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Maureen Amick was among 60 volunteers who helped outfit 120 students with new athletic shoes and socks during an outing to the Saint Louis Zoo. The event was the league’s third annual Discovery Day.
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Members transformed a vacant parcel in the Greater Ville neighborhood into a community park with urban gardens, flower boxes and accessible walkways. The foundation also donated $25,000 to the project, spearheaded by Rebuilding Together St. Louis.
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Corporate teams from event sponsors Emerson, Purina, Edward Jones and others competed during the 14th annual Back to School with Joe Buck Celebrity Feud Event. Since its inception, the fundraiser has equipped students in pre-K through 12th grade with $60 million in free school supplies.
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Students from MICDS teamed up with residents of Crown Center for Senior Living to assemble 200 toiletry and snack packets for the food pantry.
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I’ve talked plenty about how I am inspired by the countless stories that come across my desk of those who are creating change and positively influencing our local community. It’s always especially noteworthy when the person behind the story is one of our youth—not that it should be any surprise. Kids have the best ideas. When their innocence, energy for learning and passion to do good combine, it’s usually a fantastic result. As adults, we’re often discouraged by the risk of starting a project, or often, we’re too jaded to look past what we view as a problem to find a workable solution. Sidney Keys III can teach us all something in that regard. We feature him this issue in Turning the Page to Success. When the Loyola Academy seventh-grader was inspired by a book that he easily related to, he had a simple reaction: wouldn’t it be nice if more kids his age could have the same experience? And instead of just thinking that, he did something about it. With the help of his mom, who obviously is a great encouragement and support, he started Books n Bros, a reading club for African-American boys ages 7 to 13. The group meets once a month and now even has members in other parts of the country! He’s been featured on countless talk shows and news programs and sounds like he takes it all in stride. In his mind, helping others is just something you do. If only everyone thought like that. You can read about his countless other accomplishments and interests in the article as well. It’s amazing that someone so little (purely in stature) can have such a big impact. But really, isn’t that all it takes? Just one small idea can cause change … and good change at that. As you know, we’re getting ready (very, very soon!) to add another little changemaker to our family. While I’m on maternity leave, this space won’t have my thoughts for the week, but I promise to share some pictures! I’m ready for the challenge of encouraging another little one to go big.
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FORSYTH SCHOOL by stephanie wallace
TAKE A PICTURE OF WHAT YOU THINK IS BEAUTIFUL. That’s the task secondgraders at Forsyth School were assigned as part of their social studies curriculum. While exploring seven unique neighborhoods, they were given cameras and instructed to take pictures of whatever stood out to them. The goal was to learn about the communities and their rich histories, and the project is just one way the private school in the city of St. Louis challenges students to expand their understanding of the world around them. Second-grade teachers Anne Simmons and Julia Wilkins created the lesson to teach their students about the diverse cultures that helped build St. Louis and continue to shape it today. “We knew we wanted to visit different neighborhoods,” Wilkins says. “As great as the classroom environment is, we wanted our students to experience the cool and unique things about these little pockets of culture in our city.” The challenge, according to Simmons, was finding an activity that would engage students and transfer to various locations. Photography was the answer. “This assignment really focused their attention on things they may have overlooked initially,” Simmons says. “It was really interesting to see their perspectives. Even though they visited the same places, all of the photos were very different.” Forsyth’s new head of school, Dan Hildebrand, says the project is a perfect example of how the school’s curriculum challenges students to push past their perceived limits and make new discoveries. The emphasis on diversity is especially impactful in preparing students for secondary school and beyond, he notes. “We continuously work to expand our students’ horizons,” he says. “When kids see that neighborhoods do not all look like theirs and learn that each one has a distinct history and culture, they become more thoughtful about the environments in which they live. We hope it
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sparks interest and leads to active, engaged citizenship.” Students aren’t the only ones inspired by the project. Wilkins notes that families and other Forsyth staff have been encouraged to tour the neighborhoods because of it. “It’s nice to witness education beyond our classrooms,” she says. Simmons adds that none of this would be possible without the support of the community. “It’s a testament to our city and how welcoming it can be,” she says. “As a native St. Louisan, it’s nice to see everyone rally around a meaningful and educational initiative.” Some of the students’ photographs are currently on display at The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries through Feb. 2, 2019. The thousands of photographs taken were narrowed down by local photographer Scott Layne, and students then chose which they wanted to include in the exhibit, St. Louis Through the Lens of a Child: Photographs by Students of Forsyth School. Simmons and Wilkins say the now thirdgraders were so excited when they learned about the opportunity, they practically fell out of their chairs. “They are thrilled to have their work displayed in the gallery alongside professional artists,” Simmons says, adding that the excitement isn’t limited to the students. “Forsyth and our families are grateful for the chance to share what our students are doing with the greater St. Louis community.” &
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Here’s what you’ve been missing: the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, an annual celebration of books, authors and ideas during the first two weeks of November. Say you wouldn’t miss it for the world? Well then, you know the vast range of topics that will be available, including business, economics, cooking, family issues, fiction, history, music, religion, sports, fitness, mystery, etc. Now in its 40th year, the festival at The J pulls in more than 10,000 folks annually. People from all backgrounds and religions come to hear speakers and share their thoughts. This year, journalist, essayist and local author Sarah Kendzior discusses The View from Flyover Country, her account of life in the heartland, a critique of labor exploitation, race relations, gentrification, media bias and other challenges of the post-employment economy. With an updated introduction and epilogue that reflect on how the You-Know-Who presidency was inescapable, the book is essential for anyone who believes the only way to fix America’s problems is to first discuss them with honesty and compassion. Come to Kendzior’s presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3 and ask questions. Say you don’t care about any of that? Why’d you read all the way down to here, then? You’re meshuggeneh, that’s why.
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Urgent! At 7 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 18, the Missouri Senate debate between incumbent Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger John Hawley is happening in the studio at KETC Channel 9 in Grand Center. You might be able to watch in person, but time’s a-wasting: You must register for tickets to gather and watch on the large screen outside in the Public Media Commons. The debate will be moderated by Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour. Casey Nolen of 5 On Your Side, Nine Network’s Jim Kirchherr and Ruth Ezell, and St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum will get real-time audience perspective before and during the debate and host a live, post-
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debate analysis show in the Public Media Commons. The debate watch party and post-debate analysis show will be outdoors, weather permitting. Please dress accordingly. Seating is limited, so please bring your own chairs. You also may bring food, and a cash bar will be available. OMG! Who’ll win the election? Only you can determine that. Vote Nov. 6.
Seems that the Shop ’n Save on Manchester Road just east of Lindbergh Boulevard won’t be vacant for all too long after it closes Nov. 19 with the other stores that Schnucks hasn’t absorbed. The former discount supermarket’s gigantic shell could have become another hockey rink, but the metro apparently won’t need any more of those because soon there will be one in Maryland Heights and another in Chesterfield. Rumor central has it on unconfirmed suspicion that the space is going to be the site of a self-storage facility, a hoarder’s paradise, because nobody has any room left in the basement, attic or garage for all of that stuff they just might need some day and can’t part with. In the past few years, multilevel storage facilities have become a thing. One took over the lot that was vacated when the Civil War-era home in Rock Hill once occupied by The Book House was demolished in January 2014. (The independent bookstore had relocated to Maplewood in 2013.) It’s a perfectly suitable building, as far as utilitarian structures are concerned, but what’s a company to do when American attitudes shift and people become more comfortable with donating stuff (after the estate and garage sales), realizing that the storage fee sucked monthly right out of the checking account is downright silly? Hey, it could happen. In any case, Kirkwood will be well-served—south of town is another brand-new, multilevel self-storage facility on Big Bend at Interstate 44. Considering all of the Public Storage locations and places like Bob’s E-Z Store, a name we just made up, everyone will have a place to keep extra stuff … you know, until we really, really need it.
