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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 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 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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Goodie bags, appetizers, cocktails, prizes and music infused the party hosted by the Chesterfield Lifestyle team on August 30. Advertisers, readers and supporters gathered at Bishop's Post's patio in Chesterfield for a wonderful celebration of the magazine specifically inspired by the Chesterfield community!
AR Workshop, a new paint and wine DIY studio bar opened at 135 Chesterfield Towne Center. AR Workshop offers classes, private parties and retail shopping. Owners Anna White and Sarah Jones say canvas wall hangings, custom pillows, wood-framed signs and Lazy Susans are favorite class projects. Photos courtesy of AR Workshop.
During the summer, Chesterfield residents celebrated with Parties Off the Parkway in Chesterfield's Central Park once a month on select Thursday evenings. Events consisted of food trucks, spirited beverages, yoga, live music, farmers markets and art for kids. Each month focused on a different experience. Photos courtesy of the city of Chesterfield.
Get ready to stomp divots at brand-new, nearby polo events. Exciting, first-ever Flat Out Fridays social polo matches were held during June at the newly opened Southern Spring Farms Polo Club in Eureka. Located at 2550 Highway FF, the club's spectator capacity is 2,000. Photos by Julie Brown Patton.
Lifelight Youth Theatre presented "Seussical Jr." June 1-3 at Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Drive in Chesterfield. Pre-show events included a Seussical carnival in the lobby and reception with local restaurants that Friday. Straight from Broadway, this musical was one of LifeLight’s biggest shows ever. Photos by Angel Stahr.
A "TRY-atholon" held June 17 perfectly encouraged kids ages 3 to 6 years to get active outdoors. Attendees brought their own bikes and helmets for a bike/run/swim competition at Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex. The swimming portion included an inflatable slide with a splash pool. Photos by Lisa Bobrzynski.
One of the region's highest-selling realtor teams, the Kathy Helbig Group, opened the newest realty boutique firm in Chesterfield Valley at 703 Long Road Crossing Drive, Suite 5. Called Experience Realty Partners, the group specializes in residential buyers and sellers, applying personal approaches and innovative marketing techniques.
Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals hosted a Star Wars-themed bicycle charity spin on May 4 at CycleBar Chesterfield to benefit humanitarian and aviation nonprofit Wings of Hope. Since 1962, Wings of Hope's pilots have delivered food, medicine and resources to the world's poorest citizens, flying out of Chesterfield. Photos by Lauren Schultz.
Parkway was named a 2017 National School District of Character, making it one of only four U.S. school districts honored with this recognition. Selection criteria is based on 11 principles of effective character education that reflect academic achievement, student behavior, school climate and community engagement. Photos courtesy of Parkway School District.
Photography by Carly Ciardullo Watermelon Margaritas Makes: a pitcher of 6-8 drinks ingredients: 1 cup tequila 1/4 cup cointreau 2.5 cups of cubed seedless watermelon 3 cups limeaid 1 cup club soda juice of 2 limes garnishes: fresh jalapeno slices salt & sugar (equal parts) mixed for the rim lime wedge Place the watermelon into … Continued
The older, talented teen performance group, Triple Threats TEENS, recently put on the Midwestern premiere of The Theory of Relativity. They were the first student group in the United States to perform the show.
Many Chesterfield residents took part in the annual Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving morning. Featured were a 5K run and a 1K kids fun run along a 3.1-mile loop course that followed Chesterfield Parkway around Chesterfield Mall.
Chesterfield Business Association, a networking group for professionals living and working in Chesterfield, held its monthly happy hour on November 29. The evening was sponsored by Weber's Front Row in Chesterfield Towne Centre. For information regarding CBA, email ChesBizAssoc@gmail.com.
The Yappy Howl-O-Ween Pawty was held Oct. 14 at Eberwein Park in Chesterfield. Those attending with their dogs in costume were asked to bring a small donation (toys, dog or cat food, cat litter, etc.) to support Open Door Sanctuary. Treats Unleashed provided treats and other goodies for dogs.
This event was held at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. Members of the St. Louis County Police Pipe and Drum Corps, as well as 7 Bridges Band, performed. The event was presented by Hesse Martone, Mobile On the Run/Country Club Car Wash, Grey Eagle Distributing, Merrill Lynch, Budweiser Taste of St. Louis and the city of Chesterfield. Proceeds from Backstoppalooza supported Backstoppers.…