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In Need of a Rescue

In Need of a Rescue

Police work is more than guns and criminals. A peek behind the scenes of the various departments that work thogether to keep you safe.

Society | Legacy Ball

Society | Legacy Ball
Proceeds from the Legacy Ball, one of St. Charles County’s most distinctive and sophisticated galas, will benefit the more than 1,000 individuals and their families who receive services frommCommunity Living.

Bee the One to Grow with PEO

Bee the One to Grow with PEO
The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an international philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. We help educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.

Behind the Apron | Philip Day

Behind the Apron | Philip Day
Without a doubt my grandma Ruth, she was an amazing cook. She had her own catering and cake business. When I was a kid I spent a lot of time in the kitchen with her, mostly getting in the way and begging to lick the spatula clean from the last of a cake batter. She definitely planted the chef seed in me.

Benefits of Education Have a Long Reach

Benefits of Education Have a Long Reach
I’ve been a strong believer in the benefits of education to the community—an educated populace, a more informed citizenry, and a more capable workforce. Recently, I was reminded that the “community” is not just the one we live in, but the world itself.
Mrs. Lann is a National Teaching Award Nominee

Mrs. Lann is a National Teaching Award Nominee

Third grade math teacher Kasey Lann has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The award is the highest recognition that a K-12 mathematics or science teacher can receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.

Create a Soup Bar!

Create a Soup Bar!
Baby, it's cold outside. Perfect timing to warm up with a bowl of soup, or two or three. Create this fun soup bar for family game night or your next casual gathering.

Sugar & Spice: General Stores are Back!

Sugar & Spice: General Stores are Back!
“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.” It was a fine lyric that opened the once-beloved television sitcom “Cheers.” But the reason that we all related to it had nothing to do with a bar, but rather the warm familiarity of a gathering place, complete with drinkables and edibles to comfort our bellies and an almost tangible welcome from the décor as well as the decorum.

The Art of Ties | Fraser Leonard

The Art of Ties | Fraser Leonard
“Art is in all forms. It is in the clothes you wear, the china you eat on, the chairs you sit in. It is all around us,” explains Fraser Leonard, owner of Fraser Leonard Fine Art Studio. His gallery mirrors his beliefs.

Create the Perfect Look Literally from Head to Toe

Create the Perfect Look Literally from Head to Toe
Not sure what look is right for you? Clients at LIJ can rely on the expert stylists at the boutique to find the perfect individual look. Dorantes provides one-on-one customer service, and she has been known to open her shop at special times for clients.
Bleeding Blue for 50 Years

Bleeding Blue for 50 Years

Hockey is in the air — and the St. Louis Blues are in full swing. Once again, the Blues’ faithful have arrived in jerseys, sweaters, hats, gloves, and so much more of our team's paraphernalia, in support of what they hope will be a successful run at Lord Stanley’s Cup. The St. Louis Blues, affectionately known around town as the “Blue Note,” came within two games of reaching the Stanley Cup finals last season for the first time since the 1969-70 season.

Honoring History One Note at a Time - Thomas Morse

Honoring History One Note at a Time - Thomas Morse
Fort Zumwalt awarded one of its own in September of 2016 for honoring his alma mater. Thomas Morse is one of an elite group of 44 inducted into the district’s Hall of Fame since its inception in 2009. But though Morse is an accomplished composer, with the opera he penned premiering in Germany next year and numerous Hollywood credits to his name, he said success is not just about fame and fortune.

The Dynamic Duo - Bob and Evelyn Mertens

The Dynamic Duo - Bob and Evelyn Mertens
Chances are that anyone who has ever lived on or near Main Street in St. Charles has heard of long-time residents Bob and Evelyn Mertens. Married for 62 years, Bob and Evelyn have been involved in everything from scouting to family businesses for decades, following a pattern of community involvement in the family that started ages ago. “We’ve done a lot of different things over the years,” said Evelyn. “ A long time ago, Bob and his father had a shop down here called Mertens Rad...

Educating Our Youth

Educating Our Youth
When asked why teachers get into education, almost all of them say the same thing- -they had a teacher who, almost magically, transported them beyond facts and figures to a deeper understanding of oneself and the world.

