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Show House 2016 - 4388 Westminster Place

Ladue News\u200b is thrilled to announce the 2016 Ladue News Show House, presented by Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty\u200b.

Take a tour of 4388 Westminster Place Oct. 22 through Nov. 6. The show house is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It will be closed on Mondays and will close early at 3 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 27.

Tickets are $25, and are available here: http://bit.ly/2d1M2JW.

A portion of the proceeds go to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children\u2019s Hospital\u200b.\u00a0

This year's Platinum sponsors are KDR Designer Showrooms, Wilson Lighting, First Bank and Dillards. STL Tile is our Gold Sponsor. Silver sponsors are Advanced Nursing Services, Rugs by Saga and Arch Framing.

Don't forget to check in on Facebook while you're there!

Stay tuned to find out who this year's designers are!

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With 30,000 votes cast, SoolNua\u2019s 2nd annual #worldICECREAMindex drew to an exciting climax this week as St. Louis\u2019 Ted Drewes finally overtook Bratislava\u2019s Koun to take the highly coveted top spot in the rankings. During the final weeks of voting the top three contestants constantly swapped places, but, in the end, Ted Drewes was the clear winner.

\u201cSoolNua's #worldICECREAMindex celebrates and recognizes the central role that ice cream plays in defining a destination and highlighting its authenticity and originality. We\u2019re thrilled to see that it has captured the imagination of destinations as far apart as Vancouver and Istanbul\u201d Patrick Delaney of SoolNua said in a press release.

\u201cWith so many great ice cream shops and destinations from around the world participating in this fun (and delicious) competition, it is truly an honor for Ted Drewes, St. Louis and the U.S. to be recognized as the winners of the 2016 #worldICECREAMindex,\u201d Kitty Ratcliffe, president of Explore St. Louis, said in a press release. \u201cTed Drewes is an institution in our city and has been serving up amazing frozen treats for visitors and residents along historic Route 66 for generations. We want to give a special thank you to all the Ted Drewes\u2019 fans who voted for them and helped secure this very sweet and special recognition.\u201d

To see the other winners, visit\u00a0soolnua.com/icecream.

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Miriam: The Learning Disability Experts announces the formal grand opening and ribbon cutting of Miriam Academy, a new high school for students with learning disabilities. Miriam Academy is St. Louis\u2019 first private non-sectarian high school for students with learning challenges and opened August 15 with an inaugural class of 14 students in ninth grade.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place this evening at Miriam Academy, in Parkway United Church of Christ, at 2841 North Ballas Road.

Miriam Academy serves high school students with average to above average intelligence with learning challenges in the areas of language, reading, math, sensory and social skill development. Miriam Academy will add one grade each year and ultimately serve students in grades 9-12. Enrollment is open to both current Miriam families as well as other students in the area.

\u201cMiriam Academy addresses an unmet need in the St. Louis region for a high school serving students with learning disabilities,\u201d Miriam\u2019s executive director Andrew Thorp said in a press release. \u201cWe enrolled 14 students in our first year which exceeded our expectations.\"

Miriam Academy offers a personalized educational experience for high school students, including differentiated instruction and curriculum modifications to accommodate varied learning styles and individual abilities. The school is staffed with five fulltime staff and five part-time staff including occupational therapists, speech/language therapists, a guidance counselor, art teacher, and a PE/health teacher.

Students attend four 90-minute blocks which include STEM, humanities, learning strategies and PE/health and art. Individual therapies are offered during the school day based on each student\u2019s needs including occupational therapy, speech/language, individual counseling and social groups.

After-school clubs are led by students with a faculty sponsor and include photography, drama, marketing, gaming, sports, music, and community service. Students can also participate in an online school newspaper called The Echo.

Currently Miriam Academy is housed at Parkway United Church of Christ in a separate education wing. Bond Architects renovated the space to include two classrooms and an administrative space with the look and feel of a modern high school.

