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Expanded dining space opens in February 2019

Salty’s Fresh Mex continues to impress, so much so that its owners have plans to expand the restaurant within the next month to accomodate a growing demand for large parties of up to 50 people. Whether your gathering is a large party or a romantic date night, Salty’s Fresh Mex is sure to please. Co-owners Paul and Angie Wegeng opened Salty’s in Cottleville in 2016. The cozy space has both indoor and outdoor dining options. And now, the restaurant will soon offer even more dining space, with its brand new expansion set to be complete by Valentine’s Day. Paul emphasizes ...

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Summer registration opening soon

Dancers of all ages and skill levels can find their niche at Saint Louis Ballet School. On Feb. 4, registration opens for the school’s summer programs. Administrator Tanya Strautmann, who danced professionally with Saint Louis Ballet for 16 years, says ballet develops lifelong skills. “Ballet teaches you discipline, focus, and is a great form of exercise,” Tanya said. Because Saint Louis Ballet School is the educational branch of Saint Louis Ballet, students are learning from those professionals as well as guest teachers. Tanya says summer classes are highly encouraged in order to stay sharp. “It’s a muscle development and skill ...

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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 20 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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Second location opening summer 2019!

The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey® is an upscale farm-to-table restaurant which uses local ingredients and provides a from-scratch dining experience. Executive Chef Philip Day updates the menu about every six weeks as he brings in seasonal produce from several farms in the area. General Manager and Sommelier Josh French puts together the wine list, which includes U.S. and international wines from smaller, boutique wineries. The far-reaching whiskey menu offers nearly 200 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. ...

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Quality tax preparation, trusted for more than 40 years

Despite the government shutdown, The IRS announced tax season is set to open Monday, Jan. 28. The staff at The Old Tax House is ready to begin, and is prepared to answer any questions taxpayers have about early filing. “If you have your tax documents, we can begin preparing your return and will electronically submit it as soon as the IRS systems are open,” Stacy Sifuentes, manager of The Old Tax House, said. “Keep in mind that some returns, such as those claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit, will be delayed for verification purposes ...

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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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A natural approach to pain control

Modern Medical Hypnosis offers pain relief and comfort to patients through hypnotherapy – a natural alternative to modern medicine in which the mind is used to help with a variety of problems, such as managing chronic pain, breaking bad habits, coping with stress and more. Owner Randy Reese has been a pharmacist since 1986 and a certified hypnotherapist since 2002, experience which enables him to offer effective hypnotherapy and emotional freedom therapy. The focus of Modern Medical Hypnosis’ treatments is to help individuals heal, energize and become aware of their inner strengths. This is achieved by listening to patients’ concerns ...

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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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Helping St. Charles County sleep better

When Mattress Direct first opened its factory direct showrooms, it was clear right away that St. Charles County residents appreciated the straightforward pricing and process. By connecting the public with mattress factories for Serta, Beautyrest, Campbell, Relax-O-Pedic, Zero Mattress and iComfort, Mattress Direct is able to offer the same high-quality, brand-name mattresses you’re familiar with, but at the guaranteed lowest price. Each showroom is staffed with non-commission Certified Sleep Specialists who ensure that you benefit from not only the lowest price, but also the expertise to find the mattress and pillow to help you sleep best. Mattress Direct only partners ...

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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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