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January 1, 2015

Beginnings From An End

For someone waiting for an organ transplant, hope is tempered with the knowledge that the gift they so desperately need will come only when someone else’s life ends. But for the families of donors, knowing their loved one’s organs are…

Anna Beth Coil and Justin Carlson

Little girls dream of looking like a princess at their weddings, and for Anna Beth Coil, that dream came true when she dressed in a beautiful princess ball gown, slipped on her grandmother’s long white gloves and met her groom, the tall,…

#GoingToTheChapel

As with all other areas of life, social media is changing how couples and guests experience weddings. “I think the biggest trend I’ve seen is people coming up with a custom hashtag,” says Anne Hanks, owner of AnnaBelle Events. “Guests,…

Twist & Shout

I love good soft pretzels, but they are a little hard to come by if you’re not close to a bakery that makes them fresh. A good beer, a soft pretzel, and some mustardayonnaise (equal parts course mustard and mayonnaise) and you are set for…

Cool Jobs

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Most people just wish they could follow that old adage, but some people do heed the advice and find amazing careers. From helicopter pilot to ballerina,…

The Ring’s The Thing

There are no rules for engagement rings in 2015. Some of the most coveted baubles are out-of-the-box stunners that fit the personality of the intended. Even couples who favor tradition are requesting updates to the established diamond ring.…

Money & Matrimony

A budget is a critical step in your wedding planning. There are a lot of things to look forward to when planning a wedding. Unfortunately, you can’t get to the fun stuff until you tackle the budget. It might seem mind-boggling, but it…

A Tree-umphant Return

L.G. PATTERSON John Gilbreth had a very definite idea of what he didn’t want to name his pizza restaurant. Friends kept suggesting “Johnny G’s,” but Gilbreth felt “that sounded like an old-fashioned Italian place with red-and-white…

Finding The Words

Author Marlene Lee is tucked comfortably in the back of the coffee shop, enveloped in the aroma of fresh roast. Lakota Coffee Co. is her second office, where she settles in to write and edit. There is an established rhythm; if she is deep…

A Bride’s Best Friend

Almost immediately after she gets engaged, a bride feels the pressure to start planning a wedding. This is a thrilling time, but it can also be overwhelming. Some couples choose to hire a professional to manage their nuptials. A wedding…

We Are The World

Former Peace Corps workers Cy Kuckenbaker (left) and Jake Wilson. At the end of this month, a nationally recognized film festival will make its annual return to Columbia. No, it’s not time for True/False (that’s in March). The upcoming…

School Of Rocks

Every bride dreams of the perfect engagement ring but before you go shopping, take our crash course in diamond shapes and cuts. The Gemological Institute of America points out that most people use the terms “cut” and “shape” interchangeably…