Daily Archives

August 1, 2015

Down the Garden Path

L.G. PATTERSON It’s high summer and life is beautiful — especially in a 5-acre paradise just off West Broadway. For the past 40 years, Columbians have found respite in Shelter Gardens, a botanical oasis nurtured by its corporate owner in…

Avoiding Civil Unrest

I recently sat in on the interviews of the four finalists vying for executive director of Heart of Missouri United Way. The 20-member panel included community leaders, HMUW board members and the organization’s full-time staff. Andrew Grabau…

People-Pleasing Panzanella

L.G. PATTERSON Everyone has bread that has gone stale or become too dry before it’s all used. Real bread, without additives, dries and becomes stale within a few days. Don’t toss it out! You can make breadcrumbs, bread pudding and…

Abby Grimmett & Ryan Morimura

In May 2009, Abby Grimmett and Ryan Morimura were both working at KOMU-TV 8 as University of Missouri School of Journalism student reporters. The station had an annual Band Names Day, when each reporter had to pitch a band name that was…

Missouri Style Week Comes To CoMo!

An Alexis Cook design Adding to its high-profile position in the Midwestern fashion industry, Missouri Style Week’s third year takes to the road, expanding its St. Louis runway events to include an opening night in Columbia, the…

Welcome Back, Students!

Welcome, Students! Some will arrive in minivans stuffed to capacity with clothes and computers, dormitory décor and distraught parents watching their babies take that first, big step toward independence. Others will travel solo,…

The August Assortment

Bust out of your ordinary arts routine this month and try something new, like a music festival over in Hartsburg, a retro concert at the state fair, and some Audubon engravings that will have you walking on the wild side.…

Feels Like Home

Eric Praschan might not have familial roots in Columbia, but he knows it is home. Praschan and his wife, Stephanie, arrived here in the fall of 2007. “We came here in faith,” he says. “We didn’t have jobs or family waiting here, but we…

Georgie Zitsch & Chris Connell

Chris Cornell started asking Georgie Zitsch out when they were sophomores at Rock Bridge High School. But Georgie wasn’t interested in having a boyfriend and didn’t tell him yes until their senior year. “After two long years of Chris…

Six Great Daytrips

Summer break is ticking away. Your big plans got compromised: work deadlines, honey-do projects, ball games. You’re mired in commitments you made six months ago. And back-to-school bells are ringing. If your getaway got away without you,…

Spirited Desserts

In a time where gummies soaked in vodka are considered party food and cakes are moistened with liquor instead of icing, it’s an obvious choice to pair two of society’s most beloved indulgences: desserts and alcohol. They complement each…

Something Fishy

Fish oil may not sound too appetizing, but it’s a health supplement that has been getting a lot of attention from the medical community. Should you be taking it? Just how beneficial is it? According to the Harvard School of Public…

Fall Into Festivals

The end of summer and start of fall are filled with fairs and festivals in Missouri. These events showcase the state’s rich history and diverse cultures and offer the perfect excuse to go exploring. Find something to do every weekend from…

Boone Dawdle

Get all the details on this popular summertime True/False event that includes a surprise-filled bike ride from Columbia to Rocheport, a local foods picnic at Les Bourgeois, and a concert and outdoor film screening.

Goodness Will Follow

Prime columnist Pam Ingram introduces us to “Auntie” Caritas Habimana, an extraordinary woman who came to Columbia as a Rwandan refugee 20 years ago and who has made her life’s work serving others.