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DJ Tab

Story by Robin Seaton Jefferson Photos by Michael Schlueter

Hey Mr. DJ, Put a Record On. “The Youngest DJ in the Midwest” is

the dj for the 2012 Greater St. Charles FashionWeek this month at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles, bringing with him the same spinning sounds of Rock,

Top 40, Hip Hop and Techno he’s famous for all over the world.

At 24, DJ Tab has already blown up the music scenes from St. Louis area clubs to

BET’s “Rap City: The Basement,” MTV’s “TRL” (Total Request Live), and Showtime at The Apollo.

DJ Tab said he is a “music lover who can work any crowd.” Whether he’s spinning hip hop or techno, he said “it’s all about

crowd control. If I want the people to dance, I play a dancing song. If I want the crowd to fight, I play a Lil Jon song. I can do it all.”

And that’s about the truth of it. Tab’s done

it all on more than 15 mixtapes including 12 StreetScape Magazine

the “Grind-Up” radio series and “Real Mixtape.”

DJ Tab said he has worked hard since

starting his career at the tender age of 14. By the time he was in the 7th grade, Tab was

Tab said his mom made a deal with him.

“She said, ‘Keep your grades up’ and she

would buy me some equipment,” he said.

“So I worked hard. I got all As and one B.” He also worked hard on his mixtapes and on his music. Tab said hard work has always been a mainstay for him. “I used to draw

a turntable on my mom’s hardwood floor

with headphones on and act like I was scratching.”

working as a roadie for his late stepfather

His mother kept good on her promise and

setting up for the older men’s shows around

him real turntables. And the determined

and his cousin carrying equipment and St. Louis.

He said he was at home one Sunday afternoon watching the movie “Juice”— with the late rapper and actor Tupac Shakur,

and actor, rapper, songwriter, and record

producer Omar Epps—when he decided music would be the lifeblood of his career.

“Omar Epps played the DJ,” Tab said.

“Seeing him mixing and scratching made me want to do what he was doing.” Epps is

best known for his role as Dr. Eric Foreman on the FOX medical drama, “House M.D.”

she and Tab’s late stepfather soon bought Tab taught himself how to scratch. “I used to wake up in the morning, practice before

I would go to school, go home, finish my

homework, and practice my turntables again.”

Tab made his name early on DJing at school dances and skating rinks, but his

first break came in 2004 when a childhood friend, J-Kwon, brought Tab onto his team. When Tab first saw himself in the video for

“Tipsy”—then the number 1 song in the country—while at a friend’s house, he knew

Entertainment he was going to make it. “Yeah, I’ve been DJing ever since after that.”

Weeks after the “Tipsy video,” Tab

dropped the hip hop compilation mixtape,

“Turntables Always Burning,” featuring

Taking his time while making big moves is

his key to success, Tab said. “Don’t ever try to rush anything because you’re going to mess up,” he said. “I have too many fans to please to stand in my own way.”

music from Pitbull and Akon. Currently,

With the 2013 year just ahead, Tab said

the all south “Exclusive Radio Mixtape,”

companies such as McDonald’s, Imo’s

he is working on more mixtapes, including “Confessions”—a rhythm and blues mix featuring new music from Michael Jackson and Usher.

he has garnered big endorsements from Pizza, and the Saint Louis-based shoe

company Greedy Genius—where Tab will be releasing his own tennis shoes this fall.

Tab said he will be doing a lot of producing

The founder of hip hop street icon Yo

company up and going by the end of 2012.

singles buzzing across the world including

in 2013 and plans to get his production He plans to start his own label very soon.

Tab is touring on his own across the

world DJing in London, New Zealand

and Chicago. He is also enrolled at ITT Tech working to complete his bachelor’s

degree in criminal justice. His non-profit

Gotti, CMG DJz, Tab currently has two hot

“We Don’t Luv ’em” featuring Stuey Rock, Saint Orleans and Juney Boomdata, and the

second single “luv Wit 2 featuring Jordan.”

These two singles are also available on all MP3 websites.

“We all do things for money. At first

organization “DJ Tab Toward Teenagers,”

DJing was just a hobby, but I turned it

in finding work and obtaining their GEDs.

love interacting with fans even more. I

will focus on assisting youth ages 13 to 19 Tab has worked with many different major

record labels including SoSo Def, Universal

Music Group and Interscope Records. He has worked with artists such as Penelope Jones, Jibbs, Chris Brown, Bow Wow, DJ Drama, DJ Khaled and many more.

into a full career. I love the music, but I love everything about it. If I could do this forever, that would be great. I have a lot of

faith,” Tab said. “I never say I can’t.” He said at a mere 24 years old, the only thing he can’t do is stop. “There’s a lot of hard work to be done.” S  S

Tab said the early recognition has brought him a lot of criticism.

But he said he

doesn’t let it get the best of him. “The haters

make me want to keep pushing harder and become an even better DJ like DJ Tiesto and David Guetta.”

Tab said he has linked up with Coca-Cola to

market and promote his new energy drink, “Tab Energy,” which will be in stores soon.

For more information on DJ Tab visit Fall 2012 13

L - R; Mark Boatman, Don Hall, Ann Marie Brown, Branko Marusic (On drums) Paul Puricelli, Tim Halls

Flaming Pie Boardroom to the Band From the Boardroom to the Beatles: Flaming Pie Has a Blast with the British Invasion.

Who, Zombies, The Hollies and other later

How do you form a successful cover band?

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a profusion of music from the “British Invasions” of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

“You can’t go wrong with The Beatles,” said

Flaming Pie Lead Vocalist Paul Puricelli.

“They’ve got 200 to 300 songs and almost every one of them is somebody’s favorite.”

Flaming Pie plays British Invasion music

including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, The 14 StreetScape Magazine

great invaders like as Led Zeppelin, Badfinger, Elton John, The Cure and David Bowie.

John Rockwell of The New York Times wrote, “The Beatles were without any question the most popular, most influential of all

rock groups. Their influence expressed itself

first of all in the simple sociological dimensions of their success, unmatched in pop-

music history. But the band also managed

almost single-handedly to transform the innocent entertainment of rock-and-roll into

the artistically self-conscious pretensions of rock.”

It has been said that The Beatles defined

their generation. And while they may not be

Story by Robin Seaton Jefferson Photo by Michael Schlueter defining subsequent generations, they con-

tinue to take their place among favorites. One would probably be hard pressed to find an MP3 player without at least one Beatles song on it somewhere. “A Lot of our audi-

ence skews a little older but not necessar-

ily,” Puricelli said. “The Beatles have a very broad appeal. In fact there are many young

kids getting into the Beatles’ music. I’m sure that will always be the case.”

Flaming Pie is made up of Puricelli on lead

vocals, guitar and keyboards; Mark Boatman on guitars, harmonica and vocals; Tim Halls on bass, keyboards and vocals; Don

Hall on sound, guitar and vocals; Bronco Marusic on drums and vocals; and newcom-

er Anne-Marie Brown from ‘More Cowbell’ also on vocals.

Entertainment Oddly enough, Flaming Pie is a group of many stories about how the Beatles got their

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professional people, all men until now, who name, one seems to stand out among the rest joined together 12 years ago to make the and is repeated much more frequently. It is music they love. At first it was all Beatles said that John Lennon’s friend, Stuart Sutmusic until the group expanded to include cliffe, who played bass early in the band’s

the “British Invasion” line-up. With two at- career, suggested Beetles. And for some

torneys, a financial advisor, accountant and time the band was known as The Silver Beareal estate appraiser, the group would seem tles or, occasionally, Long John and the Silto be looking to relieve stress.

But Puricelli said it’s really more about making music. “There’s really a joy in perform-

ing music when it’s working. If you have

five people and everything’s firing on all

cylinders and people are reacting, it’s hard to beat that,” Puricelli said. “It’s like a drug.” Flaming Pie is not a bar band. People come

to see them and enjoy the music they play. The group plays a lot of festivals and concert

ver Beatles before becoming The Beatles. It has also been said that Lennon told of a man

who came to him in a vision on a flaming pie

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and told him that from that day forward they would be the Beatles with an “a.” And the

rest, as they say, is history or perhaps conjecture. SS

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series. They’ve played Fair St. Louis, Kids Rock Cancer at Maryville University, Innsbrook “Summer Breeze,” The Chesterfield

Concert Series at the Chesterfield amphitheater and many other venues and events.

The group performs its “Bach to the Beatles” show with Concertmaster David Halen

and other selected members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Thesbian Hall in

Boonville, MO at the Missouri River Festival at 7 p.m., Friday August 24, as well as at

8 p.m. on January 30, 2013 at The Sheldon in St. Louis.

“Many Beatles’ songs were inspired by clas-

sical music pieces,” Puricelli said. “With this show, we demonstrate how the Beatles were

influenced by classical music composers. It

is a privilege to be joined by the ridiculously talented members of the St. Louis Symphony.”

So why the odd name? Though there are Fall 2012 15


is fresh, from the raviolis to the egg plant to our own dough and all of our sauces. of love and a special detail to taste. “Recipes like our Baked Ziti, baked in a bed

of meat sauce, topped with a white cream sauce and freshly grated mozzarella cheese Lenny Tocco, Executive Chef (back) with Ginny & Frank Grippi, owners.

Frankie Tocco’s

Family & Food ... Italian Traditions

or how about our chicken Marsala, sautéed in a delectable Marsala wine sauce, topped with tomatoes, red onions, mushrooms and

freshly grated provel cheese, are all baked

to perfection,” Lenny said. “We believe in family and the Italian traditions.” The

The Toccos know good food.




and Sarah Tocco, on their father’s side,

Story by Robin Seaton Jefferson and Sylvestro and Virginia Guiffrida on Photos by Michael Schlueter their mother’s side, were Sicilians who immigrated into the United States via the

New York Harbor and Ellis Island. Anthony From the early part of the twentieth century

day running back and forth throughout the

pushed a wooden fish cart through the streets

donned top to bottom with family portraits

when Frankie Tocco’s father Anthony Tocco of St. Louis, to Tocco Bros. Seafood opened in the 1960s, to Frankie Tocco’s Pizzeria on

South Main Street in St. Charles today, the Tocco family has been feeding families in the St. Louis Metropolitan area and beyond for decades.

