Are you hooked on your smart phone? Do you take it from room to room, when you get out of the car, even if it’s going into the store for a two-minute errand? If you are, then you should want to know how to care for this most treasured companion.
Congratulations to the folks at Morgan Street Brewery. The local craft-beer maker took home multiple medals at the recent Los Angeles International Beer Competition, including a Gold for When Helles Freezes Over; a Silver for its Honey Wheat; and Bronze medals for its Winter, Golden Pilsner and Black Bear brews. In other beer news, the William K. Busch Brewing Company won a passel of awards at the U.S. Open Beer Championships, held earlier this month in Atlanta. Kraftig Light was awarded its third consecutive Gold Medal in the American Light category, while the company's Kraftig Lager also took home Gold in the American Premium Lager category. More than 3,000 beers and ciders competed in 81 categories at the competition. Well done!
Just because you’re retired doesn't mean you have to slow down. Residents at local retirement communities have been staying busy this summer, learning new skills, enjoying nature, and celebrating life. Check out some of their favorite summer snapshots.
Potted plants soften the edges of hardscape, mute street noise, and create a lush, colorful backdrop. One of the beauties of container gardening is that plants may be moved around to find the ‘best’ spot for their culture.
Inspired by STAGES St. Louis’ acclaimed production of Always, Patsy Cline, LN fashion editor Katie Yeadon selected patriotic pieces that are perfect for all the BBQs, picnics and concerts a St. Louis summer holds.
It seems that every year, the window that defines summer vacation closes ever so slightly: Cranky has a summer school class, Whiny needs to be back for sports, Punch has camp. Summer used to mean June, July and August—Memorial Day to Labor Day. Now, summer is a two-week span in mid-July. Nevertheless, I’m determined to make the most of it, so I pack the car, load the family and head north. No matter how demanding the family schedule, nothing can replace a northern Michigan getaway. And, of course, whether we go for two weeks or two months, one thing always remains consistent: the drive.
Summer vacation season is here, and many St. Louisans are hopping on planes destined for international locales and setting sail on cruises around the world. But before the big trip, area health and business experts warn seniors to stop and take stock.
On Trend: Down-Home Summer
The Gatesworth saluted its residents who served in the military with a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon, which included a presentation on the history of the USO, a piano medley of patriotic tunes and ice cream served outside from the USO’s mobile unit. Here, residents Gordon Yoder (Captain, Air Force) and Marvin Kosky (Captain, Army Field Artillery) swap stories during lunch.
Shirley Ernst and her Yorkie, Kiki, march in The Gatesworth’s annual Pooch Parade. This year’s parade included 23 dogs and their owners, spectators and a few canines invited from outside The Gatesworth—pets who have a ‘doggie grandmother’ in residence.
Friendship Village Chesterfield resident Thelma Kubiak proudly displays her first-place award for her arrangement, Incredible Edibles, in the community’s fresh flower class flower show. Kubiak’s arrangement also won the popular vote for best-in-show.
Residents Anne and Don Franke bust a move at AberdeenHeights’ Summer Patio Parties. Residents enjoy dancing to music from a live band performing on the gazebo and conversing during the fun outdoor event, held every summer.
Bethesda Barclay House GM Nathan Torno toasts the 125th anniversary of Bethesda Health Group as part of the Bethesda Days celebration. Other activities for the event included a tree-planting ceremony and remarks from Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger.
Bethesda Barclay House resident Anne Ryan throws a pie at facility manager Dennis Eddlemon. Ryan was one of many who participated in the event, raising money for the Bethesda Health Group Foundation.
Resident Sherman Stiffleman poses with two belly dancers from Belly Dance Mirage, as part of The Brentmoor’s Father’s Day celebration. Residents and their families celebrated Dad by enjoying entertainment from the dancers and delicious barbecue.
Each year for more than 35 years, a mother duck takes up residence in the Village Care Center courtyard at Friendship Village Chesterfield, much to the delight of residents. Residents Barbara Windt, Ruth Miller and Margaret Maris, along with social worker Jami Roberts, watch as the mother and her nine ducklingsprovide amusement, therapy and theater in exchange for a makeshift swimming pool and grain
There’s nothing more exciting than live theatre. And in the summer months, our local theatre scene is bustling. This week, for instance, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, the much-anticipated Tony Award-winning revival of this American masterpiece, took to the Muny stage.
There is a dizzying array of hair-care products in drugstores, beauty warehouses and salons, with all making significant claims about the wondrous results you can expect. And it’s difficult to parse the hype from the fact.
To help celebrate the Missouri History Museum's American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibit, the folks at Bixby's are offering a series of happy hours this summer inspired by the exhibition. On Tuesday, July 22, and Tuesday, August 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., guests at the restaurant (located on the second floor of the museum) can enjoy locally inspired hors d'oeuvres and desserts, paired with a Pinckney Bend or Anheuser-Busch tasting. Each happy hour ticket also includes admission to the exhibit. Cost is $30 per person ($25 for museum members). For tickets and information, call 454-3151 or visit bixbys-mohistory.com.
It has been an unusual spring, indeed. Fortunately, we have had a good deal of rain as of late. But the summer heat is upon us, as well—and pet owners must be sensitive to this issue.
The Sherwin-Williams residential Colormix 2015 forecast is filled with optimistic stories that reflect a brightened outlook and provide fresh color combinations to inspire creativity.
There's certainly no shortage of great Italian food in St. Louis. But while the field may be crowded, there always seems to be room for another top-notch eatery like Giovanni's Kitchen, the new place from the folks behind Il Bel Lago.
• KEEP IT CONSISTENT. Many times, we're asked to do outdoor areas where we get involved with everything—fireplace, hot tub, outdoor kitchen… It's nice to have one designer or company design the whole thing. That way, you can use all the same stone for the entire area.
The first-ever summer edition of Clayton Restaurant Week (CRW) takes place Monday, July 14, through Sunday, July 20. The participating establishments include Bar Napoli, Bocci Wine Bar, Cardwell’s, C.J. Muggs, Coastal Bistro & Bar, Crushed Red, Jimmy's On The Park, Oceano Bistro, Pomme Café & Wine Bar, Pomme Restaurant, Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar, Roxane, and Ruth's Chris Steak House. Each restaurant will offer a special three-course dinner promotion for a fixed price of $25 per person, plus tax and tip. CRW patrons also have the option of adding a $5 ‘Extra Helping’ donation to their dining bill to benefit Operation Food Search. More info is available at claytonrestaurantweek.com.
According to the late naturalist John Muir, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” And that’s good, as long as you only receive inspiration—not tick bites.