The Insider: 6.10.15
Linda Goldstein, who served as Clayton’s first female mayor, has been honored with the 2015 Trailblazer Award by St. Louis Forum for her community and business leadership. In addition to her time as mayor, she was among few women in the commercial flooring industry when she started her career in 1989, eventually becoming vice president of DuPont Flooring Systems. Goldstein now serves as president of Linda Goldstein Consulting, specializing in public affairs and strategic communication. Pictured above: Michelle Harris, Susan Uchitelle, Vivian Eveloff, Linda Goldstein, Cynthia Garnholz, Andrea Maddox-Dallas and Marylen Mann
After 43 years in the Parkway School District, West Middle art teacher Merlin Taylor is retiring. Taylor began his career at Northeast Middle School (known as East Jr. at the time), before teaching at Parkway West High School and most recently West Middle School. He hopes to relax, complete his wife’s ‘honey-do’ list and continue studying the Japanese style of karate, Shotokan.
The Taylor family continues its remarkable local philanthropy with a $22 million donation to a variety of organizations that support underserved communities and youth in the St. Louis region. In total, the family, along with the Crawford Taylor Foundation and Enterprise Holdings Foundation, has donated more than $58 million over the last 30 years. Patriarch Jack Taylor is the founder of Enterprise Holdings.
Rex and Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield’s collection of American Regionalists art will be highlighted at London’s prestigious Olympia Internat ional Art & Antiques Fair June 18 through 28. The exhibit, titled ‘No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting (1850-1940),’ will focus on Midwestern artists who depicted the Dust Bowl era. This will be the first time the collection has been viewed outside the United States. Pictured: ‘River Front’ by Joe Jones
Martin Duggan, creator and provocateur of the KETC series Donnybrook, passed away at the age of 93 at his home on May 27. His Emmy Award-winning series debuted in 1987 and still airs weekly on the Nine Network as one of the most-watched local series on public television in the country. Duggan also was the former editorial page editor for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. “Everyone here at Nine mourns the passing of Martin Duggan, who was truly an icon of television in St. Louis,” says Nine Network president and CEO Jack Galmiche. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Mae Duggan, five children, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.