So we walked to Café Central— and entered the 19th century. There we dined on hausgemachte subspeisen (homemade desserts) under the same high, arched ceilings that once sheltered Vladimir Lenin, Peter Altenberg and other intelligentsia. But our Vienna experience was not yet complete. That night, we attended a concert featuring the music of Strauss and Mozart in the Hofburg Redoutensaal. There is much to be said for listening to The Blue Danube Waltz in the city that inspired it. Our final stop was Budapest, and gliding under its ornate bridges hinted at what was to come. The heights of Buda towered on one side and the flat expanse of Pest lay on the other, each with steeples, monuments and domes waiting to be explored. The city’s mix of Hapsburg opulence and Soviet austerity makes it especially fascinating. It has a stunning riverside Parliament, second in size only to Westminster in London, and Dohany Street Synogogue, the second-largest in the world after New York’s Emanu-El. Our final night on the ship was meant to be a celebration, but it was bittersweet, as so many of us had become friends. We had, after all, just shared the past week creating lifelong memories.

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Most meals are provided on the ship, and Uniworld's food is very good, and plentiful. Diners have multiple options, and special dietary concerns are accommodated with grace. While you can have most lunches onboard, often you'll have the option to EAT LIKE THE LOCALS DO— in town at a scenic cafe. I recommend doing that whenever possible, trying the specialties of the region: spaetzle in Passau, Sacher torte in Vienna, boiled sausage in Salzburg, goulash in Budapest. The cheeses onboard are remarkable, so be sure to sample them at some meal (or at every meal). Also avail yourself of the beers and wines native to this region: marzen, pilsner and weizen in beer and Riesling in wine. Early in your cruise, try to book at least one dinner in the CAPTAIN'S LOUNGE, a small, private dining area at the back of the boat where guests dine in club chairs around cocktail tables. It's a more intimate setting in which you can get to know fellow diners over a quieter meal.

There is a small gift shop onboard with Uniworld logowear and articles from the Danube region. Shopping is also available at each port city, but you may find time for that somewhat limited. Tours are tightly packed with sightseeing, leaving only about 20 minutes of free time. So if you know there is something you'll want—say lederhosen or marzipan—ask the guide to direct you and head for those shops.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, Hungary; statue in Melk Abbey; fountain in Bratislava, Slovakia; Pinocchio in front of a store in Salzburg; pastries in Vienna's Café Central


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[ ON THE TABLE ] by jonathan carli | photos by bill barrett

[ QUINCY STREET BISTRO ] 6931 gravois ave. | 314.353.1588

[ amuse bouche ] THE SCENE |

Rustic tavern-like eatery with innovative Southern comfort fare

THE CHEF | Rick Lewis

THE PRICES |

$5 to $9 for starters, $7 to $9 for sandwiches, $11 to $14 for ‘home-cooked suppers’

THE FAVORITES |

BBQ’d burger, homemade applesauce, Tater Chips, Rustic Mashed Potatoes, Rosemary Dijon Potato Salad, Pork Soup, Pots de Creme, Fried Catfish

THIS NEIGHBORHOOD PUB is a cross between the corner bar and a gourmet bistro. The food is homestyle, with a hit of Cajun. And while it offers a little of everything, it’s definitely a meat-lover’s place, especially pork. There is bacon, tasso, andouille or braised pork in just about everything. The space, near Gravois Avenue and Kingshighway Boulevard, was once Jimmy’s Saloon and has been completely renovated into a fabulous bar room, a starkish back room, and a homey, warm upstairs dining room accessed via a wide wood staircase. Most of the walls are exposed brick—110-year-old brick, to be exact, the age of the building. The chef is Rick Lewis, who has worked with Larry Forgione and Josh Galliano, and clearly shares their love of all things seasonal and natural. Everything here is homemade with pride. Dishes like the soup special: Pork Soup ($3), a richly flavorful stock brimming with wax and green beans, sliced carrots and celery, and

chunks of roasted pork. Several burgers are offered, made from house-ground beef, usually mixed with pork or bacon. The BBQ’d Burger ($11) is 10 ounces of local beef liberally seasoned with coarse black pepper. Great burgers need to have an appetizing, crunchy crust on the outside and the juiciness of fat-laced beef inside—check and check. And it was topped with a sweet, sticky Bourbon barbecue sauce, bacon slaw and ‘onion pearls,’ batter-fried red onion buds. The Corn-Fried Catfish Dinner ($12) was a paean to fried food. It was crunchy and completely devoid of greasiness (but included a touch of cayenne). The fish was delicate, with a clean, fresh flavor not always associated with catfish. For our sides—suppers come with choice of two, sandwiches with one—we chose house-made applesauce, sautéed green beans and tater chips. Here again, the chips were deliciously un-fried tasting. The other sides came in squat Mason jars. The

