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Fall 2006

CONTENTS

F E A T U R E S

photo courtesy Catherine Rice

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| CELEBRITY ROOTS – PROJECT RUNWAY Catherine Rice, veteran teacher at Hardin Middle School in St. Charles hob knobs with Supermodel Heidi Klum in New York– courtesy of her son Santino, finalist in the 2005 season of Project Runway on Bravo.

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| IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK – PENNY PITMAN Penny Pitman of Iron Star, Inc. has renovated 14 buildings along Historic Main Street in St. Charles over the past 30 years. Her dedication and concern for the things of the past have helped shape the face of Historic Main Street.

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| NEIGHBORHOODS – NEW TOWN Waterways are the signature feature in the New Town project. It is the water component of the development that draws many people to New Town. “Anywhere you are it’s less than a two-block walk to the water’s edge,” said Tim Busse, New Town’s architect.

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| COMMENTARY | NEIGHBORHOODS | A LA CARTE | TIPS & TRICKS – ADVICE FROM THE PROS | BEST SHOPPING FINDS | FAMILY FOCUS | NEIGHBORHOODS – FRENCHTOWN | SUNRISE TO SUNSET | SUNRISE TO SUNSET – CALENDAR

LEWIS & CLARK HERITAGE DAYS May 20--21, Frontier Park

Street Scape and advertiser information available online Spring 2007

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COMMENTARY

Welcome to Street Scape

BEHIND THE SCENES PUBLISHER & FOUNDER,

Welcome to the first edition of Street Scape Magazine! Please come as our reader and stay as our friend! This premiere local magazine was founded as a publication to celebrate the local cultural clusters, historic roots and local happenings of the City of St. Charles. Street Scape is the ultimate leisure and entertainment guide to the City of St. Charles, and has no political or religious bias. The magazine’s message is that our streets are buzzing with activity and we’ll bring it all to you, our street savvy readers!

TOM HANNEGAN, publisher

TOM HANNEGAN Tom Hannegan, Co-Owner of Hannegan Real Estate & Construction, LLC holds a master’s degree from Lindenwood University. Hannegan shares his passion of real estate, community volunteering, and his appreciation of St. Charles in Street Scape Magazine. CONTRIBUTING WRITERS ROBIN JEFFERSON Robin Seaton Jefferson has been a writer/journalist for more than 15 years working in print and electronic media. Jefferson holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Missouri at St. Louis, with minors in writing and criminal justice. She is married to Jason E. Jefferson and has two children. ANN HAZELWOOD Ann M. Hazelwood is the owner of Patches etc. on Historic Main Street in St. Charles, Missouri. Hazelwood is an accomplished quilt author, historian, and appraiser with the following titles to here name: 100 Things To Do In And Around St. Charles and 100 Best Kept Secrets Of Missouri (due out in Spring of 2007). Ann is married to Keith Hazelwood and has two sons and two step-sons. CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS MICHAEL SCHLUETER Michael Schlueter shoots people and places for advertising and corporate accounts locally and nationally. “The exploration and discovery process is what keeps photography so exciting for me,” says Mike. He lives in St. Peters with his wife Jill and their two children. BOB HILL Bob Hill is the resident photographer at Snap Creative. He specializes in commercial photography for architecture, company identity, and product branding.

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BEHIND THE SCENES DESIGN & PRODUCTION SNAP CREATIVE, St. Charles, Missouri ANGELA NEAL, SARAH WATERS www.snap-creative.com ADVISORY BOARD Deborah Alessi Mary Banmiller Susan Berthold Nadine Boon Diane Burkemper Erica Butler Jody Cox Ann Dempsey Barb Drant Sally Faith Lorna Frahm Bill Goellner Sheryl Guffey Mary Lou Hannegan Grace Harmon Ann Hazelwood Shirley Hill Chris Hoffman Jason Hughes Jan Kast Mike Klinghammer Martha Kooyumjian Keanu Koprowski Caryn Lloyd Jeremy Malensky Nancy Matheny

Denice McKeown Bob Millstone Sandy Morhmann Suzanne Mytyiko Maurice Newberry Craig Norden Grace Nichols Kim Paris Toekie Purler Sue Riddler Kathy Robertson Marc Rousseau Rocco Russo Richard Sacks Keith Schneider Bob Schuette Teri Seiler Joyce Shaw Scott Tate Karen Vehlewald Aleece Vogt Brian Watkins Brian Wies Mary West Gail Zumwalt

ON THE COVER Hot Summer Nights, Main Street St. Charles, June 24. Photography by Michael Schlueter. ADVERTISING Media kit available online at www.streetscapemag.com. DISTRIBUTION Call Tom Hannegan at 636-916-4386. STREET SCAPE MAGAZINE –- Volume 1, Issue 1 TPH Media 223 North Main Street, St. Charles, Missouri 63301 PHONE 636-916-4386, FAX 1-866-231-6159 WWW.STREETSCAPEMAG.COM Any reproduction of Street Scape magazine or its contents requires publisher’s prior written consent. Street Scape magazine aims to ensure that information is accurate and correct at all times but cannot accept responsibility for mistakes. Street Scape magazine reserves the right to refuse any advertisement and assumes no responsibility for submitted materials. Unsolicited material must include a selfaddressed stamped envelope.© 2006 TPH Media. All Rights Reserved.

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NEIGHBORHOODS

SUSAN BERTOLD St. Charles Chamber of Commerce 2006 Small Business Person of the Year Each year, the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce recognizes a small business owner for both personal achievements and contributions to the St. Charles area. Susan Bertold of Remington’s in St. Charles won the 2006 award. With all Susan has to manage at her Main Street business, she still manages to contribute a large portion of her time to organizations and activities throughout the St. Charles Community. Her motto is, “It has to get done, and it has to be done with integrity.” Remington’s framing & balloon businesses are located on North Main Street in St. Charles. Remington’s framing business works with customers on challenging pieces of artwork and unusual requests. They offer an outstanding selection of custom picture framing options and have the expert skill necessary to work with rare, historic, or valuable art, documents, and artifacts. BENTON SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD The smiling face and friendly wave of Benton School Crossing Guard, Laurie Davis, was a welcome presence for Benton elementary students and hurried early morning drivers.

Remington’s balloon business provides decorations for trade shows, hotels, country clubs, businesses and parties, as well as stage backdrops, lighting, and special effects. Susan’s commitment to

S u s a n ’s m o t t o i s, “ I t h a s t o g e t d o n e, and it has to be d o n e w i t h i n t e g r i t y. ” excellence has awarded her high profile clients such as Energizer, the Disney Corporation, and the St. Louis Art Museum. She also provided decorations for the final rallies around the country for President George W. Bush’s 2000 election campaign.

Davis, like the neighborhood school she served, will be sorely missed.

