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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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Pickers meets Antiques Roadshow

Manchester Coin & Jewelry owner Michael Wilke is passionate about buying and selling vintage wares of all kinds and making sure customers receive the highest prices possible. Michael called the store a “one-stop place to do your liquidation evaluation.” “You can bring me a violin or a guitar and some gold and an old toy and some military memorabilia and a big diamond – and we’ll buy it all,” he said. Unlike other buyers, Manchester Coin & Jewelry assesses fine jewelry and watches in terms of resale, not meltdown value. Of course, gold and silver in any form are always ...

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Blending introductory classes with expert experience

For equestrian enthusiasts, Kennedy Farms Equestrian Center offers professional training, boarding, sales, leasing, clinics and summer camp options for riders who want to be coached by and learn from the best of the best. The Pony Pal program introduces children ages 4-8 to the wonderful world of ponies. “What sets us apart is the fact that we’re all about horsemanship,” award-winning owner Micaela Kennedy said. “We teach riders to brush, groom and tack, as well as to ride – it’s the whole package. We offer a broad-based program from competing in high-level horse shows to teaching beginner clients.  Kennedy Farms ...

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Lifelong love of learning

Kids International has been providing quality childcare for families in West County for over 20 years. “We offer programs for infants and toddlers, preschool programs for ages 2-4, and pre-K for ages 4-6,” owner Anne Otto said.  “Our school was designed to give children an intimate, home-like environment while they are away from  their parents.” She added that it is important to make parents and families comfortable, especially first-time parents. “It can be tough to say goodbye to your baby when you return to work.  Our caregivers create a warm, nurturing and inviting environment to help parents with the transition ...

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Beyond a community center – enriching lives since 1880

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center [The J] is more than a place to meet – it’s a place for visitors to swim, work out with personal trainers, go to camp and even participate in local theatre. The J has served as a multi-generational gathering place for more than 130 years, offering a variety of programs and services. The facility welcomes all people regardless of faith, race or background. It provides cultural, educational and social Jewish identity-building and other recreational programming across its multiple campuses in Creve Coeur, Chesterfield and Lake of the Ozarks. The J has five core service ...

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A proven method for academic success

At Huntington Learning Center, the skilled staff understands that one size does not fit all students. Huntington Learning Center takes a comprehensive approach that works and truly sets its programs apart – and it has decades of experience and countless success stories to prove it. The Huntington Learning Center method begins with a comprehensive academic evaluation to pinpoint areas of opportunity for improvement and areas of strength, which then forms the foundation for a personalized learning plan designed to build success through individualized instruction. Programs are tailored to fit the unique needs, academic goals and schedules of each student. Whether ...

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Casual chic Chinese cuisine

The cooking style and presentation at Hot Wok Cafe provides a casual yet elegant dining experience accented with white tablecloths and a well-appointed and decorated dining room. According to Andrew Shih, chef and owner, those refinements “set a higher standard and an unexpected luxury.” The combination of casual and elegant also extends to the menu, which offers American Chinese-style dishes such as Cashew Chicken and Crab Rangoon, along with authentic dishes such as Salt and Pepper Shrimp, a common dish in China. Creating a balance of flavors is a Hot Wok Cafe trademark. It’s a technique achieved through the Shih ...

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Too much junk for your trunk? 

Honest Junk Removal, started by Jim Menner and Ben Boland in 2012, specializes in helping residential and commercial customers dispose of unwanted items. They remove items including, but not limited to, appliances, furniture, construction debris, fences, sheds, trampolines, exercise equipment, large TVs, paint and any interior or exterior debris/clutter. Honest Junk Removal will clean out garages, basements, yards, office spaces, warehouses and rental properties. They can also help with estate liquidation and downsizing needs. No job is too large or too small. They are now collecting books to support recycling, local libraries and literacy. Jim and Ben, along with their ...

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Keeping your home high and dry

HIGH & DRY Foundation Repair has a solution for your foundation problems. Whether it’s a leaky spot in the basement, a crack in the concrete or a leaning/settling foundation wall, HIGH & DRY can provide a cost-effective, professional repair. Co-owned by husband and wife, Tom and Cindy Ely, the full-service foundation repair company has fixed tens of thousands of cracks in the St. Louis metro area. The company specializes in cost-effective crack injection, wall stabilization, settling foundations and interior drain systems. Highly trained team members inject the cracks from the inside of the home, which prevents water from entering in ...

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Custom-built, one-of-a-kind outdoor spaces

Heartlands Building Company specializes in enhancing outdoor living spaces with an unmatched level of structural craftsmanship and attention to detail that has earned customer loyalty throughout the St. Louis area for the past 16 years. Heartlands started out doing custom work, designing and developing screen rooms, outdoor spaces and retractable doors, and has progressed ever since – now offering interior remodels, home additions and custom-built homes in addition to outdoor spaces. When customers work with Heartlands, they are working with an award-winning, established, local company known for customer satisfaction. Heartlands is an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau ...

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