applesauce, delightfully chunky and sweetened mostly by the fruit’s natural sugar, was worth coming here all on its own. The Green Tomato Po’ Boy ($7) was dripping with flavor—and Cajun mayo. The heavily battered tomatoes sat on a delicious, crusty bun with greens and diced pickles. A side of Rosemary Dijon Potato Salad was outstanding, strongly laced with the herby flavor and Dijon mustard (another dish worth the trip). The Margherita Pizza special ($12 for 12 inches) was superb in its use of fresh ingredients: large leaves of spicy basil and fresh, delicious red and yellow cherry tomatoes on top of a crisp flatbread crust. Fresh, soft mozzarella came melted on top. The ingredients were simple but illustrated the concept of excellence in equals excellence out. Desserts were predictably home-style and tasty: cobblers, bread pudding and a pretty darn delicious chocolate pot de crème.

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pudding in a single serving. It comes in various flavors and is often topped with, what else, yet more cream, this one whipped.

Mostly self-taught. Took culinary classes at St. Louis Community College Forest Park.

GREEN TOMATOES | These are not a unique variety, but simply unripe tomatoes! POT DE CREME | Literally meaning ‘pot of cream’ in French, this is a very rich custard/

>> rick lewis PEDIGREE

FAVORITE INGREDIENT

Pork, fresh vegetables

[ aftertaste ] >>Fun menu with lots of delightful surprises, like delicious side dishes. It’s what a neighborhood eatery ought to be: interesting, fresh and moderately priced.

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This place has a funky, neighborhood vibe, and I feel like I’ve discovered a cool place to introduce to my friends. The food is delicious and because the prices are low, you really get your money’s worth. —MISSY T. OF RICHMOND HEIGHTS UP NEXT | CHARLIE GITTO’S ON THE HILL WRITE TO FOOD@TOWNANDSTYLE.COM TO SHARE YOUR OPINION.

FAVORITE ST. LOUIS RESTAURANT

Sydney Street Cafe

FAVORITE COOKBOOK

A hand-me-down cookbook from my grandmother, which was handed down to her. It does not even have a title.

GUILTY PLEASURE

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[ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT] [AUGUST]

by amber peterson

now [ ART ]

[ MOVIES ]

summer group exhibition and barry leibman’s new work

FRUITVALE STATION >> Fruitvale Station, starring Michael B. Jordan in

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10 a.m.–5 p.m. | 4735 McPherson Ave. Central West End | Free | philipsleingallery.com >> Check out Barry Leibman’s Far East-inspired abstractions, along with the work of numerous other artists, at Philip Slein Gallery’s final summer exhibit.

now–8/29 jert & partney: propaganda

BARRY LEIBMAN, CITY OF HEAVENLY REJOICING, 2013

in the war against boredom

Mad Art Gallery | Free | madart.com

now–1/19 encounters along the missouri river: the 1858 sketchbooks of carl ferdinand wimar Saint Louis Art Museum | Free | slam.org

8/17–10/10 under the influence Art Saint Louis | Free | artstlouis.org

what will surely be a career-launching role, recounts the true events of 22-year-old Oscar Grant’s last day alive before being shot by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer at the Fruitvale Station in Oakland, Calif. The film opens with the video taken by a bystander during the actual shooting, which makes the last day of Grant’s life all the more heartbreaking as he resolves to turn his life around. Some critics have questioned the accuracy of the film, but it is regardless a poignant tale about the fragility of life, the importance of love and family, and the reverberating consequences of senseless violence. SHOULD YOU SEE IT? Yes, but bring tissues. —S.Z. VIEWED AT LANDMARK TIVOLI THEATRE

WE’RE THE MILLERS >> This film about a bunch of misfits recruited

[ ETC. ] 8/15 yappy hour

6–8 p.m. | Laumeier Sculpture Park | Free | laumeiersculpturepark.org

8/17 walk a mile in our shoes

8:30 a.m. | Tower Grove Park, Sons of Rest Shelter | Free–$25 | stpatrickcenter.org

8/17 african american history and genealogy workshops 1–3 p.m. | Missouri History Museum | Free mohistory.org

8/21 man of la mancha movie night

6:30 p.m. | University City Public Library | Free ucpl.lib.mo.us

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third friday free party

6–10 p.m. | Third Degree Glass Factory | Free stlglass.com >> Watch artists in heat-defying acts turn molten glass into glorious art.

jr.

VIEWED AT WEHRENBERG DES PERES 14 CINE

5–8 p.m. | Saint Louis Zoo | Free | stlzoo.org Bring the whole family to enjoy a variety of music in the center of the zoo.

