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Last year, Maryville University established the Sister Mary Byles Peace and Justice Prize, an award to honor those who have gone above and beyond to focus on peace and justice in their lives and work. Byles was well-known among religious leaders in the St. Louis area for her significant efforts to further ecumenical and interfaith relations, and this year\u2019s honoree exemplifies that to the fullest.

Jonathan Greenblatt is the CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). He will receive the Sister Mary Byles Peace and Justice Prize at a presentation and lecture at 7 p.m. April 3 at Maryville University.

Greenblatt says he\u2019s \u201chumbled and deeply honored\u201d to be recognized with this award, which was presented to St. Louis civil rights pioneer Frankie Muse Freeman last year.

\u201cWhile I did not know her personally, [Byles] is well-known by reputation among Jewish community and religious leaders in St. Louis and beyond for her pioneering work in advancing interfaith relations,\u201d Greenblatt says.

The ADL was started in Chicago more than 100 years ago with the mission of fighting defamation of Jewish people and securing justice and fair treatment for all. Greenblatt says this mission rings true today because you cannot successfully fight prejudice against Jews without broadening the fight to eliminate all forms of discrimination.

\u201cOur founders realized that when you make America a safer place for its Jews, you make the country safer for all people,\u201d he says.\u00a0\u201cAnd when you make America better for all people, it is a better place for the Jewish community.\u201d

Over the past few months, Greenblatt says he has seen \u201can epidemic of hate crimes against Jews and other minorities,\u201d making the mission of the ADL more important than ever.

\u201cWe are witnessing a resurgence of anti-Semitism and one of the most frightening waves of anti-Semitic incidents in decades, with more than 150 bomb threats directed against Jewish institutions, schools and community centers in the past two months alone,\u201d he says.

To combat these frightening figures, the ADL is starting a center on \u201ccyberhate,\u201d technology and society, drawing on the organization\u2019s three decades of expertise in monitoring, tracking and fighting hate online.

\u201cWe cannot rest on our laurels as anti-Semites across the spectrum continue to exploit social media and adapt to new technologies,\u201d Greenblatt says. \u201cSo [in the future,] I hope to see ADL engaging with leading entrepreneurs and innovators, working with tech sector leaders to evaluate artificial intelligence, to harness big data and to identify new technologies that can help to reduce the scourge of online harassment.\u201d

Though it might be a difficult time to be the CEO of the ADL, Greenblatt says one of the best parts of his job centers on opportunities to meet with leaders from around the world. A few weeks ago, he spoke before the British Parliament. Earlier this year, he led a delegation of ADL leaders to the Vatican, where they had the opportunity to meet with Pope Francis and top papal officials in Rome.

\u201cIt\u2019s exciting when people are inspired enough by our mission and our message to want to meet with us and help us work to solve issues of bigotry and prejudice,\u201d he says.

For more than 100 years, the ADL has been able to see the fruits of its efforts, and Greenblatt says that part is \u201cincredibly rewarding.\u201d

\u201cWhether it is a neo-Nazi who leaves the movement after changing his mind, or a student who steps up to become an ally against anti-Semitism in one of our programs, or a political leader who uses his or her bully pulpit to speak out forcefully against hatred. \u2026 These moments remind me of the power we have to change hearts and minds and, ultimately, see the betterment of our country and realize a more tolerant and respectful society.\u201d

Maryville University, 650 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis, 314-529-9300, maryville.edu

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Don\u2019t be fooled \u2013 as any homeowner can attest, houses are a lot of work. Luckily, Mosby Building Arts is passionate about the art of building and maintaining homes. Its exteriors division, Exteriors By Mosby, promises to carry the heavy load as you prepare your home for warmer seasons. \u201cBeyond your home\u2019s resale value, boosting its curb appeal makes it more inviting for guests. And on the intangible side of things, you gain your own personal satisfaction and pride in your home,\u201d home consultant Kurt Doll says.

