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Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Chesterfield Day School created trendy Rainbow Loom bracelets and rings to donate to St. Martha’s Hall, which provides shelter for abused women and their children. Math teacher Susie Sullivan had students use a donated loom and twist bands to create the popular jewelry, and the class also donated the loom to the organization.
The 35th annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival opened with Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein. Mike Isaacson, executive producer of The Muny, interviewed the Broadway legend about his career and volunteer efforts. Fierstein also gave away personalized t-shirts from his shows Newsies and Kinky Boots, and signed copies of his books and CDs. More than 900 fans attended the event.
YOLANDA ROUSSEAU has joined accounting and advisory firm Abeles and Hoffman, P.C., as an audit associate. She will provide comprehensive audit, review and compilation services across a range of industries.
Stored away in bins, at the back of racks or deep inside display cabinets are those hidden gems the most stylish of people always seem the find—that scarf no one else could pull off, those distinctive earrings, that lust-worthy bag. If it’s uniqueness you’re after, shopping at vintage, resale or consignment stores may be the missing piece of your shopping routine.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
On any given Sunday, people gather inside to hear the message of the pastor. Standing at the pulpit with their undivided attention is the Rev. Terri Swan, the first woman to be the senior pastor in Salem in Ladue United Methodist Church's 172-year history.
There were merely seven Mexican gray wolves left worldwide in 1971. Today, the population is past 300 living in captivity, with more than 70 additional wolves living in the wild, thanks to Missouri’s Endangered Wolf Center.
Weather conditions and human activities affect the population of monarchs. And according to Dr. Chip Taylor, a continued decline could mean the migration of these butterflies could be lost.
For 2013, Circle Of Concern elected new directors, officers and executive directors: president NANCY PARKER, VP DOUG SCHAEFFLER, treasurer ROD BISHOP, secretary CALVIN HOLDERBY. New directors are SUE HOFFMAN, HARRY LEMAY, JUNE SCHROEDER and GREG SHOEMAKER. CHRIS PALLOZOLA was promoted to executive director.
When David and Thuy Smith first were approached about the possibility of building an ‘active house’ for their new home in Webster Groves, the couple was turned off by their admitted misconceptions of what a green home would entail.
For the second year, in a tight competition with less than 20 votes separating the top two churches, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Fenton, beat out St. Dominic Savio, Affton, to win Friendship Village Sunset Hills' Fourth Annual Quilting Competition. Several hundred voted in the week's competition and display of quilts from area churches at Fountain View, the freestanding assisted-living community at Friendship Village Sunset Hills. Pictured: Erlinda Madridondo, Ruth Finder, Donna Robinson and Mary Haukap (kneeling) proudly display their winning quilt.
Through a flourishing 52-year history, some 1,300 young women have been honored by the Fleur de Lis organization at its signature Charity Ball.
2013 Charitable Events & Fundraisers
Ambassador Nancy Brinker was named Person of the Year at the George Herbert Walker School of Business at Webster University. Brinker is the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer organization and a former U.S. Ambassador. Pictured: Walker School of Business dean Benjamin Akande, Webster president Elizabeth Stroble, Ambassador Nancy Brinker and Webster provost and senior VP Julian Schuster.
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis
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A roof over your head doesn’t seem like much to ask for, but some St. Louisans face homelessness everyday. Here are two stories of how local organizations provided help at critical times.
St. Louis recently welcomed two senior cyclists who rode the 3,000 or so miles from Seaside, Ore., to University City to build awareness for HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. Among those making the journey was 75-year-old BOB FRICK, a Washington University alum who now resides in California. He and fellow cyclist, 70- year-old LEN HOLMES, made the trip to raise funds for Habitat East Bay (in the San Francisco Bay area). The men, who left the West Coast on June 11, ended their ride Aug. 18 at Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis’ build site in University City, where five homes are scheduled to be completed in early December. LN recently spoke with a local family who will soon be moving into their Habitat home. Their story begins on p. 19.
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis� Mike Rogan welcomes cyclists Bob Frick (left) and Len Holmes in University City following their cross-country ride.
ANDREW JANSEN/ JOURNAL Boniface and Brigitte Ndagijimana along with their daughters Benite, 3, and Bella, 1, stand in front of their new home on Bates Ave. in South St. Louis being built by Habitat for Humanity.
Newly published author, 13- year-old MATTHEW PEARLMAN, is doing plenty of name-dropping in the pages of his first book, That’s Great Advice! Advice from Pro Athletes for Kids, Written by a Kid. Matthew, a soon-to-be freshman at Valley Park H.S., turns to marquee players like the St. Louis Rams’ STEVEN JACKSON, basketball’s KEVIN DURANT and baseball’s CHIPPER JONES for positive character lessons. The young author has a July 19 book-signing scheduled at Lester’s Sports Bar & Grill in Ladue, from 4 to 7 p.m. When he’s not hobnobbing with the pros, Matthew volunteers as a math and reading tutor at Valley Park Elementary School. Proud parents are DR. BRYAN and LENA PEARLMAN.