Yearly Archives

2019

Choreographed Lives

Marie Robertson and her twin sister, Maggie Dethrow, are dancing their way through life — with grace and style. Dance is how they’ve made their living. Dance connects them to hundreds of Columbia’s children and adults. And dance is a love…

Chef’s Choice

When you go out to a restaurant, there’s an assortment of delicious dishes to try. But what do the chefs consider their personal favorite creations? Chef Kory Yoo, who owns Geisha Sushi Bar and I’M Sushi & Grill, and Chef Frances…

Honoring Heroes

For many people, volunteering their time in service of others is a hobby, a way to give back to their community. However, there are a rare few for whom volunteering in service of others isn’t just a hobby — it’s a way of life. Susan Haines…

Columbia Restaurants

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Shop Local

Let’s take a brief trip back through the recent history of major retail trends. In the 1970s, shopping malls burst onto the scene. Then the big-box stores such as Walmart and Target started cutting into the malls’ share. Then, in the…

Pop-up Perfection

Columbia’s restaurant scene is expanding — not with brick-and-mortar places, necessarily, but with pop-up events. Frances Harvey, co-owner of the pop-up Fujiko Izakaya, says her menu inspiration comes from her childhood. Her mother often…

Coffee Curriculum

The first official cup of coffee — well, tea — served at the new Kaldi’s Coffee shop in Cornell Hall was a chai latte for Ajay Vinzé, the dean of the business school. The shop, referred to as a learning café, is a partnership between…

Columbia’s Foodie Scene

Columbia might not be as big as Chicago — or even Kansas City — but when it comes to food, we can compete with the best of them. With Columbia’s expansive restaurant scene, there are sure to be many who consider themselves “foodies,” or…

Southern-Style Spoonbread

Spoonbread is like polenta met cornbread — and they called up soufflé and custard to have a party. This recipe is gluten-free, but not because the ingredients are left out that need to be there, but because it is naturally gluten-free. It…

Best Bet Booties

Booties — or short boots — may not have been around that long, but they’ve taken the fall shoe world by storm. They come in a range of heels, heights, details and materials, essentially making it impossible to have only one pair. A few…

Healthy Holiday

Thanksgiving is one of the few holidays we celebrate that revolves solely around food. For the Pilgrims, it was a much-needed feast, but for most Americans, it’s extra calories that we don’t necessarily need. For people trying to watch…

Nothing More Dangerous

In 1963, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. finished the final sermons that would become Strength to Love, a literary masterpiece in its own right, but also the first book of sermons by an African-American preacher to be widely distributed…

Missouri Wines

The Missouri Winery Visitors Program (MVP) encourages consumers — that’s you! — to explore Missouri wine country — and rewards you for each and every visit! The free program was recently extended through December 2020, so be sure to sign up…

Missouri Wines

It's National Pork Month Pair with your favorite Missouri Wine Chardonel - Smoked Pork Traminette - Sweet and Sour Pork Vignoles - Spicy Pork Ribs Chambourcin - Pork Loin Concord - Pulled Pork Catawba - Pork Chop Missouri…

From Passion to Profit

What do spine surgery and camping gear have in common? A lot, according to Josh Hendershott. The spine-specialist turned inventor launched a line of pocket-sized camping gear in 2017 and recently one of his products was featured on…

Handmade Halloween

Blink, and you’re already flooded with party invitations. You’ve dragged the pumpkins and fog machine out of the basement. Your kid won’t stop begging: “Can I be Spider-Man? Puh-lease?” October must be here, so, of course, all anyone can…

Fitness Fads

The word “workout” makes me feel many emotions. I know it’s something I need to do to stay healthy, but it’s not something I usually enjoy. So, I’ll typically find a workout to get myself motivated and will be consistent for about two…

The Sweet Spot

Peggy Jean’s Pies is serving up twice as much goodness in a new and improved location. Regular customers have no need to worry — the shop moved only a short walk away at the same intersection, 503C Nifong Blvd. Some of the pie shop’s…

Splendid Spuds

Cooking scalloped potatoes has always been more of a method as opposed to a recipe for me. I never look up a recipe to cook rice — I just make sure I know the ratio of liquid to rice, depending on the grain type, then make sure to use the…

Making a Difference

Although Columbia may be considered a small town by many, it has no shortage of people bettering the community. There are far more than 10 people making a difference in Columbia, but we chose to include the following ones because they are…