A glutton for puns, Mattress Firm is going soft. (Mattress. Firm. Get it?) Well, its gluttony—it paid $780 million for Sleepy’s, a competitor, in December 2015—has been punished by the marketplace. It’s filed for Chapter 11. More than 800 of 1,300 stores will be closed in waves until it gets right-size. Who knew? Well, just about anybody who goes online to buy a bed in a box. Remember, like, 20 minutes ago (and I’m exaggerating only a little) when folks scoffed at an upstart Internet company named Amazon that started to sell books online? Waldenbooks, Borders et al. kept gulping their own Kool-Aid. They’re no longer with us. You can get a book, CD (remember those?), electronics, or practically anything you want or need by tomorrow from Amazon Prime. Except groceries. Order fresh milk, eggs, meat and produce from—well, just pick any grocer that wants to stay in business in our post-retail world, and you’ll probably get them within the hour. Alas, poor Blockbuster; we knew them well. In every other strip center, you could rent a movie on videotape ... we mean DVD. Netflix sounded the death knell. Blockbuster didn’t listen. Today, you don’t even have to count on the U.S. Postal Service for your Netflix fix. Heard of streaming? If you’ll allow us to condescend to you for just a few more lines, it’s nothing like canoeing or fly fishing. Have your kids or grandkids help you figure it out, but you’ll have to get them off Facebook, we mean Instagram, we mean Snapchat, we mean ... oh, never mind. It’s your fault, after all, that they have smartphones and you’re not smart enough to figure out your own. But we were talking about Mattress Firm. Among the first 209-odd stores coast to coast set to close ‘imminently’ is the one in Richmond Heights at 1142 S. Brentwood Blvd. Store associate Marshall said they hadn’t been told exactly when they’ll close for good. Meanwhile, floor models were 50 percent off.
TT TRIVIA | HOW MANY MOSQUITOES CAN A BAT CONSUME NIGHTLY? LAST ISSUE’S ANSWER | SHAKESPEARE NERDS WELL KNOW THAT YORICK IS A CHARACTER IN HAMLET, NOT MACBETH. THE SKULL OF YORICK, THE RECENTLY EXHUMED COURT JESTER, GETS ITS MOMENT WHEN THE TITLE CHARACTER HOLDS IT UP AND SAYS, “ALAS, POOR YORICK, I KNEW HIM, HORATIO …” WE WERE TRYING TO TRICK YOU INTO THINKING THAT GRUESOME IMAGE COMES FROM MACBETH. BUT, ALAS AND ALACK, WE DIDN’T, DID WE?
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Mary Haislip once found a garter snake in
her bed. She didn’t scream. An über animal lover, she picked it up gently and returned it to the great outdoors. One of her dogs had brought it in. She also likes spiders … outside. There’s a photo of Haislip with an owl at World Bird Sanctuary. She’ll take injured songbirds to Wild Bird Rehab in Overland. But she’s most fond of the critters she keeps at home, on purpose. For 25 years, she’s helped rescue dogs and cats by the thousands as a ‘train’ volunteer with Paws on Wheels, or Rescue Road Warriors. On a given weekend, she’ll drive her boxy SUV, packed with as many as eight cages, to Cape Girardeau or Rolla, pick up a load of rescues and transport them to the next driver, who could be as far east as Terre Haute on the way to destinations in the Northeast, from New Jersey to Maine. In rural areas, fewer animals are spayed
or neutered. There, unfortunately, comes the abundant supply. Demand? Populated areas. Haislip helps turn heartbreaking into heartwarming. Dozens of stories start in the Missouri hinterlands. She tells of a dog chained up outside in filth, its owners nowhere to be found, maggots in its bowl. Another, Bruce, needed a $2,000 hip replacement. Through the rescue network, his surgery was covered. Today, Bruce is living the high life in a mansion on the Jersey shore. Most homeless animals aren’t so lucky: An estimated 2.5 million cats and dogs are euthanized every year. “Education is the key,” Haislip emphasizes. She’s fit to be tied about people buying pets when so many could be adopted. “You’ll save two lives,” she points out. “The pet you adopt, and the one you made
room for at the shelter.” She’s reached capacity at home with four cats and two dogs. Betty, the brown dog, came from a high-kill facility in Oklahoma City. Eli, the black Lab mix found wandering a Walmart parking lot? He’s now a therapy dog, adored at nursing homes. Haislip will admit she’s not fond of cicadas. But rodents or possums? No problem. And there’s a bat house in her backyard. The neighbors were cool once they learned how many mosquitos one bat can eat. “When I’m not at work, you’ll find me transporting animals, volunteering at rescue events, fostering, and posting and networking about animals needing placement,” she says. “I wouldn’t mind fostering a pig at some point, although I’m not sure my neighbors would go for that.” Visit roadrescuewarriors.org or Paws on Wheels Transport on Facebook. &
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bathing, dressing, grooming, running errands and going to doctor’s appointments. “We try to get them to be as independent as possible because it makes them feel good, but our oversight helps keep them safe,” Phillips says. AccuCare caregivers also deal with the emotional and mental side of client home care that comes with a loss of independence, the death of a spouse, or memory loss due to dementia or Alzheimer’s. Transitions often come with heavy emotions. AccuCare can provide support and respite care to in-home caregivers like spouses or children as well so they can get out and resume their normal activities. Providing nurse oversight sets AccuCare apart from many nonmedical home health care companies, allowing caregivers to take note of medical changes or issues and work directly with clients’ physicians to determine causes and make necessary changes. With 40 years of experience
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PATTY by patty hannum I LOVE WEDDINGS. I mean, I really love weddings.
I enjoyed every single time I was a bridesmaid. Taffeta is still my favorite fabric. But once you get to a certain age, no one asks you to be a part of their wedding. There are junior bridesmaids; why can’t there be senior bridesmaids? I am a little embarrassed by what I’ve done to try and secure my place in a bridal party. Congratulatory cards with checks enclosed have been sent, parties thrown in honor of the couple, and an occasional snide remark about one of the bridesmaids not living up to their duties and how I could easily step in. Nothing worked. So when my nephew Michael announced he finally was going to marry the beautiful Katie, I changed my approach. I offered to marry them. They were having a destination wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, and before he could say no, I got licensed by two different ministries. Sadly, they knew a minister and preferred to use someone who had been inside of a church in the past 10 years. And then it happened. I am sure you felt it. The earth moved under my feet (just like Carole King’s) on Sept. 15 when my brother John, the groom’s dad, asked if I would transport the wedding gown since I was driving and he was flying. This was significant for two reasons. One, I finally was going to have a role in the wedding! And two, as the youngest of six, my family normally does not think of me as a responsible adult. Maybe because I still say things like, “Don’t ask me. I’m the youngest.” My brother told me I would be listed in the wedding program for my duties, but I needed to figure out what I wanted to be called. He also said I could choose the font and color. That’s when I should have been suspicious. He is never that accommodating. So I thought about my title: wedding gown transporter, wedding dress courier or marriage robe transporteur were some options. I liked the last one because it was French and then I would be Patrice Hannum in the program. Tres chic! I received an email from my great-niece Ally, who was working on the program and needed the exact verbiage. Now, Ally is a freshman in high school and in most families, this would seem a little young to be in charge of creating a wedding program, but our family tends to be great at delegating to anyone and everyone. But as I read further, it appeared that her little sister Bridget was the one who would make sure my name was properly placed in the program. Bridget is adorable, of course, but I am not even sure she is 10. And that’s when I knew my brother had hustled me … some might say lied. You see, I never was going to be part of the wedding party or acknowledged in the program. He had a task that needed to be done that would be a hassle for him since he had to change planes. So he delegated to his little sister. He knew there was no way I could screw this task up. The wedding gown safely arrived in Charleston. I brought my ministry licenses with me just in case the minister became ill; he did not. The programs were lovely but did not include Patrice Hannum. The wedding was perfect. And my brother John is still the King of Delegators.
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by julia m. johnson
Start your engines! GATEWAY ▶ MOTORSPORTS PARK owner and
president CURTIS FRANCOIS ACCEPTED THE INNOVATOR AWARD AT EXPLORE ST. LOUIS’ HOSPITALITY HEROES celebration at America’s Center. Francois took over the 340-acre raceway in 2012 and has transformed it into a world-class attraction with Verizon IndyCar Series, NASCAR and NHRA events.
▲ THE REPERTORY THEATRE of St. Louis has announced a $1 MILLION CAMPAIGN TO FUND AN ENDOWMENT IN HONOR OF ARTISTIC DIRECTOR STEVEN WOOLF, who will retire next year after more than 30 years with the theater company. The funds will help The Rep hire talented directors, set designers and actors for future seasons. The Berges Family Foundation is chipping in $350,000 and will match gifts up to that amount.
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▲ Congratulations are in order for FIVE AREA LEADERS WHO RECEIVED CRYSTAL WAGON AWARDS from SSM HEALTH CARDINAL GLENNON CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION . The awards are given each year to innovators who champion children’s issues. The 2018 honorees are state legislators Sen. Jeanie Riddle and Rep. Diane Franklin; SLUCare physician Dr. Robert Wilmott; sportscaster Dan Dierdorf; and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Centralia president Damon Harbison.
