BND Magazine

Education

She drew a trumpeter swan and now it’s published in a book

Alexis Geluck, a fourth-grader at Smithton Elementary School in Smithton, IL, had her drawing of a trumpeter swan chosen to be included in the 2017 Bonkers for Birds: A bird book by kids for kids. Bonkers for Birds is an annual project of the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, IL. Alexis previously attended Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School in Belleville, IL, in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

Entertainment

Muny fan favorite to return to St. Louis for cabaret show

Muny Opera fan favorite Nicholas Rodriguez returns soon to present his dynamic and nostalgic “My 70s Show!” cabaret for two nights in St. Louis, MO. It’s part of the off-season Muny Magic series that began last year at the Sheldon, which celebrates the performances and artistry of The Muny in spring and fall programs.

Answer Man

Just how long is that packet of ketchup good for?

Condiments in packages will last awhile, but mayo, relish, BBQ sauce, tartar sauce, horseradish sauce, maple syrup, salad dressings and ketchup are good for one year; olive oil, Parmesan cheese, taco sauce, mustard and soy sauce are good for one to two years; jelly in plastic tubs is good for two to three years; Tabasco sauce, pepper and vinegar are good for three to four years; and honey along with salt and sugar can be kept indefinitely.

Videos

Bride puts generations of family wedding dresses on display

Bride-to-be Jenna Wood, of Lebanon, IL, displayed six vintage wedding dresses from family members at her recent bridal shower in Highland, IL, in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO.
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Bride puts generations of family wedding dresses on display 2:13

Bride puts generations of family wedding dresses on display

SWIC photography instructor inspired by husband 3:22

SWIC photography instructor inspired by husband

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50 years of charms for her bracelet

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Check out Wayward Pub restaurant in Freeburg