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\"Lil'

Lil' Ray Neal

Concert-goers are in for a treat in August as the Blues at the Arch Concert Series comes to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The CityArchRiver Foundation and the National Blues Museum have partnered to bring a toe-tapping lineup every Friday evening in August to the North Gateway of the newly renovated Arch Grounds.

The North Gateway provides a stunning backdrop featuring the Gateway Arch and Eads Bridge. This will be the first concert series to take place on the renovated Arch Grounds, which is part of a $380 million CityArchRiver Project \u201cto renovate the national park and surrounding area in downtown St. Louis as a connected, inviting and exciting urban destination.\u201d

Big George Brock and Lil\u2019 Ray Neal will start off the concert series on Aug. 4, followed by Carolyn Mason, Mickey Rodgers and David Dee on Aug., 11; Green McDonough Band, Joe Metzka and Mark \u201cMuleman\u201d Massey on Aug. 18; and finally, Marquise Knox and Dexter Allen on Aug. 25.

\u201cLast year\u2019s inaugural Blues at the Arch was a huge success,\u201d said Dion Brown, executive director of the National Blues Museum in a prepared statement. \u201cWe are excited to work with CityArchRiver Foundation again to bring this concert series back, which joins two things that St. Louis is known for: blues music and the Gateway Arch.\u201d

All concerts are free and run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information visit bluesatthearch.com.

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\"LN
LN + Feast

Ladue News, a weekly lifestyle publication reaching the most affluent and influential St. Louisans for more than 35 years, and\u00a0Feast Magazine, an award-winning monthly regional culinary publication, are\u00a0currently accepting applications for talented and ambitious editorial interns to join the magazines' St. Louis offices for immediate hire.

Ladue News\u00a0and\u00a0Feast\u00a0editorial interns are paid hourly minimum wage.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

REQUIREMENTS

Qualified candidates must submit a professional cover letter, résumé and three to five writing samples to web@feastmagazine.com. Please include your preferred start and end dates, along with the number of hours and, if known, dates and times available. No phone calls, please.

Application deadline:\u00a0Mon., Aug. 7, 2017

Per company policy, all applicants considered for editorial internships at Lee Enterprises must pass a post-offer drug screen and background/driving history report screening prior to commencing employment.

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\"SLAM
SLAM Vogue

On Saturday July 15, the Saint Louis Art Museum hosts a special fundraising event inspired by its new exhibit, \u201cReigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015,\u201d which was previously featured in the June 30 Ladue News issue.

SLAM Vogue is set to be a night featuring themed cocktails and cuisine, as well as creative fashion centered on a compelling runway fashion show called Fluid Fashion 18. Behind the runway and spectacular designs is Vogue\u2019s former editor-at-large and America\u2019s Next Top model judge, Andr\u00e9 Leon Talley. Inspired by his recent visits to the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Saint Louis Fashion Incubator, Talley will bring the creative designs of the Incubator\u2019s six emerging designers to the runway\u2019s spotlight. The designs will emulate themes and ideas from \u201cReigning Men.\u201d Talley will attend the event to show support and to celebrate the designers\u2019 work.

\u201cSLAM Vogue will be a fantastic way to celebrate fashion and creativity in St. Louis while benefitting the Art Museum\u2019s many public programs,\u201d said Brent R. Benjamin, the Barbara B. Taylor Director of the Saint Louis Art Museum in a press release. \u201cWe look forward to welcoming Andr\u00e9 back to St. Louis for this fundraising event and helping create this special moment for our supporters.\u201d

Saint Louis Fashion Incubator designers to be featured at the fundraising event include, Agnes Hamerlik, a luxury womenswear designer from Chicago; Allison Mitchell, a handbag designer from Dallas; Reuben Reuel, the designer and founder of DEMESTIK from Brooklyn, New York; Charles Smith II, the designer of lines Smith II and S2 by Smith II from Dallas; Emily Brady Koplar, the founder and designer of Wai Ming from St. Louis; and Audra Noyes, the founder and designer of AUDRA from New York City.

The event is presented by the Centene Charitable Foundation. Tickets start at $150. 8 p.m. to midnight.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit slam.org/slamvogue.

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\"Great
Great Circle

Great Circle, a statewide nonprofit leader in providing family support and behavioral health services, announced its Summer Family Fun Campaign to celebrate and promote strong families.

