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Calling all artists

The MOSAICS Fine Art Festival seeks entries for its 24th Annual Arts Festival event, Sept. 14-16 in Historic St. Charles.

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Love is in the air

Everyone wants to make sure the special someone in their lives knows how much they care. Here are some easy and fun ways to prove that he or she is No. 1 in your book.

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Luxury pet spa celebrating 15 years in business

The Yuppy Puppy pet spa, recently voted “Best of St. Charles County” for its training services, is a one-stop shop offering luxury treatment of your furry family members. The Yuppy Puppy offers boarding, grooming and top-of-the-line spa products. Its pet stylists attend annual training courses and are certified in skin and coat, pet first aid and grooming techniques approved by the American Boarding Kennel Association. The Yuppy Puppy’s award-winning training program offers multiple options for pet owners. The one-hour, private training sessions focus on things such as house manners, greeting company, basic obedience, leash manners and addressing destructive behavior; and ...

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Unique boutique thriving in new showroom

In 2003, Sarah Corrigan and her mother, Mary Kay, felt there was a demand in the community for a unique décor, gift and floral boutique. Soon after, they joined forces to start The White Hare, offering distinct home accessories, gifts, and an extensive, top-notch floral selection with custom floral design services. Their store has grown quickly over the years, moving three times to larger spaces. Most recently, the store moved into its “forever home,” a 13,000-square-foot showroom in Cottleville. The renovated, two-story space features a design center, a more expansive shopping space and a larger selection of furniture with price ...

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A taste of Sicily close to home

Vito’s in the Valley is close to home but worlds away in terms of taste, authenticity, atmosphere and experience. At Vito’s, family intersects with exceptional Italian food and great expectations. The unique flavor profiles at Vito’s reflect the Sicilian heritage of co-owner Giovanni LaFata. “Our executive Chef, Jedidiah Borja, does a fantastic job staying true to our family’s recipes while still incorporating items that we like to call ‘traditional with a twist,’” Giovanni said, citing the Bruschetta Frittes and Whiskey Shrimp as a couple favorites. These items can be found on the Vito’s Happy Hour Menu, offered seven days a ...

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