We salute lovebirds DICK and CHAR BECKER of Des Peres on their 60th anniversary! The couple will celebrate their Sept. 30 nuptials with family and friends at Spiro’s. The Beckers began dating as teenagers at Webster Groves H.S. and are the parents of JIM BECKER and the late NANCY BECKER-CROCKER.
Lovebirds salute No. 2…HOWARD and ALICE HANDELMAN were recently fêted on their 45th wedding anniversary with a dinner party at Dominic’s Trattoria. The couple met in 1962 when she interviewed her future husband for a feature story in The Maneater, the University of Missouri student newspaper. The Handelmans have three married daughters, KAREN HANDELMAN, PATTY BLOOM and MARJORIE HANDELMAN, and four grandchildren.
Local women’s charities will benefit from a special STAGES ST. LOUIS performance next week. The theater company is donating $10 from every full price ticket purchased for the Wednesday, Sept. 29, performance of State Fair to RUNG, a not-for-profit resale boutique in Rock Hill. The boutique, owned by ALI KINDLE, donates 100 percent of its net proceeds to Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis.
Mouthwatering ice cream treats aside, THE FOUNTAIN ON LOCUST can now lay claim to having the Best Restroom in America! A public vote catapulted the Art Deco-inspired ice cream emporium’s restroom on top of the annual list by Cintas.
It’s official: Construction on The Private Residences at the Chase Park Plaza is complete. The four-year, $80 million project netted 86 ultra-luxe condominiums atop the fabled CWE landmark. A private dinner party for residents to mark the occasion will be held sometime this fall.
Speaking of The Chase, the first-ever will be held there Oct. 8. The event will feature local independent designers showing off their culturally diverse collections while raising money for this year’s United Way campaign. Partici pating designers include J. SIOBHAN, KATIE KANTLEY, SKIF INTERNATIONAL and TRAYCEEJAE.
Go pink! To mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, residents and businesses are urged to ‘Flip on the Switch and Turn on the Power of the Pink’ during October. Special pink CFL light bulbs are available for purchase at local Walmart stores with a portion of the proceeds going to the St. Louis affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure; Walmart has pledged a minimum $20,000 donation.
St. Louis HELP needs your help for its upcoming medical equipment collection drive. New and used wheelchairs, scooters, canes, crutches, shower chairs and other assistive devices will be collected and refurbished to be donated to the needy. The Oct. 9 drive takes place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 12 area locations, including Janet McAfee Real Estate in Ladue, Parkway Central H.S. and Webster Groves City Hall.
Got something spooky to show us? It’s time for our annual Halloween Photo Gallery, and we’re looking for photos of little trick-or-treaters in cute costumes. Send in a picture of your child(ren) in costume by Wednesday, Oct. 6, with names and hometown to email@example.com or Meredith Bush, 8811 Ladue Road, Ste. D, 63124. For return of mailed photos, send a SASE. We’ll publish as many photos as space allows in our Oct. 29 issue. All of them will appear on our website.