With areas in education, parenting support, specialized home and community-based services, crisis services and more, Great Circle strives to help families set the foundation for healthy lives for of all its members. 225 licensed professionals are included in the more than 1,300 staff members part of the Great Circle team, serving a variety of families in 18 Missouri locations including Columbia, Kansas City, Marshall, Springfield, St. James and St. Louis.

To celebrate the sunny season and the goal to \u201csupport those on the courageous path to a better future,\u201d the Summer Fun Campaign encourages individuals 13 years old and older to submit pictures on social media accounts that show what makes their families strong. The catch? Make sure the picture includes a circle theme. For example, a game of catch between siblings with a Frisbee, decorating round sugar cookies with grandparents, or perhaps plunging down a water slide in a circular inflatable raft on family vacation \u2013 Great Circle wants to see all the moments and memories that make family uniquely yours.

By tagging photos with the hashtag #MOFamilyStrength, participants are eligible to win puzzles, games, food, gift cards and tips on how to strengthen their family. The Summer Fun Campaigns runs until Monday, July 31 at 4 p.m. A panel of judges will select the lucky winners, who will be announced on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

For more information visit greatciricle.org

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\"Wag!
Wag! App

As the on-demand market has expanded from Netflix to Uber, it comes with no surprise that the timely phenomenon is now used to benefit the lives of pets and their owners.

Wag!, with the slogan of \u201ca dog\u2019s best friend,\u201d is the new way for busy St. Louisans to walk their beloved pups. Every day from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wag! users are able to book a Wag! Walker to safely walk their dog. Similar to Uber or Lyft, the app shows nearby Wag! Walkers, and a request can be filled within minutes. According to Wag!\u2019s website, these fully vetted walkers are tested on dog-handling experience \u201cto ensure you get top quality people you can trust and feel comfortable walking your dog.\u201d

Already established in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Portland and other cities around the country, Wag! brings a unique app feature that allows owners to watch the progress of the walk. Each walk also includes an activity report that shows miles walked, time of the walk, and if your dog went to the bathroom. Sitting and boarding options are also available, making it a little bit easier to leave your pup at home as you jet off for a summer vacation.

If interested, owners can request the same Wag! Walker so their dog(s) can get to know them better. Each walk is focused on one dog - no group walks like in the movies - unless requested by the owner. To add more peace of mind, walks, boardings and sittings from Wag! are also insured and bonded.

Rates vary by area, but pricing for a 30-minute walk averages around $20.

For more information, visit wagwalking.com

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Even though it has been open for less than a year, Nixta has graced the St. Louis dining scene with its signature Mexican and Mediterranean flavors. With chef Tello Carreon\u2019s talent in the kitchen and owner Ben Poremba\u2019s inspiration, a new summer menu is ready for diners to devour.

Contemporary techniques and inventive recipes are highlighted in dishes like pepita guacamole, black bean hummus and handmade empanadas. For a taste of the sea, ceviche verde with cobia, shrimp, pineapple and aguachile is ready to be reeled in to your plate. Another dish \u2013 pulpo \u2013 features crispy octopus, fried potato, charred lettuce and mole almendrado. Land favorites will also be available including lamb tacos, duck carnitas and flautas made with local mushrooms, spinach, three cheeses and mushroom crema.

Relaxing al fresco dining can be found at Nixta\u2019s street-side patio where guests are encouraged to arrive with a healthy appetite and to be ready to excite their taste buds. For thirst quenchers, Nixta also offers its housemade Micheladas, along with a curated list of rums, mezcals and tequilas.

Nixta is open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. For some late night fun, Nixta transforms into Bar Lim\u00f3n Thursday to Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight.

For more information, call 314-899-9000 or visit nixtastl.com

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St. Louisans marching to mourn Dr. King.\u00a0Photograph, 1968. Missouri History Museum.

Visitors to the Missouri History Museum have a unique opportunity to be part of an engaging, musical experience centered on one of the nation\u2019s most expressive and impactful moments in history. Focused on the \u201cunderlying musical pulse\u201d of the nation\u2019s Civil Rights Movement, the Freedom Arts & Education Center presents Songs of the Civil Rights Movement LIVE as part of the museum\u2019s exhibit, #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis.

Many artists have lend their voices during times of civil rights tension and change. They brought beats, lyrics and a way to connect on a musical level with others who were faced with similar adversities. Such artists include Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Mavis Staple, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar and others.

