When you pick up a book, it can take you to another world: You could become a county sheriff charged with protecting the life of a controversial politician, or a teenage theme park guide who is suddenly tasked with stopping Disney’s most evil villains—or maybe even Peter Pan meeting Captain Hook for the very first time. And author Ridley Pearson, whose works include the adult suspense series Risk Agent, Walt Fleming and the children’s Kingdom Keepers and Starcatchers series, among others, has built almost 50 worlds where adults and kids alike can escape.
Taking their small-scale Christmas village to a whole new level, second-graders at Mary Queen of Peace became architects, civil engineers and train engineers to design and build an urban, rural and suburban village. The village was displayed in the hallway for other students, faculty and families to enjoy.
There are new historical markers throughout downtown St. Louis to highlight seven streets with their original French names. The new signage is a gift from Les Amis for the city's 250th anniversary.
Story: Frances “Baby” Houseman is spending three weeks following her high school graduation in 1963 with her sister and parents at a resort in the Catskill Mountains. It’s her physician father’s first vacation in quite a while, and it’s Baby’s time to relax as well before heading off to college at Mount Holyoke, where she plans to get an education in economics before joining the Peace Corps and helping change the world.
There was no three-peat at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship for St. Louis native Ellen Port.
Merilee Kern knows about fitness. A former female body-building champion, Kern was an active child. Now that she’s a mother herself, she wants to ensure that her children and their peers benefit from physical fitness and healthy food choices.
Skip Berkmeyer is one of three players chosen to represent the State of Missouri at the USGA Men's State Team Championship. The other two are Brad Nurski of St. Joseph and Phil Caravia of Belleville. The event will be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana.
Story: It’s 1816, and a group of young poets, philosophers and artists has gathered at Lake Geneva in Switzerland for a summer of sailing, writing and late-night conversations. With steady rain forcing them to stay inside on many days, they entertain themselves by telling old German ghost stories. This inspires one of them, George Gordon (aka Lord Byron), to propose a contest in which each of them will write a ghost story.
If anyone can outwit Father Time, it just might be Ellen Port, who recently won her ninth Missouri Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship at The Golf Club of Creekmoor in Raymore.
At a black-tie reception and dinner at the Racquet Club of St. Louis, members of the German American Heritage Society of Saint Louis (GAHS) honored board members Wilma Prifti and Shirley Aschinger. Prifti received the 2014 GAHS Friedrich Hecker Freedom Award. She served as the project director of the German-American Student Exchange Program at St. Louis’ Higher Education Center for 30 years. Aschinger, who has been on the organization’s board of directors for the past eight years, received the 2014 GAHS Stemmler-Hecker Founder Award.
Stage stars, music legends and acclaimed artists—oh my! Local arts institutions unveil this fall’s slate of creative new exhibitions and show-stopping live performances you won’t want to miss.
What a busy month of golf! Let's tee it up and start by giving a tip of the cap to two of the top amateur golfers in the history of St. Louis: Jim Holtgrieve and Don Bliss.
March for Meals Community Champions Week
Take a bow, Team USA and captain Ellen Port—you have earned it!
A young boy disinterested in interacting with his parents and peers. A little girl unable to put her communications into words. These types of children, and others who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, are the focus of Mercy Kids' Autism Center.
Story: American writer Gertrude Stein left her homeland with her brother Leo for London in 1902 and moved to Paris the following year. Eventually she and Leo settled at 27 rue de Fleurus, near the Luxembourg Gardens. When another American ex-patriate, Alice B. Toklas, met Gertrude in 1907 the two immediately were drawn to each other and began a nearly 40-year relationship that ended when Gertrude Stein died in 1946.
We asked for look-alikes, and you sent us carbon copies! Thank you to all who entered the annual LN Father's Day Look-Alike contest. Now, it's time to meet the winners: Filip Everaert and his 15-year-old son, Cedrick.
Busch, Danforth, McDonnell—these are some of the names that put St. Louis on the map. And then, there is Imo, the barons of provel, and the name that’s synonymous with St. Louis-style pizza.
One of the big highlights of the 2014 golf season in St. Louis will be the Curtis Cup. The biennial international women's amateur golf competition features eight-player teams from the United States, Great Britain and Ireland in competition. The Cup will be played June 6 to 8 at the St. Louis Country Club, which will play to a par 70 over 6,200 yards. The USA leads the series 27-7-3.
Chef Vito Racanelli, Jr., has brought Chef Christopher Lee into the fold at Mad Tomato in Clayton.
Champion Picnic Basket with Service for Two, $145
Champion Picnic Basket with Service for Two, $145
From matching peepers to spitting-image smiles, readers sent in all kinds of doppelganger photos for our annual Mother's Day Look-Alike Contest. Our first-place winner won a full-service package from Dominic Michael Salon—including a manicure, pedicure, haircut, blow dry and makeup application—and second and third places took home a Dominic Michael blow-out or finish. Wish congratulations to our winners, and take a peek at our runners-up on the following pages. Happy Mother's Day, ladies!