For more information, visit www.miriamacademy.org.

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Balaban\u2019s restaurant and retail wine shop in Chesterfield celebrates winning several awards this summer. A best of award of excellence was earned from Wine Spectator magazine for the fifth consecutive year. Another fine accolade was three stars from The World of Fine Wine\u2019s 2016 World\u2019s Best Wine Lists Awards.\u00a0 Balaban\u2019s also earned a spot on the 2016 A-List for St. Louis Magazine, as well as on the 2016 Best Wine List in the Riverfront Times.

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Crown Center for Senior Living residents and community members have the opportunity to garden, thanks to thirteen year old Ethan Jick of Forsyth School in Ladue. Ethan\u2019s grandparents and his love for nature and the environment inspired his community service project idea. He donated gardening supplies such as watering cans, gardening gloves, and more to the Crown Center gardeners\u2019 Happy Planters Club, recognizing that he has similar interests as the older generation gardeners.

The CHOICE Program of Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA) was given top honors by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The CHOICE Program received an Aging Innovations Award at the July 2016 n4a annual conference and trade show. This award recognizes aging programs with innovative approaches to support older adults, those with disabilities, and their family caregivers. Selection criteria also included the seamlessness which other agencies could replicate the program in their communities.

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Community group, Forward Through Ferguson, is working to strengthen regional collaboration in applying for 100&Change, a $100 million grant competition funded by the MacArthur Foundation. If awarded, the funds will support progress towards addressing racial equity in the St. Louis Region. The Ferguson Commission Report and the Promise Zone are expected to give a St. Louis a competitive advantage.\u00a0 At least 28 other regional partners have already signed on.

Fun was had by many at Hope Montessori Infant & Toddler Community\u2019s annual Field Day, held on August 5. The day\u2019s events included fun activities such as a slip \u2018n\u2019 slide, tricycle washing, face painting, bubbles, and more. Twenty-one month old, Rapheal Naime, was this year\u2019s winner of the watermelon eating contest.

The St. Louis Arc successfully raised over $200,000 at its 7th annual Autism Invitational Golf Tournament. The event took place August 22 at Boone Valley Golf Club with ninety-six golfers. The invitational winning team members were Dave Fahrenhorst, Mike Corrigan Sr., Mike Corrigan Jr., and Andy Goldenberg. St. Louis Arc provides autism and behavior services to over 800 children and adults.\u00a0 The tournament was made possible by co-chairs Tom Caruso and Dan Kelley, tournament chairperson Jo Ann Kindle, and major event sponsors: Crawford Taylor Foundation, Centene, the Steward Family Foundation, and the Ross Family.

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Dan Kelley, Jo Ann Kindle, and Tom Caruso

\"Leah

Leah Kinsey of First Bank

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) executive director, Lisa Melandri, announced its CAM associate curator, Kelly Shindler, has been appointed senior specialist for exhibitions and public interpretation at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage in Philadelphia, effective September 2016. Since 2011, Shindler has organized over thirty shows for CAM and has authored five books.\u00a0 At The Pew Center for Art & Heritage, she will be essential in program development, grants administration, and constituent capacity-building.

First Bank employees collected over 177,161 pounds of food and more than $41,000 in cash donations to support families in need across the St. Louis and Tri-County area.\u00a0 During their 7th\u00a0consecutive Saturday Jubilee on July 30, employees formed 15 teams of volunteers at 13 Dierbergs locations to collect food donations.\u00a0 The collected food will supply Operation Food Search which feeds people on the bi-state region.

St. Louis was ranked second\u00a0among the hottest nationwide real estate markets for 2016, according to Realtor.com chief economist, Jonathon Smoke. St. Louis remains the second-most affordable city to purchase a home.

Delmar Gardens is integrating Chair Chi, a new wellness initiative for its seniors. Twenty-five activity directors of the Delmar Gardens Family participated in a two-day seminar to become Chair Chi certified. The gentle exercise program is designed to help people receive the benefits of traditional Tai Chi Chuan while staying in the comfort and safety of their chair.

