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Sheila Kimlinger

\"Jennifer

Jennifer Obertino

\"Sherrie

Sherrie Wehner

\"Dr.

Dr. Timothy Burns

\"Lynne

Lynne Thomas Gordon

Citizens for Modern Transit is pleased to announce the election of two new board members: Sheila Kimlinger and Jennifer Obertino. Kimlinger, transportation group manager for Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, Inc., and Obertino, vice-president Midwest region at AECOM, will each serve a three-year term.

In addition, the following new officers were elected to a one-year term:

Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS) is pleased to announce the election of Sherrie Wehner as its new board chair. Wehner has more than 25 years of experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit companies, including The UPS Store, Ralston Purina, Katy Industries, Maritz, and Education Plus. She has a BA from Truman State University and a MA from Saint Louis University.

Crown Center for Senior Living elected the following new board members:

Epworth Children & Family Services is pleased to announce the appointment of four new board members:

Forsyth School board of trustees announced the appointment of Dr. Timothy Burns as the new interim head of school for the 2017-18 school year. Dr. Burns joins Forsyth from Tatnall School in Delaware, and he has served as head of school with 13 independent schools across the nation.

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) board of trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA, as its executive director, effective January 8, 2018. Gordon\u2019s experience spans more than 30 years in healthcare and association leadership. She was most recently the CEO of Chicago-based American Health Information Management Association, and she has been nominated multiple times by Modern Healthcare as one of the \u201c100 Most Influential People on Healthcare.\u201d

Westminster College announced that Dr. Benjamin Akande stepped down as president of the college, effective August 18, 2017. He was the 21st president at the college and held a two-year term. He will be pursuing other interests in higher education and new endeavors in the private sector. Senior vice president, Carolyn Perry, will assume presidential duties while the board of trustees conducts a search for a new president.

Mercy Hospital St. Louis named Steve Mackin as its new president. He joined Mercy in March as senior executive for business line development, and previously spent nearly 19 years with Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Rossman School announced the 2017-2018 elected board members:

In addition, the board officers for the coming year:

The English Tutoring Project (ETP), is proud to announce its new board members for the 20th academic year:

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Twenty-two extraordinary seniors will be recognized at the 15th annual Ageless Remarkable St. Louisan\u2019s Gala, presented by the St. Andrew\u2019s Resources for Seniors System. The event celebrates the outstanding achievements of adults age 75 and older who are dedicating their \u201cgolden years\u201d to bettering the region. The gala is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, and it will feature dinner, entertainment by Fanfare, and emceed by St. Louis Public Radio\u2019s Don Marsh.

Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans 2017:

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The Inns at St. Albans celebrates their first viable grape crop at the October 8 Centennial Crush. The event marks the first wine from the Studio Hill Vineyard and celebrates the 100th\u00a0anniversary of the Studio Inn. David and Datra Herzog, owners of The Inns at St. Albans, planted and developed one acre of Norton grapes which are ready for harvest. The crush features music, wine, food, and a stomping of the grapes.

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Lawrence J. Volk was named Citizen of the Year for 2016 by the South County Chamber of Commerce. Volk is a Delmar Gardens resident who grew up in a formerly poor South St. Louis City neighborhood and later moved to South County. As a child, Volk was a Server at St. Vincent DePaul Church, where he was inspired to care for the poor and needy families in the area. He has maintained his allegiance to this church by organizing golf tournaments, trivia nights, homecomings, spaghetti dinners, and was the President and Founder of the parish\u2019s Holy Name Society. He founded the Solid 50 Club, named for the 50 men who grew up together, which raised money for the elderly and kids in the neighborhood. In addition, he and the Dominican Sisters from the parish started the Heart and Home Family Center in E. St. Louis. The prestigious award recognizes Volk for consistent excellence in professional and community leadership; significant contributions to the welfare of the community through participation and involvement; freely giving time and energy for positive economic growth and stability. Volk was honored on August 24 at the Hollywood Casino.\u00a0

\"matthew

Matthew Horn

University City High School announced last August that social studies teacher Matthew Horn was named as a finalist for Missouri State Teacher of the Year. Horn was one of six finalists for the honor given by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). In addition to being a social studies teacher, Horn is also the assistant varsity football coach for the U. City Lions. He uses both positions to build relationships and make lasting connections with students. His nomination packet included touching and funny essays by students who seem to suggest that he and his students were already winners, regardless of the outcome.

