Maxine Clark grew up in the decade of big dreams realized. Today, the Build-A-Bear Workshop founder is affectionately gazing back on the journey of her own realized dream.
Classical music has officially made its return to the St. Louis airwaves. The station's opening week also unveiled the debut of the Ladue News Minute, which can be heard on RAF-STL.
Kim Eberlein (Volunteer Leadership)
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery hosted the 7th annual 'Over the Top for Tots' ladies luncheon in St. Charles. The event benefited the Nursery's Healing Hearts Program, which provides art and play therapy for children who need help mending their broken spirits. Some 500 attendees enjoyed shopping, a live auction and a cake decorating contest; and honored the contributions of Pat Kulik, and Kara and Mike Gatto to the Nursery. Pictured: LN's Trish Muyco-Tobin and Millie Cain.
Light up the imagination of your favorite little guy with an array of whimsical games, books and room accents.
The LN Holiday Gift Book provides great ways to outfit your little angel with adorable holiday clothing and a roomful of precious toys.
With the St. Louis Cardinals in a race for first in the National League Central, fans are piling into Busch Stadium to cheer them on. Be sure to catch a game before the season ends!
When…125 children, representing 52 families, attended the annual Saint Louis Crisis Nursery Family Party? The event is held to celebrate the families involved in Crisis Nursery’s Family Empowerment Program. The program provides in-home child development assessments, educational toys and books, parent education groups and support to families in crisis. Guests enjoyed breakfast and lunch, crafts, cupcake decorating and Valentine’s Bingo. The Cardinals’ Fredbird attended along with Mickey Mouse and Princess Tiana.
When…Longtime supporter and professional photographer Dave Myers received the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk Awards Celebration? Dave’s son Addison was diagnosed at age 9 with insulin dependent diabetes. Presenting the award was JDRF special events manager Ally Klein. Pictured: Dave Myers and Ally Klein.
Few charity events are as anxiously anticipated as the Saint Louis Zoo’s biennial Zoofari, coming up on June 19. Organizers say it’s more than the setting, food and music that attract almost 2,700 well-heeled St. Louisans to the event every other summer—it’s the passion attendees have for the beloved local institution.
Kudos to SAM and MARILYN FOX, who were recently given SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY’s highest honor, the Sword of St. Ignatius Loyola, by university president FR. LAWRENCE BIONDI. The couple, widely known for their philanthropic efforts, were honored for their commitment to serving others and to social justice. Past recipients of the award include Harry Truman, Jacques Cousteau, Archbishop John May, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
Employees from Build-A-Bear Workshop deliver donated bears to St. John’s Mercy Children’s Hospital.
Special arrival…Children at RANKEN JORDAN PEDIATRIC SPECIALTY HOSPITAL recently received a very special visitor! Members of the Maryland Heights Police Officers Association personally escorted Santa to the hospital campus, bringing gifts and cheer to the children there.
Rock the Vote! And no, we’re not talking about the presidential election. The MISOSURI BOTANICAL GARDEN and 14 other prestigious gardens around the country recently accepted the invitation to participate in the AMERICAN GARDEN AWARD competition, a new national campaign that will allow visitors, gardeners and patrons to vote next summer via cell phone for their favorite flower!
When…Lowe’s recently adopted six Rainbow Village homes for major improvements? Lowe’s donated all the materials needed for the projects, and employees volunteered to renovate the homes. Rainbow Village provides long-term, affordable, quality, neighborhood homes for people with developmental disabilities.
With 4.7 million different materials, 81,000 card holders, 300 staff members and 2.33 million annual visitors, the St. Louis Public Library really does take a village to keep running smoothly. But some of the library’s most important functions, its educational outreach programs, cannot be fully supported by the property tax dedicated to it. That’s where the St. Louis Public Library Foundation, started in 1989, comes in. Each year it helps raise funds for the library’s other mission, to help kids in the city succeed.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the Energizer Bunny! The FOREST PARK BALLOON RACE takes place Sept. 20, and more than 70 huge balloons will take to the St. Louis skies. The day-long festivities start at 1 p.m. and include live music, sky divers and of course, the giant Energizer Bunny balloon.