Yearly Archives

2018

Going to Pot

When the Columbia City Council passed a resolution in February that supported statewide medical marijuana legalization, it stepped out of its comfort zone and into a familiar place — at the vanguard of progressive policy in Missouri. In…

Hootenanny Hit

The Columbia Area Career Center Culinary Arts Program (CACC Culinary) has been involved with Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture (CCUA) and its fall harvest festival, the Hootenanny, for the past five years. It is a showcase of local food…

Boozy Buttered Cider

One of my favorite things that come from the season change and cooler weather is a warm, boozy, delicious cocktail. Apple cider buttered rum has all my favorite spices and is sure to be just the treat you are looking for when partaking in…

An Attachment to Animals

From outer space to family secrets, Orly Konig has been writing all of her professional life — albeit about different things. Some things have remained constant, however, like her love for coffee, animals, writing and Columbia. Konig…

Continuing Coverage

Everyone likes a good “I knew them when” story, and at Inside Columbia, we’re no exception. We knew singer/songwriter Hilary Scott when she was just starting out, living and performing here, and chose her to grace our ninth cover back in…

Great Scott!

This story has been adapted from Hilary Scott's Inside Columbia Magazine cover and editorial in December 2005 The confident, articulate woman sharing stories from her childhood might have been a doctor or a CEO. It’s not for lack…

Fitness Transition

The end of summer signifies several transitions: the start of the new school year, diminishing sunlight and the last time you might be able to indulge in that classic smell of chlorine by the poolside for at least another year. The crisp…

Silver Lining

In 2017, Jennifer Hecker began noticing fatigue and pain in her leg. With a little massage, it would go away, so she dismissed it as perhaps a developing cardiovascular issue or diabetes. The pain began to migrate to her arms — first…

Como Live

There is almost an embarrassment of talent extant on the Columbia music scene, partly due to accommodating local venues but also thanks to a variety of support systems. These systems run the gamut from performance spaces such as record…

Food Label Made Simple

If you’re an avid Prime magazine reader, you may have noticed that in the July issue we tackled the controversial subject surrounding health claims accompanying most food packaging. It’s hard to discuss health claims without diving into the…

Ernie’s Cafe & Steakhouse

The scene at 10 a.m. on a Monday inside Ernie’s Café and Steakhouse is one that is happening at countless diners across the country. At one end of the counter, near the front door, a waitress, dressed casually in shorts and an apron, is…

Allen’s Flowers

Allen’s Flowers is a perennial of a business that has thrived in mid-Missouri’s economic environment for the past 76 years. No matter the season, its floral arrangements have made homes and celebrations more festive. And the quiet beauty of…

Business Through the Ages

While businesses that last generations are rare, Columbia is host to a number of companies that have served mid-Missouri throughout the ages. They have survived the ups and downs of business cycles, but they keep their doors open and…

A Touch of Texas

In a few weeks, trees throughout the Mark Twain National Forest will begin their annual transformation from the greens of summer to autumn’s deep golds, oranges and reds, and Dr. Shelley and Barry Williams have a front row seat. At their…

Legacy and Family Businesses

Think of a business in the community that has had such a long-standing impact that it seems to have helped build local culture by its presence. Chances are, it’s what’s known as a legacy business. According to Dr. Rhonda Reger, M.…

A Story To Tell

Our antique furniture has a story to tell. Are you open to “listening” to their stories? All you have to do is study the clues and you’ll know some of what they’ve been through. For example, I own an early dry sink in its original…

Can You Hear Me Now?

Fourteen months have passed since Aaron Schilb, a Columbia native and Mizzou-made musician, embarked upon his Nashville pilgrimage, leaving the plains of the Midwest in his rearview. This past summer, he performed back in CoMo, excited to…

Back In The Game

Jan. 9, 2018, was a pretty good day for Missouri Tigers fans. It was the day that Drew Lock — native son, QB1, holder of the school and Southeastern Conference (SEC) records for single-season touchdown passes — decided the NFL could wait.…