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Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) closed its 2016 fiscal year with strong and optimistic results. Their annual fundraising hit a record-breaking $6.3 million; a 15% increase from the prior year. Also reaching a record high was OTSL\u2019s endowment, with $29.5 million in invested funds as of September 30.\u00a0 Two new endowments funds were established during FY16: The Stephen H. Lord Fund for Music and The Sally S. Levy Family Fund for New Works.\u00a0 These funds will help sustain the company\u2019s long-term vision.\u00a0 FY16 was the first year under the leadership of OTSL\u2019s new board chairman, No\u00e9mi Neidorff.

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design received a $200,000 commitment of support from the Windgate Charitable Foundation, announced Craft Alliance executive director, Boo McLoughlin, and board of directors chair, Vicki Sauter. The award includes a $100,000 operating grant and a $100,000 challenge grant. The support will enhance operations, including craft media classes, a need-based scholarship fund, world-class exhibitions, and school and community outreach programs throughout the bi-state region. The challenge grant will match dollar-for-dollar donations made by December 31, 2016.

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The International Photography Hall of Fame recently held its 50th anniversary celebration and inducted its 2016 class of Photography Hall of Fame inductees. Inductees were selected by a nominating committee and must have made a notable contribution to the art or science of photography, having a significant impact on the industry and/or history of photography. The event was held at the Zack in Grand Center. The 2016 inductees:

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Renowned oceanographer and conservationist, Sylvia Earle, received the World Ecology Award from the UMSL Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center in partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden and St. Louis Zoo.

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Sylvia Earle

St. Louis ArtWorks received the highest national award for youth programs during a ceremony at The White House this month. Priscilla Block, executive director, and teen apprentice, AnnaLise Cason, received the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama. This award recognizes the nation\u2019s best after-school and out-of-school creative youth development programs for utilizing engagement in the arts and humanities to increase academic achievement, graduation rates, and college enrollment. Only 12 awardees were selected from a pool of 251 nominees and 50 finalists.

St. Louis Symphony clarinetist, Tina Ward, was named the newest recipient of the Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair. The chair is granted to a tenured member of the orchestra who has shown outstanding artistry and leadership, and the honor includes a one-time stipend to support professional development. Ward, a member since 1970, will retire at the end of the season and plans to use the stipend to co-author a book about the science reeds and musical applications for woodwinds. Her career includes performing in the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, the Taos Music Festival and in the community in STL Symphony Education and Community Partnership presentations. She has also taught at Webster University, UMSL and Washington University.

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Mabel Purkerson and Tina Ward

Memory Care Home Solutions held their 10th annual Memories & Melodies Gala and set a new fundraising record of $500,000. The non-profit\u2019s funds will aid families caring for someone with dementia and Alzheimer\u2019s disease. The October 13 event was held at the Chase Park Plaza and hosted over 500 guests, including 2016 Alzheimer\u2019s Community Service Awardees Debbie & Jack Thomas. Other major funding was provided by: \u00a0The Horncrest Foundation, Reinsurance Group of America, Edward Jones, The John Allen Love Foundation, The Shade Tree Company, Seniors Helping Seniors, Centene, Express Scripts, Ameren, The Fox Family, Kathy & Jim Snowden, Ellen & John Wallace and Betty & David C. Farrell.

United Way of Greater St. Louis announced that a record $75,055,451 has been raised by the St. Louis region through the community campaign. The fall community campaign is United Way\u2019s largest source of funding, with more than 100,000 residents and 2,200 companies donating to help one in three people throughout the region. This announcement was made at the campaign victory celebration at the Saint Louis Science Center by 2016 co-chairs Steven Lipstein, president and CEO of BJC Healthcare, and Gene Diederich, partner with Moneta Group, and emceed by KSDK Newschannel 5 meteorologist, Jessica Quick. A step routine was performed by young women from Girls Incorporated of St. Louis, a United Way member agency.

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Frank Cusumano

St. Louis sportscaster, Frank Cusumano, has been promoted to sports director by KSDK \u2013 5 On Your Side. Frank has been covering athletics from high school prep rallies to the World Series on KSDK since 1993. He has won an Edward R. Murrow Award and 17 Emmys, including this year\u2019s Best Sports Anchor for his storytelling and sports coverage.\u00a0 Cusumano is a true local, having attended De Smet High School, UMSL and the Catholic Youth Council. His work also includes speaking at schools and charity events across the area.

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis has several reasons to celebrate. The Festival has been named Arts Organization of the Year by the Missouri Arts Council, which will be presented on Citizens Day for the Arts in Jefferson City in February. Nancy Bell, the Festival\u2019s playwright-in-residence, will receive the 2017 Visionary Award for Outstanding Arts Professional. Also, the Festival\u2019s 2017 Education Tour has received national recognition as one of the programs underwritten by the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest\u2019s Shakespeare in American Communities initiative.

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Women of Achievement is calling for nominations for the 2017 Class of Honorees. The St. Louis Women of Achievement Award, which celebrates its 62nd anniversary in 2017, is the oldest, ongoing program in the area whose sole mission is to honor and recognize the volunteer service and volunteer leadership of women. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Monday, January 16, 2017. Nominations may be submitted online or via email, mail, fax or hand delivery to MAC Meetings and Events. Online submissions and printable nomination forms with full details are available here. Online submissions are preferred, and early submissions are also encouraged.

