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Famed guests, historical scandals, prominent owners—if these walls could talk, the stories would surely be varied and eyebrow-raising. Real estate professionals and home owners share details about these historical, on-the-market properties.
Paula Berner, John Carney, Madison Thorn
John Carney with his sons, Liam and John James at Guitar Center PHOTO BY SARAH CROWDER
By day, they may be all business behind an office desk. But by night, they know how to let loose. LN recently caught up with some local working dads who use their garage bands as an after-hours outlet.
BLAKE YOUDE has been named executive director of Access Academics, a program that supports at-risk middle school students. Previously, Youde served as deputy superintendent of institutional advancement for the St. Louis Public School District.
After 18 years as the news director at KMOX Radio, you could understand if John Butler has spent part of his days reflecting on the past. But Butler doesn’t spend a lot of time looking back.
Bethany Budde, John Carney
After years of helping Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s kids, John Carney was moved to adopt two children of his own. The KTRS radio personality is one of more than 100 local volunteers who dedicate time to the Nursery’s annual Celebrity Waiters’ and Waitresses’ Night. Celebrating its 22nd year, the fundraiser will include dining, parties and ‘celebrity’ sightings on Aug. 16 at four Plaza Frontenac restaurants: Brio’s Tuscan Grille, Cardwell’s at the Plaza, Canyon Café and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse.
> Manjelou’s Pizzeria has bowed at 8135 Forsyth Ave. in Clayton. The location was once home to Gourmet Food Works Deli, part of Gourmet Food Works Corporate Catering, which runs Bevo Mill, but co-owner MILAN MANJENCICH says the sandwich competition in the area proved too stiff. “There’s eight places within a couple of blocks,” he says, but not much in the way of pizza. Currently the restaurant offers hand-tossed pies and will soon have a Chicago-style option. The menu also features salads, sandwiches and pasta, and there’s seating for 75 inside, 25 on the patio. FYI, the name is a combination of Manjencich and partner LOUIE LAUSEVICH.
Save the date…If you ever wanted to sneak a peek at some of our area's toniest kitchens, don't miss the first-ever HEART OF THE HOME Ladue/Frontenac kitchen tour. Not only will you view dream kitchens, but all proceeds from the Nov. 18 event go to JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION. Event co-chairs are LAURA ROEDER and LAURIE THEISS, honorary chair is radio personality JOHN CARNEY. For tickets, call 729-1846 or jdrf.org/teamjdrf.
Play: “You Can’t Take It With You”
> Dang, has it really been 10 years? The Clayton Farmers Market, at Straub’s on Forsyth, opened for its 10th season last Saturday, May 22. The opening served to introduce new market master A.J. TRUJILLO to the Clayton faithful. Speaking of farmers markets, we told you a few weeks back about the new market opening in Webster Groves next month. Well, word has come down that another market is set to bow in June. The Carondelet Farmers Market will start Saturday, June 12 at 7701 S. Broadway and will be open 7 a.m. until noon on Saturdays through October. The market is part of the Carondelet Community Betterment Federation.
The Cancer Care Center at St. Anthony’s Medical Center has appointed BRIAN PENCE director.
Larry Conners and Vickie Newton, KMOV-TV (channel 4) anchor team, were honored by The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis as media persons of the year. Club president Dick Weiss and emcee Carol Daniel welcomed the 450 guests who endured hearty roasts and toasts from weatherman Kent Erhardt, Deb Peterson, John Carney, and a proclamation visit from Mayor Francis Slay who rode in on the back of a Harley.
Carney's Kids Foundation benefited from a Spooktacular Night of 1,000 Laughs at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton. Creatively costumed guests raised more than $50,000 to help support special needs children at Litzsinger School; Half the Sky Foundation for babies and children in China who wait to be adopted, and for those who will spend their childhoods in orphanages; The St. Louis Crisis Nursery; Delta Gamma Center, Rainbows for Kids, Ranken Jordan, and Special Needs Advocacy for Parents.
Must be something in the water…There are five…count them F-I-V-E…Ladue News ladies expecting new bundles of joy soon, and they were all recently fêted at a fun-filled office baby shower. Congratulations to KARYN MEYER, DAWN STREMLAU, MEGAN LANGFORD, KRISTIN TIBBETTS and RACHEL SOKOLICH (and their hubbies, of course), who will each welcome a new family member in the coming months.
With their wide-eyed innocence, children embody the hopes of their parents and communities for a better future. But when kids aren’t given the support they need, the impact can be lifelong. That’s exactly why St. Louis has so many children’s charities working to provide a safety net for every child in need.
John Carney, Peter Yarrow, and advisory chair Alice and Howard Handelman
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s Razzle Dazzle Ball was ‘A Wildly Elegant Affair,’ with 510 guests sporting everything from exotic animal prints to black-tie elegance. A tropical rainforest cocktail party with live animals, specialty drinks and a silent auction preceded dinner and the presentation of the H.U.G.S. & K.I.S.S.E.S. Awards. John Carney served as emcee and Julie Buck Brooks as honorary co-chair.
Auxiliary of Epworth Spring Luncheon to benefit Epworth Children & Family Services, Epworth Gymnasium, 918-3382.
Wine Tasting Fund-raiser to benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ladies of Lucerne, 636-227-7300.