U.S. News & World Report recently named St. Luke’s Surrey Place a ‘Best Nursing Home,’ rating it five out of five stars in its sixth annual Best Nursing Homes ratings. The facility competed with almost 16,000 nationwide to receive the recognition. St. Luke’s Surrey Place, located in Chesterfield, has 120 beds in skilled nursing, and 20 residential rooms for residents needing minimal assistance.
Emily Bliss Fowler-Cornfeld & James Wright Clayton
St. Louis Community College Eco-Art Exhibition Winners
REBECCA FELDMANN, a staff attorney at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, has been named chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Missouri-Kansas chapter.
Since 2007, more than 200 post-9/11 veterans have been awarded fellowships to better themselves and their communities through St. Louis-based nonprofit The Mission Continues.
When many people think back to childhood, they remember the stacks of books lining their bedroom walls or being read to every night at bedtime. But not all area children are so fortunate. That’s where Ready Readers steps in.
On June 20, 16 women will be welcomed into an exclusive club that includes the likes of nationally known singer-songwriter Chaka Kahn, civil rights attorney and former Urban League board chair Frankie Freeman, local philanthropist Thelma Steward, and Fox Theater co-owner Mary Strauss, among other illustrious company.
TOM VOSS has been appointed to Grand Center’s board of directors. Voss is retiring from his position as executive chairman at Ameren Corporation on July 1.
When Keita arrived at Almost Home, she was homeless, depressed, and she had just had a baby. As she holds her now-5-month-old son, she describes what she’s gained in the last several months. “I’ve become a better person.”
For months, student Cordale Denton endured painful headaches and struggled to see the board in class. The teenager’s vision was suffering after his only pair of glasses had broken. That’s where Lifelong Vision Foundation came in.
For hundreds of years, acupuncture has been used to treat a variety of ills, including pain, anxiety, phobias and addictions. Using similar principles based on identifying and targeting ‘energy meridians’ in the body, practitioners of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) teach individuals to address the same types of issues through an easy do-it-yourself process.
LN’s Trish Muyco-Tobin is among the 2014 Salute to Women in Leadership honorees, presented by the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. The gala was created more than 10 years ago by Urban League's Michael McMillan.
More than 1,200 walkers, volunteers and vendors hit the pavement at Saint Louis University as part of The Kidney Walk, hosted by the National Kidney Foundation. The event raised awareness and funds for lifesaving programs that educate and support patients and those at risk for kidney disease. In addition to hip-hop and Zumba warm-ups to get the blood flowing, participants enjoyed myriad activities and a program featuring stories of patients and their families affected by kidney disease. Surpassing the organization’s goal, the walk raised $152,000. Pictured: Larry McCulley, Ira Potter, Ken Cohen, Kathryn Abel-Groesch, Jennifer Adams, Andrea Schone, Michelle Sausen, Tania Paini, Chad Iseman, Jaime Torres and Kathy Joslin
The Harris-Stowe State University board of regents has appointed DWAUN WARMACK as president, effective July 14. He previously worked as Bethune-Cookman University’s vice president, the youngest in the school’s history.
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.”
Prudential Alliance Realtors is pleased to welcome MARGO BEGLEY to its newly created position of creative director. Begley joined the company seven years ago as a realtor.
Paraquad is pleased to welcome ADRIENNE DAWSON, ANGELA TATE and JIM ZAITZ to its board of directors.
When Stacey Brooks Delo had her first child in 2010, she also had two college degrees, more than a decade of work experience and a successful career as a reporter and producer for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network in tow. But she found that in order to be a good employee and a good mom, she needed more job flexibility. So, she was able to negotiate her work hours down to three days a week. While it was an ideal situation for her family, she wondered what other working moms do when faced without an answer to this work-life balance issue. After searching for resources and coming up short, she decided to leave her job in 2012 and launch Maybrooks.com: an online community where smart moms find flexible jobs, get inspired and connect with each other. To find out more about Maybrooks.com and how Delo juggles her work and family commitments, LN recently spoke via phone with her from her San Francisco home—where the tiny voices of her almost 4-year-old daughter, Rory, and 2-year-old son, Toby, could be heard murmuring in the background as she worked.
Pinnacle Entertainment has named WARD SHAW as VP and GM of Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles, and CHRIS PLANT as VP and GM of River City Casino and Hotel. Shaw most recently served as GM of River City Casino and Hotel, while Plant worked as regional VP of finance and accounting.
A packed house at the Fox Theatre was entertained by the area’s most talented high school students during the 4th annual Teen Talent Competition. First-place honors went to Donesha Buhr for her dazzling hula hoop routine.
It's been announced that Chef GIAN NICOLA COLUCCI has been tapped to replace Chef FABRIZIO SCHENARDI as executive chef at Cielo and the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. A native of Turin, Italy, Colucci most recently served as executive chef at Starwood Hotel & Resort Danieli in Venice. He's expected to take the reins later this month. Benvenuto, Signore!
Think back to the last time one of your family members was expecting a baby. Remember all of the beautiful gifts they got at their baby shower? It’s hard to imagine, but there are many moms-to-be in St. Louis who don’t have a support system to help them provide all of the clothing, toys and odds-and-ends that a baby needs in its first months of life.
Another stellar lineup is in store for the 2014-2015 season of the St. Louis Speakers Series presented by Maryville University. The season begins Oct. 7 with award-winning actor/social activist Martin Sheen.
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.
RONALD NORWOOD and BRIDGET HOY have been appointed as chairman and vice chair, respectively, of Lewis Rice Fingersh’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.