Daily Archives

June 1, 2014

Elizabeth Ealey & Derik Stott

Derik Stott likes to plan, and he had the perfect plan for his proposal to Elizabeth Stott. The two had been dating for eight months, had been friends for 10 years and had known each other even longer, as both attended Christian Fellowship…

Rock Bridge Debate Team For The Win

The black plastic box holds about 300 sheets of paper: studies, articles, prepared statements. Sara Ashbaugh, a senior at Rock Bridge High School, grips the box’s handle as she enters a classroom and yet another round of public forum…

Rocheport Rum

Grapes aren’t the only things fermenting in Rocheport these days. Les Bourgeois Vineyards debuted its newest endeavor last month with the introduction of Rocheport Rum, now available at the winery and other shops and restaurants in…

Cooking With Mussels

Mussels are not a common dish that people cook at home. There’s a misconception that they are complicated to prepare. The truth is, you clean them and then steam them. Everything else is just fluff (adding flavors, salt and other…

Don’t Dampen The Fun

Proper Water Rescue Never go near someone struggling to stay afloat because it’s easy for rescuers to become drowning victims themselves. To help rescue someone, hold on to the dock or boat and extend a pole, stick, line or whatever…

Take It Easy

It’s summertime and the livin’ in easy … make your everyday wine choice an easy one, too, with Clos du Bois Rouge. This fruitful red blend offers a veritable smorgasbord of varietals — Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet…

Calling All Daredevils!

Columbia offers plenty of heart-pounding outdoor adventures for those seeking new and unexpected thrills. From kayaking a flooded creek in the middle of the city to revving up an ATV on a rugged, reclaimed strip mine, the unusual outdoor…

The Exceptional Eggplant

Eggplant Parmesan Did you know eggplant is technically a berry, botanically classified as a fruit, and contains more nicotine than any other edible plant? Eggplant, a nightshade closely related to both the tomato and potato family is a…

Time Travel

Look inside two 50-year-old travel scrapbooks found at a Columbia garage sale, and travel along with one prominent Columbia couple on their trips through 1960s Europe.

Workout At Work

“Sitting all day has a huge impact on your health,” says Melissa Carter, manager and personal trainer at Anytime Fitness. “Two to three minutes of movement an hour can make a huge difference. If done the right way, being active at work can…

Easy Breezy

After a day at the pool, make sure you’re stylishly clad for a quick stop at the market or other errands. Maximize your time by slipping into a cover-up that’s appropriate for a public appearance. Comfy sandals and a straw tote bag complete…

Grandma Vegas

Dancers need costumes, and at Missouri Contemporary Ballet, the woman in charge of creating those costumes is Barbara Smith. Find out why she took on this volunteer role — despite being less than passionate about sewing.

Barbecue Essentials

 Nothing caps off a gathering like great food, and a barbecue is the quintessential summer event. Take a look at some of these cooking necessities and fire up the grill! Portable Rapid Firestarter by Bison Airlighter, available at…