Do you remember what school lunches were like? During my high school years at Cor Jesu Academy, certain days (like toasted ravioli and hot-from-the-oven chocolate-chip-cookie days) attracted more attention than others--a sure bet the line would be longer than usual.
We all like to imagine that we have 'good' taste. For many, it's a true statement; and for some, not so much. There are, however, people who have passed through this world and are the definition of arbiter of good taste: Rachel Lambert Mellon, known as 'Bunny,' was one of those people.
Elizabeth Anne Gerhart & Michael Gregg Benner
Innovative research at Washington University' Genome Institute has gotten a big boost with a $25 million endowment from longtime philanthropists Elizabeth and James McDonnell.
When December becomes icy and dark, the garden may go to sleep for the winter, but my kitchen window showcases the flurry of activity around our row of bird feeders.
Story: Dr. Ruth Westheimer is known as a sex therapist who, at age 86, is still dispensing advice to an ever-present audience interested in matters of human bondage. That is the familiar scholar-turned-celebrity Dr. Ruth.
Last month, I attended my first-ever Eye Ball, an annual benefit for the Lifelong Vision Foundation. One of the evening's honorees was College Bound, a local organization whose mission is to equip promising students in under-served neighborhoods with the skills they need to thrive in college. The Foundation partners with College Bound to provide students with some of the basics we take for granted, such as eye exams and glasses, to help improve their chances of success in school and beyond.
Local artist Theresa Disney recently opened The Funhouse Gallery, which will display her work. The first exhibit, The Art of the Circus, features Disney’s circus-themed work, including painted furniture, paintings and 3-D sculptures. Guests at the recent grand opening enjoyed circus-themed drinks and food, as well as a performance by Clownvis Presley.
Student doctors: Ben Kober, Elizabeth Sullivan, Andrew Dawson
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.
Although it’s been 20 years since David Halen was named concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, he still savors that moment. “The announcement was made the night Isaac Stern was featured soloist for our orchestra," he recalls.
Nonprofits across St. Louis are celebrating a milestone in years of service to the community. Here, we highlight their past contributions and future philanthropic plans. Join LN in wishing them a happy anniversary—and many more! Cheers!
Story: Walter Lee Younger lives with his wife Ruth, son Travis, sister Beneatha and mother Lena in a rundown, cramped apartment on Chicago’s South Side. It’s 1959, and Walter spends much of his time dreaming about a better life. He had an opportunity to go into business with a friend years earlier, but Ruth talked him out of it. That business subsequently flourished, leaving Walter frustrated with his job as a chauffeur but determined to move forward with plans for a liquor store.
The first real Oscar contender of the season has emerged: If you recognize Eddie Redmayne, it will most likely be from his endearing performance as Marius in Les Miserables, or his charming turn as the object of Marilyn Monroe's fleeting attention in My Week with Marilyn. This time, Redmayne takes center stage in a striking portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking.
Send winter well-wishes to family and friends while also supporting your favorite organization, with these holiday cards from local nonprofits.
Students at staff in the Kirkwood School District celebrated Veterans Day through art, music and poetry. Students at several elementary schools recited poetry, displayed patriotic art, sang songs and played instrumental pieces, students at the middle school collected care package items to ship to active military overseas.
STACEY ABELES has been hired as director of special events for the March of Dimes Missouri Chapter. She previously worked at Gateway to Hope and The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.
The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis has announced its star-studded 2015 benefit, Salut D’Amour—Celebrating with David and Miran Halen. The Tuesday, March 10, concert will be held in the acoustically perfect Sheldon Concert Hall.
Riverbend is now open in the former Harvest space in Richmond Heights. The southern food specialists had previously been located in Soulard.
Nonprofit boutique Sign of the Arrow recently awarded 17 grants to local agencies at its annual philanthropy brunch. Recipients include Haven of Grace, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital and World Pediatric Hospital. Since its inception, Sign of the Arrow has donated more than $3.5 million to local charities.
They say things get better with age. That most certainly is the case with Webster University, which has launched a yearlong celebration to commemorate 100 years. Between now and a planned Centennial Grand Finale in November 2015, expect plenty of activity surrounding this remarkable anniversary milestone.
From its beginnings as a Catholic women’s college in 1915 to today’s global coed campuses, Webster University is celebrating a century of local and worldwide impact.