Villa Farotto offers something for everyone

When Villa Farotto debuted in Chesterfield Valley 10 years ago its chef was given a few restrictions from Jim Parrott, patriarch of the original Farotto’s on Manchester. “Don’t mess with my pizza; don’t mess with my sauce, dressing or dough. Anything else is fair game,” Proprietor and Executive Chef Gerard LaRuffa recalls his father-in-law saying – and he took that ...

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Grandparents Day In 1970, Marian McQuade, a West Virginia housewife and mother of 15, launched a campaign to set aside a special day for grandparents. She wanted to honor the nation’s elderly folks confined to nursing homes and encourage children to realize that older people can offer them wisdom, strength and guidance. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal ...

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Business: The Little Gym under new ownership

Under new ownership Spouses Devi Devarajan and Suresh Jegadeesan have assumed ownership of The Little Gym of West County, located at 15825 Manchester Road in Ellisville. The Little Gym offers a variety of physical development classes and programs for young children, including gymnastics, dance, sports skills and karate, and also hosts parties, camps and Parents Survival Nights. The location may ...

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Health Capsules: Windows in the workplace

Windows in the workplace Working in an office illuminated by natural daylight is associated with a healthier lifestyle, recent research revealed. A study at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that compared to those whose workplaces lacked exposure to natural light, people with windows in their workplaces slept an average of 46 more minutes per night, ...

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Manchester Homecoming

Watercolor exhibit features local artist   As an extension of Homecoming 2014, Manchester Arts will sponsor an exhibit featuring the work of Manchester resident Bill Vivrett, a retired educator and active artist. The show, titled “The Good Ride: A Journey into Metaphor,” includes mainly watercolors created by the lifelong teacher, mentor and student of fine arts. Spanning more than 60 years, Bill’s ...

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Ryan Rosburg represents Mizzou on mound at Busch, on court in Columbia

Playing in front of huge crowds is old hat for Missouri basketball standout Ryan Rosburg but throwing off the mound at Busch Stadium is another matter. The 6-foot-10 forward, a Marquette graduate who will be a junior this season for the Tigers, threw out the first pitch at Mizzou Night at the ballpark before a recent game between the St. ...

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Wildwood’s Teddy Jones reflects on 2014 Metropolitan Amateur win

Wildwood’s Teddy Jones showed he had the right stuff by winning the area’s top amateur golf tournament. Jones began the final round of the 24th Metropolitan Amateur at Westwood Country Club six shots behind leader John Anderson. When the day ended, Jones captured the tournament with a playoff victory that will put his name on the prestigious Jim Tom Blair ...

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SSD, Parkway discuss future of technical career education

The Special School District and Parkway are among school districts being encouraged to expand and improve the region’s focus on career and technical education. That recommendation came as the result of a SSD review committee. State law mandates a Public Review Committee be appointed every four years. Among its charges, the committee must conduct a thorough review of how effectively ...

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Recognized for hiring heroes

The First Student Bus Company has been awarded the Flag of Freedom Award through the Show-Me Heroes Program for its dedication to hiring veterans in the Rockwood School District. “The veterans we’ve hired have great work ethic, good attendance and are reliable,” said Mike Heyman, First Student location manager. In January 2010, Gov. Jay Nixon launched the Show-Me Heroes initiative ...

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