Grandfathers, fathers and sons enjoyed a night out doing community service at Crown Center for Senior Living. The guests listened to the residents, many from the former Soviet Union, as they spoke of growing up under persecution.

Two manufacturing plants staffed by Lighthouse for the Blind-St. Louis celebrated five years without any lost-time injuries. LHB is a not-for-profit manufacturing and packaging organization that employs about 46 legally-blind individuals. Pictured: John Thompson and Mike Schneider

Several of Laura Schindler’s piano students were first-place winners in the recent Missouri Music Teacher’s Association State Honors Competition at Washington University. Jonathan Lin and Alice Hsu won in the senior high piano ensemble. Gloria Zhou and Sophia Wu won in the 7th through 9th grade piano ensemble. Michael Tu, Tong Zhao and Cindy Wang also placed in the competition.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis presented the honorable Anna Beck with the Chancellor’s Medallion for her 14 years of continuous financial support of UMSL’s German Culture Center. Beck is consul of Germany (Emeritus) and a board member of the German American Heritage Society of St. Louis.

Four Habitat for Humanity homebuyers recently moved into their new, LEED-platinum homes in University City. The families pay a zero-percent interest mortgage, and had to contribute at least 350 ‘sweat equity’ hours to the building of their homes and the homes of others. The build began last June.

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