▲ Central West End resident Antony John has penned a new novel, Mascot, the story of a young St. Louis baseball player and survivor of a car accident, who has lost his dad and must face life in a wheelchair. The author spoke and signed copies at a launch party at Left Bank Books. He’s known for his previous novel Five Flavors of Dumb and the Elemental fantasy trilogy. AVAILABLE AT LEFT BANK BOOKS
〈〈〈 THE MAIN EVENTS 〉〉〉 Help support the Endangered Wolf Center’s conservation programs at Wolf Fest Oct. 20. The event will feature several ambassador animals, including a cougar, porcupine, kangaroo and raven. Enjoy live music, food trucks, artist demonstrations, rock climbing, kids’ activities and more.
Support breast cancer patients at The Ritz-Carlton’s Pink Ribbon Teas Oct. 20 and 27. These special parties include pretty-in-pink finger sandwiches, sweet treats and more. Proceeds support Gateway to Hope’s services for those living with breast cancer.
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Muddy River Arts Show and Sale Oct. 26 and 27 at the Ethical
Society of St. Louis. The event showcases the work of local artists and craftspeople. An opening reception will be held the evening of Oct. 26.
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VILLA DUCHESNE AND OAK HILL SCHOOL by julia m. johnson
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT YOUR BRAIN RETAINS MORE WHEN YOU LEARN in a positive, creative environment rather than a strict, regimented one. Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School in Frontenac, an independent Catholic school in the Sacred Heart tradition, believes the best way to transform young people into well-rounded adults is to educate them in a supportive, nurturing setting. It includes a co-ed elementary school for students age 3 through grade six and an all-girls school for seventh through 12th grades. “We are a smaller, more intimate school with a global outlook,” says Pete Schroeder, early childhood and elementary principal. “We believe it’s important to address the whole person and emphasize community. Come as you are, and you’ll be cared for with great love; that’s the foundation of our philosophy.” Small class sizes allow teachers to address students’ needs personally, according to Schroeder. The early childhood program has a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1, and upper grades are about 8 to 1. “This really helps us get to know and understand the kids in our care,” he notes. An emphasis on STEM is part of the school’s commitment to nurturing critical thinkers and problem solvers. “We offer modalities for every type of learning,” Schroeder says. “We have a maker space with wood shop supplies, computers and 3-D printers; a fully equipped science lab for all grade levels; and outdoor education programs.” The school’s 64-acre campus is a certified wildlife habitat, so students can immerse themselves in nature. “We teach kids how to be plugged in to modern technology and use it wisely, but we also want them to know all of the great ways they can be unplugged,” Schroeder says.
PRINCIPAL PETE SCHROEDER HELPS STUDENTS WITH A PROJECT.
He notes that designing—and redesigning—a variety of projects in different subject areas helps kids learn constructively. “We teach them to plan out each process, fix any problems, learn from what doesn’t work and not give up,” Schroeder says. “This helps them develop resiliency for every aspect of their lives.” Theater and music programs help students express their creativity, and they even write and produce their own stage shows. Hands-on, real-world activities like these are a key part of the educational process, Schroeder explains. “We have studied the differences in how boys and girls learn, and we put that knowledge to work every day,” he says. “Brain-based research helps us apply the best teaching techniques in all of our classes.” Schroeder says faculty and staff also view the world through a faith-centered lens, which encourages charity, kindness and acceptance. “We have a responsibility to make the love of God known to the world,” he says. “We recognize the dignity and value of each person. All are welcome here.” Interested families can learn more about the school’s innovative curriculum and programs at its open house from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, which includes campus tours and interaction with faculty and students. &
VILLA DUCHESNE AND OAK HILL SCHOOL OFFERS A CARING, WELL-ROUNDED EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS AGE 3 THROUGH GRADE 12. PICTURED ON THE COVER: STUDENTS ENGAGE IN HANDS-ON LEARNING. THE SCHOOL WILL HOST AN OPEN HOUSE FROM NOON TO 4 P.M. NOV. 4; NO RSVP IS REQUIRED. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 314.810.3566 OR EMAIL ADMISSIONS@VDOH.ORG. COVER DESIGN BY ALLIE BRONSKY | COVER PHOTO COURTESY OF VILLA DUCHESNE AND OAK HILL SCHOOL
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THROUGH OCT. 30 Saint Louis Zoo | 5:30-8:30 p.m. nightly $7 members, $8 non-members | stlzoo.org
» bewitching bugs & botanicals
THROUGH OCT. 31 Missouri Botanical Garden | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $12 adults, children 3-12 free | missouribotanicalgarden.org
» pumpkin patch & harvest market THROUGH OCT. 31 Kirkwood Farmers Market | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Free | downtownkirkwood.com
» hayrides at queeny park
Children learn by exploring. That’s true for the physical world and the world of ideas. Community School provides the perfect place for that early exploration in a young child’s life.
Open House: Nov. 3 at 9:00 a.m. & Nov. 13 at 9:15 a.m. CommunitySchool.com
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» halloween nights at grant’s farm OCT. 18-21 & 25-28 Grant’s Farm | 6-10 p.m. | Free | grantsfarm.com
» the darkness haunted house OCT. 19-31 1525 8th St. | 7-11 p.m. | $25 | thedarkness.com
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» trunk or treat for kids & dogs OCT. 21 Purina Farms | 11-11:45 a.m. and 12:15-1 p.m. $10 for kids ages 2-10, $10 for dogs | purina.com
» halloween walk
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» ghost stories at jefferson barracks
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» full moon festival
OCT. 27 Schlafly Bottleworks | 4-10 p.m. | $8 | schlafly.com
» pumpkin carving in the park OCT. 28 Suson Park | 1-2:30 p.m. | $10 | stlouisco.com
» science spooktacular
OCT. 28 Saint Louis Science Center | 5-8 p.m. | Free | slsc.org
» old webster trick-or-treating OCT. 29 Old Webster | 3-5 p.m. | Free | yucandu.com
» halloween parade & party
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One summer day two years ago, Sidney Keys III walked into the EyeSeeMe Children’s Bookstore in University City. He picked up the story of an African-American character who loved basketball, running a business and earning money. “It was magical because I could totally relate to the guy,” Sidney says. “It really opened my eyes. I realized everybody should have the experience of being inspired by a book.”
The Loyola Academy seventh-grader says he left the store with the kernel of an idea and decided to turn his love of reading into a calling of his own. He began looking for ways to bring the magic of books to kids who otherwise might not get a chance to catch the spark. With help from his mother, Winnie Caldwell, he founded Books n Bros, a reading club for African-American boys ages 7 to 13. The group meets to discuss books once a month for two hours, often at the library. It has expanded to include students from across the country. Those who live out-of-state get featured books shipped to them, and they join the group’s local discussions by video livestream.
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The group focuses on stories about African-American figures, and works by black authors also are featured on the reading list. The budding entrepreneur says it’s a great forum to make sure the contributions of African-Americans are talked about year-round, not just during Black History Month. “It’s always amazing to hear about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, but we also like to learn about African-Americans from different angles, in different professions,” Sidney says. “We want to read about them not just in history books, but in other kinds of stories like science fiction.”
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“We have voted on books to read in the past, but we also take members’ suggestions and switch up the genres,” Sidney says. “It might be fiction one month, then nonfiction the next. The one thing that makes people hate reading is when they get bored, so we want to keep that from happening.” Members have about a month to complete each book, and there are worksheets to help them retain what they’ve read. Membership costs $25 per month, but families don’t have to pay if it’s a hardship, Sidney says. “Money should never be an issue when it’s about kids reading,” he says. “I wouldn’t want them to miss out on something they love.” Individuals and companies can support the group’s work by sponsoring readers through Chub Cares, a nonprofit Sidney and his mom started. “There are a lot of people supporting our readers because they care about students’ literacy skills,” he says. “We started the nonprofit because we didn’t want kids to have to choose between buying food and paying the membership fee.” Since Sidney launched Books n Bros, his story has been told by Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey and others. “We get a lot of new members and interest every time we’re on the news or talk shows,” he says. Sidney’s involvement with good causes doesn’t end with his reading club. Recently, he applied and was invited to join the board of Kidbox, a subscription-based clothing company that also provides apparel for children from low-income families. “I accepted the role because I like the fact that Kidbox is a really big donator,” Sidney says. “The company gives clothes to kids all over the country.” He
attended its annual meeting in New York City this year and says he was inspired by others who love giving back. He met members who design cancer-fighting clothing and raise money to build homes for low-income families, among other things. According to Sidney, he has several other interests outside books and boards. “My mom taught me about photography, and I have my own business taking pictures,” he says. He also loves swimming, soccer, traveling, movies and trying new restaurants. He doesn’t yet know where he would like to attend high school but says he probably will study photography in college. “I want to join nonprofit boards and start another education-based business, too,” he says. “I would like to keep offering a helping hand to kids from my generation because it makes me feel really good inside. I always say, ‘It’s the little things we do for each other that count. Take care of the people in your community, and they will become your family.’” Sidney says he loves hearing tales of how Books n Bros has helped kids find joy in learning. “One member’s grandma told us his reading scores at school have rocketed since he joined the group,” he notes. “This kid always has a positive outlook; he’s never sad or mad. It’s great to see people so happy about something I started.” The young entrepreneur’s plan is to keep Books n Bros growing indefinitely. “We really have something here,” he says of the group. “We want to make it even bigger so people won’t just see what is on the outside— some African-American boys reading literature. We want them to learn about all of the other great things going on under the surface.”