Siblings Lenny Tocco and Ginny Tocco Grippi, along with Grippi’s husband Frank Grippi, own and operate Frankie Tocco’s

in St. Charles. But it’s the brother and sister team who can be seen on any given 16 StreetScape Magazine

restaurant between the north and south walls and snapshots, or sitting in the booth closest

to the kitchen shouting “Hello!” and “How

would pick up his fish on the riverfront in

St. Louis and sell it wrapped in newspaper throughout the city from his push cart every

Friday for lent “all year long,” Lenny said. Sylvestro was a fruit peddler in St. Louis.

‘ya doin’?” to the people—most of whom

Later the sons of those men would open

dinner. The two share their grandmother’s


are friends—who come in for lunch or

recipes and her love for cooking every day with patrons of their Italian eatery.

Growing up, they spent much of their time

in the kitchen with their mother “Cookie,” learning the fine art of cooking, preparing

recipes the way their ancestors did, with lots

Tocco Foods, and their sons would start Foods,





“This establishment, Frankie Tocco’s, is dedicated to our father, Frank James Dominic

Tocco,” Lenny said. “Born of Italian immigrants, our father was surrounded by the fine art of Italian cooking. One hundred

A La Carte year old recipes have been handed down and all of our sauces, to our roast beef. from generation to generation and now we Everything is made fresh.” bring this tradition to you.”

The three chefs who work for the Tocco’s

With full-blood Sicilian on both sides, one are well schooled in the culinary arts also,

would think the Tocco’s would have been Lenny said. One has his culinary degree. speaking Italian all the time, but Lenny said One is in culinary school and yet another is that wasn’t the case in the Tocco household. returning to culinary school. “They were proud to be Americans,” he

said. “They respected this country and they wanted to blend in, to be part of something.

They only spoke Italian when they didn’t

want us to know what they were saying. They didn’t want us to be different. They wanted us to be born and raised Americans.”

Lenny and Ginny’s grandmother (Virginia

Guiffrida) lived with the Tocco’s after Sylvestro passed. She would go on to teach the two how to cook and leave them with all of her own special recipes. Probably

But nothing beats good old fashioned hands-

on experience, Lenny said. “I’m proud of my heritage and the people who brought me

here and taught me. Our father and mother instilled in us a good work ethic. We put our heart and soul into everything we put out.”

Frankie Tocco died several years ago. He had diabetes. “He loved to eat,” Lenny said.

“Food was his favorite thing in the whole world. It was worth his life to him.” Lenny and Ginny are two of Frankie’s six children.

her most famous recipe, still used today at Aside from the famous Frankie Tocco’s the pizzeria, is her Arrancini or rice balls, pizza and sassiza, other favorites include

Lenny said. The pasta and meatballs is their calamari fritti, bistecca Marsala, cannelloni father’s. The brother and sister worked in a and rigatoni di Tocco. lot of restaurants and soon did catering gigs

together. They would cook for their father,

Frankie Tocco, when he would entertain at their home in Dellwood, MO.

Frankie Tocco’s Pizzeria can take care of any catering needs, from event planning to delivery and set-up at the client’s facility. The restaurant is located at 108 South Main

The two said their talent for cooking came St. in St. Charles. Hours are Sunday from from their mother and their Grandma Noon - 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday Virginia Guiffrida, their drive and ambition from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m.

from their father. Lenny said Virginia (for to 10 p.m., Saturday from Noon to 10 p.m. whom Ginny is named) learned to cook The restaurant is closed on Monday. SS from her husband’s father Sylvestro so that after they were married he could continue to eat the way he had become accustomed to.

Today Frankie Tocco’s is simply “old world

style recipes in an old world style building,” Lenny said. “Everything is fresh, from the raviolis to the egg plant to our own dough

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New facility under construction Kalicak said Mercy has watched the population explosion for years in St. Charles,

Lincoln and Warren Counties. “We thought

it was time to make a strong commitment

to serve the people in this tri-county area,” he said.

To that end, Mercy has engaged communities in the tri-county area in their efforts to

serve their own populations. A recent drive

to collect baby-care items within Mercy


helped local agencies serve women and

their babies. Mercy also sponsored a bike

Mercy Reaches Out to Neighboring Communities

helmet fitting for attendees of a recent Rascals game at the T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon and helped remove unsafe play-

Story by Robin Seaton Jefferson ground equipment at Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service in St. Peters. In July, Mercy

co-workers participated in both the HeriIronically, as Mercy shortened its name, it of clinical providers, including scarce subbroadened its accessibility to care.

For years, residents of St. Charles County

have crossed the Missouri River to visit

Mercy facilities, including the former St.

specialists over large geographic areas, the

its plan to grow Mercy’s presence in St. signed up to walk in the parade in O’Fallon Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties.

fore the healthcare giant changed its name, County Office for Mercy in O’Fallon, said

administrators were already working on the organization is responding to the needs

ways to reach out to neighboring commu- of communities in the four states it serves. Today, Mercy goes by the philosophy, “Our Only Mission is Now Our Only Name.” No

small feat, as the organization serves more

than 3 million people in the United States

annually. The health care organization includes 31 hospitals, more than 200 out-

patient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,600 integrated physicians in Arkansas,

Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy

also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

“We invited civic leaders to tell us their health care needs and how Mercy can address those needs. Our research told us that

people wanted access to primary care and specialty care services, and smaller facili-

and some 250 showed up at the St. Patrick’s

Day celebration in Cottleville. He said the organization’s efforts at Sts. Joachim &

Ann were not just about visibility though. “That’s a little different. Part of Mercy’s

mission is to help other people, to serve in partnership with others. We feel like we

should be there. In St. Charles County, we are trying to work with agencies that serve people and support people in their efforts.”

ties with convenient office hours,” Kalicak Still, Mercy is gaining momentum on the

said. “The common theme was accessible west side of the Blanchette Bridge. “We care. Foundational to our planning is mak- have people telling us, ‘I’m seeing Mercy ing sure our services are accessible and every place,’” Kalicak said. “That’s why

that means specialized services as well. We we’re walking in the parade and attending want to make primary care services more the Mayor’s Charity Ball. We want people readily accessible, that’s why we have to know we have made a commitment to smaller buildings spread around the region these communities.”

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the Lincoln County Fair.

organization is making great progress on Kalicak said over 100 Mercy co-workers

John’s Mercy Medical Center. But even be- Don Kalicak, vice president of the Tri


tage & Freedom Fest parade in O’Fallon

Health Care Kalicak said construction is ahead of Mercy Clinic’s new primary care presence records electronically within hours because

schedule on Mercy’s new Zumbehl Road in Wentzville remains on track to open the records were backed up in Washington, facility. The clinic will offer family medi- October 1 at West Meyer Road and will Mo., at our data center.” cine; internal medicine; OB/GYN; car- include two pediatricians and two family diology and cardiac testing; x-ray; and medicine physicians. lab and will open next month. Part of the reason for expanding Mercy to Zumbehl Road first is the higher concentration of

an older population in the eastern part of the tri-county area, Kalicak said. Reaching a growing population of older adults with

chronic ailments means expanding access

Mercy is among only 7 percent of hospitals nationwide with an integrated electronic

Mercy has also acquired land in Winghav- health record sophisticated enough to ac-

en for a primary care facility, which should cess and share medical records among mulopen in mid-2013. And sites have been se- tiple Mercy facilities in a four-state area. lected for new facilities on Mid Rivers Mall

Drive and near the intersection of Highway K and the future Page Ave. Extension.

Mercy continues to seek out solutions to

health care needs aside from the traditional doctor’s office visit. As many

hospitals scramble to meet the federally mandated deadline


Mercy began its transition to electronic health records in 2004. Today, 24 of its 31

hospitals are on the network, along with countless Mercy Clinics. The network continues to expand, thanks to a team of dozens of Mercy co-workers solely devoted to

training staff on the software and implementing the equipment.

implement Beyond the early adoption of the electronic

electronic health records, health record, which cost the organization the American

Hospital some $450 million, Mercy, under the di-

Association (AHA) has rection of President and CEO Lynn Brit-

already recognized Mercy ton, has been recognized for its forwardas a “Most Wired” health thinking technology in a variety of ways, care organization, along including: Mercy Children’s Hospital Helmet fitting at a River City Rascals game to subspecialty care. Mercy is doing this through creative use of telemedicine and

Medical Center.

with big names like Mayo

Clinic, Kaiser Permanente and Vanderbilt University

• MyMercy - A patient portal to the electronic health record which allows patients

to schedule appointments, communicate via private two-way messaging with their

other communications technologies. Mer- “With 31 hospitals, half of which are in care team, see lab results in a timely man-

cy is exploring ways to extend the reach rural communities, and more than 200 out- ner, request prescription refills, manage the

of clinical providers, including scarce sub- patient facilities in four bordering states, health care of children and aging parents,

specialists, such as: intensivists, sub-spe- connectivity is critical in providing better pay bills online and in some cases conduct cialized radiologists, pathologists, neurol- patient care,” said Will Showalter, Mercy e-visits – virtual health consultations curogists, cardiologists and pulmonologists. chief information officer. “We serve more rently being piloted at Mercy. Working on virtual teams, these providers than 3 million people each year and we

will be available to all of Mercy’s facilities learned firsthand this past year how imporand communities through technologies as tant it is to have electronic records when a

simple as the telephone and online comput- disaster strikes. When our hospital in Jop-

er systems or as complex as satellite feeds lin was struck by an EF5 tornado last year, and videoconferencing.

we were able to access all of our patient

• Telemedicine - Mercy uses telemedicine

to provide consults in specialties including child psychology, neonatology and neurosurgery. Mercy is working on the develop-

ment of the nation’s first virtual care center in St. Louis. This $90 million facility will Fall 2012 21

Health Care be staffed by doctors and nurses and linked electronically to

Mercy hospitals, clinics and even patient homes via telemedicine technology, making access to health care outside urban centers more patient-friendly.