Once the decision has been made to spruce up the outside of your abode, the fun begins with cultivating an idea for the project. \u201cWe see a lot more clients taking the holistic approach rather than a simple replacement. They want a cohesive look to appear throughout, such as through windows and shutters tying into the siding,\u201d Doll comments. \u201cAnother big trend is the inclusion of natural elements, such as brick and stone or natural timber. Using those elements tends to anchor a home, essentially bringing a man-made structure back to earth.\u201d

Mosby\u2019s design capabilities shine during the development stage, when designers work directly with clients to bring their visions to life. \u201cWe incorporate a full 3-D rendering in our design work, which allows us to show a home both in its current state and transformations in real time before we even swing the first hammer,\u201d Doll shares. \u201cWe also are working toward incorporating virtual reality, which would allow clients to wear a headset and see their space in a [more responsive] way.\u201d

From roofing and siding to window and door replacements to outdoor living areas, the exteriors division tackles all project sizes. \u201cRemodeling typically covers straight replacements, whereas design-build incorporates much more design work, including larger projects, such as moving walls or building structures. These two can certainly overlap, but both should take into account building codes and municipal regulations,\u201d Doll recommends. \u201cWhomever you meet with, ask the important questions, such as, \u2018Is this work being done to code? Who are the people actually performing the work, employees or subcontractors?\u2019 More often than not, people can run into issues between talk of the design and actual production. If it\u2019s not communicated well, you run the risk of losing things in translation. The exteriors division by Mosby can help with all of the homeowner\u2019s needs [from start to finish].\u201d

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

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Whether it\u2019s a few wrinkles or a larger area of excess fat, West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University can help its patients look and feel their best before spring and summer. Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum and Dr. Terry Myckatyn are on the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine and because of that are able to stay at the forefront of technology for plastic surgery.

Tenenbaum notes that the \u201ctried and true\u201d procedure to remove excess fat is liposuction.

\u201cLiposuction is the gold standard for areas of unwanted, stubborn fat, as long as the skin quality is reasonable,\u201d she says. \u201cIt can be done in the office, but larger areas are done in the operating room.\u201d

Another procedure that\u2019s nonsurgical is CoolSculpting. With CoolSculpting, a localized bulge of fat is placed in a special applicator for an hour, where the fat cells are cooled. Tenenbaum says it\u2019s a \u201cwonderful procedure,\u201d but it often requires multiple treatments.

\u201cCoolSculpting can be done all over, fairly similarly to where liposuction can be used,\u201d she says. \u201cThere\u2019s no downtime, and 20 percent of excess fat can be trimmed with each treatment.\u201d

In terms of liposuction, Myckatyn says there\u2019s a new form available called HydraSolve. West County Plastic Surgeons is one of the first offices in the country to offer it.

\u201c[HydraSolve] is a new device that combines a very unique water-based technology with heat to remove fat,\u201d he says. \u201cIt\u2019s not strong enough of a water jet to cause trauma, and it\u2019s not hot enough to burn, so it has a better safety profile.\u201d

Since they\u2019re on the faculty at Washington University, Myckatyn says he and Tenenbaum have a good handle on the most peer-reviewed, evidence-based technology available.

\u201cOur office has such a broad range of services we offer. We can tailor treatments to the patient\u2019s needs,\u201d he says.

1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 110, 314-996-8800, westcountyplasticsurgeons.wustl.edu

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Suparba Panda wanted to help today\u2019s kids build the future of tomorrow. She asked her 8-year-old son what sort of innovative technology he wanted to see in the future. His response? A time machine.

When Panda was looking for summer camps for her son, she wasn\u2019t finding very many that centered on technology. Having introduced him to Scratch programming at 5 years old, Panda saw how easily he could learn the programming and navigate gadgets. And it wasn\u2019t just her son \u2013 she saw other students at Ladue\u2019s Conway Elementary who had the ability and interest to learn and create.

\u201cI wondered how we could encourage kids early on \u2026 really early on,\u201d she says. \u201cMy son and his friends are ready. They\u2019re willing to receive [this information], but there\u2019s no one to give it to them.\u201d

Panda quit her full-time job as vice president of technology at Equifax and created TymeMachine, a nonprofit designed to introduce technologies like robotics, cyber security, biometrics and 3-D printing into the minds of youngsters at an early age.

