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Happily Ever After: Gertie and the Pontious Family

Once upon a time, a Lab/Great Dane mix was lying on the side of the road. She had been hit by a car and went unattended for three days, waiting for someone to notice she needed help and was in pain. Eventually, ActNow Rescue picked her up, naming her Miracle because it was a miracle… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Gertie and the Pontious Family

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For the Love of Art

Sarah Kelley and Mary Beth Bussen have known each other for more than 20 years, but they never dreamed they’d be running a shop together. But here, in 2019, the duo operates Union Studio in St. Louis’ Botanical Heights neighborhood, selling a wide variety of handcrafted goods and fine art. The best part? Everything in… Continue reading For the Love of Art

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Herb Your Enthusiasm

According to a recent Harvard Business Review study, only 10 percent of Americans love cooking. Many see it as a chore and dread preparing meals for themselves and their families. Luckily, a Fenton-based company headed by nutritionist Hayley Sohn is on a mission to provide area residents with healthy options delivered straight to their doorsteps.… Continue reading Herb Your Enthusiasm

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Happily Ever After: Zoey, Chaka, Timmy and the Brands Family

Once upon a time, the Brands family found themselves without dogs after their three senior pups crossed the rainbow bridge one after the other. Kenna Brands and her family waited more than a year before even considering bringing new four-legged friends into the family. One day, she convinced her husband to go look at a… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Zoey, Chaka, Timmy and the Brands Family

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Restoration St. Louis Has Passion For Preservation

Amrit and Amy Gill started their careers in construction, but along the way, they became what Amy Gill calls “building huggers,” fascinated with architecture and the historic spaces around them. In 2001, the husband-and-wife team founded their own development company called Restoration St. Louis, with the mission of strengthening and enhancing communities by redeveloping neglected… Continue reading Restoration St. Louis Has Passion For Preservation

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Provisions St Louis Offers Luxe Necessities

When the Northern California wildfires struck Sonoma County in late 2017, Ross and Debra Hunter decided it was time to rethink their California lives. They had founded and operated a shop called Provisions 707 in the area, and although the shop remained intact during the fires, their customer base had largely been displaced. One of… Continue reading Provisions St Louis Offers Luxe Necessities

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Happily Ever After: Ziggy and the Brose Family

Once upon a time, a medium-haired Maine Coon mix named Ziggy was searching for his forever home. He had initially been adopted months ago from a Petco, but later showed up at the back door of a volunteer with The Cat Network, a cat rescue group that’s been helping stray and abandoned cats find their… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Ziggy and the Brose Family

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Period Restoration Revamps History

Since 2009, Period Restoration has been making a name for itself for its team’s ability to respect and restore the historical integrity of the Gateway City’s older homes. Co-founder Randy Renner Jr. has been passionate about breathing new life into these grand traditional houses for years, but nothing could’ve prepared him for what would become… Continue reading Period Restoration Revamps History

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Happily Ever After: Minnie and the Awtrey-Hammack Family

Once upon a time, a bone-thin pup was used for breeding. When the breeders didn’t want her anymore, she went home with one of the breeder’s co-workers as a surprise for his wife, who didn’t even like dogs. They named her Lucky because they were “lucky they kept her,” but before long, she was surrendered… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Minnie and the Awtrey-Hammack Family