Remington’s | 302 North Main Street, St. Charles, Missouri | 636-946-7663

Q&A WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOUR MOM HAS GIVEN YOU? Jeremy Malensky of Duchman Realty – “To always be honest.”

...YOUR DAD HAS GIVEN YOU? Chris Goellner of Goellner Printing, Inc. – “Force change.”

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When You Wish Upon An Iron Star Pe n n y P i t m a n m a ke s d r e a m s c o m e t r u e o n M a i n S t r e e t Ever notice the iron stars along the sides of antiquated buildings in St. Charles and other historic places? You know the ones, with the trickle of dried rust running down the brick wall underneath them. As it turns out, the iron ornaments were added to 19th century structures for reasons other than decoration. Constructed first in these buildings were the solid brick walls. Wooden floors were added to the interiors later. Large bolts ran between the walls for structural soundness, connected at either end with, you guessed it, iron stars. There’s a woman, a history buff really, in St. Charles who knows all about the iron ornaments, and a whole lot about historic structures as well. She named her business for them. THIS PAGE LEFT - 215 North Main Street is one of the buildings Pitman traded for after renovating 416 South Main, the old Salvation Army building. MIDDLE - The Pitman family has a strong history in St. Charles County. Pictured on the right is “Buck” Pitman, Penny’s grandfather. RIGHT - One of Penny’s current projects is 136 South Main Street, which was built in 1880. It has previously been home to the St. Charles Post Office, a meat locker, a hardware store, a grocery, and a newspaper publisher. OPPOSITE PAGE Penny has renovated 14 buildings along historic Main Street in St. Charles over the past 30 years.

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Penny Pitman, of Iron Star, Inc., has renovated 14 buildings along Historic Main Street in St. Charles over the past 30 years. Her dedication to and concern for the things of the past has in large part changed the face of Historic Main Street. After graduating college in 1967 with a degree in Journalism, Pitman worked for a book publisher in Chicago, IL. She soon returned home to St. Charles County, however, after realizing she missed the small town atmosphere and the foliage. “I didn’t want to live where every tree had been planted by someone,” she said. A native of Wentzville, MO, Pitman returned to her roots and purchased a two-story Victorian house at 4th and McDonough in 1970 and began her first rehabilitation project. “At that time, bums were sleeping in the doorways in St. Charles,” Pitman said. And the notion for an urban renewal project in the area was just beginning to take form, she said. That was the rehabilitation of the first state capital building that would spawn the rebuilding and renovation of the entire historic downtown area. Pitman began her own revitalization project with 416 South Main, the old Salvation Army building. From 9 to 5, she worked in graphic and product design for Falcon

Products. By night and weekend, she worked on her house. It took her a year and a half to finish the place, which went on to house two apartments and several retailers. “I began working on my house and I was intrigued by what the potential was down here,” Pitman said. Pitman kept the building for 20 years before trading it for 213 and 215 North Main, which today holds her office along with Dick Sacks, owner of The Sacks Group a Business/Management Consultant firm and a graphic design and Internet firm called Snap Creative, respectively. Pitman also worked with several partners rehabilitating buildings in the Soulard and Central West End areas of St. Louis during the 1970’s and 1980’s. She even did some work on Laclede’s Landing. But the St. Louis gig was short-lived, she said, as once again, St. Charles County was calling. In 1985, Pitman bought the building at 117 South Main Street. The now burgeoning Quilogy enterprise occupies the building today. But, Pitman was the original designer before Randy Schilling, owner of Quilogy, purchased the building in the late 1990’s from her. The building


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has also seen such tenants as the humanitarian organization Friends In Sending Help (FISH), a printer, a newspaper, a tire broker, an art broker and even a boxing ring. Pitman said she went through that place “section at a time. It took me a year to do the outside. By the next year, the people were gone and I went through there section at a time.” The building was constructed in 1878, heated by a single boiler, and was at one time used for city detectives. The original 14-foot ceilings had been dropped to eight feet for energy efficiency and modernism at some point, she said. Pitman said authenticity is important to her as she enters an old structure and attempts to recreate its majesty. “I get into the details and try to find out what should be there,” she said. “I pay enough attention to find out what used to be and what should be now.” Pitman said she has watched the slow but phenomenal transformation of Historic Main Street in St. Charles for many years, recalling a time when she could have

a wreck so I exposed the brick. For the most part you can find the evidence of what was there before and fix it in some way or get something similar.” Pitman is currently working on 136 South Main Street, which was built in 1880. The building in its history held the St. Charles Post Office, a meat locker, a hardware store, a grocery, and a newspaper publisher.

In all her years of rehabilitating old and historic structures Pitman said she would m o s t l i ke t o b e r e m e m b e r e d f o r w h a t s h e d i d n ’ t d o — c h a n g e t h i n g s. “ I ’ v e w o r ke d r e a l l y h a r d t o ke e p i t r e a l a n d t o l e t t h e a r c h i t e c t u r e t a l k f o r i t s e l f. purchased houses along “Stone Row” on the east side of South Main for $13,000 a piece. Today the buildings are worth more than a quarter million. The building in which her office is located at 213 North Main Street was another gem under the surface. Like the Quilogy building, the ceilings had been dropped, but as she peeled back the surface, she found embossed tin plates with all the pageantry of the day. “The plaster was

She compares a photo of the structure in its glory days to today. The decorative cornice in the center is missing. The back wall was falling out. The shop front was in disarray. When she finishes the approximately $1 million endeavor, the building will look much like it did in the 19th century. She hopes to rent the space there to retailers and businesses which need office space. Pitman said she comes from a long line of craftsmen and is the ninth generation of

her family to live and work in St. Charles County. Among them, a black smith, carpenter, well driller and others. Pitman said she enjoys playing caretaker of the architecture of old. “I want to take care of them now. These are from a time when people had a real interest in expressing themselves through their buildings. You can almost see the old Victorian guy standing on the front porch and saying, ‘That’s my building. I built this. I had the Mason’s from St. Louis come and do the special brickwork’. These are things that give us a sense of being anchored, a context of who we are. There’s a comfort level in being surrounded by old things that are well taken care of.” In all her years of rehabilitating old and historic structures Pitman said she would most like to be remembered for what she didn’t do---change things. “I’ve worked really hard to keep it real and to let the architecture talk for itself. Sometimes I wonder what the kids growing up now are going to do. What will their architecture and social culture say for them? These buildings are not like Disney World that was built to entertain you, but this is a place where people really worked and sweat and lived. “ Pitman said she may have made her fortune if she “didn’t have the nasty habit of doing another building. I swear every time I’m never going to do another. It just seems like it needs you. It needs to be done.” ROBIN JEFFERSON