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Open House • Saturday, Nov. 3 • 8:30am Exceptional education for children age 3 to grade 6 400 DeMun Ave. • Clayton, MO • 314.725.4999 • register at wilsonschool.com
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Community School allows children’s gifts to flourish in an environment of active, experiential learning. Seasoned faculty engage students age 3 through grade six with a challenging curriculum that integrates academics, the arts, physical education and interpersonal skills, all on a beautiful 16-acre campus. 900 LAY ROAD | 314.991.0005 | COMMUNITYSCHOOL.COM
COR JESU ACADEMY
Cor Jesu Academy is a Catholic, all-girls high school. Surrounded by a warm, welcoming community of academically driven young women, students explore passions and embrace ambitions as they become leaders of tomorrow. 10230 GRAVOIS ROAD | 314.842.4429 EXT.115 ALLHEART.CORJESU.ORG
Forsyth School’s one-of-a-kind campus provides an unforgettable experience for children age 3 through grade six. A challenging and engaging curriculum fosters independence and prepares students to thrive in secondary school and beyond. 6235 WYDOWN BLVD. | 314.726.4542 | FORSYTHONLINE.COM
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Open House Saturday, October 20
Harper School is an academic preschool and elementary school in Frontenac. Half- and full-day preschool programs with afternoon extended care provide an excellent child care option for working parents. Our hallmarks are high expectations, academic success and character development. 11155 CLAYTON ROAD | 314.738.9560 | HARPERSCHOOL.ORG
Pre-register at jburroughs.org/openhouse or at 9 am on the day of the event. JOHN BURROUGHS SCHOOL
Presentation begins at 9:30 am
John Burroughs School 755 South Price Road, 63124 • 314.993.4040
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As an independent, coeducational day school for grades seven to 12, Burroughs provides a core curriculum in humanities and STEM that is balanced by opportunities in athletics and the fine, practical and performing arts. The school emphasizes global awareness and cultural competency, as well as service and sustainability. 755 S. PRICE ROAD | 314.993.4040 | JBURROUGHS.ORG
KIRK DAY SCHOOL
We’re celebrating 25 years as an independent Christian preparatory school that serves ages 3 through grade six. A passionate and nurturing faculty ensures every child is known and loved, and our academic program is grounded in the Christian faith. Open house is Oct. 26. 12928 LADUE ROAD | 314.434.4349 | KIRKDAYSCHOOL.ORG
MICDS (MARY INSTITUTE AND SAINT LOUIS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL)
MICDS is a college-prep, independent school that offers a dynamic learning environment for students age 4 through grade 12. Join us at our open house Oct. 27 to learn about the ways your child will embark on a life of discovery at MICDS. 101 N. WARSON ROAD | 314.995.7367 | DISCOVERY.MICDS.ORG
LOWER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE November 28 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Age 2-Grade 5 RSVP: 314.625.9103
MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE November 4 Noon - 4 p.m. Grades 6-12
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MIRIAM SCHOOL (PRE-K-8) AND MIRIAM ACADEMY (9-12)
All-Girls Grades 1-12
Miriam School and Miriam Academy provide an innovative approach to unlocking each student’s potential. With small class sizes, dedicated teachers and therapists understand the unique learning needs of each child. Open house is Nov. 4. 501 BACON AVE. | 2845 N. BALLAS ROAD 314.968.3893 | MIRIAMSTL.ORG
Educating children age 4 through grade six, Rossman’s exceptional educators are dedicated to discovering and nurturing what makes each student one-of-a-kind. The rich curriculum emphasizes strong academics, character development and leadership skills, preparing graduates to excel in an ever-changing world. 12660 CONWAY ROAD | 314.434.5877 | ROSSMANSCHOOL.ORG
THE COLLEGE SCHOOL
At The College School (pre-k through grade eight), students engage in meaningful, in-depth work, applying skills and knowledge to realworld scenarios and challenges. Through this approach, students discover their passions and the impact they can make on the world. 7825 BIG BEND BLVD. | 314.962.9355 THECOLLEGESCHOOL.ORG
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The St. Austin School offers a rigorous academic program in the Catholic tradition for boys and girls grades pre-k through eight, with a 9:1 student-teacher ratio. The unique, classical curriculum and pedagogy prepare students to excel at the top high schools in St. Louis. 1809 DES PERES ROAD | 314.580.2802 SAINTAUSTINSCHOOL.ORG
THE WILSON SCHOOL The Wilson School prepares students age 3 through grade six with the knowledge and skills to be successful in school and in life. This is realized through a challenging curriculum of integrated, project-based, technology-enriched experiences, all within a nurturing environment where every student is known. 400 DEMUN AVE. | 314.725.4999 | WILSONSCHOOL.COM
VILLA DUCHESNE AND OAK HILL SCHOOL
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School is linked with 147 schools in 30 countries, preparing its students for global careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Families with boys and girls age 3 to grade six and young women grades seven to 12 are invited to join the journey. 801 S. SPOEDE ROAD | 314.432.2021 | VDOH.ORG
WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Westminster’s college preparatory program challenges students to grow intellectually, socially and spiritually to reach their God-given potential. Students pursue excellence in honors and AP courses, on stage with an award-winning drama program, and on the field as part of a nationally recognized athletics program. 800 MARYVILLE CENTRE DRIVE | 314.997.2900 WCASTL.ORG
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THERE IS GREAT VALUE IN ALLOWING CHILDREN
to struggle, but it requires mom and dad to parent with the long term in mind. It’s often quicker and easier in the moment to do things for your kids, to rescue them and solve their problems. In the long run, however, you’ll make them dependent and lacking crucial coping skills necessary for a successful life. The following story illustrates this point. A grandfather brought his young granddaughter a cocoon. He instructed her to stay patient and allow the caterpillar to grow at its own pace inside the shell. He told her that at some point, the cocoon would begin to move as the caterpillar transformed into a beautiful butterfly, and that she might be tempted to help him out of his covering. The grandfather encouraged her to let the butterfly come out on its own. Sure enough, a week later, the cocoon began to wiggle, and over the proceeding days, the little girl began to feel sorry for the poor butterfly who was aching to come out. So she took a sharp knife and carefully slit a hole down the side of the cocoon, and a moment later, out popped a colorful butterfly. The creature dusted off her wings and flew a few feet before she plopped onto the table. She tried it again with the same result, and then proceeded to the edge of the table. The butterfly took off and flew a few feet before falling to the floor, dead. The little girl was crushed and began to cry. What she had failed to understand was that the butterfly needed time to push against the walls of her shell to get fluids down the length of her wings, strengthening them so that when she emerged, she would have the strength to fly. It is through this struggling that the butterfly can survive and thrive. And so it is with our children. In the words of Haruki Murakami, “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” Every opportunity kids have to solve their own problems, deal with feelings of frustration and disappointment, pick themselves up and keep at it becomes a building block for self-confidence and grit. They will learn how to handle the normal ups and downs of life, a critical coping skill many millennials lack. Remember the lesson of the butterfly, and parent with the end in mind. &
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supports the hospital’s Danis Pediatric Center, which provides outpatient pediatric primary care services for children, newborn to 21 years of age, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. WHO SSM Health president Laura Kaiser, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital president Steven Burghart, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation vice president of philanthropy Sandy Koller, event co-chairs Chrissy and Mike Nardini and Doug and Molly Sansone, lunch chairs Mike and Claire Todorovich HIGHLIGHTS Wines from A. Bommarito Wines, luncheon by Bartolino’s, auctions, polo match
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HUMANE SOCIETY OF MISSOURI glow in the park by bill barrett WHERE Art Hill in Forest Park WHY To benefit the
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GRAND CENTER ARTS DISTRICT grand center gala by rick miller WHERE The Big Top WHY To honor Steve Smith, CEO of
Lawrence Group, for his work in the district and to promote the area’s essential role of establishing St. Louis as a world-class arts and business district WHO Honoree Steve Smith; Grand Center Inc. president & CEO Karin Hagaman; board chair Tom Voss; co-chairs Kathie and Richard Winter, Jason Hall, Antionette Carroll; former Mayor Francis Slay HIGHLIGHTS Cocktail reception, live music, award presentation, Fund-A-Need auction, dancing
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PETER GALLAGHER, GERRI LYNN ZSCHETZSCHE
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Recently, our company underwent a major reorganization. I now report to a supervisor who I think isn’t up to the challenge, and I feel compelled to talk with his boss. Is it ever OK to go over the boss’ head?
