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RIGHT ON POINTE                                          

Did you know professional pointe shoe fittings for ballet dancers are available through appointments at The Dance Bag, 64 Four Seasons Center in Chesterfield? 

McArthur’s GOES TO ONLINE ONLY                      

McArthur’s Bakery managers at 13700 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield closed the physical store, opting instead to shift to online services.

“We are incredibly thankful for all the patronage the people of Chesterfield and the surrounding areas have given us since opening our doors on day one,” Scott Rinaberger, owner of McArthur’s Bakery, says. “We look forward to continuing to serve in the future through home delivery or at our other locations!”

McArthur’s Bakery has operated in the St. Louis region since 1956 to produce one-of-a-kind artisan cakes, Danish pastries, cookies, cupcakes, pies, fresh breads and unique lunch items.

Scott says to stay ahead of the food industry curve trending to online services they needed to reallocate some of their resources.

“Delivery and online ordering is very convenient to our customers, and we want to be the first bakery to deliver to homes throughout the St. Louis region,” he says. “This new service allows us to immediately serve customers in St. Charles County, Edwardsville and other communities without the need for new locations.”

MAKING GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

In the spirit of the 2018 winter Olympic games, Chesterfield Day School second-grade students created a “virtual” torch relay with the goal of reaching each of the five world regions represented by the Olympic rings—the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania—through social media pictures by the date of the Olympic closing ceremony.

CHESTERFIELD FARMER RECEIVES AWARD

During the 1840s, Denny Mertz’s ancestors settled in what became Chesterfield. His family kept the love of the land going, and Denny just received the 2017 St. Louis AgriBusiness Club Member of the Year award. Denny still resides in Chesterfield and farmed here until 1982. With all of the urban development that occurred in the area, he eventually moved his farming operation to Elsberry, Missouri.

Denny was recognized for his agricultural advocacy, education and promotional efforts. He recently finished an eight-year term on the Missouri Farm Bureau’s board of directors. He is past president and current board member of the Agricultural Leadership of Tomorrow Foundation.

MARQUETTE SENIORS HOST 
FIRST-EVER TEDx

Two Marquette High School seniors, Vinai Kumar and Akash Sarkar, brought a TEDx conference (a nonprofit started in 1984 around technology, entertainment and design that grew into a global community devoted to ideas worth spreading) to the Chesterfield-based school on February 24. They organized the five-hour event to cover three main topics: STEM education and research, preserving the arts, and bridging the socio-economic divide in St. Louis.

The senior organizers, along with two other student coordinators, lined up nine pioneering speakers to cover the professional fields and perspectives of microbiology, bridging socio-economic gaps, narrative telling and neurological surgery.

A broader team of 12 to 15 students helped coordinate other conference aspects, such as social media, event day preparations, fundraising and website design.

While Vinai and Akash plan on pursuing careers in STEM, they say they also are interested in preserving the arts. Both students are part of the Marquette orchestra. They told Rockwood School District representatives that, while they enjoy the emphasis on STEM-related activities at school, they don’t want it to be at the expense of the fine arts program.

WERE YOU AT EXPO?

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce members and business associates held the 27th annual Business Expo on March 1 at the lower level of Chesterfield Mall to showcase the vast amount of resources in the area. Nonprofit groups, business leaders and food booths were available to share the latest products, services and technologies with hundreds of attendees.

CHESTERFIELD POLICE 
TRYING NEW CAMS

A total of 85 Chesterfield police officers started wearing body cameras in March. The cameras are free of charge for one year, and Chief Ray Johnson says they will decide if they want to pay for them at the end of the year.

CHECK OUT A NEW SCARECROW

Scarecrow restaurant staffers made the move from 1095 Chesterfield Parkway to 101 Chesterfield Towne Center in the Valley. The restaurant features 200-plus whiskeys, in addition to wines, beer, appetizers, soups, salads, steaks, pasta, chicken and salmon entrees. Co-owners Shawn and Lynn Mulholland opened the first spot in 2012. The new location holds about 200 guests indoors and nearly 100 on the patio.

‘Hidden in Plain View’ Addiction Program to be Hosted at West Middle School

Would you recognize the signs of youth alcohol or drug use in your home?

On April 19, parents can view an interactive display of a teenager’s bedroom containing 60-plus items that could signal a teen is involved in risky activities. At the presentation, parents learn how to spot these warning signs, as well as receive tips for talking with children about the dangers of alcohol and drug use.

The “Hidden In Plain View” session is hosted from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 19 at West Middle School, 2312 Baxter Road in Chesterfield.

Parkway School District administrators are hosting a series of this exhibit and its presentation materials across the district’s six middle schools.

CHESTERFIELD STYLE HUB EXPANDS

Evereve, the first-ever style hub specifically designed with moms in mind has a location at 246 Chesterfield Mall and is opening a second St. Louis store at the St. Louis Galleria. With play areas for children, as well as personal stylists to help curate on-trend looks, Evereve provides the fashion solution for busy women everywhere.

CALLING ARTISTS

Managers of the Mosaics Fine Art Festival are seeking entries by May 15 for the 24th annual Arts Festival to be held September 14-16 in historic St. Charles.

Approximately 100 juried artists will be accepted in varied mixed media, including photography, clay, painting, sculptures, printmaking, pastels, drawing, wood, jewelry, metalwork, glass and art to wear.

Jury fees are $35; booth fees are $315 for a single booth and $415 for a corner booth. Artists may apply online at Zapplication.org. Proceeds from the festival support art education and activities for St. Louis youths.