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Pull Up A Chair V i v i a n ’ s V i n e y a r d s A d d s A n E c l e c t i c F e e l i n g To Fr e n c h t o w n “Please enter as our customer, but leave as our friend.” It’s part of the “How to Conduct Yourself at a Class (Third) Restaurant” guidelines contained in the menu at Vivian’s Vineyards restaurant in St. Charles. Along with rules and suggestions on seating— “We like to give everybody in the restaurant a chance to check you over, and there’s no better way than making a production of guiding you to a table,” and timing— “We prepare everything to order, so please let us know if you’re in a hurry. It probably won’t speed us up, but you’re probably able to say ‘I told them’.” Jim Augden started out as the executive chef and kitchen manager at Vivian’s. Little did he know he would one day own the little restaurant in Historic Frenchtown. But with years of restaurant experience under his apron, Augden purchased Vivian’s Vineyards and brought his recipes and his talents to the establishment that touts, “Fine Food, Cocktails and Sense of Humor.” Built in 1908, the house at 1409 N. 2nd Street in St. Charles, has housed many restaurants over the years. Boccachios started there. Thirteen years ago Bob and Karen Swinford bought the place and turned it into Vivian’s. They originally intended to call the restaurant The Vineyards because of their love of fine wine, but Bob’s mother died shortly before its opening and the two instead named the restaurant in her honor. Augden began working for the Swinford’s in 1997 as chef and soon moved up to assistant manager. Augden had worked in at least 23 restaurants in his career, starting out as a dishwasher at the age of 14. When the Swinford’s retired to Arizona, Augden and his mother, Barb, went in on Vivian’s and since have run the establishment creating “a place to come and have fine dining in a casual atmosphere and have a good time,” Barb said.

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So what’s with the chair thing? When the Swinford’s were opening Vivian’s the two were lacking in a very important piece of the business—enough chairs to go around. So patrons donated them. Another guideline on the menu: “Please do not be offended if asked to give up your chair in the middle of a meal. We’ll try to provide you with a suitable replacement. “They couldn’t afford enough chairs so they started calling their friends and asking them for chairs. They let their friends put their names on the chairs and then when they came to eat they could have their chair,” Barb said. “That’s why nothing matches and that kind of eclectic feeling stuck. We’ve done promotions several times having people bring in a chair.” The Augden’s offer a 16 page menu at Vivian’s, featuring everything from salads to burgers to steaks—but with more unusual names. The Nip’N Tuck is an old English 10 oz. burger with cheddar and bacon; a Plain Ol’ Stupid or ¼ pound hot dog; and the Tongue Twister which is Foolish, Friendly and Facetious Friar’s Fantastic Fried Fowl Fillets Fondly Framing Fried Finger Food (breaded chicken breast strips and fries). Every day the Augden’s offer 12 to 14 “off-menu” specials from Blackened Tequila Talapia to Pasta Chantell. Deserts include Double Fudge Frenzy, Xango Cheesecake and Kentucky Bourbon Pecan. Vivian’s carries over 100 different bottles of wine. And serves what Jim said is the “Second best Margarita in the world”—the first being at ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

THIS PAGE TOP - A wooden Indian greets guests at the front door. MIDDLE - Vivian’s Vineyard on 2nd Street in Frenchtown. BOTTOM - Jim Augden makes the “second best margarita in the world,” a recipe he brought to St. Charles from Chretin’s Mexican Restaurant in Yuma, Arizona.


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Chretin’s Mexican Restaurant in Yuma, Arizona. Bob talked the owner there out of the recipe years ago. The five-foot wooden Indian in full head dress on the front porch was left by the Swinford’s. Bob had a strong Indian heritage, Jim said. “He is part of the Cherokee nation—enough to be on the roles.” Another Indian monument is at Barb’s house being repaired after being dropped. Jim said he took Vivian’s to a whole new level when he and his mom took over. “I just cook good. I can’t explain it. It’s like an artist. It just happens. I’m pretty passionate about it. I like to eat. I mean look at me. I don’t miss many meals. It’s instant gratification.” Jim has been a cook in one form or another most of his life, Barb said. From the incident at 11 years old when he nearly burned the kitchen down while making French fries to now. “There was $3,000 in damage,” Bard said.

“I was always playing around in the kitchen,” Jim said. “I was the sandwich guy making my creations.” Jim said Vivian’s is one of a kind. Set amid a few antique shops and between two empty buildings in Historic Frenchtown on the far North end of St. Charles, Vivian’s has to be good.. “What we do is what we do. We have no choice. We’re the only thing down here. When you stand alone you have to be good. We have no foot traffic, no overflow from Tony’s on Main.” Jim said he can’t see Vivian’s expanding. Seating for 92 is sufficient for the Augden’s. “I don’t want to ever expand. I don’t want to get bigger. I want to get better. I have enough to do.”

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Besides, the yet unnamed female apparition that walks the stairs, kitchen and restroom of the house may not settle for any more intrusions. “There is some energy in this house,” Jim said adding that strange things have happened and items have moved in the house. “She takes care of this place and she doesn’t like to be mocked. I don’t want to name something I know nothing about.” Situated on a wall inside the bar area is Bob’s, now Jim’s, “Shot Call Map”—a map of the world with little pins all over it. “People have called from all over the world to have a shot with me—from Portsmith Australia to Prague in the Czech Republic to Brazil to Canada.” “This building has a crazy, majestic power over people. A lot of people walk in as customers and before all is said and done, they leave as friends,” Jim said. The bar at Vivian’s opens at 4:30 p.m. every day. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. and seating goes until 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Reservations are recommended. Call 636-940-8444 for reservations. ROBIN JEFFERSON

2 oz of cream (40%) INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Heat skillet over high heat. 2. When hot, add butter and let melt. 3. Add mushrooms, cracked black pepper, and country dijon mustard. 4. Sauté for about 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens. 5. Remove from heat and add brandy and garlic. 6. Put skillet back on heat and add cream. 7. Let the sauce reduce until thick. 8. Pour over favorite cut of steak and enjoy!

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W h a t k i n d o f b u s i n e s s o r a c t i v i t y w o u l d y o u l i ke to see added to the City of St. Charles? Barbara Clark (Director of Advancement at Sacred Heart Academy) Would love to see the trail system that is in its infancy connected to the Katy Trail.

Welcome to Street Talk! This column is a questionnaire to random St. Charles citizens, that will offer constructive opinions to better our community. Enjoy, ponder and explore!

Nancy Denningmann (retired corporate) An old fashion diner where you can get plate lunches and home made pie like your Mom used to make. Mary Dubois (writer/artist) I wish that we had a botanical garden.

Stephanie Goellner (Goellner Printing) More industry to add to the tax base of St. Charles. Martha Kooyumjian (owner of Old Elm Tree Inn B&B) More upscale restaurants and shops. Larry Muench (2nd ward council person) A Community Center. Dick Sachs (president of Sachs Group) I would like to see a good jazz/martini bar.

