Planes, trains, automobiles…and busses!

When I turned 16, I didn’t get my own car (with an enormous red bow wrapped around it) like I had often fantasized. I was fortunate though, because I got to drive my mom’s car most any time I wanted—and she had a very nice car. My mom worked downtown, in the federal government building; after I turned 16, she…

Chesterfield Lifestyle Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Chesterfield Lifestyle celebrated our new office location with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce members, staff and supporters enjoyed delicious breakfast pastries provided by Kolache Factory.

October 2015 Around Town

Boutique Realty would like to introduce, Carrie Harting. Carrie is an experienced realtor with a background in title insurance which has allowed her to educate her clients further, and help to assure a smooth transaction from start to finish. As a St. Louis native who has lived here all of her life, Carrie's intimate knowledge of St. Louis and St.…

Fishing in Central Park

Chesterfield resident Allen Skinner captured quiet and beautiful moments at Central Park: Park patrons fishing and the beautiful landscape including native foliage and wildflowers surrounding the bridge and water features.

Counting Cars

Sometimes the way we view history becomes skewed--as if everything that happened before our own lifetimes occurred all at once. For instance, we think of train travel as a dated mode of transportation. However, consider this: Thomas Jefferson never lived to see a steam-powered train. That’s really quite amazing that one of the fathers of westward expansion conceived the idea…

Wings of Hope

Volunteers are the heart and hands of the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Wings of Hope nonprofit charitable organization based at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport complex in Chesterfield, according to Anne Volland. Volland is director of administration and field director for Wings’ medical relief and air transport program headquartered at 18370 Wings of Hope Blvd.

Public Transportation in Chesterfield

Plans are underway for additional MetroBus stops in Chesterfield: in the valley area, a haven for retail development with many employees who rely on public transportation. John Nations is a resident of Chesterfield, former mayor of the city and now is president and chief executive officer of the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri Illinois Metropolitan District. He’s long been…

Amsterdam on Two Wheels

I slept through most of the long overnight train from Prague, waking to the golden light of a late winter morning in the Netherlands. As the trained pulled into Amsterdam Central railway station with unceremonious promptness, I braced myself for the chaos and confusion that so often accompanies arrival in a major transportation hub. My expectations were confounded when that…

2015 Infiniti QX80

The Infiniti QX80 is a vehicle of contradictions and it always leaves me with mixed feelings. I’ve never been a fan of the exterior styling, yet the interior beckons with soft leather and wood trim. The V-8 engine guzzles fuel but it is extremely smooth and strong enough to tow 8,500 pounds. In summary, this full-size SUV shines from the…

Rocky Mountaineer Luxury Train Tours

Travel Leaders Chesterfield and Rocky Mountaineer are hosting a cocktail presentation so interested potential travelers can learn first hand from Rocky Mountaineer travel specialists why this unique way of experiencing the beauty of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies has made a life-changing impact on millions of travelers all over the globe. Space is limited and reservations are encouraged in…

Magnificent Motorcar Mecca

An automobile is far more than a method of transportation; for the enthusiast it is an expression of self. For many, the automobile is a status symbol. For the technically-oriented individual, precisely engineered components achieving maximum performance are paramount. For those whose interest is aesthetic in nature, designs exemplifying speed, elegance, comfort and style are the focus. Automobile purists are…

Is There a Better Mammogram?

Research shows that regular breast cancer screening saves lives. Mammography has been the gold standard in breast cancer detection for years. More recently, a breakthrough technology has revolutionized mammography. Digital breast tomosynthesis, also called 3D mammography, is a screening and diagnostic tool that may improve early breast cancer detection by up to 40 percent.