One in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. And less than 10 percent of breast cancer is hereditary—rather, it is sporadic cancer or related to an individual risk, notes St. Luke’s breast surgeon Dr. Patricia Limpert. “Unfortunately, the public has a skewed opinion about whether they are at high-risk for breast cancer. Because you don’t have a family history of breast cancer does not mean you have no risk.”
When he arrived in St. Louis from Italy 50 years ago, Giovanni Gabriele had one dime left in his pocket. He saved that dime, just in case he needed it for a pay phone. As it turns out, he never really needed it in the first place.
STACEY ABELES has been hired as director of special events for the March of Dimes Missouri Chapter. She previously worked at Gateway to Hope and The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.
Students sewing costumes, building sets and even filling the director’s chair are common occurrences at Visitation Academy. Its middle and upper schools’ theater program, led by drama and speech teacher Marty Strohmeyer, allows young women to take the reins in four annual productions. “We believe in entrusting them as leaders—if you trust them, they are going to trust it and go with it,” Strohmeyer says.
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.
Story: Otto Frank, a German-Jewish businessman, moves his family to Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1933 following Adolf Hitler’s ascendance to power in Germany. Otto, his wife Edith and daughters Margot and Anne remain there after the Nazis take control of most of Europe.
The Gabriele family at Il Bel Lago
Shamorie and family
Michelle Bay and Family
You can always tell when Oscar season has arrived. Films grow maudlin and tackle subjects like racism, genocide and human dysfunction. The Judge is early out of the gate for Academy consideration and packs a cast of lauded actors, a couple of whom have already made the trip to the dais. The film isn't perfect, but if you want to see some spectacular acting, this is your movie.
Last winter, Joshua Kazdan, now a junior at John Burroughs School, heard about a trip being offered by the Japan America Society of St. Louis to create ambassadorship between the two countries. Interested in Japanese culture, Joshua applied and was selected as part of a group of students for the all-expense-paid trip, thanks to sponsorship by Toyota and Hitachi.
Iconic St. Louis has released its first-ever St. Louis Skyline die-cut card. The card was created and designed by Mary Strauss and illustrated by Chris Kilcullen; proceeds benefit Landmarks Association of St. Louis.
Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of St. Louis’ most spectacular gems. The Loli family of St. Louis picked a perfect fall day to explore and enjoy the sights, all while showing off some very stylish and playful looks.
Unfortunately, the percentage of marriages ending in divorce is increasing. If the numbers are to be believed, as much as 55 percent of all marriages end this way.
This 5-bedroom, 5 full- and 1 half-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $1.435 million.
Points of Light, the country’s largest volunteer management and civic organization, recently awarded St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) with the Point of Light Award. St. Louis HELP loans home medical equipment to those in need at no cost. Last year, the organization loaned more than 4,000 medical items.
With fall’s cool breeze and colorful leaves come some of St. Louis’ most family-friendly adventures. LN recently spoke with Amanda Doyle, local mom and author of 100 Things to do in Saint Louis Before You Die, about packing up the kids and heading out for some fall fun.
Lisa Marie Watson & Michael Theodore de los Reyes
Ashley Sewell and Patrick Ryan were worried about the weather: The forecast for their big day, over Memorial Day Weekend in Cape Cod, was predicted to be cold and rainy. But the storm clouds stayed away and sunshine blessed the beaches for the couple’s nautical nuptials.
At Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, teachers work closely with students during learning experiences inside and outside the classroom to create globally-minded citizens. “Our teachers get to know the kids, their abilities and their potential," says head of school Elizabeth Miller. "It’s more than knowing the teacher-student ratio. It’s about the relationships they build with the child—that’s what is meaningful.”
On Eva: Pink Chicken dress, $74, City Sprouts; Uggs, $120, Nordstrom.
On Amy: Rachel Zoe sweater, $275, Vie; Equipment blouse, $208, Vie; Lululemon leggings, $98, LuluLemon; Franco Sarto boots, $189, Macy’s; Earrings, Never Enough.
On Dimitri: Shirt, Dimitri's own; Joe’s jeans, $59, Nordstrom; Converse, $40, Laurie’s.
On Yanni: Barbor vest, $219, Outdoors; Barbor shirt, $99, Outdoors; Jeans, Yanni's own; Shoes, Yanni's own.