Daily Archives

July 1, 2016

Yesteryear

In this column we look back at historical places and times in Boone County.  This tornado went right through the streets of Columbia, devastating several stores and residences. According to the Missouri Climate Center, Missouri…

Mary Jean Leeper

In the 21st century, it seems everyone is in a constant state of fast-forward with their life-settings on autopilot. We rarely slow down long enough to sift out the frivolous and the mundane. Everyone is plugged in, logged on and connected…

Dusk To Dawn

Early this summer, we explored Columbia and its immediate environs during the half of the 24/7 cycle when most of us sleep. From an outdoor slumber party in southwest Columbia to the first light of day at the Foremost Dairy Research Center…

Joyful Occasions

LAURA DENKER and JOSHUA FRIEDRICH were married March 19, 2016. The wedding and reception took place at Faith Lutheran Church in Jefferson City. The daughter of Bob and Barb Denker of California, Mo., Laura graduated from the University of…

Cocktail Accessorize!

On sultry summer days, an ice-cold beverage is the treat. Why not host an outdoor party featuring frosty libations and escape the heat with friends and family? Transform your backyard into a cocktail lounge with these essential bar supplies…

NIGHTCAPS

When we think of “nightcaps” or beverages for a relaxing night on a terrace or patio, we usually think about a high-end whiskey, a stiff cocktail or a bold glass of wine. But you don’t want to overlook the beer options out there that…

Sultry Sips

Inside Columbia magazine invited three CoMo barkeeps — Sycamore’s Andrew Ruth, Bleu’s Aaron Brown and Kait Andre of Coley’s American Bistro — to share their inspirations for quintessential summer libations. With summer’s abundance of fresh…

Author Koepke

Writing a novel is not a social experience. I favor writing in isolation, where my fictional world can expand. Twice a week, I push my limits and step out of my bubble. I exchange work with other authors, learning, critiquing and…