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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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The dental solution that keeps clients smiling

Genovese Dental offers a complete dental solution that will make clients smile. Visiting the dentist can be a positive experience at Genovese Dental. The Cottleville dental practice offers patients a warm and relaxing atmosphere in a state-of-the-art facility. Whether a patient needs a basic cleaning for preventative care, endodontic treatment or teeth whitening, Dr. Michael Genovese can take care of it in a comfortable, stress-free environment. Dr. Genovese and his expertly trained staff can provide a wide range of services from restorative fillings to periodontal therapy to routine extractions. The professional staff is dedicated to providing high-quality care. Dr. Genovese ...

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Decades of contracting experience in local homes

After 35 years of thriving as a family-owned business, the Floyd Group created Floyd Renovations to provide solutions for local contracting needs. “Floyd Renovations was started for those customers who have been left high and dry by a contractor going out of business, skipping town, not following up or just not doing a quality job,” Josh Tyler, one of the owners, said. “Every project we work on is unique and deserves our full attention.” Floyd Renovations’ services include bathroom and kitchen remodels, replacement windows and custom shutters and blinds. In-house designers work with clients to create three-dimensional mock-ups during the ...

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Fresh and friendly – a win-win dining experience

After 25 years in St. Peters, it’s a winning combination that continues to bring success to Erio’s Ristorante, one of St. Peters’ most iconic culinary landmarks. According to owner Pete Pulizzi, the consistency and quality of his staff have been the secret to keeping customers coming back. “I have some people that have been here for 20 years, another for 15 and another for 16 years,” Pete said. “That’s why the food is always consistent. People know that and that’s a win-win.” That win-win relationship starts in the kitchen, where only the freshest ingredients are used to recreate the time-honored ...

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Learning should be personal

More than ever, education is the key to a bright future. Sylvan Learning, a community resource for 30 years, is the leading supplemental education provider, offering remedial and enrichment programs to students from K-adult in reading, math, algebra, study skills, writing, college prep and test prep. Tammy Noel, executive director, has been with Sylvan for 23 years. “I love helping families build a plan for success to help their children reach their fullest academic potential,” Tammy said. “The proven educational process helps students of all ages and all levels of capability.” A qualified, caring staff is committed to each child’s ...

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Timeless furniture resale boutique

Classic furniture, home décor and collectibles deserve a repeat performance. Encore Consignment Gallery is an upscale boutique specializing in gently used home furnishings too timeless to be discarded. Store owners Maureen Strobeck and Barb Lampe opened the gallery five years ago to fill a niche in the furniture resale market for West County. “There’s been an attitude change about resale. People realize there are beautiful things out there, so why buy new?” asked Maureen. The gallery caters to people looking for a unique piece, a change in décor, or those who are simply moving up or scaling down. Treasures that ...

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