Esther Finney (free lance author of St. Louis Post Dispatch) A mass transportation system like buses, trains and metro link.

Barbara Stiegemier Eller (retired secretary) A good men’s accessory and gift shop.

Lorna Frahm (attorney) More outdoor entertainment for adults such as outdoor gardens and dining.

Sherry Treadway (hair stylist) More neighborhood block parties. ANN HAZELWOOD

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300 North Main in St. Charles. EFFAS employs three full-time employees and some 30 teachers on every subject. Rupp serves more than 400 families at any given time. One of five children, Rupp said he learned early on how difficult it could be for parents to afford college for all of their children. “My parents basically spent everything they had saved on my oldest two sisters to go to college. They were not in a very good position financially to help the youngest three out for college. Fortunately my mom had a chance meeting with a gentleman who helped us out with this, and with a lot of research on my mom’s part we were able to all go to college and graduate with degrees from four-year universities.” Rupp took the knowledge he was given and figured out a way to give it back to others. He started EFFAS after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Missouri Columbia. Through EFFAS, Rupp offers free workshops and free one-hour consultations with families. “We bring in the family and go over their ability to get financial aid, their grades, their SAT’s and how we can help.” Rupp then lays out a plan to accommodate each family and student’s needs. He charges a flat fee depending on each family’s plans. He guarantees his clients’ satisfaction with a 100 percent money back offer. EFFAS helps families with college selection by assisting students in identifying what they want to study and what type of campus setting, class size and geographical location they desire. Rupp assists students with admissions, helping make sure they meet all the deadlines for applying for admissions and helping collect transcripts, ACT scores and letters of recommendation they will need to get accepted, as well as ensuring all scholarship applications are completed and in by the deadlines.

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Rupp identifies what financial aid students may qualify for including need-based and merit-based as well as private funding and scholarships. EFFAS offers ACT/SAT prep classes including private, group, and on-line tutoring in any subject. “Students can use their oneon-one tutoring hours to create their own individual ACT Prep Class to focus on areas where they may need additional help before the test,” Rupp said. The company also offers group tutoring sessions in any math subject, where a student can sign up for as many sessions as they wish. EFFAS also helps families negotiate aid packages with schools to receive additional money they may not have been offered initially. “College is a system,” Rupp said. “You have to learn the system. Not every family is the same. We take care of people and solve their problems. If we do our job right they refer others. So far it has been phenomenal, very rewarding. We’ve had tremendous growth every year.” Learn more about EFFAS at www.helpmeaffordcollege.com. ROBIN JEFFERSON


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A New Home A r c h i t e c t u r e I s Th e E n t r e e — Q u a l i t y O f L i f e I s Th e M a i n C o u r s e Modeled after Europe’s most charming waterfront cities, New Town is situated between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers about 25 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis and 3.5 miles north of historic downtown St. Charles. “The flat, formerly agricultural land served as a blank slate upon which the design team was able to create six compact and walkable mixed-use neighborhoods surrounding a series of man made lakes and canals,” said Greg Whittaker, president and CEO of Whittaker Builders, Inc. The traditional neighborhood streets are comprised of a continuous mix of different building types. Sidewalks line both sides creating a pleasant stroll for pedestrians. Waterfalls adorn the lakes in the development and a line of row houses with rear balconies abut a man-made canal giving the perception of seaside living. Cobblestone bridges bring the small town classical experience together. THIS PAGE: 1. Neighbors greeting neighbors from the porches of New Town. 2. The waters edge, a place to learn and dream. 3. Aerial view of Phase 1 & 2. 4. Neighborhood general store, Marsala’s Market is within walking distance of residents’ homes. 5. Porches and balconies are friendly gathering places.

620 units have been sold in the development thus far. About 400 families have moved in with some 30 families arriving each month. Pre-selling is going on now for phases 2 and 3 before the streets are in. The architecture consists of 1,000 to 2,000 square-foot single family homes and cottages on 3,000 to 4,000 square foot lots. National styles including condo/townhome mansions, cottages, row houses, single-family homes, detached townhomes, custom homes, live work units, and senior courtyards in all shapes and sizes are available at New Town.

In 15 years, the projected $1.5 billion development will include at least 5,700 homes with over 100 acres of lakes and canals and 70 acres in 26 parks in 10 phases. Prices currently range from the $100’s to $800’s. Custom homes range from the $400’s to $1 million-plus. Marsala’s Market opened in April offering all the trimmings of a traditional market, but within walking distance of residents’ homes. An amphitheater will feature plays, concerts, and a Friday night movie night. The activities are free and open to anyone. Neighborhoods at New Town are organized by a system of canals and lakes; the streets are arranged to lead residents directly to the water; and numerous public gardens, squares and parks accent the waterfront from different points around the town. Originally created to meet the ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 18 16 | S T R E E T S C A P E M A G A Z I N E

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requirement for containing storm runoff, the waterways quickly became the project’s signature feature and are celebrated in the plan in a number ways. Europe’s most charming waterfront cities inspired a mix of attached and detached homes that offer residents a variety of relationships to the water. A dense, island-like town center neighborhood is bordered by water on all sides and connected to the surrounding neighborhoods by a variety of greens, squares and plazas at New Town. Lining the main square are mixed-use buildings, including apartments, restaurants, shops, and offices. A small harbor at the eastern edge pulls the water right up to the main plaza in a striking fashion and offers wide views of the lakes. “The town center is intended to serve neighboring communities and visitors in addition to the residents of New Town St. Charles,” Greg Whittaker said. “As it develops, it will become a vibrant focal point for the community.” Surrounding neighborhoods are less dense than the town center and contain a smaller range of housing types. Picturesque roads, lined predominantly with single-family homes, meander throughout with continually deflecting and terminating vistas. Each neighborhood has its own neighborhood center, with smaller-scale retail and civic uses, as well as a central open space for public gathering and recreation. Recreation and entertainment options abound at New Town and special events planner Lynn Hughett was just hired to see that residents and others enjoy them. Hughett is in charge of renting out the various venues for private parties, receptions, corporate events and the like. “The New Town at St. Charles has been well appointed with every detail perfectly attended,” Hughett said. “This attention to detail carries through each venue offered by New Town for any upcoming special event.” The Town Hall stands boldly in New Town with its 24-foot ceiling, picturesque windows and classic urban architecture, she said. The space allows for a variety of event options such as wedding receptions, corporate meetings, bridal or baby showers, rehearsal dinners and seminars. The Town Hall has a seating capacity of 120 guests seated at round tables or 200 for theater style seating. A cocktail reception utilizing the veranda overlooking the Fountains at the Grand Canal will host 300 guests.

