Take a bow, Team USA and captain Ellen Port—you have earned it!
It's time to tee it up and begin our monthly golf meetings again. After such a harsh winter, it's time for us to get back on the fairways. Let's get to it.
And the Oscar goes to…Webster University alum Leah Latham! Latham, who graduated from Webster’s animation program in 2010, served as editorial production coordinator for Disney’s latest worldwide box-office smash, Frozen.
Nadoz Bakery & Café bowed its newest location at the Taubman Prestige Outlets in Chesterfield earlier this month. The new spot features specialty coffee and espresso, all-day breakfast, homemade soups and salads, sandwiches and desserts, along with a Burger Bar and the new Nadoz Squeeze Juice Bar, offering raw juice from fresh fruits and vegetables.
The work of local artist Kyle Lucks extends further than the watercolors LN readers have grown to know, encompassing a variety of media and subject matters.
The Walker Cup is the oldest of golf's biennial competitions, and St. Louis native Jim Holtgrieve captained the U.S. team to victory. Nathan Smith, a 35-year-old investment adviser, scored the clinching point in a 17-9 victory against Britain and Ireland in the sport’s top amateur team competition.
A rising star looks to be emerging in St. Louis in Kyle Weldon, while Catherine Dolan has regained her Missouri women's state championship. Let's take the driver out of the bag and rip through the news.
It's been another busy month with several local golfers achieving success in various tournaments. Let's get right to it.
Central Table Food Hall is one of the latest additions to the CWE dining scene. During the day, diners can head to one (or more) of the stations and order lunch, but in the evening, the eatery transforms with seated dining.
If you were among the record 7.24 million viewers who tuned in to last weekend’s Tony Awards, you know that Kinky Boots was one of the evening’s biggest winners, giving Webster University alum JERRY MITCHELL his second Tony (the first was for his choreography work in La Cage Aux Folles in 2005). Bravo!
A 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in the Parkway School District is listed for $734,000.
CITY ACADEMY received a $1 million gift from the Crawford Taylor Foundation for endowment. The gift supports the school’s efforts to offer an expanded Early Childhood Program. With the help of this grant, plans to expand to a total of 175 students by 2014 are in place. Pictured: D’Niya Ammons, Chantell Johnson and Chontell Johnson of City Academy's new Early Childhood Program.
St. Louis native Scott Langley enjoyed a solid debut on the PGA Tour. Langley, a Parkway South and University of Illinois graduate, earned a spot on the tour this year.
The following luxury homes and condos went on the market the first two weeks of February:
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.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Cindy Oberkirsch graduated from Parkway Central H.S., while her husband, Marc, graduated from Parkway South. Last December marked three years for the Oberkirsch family in their Chesterfield home. Their sons, Jacob, 11, and Justin, 7, attend Chesterfield Elementary. The family also has a dog, a golden retriever named Milo. Cindy serves as contact center director for Enterprise Holdings, and Marc is a sales representative for Stryker. Cindy shared more about what she and her family enjoy about life in Chesterfield.
Congratulations go out to Cafe Madeline, which celebrates 10 years in business this month. The cafe, located at the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park, is commemorating the anniversary with a brunch special available through January, where guests can buy one brunch at the regular menu price and get the second for just $10.
Merrily, merrily, Ellen Port just keeps rolling along. At 51, she continues to defy Father Time. Port won a record eighth Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship in a two-hole playoff with defending champion Catherine Dolan at Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe, Kan.
Lift for Life founder (and 2011 LN Most Dynamic Person honoree) MARSHALL COHEN is retiring from the nonprofit gym he established in 1988. During his 24 years as executive director, Cohen impacted the lives of more than 350 youngsters each year through fitness and recreational programs offered free-of-charge. Nonprofit veteran Joseph Miller replaces Cohen; but we’re told that Cohen will remain involved in the gym, and will continue his duties as executive director of Lift for Life Academy, the charter school he founded in 2000. Cohen will be honored at an Oct. 12 event at SqWires restaurant in Lafayette Square. For ticket information, call 231-2337 x. 226 or visit liftforlifegym.org.
Win-win! St. Louis husband-and-wife team JASON and JENNA SIEBERT emerged victorious during the most recent Cupcake Wars on the Food Network.
The life of a professional golfer is filled with fairways and greens, runways and highways. That’s life for Scott Langley. The pride of Parkway South, if you’re looking for Langley you can find him on a train, in a plane or in a car headed to the next tournament, the next qualifier and the next shot at making it onto the PGA Tour.
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Jeffrey and Conna Battram of Ballwin are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Battram, to Wheeler Rand Compton, son of Robert and Catherine Compton of Kirkwood.