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[ THEATER ] duckugly

>>>8/16 GRIFFIN & THE GARGOYLES

to transport drugs back from Mexico to the U.S. is funny, if predictable. Jason Sudeikis (of SNL) plays the avowed bachelor and longtime petty drug peddlar. After losing the drug kingpin’s money (played by the very silly Ed Helms of The Office), he is forced to become a drug smuggler (as opposed to dealer) to repay the debt. That’s when he decides an RV—and a family—would arouse less suspicion. So he gathers stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston), raunchy runaway Casey and neighbor Kenny, deserted by his alcoholic mom, to form an instant family. Predictably, they come to care for each other—and you realize they are better to each other than their real families were. There are many laugh-out-loud situations, and some very good one-liners, but it’s the kind of movie you see and forget. SHOULD YOU SEE IT? Yes; Aniston’s pole-dancing scene alone is worth it. —D.W.

2 p.m. St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch Free | piwacket.com >> Duckugly is a compassionate look at bullying from the bystander’s point of view.

8/15

UP, DOWN AND ALL AROUND 7 p.m. | St. Louis County Library, Daniel Boone Branch | Free | slcl.org

now–8/17 a murder is announced

KIDS LEARN HARMONICA FROM THE PROS 9–11:30 a.m. | Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel | 9801 Natural Bridge Road | Free gatewayharmonicaclub.org

Washington University South Campus Theatre $15–$25 | stlshakespeare.org

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Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre | Arrow Rock, Mo. $35 | lyceumtheatre.org

8/16–8/18 the two noble kinsmen

[ MUSIC ] 8/16 rascal flatts & the band perry

7:30 p.m. | Verizon Wireless Amphitheater | $37–$405 amphitheaterstlouis.com

8/17 heartsfield

9 p.m. | The Old Rock House | $20 | oldrockhouse.com

8/17 how sweet the sound

10 a.m. | Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel | 9801 Natural Bridge Road | Free gatewayharmonicaclub.org

dwight yoakam

8 p.m. | The Pageant | $35–$37.50 thepageant.com >> Come listen to the Kentucky native’s latest album, 3 Pears, which incorporates multiple, competing influences into a piece of cohesive art.

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the Walls, a family of four who moved to St. Louis from Dallas in 2007. But that wasn’t what sold them on the house. Instead, it was the slightly run-down, overgrown garden. “My husband Mike, who had been recruited by Washington University to be the clinical chief of anesthesiology, loves to garden, so he wanted a blank space to work with,” says Kate Wall. The 5,600-square-foot home, built in 1961, sits on 1.13 acres of land and was custom-built for its first owner. It has six bedrooms, two of which are accessible by a private back stairway, four full baths and two half baths. Unique features include basket-weave hardwood floors, built-in cabinets, wood-burning fireplaces in the master bedroom and library, and a finished basement with a full kitchen and walk-out to the pool. “There’s enough room for everyone to spread out and for a family that likes to entertain. It’s a great home.” Unlike many home renovations, most of the sweat equity put into this property was in the garden. Wild honeysuckle was cleared to uncover rhododendron and previously hidden cherry trees. The Walls planted Missouri Botanical Gardendesignated Plants of Merit, flora perfectly suited for St. Louis’ climate. The plants, Wall says, were also chosen to provide year-round beauty: foliage in the fall, evergreens in the winter, and blooming plants throughout the spring and summer. “Because of the plants we chose, not a lot of work is necessary to maintain it,” Wall says. “It’s very much a garden meant to be enjoyed. It’s my husband’s pride and joy and anyone who comes to see it would understand why.” The Walls also transformed the dated, cramped kitchen into an open space featuring a 15-foot, woodtopped island. “We kept in mind that every good party ends up in the kitchen,” Wall says. “It’s a good place to cook, which I love to do, and it’s a great place to gather with friends and family.” PHOTOS BY REED R. RADCLIFFE The Walls, who have moved eight times, are now making a new home for themselves in Minneapolis, where Mike will be the chair of anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota. “We love St. Louis,” says Wall. “Our kids have both graduated from schools here and this is probably what feels most like home to them. We will miss everybody.”


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TOWN & COUNTRy/ CHESTERFIELD 15400 TIMpAIGE DRIVE ~ OpEN SUN 1-3

$1,750,000 2 lots totaling 4.74 acres in heart of Ladue, backing to Old Warson Country Club. $1,699,000 Ladue home, completely renovated, 4BR/6BA on 1.76 acres w/pool and pool house. $1,499,000 Equestrian property on 3+ acres in Ladue. Miles of bridle trails. 2-stall barn, 4BR, 4 full/2 half BA.

