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Step aside, Frosty, there\u2019s a new snowman in town \u2013 and she\u2019s dressed a whole lot better. The search renews every winter for the perfect frosting designed to wow. Genovese Jewelers makes it its mission to aid you in this all-important quest. \u201cDiamonds always are an amazing gift. They are timeless and commemorate an occasion far better than any electronic or purse,\u201d Elizabeth Eby, head of advertising and sales associate, says. \u201cThis holiday season, we are seeing a huge demand for diamond jewelry, which includes everything from engagement rings to yellow and rose gold diamond jewelry to dressy pieces.\u201d

Diamonds may be forever, but the styles constantly evolve. Round diamonds, with baguette diamonds or emerald cut stones, currently are hugely popular. \u201cThe combination of a brilliant round diamond with the intricacy of step-cut baguettes make these pieces truly pop,\u201d Eby describes. \u201cPeople also are asking for both rose and yellow gold jewelry. They absolutely love to mix and match metals, and layer older pieces with something fresh.\u201d

Since the holidays are the most popular season for proposals, here\u2019s what to know before buying that rock. \u201cTake a deep breath and relax,\u201d she advises. \u201cIf you have absolutely no idea what style she might like, check her Pinterest board and ask a friend to borrow one of her rings for size. We make the process incredibly seamless and fun. This is an exciting time for couples \u2013 and you should have nothing but positive feelings throughout the process.\u201d

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Genovese Jewelers has a proven record as the preferred source for glamorous gems and jewelry. \u201cWe have been a St. Louis family-owned business for 35 years,\u201d says Eby. \u201cOur customers not only love us, but more often than not, we have helped a parent, grandparent, sibling or best friend. Our roots are deep in this city \u2013 and we are growing more and more every year.\u201d

Whether you seek the ultimate ring with which to propose or a diamond bracelet and earring set that shines as bright as she does, this jewelry store dedicates itself to making your mission achievable. \u201cThe thought of buying a diamond can be incredibly stressful, but it definitely does not have to be that way! At Genovese, we go through the four Cs (cut, color, clarity and carat), so you can decide for yourself just how important each one is to you,\u201d Eby assures. \u201cSome girls want size; some, high clarity; and others want their diamond to be bright white. We promise to find you a diamond not only in your budget, but one that she will love and you will be proud to put on her hand.\u201d

12460 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, 314-878-6203, genovesejewelers.com

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Last year, for the first time in years, Truffles Restaurant was open for Christmas Eve dinner. General manager Aleks Jovanovic says the evening was a huge success, so the restaurant is planning to do the same this year.

\u201cTruffles was packed, and we hope to see it that way again this year,\u201d he says. \u201cWe\u2019re hoping for a full house.\u201d

In addition to Christmas Eve, Truffles will be open for New Year\u2019s Eve. Those interested in having the Butchery Truffles Meat Market experience brought to them can take advantage of the catering service, which is up-and-coming.

\u201cWe are evolving our catering business from the Butchery side,\u201d Jovanovic says. \u201cWhat makes our catering different and unique is our highly customizable menus. Customers can do a sandwich type of office party all the way to a high-end style straight from Truffles\u2019 kitchen menus.\u201d

For the first time, Butchery is offering a roasted beef tenderloin that\u2019s precooked and preseasoned for the holiday season.

We\u2019re taking the work out of our customers\u2019 hands,\u201d Steve Caravelli, the executive chef of Butchery, says. \u201cThe tenderloin only needs to be rewarmed, so I\u2019m predicting it\u2019s going to be popular for the holidays.\u201d

Truffles\u2019 wine selection is also ever-changing and evolving. This year the restaurant is offering a wine package with a selection of four wines, which customers can pick or the Truffles staff can select for them.

Caravelli says it offers one of the most unique wine selections in St. Louis.

\u201cYou won\u2019t see them anywhere else,\u201d he says. \u201cThey\u2019re a great gift for people who like to experiment. We have Macedonian wines, Greek wines, off-the-beaten-path French wines. It\u2019s fun to try unique wines you\u2019ve never had before.\u201d

Truffles & Butchery offer a variety of gift baskets, many of which are customizable. A few of their themed ones include their grill master and pit master baskets.

\u201cOur gift baskets can be sent out to an office or to families or friends,\u201d he says. \u201cWe can customize those and make them any price point for you. You can include meats, sauces, bottles of wine \u2026 It\u2019s up to the customer.\u201d

Another great holiday gift is a butcher class from Butchery. For $150 a person, customers can learn how to butcher a pig and take the meat home.

\u201cIt\u2019s a great gift for a foodie or someone who enjoys pork,\u201d Caravelli says.

As for the upcoming year, Jovanovic says he hopes to continue to grow the sister businesses and meet the customers\u2019 needs.

\u201cWe\u2019re looking forward in the new year to expanding on what we\u2019ve accomplished this year,\u201d he says.

