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November 2015

The Heroes Among Us

There are heroes everywhere in Columbia, living quiet lives that belie the importance of their work and the adventures they’ve encountered. Meet seven local men and women whose courage and daring are an inspiration to an entire city.…

The Day After

The Day After You’ll look forward to these Turkey Day leftovers. There is a general rule people follow when buying a raw turkey for Thanksgiving: You need about 1 pound of turkey per person if you are buying a whole bird (with bones),…

A Toast To Tradition

Add some sunny California tradition to your Thanksgiving repast this month — it doesn’t get any more traditional than offerings from the oldest winemaking family in the Golden State. Mirassou Chardonnay and Pinot Noir bring…

A Story In Pictures

Raised in Pennsylvania, Karen Mocker Dabson grew up attending weddings and funerals at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church. “My great-aunts and -uncles numbered among the 50,000 Croatians that lived and worked in the many small…

No Excuses

Charlie Digges Sr. doesn’t seem to like attention. He’d rather hear your story. His genuine interest is apparent as he listens and studies you. As he begins to share his story, you become acutely aware of what a small world it can be…

Eulogy to a Hero

Prime magazine recently asked readers to submit articles on their heroes. Here is the award-winning essay, written by Columbia resident Jeanne Dzurick. As Thanksgiving nears, take the time to give thanks to your own special hero.