\u201cI wanted to build a community in St. Louis combining all these great kids and the latest tech to improve the [science, engineering and math] with the T [technology] in STEM [science, technology, engineering and math]. They\u2019re ready \u2013 they just need the guidance.\u201d

This summer, kids ages 6 to 12 will be able to participate in the inaugural set of camps through TymeMachine. The first camp, Robotics With Raspberry Pi, opens June 5, and various camps run through the end of July.

\u201cSummer is a great time for kids to get together and innovate with technology,\u201d Panda says.

The summer classes will take place at the Brentwood Community Center, where the day is composed of sessions with breaks for team activities, lunch and ice skating.

TymeMachine also will be offering little workshops around St. Louis, mainly at libraries, that will be free of charge.

Panda says she has had parents asking for private coaching for their children, but she wants to emphasize the way kids learn in a group.

\u201cTeamwork effort makes everything wonderful,\u201d she says.

She also plans to talk to local schools about offering after-hours programs for students.

Since TymeMachine is a nonprofit, Panda is currently raising funds to bring the best hardware and software to her future campers. With a goal to teach them real programming and robotics and gaming, Panda aims to make this camp as hands-on as possible. To learn more, visit tymemachine.org.

TymeMachine, 9 Pebble Creek Road, St. Louis, 314-677-8816, tymemachine.org

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MISSION

In the St. Louis mental health community, the Institute brought something new to the city by providing educational opportunities beyond the normal measure. \u201cPrior to the Institute coming into existence, there was no training for psychoanalysts in St. Louis. Only four cities in the country \u2013 San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia \u2013 had facilities,\u201d James (Jim) Schiele, a lifetime director at the Institute, says. \u201cNow we can train analysts here. And a very skilled group of therapists in St. Louis enhances the city overall. People [can] get mental health benefits and assistance as needed; the reputation for medicine and research has expanded; and notable psychiatrists have come here because of the Institute.\u201d

HISTORY

The year 1956 meant a great deal to Jim, as it was the year he wed Joan \u2013 and also witnessed his father\u2019s vision come to life. \u201cMy dad, Herbert Schiele, had an idea of creating a place in St. Louis that would train analysts,\u201d he shares. \u201cMy father was the singular layperson in getting the Institute started. He took it upon himself to do a lot of research all on his own time and at his own expense I am in great admiration.\u201d

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Since then, the Institute has evolved to address new public needs. \u201cA number of years back, the Institute began the Schiele Clinic, named after my father,\u201d Jim explains. \u201cIt\u2019s a low-cost psychotherapy clinic. The fees are based on whatever a person can afford. These are people who wouldn\u2019t be able to receive this kind of assistance any other way \u2013 and the level of assistance is the best available.\u201d

Jim\u2019s wife, Joan, appreciates the Institute\u2019s drive to share knowledge. \u201cAs an early childhood educator, I was indebted to the Institute because it had an educational component. Early childhood development was important in the Freudian thinking. Faculty members either lectured or offered courses. They always were available and contributing in other ways to institutions,\u201d she says. \u201cIn sheer joy, one of the things I\u2019ve always enjoyed is when the Institute [pairs up] with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. They host a wonderful evening where a psychoanalyst speaks at an informal event before the play begins.\u201d

For their numerous contributions, both Jim and Joan are being honored this year at the annual Spring Fling event. \u201cI\u2019m flattered,\u201d Jim comments. \u201cI\u2019ve had a long association with the Institute. I served two 10-year terms on the board and was honored to be made a life member.\u201d

Joan shares in his sentiments. \u201cIt was actually about the time we got married that all of this was taking place. It\u2019s nice many years later to be honored in this way,\u201d she adds.

Looking forward to the future, they trust in the direction of the Institute. \u201cIt has always been well run, [from] the chief administrative staff, faculty and the people who go through the rigorous training to the volunteers,\u201d Jim says. \u201cI continue to be amazed by the quality of people \u2013 what they know and what they bring to the Institute. I have every confidence that its success will continue.\u201d

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE

ST. LOUIS PSYCHOANALYTIC INSTITUTE\u2019S 9TH ANNUAL SPRING FLING

April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Third Degree Glass Factory

Join Honorary Co-Chairs, Jim and Joan Schiele, and enjoy live jazz, great food and glass-blowing demonstrations in an artsy venue while supporting the Institute\u2019s \u201cheads up approach to mental health.\u201d

A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS:

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It\u2019s a busy time of year at Chesterfield Valley Nursery, as Jim Graeler and his team work diligently to bring in new products for their customers.