Eligible individuals are female volunteers from the St. Louis metropolitan area, including Metro East Illinois, who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the betterment of the St. Louis region through voluntary contributions, volunteer leadership and a significant breadth of a volunteer career.

Women of Achievement considers nominees with substantial volunteer impact in areas such as, but not limited to, education, arts, health and human services, youth and family, philanthropy, social justice and advocacy. Nominations of women representing diverse cultures, roles and accomplishments are encouraged. Self-nominations are accepted.

The 10 honorees will be recognized at the 2017 Women of Achievement Luncheon on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.

This year\u2019s luncheon chair is Gin Wachter and the vice chair is Phyllis Langsdorf. Presenting sponsors are KMOX Radio, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Ladue News.

For additional information about the awards, please visit www.woastl.org. For specific questions about the nomination process, please contact Women of Achievement President Joni Karandjeff at 314-799-6465 or jonik13@sbcglobal.net and/or Emily Ficker of MAC Meetings & Events at 314-584-6012 or eficker@macmeetings.com.

To read LN's stories on past Women of Achievement,

click here\u00a0and here.

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Local marketers were awarded by the Business Marketing Association of St. Louis (BMA) at the BMA 2016 ME Show Awards. This showcase celebrates exceptional business-to-business marketing and advertising. Recipients of the 2016 ME Show Awards include: 2e Creative; Alpine Testing Solutions; Atomicdust; FleishmanHillard; Gabriel Group; Geile/Leon Marketing Communications; MAI; Maritz Motivation Solutions; Solstice Productions, LLC; SteadyRain; and VIVIDSITES. The event was held Oct. 6 at the National Blues Museum in St. Louis.

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Dave Black, Angela LaRocca, and Benjamin Hochman

The University of Texas at Austin has awarded a $20 million, 5-year federal grant to Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation (DEAF, Inc.) and a consortium of seven different institutions. The project will focus on improving the transition from secondary through post-secondary education outcomes for the deaf and hard of hearing. The funding is one of the largest grants awarded by the Department of Education to support technical assistance and professional development in special education.

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Edward Jones associates have surpassed their own record with this year\u2019s United Way campaign by raising more than $5.6 million.\u00a0 That astounding amount tops last year\u2019s total of $5.5 million and is the third consecutive year for Edward Jones to raise a record amount for the campaign. Money raised in the campaign will support 170 nonprofit member agencies within a 16-county region throughout Missouri and Illinois.

The Webster Arts Fair has received its first national ranking as the 77th\u00a0best art show in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine. Readers ranked art fairs in the classic and contemporary craft category for the year 2015 based on a variety of criteria. The full list appeared in Sunshine Artists September 2016 issue. The annual Webster Arts Fair occurs the first full weekend in June.

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The St. Louis Symphony has received a $160,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund to help support its IN UNISON program. The program provides scholarships and resources for college level African-American music students. IN UNISON reaches over 20,000 people each year and has its own chorus that performs twice each season at Powell Hall with the orchestra. Ra\u2019Geen Washington, a three-year IN UNISON scholarship recipient and two-year IN UNISON Arts Administration Fellow, was recently named Elementary Orchestra Instructor for Normandy Schools.

St. Luke\u2019s Hospital has received multiple awards and five-star ratings from Healthgrades, and independent ratings organization. The hospital received 2017 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards for the quality of its cardiac care, cardiac surgery, coronary intervention and general surgery.\u00a0 They also achieved five-star ratings for the quality of its stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure treatment. Determinations are based on inpatient records from 2013 through 2015 for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide.

St. Louis has been ranked fourth most affordable U.S. city by HSH.com, just behind Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. The study is based on affordability for a median-priced home based on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. The study reflects that the monthly cost of homeownership in St. Louis for a median-priced home \u2013 $169,900 \u2013 sits at $890 (including principal, interest and insurance), with the minimum salary to afford that payment being $38,131.

Operation Food Search (OFS), raised nearly $42,000 at its recent annual \u201cSwing to Heal Hunger\u201d golf tournament. More than 140 people attended the event at WingHaven Country Club, which included lunch and dinner, along with live and silent auctions. Sponsors included Enterprise Bank & Trust, HYC, Mercy, and Seeger Toyota Scion. The luncheon was sponsored by Qdoba Mexican Eats. OFS was founded in 1981 and helps feed more than 200,000 individuals on a monthly basis, and it provides food and nutrition education.

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Over 41 feet of hair was donated during Ursuline Academy\u2019s second annual Hair Drive. To help celebrate the October 23 celebration of the Feast of St. Ursula, the hair drive was held to benefit two organizations: Children with Hair Loss and 360-Hair.com. Participants included 118 students, two co-workers, two alumnae and one parent. Event organizers were Madi Corsi \u201917 and Anna Hackett \u201917 with assistance from campus minister, Mrs. Nikki Morton Weston \u201998.\u00a0 \u00a0

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Visitation Academy students won first place as the only all-girls team in the GlobalHack VI Youth Division competition. \u00a0Congratulations to winning team members Theresa Fister, Caroline Gaughan, and Isabella Moak.\u00a0 GlobalHack VI brought together software developers, graphic designers, technologists, and entrepreneurs from around the world to solve a single civic technology problem centered on homelessness in partnership with St. Patrick\u2019s Center. State Senator, Jill Schupp, presented a congratulatory framed resolution during a student assembly on Nov. 3.

