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2016

A New View

Assignment: World Series The Location: Wrigley Field For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to go see a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. I am not a Cubs fan. I just craved the experience of seeing a game in that…

From Local to Global

Adam Beckett is somebody who thinks you should put your ideals into action. So when he finished his residency in emergency medicine and looked at the staggering needs around the world, he was ready to go. But he soon learned that many…

The Gift of Cigars

As the holidays sneak up on us once again, you may find yourself searching for last-minute gifts that don’t seem like last-minute gifts. If there’s a man on your list who enjoys an occasional cigar, you’ll be pleased with the options you…

In It for the Long Haul

John Berghager runs his I-70 Towing and Recovery business out of a remodeled bowling alley at 2116 Vandiver Drive. It’s a building with a history in Columbia; and it’s a building that will certainly have a role in Columbia’s future. “I…

MU Through the Years

In 1890 Dr. Austin Lee McRae, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Missouri, proposed organizing a school "foot ball" team. The fledgling team's games were so popular that money raised from ticket sales helped spawn a…

CEO Roundtable

photos by L.G. Patterson With the new year coming fast, area business and government leaders sat down to lunch in early November at The Roof at an economic roundtable to discuss where we have been, where we are and what might be ahead.…

Tax Season Nears

As we look forward to a new year, the last thing we want to think about is taxes, but guess what? Filing season is right around the corner and there are a few important things you need to know for the upcoming year. Deadlines are changing.…

Culinary Adventure Tour

On January 24th, Inside Columbia's Culinary Adventures is teaming up with Columbia Culinary Tours to take you on a tour of some of the best food Columbia has to offer. Take a bus tour to four of Columbia's most elegant restaurants, enjoy…

Banish Winter Blahs

When the temperature plunges, lounging at home near fireplaces blankets, and steaming mugs is a great place to be. But what to do when everyone starts to go a little stir crazy? We’ve got some ideas for you! Check out our list of fun things…

The Party Line

Relaxed Rules While holiday parties may be a tradition, many of today’s events are anything but traditional. There’s a movement away from formality, says Adam Guy, owner of Upper Crust Catering. “We’re seeing a lot more people doing a fun…

Polenta Cakes

Making polenta only involves bringing milk to a simmer, adding polenta and continuing to stir. You can make it with water, but milk or stock gives it a better flavor. The ratio of 3 or 4 parts liquid to 1 part polenta (yield about 3 ½…

Winter Warmers

It’s winter — time to drink some big, boozy beers. A lot of folks are scared off by these  “darker” beers, but they’re much more approachable — and often far lower in alcohol content — than you might think. Their “heft” is perfect for…

Oktoberfest

photos by Courtney Tompson Photography An Oktoberfest outing led to the wedding two years to the month later between Allison (Allie) Nicole Kolker and Kyle Joseph Cupp. The couple met in Hermann in 2014 when Allie and several other…

Jingle and Mingle

Over the past couple of decades, society has become much less formal. These changes have not only upended some long-standing etiquette guidelines but have undermined basic good manners, too. In the spirit of this kinder, gentler season,…

Pitch Perfect

A lilting little song penetrates the intense hush of the hospital’s NICU where the sickest babies are cared for. “Hel-lo, Lena, hel-lo,” sings Emily Herzog, the full-time board-certified music therapist at the University of Missouri’s…

To Have & To Draw

Unless you live under a rock, you know that coloring books for adults are a “thing.” But did you know this latest craze has made its way down the aisle? Pinterest is abuzz with inventive ways to incorporate this trend into wedding…

De-Stress the Holidays

In theory, it is the “hap-happiest” season of all. In reality, many of us look forward to December with a mix of anticipation and dread. We want to make the most of the season and create special memories, but there’s so much competing for…

Twist On Tradition

When I think of the holidays, certain classic centerpieces to the family meal come to mind. The holidays have always been a time when you go big or go home — indulging in food and drink best savored during special occasions. Leg of lamb…

Kenyan Holiday Medley

Fridah Mubichi’s Kenyan grandmother began planning Christmas dinner in September. She canvassed her goats and chickens in search of the perfect cut of meat. Her selections made, she fattened them for slaughter on Dec. 24. As a tribute to…

The Joy of Sharing

When Sharmini Rogers moved from Malaysia in the ‘90s to join her new husband, Marvin Rogers, in the United States, she needed a bit of guidance in the kitchen. “I didn’t really know any Western cooking,” she says. “The only thing I had done…