\"Carrie

Carrie Cowardin, PhD, Jeffrey Gordon, MD, and Vanderlene Kung, MD, PhD

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Dr. Jeffrey Gordon, MD, researcher at Washington University School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2017 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize by Columbia University. Gordon\u2019s work has demonstrated that the gut microbiome functions as a microbial organ within the larger human organism. He and his students are studying the gut microbial communities from malnourished children, and they have developed microbiota-directed therapeutic foods designed to repair microbiota immaturity. Gordon\u2019s work has led to a fundamental shift in understanding the roles of these microbes in human health and disease. The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize is one of the top awards honoring contributions to the biological sciences.

Local photographer, Shana Watkins of Shana Watkins Photography, was honored with several awards, including Missouri Photographer of the Year 2017. A panel of 33 jurors from across the nation selected the top photographs from nearly 5,800 entries. She was honored at the Missouri Professional Photographers Conference last August. Watkins\u2019 work will be on display at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, TN, January 14-16, 2018. Her photograph titled, \u201cI\u2019ll Never Leave Your Side,\u201d will be in the International Photographic Exhibition.

\"Dan

Dan Skoff, Chawna Schuette, St. Louis AAZK Chapter President, Penny Jolly, AAZK President, Mallory Carmean, Emma Miller and Rick Smith

The St. Louis Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) was awarded the 2017 Barbara Manspeaker AAZK Chapter of the Year award at the annual AAZK National Conference in Washington, D.C. Members of the AAZK St. Louis Chapter include animal care professionals, employees, docents and volunteers at the Endangered Wolf Center, Grant\u2019s Farm, Saint Louis Zoo, and World Bird Sanctuary. The chapter was recognized for its leadership in advancing the animal care profession, dedication to the association and for promoting conservation to the general public. Recipients are selected by the Board of Directors of the Association.

\"Bud

Bud Panetti, Paul Epps, John Epps, Operation Food Search Executive Director Sunny Schaefer, and Sam Cardinale

Operation Food Search (OFS) held its 24th\u00a0annual golf tournament and raised more than $53,000. Proceeds will benefit the agency\u2019s programs toward ending childhood hunger and family food insecurity in the St. Louis bi-state region. The day-long golf outing included lunch, dinner, and live and silent auctions. Sponsors included Ascension, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Mercy, Miller Lite, Russo\u2019s Catering, St. Louis Community College, and Seeger Toyota Scion.

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Animals waiting to be adopted have a new first-of-its-kind facility at the new Humane Society of Missouri in Maryland Heights. The two-level, 44,000-square foot building can hold more than 400 animals, and features the Best Buddy Adoption Center, Animal Medical Center of Mid-America, and Integrated Pain Management Center. Pets are housed in Pet Penthouses and the facility features multiple Get Acquainted Rooms for potential adopters to interact with animals. The new facility is located at Page Avenue and Schuetz Road.

\"Diane

Diane Chandler-Riddlespriger

Clayton Capital Partners\u00a0is pleased to announce the promotion of\u00a0Paula Reeb\u00a0to managing director, CPA, CFO. Reeb was promoted from vice president of finance. She joined Clayton Capital Partners when it was founded in 2001, and she has specialized in purchase/sale transaction for the last 17 years and sits on the board of several privately held companies.

\"Austin

Austin Wilmot

St. Louis Symphony announced key administrative appointments and promotions earlier this year:

\"Jeffery

Jeffery Hunt

Three Ladue School District schools were selected for the 2017 Promising Practices Awards by Character.org and will be honored at the National Forum on Character Education in Arlington, Virginia in October. The awards are due to the following programs:

Mueller Prost is pleased to announce the promotions of two new Partners, William Azevedo and Terry Richars, CPA/ABV, ASA, effective July 1, 2017. William Azevedo, senior manager of healthcare services, and Terry Richars, director of accounting services, will continue to lead their respective practice areas.

