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Exceptional leader appointed as new school president

As St. Joseph’s Academy heads into their 176th year of educating young women, its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Regina Mooney as the next president, to further propel the school into the future. St. Joseph’s Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Their mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge and respect for self and others. Dr. Mooney is an exceptional leader who brings passion for Catholic education to this leadership role. She is ...

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Legendary food and service spells success

Keeping it fresh while holding true to tradition has made Spiro’s St. Charles a culinary landmark. It’s also a commitment owner Steve Karagiannis takes seriously. “While we’re doing new things to the menu we don’t stray far from what made us famous. And that’s our steaks, service and prices,” Karagiannis said. Spiro’s St. Charles has made a reputation for itself as a dining destination renowned for excellent tableside service and an eclectic menu where steaks, lamb and classic Greek dishes are signature items. In addition to traditional Greek fare, Karagiannis is always adding new additions to the menu, which are ...

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Transforming houses into dream homes

Signature Kitchen & Bath is a family-owned, full-service kitchen and bath remodeling company that since 1976 has been transforming people’s houses into the homes of their dreams. Its parent company, Lami Wood Products in St. Peters, also owns Elite Stone & Marble and California Closets and produces its own custom cabinet line. “Because of these unique partnerships, we offer a more inclusive and thorough experience for our clients,” said James Cline, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. That experience begins with a meeting during which the company’s experienced and knowledgable designers meet with the client to get an idea of ...

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Bold mix of exotic flavors

Indian food lovers are in for a treat at Signature India O’Fallon. Boasting some of the freshest Indian cuisine in the area, Signature India invites customers to relax and enjoy the unique flavors of India. Located in the heart of O’Fallon, Signature India takes Indian food to a new culinary level, while still holding true to its traditional nuances. Much like the ambiance within the restaurant, Signature India’s cuisine is a mix of modern style with the finest ingredients, such as freshly grounded spices, fresh vegetables and the finest cuts of meat. New customers are encouraged to try one of ...

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An authentic wine experience

What could be better than sitting outside on a warm summer day, sipping a glass of hand-crafted wine, and taking in the expansive views of the Missouri River Valley? Summer is the perfect time to visit Noboleis Vineyards where guests will enjoy soft gentle breezes, live music on the weekends, al fresco dining on the covered patio, Sangria Saturdays, smaller crowds and so much more. Discover the charm of Noboleis Vineyards, a boutique winery located on 84 rolling acres in Augusta wine country, with a modern approach to elegantly structured, hand-crafted wines. They offer a range of tasting opportunities from ...

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Making outdoor spaces mosquito-free

When it’s mosquito season in St. Louis it’s tempting to hide inside. Mosquitoes can ruin outdoor fun and create exposure to insect-borne disease. Now Mosquito Joe of St. Charles County can help. Mosquito Joe provides mosquito control solutions for residential and commercial properties. Their technicians visit each property to deliver convenient, effective and customized mosquito control treatments to rid each yard of mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. As an experienced outdoor pest control service, Mosquito Joe features a variety of kid and pet friendly control options perfect for transforming the yard into a comfortable space for outdoor gatherings. The most popular option ...

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A relaxed, upscale atmosphere

Mike’s Grill and Tap is an upscale-casual American grill featuring fresh ingredients, quality craft beer and a friendly, neighborhood feel. Opened in 2013, it is owned by Mike Holtrup, Tom Newcome and Chef Jonathan Patrick, and has already earned a reputation as one of the premier places to enjoy the best craft beer in St. Charles County. Adventurous craft beer drinkers will find 24 rotating taps featuring hand-crafted beer from local producers such as O’Fallon Brewery, Schlafly Bottleworks, 4 Hands Brewing Co., 2nd Shift Brewing, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Perennial Artisan Ales, and Charleville Vineyard and Microbrewery, as well as ...

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A growing tale of companionship

With life expectancy rising, more and more adults are in need of assistance as they age. McClay Adult Day Center is designed for older adults who can no longer manage independently, or who are isolated and lonely, as well as adults with disabilities facing similar issues. McClay encourages socialization while still receiving needed care services. It also provides caregivers a break from care-giving duties while knowing that their loved one is in good hands. McClay Adult Day Center utilizes a proactive and preventative approach in their programming. They strive to maintain an optimum level of physical, cognitive, spiritual  and social ...

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Compassion and excellence in home care

Does a family member need a little help to stay in their home? You can place your trust in Martha’s Hands. Eileen Hedrick founded Martha’s Hands on the principles of compassion and excellence 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 into 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 their clients. Assistance that Martha’s Hands can provide, includes bathing, ...

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A quality Christian education

Living Word Christian School is committed to instructing students in the traditional liberal arts while equipping them with the skills to implement knowledge from a Biblical worldview. With two distinct campuses, it is the largest nondenominational Christian school in St. Charles County serving students in preschool through grade 12. From the early age of 3, children are encouraged to ask the next question, and discover the truth in God’s word. On any given day in the elementary classroom, children are engaged in learning, and each child’s developing confidence and diligence are celebrated. Teachers are experienced and committed educators who understand ...

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