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Going over the boss’ head is a tough career call. It’s fraught with risks, and, in particular, it brings up such sticky issues as loyalty and ethics. Opinions vary on this touchy subject. Some business cultures encourage skip-level communications; in others, bypassing the boss simply goes against the grain. And, should you decide to go over the boss’ head, you have no assurance that your expressed concerns won’t be shared word for word with your supervisor. That said, how would you feel if someone under you went over your head? My sense is that it would not only make you angry, but it also would make you feel betrayed. More than likely, you’d find it difficult at best to trust or work with that person moving forward. Certainly, if your boss is doing something illegal or unethical, there’s an obligation to speak up. But in this case, the first person you should talk with is your boss. Maybe you’re not assessing the situation correctly, and there’s a good explanation for your supervisor’s managerial direction. If you feel his explanation is inadequate and are compelled to inquire at a higher level, you might say that although you respect his judgment, you’d like permission to discuss this with higher-ups. He might surprise you, but if he says no, I’d drop it there (and hope your résumé is in order). Some other thoughts: If you have a good relationship with the boss’ boss and know that he/she values your opinion, this might provide an avenue for a productive conversation. Or, if your work group shares your opinion about the boss, the entire team might want to schedule a meeting with the boss’ boss. There’s power in numbers. The boss’ boss may be more likely to listen to an entire staff’s opinion versus your individual complaint, especially if he/ she is unaware of the situation. (Regardless, it is important to get to know the boss’ boss. Make sure he/she knows your name and chat when the opportunity presents itself to develop a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship—you never know when you will need a valuable ally). Finally, if your HR department welcomes this kind of input, it might provide another alternative. If not, you’re wasting your breath and probably your future job security. Bottom line: Studies have shown most companies view going over the boss’ head as an act of insubordination. Once you get this label, you’re always at risk because nobody trusts you. In my humble opinion, transferring or even quitting may be more prudent than insurrection.
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CONTENTS october 17, 2018
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by dorothy weiner
LAST WEEK I DECIDED TO EXERCISE MY CIVIC DUTY
and volunteer to canvass for the candidate of my choice for U.S. Senate. It is one of the many privileges we enjoy as members of a democracy. Plus, I’ve always wondered what it would be like. The assignment was phone canvassing, and to be honest, I wasn’t exactly looking forward it. I expected people either to not answer their phones when they saw an unfamiliar number or to summarily hang up if they were of a different political persuasion. What I really did not foresee was the civics lesson it turned out to be. It was enlightening in ways good, bad and ugly. For one thing, I got a glimpse of how robocalling—the bane of everyone’s existence—works. The system used in this case was Hubdialer, and we canvassers had no idea who or where we were calling. Phone numbers did not display, so I didn’t realize I was calling Independence, Missouri, until I asked respondents where they lived. Like Martha, who greeted me with, “Hallelujah! This candidate helps the people and the veterans who need support. Bless you for calling.” She assured me that both she and her boyfriend would be voting for my candidate. Martha is 80 years old. Then there was Nadine, who turned out to be a fellow canvasser from Kansas City. We chatted for quite some time, comparing notes on our experiences with the voters of our state. We lamented that many of our calls went to voice mail, mostly because people were at work (and many don’t have land lines anyway). The folks who are home tend to avoid calls by simply not picking up the phone. Nadine told me she also had worked on the campaign four years ago. She’s 81—you go, girl. There were some ugly calls, too. Like the woman who told another canvasser to “go to hell”—which is where she said our candidate also should go. Or the respondents who said, “Sure, I’ll talk to you, but you won’t like what I have to say,” and then went on to excoriate the candidate and the party for “not caring about our veterans” among other complaints (but mostly for just being). Those conversations usually ended in abrupt termination, i.e., a hang up. How did I feel about being rebuffed by slamming phones? Surprisingly unfazed. I was there as an advocate, not a provocateur. So no matter how rude someone was, I thanked them for their time. And if they stayed on the phone long enough, I added, “Have a nice day.” After a couple of hours, I realized I wasn’t going to change any minds. But I might have swayed one voter who “only goes to the polls for presidential elections.” I told her down-ballot elections are just as important. Maybe more so. And I learned that canvassing on behalf of a Senate hopeful calls for dignity, even if the effort isn’t met with the same.
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her clients make a seamless transition to another adviser at the firm, says Barbara Archer, partner and managing director at HighTower St. Louis Wealth Advisors in Brentwood. According to a recent study published by Deloitte, it’s an issue that is gaining a lot of attention as wealth advisers are aging out of the field faster than they can be replaced. Archer says HighTower avoids disruption by using a collaborative approach to client service. “We are structured differently than a lot of other wealth management providers,” she explains. “As an ensemble firm, we work as a team as opposed to siloed firms where advisers are in competition with each other. At HighTower, we cross over for the benefit of clients because we want them to have access to all of our diverse areas of expertise.” The firm’s eight-person wealth adviser group is an even mix of men and women, and four administrative team members assist them in providing a high level of client attention, according to Archer. HighTower offers services in investment, taxes, estate planning, giving, cash flow and risk management. The firm starts planning for smooth transitions at the outset of each client relationship. “When a new client comes in, we prepare a smartboard presentation and have two or three professionals present, including a lead adviser,” Archer notes. “As we get to know the client, these staff members also attend strategic review meetings so the relationships stay firmly in place. We create a detailed financial plan for each client, and we all listen carefully to his or her needs.” That way, if a transition is necessary, the team is highly familiar with the client and family and can continue providing advice without interruption. A common concern among clients is how to properly entrust a business or portfolio to the next generation. “We have a lot of experience helping families succeed,” Archer says. “Many of our clients are self-made business executives, entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and CPAs. We help with long-range planning and even use the services of a psychologist to determine which family member might be best suited to take over a business. We follow a very thorough and thoughtful process.” The firm’s commitment doesn’t stop at the office. HighTower staff members serve on nonprofit boards and spend many hours outside of work helping clients engage in community activities as a way of giving back. “Too often, members of our industry focus only on monetary treasures,” Archer says. “It’s important to us, though, to make sure people think about community treasures like the Shakespeare Festival, zoo or art museum. We enjoy putting on client events that tie in with these institutions, and we think it’s especially important to involve young family members. It’s easier to give guidance on invested dollars when we can see firsthand what is meaningful to the people we serve.” &
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COPIA first impression »
The second location of Copia, a popular wine bar/steakhouse on Washington Avenue, opened in May in the former Morton’s spot in Clayton. It has great ambience in a clubby, dark-wood kind of way, and the menu (on the pricey side) has plenty of variety, with steak, pasta and fish dishes, many with a Creole bent. The service was friendly, but still somewhat disorganized well into late summer.
WATERMELON GAZPACHO SOUP ▶ $5 Deliciously sweet
and cool, it had a pleasant blended-veggie chunkiness with well-balanced savory and sweet flavors.
CAESAR SALAD ▶ $8
It delivered the salty creaminess diners look for in this traditional bed of dressed romaine. The
pieces of lettuce were well-dusted with parmesan, and while the rich Mayfair dressing was good, there needed to be more of it.
ALASKAN HALIBUT ▶ $33 Fresh and pan-
seared in butter, it came with a sweet strawberry coulis and fruit salsa, which worked well with the
buttery fish. Accompanying grains of quinoa and an arugula-orzo medley added a touch of bitterness to offset the butter.
translation of étouffée) by herby, brown, Cajun gravy. The sauce was heavily flavored with bell peppers, tomatoes and spices.
CREOLE WHITEFISH ÉTOUFFÉE ▶ $25
ROASTED ORGANIC CHICKEN ▶ $23 Also
Spicy and creamy at the same time, the dish had blackened cod sitting on a bed of dirty rice smothered (the literal
trending Southern, this was the essence of comfort food, with half a chicken hidden under a pool of andouille and
Wash It Down:
Copia shines when it comes to spirits. The wine list is enormous, and some of the beer offerings are hard to turn down. Like the Elysian Superfuzz, a blood orange-infused pale ale from Seattle. It was malty and sweet with a definite orange aftertaste. There also are hundreds of wine varieties, plenty offered by the glass.
roasted corn gravy. The flavors were great; I only wish the chicken skin had been browned first. The dish came with a creamy mash of Yukon Gold potatoes, perfect for the gravy.
