Archive for September, 2017

ARTful Happenings – September 2017


Through October 8
Established & emerging St. Louis artists; Millstone Gallery at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue; for info, call 314-561-4868 or visit www.cocastl.org.

September 1-October 12
All-media exhibition; Framations Gallery, 218 N. Main Street in St. Charles; for info, call 636-724-8313 or visit www.framations.com.

September 2-October 7
Opening […]

ARTful Happenings: October 2017


Through October 26
Multi-media exhibition; Art St. Louis Gallery, 1223 Pine; for info, call 314-241-4810 or visit www.artstlouis.org.

October 1-27
Works by Circle in the Square Quilters; the Gallery, University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar; for info, visit www.ucitylibrary.org.

October 6-December 1
Admission $5; Gallery I, II, III at Foundry Art […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Patchwork Art: Pieced, Layered, Stitched & Stuffed

October announces autumn with color. The very hills can be described as Mother Nature’s patchwork quilt. And, with those temperatures drop, a quilt can be the thing to chase a chill.

Everybody has a favorite quilt, […]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Schram

Why Should I Have My pH tested?

Q: Why is it important to test my pH?

A: In order to stay or get healthy, your pH must be correct. pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The lower the pH number, the more acidic the solution is. […]

Biomats & Far Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Far Infrared Medical Foundation

The Far Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 […]

Building Energy Awareness Ordinance Compliance Deadline Nears

By Johanna Schweiss,
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

In January of 2017, the City of St. Louis’s Board of Alderman unanimously passed the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance, joining Chicago and a long list of other cities in adopting a policy requiring large buildings to track and share their energy and water use.

The Building Energy Awareness Ordinance […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

KDHX is 30! A Person-Powered History

I wasn’t tuned in to earliest days of KDHX, but my best friend Sarah Linquist was. She understood the momentous achievement of ordinary voices broadcasting on the frequency 88.1 FM. “You should get involved with this, Jean,” she said. She was a very smart friend.

Sarah had been one […]

Green Dining Alliance Brings Sustainability to St. Louis Restaurant Scene Membership Grows To More Than 100

By Jenn Derose and Aspen Steiner

The Green Dining Alliance (GDA) is a nonprofit program of St. Louis Earth Day that provides sustainability certification for restaurants and helps them set goals to reduce their environmental impact over time.

Our 100 + member restaurants are provided with tools and strategies to improve sustainable practices throughout their operation. The […]

The Natural Medicine Cabinet: An Alternative to Antibiotics

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

According to the World Health Association, “antibiotics are serious medicine – not to be taken lightly. Overuse has led to increasing numbers of antibiotic resistant superbugs like – MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staph aureus) and VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus).

So what options do you have when you get sick and would like to avoid unnecessary […]

Vitamin D Deficiency Can Lead To Illness & Disease

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Did you know that the vast majority of the population—up to 90% of adults in the US—is believed to have a Vitamin D deficiency? And over 95% of the elderly population is believed to be deficient. As the population of overweight and obese adults and children has risen steadily over the […]