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Chesterfield Lifestyle Reader Appreciation Happy Hour

Attention Readers! Chesterfield Lifestyle is holding a complimentary Reader Appreciation Happy Hour at Scarecrow on June 6 from 5:30-7:30pm. Send an email to dsundvold@lifestylepubs.com for a chance to receive two invitations.

Bishop’s Post is Now Open SUNDAYS

Bishop’s Post is open on Sundays from 12-8pm! Check out the menu online for Sunday lunch and dinner. Make your Sunday meal a delicious and decedent delight.

What else is going on at Bishop’s Post?

Wine Tastings at Bishop’s Post: Join us the first and third Saturday of every month and taste 8-10 great wines and light appetizer pairings, May 7th and 21st 2-4pm. Reservations recommended.

Live Music- now every TUESDAY and Thursday from 5:30-8:30pm.

1/2 Price Bottles of Wine $80 & Under- Thursday only

Bishop’s Post

16125 Chesterfield Parkway West

636.536.9404

BishopsPost.com

Take the Wheel with Noxxu

When was the last time a car got your engine started?

Noxxu is making driving fun again.  We want people to drive again without worrying about the miles, gas, tires, police or any of the other things that we couldn’t have cared less about back when we got our first cars.  Many people join Noxxu just for the chance to test drive a Ferrari on a racetrack but our Members get so much more.  From discounts, freebies, exclusive events and even legal coverage for speeding tickets, Noxxu members genuinely enjoy driving– on and off the track.

For further information, please contact Dustyn at 314.775.7855.

Ready to Ride?  St. Luke’s 
Tour de Wellness

St. Luke’s Hospital is hosting its annual Tour de Wellness.

St. Luke’s Tour de Wellness

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Chesterfield Amphitheater

631 Veteran’s Place Drive, Chesterfield

7 am to 1 pm

Riders of all levels welcome!

• Ride begins and ends at Chesterfield Amphitheater

• Routes available for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders

• Support and gear assistance available throughout the ride

• Rest stops along the routes will be provided with drinks and snacks

• Enjoy complimentary breakfast snacks and celebration lunch

Register at: StLukesTourdeWellness.com

Proceeds from the St. Luke’s Hospital Tour de Wellness directly support St. Luke’s health and wellness initiatives that impact more than 40,000 people within the St. Louis community, providing health screenings and education throughout the year at little or no cost to the public.

For more information, contact St. Luke’s Office of Development at 314.576.2345 or email kimberly.moore@stlukes-stl.com.

Two FVC Employees Win VOYCE Awards

Two Friendship Village Chesterfield (FVC) employees recently received VOYCE honors–formerly the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program– for exceptional work in the field of caregiving.

Sahar Ammari of Fenton, a food service employee, and Laverne Devine of Dellwood, certified nursing assistant, were both nominated by their peers and supervisors, received awards as individuals who on a daily basis go above and beyond in caring for and respecting the rights of residents at FVC.

Locally, only 18 individuals from more than 300 long term care communities, home care providers, hospice agencies and adult day programs in a 21-county service area received the award.

On the job for three years, Ammari assists in the training of new staff. “With the residents,” Michael Heselbarth, Friendship Village corporate operations director, said, “Sahar makes each person she encounters feel as if they are the only person she serves. Her attention to detail makes every meal special, and she has extended her personal family by our 400 residents.”

In addition, Ammari recently prepared a menu of dishes from her homeland of Jordan, for the residents. While not a chef at FVC, Ammari took second place for her dessert in a chef cook-off;  she “wowed” residents with her culinary knowledge.

Devine works in the Village Care Center where she personifies resident-centered care, Heselbarth said. “Laverne knows what each resident needs and wants because she knows and loves them.”
He applauded  Devine for easing the transition for families when a family member moves into the retirement community, especially into skilled nursing. “One resident actually asked Laverne to adopt her,” Heselbarth laughed.

According to VOYCE, 22,000 individuals reside in long term care communities in the Greater St. Louis and Northeast Missouri areas. The organization estimates that 70 percent of those 65 and older will need long care.

The organization works to educate and empower persons and their families for quality living across the continuum of long term care by providing free assistance to families and individuals looking for long term care and advocacy for those currently living in long term care settings.

Treasure Rooms Baby & Kids 
Open in Chesterfield

Treasure Rooms Baby & Kids is proud to announce their opening of the new location at 121 Chesterfield Towne Center Chesterfield. Treasure Rooms has been in business for over 25 years in the St. Louis area selling quality furniture for babies and kids, and has been named one of the top 15 stores in America rated by Baby Bargains Book!  Visit: TreasureRooms.com   Call: 636.728.1899

 

Heartlands Building Company Announces Open House Event

Heartlands Building Company will host an Open House in their Chesterfield Valley showroom on Saturday, May 14th from 10am-5pm. Free to the public, this event will offer numerous specials and discounts and allow guests to learn about new home improvement ideas, products and services from experienced Heartlands representatives. Food and refreshments will be provided and visitors will have the opportunity to sign up for their chance to win $100 in grilling accessories.

For more information, contact Heartlands Building Co. at 636.728.0003 ext. 215 or kori@heartlandshome.com.

No tickets or passes are necessary- this event is FREE to all local homeowners.

Additional details will also be available at HeartlandsHome.com.