• Mercy Meds - This medication administration system uses computerized, bar-coded dosing to help improve patient safety by reducing dosing errors.

• Information sharing - Mercy’s willingness to share their IT expertise has helped other health care organizations initiate effective technologies.

“Our expansion is not so much about bricks and mortar and the building of buildings,” Kalicak said. “It’s about adding direct care providers to the entire region.” SS

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By Cillah Hall Editor in Chief

THE LADIES ARE RAISING THE BAR WITH GREAT PERSONAL STYLE (On front cover) Melanie, Sande and Kelley were styled by the fabulous Epiphany Boutique, a chic boutique where high fashion meets swanky music lounge. 3431 Locust Street St. Louis, MO 63103 (On this spread, Kelley is wearing a design by Nicole Moss-Doelger of MOss Boutique 424 S. Main St., St. Charles, MO 63301) Photographer Lance Tilford, Limelight Studios On-Set Stylist, Tamara Tungate; Layout design by Maria Copello

W hen Publisher Tom Hannegan and I discussed who would host Fashion Week this year, it was a no brainer. We love these women!! They not only deliver news and information that shapes our daily lives, but inspire viewers with their personal style. Just check out their social media pages! In these photos, StreetScape fashion photographer Lance Tilford, owner of Limelight Studios in St. Charles captured the magic in their smiles. Our Style Director Tamara Tungate added that extra touch to their hair and makeup looks. Hope the ladies’ fashion must-haves inspire you to add a little more glam to your style.




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INDASHIO Indashio is back! And he’s bringing MTV!

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Design dynamo and VH1 ’s first “Glam God,” Indashio will make his second appearance in St. Charles with the fourth annual Greater St. Charles Fashion Week August 22 through August 25 at Ameristar Casino Resort & Spa.

But this time, he will bring with him an

MTV has provided Luis and his team with

Adrienne Baillon, Denise Richards, Johnny

entourage from the three-time Emmy-

professional fashion designer, Indashio, to

Weir, Nicky Hilton, Kim Kardashian,

award winning documentary-style series,

serve as their “MADE” coach and mentor.

Christina Milian, Shontelle, Vanessa

MTV’s “MADE.” All about making young

The Greater St. Charles Fashion Week and

Carlton and Vivica A. FoX. His designs

people’s dreams come true, “MADE”

Streetscape Magazine have provided him

and dynamic personality have catapulted

aims to demonstrate that with hard work

the opportunity to participate in a runway

him to fame with Lifetime Television’s

(and a little help from MTV), any goal

show where he can feature 10 to 12 of his

“24 Hour Catwalk” and his newest show

is attainable. MTV provides each of


“Design Genius hosted by Indashio” which

its “MADE” subjects with a “MADE” coach—in this case Indashio—who guides

Meanwhile, Fashion Week enthusiasts

will air this fall on FashionOne.

get to see Indashio again and watch as he

The “Glam God” has been featured on

attempts to stomp out stereotypes with his

some of the biggest media outlets in the

new nail polish line for men. Indashio said

world, including Access Hollywood,

many people would be surprised to know


Indashio will coach Luis, a senior at

that along with male rock stars, tough guys


Rowan University who wants to be

like Cleveland Browns Cornerback James

New York Post, NY Daily News, New

“MADE” into a fashion designer. Based in

Dockery and Free Agent Wide Receiver

York Magazine, The Daily, In Touch

Camden, NJ, what some consider the most

Plaxico Antonio Burress, and Miami

Weekly, Us Weekly, OK! Magazine and

dangerous city in the U.S., Luis started

Heat’s Dwyane Wade all wear nail polish,

People. He’s also been seen on popular

his own urban clothing line in 2008 called

including his own “Indashio Black Matte

shows like MTV’s “8th & Ocean” and

“Sweettooth Specialtees.” His design team

by EVOLUTIONMAN.” The new color is

“MADE,” and VH1’s “Glam God,”

includes: his younger brother (Jeffrey

a matte black with gold sparkles.

HGTV’s “Selling New York,” NBC’s

them through a month or more of intensive training in order to help them achieve their goals.

Reyes, 22), a former coworker (Jamel Balkman, 27), and his friend (Michael Moore, 23). Luis and his team have a lot of heart and a ton of ambition despite their rough surroundings. Simply put, Luis and his team are determined to defy the odds and MTV, Indashio and Streetscape

Magazine’s Greater St. Charles Fashion Week have got his back.

Indashio is a television personality, an entrepreneur, a fashion designer and a

“Daytime,” and on segments on FOX, CBS and CNBC.

stylist. He’s also one of the youngest

In short, there is a reason Indashio has

designers ever to show at New York City’s

been called the fashion industry’s one to

acclaimed Fashion Week. Since the 2003


launch of his self-titled collection, Indashio has dressed an avalanche of celebrities including Amber Rose, Aubrey O’day,


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 Makeup

is the best accessory to change your appearance. Makeup Artist and Owner of Ki Face Cosmetics and Kolors Salon, Idoux, has 14

years in the business. Though makeup was always his first passion, Idoux started out

as a stylist after friends and his own stylist

told him he needed to go to school and make some money with his natural talent. “It was

just always something I played around with for friends.”

But Idoux’s passion for designing beautiful faces only grew. “I really wanted to be a

makeup artist,” he said. Not long into his styling days, Idoux began

traveling the world as a color educator for Goldwell, a European hair color company

that had discovered him. He opened his salon, Kolors, an upscale, loft-style salon

on Manchester Road in St. Louis, four years ago.

A Hollywood client is currently hooking

Idoux up on the movie scene. As he waits for his big break to come, he applies makeup

for brides and their entourages, and for local

models doing photo shoots. He said he is seeing a lot of orange and tangerine colors

in makeup this year. “It is this season’s color,” he said. S  S

Being his own boss allowed him the time and freedom to finally pursue the avenue he had dreamed about all along. He said

the ability to change the looks of his models is what fascinates him. “I like the

metamorphosis that you can do and it’s such an easy way to alter a person’s look,”

Idoux said. “Makeup is the best accessory to change your appearance.”

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Story by Cillah Hall

We know we’re doing something right at StreetScape because the Greater St. Charles Fashion Week is now in the national spotlight! We know we’re doing something right at

stage for a spectacular surprise performance

Emerging designers from Lindenwood

Fashion Week now in the national spotlight!

of Lifetime Television’s Project Runway

the limits of their creativity with cutting

StreetScape because the Greater St. Charles

The glam event will be featured on MTV in an episode that airs in December. Last

year, the event drew more than 1600 people who came out to enjoy four nights of sheer

fabulousity with all the bells and whistles;

Flashing lights and red carpet hotness, plus

a taste of Miami at the Finale Show held on the terrace at Ameristar’s Event Lawn.

St. Charles Fashion Week draws designers from around the country; Chicago, New York, Atlanta…and the list goes on.

It is not unusual to spot politicians and

in 2010. Designer A.J Thouvenot, star Designer has shown his collection on our runway…and the list goes on. Athletes

like former NFL Player Roland Williams brings his ‘swagga’ to the red carpet and St. Louis’ most sought after news anchors

and reporters have graced the stage each year as emcees. So why all the excitement? Because St. Charles Fashion Week is more than just a fashion show. It’s fashion for a

cause…several causes in fact, all to support

the extraordinary talent and businesses that our region has to offer.

celebrities in entertainment and sports

Each night features trendy boutiques and

selling recording artist Murphy Lee hit the

influencing the Midwest fashion landscape.

during any of the four nights. Platinum

established and emerging designers who are

University’s School of Fashion Design push

edge creations that leave the audience

wanting more. The shopping extravaganza each night before the show is a huge hit and spotlights big busineses and small business

owners who never get the opportunity to reach mass audiences.

Perhaps the best of all are the charity spotlights.





Fashion Week partners with four non-

profit organizations to give them a stage to share their mission. Our fashion week charity partners for 2012 are Connections to

Success, Unlimited Play, Emmaus Homes and Community Living.

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Salon Guy Talisa and Cary O’Brien

I’ve been a stylist for 31 years, twenty three of those as a salon owner. To say I have spent a lifetime in the salon business would be an understatement.

Story by Cary O’Brien the salon guy Photo by Michael Schleuter, Official Hair Stylists for 2012 Greater Saint Charles Fashion Week If I were asked to sum up in a word what maybe it is a really bad cut, a home color that this journey has been about I would have to has gone very wrong, literally burnt off from say it’s the PEOPLE. The people that walk a flat iron or maybe its green from a bad pool.

through our doors everyday that have their These too are guests who count on us to get expectations, needs, and wants.

Some days, on what I call the easy days, it’s someone just looking for a change. Big

My mom had a salon in our home since I was or little change… doing something new is two years old. I received my cosmetology always fun. Other days, it is someone who license at the age of 18, (yes I’m 49). A year has not had a good experience (at another

after we got married, Talisa and I opened our salon of course), and although that guest can

them through this and help them feel better about who they are. These can be difficult

situations for a stylist to get through and

sometimes they’re as scared as the guest. But these are also the most rewarding times. The

greater the challenge the greater the reward, right?

first salon in 1990. With only an 800 square be a bit cautious, getting them to a happy A stylist spends their career being judged foot space to work it, it was pretty small place and loving how they look in the mirror not by is it right or wrong but how it feels. compared to the 3200 square feet we have is a great feeling for both stylist and guest. today.