\"Annalise

Annalise Smith

Care and Counseling is pleased to announce the addition of two full-time counseling professionals to its staff: Diane Chandler-Riddlespriger, MS, LPC, NCC, CCMHCC, and Austin Wilmot, MSW, LCSW. Diane works with all ages, couples and families, veterans, and older adults. Austin is a psychotherapist and works with individuals, families, parents and children.

Clayton law firm, Rosenblum Goldenhersh, P.C., welcomes Jeffery B. Hunt as a member of the firm\u2019s litigation department. Hunt\u2019s career spans over 34 years, with trial and resolution practices for individuals and business in corporate disputes, zoning and real estate disputes, and medical malpractice defense, insurance disputes, personal injury defense and trademark litigation.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Bill Fleming, manager of the Fenton location, to managing partner status. The honor is the highest level of achievement among branch managers and provides him a more prominent leadership role within the company. Fleming joins ABC Supply\u2019s national branch advisory board, which advises senior management on various topics.

The Vandiver Group announced the promotion of Heather Murdick as director, creative content, and added Nate Shryock as manager, digital strategy, and Andrew Woodcock as an account executive.

FGM Architects is pleased to announce Annalise Smith as a new business development leader for the St. Louis office. In this role, Smith will support FGM\u2019s growing practice in Missouri. She spent two years in the AEC industry working on corporate interiors projects. She holds a bachelor of arts in mass communications and media studies from the University of Missouri.

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Ladue News is thrilled to announce the 2017\u00a0Ladue News Show House, presented by Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty.

110 Dielman Road is a vintage 1930s stone home with a contemporary addition. The 5,175-square-foot home sits on a private 2.28-acre lot with a gated driveway.\u00a0

General House Tour

Take a tour of 110 Dielman Road Oct. 7-22. The show house is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It will be closed on Mondays. General house tour tickets are good\u00a0only for two-hour time window you purchase.

Tickets are $25 and are available here: http://bit.ly/2w4EiSZ

A portion of proceeds will benefit SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.

Preview Party

We have a limited amount of tickets for this year's Preview Party, which will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.

Tickets include live music,\u00a0hors d\u2019oeuvres, open bar, and a first look at the newly designed 2017 show house. There is no parking at the show house on the night of the party. Tickets include transportation. Please park at the\u00a0Reed Elementary School at 9060 Ladue Road. A shuttle will pick guests up from the circle drive in front of the school building and take guests to and from the Show House. Shuttles run from 5:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Tickets are $50 and are available here:\u00a0http://bit.ly/2ivFkCB

A portion of proceeds will benefit\u00a0SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.

This year's sponsors are KDR Designer Showrooms, Amini's, Wilson Lighting, Dillard's, Marquard's\u00a0and Think Pergola.

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Circus Harmony

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) announced 31 organizations in the bi-state region which are receiving PNC Projects Grants to support arts and education projects. These grants fund specific projects in classrooms, community centers and neighborhoods, and also outreach programs for at-risk youth populations. The grants total $40,000 from the PNC Foundation. Grant recipients in 2017:

The City of Creve Coeur has received two of the highest recognitions in governmental accounting and financial reporting. For the 25th\u00a0straight year, the city received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR), and for the 12th consecutive year, the city received the Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR). The awards are given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The city\u2019s 2016 CAFR and PAFR were reviewed by a panel of judges to ensure it met the program\u2019s high standards, including demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate finances and motivate users to read and understand them.

