The Insider: 9.21.16

We all knew it already … but our Saint Louis Zoo (pictured above) was named the nation’s ‘Best Free Attraction’! That was in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards Program. All the more reason to head over there for the World Rhino Day Celebration Sept. 24. Among other activities, you can purchase a painting made by the zoo’s rhinos. Really.

Hometown beauty Karlie Kloss graces the cover of next month’s Women’s Health. Did you know she is an avid runner? “(Working out) is the best gift you can give yourself.” That’s one of the many sentiments she shares in the magazine interview. The 24-year-old is an NYU student these days (in addition to being a supermodel). Did you know she has 34 Vogue covers to her credit?

One good deed deserves another. Local philanthropist Mary Pillsbury Wainwright and her parents have been honored by the Washington University Department of Music, which has named its recently renovated concert and recital hall The Pillsbury Theatre. Pillsbury Wainwright, a singer, has performed widely in NYC, including at the legendary Cafe Pierre, the Plaza, the Waldorf and Rockefeller Center.

Congrats to Dr. Rob Rothenberg, whose dental practice was named Manchester’s Business of the Year. He and staffers rode in a convertible during the big Manchester Homecoming Parade, a recent neighborhood ‘do through the community. Rothenberg was honored for his commitment to community and to his profession.

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