1 pILLSBURy pLACE

$1,099,000 Lovely 1.5 story home, 4,200+SF on very private 1.65 acre lot, boasts 4BR and 3F/2H baths.

$1,499,000 4BR Colonial on 6+ secluded acres, manicured lawn, pool and guest cottage.

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7729 BOARDWALK TOWER CIRCLE

$124,900 Beautiful end unit Winghaven loft. 2BR/2.5BA, new carpet, upgrades! Walk to the Boardwalk!

1366 HAMpTON ROAD

1000 WEIDMAN ROAD

$1,640,000 8.2 acres w/main house, service house, 6-stall stable and expansive pastures.

Since 1936

$249,000 2 story on cul-de-sac, 4BR/2.5BA, 3-car garage.

$2,500,000 Magnificent contemporary estate on 3 private gated acres. 10,000SF, pool ponds, waterfall & 3 decks.

$1,495,000 Newer Ladue home, 10,000 total SF, finished LL, 5BR, main floor master suite, 3-car garage, 1+ acre.

9760 OLD WARSON ROAD

200 SOUTH BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD, #5B

$200,000 Easy living in a popular Clayton condo tower overlooking Shaw Park. 2BR/1.5BA, 24-hour doorman.

KIRKWOOD / DES pERES / WEBSTER 106 OAKWOOD AVENUE

33 DROMARA ROAD

$2,295,000 5 acre Ladue estate. 4BR/7BA/7,000SF. Pool and pool house.

$182,900 Gut rehab, granite countertops, new plumbing, electrical, windows, newer furnace, water heater.

21 OVERBROOK DRIVE

$459,000 Renovated ranch, 2,818SF. 4BR/3.5BA, updated kitchen & master bath, finished LL.

14135 BAyWOOD VILLAGES DR. ~ OpEN SUNDAy 1-3 8917 MORITZ AVENUE

$5,750,000 Exceptional estate w/exceptional views atop the Bluffs of St. Albans. 10,000+SF of living space

$625,000 Build your dream home on this lovely 1.8 acre lot in terrific neighborhood.

$314,900 3BR/1.5BA charmer, ideal Glendale location. Eat-in kit., gorgeous hardwood floors, screened-in porch. $309,000 Private 3BR/3BA villa w/open floor plan. Deck overlooking woods in well-kept complex w/2-car garage.

11218 TUREEN DRIVE

11223 HUNTERS pOND LANE

$2,299,000 Johnson-built home in Ladue. 6BR/7BA. 1+ acre with pool and hillside waterfall.

805 FAIRFIELD LAKE DRIVE

108 NORTH MOSLEy ROAD

4909 LACLEDE AVENUE, #2002

$399,000 Charming 4BR, 1,800+SF cottage-style home in popular DeMun area.

$749,000 Breathtaking views of the 12th hole of Bellerive CC, 4BR/2.5BA home has unlimited potential.

$799,000 Traditional 2-story home in Ladue schools. 5BR/4BA on almost an acre with pool and pool house.

$2,599,900 Across from Old Warson CC, 8,500SF+. 2009 Higginbotham rehab. Gourmet kit. Pool & pool house. $2,499,000 8,700SF Ladue mansion, almost 3 acres. 5BR/6.5BA pool, reflecting pond, 5-car garage.

24 MUIRFIELD LANE

9999 LITZSINGER ROAD

$1,089,000 Harris Armstrong treasure, this masterpiece is on 3 rolling acres in the heart of Ladue.

$595,000 Renovated historic home w/English garden. 4+BR/3BA/3,500SF, 6 FP, gourmet kitchen, hearth room. $459,000 2BR/2BA desirable Park East Tower condo. Prime CWE locale close to hospitals, shops and dining.

2069 SOUTH MASON ROAD

$799,000 Prestigious residential 4.5+ acre building site in Town & Country, could be subdivided to 2 lots.

$114,900 3BR/2.5BA move-in ready condo with recent updates. Low-maintenance & conveniently located!

4191 DOMENICO COURT

527 WINDy HILL ACRES LANE

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$99,000 Charming 2BR/1BA ranch w/open floor plan, eat-in kitchen. New roof, lots of storage, great location.

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KIRKWOOD $412,000 218 Pullman Place 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths NEW LISTING

BReNTWOOD $180,000 1605 High School Drive 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths NEW LISTING

LADUe I $3,600,000 21 Upper Ladue 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full and 3 Half Baths

WeSTWOOD $625,000 11414 Conway Road 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths

CWe $1,599,000 22 Westmoreland Place 5 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths

CWe I $1,295,000 49 Westmoreland Place 8 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths

750 South Hanley Road, Unit 350, Clayton Offered at $372,500.

3 Devondale Lane, Frontenac Offered at $495,000.

7 Country Club Terrace, Glendale Offered at $279,000.

729 Highway H, Troy Offered at $1,395,000.

2803 Missouri Avenue, Saint Louis Offered at $167,000.

7564 Wydown Boulevard, Unit 1A, Clayton Offered at $289,000.

5645 Reber Place, Saint Louis Offered at $178,900.

41 Tealwood, Creve Coeur Offered at $419,000.

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12 Brazillian, Ladue Offered at $790,000.