GOOEY BUTTER CAKE ▶ $9 It's atypical
here, but very good. More of a custard sitting on top of a buttery graham
cracker crust, it was decadently sweet—just what you want in a dessert.
CINNAMON APPLE BREAD PUDDING ▶ $7.95 If you like things less sweet, order this. It’s chewy with plenty of punch from nutmeg and cinnamon.
Slow-Roasted Prime Rib with broccoli and Yukon creamy buttered mash
Copia has a high-end ambience, yet the menu is varied enough to appeal to a wider audience than its predecessor, Morton’s. In identity, it’s part chop house, part Creole, part wine bar.
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SCREENCAP FROM LIVING IN TENTS IN TENTS
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BLAKE, A RESIDENT OF THE TENT CITY
SPARTA RESIDENT WULF AND DIRECTOR PAUL CRANE
even years ago, if you traveled north of Lumière Place and the America’s Center Convention Complex, you would find something unexpected along the banks of the Mississippi: a tent city. The homeless community was dismantled by the city in 2012, but St. Louisans still can get an intimate look inside the encampment thanks to local filmmaker Paul Crane’s documentary, Living in Tents. The film offers an insightful perspective on homelessness in St. Louis and its residents who survive without permanent shelters or resources. Crane, who grew up in Olivette, says homelessness wasn’t on his radar before his experience with the tent city. “I didn’t know anything about it before this project,” he explains. “That is what really interested me in telling the story. I was curious to learn about the homeless, why people would choose a tent city over a shelter and why they are allowed to.” Crane encountered the encampment by accident. While looking for inspiration for a photography class he was taking, he came across a collection of tarps, tents and shacks on the riverfront. “I was out taking pictures and just stumbled upon it,” he recalls. “I was hesitant to approach,
but I did eventually.” The tent city was divided into three smaller camps, each with its own name and leader: Sparta, Hopeville and Dignity Harbor. The first person Crane met was Wulf, the man in charge of Sparta. He showed Crane around and explained some of the camp’s rules. While he had little documentary filmmaking experience at the time, after regular visits, Crane was inspired to chronicle day-to-day life in the community. He was a fan of Marc Singer’s documentary Dark Days, which followed a group of people living in an abandoned section of New York’s subway system and felt he could do something similar. “There were so many stories in the camps,” he says. “The people living there, the volunteers who worked there—it was a lot of material to work with. Making a film seemed like the obvious thing to do, and I was super excited about the project.” Living in Tents follows five residents of the tent city and five volunteers who worked with the homeless living there. As part of the process, Crane temporarily moved into Sparta in January of 2011. He had a tent set up for three months and would spend two nights a week there. “It wasn’t an experiment in trying to be homeless,” he says. “I wanted to earn people’s trust and capture as much that happened as I could.” He admits now that he was probably a little naïve initially, but the camaraderie he built with Wulf and others made him feel safe. While filming, Crane not only captured the daily existence of the residents and their stories, but also the city’s response to the tent city, including interviews with Bill Siedhoff, director of the department of human services for the city of St. Louis at the time. While the encampment was founded with good intentions, the film documents its eventual decline. Fires, infighting and even a homicide all played a role in the city’s decision to shut down the three camps.
The residents weren’t simply left out on the street. Through private funding, the city placed them in apartments with the hope that after a year, they would find employment and take over payment of rent and utilities. Crane was on hand to document the transition from tents to apartments and also followed up once the one-year deadline had expired. “Originally, I didn’t expect filming to last several years, but I thought their continued journeys were important to capture,” he says. “When I put the film together, it was really cool to see all that happened and what people had gone through.” Eight years after stumbling across the tent city, Crane is still in contact with many of its former residents. He says the experience taught him about the struggles the homeless deal with every day, including addiction, mental illness and past trauma. “I’d like to think I was already compassionate, but making Living In Tents gave me a deeper understanding of why homelessness happens and will continue to happen,” he notes. “I want the film to be an opportunity for people to get know these individuals and learn about them and their problems.”
LIVING IN TENTS ▶
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MASERATI LEVANTE S by robert w. paster “MY MASERATI DOES 185. I LOST MY LICENSE, NOW I DON’T DRIVE.” Fortunately, these
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are the lyrics to a classic ’70s rock song and not biographical facts. The rebellious, bad boy Maserati spirit still lives on today. As a sign of the times, its contemporary manifestation takes the form of a stylish and powerful SUV, the Levante. As expected from an Italian automaker, the Levante is a sleek SUV with a gaping grille, vent holes, and a curved character line below a sharply raked rear window. Italian style abounds inside as well, where sumptuous, two-tone leather envelops the dash, side panels and seats. A panoramic sunroof above both seat rows lets in lots of light, and a heated, electrically adjustable steering wheel and dual automatic climate control provide year-round comfort. An air-conditioned storage area in the front armrest ensures your Snickers won’t melt, even on a hot St. Louis day. Other than the hard button controls for the ventilation system, most other systems operate through the 7-inch touchscreen that displays navigation, audio, phone and vehicle settings. Concentric knobs between the front seats control volume and also can be used to manipulate the screen. Rear seat leg room is surprisingly plentiful, but two passengers would be more comfortable than three. Behind the 60/40 foldable rear seat that includes a long object pass-through, there’s decent cargo room, but the slope of the rear hatch limits the height of objects that can be carried. A nice, small, covered area in back provides plenty of safe, secure storage. Of course, being a Maserati, the Levante is also a kick to drive. Perhaps its most distinctive feature is its sonorous exhaust note, which can be enhanced by pushing a sport button on the center console to open the exhaust. It’s a fabulous sound that will turn heads and ears. Try that in a Tesla. Pressing the button a second time stiffens up the suspension and steering to give the Levante a sportier feel, and it pays off with pool table-flat cornering in tight curves. Combined with good brakes, a stiff yet comfortable suspension, and gobs of power from the 430-horsepower, twin turbo, V6 engine in the S version, the Levante is fun to drive for an SUV, though power steering seemed a bit overboosted. The only other issue is the 8-speed automatic transmission, which seemed to be reluctant to upshift sometimes. It’s possible that it was trying to adapt to my driving style, which can be a bit aggressive. Using the paddle shifters to shift manually alleviated the problem. Under hard acceleration, the engine pops when shifts are done manually, creating an attractive sound. The auto shut-off when you come to a stop can be annoying but can be defeated. An active air suspension provides five ride heights depending on need or preference. Front and rear parking sensors, blind spot detection and a reverse camera aid parking ease, but automatic emergency braking is an option; it should be standard on a $90,000-plus vehicle. According to Matt Kalina, sales executive at Jim Butler Italia, “The Levante represents a real value compared to other vehicles in its class; you get Italian style and flair for less money than its German competition. It looks different, sounds different and has its own performance personality.” &
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SEASONAL ALLERGIES Dr. Hamsa Subramanian, allergist and immunologist
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Andrew Menatti, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist
St. Louis Center for Cognitive Health
Some allergy patients say they don’t like to take medications because they worry about ingredients like steroids or side effects such as drowsiness. Unlike some other health conditions, prevention doesn’t lead to a cure because you often can’t escape what causes your allergies. Researchers think symptoms are increasing because ozone levels, rising temperatures and smog contribute to high pollen concentrations. My first advice for people with symptoms affecting quality of life is to see a physician and follow his or her instructions. This especially includes patients with allergy-related conditions like asthma, insomnia, headaches, sinus infections and ear problems. A number of medications are known to be safe and effective, but those who still don’t want to take them may find allergy injections a good alternative. The first year of therapy can be time-consuming because you have to build up the dose weekly in the beginning, then switch to every two, three and then four weeks. But after treatment, many people only need medication occasionally and some can wean off of it altogether. Patients also can try changing their habits and surroundings to reduce the effects of allergies. It’s not a perfect solution to the problem, but it may help. Try grooming household pets often, and keep them out of the bedroom. Keep windows closed, wear sunglasses when outdoors, use artificial tears, and stay informed about pollen counts. Pollen levels tend to be lowest before dawn, in the evening and after rain showers, so plan your outdoor exercise and activities accordingly. An honest conversation with your doctor is the most important part of the plan. A good allergist will listen to the patient’s concerns, dispel any misconceptions and create a treatment plan to fit the person’s lifestyle and preferences.
I always have had seasonal allergies. This year has been worse than ever, but I really don’t like to take medicine. Is there another therapy you recommend?