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Then there is the guest that has a real issue,

The Salon Guy But that was all about the PEOPLE that we call our guests, what about the people

that take care of those people? We call these people our team. This is what I consider my

biggest accomplishment and greatest reward. Over the years I have trained countless hairdressers, not only in St. Charles but

across the country on cutting, coloring, communication skills, and what we consider great customer service. This is what I’m most passionate about. I want to develop a

person to see what we do not as a job, but as a career and vocation. You can actually see it on a stylist’s face when they get a new

skill that they did not understand before. When a team member buys their first car, or

even better their new home and they do it by

working for our company that is also a very good day.

So yes our name is Cary O’Brien’s Design

and Color Spa, yes my name is on the building, door, products, and every piece of marketing we put out. But what I hope

No matter what kind of business you

currently own or want to own in the future

please remember that your employees are your first order of business, then the

customer. It is hard to have the second if you don’t have the first.

everyone sees it is not about me or the name, it is the about PEOPLE.

People that visit us for a massage, haircut and style, facial, and or color are our guests,

and the PEOPLE that take care of those PEOPLE are also our guests. Talisa and I appreciate both types of guests. We hope this

is the atmosphere you find when you walk into our salon. We truly feel this is the root to our success.

If you need some help, drop by Cary O’Brien’s Design & Color Spa 2107 Zumbehl Rds St. Charles, MO 63303 Official Hair Stylists for 2012 Greater Saint Charles Fashion Week

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Fashion Show Behind the Scenes

Story by Kristy Lee Photos by Michael Schlueter

Ever wonder what goes in to producing a

we select are trained by the agency to make

designers, models, hair and makeup crew, and

or another with Greater Saint Charles Fashion


to be and when the following week in order

fashion show? I’ve been involved in some way

Week since its first year and I’m very pleased with how much it’s grown. This year, it’s my

job to oversee the entire runway production

and I wanted to give you a little peek at what goes in to putting on the four day event.

It’s my responsibility to make sure everything

comes together on the runway. That means starting months in advance making sure the designers, models, music, hair and makeup

teams, and staging are all in place and ready to go on show day.

Scouting models may be my favorite part of the planning process. Our partners at West

Model and Talent Management provide most of the models, but we host model calls to fill

the remaining spots. It’s a strange experience, sort of like shopping for people because I have to find the size, look, and talent my designers want. It’s fun though, because I get to give

those selected a great opportunity. The people

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sure all our models look great walking the To make sure the models look beautiful

backstage crew know where they’re supposed for the shows to start on time.

on the runway, we enlist the help of Cary

Each show day is a whole lot of crossing my

to determine hair and makeup looks that are

comes together. In the best case scenario,

O’Brien and Kevyn Idoux. I work with them

cohesive enough to portray a certain style for

each evening while making all of the designers in the lineup happy. Did we pull off sleek

modern hair and Hollywood glam makeup for the Friday night show? You be the judge.

I also meet with the people at the venue to

discuss all the little details that make a show visually impressive. The seemingly endless

list of things to cover includes everything from the general layout of the event space to

the angle, brightness, and color of the lighting. A week before the event we have a fitting

to pair models up with clothes. This gives

designers a chance to make last minute

alterations (or make last minute clothes, in some cases). I have to make sure all the

fingers in hopes that all the prep work I did an hour before show time people are sitting around backstage waiting for the show to

start. Worst case scenario, we’re all running

around like crazy trying to pull it together in

time. During the show, it really is as crazy as you’ve seen it on television with clothes

flying everywhere and models getting stabbed with safety pins. I’ve heard it described as

being like a duck. No matter how frantically it’s moving below the surface, it has to look completely calm on top. Or in this case, it has

to look flawless to the audience. Just as the stress starts to get to me and I think I never

want to do another fashion show in my life, the whole team pulls off an amazing show and I can’t wait to do it again. SS

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Community Living, Inc.

Enriching the lives of people with disabilities. This mission has guided Community Living to be a premier provider of programs and services for people with disabilities in St. Charles County. Community Living’s mission and programs now reach over 800 individuals and their families. From children to seniors, Community Living provides people with disabilities the opportunity to learn, live, work, and play in the community, which makes the community inclusive, diverse and a better place to live.

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Creating the essence of Home, inside and out

Spirited People Leading Spirited Lives. Emmaus Homes is a faith-based mission of families, staff and volunteers, working together to provide compassionate care to adults with developmental disabilities in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Emmaus provides safe, comfortable homes for 250 residents at its campuses in St. Charles and Marthasville, Mo., as well as in homes in surrounding communities. The Emmaus Mission: Arising from faith in Jesus Christ, the mission of Emmaus Homes is to enhance the quality of life for adults of all beliefs who have cognitive, intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

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People You Should Know

Joseph Kahn, MD It’s quite possible he has entertained some 200,000 office visits in his three decades as a pediatrician. Story by Robin Seaton Jefferson Photo by Michael Schlueter He said he has “absolutely no idea” how people in the United States annually and

Charles County Pediatrics) gradually after

the years.

Hospital named him chairman of its

many actual children he has cared for over includes 31 hospitals, more than 200 The number would be staggering today.

Long-time St. Charles County Pediatrician and friend of many families in the

outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and

1,600 integrated physicians in four states as well as outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

community, Joseph Kahn, MD, was recently Many families in St. Charles County named president of Mercy Children’s remember Kahn from St. Charles County Hospital Services (MCHS). Today he Pediatrics on Hwy. 94 South, where he and

oversees the care of literally thousands his long-time partners Howard Schlansky, of kids in hundreds of practices in the MD, and Thomas Harrison, MD saw

four-state Mercy system. Dr. Kahn works hundreds of children every day. The three with Christine Crain, RN, MSN, chief owned the practice until 1997 when it

operating officer of MCHS, to integrate became part of Mercy. Schlansky started the care of children in the Mercy system St. Charles County Pediatrics in 1981 with in 30 communities in Missouri, Arkansas, his father, Seymour Schlansky from St. Oklahoma and Kansas.

Louis County. Kahn came aboard with the

the former St. John’s Mercy Children’s

Department of Pediatrics. He served in that roll for five years—even as the name

changed to Mercy Children’s Hospital—and continued seeing patients part-time. Since

2007 as department chair, he has helped bring awareness to pediatric services with

the naming of Mercy Children’s Hospital, overseen expansion with renovated and new facilities and helped grow the partnership with Ronald McDonald House of Metro St.

Louis. That position grew into the medical directorship for Mercy Medical Group, overseeing 125 doctors and 40 pediatricians.

Kahn received his undergraduate degree

junior Schlansky in 1987 after practicing

in Theology from St. Louis University in

Only Mission is Now Our Only Name.” Kahn was weaned away from St. Charles

He received his medical degree from the

Since changing its name from St. John’s Mercy, Mercy goes by the philosophy, “Our

pediatrics in Sikeston, MO for seven years.

The organization serves more than 3 million County Pediatrics (Now Mercy Clinic St. 48 StreetScape Magazine


University of Missouri-Columbia School of

People You Should Know Medicine in 1977 and his residency at the

could affect a child’s mortality that same

Iowa City in 1980.

about a decision I made that day,” he said.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Probably the most difficult adjustment from direct patient care to administration for

day. “I don’t wake up at night worrying

“I could never get detached when I was seeing patients.”

Kahn, he said, has been not interacting with


kids grow up. “I miss seeing patients, but

together on a broad scale, Kahn said. “It

the kids and their families and watching the

for me it was such a gradual transition,” Kahn said. “It would be difficult to give up a practice and start doing what I do the next

day.” For several years, Kahn continued to see patients in the same building at Mercy in St. Louis County where he worked in administration.

Kahn said the work is very different but

none-the-less rewarding. “When you’re in practice you have 30 encounters, 30 direct

decisions about patients every day. At the end of the day your work is usually done.

But here, it took 1-1/2 years just to develop the infrastructure of Children’s Services. In corporate administration, it can take months

of organizing teams of people to work together to accomplish things.”

At the same time, however, Kahn said he

doesn’t go to bed any more worrying about one of those direct decisions and how it





administrative work is seeing things come often has such a huge impact on such a large scale. I can improve children’s health care in 30 different communities.”

He said along with providing direct access to primary care services, Mercy Children’s

Services is working to ensure patients in

rural communities can utilize the latest

technology to take advantage of specialty care available in the larger metropolitan areas. For example, pediatric specialists

patient in Springfield. Kahn said he is amazed by the possibilities.

The telemedicine system is set up for pediatric specialist consults in Springfield’s

NICU, PICU and pediatric floor. This is the

first step in creation of a Mercy Children’s Hospital, Mercy-wide telemedicine network

that will provide pediatric specialty care in every community served by Mercy, he said. Mercy Children’s Hospital, located on

the Mercy Hospital St. Louis campus, is designated by the National Association of

Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions

(NACHRI) as a “children’s hospital-withina-hospital.” Mercy Children’s is one of only

250 children’s hospitals in the U.S. and the only one in St. Louis County. S  S

such as psychiatrists and neurologists

are now seeing patients via telemedicine technologies, real time video links between doctors and patients.

The first pediatric neurology consult

happened on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

when John Mantovani, MD, a pediatric neurologist with Mercy Clinic and chairman of pediatrics for Mercy Children’s Hospital, conducted a consult from St. Louis with a

For more information about Mercy, visit

Fall 2012 49


Bob & Ree Cutright

A Different Kind of Shoe

“Fly like a butterfly. Sting like a bee. Spin through the air and Come down for three.” It’s a favorite quote among horseshoe enthusiasts. But who knew that not only is horseshoe

pitching a beloved American past time, there is even a world tournament and a museum. The real kicker though is this—it’s right here in St. Charles County.

