If You Can Read This, 
Thank a Teacher

With the celebration of local men in June and adventures in July, this summer already has been quite an eventful one. We had so much fun, it’s hard to believe it’s almost time for it to end. But, as the song goes, school’s out for summer (we’ll just go ahead and skip that next line declaring school out forever). And,…

Flat Out Fridays

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 Theater Presented Suessical

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.

TRY-atholon

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.

August 2017 Around Town

Dine and donate to a wonderful cause on August 24 during Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s “Celebrity Waiters Night 2017.” At West County Center, three restaurants, BRAVO!, J. Gilbert’s, & McCormick & Schmick’s, are taking reservations for the annual campaign. All proceeds received in special red envelopes that night from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. will benefit the organization’s mission of…

Attributes of Today’s Effective Teachers

"A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in pupils," proclaimed author and educator Ever Garrison. During annual back-to-school periods, memories surface of how those teacher-inspired compasses and magnets still guide adulthood decisions. But, given today's complex U.S. educational environment, what attributes do "good" teachers embody according to societal norms? And, what trends and…

Step Into the Soulful Music World of Local Live Artist Ted McCready

Professional entertainer Theodore "Ted" McCready first discovered music while shadowing his band music director father, singing in the church choir with his mother and strumming his first guitar chords during lessons from a school nun. Starting with playing piano at age 5, he picked up music naturally. The St. Louis native is now known as one of the best performers…

Local Music Venues

Calculating the true benefit of live music within a community is somewhat like trying to place a value on spirituality. Music simply taps into certain creative parts of humans that need to be awakened once in a while, jolting us to live in the moment. After all, U2's globally revered lead singer Bono believes "music can change the world because…

Prevalence of Prediabetes and your Power to Prevent It 

You may consider yourself lucky if you’re not among the 9 percent of Americans who have diabetes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you are in the clear. An estimated 1 in 3 people have prediabetes. Health efforts have often focused on preventing diabetes, but we now know that even being prediabetic—a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than…

Amtrak

To celebrate the end of summer, why not hop aboard a train to relax and discover the fun of other Missouri cities wholly connected by the same whistles and wonder? Tuck away electronic devices and gaze at superb Show-Me sights, second by second, clack by clack. There's comfort in the rhythm of a train. It keeps stretching, and so does…

Back-to-School Fashion

Back-to-school season is a smart time to buy staple clothing and accessories that integrate effortlessly into existing wardrobes. However, it's also a time that some kids stress about exactly the right looks and outfits to have. Consider the following current fashion tips and trends before heading to school.

Lunch Box SOS

How many times have we stood in our kitchens the night before, or the morning of school for our children, silently pleading with ourselves to come up with a lunch that's both healthy AND creative? For those who would like their children to be delighted when opening DIY school lunches, read on!