Big news in Ladue…A new tenant will be moving into the former Busch’s Grove space: EDGEWILD RESTAURANT & WINERY has announced that it is opening a second establishment at the landmark locale on Clayton Road. Owners ANDY and DEE DEE KOHN are again teaming up with restaurateur and EdgeWild proprietor CHRIS LAROCCA for the venture, which is slated to open in early summer. We’re told the new restaurant will have the same feel and experience as the original Chesterfield location; however, it will also have a greater emphasis on the bar and appetizer offerings, according to Andy Kohn. “It will be the new neighborhood watering hole.”
Do you know a woman who has made a significant contribution to the arts in St. Louis? GRAND CENTER is seeking nominations for its 2013 Visionary Awards in several categories, including Major Contributor to the Arts, Outstanding Arts Professional, Successful Working Artist, Outstanding Arts Educator and Emerging Artist. Visit grandcenter.org/visionary and submit your nomination by Jan. 25. Winners will be honored at a May 13 celebration at The Sheldon.
A Nigerian school is the beneficiary of a recent fundraiser by students at ROSATI-KAIN HIGH SCHOOL. Day in, day out, students at the Bar-Ogwal primary school in Nigeria have been exposed to the elements—literally—like being rained on during class. The school had a great need for windows, as well as other essential items like desks and textbooks. In response, Rosati-Kain’s Overseas Mission Club led a fundraiser that netted more than $1,500 to send to the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) to purchase windows for Bar-Ogwal. Every year, club members review a list of needs from SSND in Africa and choose one cause on which to focus their efforts. Past projects include raising money to help build a dorm school for girls who previously slept in a livestock barn and funding the construction of a fence to prevent goats from eating the laundry at a girls’ high school.
Marquette High School senior KENNEDY COOK is in London, getting ready to perform in that city’s world-famous New Year’s Day Parade. Kennedy is a member of Marquette’s award-winning cheerleading team, which won the St. Louis regional title for the fourth year in a row and placed second in the state championships. She is one of more than 800 cheerleaders and dancers from the U.S. who have been invited to perform and tour London during their seven-day trip.
Kudos to the Robotics Team at KIRKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, whose members are now headed to the state championship after winning their regional competition earlier this month. ‘Sigma Six’ was among 36 out of 95 teams who qualified for the Missouri for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Tech Challenge Championship in February. The competition allows students to develop real work skills, have the opportunity to earn scholarships and network with companies like Google, Apple and Boeing.
The FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ST. LOUIS has established a new Student Board of Directors, where members have the opportunity to meet and discuss economics and personal finance, and learn about leadership development and career planning. The students, including ANDREW RUDOLPH and IAN TARR of Clayton High School, are appointed for a term of one school year and meet every other month.
In Creve Coeur, ST. MONICA PARISH has announced the opening of a new preschool. Beginning in the spring, St. Monica School, at Olive Boulevard and I-270, will be welcoming families of Hamilton School, which will be closing its doors.