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The Saint Louis Zoo today was chosen as the No. 1 free attraction in the nation by the USA Today\u2019s 10Best Readers' Choice Awards Program. The Saint Louis Zoo was the only zoo selected for consideration when USA Today asked visitors to its website to help pick the 10Best free attractions from a list of 20 that travel experts selected. Today results were announced, following four weeks of voting.

The Zoo was selected over Central Park in New York City, Balboa Park (home to San Diego Zoo) in San Diego, and Millennium Park in Chicago. Votes for the Zoo were greater than those for the Alamo, the Golden Gate Bridge and Boston\u2019s Freedom Trail. The list also included the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C., among others.

In its description of the Saint Louis Zoo, USA Today reported, \u201cthe 90-acre Zoo exhibits 600 species of animals representing every continent and major biome on the planet. It\u2019s also one of the nation\u2019s few zoos with free entry, though some exhibits and shows charge small admission fees. The zoo\u2019s Penguin & Puffin Coast exhibit is one of the best penguin habitats in the country, with four species of penguins and two species of puffins on display.\u201d

Admission has been free at the Saint Louis Zoo since its founding in 1910. The Zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas and New Year\u2019s Day. The Zoo attracts about 3,200,000 visitors each year.

Read more about it on USA Today's site, here.

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Bruno David announced yesterday that the gallery is closing its location at the 3721 Washington Boulevard in Grand Center.

\u201cDue to concerns about the structural integrity of the building in which the gallery is housed\u2014discovered during a recent engineering survey\u2014I have decided to postpone our upcoming exhibitions until an alternative space is found,\" Bruno David said in a recent press release. \"I deeply regret the impact of this on the artists who are affected, especially those whose works were to be shown at the Gallery. While this is surely not what anyone anticipated, no individual or entity is at fault. I remain grateful to the Pulitzer Arts Foundation for its crucial, ongoing support, which has enabled the Gallery to play a major role in the cultural life of St. Louis for over 11 years. I am additionally thankful for their continued support\u2014as well as that of our artists, visitors, and patrons\u2014throughout this difficult transition.\u201d

Cara Starke, Director, Pulitzer Arts Foundation notes, \u201cBruno David has been an important member of the St. Louis arts community for many years and a vital ally and contributing neighbor with his wonderful gallery. As a neighbor and supporter, we regret that this decision was necessary, but we all agree that visitor safety and the security of the artwork in the building is the number one concern.\u201d

For general information and other inquiries, please contact Bruno L. David at info@brunodavidgallery.com

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Local activewear boutique Dimvaloo is asking St. Louisans to join the movement! For the third year in a row, Dimvaloo is hosting Active Nation Day, a celebration of movement complete with free exercise classes. This year\u2019s event will take place at Ballpark Village in Busch 2 Infield.

\u201cOur objective is to host a day dedicated to active living\u2014a day where people are asked to consider putting their health and fitness first,\u201d Dimvaloo owner and founder Kate Duryea said in a press release. \u201cIt\u2019s all about resetting their commitment and inspiring others to do the same. We\u2019re thrilled to bring this event to St. Louisans for a third year, and we\u2019re proud our lineup of activities is better than ever.\u201d

The St. Louis 2016 Active Nation Day schedule of events includes an exclusive fitness marketplace, as well as four open-to-the-public classes. While tickets are required, they are free, and the first 100 ticketholders will receive a free Dimvaloo gift bag.

The fitness marketplace, named MNB Marketplace, stands for Move, Nourish, Believe. This is a Lorna Jane mantra, an Australian clothing line available exclusively in St. Louis at Dimvaloo. The MNB Marketplace will include local business(es) whose beliefs fit within that framework.

\u201cStudies show healthy adults should complete at least 150 minutes of exercise each week, and Dimvaloo is bringing even more than that to the public outside of Ballpark Village on September 25, 2016,\u201d Duryea says.

