Hodak's has become a bit of a local institution over the years. This South City fixture, which takes up the corner of McNair and Gravois avenues and then some, has been around since 1962 and continues to attract a loyal fan base.
So, Frozen, Disney’s most recent animated offering, received an avalanche of critical acclaim. The film won two Academy Awards—Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song—and is being called the best animated feature film since…since what? What are the best animated movies of all time? Where are you failing in the parent (or grandparent) department, if you have deprived the little ones a viewing?
A recent wedding that I had the honor to provide service for was a lovely affair... But why in the world would a parent allow their pre-teen boys to attend this beautiful event in cargo shorts, T-shirts and athletic shoes?
There's a reason we call them great-grandparents—just see for yourself! We asked you for pictures of great-grandparents and their family, and you did not disappoint. We'd call this year's submissions spectacular, but no term seems more fitting than great.
Lily McGinnis with her great-grandparents Jim and Barbara Hayes
A 17-year-old Frontenac girl, Ellie Towle, currently is biking her way across the country—from Charleston, South Carolina, to San Diego—to help raise tuition money for local schoolchildren.
When school’s out for summer, these local students have big plans for their vacation. Join in the fun as they tell LN the sports, camps, trips and more they'll be enjoying in their free time.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. With the birth (and upcoming christening) of Prince George Alexander Louis, the line of succession for the British monarchy extends to a fourth generation. The Prince of Cambridge is now third in line to the throne after his grandfather, Prince Charles, and his father, Prince William. He booted his Uncle Harry to fourth. What could have been groundbreaking—but wasn’t—was a change in the law of succession passed by Parliament in 2011 that guaranteed that the first child of Prince William would become the ruling (regent) king or queen: This child was going to be third in line to the throne regardless of sex. The difference is, under the old law, had this baby been a girl, she could have been surpassed in the line of succession by a later-born brother. Since George is a boy, he’s third under either law—and will stay so—thus, things stay the same this time. Interestingly, primogeniture, or the practice of the oldest male inheriting a nobleman’s entire estate, continues for dukes and earls and other landed gentry.
How great! If more means merrier, then these multi-generational families must be gleeful as can be. Take a look at these great-grandparents enjoying time with their kin.
Hank Graham with great-grandparents Dick and Bevie Straub
Duck, duck…A red carpet welcomed the legendary Peabody Ducks to St. Louis and the University City Children's Center (UCCC). Escorted by Duckmaster Anthony Petrina, the world-famous flock of fowl from The Peabody hotel in Memphis visited the Center last week. Just as they do twice a day in the lobby of The Peabody, the ducks paraded up a red carpet to accompanying music. During their appearance, the Duckmaster also talked with UCCC preschoolers about the ducks’ history and their care, as well as how the children can help protect the environment and all living things.
EarthDance has breathed new life into Missouri’s oldest organic farm. The nonprofit is sustainably growing food, farmers and community one person at a time, through hands-on education and experience at the former Mueller Farm.
Although Yolf has only been on the market for a couple of months, you’re not imagining things if it sounds familiar to you. Pete Gubany invented the game, and if it wasn’t for the sales help of his friend Terry Pullaro, it might never have made it to market. With several thousand games sold, the game was wildly popular, says Bob Ament, the company’s ‘caddy.’
Trieste Lynn Signorino and Patrick Adams Bowe met in high school; and even then, Trieste knew she had found the one she would spend her life with. “I realized he would support me in following my dreams, even if it meant being apart while we both went to college,” she explained. Patrick popped the question over a simple dinner at Trieste’s apartment, not realizing it was April Fool’s Day when he proposed. Luckily for both, it was not a prank.
To sleep, perchance to dream…not a problem in these two well-designed boudoirs! Holly Blumeyer, owner of Holly Blumeyer Interior Design Group, and her husband, Jeff Demerath, are in the process of remodeling a charming home.
The time that grandparents and great-grandparents spend with their progeny creates memories that last a lifetime. Here, we present photos of time well-spent—together.
Congratulations to all the young and not-so-young brides-to-be out there. This beautiful day is one of the most important in your life so you will want to look your best and feel fantastic.
Great-grandparents Jack and Rae Kootman with eight of their 10 great-grandchildren
Sarah Maria CEPEDA
Miles Trokey Muyco: Proud parents Amanda and Tony Muyco III, along with big brother Kai, all of St. Louis, are thrilled to welcome a baby boy to their family. Grandparents are Bill and Cathy Trokey and Glenda Muyco, and great-grandparents are Mike and Georgia Cliffe, all of St. Louis. April 2, 2012, 1:59 p.m. 6 lbs., 11 oz., 20.5 inches St. Anthony Medical Center
For many, the Fourth of July means grilling out with family and friends, watermelon and fireworks. But before the fireworks go off this year, catch a glimpse as to how other St. Louisans celebrate the birth of our nation.
For many broadcasters and other journalists of my generation, Tom Brokaw represented what we aspired to be: He was level-headed and cool, but had the intensity and intellect to go one-on-one with the world’s top news-makers.
As the population ages, an increasing number of Americans are looking at their options for aging in a healthy and comfortable environment. For many, the ideal solution is ‘aging in place’ —living at home and maintaining independence for as long as possible. To meet this need, home health care agencies provide skilled medical care and additional household help for the elderly. Here’s a look at three local companies and the people behind them who are doing just that.