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April 2012

Answering The Call

This story was published in the Spring 2012 issue of "Inside Columbia's CEO" magazine. Read more from that issue at ColumbiaCEO.com The telephone call came from out of the blue. When Tim Wolfe picked up in his Walpole, Mass., home one…

Out Of The Closet

It’s an annual tradition in CoMo. Caught in the grip of spring-cleaning fever, Columbians follow the age-old ritual of opening their closets and sifting through the remains of failed fads, fashion faux pas and fat clothes. They haul away…

No Joke!

Stephens Susies were among the first to joke around; on April 1, 1913, a group of students played hooky and went swimming in Rollins Spring. When then-president James Madison Wood learned of their rebellious behavior, he packed a picnic…

Shooters With A Sweet Surprise

Dear Fancy Bar Chef, I’ve been going out a lot more with my friends, and they all take shots along with their beers and fancy drinks. I want to join in, but they usually drink something horrible such as Goldschlägger or Sambuca or, even…

Makin’ Bacon

The pig is an amazing animal. From one part we get the lean loin yielding pork chops and tenderloin; from another we get the succulent pork shoulder. Then there is the belly, which gives us the most marvelous gift of all: bacon. Bacon is an…

Columbia Star Dinner Train

Columbians are dining their way through yesteryear upon the rails of the Columbia Star Dinner Train. The only establishment of its kind in Missouri, the train’s four royal blue 1938 passenger cars offer a culinary portal to the past; a…

Eats & Arts

Last year was a year of transformation for Columbia’s Wabash Station. For four hours every Sunday, June through October, the historic building became the North Village Arts District Farmers & Artisans Market, a small gathering of local…

Printing Pretty

In the mood to brighten up your walls this spring? These Missouri-themed prints will warm your heart and your home. Words On The Street Kristen Brown, owner of Hoot Design Co., has always been interested in the graphic nature of…

LUNAfest

Ladies, if last month’s True/False Film Fest left you wanting more, buy a ticket for LUNAfest, an evening of short films, by, for and about women at The Blue Note on April 22. The traveling festival highlights the work of nine female…