Graeler, the nursery\u2019s general manager, says in the past few months he\u2019s traveled all over the country, from North Carolina to Oregon, to seek out unique and quality plants that fit the nursery\u2019s style.

\u201cWe search the countryside and visit different nurseries,\u201d he says. \u201cWe\u2019re always looking for that new and unusual plant.\u201d

That\u2019s something that sets Chesterfield Valley Nursery apart from other nurseries, he says. While Graeler and his team offer all of the usual plants and trees you\u2019d expect to find at a nursery, like hydrangeas and Japanese maples, their quality is key. They also carry unique varieties of standard trees, like a Japanese maple with a branching characteristic, setting it apart from most maples in the area. Graeler says they\u2019ve also been bringing in a lot of weeping- and cascading-tree varieties, which are perfect for yards lacking space for other varieties.

\u201cVarieties like the \u2018Ace of Hearts\u2019 redbud stay more compact,\u201d Graeler says.

Chesterfield Valley Nursery can help customers wanting other yard design and landscaping done, too.

\u201cIf someone wants an outdoor kitchen or fire pit, we are capable of creating designs and installing everything,\u201d Graeler says. \u201cWe can pull everything into a complete package for the client.\u201d

This spring, Graeler\u2019s goal is the same as it is every spring: give clients the best quality product and the best quality service.

\u201cWe want to be someone [our customer] can count on,\u201d he says.

16825 North Outer Road 40, Chesterfield, 636-532-9307, chesterfieldvalleynursery.com

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Variety the Children\u2019s Charity has what executive director Brian Roy describes as \u201cour Variety methodology.\u201d \u201cWe help the community of kids with special needs to reach their full potential from the time they are born till they turn 21,\u201d he says. That assistance often comes in the form of medical equipment and services to increase independence and mobility, as well as educational and recreational programs. \u201cAt the end of the day, we want to improve these kids\u2019 skills, socialization, self-esteem and independence,\u201d says Roy.

Variety receives valuable support for its mission through numerous events, but one in particular holds a special place in the minds of the community. \u201cThis will be our 51st year [of hosting Dinner with the Stars], and when you think of any event that has that kind of longevity, you have to be creative and unique each year,\u201d Roy explains. \u201cWe\u2019ve had iconic stars come in, which creates a lot of buzz. When we secured James Taylor [this year], that obviously was exciting! We are far outpacing any of the previous events with how quickly tickets are going!\u201d The five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter naturally would be a big draw, but after Taylor secured a Kennedy Honor last year, 2017\u2019s Dinner with the Stars promises to be nothing short of impressive \u2013 and the children will play a big part.

\u201cVariety Children\u2019s Chorus performs every year (preceding the show),\u201d Roy says. \u201cWe share success stories and how support impacts [the children]. We explain the real gap in what\u2019s available to them and what they really need. And we make sure people\u2019s gifts are going to the right place. This event brings people together to celebrate the kids.\u201d For more details on the big event, check out the sidebar.

When asked if any stories about Variety have touched him, Roy answers, \u201cThousands of them. We get excited when we see results, and know how our programs and medical equipment help our kids \u2013 these are success stories. When you hear stories from parents about these life-changing moments, it sticks with you. Milestone moments, both big and small.\u201d

Those instances come in the most unexpected ways, serving as a reminder to be thankful for one\u2019s physical and mental health. \u201cIt\u2019s those small moments \u2013 everyday things \u2013 that parents can take for granted,\u201d Roy shares. \u201cOne mother told me she was driving her kid to school and heard him say through his communication device, \u2018I love you.\u2019 He never initiated saying that on his own before Variety purchased this communication tool. The mother cried at hearing those words. These moments may seem trivial to us, but to these kids and parents, they mean everything. If we can make moments like this happen, it makes it all worthwhile.\u201d

Variety the Children\u2019s Charity of St. Louis, 11840 Westline Industrial Drive, Suite 220, St. Louis, 314-720-7700, varietystl.org

What/When/Where:

RUNWAY LIGHTS FASHION SHOW: April 22 at Union Station

VARIETY FAMILY CELEBRATION DAY: April 23 at Chesterfield Athletic Complex

VARIETY IN THE MORNING: April 25 at FOX2

IMO\u2019S FOR KIDS DAY: April 26 at any Imo\u2019s Pizza location

BANK OF AMERICA & VARIETY FIRST PITCH AT THE BALLPARK DAY: April 27 at Busch Stadium

DINNER WITH THE STARS

April 29 at Peabody Opera House

Man & Woman of the Year: Carol Voss & Warner Baxter

\u201cWe honor people who have changed the community for the better,\u201d Brian Roy, executive director of Variety the Children\u2019s Charity of St. Louis, says. \u201cOne of our board members recently said, \u2018You are not going to find two more genuine people.\u2019 Carol Voss personifies that commitment. Her passions are the arts and education. She and her husband campaigned STL250. Warner Baxter is active in our community, making St. Louis a better place to live. The guy is the ultimate problem solver. The community is way better when he gets involved with any initiative.\u201d

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Attend a Variety event or visit helpavarietykid.org, where you can donate to specific programs.

MANY THANKS

Thanks to the generous underwriting from Steward Family Foundation, Centene and World Wide Technology, all funds raised go to Variety children.

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Celebrating 100 years of service to the region, the American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis helps those in need every single day. Since Jan. 22, 1917, the chapter\u2019s volunteers have responded to house fires, floods, tornadoes and even international wars.

Each year, the American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis honors area residents at a Heroes Breakfast. This year, these heroes will be recognized in the categories of disaster relief, military, blood services, good Samaritan, emergency medical, nurse, law enforcement, firefighter and community impact.

Regional CEO Cindy Erickson says the breakfast is all about honoring people who were going about their daily business and saw someone in need.

\u201cThe breakfast really focuses on our mission,\u201d Erickson says. \u201cWe usually have about 500 people and are able to truly honor these individuals who have done tremendous things for other people.\u201d

The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Those being honored at the breakfast perfectly embody that.

Also at the breakfast, attendees will have the chance to learn about how the American Red Cross has been able to help the St. Louis community for 100 years. In celebration of this milestone, the organization has monthly activities planned. The week of Jan. 22, participating buildings and landmarks were lit up red to mark the anniversary. In February, the Red Cross announced an art project competition that invites all local artists to design a poster that celebrates the milestone. This month, there will be a Society of Women Leaders centennial event on March 22 at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten, featuring Col. Laura Lenderman. Lenderman is the commander of the 375th Air Mobility Wing at Scott Air Force Base and will speak about how women\u2019s roles in the military have changed since 1917. April\u2019s event will be the Heroes Breakfast, followed by a community appreciation celebration in May and a celebration in June at Scott Air Force Base featuring the USAF Thunderbirds. Events will continue throughout the year.

\u201cWe are so delighted to be able to celebrate our centennial this year,\u201d Erickson says. \u201cIt\u2019s all about our volunteers who work so hard to make sure people aren\u2019t forgotten.\u201d

One of the biggest disasters Erickson says the American Red Cross responds to is single-family fires. The day LN spoke with Erickson, she said they had responded to three separate fires.

\u201cWe ended up providing lodging for two families and providing all of them with emergency assistance when they needed it,\u201d she says. \u201cWhen someone is standing on their front lawn watching their house burn, our volunteers are there to help.\u201d

Nationally, the American Red Cross makes a push the weekend of daylight saving time to encourage the public to check their smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks. Partnering with the St. Louis Fire Department, the American Red Cross hopes to install more than 1,200 alarms over the weekend of March 11 and 12. The campaign to install smoke alarms has already saved seven lives in the St. Louis region and 159 lives nationwide in only two years. Individuals who cannot physically install an alarm or cannot afford one can call the Red Cross Smoke Alarm Hotline at 314-516-2797.

American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis, 10195 Corporate Square, Creve Coeur, 314-516-2800, redcross.org

Heroes Breakfast

April 11, 7:45 to 9:30 a.m.\u00a0(registration starts at 7:15 a.m.)

Union Station, 1820 Market St., St. Louis

We are celebrating heroes in our community. Please join us for this inspirational fundraising event, and get ready to raise funds for our neighbors in need!