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St. Louis caregiver, Lynn Reed, is the recipient of the 2016 Caregiver of the Year Award by Home Care Assistance, the leading provider of in-home care for seniors across the United States, Canada and Australia. Lynn has worked in healthcare for more than 30 years and is being recognized for going above and beyond being a typical caregiver. Through her compassion, intuition, and contagious optimism, Lynn\u2019s clients have described her as an angel and a ray of sunshine.\u00a0 She was recognized Sept. 8 in Denver, Colorado at the Home Care Assistance Annual Conference.

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and Kids\u2019 Chance of Missouri will present the 14th\u00a0Annual St. Louis Workers\u2019 Compensation Distinguished Lawyer Award to Nancy Mogab, a principal at Mogab & Hughes Attorneys, P.C. The award is given to the St. Louis area workers\u2019 compensation lawyer whose integrity, competence, zeal and selflessness have earned the respect of the community. Mogab has extensive experience handling workers\u2019 compensation matters and currently serves as the vice president of the Missouri Bar. The award will be presented on Oct.26 at the Hyatt at the Arch.

Explore St. Louis received the Marketing Campaign Award for their creative \u2018St. Louis is the Stop for Nonstop Fun\u2019 campaign, and its #FunnestFamily social media component. The Explore St. Louis team works to bring more than 25 million visitors to the area each year for leisure, convention, meeting and business travel. The award was presented to the team on Oct. 5 at the 2016 Missouri Governor\u2019s Conference on Tourism in Independence.

HOK\u2019s Pedal the Cause cycling team raised more than $4,000 for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital. The team was led by Tom Bahr, a HOK architect on the design team for several BJC sites. The team also included three HOK managing principals: Lance Cage, Eli Hoisington, and Angelo Arzano; as well as Alyse Garbisch, Gabe Garrett, Tim Gaidis and Bob Schwartz. The team cycled more than 140 combined miles during the Sept. 24-25 ride.

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The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Great Rivers Greenway, and more than 25 local and national donors announced the opening of Trojan Park in Wellston. The new community park, valued at $2 million, is located along the St. Vincent Greenway and offers a state-of-the-art playground, basketball court, and splash pad and picnic areas with shade structures. Trojan Park was unveiled Oct. 8 during the NRPA Annual Conference in St. Louis.

Salem United Methodist Church in Ladue celebrated 175 years in ministry on Sept. 25. The church invited the public to worship with the congregation, featuring former pastor Dr. David Kerr. A carnival followed the worship service with kids; activities, a historical timeline display, and music by Salem\u2019s band, Divine Hours.\u00a0 Salem\u2019s current senior pastor is Rev. Terri Swan, who leads church members to volunteer in the St. Louis community at agencies such as Kingdom House and Epworth Children and Family Services.

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The Aquinas Institute of Theology has recently recognized Reverend John Rogers Vien with the 2016 Great Preacher Award. Father Vien is a preacher at Mary Queen of Peace parish in Webster Groves. The award recognizes those who have contributed to building the Catholic community in an outstanding way via their words and actions.

Christner Inc., the architects who designed the St. Louis County Library\u2019s Grant\u2019s View Branch, received a Merit Award for Interior Design from the American Institute of Architects St. Louis Chapter.\u00a0 The acre-sized building features floor-to-ceiling windows, views of Grant\u2019s farm, two floors, quiet study areas, separate computer rooms, a large children\u2019s area with a program and crafts center, and a community garden. This newest branch of the county library opened in December 2015 and has seen a 69 percent increase in visits.

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Dr. Beth Middendorf

Parkway West High School assistant principal, Dr. Beth Middendorf, has been selected as the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MOASSP) Assistant Principal of the Year. She was chosen due to the impact she makes via collaborative leadership, her involvement in curriculum, instruction and assessment, and in personalizing education for the students. Middendorf will be honored at the MOASSP spring conference in March 2017 in Lake Ozark.

The St. Louis Mosaic Project has announced SouthSide Early Childhood Center as the 31st Mosaic Ambassador School. The center provides childcare for diverse families in an inclusive environment. Seven different languages are spoken at the center; therefore, teachers and bi-lingual staff are provided with key phrases to use in the classroom in multiple languages. SouthSide also provides translators for parent-teacher conferences and other events. Their Family Partnership Program enables SouthSide to educate and support families in topics such as health, nutrition and finances.

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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,\u00a0r\u00e9sum\u00e9\u00a0and 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: Nov. 4, 2016

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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More than 1,600 new backpacks and school supplies were packed by volunteers at St. Patrick Center. Thanks to this Back to School Backpack Giveaway Program, St. Patrick Center\u2019s clients\u2019 children and other children in need have school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year.

Six Parkway district high school students have been awarded for their summer research endeavors. The students spent six weeks at the University of Missouri-St. Louis STARS Program, which pairs high school students with local scientists to conduct undergraduate level research projects, and concludes with scientific papers. These six students won the special recognition of the Partnership of Research Institution\u2019s Award for Excellence in Research after\u00a0their research papers were presented to peers, parents, and project mentors.

