Backstoppalooza Brings Big Benefits

Backstoppers’ representatives put on another amazing concert and annual party at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. This incredible event now will be known as “The Ed Nestor Memorial Backstoppalooza,” in honor of Chesterfield Police Captain Ed Nestor, who not long ago lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Backstoppers’ funding goes to family members of regional, fallen heroes … Continued

Welcome, Officer Celia Saavedra!

Chesterfield officials and residents recently welcomed the city’s newest police officer, Celia Saavedra. Officer Saavedra has prior experience in law enforcement.

Fifty Cheers to The Old Spaghetti Factory

Have you seen The Old Spaghetti Factory’s limited edition, 50th-anniversary commemorative glasses that are free when purchasing regular-sized Italian cream sodas? Dine at the Chesterfield restaurant, 17384 Chesterfield Airport Road, established in 2004. Also available for kids 12 and younger is the Spaghetti Factory’s Kid’s Birthday Club, including their free birthday meal. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE OLD … Continued

Cardinals Swing for Charitable “Big League Impact” in Chesterfield

St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright and his teammates hosted a community fundraising campaign at Top Golf, raising $52,000. A total of 200 people attended, including 18 Cardinals. Operation Food Search was one of the beneficiaries. Waino and teammates are supporting the #AllWin campaign, pledging $1,820 per regular season win to Crisis Aid and Operation Food Search. Photos by Valdez Photography

Experienced New Regional ZipTour Yet?

Have you experienced Hidden Valley Resort's new ZipTour in Wildwood? Guests can explore the whole property on a ZipTour or take a scenic lift ride on weekends and walk down to the lodge on one of the designated paths. Guests can see the Gateway Arch from the top! Reservations can be made online. Photos courtesy of Hidden Valley

Dip and Dine to Celebrate Community

Chesterfield Lifestyle hosted "Dip and Dine" to celebrate community. Guests enjoyed cuisine from Vito's in the Valley, brewed beer by Good News Brewing Co., frozen treats by Clementine's Naughty and Nice Creamery and more at the newly opened Watermark at Chesterfield Village. One lucky winner, Robin Lukasek, won a two-night getaway to Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks.

Chesterfield Bleeds Blue!

The perfect spot for a free St. Louis Blues watch party during the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs was Chesterfield Amphitheater, nicknamed The ChAmp. The location opened at 6 p.m. with food trucks, giveaways, beer and avid hockey fans. Let's Go Blues: The NHL Champions! Photography provided by the City of Chesterfield

Spirit Air Show to Come to Chesterfield Sept. 7-8

The annual Spirit of St. Louis Air Show and STEM Expo (interactive science, technology, engineering and mathematics event) will be hosted in Chesterfield Sept. 7-8. Presented by Boeing, this forum highlights great resources the local community has in support of the St. Louis aerospace heritage. Email Info@Spirit-Airshow.com or purchase tickets online at Spirit-AirShow.com. Photography by Spirit Air … Continued

Celebrating Fourth of July at the Pool?

Did you know the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center at 16365 Lydia Hill Drive will be open late for the city's Fourth of July firework celebration? Visitors can swim until 9:25 p.m. that night, which is when the fireworks show will begin. Photos courtesy of Chesterfield Parks, Recreation and Arts Department

Backstoppalooza Car Show Zooms into Success

Backstoppalooza is a project run by the Chesterfield Police Department officers to raise money for Backstoppers and family members of fallen first responders. This year's event was held May 18 at the St. Louis Premium Outlet in Chesterfield with vehicles, police cars, fire trucks, helicopters and K-9 demonstrations. Photos by Alright Photography

Chesterfield Lifestyle Advertisers Go on Air

Publishers Kelley Lamm Montgomery and Gordon Montgomery also host a live radio program on Saturday mornings on 590 AM The Fan called She Said He Said. Listeners are entertained, enlightened and educated with special guests, conversation, opposing views, expert advice and humor. Some of the guests come from companies familiar to Chesterfield Lifestyle readers.  

Run. Walk. BREATHE 2019

The 10th annual Run. Walk. BREATHE. fundraiser, as hosted by the Lung Cancer Connection at Chesterfield Amphitheater, included Fredbird, music, a photo booth, clowns and snacks. Every contributed dollar supports St. Louis' lung cancer community and educates the public about the fight against lung cancer. The nonprofit was established in 2009. LungCancerConnection.org PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF LUNG CANCER CONNECTION TEAMS.