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Mission

\u201cEverything we do centers on our mission \u2026 Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God,\u201d Sandy Koller, executive director of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children\u2019s Foundation, says. \u201cIt drives our medical care and goes beyond the hospital.\u201d

History

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon has lived up to its mantra of extraordinary care by becoming the first Level I pediatric trauma center and only dedicated pediatric rehabilitation unit in Missouri. \u201cOur hospital is unique in that not one child is turned away, no matter their economic situation,\u201d Koller states. \u201cThat [guiding principle] has been in place since the hospital was built in 1956.\u201d

Community Impact

\u201cWe are able to provide exceptional health care right here in St. Louis,\u201d Koller describes. \u201cFamilies don\u2019t have to travel far to find excellent [treatment].\u201d The community\u2019s support of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon allows the hospital to continue bringing world-class medicine to the area.

\u201cThe [upcoming] fashion show will benefit The Costas Center inpatient cancer unit, with reading nooks being built in memory of Glennon Guild\u2019s past president, Cindy Brooks, who passed away in 2015. The floor is being transformed with larger rooms for families, private bathrooms and state-of-the-art equipment,\u201d Koller describes.

The Glennon Guild, a women\u2019s organization composed of 150-plus members, was founded to support the growth of the children\u2019s hospital. \u201cThese things could not happen without the Glennon Guild. It\u2019s amazing \u2026 [The Guild] is a unified group of women for which we are thankful for their support as volunteers,\u201d Koller continues. \u201cWe also are thankful for this year\u2019s presenting sponsor, Dr. Brown\u2019s Bottles.\u201d

Cardinal Glennon continues to make history through innovative research and its dedicated team, as is evident by its recent recognition in three specialties in the 2016-17 Best Children\u2019s Hospitals list by U.S. News & World Report. \u201cOur mission is something I really admire, and it sets us apart,\u201d Koller shares. \u201cWe are proud to be the only freestanding, Catholic pediatric hospital in the country.\u201d

What/When/Where

Glennon Style Fashion Show, Boutique & Luncheon

April 20 at 10 a.m. The Chase Park Plaza

How to get involved:

Visit glennon.org/glennonstyle to learn more. Contact Scott Adamec at 314-678-6623 for sponsorship opportunities or Julie Holland at wjulholland@aol.com for event inquiries.

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On the Board: Kelly Bick

Kelly Bick serves as president for Glennon Guild and, in her position, has seen the real difference SSM Health Cardinal Glennon makes. \u201cThe thing you have to remember is all the lives Cardinal Glennon has touched \u2026 Family members, children of friends \u2013 thousands and thousands of lives,\u201d she says.

The women\u2019s organization hosts a number of events and opportunities for people to support the hospital. \u201cWe raised more than $240,000 last year, not including the fashion show,\u201d she claims. \u201cIn addition, the awareness piece is huge. Starting first with the fashion show, our longest-running tradition in its 38th year, and the Ladue News Show House. We also offer the Glennon Card, a card that grants a 10-day period for the recipient to take advantage of a 20 percent discount through participating vendors, [of which] we have more than 300. All that money goes directly to Cardinal Glennon.\u201d

The annual fashion show and boutique have taken on a new evolution. \u201cWe wanted to do something fresh. We moved it to spring, the season of renewal, changing its name to Glennon Style,\u201d Bick shares. \u201cCindy Preszler, founder of weatherstl.com and former chief meteorologist at KSDK-TV 5, is our emcee. We always have a boutique, bringing back popular vendors and changing it up every year by including new vendors.\u201d

The event still proudly serves the same purpose, supporting SSM Health Cardinal Glennon. \u201cThe hospital helps identify a specific need. This year\u2019s proceeds will renovate The Costas Center inpatient cancer unit. We are building out reading nooks in honor of the Guild\u2019s past president, Cindy Brooks. She was wonderful, humble, self-sacrificing \u2013 just awesome,\u201d Bick describes.

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Warmer weather is just around the corner, and St. Louisans are itching to hit the links and catch some rays. One of the best places to do that is The Club at Porto Cima, a short drive away at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The club\u2019s latest news is that the course is now managed by Troon, which gives members access to more than 270 golf courses all around the world \u2013 and Porto Cima is now one of the featured courses.