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BY JULIA M. JOHNSON
I am in my 40s and have noticed that occasionally, I become disoriented and turn the wrong direction or misplace things. I am concerned; my mother developed dementia in her 70s. What tests do you advise, if any? In my practice, I often see patients with questions like this. I wouldn’t be concerned about dementia or testing in your 40s; neurodegenerative disease isn’t generally problematic until your 70s or 80s. With that said, many people your age become concerned if they can’t focus or remember things as well as they used to. That’s very common. It’s important to realize that as magnificent as our brains are, they are far from being perfect storage vessels. They have a lot to process! In the days of early cave-dwellers, people hunted, picked berries and did the same simple things all of the time; their lives were not cognitively demanding. Now, however, we multitask with phones and computers and have to be in several different places each day. In some ways, it seems that modern life has outpaced the brain’s capacity to stay on top of things, but there are techniques we can use to stay on track. It’s an issue of organization and knowing what factors affect your memory. My first question to patients in their 40s is: How organized are you? Do you use a calendar, smartphone, to-do lists and GPS to help you stay on track? If not, put those aids in place. Do you have major drama or stress in your life? Are you only getting a couple of hours of sleep at night? These factors can affect your thought processes as well, which means you have less thinking power to keep track of car keys and highway exits. It’s a good idea to ask a family member—someone who will be objective with you—if you have seemed more forgetful lately. If so, you may want to talk with your doctor. Use these suggestions first, and if problems persist, your doctor can order testing for neurological disease later. If you undergo tests and the results are normal, that’s good news; now you have baseline data for doctors to look at if issues arise 20 or 30 years from now.
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This is always a good question to ask. With heart health, there always are opportunities to avoid following the same paths as our predecessors; it’s all about being proactive on your own behalf. The disease process that leads to heart attacks generally happens over many years with the accumulation of cholesterol and buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries. It may even start in your 20s and progress slowly, so you shouldn’t wait until your 50s or 60s to give it some thought. It’s a great idea to talk with a cardiologist about your family’s history and your own health. Things that increase risk include high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol and lack of exercise. Look at the history of these things in first-degree relatives. Human nature often makes us want to test everything, but if you have no symptoms that suggest narrowing of the arteries, tests actually may not be helpful. They don’t always lead doctors to the ‘pot of gold’ and should only be done selectively. A well-known example is that of TV commentator Tim Russert. He had a stress test right before the heart attack that took his life, but it didn’t show anything major. That’s the conundrum of testing procedures; having a lot of them done doesn’t mean you are better off than if you only have them performed selectively. If your 10-year risk of heart problems is low, doctors can suggest proactive methods like improving your diet and sticking to an exercise regimen. If your 10-year risk is intermediate or high, we can work on lowering blood pressure, controlling diabetes and bringing cholesterol down. If you are concerned because a relative has had heart problems, don’t be afraid to ask your doctor whether testing is needed. We are great coaches and want you to have the best chance at good health.
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DEPRESSION AND TMS Kim Mercille, RN, founder and CEO
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I deal with depression on a daily basis and haven’t found any medication that really seems to help. What does TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) therapy involve, and how long would treatments last for a long-term solution?
Depression, a debilitating condition, affects more than 16 million American adults and about 20 percent of adolescents, and suicide is the third most common cause of death in people ages 10 to 24. Not included in these statistics are all of those who suffer silently for a variety of reasons. TMS therapy was approved by the FDA in 2008 and offers an effective alternative to conventional therapies like antidepressants. Most major insurance carriers and Medicare cover the treatment for adults who haven’t benefited from medication. TMS is a noninvasive, highly safe, outpatient therapy that takes about 20 minutes, doesn’t require sedation or surgery, and doesn’t cause any systemic side effects. The patient is seated, and the system delivers pulsed magnetic fields to stimulate specific neurons in the brain. After repeated stimulation, the nerve cells begin to ‘wake up’ and produce chemicals called neurotransmitters that are thought to be lacking in people with depression. Patients receive treatment five days a week for about six weeks. It’s not a permanent cure, but results can last up to two years. About 84 percent of patients receive significant benefits, and more than 74 percent achieve remission for a period of time. Maintenance therapy sessions may be required if symptoms begin to reappear. Alternatives like TMS are important because many people have treatment-resistant depression that does not respond well to antidepressants. These patients battle persistent sadness, sleep problems, fatigue, low energy and suicidal thoughts despite trying multiple medications. Over the years, antidepressants actually have become less effective and sometimes they even make symptoms worse, but they used to be the only option. TMS is an important solution that improves quality of life and saves patients’ lives.
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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that stimulates neurotransmitters in the brain to greatly reduce depression and anxiety.
TMS is a noninvasive holistic treatment that has close to an 80% rate of efficacy with patients experiencing either complete remission or a significant reduction of symptoms.
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BOHO CHIC 〉〉 Lately, the boho chic look has taken over shelter magazines and the blogosphere. It’s an eclectic mix of retro styles, brightly colored botanical prints, Turkish rugs, rattan and velvet. Because it’s so whimsical and mixes so many elements, it’s not that easy to pull off, but even a few items can create a cheerful, cozy space.
Stack pottery, earthenware and china in various patterns and colors on open shelving or in a china cabinet.
Not matching everything is a consistent theme. In this adorable kid’s room, even the headboards are different!
For those who like a colorful kitchen, this one checks all of the boxes. Use a variety of gorgeous Turkish runners set back to back on a staircase.
Pick up a colorful Turkish rug for your kitchen, hallway or front entry if you just want a touch of boho. A Moroccan rug and ottomans team with a traditional leather couch and coffee table to give the room a fresh look.
Mixing chairs and fabrics in the dining room has become popular; these bright, eclectic choices create a fun vibe.
Drag your kilim rugs and poofs outside, light candles and string lights for a Bohemian party outdoors—ingenious and intimate!
This room combines midcentury, Asian, European and Turkish styles—astounding and not easy to pull off!
Each piece of furniture has a different fabric, which layer to create the perfect effect.
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What’s in a Name? BY STEPHANIE WALLACE
I F I T ’S B E E N SA I D O N C E , I T ’S B E E N S A I D A T H O U SA N D T I M E S : St. Louis is a city of neighborhoods. With 79 unique ones and many beautiful suburbs, it is built of vibrant communities, each with its own fascinating history. We explored the local lore of a few iconic areas to discover the origins of their names.
D O GTO W N A grisly urban legend links the name back to the 1904 World’s Fair. According to the story, the indigenous peoples on display at the exhibition kidnapped dogs from homes around Forest Park to eat. Thus the area earned the epithet Dogtown. But like with most urban legends, the truth behind the name is a lot less sensational and macabre. The name predates the World’s Fair; references to it can be found in newspapers as early as 1889. It most likely comes from the neighborhood’s mining history in the mid-1800s. ‘Dog’ is found widely in mining terminology, and ‘dogtown’ specifically was used to refer to a group of small structures near a mine.
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Established in 1853, Kirkwood was the first planned suburb west of the Mississippi River and as such, is known as the ‘Queen of St. Louis Suburbs.’ As evidenced by the historic train station, the area’s history is closely tied to the railroad. The community was formed around the building of the Pacific Railroad, and its namesake is James Pugh Kirkwood, chief engineer of the project. His many responsibilities for the railroad included making the first survey west from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, determining possible routes and managing construction.
L A FAY E T T E S Q UA R E The area that is now Lafayette Square had less than glamorous beginnings as communal pasture for livestock at the beginning of St. Louis’ history. The land was not privately owned and became the hunting ground of criminals who would rob travelers. In part to drive the thieves out, the commons were sold in 1835, but 30 acres were set aside for a community recreational area. The resulting park was named after the Revolutionary War general (with a really long name!) Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, known in the U.S. (and by Hamilton fans) simply as Lafayette. The famous Frenchman had visited St. Louis during his 1824-25 tour of the U.S.