Located just inside the entrance to Quail Ridge Park near the intersection of I-70 and I-64 in

Wentzville, sits the home of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame & Museum along with several courts open for public use.

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Story by Robin Seaton Jefferson Photo by Michael Schlueter

It’s run by Quail Ridge Horseshoe Club mem- who could not afford discusses imitated the bers like Bob and Ree Cutright, both horse- athletes by throwing discarded horseshoes at shoe champions in their own right. Bob was a stake. inducted into the St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame March 19, 2011 at the or-

ganization’s 28th annual awards banquet. Ree took first place in Division F of the world tour-

nament last year. She has placed in 12 of the last 16 years of world tournaments.

As early as the second century, horses were

being fitted with iron plates or rings for shoes

in Asia and Europe. The official website for

the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association (NHPA) states that the Romans and Greeks threw discusses in the Grecian Games similar

to modern quoits (a game in which flat rings of iron or rope are pitched at a stake). Greeks

According to the website,, “It is pretty well established that horseshoe pitching had its origin in the game of quoits and that quoits is a modification of the old Grecian game of discus throwing,”

After the Revolutionary War, England’s Duke

of Wellington said the war had been “won by pitchers of horse hardware.” England set

up rules to govern the game in 1869, which were also later used in the United States. But

no tournaments were held or records kept until 1909. Up until that time, the game was primar-

Sports & Leisure ily played by soldiers who brought it home to

their communities. The NHPA of today grew from the throwing of mule shoes in Union Camps during the Civil War.

The first world horseshoe pitching tournament was held in the summer of 1910 in Bronson, Kansas. Frank Elroy Jackson, a farmer, born

October 9, 1870 in Kansas, was just shy of 39 years old when he won the first world title

wearing a battered felt hat, long-sleeved shirt with a skinny necktie, and un-pressed pants

held up by suspenders. He was number one out of 34 contestants.

For years, some 12,000 card-carrying NHPA members longed for a permanent site to honor the game and its champions. On October 7, 2007, their dream became a reality when

An 8-by32-foot wall mural along the indoor

trophies in the sport, he probably excels more

ing in St. Charles County. There are also 16

hours volunteering his time designing and en-

courts depicts the journey of horseshoe pitchoutdoor courts open for public use.

The Quail Ridge Horseshoe Club, with its

more than 300 members, was selected to be caretakers of the National Horseshoe Pitchers

Hall of Fame. They also supply guided tours and refreshments for visitors. The facility at

Quail Ridge Park is the home office of NHPA Game-Related Sales with lots of inventory onsite for purchase.

Horseshoes have a pretty large following world-wide. There are over 611 clubs and

leagues in the United States alone, in addition to those in Canada, Norway, Ireland, Japan and Germany.

the museum opened its doors offering visi- “It’s a good thing for a couple because women tors a chance to learn more about the sport of and men both pitch,” Ree said. “It’s a fun way

horseshoes. The museum houses decades of of being with other people. You meet lots of memorabilia related to horseshoe pitching friends.” from historical artifacts and paintings to various displays explaining facts and features of

the game. It also enshrines more than 150 individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame.

behind the scenes. Bob has spent countless gineering various projects including the oak

panel walls, the bulletin boards, the horse-

shoe panel wall display and the Hall of Fame Inductee biography display. His carpentry expertise has saved the NHPA and the Quail

Ridge Horseshoe Club (QRHC) thousands of dollars. And although he has received several

awards for his service, he maintains that the best recognition is, “a handshake and thank you from the club members and visitors to the facility.”

Ree, Bob’s wife of 54 years, started pitching horseshoes with him in the mid 1990s. And

since has grown to love the sport with or without his assistance. “I won’t teach her because I can’t stand to see her do it wrong,” Bob

quipped. “I used to beat her but now she beats

me.” Bob said he used to be known around the tournaments. Now he’s just “Ree’s husband.”

Bob said very few horseshoe pitchers hold and

Ree said the sport is popular because there are

tion in the size and shape of their hands, the

pion for men, women, boys and girls. It is also

deliver their shoes alike because of the varia-

length of their fingers and the methods they

Alan Francis is just one of the many horseshoe use to release the shoe. There are several genchampions featured in the museum. The 16- erally accepted ways of gripping and releastime world champion is generally regarded ing the shoe to make it land open at the stake.

the best horseshoe pitcher in the history of the They include: the ¾ turn, the 1-1/4 turn, the

game, Bob said. His advice for play is noted 1-3/4 turn, the ¾ reverse turn and the single next to his picture, “Pitch what comes natural. flip. Ree uses a single flip and Bob uses a ¾

so few like it wherein there is a national chamrare to find a sport that a person can play in their backyard alone or with others, at age 9 or 90, she said.

“Doctors actually recommend it because there is so much walking and bending and reaching,” Ree said. SS

Study the top class pitchers and find the com- turn. mon things they all do.” Francis was originally a farmer from Missouri.

Bob was introduced to the game as a child watching his dad, uncles and other relatives

The $1 million, 22,000-square-foot Hall of pitch horseshoes at family reunions and picFame and Museum also features 16 indoor nics. He started pitching on the St. Charles/ courts, filled with Kentucky blue clay de- Warren County League in 1989 and traveled signed to host leagues and tournaments in to his first World Horseshoe Tournament the

climate-controlled comfort all year long. following year. Though he has taken many

The NHPA Hall of Fame & Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information call 636-327-5270 or visit

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Torn, Worn or Faded

So the cat got to your couch or maybe the sun to your settee.

Matt & Kathy Schmidt, owners

Story by Robin Seaton Jefferson Photos by Michael Schlueter Whether it is torn, worn or faded, chewed by appearance of the leather and will in most

the dog or covered in cat scratches, leather cases create an irregular look. Hair spray can furniture can be restored with the Fibrenew actually cause major discoloration to leather service. Schmidt said blemishes such as because of its high levels of alcohol. And

burns, stains and cuts can also be restored to olive oil, and all other oils for that matter, the original condition.

Schmidt said there are several popular myths about repairing furniture. The first is

actually speed up the deterioration process for leather. Leather is porous and it will over

time absorb the oil and lead to discoloration.

that leather cuts can not be repaired. Others Schmidt, owner of the Fibrenew franchise In any event, your fancy leather furniture

is damaged—scratch that, your expensive leather furniture is ruined. What do you do? Well, you don’t go buy new.

include using super glue to fix minor tears for St. Charles, West County and Clayton,

in leather; markers to fix discoloration; specializes in the repair, restoration and

hairspray to remove stains and olive oil renewal of leather, plastics, vinyl, fabric

to make scuffed leather look new again. and upholstery. Fibrenew franchises service “Never, ever use super glue to fix tears on five major markets: automotive, aviation,

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St. Charles can make your $6,000 sofa flexible and therefore is not a good solution although Schmidt focuses mainly on

like new again for a fraction of the cost of to fix torn leather,” he said. “It hardens commercial and residential leather repair replacement and will even give you a one- and causes more damage to it rather than and restoration. year guarantee on their workmanship. 52 StreetScape Magazine

repair it.” Markers cannot match the exact

Local Business Fibrenew technicians have the equipment quickly deteriorate its overall appearance. and expertise to make cracks, stains, Restoration and repair by Fibrenew offers a scratches, holes, rips and fades in leather, much more economical alternative. plastic, vinyl, fabric and upholstery look

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Schmidt can make structural repairs to

furniture at the same time. For example, he can refurbish cushions, add new foam and

fix broken springs when he re-dyes a couch.

New panels can be sewn in or pieces of

Schmidt opened his Fibrenew franchise in leather replaced when pet damage is present. April 2010. He said the company has, since

1987, been the industry leader in leather and vinyl repair products and restoration

techniques. In the past 25 years, Fibrenew

has expanded its global presence to include 200 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia.

Matt and Kathy Schmidt own and operate Fibrenew





long St. Charles residents and parents

of three children, the two take pride in

providing outstanding customer service and professional, quality workmanship. Matt said he is detail-oriented and honest. He

Fibrenew is able to custom blend colors to said he takes pride in hearing his customers match any color on furniture, house siding say, “That’s amazing!” when he finishes a and boat seats and moldings as well as restoration project. SS many other surfaces. Schmidt’s products

and techniques can remove food and wine

stains, burns, rips, worn-out areas, ink or crayon markings and fading or cracked material.

Furniture and carpeting in the commercial market such as in an office, restaurant, bar, theatre or fitness center can be very expensive to replace, Schmidt said. Everyday use can

For more information on Fibrenew St. Charles, contact Matt and Kathy Schmidt at 636-209-5550 or at or visit

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Dave Milliken of Dave’s Guitar Instruction

Guitar Hero

Dave’s Guitar Instruction

John Cougar Mellencamp said it best when he offered, “Let me give you some good advice, young man, you better learn to play guitar.” “Most people want to know how to play the guitar,” said Dave Milliken of Dave’s Guitar Instruction. “They want to play their favorite songs.”

Well Milliken says he has developed a

method wherein anybody can learn to play guitar and master their favorite songs within weeks.

Coupled with an immersive environment, online resources and a new step-by-step curriculum, Milliken has turned a hobby he loves into a high-tech approach to guitar 54 StreetScape Magazine

Story by Robin Seaton Jefferson Photo by Michael Schleuter

lessons unlike anything else in the metro St.

 Coming

to class keeps students motivated.

Louis area.

Milliken opened Dave’s Guitar Instruction in January. A lifetime musician, self

taught since the age of 12, Milliken served

as Calvary Church’s background minister and worship director for 10 years. He also taught lessons out of his home for several years. It all started when his mom bought

The curriculum Milliken has devised takes

heard someone playing at church and want-

“Each week they get a practice routine.

him a used guitar at a garage sale after he ed to try it out.

