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BEEKEEPERS CONFERENCE

More than the termperature may be sticky next month when local beekeeper Jane Sueme, owner of Isabees.com, addresses colleagues from across the U.S. at a three-day conference of beekeepers July 12-14 at UMSL. . .Stickhead Lacrosse, Missouri’s only lacrosse and field hockey store, has changed its name to Stickstop.  No one will be surprised to learn that it’s located in Frontenac. . .St. Louis’ MarketVolt, owned by Tom Ruwitch, and Wilson Monnig Creative, owned by Melissa Wilson, has struck a partnership.  That on the heels of Wilson Monnig’s recognition at IABC’s Bronze Quill Award with Monsanto, Reliv International and Savvis.

JOHN CARNEY: DO-GOODER

Our town was one of the best ideas of mankind.  A sensibly sized city favored by God and nature, spiced by the Italians, Asians, Germans, Greeks and Irish, once run by the Lebanese.  Its cultural life was enriched with Enrico Caruso singing at the old Coliseum, Leonard Bernstein conducting at the Kiel,  the Barrymores and Sarah Bernhadt emoting at the old American Theater.  There were T.S. Eliot and Tennessee Williams writing masterpieces, physicist and Nobel laureate Arthur Holly Compton, whose investigations ultimately led to the development of the atomic bomb and visionaries who financed the historic flight of Charles Lindbergh.  The table on which those visionaries planned their Spirit of St. Louis investments still remains intact at the Racquet Club-east. Corporate giants such as Monsanto, Mallinckrodt, Tums, Ralston-Purina, Emerson, Anheuser-Busch, Brown Shoe and Ravarino-Freshi were birthed here. R-F turned out pasta products that fed the world.  Segue:  Pasta was uppermost in the mind of KMOX radio’s John Carney, when he hosted the “Carney Kids Charities” gambol at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton, that drew more than 450 donors for the Halloween themed event.  During the auction, Carney turned to auctioneer and  Pasta House bossman Kim Tucci and joked, “To think, I went to Tuscany to learn to make ravioli so I could come back here where you charge $9 a serving.”  The organization is rare since it has no one on its payroll and divvies monies raised for six charitable agencies (see carneyskids.org. )  With Carney was his wife, Suzanne and sons, John James and Liam.  KTRS radio’s McGraw Millhaven was also on hand of whom Carney quipped, “He’d have to stay late to have the comedy explained to him.” John Daus of Johnny’s in Soulard provided the sparkle for the event.  He brought in about eight glammies to dress up the evening.  Caneyskids was founded by the broadcaster and Joanie Protzel, who serves as its exec director.  For the walloping evening, Joanie got major assists from her children, Erica and Max, and her husband, Alan.

AND MORE

St. Vincent Home for Children got a $45,000 boost the other night from donors at the Four Seasons Hotel.  That’s where hosts Jeanne and Rex SinquefeldRachel and Travis Brown of Pelopidas and Laura Slay of Slay and Associates plied hundreds of guests with a dinner and music by a Motown-sound band (Arvell & Company).  Sinquefeld and his brother, Jerry, lived at St. Vincent in the 1950s, after their family fell on hard financial times following the death of their father. Rex said to guests, “This organization has an important job.  And, with families struggling in a down economy, our task becomes even more urgent.  The children who come through the center need every bit of tender loving care, and every second of recreational, social, emotional therapeutic and spiritual help we can give them.”  Donors on hand included: Mayor Francis Slay; County Exec Charlie Dooley; Lt. Gov. Kinder; Vince Mannino of R.G.Construction and his wife, Patti; Charlie Brennan of KMOX; Diana Bourisaw of Midwest Charter Solutions; Mark Carlie of Stone Carlie & Co.; Dan Mehan of the Mo. Chamber of Commerce; Sam Fox of the Harbour Group and his wife, Marilyn; Lauren Herring of IMPACT Group; Bob Duffy of The St. Louis Beacon; Antonio Segovia of Monsanto and Guy McCormack of the University of Missouri-Columbia and his wife, Norma.


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