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While Lafayette Square had ignoble beginnings as grazing land, Benton Park’s origins are a little on the morbid side. The area, which famously attracted breweries thanks to its underground cave system, used to house something much different. The land was first used as a city cemetery in the mid-19th century. After the founding of Bellefontaine and Calvary cemeteries, the area was turned into a neighborhood in 1866. (Don’t worry; none of the original residents remain. Those buried in the cemetery were relocated in 1865.) Originally called City Park, it was renamed to honor Thomas Hart Benton, the first senator from Missouri. SOURCES: STLOUIS-MO.GOV, KIRKWOODHISTORICALSOCIETY.COM, WEBSTER.EDU
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The spider door must go! We would like to differentiate this home from its neighbors and address its curb appeal. We are retired and on a fixed budget; however, we do see the need to refresh and rejuvenate. We appreciate your advice on a door selection and landscaping updates. Sincerely, —BRING US OUT OF THE ‘80s PLEASE
DEAR BRING US OUT OF THE ‘80s PLEASE,
I agree with you that the existing front door and sidelights don’t complement the rest of the architecture. I have drawn the sidelights as simple glass rectangles and replaced the front door with one of solid, stained wood with a rectangular molding to create a simple, classic look. The landscaping could use just a little help as well. You will notice that I have removed the bushes and rock area at the entry walk and replaced them with a mass of ornamental grasses. I also placed two much larger flower urns flanking the front porch. Since your photo cut off everything below the entry walk, I show a circle drive as an alternative to complete that part of the picture. These few changes allow you to see the continuity of the façade. They impart a more contemporary feel that allows the architecture and landscape to work together for a unified composition. Thanks for asking, —HOMEWORK
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24/7 Companion Care for Seniors. Personal Care, Meal Prep, Light Housekeeping, & Peace of Mind. Contact 314.542.3121 www.legacycarellc.com
Brings Comfort to Every Room in Your Home We Specialize in Basement Finishing, Room Additions, Home Theaters, Decks, Kitchens & Bath, Outdoor Living Space and more! Free estimates in Business since 1987
leaveit2weaver.com | (636) 561-8424
lawn & garden
CLEAN AS A WHISTLE
Affordable Cleaning for any Budget
Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly, Move-in & Move-out Insured & Bonded Satisfaction Guaranteed Family Owned & Operated Call 314-426-3838 ***$10 OFF New Customers***
“Helping people remain independent & safe at home.” -Allen and Sally Serfas, Founders
For Housecleaning/ Housekeeping Needs Norwex Available Fall Special Call Mary Sue 314-660-2006
REMODEL & REPAIR
JSD ESTATE BUYERS WE BUY GOLD!!! ALSO JEWELRY, DIAMONDS & COLORED STONES
We will separate your real from costume. Immediate payment since 1976.
home improvement Rotted Wood, Painting, Tile, Drywall, Floors, Electrical, Power Washing, Carpentry, Plumbing, Insured. Free Estimates. 40 Years Experience. Don Phillips 314-973-8511
A division of Albarre’ Jewelry
THE GUTTER GUY
Cleaning, Repairs, Drainage Solutions, Screen Installation & Window Cleaning
Professional, Reliable & Insured No Mess Left Behind • Free Estimates Contact Tony 314-413-2888 email@example.com
WE SPECIALIZE IN SLIP, TRIP & FALL PREVENTION. We Install: • Grab Bars/Handrails • Pathway Lighting • Ramps • And So Much More!
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LEAF CLEAN UP & REMOVAL Firewood, Leaf and Gumball Clean up. Planting, Sodding, Seeding, Mowing, Mulching, Edging, Spraying, Weeding, Pruning, Trimming, Bed Maintenance, Brush Removal, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios & Drainage Work
Licensed Landscape Architect/Designer For a Free Estimate Call 314-426-8833 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mplandscapingstl.com
M & M CUSTOM PAINTING
Interior & Exterior Painting, Staining, Powerwashing, Wallpaper Removal. Insured and Free Estimates. Dependable. Owner & Operator Matt 314-401-9211
Fall into Tune! Bill McGreevy Associate Member Piano Technicians Guild 314-335-9177 email@example.com
Call Jamie at 314-997-1707
Complete Lawn Maintenance for Residential & Commercial
Are you interested in selling your home in Clayton AS IS andavoiding commissions and showings? Flexible close dates to work with your needs. If so, call Mike @ 314-374-3846 Michael Lauren Development LLC 121 Hunter Ave, Ste 201 St. Louis, MO 63124
Complete Tree Service for Residential & Commercial Tree Pruning & Removal, Plant Healthcare Program, Deadwooding, Stump Grinding, Deep Root Fertilization, Cabling & Storm Cleanup Cary Semsar ISA Board Certified Master Arborist OH-5130B Free Estimate, Fully Insured Call 314-426-2911 firstname.lastname@example.org www.meyertreecare.com
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236 Merlot Lane | $570,000 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com
2216 Croydon Walk | $729,000 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com
TREE SERVICE PROFESSIONALS
Trimming • Deadwooding Reduction • Removals Stump grinding • Year round service • Fully insured Contact Michael Baumann for a free estimate & property inspection at 636-375-2812 You’ll be glad you called!
YOUR TREES DESERVE THE BEST CARE PRUNING TRIMMING REMOVAL SPRAYING FERTILIZATION
1048 Keystone Trail Drive | $471,000 Pr/SqFt: $167.62 Coldwell Banker Premier Group Real Estate Agents: Mark and Neil Gellman 17723 Birch Leaf Court | $635,000 Pr/SqFt: $154.69 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties | Agent: Kara Kaswell
254 Meadowbrook Country Club Estates Drive $870,000 | Pr/SqFt: $397.99 Coldwell Banker Gundaker Real Estate Agent: Kathleen Pecher
Seniors needing an activity-based companion? I’ll come to your home or facility and brighten your day with outings, games, or help with errands. Call or text Anne 314-825-4068
window cleaning M & P WINDOW WASHING & GUTTER CLEANING Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates, Angie’s List, Insured, Dependable, 30+ Years of Experience & Ref’s. Call Mark, 314-805-7367 or Paul, 314-805-6102
6 Ladue Manor Drive | $729,000 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com 3 Conway Lane | $899,000 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com 15 Pine Valley Drive | $3,250,000 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com
15805 Stonebriar Manor Drive | $650,000 Pr/SqFt: $170.51 Coldwell Banker Premier Group Real Estate Agents: Mark and Neil Gellman 1063 Nooning Tree Drive | $675,000 Pr/SqFt: $155.10 Bratton Realty | Agent: Shellie Bratton 815 Fairfield Lake Drive | $685,000 Pr/SqFt: $195.77 RedKey Realty Leaders Agent: Cheryl Nelson
1527 Carman Road | $646,000 Pr/SqFt: $260.69 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties | Agent: Teresa Lessaris
2924 Country Point Court | $675,000 Pr/SqFt: $146.48 Experience Realty Partners Agent: Kathy Helbig 1116 Shepard Oaks Drive | $1,100,000 Pr/SqFt: $200.29 Re/Max Platinum | Agent: Joe Coyne
7457 Cromwell Drive | $765,000 Pr/SqFt: $258.45 Keller Williams Realty St. Louis Agent: Sabrina Robb 6345 Alexander Drive | $1,090,000 Pr/SqFt: $276.30 Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty Agents: J. Warner and Sam Hall 144 N. Bemiston Ave. | $1,200,000 Pr/SqFt: $343.54 Janet McAfee Real Estate Agent: Marcy Byrne 233 Woodbourne Drive | $1,600,000 Pr/SqFt: $331.26 Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty Agent: Stephanie Oliver 4 E. Brentmoor Park | $1,975,000 Pr/SqFt: $168.20 Janet McAfee Real Estate Agent: Wayne Norwood
59 Maryland Plaza, Unit A | $727,500 Pr/SqFt: $316.86 Coldwell Banker Gundaker Real Estate Agents: Amy and Paul Mittelstadt 51 Westmoreland Place | $1,835,000 Pr/SqFt: $146.80 Janet McAfee Real Estate Agent: Kevin Hurley
1398 W. Adams Ave. | $540,000 Pr/SqFt: $290.32 Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield Agent: Lucinda Seymour 816 N. Geyer Road | $689,188 Pr/SqFt: $268.06 Cottage and Castle Real Estate Agent: Nikki Mahn 449 Oakshire Lane | $749,900 Pr/SqFt: $240.35 Re/Max Results Agent: Marty Ribaudo
54 Picardy Lane | $715,000 Pr/SqFt: $214.91 Janet McAfee Real Estate Agent: Margaret Wright 30 Upper Ladue Road | $4,000,000 Pr/SqFt: $455.22 Janet McAfee Real Estate Agent: Marcy Byrne
12330 Borcherding Lane | $540,000 Pr/SqFt: $196.22 Laura McCarthy Real Estate Agents: Lynn Andel and Zachary White
20 Enfield Road | $512,000 Pr/SqFt: $219.37 Janet McAfee Real Estate Agent: Tricia Kolbrener
12808 Coulange Court | $475,000 Pr/SqFt: $206.97 Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty Agent: Ted Wight 169 Belle Maison Lane | $1,164,500 Pr/SqFt: $290.83 Murphy Realty Group Agent: Daniel Murphy
10 Cricket Lane | $725,000 Pr/SqFt: $218.51 Laura McCarthy Real Estate Agent: Jill Azar
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