The Pesce family moved to Creve Coeur in 2004. Carl Pesce, an attorney at Thompson Coburn, and his wife Melissa, a retired attorney, have three daughters: 12-year-old Lauren, a sixth grader at Ladue Middle School; 9-year-old Emily, a fourth-grade student at Spoede Elementary School; and 6-ye…

While searching for a home, Caroline Springer and Chris Nitzsche were looking for green space—and then some. Caroline says the family wanted “easy access to the things that are important to our family: parks, trails, wildlife, and other outdoor, human-powered recreational opportunities, as w…

Susan Nagarkatti is a librarian. Not a typical librarian, mind you, but a reference librarian. She also is a product of the ‘American Dream.’ You may wonder how it is that a reference librarian—with all the stereotypical images that job conjures up—could possibly be an exemplary product of t…

Five days a week, two hours a day, you can find Dr. Salvatore ‘Sam’ Pagano in the fitness center at The Gatesworth, taking a class or using the elliptical machine. At age 90, he exhibits the energy of a man years younger. “Since he moved in, my dad is in better health and is more active than…

Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Ellis this week kicked off Maryville University’s 2011-2012 St. Louis Speaker Series. A graduate of The College of William and Mary and Yale University, Ellis has written nine books, eight of which focus on America’s founding fathers.

For young adults and their parents, it might be considered the emotional equivalent of a bungee jump. Heading off to college for the first time can be exhilarating, terrifying, cause for jubilation—and usually a few tears. And the first few weeks or months can mean even more angst. How can t…

Familiar and yet mysterious, he’s as integral to St. Louis history as the 1904 World’s Fair. But have you ever tried to explain to someone just exactly who the Veiled Prophet is? In her fascinating and carefully researched presentation, Beneath the Veil: The Story of the Veiled Prophet, spea…