Yearly Archives

2020

COVID-19 In Columbia

Editor’s Note: Participants in this emergency CEO Roundtable discussion included: Matt Moore of Shelter Insurance Companies, Gary Thompson of Columbia Insurance Group, Susan Hart of Huebert Builders, Steve Erdel of Central Bank, Cameron…

Encouraging Efforts

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our local businesses are having to adapt and adjust. But, not only are our local businesses adapting, they’re responding to needs in the community and encouraging customers that brighter days are ahead. We spoke…

Cutest Pet Contest

It’s no secret that everyone thinks their pet is the cutest ever. But, real talent is winning a city-wide pet contest. After combing through more than 400 entries on Facebook, we selected 34 finalists for Columbia’s Cutest Pet Contest: 10…

Churn Up the Flavor

If you’re like me, you’ve been cooped up all winter cooking in the kitchen and you’re ready to get outside and grill. This article is more of a concept as opposed to a recipe. You can take about 10 or 15 minutes to prep all the ingredients…

From Loss to Legacy

When not working her day job at Flat Branch Home Loans, Jessica Robertson-Capell volunteers as president of the nonprofit Armani’s Angels. She manages the organization with a board of eight other women, all of them volunteering countless…

Female Leaders Eye the Future

Being a female in the workforce doesn’t mean what it used to, but it’s not without its challenges. Although the glass ceiling may or may not be broken according to whom you ask, Columbia provides women with more options and diversity than…

Fare Game

With so many laudable local restaurants, it’s easy to stay within the confines of Columbia for cuisine. But there are some spots a little farther afield that are well worth a trip. Here are six area eateries that put a little more “out” in…

Web of Epic Proportions

While some restaurateurs cut their teeth on mashed peas and slow gradual experience, restaurant owners in Columbia use something more substantial: Booches burgers, Murry’s fried green pepper rings and Sunday brunch at Boone Tavern. Speak…

Northernmost by Peter Geye

Peter Geye is so thrilled we’re talking about snow. It’s mid-February, his hometown of Minneapolis is enjoying a balmy mid-30-degree day, and unlike most of us curmudgeons praying for sunlight he’s not exactly ecstatic the winds are…

Binge the Blues Away

It doesn’t matter if you’re a die-hard Netflix fan, an Amazon Prime-watcher or a Disney-plus subscriber, chances are you’ve binge-watched at least one series since the inception of streaming services. Don’t worry, we’re not judging. In…

Missouri Wines

Missouri Wines Sangria Recipe: Start with a pitcher (or punch bowl) You will also need a stirring utensil Step 1: Fruit Peel and slice your favorite fruits (1-2 cups) Berries, melon, citrus, apple, peaches, kiwi Step 2: Wine…

New Decade, New Coach

“In closing, this is an incredible place at an incredible time ...” For one pregnant pause, Eliah Drinkwitz gathered himself at the podium. This wasn’t unfamiliar territory; after all, he’d given a speech a lot like this just 359 days…

Beyond Basic

At this time of the year, you’re more likely to feel motivated to exercise, and it’s not just in your head. Katy Milkman, host of the “Choiceology” podcast, often tells stories about her research on what’s been coined “The Fresh Start…

Grow Ahead!

An herb’s essence is a powerful thing: The scent of thyme can transport a hungry Midwesterner to the Mediterranean; one whiff of cilantro might send another to the tropics. Herbs’ power extends well beyond the dinner table, but most people…

Newsworthy Numbers

Once the snow stops falling and the grass begins getting hints of green, we all know it’s time to refresh our closet. Whether that means pulling spring clothes from last year out of storage or hitting the mall in search of this year’s…

Right At Home

Back when Columbia was founded in 1821, (after initially being founded as Smithton in 1819 at a site nearby) there wasn’t really such a thing as a “neighborhood.” People just lived where they worked — either in the city or outside of it.…

From the Ground Up

Local nonprofit Love INC is brewing up something new. Their next venture, Love Coffee, is on a mission to combat double digit unemployment rates for people with special needs. Founder Chuck Crews, a longtime coach for Columbia Special…

Batter Up

If you can make a pancake, you can make a crepe. “Really thin pancakes” seems to be the most common way we like to describe them. If you have made crepes before, note that this recipe is a little different. This crepe recipe gets most of…
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