Beth Sullivan, director of membership at Porto Cima, says this is an exciting new feature for the Porto Cima community.

\u201cWe\u2019re excited to be part of the Troon family and extend our membership all over the country,\u201d she says. \u201cThey are coming in and doing a lot of updating on the building and our programming to bring us up to a state-of-the-art facility.\u201d

The course was also just named one of the top 10 courses by Premier Office Magazine alongside famous courses like Augusta National Golf Club, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Whistling Straits and more.

Porto Cima boasts a golf shop, a restaurant, exercise facilities, banquet facilities and more. Near the clubhouse, members will find the Yacht Club, which features the marina clubhouse, a swimming pool, poolside dining, tennis and member docking.

Sullivan says members have a lot to look forward to this spring and summer at the club. It will be hosting an Easter egg hunt for kids, a car show in October, monthly special chef\u2019s tables, a ladies golf clinic, a junior golf clinic, wine club events and more. For the second year in a row, the Porto Cima community also will enjoy a local art show in the fall, which will showcase artists from the St. Louis area.

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In April, supporters of Sunnyhill Inc. will come together at The Legends Country Club in Eureka for the Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Classic. The tournament supports the nonprofit\u2019s mission of creating opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Through fundraisers like the tournament, Sunnyhill raises awareness and funds to expand residential services, recreational and educational opportunities, and behavior therapy within the city of St. Louis and surrounding counties.

In its 10th year, the tournament features interaction with celebrity golfers such as Jim Hart, Jerry Holloway and other former St. Louis Football Cardinals legends. On April 23, the event kicks off with a celebrity dinner party featuring a live performance from legendary soul singer Theo Peoples of The Four Tops and Temptations.

According to Luke Mraz, Sunnyhill director of development, the dinner party is a great way to thank the event\u2019s major sponsors and donors.

Following breakfast on April 24, the golf course opens to players from around the St. Louis area, who will be joined by football legends, NHL and MLB players who will be paired up with each foursome.

\u201cOur main goal for the two-day event is to raise funds toward our mission and spread awareness,\u201d Mraz says.

Sunnyhill Inc., 11140 S. Towne Square, Ste. 100, St. Louis, 314-845-3900, sunnyhillinc.org

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So much potential lies in a house. It can become a refuge for families, a retreat for out of town visitors and even a venue for guests to be entertained. Mosby Building Arts taps into all of a property\u2019s potential to create a place that reflects its owners from the inside out. \u201cA lot of clients choose Mosby because we have an in-depth process of design build,\u201d designer Jake Spurgeon explains. \u201cWe want to get a good feel of how clients want that space to perform and function. We want to know if they have kids, how many and what ages \u2026 how each family member would use that space. We dissect our clients a little more than most.\u201d

This in-depth look into the way clients lead their lives provides for remarkable development of every space to distinctively suit each family. \u201cI always stress your home is your personal sanctuary. You either spend all day or start and end your day in your home, and it should be a direct reflection of yourself, your personality, your style \u2013 how you like to be represented,\u201d Spurgeon comments. \u201cAround this time of year, a lot of clients [are] ready to do something with their lower level. I think people are ready to reclaim that space after getting stir-crazy in the winter. If you entertain, you also want your guests to feel comfortable.\u201d

He describes the designers\u2019 approach at Mosby as a collaborative process with clients from beginning to end. \u201cTypically, clients are involved the entire way through \u2013 and that\u2019s the way we want it to be,\u201d Spurgeon shares. \u201cWe are able to take care of everything, but at the end of the day, it\u2019s your home, and it\u2019s very personal. We want to incorporate clients\u2019 wants and needs and wishes and dreams as much as possible.\u201d

The kitchen project pictured here details one such recent collaboration. \u201cThese clients were unique since they travel out of the country quite a bit,\u201d Spurgeon says. \u201cA lot of design [talk] was done via phone and email. Our software allows us to create 3-D renderings and email files to clients, so we can walk them through the space. It\u2019s fantastic for clients who can\u2019t always meet face-to-face. These clients requested the kitchen be completed before they returned, and it was wonderful to achieve that. It wouldn\u2019t have been possible without that type of technology.\u201d

Mosby Building Arts\u2019 work in the kitchen is only one small aspect of its transformative abilities, as is evidenced by its exteriors division in addition to its interior design services. \u201cWe love the projects both small and big,\u201d Spurgeon says. \u201cWhy not turn your home into what you\u2019ve always wanted it to be?\u201d

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

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While many kids make friends at summer camp, not many have the chance to make friends with 300 animals while they\u2019re there.