Truffles & Butchery, 9202 Clayton Road, 314-567-9100, todayattruffles.com

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It\u2019s a parent\u2019s nightmare: being told your child has a complex condition that requires medical attention \u2013 but will the hospital be able to provide enough support? Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital is a rarity in the country because patient care doesn\u2019t end once a child leaves the medical center. \u201cWe bridge the gap between care in the hospital and at home,\u201d Lauri Tanner, president and CEO of Ranken Jordan, says. \u201cWe make the impossible possible.\u201d

When a young girl recently arrived at Ranken Jordan with a horrible brain injury, her future seemed grim. \u201cShe came to us in a locked-in state. She was on a feeding tube and ventilator, staring at the ceiling,\u201d Tanner describes. This did not deter doctors and their teams from finding a way to reconnect the patient to the world, though. \u201cWe found that one thing which connected with her: music. She seemed to like Whitney Houston, and when we\u2019d play her, the young lady began to lip-sync,\u201d Tanner shares. \u201cNow, she talks and is working on math with a teacher from home. She is very vibrant and funny, and has a lot to say.\u201d

The hospital\u2019s annual gala celebrates these success stories while raising funds and awareness for patients yet to come. \u201cThe Ranken Jordan events always are special,\u201d Tanner promises. \u201cThis year\u2019s theme, \u2018A Night in Casablanca,\u2019 is not a direct takeoff from the movie, but some elements have been incorporated, such as the famous quote, \u2018This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.\u2019 That\u2019s ultimately what we hope to accomplish at the gala: to deepen relationships while raising money to take care of kids.\u201d

Ranken Jordan plans to invest the gala\u2019s earnings into its care. \u201cAll of the funds from this event will go to the children. This allows us to take our care beyond the bedside,\u201d Tanner explains. \u201cWe engage these kids in the Ranken Jordan community and the community at large. It\u2019s all possible because of our dedicated team and supporters. We don\u2019t stop. We don\u2019t give up. We keep going [for these children].\u201d

11365 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, 314-872-6400, 1-866-845-6400 (toll free), rankenjordan.org/gala

\u201cA Night in Casablanca\u201d

Ranken Jordan\u2019s 2017 Annual Gala

Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, at 5 p.m. | The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

\u201cWe have a vibrant gala committee, which is excited and committed to this event. Led by chairperson Tracey Gronsier, they are really energized,\u201d Ranken Jordan president and CEO Lauri Tanner says. \u201cIt will be an unforgettable evening. When you walk in that night, you\u2019ll feel like you\u2019ve escaped to Casablanca \u2013 all to do some really great things for children.\u201d

Contact 314-872-6512 or visit rankenjordan.org/events/annualgala.aspx to learn more.

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For nearly 100 years, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has been empowering African-Americans and others throughout the region in securing economic self-reliance, social equality and civil rights.

Over the past few years, in the time since the crisis in Ferguson, Urban League members have been hard at work setting up a community empowerment center on the site of the burned-down QuikTrip on West Florissant.

\u201cWe have a partnership with QuikTrip where they remediated the site, removed the tanks and contributed to the organization,\u201d says Urban League president Michael McMillan. \u201cThey gave the first contribution to the agency we used for the new building of more than $1 million. They continue to work with us and continue to be fantastic.\u201d

Support for the Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson has poured in from the St. Louis community. The Urban League had two major investments in the form of tax credits from St. Louis County, and four other not-for-profits will be housed in the center, too.

\u201cWe wanted to do this collaborative model because even though we serve close to 100,000 people, no one charity can fix all the problems in the community,\u201d McMillan says. \u201cIt\u2019s better for us to do as many collaborations as we can to help our community thrive, especially since the eyes of the world have been on us since everything that transpired in Ferguson.\u201d

In the building, the Urban League will house a variety of programs including the Save Our Sons program. Save Our Sons seeks to help economically disadvantaged African-American and other men living in Ferguson and surrounding St. Louis communities find jobs and have the opportunity to earn livable wages. This program was created in direct response to the unrest in Ferguson to deal with African-American male unemployment, which is triple the average in North County and throughout the region.

\u201cSo far, we\u2019re so pleased to announce that 300 men have gone through the program and have been placed in full- or part-time jobs,\u201d McMillan says. \u201cWe plan to continue this program for many years to come. It\u2019s become a national model that other Urban Leagues are adopting across the country.\u201d

In July 2017, St. Louis\u2019 Urban League will be hosting the National Urban League Convention.

\u201cWe\u2019re so excited about this,\u201d McMillan says. \u201cWe solicited this convention in an attempt to show the nation that St. Louis is so much more than what they saw on the news in 2014. Of course, we have issues, but we\u2019re working through them in a collaborative manner.\u201d

In addition, an Urban League benefit called The Whitney Young Society Celebration will take place Dec. 7 at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten. For more information, call 314-615-3668.