Lamm-Montgomery Wedding

Congratulations to Kelley Lamm and Gordon Montgomery, co-publishers of Chesterfield Lifestyle, who also chose each other as life's co-partners during their April wedding. They send their utmost thanks to Asher Benrubi for officiating, Elegant Events by MJ, Vito's in the Valley and Good News Brewing Company. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALI RAFIQ FOR EMILY ROSE STUDIOS  

‘Envision Chesterfield’ Process Underway

Chesterfield's existing Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2009 to detail the city's long-term vision, goals and next steps. Such plans guide development in organized, efficient and sustainable manners, and an update process is underway. Part of residents' feedback was captured through an art contest of photos or sketches, with these submissions displayed at City Hall. PHOTOS BY JULIE BROWN PATTON

Local Narnia Production Plays to Full House

Take 3 Christian Theater recently delivered its version of the Broadway production of Narnia at Chesterfield YMCA. The theater group was formed in 2013 to share the hope and joy of gospel messages through quality, family-friendly musical productions. PHOTOS COURTESY OF TAKE 3 CHRISTIAN THEATER 

Area Friends of Rainforest Gather in Chesterfield

St. Louis-based members of the environmental conservation organization Friends of the Rainforest recently conducted a fundraiser at AR Workshop boutique in Chesterfield Town Center. Members take steps to promote a sustainable world, especially to protect, support and expand the rainforest in Costa Rica. For details about their nonprofit activities, call 314.941.1257. Photography by Melissa Hoener

STEM Fest Sparks Hands-On Science and Technology Experiences

Parkway School District's 2019 STEM Fest (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Science Fair was held March 1–2 at Southwest Middle School. Students drove a Sphero, flew drones, experienced a virtual reality world, completed design-build challenges, visited exploration stations and competed in a hack-a-thon. Photos courtesy of Parkway School District

Wings of Hope Vies for, Wins Arcus Award

Chesterfield-based Wings of Hope humanitarian aviation organization was one of the charitable groups hoping to be selected for the sixth annual Arcus Awards' Spirit Award hosted by the St. Louis Regional Chamber—and they were! The awards go to organizations demonstrating exceptional commitment to leading the St. Louis region’s authentic economic strengths and championing future progress.

Oasis in Chesterfield!

St. Louis Oasis—a nonprofit dedicated to community service, lifelong learning and active living as part of successful aging—recently hosted a free open house event at the Chesterfield Jewish Community Center, 16801 Baxter Road. They offered class demonstrations, health screenings, entertainment and light refreshments. For details about other events, visit StLOasis.org. PHOTOS COURTESY OF ST. LOUIS OASIS

Tribute to Police Capt. Ed Nestor

After a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer, Chesterfield Police Department's Capt. Ed Nestor passed peacefully on Jan. 30. He was with the City of Chesterfield since the beginning of the police station in 1988. His colleagues indicate he was a leader, a voice of reason and a selfless cop who worked tirelessly to make Chesterfield a … Continued

Cocoon Home Consignment Holds Winter Open House

Not only did attendees of the Winter Open House at Cocoon Home Consignment & Decor & Gift Boutique in Chesterfield get to see new arrivals of furniture and home accents, but they also were treated to bakery sweets and a raffle basket. And they got some serious shopping done for unique gifts. Cocoon also hosts consignment sales.   

Seeking a Local Valentine’s Day Brunch?

Did you know Stackhouse Pub & Grill, 14156 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, now serves brunch on weekends, starting at 10 a.m.? At press time, they were still finalizing their Valentine's Day specials.  Stackhouse's Todd Myers says they offer live music every Saturday night, moving to their dog-friendly patio as soon as weather allows. They also host trivia every Tuesday evening.

“The Nutcracker” Amazes Audience at Logan University

The cast and crew of Dance Experience Performing Arts Studio delivered a beautiful annual rendition of The Nutcracker at Logan University. For each ticket purchased, a portion was donated, with $2,400 worth of free tickets given to Friends of Kids with Cancer. The dance studio has been doing this since 2014. Photography by Katie Strzelec, Sharon Potts and Augusta McGowan

Signature Orthopedics Specialists Share Advice to Address Injuries

Signature Orthopedics recently partnered with SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital and the Arthritis Foundation to offer a free community event about overcoming fitness-related injuries. Orthopedic physicians Dr. Scott Zehnder and Dr. Vince Lai specifically addressed knee and shoulder issues as the most commonly affected body parts affected by high-impact workouts or interval training programs. 

