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  • July 30, 2014

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Eleventh Annual Benefit for Mercy Kids

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  • Mercy Health Foundation held its eleventh annual Benefit for Mercy Kids, which raises much needed funds for pediatric programs and services at Mercy. This year’s special Fund-A-Need cause is Mercy Autism Center. Guests mingled while sipping on cocktails and bidding on silent auction items. Then it was on to a delightful dinner in the Ritz Carlton Ballroom. Event co-chairs were John Mozeliak and Greg Twardowski. Auction co-chairs were Janice Bruns Mantovani and Karen Kahn. Mercy’s exceptional health care and compassionate, faith-based environment would not be possible without the community’s generous support at the annual Benefit for Mercy Kids. The Benefit for Mercy Kids dinner auction and golf tournament has raised more than $4.3 million for kids in the community.
  • 7/29/2014
  • Album ID: 1828584
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Jammin’ at the Zoo: Lions and Tigers and Beers and Wine

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  • The Young Zoo Friends held its first of the year Jammin’ at the Zoo celebration at the Saint Louis Zoo. Guests enjoyed music, beer and wine tasting. Wines were available from 13 wineries featuring 85 different wines and beer tasting was offered by several St. Louis microbreweries. Proceeds benefit the Saint Louis Zoo and its efforts to save endangered species at home and around the world. Co-chairs for the evening were Brandon Hentze and Hope Hunt.
  • 7/25/2014
  • Album ID: 1827508
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Mike Shannon’s 75th Birthday Celebration

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  • This month, it was Mike Shannon’s turn to celebrate the big 7-5! As he made the rounds among family and friends at his namesake restaurant, the legendary Cardinals broadcaster was overheard saying, “The dear Lord only gives you so many days, so might as well live each day to the fullest!” Spotted in the crowd were Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, the Cardinals’ Bill DeWitt III, Whitey Herzog and his wife, Mary Lou, Hall-of-Famer Red Schoendienst, longtime broadcaster Jay Randolph, the St. Louis Sports Commission’s Frank Viverito and former Sauget Mayor Rich Sauget.
  • 7/17/2014
  • Album ID: 1826144
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

The Arts and Education Council Hosts a Night at the Opera

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  • The Arts and Education Council, the St. Louis region’s United Arts Fund, hosted an event at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for members of the Arts and Education Council’s Chairman’s Circle and special guests. The evening included a wine reception and dinner on the East Lawn Pavilion at the Loretto-Hilton Center before guests experienced The Magic Flute, Mozart’s most enchanting masterpiece, directed and designed by fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi and conducted by Jane Glover. The fifth annual Night at the Opera event was generously underwritten by Barbara B. Goodman, A&E board member. Remarks were made by Cynthia A. Prost, president of the Arts and Education Council; Terry Good, A&E board chair; and Timothy O’Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, gave a behind-the-scenes overview of Opera Theatre’s 2014 production of The Magic Flute.
  • 7/1/2014
  • Album ID: 1819784
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Craft on Tap

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  • Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, hosted CRAFT ON TAP, its 50th birthday bash. The event took place at its Delmar Loop Gallery. The event included crafting stations, and several food trucks including Katie Keller and Cherish Patterson operator’s of’2 Girls, 4 Wheels’, a renowned St. Louis foodie favorite. Inside the exhibition, select art from students and artists were on display with many of the artists on site to explain their works of art. Local artist, Sandy Kaplan featured her piece, ‘Chance Encounters’; a clay fired 3-D picture portraying bus riders from the 1930s. Artist, Katie Bensky was featured with her piece 'Lila'; a clay and bronze sculpted image of her daughter. Executive Director, Boo McLoughlin, Board Chair Tim Flynn, and Director of Exhibitions, Stefanie Kirkland were on site to assist with the artists and their exhibitions. At the Craft Alliance, classes and workshops are offered throughout the year, providing a welcoming environment for creation of and education about contemporary craft in the St. Louis region to both the beginner as well as the advanced.
  • 6/27/2014
  • Album ID: 1819602
  • Photos by David Anderson

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog Luncheon

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  • The American Kennel Club of Missouri held its luncheon at Saks Fifth Avenue in Plaza Frontenac recently. Featured guest speaker was fashion designer Hutton Wilkinson who spoke about the history of dogs through the ages and dogs that have inspired him to create his jewelry collection pieces. Through this luncheon, it is their hope to increase the awareness and visitation of this St. Louis treasure by expanding the offering of educational programs through the money raised. The American Kennel Club (AKC) Museum of The Dog is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of the art, artifacts and literature of the dog for the purposes of education, historical perspective, aesthetic enjoyment and in order to enhance the appreciation for and knowledge of the significance of the dog and the human-canine relationship. Luncheon Chairperson was Veronica McDonnell. Honorary co-chairs were Mary-Randolph Ballinger, Ann Liberman and Mary Lee Hermann.
  • 6/25/2014
  • Album ID: 1817654
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Hall of Famer Lou Brock celebrates 75th Birthday!

