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July 2017

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…

Healthcare

Just over a year ago, days after she walked across the stage at her college graduation, my closest friend was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Stage 4. She was 23. It wasn’t certain whether she’d make it to 24. For the next six…

Lawrence Burning

Missourians can’t help it. They keep tearing Lawrence down. Apologies to the good people of Lawrence, Kansas — both of them — but there’s bad blood between them and us. You know most of the story: The Civil War really began along the border…

S’more Love

photos by Silverbox Photography Jill Elder and Josh Smith were wed June 4, 2016, at the Columbia Country Club. Wedding guests received s’mores kits to signify the camping trip where the happy couple got engaged, and so guests could…

A Quest for Comfort

The sweet smoky smell hits you as you walk in the door. A friendly greeting and a seat amidst laughter begins the meal. Paper towels and an assortment of sauces line the end of the table. Whether you’re dining with friends or dining alone,…

Words and Silence

Columbia’s William (Bill) Claassen encapsulates a unique paradox of silence and volume. He speaks gently of yoga, meditation, monastic retreats and the therapeutic benefits of movement and dance. “I prefer silence,” says Claassen. Yet,…

The Face of Catering

Benjamin Hamrah, of Peachtree Catering, was basically born into the business. His parents ran multiple food service businesses throughout his childhood and he followed in their footsteps. He attributes his success to his parents, saying…

The Face of Better Vision

For 50 years, Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry has been providing comprehensive eye care including contact lenses, glasses, treatment of eye disease, pediatric eye care, low vision and general eye care. The recent addition of Nathan…

Tale as Old as Time

It may be hard to believe but this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast.” The animated feature still retains a special place in many hearts and the familiar songs have kept their roots in many…