A Season of Giving

As we turn the page of this year’s calendar to December, it seems like it was just yesterday we were singing carols, unwrapping gifts and toasting to 2017. Now—as unbelievable as it may seem—it’s time to do it all over again.

The Missouri Immigrant Experience:  Faces & Places

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.

Sixth Annual Barktoberfest

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.

December 2017 Around Town

Staffers at Coldwell Banker Gundaker Town & Country office hosted a mouse race event this fall to benefit the Ronald McDonald Houses. The races were held at the St. Nicholas Family Life Center. The event included a silent auction and mouse roulette. Through charity, Ronald McDonald Houses provide a home environment and resources to families who are in St. Louis…

Decoding the Holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly, right? That is, until party season starts and we all have to not only find the time to pick the perfect outfit for our annual holiday shindigs, but we have to figure out what in the world to wear. Among office parties, ornament exchanges, Christmas cocktails at the neighbors, family dinners and more, the…

WINTER 
WONDERLAND

West St. Louis County's many festivities will put even the biggest Scrooge in the holiday spirit. 

Holiday Cheers

Serve at a holiday party or ring in the New Year with this cranberry martini. 

That’s A Wrap

Like most things in life, presentation is key. Of course gift wrapping falls under this rule. Here's our 6-step life hack to wrapping like a professional. So say goodbye to amateur presents plagued with gift wrap gap or crumpled corners, and say hello to perfection.     

Furry Fashionistas

PET OWNERS CERTAINLY WANT 
TO INCLUDE FURRY FRIENDS IN THE GAMUT OF HOLIDAY 
FESTIVITIES, SO HERE ARE A FEW TIPS ON HOW TO SPOIL THEM EVEN MORE THIS MONTH.

Cheers to the New Year

"Let's toast to continued expansion of recreational opportunities in Chesterfield." —Councilmember Barry Flachsbart, Ward 1

What’s in Your Cookie Jar?

When national Cookie Exchange Week occurs December 4-8, will you make your favorite cookie recipes? Because cookies come in all flavors, shapes and sizes, it can become addictive to trade them.

Giving Back Through Dogs

Beth Freeman is passionate about paying it forward. Her Saint Bernard therapy dog, Sasha, agrees and lives by that mantra as well. This devoted duo visits people of all ages in hospitals, long-term care facilities and at special events—people who need unconditional acceptance, hairy hugs and a few slobbers along the way.