Marquette Theater Company Presented “Into the Woods”

What happens after Happily Ever After, after all? Chesterfield's Marquette High School Theatre Company students recently explained in this beloved musical retelling of the Grimm classics, through a parade of familiar folktale figures finding their way Into the Woods and trying to get home before dark. They earned rave reviews, and the set was incredible! Photos by Sue Lesch Photography

19th Annual Chesterfield Turkey Trot

To "Beat The Butterball," 2,953 total Chesterfield residents again participated in the 19th annual Chesterfield Turkey Trot. This 5K run, with 2,693 runners, encompassed a 3.1-mile loop course from Chesterfield Parkway and around Chesterfield Mall. The 1K kids' fun run, with 260 participants, was a 0.62-mile loop course around Veterans Place Drive. Photos by Courtney O'Donnell

Yappy Halloween Yields Fun with Hats

Although Chesterfield's 2018 Yappy Halloween annual event got canceled due to weather, some friends of Eberwein Dog Park gathered when the sun came back out! Located at 1627 Old Baxter Road, the 2-acre dog park is members-based and open solely to Chesterfield residents. Dog tags are $30 each at City Hall. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MOLLY BARRINGER CURRAN and LYNN BARTH

See New Art Exhibit at Chesterfield City Hall

The work of four regional artists now is on display at Chesterfield City Hall and will be available through December. Cathy Carney (glass art); Jeff Kapfer (bird paintings); Neil Brown (photography); and Teresa Frazier (colored pencil drawings). Their artwork can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.  PHOTOGRAPHY BY JULIE BROWN PATTON

Chesterfield Lifestyle’s Wines and Vines’

To celebrate the community and thank advertisers and supporters of Chesterfield Lifestyle, the publication's publishers recently hosted a Wines and Vines event at Defiance Ridge Vineyards. Attendees toasted new beginnings and harvested grapes that will be used in the vineyard's 2019 wines.

Chesterfield Hosts Backstoppalooza for BackStoppers

Twelve Chesterfield restaurants recently hosted a “Dine Out For BackStoppers,” during which they donated proceed portions to the nonprofit. The money was presented during the annual Backstoppalooza Event at Chesterfield Amphitheater, including a free concert from band Rockin’ Chair. Thom Sehnert, of Chesterfield’s The Smoke House Market/Annie Gunn’s, serves as vice president on the group's board … Continued

Chesterfield Walk-Run Benefits Friends of Kids with Cancer

More than 1,000 fundraisers participated in this year's 18th annual Walk with a Friend 5K Run/1-Mile Walk to benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer held at Westminster Christian Academy in Chesterfield. The group's mission is to provide educational, emotional and recreational support to youths battling for their lives. Photos by Jacob Brcic (Captiva Marketing) and Jessica Grose (Captured Moments … Continued

Cyclists Converge in Chesterfield for Tour de Wellness

Nearly 350 bicyclists participated in the sixth annual St. Luke’s Hospital Tour de Wellness in Chesterfield to raise awareness of dangers of sedentary lifestyles. The event offered a 54-mile champion route, 38-mile professional route, 17-mile enthusiast route and a health/wellness expo. It also raised funds to support the hospital’s health and wellness outreach programs that impact 40,000-plus people each … Continued

Love for Pets

Related to the main feature within this issue, when Chesterfield Lifestyle asked for photos of pets, we wanted to include as many as we could. So, here's some extra space devoted in honor of all four-legged fur babies, two-legged pets, reptiles, birds and other animals that brighten our lives and give us so much joy!

Metamorphosis Gala Transforms Butterfly House into Roaring Twenties Fundraiser

To celebrate 20 years of success and to roar into the next 20 years, Missouri Botanical Garden teams hosted a Metamorphosis Gala at the Sophia Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield. The Roaring Twenties-themed event raised funds for the group's new Entomology Lab. Event emcees were Chesterfield Lifestyle publishers Kelley Lamm and Gordon Montgomery. Photos by Julie Brown … Continued

Successful Walk To End Lupus Now

Lupus Foundation of America-Heartland Chapter organizers had more than 800 walkers and raised $96,000-plus in this year's 1-mile fundraising event hosted at Central Park at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. The event included health education booths, food trucks, face painters, balloon artists and other entertainment. Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 million Americans. Photos … Continued

B&N’s My Favorite Teacher Contest Winner

Barnes & Noble Chesterfield Oaks store staffers recently recognized the local winner of B&N’s My Favorite Teacher Contest. Kareem Deanes, Parkway West Middle School theater teacher in Chesterfield, won due to an essay written by one of his eighth-grade students, Faith Elise Reusch. Photography by Jane Taylor.

