Do you remember what school lunches were like? During my high school years at Cor Jesu Academy, certain days (like toasted ravioli and hot-from-the-oven chocolate-chip-cookie days) attracted more attention than others--a sure bet the line would be longer than usual.
As highlighted in a recent issue of Missouri Medicine, researchers in the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development are working on a variety of vaccines to treat everything from influenza to ebola.
“There is tremendous joy at how complete the family is right now, it just didn't feel complete until we were together," says Scott Wells, starting center for the St. Louis Rams and father of six.
Innovative research at Washington University' Genome Institute has gotten a big boost with a $25 million endowment from longtime philanthropists Elizabeth and James McDonnell.
Two local women just returned from Washington, where they joined more than 100 other volunteers from across the country to decorate the White House for the holidays.
Story: The heart is a lonely hunter, said novelist Carson McCullers. So it is with Nance, a 30s-something divorcee who juggles her responsibilities as a social worker with the trials and tribulations of raising a teenage daughter. Through a dating service she comes in contact with Tom, a divorced salesman who cautiously picks an art museum for their first meeting.
He is nothing like we have had in St. Louis lately: Jason Heyward is big, strong, athletic and yes, African-American. The last African-American starter for the Cardinals was Reggie Sanders back in 2005. Four years ago, the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Heyward was considered the consensus No. 1 MLB prospect. Why not? He has a rocket right arm, arguably the best in baseball. He has incredible range in right field. He could be the best defensive outfielder in the game right now. Not many in history have two gold gloves by the time they are 25 years old. He also is fast enough to steal 20 bases a season.
Gateway to Hope, which provides uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients and those at high risk of having breast cancer with comprehensive care at no cost, has announced MARY LEE SALZER as its executive director.
With so many deserving organizations, it can be hard to decipher where and what to give this holiday season. For your consideration, LN has compiled a list of just a handful of the area’s most worthy causes, and what’s topping their wish lists.
A St. Louis holiday tradition is making its 'entrée' onto The Touhill stage this month: Saint Louis Ballet's production of The Nutcracker is set for 10 performances, from Dec. 18 to 23.
Local author and former Famous-Barr employee Edna Campos Gravenhorst recently released Famous-Barr: St. Louis Shopping at Its Finest, a book that covers the ins and outs—and impact—of the store, whose history spanned almost an entire century.
Story: Joe McCandless has lived a tortured life. Forty years ago, as a kid he witnessed the deaths of his two older brothers, Andy and Jack, at the family cabin on the shores of Lake Belle Rive, Mississippi. Jealousy over a woman named Jenna fueled the escalating tension between the brothers, which ended with all three adults dying there.
A few months ago, we were visiting with a friend at The Raphael Hotel in Kansas City. What started out as pleasantries about weekend plans turned into a serious discussion about communicating with and mentoring teenage boys.
The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis has announced its star-studded 2015 benefit, Salut D’Amour—Celebrating with David and Miran Halen. The Tuesday, March 10, concert will be held in the acoustically perfect Sheldon Concert Hall.
Nonprofit boutique Sign of the Arrow recently awarded 17 grants to local agencies at its annual philanthropy brunch. Recipients include Haven of Grace, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital and World Pediatric Hospital. Since its inception, Sign of the Arrow has donated more than $3.5 million to local charities.
Story: It’s another deadly dull day for Angela and Stu. The couple, who’ve been married for some 20 years, aren’t nearly as passionate as they were when they met in high school, at least not Angela. She’s grown weary of their threadbare existence and the livelihood that depends on their moribund convenience store.
Wedding cakes play a starring role at any wedding. It usually is given a table all its own, positioned strategically so that as many guests can see it as possible. Cutting of the cake can be a high point in the wedding reception. Wedding cakes, the cutting of, and the eating of the proffered bites by your new spouse has been a classical idea steeped in symbolism—usually to ensure a fruitful union.
Senator Claire McCaskill recently selected Michelle Wright as this year’s Angels in Adoption award recipient. In addition to adopting both of her daughters internationally, Wright also advocates for all children who require special-education services and programs.
This 4-bedroom, 4 full- and 1-half bathroom home in the Ladue School District is listed for $750,000.
I still can’t figure out exactly how Michael Henderson did it. It is one of the most incredible pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps, never-say-die, never-surrender, life-changing stories I’ve ever heard.
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.
First Lady Michelle Obama presented the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to Teens Make History, a local program that encourages students to develop professional skills, build self-confidence and explore history.
It’s the time of year when socializing ramps up and invitations start arriving in both inboxes and mailboxes throughout the city. If you’re hosting a get-together this November, kick off the season in style