Frontenac Bank has hired KIMBERLY WEISHAUPT as senior VP of business development, and NEAL ALSTER as the Investment Professionals’ financial adviser.
Dr. Robert Bergamini chose pediatric oncology as his medical specialty almost 35 years ago because he knew it was challenging: He saw it as an opportunity to care for sick children and their families, part of "doing the complete job of providing care for the entire family unit," he explains. And while you may assume working with cancer-stricken children would be emotion-ally draining, when asked how he copes, Bergamini pauses and then says simply, “We have fun.”
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.
Two renowned dancers are coming to St. Louis. Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd are retiring as principal dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to become co-artistic directors of dance at COCA.
You could say Richard Tao is a man who wears many hats, but that simply isn’t his accessory of choice. Tao has held principal architectural positions, worked as a department store president, taught college-level jazz, and performed as a professional musician overseas. Now, he’s on to his next adventure: neckties.
Cor Jesu Academy students raised more than $3,000 to benefit El Palenque, a Ferguson restaurant that has struggled financially in the aftermath of unrest in the community. El Palenque recently catered a special lunch at the school; and hundreds of students, faculty and staff took part in support of the restaurant. Pictured: School president Sr. Barbara Thomas presents a check to restaurant owner Maria Flores.
Matthew Kent enjoys a mother-son dance during his reception at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.
Tim Fogerty walks his daughter, Katie, down the aisle. The bride wore a Vera Wang dress.
Adam Turner wore a Sam Cavato tuxedo, and his groomsmen wore Vera Wang, for his wedding to Katie Fogerty.
Bride Katie Fogerty, a professional wedding planner, and her groom, Adam Turner, walk down the aisle under a shower of metallic gold confetti.
Ring bearer Jack Mantovani doubled as ring security at Katie Fogerty and Adam Turner’s wedding.
Guests at Katie Fogerty and Adam Turner’s nuptials got to try every flavor of the couple’s trio of tiered cakes from The Cakery.
What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
This year’s Dancing with the St. Louis Stars, to take place Jan. 24 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, will feature a cocktail hour, dinner and a short program before the main event: dance performances by Mark Trudeau, Benjamin Akande, Norma McGehee, Tishaura Jones and Tim Jacobs.
Story: In 1938, 8-year-old Berry Gordy Jr. witnessed the thrill his parents experienced when American boxer Joe Louis defeated German fighter Max Schmeling in a heavyweight bout. Gordy Jr. was determined to bring happiness to others in a way much like he saw in his parents’ faces at news of that epic boxing event.
Ashley Hollensbe and Scott Pilkington have known each other for so long—and have so many mutual friends—that “nobody got introduced the entire night,” of the wedding, Scott says.
Story: Oh, the pressure. As the parents of a 4-year-old, Greg and Alexandra are steeped in stress. That’s because they are New York City yuppies who are convinced that they must spend thousands of dollars to get Jake into one of Manhattan’s prestigious academies for kindergarten students.
For the final event (of eight) to celebrate their marriage, Afnan Tariq planned an evening of family, music, elegance and cultural traditions for his new wife, Ayesha Ahmed.
His skills are far beyond your wildest imagination: By day, he dons a black T-shirt and shorts as a personal trainer; by night, he can be found in wigs, tights, capes, feathers and mirrors. Meet Leo Stoff, one of the most versatile performance artists in St Louis, who excels in trick-roping, stilt-walking, aerial silks and Japanese Taiko drumming.
Anne Allred and Drew Lammert added hints of Southern charm to their nuptials for an affair that was fun and care-free, much like the two of them.
Lindsey Farr and Randy Abbott mixed classic traditions with modern details to celebrate their love and marriage.
The luck of the Irish was with Cori Frank and Sean Murphy on August 2, when they wed at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.