\"Kim

Kim Gutchewsky

Kim Gutchewsky, an English-Language Arts teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has been named a Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year for the St. Louis region. The award is sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and the program recognizes the efforts of effective teachers in providing a quality education to their students. Kim was honored at a celebration event on July 27 by the St. Louis Regional Professional Development Center at Education Plus, 1460 Craig Road. This upcoming school year will be Kim\u2019s 24th year of teaching, and her 18th year of being an English-Language Arts teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

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On the June 21 summer solstice, kids from the Kids Who K.A.R.E. Camp set up a lemonade stand at Price and Clayton to raise awareness and funds for the annual Alzheimer\u2019s Association\u2019s The Longest Dayevent. This event honors the strength and endurance of those living with Alzheimer\u2019s disease and their caregivers, and recognizes the seemingly endless journey they endure. The kids and camp director, Amy Barnett, came prepared with signs, snacks, and a drive thru service, raising over $700 for the Alzheimer\u2019s Association.

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) and Gateway Foundation announced Addoley Dzegede, Sarah Paulsen, and Jacob Stanley as the three winners of the eighth Great Rivers Biennial Arts Award Program 2018. Each artist receives $20,000 and a major exhibition in CAM\u2019s galleries from May 11 through August 19, 2018. The artists work in varied media; their proposals involved textiles, animation, and sculpture. Addoley Dzegede (b. 1983, Boynton Beach, FL) received her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis; Sarah Paulsen (b. 1977, Ames, IA) received her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis; and Jacob Stanley (b. 1983, South Bend, IN) received his MFA from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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The Arts and Education Council (A&E) announced that Maritz has renewed its support of $30,000 to underwrite the Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers. This granting program allows teachers, schools and non-profit art organizations to offer programs which spark creativity in classrooms. A community review panel evaluates grant applications and the A&E administers the funding on behalf of Maritz. To date, Maritz has provided nearly $220,000 for 61 grants to schools across the region.

Renaissance Financial recently joined Big Brothers Big Sisters in their 2017 Bowl for Kids\u2019 Sake Event. Renaissance raised over $10,000 in donations to support the work of the organization which matches children with caring adult mentors. Proceeds help provide ongoing support to children, volunteer mentors and the children\u2019s\u2019 families.

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\"Dorothy

Dorothy Hunter celebrated her 110th birthday on Monday, July 31.

Meramec Bluffs Senior Living resident Dorothy Hunter celebrated her birthday yesterday, July 31.

But it wasn't just any birthday\u00a0\u2014 it was her 110th birthday.

Hunter is believed to be among the oldest residents in the St. Louis area. She grew up in the Tower Grove South region of the city, and was an elementary school teacher in Kirkwood for many years. After her time as a teacher, Hunter spent many years volunteering at places like St. Luke's Hospital.

At her independent living apartment, Hunter enjoys listening to music and reading mystery novels. She credits her longevity to a life lived in moderation:\u00a0never indulging in more food, more clothing or spending than necessary.

Learn more about her here.

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\"Jon

Jon Hamm with LN staff writer, Amanda Dahl.

Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Jon Hamm came to support his hometown library, St. Louis County Library, with back-to-back fundraising events on July 22. He began the day with a sold-out speaking engagement at the library\u2019s Lindbergh headquarters, where the star of Mad Men talked with local novelist Curtis Sittenfeld. The author of Prep, soon to be a show on HBO, interviewed Hamm about growing up in St. Louis and storytelling through film and television.

Later that evening, Andy and Mary Ann Srenco hosted a private reception for Hamm inside their home, giving donors a unique opportunity to mingle with the celebrity. Among the guests was local hero Jon Brough. The retired Belleville police sergeant was shot in the face in the line of duty while attempting to protect his fellow officers from a suspect with a shotgun. Brough, a fan of Hamm, named the actor\u2019s performance in Bridesmaids as one of his favorites. Hamm thanked him for his service, stopping to talk and pose for a few photos with Brough and his wife, Wendy.

Funds raised from both events went to support the St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library\u2019s new program, Career Online High School, which enables adult learners, age 25 and older, to earn their high school diploma, as well as a career certificate. Learn more at slcl.org.

Catch Hamm in the crime thriller Baby Driver, currently in theaters. Other film and television credits include 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Million Dollar Arm and The Town.

\"Jon

Jon Hamm, with local hero Jon Brough and his wife, Wendy.

