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.
You love them, or perhaps you can’t stand them, but our TV dads are always there for us, ready whenever you need a dose of drama, laughter or even fantasy. Here is my list of the most memorable dads on television:
Story: Spanning a period from 1815 to 1832, Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean against the backdrop of revolution in 19th century France. Imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s starving son, Valjean is freed from a slave labor camp only to be branded as an outcast because of his criminal record.
Food, fun and fireworks will highlight Fourth of July celebrations throughout the St. Louis community. Here, find out the festivities your neighborhood has planned for Independence Day.
Emmy-nominated actors and real-life married couple, MICHAEL TUCKER and JILL EIKENBERRY, will return to St. Louis to headline a St. Louis Jewish Book Festival event this week. The former L.A. Law co-stars will appear Dec. 10 at the Jewish Community Center for a presentation, followed by an audience Q&A and book-signing. Tucker’s latest book, After Annie, is his first novel. He also authored I Never Forget a Meal, Family Meals and Living in a Foreign Language. For ticket information, call 442-3299 or visit stljewishbookfestival.org.
Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker
The fall season is in full swing. Today marks the fourth week of the 10- week football regular season. Soccer, volleyball and cross country will reach their midpoint at the end of this coming week. Girls golf is just over a week away from the start of district play and softball isn’t far behind.
Financial forecasters say that the Great Recession is winding down, with encouraging signs of an improving economy outweighing lingering negative effects such as high unemployment.
Score! Kudos to tennis virtuoso DICK JOHNSON of Saint Louis Country Club, who captured the gold medal at the 2009 SUPER SENIOR WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS earlier this month in Perth, Australia. Johnson’s Britannia Cup Team faced off against Australia in the final, and it came down to the doubles match, which was won in two sets by Johnson and teammates Jimmy Parker of New Mexico, Ken Robinson of California, and Fred Drilling of Maryland.
Play: The Rocky Horror Show
These homes were sold the last two weeks in June.
Ronald Barnes of Cole Camp, Mo., and Linda Barnes of Sedalia, Mo., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Marie, to Christopher Michael Nasrallah, son of Dr. Nadim and Eileen Nasrallah of Creve Coeur.
• Sugo’s Spaghetteria, a very family-friendly Italian restaurant, just opened in Frontenac at 10417 Clayton Road. Owner MICHAEL DEL PIETRO and his mother Mary Rose are cooking in the open kitchen. The small menu (on a painted chalkboard of enormous proportions) features housemade pastas and pizzas, as well as Plates del Giorno and a daily risotto preparation. Sugo’s walls are ochre and umber, the chandelier wrought iron, and in the center of the dining room there is a very rustic wine table laden with bottles and glasses. The wine list is, as you would expect of a Del Pietro, all Italian. Michael’s favorite dish is the Pizza con Fungi, a thin Neopolitan style crust with mushrooms, garlic, gorgonzola and truffle oil, but thick Sicilian style is also available.