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, 3701 Grandel Square, St. Louis, 314-615-3600, ulstl.com

The Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson is sponsored by:

QuikTrip, the Salvation Army, St. Louis County Government, Jack Taylor & Taylor Family, TIAA-CREF, Centene Corporation, Civic Progress, Ameren, Emerson, Edward Jones, Regional Business Council, Starbucks, Greater St. Louis Community Foundation, Altria Client Services, Ferring Family Foundation, The Centric Group, Laureen Tanner and Michael McMillan

Save Our Sons is sponsored by:

Monsanto, AT&T, Emerson, Wells Fargo, Ameren, Anheuser-Busch, Regions Bank, Regional Business Council, Reliance Bank, Macy\u2019s, Richard H. Miles and Patricia Whitaker, Grainger, St. Louis County NAACP, Simon Foundation, Express Scripts, Carr Family Foundation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Steve Sullivan, Chanelle P. Hardy and John Kopolow

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Randy Grim & Champ

On Saturday, Oct. 29, Stray Rescue of St. Louis was hit with devastating news: Multiple dogs were infected with distemper, a highly contagious viral disease that\u2019s often fatal to dogs. With hundreds of dogs in their care, staffers and volunteers have been doing everything they can the past month to help their hurting and sick four-legged friends.

Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim says the past month has been hard, both emotionally and financially.

At the time LN spoke with Grim, the no-kill shelter had lost 28 dogs to the disease, and 50 were infected. Grim said the organization had already spent more than $50,000 on medication alone.

\u201cNo shelters are immune to these outbreaks, but we\u2019re more prone to this because of the kinds of dogs we rescue,\u201d Grim says. \u201cThe dogs we take in are often in so bad of a shape that we don\u2019t even know if they\u2019ll make it.\u201d

Initially, Grim says he and his staff weren\u2019t vaccinating these high-risk dogs immediately when they got to the shelter for fear doing so would worsen their condition. However, they\u2019ve been working with a specialist from the University of Wisconsin who is now recommending they vaccinate all animals they bring in immediately going forward.

\u201cIt\u2019s a scary, tough time,\u201d Grim says. \u201cThe community has been amazing. People have been dropping off donations constantly. The love and outpouring is what keeps us going.\u201d

Now more than ever, Stray Rescue needs the help of the community. One way to help is by attending the annual Hope for the Holidays Gala, which is themed \u201cAnything Is Pawssible\u201d this year. The gala will take place Dec. 2 in The Chase Park Plaza\u2019s Khorassan Ballroom.

This year\u2019s star cover dog is Champ. Grim says Champ\u2019s story embodies everything the rescue organization stands for.

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Champ with his new family

\u201cWhen I rescued Champ, he looked at me, wagged his tail and then immediately went into a coma,\u201d Grim recalls. \u201cHe was covered in mud and was used in a dog-fighting ring. He was beaten so badly, and his chances of survival weren\u2019t good.\u201d

Grim rushed the dog to Veterinary Specialty Services in Manchester to be treated. Champ remained in a coma, but Grim visited him every day.

\u201cOne day, I walked in and Champ was waking up,\u201d says Grim. \u201cHe saw me and started crying tears of joy. I could tell he remembered me and was so happy to see me.\u201d

Besides having a bit of a bum back leg, Champ made a full recovery, Grim notes, and went to a wonderful home. The social media outpouring of love behind Champ\u2019s journey made the community more aware of animal abuse, Grim says.

\u201cStories like Champ\u2019s help people realize that these lives are worth saving,\u201d he says. \u201cThey deserve a second chance to know what love is. Champ symbolizes what Stray Rescue is all about.\u201d

2320 Pine St., St. Louis, 314-771-6121, strayrescue.org

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Fur coats instantly elevate your style to an untouchable level of elegance. The Fur and Leather Centre understands better than most the inexplicable draw of this instant-status wardrobe item. \u201cFur is a beautiful thing to the eyes,\u201d The Fur and Leather Centre owner John Hanlon says. \u201cIt\u2019s not like most flat textiles. Fur has dimension. It is warm, like nothing else you put on. It has this feel on your skin. One of the things you have to prepare for when wearing fur is that people will want to come and touch you.\u201d

Recent trends have transformed what you see on today\u2019s racks \u2013 and these are definitely not your mama\u2019s furs. \u201cColor is hot right now,\u201d Hanlon explains. \u201cSo many designers have gotten involved in the last five years and are pushing the bounds and dimensions of fur. The industry is responding by coming up with new technology and processes to add color.\u201d

The classic silhouettes are still a big seller, their timeless designs guaranteed to stay in style. However, fresh takes on throwback designs encourage consumers to think outside the box. \u201cCapes, ponchos, vests, stoles and wraps \u2026 that\u2019s what\u2019s really coming back, which is exciting. It\u2019s this cool retro vibe, but they\u2019re also practical,\u201d Hanlon shares. \u201cWhen a lady goes out, the first thing that gets cold are her shoulders. You\u2019re in a sleeveless dress or strappy gown, and the restaurant is too cold. Put on that stole, and you\u2019ll look phenomenal.\u201d

Hanlon describes many new favorites to be found at The Fur and Leather Centre. One item has already proven to be a showstopper. \u201cI\u2019ve got an elasticized, dyed silver-fox shrug. You can wear it around your shoulders evenly or asymmetrically \u2013 or even pull it down to wear as a skirt. I have a customer who is buying one in every color for her daughters and nieces. It\u2019s really striking,\u201d he says.