Cub Creek Science Camp in Rolla is the only residential camp in the country with its own zoo. Because of this, campers can hold, touch, feed and care for and learn about the camp\u2019s 100 different species of animals.

Campers have the opportunity to have special hands-on encounters with lemurs, miniature horses, parrots, pigs, llamas, porcupines, foxes and many more.

Ari Farley, assistant camp director, says some of the camp\u2019s most popular activities include the Jr. Vet course, which allows campers dreaming about a career in veterinary medicine to learn how to perform basic exams, give injections and read X-rays. The Adopt an Animal course allows campers to become the adoptive parent of an animal of their choosing for their stay of camp. This includes helping camp\u2019s animal caregivers feed their animal, assist in keeping its cage clean and making toys for it.

Farley says many campers who attend are interested in being veterinarians or zookeepers when they grow up, but camp certainly isn\u2019t limited to those interests. A camp session contains all sorts of activities, from ziplining to archery to friendship bracelets to candy-making.

\u201cWe strive to be a place that is perfect for animal lovers, but is also an all-encompassing summer camp for everyone,\u201d she says. \u201cWe hope to be a unique experience for all animal, science and adventure lovers.\u201d

For more information, request a free brochure.

Cub Creek Science Camp, 573-458-2125, mosciencecamp.com

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As consumers, we make tough choices every day \u2013 from picking a restaurant that offers the best type of food for our children to choosing a real estate agency that understands what homes suit our lifestyles. Advertisements may lead us in one direction while reviews dictate we go in another, but only one true measure proves we\u2019ve picked the right product or place to suit our individual needs: trying it out for ourselves. Ladue News makes that decision-making process a snap with its annual Platinum List \u2013 and it\u2019s all thanks to you, dear readers, who have explored, sampled and determined which area businesses are the best.

\u201cAs this year\u2019s Platinum List sponsor, it is a good opportunity to promote our company [and] St. Louis businesses,\u201d Kathy Beilein, president of Laura McCarthy Real Estate, says. \u201cCompanies who win are elevated in the eyes of the public. It gives you cred in your industry. Local businesses are part of the fabric of a community. It\u2019s in all our best interests for local businesses to thrive \u2026 to draw attention to the fact that [these companies] are made up of hardworking, successful people.\u201d Her company is thrilled to be included on the list. \u201cI see firsthand how hard my agents work. We are devoted to customer service as a company and down to every agent. It\u2019s nice to be recognized,\u201d she shares.

Behind every business is a team of hardworking St. Louisans, striving to impact the area in positive ways. \u201cThe Platinum List celebrates the relationship between customer and business owner, and the sense of community created when the two come together,\u201d Andrea Griffith, general manager of Ladue News, says. \u201cWe are fortunate to have wonderful local businesses in abundance, providing essential products and services while building positive relationships and delivering excellent customer service.\u201d

For the second year in a row, Ladue News brought the Platinum List to life through an exclusive March 2 event held at Palladium Saint Louis. \u201cThe party connects our readers with the businesses and people who make a difference in their lives,\u201d Griffith comments. \u201cA wonderful extension of the list, it brings patrons and providers together to celebrate this special relationship.\u201d

Polls opened on Jan. 4 to the public, giving the community an opportunity to recognize the plethora of businesses that make that difference in their daily lives. \u201cCelebrating local businesses and the hardworking, talented individuals who bring them to life is at the core of what we do at Ladue News,\u201d Griffith explains. \u201cWe are a community magazine looking to share good news and connect readers with the best our area has to offer. Our Platinum List honorees are known for providing outstanding products and exemplary customer service. We want to shine a bright light on their commitment and dedication.\u201d

Check out our photos from the Platinum List Party here!

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