Pat, she’d like to solve the puzzle…St. Louisan ALEXA MILLER may look familiar, especially if you’re a ‘Wheel Watcher.’ Miller appeared this week on Wheel of Fortune. No word on how she fared as of press time, but we’re told that she plans to donate some of her winnings to local charities she’s involved with. Miller, a Ladue grad who resides in U City, is a sales executive for a medical software company, and also volunteers as a mentor and with a local animal rights group. She’s been watching Wheel for more than 25 years, and auditioned for the show in St. Louis.
Washington University has received a $25 million gift for undergraduate scholarships from JACK TAYLOR and ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS. The money will be added to the existing endowed scholarship fund established by Enterprise in 2001.
Retired American studies professor and author JOHN OLDANI is out with his latest book, You Did WHAT in the Ditch? Folklore of the American Quilter. In it, he examines the history of the American woman as quilter, and how the quilt has been used to preserve folklore. While working on the book, Oldani did extensive fieldwork with quilters, conducted dozens of interviews, became involved as judge and organizer of quilt shows and established an archive on the American quilter for scholars and collectors. For more information about the book, visit stlouisfolklore.com.
This weekend, Parkway North senior CAITLIN FELDMAN becomes the youngest exhibitor at the Queeny Park art fair with her fused glass artwork. Only 17, Caitlin already runs her own fused glass business called Abstracted Faces, in which she specializes in creating people’s likeness out of glass by individually cutting, designing and customizing each face for features, including hair and eye color, lip shape and style.
Did you say ‘I do’ this year? LN is looking for photographs of your big day to appear in ‘A Year of St. Louis Weddings,’ a special section to be featured in our May 20 issue. Send us some of your favorite shots in any/all of the following categories: bride and groom, bridal gown, bridesmaids, groomsmen, children, cake and flowers. Include the couple’s name, wedding date and photographer, and make sure everyone in the picture is identified. Submissions will be accepted until May 2, and we’ll publish as many as space allows in our May 20 issue. Email photos to Lisa Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fore! Mark your calendars for the 21st annual ST. LOUIS ARC golf tournament on May 23 at the Country Club of St. Albans. One of the highlights of this year’s Scottish-themed event is a drawing for a golfer’s getaway to Scot land. The tournament is Arc’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds benefit the organization’s programs for people with developmental disabilities. LN