Furs are guaranteed proper care at the retail salon, where a specialized process cleans while conditioning and moistening the leather to increase suppleness. \u201cIf you take care of your fur, you can go through five or six cars before having to replace that coat,\u201d Hanlon promises.

The coat is only the beginning, though. Discover gloves, scarves and even a new hat collection, featuring fresh fashions with reasonable price-points. \u201cYoung people are really getting into fur \u2013 and that is a promising trend for us,\u201d Hanlon shares. \u201cThe Fur and Leather Centre is a fun destination. Ladies come in and try on new looks, take pictures and post it to social media. They all are laughing and having a blast.\u201d

7901 Clayton Road, Clayton, 314-997-3877, furcentre.com

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It\u2019s the most wonderful time of the year! Make your holidays bright at Colonial Marketplace. The popular plaza offers unique designer boutiques, dining destinations and specialty services throughout the holiday season. Let this list be your gift guide to happy holiday shopping. \u00a0

Blown Away Blow Dry Bar \u2013 Pamper all the ladies on your list with beautiful hair and makeup. Celebrate Black Friday and Small Business Saturday with a two-day special: Purchase $100 gift cards for only $80, and fab hair products are \u201cbuy one, get one half off.\u201d Prepare to be blown away! 314-932-1116, blownawaystl.com

Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique \u2013 Need a fabulous frock for your holiday festivities, but don\u2019t want to pay retail prices? Shop local at Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique on Small Business Saturday for special discounts. 314-721-0766, byrdstyle.com

City Sprouts \u2013 Shop small and local this holiday season with City Sprouts\u2019 selection of gifts and clothing for babies to 12-year-olds. Enjoy 20 percent off of everything in stock on Nov. 26, Small Business Saturday! 314-726-9611, citysprouts.com

Clarkson Eyecare \u2013 Clarkson Eyecare, providing quality eye care to St. Louis since 1979, offers a large selection of designer eyewear and sunglasses. An eye doctor is on staff six days a week to serve you, so stop in and experience the Clarkson difference for yourself. 314-450-7305, clarksoneyecare.com

Dimvaloo \u2013 The activewear shop has launched five new lines, including Adidas by Stella McCartney. Dimvaloo\u2019s Small Business Saturday specials run all weekend, with 60 percent off more than 100 selected styles. 314-824-8224, dimvaloo.com

Dominic Michael \u2013 Look your best at this season\u2019s holiday parties with hairstyling and makeup application by Dominic Michael. Extended holiday hours will be held on Dec. 11 and 18. Indulge someone special with a gift card, with a bonus $10 certificate to accompany every $100 gift card purchase. Register for the salon\u2019s 2017 Year of Beauty by scheduling your 2017 appointments now \u2013 each scheduled visit is an entry. 314-721-4230, dmsalon.com

Extra Virgin, An Olive Ovation \u2013 Give gifts of good taste for the holidays from An Olive Ovation. Extra Virgin offers gourmet foods and wines, custom gift baskets, French table linens, Italian ceramics and more, with nationwide shipping and local delivery. 314-727-6464, extravirginoo.com

FedEx \u2013 For all of your packing, shipping and printing needs, stop by FedEx Office. FedEx specializes in signs and banners, and customers can get 25 percent off photo posters through Jan. 4! 314-725-8704, fedex.com

Frill Home \u2013 This holiday season, shop local at Frill Home, where even the smallest gifts have been specially curated to be that perfect something for everyone on your list. From stocking stuffers to hostess gifts, Frill Home has you covered on the homefront. 314-696-2222, frillhomestl.com

Giovanni\u2019s Kitchen \u2013 Get a taste of The Hill in Ladue at Giovanni\u2019s Kitchen, offering authentic Italian dishes for lunch and dinner. The restaurant also is available for private parties on Sundays and Mondays. 314-721-4100, giovanniskitchenstl.com

Ivy Hill Boutique \u2013 Find unique gifts, clothing and accessories at Ivy Hill for all of the ladies on your list. From handbags and scarves to jewelry and dresses, Ivy Hill has something for everyone. Ladies, stop in and create your own wish list so your friends and family can select the perfect gift for you. Join Ivy Hill on Small Business Saturday, and receive 20 percent off your entire purchase from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 314-721-7004, ivyhillboutique.com

Marta\u2019s \u2013 Marta\u2019s will be running events all Thanksgiving week! The boutique\u2019s biggest sales include Wild Turkey Wednesday on Nov. 23. Get 60 percent off red tags from 7 to 8 a.m., 50 percent off red tags from 8 to 9 a.m., 40 percent off red tags from 9 to 10 a.m. and 30 percent off red tags from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Friday and Small Business Saturday, all red tags are \u201cbuy one, get one free.\u201d 314-721-3056, facebook.com/martasboutiquestl