11 Balcon Estates, Creve Coeur Offered at $924,900.

1178 Hampton Park, Richmond Heights Offered at $995,000.

2158 East Drive, Crystal Lake Park Offered at $467,500.

NEW ListiNgs 218 PULLMAN PLACE, Kirkwood. townhome living at its best. sleek 3-story townhome offers 3BR/3.5BA, and 2-car garage. Chic finishes and fabulous location.

$412,000

1605 HIGH SCHOOL DRIVE, Brentwood.

Large, light-filled

2BR/2BA upper level condo. Renovated kitchen and laundry feature newer appliances. Deck with outside storage.

$180,000

OPEN HOUsEs Sunday, August 18th 1:00-3:00 PM 1 ExMOOR DRIVE, Ladue.

$789,000

6926 PERSHING, University City.

$479,000

2335 SAINt CLAIR, Brentwood.

$355,000

LuxuryCollection

124 Worthington Oaks, Creve Coeur Offered at $975,000.

11804 Manhattan Avenue, Des Peres Offered at $469,900. 49 WEStMORELAND PLACE, CWE. 733 MIDDLE POLO DRIVE, Clayton. 10 COUNtRY LIFE ACRES, Parkway West. 177 PLANtAtION DRIVE, Creve Coeur. 6127 LINDELL bOULEVARD, CWE. 10 WASHINGtON tERRACE, CWE. 12 DROMARA ROAD, Ladue. 1178 HAMPtON PARk DRIVE, Richmond Heights. 124 WORtHINGtON OAkS DRIVE, Creve Coeur. 300 LADUE OAkS DRIVE, Creve Coeur. 11 bALCON EStAtES, Creve Coeur. 20 GEORGIAN ACRES, Frontenac. 5 FRONtENAC EStAtES, Frontenac. 10588 FRONtENAC WOODS, Frontenac. 17929 GREYAbbEY COURt, Chesterfield. 9960 HOLLIStON COURt, Ladue. 1865 SOUtH MASON ROAD, town & Country. 12 bRAzILLIAN COURt, Ladue. 1 ExMOOR DRIVE, Ladue. 51 bRIARCLIFF, Ladue.

$1,295,000 $1,269,000 $1,175,000 $1,099,000 $999,999 $997,000 $995,000 $995,000 $975,000 $939,000 $924,900 $899,900 $895,000 $859,900 $835,000 $800,000 $799,000 $790,000 $789,000 $765,000

REsiDENtiAL HOMEs

9847 LItzSINGER ROAD, Ladue.

$7,100,000

21 UPPER LADUE, Ladue.

$3,600,000

42 GLEN EAGLES DRIVE, Ladue.

$2,495,000

10 OVERbOOk DRIVE, Ladue.

$2,350,000

38 bRENtMOOR PARk, Clayton.

$2,295,000

6 VIStA bROOk LANE, Ladue.

$2,295,000

8 LONG MEADOWS LANE, town & Country.

$2,220,000

712 S. PRICE ROAD, Ladue.

$2,095,000

5105 LINDELL bOULEVARD, CWE.

$1,950,000

xxxxx ORRVILLE ROAD,Wildwood.

$1,850,000

22 DROMARA ROAD, Ladue.

$1,719,000

395 HIGHWAY V, troy.

$1,690,000

52 HUNtLEIGH WOODS DRIVE, Huntleigh.

$1,650,000

22 WEStMORELAND PLACE, CWE.

$1,599,000

9 GLENCAIRN, Ladue.

$1,525,000

729 HIGHWAY H, troy.

$1,395,000

40 AUbURNDALE DRIVE, Creve Coeur.

$1,350,000

49 FAIR OAkS DRIVE, Ladue.

$1,295,000

51 bERkSHIRE, Richmond Heights. 301 CHASSELLE, Creve Coeur. 11527 SANDHURSt DRIVE, Creve Coeur. 11414 CONWAY ROAD, Westwood. 849 StAbLE RIDGE, Kirkwood. 735 LANGtON DRIVE, Clayton. 17720 GREYStONE tERRACE DRIVE, Wildwood. 7135 MARYLAND AVENUE, University City. 1119 NORtH DRIVE, Warson Woods. 7 CONWAY LANE, Ladue. 3 DEVONDALE LANE, Frontenac. 4141 WESt PINE, CWE. 6926 PERSHING, University City. 11804 MANHAttAN AVENUE, Des Peres. 5 LADUE HILLS DRIVE, Olivette. 519 DONNE AVENUE, University City. 41 tEALWOOD, Creve Coeur. 33 MAGNOLIA DRIVE, Ladue. 2335 SAINt CLAIR, Brentwood.

