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2012

It’s The End Of The World!

Norm Ruebling is on the run from dire Mayan prophesies. L.G. PATTERSON Those ancient Mayans are still stirring up trouble. By bringing their famous calendar to an abrupt end on Dec. 21, 2012, the Mayans have the citizens of the 21st…

The Guide To Doing Good

The 2012 United Way Loaned Executives are (from left to right): Sam Miller (State Farm Insurance), Charlene Aldrich (Shelter Insurance), Pam Forbes (Schneider Electric), Jennifer Bailey (Commerce Bank), Angie Gentry (Boone County National…

Chill Out!

Just because the temperature has dropped and Christmas is around the corner, doesn’t mean you have to stay inside for the next few months. Resist the urge to hibernate and bake cookies all winter because Columbia has plenty of winter…

Cheesy Chic

’Tis the season to entertain. Sometimes guests are expected and sometimes they just pop in. No matter what the case, it helps to have something to munch on hand. You don’t have to feel tied down to only offering cereal snacks and nuts. With…

Pin Pal

Just three years ago, Inside Columbia ran a story on how to be an organized bride, and the essential planning tool was a three-ring binder. It sounds so old-fashioned now, this side of the Pinterest boom. Thanks to this “virtual pinboard”…

Cooking With Brook: Let’s Talk Turkey!

When I was a teenager, the job of carving the turkey was passed to me. This may not seem like a normal task to hand down to a 15-year-old, especially with an older brother and three older cousins at the table, but I guess I was lucky. I had…

A Time For Tradition

Thanksgiving — that most American of holidays — is a day for tradition and reflection on all our blessings. We asked six Columbians — longtime residents and transplants from other countries — to share their holiday customs and reflect on…

Me, Myself & Irene

Irene Haskins touched thousands of lives as a humorist for the Columbia Daily Tribune, a singer, a mentor and a friend. She was the master of uncensored candor, but criticism from Irene came without a sting because it was always accompanied…