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All Saints Catholic School — Academic excellence on a foundation of faith

All Saints Catholic School is known for its Christ-centered environment and strong academic programs for students in preschool through eighth grade. The teachers and staff create a community in which all aspects of student growth are nurtured. “We truly see ourselves as a school family where students receive the support, guidance, and academic skills needed to develop in their faith and as 21st century learners,” said Principal Deborah Hake. Principal Hake is a doctoral candidate in Instructional Leadership and believes in providing a rich curriculum for all students. Religious and state certified teachers have the expertise to ensure each student ...

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Barathaven Alzheimer’s Special Care Center — Compassionate and specialized care

Open since 2010, Barathaven Alzheimer’s Special Care Center is an assisted living community providing specialized care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. “Dementia care is all we do,” explained Katy Rice, assistant administrator. “We are experts in what we do, and our staff is trained in all of the various challenges associated with successfully caring for individuals with the disease.” At the heart of Barathaven’s care plan is Meaningful Moments®, an exclusive program designed for those with memory loss. The program focuses on the psychological, social and spiritual needs of each resident by providing a customized program of ...

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The Old Tax House — Tax preparation professionals

Open year-round, tax season is particularly busy at The Old Tax House. The professional staff is training, reviewing new tax laws, and identifying ways to successfully help their clients. “It’s ironic that area tax scams are in the form of threatening phone calls,” said Vice President Lisa Parres. “In reality, it is increasingly difficult to actually speak to anyone at the Internal Revenue Service.” A fewer number of IRS personnel is another problem. Taxpayers will have a difficult time getting help when they need it. According to several industry experts, the IRS plans to scale back face-to-face contact as well ...

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English Sweep — Certified chimney experts and more

English Sweep does more than sweep chimneys. They fix leaky, smelly chimneys, keep fire in its place and service dryer vents. Every house has a chimney and all expel the harmful toxins of combustion. The furnace, water heater and gas appliances vent carbon monoxide. Wood burning fireplaces vent smoke and creosote. The National Fire Protection Association and English Sweep recommend annual evaluations. They are chimney and ventilation professionals, serving the area since 1979. Family owned by Gregg Boss, their mission is to meet clients’ needs with service and quality craftsmanship. Their certified chimney sweeps have experience homeowner’s rely on. English ...

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The White Hare — Unique decor, gift and floral boutique

Twelve years ago, Sarah Corrigan and her mother, Mary Kay, felt there was a real demand in the community for a unique decor, gift and floral boutique. They soon joined forces to start The White Hare, offering distinct home accessories, gifts and an extensive, top-notch floral selection. The store’s extremely popular in-home accessorizing service caters to the personal desires of the client to help with a new space or simply add finishing touches to an existing one. “We come to your home, talk to you about what areas you would like to work on and then we take pictures and measurements,” ...

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Encore Consignment Gallery — 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 three 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 Strobeck. 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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Just Cruises & More — Celebrating 25 years in business…and still sailing

Just Cruises & More began as two, and now they are more…owners Jerry & Linda Bosch opened their travel business 25 years ago in their home and in less than two years they outgrew the space and moved to a storefront in St Charles. The company continued to grow and serve countless satisfied customers and in 2008 moved again to the current location in St. Peters. For Linda and Jerry, and their professional staff, traveling is more than just a job, it is a lifelong passion. Together, the couple has sailed on over 200 cruises and taken more than 40 ...

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Charles Schwab — Invest today for a better tomorrow

Charles Schwab offers a range of investing and personal finance guidance, tools and products. Schwab Independent Branch Leader Andrew Weltz leads the O’Fallon branch, bringing more than 20 years of experience as an investment and financial services professional. Prior to re-affiliating with Charles Schwab, Weltz was a financial consultant with the Fortis Financial Group, NPC, in St. Louis, where he worked with individuals and businesses to develop comprehensive financial plans to reach their personalized goals. He also spent a combined nine years as a financial professional at Charles Schwab and Fidelity Investments. “Through my conversations with clients, I’ve seen firsthand ...

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Cupcake Amore – Tasty cupcakes for all occasions

Joy Wojczyk has always had a passion for baking culinary treats. After creating wedding and cupcake cakes for friends and family, Joy took her passion to the next level and opened her own shop – Cupcake Amore. Cupcake Amore offers a variety of flavors from which to choose. While the everyday flavors keep customers returning for more, Joy likes to give each season a special kick – and the customers even more reasons for falling in love with the shop’s tasty cupcakes. “We love to celebrate the holidays with special cupcakes and we are offering several Valentine’s Day flavors,” said ...

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