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“The New Town philosophy is based on community spirit and the concept of new urbanism which lends itself to a charming neighborhood with impeccable elegant settings,” Hughett said. “With this newly innovative, yet classical style concept...the possibilities are endless.” New Town’s Architect, Tim Busse, said its the water component of the development that draws many people to New Town. “Anywhere you are, it’s less than a two-block walk to the water’s edge.” But there is so much more. “New urbanism is a legitimate movement toward rethinking how places get built,” Busse said. “It’s not just about shops and businesses. It’s about all the things that make a civic presence in a community. It is not entirely about the architecture. It’s nice and has an historic feel. But it’s really the way the town is planned—it’s neighborhood grocery, the town hall. Really the point of this whole concept is to have all of the needs of daily life within walking distance. The architecture is the entree. The main course is the quality of life.” ROBIN JEFFERSON


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Project Runway M o t h e r S h a r e s S o n ’ s Pa s s i o n F o r Fa s h i o n Santino Quinton Rice was among the final three in the 2005 season of Project Runway on Bravo—the Emmy-nominated, premier reality series focusing on fashion designers. On the show, contestants are pitted against each other in weekly design challenges until only three remain and face off once again at New York Fashion Week in February. Supermodel Heidi Klum gives aspiring designers a chance to break into the notoriously difficult-to-crack fashion world. Klum heads a panel of industry luminaries, including top women’s and men’s wear designer Michael Kors and Elle Magazine fashion director Nina Garcia. There are also guest judges each week based on the specific challenge. A thirty-five year veteran reading teacher at Hardin Middle School in St. Charles, Catherine Rice never thought she would be hob-knobbing with the rich and famous in New York city courtesy of her son. In fact, just a few years ago, the now Project Runway hunk wasn’t sure where he would be sleeping much less making appearances and signing autographs.

The winning designer walks away with $100,000 in seed money to help them launch their own line and a 2007 Saturn SkyRoadster, both provided by Saturn. The winner’s designs are featured in a spread in ELLE, and they receive a mentorship from the Banana Republic Design Team. Santino was born and raised in St. Charles. But at the age of 17,

L I N D E N W O O D FA S H I O N D E S I G N STUDENTS SHOW TALENT Who will be the next Project Runway Finalist? We may have seen a preview at the 9th Annual Lindenwood Fashion Show, Fashion Freeway. The show attracted many at Westfield West County on Sunday April 30th. Students participating in the show included: Sherrell Hall, Afton Johnson, Bronica Richardson, Marissa Perry, Elizabeth DeLassus, Megan Christi, Heatyher Elizabeth Desomnd, Heather Lea Gill, Andrea Moore, Shawn Williams, Jamie Daughaday, Emily Alexandra Hunter, Mimi Colvin, Pearl Meksikrin, and Ebony Wilson.

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chose to leave the little town by the Missouri River for of all places, Hollywood, California. Catherine said her youngest son was always looking for something more than the river city could offer. “I always knew he was very interested in art and art projects. He loved doing these great detailed art projects at school,” Catherine said. Santino’s creativity went beyond the walls of The Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles where he attended grade school. “At home too, he would just think up these great projects like holiday decorations. He decorated his bike for the Strassenfest when he was eight years old. He always had a knack for decorating.” Santino was confined to a uniform at the Academy, but after school the colors flew. “He was a very flamboyant dresser. Any time he wasn’t in uniform he had a number of flashy outfits. At 12 years old, at his confirmation, Santino wore a black silk suit with a teal blue shirt and paisley tie. Archbishop May accused him of trying to upstage him with his outfit.”


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Catherine said Santino would make his own outfits during the summer, using lithographs on his shirts and sewing some of his own clothes. Santino’s creativity comes from both sides of his family, Catherine said. “His father is very creative. It is very tedious for me to draw where as with Santino, it’s done in a flash. He just says it is something inside of him. From a small child, he would color, paint and draw. I can remember him working with colored sand. He would help me with my bulletin boards at school. He would just capture it. He could just do it.” Catherine said books were always part of Santino’s upbringing, especially the fashion magazines. “I always liked fashion when I was younger so he grew up with a lot of fashion magazines. I always exposed him to a lot of things—the Muny, the art museum, the symphony, and books, books, books.” Santino attended St. Charles High School, taking many art, sewing and design classes. Catherine said she doesn’t remember any of his friends giving him trouble about sewing, maybe because he also excelled in

sports. “If they did give a hard time he didn’t say anything. I know they borrowed his clothes to wear to prom. He would even go shopping with his close friends and critique their outfits.” Catherine said Santino went on several trips with his DECA group in school, returning from New York at one point with dread locks and bleached white hair. Probably his biggest stint of notoriety in St. Charles occurred when he and a friend painted Looney Tunes on the trestle under the old bridge in St. Charles. A hardware store owner in St. Charles saw them and offered Santino a job drawing his advertisements.

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Santino attended The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising for two years. School helped Santino organize his thoughts but the hands-on experience he gained from working in the fashion industry was the best education, she said. While still in school, Santino began assisting acclaimed artist/designer Tony Duquette. He learned everything he could about

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dressmaking. He became skilled at all the technical aspects of garment construction. He designed Guess back packs and hand bags. When designer positions were not available, Santino kept afloat financially by taking other positions such as cutter or assistant designer. But all good things must come to an end. “There was a time he really fell on hard times,” Catherine said. “He doesn’t like to mention it but he may have rethought his choices. He came home for a couple of months and went to Springfield.” Santino moved to Springfield, Missouri to work for his brother, another successful Rice in his nightclub, The Juke Joint. That singing stint didn’t last long, however. “He came back to St. Charles and said, ‘I’ve got to go back to LA’,” Catherine said. Santino quickly found a backer for his new “Wheat and Rice” label and traveled to India to study textile manufacturing. But when he returned to LA the couple who was to back him financially ran out of money and couldn’t go through with the deal. “There was a time when he didn’t have a place to live and I really worried about him. He would stay in a factory where he was

The show really opened doors for Santino. He got so much exposure he would not have had.

working,” Catherine said. “But he wouldn’t come home. I think he felt that if he came home again, he wouldn’t go back.”

Santino’s perseverance paid off, Catherine said. He took another job at a clothing firm and ended up trying out for Project Runway. He sent an audition tape and auditioned before the judges. Santino Rice would become one of 16 designers to vie for the win among thousands across the country who tried out. He was even sequestered for a month from telling anyone who was among the final three. Catherine had to keep the secret as well.

