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March 1, 2022

Pink fashion

Pink Prevails for Spring Style

Styled by Madelyn Jones – Photos by L.G. Patterson When it comes to spring fashions this year, think pink! Whether it’s rose, bubblegum, blush or some other variant of the feminine favorite, pink is coloring many of this season’s separates, from crop tops to darling dresses. Ruffles are another big trend — especially for cap sleeves […]

Just One MO Insult …

Budlight recently released limited edition Rams’ bottles so LA fans can celebrate their Super Bowl win. A bit ironic, wouldn’t you say, seeing how Anheuser-Busch started in St. Louis. Of course, it’s now known as Anheuser-Busch InBev, after having been bought in July of 2008, but A-B InBev is still headquartered in the city with […]

Sup & Sip 

If you haven’t been to a Glenn’s Dinner & Wine Series night, you’re missing out! The next one’s Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. Here’s a taste of what’s on the menu: First course = French shallot soup, second course = braised young carrots, third course = ?. You’ll just have to click here to […]

Les Bourgeois Uncorks New Name

The Rocheport winery is rebranding itself as it seeks to be a destination location. Late last month, Les Bourgeois issued a press release announcing the launch of The Bluff Top at Rocheport,  which bills itself as a”trailside vineyard retreat.” Les Bourgeois Vineyards was founded in 1985, has grown from a small, boutique winery to one […]

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The Unique and Rich Experience of Hamilton’s Envy

Photos by L.G. Patterson A love story dedicated to the bitter and strong flavors of Jamaican pimento dram, this allspice and pepper-forward drink can be best enjoyed year-round, as the balanced and intricate flavors make it perfect for any occasion.  A moderate citrus tang with smoked Demerara syrup combine to satisfy your palette, while the romantic […]

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Arepas Make the Perfect Side or Main Dish

With a dish that is pretty much as simple as pre-cooked cornmeal and water, it is amazing how arepas are so much more than a delicious sum of their parts. This hybrid of bread and tortillas from Colombia/Venezuela is a delicious side to any meal, or you can stuff it after cooking and make it […]

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New Owner Takes the Reins at Chris McD’s

Photos by L.G. Patterson Changes are underway at Columbia mainstay Chris McD’s — not the least of which is new ownership. After 30 plus years, founder Chris McDonnell felt ready to pass the torch, which occurred this past December when he sold to Tyler Spurgeon.  Spurgeon’s partners in the venture are Tina and Dr. Mike […]

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Feed the Whole Family with This Easy Egg Bake

It probably won’t come as a surprise to find that I generally cook for all of my family’s holidays and gatherings. I absolutely love it and work hard to make sure everyone has something they crave on the table.  But still.  You cooks out there are shaking your heads because you know.  It’s a lot […]

Columbia's Cutest Couples

Local Love: Meet Columbia’s Cutest Couples

Photos by L.G. Patterson When spring is in the air, love is in the air. And we wanted to share some love stories.  So we asked you to nominate some of the cutest couples in Columbia, and you came through! Sixteen of the cutest CoMo couples we’ve ever seen were nominated and more than 450 […]

CEO Roundtable

A New Vision

The Columbia business community has had its share of struggles in the past few years. The global pandemic strained existing issues and created new ones, from supply chain problems to struggling to attract and retain workers.  Inside Columbia Publisher Emeritus Fred Parry hosted a CEO Roundtable at Zimmer Communications with 11 local business, civic and […]

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Spring Rolls Combine Colors, Flavors of Season

When I think of spring dishes, I think of bright beautiful colors and flavors. One of my favorite spring meals to make for my family, friends and Nourish Café customers is spring rolls. I think of spring rolls as mini salad burritos, and I tell everyone that! They are so versatile too, for those picky […]

Port 131

Port 131 Progresses

Photos by L.G. Patterson Ali Hamrah enters a room casually, wearing the polished and cordial demeanor of a host. It’s a look that he’s had more than 40 years to perfect. Greg DeLine hurries in, the model of a brisk, energetic CEO. Compatible yet different, they share an entrepreneurial spirit and will next year open […]

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Three Women Find Their Start-Up Niches

Photos by L.G. Patterson Over the past 15 years, women-owned firms have grown by one and a half times the rate of other small enterprises and now account for almost 30 percent of all businesses, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  These three local entrepreneurs are joining the growing numbers of female-led businesses. Emma […]

Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas Begins Journey As Boone Health System’s CFO

Photos by L.G. Patterson Since moving to Columbia five months ago to become vice president and chief financial officer at Boone Health System, Laura Thomas hasn’t had much time for leisure reading. For an avid reader of mysteries and popular novels, that says a lot about how much time and energy it takes to learn […]

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Superior Sound: Which Audio Format is Your Favorite?

Each issue, two on-air talents from two different Zimmer Communications’ stations will voice their opinions on what you might call a controversial topic. This issue, check out Lauren from Y107’s and Andy Humphrey’s takes on the format that provides superior sound — or just the most nostalgia. Lauren, 106.9 Y107 Cassette tapes This is 100% […]

Laura and Danny Wagner Wedding

Bride Meets Beau Through Gal Pal

Photos by Jennifer Klink Photography Just before finishing her first year at Mizzou in 2012, Laura Fuchs went to St. Louis for a weekend to visit her high school friend, Mary, at Saint Louis University. Mary mentioned her new boyfriend would be joining them and bringing his roommate, Danny. The four hung out that night, with […]

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ACA Business Club Provides Connections, Space

Photos by L.G. Patterson A new option for networking has been growing in the Columbia area. The ACA Business Club, 204 Peach Way suite A, has been quietly expanding its membership throughout the past two years, thanks to the efforts of Lili Vianello and her husband John Shrum, who manage the club.  Vianello’s business, Visionworks Marketing […]


Unbound Returns In-Person, Moves Downtown

Photos submitted Seven years ago, Alex George founded the Unbound Book Festival with the mission of bringing together readers and writers to create diverse communities, exposing participants to new ideas and authors. Since then, it has grown to become a nationally recognized literary festival, right in the heart of Missouri. Unbound brings together authors of […]

Date Night To Go

Date Night To Go: Enjoy Some of CoMo’s Best at Home

Photos by L.G. Patterson Every once in a while, it’s nice to get all dressed up and go out on the town. But that’s not always the best route for a date night. Sometimes it’s hard to find a babysitter. Maybe public health concerns have got you wanting to stay home. Or you simply don’t […]