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Ladue Lips: The Word Around Town

September 12, 2008

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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008 12:00 am

    Movin’ on up…Congrat ulations to TOM CHULICK, recently promoted to chairman and CEO of UMB BANK ST. LOUIS. Chulick will continue to oversee private banking and personal trust services for the St. Louis region, in addition to assuming leadership of the company’s corporate management committee. Chulick is married to Kim Chu lick (longtime LN account rep) and father of T.J.

    Extra, extra, read all about it! The PRESS CLUB OF METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS will honor LARRY CONNERS and VICKIE NEWTON at its ‘Media Person of the Year’ event April 1 at the Chase Park Plaza. Program proceeds benefit the Press Club’s scholarship program and the media archives housed at  the St. Louis Public Library. This year, a special scholarship will be named in honor of the late David Lipman, Press Club member and former managing editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. For ticket information, contact 636-230-1973.

    An artistic statement…PARC PROVENCE is hosting the first art exhibition that features work by area residents living with dementia. Entitled ‘Remember Me,’ the display will be on view to the general public Sept. 12 to 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Then the exhibit will move to Chesterfield Mall through Sept. 21.

    Two lucky HERBERT HOOVER BOYS & GIRLS CLUB members, DEVONTE BROWN and ROMEKIA WALLACE, along with their club leader JESSICA SCHERER, spent four days at Camp Hercules in Mystic, Conn. They joined 53 other HH Campuses from across the country as part of the Immersion Presents science program designed to help young people succeed in science, math and literacy.

    Music to our ears…Congrats to 13 students of piano teacher MARLITA WEISS for their achievements at the prestigious WORLD PIANO COMPETITION OF CINCINNATI, where they competed with more than 100 students from across the country. Four local students were medalists and will perform in the Winner’s Recital at Carnegie Hall Oct. 18: sisters Anna and Stephanie Zhong (Spoede School), Andrea He and Lily Xu (Parkway). Weiss was also honored for 27 years of participation in the competition.

    Uno’s back! The beagle chosen as the winner of the 2007 Westminster Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show will be top dog at “Uno Gala Fantastico,” a special dinner benefit and tribute for DONALD DANFORTH JR. at the AKC MUSEUM OF THE DOG in Queeny Park Sept. 20. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum’s events and exhibitions program. Founded in 1982, the local museum boasts the country’s largest collection of canine art.

    Happy birthday to the SOPHIA M. SACHS BUTTERFLY HOUSE, which marks its 10th anniversary by offering free admission Sept. 18 and buy-one-get-one admission Sept. 20 and 21. The 8,000-square-foot conservatory is home to more than 60 species of butterflies.

    In other anniversary news, congratulations to SU-ELLEN VISCUSO-SERKES, owner of Su-Ellen boutique in Clayton, who is celebrating her 20th year in business.

    Congratulations also to DIELMANN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY, which recently won the 2008 “Realtor Housing Assistance Fund Annual Giving Contest,” by raising more than $5,600 through silent auction to contribute to the total $12,425 raised this year. The contest challenges local real estate companies to give back to the community.

    Although the name will remain the same, TWO BLIND GUYS could now be called ‘Two Blind Girls and a Guy,” now that Chesterfield resident KAREN EHLERMANN has joined current owners DAN and DEBBIE KISINGER on the window coverings business, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month.

    Fertility guru DR. SHERMAN SILBER made international headlines when he recently gave a presentation on freezing ovarian tissue for cancer patients at the 24th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Repro duction and Embryology in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Silber is the director of the Infertility Center of St. Louis located at St. Luke’s Hospital. 

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