The one-night program provides opportunities for guests to learn about the impact of music as it encouraged and empowered change in equality and freedom. A lineup of St. Louis musical artists will also take listeners on \u201ca journey through the history of the Civil Rights Movement\u201d in special performances. Musical guests include Alexis Coleman, Michelle Higgins, Andrew Gibson and others.

Songs of the Civil Rights Movement LIVE takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 in the Lee Auditorium. Admission is free. The #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis continues until Sunday, April 15, 2018.

For more information visit mohistory.org or call 314-746-4599.

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The Arts and Education Council (A&E) recently announced the seven honorees for the 2018 St. Louis Arts Awards, an event which has recognized artistic excellence in the St. Louis arts and cultural community for 27 years. The awards will be held January 22 at the Chase Park Plaza, co-chaired by Susan Block, founder of the Designing Block, and John Russell, senior vice president at Stifel Financial Corporation.\u00a0 Those being honored in 2018:

\"Maryland

Maryland Heights Mayor Mike Moeller

The City of Maryland Heights opened its new Community Center on May 20 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and public grand opening celebration. The $30 million center offers 92,000 square feet of recreational and fitness activities and services. Features include a 12,800 square foot gym, aquatic center with zip-line and climbing walls, fitness center, indoor track, preschool areas, senior lounge, multi-purpose rooms, and a 4,750 square foot special events rental space with catering kitchen.\u00a0 The center is located at 2300 McKelvey Road and also houses the Maryland Heights Department of Parks and Recreation staff and programs. \u00a0

The German School Association of Greater St. Louis (GSA) will move into its new home at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood this August. The GSA plans to increase its number of classes to 17 and will continue to provide German language instruction to students of all ages and skill levels. Classes take place during the normal school year on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings. The church is located at 505 S. Kirkwood Road in Kirkwood, across from the Magic House.

Rainbow Village has been awarded with a second grant of $75,000 from the Jefferson Foundation in Jefferson County, Missouri. The grant funds will provide three brothers living with cerebral palsy with a permanent, accessible home. Rainbow Village maintains 85 homes and is the only non-profit in the St. Louis area that focuses solely on providing long-term, safe and affordable homes for those with developmental disabilities. This home will be the second in Jefferson County sponsored by the Jefferson Foundation.

A team of sixth graders from Rossman School won first place in the Missouri Math League Annual Sixth Grade Contest. Alex Bahr, Christopher Braggs, Grant Dahl, Ryan Hardwick, Jason Klutho and Jonathan Lee outperformed 24 other Missouri schools to win the state champion title. Individually, the students ranked second (tie), ninth, eleventh, and seventeenth (tie) in the state. This win is the third in Rossman\u2019s history.

\"Christopher

Christopher Braggs, Jason Klutho, Ryan Hardwick, Grant Dahl, Jonathan Lee, Alex Bahr

Seniors Home Care received the 2017 Best of Home Care \u2013 Employer of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. Seniors Home Care received this award for their outstanding performance in the category of Training Received and Clear Expectations. This award is granted to top-ranking home care providers, based on caregiver satisfaction scores collected by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. Feedback is gathered from caregivers via live phone interviews each month.

\"Al

Al Kelley, CEO; Ryan Whittington, C.D.P., Managing Partner; Kit Whittington, R.N, B.S.N, C.D.P, Founder; and Mark Whittington, HR Administrative Assistant

Marketplace at The Abbey teamed up with Cardinals Wives for Wishes and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri for the annual \u201cBoots and Bling\u201d fundraiser event. Laura Wilson founded The Abbey in 2014 and began contributing to this annual event in 2015. The Abbey staff consulted on design and loaned pieces from their store which aligned with the event\u2019s theme. Boots and Bling was held June 11 at Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and raised over $110,000 to help grant wishes for Make-A-Wish Missouri.

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Truffles Restaurant received a prestigious three-star award, the highest rating in The World of Fine Wine World\u2019s Best Wine Lists 2017, in association with Octavian Wine Vaults. Truffles also received the Jury Prize, a recognition by senior judges of wine lists that show distinctive character and flair, offer exceptionally good value, or were particularly strong in a specific wine style. Truffles is one of 50 restaurants on the North American continent and one of 112 worldwide to receive the Jury Prize. The awards are assessed by a panel of judges consisting of world leading sommeliers and wine writers.

