In March, there will be a new Schnuck at the helm of the venerable local grocery store chain. TODD SCHNUCK will become the company’s president/CEO. After almost eight years at the helm, older brother SCOTT is stepping down but will remain chairman. In addition, older brother CRAIG, will formally retire from the company and become chairman emeritus. Todd Schnuck officially joined the family business as treasurer in 1987. He also served as corporate VP and CFO. Founded in 1939, Schnucks is celebrating 75 years in business this year.
The latest group of inductees to the ST. LOUIS MEDIA HALL OF FAME includes one of St. Louis’ earliest broadcast personalities: CLIF ST. JAMES. From 1956 to 1988, St. James served as radio and television host, as well as weatherman and performer on KSD-TV Channel 5. His children’s shows, Corky the Clown and Corky’s Colorama, were some of the first local kids’ shows to be broadcast in color. St. James and his wife, NANCE, live in Webster Groves. He, along with 20 others, will be inducted to the Hall on Monday, Feb. 10, during a ceremony at Triumph Grill in Midtown. Other inductees include: St. Louis Hop’s RUSS CARTER, newsman CHRIS CONDON, Post-Dispatch reporter SALLY BIXBY DEFTY, Standing Partnership founder CATHY DUNKIN and poet/journalist EUGENE FIELD. The event, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., is free and open to the public.
The fifth annual CLAYTON RESTAURANT WEEK (CRW) takes place Monday, Jan. 20, through Sunday, Jan. 26, to benefit a local food bank. For one week, some of Clayton’s top dining establishments will offer a three-course dinner promotion for a fixed price of $25 per person, plus tax and tip. CRW patrons will have the option of adding a $5 ‘extra helping’ donation to their dining bill, with proceeds benefiting OPERATION FOOD SEARCH. Participating restaurants include BAR NAPOLI, BARCELONA, COASTAL BISTRO & BAR, J. BUCK’S, THE LIBERTINE, MAD TOMATO and ROXANE. For a complete list of restaurants, visit claytonrestaurantweek.com.
St. Louis’ own DR. DEBRA HORWITZ is out with what’s being called a ‘must-have dog behavior guide’ that may help dog owners better communicate with their four-legged family member. Decoding Your Code: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones is the latest from Horwitz and American College of Veterinary Behavior colleague and co-author DR. JOHN CIRIBASSI. In it, the authors say that effective training is key to understanding why dogs do what they do. The book also includes effective, veterinary-approved positive training methods; expert advice on socialization, housetraining, diet, and exercise; and remedies for behavior problems such as OCD and aggression. Horwitz, a veterinary behaviorist who moved to St. Louis with her family in 1986, is the recipient of the CEVA Veterinarian of the Year award.
Next month, SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY will welcome the archeological team that made the sensational discovery of the remains of England’s RICHARD III. On Saturday, Feb. 8, members of the English archeological team will join with scientists, historians and literary scholars from SLU for a one-day colloquium to explore the life, death, discovery and after-life of England’s most controversial monarch. The free program, in partnership with Washington’s Folger Shakespeare Library and the British Council, will be held at the university’s Il Monastero at 3050 Olive St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In September 2012, archeologists form the University of Leicester unearthed the undisturbed remains of England’s last Plantagenet king beneath a city-center parking lot. Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. For more information on the event, visit richard3.slu.edu.
Next Saturday, Jan. 25, PLAZA FRONTENAC will host the Living Fit Expo featuring a fashion show, giveaways and raffles to benefit local charities. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.