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The St. Louis Symphony is proud to welcome four new musicians:

Two area Girl Scouts have earned the Gold Award, the highest award attainable in Girl Scouting. Emily McDonnell is a graduate of John Burroughs School and new freshman at Princeton University. She worked with Southside Early Childhood Center to create a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum. Olivia Martin graduated from Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School and is now a freshman at Washington University. She also implemented a STEM project focusing on the declining bee population by creating a community garden at St. Louis Community College \u2013 Florissant Valley, serving as an outdoor classroom to children.

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2016 Awardees. Back row, L-R: Tom Glick (LSEM Board President) Tim Lloyd (St. Louis Public Radio), Dan Glazier (LSEM Executive Director), John Simon (Simon Law Firm, P.C.), Mo. State Rep. Robert Cornejo, Mo. Senator Bob Dixon, Rev. Starsky Wilson (Deaconess Foundation), Chris Hayes (Emerson), Front Row, L-R: Heidi Miller, MD (Family Healthcare Centers), Verneice Walley, Kameel Stanley (St. Louis Public Radio), Suzan Ponder-Bates (Ponder-Bates Law Firm, LLP), J. Michael Keller (Independence Center), Rick Constance (Attorney at Law) Callie Tucker (Capes Sokol), David Everson (Stinson Leonard Street LLP), Lt. Francis Gomez (St. Louis County PD)

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) honored 16 local leaders for justice at the 2016 For the Common Good Annual Awards reception. Recipients represented a cross-section of individuals and organizations from the legal, civic and nonprofit sectors who display outstanding support for LSEM\u2019s mission. The reception was sponsored by Stange Law Firm, P.C. and was held August 31 at the Moto Museum.

2016 Honorees:

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The Shop \u2018n Save Round Up! program raised over $31,000 to benefit the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. Customers and staff rounded up the payment of their grocery bills, and those donations directly benefit thousands of babies, children and families who are served by the Nursery\u2019s child abuse prevention programs.

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The Saint Louis Zoo has received a national award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The zoo has been recognized with the Significant Achievement in AZA\u2019s 2016 North American Conservation Award for its Ozark Hellbender Augmentation Program. The yearly award highlights exceptional efforts toward regional habitat preservation, species restoration, and support of biodiversity in the wild. The Saint Louis Zoo\u2019s WildCare Institute Ron Goellner Center for Hellbender Conservation began a collaborative program in 2002 after finding the Ozark hellbenders population had declined by 70% since the 1990s.

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Newly-founded Kids Shouldn\u2019t Have Cancer Foundation in Memory of Jonny Wade raised over $120,000 at its September 10 inaugural gala. The foundation was created by Jon and Kimberly Wade, parents of Jonny Wade, who lost a battle with cancer at eight years old. Its mission is to conquer pediatric cancers through research and advocacy. Gala guest speakers were Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis and Texas State Representative Pat Fallon.

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Head of School for Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School Michael F. Baber, Student Council President for Priory Nick Boveri. Speaker John O\u2019Leary, Student Council President for Villa Duchesne Sarah Barrett, Headmaster for Priory Father Gregory Mohrman, O.S.B.

Villa Duchesne and Saint Louis Priory welcomed St. Louis native and national bestselling author and speaker, John O\u2019Leary to address and inspire nearly 600 high school students. In 1987, at the age of 9, O\u2019Leary was not expected to live after a fire burned 100 percent of his body. He is now an inspirational speaker and teaching others how to truly live. O\u2019Leary appeared at the school on September 20 due to the generosity of the Brnjac and Brannan Families.

Kirkwood High School has earned two publications awards from National Scholastic Press Association. The 2016 Pioneer yearbook was awarded the highest honor rating of All-American with four of a possible five \u201cMarks of Distinction\u201d in the areas of Concept/Essentials, Coverage, Design and Photography. The 2016 Pioneer was led by editors in chief John Killian, Truman State University and Lucy Rau, Saint Louis University, along with 65 other staff members. The 2016 Kirkwood Call newspaper was awarded the highest honor rating of All-American with four of a possible four \u201cMarks of Distinction\u201d in the areas of Coverage/Content, Presentation, Text and Visuals. The 2016 Kirkwood Call was led by Editor in Chief Mimi Wright, University of Missouri Columbia, along with 84 other staff members.\u00a0 \u00a0

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Lindsey Hawkins,\u00a0Down Syndrome Association volunteer

Despite the incredible number of medical advances which have enriched and extended the lives of people with Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21 is often misunderstood. Many people look at Down Syndrome through the lens of outdated stereotypes and misconceptions, says Jeff Bassin, manager of donor engagement at the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis.

Down Syndrome Awareness Month, celebrated each October, is one way to change that. The goal of Down Syndrome Awareness Month is to spread awareness, to educate about Down Syndrome, and to celebrate people who have Down Syndrome, and their abilities and accomplishments.

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month by posting 21 signs with facts about Down Syndrome throughout October throughout the St. Louis region, one of which is at the Public Media Commons at 3653 Olive Boulevard.

The Public Media Commons is a 9,000-square-foot space flanked by large-screen video walls. Equipped with the latest technology, the space encourages sharing and creating audio/visual experiences in a dynamic cityscape conducive to collaboration and experimentation. At right, one of the four LED screens is fact #3: \"Approximately 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome each year in the United States.\"

For more information about the other 20 facts or other information about Down Syndrome, visit dsagsl.org.

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\"Emma
Emma Donoghue

Tonight, author Emma Donoghue will discuss her latest novel,\u00a0The Wonder, as a part of\u00a0Maryville Talks Books at Maryville University.