The Original Pancake House \u2013 Experience a warm and cozy holiday breakfast any time this season at The Original Pancake House. Give a taste with a gift card, available with a $10 bonus on $50 gift card purchases. 314-932-1340, ophmo.com

Paper Source \u2013 Paper Source is your spot for all your holiday needs, from gorgeous gift-wrapping and personalized holiday cards, to spectacular stocking stuffers! 314-881-0473, papersource.com

Sole Comfort \u2013 Sole Comfort is your premier shop for the latest fashion designers with a twist of ensured comfort in every item. Featuring denim, footwear, dresses, handbags and more, Sole Comfort has mastered the unification of style and comfort. 314-727-1770, solecomfortstl.com

Southwestern Hearing Center \u2013 Be sure to hear all the sounds you love this holiday season! Come to Southwestern Hearing Center for a free hearing evaluation and hearing-aid demonstration. 314-721-7775, southwesternhearing.com

Splash \u2013 Shop for the latest fashion trends, from party and dance dresses, to denim and cozy sweaters or swimwear for your vacation destination. Special Black Friday discounts are available in store. In addition, receive 20 percent off your purchase on Small Business Saturday. 314-721-6442, splashtribe.com

Town & Country Bridal Boutique \u2013 Town & Country Bridal Boutique will be hosting a trunk show Nov. 25 to 27 where brides can save 10 percent on all gowns by Wtoo by Watters. They will have an expanded collection from Wtoo by Watters and Wtoo Curves by Watters. 314-863-7200, townandcountrybride.com

The Woman\u2019s Exchange \u2013 Come by to shop our holiday home d\u00e9cor, gift items, and women\u2019s and children\u2019s clothing. Make sure you take the time to enjoy a delicious salad or sandwich in our Tea Room! Before you leave, don\u2019t forget to place an order for a Woman\u2019s Exchange signature cake, pie or dessert tray for your holiday gatherings with family and friends. Make your holidays more memorable with The Woman\u2019s Exchange. 314-997-4411, woexstl.org

YLANG YLANG \u2013 Designer jeweler YLANG YLANG, the Colonial Marketplace\u2019s only freestanding boutique, offers unique pieces from all over the world. Upcoming pop-up shops include Heather Moore and Todd Reed on Nov. 18 and 19, An Evening of Wellness \u2013 House of Alaia, Faith Gems, and Safe Beauty on Dec. 1, Just Jules and Lauren K on Dec. 9 and 10, and Temple St. Clair on Dec. 17. 314-725-7464, ylangylang.com

Colonial Marketplace, 8801-8845 Ladue Road, 314-994-4444, facebook.com/colonialmarketplacestl

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Since 1984, Advanced Nursing Services of St. Louis has provided quality, private-duty nursing care to the St. Louis community. Founder Maggie Holtman says the company began with a handful of nurses and one patient, and has grown exponentially.

\u201cWe\u2019re still a lot like we were with our first patient, and I\u2019m proud of that,\u201d she says.

Whether a patient needs care for a few hours or a few years, Advanced Nursing is there. Its team includes all skill levels \u2013 Nurses\u2019 Aides, LPN\u2019s and RN\u2019s. Patient care includes in-home, hospitalization, retirement, and assisted living or nursing facility, as well as trips or vacations.

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\u201cWe get calls from people who are having same day surgery and need someone there with them in the hospital, people who are being discharged from the hospital and don\u2019t want to go home alone \u2026 There isn\u2019t anything we don\u2019t do,\u201d Holtman says.

The Advanced Nursing team is flexible and is very strict about privacy.

\u201cWe\u2019re extremely careful in caring for our clients and protecting their privacy,\u201d Holtman says.

Continuity of care is a big part of Advanced Nursing\u2019s specialty. Any hour of the day, any day of the week, the team is available to help its patients.

\u201cWe know that it\u2019s hard to let a stranger into your home,\u201d Holtman says. \u201cIt\u2019s all about putting together the right nursing aide or skilled nurse that fit our client\u2019s needs and we are very good about doing that. Right now, we have the best team we\u2019ve ever had.\u201d

141 N. Meramec Ave., Suite 102, St. Louis, 314-863-3030, advancednursing.org

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It\u2019s hard to believe that there are less than two months left in 2016, let alone that the holidays are right around the corner. Luckily, Truffles Butchery can help families prepare for the holiday season by lifting some of the stress off of cooking.

Butchery, an extension of Truffles restaurant in Ladue, offers a variety of Thanksgiving packages. Whether customers need a full Thanksgiving meal, just a few sides or some smoked turkey breast, they can find exactly what they\u2019re looking for locally.

Butchery executive chef Steven Caravelli says Butchery offers local turkeys from California, Missouri, which are \u201csupertasty.\u201d

\u201cA lot of people are preordering their turkeys again for this year because of how popular they were last year,\u201d Caravelli says.

Along with turkey, Butchery offers Brussels sprouts, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pecan and pumpkin pies. All are made in-house. Caravelli encourages customers to get their Thanksgiving orders in early, citing a Nov. 16 deadline with a Nov. 22 or 23 pickup.

