A Century of The Muny

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Kristi Foster  Each year, as everyone hears the familiar "Meet Me At The Muny" jingle, there's no doubt it's time to head to Forest Park for another season of Broadway-caliber outdoor plays. This year, visiting The St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre (The Muny's official name) is even more special. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary…

Wings of Hope Takes Flight from Chesterfield

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Karl Lund  A core group of humanitarian-minded pilots and flying nurse-nuns in 1959 inspired the impetus of Wings of Hope, an aviation-based nonprofit based in Chesterfield.  In 2017, WoH representatives worked in 10 countries to directly serve 45,858 people.

Places to Go, People to See

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Courtesy of Travel Leaders Chesterfield  Marcie Boyle, owner of Travel Leaders St. Louis/Chesterfield at 17281 Chesterfield Airport Road, and her certified travel agents offer stellar service with every travel purchase.  Specializing in family vacations, destination weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways since 2012, this travel group provides complimentary local presentations about the majesty of river cruises, potential…

Independence Day Reflections

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Karl Lund  The Fourth of July is a time of pride for service members who love American independence so much, they defend it. We also remember those who gave their lives for that freedom, along with acknowledging groups and individuals who support military representatives and veterans.  USO of Missouri provides services and smiles to…

Playing It Safe

 Article and Photography  School’s out! St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Missouri Baptist has some safety tips for all your children's summer activities.  Missouri Baptist Medical Center has a full-size emergency room designed specifically for kids. St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides Washington University pediatricians and specially trained pediatric nurses to staff this special unit. For added convenience, you may check in…

Dinner and a Movie Star

 Article Kathleen Kaiser  Filippo's Italian Kitchen & Bar  Nestled in the Chesterfield Valley, Filippo’s combines an old-world atmosphere with mouthwatering Sicilian cuisine and an array of wine and beverage selections that are second to none. Visit to experience a lighter fare than the location in downtown St. Louis, with exquisite selections like Veal Filippo or zesty meatballs. You can even enjoy Paul Rudd’s…

More Muny Memories

 Article and Photography  From those on the stage to those revering the stage, The Muny has created lifelong memories for many:  Claire Logan says now that she's older, she realizes "how lucky" she was to be born in St. Louis and "blessed" to be a Muny Kid and Muny Teen, starting with "Annie" in 2009. For her, growing up with,…

Dog Days

Ahhhh, summer is here. Time for backyard pool parties and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

St. Luke’s Hospital Completes Purchase of Des Peres Hospital Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis County was renamed St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital on May 1, 2018, with the Chesterfield-based St. Luke’s finalized purchase from Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The acquisition included the Des Peres Medical Office Building and Tenet-owned physician practices in St. Louis. The … Continued

Successful Walk To End Lupus Now

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

Babler State Park

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography (Varies)  As a state-managed public recreation area in Wildwood, the park's 2,441 acres were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.  This park was created in memory of Edmund A. Babler, who was born on Oct. 11, 1874, in Appleton City, Mo. He graduated from Missouri Medical College, now Washington University…