Her bestselling novel\u00a0Room was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film last year, and she returns with another dark and thrilling tale.\u00a0The Wonder\u00a0follows an English nurse, Lib, in the nineteenth century as she travels to Ireland to witness a presumed miracle: a young girl, Anna, who has survived months without eating any food. The book draws on the phenomena of real-life \"fasting girls\" who claimed to have the ability to survive for long periods of time without food or nourishment.\u00a0

Below, Donoghue discusses her research for the book, her involvement in Room's film adaptation and more.

Ladue News: What inspired you to write a novel about a \"fasting girl\u201d?

Emma Donoghue:\u00a0These real cases (50 that I know of, between the sixteenth century and the twentieth) are deeply intriguing to me, because they\u2019re about something fairly universal - the subordination of girls - but they\u2019re each of their specific time and place as well. I could have set this story in any tight-knit, fundamentalist community, but it seemed most honest to choose my own cultural roots (Irish Catholicism).

\"The
The Wonder

LN: What's the most surprising thing you learned while conducting research for The Wonder?

ED: That many of these beliefs and fixations (voluntary martyrdom or praying people out of Purgatory) are alive and well today.

LN: When you hear about strange phenomena, such as fasting girls, do you tend to be a skeptic (like Lib) or a believer? Why?

ED: I\u2019m a skeptic, but as a novelist my job is to use empathy to bridge those painful gulfs; to figure out what\u2019s going on in the head of a child who says no to food, or an adult who believes that every misery happening on earth is God\u2019s will. And to show the radiant aspects of faith as well as the oppressive ones.

LN: What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome in writing this book?

ED: Making eleven-year-old Anna an enigma\u2026 but also a likable and oddly normal girl.

LN: You penned the screenplay for Room, your novel that was adapted into a film last year. How is your writing process different for a screenplay compared to a novel?

ED: Luckily I\u2019d written in other forms (especially stage plays) that are dramatic and time-based, so it wasn\u2019t such a leap to write a screenplay. Basically for a film or a play you need to be very disciplined about what you can fit in, whereas novels are wonderfully roomy.

LN: What was the most enjoyable part about being involved in that movie-making process?

ED: My working relationship with our genius director, Lenny Abrahamson, was the most stimulating and hilarious I\u2019ve had in my career so far.

LN: What are you working on next?

ED: My first book for young readers (8-12), The Lotterys Plus One, out next spring. Plus various projects for the big and small screen.

For more information on Emma Donoghue's event tonight, visit here.

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The PNC Foundation announced yesterday it will grant another $1 million over four years to arts organizations across Greater St. Louis. The grants are an extension of PNC Arts Alive, which has provided millions of dollars to support visual and performing arts and increase audience participation in communities served by PNC.

Beginning tomorrow, PNC will accept grant proposals for $20,000 and above from qualified arts organizations that support fresh and emerging arts programs, value-added public programming and creative use of technology, while seeking to expand audiences. Proposals are due by Oct. 28. Details of the guidelines and application process are available at www.pncartsalive.com.

First launched in 2010, PNC Arts Alive has already provided 74 grants totaling $2 million to St. Louis-area arts organizations. The program has earned local and national commendation from the Missouri Arts Council, the Arts and Education Council in St. Louis, and Americans for the Arts in New York City.

\u201cA strong arts community is a significant driver of economic success,\u201d said Michael Scully, PNC regional president for St. Louis, speaking on behalf of the Foundation. \u201cWith limited federal and state funding for the arts, this $1 million can make a big difference for arts organizations of all sizes. PNC Arts Alive is helping to fill that gap while bringing new and exciting programs to the community.\u201d

Since its debut in 2009, PNC Arts Alive has awarded approximately $13 million in grants to enterprising cultural organizations in Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia, Eastern Florida and St. Louis, through grants delivered by the PNC Foundation.

PNC is now accepting grant proposals from qualified arts organizations that support fresh and emerging arts programs, value-added public programming and creative use of technology, while seeking to expand audiences. Proposals are due by Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. and additional information about program guidelines and the application process is available at www.pncartsalive.com. The next round of grants will be announced in May 2017.

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\"Consider
Consider A Shelter Pet Purina

There are common misconceptions about the health and behavior of shelter pets \u2014 and Purina wants to change that.

To flip the script, the organization has relaunched its multimedia campaign #ConsiderAShelterPet in advance of its large adoption event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Soulard Market Park. The campaign, now in its third year, aims to show shelter pets as they really are: happy, healthy lifelong companions.

The adoption event will feature 20 local pet shelters and rescue organizations and dozens of adoptable pets are expected to be on hand. Purina has also offered to subsidize $50 toward individual adoption fees.

\u201cThe St. Louis region is home to thousands of wonderful, adoptable pets that live in local shelters,\u201d says Libby Davidson, marketing associate for Purina Pet Welfare Team, in a release. \u201cWe want to remind pet lovers in our area that shelter pets are healthy, friendly pets that receive outstanding care in shelters. When people are looking for their next family pet, we hope they\u2019ll consider a shelter pet.\u201d

According to a 2015 Purina Gateway study, nearly 16 million pets are acquired annually in the US, and only 4 million are adopted from shelters.\u00a0

\u201cCountless studies have found a link between personal interaction with pets and emotional well-being in people,\" says Dr. Zara Boland, a Purina veterinarian, in a release. \"Studies have also shown that something as simple as petting a dog or cat can release feel-good hormones in people and their pets, and spending time with pets can reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Clearly pets and people are better together, and finding homes for more shelter pets is a win for the pets, their owners and our community.\u201d

To learn more about the campaign and adoption event, visit\u00a0considerashelterpet.com.