“I had to sign a document saying I wouldn’t tell. It’s all very top secret. If you give it away you can be disqualified. I had to pretend that I didn’t know he made it.” Catherine was able to join Santino in New York for the show. “I met Heidi Klum and the Fab 4, you know the guys from ‘Queer Eye For the Straight Guy’,” Catherine said. “It was very exciting for me. Tickets were being auctioned off for $1,800 a piece, so I thought I was pretty special. They put our names on the backs of our chairs.” Today, Santino lives in LA, making public appearances and speaking. A magazine shoot for Detail Magazine will be out this summer, she said. “The show really opened doors for Santino. He got so much exposure he would not have had.” ROBIN JEFFERSON LEFT TOP - Santino’s Graduation from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising---CFIDM. Santino is joined by his brother, Antonio, and his mom, Catherine. LEFT BOTTOM - Mrs. Catherine Rice’s home room class at Hardin Middle School includes 6th, 7th, and 8th graders Richell Miller, Nate Mitchell, Maxi Vique, Lisa Holmes, Brittany Kiehne, Morgan Wootten, Alex Carter, Taylor Scarberry, Erin Roseman. Absent from the photo are Robin Callahan and Jeff Guttermann.

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FAMILY FOCUS

Then and Now

Q&A

T h e C l e v e r s C e l e b r a t e T h e i r Fa m i l y H i s t o r y

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOUR DAD HAS GIVEN YOU?

Well known St. Charles retired pediatrician, Dr. Henry W. Clever, and his lovely bride, Roseann Clever, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 2nd at the Columns in St. Charles. The Clevers celebrated with their 11 children and 40 grandchildren. Hank Clever, MD is the Director of Community and Denominational Relations at SSM St. Joseph Health Center and SSM St. Joseph Hospital West. Hank Clever is a well known pediatrician in St. Charles. Since retiring from private practice in 1998, Dr. Clever has continued to speak to community groups and organizations about a variety of health-related topics. Dr. Clever also writes a weekly Column: “The Doctor is In.” To receive weekly columns please visit the SSM St. Joseph Health Center website, www.ssmstjoseph.com.

Ann & Ernie Dempsey LEFT - The Clevers and 10 of their children in a photo taken from the St. Charles Banner News, Friday, May 10, 1974. Oldest son, Hank, was not available at time of photo session. (Banner-News Photo by Jackie Matheny).

Ann Dempsey of Pio’s Restaurant – “Listen and evaluate input from your customers their input can build your business.”

Jason & Tom Hughes Jason Hughes of TR Hughes – “Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. It’s an optimistic view, you always try to find the good in every situation.” The Clevers and their 11 adult children at the 50th wedding anniversary celebration on June 2. From Back Left Elizabeth Hogan, Russ Clever, Paul Clever, Dick Clever, Hank Clever, Marguerite Steward, Maria Hill, Gerry Deken, Cathy Clever, Dr. Henry Clever, Roseann Clever, Madeleine Appelbaum, and Missy Ogden.

If you or a friend has a St. Charles story to tell, let us know. You could be in the next issue of Street Scape Magazine! Contact Street Scape by calling 636-916-4386 or writing at ideas@streetscapemag.com. We want to hear from you!

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The Old Firehouse A N e w H o m e f o r Fr e n c h t o w n H e r i t a g e M u s e u m It started with one man and his love of history. Dorothy Boshears, director of the Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center Corporation said Richard Vinson would be proud.

Museum Corporation. With no space to display it, the collection was put in storage across from the St. Peters City Hall and later in a storage facility near St. Charles Memorial Gardens.

After nearly a decade spent in storage in another city, Vinson’s collection of Frenchtown memorabilia has returned home to St. Charles.

Two years later when Frenchtown held its first Fleur de Lis Festival in 2000, Boshears called then St. Peters Mayor Tom Brown and asked he and Brooks if the corporation could borrow some of the memorabilia for the festival. They agreed and Boshears picked out some favorites. When she tried to return the items months later, Brook suggested she keep them for a little longer.

The original collection that makes up the bulk of the museum’s wares was amassed by Vinson, a retired school teacher who moved to St. Charles from University City more than 20 years ago. The interior of Vinson’s home at 1400 N. 2nd Street was simply covered with photographs, letters, paperwork and the like from Frenchtown. “Every wall was covered with pictures,” Boshears said. “That was his passion, the history of Frenchtown.” Vinson died in March of 1998. Since Vinson did not have any family, his collection went to Buyer Harold Painter. Painter, now deceased, gave the collection to Rich Brooks, then director of the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center. Brooks had been on the board of the original Frenchtown

In 2002, Brooks gave the collection to the corporation. Later that year, the corporation purchased the old St. Charles Firehouse at 1121 N. 2nd Street, which is where the collection is held today. Built in 1880, the second firehouse in St. Charles was opened in June of 2003 with one display room. The collection fills five. “We started working on cleaning the rooms at once. There are five rooms upstairs in what used to be the firemen’s apartment,”

Boshears said. “We needed storage space. The boxes were stacked to the ceiling.” Today the museum holds manuscripts, receipts and bills, marriage licenses, books, pictures, newspapers, statues from St. Peters Church and thousands of photographs. There is even a newspaper account about a woman who’s husband died before her. She refused to bury him until they could be buried together. She lived seven more years. “There are 17,000 to 20,000 pieces from campaign buttons to calendars to maps to letters,” Boshears said. “Frenchtown is a very unique part of town with the French colonial architecture. It’s different than any other part of town. The people there were a working class people. Most of them worked at the American Car Foundry.” Boshears and the corporation have restored the original red brick to the old firehouse. “In the 1930’s Brown Bros. Garage took the original front off and put yellow brick on,” she said. “We have restored the original red brick with arched doors and windows, a parade balcony and a bell tower.” ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 28

LEFT - After nearly a decade spent in storage in another city, Vinson’s collection of Frenchtown memorabilia has returned home to St. Charles. ABOVE - The research center portion of the museum is a work in progress for Jerry & Dorothy Boshears.

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Celebrating 50 Years of educating the whole person in mind, body & spirit!

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Other additions, aside from Vinson’s collection, include an antique apple press, a cream separator, and an 1850 fire hook and ladder wagon originally pulled by firemen before horse-drawn wagons. Currently the corporation is working to create a virtual museum. The group is still unpacking, organizing and cataloging all of the materials. There are many duplications in the collection, although the museum will always accept new treasures. “We don’t need any more milk or beer bottles,” she said. “We don’t need any more pencils or matchbooks with advertising.” The Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center Corporation is made up of eight board members, but they are always interested in new members. The research center portion of the museum is a work in progress, Boshears said. “Once we get things correlated, organized and cataloged, we hope that people will be able to research a family name or event,” Boshears said.

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Boshears husband, Jerry Boshears, is a retired carpenter, so she said he’s a big help in the renovations. “This is really not how we planned on spending our retirement,” she said. The Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. and by appointment for tours. Entrance into the museum is free but a free-will donation of $2 for adults and $1 for children and senior citizens is appreciated, Boshears said. For more information, call 636-946-8682. Boshears said seniors mostly visit the museum and she loves to hear their reactions to the things they see. “I will hear them saying, ‘Hey, I knew them’ or ‘I remember when grandmother wore those’ or ‘Grandpa had a car like that.’ It just brings back so many memories. Richard Vinson would be very pleased.” ROBIN JEFFERSON The Firehouse was originally constructed from used lumber for $1196 in 1880. Today it is home to an extensive collection of pictures and memorabilia of the Frenchtown area.