Autumn Fairy Designs Special Showing

A new women’s clothing line of fashionable, yet comfortable outfits and wardrobes from Autumn Fairy Designs was launched at a special showing at Chesterfield Mall during March. Owner and stylist Nicole Bimslager says samples of her new everyday wear can be viewed at AutumnFairyDesigns.com. Photography by Becky Ernst.

Groundbreaking for Military Veteran’s Mortgage-Free Home

Thanks to Hibbs Homes, in partnership with Operation Finally Home, a U.S. military veteran and his family will receive a new, mortgage-free home in Wildwood. Groundbreaking for the home of retired U.S. Army Spc. Heath Howes was held March 22. He found out at a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game.

St. Louis Civic Orchestra Concert

Tchaikovsky No. 5 was the music featured by St. Louis Civic Orchestra members for a February 17 concert at the William D. Purser Center located at Logan University. It is the orchestra of the city of Chesterfield. Soloist Alyssa Catlin presented "Concerto de Aranjuez."

Chesterfield Lifestyle Readers’ Choice 2017 Celebration

Chesterfield Lifestyle Readers' Choice 2017 winners were celebrated on February 7. Hosted at a Lombardo Home display by publishers Kelley Lamm and Gordon Montgomery, attendees enjoyed wine tasting, hors d'oeuvers, desserts, music and caricatures. Winners, representing 40 categories, were voted on by readers. Photography by Emily Rose Studios.

Chesterfield Scavenger Hunt

Where in the world were these diverse, local sights spotted in Chesterfield? Can you identify them all? Have you seen them recently? Photography by Julie Brown Patton. 

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House’s Fairy Gardening Session

The annual Fairy Gardening session at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Faust Park in Chesterfield produced fun results! Basics of miniature gardening, plant selection and creative containers were shared, and fairy furniture was on hand. Photography by Sundos Schneider, courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden.

Frisella Nursery Open House

Frisella Nursery in Defiance hosted an annual holiday open house. Children made 
ornaments, while adults participated in a planter design workshop hosted by floral 
designer Marian Benenati. The event featured music by jazz pianist Bob Pickering and Childbloom Guitar Ensemble while guests enjoyed goodies from the nursery's Caffè Angelina. Photography courtesy of Frisella Nursery.

Chesterfield Holds 21st America Recycles Day

Clearing out for a new year meant Chesterfield's 21st America Recycles Day was another big success. Hosted by volunteers of the Chesterfield Citizens Committee for the Environment, hundreds of participants drove through the collection stations at Central Park this fall. Photography by Julie Brown Patton.

Stone Soup Galleries

Gifts, workshops, artists' receptions and original art parties can be experienced at Stone Soup Galleries, a coalition of regional artists at 263 Chesterfield Mall. Owned by jewelry artist Cory Lawson, the store reflects painters, ceramicists and photographers as well as glass and fabric artists. Photography courtesy of Stone Soup Galleries.

The Missouri Immigrant Experience:  Faces & Places

Visit “The Missouri Immigrant Experience:  Faces & Places,” a new art exhibit in the Chesterfield City Hall lobby, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), until December 30. It's a collaboration with “Liberta: Sculpture Series” from Fine Art Ltd. and the Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates. Photography by Julie Brown Patton.

Sixth Annual Barktoberfest

Four-legged and two-legged "party animals" enjoyed the sixth annual Barktoberfest hosted by Humane Society of Missouri 
volunteers at Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. Doggie polka and costume contests yielded prizes, along with treats. Tickets benefitted the 
Rescued Pet Trauma Fund. Photos courtesy of Humane Society of Missouri.

Veterans Honor Park

Visited Chesterfield's new Veterans Honor Park yet? November 11 would be the perfect date to observe this special spot for remembering and appreciating those in the U.S. armed forces who preserve freedom. At 631 Veterans Place Drive, it's open during regular park hours. For information or to donate, visit VHP.Chesterfield.MO.US.

RISE St. Louis Business Conference

RISE St. Louis Business Conference was hosted September 8 at the Institute for Health Education at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield 
by West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce staffers. Keynote speakers included Chris Robinson and Richard Flint. 
Photos courtesy of Simply Organized, St. Louis.

American Girl Outlet Sale

American Girl fans and those seeking doll-related holiday gifts were happy when Chesterfield Mall hosted an American Girl Outlet Sale from August 4-14. The sale offered significant savings on dolls, accessories and outfits. Chesterfield Mall shoppers photos by Teri Voyles.