\"purina
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\"Manuel

Manuel Cuervo

\"John

John Handy

\"Kevin

Kevin Drollinger

\"Maggie

Maggie Probert

\"Stephanie

Stephanie Hall

\"Trish

Trish Lollo

\"Don

Don Hamblen

DOORWAYS is pleased to announce Gary M. Mudd, CPA, as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Mudd offers 30 years of nonprofit experience and has also directed teams as a Deloitte manager, auditing St. Louis companies such as Monsanto and Maritz. At DOORWAYS, Mudd will direct the overall financial planning and report, accounting policies and practices, and information technology.

Enterprise Bank & Trust welcomes Manuel Cuervo as its senior vice president, operations. In this role, he will manage the bank\u2019s deposit and loan operations throughout all business lines and markets. Previously, Cuervo worked for Commerce Bancshares, Inc. as senior vice president, as well as Metavante as site manager.

The Commerce Trust Company proudly announced that John Handy has been named as president and COO, effective September 16. With this promotion, Handy will take on additional day-to-day operating responsibilities across all markets where the company does business. He holds a Series 65 license and graduated with honors from the ABA Graduate Trust School of Northwestern University.

Kathleen Bilderback, JD, LLM, AEP, of the Affinity Law Group in St. Louis, has been elected to a three-year term for the Society of Financial Service Professionals board of directors, effective September 1. She is immediate past president of FSP\u2019s St. Louis Chapter and a past director of NAIFA St. Louis, and AALU\u2019s Business Insurance and Estate Planning Committee. Her law practice is concentrated in estate and business succession planning and executive benefits.

Provident is pleased to welcome Kevin Drollinger, MBA, MSSW, as its new executive director, effective immediately. Provident is an agency which serves individuals and families with counseling and treatment. Drollinger vast experience in social services, having previously served with agencies providing emotional, behavioral, and developmental support to children, families, and seniors. He was most recently the CEO of Epworth Children and Family Services.

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) has named Maggie Probert as its new director of development & marketing. LSEM is a non-profit organization which provides high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income people in eastern Missouri. Probert offers over 30 years of experience and has worked to secure more than $62 million in private and federal grants and contributions. She most recently served as director of development for Parents as Teachers National Center.

Stephanie Hall has been elected as 2016 board of directors president for Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. The two-year term began on July 1, 2016. Hall is vice president of human resources at Centene and is a Webster University graduate.

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Greater St. Louis Chapter has announced its 2016-2017 board of directors:

\u2022 President \u2013 Dawn Weinhardt, Weinhardt Party Rentals

\u2022 Immediate Past President and Sponsorship Chairperson -- Dannelle Ward, Acropolis Investment Management, LLC

\u2022 Treasurer \u2013 Jennah Purk, CPA, MST, Purk & Associates, P.C.

\u2022 Learning / Program Chairman \u2013 Laura Boedgers, RICP\u00ae, CDFA\u2122, Rodgers & Company

\u2022 Public Relations and Awards Chairman \u2013 Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications, LLC

\u2022 Public Policy Chairman \u2013 Dorothy Carlin, Simply Strategy

\u2022 Public Policy Co-Chairman \u2013 Cynthia Brussee, Leading Edge Lighting, LLC.

\u2022 Marketing and Communications Chairman \u2013 Kassaundra Schario, St. Louis Marketing Consultants

\u2022 Governance Chairman \u2013 Joy McMillen, Doster Ullom & Boyle

The Rossman School has elected its board members for the 2016-2017 school year.

Board of Trustees:

\u2022 Courtney C. Birkel, Rossman School parent

\u2022 Meghan E. Gearhart, deputy general counsel at Commercial Development Company

\u2022 Merrica A. Schell, director of operations at Eye Physicians of St. Louis, Inc.

\u2022 Attlio J. Zardetto, director quantitative financial risk at RGA Reinsurance Company

Board Officers:

\u2022 President, David E. Kantrovitz Jr., chief executive officer/owner of Lexington Partners, Inc.

\u2022 Vice president Steven A. Busch, president of Krey Distributing

\u2022 Treasurer Quinn Kiley, managing director at Advisory Research

\u2022 Secretary Diliane C. Pelikan, physician at NW Healthcare

\u2022 Assistant secretary Eric Engler, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Ascension

St. Louis Community College is pleased to announce Dr. Anthony Cruz as its new vice chancellor of student affairs. In this role, Cruz will provide visionary and strategic leadership to multiple campuses and engage in a partnership with academic affairs to shape an exceptional student experience. Cruz most recently served as vice president of enrollment management and student affairs at Sinclair Community College in Dayton.

Ready Readers, a not-for-profit organization committed to inspiring preschool-age children from low income communities to become readers, has appointed four new board members.