The Arts and Education Council named two women-led companies as winners in the first-ever startup competition for arts entrepreneurs. Winners are Creative Reaction Lab, founded by Antionette Carroll, and Flow, founded by Amanda Wells. The competition was launched in January in partnership with PNC Foundation and was created to encourage new ideas for community change through the arts. \u00a0Creative Reaction Lab educates cities to co-design solutions with underrepresented communities to make cities healthier and more inclusive. Flow is working to create a central haven for the region\u2019s writers to collaborate and learn from one another. The winners will be awarded $10,000 in seed funding, one year of incubation support and space in A&E\u2019s Centene Center for the Arts.

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COCA \u2013 Center of Creative Arts announced the Berges Family Foundation has pledged $5 million to the Create our Future Campaign. The gift is the largest to date for the Foundation and equal to the largest COCA has received. The gift is formatted as a challenge, in which the Foundation will match dollar for dollar gifts made to the campaign by September 30, 2017. The Berges family has a long history of giving to the arts and supporting organizations which enrich St. Louis. COCA\u2019s $40 million Create Our Future Campaign will support capital renovation and expansion of its historic building in University City and to fund its endowment and reserves. A new state-of-the-art theatre, planned as a critical component of the expansion, will be named in honor of the Berges Family Foundation.

More than 150 participants \u2013 a new record \u2013 took part in Bethesda Hospice Care\u2019s 5th annual Hospice Care Memorial 5K Walk/Run. Approximately half completed the shorter one-mile route, and with the rest completing the 5K route. The June 17 event at Queeny Park was a celebration to honor and remember those loved ones who have passed away. Most participants stayed to hear their loved one\u2019s\u2019 names mentioned and pin a remembrance ribbon to the event\u2019s \u201cCelebration of Life\u201d unity wreath.

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\"Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715-2015\" exhibit at Saint Louis Art Museum.

Ushering in the arrival of the highly anticipated \u201cReigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715-2015\u201d exhibit at the Saint Louis Art Museum, fashion mogul Andr\u00e9 Leon Talley sat down with an audience to discuss all things fashionable. Talley first got his big break into the coveted fashion world through volunteering at an exhibit curated by Diana Vreeland at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has gone on to work with designer giants, including Karl Lagerfeld, Manolo Blahnik, Versace and more. LN gives you an insider\u2019s guide to the conversation with the former editor-at-large for Vogue magazine.

On Diana Vreeland:

On modern muses:

On personal style:

On opportunity:

On aspirations:

On Andy Warhol:

On Karl Lagerfeld:

On his favorite menswear item:

On the future of fashion:

“Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715-2015” is running from June 25 to September 17. Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, 314-721-0072, slam.org.

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Earlier this week, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis' resident lighting director, Chris Akerland, received a Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for his work on Broadways's\u00a0Indecent. Akerland is a long-time company member at OTSL and first worked on the theatre's stage in 1990's\u00a0The Marriage of Figaro.\u00a0

This is his second Tony Award, the first being for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for\u00a0A Light in the Piazza in 2005. He's also been nominated for five other Tony Awards from 1996 to 2014.

In addition, past OTSTL designer took home a Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play, The Little Foxes. Jane Greenwood has received 20 Tony nominations starting in 1965.

Watch Akerlind's acceptance speech here and Greenwood's here.

Learn more at opera-stl.org.

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Dr. Joel Schuman MD, professor and chair, department of ophthalmology and professor of neuroscience and physiology of NYU School of Medicine recently received the Leslie Dana Gold Medal Award. This award, established in St. Louis in 1925, is based on eyesight research, instruction in ophthalmology, and conservation of vision. Dr. Schuman was selected by the Dana Medal Committee, headed by Dr. James Bobrow, professor of clinical ophthalmology and visual sciences at Washington University School of Medicine and honorary committee chair. Schuman is being recognized for his work to adapt CT scan, MRI and laser imaging techniques to create 3-D analyses of ocular structures. The award was presented at the Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired Visionary Gala held at the Palladium St. Louis on April 22.

