I started talking to my kids about their college education about a week after they were born. OK, that is a bit of exaggeration, but it is not too far from the truth. Education is important to any new parent, and I spent my 30s having children and pursuing graduate studies. During that decade of my life, my own education and my children’s future consumed my thoughts.
Herculean strength, unbelievable speed, soaring flight…Superheroes tend to showcase the skills we humans simply can’t master. But the four superhero characters of St. Louis Arc's Superheroes for Kids represent something very real: the four main skills (walking, talking, reading and writing) the Arc is focused on teaching children who have developmental disabilities.
Superheroes for Kids co-chairs David II and Mary Steward surrounded by a Belle Children’s Services of the St. Louis Arc music therapy class.
On any given Sunday, people gather inside to hear the message of the pastor. Standing at the pulpit with their undivided attention is the Rev. Terri Swan, the first woman to be the senior pastor in Salem in Ladue United Methodist Church's 172-year history.
Piccione Pastry has a sweet new deal for area nonprofits. The late-night Italian bakery shop, which opened in the Delmar Loop this April, is serving up Pastries With a Purpose.
Executives from some of the city’s largest corporations will hit the greens for a good cause during the St. Louis Arc Golf Tournament May 20 at The Country Club of St. Albans.
One comic book character has big mechanical legs. Another carries a giant pencil. Embodying the ideas of walking, talking, reading and writing, the four superhero characters created for the St. Louis Arc represent the key services the organization provides children with developmental disabilities in the local community. “We wanted something that captures the spirit of what we do to help kids succeed,” explains John Taylor, the organization’s VP of advancement.
For the second year, in a tight competition with less than 20 votes separating the top two churches, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Fenton, beat out St. Dominic Savio, Affton, to win Friendship Village Sunset Hills' Fourth Annual Quilting Competition. Several hundred voted in the week's competition and display of quilts from area churches at Fountain View, the freestanding assisted-living community at Friendship Village Sunset Hills. Pictured: Erlinda Madridondo, Ruth Finder, Donna Robinson and Mary Haukap (kneeling) proudly display their winning quilt.
Extra-curricular activities allow students to expand their horizons and keep learning and interacting long after the school bell rings at the end of the day. Learn more about popular after-school clubs and classes at these local schools.
KAREN & DAN HOEMKE, Coldwell Banker Premier Group
Holocaust survivors LEO and SARA WOLF will be the guests of honor at a special dinner to benefit the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. ‘Sustain Their Dream: Preserve the History and Lessons’ will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, Marriot St. Louis West to pay tribute to the Wolfs for their vision and years of commitment to the museum. Proceeds will benefit the Leo and Sara Wolf Museum Fund. For tickets and more info, call museum director Jean Cavender at 442-3715 or email email@example.com.
My name is Mary Marjorie Putney Fast, the fifth child of Elmore and Lela Putney. No. 15 Washington Terrace became my home when I was born on my mother’s birthday, March 2, 1943. We moved when I was 9 years old to 19 Huntleigh Downs, but here are a few of my memories of that gracious home:
We applaud Villa Duchesne senior KATHERINE GODAR and her ‘Feed St. Louis’ program, which has netted more than 874 pounds of food and more than $2,400 in cash to help the hungry. We’re told that Katherine’s inspiration came from her school’s Christmas basket collection last December, but that she also realized that people go hungry throughout the year, not just over the holidays. Since then, she’s been collecting food from family, friends, neighbors, and even by standing outside her neighborhood supermarket. In fact, St. Louis Area Foodbank staffers now come to her home on a bi-weekly basis to pick up multiple barrels of food!
There are plenty of ways to get involved in St. Louis, and sometimes the most rewarding experiences can be found in unexpected places. We talked with several local nonprofits to find volunteer opportunities that suit any interest.
STEVEN LANG of Lang Insurance Service has been appointed to the Midwest BankCentre St. Charles County Regional Board. KEN KOTIZA, VP of WFL Inc. and ROBERT HOLTHAUS, president of Holthaus Realty & Development, Inc. have been appointed to the West County Regional Board.
When…The Humane Society of Missouri held its Pooches and Pals event at society headquarters? Businesswomen from across the region came together to network and help abused and homeless animals by purchasing purses, shoes and enjoying St. Louis food. Pictured: Dorothy Bell, Diane Sullivan and Dawn Mason.
Food Outreach, Inc. has elected AMIE NEEDHAM and JAMES ‘JAY’ ZYCH to its board of directors.
When…Little Sisters of the Poor held its 2009 benefit dinner at Kemoll’s ‘Top of the Met?’ Since 1882, the nonprofit has cared for thousands of St. Louis’ needy elderly, providing services that help them remain independent. Pictured: Mary Ann and Anne Bisch with John Inkley
LaVerne Meyering, Crestview Senior Living