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$745,000 $649,000 $625,000 $625,000 $599,900 $599,900 $594,900 $575,000 $559,000 $539,900 $495,000 $489,000 $479,000 $469,900 $449,000 $419,000 $419,000 $399,000 $355,000

6926 Pershing, University City Offered at $479,000. Open 8/18, 1-3 PM. 3 bObOLINk COURt, O’Fallon. 1435 bALD EAGLE ROAD, Wildwood. 13675 EVERGREEN GLEN, south County. 907 CAMARGO DRIVE, Ballwin. 1202 kORtWRIGHt, Rock Hill. 8724 WASHINGtON AVENUE, Univesity City. 1042 NORtH GEYER ROAD, Kirkwood. 5645 REbER PLACE, st. Louis. 426 SUMMIt tREE COURt, Fenton. 2803 MISSOURI AVENUE, st. Louis. 8800 bROOkVIEW DRIVE, Crestwood. 18 ROYALLtRAIL COURt, O’Fallon.

$355,000 $344,000 $328,800 $290,000 $265,000 $249,000 $179,900 $178,900 $169,900 $167,000 $164,900 $160,000

6127 Lindell Boulevard, CWE Offered at $999,999. 1 LIttLE LANE, Ladue.

$595,000

9685 LItzSINGER ROAD, Ladue.

$580,000

916 bLUFF ROAD, Pevely.

$469,000

NEW CONstRUCtiON 1 LIttLE LANE, Ladue 2158 EASt DRIVE, Crystal Lake Park.

$1,700,000 $467,500

CONDOMiNiUM/ViLLA HOMEs 155 N. HANLEY, UNItS 204-205, University City. 625 S. SkINkER, UNItS 1602 & 1603, st. Louis. 527 NORtH AND SOUtH, University City. 8014 PERSHING AVENUE, Clayton. 801 SOUtH SkINkER, #12A, st. Louis. 30 bRIGHtON WAY, #1N, Clayton. 5262 WAtERMAN bOULEVARD, CWE. 9 PORtLAND COURt, CWE. 410 N. NEWStEAD, #9S, CWE. 750 SOUtH HANLEY ROAD, #350, Clayton. 7564 WYDOWN bLVD., UNIt 2A, Clayton. 7564 WYDOWN bLVD., UNIt 1A, Clayton. 7 COUNtRY CLUb tERRACE, glendale. 13101 MILL CROSSING Ct., UNIt 302, Creve Coeur. 4501 LINDELL bLVD, UNIt 8G, CWE. 2700 MCkNIGHt CROSSING COURt, Rock Hill. 710 SOUtH HANLEY ROAD, UNIt 7b, Clayton. 1509 SWALLOW, Brentwood. 4347 COLONY GARDENS DRIVE, Mehlville. 7571 WELLINGtON WAY, UNIt 3D, Clayton. 1322 HIGHLAND OAkS DRIVE, UNIt b, Ballwin. 123 IMPERIAL CROWN WAY, UNIt A, Wildwood. 5696 kINGSbURY AVENUE, #106, CWE.

$675,000 $675,000 $629,900 $539,000 $529,000 $525,000 $479,000 $445,900 $425,000 $372,500 $299,000 $289,000 $279,000 $199,900 $199,000 $152,900 $150,000 $139,900 $129,900 $120,000 $98,900 $97,500 $82,000

300 Ladue Oaks Drive, Creve Coeur Offered at $939,000.

LOts/ACREAgE 512 PHEASANt RUN CIRCLE, saint Albans.

18 Royalltrail Court, O’Fallon Offered at $160,000.

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cool off with summer produce ] I really enjoy creating meals that match food to the season, and August is a great month for this, as melons are at their peak. Melons pack many benefits in one tasty package: they provide an ample supply of vitamins and antioxidants and are more than 90 percent water, perfect for cooling down this time of year.

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What we call cantaloupe is actually muskmelon. True cantaloupe has a rough, warty rind and is not widely grown or commercially available in the United States. The names cantaloupe and muskmelon, though, have long been used interchangeably. If you want a classic cantaloupe, choose ‘Hale’s Best Jumbo,’ which dates back to the 1920s and has the thick, light-orange flesh cantaloupe is known for. Watermelon is one of my favorite summertime fruits. If you’re looking for the old-fashioned, oblong-shaped watermelon you remember from your childhood, get the ‘Charleston Gray.’ This variety packs plenty of black seeds—perfect for a seed spitting contest. The ‘Sugar Baby’ is a great variety for the family. It’s called an icebox watermelon because its small, round size is just right for the ‘icebox.’

