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July 2016

Historic Missouri Theater

The Missouri Theatre opened its doors in October of 1928. The cost of construction was a staggering $400,000. The headline in an ad in the Columbia Daily Tribune heralded the “Formal Opening of your new Missouri Theatre—Friday Evening……

Reviews In A Flash

While the hyper-hyped anarchic superhero flick “Suicide Squad” wins hands-down as the edgiest pick from this month’s upcoming movie releases, a more heartwarming alternative is the sci-fi drama “The Space Between Us.” This story centers…

Movie Buffs’ “Boone”

Columbians are used to braving March’s inclement weather to attend the acclaimed True/False Film Fest. But about eight years ago, festival co-founder David Wilson had an idea: Why not take advantage of Columbia’s beautiful summer weather…

Best-Kept Secret

Nestled between Columbia and the historic little town of Rocheport lies one of central Missouri’s best-kept secrets: Blue Shepherd Farm. Here you will find a family-owned and operated farm that is just beginning to become a summer…

Tigers on the Road

Football is in the air. Before you know it, there will be Saturday afternoon gridlock as Tiger fans take over the town. But what about those other weekends when the Tigers are away? This season, the Tigers will play on the road for five of…

Louise-isms For Life

Stacks of old photographs and newspaper clippings, typed documents and handwritten notes are scattered across Louise Martin’s living room. They occupy the surface of every table, sofa and chair. On one end of her coffee table sits a box…

On The Town

Les Borgmeyer, former Chamber of Commerce Ambassador chair, began the annual Century Club celebration in 2008 to honor Ambassadors who earned 100 points or more for attending ribbon cuttings throughout the year. This year's Century Club…

3rd Annual Farm to Table

On June 23, 2016, the Columbia Farmers Market hosted its sold-out 3rd Annual Farm to Table Dinner at Blue Bell Farm in Fayette. For the dinner, farmers and farmers market staff transformed into servers to provide a uniquely intimate dining…

Reviews In A Flash

“Ghostbusters” (Columbia Pictures, Sony) The saying, “everything old can be made new again,” is alive in Hollywood more than anywhere else, it seems. There, it’s more of a mantra. Remakes and reboots every year keep the stories we love…

A NEW VIEW

Assignment: Rural Boone County Farmers The Location: Northern Boone County The best time to take photos outside is either early morning and late evening. This is called the “Golden Hour.” It’s a time when the light casts a magical…

Graveyard Shift

Working an eight-hour shift is hard enough, but working one while the rest of the city sleeps can be downright exhausting. At Uprise Bakery, employees are busy baking bread long before its doors open to the public. The baking process…

Back In The Day

Back in the day, the area around Wabash Station was an essential warehousing district for goods brought into this market by rail. The bulky supplies were stored in and beneath nearby buildings before being picked up and disseminated. Many…

Blueberry Muffin Recipe

It's the height of blueberry season and to celebrate, we're sharing a recipe for some moist blueberry muffins from our upcoming issue. See the full story in our August Issue. These blueberry muffins are extremely moist, thanks to the use…

Peach BBQ Sauce

(Recipe adapted from sweetcayenne.com) When it comes to peaches, I identify with good ol’ Bubba Gump. If it were up to me, I’d open a restaurant and have only dishes that featured peaches. Peach salsa, peach pizza, peach quesadillas,…

Summer Brews

It certainly isn’t a “new” thing in craft, beer, but the trend of putting great beer in cans is growing daily. This is especially true for styles that would work in summer (or spring) and are more likely to see time outdoors and in places…

Safe Rides In COMO

COMO Connect  www.comoconnect.org Payment is by cash or bus passes paid for in advance. Regular one-way fare: $1.50 ~ Regular All-Day Pass: $3.00 (Exact change is required.) Other fare and pass options are available in advance.…

Website Giveaway Rules

HUB & SPOKE IS GIVING AWAY A NEW WEBSITE FOR ONE LUCKY BUSINESS!  What Does It Include:  Assistance with host/domain name set up (third party costs for domain are clients responsibility, includes hosting free for one year)…