\"Srenco

The private reception for Jon Hamm was a catered event at the home of Andy and Mary Ann Srenco.

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EducationPlus is pleased to announce its two newly nominated board of directors members, Andrea Glenn and Scott Brothers. Glenn is the Pattonville School District board of education vice president and will complete E.J. Miller\u2019s remaining year term. Brothers is the Windsor School District board of education vice president and will serve a four-year term.

FOCUS St. Louis proudly announced the incoming board chair, officers, and new board members for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

New board members:

\"Cynthia

Cynthia Mercer

Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior, Alex Cobin, was selected to serve on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis\u2019 2017-18 student board of directors. A total of 16 seniors from the St. Louis area will meet monthly and will gain experience and knowledge of the Federal Reserve\u2019s role in the economy.

Mercy is pleased to name Cynthia Mercer as president of Mercy Health Foundation, in addition to her role as Mercy\u2019s chief administrative officer. Mercer joined Mercy in 2011 and has provided executive leadership in several areas, as well as serving as interim president of the foundation for the past year. In this additional position, Mercer will work with Mercy\u2019s foundation boards, leaders and staff to further culminate Mercy\u2019s philanthropy program.

Mercy is also pleased to announce the promotion of Donn Sorensen to executive vice president of operations across Mercy. In this role, Sorensen will focus on operations and reviewing the needs of communities served by Mercy, as well as exploring ways to expand medical care to more patients across the health system. He most recently served as president of Mercy\u2019s eastern Missouri region.

NCJW-St. Louis proudly announced its 2017-19 executive team and board.

2017 New Executive Team Members:

2017 New Board Members:

\"Brian

Brian Wieher

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis (CMSSL) is pleased to announce the election of Thomas R. Voss as its new chairman of the board. Voss is currently chairman of Smart Wires and was previously chairman, president and CEO of Ameren Corporation. CMSSL also announced their new office location in Clayton. Bond Architects donated office space at 222 South Central Avenue, Ste. 100.

The St. Louis Symphony welcomes a new vice president and other appointments to its philanthropy team. Amy Drummond has been appointed as Vice President of Philanthropy. Prior to joining the symphony in 2016, she serves as senior director, major gifts and capital projects at Washington University and as developmental director, individual giving with the St. Louis Art Museum.

\"Jennifer

Jennifer Sebold

Additional St. Louis Symphony appointments:

\"Wassan

Wassan Al-Khudhairi

Operation Food Search (OFS) is pleased to welcome Brian Wieher as director of child nutrition programs. Wieher will manage OFS\u2019 summer and after school meal programs, and he will work with community partners to increase the number of children from birth to age 18 who are connected to nutritious food throughout the year. Wieher is an awrd-winning school nutrition specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the field.\u00a0

Parkway superintendent, Keith Marty, announced the naming of Jennifer Sebold as interim principal at Parkway Northeast Middle School, effective July 1. Sebold has been an assistant principal at Parkway West High School since 2013, an associate principal at Marquette High School in Rockwood, and also an assistant principal at Rockwood Summit High School.\u00a0

Arch Grants is pleased to welcome Emily Lohse-Busch as its new executive director. Lohse-Busch founded a strategic communications business for small businesses in Chicago, and most recently worked as senior director of partner solutions with Global Impact. She is a graduate of Washington University St. Louis and received her M.B.A. from DePaul University.

The St. Louis Symphony is pleased to announce St\u00e9phane Den\u00e8ve as its next music director. Den\u00e8ve will serve as the symphony\u2019s 13th music director, with his three-year term beginning with the 2019-20 season. He has been a frequent guest conductor with the orchestra since 2003 and is currently music director of the Brussels Philharmonic, principal guest conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra and director of the Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire.

The Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis (CAM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Wassan Al-Khudhairi as its new chief curator, effective August 1. She joins the CAM from serving as the Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama. Al-Khudhairi was born in Kuwait to Iraqi parents and has lived in multiple countries. She holds degrees from the University of London\u2019s School of Oriental and African Studies and Georgia State University.

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\"Lil'

Lil\u2019 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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\"Songs

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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