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December 1, 2015

Cozy Up And Stay In

PHOTOS BY L.G. PATTERSON The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. When the snow begins to fall, sometimes there’s nothing better than treating yourself to a cozy, warm night in. Lie down, relax with a good…

A Handcrafted Holiday

 PHOTOS: L.G. PATTERSON Some of the most cherished handcrafted holiday treasures are made out of construction paper and pipe cleaners, and there's nothing sweeter than an ornament constructed by a preschooler. But when the occasion…

The Bel Airs Have Fans Everywhere!

Fair winds ushered Cheryl and me into Cruz Bay, our favorite port. We stepped off our sloop onto St. John, the diamond in the American cluster of jewels called the Virgin Islands. It was our last port of call before we returned to Columbia,…

Saving The Tomato

In the 20th century, victory gardens were an effort in a homestead campaign for wartime success. For the Victory Gardeners, the trio of Laura Flacks-Narrol, Curtis Hess and Jordan Casey, the victory gardens are now a hometown effort in a…

Christmas Crafts

As the winter chill overtakes Columbia, the pressure is heating up to bag great holiday gifts. And while the area is teeming with unique creations at its local stores (and across the pages of its best magazine), perhaps no gift is…

Midnight Hour

Daddy always said, “Nothing good happens after midnight.” Clearly, my father knew nothing of the magic of wine blends. (Daddy was a Crown Royal guy.) The latest release from Ménage à Trois, a dark red blend named Midnight, should send that…

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson appeared in more than 200 films and TV shows throughout his career. But it’s not just his well-known role as security chief Oscar Goldman in “The Six Million Dollar Man” that elicits fan questions on the classic…

Verna Laboy

Verna Laboy is a “social entrepreneur.” At age 57, she’s spent most of her adult life connecting people, creating support groups, mentoring, and pointing a spotlight on the needs and challenges of Columbia’s First Ward.

Keeping up with Don Waltman

Don Waltman doesn’t sit too still. At 80, he works three jobs — a part-time Burpee seed merchandiser, a staff person in the University of Missouri Athletics Department and Santa Claus — and bikes three to five days a week. Indeed, since the…