Of Garbage 
and Gardens

Learn steps from a gardening and horticulture expert, for planting a low maintenance flower garden on page xx. Send pictures of your garden (when the time is right) to: LMullen@LifestylePubs.com. Spring is here! All around our Chesterfield community things are looking a little bit greener. It’s a time of new beginnings; nature is coming alive. Buds are forming on the…

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce 
Holds Business Expo

The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO and Showcase is an annual event showcasing over 80 businesses and drawing hundreds of attendees. Business representatives invite co-workers and clients to attend the free networking event; it is an excellent opportunity for attendees to view product demonstrations and speak face-to face with industry professionals in a relaxed atmosphere.

Around Town

Each month a Mystery Picture will be included at the end of Around Town. The Mystery Picture is a photo of something in Chesterfield; the picture may depict a close-up view or be taken from a unique vantage point. The answer to “What is it?” will be included in the next month’s issue of Chesterfield Lifestyle, along with a new…

Republic Services Inc.

Waste service provider Republic Services Inc. has been heavily invested in recycling and other green initiatives, in Chesterfield and other cities it serves, since the mid-1990s. The company is involved in sustainability projects across the country, including food waste, school recycling, community recycling rewards, renewable energy and landfill habitat projects. Stephen Herring, marketing recycling coordinator for Republic Services Inc., said…

It Hasn’t Always Been Easy Being “Green”

It wouldn’t be Thursday at my house without the rumbling of the huge recycling truck tumbling through the neighborhood, picking up our overflowing bins of numbered plastics and old Kleenex boxes. Recently, compost bins have begun to make their appearances too. Being "green" is a trendy topic, indeed. Of course, attitudes toward the environment have changed dramatically in the last…

Can Your Own Stem Cells Cure Your Joint Pain?

Just like in many other aspects of life, people are always searching for the “latest and greatest” ways to treat their orthopedic problems. One of the newest treatment options available is stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy has been touted to relieve pain related to: arthritis, rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, herniated discs and dozens of other orthopedic conditions. Advertisements…

Cathy Shaw-Connely & Tom Shaw Realtors

Cathy Shaw-Connely’s workplace, Tom Shaw Realtors, is also part of her family. For 38 years, she’s been a home sales manager and a broker salesperson with the family-owned business, now based at 17813 Edison Ave. No.200 in Chesterfield. The business was started by her grandfather, Charles A. Shaw – the mayor of Clayton from 1930 to 1942 and namesake of…

It’s Bloomin’ Easy!

Grow a beautiful flower garden with minimal maintenance; by investing a bit of time at the start of the season you can reduce on-going care. Always match flowers to the growing conditions and the care you are willing to provide. Low maintenance plants need minimal or no deadheading and staking. This means you’ll be growing good-looking plants with little effort…

GARDENING SUCCESS IS A FLUID SITUATION

All along, I considered hostas the lazy gardener’s hero. These attractive, leafy plants thrive in the shade where many other pretty things will not. They sprout flowers now and then; best of all, they come back every year. Plant once, kick back forever, I thought. I was so buzzed by the idea this elegant ground cover would reappear every spring.…