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.
stl250 co-chairs Tom and Carol Voss at the stl250 Biggest Birthday Bash at the Missouri History Museum
What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
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.
It's official: Garden Glow will once again light up the Missouri Botanical Garden this winter. The winter light exhibit will take place Nov. 22 through Jan. 3, with more than half a million lights adorning the Garden's most iconic locations.
Among St. Louis’ most iconic landmarks is Art Hill, crowned by the Saint Louis Art Museum, with a statue of the city’s namesake, Louis IX, seated gallantly atop his horse. But few—even those born and bred here—know much about this 13th-century monarch turned saint.
Last month, an impressive gathering of business, civic and community leaders, as well as family and friends, came together to celebrate Tom Voss and his contributions to St. Louis. The longtime CEO of Ameren officially retired this month, following a remarkable 45-year career with the company.
St. Louis is in the midst of a yearlong celebration in honor of the 250th anniversary of its founding. One of the most delightful reminders of this milestone is the community-wide stl250 Cakeway to the West display. Each and every one of these 4-foot-tall centerpieces gives tribute to St. Louis rich history, as well as offers a glimpse into what’s ahead for our fair city and its citizens.
There are virtually endless ways for youngsters to have a memorable summer break in St. Louis. Mark your calendar for these family-friendly festivities, and get ready for some fun in the sun!
We present you with LN’s new Lil' One: Vincent! The 2 1/2-year-old cutie pie had such a fun morning exploring The Magic House all by himself. The Ladue News 2014 Lil’ One is presented by Laurie’s Shoes.
Nothing says summer like a festive outdoor fete. Lucky for us, St. Louis has a full slate of art and entertainment under the summer sun and stars—many with the welcoming perk of free admission. So, as the season starts to heat up, be sure to save the date for these festival favorites.
Celebrate National Train Day at the ultimate destination: St. Louis Union Station. This Saturday, May 10, Amtrak, stl250 and the Terminal Railroad Association are hosting a family-friendly day of train exploration and more.
Tom Voss may live on the grounds of a golf course, but in the past five years, he’s only played nine holes. That’s because as CEO of Ameren, he’s ultimately the one responsible for keeping the lights on throughout the entire region.
Story: Edna Pontellier would seem to have it all: She’s a belle of the social set in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century, the wife of a successful businessman and mother of two children.
Grant Landon, Lisa Kalz
Gary Gossett, Georgia Stone
John Hanlon, Susan Adams
Nancy and David Minnick
Jinny Cooperider, Glenn Bilzing
Colleen Sommer, Mina McMullin, Tracy Blix, Natalie Hoffmann
Pierre Laclede, August Choteau
Cicardi Bruce, Michele Chouteau Francis, Mary Ellen Cotsworth, Bill Siedhoff