BusinessScape | Best & Brightest Business Ventures

BusinessScape | Best & Brightest Business Ventures
“Cissell Mueller Company provides an uncompromising level of service to help our clients acquire, develop, market, sell, lease, build and invest in commercial properties,” says Cissell. “We have the experience and attention to detail required to handle building codes, permits and legal issues quickly and smoothly. We also act as leasing agents and represent buyers and sellers in commercial real estate transactions.”
Ameristar: Find Out What's New

Ameristar: Find Out What's New

“If you haven’t been to Ameristar in the last six months, then you haven’t been to Ameristar,” said Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Director of Public Relations, Roxann Kinkade. “We’ve invested millions in the property in the past six months.”

New Infertility Treatment Offers Hope

New Infertility Treatment Offers Hope
Are you or is someone you know struggling with infertility? The road to starting a family can be long, frustrating, and expensive for couples who are unable to conceive or achieve a healthy full-term pregnancy. But Dr. Gavin Puthoff, OB/GYN and Infertility and Reproductive Disorders Specialist at Mercy, is using his training and focus in Natural Procreative Technology (referred to as NaProTECHNOLOGY or NaPro) to offer new hope to infertile couples.

Behind the Apron | Chef Larry Gerstein

Behind the Apron | Chef Larry Gerstein
Larry's Philosophy: Championship Catering combines it's passion for food, integrity, knowledge & experience to deliver five-star catering services and top-notch customer service to your wedding or special event. Championship Catering provides an endless array of delicious, custom food pairings designed specifically for your event and to satisfy everyone’s unique tastes.

Valentine's Day: Decoded for Couples, Singles & Families

Valentine's Day: Decoded for Couples, Singles & Families
The celebration of love does not have to be fancy and include cupid or even a traditional valentine card; however, in the name of red, white, and pink, show some love to yourself and those around you who have made hard sacrifices that deserve appreciation. I don’t know many people that would refuse kind words... and maybe a chocolate or two.

Erynn & Andy Ballmann

Erynn & Andy Ballmann
We decided to have our first official dance together as husband and wife alone at the sight we had our first date at and we also got engaged there! We brought a little speaker to play our song to! It was a beautiful private moment we got to share as the sun was setting on our special day!

Liviara’s Inaugural Collection

Liviara’s Inaugural Collection
Liviara is a new luxury lingerie brand based in St. Charles that embodies the spirit of a woman who knows what she wants and how to acquire it. Founder and St. Charles native Kara Gatto says that she saw an opening for a luxury lingerie line that appealed to the modern American woman. She started working on designs two years ago.

Heal Your Whole Body Naturally - 28 Day Challenge by Dr. Jenkins

Heal Your Whole Body Naturally - 28 Day Challenge by Dr. Jenkins
Your liver regulates your metabolism. It determines whether you burn fat for energy or store it in your belly or on your hips. This is why nourising, supporting and healing your liver may be the single most important thing you can do for your health. For more information, contact Dr. Jenkins at 636-724-5605

A Seller's Guide: How to Deal with Multiple Offers

A Seller's Guide: How to Deal with Multiple Offers
In today’s competitive market with such low inventory and high demand from buyers, many sellers are receiving multiple offers on their home. But if you’re a seller, which offer should you choose? While you may think the obvious answer is to go with the highest offer, it is actually more complicated than that. Here are some tips to help you navigate any multiple-offer situation....
Embrace the Polar Plunge

Embrace the Polar Plunge

Most people can’t get into their own showers if the temperature isn’t just right, yet thousands of plungers brave the cold in Missouri waters all over the state each year for Special Olympics. Supporters of the organization that provides year-round sports and training opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities will meet up at Lake Saint Louis on February 4 for the 13th Annual Lake Saint Louis Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.

Mid Rivers Music - Locally Owned & Operated for Over 21 Years

Mid Rivers Music - Locally Owned & Operated for Over 21 Years
John Sherwin explains their teachers’ ability to understand and recognize each student’s learning aptitude and style to keep the students engaged. “Some learn easily by example, while others need music sheets. Sometimes you have to forgo the fundamentals of teaching by the book, because it does not work for everyone.”