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DID YOU

KNOW? S t . C h a r l e s Fa c t s  St. Charles was settled before the American Revolutionary War.  St. Charles was the place of rendezvous for the Lewis & Clark Expedition in 1804.  St. Charles was the first capital of the State of Missouri.  St. Charles is the site of two Nationally Registered Historic Districts – South Main and Frenchtown.  St. Charles was the home of canonized Saint – St. Phillipine Duchesne (canonized 1988).  St. Charles was host to such prominent Americans as Daniel Boone, Alexander McNair, John Sutter, John Mason Peck, Aaron Burr, Meriweather Lewis, William Clark, and Jean Baptiste Du Sable (the founder of Chicago).


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SUNRISE TO SUNSET

Hot Summer Nights Main Street June 24 Experience dining under the stars, listening to themed music, and browsing the galleries. Featuring live music and food from three cities known for their entertainment and cuisine.

St. Charles City Council President Bob Kneemiller

Lucy Rauch & Elizabeth Rauch

Tom Lloyd, Owner of Big A’s Restaurant on Main

Kim Paris

Upcoming 2006 Schedule: July 22 From New Orleans: Jeremy Davenport

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August 26 From Austin: The Hudsons For more information, contact the Greater Saint Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau 636-946-7776 or 1-800-366-2427.

Jill Baue

Don Wolff

Jazz Brunch Foundry Art Centre June 25

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Dee Miller

Don Wolff, hosted the popular KMOX Saturday Night Jazz Show at the Foundry Art Centre June 18 to help raise funds for the Mosaics Festival of the Arts. Known as “Mr. I Love Jazz,” Don’s shows often feature Jazz events around town, interviews, and listener requests.


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THE DIFFERENCE IS We can’t fit all 150 of the region’s most talented advisors into one photo, but we can share an important detail about the best-in-class talent who call Brown Smith Wallace home. Each of us makes a commitment of personal responsibility for the work we do. From this we base our brand promise … Deliver A Measurable Difference.

THE ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION PRESENTS

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Tickets: $20. Call 636-922-8472.

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Proceeds benefit the SCC Foundation to support arts education and programs.

Make RESERVATIONS now for the RALPH BUTLER BAND 8-11 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 3 • SCC College Center Tickets: $15 general admission / $12 SCC alumni.

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Spring ArtWalk North Main Street April 28–30 Main Street is the perfect setting for an arts and entertainment district. So, recently, community and civic leaders formed a group called Saint Charles Riverfront Arts, under the umbrella of Historic Downtown Association, in order to create a cultural district on Main Street, St. Charles. One of the first events this group held was the Spring ArtWalk at the end of April. The ArtWalk featured over fifty juried artists with exhibits inside various businesses and restaurants on Main Street and at the Foundry Art Centre. Patrons enjoyed looking at a variety of mediums such as photography, watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, earthen ornaments, jewelry, blown glass, sculptures, drawings and pastels, clay and Raku pottery. The Spring ArtWalk was such a success that Saint Charles Riverfront Arts is hosting Fourth Friday ArtWalks during September, October and November, 2006. From 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month, several dozen artists will exhibit their work inside the stores, businesses and galleries on North Main Street. The artists will be available for patrons to talk with them and each venue will have snacks for visitors to enjoy while browsing the varied artwork. Information on future ArtWalk events is available online at www.saintcharlesriverfrontarts.com.

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Animals Always Reception Foundry Art Centre May 23 The Foundry Art Centre and Saint Louis Zoo hosted a private reception for renowned sculptor Albert Paley to celebrate the arrival of Paley’s $1 million sculpture “Animals Always”---the world’s largest public zoo sculpture. The reception at the Foundry Art Centre in Historic St. Charles included a presentation by Paley and a 10-minute film on the creation of the pieces. The film will show continuously in Gallery II at the Foundry.

Tom and Pat Kuypers, sculptor Albert Paley, Joyce Rosen, Zoo president & CEO Jeffrey Bonner, Andi and Steve Schankman, Ann and Keith Hazelwood

“We were excited to host the first event of a three-day celebration announcing the arrival of ‘Animals Always,’” said Joyce Rosen, executive director of the Foundry Art Centre. “This sculpture represents the Zoo’s mission of conserving animals and their habitats and will welcome the millions of visitors to the Zoo and Forest Park each year.”

Of the 1.8 million that visit from the St. Louis and surrounding Missouri counties, St. Charles county accounts for an impressive 10% of that number.

Vitalis Reid and his wife Bessie

Zoo Friends and Zoo animal greeter

Kacky Garner, district director of Senator Jim Talent’s office; Dianne Garrison; and state representative Sally Faith

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sculptor Albert Paley

Dan and Barb Abeling


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Preservation Celebration--An Awards Dinner Lewis & Clark Boathouse and Nature Center May 11 Celebrating Preservation Week in the month of May, the South Main Preservation Society decided to honor their own by having an awards dinner. The event was chaired by Suzanne Underwood of the Main Street Marketplace, and emceed by Ann Hazelwood of Patches etc. The following were honored: Restoration Of Main Street, Randy Schilling; Preservation Of Main Street, Archie Scott; Business Success Of Main Street, The Flower Petaler; Rookie Business Of The Year, Plank Road Pottery; Most Historic Home Preservation, Mimi and Darrold Jackson; Volunteer Service Of The Year, Rhonda and Jerry Dyer; Resident Of The Year, Holly and Gary Haddox; Good Neighbor To Main Street, Donna Hafer; Friend To Main Street, Mel Wetter; and the Gold Star Of The Year Award, John Dengler.

Dona Hafer and Archie Scott

Jerry & Rhonda Dryer, Bob Schuette, and Cliff Rozar

Gary & Holly Haddox and Barb Stegmeier

Dan Satterfield and Randy Schilling

ANN HAZELWOOD

Don Thebeau and April Feldewerth

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Mimi & Darrold Jackson and Mary Frahn Rash

Christy & Tim Sawyer

Melvin Wetter


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Karen for a Kause Frontier Park May 13 The 1st Annual Karen for a Kause 5K fun run/walk and Children’s Mad Dash took place at Frontier Park in St. Charles, with proceeds benefiting The H.W. Koenig Cancer Centers of St. Charles. In attendance were The Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, Peter Kinder and Brian Wies, Vice President of the Karen Weidinger Foundation (KWF) The event was coordinated by the Karen Weidinger Foundation (KWF), which is dedicated to breast cancer awareness. Learn more about the foundation and future events at www.karensfoundation.org

Free Comic Book Day Comic Relief May 6 Free Comic Book Day is one day when participating comic book shops around the world give away comic books to anyone who visits their store. This year’s event took place Saturday May 6 at Comic Relief, located at 1325 N Second Street in historic Frenchtown. Visit www.freecomicbookday.com for future event information.