Dave’s Guitar Instruction is one of the new-

est tenants in the incubator of the Economic Development Center of St. Charles County. “To my knowledge, this has never been

all the guess work out of learning, he said.

They go home and access the Internet and

practice videos and resources, music tracks and diagrams. It’s there 24/7. If they spend

10 minutes a day and keep up with the class content, they will learn to play.”

done before,” Milliken said. “In the first 13

Milliken said there are numerous resources

need to play just about any contemporary

aren’t a lot of resources with the structure or

weeks, I give them all the information they

popular music, jazz, reggae or blues. I give

them the foundation to be able to play in any of those styles.”

on line for learning to play guitar. “But there accountability that my class has,” he said.

“Coming to class keeps students motivated.”

Music Dave’s Guitar Instruction is “innovative, immersive and step-by-

step,” Milliken said. With an iPad at each student location, a virtual environment allows students to create their own guitar sounds with

a variety of amps, effects and microphones. “Performance lighting,

environmental haze and bass thumpers in the stage are just a few of

the tools used to immerse the student within a performance environment,” he said.

The curriculum consists of step-by-step instructions, followed up

with online practice resources including professionally recorded backing tracks and play-along videos. SS

For more information on Dave’s Guitar Instruction, call 636-248-1748, visit or or e-mail

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Mike & Kara What sets this St. Charles couple apart is not what they do for themselves. It’s what they do for others.

Mike and Kara Gatto

Story by Robin Seaton Jefferson Photo by Michael Schlueter The two donate all of the profits of their St. Charles restaurant, The Vine Wine Bar & Bistro, to various non-profit organizations throughout the community.

No, they never made the fact known publicly, but word quickly got around. “It

really goes back to how we raise our kids,”

Kara said. “We want them to see that no matter what you do in life, you have to give

back. The true meaning of happiness isn’t

in material things. It’s in the people around you and the community you are in.”

Mike and Kara met in his hometown of San Francisco, CA years ago when she was

working in development for the non-profit

organization, Sisters of the Presentation, and he was a retired sausage maker for his

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father’s business—Columbus Salami. Mike had organized the Sister’s golf

tournament for more than 25 years, usually

as a “committee of one,” he said, when he walked in to meet with the sisters and realized he had some help. The two were fast friends and stayed in touch for several years, even when Kara moved on to Chicago.

The two were married three years ago under

the gazebo on South Main Street, where Mike had proposed. They bought their home on Clark Street soon after and began

the renovation that would go beyond its budget but make for one of the new unique gathering spots in St. Charles.

The 2-bedroom, 1-bath, 1,600 square-

foot brick home had been owned over the

last seven decades or so by more than one prominent St. Charles County family, but the Gattos wanted to make it their own.

After removing a two-season room and

fixing some seepage issues in the basement, Mike and Kara added all the comforts of home and then some.

Today the Gatto residence consists of some 2,500 square feet of living space, 4

bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and a great room that opens via a folding

glass wall system to an outdoor patio space

equipped with phantom screens and outdoor

heaters. From the stone and brick walkways

and walls that surround the Gatto residence

to the genuine 1940s-era door bell—that arguably sounds just like a boxing fight bell—the Gatto house is now a home.

Dynamic Duo The two don’t spend a lot of time at The In the end, the day was a success and it set Vine these days. They say the place pretty the tone for successes to come. much runs itself—quite an accomplishment considering its humble beginnings. Kara said the couple was on their honeymoon in Riviera Maya when they found out the

restaurant in which they had held their wedding reception was closing.

Today, The Vine supports all kinds of local

causes and organizations, with the biggest donations going to The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County, Crisis Nursery and the

Foundation of the City of St. Charles School

District. Other organizations include: St.

“We had wanted to do something in the Charles West Athletics, St. Charles Humane community,” Kara said. “We had held our Society, National Farm Worker Ministry,

reception at The Vine, and when we found Immanuel Lutheran, We Love St. Charles, out it was going to close, we kind of thought Sisters of the Presentation, Youth In Need,

that might be a bad omen, so we bought it on Cured, Francis Howell Vikings, Shriners, our honeymoon.”

But when the two returned to St. Charles,

St. Jude Children’s Research, and the St. Charles City-County Library.

they quickly realized that not only did they Mike said he couldn’t be happier that St.

have no experience at running a restaurant, Charles is his new home and has no plans to

The Vine Wine Bar & Bistro is located at 325 South Main St. in St. Charles. For more information call 636-946-VINE (8463) or visit www.thevineonmain. com. The Vine is open Sunday through Thursday 5 to 10:00 p.m. (the kitchen closes at 9 p.m.); and on Friday and Saturday from 5-11 p.m. (the kitchen closes at 10 p.m.). The Vine is open for lunch and private parties too. A wine tasting event will be held Tuesday, October 4 at 6 pm. The featured wines will be: Jermann Pinot Grigio, Eric Chevalier Chardonnay, Steele Zinfindel and Paoletti “Bella Novella” Cabernet. Cost is $10 and includes tasting and appetizers Space is limited.

they were especially ill-equipped to deal return to the West Coast except to visit. “The with a failing one. Nevertheless, they difference between here and there is that

“lived” at the place for about nine months people here are more grounded. It’s just a until it opened just before Thanksgiving in great place to live. It has been the best three


2010. Little did they realize that the first years I’ve ever had in my life.” “Black Friday” in their new business would

be more crowded than surrounding retail shops.

Mike’s daughters—Alanna Gatto, 23; and

Meghan Gatto, 21—still live in California. Kara’s sons—Caleb, 14; and Alex, 7—live

“It was a disaster,” Kara said. “There wasn’t in St. Charles with Mike and Kara. a seat in the place inside or outside.”

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The couple agrees that their biggest success

So the Gattos did what they do best. They is their relationship because of the attention got to work. The couple wrote tickets they give it and themselves individually.

(because neither yet knew how to work the “You always have to make time for yourself computer). They made martinis and salads and for your spouse,” Mike said. “We have a and called on family and friends to come in lot of fun together.” and help.

Kara said it’s important not to “sweat the

Kara’s mother, a financial planner, folded small stuff” and to be careful not to “let the napkins. Her brother, who had to leave his kids be your whole life. If you do, you will

own family gathering, came in to help as wake up one day and say, ‘Who is this?’” SS well. “A couple of people came in and said,

‘This is so nice. The whole family works here.’ My mom just said, ‘Uh, no.’”

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Story by Tamara Tungate

AHA’s or BHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acid/

Beta Hydroxy Acid for more sensitive

skin) do an amazing job of exfoliation. Derived from nontoxic fruit extracts this After a summer of roasting heat and

You’ve all heard of retinols (an over-the-

glaring sun, your skin needs help! What’s counter, weaker form of the prescription frustrating about this summer is that product Retin-A.) Just about every company

makeup melts right off. Wardrobe fashion from high end to low end has a product becomes all about staying cool and with retinol. A derivative of vitamin A,

comfortable, so looking your best feels like retinol penetrates the lower layers of skin, a losing prospect.

What is important to do now and into the fall is exfoliate your skin. Sweat, sunblock,

makeup and sunburns have blocked your

pores and dulled your skin, so put a little muscle into your routine by sloughing

that debris away. What’s the best, most

economical way to do this? Outside of

treatments to a dermatologist or medical

spa, there are worthy at-home products that produce great results.

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rejuvenating collagen and elasticity, and it also works on the upper layer, stimulating

cream helps loosen skin cells deep in

the epidermis, encouraging dead cells to

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my favorites are the Alpha Hydrox Facial Care products; check them out at www.

new skin cell growth and giving skin a Microdermabrasion scrubs are a must smoother and firmer texture. There are in my routine. The scrubs with ground

lots of good choices out there. Affordable apricot seeds or similar just can’t compare

ones are ROC Retinol Correxion available (the seeds just aren’t small enough to be at local drugstores, Alpha Hydrox Retinol effective). You’ll understand quickly if

ResQ available at , you try a product with a pharmaceutical and my favorite, TxSystems Affirm in three crystal or crystal blend. There’s a huge

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Sloughing off dead skin on a continual

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Laura Helling

Story by Robin Seaton Jefferson Photo by Michael Schlueter

If it’s been a while since you’ve visited the Foundry Art Centre, it’s time. Laura Helling - Director of the Foundry Art Center With some 5,200 square feet of Smithsonian- collection of many museums including the

Robert Show’s “Dream Lover: A Salute to

32,000 for everything else, the dynamic, Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan

August 31. Past performances include Erin

caliber exhibition space, and another nearly Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. interactive interdisciplinary arts center has, Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern since 2004, been dedicated to the creation Art. and presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts.

Though Ringgold’s exhibit moved on in

June, there is more to come. “The Velvet

But under the leadership of Executive Director Years 1965 - 67: Warhol’s Factory” will run

Bobby Darin.” That show will be held Friday,

Bode, David Halen, St. Charles Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Wind Symphony, Arthur

Migliazza, Riverside Shakespeare, Larry Alexander, Citilites West, Carol Beth True, and the Charles Glenn Group.

