Gorgeous George…In case you missed him, GEORGE CLOONEY was spotted biking in Italy near his Lake Como home this week sporting a souvenir from his St. Louis stay in spring 2009. Clooney’s Affton High School Basketball T-shirt was a gift from the school. The actor, co-star VERA FARMIGA and crew members of Up in the Air spent days filming at the school, which was transformed into ‘Ashton High School’ for the movie.

    Kudos to JACK JABLONOW of Creve Coeur for being selected to represent the St. Louis area in Missouri’s ‘Outstanding Older Worker’ contest. The 85-year-old is employed part time in St. Louis County’s Older Resident Programs (CORP). For 16 years, Jablonow has coordinated CORP’s legal services program, which offers low- to moderate-income seniors free consultations with volunteer attorneys. Jablonow is headed to Jefferson City this month, where he and others will be honored during an awards ceremony.

    Have breakfast, for a good cause! Join LADUE EDUCATION FOUNDATION’s third annual Community Breakfast to support excellence in the Ladue schools and promote student success. Tickets to the Sept. 8 event at the Frontenac Hilton are available by calling at 983-5334 or online at laduefoundation.org.

    Looking for a stylish night out? Head over to Neiman Marcus Sept. 10 for ‘Fashion’s Night Out,’ a preview of the season’s hottest looks as presented by LN fashion editor SUZY BACINO and St. Louis Magazine’s NICOLE EDGERTON. The evening will also feature handbag designer ANTHONY LUCIANO and henna artist COOMI. In addition, students from Wash U’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will be on hand to show off their creations. 

    A visit from a cupcake-carrying green van caused much excitement at the Ladue News offices last week. SARAH’S CAKE STOP made its way to 8811 Ladue Road with its featured flavors of the day, including Chocolate Caramel Mudslide and Pearl Citrus Lemon Drop. The mobile cupcake van is the brainchild of Sarah’s Cake Shop owner JILL UMBARGER, who felt that her Chesterfield business needed to reach out to sweet-toothed St. Louisans all over the city. We’re also told that Umbarger and her crew are in the running to be featured on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race.

     Next week, students at THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL in Sunset Hills will host visitors from the Korean Educational Broad casting System (EBS), who are filming for a nine-part series on education around the globe. The filmmakers’ goal is to help provide direction for the future of South Korea’s education system. Thomas Jefferson, along with Mayo College in India and Minjok Leadership Academy in Korea, was chosen by EBS as among the ‘most prestigious boarding schools in the world.’ Wow!

    In about 18 months, KDHX RADIO and its entire media arts operations will move to new state-of-the-art digs in the heart of Grand Center. The space on Washington Avenue was donated by an anonymous longtime KDHX patron. The organization also has launched a $4 million capital campaign to renovate the facility specifically for radio and media, as well as build a 150-seat, multi-use venue.

    Attention, new parents! Ladue News introduces BABY TALK, a new baby announcement section to appear in the paper regularly. If you have a new bundle of joy that you just can’t keep to yourself, send us his/her photo, along with date of birth, weight/length, parents’ and grandparents’ names, and baby’s community. To have your baby featured, call Diane Alt at 269-8820 or email dalt@laduenews.com