Active Nation Day Schedule of Events

7 to 7:45 a.m. Registration and Check In

8 a.m. MNB Marketplace opens

8 to 8:45 a.m. Workout with Monica Koch of Klean & Lean

9 to 9:45 a.m. Cardio Dance with Stephanie Zitzer of StephZ Cardio Dance

10 to 10:45 a.m. Yoga with Elle Potter of YogaBuzz

11 to 11:45 a.m. Bootcamp with Christopher Jackson of Burn1000

1 p.m. MNB Marketplace draws to a close

To register for this free event, click here.

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Tiffany and Dave Unger purchased a 1960 Avalon camper, transformed it into a mobile bar service and founded The Wandering Sidecar Bar Co.

The camper, lovingly named Ruthie after Tiffany's grandmother, can elevate any event, whether it be a wedding, backyard party or business/charity function. Tiffany has been bartending since she was 21. She and Dave enjoy working events together, but they've also hired a small staff to help.\u00a0

The Ungers have also recently partnered with The Vino Gallery in the Central Wed End to help clients plan their drink menu, order and even offer delivery service. Clients may use the service or provide their own alcohol - and The Wandering Sidecar takes care of the rest.\u00a0

\"We really want to be a one-of-a-kind service,\" Tiffany says. \"We want to be something where we come in, and we take over... so [the client] can concentrate on other aspects of the event and not worry about the bar part.\"

Last year, Tiffany came across the idea for a mobile bar service in a magazine. Not long after that, she and Dave purchased Ruthie from someone out in Alton. Ruthie was sent to\u00a0Mark Bertel in Mountain Home, Arkansas for remodeling. The inside now boasts\u00a0copper fixtures, custom-made butcher counter blocks and cabinets, white subway tiles, porcelain sinks and a roomy bench.

The Ungers are also expanding their fleet of mobile bars with Birdie, a double horse trailer, coming soon. They also built two outside bars handcrafted from reclaimed wood.

\"These new options will give us the ability to work up to three events in one night,\" Tiffany says.

To learn more about The Wandering Sidecar Bar Co., visit\u00a0thewanderingsidecarbarco.com.

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For many schools, this week marks the first days of a new year.

To ring in that new year, Saint Louis Public Schools partnered with the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation to create \"St. Louis (My Hometown),\" a music video featuring the Central Visual and Performing Arts Choir and the Woerner Elementary School Choir. Here's the song's sweet chorus:

St. Louis, St. Louis, like the mighty Mississippi, you're rolling along

St. Louis, St. Louis every day I love to say you're my hometown

In it, video of the students recording the song in the studio is mixed with feel-good shots of St. Louis, from the Cardinals in action to glimmering landmarks such as the Arch and the art museum. The song was written and produced by Carl Nelson, the music director and teacher at Woerner. He originally wrote it in 2014 in celebration of St. Louis' 250th birthday.

\"I wanted a fun song that would teach my students more about the city\u2019s history and inspire in them a sense of civic pride,\u201d Nelson says in a press release.\u00a0\u201cWith the release to a much larger audience, my hope is the song will have a similar impact on people. I hope they will want to listen to \u2018St. Louis (My Hometown)\u2019 over and over again. The kids did a great job with the piece.\u201d\u00a0\u00a0

The music video premiered Aug. 13 at the Chaifetz Arena as a part of the annual Back to School Community Empowerment Festival.

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RedKey Realty Leaders St. Louis created a virtual fundraising effort in July to raise $2,500 in support of Joey Renick, three-time survivor of an aggressive cancer called Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. With the help of the St. Louis community, they doubled that goal and collected $5,000 during a 48-hour donation period. This charity event was a part of the real estate agency\u2019s most recent initiative to cause a wave of giving throughout St. Louis: the RedKey Ripple Effect.

