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March 2017

A Clean Spring White

Every spring, I have the urge to spring clean my house and my diet. When the comfort foods and holiday spreads of winter no longer sound appealing, I am drawn to lighter, cleaner fare. This is actually perfect because the first vegetables…

Lawfully Wedded

Kimberly Hubbard and Jason Guthrie will be married Sept. 3, 2017, at Firestone Baars Chapel on the campus of Stephens College. Kimberly is the daughter of Paula Hubbard of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, and Kelvin Hubbard of Sacramento,…

Goin’ To The Chapel

Kenzie Staloch and Drew Bennett, both from Columbia, will be married on August 5, 2017, at the Firestone Baars Chapel on the Stephens College campus, with a reception to follow at Kimball Ballroom. Kenzie graduated from Rock Bridge High…

Wedding Day Forecast:

photos by Scott Patrick Myers Photography Jenna Salmons and Felix Rodriguez honored family members and traditions during their September 17, 2016, wedding, while adding some unconventional touches that made the occasion personal and…

Two Years of the Wild Skies

Photos by Paul Jackson My first introduction to drone technology was in a park in China. I watched a four-bladed helicopter sitting completely still in the air as its operator placed the remote on the ground. Having flown a number of RC…

Steak Savvy

Photos by L.G. Patterson Cote du Boeuf, ribeye, Scotch fillet, cowboy ribeye, Delmonico, tomahawk, or whatever you want to call a steak from the rib primal section of beef. There are nine primal sections of beef, only three are…

Fly Fishin’ Columbia

Whatever label you give it, fly   fishing is considered a sport by many. For others, it is a hobby. Many see it for what it is — an art form. Fly fishing is a pleasurable way to spend a day outdoors, whether you are walking the edge of a…

Honoring Memories

Photos by Scott Myers Photography Caitlin Kerber and Luke Whaley wed Nov. 5, 2016, in the Kimball Ballroom on the Stephens College campus. The two met through mutual friends at Mizzou, where Caitlin was a communications major and…

Grilling Time

Time to get outside and fire up the grill. While the food can stay traditional, let’s talk about some different options for what to drink with the meal. Unibroue Trois Pistoles is my go-to when looking for a brew to take the place of the…

Big Plans

Big Daddy’s BBQ, at 1205 N. Garth, is already several weeks into its third season. The eatery opened for 2017 on March 15, with spring hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Once the days start to last longer and summer…

Get Crackin’

Eggs. They are my go-to in all situations, from a traditional morning breakfast to an “I-have-nothing-in-the-fridge-but-3-eggs-and-a-block-of-cheese dinner.” They are classic, delicious and easy to execute. One of my favorite versions of…

Columbia’s Best Man

Columbia loves a winner. Our pride soars when we watch our hometown heroes. NASCAR backflippers. Hollywood Hamms. Gridiron greats. This town has cranked out bold thinkers and bestsellers, cool actors, business titans, and science…

Hammock Time

Just in time for springtime hammock reading, Prospect Park Books has released “The Good Byline: A Riley Ellison Mystery,” by Jill Orr. The light, humorous mystery deserves a weekend session of fresh air. Author Jill Orr knew what she…

Renaissance Man

Photos by L.G. Patterson Do you live to work or work to live? I asked Drew Lemberger of Rocheport what motivates him to own and operate a handful of small businesses while shouldering the challenges of growing one of the state’s largest…

Big Muddy Folk Festival

The world is so noisy ... music has been wounded by Steve Jobs’ technology ... the main role of the artist is to serve the song, as opposed to him or herself.” — Musician and actor Wil Oldham There is something sincere, in this ironic…

Book A Date

Columbia book lovers have reason to rejoice this month: The Unbound Book Festival is back for its second year, filled with spirited panel discussions, one-on-one author “conversations,” storytelling and readings. The highly interactive…

How To Be A Better Leader

Not all managers are great leaders. Some have the strengths to lead and rally employees while others are stronger when systematically executing plans. The key to being an effective manager is to recognize your strengths and weaknesses and…

Quick Lane Opens In Columbia

Photos by L.G. Patterson A new service center that can assist with all makes and models of vehicles opened mid-January. Quick Lane is associated with Ford dealerships but technicians can work on all makes and models. Quick Lane is one…

The Holy Grail in Health Care

High quality, low cost, instant access, online quick fixes, new technology, the costs associated with all of that and hospital food were topics on the table at a CEO Health Care Roundtable discussion in early February. Key Columbia…