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July 17, 2017

Summer Brew Time

I’m not going to try to blow anyone’s mind with new beer trends in this month’s column... Summer time is here, and like everyone else, I just want to sit outside, enjoy some sun, a nice breeze and a few good beers. Here are a few…

Columbia Couple Weds on Beach

A calm ocean, smooth sand, flowers and lanterns leant a romantic vibe to the beach wedding of Arminta Phelps and Christopher Scrivner on April 23, 2016, in Oak Island, North Carolina. The wedding was exactly three years after the couple…

The District

There’s never a lack of momentum in Columbia’s downtown business district, day or night. Confectioneries open their doors as the sun rises, bars and nightclubs wake up well after dark. “It’s a constant change of scenery,” says Executive…

Local Business

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in Columbia. Skilled locals, who have developed a passion for trades in a variety of arenas, are embracing the town they call home and planting strong business roots here. Veterans United Home Loans is…

Philanthropic Spirit

The true wealth of Columbia is found in its philanthropic spirit. It seems that in every moment, someone in Columbia is in fact working to make the world a better place. From escorting our veterans to see war memorials in Washington, D.C.,…

History

BOONE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Boone County Historical Society is a 93-year-old organization and has been collecting historical artifacts for 40 years. The 5,000 square foot exhibit space is home to many of these artifacts, some of…

Local Landmarks

There are those places that fire up a memory when thinking of home. Places that are well-known to locals and visitors alike. For us, these Columbia landmarks always come to mind. There are so many great places to highlight, this was a…

Festivals

Festivals conjure up an excitement like no other in our town. You can feel the pulse heighten even in the chill of winter or the humid heat of summer. Art in the Park and Citizen Jane have long been beloved events of Columbia’s annual…

Live Music

From seeing big names in large venues to listening to local bands on the lawns of smaller locales, music takes center stage in many Columbia memories. The Blue Note The theater turned music and event venue has been one of Columbia’s…

Theaters

Columbia is home to many fine places to catch a flick, a stage performance or other entertainment. These theaters have helped some of our favorite festivals, such as True/False and Citizen Jane, come alive and keep us entertained time and…

Creative Expression

Art galleries, city installations, performance arts and artists are all embraced in and around Columbia. The North Village Arts District hosts First Fridays, a free “art crawl” every first Friday of the month. The schedule changes monthly,…

School

Columbia’s public and private schools foster healthy and productive learning environments from Pre-K through high school graduation. Some Columbia school kids loved their time here so much that they stuck around to teach the new kids on the…

Farmers Markets

There’s something about strolling through the market in the early morning that starts the day off right. It’s not just the fresh local produce, but also the conversations with producers. Shaking the hands that just harvested so much…

Good Libations

Sometimes life calls for a drink. In the case of celebration, sorrow or simply social, Columbia’s locally crafted liquors are a well-loved town treasure. Whatever your pleasure — wine, beer or spirits — Columbia can craft beverages with…

Good Eats

There are some Columbia meals which, when brought to memory, have the power to make your mouth water years down the road. What makes them memorable will vary — maybe it’s the ambiance, the great service, the robust flavors or the…

Family and Pet Friendly

Family Friendly Although many college students depart Columbia for bigger cities after graduation, for many of those alumni, Columbia comes calling again when it is time to settle down. Sure, the memories made in our little Midwestern city…

The Great Outdoors

There is an abundance of opportunities to take in a breath of fresh air within Columbia’s city limits. With trails, parks and more to choose from, it’s easy to see why we love to spend time in mid-Missouri’s great outdoors. Trails…