Shannon Woodcock, president and CEO of HealthWorks! Kids\u2019 Museum St. Louis, has been selected as a 2017 Women of Distinction honoree by the Missouri Athletic Club. The award recognizes women who enrich their communities and contribute to the advancement of all women through their leadership, character and professional achievements. Woodcock has worked to advance health education in St. Louis for the past nine years. As executive director of the Delta Dental Health Theatre, she helped transform the theater into the new HealthWorks! Kids\u2019 Museum, which has hosted tens of thousands of children. She is also a faculty member of Washington University\u2019s nonprofit management program and was selected to participate in Focus St. Louis\u2019 Leadership St. Louis program. Woodcock was honored at Missouri Athletic Club\u2019s Women of Distinction Luncheon on April 7.

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Shannon Woodcock

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri recently held a luncheon to raise funds for reproductive healthcare and educational programs. The Women\u2019s Leadership Circle annual luncheon, \u201cCreating a Culture of Action,\u201d raised over $350K and was attended by the region\u2019s most philanthropic women and men. Also in attendance was St. Louis native Beau Willimon, creator of Netflix\u2019s House of Cards. The event was held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 6.

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Joan Culver (board member), Beau Willimon, Heather Raznick (board member)

Due to an increase in demand for epilepsy procedures and services, St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital is expanding its Pediatric Epilepsy Center. The hospital\u2019s recent investment in ROSA, Robotized Surgical Assistant, creates a 3-D map for surgeons to follow during a procedure and provides precise surgery assistance allowing less invasive procedures, smaller incisions with less bleeding, and reduced surgery and recovery time. The expansion also includes the addition of two epileptologists: Dr. Stuart Tomko, MD from Texas Children\u2019s and Boston Children\u2019s Hospitals, and Dr. Guerriero, DO, a Washington University physician and neurologist. DR. Guerriero will be spearheading the new ICU EEG program as well. Children\u2019s is also adding several EEG technologists to identify the source of seizures in patients using EEG equipment.

The Saint Louis Zoo was chosen as the \u201cBest Zoo\u201d per the 10Best Readers\u2019 Choice Awards contest sponsored by USA Today. The 20 nominated zoos were all accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and hand-picked by a panel of zoo and family travel experts. The USA Today website described the Saint Louis Zoo\u2019s appeal, such as its diversity of animals and free admission.

St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness (SLOCA) recentlyhosted its annual \u201cLiving Out Loud\u201d gala and auction. The event Emcee was KMOV\u2019s Laura Hettiger, and comedian and St. Louis native Greg Warren provided a special presentation and comedy routine for the more than 320 guests. The event also featured cocktails, appetizers, a gourmet dinner, silent and live auction, and the honoring of the Jorgensoen Family, the 2017 Teal Spirit Award recipients and founders of Families ROC Star 5k. Beverly Kinkade, survivor and SLOCA past president, received the second annual Volunteer Impact Award. The gala was held April 8 at Forest Hills Country Club in Chesterfield and raised more than $150,000. Proceeds fund grants for ovarian cancer research\u00a0and support SLOCA\u2019s educational programs and community awareness outreach.\u00a0

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Jorgensoen Family

Helping Hand Me Downs celebrated its fifth year of serving families throughout the St. Louis region with a Roarin\u2019 Twenties themed gala.\u00a0 The April 1 event was held at the Budweiser Brew House\u2019s Crown Room at Ballpark Village.

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The John Burroughs School 4211 robotics team advanced as the only St. Louis team to qualify for the FIRST* Tech Challenge World Championships held at Union Station in St. Louis April 26-29. This year\u2019s robot competition, VELOCITY VORTEX, involved more than 4,600 teams competing worldwide. Students and their mentors designed, built and programmed a CAD-designed and laser-cut aluminum robot that uses sprockets, gears, motors and sensors. Teams use WiFi-controlled phones to move their robots. The Burroughs team competed throughout the state and region to earn its place at the world championships.

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Angelo Benoit, Dylan Fox, Ben Stegeman (team captain), John Woodruff, Amaan Banga, Adam Banga, William Hylen, Adnaan Raza, Andy Zhang, Ben Wei and Hannah Stroup

The first annual Battle of the Badges BBQ was held on Saturday, May 13 in downtown Clayton to raise funds for Backstoppers and Responder Rescue. Teams of local fire and police departments served up BBQ to over 300 people, with side dishes provided by Weber Grill Restaurant. Attendees voted on their favorite meat in each category: Creve Coeur Police Department received 1st place for pork butt; Clayton Fire Department received 1st place for ribs; and Clayton Police Department received 1st place for chicken. Creve Coeur and Clayton Police Departments donated their $100 monetary awards to Backstoppers, and Clayton Fire Department donated their award to Responder Rescue. The City of Clayton will present Backstoppers with a check for $4,112.28 and Responder Rescue with a check for $4,012.28 from ticket sales and monetary awards. The event was sponsored by Weber Grill Restaurant and SSM Health.