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When choosing a cantaloupe, look for melons with yellow-buff skin and a pronounced netting pattern. If the skin is green, the melon isn’t ripe and won’t sweeten with time. The fruit should smell sweet, but not overly sweet. To ensure you choose the crispest, juiciest watermelon, look for rinds that are a dull green and a belly that’s creamy yellow in color. The color of the belly is an indication of the sweetness of the fruit.

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[ cucumber watermelon salad 2 cucumbers 3 c. seeded watermelon, cubed 3 T. lemon juice

¼ c. chopped basil salt to taste

>> Peel cucumbers and slice lengthwise in half;

>> Drain any excess juice from the watermelon

scoop out the seeds and cut into bite-size chunks. Lightly salt the cucumber and place in a colander for 30 minutes to draw out some of the moisture. Pat dry.

and combine with the cucumber. Toss with lemon juice and salt to taste. Sprinkle with chopped basil and serve chilled. SERVES 6

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


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newly updated! granite kitchen, wet bar, new gas logs and door in fireplace. master suite has a study with built-ins. The kitchen & family room open to patio with koi pond.

1149 Center Drive - Richmond Heights - $889,900 beautiful English Tudor in Hampton Park. Includes a cook's kitchen & a window-ladened family room that overlooks a covered patio & back yard. also boasts a spacious screened-in porch that offers wonderful entertaining space. Upstairs offers a master suite with wonderful built-in drawers and a huge walk-in closet. the step-down, generous sized 2nd floor family room has an enormous wood-burning fireplace that becomes the focal point of the room.

125 North Hanley. - Clayton - $650,000 the charm of a historic New England has been retained along with great additions. The open Floor plan of the first floor has two fireplaces, a large dining room, and a built-in sound system, creating a wonderful venue for hospitality.

57 Waverton - Ladue - $299,900 Darling living room comes equipped with an inviting fireplace. large rear yard; perfect for entertaining. Don’t miss your chance!

11632 Conway Road - Ladue - $850,000 Fully updated 5 bed/4 bath home on private one-acre! Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, open floor plan, & fabulous entertaining areas with pool.

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335 East Jefferson - Kirkwood - $832,900 A gracious entry leads to a beautiful dining room and living room/office with built-ins. Proceed into a spacious great room with stone fireplace. Advance right into the breakfast room and top of the line chef’s kitchen. The finished lower level has a cozy family room and full bath. You’ll Love the back yard with a patio and fully fenced in yard.

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TOWN& NEIGHBORHOOD ST. ALBANS | THE SHIPLEYS by stephanie zeilenga

THE BEAUTIFUL SCENERY AND TRANQUILITY OF ST. ALBANS caught the attention of Pat Shipley (currently the head of Rossman School) on a trip to the area to visit The Fulton School in 2001. Two years later, Shipley and her husband Tom gave up their home of three decades in Warson Woods to move into The Hollows, a 15-home neighborhood within the golf course community. Ever since, the area has been the perfect oasis for the empty nesters. Q. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT ST. ALBANS? A. It’s so beautiful and peaceful—it’s like a retreat. There’s a large lake where you can go canoeing or

kayaking. We have grandchildren so we keep a canoe and several kayaks in our garage. There’s also small lakes stocked with fish scattered throughout the community and there’s a pond about a block from our home where our grandchildren can fish.

Q. WHAT ARE SOME PERKS TO LIVING IN THE AREA? A. It has some unusual aspects, like the Country Club of St. Albans, where we use the pool in the summer.

The country club has two kinds of memberships—a full membership where you’re a golf member and a social membership where you can use the pool and dining facilities. It really is a thriving club for people who golf. There’s also Head’s Store, a general store that has been open for a long time (reportedly since the since the 19th century!) where we all have the old-fashioned kind of accounts where they keep track of what you’re getting on paper.

Q. WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY LIKE? A. It’s like living in a small town because you know so many people in the area. You get an old-fashioned

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feeling because people really care about one another. One of the things that makes it this way is we have to go down to the post office to get our mail and I’m always running into people there. In addition, St. Albans is divided into little sections­—we live in the Hollows, for example—which makes it feel even smaller. You really feel like you can call on your neighbors to help out because they are willing to do it and vice versa. It’s really just a community where you feel open to talking to people.

