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.
We Climb Because They Climbed—that’s the tagline for the recent Clayton 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, which invites participants to climb 110 flights of stairs (the same number as in the World Trade Center Buildings) to raise money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. This year’s climb raised more than $55,000, honoring the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. Firefighters and paramedics completed the trek in full gear, wearing a picture of a firefighter who died in the attack. Monarch firefighter Nick Smith was this year’s top individual fundraiser. Pictured: Monarch firefighters team
With a sports car, every trip to work or to the grocery store also can be a lot of fun. For those with a need for speed, a sports car provides looks, handling, acceleration and more 'smiles' to the gallon than any other type of vehicle. They can also be taken to the track for some real fun.
Now in its ninth year, the St. Luke’s Hospital Healthy Woman Award honors local women who not only embody a healthy lifestyle, but also inspire others in the community to follow their lead. This year’s four honorees, who were feted at the recent St. Luke’s Hospital Spirit Girls’ Night Out, include: Mary Pat Henehan of Olivette, Jan Paul of Webster Groves, Susan Richmond of Eureka, and Jennifer Riegel of O’Fallon, Missouri.
Lisa Marie Watson & Michael Theodore de los Reyes
Cate Allenbaugh of Webster Groves
Douglas Allenbaugh of Webster Groves
Eli Capdeboscq of Webster Groves
Bravo to longtime master of the arts and the dean of Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, Peter Sargent, the recipient of this year's Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Webster Groves Arts Commission.
Supporters, and state and local officials recently attended the grand opening of SouthSide Early Childhood Center. The new building is twice the size of the previous facility, and includes 10 classrooms, a multipurpose room, resource library, kids’ ‘kitchen’ and preschool garden, state-of-the-art meeting and conference rooms, and a natural playground.
A couple months ago, my editor approached me about one of those new painting-while-drinking-wine classes that have recently dominated everyone’s social media newsfeeds. My mission was to visit the new Pinot’s Palette in Webster Groves. The thought of doing something artistic while drinking wine, and then writing about it sounded like something just this side of nirvana, so, of course, I signed on.
From a birthplace of the blues to the country’s second-oldest symphony, St. Louis’ historic arts scene keeps on thriving. American Arts Experience (AAE) will celebrate the city’s past and present music, art, theater, dance and literature from Oct. 3 to 19 at a variety of local theaters, galleries and universities.
Meghan Christina Blase and Charles Brian Flynn
The head of the class...For the second year in a row, Ladue Horton Watkins High School is the top-rated high school in Missouri, according to a nationwide annual ranking.
Colorful leaves, a cool breeze and the city’s signature fall festivals soon will signal the start of autumn in St. Louis.
KIND Soap Company's Jean Scholtes at her Webster Groves shop
The St. Louis area is packed with historic dwellings and buildings. We recently spoke with Landmarks Association of St. Louis executive director Andrew Weil to find out more about some of the properties the organization protects.
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St. Louis' arts community is gearing up for a big season of live shows this fall! We went straight to the top and asked local arts and entertainment leaders what they're most excited about in the upcoming season:
Much of Old Webster is rich in history. Today, shoppers can dine on gourmet burgers or sip fine wines, breathe new life into their closet, try their hand at an art project or transform the look of their home, all within a few square blocks.
Old Webster Groves
Old Webster Groves