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Hospice House hosts photographic exhibit

Edward Martin with one of the photographs that will be on display in the art exhibit.

Edward Martin with one of the photographs that will be on display in the art exhibit.

An art exhibit in St. Anthony’s at de Greeff Hospice House? It had never been done.

That is, until a patient at de Greeff asked that his photographic images be presented to the public as his “last hurrah,” and the staff of St. Anthony’s Medical Center worked to make his wish a reality.

From 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, St. Louis landscape photographer Edward Martin will host an opening reception for a selection of his Missouri Ozark landscape photography in the living room of the de Greeff Hospice House. The exhibit is free and the photos will be showcased through the end of August.

Until he was sidelined recently due to his battle with prostate cancer, Ed had plenty of irons in the fire and served in additional roles as a teacher, graphic designer and filmmaker. In 2012, he staged an exhibit to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Missouri Department of Conservation to highlight the beauty and diversity of the Missouri Ozark landscape. But he never got around to showing these photographs in the St. Louis area, until now.

Read more about Ed.

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New feeders for deGreeff Hospice House

Ruth Southards, Patient Care Coordinator for Hospice, and soon-to-be Eagle Scout Zach Miller pose with one of 18 new bird feeders Zach crafted for St. Anthony’s deGreeff Hospice House as his Eagle Scout project.

Ruth Southards, Patient Care Coordinator for Hospice, and soon-to-be Eagle Scout Zach Miller pose with one of 18 new bird feeders Zach crafted for St. Anthony’s deGreeff Hospice House as his Eagle Scout project.

Birdwatching is one of the simple pleasures enjoyed by the patients, their families and visitors at the Fern and Russell F. de Greeff Hospice House.

To attract feathered friends, some 18 bird feeders are nestled around the home. Recently, though, the feeders became old and weathered, and were falling apart.  And that’s when Zach Miller came in with his Eagle Scout project to save the day.

Zach, 17, is a senior at Windsor High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 450 based at the Knights of Columbus in Arnold. He spent 250 hours constructing the new bird houses and  another four hours setting up the houses at deGreeff on Aug. 31.  He even went a step further and made a donation for bird seed. He also contacted the Missouri Conservation Commission to donate books for the patients.

Thank you Zach!! Read more about Zach’s service project and St. Anthony’s Hospice program.

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