Participating Teams:

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis\u2019 production of Follies was the top winner at the fifth annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards. Follies, which kicked off The Rep\u2019s 50th\u00a0anniversary season, won seven awards, including Outstanding Production of a Musical. The awards ceremony was held March 20 at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts on the campus of Chaminade College Preparatory School.

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Join us as we honor these nine deserving local charities and non-profits and announce this year's winners at the 2017 Ladue News Charity Awards, presented by Centene Corporation. Read all about these groups and their missions in the June 2, 9 and 16 issues of\u00a0Ladue News.

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Alive, Inc.

Camp Rainbow Foundation

Center for Head Injury Service

College Bound

Concordance Academy of Leadership

Humane Society of Missouri

Nurses for Newborns

Rainbow Village

St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association, Inc.

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What: LN Charity Awards

Where: Palladium Saint Louis

When: 6 to 8 p.m. June 15

Price: $30

Details: Only a limited number of tickets are available. A portion of every ticket purchased in advance will be donated to your choice of one of these charities.

Purchase tickets here.

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Ashley Green

\"Brian

Brian Carlson

\"Cory

Cory Timblin

\"Matthew

Matthew Groves

\"Retta

Retta Leritz

\"Evan

Evan Sowers

Butler\u2019s Pantry welcomes Ashley Green as its new director of human resources. In this role, Green is responsible for recruitment, training and development, performance management and benefits. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the industry and received a bachelor\u2019s degree from McKendree University and a master\u2019s from SIU-Carbondale.

Castle Contracting welcomes Brian Carlson as project director to oversee the delivery of prime contracts for civil construction projects and pursuits, focusing on design-build and other alternative delivery opportunities. Carlson was previously the senior project manager for 14 years at Millstone Weber, LLC. He is a member of the Design-Build Institute of America and DBIA Mid-America Regions, he received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology \u2013 Rolla, and he earned certification as a Master Drainlayer for St. Louis city and county.

The Missouri Chapter of American Public Works Association (APWA) has chosen Dale Houdeshell, director of public works for the City of Clayton, as the recipient of the 2016 D Squared Award. This award is the highest honor by the Missouri Chapter of APWA and recognizes individuals who exemplify excellence and dedication in serving the public and the public interest through outstanding achievements and performance in the field of Public Works. Houdeshell, an Army veteran, has more than 30 years of experience in public works and has served the City of Clayton for three years.

West County Center in Des Peres announced the opening of five new stores and changes to existing retailers. The new stores are Vans, AKIRA, Cell Doc, Goss\u2019up Pasta and Classic Dogs & More. In addition, Helzberg Diamonds is expanding and remodeling their location, Kay Jewelers is remodeling their store, and Fusion Kitchen in the food court has expanded their menu and changed their name to Falafel & Grill.

For the ninth consecutive year, Build-A-Bear Workshop has been named to the 2017 Best Companies to Work For list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. Selection and ranking are based on employee ratings of workplace culture, the level of trust towards leaders, pride taken in their jobs and the camaraderie experienced with co-workers. Build-A-Bear Workshop ranked number 76 out of 100 companies.

Lush Cosmetics reopened their store at St. Louis Galleria with more square footage and 10 consultation stations in the shop\u2019s center. Lush offers handmade cosmetics and essential oils which are not tested on animals, as well as unique vintage pieces of furniture. \u00a0The store re-opened on March 24.

Gershman Mortgage welcomes Cory Timblin, PHR, SHRM-CP as its new human resources manager. Timblin has over 15 years of experience in human resources, most recently serving as the human resources manager for Kellwood Company. She received her bachelor\u2019s degree from University of Missouri-St. Louis and a master\u2019s of management/human resources management from University of Phoenix. She also holds a professional human resources (PHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute and SHRM-Certified Professional distinction. She is currently president-elect on the board with the National Human Resources Association \u2013 St. Louis Affiliate.