\u201cThanksgiving was probably our busiest week ever,\u201d he says. \u201cWhether you need a full meal or just a few parts of the meal, we can help.\u201d

Caravelli says there\u2019s another aspect Butchery offers that can help take the stress off the holiday season.

\u201cWe also have our daily prepared meals going strong,\u201d he says. \u201cWe offer many options not just for the holidays, but for a quick meal. During the holidays, we have a lot of things ready to pick up fast, like barbecue, that can take some pressure off the cook who\u2019s already going to be doing enough work.\u201d

Aleks Jovanovic, general manager and wine director at Truffles Butchery, notes the selection of seafood the stores also carry.

\u201cNot many people realize the full array of the seafood program through Butchery,\u201d he says. \u201cButchery has access to the freshest seafood in town. Anything we don\u2019t sell in Butchery during the day is sold through the restaurant in the evening, so you never see food that\u2019s a few days old in our display cases.\u201d

Though they don\u2019t advertise it much, the stores also offer catering by request.

\u201cWe can do anything from a simple sandwich-style office party to fine foods and higher-end items in people\u2019s homes or at larger events,\u201d Jovanovic says. \u201cAnything we offer year-round is available as a catering option.\u201d

Regardless of what you\u2019re looking for to feed your guests this holiday season, Truffles Butchery can help.

\u201cFor anything customers may want, it\u2019s a simple phone call away,\u201d Jovanovic says.

9202 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314-567-7258, todayattruffles.com

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A time-tested tradition of dedication to orthopedics and hip replacement holds steadfast as Washington University Orthopedics opens a new location at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. \u201cAs we move forward, standardization, quality and efficiency of care remain very important,\u201d Dr. John Clohisy, chief of adult reconstructive surgery service and director of the Adolescent and Young Hip Disorders Center, says. \u201cThis move is a result of the increasing demand for total hip-replacement surgeries and associated costs. There\u2019s a major need for more efficient and effective high-quality delivery of care for patients. Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital lends itself to that. Our goal is to have all disciplines involved in total-care hip replacement for patients through participation in an integrated program, which focuses on rapid recovery and high efficiency.\u201d

Typical conditions seen at Washington University Orthopedics include hip and knee osteoarthritis, while common procedures focus on hip and knee replacement. \u201cAdult reconstruction and hip-preservation services focus on treatment of degenerative conditions, with hip preservation focused on comprehensive management of adolescent and young-adult hip disorders,\u201d Clohisy explains. \u201cMany patients have associated disorders, such as low-back pain, or medical comorbidities, like diabetes. The goal of our practice is to treat patients in a comprehensive manner. With different specialists available, we can treat patients at the same facility and optimize better control for patients with comorbidities, so they can undergo surgery at a lower risk for complications.\u201d

Research is another important component of Washington University Orthopedics, allowing for further investigations into better medical care for patients. \u201cOur most exciting research has demonstrated the newer baring surface materials introduced 10 to 15 years ago are holding up extremely well in follow-up,\u201d he shares. \u201cExpectations for replacement durability are changing. Traditionally, we thought of hip replacements lasting 10 to 20 years, and it\u2019s now reasonable to expect replacements to last 20 to 30 years in some patients.\u201d

Focus on multidisciplinary treatment includes anesthesia, physical therapy, occupational therapy, operating room staff, clinical nursing staff, care coordination and social work, concierge services, home health services and post-acute care facilities. \u201cThis large group of multidisciplinary providers integrated in one location offers the best possible care for our patients,\u201d Clohisy says. \u201cWe have a history of tremendous success for our program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital . We routinely rank amongst the nation\u2019s best in outcome metrics for replacement surgery and recently were designated as a best hospital for hip and knee replacement [by] U.S. News & World Report. This track record of excellence in care establishes us as a national leader in total joint-replacement surgery.\u201d

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, 969 N. Mason Road, Suite 100, Creve Coeur, 314-514-3500, ortho.wustl.edu/laduenews

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On Nov. 5, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children\u2019s Hospital will host its first-ever Glennon Glow gala. Cardinal Glennon has been brightening the lives of kids for more than 60 years, and this gala will celebrate that.

Executive director Sandy Koller says sportscaster Bob Costas will be hosting the event and was thrilled to join Cardinal Glennon to celebrate. The gala will take place at The Chase Park Plaza and is a black-tie affair. Koller says that since the night is about brightening the lives of children, the theme is \u201cglow in the dark.\u201d Entertainment will include comedian and magician Justin Willman.

The Glennon Award, designed to give public recognition to individuals and/or organizations that have made significant contributions to the health and welfare of children, will be given to Jerry and Peggy Ritter. The award is the highest form of recognition given by Cardinal Glennon and is presented as worthy recipients are identified and selected.

\u201cIt\u2019s not given out every year,\u201d Koller says. \u201cIts given out to community volunteers or organizations that have demonstrated leadership for the benefit of children\u201d

Past recipients have included Pope John Paul II, McDonald\u2019s and Anheuser-Busch.