As an extension of the company\u2019s mission of love and service, the RedKey Ripple Effect is an annual event in which RedKey sources nominations from the community for a deserving family, and the public has two days to make monetary contributions to their cause. This year, the selected nominee, Joey Renick, was nominated five times. Renick has been diagnosed with Leukemia three times: as a three-year-old, when he was in high school in 2011, and again earlier this year.

The first achieved goal of $2,500 will help Renick and his mother during his recovery by providing twelve months of car insurance, two weekly trips to the hospital, two months of healthy food, and accommodations for his room while he's in isolation. The remaining $2,500 will help alleviate the Renick family\u2019s other general financial burdens due to not being able to work full time during his treatment and recovery.

All proceeds from the RedKey Ripple Effect will be presented to Renick in early August. If you missed the donation window and would still like to contribute, call Jill Balaban at 314-692-7200.

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Grammy Award-winning rapper, singer and songwriter Nelly and the St. Louis Symphony will perform a one-night-only concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at Powell Hall.

STL Symphony Music Director, David Robertson, conducts this unique musical event, featuring original symphonic twists on his hits including \u201cHot in Herre,\u201d \u201cJust a Dream\u201d and \u201cCountry Grammar.\u201d

Beginning his musical career in St. Louis with the hip-hop group St. Lunatics, Nelly shot to stardom with the release of his debut album, Country Grammar, in 2000. Since that time he has released such chart-topping songs as \u201cHot in Herre,\u201d \u201cDilemma\u201d and other pop-hip-hop hits. In 2013, the St. Louis native released his seventh full-length album, M.O., featuring guest appearances by Nicki Minaj and Pharrell. Nelly has toured nationally and internationally throughout much of 2016, and is at work on a new album.

As a proud St. Louis native, one of the ways Nelly gives back to his city is through his school, ex\u2019Treme Institute. Nelly partnered with Vatterott College to create ex\u2019Treme Institute, a college tailored to educating those interested in the music industry. He is the only artist to have his own accredited college, the presenting sponsor for this concert. Nelly\u2019s star is on the Loop\u2019s Walk of Fame and he is a loyal fan of Cardinal baseball.

Tickets are on sale today (prices range from $45 to $150) and may be purchased at stlsymphony.org or by calling 314-534-1700.

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Andy Mozina

In Andy Mozina's debut novel, Contrary Motion,\u00a0our protagonist Matt is newly divorced, dealing with the death of his father and preparing for a major audition for a harpist chair at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Mozina, who lived in St. Louis while obtaining his PhD from Washington University, delves into Matt's anxiety and frenzied life with humor and nuance. Mozina will be at Left Bank Books on Wednesday, August 17 to discuss\u00a0Contrary Motion.

Below, Mozina (also a professor at Kalamazoo College in Michigan) talks about his inspirations for the novel, his time spent in St. Louis and more.

Ladue News: You lived in St. Louis while earning your PhD. Where were your favorite places to go?

Andy Mozina:\u00a0I lived in St. Louis from 1992 to 1999. My wife and I lived in an apartment on Pershing, east of Skinker, and a house in Richmond Heights. So many favorite places! Ted Drewes, of course, and Mr. Wizard\u2019s on Big Bend. We also spent a lot of time in the [Delmar] Loop. A great Thai restaurant on Delmar I\u2019m forgetting the name of; the Tivoli, before and after the grand renovation; Blueberry Hill; Caf\u00e9 Chaos, which I believe is no more; Left Bank Books, etc. Loved riding on the bike paths in Forest Park. Finally, a shout-out to Mercy Hospital where our daughter was born just before we moved to Kalamazoo.

LN: How did you initially develop an interest in writing?

AM:\u00a0As a kid I was into science fiction and fantasy, stuff like The Lord of the Rings and Asimov\u2019s Foundation trilogy. In high school I wrote a re-make of a Ray Bradbury story, \u201cA Sound of Thunder,\u201d and my teacher sent it to Bradbury who wrote me a very nice letter. Trying to be a writer was in the back of my mind after that.