UMB Bank announced it has hired Fritz Gebhard Jr. as vice president, commercial banking in St. Louis. He is responsible for managing existing client portfolios while building new business relationships in the community. Gebhard has more than 13 years of experience in banking and financial services, most recently as vice president, commercial banking at Cass Bank. He graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor\u2019s in economics and from Webster University with a master\u2019s in business administration.

Dielmann Sotheby\u2019s International Realty is pleased to announce its new agents: Richard Hefler, Brian Sluka, Anne Ray, David Spellman, Shelley Roach, Meghan Putnam and Beth Schultz.

RedKey Realty Leaders St. Louis announced key leadership team members. Nate Johnson, president of Real Estate Solutions, joined as director of agent development. Shawn Kelsey, a RedKey agent and associate broker since 2015, will now lead the brokerage efforts for the firm\u2019s West County location.

Judevine Center for Autism expanded its Craig Road location to make room for a new clinic for applied behavior analysis and speech/language therapy. The clinic, \u201cRoots on Craig,\u201d opened last December. It includes designated areas for gross motor needs, sensory needs, reading, younger children structured play, and older client work and recreation stations.

Castle Contracting welcomes Matthew Groves as project director. Groves will help lead solar project pursuits and assist with the national expansion of the company\u2019s CastleGPS service, which provides industry-leading subsurface utility investigation and mapping to construction projects. He previously served in management roles at Byrne & Jones and Saint Louis University. He graduated from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg with a bachelor\u2019s in computer-aided drafting and from Lindenwood University with an MBA. He is a member of the American Public Works Association and Young Executives of SITE Improvement Association.

A west coast inspired bridal boutique, Juno Bridal, recentlyopened in the Central West End. The shop is owned by St. Louis native, Claire Ketterer, and features exclusive designers with southern California styles. Designers include Daughters of Simone, Truvelle, Daalarna, Theia, Olia Zavozina and Alyssa Kristen.

Castle Design welcomes Retta Leritz to its team of interior designers. Leritz, a St. Louis native, worked in New York City for popular fashion names and was trained in interior design with a background in illustration and product development. Her designs have been published in House Beautiful, Southern Living and Domino magazines.

Central Trust Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Evan Sowers, MBA as executive vice president and market executive for its St. Louis location in Clayton. His primary role is to lead the St. Louis office to deliver world class customer service, fiduciary administration and investment advice to clients and prospects. Sowers has more than 17 years of experience in the industry, earned his MBA in Finance, Accounting and Investment banking from Washington University in St. Louis and a BA from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Stray Rescue of St. Louis announced the appointment of Cassady Caldwell to the position of executive director. Caldwell has held several positions with the no-kill organization since 2014, most recently as director of shelter operations.

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Dr. Barrett Mosbacker

\"Lauree

Lauree Peterson-Sakai

\"Dr.

Dr. Grace Lee

\"Laura

Laura Kaiser

\"Sherry

Sherry Sissac

\"Chelsea

Chelsea Watson

\"Will

Will Witherspoon

\"Dr.

Dr. Larry Johnson Jr.

\"Pat

Pat Sly

\"Jill

Jill McGuire

\"Mike

Mike Roberts

The Women\u2019s Foundation of Greater St. Louis (WFSTL) recently announced new appointments to its board of directors:

New board president, two year term:

Reappointments:

New board members:

The Westminster Christian Academy board of directors has chosen Dr. Barrett Mosbacker as Westminster\u2019s next head of school, effective June 1, 2017. Mosbacker has 28 years of Christian education experience, with the last 10 years as the superintendent of Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, Alabama. He also founded Covenant Day School in Matthews, North Carolina, and served as headmaster at Presbyterian Christian School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Dr. Mosbacker holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a master\u2019s from Covenant College.

VOYCE announced that Lauree Peterson-Sakai of Wells Fargo Advisors, has joined its board of directors. In her role at Wells Fargo Advisors, Lauree develops and manages risk-based compliance programs centered on elderly clients. She also serves on the board for Memory Home Care Solutions. Lauree holds her Series 7, 63 and 24 financial licenses. VOYCE is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a high quality of life for the estimated 22,000 people living in long-term care in its service area in Eastern and North Central Missouri.

