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Swing for the fences with Mr. Fence

Mike Pope, owner of Mr. Fence, has more than 20 years of experience building fences – and he can tackle projects of all shapes and sizes. “I’ve been building fences my whole life,” said Mike, who is licensed in St. Charles County. The fence expert learned the business from his father and, six years ago, he branched out on his own to open Mr. Fence. Priding himself on honesty and attention to detail, Mike offers his clients only the best. Mr. Fence offers customers the very best prices for a high-quality performance fence. “You’re not getting a salesman,” said Mike. ...

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A food and beer lover’s paradise in O’Fallon

Mike’s Grill and Tap is a family-owned and -operated food and beer lover’s paradise in O’Fallon, boasting fresh renovations, an updated menu and expanded hours. The restaurant came under new ownership in July 2017, though it’s coincidentally still owned by a Mike – Mike Holmes. “I’m there every day,” Mike, who has lived in the area for 15 years and is a former owner of Sherlock’s in Cottleville, said. “Meeting new people, connecting with customers, at the end of the day, I like to be out on the floor to talk and say ‘thank you’ to everyone.” The restaurant’s menu ...

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Give kitchen and bathroom cabinets a facelift

Cabinets can fade, crack, warp and tarnish. If your kitchen or bathroom is long overdue for a facelift, call Mid-America Cabinet Refacing. This locally owned business has been refreshing customers’ homes for 18 years throughout the St. Louis area. Their professional team of licensed, bonded and insured contractors handles cabinet refacing and even replacement. “We got into the business because all-new cabinets were so expensive,” said Kevin Sulin, owner. “We found an alternative to ripping out your cabinets with cabinet refacing.” When replacing kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, countertops and tile often must be replaced as well. “We found a lot ...

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Winter, spring and summer 2018 best destinations

With Just Cruises & More, escape to sensational, sunny locales. Nothing says escape like the warm islands of the turquoise Caribbean and the colorful culture of the Mexican Riviera. Frolic on white sand beaches and swim above coral reefs on islands such as St. Thomas, Antigua and Tortola. Or cruise to festive Mexican ports like Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. Princess Cruises now sails year-round in the Caribbean. Experience Alaska in 2018 or 2019. Alaska offers an array of ways to experience the best of Alaska. Complete land and sea vacation packages include Alaska’s top two attractions – ...

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Let our family take care of your family

When it comes to your family’s heating and cooling needs, trust the family at Johnson Heating & Cooling. This family-owned and -operated business, launched in 2013, is a passion for owners Tracy and Shaun Johnson, the husband-and-wife team who grew up and graduated together in Wentzville. “I’ve been around the industry since I was 5 years old, and it’s in my blood,” said Tracy. Her parents owned a local HVAC company for more than 30 years. “My husband, Shaun, and I got into the business years ago and we share the same passion.” Johnson Heating & Cooling installs dependable, high-quality ...

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Mary Tuttle’s and Amelia’s join forces under one roof

Mary Tuttle’s Floral and Gifts is excited to announce that its sister store, Amelia’s Fine Linens, which is currently located two doors down, is moving in! Both stores will now be together under one roof, streamlining the shopping process and making life easier for their customers. The store manager, Angela Carter, said the decision was made with customer convenience at the forefront. “We will now be a one-stop shop,” Angela said. “We carry the best of the best for our customers and they have the ease of coming into one store, versus both.” Since 1984, Mary Tuttle’s has served the ...

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Over 20 years of compassion and excellence

When a loved one needs a little help to stay in their home, family members have been placing their trust in Martha’s Hands Home Care for more than 20 years. Eileen Hedrick founded Martha’s Hands on the principles of compassion and excellence that she learned from the Sisters of Mercy. During Hedrick’s nursing education, the Sisters of Mercy stressed compassion in serving God’s children, utilizing the excellence of their nursing training. These principles are embedded in the success of Martha’s Hands. The company lives by the mission of “love through service.” Excellent nurse care managers oversee all care provided to ...

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Keeping your home high and dry

HIGH & DRY Foundation Repair has a solution for your foundation problems. Whether it’s a leaky spot in the basement, a crack in the concrete or a leaning/settling foundation wall, HIGH & DRY can provide a cost-effective, professional repair. Co-owned by husband and wife, Tom and Cindy Ely, the full-service foundation repair company has fixed tens of thousands of cracks in the St. Louis metro area. The company specializes in cost-effective crack injection, wall stabilization, settling foundations and interior drain systems. Highly trained team members inject the cracks from the inside of the home, which prevents water from entering in ...

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Custom-built, one-of-a-kind outdoor spaces

Heartlands Building Company specializes in enhancing outdoor living spaces with an unmatched level of structural craftsmanship and attention to detail that has earned customer loyalty throughout the St. Louis area for the past 16 years. Heartlands started out doing custom work, designing and developing screen rooms, outdoor spaces and retractable doors, and has progressed ever since – now offering interior remodels, home additions and custom-built homes in addition to outdoor spaces. When customers work with Heartlands, they are working with an award-winning, established, local company known for customer satisfaction. Heartlands is an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau ...

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Friends of Kids with Cancer welcomes new executive director

Friends of Kids with Cancer – a nonprofit whose mission is “helping kids with cancer… be kids!” – is proud to welcome its new executive director, Tim Mickelson, on board. Tim brings more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and program development to Friends of Kids with Cancer. Originally from the for-profit performance improvement arena, Tim consciously shifted his career to the non-profit world after the loss of his 19-year-old son, Nathan. As executive director of Friends of Kids with Cancer, Tim is able to combine his professional skill set with his passion to foster a soaring spirit ...

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