She was 9 years old when she sang her first solo, God Gave Me a Song. “And today, I relish in that, because He truly did give me a song.”
She already had the stove, so Shelley Donaho jokes, “I bought the house to go with the stove.” Before becoming the keeper of one of St. Louis’ architectural gems, Donaho had visited the house before—she had even met the previous owner. Designed by Ernst Janssen, the 12,000-square foot historical marvel was originally built in one year’s time for $49,500; these days, if using the same quality of materials, that isn’t even enough money to repair the exterior railing.
If you’re reading this column, or or have read previous ones, you probably have an interest in public speaking and presentation skills. Good! And if you’re already speaking where you work, or before associations and chambers, great! Your goal in 2015 is to deliver more and better presentations.
The tidal wave of award shows continues to rush toward us. Now that we know who's been nominated for Oscars, I have to say, there were a few surprises. It was a year of quirky, odd, indie films, and the nominations reflect that. And it's been more than a decade since one film dominated the event, and this year seems to be on trend.
Majestic unicorn fritter. Chicken and waffle. Peanut butter and marshmallow cake. Jason Bockman and Corey Smale, the masterminds behind Strange Donuts, are as unique as their culinary creations.
Brittany Butts believes music soothes the soul: Wise words coming from a 16-year-old living with sickle cell disease. The teen has taken her negative experiences battling the illness and turned them into a positive message through song, with the help of the Kids Rock Cancer program.
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.
With a mission of finding a cure for melanoma, Blackout Melanoma recently donated $10,000 to Washington University School of Medicine, funding research to eradicate the deadly disease. The donation is the second of a five-year, $50,000 research grant.
Lisa Imbs, Cheryl Jones, Betty Sims
Clarence and Tim Narup (Left Side), Sue and Eldon Green (Front), Margie and Johnny Green (Right Side)
Peter and Toni Lee
Karen Watkinsi, Karen McMurray, Lee Shaw, Jackie Garnett
Lewis Reed, Ida Woolfolk, Agnes Hughes, Maurice Falls
Linda Robinson, Patrice Willis, Sheryl Rogers,
Aihong Pan, Joe and Teresa Quinn, Kairong Tian
Simon Lee, Seon Choo Kim, Sunhee Kim, Seung Kim
Robert Murphy, Steve Parks
Vanessa Hughes, Trina Claggett
Karen Watkins, Margie Wasielewski, Karen McMurray
Carole and Louis Pessoni
Louise Nation, Rob Nation
Scott, Molly, Barb Smith
Shirley Fitzgibbons, Ray Sovar
Howard and Vickie Denson