Dr. Grace Lee has been hired as the principal of Hixson Middle School in the Webster Groves School District, effective July 1. Lee is currently the assistant principal at Parkway Northeast Middle School. Prior to that, she taught English language arts in Parkway and was a social worker in Jennings. She holds a doctorate and master\u2019s degree in educational administration from Lindenwood University, a master\u2019s in social work from Washington University and a bachelor\u2019s degree in middle school education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

SSM Health named Laura Kaiser as the new president/CEO, effective May 1. Kaiser has more than 30 years of experience in health care, including improving upon clinical quality and patient satisfaction, operational performance and growth, and facilitating health care integration. For the past five years, she has served as executive vice president/COO at Intermountain Healthcare. Prior to that, she spent 15 years at Ascension Health in several leadership roles. In her new role with SSM Health, Kaiser will be instrumental in guiding the organization\u2019s transition to a value-based model of care. She is replacing William P. Thompson, who will retire at the end of April after 37 years of service.

The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC), announced the promotion of Sherry Sissac as deputy director. Sissac will report directly to executive director, Felicia Shaw, helping to establish programs and policies to drive growth, and the strategies to advance RAC as a critical player in the region\u2019s cultural economy. Sissac has nearly 30 years of experience in brand building and business development. She served as RAC\u2019s director of marketing and external affairs and successfully launched the STL Arts App, and she leads the region\u2019s Arts & Economic Prosperity Economic Impact Report. Sissac is a St. Louis native and spent years as news anchor and public affairs producer for KDNL television.

Pedal the Cause proudly welcomes three new professionals to their board of directors:

Parkway Schools named Chelsea Watson as its deputy superintendent with a unanimous vote by the board of education. Watson is a lifelong Parkway student, alumnus and educator. Her roles include the assistant superintendent of student services since 2012, Parkway Middle School principal, and teacher at Wren Hollow Elementary. Her accomplishments have resulted in enhancing student character education, improving the district\u2019s relationship with the Special School District, consistent registration procedures and reviewed discipline practices focusing on student needs. Her new position is effective July 1, replacing Desi Kirchhofer, who accepted the superintendent position at Northwest School District.

Mathews-Dickey Boys\u2019 & Girls\u2019 Club announced its new board members:

Kids in the Middle announced four new advisory members which assists the agency with their mission, events and fundraising.

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis announced the selection of seven new members to its board of directors:

Gateway Center for Giving announced the election of three leaders to its board of directors:

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) recently announced two newly elected board members:

VOYCE welcomes former KSDK meteorologist, Mike Roberts, to its board of directors. Roberts left KSDK in 2016 after 37 years in meteorology to pursue his passion for helping seniors remain comfortable and live independently in their own homes. He is now the director of client services at Home Care Assistance of St. Louis and is a volunteer with Mercy Hospice.

Epworth Children & Family Services\u2019 governance board is pleased to announce the unanimous selection of Michelle D. Tucker, senior vice president at Bank of America, as its new CEO, effective April 3. Tucker has been with bank of America for 20 years and oversees local philanthropic giving, community outreach, and sponsorship strategies. She is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt professional and has received numerous awards, including the YWCA Leader of Distinction Award and the Urban League\u2019s Women in Leadership Award. She earned an M.A. in Business from Webster University and B.A. in English from SIU-Edwardsville. Tucker is also involved with other charitable organizations in the area.

Make-A-Wish Missouri announced two new additions to its governing board:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors:

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LN contributor Julia Cain

Last Thursday, St. Louis became the envy of the fashion world for a brief moment as hometown girl and international supermodel Karlie Kloss debuted her new fashion line in collaboration with Express. The Pageant transformed into an exclusive runway show, complete with servers delivering delectable bites, from mini deep dish pizzas and barbecue pulled pork sliders to Ted Drewe\u2019s famous custard and Klossies, gluten-free cookies designed by none other than Kloss herself.

Upon entry, each attendee received a light-up bracelet, which made for a spectacular light show as the night progressed. The keepsake bands changed colors in time with DJ and entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman\u2019s turntables. The Karlie Kloss X Express Collection, featuring iconic tees and blazers alongside statement bombers and flowing maxi dresses, set to inspire as it hit the runway, modeled by 15 influencers, including LN contributor Julia Cain. These unconventional models and contest winners empowered with stories of how they seek to live their best lives.

Kloss also invited graduates of her summer program, Kode With Klossy, a free camp where 13 to 18 year-old girls learn how to code, to watch front and center as the show unfolded. Guests were treated to a special musical surprise as international pop star Charli XCX took to stage, performing such hits as Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and her own megahit, “Boom Clap.” Shop the style and watch a runway recap at express.com.

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