Monthly Archives: June 2012

Gone Fishing: Meramec Bluffs Sets Up Camp at Simpson Park

It’s not summer in St. Louis until you can smell the bratwurst sizzling. And so, the residents of Meramec Bluffs loaded up the bus and set up camp at nearby Simpson Park. Washers were played, fish were (nearly) caught, and liquid refreshment was imbibed…up until the storm rolled in. Because it’s not summer in St. […]

Around the World with Meramec Bluffs’ Tamie & Bill Geiler

As the nation prepares for a patriotic party surrounding the Fourth of July, we turn our thoughts to the more than 500,000 United States military service members and civilian defense personnel currently serving in foreign lands. Two Meramec Bluffs residents know well what it means to serve on foreign soil; in fact, it was a […]

People Persons: Joan & Garland Dedicate to Their Lives to Public Service

Calling Joan and Garland Criswell a couple of ‘people persons’ would be something of an understatement. Each in their own way, these two Lutheran Hillside Village residents have devoted much of their lives to helping people in the Peoria community realize their potential. And their work continues today. Garland served as the executive director of Peoria’s […]

Fantastic Weather for Laclede Groves’ Annual Spring Swing!

Each year, the residents and staff of Laclede Groves dust off their clubs and rev the engines of their golf carts for their annual Spring Swing. Held at Riverside Golf Course, the yearly tradition was blessed this year by some beautiful weather (and an early enough tee time that everyone got home before the storms […]

Violinist Kehl performs for her grandmother’s Concordia Village friends and neighbors

In May, Concordia Village resident Rosemary Fuchs welcomed her granddaughter, violinist Elizabeth Kehl, to perform in the front atrium, and as anyone sitting nearby could tell you, she is fiercely pleased to have such a talented member of her family. Dozens of Rosemary’s friends and neighbors turned out to enjoy Elizabeth’s performance; click below for […]

Downed Over Holland, WW2 Vet Tuck Belton Helped the Dutch Underground

As we approach the 4th of July, here’s a story of one American serviceman’s incredible journey during World War II. Concordia Village resident Tuck Belton has a unique perspective on the patriotism we celebrate on Independence Day, because he is one of the brave who fought so our country can remain the land of the […]

New Beginnings, New Horizons for Local Globetrotter Wilma Matta

Looking for adventure? Just follow Wilma Matta – she knows the way. Travel has always been one of Wilma Matta’s favorite pursuits. After her husband Michael retired, the couple explored Germany, England, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, and Cuba, among other exotic locales. A retired accountant who worked at two St. Louis television stations, Wilma’s quest for […]

Pinkies Out! Time for High Tea at Meridian Village

Fine linens, elegant outfits, harp music lilting in the air…Meridian Village’s dining room actually makes a lovely setting for a formal, English-style High Tea. Residents, family members, and their guests filled the room with conversation and laughter last May for the first of what’s sure to be many such events. Click below to see all […]

The Dogwood Theater Lecture Series Continues with FBI Agent Chad John

Lenoir Woods has many, many fine amenities and activities each month, but one of the community’s best kept secrets is its Dogwood Theater Lecture Series. This monthly program brings important and influential speakers to Lenoir’s movie theater to discuss important matters of the day. In June, Lenoir Woods residents welcomed FBI Ageny Chad John back […]

Lenoir Woods’ Resident Sax Man Is Looking for a Few Good Musicians

“There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is,” observed minister and hymn writer William P. Merrill. Likewise, Lenoir Woods resident Cyrus Harbourt is an evangelist for the power of music – most specifically, the power of the saxophone. This former university professor is a lifelong music lover: “Music as a […]