Laura Helling, the Centre has some additional September 14 through December 14 at the

The Foundry’s “Music 360” has for several

things that is happening is that our exhibit Shore capture the time period in Warhol’s

coming as well as established performers

objectives in 2012. “One of the most exciting Centre. These photographs taken by Stephen series has shifted not only to juried shows studio—the Factory—as he was emerging as

but to traveling exhibits,” Helling said. “The a prominent visual artist and avant-garde film

Foundry is incorporating traveling exhibits maker on the cusp of greatness, Helling said. from highly acclaimed artists to showcase “Everyone knows him now, but at that time, their work.”

not everyone did. These photos were taken

by Stephen Shore when Warhol was breaking

This year, the Foundry Art Centre kicked off new ground.” The Factory at that time was the first of what Helling hopes will be many populated by a diverse group of musicians, traveling art exhibitions to come, with Faith artists, actors, writers and aspiring cultural

years offered a free showing of up-and-

from around the St. Louis Metropolitan area playing original music and unique interpretations of favorite covers. In the

coming months, “Music 360” will showcase Eddy Buchanan, composer, songwriter and

naturalist; Clockwork, St. Louis alternative rock trio; and Hot String Soup!, an acoustic trio.

Ringgold’s “50 Years of Faith.” Ringgold, a sophisticates, Helling said.

Thousands of visitors from the eclectic group

is best known for her painted story quilts. She Of course, music and performance are

years come from across the region for the

renowned African American artist and author,

has exhibited in major museums in the USA, nothing new to the Foundry. The Grand Hall Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and provides space for its Performance Series

the Middle East and is also in the permanent which still showcases tremendous acts like 64 StreetScape Magazine

of art lovers to neophytes alike, have for

Foundry’s incredible exhibitions of the best

contemporary visual work through its national and internationally juried shows.

People You Should Know Modeled after the Torpedo Factory Art

new ways to interact at this unique facility.

part of the Public Art and Culture Project, she

Centre resides in what was once a train car

“It is interesting because really what we

Francis Slay to serve as a member of the

by American Car & Foundry. Rather than

landscape of the area,” Helling said. “We

Center in Alexandria, VA, the Foundry Art factory—a 1940’s structure, formerly owned

demolish the 36,800 square foot building,

Helling sadist. Charles community members and city staffers worked tirelessly to complete the $2.2 million renovation and open the art

centre in the spring of 2004. She called them “visionaries.”

Today, as a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and

appreciation of the arts throughout the region, Helling said. Alive with activity, the Centre’s

programming reinforces the importance of

the arts while artists, patrons, young people and the community at large continually find

are doing is shaping the artistic and cultural contribute in so many ways to what St.

was recently appointed by St. Louis Mayor

Artist Advisory Committee for the Lambert International Airport renovation project.

Charles is and what it does. What we do is

Helling said maybe most importantly, the

the artistic landscape through visual and

resource for students of rural areas. “Behind

enrich the creative activity. We enhance performing arts.”

A St. Charles County native and mother

of five, Helling was schooled on a theatre scholarship to Lindenwood University. She

began volunteering with the Regional Arts Commission and “The Arts Commandos” years ago. Helling hopes to graduate in December with her master’s degree in Non

Profit Administration from Lindenwood. As

Foundry serves as a learning tool and teaching

being a fine art showcase, we are also able to be a resource for schools in the area,” Helling

said. “We have gone well beyond being a

place to show art. I think the future of the Foundry is in the partnerships we can form with educational groups.” SS

The Foundry Art Centre is located at 520 North Main Center in St. Charles. For more information call 636-255-0270 or visit

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You can also get to know Roland on our September episode of StreetScape TV,

premiering on ABC 30 on Saturday, September 8 at 1:30pm right before ABC Sports. Roland will be giving us some of his

insights on which college football teams to watch this year. Roland will be in addition to

the entertainment, recipes, information and interesting people on StreetScape TV.

365 Happy Lounge What We Can All Learn from Football Players

As we prepare for another exciting year of

touchdowns, tackles and tailgates, we

should all remember this quick lesson in

Roland Williams

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overcoming fear inspired by the men and women who suit up to play the greatest game in the world.

If you ask any football player (that is being

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to who might be just “going through the point in their career, they have been afraid. Ranging from the fear of injury to the fear of announce that former St. Louis Rams tight motions,” and 365 Happy was born. end Roland Williams will be joining our Roland is going to be joining StreetScape disappointing family, friends and fans, StreetScape




Roland won Super Bowl XXXIV Magazine as a regular columnist (see “365 football players confront fear every time with the St. Louis Rams and played NFL Happy Lounge” to the right), sharing with they take the field. football for eight years, until a career- us not only tips on happiness, but plenty of This is why we can learn so much from team.

Each week, football info on sports. Roland will be bringing his football players. Known throughout his career as a premier insights on football to our pages. But we players find the courage to overcome their blocking tight end, it's Roland’s persona that won’t limit him to that. If you have fears and do their best to win, despite previending knee injury sidelined him in 2006.

has labeled him as one of the most positive questions about any sports, please contact ous successes or failures. and energetic athletes in professional sports. us at and The next time you are afraid, never allow It is this positive spirit that has lead him to you might be featured in an upcoming the fear to stop you from living your happihis current adventure in life. Roland has column. published an inspirational book, his “play-

est life. Handle fear like a football player.

When the clock ticks to zero, you will be

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glad you did.

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football career, making millions of dollars,

being a Super Bowl champion, and having himself as a whole. What he found led him

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An Evening with Kenny Rogers

Sept. 8, 2012

8:00 PM

38.50 | 44.50 | 51.50 | 58.50

Neil Sedaka: In Concert

Sept. 15, 2012

8:00 PM

38.50 | 44.50 | 51.50 | 58.50

David Cassidy: In Concert

Sept. 28, 2012

8:00 PM

25.50 | 33.50 | 39.50 | 43.50

ARRIVAL From Sweden: The Music of ABBA

Oct. 6, 2012

8:00 PM

24.50 | 32.50 | 38.50 | 42.50

The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China: Cirque Chinois

Oct. 13, 2012

8:00 PM

24.50 | 28.50 | 32.50 | 38.50

Roy Clark: In Concert

Oct. 20, 2012

8:00 PM

29.50 | 35.50 | 41.50 | 47.50

Shrek The Musical: The National Tour

Nov. 9, 2012

8:00 PM

32.50 | 38.50 | 44.50 | 49.50

Nov. 29-30, 2012 Dec. 1, 2012 Dec. 2, 2012

7:30 PM 7:30 PM 2:00 PM

10.00 | 12.00 | 15.00 | 18.00

Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas

Dec. 15, 2012

8:00 PM

25.50 | 33.50 | 39.50 | 43.50

Christmas Traditions with The Lennon Sisters

Dec. 16, 2012

2:00 PM

25.50 | 33.50 | 39.50 | 43.50

An Evening with Mary Wilson of the Supremes

Jan. 26, 2013

8:00 PM

22.50 | 30.50 | 36.50 | 40.50

Bobby Vinton: In Concert

Feb. 16, 2013

8:00 PM

32.50 | 38.50 | 44.50 | 49.50

The China National Symphony

Feb. 26, 2013

8:00 PM

28.50 | 36.50 | 42.50 | 48.50

March 14-16, 2013 March 17, 2013

7:30 PM 2:00 PM

10.00 | 12.00 | 15.00 | 18.00

SHA NA NA: In Concert

Apr. 6, 2013

8:00 PM

22.50 | 30.50 | 36.50 | 40.50

The Russian National Ballet: Don Quixote

Apr. 27, 2013

8:00 PM

26.50 | 38.50 | 46.50 | 54.50

Music & Memories: An Evening with Pat Boone

May 11, 2013

8:00 PM

25.50 | 33.50 | 39.50 | 43.50



26.50 | 32.50 | 38.50 | 44.50

A Christmas Carol

Guy & Dolls

The Osmond Brothers: In Concert

…and more, including dance concerts, free music series, fashion shows, and free speaker events.

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No kidding. You could find everything you ever wanted to know about insurance and choose a charity to support all in one place—Steven Lang’s website. Although the site technically represents his business, Lang Insurance, and is under the URL, there are seriously 81 charities listed there. And they aren’t just an informational listing. These are organizations Lang supports and sponsors, with his time, with his team, with his money. It’s true his dedication to the local community and beyond has been at the core of his success in business. But there’s more to it than that. “To me I look at business as a mission field and a place where I can live out my faith,” Lang said. “You spend almost 80 percent of your time at work. It’s given me a platform for my ministries.” Lang grew up on “The Hill” in southwest St. Louis. After attending public school, he majored in business at the University of MissouriSt. Louis. Soon after, he began his insurance career with Mutual of Omaha in November 1978. To supplement that job, Lang worked weekends managing a grocery store—12 hours on Saturday, 12 on Sunday. More than a decade later and no less than five consecutive years on the Chairman’s Council Top Sales list, in August 1990, Lang started his own agency out of the basement of his home. “I left to become independent,” he says. “I thought I could do a better job for clients because I can use multiple providers. I realized that one size doesn’t fit all.” Barely a year later, Lang Insurance Service moved into its own office at 3920 South Old Hwy 94, Suite 39 in St. Charles, where it still resides today. The agency continues to expand 70 StreetScape Magazine

and now has 15 employees. Land said his company offers the best of both worlds by giving customers a choice of many top insurance companies while still providing local service and support. Lang is the treasurer at his church, Messiah Lutheran in Weldon Springs. He’s also very involved with Biblical Business Training (BBT) at Calvary Church in St. Peters. “This is a ministry to men,” he said. “It’s a group of guys (actually 15 to 20 groups in St. Charles County) who meet for Bible study,” Lang said. “Men have so much impact on the family and the business world. This is guys holding each other accountable. We believe that if you reach the guys, you will reach the families.” Land has dedicated himself to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). As a board member, he has the ability to make an impact on the over 1,500 kids who are involved in St. Charles County alone. “It’s a huge positive influence in the community. We are trying to reach kids of the next generation,” he said. Lang has been in the insurance business for 34 years because, he said, he loves serving people. He said the first half of his life was about being the best husband and father he could be. “I’ve worked hard. You spend the first half of your life working and providing for your family. What do you do with the rest of your life? You get involved and give back,” he said. “The baby boomers have a lot of knowledge left. They have a lot of influence that they’ve built up over the years. There are so many ministries going on in St Chares County al-

