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March 2016

WHEELS

Columbia is on the move. Cars, trucks, motorcycles … no matter, we crave personal mobility. The local market that sates our appetite for mechanized wheeled contraptions has seen a flurry of changes in ownership and realignments the past few…

TORCHBEARER

At Central Missouri Auto Body, they like to say, “Some repairs you see … ours you don’t!” What you do see at the industrious repair shop on Columbia’s north side is the face of the auto body business here. And it’s a decidedly feminine…

PACK IT IN

Kim Stading was planning a hiking trip for her birthday when she came up with a business idea. The St. Louis native talked to friends and searched multiple websites to figure out what gear she needed, but she knew there had to be a more…

THE EXPRESS LANE

Last spring, Chris and Anita Nyenhuis made a business decision that took them 1,900 miles across the map. Their startup, Eyes on Freight, was ready to take off, so they decided to take off for a four-month stay at an accelerator in…

Jane Williams

If you watched much television back in the 1970s, you couldn’t miss the television commercial that touted, “When E. F. Hutton talks, people listen.” Back then, E. F. Hutton was one of the most respected brokerage firms in the…

Austria To Zimbabwe

In the last 29 years, Drs. Neil and Lyanne Riley have sought adventure in 31 countries, on nine trips, on five continents — two people on one motorcycle. They have been detained in Russia, bungee jumped in New Zealand and went on safari in…

Audrey Dalton

Four decades before James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster “Titanic” made waves at the Academy Awards with 11 wins, Audrey Dalton signed on for Hollywood’s 1953 recreation of the famous 1912 maritime disaster. “Our version only received one…

Travel Memoirs

Are you ready to do some traveling but can’t afford it right now? Read about adventure and exploration through another person’s eyes in these travel memoirs. Read how a journey can transform a writer. Some of these reads have turned into…

Carbonara Made Simple

Pasta carbonara is a very simple Italian dish from Rome with many variations. In its simplest form, it can transform dry pasta from a box into a steaming, tasty dish in less than 15 minutes. Even when making basic carbonara, you have…

A More Perfect Union

Last year, we shared progress on the renovation of a stately Old Southwest home tucked into the woods that abut the MKT Trail. The yearlong project, completed in January, surpasses everything the preservation-minded homeowners hoped it…

Great Neighborhoods

Columbia boasts 82 neighborhoods and more than 70 homeowners associations. Not every city block falls into these organized boundaries, and there is some overlap between the two. But there is one universal, says Bill Cantin, Neighborhood…

Extra Sensory Perception

The calendar says spring is just around the corner, but anything is possible in the fickle month of March. Whether your menu plans call for one last fling with a hearty soup or a spring bash to welcome the vernal equinox, there’s a heady…