Expectations have followed him everywhere. Whether as the second pick in the NHL draft in 1993 or when he was traded for a popular All-Star like Brendan Shanahan, Chris Pronger knew he had to perform. Some cave under the pressure, but Pronger thrived. All he did was make six All-Star games, win two gold medals at the Olympics, a Stanley Cup, a Norris Trophy for being the top defenseman, and a Hart Trophy for being the Most Valuable Player.
Facing hunger, frostbite, and the absence of most modern-day amenities, six men trekked roughly 1,000 miles from Saskatchewan, Canada, to the Arctic Ocean—and were the first group to connect the Dubawnt, Morse and Armark rivers.
Celebrate St. Louis’ 250th birthday in style with The Biggest Birthday Ball, sure to be one of the biggest social events of the year! The ball, to be held at the Missouri History Museum on Feb. 16, will treat guests with a feast for the senses.
Saint Louis University is participating in a multi-center study that will test a combination of two medications for children with early-stage hepatitis B.
The third annual Ladue News Show House opens to the public next month. This year’s Show House, 23 Lenox Place in the Central West End, is filled with details of Old World craftsmanship and touches of Gilded Age elegance.
You’ve spent a warm and sunny day relaxing at the pool. The cool water is refreshing—while you’re swimming. But when you get out, your hair is sticky and you reek of chlorine.
Lurking on the undersides of leaves, a shade gardener’s nightmare slyly spreads. Your impatiens have been attacked by Plasmopara obducens—the impatiens downy mildew—and they will die.
Move over Big Sur, French Riviera and other world-renowned scenic drives, and make room for one more: Canada’s Sea To Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler is breathtaking and gets you very close to heaven on earth.
Thirty shows. Five venues. Five days. Em Piro, founder of the St. Lou Fringe Festival, has upped the ante for the second annual extravaganza in midtown St. Louis, which will occur from Thursday, June 20 through Monday, June 24.
There were merely seven Mexican gray wolves left worldwide in 1971. Today, the population is past 300 living in captivity, with more than 70 additional wolves living in the wild, thanks to Missouri’s Endangered Wolf Center.
Weather conditions and human activities affect the population of monarchs. And according to Dr. Chip Taylor, a continued decline could mean the migration of these butterflies could be lost.
For the past few days, it was hard to ignore the world of sports—even if you’re not a sports fan. Whether you like basketball or baseball, it was good to be a Cardinals fan this week: The Louisville Cardinals claimed the NCAA Men’s Basketball title, a game that became the most watched in 19 years. And of course, this week also brought us Opening Day at Busch Stadium, which, for Cardinal Nation, is an event in itself—and that’s a good thing because…well, you know what happened there.
CITY ACADEMY received a $1 million gift from the Crawford Taylor Foundation for endowment. The gift supports the school’s efforts to offer an expanded Early Childhood Program. With the help of this grant, plans to expand to a total of 175 students by 2014 are in place. Pictured: D’Niya Ammons, Chantell Johnson and Chontell Johnson of City Academy's new Early Childhood Program.
When British Royal Navy officer Captain George Vancouver arrived in this slice of Canadian heaven in 1792, he was transfixed by what he saw.
Ely Comerio Anderson was living in Baton Rouge, La., and visiting her parents in St. Louis when she met Edward Patrick 'Ted' Thurmond on a blind date. The two hit it off right away and ended up closing the restaurant down at 1:00 a.m. The two were engaged at the Saint Louis Club after what Ely jokingly describes as “a series of deceptions.”
Some places just make you want to smile. Nova Scotia is one of those places. Halifax, the capital of the province, is the perfect anchor city for exploring; and The Prince George Hotel is the perfect place to stay.
THE REPERTORY THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS has sent one of its own to Gambia, Africa, to teach girls there the art of live theatre. The Rep’s director of education, MARSHA COPLON, is traveling as a volunteer with Starfish International.
Hurricane Ophelia and a pervasive northern low decided to join us on an early October drive from Nova Scotia to St. Andrews By- The-Sea in New Brunswick...
Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, Stanley Park and cityscape
What a wondrous spring we had—although allergy sufferers may disagree. It came on early, strong and stayed around a whole lot longer than usual. I’m talking about that powdery pollen that coats your car in an envelope of green fog and lines your window sills daily, scoffing at your attempts to clean them. It also wreaks havoc on your sinuses. Yes, this is the time of the year where a human condition often gets transposed to a pet condition. It is easy to do, but it’s likely not the same type of illness/allergy.
You probably know of The Racquet Club, the Bogey Club and the Log Cabin Club—all long-cherished institutions where some of the most prominent residents of Ladue have been loyal members for generations. But in the I’ll-bet-youdidn’t-know-that department, there’s another, lesser-known club that’s been building a tradition of its own: the Ladue Hunting and Fishing Club.
Story: More than 30 artists, acrobats, dancers, riders and musicians from Canada, France, Belgium, Morocco, Poland, Moldavia, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and the United States perform with four dozen horses representing 10 different breeds in a two-act extravaganza conceived by the folks behind Cirque du Soleil.
Once a week for two years, Azar Nafisi clandestinely met with seven of her most dedicated female students in her home in Tehran, Iran, to study Western titles by authors like Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jane Austen, Muriel Spark and Vladimir Nabokov.
When Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney declared Let’s put on a show!, they gave a voice to the dreams of every young singer, dancer and thespian. If there’s a child in your family with stars in their eyes, performing arts organizations in the St. Louis area offer a multitude of educational programs for kids of all ages and aspirations.
Barbara Donnelly, Jeannie Canada