August 2017 Around Town

STARTING SUMMER WITH 
A FRIENDSHIP VROOM

Friendship Village At Home residents and motorcyclists with Gold Wing Riders Association, Chapter W2, St. Charles, got into gear for a second annual Father’s Day motorcycle show on June 10 at the Chesterfield-based senior living community at 15201 Olive Blvd. Motorcyclists gave rides to residents as part of the members’ continuing efforts to emphasize the fun, knowledge and safety of motorcycle riding.

Heritage Presbyterian Church Pastor Jesse Work, of Wildwood, blessed the bikes. Children and grandchildren of the residents joined the event, which also included frozen custard, folk music, grilled snacks and a motorcycle parade.

ROCK ISLAND CREAMERY 
OPENS AT HEAD’S STORE

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Head’s Store, now part of The Inns at St. Albans, an ice cream social was held June 11. The newly opened Rock Island Creamery at Head’s has old-fashioned penny candy and an ice cream parlor serving shakes, floats, malts and cones. It’s named after the railroad that still operates across the road.

Ten of the German immigrants who settled St. Albans paid equal amounts in 1892 to finance the opening of Head’s Store, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The store shares its 125th anniversary this year with the 100th anniversary of The Studio Inn, a Theodore Link-designed home for Oscar Johnson, co-founder of the International Shoe Co, and the 25th anniversary of St. Albans Country Club.

Head’s current and fourth owner in 125 years, Datra Herzog, managed a $100,000 renovation last winter and reopened the store in February.

CHESTERFIELD WINE & JAZZ FEST 
FEATURES ACCLAIMED ARTISTS

One of the Midwest’s finest outdoor jazz events, the fifth annual Wine & Jazz Fest, was held June 24 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. The event had free admission and featured internationally acclaimed jazz artists such as The Wooten Brothers, violin virtuoso Tracy Silverman and chart-topping classical/jazz artists Bach to the Future. The Chesterfield Jazz Festival is St. Louis’ largest annual jazz party and was founded by Rob Silverman and Michael Silverman as an extension of Autumn Hill Records and Autumn Hill Jazz.

The event showcased the best in contemporary, straight-ahead and fusion jazz, and featured marvelous music, great wine, food and fireworks.

Dine and donate to a wonderful cause on August 24 during Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s “Celebrity Waiters Night 2017.” At West County Center, three restaurants, BRAVO!, J. Gilbert’s, & McCormick & Schmick’s, are taking reservations for the annual campaign. All proceeds received in special red envelopes that night from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. will benefit the organization’s mission of assisting abused children and preventing neglect of local youths.

Chesterfield Lifestyle co-publishers Kelley Lamm and Gordon Montgomery will be serving as celebrity waiters at BRAVO! from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please dine out there that evening, and ask for their tables so they can greet and speak with you.

DINE OUT AUGUST 24 FOR SAINT LOUIS CRISIS NURSERY’S “CELEBRITY WAITERS NIGHT 2017”

Dine and donate to a wonderful cause on August 24 during Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s “Celebrity Waiters Night 2017.” At West County Center, three restaurants, BRAVO!, J. Gilbert’s, & McCormick & Schmick’s, are taking reservations for the annual campaign. All proceeds received in special red envelopes that night from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. will benefit the organization’s mission of assisting abused children and preventing neglect of local youths.

Chesterfield Lifestyle co-publishers Kelley Lamm and Gordon Montgomery will be serving as celebrity waiters at BRAVO! from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please dine out there that evening, and ask for their tables so they can greet and speak with you.

SYM•BOWL CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OF HEALTHY EATS IN CHESTERFIELD

Delivering “healthy and lifestyle” dishes that are made-to-order and chef-prepared was the focus of the past year for the Sym•Bowl team at 137 Chesterfield Town Center.

“Thank you for making Sym•Bowl a great success,” says co-owner and CEO Becky Schoenig. “If you have not tried us yet, stop in and see why people love these diet-specific meals.”

Schoenig says Sym•Bowl provides clean, local meals with scratch-made sauces, that families can eat and not feel guilty about later. Many of their ingredients are seasonally sourced for their fast-casual setting.

“You welcomed us with open arms,” says Schoenig, who is excited to have a local restaurant that caters to so many dietary needs, such as paleo, gluten-free, Autoimmune Protocol and vegan. “Just like our Kirkwood location, our Chesterfield regulars are a part of our family. And with the expansion into St. Charles, we now get to see many of you at both locations.”

CHESTERFIELD REP RECEIVES 
LEGISLATIVE AWARD

The Legislator of the Year award from Missouri Creditors Bar Inc., went to Missouri District 101 Rep. Bruce DeGroot, R-Chesterfield, for his ongoing efforts to improve Missouri’s legal climate and the justice system. The attorney and his family have lived in Chesterfield for more than two decades. He was appointed to the Chesterfield Planning Commission in 2013 and served as the vice chair and secretary. DeGroot also served on Chesterfield’s Drug Task Force and the city’s board of variances.

SAVE SEPTEMBER 15-17 FOR TASTE 
OF ST. LOUIS IN CHESTERFIELD

The award-winning, annual Taste of St. Louis event will be held September 15-17 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater in Central Park and Chesterfield Village. This free event is the ultimate food experience! Attractions include the region’s best restaurants on Restaurant Row; Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale Culinary Competition on the Stella Artois Culinary Stage; The Marketplace; Concert Main Stage with free national concerts and fashion shows; Kids’ Kitchen–cooking with STEAM, Presented by SCOPE; and Makers’ Place.

The Taste of St. Louis supports a multitude of different charities. Over the past 12 years, the event has helped raise more than $480,000 in donations to benefit organizations, such as Food Outreach, St. Patrick Center, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Blues Society, Benton Park Neighborhood Association and Soulard Restoration Group.

‘ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH’ FOR REAL

Chesterfield residents, businesses and organizations just celebrated something that won’t happen in another 100 years: The city’s zip code, 63017, matched an actual calendar date on June 30.

That zip code covers Chesterfield and parts of Maryland Heights as well as Town and Country. In honor of this rare occasion, the U.S. Post Office at 1100 Town & Country Commons hosted a customer appreciation event in its lobby, including light refreshments and a tour of the post office.