Story by Robin Seaton Jefferson Photo by Michael Schlueter ready. You don’t have to dig very deep to find them.” Here are just a few of the charities Lang is involved with: Living Word Christian School, Youth In Need, Lou Brock Golf Classic to benefit Lindenwood University Athletics and the Lou Brock Scholarship Fund, BCI, fallen Cottleville firefighters, Zion Lutheran School, United Service’s and many more. Lang Insurance Service has served businesses and individuals as an independent agency for over three decades. The agency provides quotes from top insurance companies and the customer service follow-up. They promise Insurance Made Easy!® The agency offers individual and group health; personal insurance of all types, including auto, home, umbrella, condo, dwelling fire, renters, flood, boat, motorcycle, camper/RV and classic car; and all types of business insurance. SS

For more information call 636-229-7000 or visit

A Missouri Mile With Ann Hazelwood The Williamsburg of the Midwest

Story by Ann Hazelwood Photos by Joel H Watkins IV In the middle of Missouri, driving along Interstate 70, you are near Williamsburg, Missouri. It could easily be the middle of the US as well, when you see exit 161 for Williamsburg, Missouri. You can almost see the small town of less than 50 folks, just a half mile off the highway. Some charming communities like St. Charles, Missouri have been referred to being “Williamsburg like” because of historic beauty and similarities to Williamsburg, Virginia. When you discover this tiny town of Williamsburg, it will introduce you to Joe and Marlene Crane, who also have a unique village of history and charm. The large authentic country store, which includes a gas station, is the first building to greet you. It originated in nearby Mineola, Missouri in 1898, until the Interstate 70 passed them by. Joe Crane’s father than opened the CRANES’S COUNTRY STORE in Williamsburg in 1927. The store carries all the supplies farmers and hunters would like to purchase. A large pot belly stove in the middle of the store, is where you’ll hear the latest gossip in town and enjoy one of the store’s “one dollar sandwiches.” You’ll get one bread, one cheese, one thick slice of bologna, for one dollar, unless you want ham; then its two dollars!

In 2004, a large additional building was added next door for Marlene’s Restaurant and Crane’s Museum. The restaurant is quite the destination with its home cooked meals, desserts and hand dipped ice cream. It opens everyday and is furnished with all vintage chrome kitchen sets that Joe has collected through the years. I’ve written about MARLENE’S RESTAURANT before in my culinary books because of their hearty breakfasts and sandwiches like the “butter burger” and their loaded “ bacon lettuce and tomato sandwiches.” Many bus tour groups can be accommodated in one of their dining rooms.

and artist. She publishes weekly the THE WILLIAMSBURG VILLAGER. The 6 page newsletter is full of the latest news and events of Williamsburg. Former visitors from all over the country request this newsletter to be mailed to them. She reserves a column called JOE’S CORNER, where Joe can tell about his latest antique purchase, (including a photo) and all the history that goes with it. Marlene’s artistic illustrations are wonderful in themselves. She likes to feature a PATRON OF THE MONTH, who has done a good deed and deserves recognition. The last page is called SMILEA-WHILE, where she puts clever jokes and sayings.

Joe and his family have collected amazing antiques all of their lives and the results are unique collections that you will see in divided room settings in the CRANE’S MUSEUM. The admission to the museum is 2.50, unless you have eaten in the attached restaurant; then it’s FREE! There is something for everyone, including a historic guest book containing names of movie stars and relatives of Winston Churchill, who travel by on their way to Fulton, Missouri, where the Winston Churchill Museum is located. Many even note the temperature of the day.

The next generation will hopefully continue with David Crane, their son; who’s already is active with this thriving village. The Cranes will welcome you with their hospitality and love for their community. This is a destination you won’t want to miss, because it’s the REAL, AUTHENTIC, WILLIAMSBURG OF THE MIDWEST! SS

Marlene Crane is the town’s communicator

For more information call 877-254- 3356 or visit Fall 2012 71

May 1 in this building including Wamhoff

Financial Planning; Brown, Smith, Wallace; Cole & Associates; and The Art Institute of St. Louis. Five Guys Burgers & Fries opens

August 1 and St. Charles Dental August 20. MassageLuXe is slated to open October 1

with Tucanos Brazilian Grill and Prasino following in November. “The







400,000-square-foot residential-commercial structure,” Wetherald said Letters of Intent have been signed or are in final negotiation

for about 90,000 square feet of that building,

he said. Construction began in the summer on the structure that will contain about

45,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Phase II will include ground floor

retail, entertainment as well as 310 luxury

Streets of St. Charles StreetScape Magazine Welcomes The Streets of St. Charles

apartment units on the upper floors. “So





diligently to make sure they are part of the

next phase of the project,” Wetherald said. “Interest is also coming from prospective tenants for buildings that will be developed

in future phases of the project, starting next

“The market is ready. The time is now.” That’s how owner and developer Cullinan

Properties is billing Streets of St. Charles, a sophisticated and distinctive “mini city” on the banks of the Missouri River in the northwest corner of the Greater St. Louis

Metropolitan Area where “Urbanism” meets Midwest charm.

“Individuals are attracted to environments like Streets of St. Charles for the convenience of having most of their daily

needs met without the need to drive across town. Business owners, in turn, are drawn to these all-inclusive projects because

they offer employees, shoppers and diners 72 StreetScape Magazine

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A 1,250-car adjacent parking structure will

encourage visitors to join residents in their in a location that will be seen as a major destination for the entire region,” said Rob

Wetherald, vice president of development for Cullinan.

When it’s finished, Streets will offer a

town square environment with all the latest

amenities for shopping, luxury living, modern offices, hotels, entertaining, and

casual and elegant dining on 26 acres, where active pedestrians can visit sidewalk cafes and outdoor gatherings just feet from their jobs and homes.

The first building—a 100,000-square-foot

office-commercial building—is 85 percent

pedestrian-friendly lifestyle, Wetherald said.

“The space is designed to mitigate traffic congestion with multiple access points into

two parking garages housing 2,000 spaces.” Wetherald admits there are similarities

between Streets of St. Charles and New Town St. Charles, another live-work-play community in St. Charles, but there are also

differences that make each project distinctly its own. “Streets of St. Charles offers much more of an urban environment than that at

New Town,” he said. “Given its location on Interstate 70 and South Fifth Street—the

major commercial street in St. Charles— Streets provides an environment unlike

leased and open for business, said Wetherald. anything else in the area, including New Several companies opened for business

Town. Its mix of retail shops, restaurants,

Streets of St. Charles office space, residences, medical facilities, educational




entertainment venues establishes Streets as a ‘city within a city.’ Although unique to the St. Louis-metropolitan area, this urban destination for shopping, dining, living and

working is a model that has been greeted

with great success in other parts of the country.”

A theater will offer the latest cinema technology and a full range of services and amenities, all presented in an up-

scale entertainment setting. Wetherald said

Cullinan anticipates a live entertainment club, restaurant and bar in the larger

entertainment complex where the theatre will be housed. The company does not yet

have authorization to announce the tenants

of the entertainment complex.

proceed. With the project coming on-line as

hotel tenants might be included in the

positions Streets of St. Charles as the most

Wetherald said that while an ailing


project, which was slated to open in 2010,

IL and St. Louis, MO, Cullinan is a

all projects of this type, there is a great

develops, manages and owns mixed-use,

be completed before the first spade of dirt

properties throughout the United States.

the downturn in the economy impacted the SS

Negotiations have not been settled on what

the economy improves, Cullinan’s strategy


viable solution for any business looking to

economy played a part in the timing of the

With offices in Chicago and Peoria,

Streets is running at full steam today. “Like

multi-disciplined real estate firm that

deal of behind-the-scenes work that must

retail, multi-family, office and medical

is turned,” he said. “There is no question

For more information on Cullinan, visit

project, but the project owner and developer demonstrated a great deal of confidence in the project and in the city of Saint Charles

by proceeding with the up-front planning, For more information on The Streets of St. marketing and leasing so the project could Charles visit






1 (l to r)The Art Institute of St. Louis Campus Director David Hofmann, State Senator Joe Keaveny, State Representative Chrissy Sommer, and Education Management Corporation Senior Director of Communications Mark Toth. 2 Campus Director David Hofmann presented a donation to South Broadway Art Project Executive Director Sarah Rye Bliss. 3 The Art Institute of St. Louis’ spacious lobby 4 Culinary Director Chef Lynn Krause (center) shares in the celebration with her students and the desserts they prepared for the grand opening event 5 (l to r) The Art Institute of St. Louis Campus Director David Hofmann, St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith, State Representative Chrissy Sommer, South Broadway Art Project Executive Director Sarah Rye Bliss, and The Art Institutes Group Vice President Roger Gomez

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Music on Main 100-200 Blk. N. Main Music by Bone Daddy & the Blues Shakers 5-7:30pm


Festival of the Little Hills Frontier Park


Race for the Rivers & Festival Frontier Park


City of St. Charles National Nights Out


Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival


MO Cowbell Half Marathon & 5K


Rendezvous Ramble Bike Ride Frontier Park


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Lindenwood University Homecoming Parade


Trick or Treat on Main Main Street For children under 12 years in costume 3-5pm



14-15 Augusta’s Harvest Festival


14-16 MOsaics – Festival for the Arts North Main / Foundry 16


Rendezvous Concert Series First Capitol “Lewis & Clark Fife & Drum Corps” 7:30pm Music on Main 100-200 Blk. N. Main Music by The Arbogast Band 5-7:30pm

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The Hunger Run Bales Park 8am


Veteran’s Day Ceremony Veteran’s Memorial at Bishop’s Landing


Rendezvous Concert The Conservatory “Geoffrey Seitz” 7:30pm



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