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Inspiring a brighter future, one child at a time

St. Charles County’s preeminent independent elementary school, Andrews Academy, is founded upon respect for child development, a thorough grounding in the basic skills and the encouragement of independent thinking. The academy’s ultimate goal is intentionally equipping each student with the skills and attitudes for success in the 21st century. The faculty and administration at Andrews Academy collaborate to design personalized lessons and innovative experiences that engage students in learning. The experiential approach to learning at Andrews challenges students to think critically, develop empathy, collaborate with others and to communicate effectively. All the while, the students demonstrate a love of learning ...

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Get the job done right the first time

Specializing in basement finishing, Richbuilt Basements has been serving homeowners in the St. Charles area and surrounding communities since its establishment in 1989. Before launching the business, Rich Kempa, owner and founder of Richbuilt Basements, worked for more than 16 years as a designer and draftsman at consulting engineering firms. Today, Kempa operates his business from a home-based office. Richbuilt Basements specializes in complete basement remodeling. Originally, Rich handled projects from start to finish by himself but, over the years, his business has grown substantially. “Now, with multiple crews and the same employees for more than 10 years, we work ...

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No job is too large or too small

Allen Roofing & Siding’s acquisition of G&W Roofing and Schwidde Tuckpointing to provide ancillary services critical to the roofing business has been beneficial to both the company and the community. Lee Allen believes this additional experience will complement Allen Roofing & Siding’s wide range of capabilities. The company now has offices in St. Peters, Missouri, and Caseyville, Illinois. The renovation and addition to Allen Roofing & Siding’s new headquarters facility in Ellisville, Missouri is now completed. Lee’s unwavering commitment to outstanding customer service and to his profession served as the foundation for establishing Allen Roofing & Siding in 1972. Whether ...

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Upscale comfort food with unique wine and whiskey

The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey® got its start in 2014, but has since evolved into a from-scratch restaurant, offering an extensive whiskey menu and excellent wine list. General Manager Josh French, a wine and whiskey expert, puts together the wine list, which includes U.S. and international wines from smaller, boutique wineries. The far-reaching whiskey menu offers more than 140 bourbon, Scotch and whiskey options, as well as several allocated bottles. “We’re one of the top in variety for whiskey in St. Charles county,” said John Hamilton, owner.  Diners can enjoy lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch comprised of excellent, house-made ...

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Nurturing students’ faith and academic development

All Saints Catholic School is known for its Christ-centered community and challenging academic programs for children in preschool through eighth grade. Dr. Deborah Hake, principal, is grateful to be part of a group of faculty and staff who knows students by name and goes above and beyond each day to nurture and guide students to a life fulfilled in Christ. All Saints Parish Leadership team and the parish community actively support the school’s mission of education and evangelization, and Hake said she and the staff are thankful for that support. All Saints’ curriculum emphasizes service, faith, academics and leadership through ...

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Bringing customers’ visions to life

Since 1991, Aesthetic Design has transformed and enhanced backyard lifestyles. Whatever a customer envisions, these experts can bring it to life. Outdoor living has never been easier or more versatile. Aesthetic Design creates complete backyard packages, focusing on design and function to bring it all together. They have extensive design, build and installation experience in many areas, which gives them the knowledge and working ability to provide a complete backyard makeover for homeowners. Each backyard is uniquely upgraded with Aesthetic Design’s creative vision for decks, screen porches, shade structures, pergolas and gazebos. Their designs can feature louvered opening and closing ...

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Helping O’Fallon ride around in style for over 10 years

Total Customs and Tinting has been serving the O’Fallon area and beyond for more than 10 years – selling and installing sleek, high-quality vehicle accessories. When customers visit Total Customs and Tinting, they can browse a wide selection of aftermarket accessories designed for cars and trucks, and then consult with the trusted staff about what fits their needs. Items and services offered by Total Customs and Tinting include window tinting; leather interiors and heated seats; sunroofs and sunroof repairs; truck bed liners and covers; truck steps and hitches; spoilers, bug shields and Rainguard; grilles, fenders and chrome trim; navigation and ...

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Neighborhood brewery offers unique brews, live music

Craft breweries are popping up across St. Charles County, and St. Peters residents are reveling in the debut of Third Wheel Brewing – which opened in June 2017. “We’re having a blast!” owner Brad Wheeling, a self-described beer nerd, said. “We’ve been really busy. There have been so many neighborhood visitors thanking us for opening a brewery in St. Peters.” Third Wheel offers a fun, casual, laid-back vibe. Unlike a restaurant, there’s no pressure to turn tables. Brad encourages visitors to stay for a couple of hours and hang out – read books, play board games, work on their laptops ...

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Classical education with superior results

The Classical Academy de Lafayette [CAL] – which celebrated its grand opening in fall 2017 – is a private school whose mission is to develop the academic potential and virtuous character of each student through a rigorous, content-rich, classical liberal arts program. At CAL, children learn from the greatest minds in western history such as Shakespeare, Socrates, Mozart and Michelangelo. Led by exceptional teachers, students study the traditional subjects while also learning cultural literacy, ethics and good behavior. “After having been in education for 20-plus years, I knew there was something missing from education,” Head of School Katy McKinney said. ...

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