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Dog Waterpark Marks Another First in the Nation for Petropolis Pet Resort

February 1, 2016, marked the groundbreaking for St. Louis’ only water park for dogs, at Petropolis Pet Resort. Upon completion this summer, Canine Cove, a tropical themed, paw shaped splash pad will be available for Petropolis lodging and daycare clients. This addition to the state-of -the-art Petropolis facility will provide over 30 water features for endless dog entertainment.

In addition to the Canine Cove project, Petropolis is expanding from four play yards to a total of 14 play yards, including a new 3,400 square foot pavilion. The new pavilion will create a more climate-controlled environment, with fans and heaters, making Petropolis the only all season dog daycare facility in St. Louis.

The Petropolis expansion and Canine Cove experience will provide engaging, enrichment and socialization for pets that no other facility in St. Louis can offer. This investment in St. Louis and in the Chesterfield community provides a place for pets to learn and experience safe play.

About Petropolis:

Petropolis Pet Resort is an award-winning pet care facility, family owned and operated since 1988 by Dr. Paul Schifano and Hannelore Bugby. Petropolis Pet Resort  specializes in boarding, grooming, training and doggy daycare and is positioned on two acres of land in Chesterfield.  Dr. Schifano’s goal for the facility was to create the nation’s first all-inclusive pet center servicing every pet’s need “All Under One Woof.” Petropolis has led the pet care industry in the St. Louis area for over 25 years.

Petropolis Pet Resort

16830 Chesterfield Rd.

Chesterfield, Missouri 63005


Smoking Hot Cigars Opens New Store and Lounge in Chesterfield Valley

Cigar lovers now have a new place to stock up and enjoy a great stogie in Chesterfield.

Smoking Hot Cigars has been a mobile humidor traveling around greater St. Louis for charity events, golf tournaments and tastings, since June of 2015. Owners Greg and Margie Stein and Paul and Sarah Kaler, are excited to expand the business into a retail store front and smoking lounge. Smoking Hot Cigars is located at 112 Chesterfield Commons Rd East.

In addition to cigars, they sell humidors, cigar accessories, apparel and a tobacco and rum men’s skin care line. Shop the humidor and then enjoy your cigar in the relaxing lounge with large leather chairs and TV.

For more information on Smoking Hot Cigars please contact 636.778.3310. “Like” Smoking Hot Cigars on Facebook for updates on specials and events. Visit our website at

Body by Vi: ViSalus Program for a 
Healthy Lifestyle

Body by Vi is the healthy lifestyle platform for “everybody and every body!”  ViSalus gives customers the power to personalize a program that works for them by combining the meals, drinks, snacks and supplements they prefer to support their healthy lifestyle goals. In turn, this provides a personalized and simple shopping experience so that you can get healthy nutrition delivered to your doorstep!  Healthy food for the entire family that helps you save money on your grocery bill.

One of the best things about learning to live healthier is passing on that education to those in need of better nutrition. This is what we do through PROJECT 10™ Kids – a program that gives the Vi Community an opportunity to share the benefits of good nutrition and living healthier with the next generation. Every time someone reaches a 10-lb. goal through the PROJECT 10™ program, Vi donates 90 days of healthy meals, drinks and snacks on their behalf to helping a child on the path to a healthier lifestyle.

For more information, contact:

Jayme Knight

ViSalus – Project 10 Kids


April Showers Brings in 1.1 Million Personal Care Items

This year, April Showers brought in more than May flowers. With help from community members and businesses, Girl Scouts throughout eastern Missouri collected more than 1.1 million personal care items through this year’s April Showers– the organization’s annual collection drive and largest community service project. The items, ranging from toothbrushes and shampoo to bandages and diapers, benefit hundreds of food pantries and homeless shelters throughout the region. Girl Scouts spent more than 36,000 hours on the project, with adult volunteers and family members pitching in more than 26,000 hours.

The annual collection began in 1998 and takes place over two weekends. The drive kicks off with Showering the Community, an event where community members are invited to donate items at select Walmart stores. Also during this first weekend, girls go door-to-door distributing recyclable plastic bags in their communities, and return the following weekend to collect the bags, which residents have filled with personal care items. Girl Scouts also works with Operation Food Search, Schnucks and Dierbergs to collect items and also receives sponsorships from Ameren Missouri and Macy’s.

April Showers addresses an important community need: almost a quarter of Missouri households are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, which do not apply to the purchase of personal care items. Consequently, thousands of families and individuals count on donations to their local shelters and food pantries for these essentials.

“Every year, communities, families and organizations show they stand with girls and support Girl Scouts by contributing to this crucial initiative, and we are grateful for their support,” said Bonnie Barczykowski, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri CEO. “The impact of these 1.1 million items will surely improve quality of life for so many children and adults across our region.”

About Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is committed to building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. To join, volunteer or donate to Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, call 800.727.GIRL or visit Girl Scouts is a proud United Way member and is supported by the following United Way agencies: United Way of Greater St. Louis, United Way of the Mark Twain Area, United Way of Adair County/Northeast Missouri and Franklin County Area United Way.

AMG Corporate Offices in Chesterfield Now Offers Training Rooms

AMG Corporate Offices in Chesterfield has opened training rooms to accommodate up to 50 people, offering a variety of seating options. WiFi, dry erase boards, conference calling, LCD projectors and Video Conferencing are also available. Conveniently located at the corner of Clarkson Road and Hwy 40/64 between the Chesterfield Mall and Drury Plaza Hotel and Hyatt Place, AMG office spaces, training rooms and conference rooms are a great choice for accommodating business office and meetings needs.

For more information, call 636.532.1900 or 314.569.9800.

Letter to 
the Editor

Hello, Libby!

I loved your recent “Gentlemen’s” edition. Well done, my friend!  You do a great job with Chesterfield Lifestyle!

I have some more SUPER news to share with you and your readers!  I have just been crowned Mrs. Missouri and will compete for the title of Mrs. USA, in Nevada, this summer.

Mayor Bob Nation proclaimed it “Cynthia Fleck Day” in The City of Chesterfield on May 16th; it was very exciting!

Best Regards,

Cynthia Fleck

Chesterfield Resident and Chesterfield Lifestyle Reader