\u2022 Brian Matlock, vice president / commercial banking relationship manager PNC Bank

\u2022 Whitney Panneton, senior analyst at Integra Realty Resources

\u2022 Laura Villa, attorney specializing in corporate, employment and international law

\u2022 Daniel Willingham, tax & transactional attorney, Danna McKitrick, P.C.; LL.M in Taxation

BJC HealthCare is pleased to announce Trish Lollo as the new president of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, effective August 15. In this role, Lollo will lead the long-term strategic plan, including revitalizing the campus and ensuring the hospital is positioned for growth. She joined Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2011 and served as vice president of oncology services at the Siteman Cancer Center.

Wings of Hope, an aviation nonprofit, has announced the resignation of president Don Hamblen. Hamblen is a former U.S. Navy Captain and used his experience to revive the brand and implement positive programs with the organization. The Wings of Hope board has a named a team to conduct a nationwide search for a new candidate; Laura Helling, director of development, will serve as interim president.

The St. Louis Poetry Center, a literary arts organization serving poets and readers, is pleased to announce Erin Quick as its new executive director. Quick offers over 15 years of experience in the literary arts field, including administration, management, program development, marketing and community outreach. She was a manager for Left Bank Books and earned a bachelor\u2019s degree with English honors from Webster University.

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Listen Up STL

St. Louis County Library patrons will soon have the local music scene at their fingertips \u2013\u00a0or, rather, their earbuds.

The library is launching Listen Up STL, which invites local musicians to upload their original work to slcl.org/listen-up-stl, where it will be available to library patrons for streaming. The first submission period will be take place Oct. 1 through 31.\u00a0

\u201cListen Up STL is a unique opportunity for local musicians and SLCL patrons,\" says Kristen Sorth, SLCL director, in a press release. \"We are proud to celebrate our community's creativity through Listen Up STL by\u00a0introducing our patrons to talented local musicians in our community.\u00a0 We are also thrilled to assist these musicians in building a bigger audience.\u201d

The library will solicit music for inclusion in the collection twice a year. The program is looking for a wide variety of music genres from musicians/bands currently performing and/or based in the St. Louis area. Music must be original. No covers will be accepted.

For more information on how to stream or submit music, visit\u00a0slcl.org/listen-up-stl.

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Varsity Tutors, a St. Louis-based start-up, opened its new headquarters in Clayton on June 16. The 20,000 square-foot facility also allows the company to add more than 150 new positions. Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students and professionals with personalized instruction. Over 200 people attended their June ribbon cutting event.

\"Jason

Jason Hall, Sheila Sweeney, Chuck Cohn, and Mike Downing

A new Mexican restaurant has opened its doors in Clayton. Mayana Mexican Kitchen opened in July and is located at 7810 Forsyth Boulevard. Co-owners, Alex Rodriguez de Torres and John Rodriguez, are also the owners of the well-known Hacienda Mexican Restaurant. For Mayana, the owners are focusing on swiftness and quality recipes to accommodate the busy Clayton business lunch crowd.

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Mueller Prost proudly named its two newest partners, Greg S. Pfeuffer, CPA, and Christopher B. Volz, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA. Pfeuffer, Director of CFO Consulting Services, has over 20 years of experience in financial statement, tax, and consulting services. Volz, Director of Business Valuation and Litigation Services, also has over 20 years of experience with companies and shareholders in the areas of manufacturing, distribution, ag production, financial services and healthcare.

Clothing boutique, Sole & Blues, recently opened in St. Charles near I-70 and Fifth Street. This locally owned boutique first opened in 1999 in the Delmar Loop and is known for its edgy clothing, shoes and accessories for women and men.

Renaissance Financial proudly announces its two new financial advisers, Trisha Doyle and Derek Hoerman. Doyle holds a BA in Finance from the Univeristy of Missouri and has attained her Life, Accident and Health Insurance Agent License and FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations. Hoerman earned a degree in Accounting and Finance from Drury University and his Life, Accident and Health Insurance Agent License and FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations.

\"Trisha

Trisha Doyle

\"Derek

Derek Hoerman

Mueller Prost was recently named as a 2016 Best Accounting Firm to Work For by Accounting Today, in partnership with Best Companies Group. This list is comprised of 100 companies which have excelled in creating quality workplaces for its employees. Companies had to fulfill these eligibility requirements: Must be an accounting firm; have a facility in the Unites States; have a minimum of 15 employees working in the United States; must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Purk & Associates have also been named as a 2016 Best Accounting Firm to Work For by Accounting Today. This list is comprised of 100 companies which have excelled in creating quality workplaces for its employees. Companies had to fulfill these eligibility requirements: Must be an accounting firm; have a facility in the Unites States; have a minimum of 15 employees working in the United States; must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Schaub & Srote Architects, LLC, is pleased to announce Rick R. Hoehne, Jr., PE, as its new Senior Structural Engineer and head of the firm\u2019s Structural Engineering division. Hoehne will supervise the planning and preparation of construction documents, ensure safety of aesthetic concepts, assess risk of collapse of existing structures and participate in assessing building sites in collaboration with other engineers. Hoehne has over 25 years of professional experience in the industry. He is a licensed PE in Missouri, a member of the American Society of Steel Construction, and he serves an appointed position on the Building Code Board of Appeals for the City of Wentzville.

Jill Huckelberry, Project Manager for Mosby Building Arts, was recently placed on the list of 2016 Women in Construction by Constructech Magazine. Huckelberry is being recognized for her construction management achievements, including willingness to take challenges head on, and having raised the bar significantly on what women can achieve in construction, per Peggy Smedley, editorial director of Constructech.

