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It takes a brave visionary to make big things happen in big spaces. Bob O’Loughlin is doing just that with his renovation—or better yet, reinvention—of St. Louis Union Station.
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.
Bob Uecker, the man Johnny Carson called ‘Mr. Baseball’ will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis during its annual Media Person of the Year Gala.
Senior volunteers entertain kids at the Saint Louis Science Center.
Petting a stingray. Watching a Broadway show. Taking a simulated flight. These are just a few of the unique experiences retirees take part in as they volunteer at local institutions.
The Saint Louis Art Museum’s new restaurant, Panorama, is the latest ‘work of art’ to be unveiled at the museum’s new East Building. The restaurant features a farm-to-fork menu and is led by executive chef Edward Farrow, who is known for forming partnerships with local growers. He most recently served as chef at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, where he was twice named a ‘Local Hero’ by Edible Phoenix. Panorama is operated by Bon Appetit Management Company.
As someone who has worked for more than 30 years both as a professional consultant to nonprofits and as an ardent volunteer, Donna Wilkinson believes that an organization’s biggest asset is the volunteer leadership behind it. “I’m pretty passionate about the role of volunteers,” she says. “For instance, if you have an organization that wants to move forward with a capital campaign, that will make the difference in whether something is successful or not. If you don’t have the volunteer leadership behind you, it is really difficult.”
When it comes to summer fun, St. Louis makes it easy to be a kid—or stay young at heart. Follow this family-friendly guide to the city’s best summer attractions for kids—and their parents.
Extremely rare pieces from one of the largest private collections of Alexander McQueen’s work are among those to be showcased in an upcoming exhibition at the World Chess Hall of Fame.
You voted, we listened! Ladue News readers know what they like; and with this year's Platinum List, you've made your voices heard. This list compiles the best of St. Louis.
Stephanie Barton Mitchell & Con Curran Coulter II
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Rather than list the local institutions that Bob and Mary Lee Hermann have supported, it would almost be easier to list those they have not been involved in—if you could think of anything to put on that list. So while they may protest that they’ve slowed down in recent years, it’s no surprise to those who know them that they would be named among LN’s Most Dynamic St. Louisans.
Katie Marie Corey and Daniel Robert DiLeo
During this time of year, it is an LN tradition to salute local charities and nonprofit organizations that have commemorated milestone anniversaries in 2012. In celebration, we've asked a sampling of them to share some favorite memories, as well as even bigger future plans.
Clue to Alzheimer’s Found in Brain Samples
2013 Charitable Events & Fundraisers
Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate recently celebrated the opening of its new chocolate factory by hosting a party for friends, family and residents of The Hill, where the facility is located. A portion of the retail proceeds and all proceeds from a chocolate basket raffle went to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Pictured: Shriners' director of public and community relations Tammy Robbins, owners of Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Dan Abel, Sr., Rosalie Abel, Dan Abel, Jr., Christina Abel and Chris Abel, and Shriner David Dieckhaus
Local nonprofits are giving underserved St. Louis students a leg up on the college competition.
A slate of new attractions is on tap at family-friendly venues throughout St. Louis. Check out these events and exhibits for some end-of-summer fun to avoid the back-to-school blues.
Actor WILLIAM HOLDEN is the latest star to be inducted in the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Holden, a native of O’Fallon, Ill., made his mark in 1939’s Golden Boy—and the film’s title stuck as Holden’s nickname. Considered one of the greatest movie stars of the 20th century, Holden earned Academy Award nominations for his roles in Sunset Boulevard (1950) and Network (1976); and won the Best Actor Oscar for 1953’s Stalag 17. Other classic starring roles include Sabrina, Picnic, The Bridge on the River Kwai and The Wild Bunch.
THE REPERTORY THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS has sent one of its own to Gambia, Africa, to teach girls there the art of live theatre. The Rep’s director of education, MARSHA COPLON, is traveling as a volunteer with Starfish International.
Local philanthropists Ken and Nancy Kranzberg get a reward every time they contribute to a nonprofit: They say seeing the look on the recipients’ faces is worth a million dollars.
St. Louisan TIM BURKE is on a mission: Next month, he plans to complete a 146-mile ultramarathon in California’s Death Valley to raise money for a new school for SouthSide Early Childhood Center (SSECC). Burke, who describes himself as ‘an average runner,’ is the secretary of SSECC’s board of directors and works as a principal in the Insurance Marketing division of Edward Jones. He’s hoping to raise $140,000—or $1,000 for each of the 140 children the Center serves every year—through pledges. For more information, or to find out how you can help, visit southside-ecc.org.