From unrest in Ferguson and the acquisition of a St. Louis-based company, to the economic impact of the Cardinals’ post-season run and the launch of two major business incubators, 2014 was a big news year for the St. Louis region.
Looking back, 2014 proved to be another banner vintage for the St. Louis culinary scene, which continues to grow and expand. Here are a select few of the events that helped shaped the year that was:
If you drive on today’s roads, there’s no missing the popularity of SUVs. They’re everywhere--and for a variety of reasons. First of all, they’re practical, due to their large cargo and people-carrying capacity. Second, they often offer four-wheel-drive capability and ground clearance that insures mobility in any type of weather.
For St. Louis, this was a year with both ups and downs, and sprinkled among them were a few high points, including: the 250th anniversary of the city’s founding, the opening of a new center for jazz, the dawning of a sixth decade for Women of Achievement, a high-profile collaboration between Opera Theatre and top designer Isaac Mizrahi, and the joyous birthday celebrations of local sports greats. We present LN’s Most Memorable Moments of 2014, through the recollections of some of the key players.
Sports bra, $48, Athleta
Elizabeth Anne Gerhart & Michael Gregg Benner
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.
Indulge your sweet tooth and help endangered animals with Cupcakes for Conservation, a partnership between Sweetology and the Endangered Wolf Center. Visit the Endangered Wolf Center website (endangeredwolfcenter.org) or the Sweetology website (sweetology.com) and purchase a Cupcakes for Conservation kit, which includes four ready-to-design cupcakes, supplies for decorating them, a wolf cookie-cutter, and information about wolves. Proceeds from the sale of these kits will go directly to helping wolves.
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.
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.
You would never give your child drugs (other than those prescribed or recommended by the pediatrician) or alcohol. Yet many parents think nothing of allowing their children to consume caffeine-laced soft drinks, sports drinks or even ‘energy drinks.’
We all need to get from point A to point B, but what if you could make doing so a treat rather than a chore? One sure way to turn your commute or errand into a pleasurable experience is to get there in a comfortable and pleasurable luxury car. For those willing and able to pay for luxurious motoring, numerous car manufacturers offer a plethora of enticing options.
Looking for the perfect something for all the special people in your life? From gifts for grandma to surprises for your sweetheart, we scouted out beautiful items for everyone on your list!
If you enjoy the finer things in life, you expect to travel in style and comfort. Fortunately, today’s automakers can provide luxury cars in a variety of price ranges.
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.
Just in time for the cooler weather, Jewish Family & Children’s Services recently concluded its annual Feed the Pantry—Feed the Soul fundraiser with a trip to Eckert’s Farms. The food drive collected more than $107,000, as well as barrels of non-perishable food and apples picked by participants at Eckert’s. The donations will benefit the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.
He doesn’t appear to have much in common with big-time head coaches: He doesn’t wear $1,000 suits, he doesn’t try to act slick, he isn’t arrogant. Kim Anderson is about the nicest guy you are going to meet, and he is the future of Mizzou basketball.
Story: The times are tough in County Kildare, Ireland, and business hasn’t been good at the convenience store run by married couple Aiden and Dee. In fact, they’ve been forced to rent out their house and move their family of four into the back of their small store to make ends meet.
We're pleased to report several new openings: The new Strange Donuts location is now up and running at 107 East Argonne Drive in Kirkwood. The debut comes on the heels of the first anniversary of the opening of the flagship Maplewood store earlier this month.
His skills are far beyond your wildest imagination: By day, he dons a black T-shirt and shorts as a personal trainer; by night, he can be found in wigs, tights, capes, feathers and mirrors. Meet Leo Stoff, one of the most versatile performance artists in St Louis, who excels in trick-roping, stilt-walking, aerial silks and Japanese Taiko drumming.