\u201cJerry Ritter has served on the Board of Governors since 1978 and Peggy has been an integral part of the Costas benefit committee for 26 years,\u201d Koller says.

Proceeds from the Glennon Glow will help renovate the fourth floor of the hospital, which is the inpatient cancer unit. It\u2019s an original part of the building, built in 1956. Renovations will help convert the space to a beach theme with private bathrooms, as well as add 18 new patient rooms. Currently, parents of kids staying at the hospital don\u2019t have a place to spend the night, so updates will include sleeper sofas.

\u201cThese are our most sick kids,\u201d Koller says. \u201cThis will help us create a better healing environment for them.\u201d

Koller says making these renovations a reality has been in the works for some time, as the hospital had been hearing parents\u2019 and patients\u2019 recommendations.

\u201cWe would really like the space to mirror the excellent health care we provide,\u201d she says.

Cardinal Glennon was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report for cancer services and is a leader in hematology and oncology.

\u201cFor those families who don\u2019t have the ability to pay, we provide care,\u201d Koller says. \u201cContinuing that legacy the sisters started 60 years ago is important for the heart of Cardinal Glennon.\u201d

To learn more, visit glennon.org/glow or call 314-577-5605.

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Mosby Building Arts continually ranks among the top architectural and design companies in St. Louis. The company\u2019s success centers on devoting itself to constantly communicating with clients and originating designs based on clients\u2019 personalities and needs. \u201cOver the years, Mosby has consistently grown,\u201d Jack Culian, design build business manager, says. \u201cIn doing so, we have added key advantages for clients, such as an in-house licensed architect, client experience coordinator and financing options.\u201d

The business launched in 1947 under Sam Mosby. His son, Scott, purchased it in 1983 and converted it into a design build business, naming it Mosby Building Arts in 1994. \u201cMosby Building Arts has received many awards over the years for top design, customer service and places to work in St. Louis. Scott has been a host of a home-improvement show on KMOX, and in 2014, Mosby Building Arts was named \u2018Remodeler of the Year\u2019 by Professional Remodeler magazine,\u201d Culian boasts.

The creative force behind Mosby Building Arts keeps clients informed and involved every step of the way while translating beautiful, innovative designs inside their homes. \u201cThe consultants and designers spend a lot of time learning about clients\u2019 needs, wants and lifestyles,\u201d Culian explains. \u201cClients are involved in the selections process and with alterations made along the way to improve the design. Without this type of relationship, it\u2019s challenging to add personalization.\u201d

This diverse team of inspired minds collaborates to rebuild a space that is reflective of the family that owns it. \u201cPersonalization makes a house your home. Its appearance is what most represents you and your family. Its characteristics mimic the behaviors and lifestyles of your family. Your home is where you should find comfort, safety and a sense of reflection,\u201d Culian says.

The project seen here evokes a radiant ambiance through contemporary comfort, with elements that seek to be neither masculine nor feminine. \u201cThese clients bought a builder-grade home with the intention of going room to room and adding personalization. They both agreed on an arts-and-crafts style because of its neutrality, and the copper tub was chosen as the bathroom\u2019s showstopper. It was that something that gave the room a real wow factor,\u201d Culian reveals.

Each project aims to knock people back with stunning design, and Mosby Building Arts\u2019 high level of satisfied clients proves the company knows how to deliver. \u201cWe have a 95 percent on-time completion rate,\u201d Culian says. \u201cOur professional design services, including an architect on staff, 10-year workmanship warranty and proactive project communication, with a dedicated client service department, ensure customer satisfaction.\u201d

645 Leffingwell Ave., Kirkwood, 314-909-1800, mosbybuildingarts.com

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Wolfram syndrome afflicts only about one in 500,000 people, but a local organization is doing everything it can to bring the numbers down and find a way to cure this incurable disease.

As described on The Snow Foundation\u2019s website, Wolfram syndrome is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that starts with insulin-dependent diabetes in early childhood. Unlike with common types of diabetes, these children go on to develop blindness, deafness and other neurologic disturbances. Since there\u2019s no cure for the disease, more than 60 percent of patients die before the age of 30.

The Snow Foundation\u2019s dedication to research has led the group to a new and exciting stage: the first-ever worldwide clinical trial for Wolfram syndrome. For the past few years, the foundation\u2019s researchers have been focused on pre-clinical testing, but after receiving unconditional institutional review-board approval, they are now ready to begin clinical testing. Dr. Saad Naseer, chief executive and chief medical officer of the foundation, says all the money from charitable donations is paying off.

\u201cWe plan on beginning the clinical trial in January,\u201d he says. \u201cAll patients will receive the same dose of the same medication and will be monitored in the same manner. The patients will serve as their own control.\u201d

Naseer notes that if the foundation can figure out a treatment for this form of diabetes, the treatment will be able to help all forms of diabetes.

