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October 2015

Here For A Good Time

What goes on at the Columbia Senior Activity Center? A lot more than what most people think. Tai chi, billiards, card games, line dancing, woodcarving, Wii bowling, Friday seminars and more put the “activity” in the center’s name.

Happy Trails

Add a vineyard experience to your daytrip plans with a visit to Missouri wine country. Nearly half of Missouri’s 128 wineries are organized into 10 regional wine trails. Find the route tailor-made for your tastes.

The Art of Lupus Garrett

“History, Louis XIV, photography, Picasso, African-American quilts, French furniture, Frank Gehry, standard poodles, the Missouri River, Bjork, Cajun music, rock walls, farmhouses, Victorian furniture, modernism, abstract expressionism,…

Who Killed Janett Christman?

By March of 1950, police in Columbia were ready for spring. The last few months had been particularly taxing for the force, whose time and resources had been stretched to the limit by a series of sexual assaults. In October 1949,…

Good Spirits

Farm-to-table. Grain-to-glass. Whichever way you look at it, we’re all about the local, handcrafted food and beverage movements. We like to know where the things we eat and drink come from, who made or grew them, and what level of quality…

Above The Fog

Cozy up with some classic reds this month from the coastal mountains of California, above the fogline where the sun shines almost all the time. Most of the grapes grown by Fogline Vineyards sit atop the peaks of Sonoma County at…

Life In The U.S.S.R.

Svetlana Grobman recalls hearing stories about America when she was a child growing up in Moscow, but those stories never cast America as a golden land of opportunity. “We were told we lived in the best country in the world,” she…

‘Til We Meet Again

“I met an old buddy of yours,” I told my Uncle Dan. He received the news as I expected he would, since he lies 6 feet beneath the granite marker that bears the name Daniel W. Drake. There was a smile in the air over this corner of Looney…

Law Enforcement Support

A few weeks ago, I ran into an old friend I hadn’t seen for quite some time. He is a Columbia police officer, so there was plenty of fodder to dive right into a meaningful conversation without having to muddle through the usual niceties.…