The Insider

The Insider: 10.7.20

off to the races | This year’s Kentucky Derby winner, Authentic, has an StL connection! The thoroughbred is owned by Dr. Cynthia Fleck and her husband Randall Barker, who live in Chesterfield.


Flu season is coming! SSM Health is offering free, drive-thru flu vaccination clinics this month. The first will be held Oct. 10 at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. SSM Health St. Joseph Hospitals in St. Charles and Lake Saint Louis, SSM Health DePaul Hospital and Ronnie’s Plaza in South County will host clinics Oct. 17.


Soon, St. Louis will be home to a new Element by Westin. One of only 68 in the country, the hotel is designed to be eco-friendly and was constructed with sustainability in mind. The property was developed by Midas Hospitality, which also will operate UPBAR, a rooftop bar.


After more than 20 years as the Barbara B. Taylor Director of the Saint Louis Art Museum, Brent R. Benjamin has announced his intention to retire in 2021. Under Benjamin’s leadership, the museum built a new expansion, hosted some of its most popular exhibits, enhancedcommunity engagement and championed a fellowship program to support minority professionals in the field.

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