The Sound of Music at Any Age

The Sound of Music at Any Age
Beating the Winter Blues. How are your New Year's Resolutions going? Music researchers favor pursuing an instrument as a way to foster many personal health benefits. Just “google” “the value of learning music” and research articles, newspaper articles, news stories, and personal blogs are overflowing with accolades in favor of musical pursuits. I have to wonder if I missed out by not riding the music train. Is there anything to be gained from choosing to learn an instrument later i...

Rock N' Roll Connection: Terrye Seigel

Rock N' Roll Connection: Terrye Seigel
If you were in St. Louis in the 70s and 80s, then you probably witnessed a radio war between KSHE and KADI. It was a special time, and most of us knew that it was the early days of great rock n roll. One of the jocks at KADI was Terrye Seigel, and I had the pleasure of chatting with her via emails recently; of course, I asked her some questions about her rock n roll connection to St. Louis.

Extra Sparkle for Your Holiday Decor

Extra Sparkle for Your Holiday Decor
Fall officially began on September 22nd, and winter will be ushered in on December 21st--during which time more changes take place in and around our homes than in most times during the year. Nature has an instinctive way of surviving this change of seasons that brings with it less sunlight and colder temperatures. Gone are the brilliant shades of green, orange, red and purple, leaving us with barren trees and easily found birds’ nests. Though we must also adapt to these changes, our processes...
Care to Learn: Health • Hunger • Hygiene

Care to Learn: Health • Hunger • Hygiene

When Donn Sorensen joined Mercy’s East Communities as regional president in March 2012, he brought with him more than just his health care oversight expertise. The veteran hospital administrator brought Care to Learn, a nonprofit organization with a simple, yet compelling objective—to provide kids with basic necessities to keep focused on learning.

Events are a Big Production

Events are a Big Production
Have you ever attended a special occasion that made you feel like you were in a different world? Have you been to a wedding and felt like it was something from a fairy tale or walked into an event and felt like you were on the set of a movie? Perhaps you took a trip to the Polar Express at the St. Louis Union Station. If you did, then you know you felt like you were all but in the movie.

Some More S'mores

Some More S'mores
Happy fall y’all! Admittedly, I love summer, but if I’m honest with myself, fall is my favorite season. There’s just something about the changing of the leaves, tasty comfort food, and the smell of a crackling fire in the fire pit that puts me in the mood to entertain. Recently I decided to do just that! Fall entertaining for me is super casual-- no formality at all.

Honor Flight: One Veteran's Honor

Honor Flight: One Veteran's Honor
It was a welcome home that he and many of his fellow sailors and soldiers never got. George Wallace, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, took the flight of a lifetime in July. Dubbed “Honor Flight”— an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the nation’s memorials— the flight itself wasn’t what changed Wallace’s life. It was the kindness and respect that was given him by the hundreds of people along the way who wanted simply to honor American heroes.

Heather Hussey is Mrs. Missouri America 2016

Heather Hussey is Mrs. Missouri America 2016
A Wentzville mom of five added another title to her name this year – Mrs. Missouri. Heather Hussey, wife of Robert and mom to Victoria (20), Nick (14), John (10), Isabella (3), and Leo (1), was crowned Mrs. Missouri America on June 18.
Start Planning Now to Unleash a Profitable 2017!

Start Planning Now to Unleash a Profitable 2017!

The end of the year is a time for family and celebrations, but it’s also a time for small business owners to reflect on where their businesses stand: to give some thought to what’s working and what’s not and assess where they thought they’d be versus where they actually are.

Behind the Apron: A Culinary Experience with Chef Pietro "Pete" Pulizzi

Behind the Apron: A Culinary Experience with Chef Pietro
STREETSCAPE: At what restaurant can we find you? CHEF PETE: At Erio’s Ristorante, which I’ve owned since 1971. My wife, Joan, bakes most of the desserts. STREETSCAPE: What inspired you to become a chef? CHEF PETE: I love cooking and eating Sicilian food. My mom loved cooking and I was with her in the kitchen all the time, along with my two sisters, in Sicily. We never went out to eat… we cooked from what we had on the farm. We loved going to the fish market two to three times a week, thoug...

Sculptures of... Ice, Ice... Baby!