[ family faves ] BEST RESTAURANTS>> We like Table Three, and the dining room at the country club is wonderful—we get takeout if we’re both working and busy. The Hawthorne Inn in Labadie is also 10 minutes away. BEST OUTDOOR ACTIVITY>> The lake. You can reserve the area to have a barbecue and there’s a playground for children and a sand beach.

BEST SHOPPING>> Pure By Jen, a dress boutique in the Wildwood shopping center, has really unique clothes. BEST TOWN EVENTS>> We have a wonderful Fourth of July celebration. It’s an all-day event, beginning with a parade in the morning, pool games for children all afternoon, and ending with a beautiful fireworks display at the country club in the evening.


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1223 wild horse creek road | wildwood 18 acres, 3 residences $2,500,000 a horse-lover’s paradise! this pristine, historic ‘century farm’ has been beautifully restored & updated!

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457 osage ridge road | augusta 185 acres $1,776,000 gorgeous Bernoudy home in augusta wine country. 6,300 sq. ft. of stylish main & lower level living space.

100 twill haven drive | st. charles county 11½ acres $1,575,000 nestled in the heart of cottleville, this custom 5-bedroom home with 9,700 sq. ft. offers. 5-acre stocked lake.

new listing! 262 meadowBrook country cluB way 3 Bedrooms, 3½ Baths $995,000 spacious villa overlooks meadowbrook country club. screened porch off master suite. finished lower level.

1 sappington spur | kirkwood schools 3 Bedrooms, 3½ Baths $699,000 stunning harris armstrong contemporary on lush lot w/ pool. sophisticated kitchen, screened porch & guest house.

open sunday 1-3 maryland walk penthouses | clayton no. 17a traditional 3 Beds, 3½ baths $2,595,000 no. 17c customize 3 Beds, 3½ baths $2,450,000

new price! open sunday 2-4 10 terry hill lane | westwood 3 Bedrooms, 3½ Baths $1,498,000 Architecturally significant mid-century modern gem renovated using the finest luxury materials.

9701 ladue road | ladue 6 Bedrooms, 4½ Baths $1,149,000 gracious colonial on 1.13-acre lot in a park-like setting. 5600+ sqft of comfortable living space. 3-c gar. pool.

new listing! 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.

3466 whitsetts fork road | wildwood 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths $850,000 experience the beauty of nature on this 6.84-acre equestrian lovers dream property. renovated home.

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#3 sunnymeade | ladue 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths $519,000 Updated, light-filled cottage on nearly a half-acre lot. den opens to back deck. finished lower level. 2-c gar.

7947 teasdale avenue | university city 3 Bedrooms, 3½ Baths $445,000 exquisite art deco gem. updated & stylish. luxury amenities. gorgeous gardens. walk to clayton.

609 north mosley | creve coeur 3 Bedrooms, 2½ Baths $335,000 Beautiful ranch home on a park-like setting. updated kitchen/baths. 4-season patio with heating/cooling.

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new listing! 7363 goff avenue | richmond hts. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths $329,900 European flair coupled with the best of Old World charm makes this masterpiece an incredible opportunity.

the crescent penthouses | clayton no. 905 contemporary 2 Beds, 2½ baths $2,495,000 no. 907 customize 3 Beds, 3½ baths $2,195,000

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7247 lindell | university city 4 Bedrooms, 2 full & 2 half Baths $229,000 the best bargain on little lindell! 2,352 sq. ft. large home that is ready for your renovation.

6731 mitchell avenue | dogtown 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths $195,000 Beautifully unique victorian, move-in ready home offers over 2,000 sq. ft. of living space. wrap-around porch.

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HOMEWORK] DEAR HOMEWORK,

Our home is pretty modern inside but one would never know it from the outside. I would love for it to have a more modern look but instead, it looks a bit like someone did an addition and the house mixed old and new, with no real curb appeal. People are usually surprised when they come in—I wish they (and I) were a little more wowed when they first saw it! ———TURNING INSIDE OUT

DEAR TURNING INSIDE OUT,

My first reaction to the photo of your home was that I would have been happy for it to have been my ‘after’ rendering! However, I understand your dilemma and have a few thoughts. The first thing I suggest is to paint all the brick and siding the same, modern gray. This will simplify the mottled brick and even-out the difference between the brick and siding, creating a more minimal, serene look. Next, I would remove the shutters and window mullions, if possible. I would leave the windows white and increase the width of the window surround to make up for the loss of the shutter detail. The house now feels less colonial and is ready for some modern touches. The traditional coach lights are replaced by sleeker units. The curving walkway is replaced with large rectangular stones, and a more angular landscape replaces the current charming, but not modern, scheme. Your house looked great to begin with. The suggested changes give it a much more modern vibe. I hope that opens up some possibilities for you.

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