A new law firm has been created by St. Louis-based Lewis Rice. On September 6, TuckerAllen opened its doors at four area locations: Kirkwood, O\u2019Fallon, Town & Country, and Fairview Heights, Illinois. The firm will bring personalized service to families for estate planning. Initially, the firm will be comprised of 10 attorneys and 13 support staff, led by CEO, Mary Elizabeth Coleman.

St. Luke\u2019s Medical Group recently announced the addition of four new physicians. Jonas Cooper, MD, MPH, FACC, is a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist. Scott Geiger, MD, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Brian Kaebnick, MD, is a cardiologist, and Daniel Marion, MD, is an internal medicine specialist. Each of the physicians are accepting new patients.

The Streets of St. Charles welcomed Orangetheory Fitness to its new Beale Street location on September 1. This is the fourth franchise location in the St. Louis area and is owned and operated by St. Charles Studio, LLC. Orangetheory instructors lead sessions designed around the philosophy of moving participants in the Orange Zone to increase oxygen consumption and help burn calories after each workout. All fitness levels are welcome.

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Sandy Wunderlich

\"Michael

Michael Kaplan

Stinson Leonard Street LLP is pleased to announce Sandy Wunderlich and Michael Kaplan as its co-managing partners of the St. Louis office. Wunderlich, a trial attorney experienced as lead counsel in state and federal court, has been with the firm since 1992 and is the first woman to be named managing partner in the St. Louis office. Kaplan has been with the firm since 1994 and specializes in corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation and estate planning. The partners will lead strategic planning, communication efforts, and target new areas of growth.

JCPenney celebrated 50 years in its South County Center location on September 14. It first opened in 1966 as a full line store containing 143,550 square feet. Another 8,944 square feet was used as a tire, battery and automotive center.

Two Pepose Vision Institute Physicians, Dr. Jay Pepose and Dr. Nancy Holekamp, have been selected as Best Doctors in America 2016 and Top Doctors 2016. The doctors were chosen by their peers and voted on by physicians at the top of their field.

After weeks of construction, The Kabbalah Centre of St. Louis will be reopening on September 29. The Centre invites the local community to join the Grand Reopening event at the St. Louis Kabbalah Centre Bookstore, 8121 Maryland Ave., Clayton, MO 63105 from 5:30pm until 9pm on September 29. The event will include free kabbalah seminars, information booths and more

Family-owned pet store, Treats Unleashed, is pleased to announce the September 9 opening of its seventh store in the St. Louis area. The new store, located at 1620 Hanley Road in Richmond Heights, specializes in pet food, fresh-baked treats, supplies, and grooming.

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Brian Thomas

SSM Health in St. Louis announced Dr. Alexander Garza, MD, MPH, as its chief medical officer for the region, effective September 26. Dr. Garza succeeds Dr. Kevin Johnson, MD, who has been promoted to system vice president, chief medical officer of hospital operations. Dr. Garza was previously an associate dean for public health practice at Saint Louis University and associate professor of epidemiology at SLU\u2019s College for Public Health and Social Justice since 2013. Prior to that, in 2009, he was appointed by President Barack Obama as assistant secretary and chief medical officer to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) is pleased to announce Brian W. Thomas as assistant head of school, effective July 1, 2016. Thomas will work with faculty on professional development programming and curriculum development, as well as assist in fundraising to support the school\u2019s capital campaign. Thomas was previously associate head of school and upper school head at the Bentley School in Oakland and Lafayette, California since 2008.

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\"Kids

Jonny Wade and his mother, Kimberly Wade.

Seven-year-old Jonny Wade had a headache at school one day, a week before Christmas 2014.

He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor shortly after, and spent the next year undergoing radiation, countless surgeries, nausea and fatigue. He died in his parents' arm the following Christmas Eve.

Jonny's memory lives on through the Kids Shouldn't Have Cancer Foundation, founded by his parents, Kimberly and Jon Wade. The non-profit's title refers to something Jonny told his mom many times throughout treatment: \"I don't want any other kid to have cancer.\"

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The foundation, based in Illinois, aims to benefit pediatric cancer research and ensure responsible spending for it, as only four percent of the National Cancer Institue's budget is spend on pediatric cancer research, according to a release. Kimberly has worked with Missouri Senator Roy Blunt to include language in Senate Bill 3040 for a percentage of federal cancer research funds to be used for pediatric cancer.

With September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, coming to a close, the foundation urges the community to continue to \"send butterflies.\" The phrase comes from something Jonny's parents told him during his treatment: He was undergoing a process much like a butterfly in chrysalis. Kimberly told Jonny to send her butterflies to let her know he was with her.

Here's how you can \"send butterflies\" in Jonny's memories:

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2016 Ladue News Show House - UPDATE

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.

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 Design, Artwork & Framing.

Don't forget to RSVP to the Facebook event and\u00a0check in\u00a0while you're there!

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This year's featured designers are:

C&M Interiors

The Great Cover-Up

Victoria Dreste Designs

Ethan Allen

David Deatherage Design

Design Style

Suzanne Tullock Interiors

CJ Knapp Interiors

June Roesslein Interiors

Gigi Lombrano Interiors

Tamsin Design Group

Chesterfield Valley Nursery

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