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April 1, 2014

Dream Day

Sarah has a rare chronic condition called Hereditary Multiple Exostones (HME) and was granted her dream to go on a Disney Cruise. If your life seemed to revolve around the constant pain and misery of illness, how would you choose to…

Bringing The City To Life

The goal of the Columbia Garden Club can be summed up into one simple phrase: to make Columbia a better, brighter place. The club, organized in 1919, has been working for 95 years to beautify the community and advance the gardening and…

Don’t Fear The Artichoke

 The process of cooking raw artichokes can be daunting to some people, leaving the canned variety as the only option to explore this great vegetable. At home, I usually take the whole raw globe artichoke and boil it, uncovered, in salted,…

So Far, Tso Good

General Tso’s Chicken (aka Tsao’s) is one of my most favorite “Chinese” dishes, but you won’t find it in China. The dish is thought to have originated in the early 1970s in New York, created by Peng Chang-kuei, a Chinese chef from the Hunan…

Decoding Dreams

ILLUSTRATION BY KATE MOORE It’s common for children to wake up from a nightmare in the middle of the night and for their parents to calm them down by saying, “It’s just a dream, go back to sleep.” Walter Hrycaj, dream interpreter at…

Best of Columbia 2014

Best Weathercaster winner Sharon Ray from KMIZ. L.G. PATTERSON, ILLUSTRATION BY KATE MOORE Well Columbia, you’re a tough crowd to please. This year, we counted and verified nearly 420,000 votes for the people, restaurants,…

Cabaletta

Tenor Steven Tharp has graced the most storied stages in the world, singing under the baton of such famed conductors as Sir Georg Solti and Daniel Barenboim. His professional career has spanned three decades and remains robust. He’s been…

Flat Branch Celebrates 20 Years!

In the late 1980s and early ’90s, Columbia was noticeably devoid of brewpubs and local beers. Then, along came Tom Smith. A St. Louis native, Smith came to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri, then worked in California briefly…

Fired Up For Alzheimer’s Research

Fired Up Over Alzheimer’s Next month, Dave Griggs will take the hot seat at the annual fundraising roast for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter. He and Nancy share their own family’s experience with the disease in this…

Tell Me About It

Tell Me About It Inside Columbia’s Prime introduces our new advice columnist, Angel Donnette Robertson. In this first edition, she shares tips for grandparents who want to help grandchildren coping with a divorce.