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RiverFest 2006 Frontier Park July 2--4 St. Charles celebrated our Nation’s Independence with food, music, rides, games, and of course, fireworks. New this year, RiverFest hosted the Xtreme Strongman competition.

Fridays At Frontier Frontier Park July 14 The St. Charles Jaycees know how to throw a party---live band, BBQ, beverages, and family entertainment. Join us one Friday each month June -- September. Upcoming 2006 Schedule: August 11 -- Wyld Stallyns proceeds to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters September 1 -- Deep Six proceeds to benefit Bridgeway Counseling To learn more about the St. Charles Jaycees and their upcoming events, visit www.geocities.com/stcharlesjaycees

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8th Annual St. Charles County Wing Ding Event Location June 8 The 8th Annual St. Charles County Wing Ding raised over $112,000 in net proceeds for the BCI Foundation. The event was sponsored by T.R. Hughes, Inc. and hosted by EPC. The Winners are: Brewskeez – First Place Best Wings; Vivian’s Vineyard’s – Second Place Best Wings; B. Halls Bar & Grill – Third Place Best Wings Vivian’s Vineyard’s also won the “Hottest Wings” category, and Ethyl’s Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon was awarded “People’s Choice” To learn more about BCI, visit www.boonecenter.com

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Music On Main North Main Street May – September Crowds gather again this year on the 100 & 200 blocks of North Main Street in St. Charles to enjoy good old fashioned summer fun. Sponsored by the Historic St. Charles Downtown Association, Music on Main spectators are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and enjoy free entertainment. Refreshments are available to support a good cause. Event is held every third Wednesday from May to September. Upcoming 2006 Schedule: Wednesday, August 16 – Seconds Band Wednesday, September 20 – The Arbogast Band

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Flood Stages Footloose St. Charles High School June 2006

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The musical stage adaptation of “Footloose� by Dean Pitchford & Walter Bobbie opened June 9 at St. Charles High School. Directed by Flood Stage Productions member Lori Gibson, the plot revolved around a small conservative town that has banned dancing and a young teenager. Music was provided by Bone Daddy and the Blues Shakers. The production was funded in part by the St. Charles Arts & Culture Commission. For upcoming shows by Flood Stage Productions, visit www.floodstageproductions.com

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St. Charles Young Professionals Alliance Ameristar’s Landmark Buffet – Bellefontaine Room May 18 May 18 marked the first feature event for the St. Charles Young Professionals Alliance. Mayor Patti York was the speaker for this event. She discussed developments around St. Charles, the importance of getting involved in politics, and becoming a leader in the community.

Dan Nieland

Scott Tate

The St. Charles Young Professionals Alliance consists of members of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, the St. Charles Jaycees (Junior chamber), and St. Charles 2015. The group focus is on increasing individuals in an age group 25 to 40 who have an interest in local issues and the local business community. The group meets on the second Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. in odd months, and on the second Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in even months for a social event. More information is available at www.stcharleschamber.org

Mayor Patti York

Paul Myers

Erica Butler ©2006

Over 30 groups came together on North Main Street for the Dog Days of Summer. The event raised close to $1100 for the sponsors; the St. Charles Humane Society and Greyhound Rescue and Adoption. Also a sponsor, R.T. Weiler’s restaurant was where the fun continued into the night with live music by the Arbogast Band.

Erica Butler ©2006

Dog Days of Summer North Main Street June 17

Q&A Marc Rousseau of R.T. Weiler’s – “You’ll never learn anything with your mouth open,” and “You’re never too old to show your dad you love him.” David & Marc Rousseau

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NOVEMBER

Fall

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| Missouri Wildlife Art Festival |

www.foundryartcentre.org

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| New Town Trivia Night |

www.newtownatstcharles.com

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| Crescendo Concert Series – Diane Bish |

www.crescendoconcerts.org

c a l e n d a r

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| 4th Friday Art Walk on Main Street |

www.saintcharlesriverfrontarts.com

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

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sundays

| Fridays at Frontier Park |

www.geocities.com/stcharlesjaycees

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| Quilts on Main | www.quiltsonmain.com | Bluegrass Festival at Frontier Park |

www.bluegrassamerica.com

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| New Town Flea Market & Garage Sale |

www.newtownatstcharles.com

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| Civil War Reenactment |

www.mainstreetstcharles.com

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| Run & The Blast at New Town |

www.newtownatstcharles.com

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| Crescendo Concert Series – Ambassadors of

Harmony | www.crescendoconcerts.org

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| Mosaics | www.stcharlesmosaics.org

| New Town Zack Weber Music Night |

www.newtownatstcharles.com

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| SSM St. Joseph Annual Golf Tournament |

www.ssmstjoseph.com

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| Music on Main -- the Arbogast Band |

www.mainstreetstcharles.com

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Going Solo Clay Plus (Jenny Dowd), & John Troy Reception November 17 | www.foundryartcentre.org | Haunted Hayrides on

Main Street | 636-398-4123

mid-month

| MO River

www.stcharlesoktoberfest.com

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| Willows Way 6th Annual Kettles &

Kegs Chili Cookoff and Beer Festival |

www.newtownatstcharles.com

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| Oktoberfest |

www.stcharlesoktoberfest.com

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| Battle of the Bands – Bringing

Down the Ark | 636-896-0999

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| Kickoff Christmas Traditions |

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| Trains on Main | 636-946-7776 | Progressive Dinner on Main Street |

636-398-4123

www.willowsway.org

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| Hot Summer Nights on Main Street |

636-946-7776

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| New Town Children’s Book Reading |

www.newtownatstcharles.com

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| Chautaugua at New Town |

www.newtownatstcharles.com

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| 4th Friday Art Walk on Main Street |

www.saintcharlesriverfrontarts.com

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| New Town Halloween Event |

www.newtownatstcharles.com

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| Trick or Treat on Main Street|

www.mainstreetstcharles.com

| 4th Friday Art Walk on Main Street |

| Bluegrass Festival at New Town |

| New Town Texas Hold-Em Tournament |

www.stcharleschristmas.com | Oktoberfest |

www.saintcharlesriverfrontarts.com

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www.newtownatstcharles.com

Storytelling Festival | 636-946-7776

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| Watercolor,

Parking is available in Historic Downtown St. Charles at the City Parking Garage located between Main and 2nd Streets on Monroe. Free Public Parking is available after 4:30 P.M. on weekdays and all weekend. Additional free parking can be found on area streets and in parking lots along Riverside Drive just one block East of Main Street.

For more information on events in St. Charles, visit these helpful websites: → www.historicstcharles.com → www.mainstreetstcharles.com → www.historicfrenchtown.com → www.newtownatstcharles.com


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