A-B Shatters Two Guinness World Records For Kissing Under Mistletoe

Anheuser-Busch shattered two Guinness World Record titles for Most Couples Kissing Under Mistletoe on Dec. 7.  Three US Anheuser-Busch Biergarten/Tour Centers reflected 896 couples for magical holiday kisses. But in St. Louis, 480 couples gathered at the Biergarten to break the Guinness record for most couples kissing under the mistletoe at a single venue (previous record was 448 couples).

Candy Cane Hunt 2019

A holiday toy drive for Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital was part of the annual Candy Cane Hunt at Chesterfield Valley Athletic Center. The event was for youths aged 2-12 years old. Hot cocoa was provided during the hunt, with special holiday guests assisting candy cane hunters. Photos courtesy of Chesterfield Parks, Recreation & Arts Department.

Rock & Brews Supports Folds of Honor

Rock & Brews restaurant and bar in Chesterfield recently proudly supported Folds of Honor St. Louis, an organization dedicated to providing scholarships to families of fallen or disabled service members. Folds of Honor was founded in 2007. Photos courtesy of Association of the United States Army – AUSA St. Louis Gateway Chapter.

New Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Launches

BJC HealthCare opened a new West St. Louis County facility, replacing the existing 50-year-old facility. The new 260,000-square-foot facility has 64 private rooms designed for the comfort of patients and with accommodations for family members. There are 14 operating rooms, including one robotic operating room, four intensive care unit rooms, a beautiful welcoming lobby, waiting areas, café … Continued

St. Louis Powersports Expands Into Chesterfield

St. Louis Powersports Chesterfield hosted a Winter Open House that featured giveaways and free swag, including a Hammerhead Youth Go-Kart and El Monstero tickets. They also had tasty cookies and cupcakes from Smallcakes. Santa took photos with furbabies and human babies alike. The store is located at 17501 North Outer 40 Road. Call 636.449.1500 with questions.

Kindness, Respect Model Graces New York City

Local model Grace Strobel has been to the Big Apple and the Windy City lately, living her dream as a model. She appeared on The Today Show with co-anchor Hoda Kotb, was a guest emcee for the Susan G Koman Fashion Show sponsored by Ola Hawatmeh, and will be an Obagi Ambassador in their marketing campaign for SkinClusion.  

Saettele Jewelers Celebrates 73 Years in St. Louis

Saettele Jewelers marked its 73rd anniversary with the future in mind. Co-owners Gus and Gary Saettele hosted a multi-million dollar inventory sale at 279 Lamp & Lantern Village, and raffled a fabulous Hearts On Fire diamond necklace valued at $4,500. “It’s important to stay current,” says Gus Saettele. Gary Saettele says the sale enabled room for their new collections 

Chesterfield Police Offer Explorer Progam

Chesterfield Police Department officers provide a Police Explorer Program for those between the ages of 14-21. During Explorer classes, students get specifically planned and supervised opportunities to learn the skills it takes to be a law enforcement officer while being in an enjoyable, supportive environment. Anyone interested in this free program should email CommunityAffairs@Chesterfield.MO.US. Photos courtesy … Continued

Dogs & Décor: A Special Ethan Allen Support Event

The Ethan Allen team at 16860 Chesterfield Airport Road just hosted their first-ever Dogs & Décor event in support of The Feral Companion, a no-kill organization that specializes in shy, feral dogs that often don't do well when thrown into traditional control facilities or shelters. All raffle sales and donations at the event went directly to The … Continued

Spirit of St. Louis Airport Founder Dies at Age 90

Paul Haglin, founder/developer of Spirit of St. Louis Airport, died on Oct. 17 at Delmar Gardens-Chesterfield. He was a McDonnell-Douglas aerospace engineer, and an avid private pilot. He used his inheritance to buy the land and develop the airport in the area of Chesterfield known as Gumbo, which opened in 1965. St. Louis County purchased the airport in 1980.

Local Company Owners Clean Homes of Women in Cancer Treatments

Jordan and Carly Black, owners of Two Maids & A Mop of Chesterfield, recently partnered with the nonprofit Cleaning For A Reason to provide free home cleanings to women and their families undergoing cancer treatment. For more details, call 636.259.2656.

Midwest Vein Center and Medical Spa Launches In Chesterfield

Midwest Vein Care and Medical Spa staffers recently held an open house with giveaways, refreshments, demos and specialists addressing products, services and treatments for varicose and spider veins, skin tightening and wrinkle smoothing. Giveaway winners included Tara Loveless with a Tribella package (valued at $2,500) and Nicole Manley, who won 20 free units of Newtox and an Epionce skin care basket.

Maryville University Hockey Center Opens in Chesterfield

The Maryville University Hockey Center opened with a ribbon-cutting, facility tours, free public skating, food and games. Maryville University is the largest leaseholder of the facility, which is owned/operated by the Chesterfield Hockey Association. Additional hockey team users include Chaminade College Preparatory School, Saint Louis Priory, Marquette, Lafayette and Parkway West high schools. Photography by GiGi Wagner Photography

Time to Shine: Humane Society of Missouri

Attendees had a howling good time at the spectacular Glow in the Park Balloon Glow Dinner at the Great Forest Park Balloon Race benefiting the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Fund. The event provided luxurious front-row seats to the Balloon Glow. Guests also enjoyed cocktails, dinner, live music and a silent auction. Photography by Mike Bizelli

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

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

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

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 

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.

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

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.   

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

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

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

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!

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.