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June 2016

Summer Sipping

Looking for an everyday wine to take you through the easy-livin’ summer season? Stock up on Rioja wines from sunny Spain. Rioja, a region along the Ebro River in northern Spain, produces an eclectic assortment of food-friendly wines,…

Going For The Gold

J'den qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in April of this year. He will be wrestling in the Olympics on August 20. Watch the interview after his Olympic Qualifier below. Then watch as he reveals that his talents don't stop at the mat, but…

Dining Guide

lll AMERICAN 44 Stone Public House 3910 Peachtree Drive, Suite H 573-443-2726 Abigail’s 206 Central St., Rocheport 573-698-3000 Addison’s 709 Cherry St. 573-256-1995 www.addisonssophias.com/addisons Barred Owl Butcher &…

CEO Summer Reading List

America’s Bitter Pill By Steven Brill (Random House, 2015) Steven Brill has looked at changes in the health care industry from several distinctly different angles: as an attorney, as a journalist and as a patient. In America’s Bitter…

CITIZEN McDAVID

Bob McDavid presided over his last Columbia City Council meeting on April 4 and moved out of the mayor’s office later that week. After two terms as the city’s CEO, the 69-year-old retired obstetrician announced last winter he would not seek…

PROFITABLE CONVERSION

Summertime is a sweet season for the leadership team at Primaris this year. The health care consulting firm is celebrating its new status as a private company, marking the end of its journey to convert from nonprofit organization to a…

Business In A Heartbeat

Dan Latham doesn’t embrace the 9-to-5 workday. By 4 a.m., the CEO of Pulse Medical Staffing is on the phone fielding calls from health care facilities. His company provides temporary supplemental staff and medical professionals to more than…

Cutting Edge

Forget for a moment the mind-numbing arguments that blanket discussions about health care these days. Let’s get back to the real reason this industry is so fascinating: the ever-evolving advances in medicine that save lives, restore health…

MOMENTUM

At the tender age of 20, Mark Fenner had an epiphany: he would never play professional football. A scholarship football player at Missouri Western State College for two years, Fenner’s athletic career had ended with an injury in 1983. He…

A New View

As a photographer, I have access to some unique points of view in the community. Here is one of them, in A New View. Assignment: Clydesdales The Location: Warm Springs Ranch I remember one of the biggest thrills for me while…

June Joyful Occasions

HANNAH ELAINE HASSEMER and ADAM ROBERT KRUSE will marry on July 2 at the St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbia. Hannah is the daughter of Mark and Elaine Hassemer of Columbia. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the…

“Fear-Nothing” Pesto

Over Memorial Day Weekend, the Columbia Farmers Market welcomed Max Garcia-Rubio of the pop-up restaurant Traviesos for a food-tasting event. Max prepared a seasonally inspired pesto composed of Mighty Acorn Farm Swiss chard and beet…

An Aerie Of An Oasis

“Labor of love” is an oft over-used term, but no other phrase will do to describe a Columbia couple’s elegant 21st-century reimagining of a majestic 1980s home. “We put our heart and soul into recreating this space. It is a beautiful…

Grow-How!

5 Podcasts Download or subscribe to these free podcasts. A Way To Garden With Margaret Roach One of America’s best-known garden writers, Margaret Roach shares organic gardening, garden-to-table cooking and nature topics on this show…

Water Features 101

Water features have taken off in popularity within the last eight years as more homeowners have decided to stay put and enhance existing homes by creating their own beautiful, natural retreats, say Anne and Josiah Crousore, the…

Grow Native

You’ve probably driven or walked past a neighborhood or subdivision and thought, “Whatever were those homeowners thinking?!” The yard seems riddled with rangy plants sprouting sporadically in no apparent pattern, giving off an unkempt…

Wall Covering Comeback

Wall coverings have been making a comeback ever since the 2008 recession, but their popularity has really popped within the last year, says Vicki Wren-Eultgen, interior design consultant with Johnston Paint & Decorating. Wren-Eultgen…

History Lesson

It’s always a conundrum: how to honor the original bones of a historic home while ensuring the redesigned spaces meet the expectations of a 21st-century family. This give-and-take is playing out beautifully in the three-story Colonial…

‘ELEMENTS-ARY’

Anne K. Moore, owner and president of D&M Sound, offers advice on planning and buying a backyard sound system that best meets your needs. Homeowners want the same flexibility many enjoy indoors — zoned entertaining that offers the…

Inside Flat Branch

We're excited to announce a new video partnership with Cosmic Sauce, bringing you an "Inside Look" at some of Columbia's favorite spots, like this first one about Flat Branch Pub & Brewing — a perennial Best of Columbia winner. We…