Dr. Samuel Achilefu received the 2014 St. Louis Award for his contributions to medical research and optical imaging technology, specifically for his invention of cancer-detecting glasses that were successfully used in surgery.
Thanks to the efforts of students participating in the Read to the Finish program, several Kirk Day School faculty and staff revved their engines in a race against teachers from other schools. The reading-incentive program rewards young readers with a free ticket to Gateway Motorsports Park, and the opportunity to watch their teachers rev their engines.
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.
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.
Award-winning realtors BERKLEY LAND and MATT LITWACK have joined forces with realtor KENDRA DOWNS and certified residential appraiser KAREN POLISHUK to form Land/Litwack & Associates. Last year, the group had a combined $20 million in sales. The team is part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate Network.
Three months after he was shot while deployed in Afghanistan, Cpl. Tyler Huffman returned to his father's home in Fulton, Missouri. He had been injured in the spine, lung and liver, and was now paralyzed from the waist down. To his surprise, a welcoming committee awaited his arrival—and thanks to the Semper Fi Fund, there was more in store for this Marine.
Take a bow, Team USA and captain Ellen Port—you have earned it!
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.
There’s no question LN readers are in-the-know, so who better to ask about the things that make St. Louis stand out and stand proud? Here, we present the very best, as selected by our readers, in the 2014 Ladue News Platinum List!
It’s the final golf column of the season, so let’s hit a driver and get started.
A rising star looks to be emerging in St. Louis in Kyle Weldon, while Catherine Dolan has regained her Missouri women's state championship. Let's take the driver out of the bag and rip through the news.
It's been another busy month with several local golfers achieving success in various tournaments. Let's get right to it.
The Metropolitan Match Play Championship trophy has many familiar names etched on it, including such amateur standouts as Don Bliss, Jim Holtgrieve, Skip Berkmeyer and Justin Bryant.
Having lived and worked in St. Albans for 22-years, Melinda McCarthy has seen the area grow from a rural retreat to a much more active community. “My kids are grown now, and my oldest son lives in Chicago and hasn’t been back here for years,” she says. “He came home not long ago and said, I can’t believe all the stuff they have now, why didn’t they have all of this when we were growing up? If you’ve been here before and you think you’ve seen St. Albans, you haven’t: You need to come back. Everything has changed—but the beauty remains constant.”
It's getting closer…soon, St. Louis will be hosting the top senior professional golfers in the world.
A 5-bedroom, 4-bath home in Franklin County is listed for $735,000.
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.
St. Louis native Scott Langley enjoyed a solid debut on the PGA Tour. Langley, a Parkway South and University of Illinois graduate, earned a spot on the tour this year.