Kudos to the ROCKETS HOCKEY squirt B1 team, which donated food and bottled water for the needy during the Arch Hockey Tournament held recently in Chesterfield. Team members include: Bixby Childress, Natalie DeWitt and Jack Kincaid of Ladue; Matt Redfering of Brentwood; Chris Hanson of Ballwin; Ryan Griffin of Maryland Heights; Patrick Lochner of Town and Country; Peter Johnson of  University City; Luke Roemerman, Tyler Wester meyer and Tommy Shelby of Webster Groves; Jimmy Schneithorst of Clayton; and Jennifer Williams of Frontenac. Coaches are Frank Childress and John Williams.

    For he’s a jolly good fellow…Best wishes to HOWARD MALLOTT, who after 45 years of service recently retired from Schneithorst’s in Frontenac. Mallot started out as a car hop, worked his way through high school and college, and spent more than 35 years as the restaurant’s general manager. How’s that for job stability?

    Congrats to this year’s WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT NOMINEES: Joan Lee Berkman, Innovative Com muni cation; Susan Block, Creative Philan thropy; Arlen Chaleff, Mental Health; Susie Knopf, Women’s Health; Amanda Murphy, Ph.D., Community Betterment; Noémi Neidorff, Arts Champion; Cheryl Polk, Human Concerns; Diedre Pujols, Youth & Family; Norma Stern, Lifetime Service and Virginia Wachter, Cultural Enrichment.

    Roll up your sleeves! The City of Ladue is hosting a Creek Cleanup on Saturday, April 25. The effort will help remove trash from creeks, streams and drain areas in the city. Ladue is home to more than 20 miles of creeks and tributaries, privately owned by more than 500 residents and businesses. Many contain years of accumulated debris, in addition to trash washed downstream during the floods of 2008. To volunteer, contact Fiona and Randy Woods at 991-2255.

    Shop for a cause! Through June 30, Whole Foods shoppers can donate their 10 cent bag refunds directly to Haven of Grace through the store’s ‘One Dime at a Time’ program. Haven of Grace is a residential shelter for homeless pregnant women and their children.

    Play ball! The official calling card of spring, the start of the Cardinal Baseball season, was underway last week. As fans visit Busch Stadium this year, they’re in for some culinary surprises. Besides ballpark staples like hotdogs and pretzels, Cardinals executive chef JERAMIE MITCHELL and his staff also will be cooking up beef and pulled pork nachos at the new gourmet nacho bar, fresh made sliders at the concession stands, and house-brined and smoked brisket and pork in VIP areas. If you still have some change left after eating your way through the game, consider wandering over to the Team Shop, where a custom ball cap studded with Swarovski crystals can be yours for only $2,000!

    Readers, get ready! The 60th annual Greater St. Louis Book Fair takes place April 23 through 26. Thousands of hardcover and paperback books, records, cassettes, CDs, DVDs and more will be for sale at one of St. Louis’ largest charity events. Proceeds benefit the NURSERY FOUNDATION OF ST. LOUIS and other local charities. For more information, visit StLouisBookFair.org.

    Speaker’s scoop…THE ST. LOUIS SPEAKERS SERIES has announced its 2009 lineup, with an amazing assemblage of notables: PERVEZ MUSHARRAF, JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU, LAURA BUSH, ROBERT REICH, MIA FARROW, THOMAS FRIEDMAN and GREG MORTENSON.

    You’re fired! Local attorney MARGO GREEN rubbed elbows with ‘the Donald’ and his wife Melania during a recent visit to Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla.

    Kudos to CRAIG KAMINER, president of TWIST, and his son PJ, captain of the JOHN BURROUGHS varsity football team, who together have lost a combined 60 pounds using SEATTLE SUTTON’S HEALTHY EATING. Wanting to meet the force behind the meal-replacement program, the pair arranged a get-together with Sutton during her recent visit to St. Louis.

    Happy 10th anniversary to the MONETA GROUP FOUNDATION, the charitable arm of the financial advisory firm. Funded entirely by Moneta Group principals and employees, the foundation has accumulated assets in excess of $1.5 million, which it uses to support events and organizations in our community. To mark the anniversary, the group has announced a change in focus. MONETA MOMENTUM, a corps of Moneta Group volunteers, has been established to foster a corporate culture of volunteerism and community involvement and give everyone at the company a chance to support the causes they champion. Employees will propose a project, take responsibility for seeing it through, and apply to the foundation for financial support. Ten projects will be sponsored annually.