Author Archives: Stephen Foutes

Boys of Summer Visit Busch Stadium

The Boys of Summer: David, Robert, Oren and Michael

Every summer, the boys from New Rochelle get together. The four boys actually are 65-year-old men who, 15 years ago, began a tradition of visiting ballparks to celebrate their birthdays – they share the same birth year, 1949. Friends for decades, the paths of David Bloom, Robert Donin, Michael Checca and Oren Teicher first crossed during their high school days ... Read More »

Golfing at Lake of the Ozarks

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While some of the world’s best golfers are in Missouri this weekend to participate in the Curtis Cup Match at the St. Louis Country Club and the first-ever Big Cedar Legends of Golf Tournament in Branson, a great golf experience is waiting for you, too, in the Show-Me State. Best of all, you don’t have to be an awesome collegiate ... Read More »

Flying Trapeze School in STL

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Like any Disney princess knows, sometimes, you just have to “Let it Go.” That’s what I told myself, standing 25 feet above the ground, while holding onto a safety bar, waiting to grab a trapeze and swing across a section of the St. Louis Union Station parking lot. Thankfully, there was a safety harness. And a net. Oh, did that ... Read More »

Five Ways to Commemorate Earth Day in Missouri

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 in Missouri

Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day 2014 in Missouri? You’re in luck. Several communities and organizations around the Show-Me State celebrate Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22, 2014) by hosting activities during the week. Here’s a quick look at five ways you can commemorate Earth Day 2014 in Missouri: Take your used electronics to Kansas City’s Sprint Center for a ... Read More »

A Day at Kauffman Stadium

Royals vs Mariners

Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City is a great place to catch a baseball game. And if you happen to be in town for the home opener, count yourself lucky. When you pull into the parking lot of “The K” for the Kansas City Royals opener, you’re struck by the overwhelming and inviting smell of food cooking on the grill. Or, ... Read More »

Missouri’s Mount Rushmore: Pop Culture Edition

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“Who’s on your Mount Rushmore of presidents?” a co-worker recently asked, in jest, while traveling back from a long day of business meetings. After the laughter subsided, our group debated the merits of presidents, but soon segued into sports and pop culture. The “Mount Rushmore” question really is a fun one. You can apply it to so many subjects, from ... Read More »

Ten Songs for Your Missouri Vacation Playlist

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You’re ready for an epic road trip to Missouri. You’ve prepared for every eventuality by packing your camera, swimsuit, snow boots (yes, we know in Missouri you can sunbathe and shovel snow on the same day), travel snacks and the other essentials to make your getaway complete. You may be overlooking one minor detail. It’s time to load your favorite ... Read More »

Missouri Predictions for 2014

Happy New Year_Missouri

As the New Year begins, people generally plan to make major lifestyle changes, whether it’s a diet, getting “organized” (whatever that means), or making sure to call Mom every Sunday night. No one knows if we’ll actually lose those extra pounds (probably not), get our homes cleaned up (dust bunnies make wonderful pets) or call Mom (do I really have ... Read More »

Show-Me Five: Missouri Travel Snacks

Hoeckele's Bakery in Perryville.

Whether you’re heading to across town to see friends, out-of-town to grandma’s house or across the state to visit loved ones, there’s one thing you’ve got to remember when traveling: snacks for the road. In Missouri, we’re fortunate to have so many great places from which awesome treats are created. Here’s a look at four foods, and one drink, to ... Read More »

Disney: From Missouri to Movies

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The film “Saving Mr. Banks” chronicles Walt Disney’s work – and struggles – to adapt the “Mary Poppins” books for the big screen. Disney is an important figure in Missouri’s landscape of famous faces. He spent a formative part of his childhood in Marceline and later lived and worked in Kansas City. Disney’s time in Missouri merits a quick shout-out ... Read More »