Sculptures of... Ice, Ice... Baby!
Visitors can find out at the 19th annual Fete de Glace on January 28 in Historic St. Charles. Ice carvers will be braving the (hopefully) cold weather to turn massive chunks of ice into creative sculptures. Artists, many of whom are career chefs, can use chainsaws, chisels, dremel tools, ice tongs, ice shavers, routers, curling irons, regular irons and hand saws to perfect their creations. Color, however; cannot be used, and those who break the rules are disqualified.

What you Need to Know Before Buying a Diamond

What you Need to Know Before Buying a Diamond
Tis the season for giving and receiving bling. If you’re thinking about buying a diamond this holiday season, there’s a lot you should know before you go. How will you know which one to choose? How can you be sure the diamond you pick is the best quality for the best price? And how can you be sure you’re actually getting what you’re paying for?

All Class Reunion

All Class Reunion
Duchesne High School celebrated its first All-Class Reunion on Saturday, September 17, 2016, on Duchesne's campus at 2550 Elm Street in St. Charles. The event began with a Mass in the school's chapel officiated by Fr. Jack Siefert. After Mass, classes enjoyed taking tours of the school and seeing what has changed. These student-led tours ended up in Duchesne's Performing Arts Center for an evening of hors d'oeuvres, dinner, drinks, music and dancing.
Zach and Courtney Tucker

Zach and Courtney Tucker

Special Touches for our Day... Blind Prayer Prior to the Ceremony. We wanted to say one last prayer together before we got married, but didn't want to see each other before the ceremony.

Creating Harmonious Holidays Through Healthy Divorce

Creating Harmonious Holidays Through Healthy Divorce
Divorce is tough. It’s tough on the exes or soon-to-be exes and extended family members. It’s especially tough on kids no matter what their age. Nobody enters a marriage thinking that someday it might make more sense to end it than to continue, but life can be messy and people are imperfect. There are times we have to make hard decisions that we hoped we’d never have to make. Sometimes marriages can be saved. Sometimes that’s not possible – for any number of reasons.

5 Ways to Manage Your Stress and Stay Positive This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Manage Your Stress and Stay Positive This Holiday Season
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—to stress out. That isn’t the original phrase used in the old Andy William’s song, but it might as well be when you start to think of all of the to-dos on your list as the holiday season approaches. You have family get-togethers, business functions, school pageants, concerts, the gift lists, the potential for inclement weather, the holiday cards that never get out in time, and all of those unhealthy meals, treats, and drinks that come standard whe...

Christmas Traditions on Main Street

Christmas Traditions on Main Street
When the air turns crisp and the leaves start to turn, Main Street Saint Charles transforms from a bustling shopping district to a holiday wonderland. From the twinkling lights, to the fresh pine roping and wreaths, to the thousands of handmade red bows, the stage is set for one of the most engaging holiday traditions in the Midwest. The stage is set for Saint Charles Christmas Traditions!
Celebrating 50 Years of Service: Meet Gloria Armstrong

Celebrating 50 Years of Service: Meet Gloria Armstrong

It was 1966, and Gloria Armstrong was in high school, when she took a job at the old De Paul Hospital on Kingshighway in St. Louis. She never dreamed that she’d be honored in the next century as a 50- year employee of SSM Health. But in August, that’s exactly what happened when Armstrong was recognized at a manager's meeting at St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles.

Educating Our Youth

Educating Our Youth
This quote, written more than 100 years ago, reflects our current understanding of children and what role adults play (and don’t play) in their development. Up until thirty or forty years ago, most educators and parents were led to believe that children were essentially “blank slates”, the title of a groundbreaking book written by Stephen Pinker in 2002.

Glad Hearts: Mariam Mahan - Call to Service

Glad Hearts: Mariam Mahan - Call to Service
For nearly four decades, many have seen Miriam Mahan as the face of Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service. The spirited native Cuban and devout Catholic is known by citizens and policymakers alike to be relentless when it comes not only to feeding, but also preserving the dignity, of the community’s most vulnerable.

StreetScape Celebrating 10 Years!

StreetScape Celebrating 10 Years!
A decade ago, Tom Hannegan was selling real estate and working alongside his brothers at Hannegan Real Estate and Construction. A college-educated broker and budding marketing entrepreneur, Hannegan had a vision for a publication that would not only feature his hometown, but document her people’s stories.