About Heartlands Building Company

Founded by Larry Brost in 2002 and located at 680 Crown Industrial Ct., Chesterfield, MO  63005, Heartlands Building Company has evolved from a retractable screen fabricator into a locally renowned premier designer and builder of custom outdoor rooms.  Located in Chesterfield Valley, the Heartlands showroom offers examples and information on a vast array of outdoor living products and services.

Balaban’s Hires New 
Restaurant Manager

Mario Nikolov, a former St. Louis Country Club assistant general manager and a veteran of other prominent restaurants as well as a consultant to major hotel chains, joined Balaban’s last month as restaurant manager.

Balaban’s Managing Partner Brian Underwood announced recently that Nikolov has taken over day-today restaurant operations at Balaban’s working closely with him and Executive Chef D. Scott Phillips and bringing even more European sensibilities to the bistro.

A Bulgarian native who has excelled in the U.S. restaurant industry for more than 10 years, Nikolov most recently worked as general manager of Central Table in Balaban’s former Central West End neighborhood.

He came to the U.S. in 1998 at the invitation of Hyatt Hotels for a job as hotel manager of their establishment in Union Station after stints at two recognized hotels in Dublin, Ireland, and after managing the five-star Hotel Novotel Europe in Sofia, Bulgaria.

For seven years from 2000 to 2007, he managed day to day operations, oversaw much of banquet and catering and human resources functions at the St. Louis Country Club as assistant general manager.

In addition to his restaurant and hotel industry experience, Nikolov holds a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management from the College of International Tourism, Varna University of Economics, Varna, Bulgaria, and completed four semesters of accounting and auditing classes at the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Underwood said Nikolov hopes to focus on staff training and on taking the restaurant’s a la carte and banquet operations to the next level.  In conversation, Nikolov pointed out that many of his past jobs, unlike Balaban’s, represented turnaround situations so his concentration for Balaban’s will center on putting a twist on the Balaban’s success and expanding upon it, much like icing a cake.

St. Louis Realty Relocates to Chesterfield

St. Louis Realty has moved from O’Fallon, Missouri to Chesterfield Valley.

“It’s very exciting to move back to Chesterfield Valley,” says Broker/Owner Sharon Colona.  “St. Louis Realty is still growing so we needed space for more agents and we are now in a more central location for all of our clients.”
Sharon Colona started St. Louis Realty in 2001 with two agents and has grown into one of St. Louis’ top agencies. With a staff of multi-million dollar producing agents, an in-house lender and over 4300 homes sold, St. Louis Realty is a force to be reckoned with.

St. Louis Realty is a Full Service real estate agency and specializes in assisting buyers and in listing homes at 5%, a discounted commission rate.
“Our customers get amazing service but also get to save money on one of the biggest transactions in their life. Our repeat business, reviews and referrals really tell the whole story. That level of satisfaction and trust has been the key to our success. So give us a call at the easiest phone number to remember, 314.ST.LOUIS.”

St. Louis Realty’s new location:  
146 Chesterfield Valley Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63005
StLouisRealty.net

For more information, call St. Louis Realty at 314.785.6847.

 

The J Installs Accessible Early Childhood Playground

The Jewish Community Center (The J) is pleased to announce that a new, 8,000 square-foot early childhood playground will be ready for children of all abilities in a matter of weeks at its Marilyn Fox Building in Chesterfield. Upon its completion, it will be one of the only accessible early childhood playgrounds in the St. Louis area.

“This has been a dream project of ours for several years,” said Lynn Wittels, President & CEO of The J.
“We are grateful to our generous funders for making this experience available to our Early Childhood Center families and to families in our community.”

The new playground was made possible thanks to a lead gift from the Tilles Foundation, with additional funds donated by Marie and Stuart Block, Marilyn and Ambassador Sam Fox, and The Trio Foundation.

The playground, which will be accessible to children of all abilities, was designed by Spaces for Play, a company that specializes in early childhood playgrounds. It was designed with input from the J’s Early Childhood Center directors, Inclusion program coordinator, and the Tilles Foundation, which helps deserving children in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area who are in need of physical or educational help.

“We were really excited to provide funding for this great project,” said Larry Linkon, Trustee, The Tilles Foundation. “Everyone involved can be proud that we’ll be providing a meaningful experience for children of all abilities for years to come.”

The expanded playground design includes new play structures for pre-K children and toddlers, and an infant-toddler play area, a garden space with a watering area, a water feature for infants and toddlers, and a drinking fountain.  Nature, music, art, sensory and dramatic play components will also be added.

“All play areas have modifications incorporated so anyone can participate,” said Amy Flesher, Director of The J’s Early Childhood Center at the Marilyn Fox Building. “For example, the art easel is built so a child can approach it on foot or in a wheelchair. We want all children to feel a part of the group. Children with disabilities will be able to participate alongside typically developing children. All children will be able to experience empathy because they’re able to interact with children who are different from themselves.”

The playground will be used primarily by children in J youth programs and camps; however, The J plans to make it available for local families and for open play days for children with disabilities.

The J plans to host the first community open play day and open house immediately following the ribbon-cutting on Sunday, May 15 at 10:30am. All are welcome to attend, and stay and play.

Mystery Picture

Our Mystery picture feature will return in June. Exciting news!  We are now accepting Chesterfield Lifestyle reader photo submissions for consideration. Please send pic(s) and description(s) of subject(s) and location(s) in Chesterfield to:  lmullen@lifestylepubs.com.