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Society | Mayors' Charity Ball

Society | Mayors' Charity Ball
Photos by Michael Schlueter. On April 1, 2017, the St. Charles County Mayors came together to host an extravagant gala that raises money for local charities. This year the local charities chosen were: Catholic Family Services, First Step Back Home, Our Lady’s Inn, Salvation Army, and Family YMCA.

Society | TREE House of Greater St. Louis | Crisis Nursery Razzle Dazzle

Society | TREE House of Greater St. Louis | Crisis Nursery Razzle Dazzle
An Evening of Possibilities with TREE House of Greater St. Louis. The Crisis Nursery raised a record-breaking $336,000 for its mission of child abuse prevention. At the jungle themed event, the Crisis Nursery gave H.U.G.S. & K.I.S.S.E.S. awards to organizations and volunteers that have impacted and helped the Crisis Nursery’s vision in saving babies’ lives.

Hard Work & Destiny | Cara Mason

Hard Work & Destiny | Cara Mason
Even as a young girl, Cara Mason had big dreams. And from her roots in St. Charles County to breaking fundraising records as Finance Director for the Republican National Committee, her life has unfolded in ways that pointed her where she was meant to be. Some might call it luck. Some might call it destiny. But whatever you call it, Cara’s hard work, passion and talent have this local girl making her mark and accomplishing big things.

Dan Lennon | Missouri Director of Tourism

Dan Lennon | Missouri Director of Tourism
It’s no wonder tourism is up in Missouri. The state’s tourism director comes from a family of performers. Missouri Division of Tourism Director Dan Lennon is one of 11 children, including the acclaimed Lennon Sisters.
Ron Hauser's Canvas of Life

Ron Hauser's Canvas of Life

As a young child, Ron Hauser’s life was full of experiences that made for great stories later on in his life. He speaks of his family’s Grapes of Wrath existence and how his mom and birth father were resemblant of Bonnie and Clyde. When just a toddler, he made newspaper headlines when he inadvertently cooperated with “Revenuers” to divulge the location of the family’s secret stash of whiskey.

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.

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.

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.

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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