Gun safety and indoor training

OnTargetSTL.com owner Karl Schoenbeck said guns, though they have been demonized in recent years, are valuable tools for protection and can provide enjoyable recreation when used properly. “A gun can help people live their lives as safely as possible,” Schoenbeck said. If someone’s home is broken into, “you’re at the mercy of that person, and that person’s mercy should not be in question. He’s willing to kick your door in. There’s no chance that he’s not going to have a gun if he can get one.” According to Schoenbeck there are different types of guns for different people: those who ...

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An authentic wine experience

What could be better than sitting outside on a warm summer day, sipping a glass of hand-crafted wine, and taking in the expansive views of the Missouri River Valley? Summer is the perfect time to visit Noboleis Vineyards where guests will enjoy soft gentle breezes, live music on the weekends, al fresco dining on the covered patio, Sangria Saturdays, smaller crowds and so much more. Discover the charm of Noboleis Vineyards, a boutique winery located on 84 rolling acres in Augusta wine country, with a modern approach to elegantly structured, hand-crafted wines. They offer a range of tasting opportunities from ...

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Outside is fun again

Mosquitoes are an all too familiar summer nuisance. In addition to irritating bites mosquitoes carry nasty diseases. Mosquito Joe of St. Charles County can help. The experienced team of technicians at Mosquito Joe deliver convenient and effective mosquito control treatments to rid yards of mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. The synthetic barrier spray targets shrubs and plants eliminating mosquitoes on contact and bonding to foliage, where it remains effective for up to approximately three weeks. As an alternative to the longer-lasting synthetic solution, Mosquito Joe offers an all-natural barrier spray that is effective for approximately two weeks. “Mosquito Joe offers programs ...

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State-of-the-art skin care

MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center, a state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology practice on the campus of St. Luke’s Hospital, strives to help patients understand and treat their medical skin conditions (skin health), as well as learn about lifestyle choices and cosmetic products/services that can help keep skin looking youthful (skin vitality). Owned and operated by Dr. Joseph A. Muccini, a board-certified dermatologist with more than 20 years of experience in medical and surgical dermatology, the company offers traditional medical and surgical dermatology appointments as well as premier cosmetic services, products and procedures to help patients keep looking vital ...

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Computer fixes with excellent quality service

When Jeff Minnis is not programming, he is running Jeff Computers, the area’s leading source for all computer solutions. “We can fix almost any computer problem, and we also custom build desktop and laptop computers,” said Minnis, owner and president of Jeff Computers. “Since we are locally owned and operated, we offer faster and better quality service.” A one-stop solution for information technology needs, many companies rely on Jeff Computers’ services to keep their network operating. The business offers laptop and desktop computer repairs and even performs expert remote PC repair, which means there is no need for the customer ...

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An exceptional senior living community

Since 1979, Gambrill Gardens Senior Community has provided seniors a friendly, caring and nurturing environment. Exciting changes are on the way with the investment of four million dollars for renovations. The expansion will include a new fitness/therapy center, bistro, hotel suite for visitors, movie theater, library/computer center, larger dining area with restaurant service and many other upgrades. In addition, there are 24 wooded acres, garden patios, footpaths for leisurely strolls and abundant wildlife to enjoy. Gambrill Gardens has retirement and assisted living apartments along with affordable housing for a continuum of both care and financial needs. There are efficiencies as ...

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Toddlers to teens: small schools matter

Set on a beautiful, 12-acre wooded campus just 10 minutes west of Wildwood, The Fulton School strives to be an extension of the home, cultivating children’s capabilities and challenging them to take academic risks and develop their self confidence. The Fulton School is a small, independent, coed school for toddlers through 12th grade, offering traditional Montessori through 3rd grade, and a Montessori-based program for 4th through 12th. With its small, intimate environment and 8-to-1 student-teacher ratio, there are no ceilings to hinder development and no hiding places for students to resist growth. The whole child can develop into the adult ...

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Medicare made easy!

Executive Senior Services, LLC is excited to be celebrating their one year anniversary at their Chesterfield Mall location. As an independent Medicare brokerage firm, the agents understand the differences between the current plans available and can guide clients in choosing the right option to meet their needs. “Our agents always have the best interests of each client at the core of everything they do,” said President, Jean Sandifer, who has been with the business since it began in 2012. “We know the transition into Medicare can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming. We represent many of the top insurance carriers so ...

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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. They ...

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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 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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