Business Spotlight: Mr. Handyman

Business Spotlight:  Mr. Handyman
Mr. Handyman of Central St. Louis County has a new female majority owner and is now serving your area! Mr. Handyman knows how important it is to keep your home and business running smoothly. After all they’ve got busy lives and run a family business just like some of you.
Confluence with Michael Shonrock

Confluence with Michael Shonrock

I recently finished my “freshman year” as president of the Lindenwood University system. In many ways, it was not that different from my “first” freshman year as an undergraduate student at Western Illinois University years ago.

Move-in went well. Karen and I left Kansas on a Friday, and I started at Lindenwood on Monday, my first tasks being to find my parking space and my office. I went back out to the car that morning and encountered a student needing directions to a build...

BusinessScape: Beyond the Best Emcee... Sara Dayley

BusinessScape: Beyond the Best Emcee... Sara Dayley

Since 2010, StreetScape Magazine has been honoring remarkable leaders in the metro area who give their time, talent, and treasure to make positive changes in our community.

StreetScape is thrilled to have Sara Dayley as this year’s emcee! Get to know this award-winning anchor and reporter, wife, mother of two, and Community Liaison for the West County Fire District who has strong ties to the St. Louis community and a heart for service.

BusinessScape: Beyond the Best Keynote Speaker...Bev Randles

BusinessScape: Beyond the Best Keynote Speaker...Bev Randles

The seventh of 12 children, Bev Randles said she learned early in life the value of a strong work ethic and the benefits of a good education.

“My parents instilled in all of us the importance of a good education. There was not a question in their minds that we would all do something important.”

Behind the Apron: Chef Tim at the Family Arena

Behind the Apron: Chef Tim at the Family Arena
StreetScape: Where are you currently working?
What is your position there?
Chef Tim: The Family Arena in St. Charles County, Executive Chef.

StreetScape: What inspired you to become a chef?
Chef Tim: I loved cooking when I was a kid. When I was 15, I was persuaded by a few friends of mine to be a dishwasher at a restaurant in Kirkwood. Cartier’s was the name. I quickly realized I love the business and worked my way up to the Kitchen Manager by the age of 18.

ONE3LED

ONE3LED

A group of young entrepreneurs are working to change the St. Louis business community through the power of giving—one LED lightbulb at a time.

One3LED was founded in 2012 by brothers Zach and Wes Tucker and their father Jim Tucker. “We didn't know the first thing about LED lighting but knew a thing or two about business,” said Zach Tucker. “We saw a need and an opportunity, so we learned everything there was to know about LED and the lighting industry and never looked back....

The Wayward Critic: Fall Roundup

The Wayward Critic: Fall Roundup

The summer blockbusters evaporated with the last heat wave, so now what do we have to look forward to? Actually, a surprising bit of genre diversity awaits this fall; here’s a preview of some must-see screen action:

Game of Throws... Jim Dreyer

Game of Throws... Jim Dreyer
Jim Dreyer is a professional storyteller. “Since I was young, I have had a passion for the visual arts and video in particular,” said Dreyer, who has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. “In high school and college, I had some very knowledgeable, supportive teachers that helped lay the groundwork for my career.”

Mission: Veterans Museum

Mission: Veterans Museum

World War II Veteran continues mission to bring museum to St. Charles County

Age is just a number for 92-year-old Ralph Barrale. The Lake Saint Louis resident and World War II veteran has been completing missions that honor U.S. veterans well after his retirement from the Army in 1945.

Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver

With approximately 39.8 million Americans providing unpaid care for adult loved ones with long-term illnesses or disabilities in 2015, caregiving has become a major public health concern.

The demands of caring for someone with a serious, long-term illness are great and can take a toll on the health and well-being of the care provider. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, “caregiving can have all of the features of a chronic stress experience.” The effects of ch...

Cole Hittler: A Six Year Old Boy on a Mission

Cole Hittler: A Six Year Old Boy on a Mission

Hearing your child’s first word is a momentous occasion for a parent. For Tracey and Bill Hittler, that moment did not happen until their son was two-years-old.

Tracey Hittler, a St. Charles mother of four, knew something was wrong when her son Cole would only communicate with grunts. His first word – ball – was not uttered until he was two, and very few words followed. Tracey enrolled him in speech therapy through United Services for what she thought was simply a speech delay. ...

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