LN:\u00a0What inspired you to write a story about a harpist?

AM:\u00a0Probably because my mother was a hospice volunteer and my wife was a harpist. My mother sent me a picture from a newspaper of a harpist playing bedside for a hospice patient. I started to think about a harpist who played in those settings and who also had ambitions to win a seat in an orchestra.

\"Contrary
Contrary Motion

LN: What kind of research did you conduct for this book?

AM: I interviewed a number of harpists, some who performed in hospice settings and some who played in orchestras or knew the audition process. I also spent some time as a hospice volunteer myself. Then there\u2019s a lot of little stuff I had to research, medical stuff, locations, etc.

LN:\u00a0What did you learn about gender stereotypes while writing this book?

AM: Well, generally speaking, I think gender works on two levels: the prevailing social gender context, which is where the stereotypes form, and then the individual gender-related negotiations a person engages in with themselves and the people they\u2019re close to, which allow for non-stereotypical possibilities. Matt, the novel\u2019s protagonist and a straight guy, gets into harp playing to impress a particular young woman, which is stereotypical male behavior, and ends up at odds with a societal expectation that harp is played by women and gay men. And there are other ways in which he\u2019s at odds with social gender expectations: he\u2019s not a confident person, he\u2019s not a traditional breadwinner, and he doesn\u2019t want to be the sort of father who focuses on his career and leaves raising his daughter to her mother. Then depending on whether he\u2019s with his ex-wife or his current girlfriend, he experiences his masculinity differently. If I discovered anything about gender stereotypes in writing this book, it\u2019s probably that people need one-on-one support to live their gender in the way that\u2019s best for them; the farther from the stereotype they tend, the more support they need, the more important being in the right intimate relationships is.\u00a0

LN: Did you infuse any of your own personality into Matt? If so, what?

AM: Oh, gosh, that\u2019s tricky. The short answer is \u201cof course.\u201d Matt c\u2019est moi! How that happens is complicated, though. Most novels are at least a little bit larger than life, so you tend to exaggerate things. So Matt is more anxious and a much harder worker than I am, but I know what it is to be a somewhat anxious hard worker. Matt\u2019s a lot more reckless and unstable in his relationships than I am, but I know what it\u2019s like to be romantically confused. I think in general he\u2019s a little more lost than I am (I hope!).

LN: What are you working on next?

AM: I\u2019m into some new stuff, but I don\u2019t want to jinx it by talking about it!

Learn more about the event at Left Bank Books here.

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital and its physician partners at Washington University School of Medicine are once again listed among the nation\u2019s elite medical centers in U.S. News & World Report\u2019s annual list of Best Hospitals, ranking No. 11 in the country. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is also again ranked No. 1 in both Missouri and the metro St. Louis area.

Two more BJC hospitals were ranked by U.S. News as among the top hospitals in Missouri and their respective regions. Missouri Baptist Medical Center is ranked No. 2 in metro St. Louis and No. 4 in Missouri. In pediatric rankings announced in June, BJC\u2019s St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital was rated among the Best Children\u2019s Hospitals in the country in all 10 ranked pediatric specialties.

For the 24th straight year, Barnes-Jewish Hospital earned honors as part of the newsmagazine\u2019s honor roll. This year\u2019s Honor Roll highlights 20 hospitals out of nearly 5,000 nationwide for their expertise in treating the most challenging patients across a range of medical specialties.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital was ranked nationally in all 12 data-driven specialties and received the highest rating possible \u2013 high-performing \u2013 in all nine categories of the U.S. News Ratings for Procedures and Conditions.

For the Honor Roll methodology, U.S. News ranks 12 specialties based on a mathematical model combining reputation, mortality rate, patient safety, and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. Four remaining specialties \u2013 ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation and rheumatology \u2013 are ranked solely based on their reputation among specialists nationwide.

