Yearly Archives

2018

Belgian Beauties

American craft beer has been the focus of my career for just under a decade, and I plan on keeping it that way for some time. That being said, if I get one last beer before I die, it’s going to be something from Belgium. Have you had…

Eating Out

Eating out is an integral part of our culture. In fact, it is synonymous with celebrations, long and hectic work schedules, or a quick fix when a fast-food run allows for time with family. When eating out is inevitable, knowing where to…

The S&S Lodge

Scott Pauley’s “detached garage” is enviable. It is more than 2,800 square feet of lodge comfort and working space, filled with all the amenities to make work, hobby and family life easier. Pauley designed the shed on a piece of yellow…

A Magic Number

Twenty seems to be Mark Brown’s lucky number: 20 years on the road touring with famous rock stars like AC/DC and Fleetwood Mac, and now 20 years of success in owning Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q in Columbia. The founding of Buckingham…

Wondering “What If?”

What if? It’s the open-ended question everyone asks at some point while analyzing the possibilities of what could have been or what will be. While the question can be asked in a positive context, the emotions that generally accompany the…

Hear, Hear!

This summer’s hottest concert ticket isn’t actually a single ticket, but rather a series: The Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s Hot Summer Nights Music Festival. Under the direction of Maestro Kirk Trevor, the festival ambitiously presents 24…

VidWest Music Video Festival

Columbia adds another form of film to its festival roster this year with the first annual VidWest Music Video Festival, a two-day celebration of the synthesis of music and film beginning on June 1 with a kickoff concert at Rose Music Hall.…

Wedding Party Cuts Loose

Meredith Scheneman and Danny Hill wed on May 20, 2017, at Sorensen Estate. The wedding had a romantic garden feel and the reception, fueled by 2,000 cookies, was punctuated by a lively yet poignant dance to the ’80s favorite, “Footloose.”…

Inspiring Imagination

No other children’s book author stands out quite like the imaginative Dr. Seuss. The memorable, colorful, fantastical worlds he created found a home in the hearts of teachers, parents and young readers. Through his inventive characters and…

Foolproof Carnitas

Tacos are a crowd favorite, especially as the weather begins to heat up and you are looking for a quick fix for the family dinner. This recipe is easily doubled to feed a larger crowd for an outdoor hangout. It’s a foolproof carnitas recipe…

Man of Steel

Emmett Russell pulls on his worn gloves and slides clear plastic safety glasses over his eyes before picking out a sheet of metal and plugging in the welder. His gray “Russellbilt” sweatshirt keeps him warm as he works in the coolness of…

One Jam-Packed Fest

Over the Memorial Day weekend, thousands of bicyclists take part in the annual jamboree, riding the MKT Trail from Flat Branch Park in Columbia to Kemper Park in Boonville, where they camp overnight or stay in local accommodations. Riders…

Renewed Revue

New York City’s Harlem Renaissance erupted onto the arts scene nearly a century ago as one of the most influential periods for African-American literature, music and performance. Through the roaring ’20s, smoke-filled clubs transformed into…

Passion for Fashion

Fashion has long been in fashion at Stephens College — it presented its first The Collections Fashion Show nearly 75 years ago, in 1944. Fashion design students work throughout the school year to turn their ideas into designs, and those…

Faces Behind the Places

- PROMOTIONAL CONTENT - Brian Buchheit never intended to go into the family business. As a child, Buchheit’s father, All Star Automotive owner Bob Buchheit, would bring him to work on Saturdays as a way to spend time together. Those…

“The Bad Break”

The path to literary success rarely follows a straight line. That was the case for mystery novelist Jill Orr. After getting her bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri, Orr worked in advertising. Eventually she went…

Strength In Numbers

Founded in 2015, ForColumbia has a simple mission: Bring Columbia Christians together to share God’s love by serving their community. “As Christians, we’re called to love and serve our neighbors,” Shelly Mayer, director of ForColumbia,…

Salmon Simplified

Let's face it, life is crazy busy. We have jobs, families, friends, pets and a plethora of other activities to keep us busy. Sometimes you just want to take it easy and throw together a bright and fresh dinner to lighten the load. This…

Dinner and Dessert

Poke bowls and rolled ice cream are the focus of a new restaurant on Broadway called A Little More, a new Asian cuisine restaurant nestled between Slackers and U.S. Bank. “It’s very DIY-style for a sushi restaurant,” says owner Jay…
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