Yearly Archives

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…

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…

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”…

This Might Sound Corny…

As the weather gets cold and Thanksgiving comes around, cornbread becomes a popular dish on the table. In the South, it is a common side dish year-round. A little butter and honey on the cornbread makes it even better. You don’t have to…

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…

Ninth Street Eats

Bookmark Café Ellis Library, MU campus 1020 Lowry St. (corner of Ninth Street and Conley Avenue) 573-882-4701 dining.missouri.edu Number of years in current location: 9 Must-have food: Hope’s triple chocolate cookie ($1) Average…

Guten Appetit!

Oktoberfest started in 1810 when Germans celebrated the royal wedding of King Ludwig and Queen Therese with a party in Munich. Oktoberfest from the celebration runs from the end of September though the first weekend of October. The festival…

Tragedy At Well No. 2

Beth Eiken sat shielded from the crisp October air in a friend’s van at Moberly High School. As she watched her 13-year-old daughter play softball, her thoughts turned to her 17-year-old son, Stuart. She hoped he’d awakened early enough to…

A Food Truck Feast

Pepe’s Food Truck Pepe Perez felt something was missing in Columbia. Although he liked his work as a manager at El Maguey, he was hungry for a job where he could develop his own menu and feature the authentic Mexican meals he loved.…

Animal Ambassadors

Last fall, a new coalition took root to give adoptable companion animals in Columbia a greater chance of finding homes. “No Kill Columbia was formed in October of 2011 as a result of a 45 to 50 percent euthanize rate at our local…

Rockin’ With Rodriguez

Not long ago, I was backstage at a show discussing strategies for a successful music career with the stage crew and opening band. The crucial approach, we agreed, is: always have your bag packed, always be ready. Other observations and…

After-School Snack Sensations

Put down the potato chips and step away from the candy bars. With a handful of ingredients and less than an hour, you can easily whip up a satisfying treat for your kids. Baked Bruschetta Serves 4 to 5 people For the kid at heart,…

The Complicated Case Of Shakir Hamoodi

Monday, Sept. 18, 2006 Lamees Abdul-Kafi realized she forgot her cell phone en route to her 9 a.m. class at the University of Missouri. Apologizing to her brother, Owais, who was also in the car, Lamees turned the vehicle around and headed…

En Route To Enlightenment

Do you like it hot, nude or aerial? Or do you prefer it when doused in chocolate? Don’t be too quick to jump to conclusions; these are just some of the styles of yoga available in many American cities. Yoga is a way of life that was…

Summer Soup

Cold soups are refreshing in hot weather. When people think of cold soups, they usually visualize a bowl of vichyssoise or tomato gazpacho. If you’re looking for something energizing but a little out of the norm, I have just the thing.…

Homecoming Parade

Potato, potato, potato. That’s the sound of a Harley-Davidson idling. Multiply that a hundred times or more, add the guttural whines from German, English and Japanese bikes, and that sets the scene at the Interstate 70 on-ramp in Kingdom…

Swifter, Higher, Stronger

From St. Louis and Sydney to Belgium and Beijing, 35 people with ties to Columbia have sprinted, jumped, dribbled, skied and wrestled with the best athletes in the global pageantry of Olympic competition. Although the games have caused…