Take a bow, ladies…This year’s Hellenic Spirit Founda tion Athena Award honorees include Ladue News founder CHARLENE BRY, HELEN CAREY, GLEN COPE, DARLENE GREEN, DEBRA HOLLINGS WORTH, MALAIKA HORNE, KATHY OSBORN, ELLEN SHERBERG, EUGENIA STAMOS, SISTER ANTOINETTE TEMPORITI, BECKY THARENOS and BESSIE THEODOROU. The women will be recognized for their extraordinary commitment to community service during a Nov. 13 luncheon at the Missouri Athletic Club.

The kudos keep coming for MICDS ’98 grad RACHEL GOULD: She and her rowing partner won last month’s Women’s Open 2x race at the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Gould, who learned to row with the St. Louis Rowing Club, belongs to the Boston-based Community Rowing women’s team, which placed first in the Women’s Club B8+ and second in the Women’s Open A8+ at the U.S. Rowing Masters National Championships this summer.

If you don’t have tickets to the St. Louis premiere of GEORGE CLOONEY’s Up in the Air, then you’re out of luck. We’re told tickets to the St. Louis International Film Festival screening sold out within 24 hours! One lucky St. Louisan will be there front-and-center: Parkway South grad ADRIENNE LAMPING, who was cast as ‘Tammy,’ the maid of honor, in the film.

If you have plans to attend the 31st ANNUAL ST. LOUIS JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL, don’t forget about the simultaneous food drive to benefit the HARVEY KORNBLUM JEWISH FOOD PANTRY. Barrels for food collections will be at the JCC Staenberg Family complex through Nov. 12.

Congratulations to Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis, honored with the LEE SPIRIT AWARD for outstanding personal commitment to the community. The Journals’ Old Newsboys Day campaign raised $600,000 for local children’s charities this year. Since 1997, Old Newsboys Day has raised more than $6.1 million for at-risk children in the area!

CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF is the recipient of a $10,000 grant to support the school’s professional outreach activities. The award from the WACHOVIA/ WELLS FARGO FOUNDATION will go toward CID products and services designed to help teachers and other professionals understand the intensive specialized education required to teach deaf children.

Indie/dance/pop sensation THE SEEDY SEEDS is making its St. Louis debut Nov. 14 at the new Antarctica Lounge in south St. Louis. The critically acclaimed Cincinnati-based band played at this year’s SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST festival in Texas, and includes members MIKE INGRAM, BRIAN PENICK and MARGARET WEINER (niece of LN editor-in-chief DOROTHY WEINER).

In anticipation of its centennial celebration next year, the SAINT LOUIS ZOO has published a new book: Animals Always—100 Years at the Saint Louis Zoo. It chronicles the Zoo’s often-overlooked history through stories and never-before-seen photographs. In 1917, annual attendance at the Zoo was 299,100 visitors. Today, the Zoo welcomes 3 million visitors annually, and is rated America’s No. 1 zoo by Zagat!

Professional Remodeler magazine’s October issue featuring 2009 Market Leaders highlights the work of SCOTT MOSBY of Mosby Building Arts. Mosby was chosen as one of the best examples of an experienced and proven remodeling company staying strong during tough economic times.

Veteran marketing consultant RICK FORRESTAL of Kirkwood is out with a new project. His book, A Year in Bogota, is a collection of photographs taken when Forrestal lived in Colombia. For much of 2008, he roamed the city, photographing its people, food, markets, and even the area’s dangerous jungles. Photo graphy from the book will be featured in an upcoming show at Third Degree Glass Factory in December.