\u201cThese kids lose their vision and hearing; it\u2019s a premature and accelerated degenerative process,\u201d he says. \u201cAnd although there is no cure, our work may lead to therapies for this and other neurodegenerative processes such as Alzheimer\u2019s and Parkinson\u2019s.\u201d

Washington University in St. Louis will be the epicenter of the trial, though it will include Wolfram syndrome patients from all over the world, including France, Brazil, England, Spain, Italy and Jordan.

\u201cThis all comes down to funding,\u201d Naseer says. \u201cClinical trials cost millions of dollars. It\u2019s been tough, but our results keep coming back positive, and we have an overwhelming amount of interest in participating in this clinical trial. I think if we\u2019re able to get a large donor, it would ensure that more patients are successfully treated in an expedited manner.\u201d

The Snow Foundation doesn\u2019t have an office or salaries, so every single dollar goes directly to research.

\u201cThis is a David-and-Goliath kind of story,\u201d Naseer says. \u201cWe\u2019re small and underfunded, but I think with the right motivation and intention, we can go far in bettering the lives of these children.\u201d

The Snow Foundation, P.O. Box 50224, Clayton, 636-448-4134, thesnowfoundation.org

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Mission:

For more than 100 years, St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital has been doing what\u2019s right for kids. The nonprofit hospital enlists the charitable support of a growing community of donors to become guardians of childhood.

\u201cThanks to donor support, we are able to protect childhood moments and allow kids to be kids even while in the hospital,\u201d St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital president Joan Magruder says. \u201cThat includes playing with dogs, losing themselves in games, art and music or laughing with our clown docs.\u201d

History:

Protecting kids\u2019 rights to be kids is the passion that fuels the work of the hospital. In 1879, the hospital opened in downtown St. Louis. It was the first children\u2019s hospital west of the Mississippi River and is the seventh-oldest in the country. Founded by a group of eight women, the hospital opened in a small, rented house with 15 beds. Today, St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital\u2019s clinical and community outreach programs touch more than 250,000 patients annually.

Community Impact:

St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital services not just the children and families of St. Louis but children across the world. As the pediatric teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine, the hospital offers nationally recognized programs for physician training and research.

With the support of donors and volunteers, the hospital\u2019s staff members help children with special therapies and programs that are unique and tailored to the needs of those children. The hospital also funds specially designed outreach programs that reach more than 10,000 kids a year. Because of the generosity of donors, the hospital never turns away a child whose family is unable to pay for services.

Pediatric care is complex. It requires state-of-the-art medical equipment and supplies to accommodate patients from the tiniest premature babies to teens on the verge of adulthood, care teams with specialized expertise, child-friendly facilities and special services to meet the unique psychological and emotional needs of children and provide support for their families. It also requires pediatric research to advance the care for tomorrow\u2019s children.

Philanthropy covers the cost of programs, services and treatments that are proven to improve patient outcomes, but that are not eligible for reimbursement by insurance companies.

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE:

Play Date

Saturday, Nov. 19

St. Louis Union Station

On Nov. 19, St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital will host its signature Play Date event that helps preserve the magic of childhood for patients through mission-critical programs and services.

Heather Hawk Lalumondiere, who has chaired the event for the past two years, says the event is a uniquely fun fundraising event that supports the programs that make St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital so exceptional.

\u201cEach year, we seek to create a larger-than-life experience that reminds everyone of the magic of childhood,\u201d she says. \u201cIn so doing, we also remind people that nothing should get in the way of a kid experiencing that magic, not even illness \u2013 especially not illness.\u201d

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As temperatures cool, warm up your toes with a trip to Laurie\u2019s Shoes for some fall footwear. Laurie\u2019s carries a wide selection of fall boots for men, women and children, along with other shoes for every season.

\u201cYou\u2019ll see every kind of boot here,\u201d says Laurie\u2019s Shoes president Mark Waldman. \u201cEverything from Bussola to UGG to Hunter to KEEN to Merrell and more.\u201d

Waldman notes the popularity of low boots and riding boots for women, and says they are most popular in waxed leathers, black and gray.

In waterproof boots, he says Laurie\u2019s carries many Rieker boots and those of a similar style. These often have a rainbow-colored wool that goes over a GORE-TEX liner to ensure its waterproof qualities. KEEN, he notes, has low boots with elastic on the sides. They\u2019re often a solid leather color, but with a bright-colored elastic highlight. For men, Waldman says he\u2019s excited about the Samuel Hubbard boots Laurie\u2019s carries, along with the UGGs and ECCOs.

Waldman says customers come to Laurie\u2019s because the stores have been around for 65 years and are family-owned and -operated.

\u201cWe know how to fit shoes, and we stand behind what we do,\u201d he says. \u201cWe\u2019re involved in the community and charitable giving with organizations like Cardinal Glennon. We believe in this city.\u201d

Laurie\u2019s Etc., 281 Chesterfield Mall, 636-532-0017 |\u00a0Laurie\u2019s Etc., 1451 St. Louis Galleria, 314-862-7463 |\u00a0Laurie\u2019s Shoes, Inc., 9916 Manchester Road, 314-961-1642 |\u00a0Birkenstock & More, 12350 Olive Blvd., 314-434-4430

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