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August 1, 2019

Cracking the College Conundrum

Melanie Prather Studer was sick of what she didn’t know. The Columbia native and mother of three sons had just successfully shuttled her eldest into his first year of high school, and already she could feel the pressures of college,…

Hot Smoked Salmon

It’s the best time of year to grill and smoke meat — and it’s currently in the middle of the wild Alaskan salmon season (April through September). Salmon is great grilled, baked, poached, broiled and cured, but my favorite is hot smoked.…

Excelsior Springs

As the dog days of August arrive, it’s a good time to seek an out-of-town getaway that offers a final fling of summer. Or maybe you’re thinking ahead about a ghostly Halloween outing or a Dickens-y holiday excursion. Take a look at…

Patio Perfection

The hot summer days may have seemed endless in July, but now there’s an end in sight — unfortunately, that end signals the start of wintry weather. Enjoy the final days of summer and fall by dining al fresco at one of Columbia’s 40-plus…

Getting Back to School in Style

Summer is winding down and it’s time to think about sending your kids back to school. What are the latest fall trends in school for every age group? Elementary school models Ava and Lily Neyens show off their sweet style, while…

Touchdown Tipple

During the summer heat, beer or wine can seem too heavy, especially when you’re tailgating in the sun all day. The solution? A creative cocktail. We spoke with three of Columbia’s bartenders to get the low-down on the best mixed drinks to…

Pattern of Success

A tiger cannot change its stripes — and that’s certainly true for Kelly Bryant, a former Clemson Tiger and now MU football’s senior quarterback. Bryant committed to University of Missouri on Dec. 5 and this fall will be his first season…