Award-winning realtors BERKLEY LAND and MATT LITWACK have joined forces with realtor KENDRA DOWNS and certified residential appraiser KAREN POLISHUK to form Land/Litwack & Associates. Last year, the group had a combined $20 million in sales. The team is part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate Network.
Make plans to attend the St. Louis International Children's Film Festival this summer. Two former St. Louisans are the featured guests: Brad Schiff (Coraline, The Boxtrolls) and Shawn Krause (Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and Up).
Ladies, grab your hats—it's almost time for the second annual Glennon Gallop. This 'White Hot Affair' will be held Sept. 13 at Kräftig Polo Club in Defiance, and will benefit SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.
St. Louis may be known as a sports town, but Jill McGuire says that the Gateway City should be thought of as something else—an "arts town."
The world of kids is loud: TVs and computer games are bad enough, not to mention the music blasting millimeters from the eardrums of many tweens and teens through their ever-present earbuds. So just how loud is too loud?
The Kirkwood Farmer's Market Advisory Committee is putting on A Tasteful Evening at Kirkwood Farmer's Market on Friday, June 27, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The event will feature a variety of farm-to-table selections from local chefs like EDDIE NEILL, STEVE GONTRAM and more, utilizing ingredients from the best local purveyors. Tickets are $45 per person, with proceeds benefiting improvements to the market. Call 822-0084 or go to downtownkirkwood.com for more info.
As the temperatures increase, your body needs more water. Dehydration is a potentially dangerous condition, and it’s more common during summer.
Most of us now know that the migratory monarchs are in danger. A December 2013 census confirms the smallest population ever in the overwintering forests of central Mexico. Only seven small colonies were located, with coverage of 0.67 hectares, compared to more than 18 hectares of wintering adults measured in 1996. This drop is precipitous and disastrous for the species. According to monarch specialist Chip Taylor, director of Monarch Watch in Kansas, the current rate of decline will result in monarchs losing genetic viability in only a year or two. Monarchs are symbolic of all pollinators, including honeybees and native moths, which also are suffering from environmental change and serious population decreases.
The Saint Louis Art Museum is extending its run of the groundbreaking exhibit, Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet. The exhibition is now running through Bastille Day, the French national holiday on July 14.
For families who live outside the 50-mile radius of St. Louis but who have children in a local hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provides them with a home away from home.
St. Louis Cardinals Jon Jay and Allen Craig, along with their wives, recently laced up their bowling shoes for the first Jay-Craig Celebrity Bowl at Flamingo Bowl. The event featured bowling with the players and many of their teammates, as well as a silent auction, music, hors d’oeurves and drinks. The party raised more than $20,000 for Great Circle, which provides behavior health services to children and families. Pictured: Jon and Nikki Jay, and Marie and Allen Craig
If you factor in everything Jim Hanifan—who spent 30 years overall in the NFL—has done, he is the most distinguished professional football coach in our town’s history.
If you were wheelchair-bound, chances are, you would not expect to ever be able to play golf again. But with its ‘care beyond the bedside’ model of care, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital is helping kids do just that, as well as participate in many of their other passions.
As is often said, kids don’t come with an instruction manual. But for parents of kids with autism and developmental disabilities, Easter Seals Midwest provides a team of therapists and volunteers ready to help.
As the nation’s youngest chair of the Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner, John Gaskin III has led the St. Louis County NAACP event to a sellout crowd two years in a row. This spring, the Ladue High School grad and Benedictine College student will go for a hat-trick. “My grandmother, Esther Haywood, is president of the organization in St. Louis,” he says, proudly. “The NAACP is in my bloodline.”
The long wait is over, and Ballpark Village finally is reality. And this is just the first phase of development—stay tuned for office, hotel and residential plans to expand the project in upcoming years.
Having grown up in St. Louis, I had a strange feeling the first time I lived out of town. Something was missing…Then finally it hit me—it was the Cardinals gear! (And it didn’t help that I found myself in Chicago.) But never you worry—we found some great ways to show your team pride, courtesy of the Official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium.
A deep love of art, animals and teaching make Mariann Menges a sought-after art teacher. Where else can students of all ages arrive for art lessons and have the rare opportunity to be taught in a zoo-like setting? Where else can students pet, feed and draw seven live animals that include two box turtles, a rabbit, hamster, toad, dog and ‘Little Guy,’ a 47-year-old talking parrot who speaks two languages and sings opera?
Kids today are spoiled. When I was growing up, the Cardinals went without a post season from 1969 ‘til 1982. The Cardinals have been to the post season ten times since the year 2000. Kids expect it. They think if the Cardinals are not playing in October, there must be something wrong.
In late March, a few hundred St. Louis luminaries (and apparently, hundreds more of their closest friends, myself included) gathered to witness an elaborate, highly choreographed VIP grand-opening event to christen Ballpark Village. It had been a long time coming: I was still working as a news reporter when the idea of Ballpark Village was introduced a while back. At the time, the concept seemed the precise definition of a pipe dream. But from the onset, the project’s two principals—the Cardinals and the Cordish company—had no doubt that, in time, Cardinals Nation would have this stay-and-play destination to extend the game-day experience for fans. And does it ever!
During the third annual kickoff of their home run pledge program, Homers for Health, St. Louis Cardinals Matt Holliday and Allen Craig were interrupted by two teammates making an announcement of their own: Jason Motte and Adam Wainwright announced the launch of K’s for Kids, a new twist on the charitable program. This season, fans will have the chance to pledge for every home run hit by a Cardinal hitter, or every strikeout thrown by a Cardinal pitcher. Homers for Health has raised more than $1 million. Pictured: Allen Craig, Adam Wainwright, Matt Holliday and Jason Motte
Frank Viverito is trying to bring back another Final Four to St. Louis. But the stakes have changed: The event transcends sports. The city of Dallas estimates that they will have an economic impact of $276 million at its Final Four this year.
Just weeks before his third birthday, Braydon Nugent was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. “I had no idea what leukemia was,” says Braydon’s mother, Emily. But through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society—which focuses on finding a cure for blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and Hodgkin’s disease—the Nugent family was able to acquire all the information they needed for Braydon’s battle with leukemia.
Read the stories of civic duty and dedication behind this year's Women of Achievement honorees: Virginia Braxs, Ida Early, Dr. Eva Frazer, Teri Griege, Phyllis Langsdorf, Diane Levine, DiAnne Mueller, JoAnn Shaw, Linda Sher and Pat Whitaker.