The rankings have been published on the U.S. News website and will appear in print in the Best Hospitals 2017 guidebook, available later this month.

For more information, visit www.bjc.org/USNews.

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Sole & Blues

The Streets of St. Charles announces the opening of clothing boutique Sole & Blues as the store officially opened its doors today at the mixed-use development located at Interstate 70 and South Fifth Street in St. Charles.

Sole & Blues, which opened its first location in the Delmar Loop in 1999, is a locally owned boutique known for its cutting edge lines of clothing, shoes and accessories for both women and men - offering popular brands like BB Dakota, Nudies, Naked and Famous and AG. Their unique lines of jewelry are created by artists who present a natural and delicate style. Located on Beale Street, Sole & Blues, complements Streets clothing retailers MOD and Leopard Boutique with its unique styles \u2013 not only for women, but for men as well.

The opening of Sole & Blues is one of several announcements being made at the Streets of St. Charles in 2016. P.F. Chang\u2019s opened earlier this summer and will soon be followed by Firebird\u2019s Wood Fired Grill, Orangetheory Fitness and Think Pink Nail Salon. Construction on the 180-room Drury Inn & Suites, slated to open in 2017, is also underway.

For more information about Sole & Blues, visit www.soleandblues.com.

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The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) has awarded $3.9 million in grants to 215 awardees this year. RAC is the largest funder of the arts in the ST. Louis area, and their grants support nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the St. Louis region. This year\u2019s recipients include KDHX Community Media, Center of Creative Arts (COCA), St. Louis ArtWorks, and many more. RAC grantees are determined by a rating system, with an open public review panel which evaluates criteria of Artistic Merit, Community Benefit, and Organizational Capacity.

The Eden Theological Seminary is partnering with Webster University\u2019s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology to announce the initiation of the Walker Leadership Institute. This new, first-of-its-kind institute joins business and religious educators to equip leaders with tools to face our changing world and serve the community through non-profit work. The launch of the Walker Leadership Institute was funded by a $1 million donation by George H. and Carol B. Walker. The institute will offer a variety of certificate courses, executive-level classes and educational programs, such as a Master of Arts in Community Leadership.

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Peggy Lee Brennan of Branson, has been crowned Queen of the 2016 Ms. Missouri Senior America Pageant. The event, \u201cThe Age of Elegance,\u201d was held July 10 at the Florissant Civic Center and celebrates women over the age of 60 who exemplify dignity, poise, maturity and inner beauty.

\u2022 1st Runner-Up: Ann Leath of Chesterfield, MO

\u2022 2nd Runner-Up: Linda J. Tiedt of Bridgeton, MO

\u2022 Ms. Congeniality: Mary Kay Spencer of South County, MO

St. Louis\u2019s own William K. Busch Brewing Co. celebrates its fifth consecutive Gold Medal from the U.S. Open Beer Championship for its Kr\u00e4ftig Light American lager beer. The competition took place in Ohio, where expert beer judges from England, Canada and the U.S. blind tasted nearly 5,000 beers, with over 90 different styled beers represented. Kr\u00e4ftig Brewmaster, Marc Gottfried, did not submit a special batch brewed specifically for the competition, in fact, the beer provided to the competition was purchased right off the shelf at a Schnucks grocery store here in St. Louis.

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Congregation Temple Israel hosted this year\u2019s Temple Israel\u2019s 2016 Gala on June 18. The gala showcased the various programs and services offered to the Jewish community by the Temple, and it raised funds to support those programs and services. Sponsors and guests enjoyed an open bar, hors d\u2019oeuvres, a dinner buffet, dancing, and live music by the Fabulous Motown Revue. Linda Horwitz was the event chair and party planner; Eric Spirtas was emcee; special presentations by Temple Israel board chair, Dee A. Mogerman, and Rabbi Amy Feder & Rabbi Michael Alper, and toast given by Temple member, Rachel Andreasson of On the Run.

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