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  • Hall of Famer Lou Brock had a surprise 75th birthday celebration recently at Norwood Hill Country Club. Guests were invited to sip on special red cocktails while waiting for the guest of honor to arrive. It was a surprise indeed when Lou swung open the doors to a crowd of friend and family who wished him a happy birthday and sang to him. Then it was on to dinner where his granddaughters, Darian Brock played piano and Alivia Brock sang to their grandfather. Among those in attendance were well wishers announcer and hall of famer Mike Shannon, former Cardinals player Ted Savage, Michael McMillan president of Urban League of Metro St. Louis, Ameren’s Missy and Richard Mark, Cardinals owners John and Ellen Wallace, Joe and Jeanne Abernathy who is Vice President of Busch Stadium Operations and hall of famer and pal Red Schoendienst. Diane’s Scoop: In order for Jackie, Lou’s wife to get Lou Brock to come to his surprise birthday party, she made up a story is which Lou thought he was standing in for our towns Sam Fox who could not make a dinner engagement on behalf of Old Newsboys, a charity that both are very much involved in. Of course Lou Brock said he would pinch hit for the cause! Next month Michael McMillan president of Urban League of Metro St. Louis will be attending the National Urban League convention. While there he will be celebrating his birthday by having dinner with the fabulous singer, entertainer Chaka Kahn! Lisa and Mike Walsh are very proud parents of recently graduated son, Kevin Walsh from University of Dayton who already has a job in IT in Chicago! Lee Donia Hay, Lou’s sister in law who is also 75 says she stays in such great condition by doing lawn work. Red Schoendienst said he just came from the baseball game and rushed over to the birthday celebration because he doesn’t want to miss a thing, especially Lou’s birthday! The publisher of St. Louis Post Dispatch Ray Farris and his wife Pam share the same date of Lou Brock’s Birthday only it’s their wedding anniversary and they have been married for 31 blissful years! Mike Shannon says that one of Lou Brock’s many accomplishments was that he stole 938 bases in his career without ever landing on the disabled list! That is quite an accomplishment indeed! Here’s to our town’s hall of famer Lou Brock, may you have many more happy birthdays!
  • 6/24/2014
  • Album ID: 1817393
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Urban League Salute to Women in Leadership Gala

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  • Fanfare and celebration surrounded the recent annual Salute to Women in Leadership Gala, hosted by the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. The event, which honors distinguished women in leadership on the local and national levels, was created almost 11 years ago by current Urban League president and CEO Michael McMillan, who presided over the ceremony at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, along with mistress of ceremonies Ida Woolfolk. Sixteen women were honored for their commitment to their communities, including Actress Anna Maria Horsford (Lifetime Achievement), author and TV personality Judge Glenda Hatchett (Legal), Kathleen Mazzarella (Corporate), Shannon Bagley (Corporate), Esther Haywood (Civil Rights), St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones (Government), Missouri Assistant Attorney General Nicole Colbert-Botchway (Legal), Darlene Davis (Business), Barbara Washington (Civic), Ozella Foster-Robinson (Business), Rev. Doris Graham (Education), Melanie Chambers (Civic), Donna Knight (Health), Christi Griffin (Civic), Brittany Packnett (Education), and LN's own Trish Muyco-Tobin, who received the Media Leadership Award.
  • 6/20/2014
  • Album ID: 1818239
  • Photos by Bryan Schraier

A Zoo Ado

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  • Typhoon like rains didn’t put a stop to the celebration happening down at the St. Louis Zoo this past weekend. Guests from all around the region flocked to this years A Zoo Ado, a huge charity event held to support the mission of The St. Louis Zoo. Guest jammed out all evening long to the ground breaking country hits from musical artist Jo Dee Messina and pounded the dance floor till midnight with the vibes of DJ GriesLightning. The event was jam packed with different savory food, beverage, and buffet stations; serving everything from braised Brazilian beef, to brisket and portabella sliders. Guest had the chance to win prizes battling it out at Bean Bags Toss and Jumbo Connect Four. This year’s theme was ‘The Painted Dog’(a tongue and cheek game that the event follows each year), allowed guests to paint-by-numbers certain dog statues featured at the event. This massive St. Louis attraction couldn’t be coupled with a more exciting and exclusive event. This year’s co-chairs were Matt Geekie and Lisa Nouss.
  • 6/20/2014
  • Album ID: 1817090
  • Photos by David Anderson

LN Charity Awards 2014

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  • This year there were nine organizations honored at the annual Ladue News Charity Awards. The organizations honored at the Palladium in South St. Louis were: Almost Home, Doorways, Easter Seals Midwest, Lifelong Vision Foundation, Ready Readers, Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis, Rx Outreach Inc, The Mission Continues, Unlimited Play Inc. Among these finalists, the winners were Doorways, Rx Outreach, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Congratulations to all of these deserving organizations!
  • 6/19/2014
  • Album ID: 1818192
  • Photos by Bryan Schraier
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