October 2022

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Pumpkin Party to Carve Into Your Weekend

What is better than a pumpkin carving party to bring in the Halloween spirit? From noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Kia of Columbia, 710 Business Loop 70 West, people are welcome to bring their kids to a free pumpkin carving party. Pumpkins and tools will be provided by Kia until supplies run out, but […]

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Thousands to Have a Gourd Time at the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival

Snuggled in a small town with a population of 120 is the 31st annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy the tradition of community, family, friends and, of course, pumpkins from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Hartsburg is known as Missouri’s pumpkin patch due to its rich bottom soil, which produces unique and bountiful harvests of […]

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Talking Horse Productions Presents ‘Trick or Treat’ Improv Comedy

Lovers of comedy and Halloween have the perfect opportunity to enjoy both at Talking Horse Productions’ performance of “Trick or Treat.” At 7 p.m. Friday, people are welcome to join the Ponies for a night of pumpkin-spiced improv to kick off the spooky season. The audience will be asked to provide suggestion for the performers […]

Roots N Blues

Saturday Roots N Blues Festival Passes Running Low

The Roots N Blues Festival 2022 is just a few days away and if you haven’t already gotten your pass, time is running out. From Friday through Sunday at Stephens Lake Park, attendees will get to listen to music, enjoy drinks, food and more, but passes are dwindling. Roots N Blues officials reported earlier this […]

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October Dinner And Wine Series To Create The Perfect Pair

People will soon have another chance to experience the Dinner and Wine Series at Glenn’s Cafe. From 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, anyone is welcome to head to Glenn’s for a dining experience like no other. There will be a four-course dinner made by Glenn’s executive chef. Then, its sommelier will take all the guests through each […]

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First Friday Happy Hour To Bring Music to Rose Park

The North Village Arts District is hosting First Friday to celebrate the start of October. Set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, the free gallery crawl is held on the first Friday of each month, with live music, art and entertainment going on throughout the North Village Arts District. This month, Rose Music Hall is participating by hosting […]

Broadway Brewery

Fall Seasonal Beer Returns to Broadway Brewery

Broadway Brewery announced the return of its fall seasonal Rise & Fall Octoberfest beer. The traditional German style Märzen Fest bier is brewed with German Pilsner, Munich and Vienna malts to create something rich in malt with a balance of clean hop bitterness. Rise & Fall is available on shelves in Columbia, St. Louis and […]

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New Business To Bring Color Into Columbia

Colors can make or break a person’s look. And now, folks in Columbia have a chance to get a total makeover using the power of primary colors. Owner Ashley Shryock opened the new House of Colour franchise just east of Columbia on Aug. 25. This came after she went through a week of training at […]

Caddies Group

Caddies Indoor Golf Putts Into Town

Columbia is soon getting a new place to play golf, indoor golf that is. The family-owned entertainment business, Caddies Indoor Golf, is planning a grand opening on Nov. 1. Owners Mark Giboney and Jodie Giboney are overjoyed by the reaction from the community. “We really have received a lot of positive feedback from people of […]

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Fringe Western Wear Increases Inventory Following Expansion

Fringe Western Wear has officially doubled in size. The expansion  started off with a bang at its grand opening on Sept. 24. Now, the owners have expanded its inventory to fill up the 5,000 additional square feet. Morgan Pingel, one of the owners, says the expansion has given them an opportunity to sell more products. […]

The Gray Lady at Columbia College

Haunted History: A Peek into Columbia’s Ghostly Past

Photos by L.G. Patterson Fans of fall know one of the perks of the season is the heightened interest in haunted history. There’s a chill in the air, it’s getting darker earlier, the dried leaves rustle as they hit the ground and it all combines to give you a feeling of something … other worldly. […]

Johnny Johnson

A Positive Attitude is Always in Style at IV Ever Faded Grooming Salon

Photos by L.G. Patterson Tucked into an office building off Vandiver Drive, Johnny Johnson and his partner, Robert Bell, are quietly growing a business that offers good looks, good grooming and a positive attitude for their clients. About four months ago, they started IV (pronounced as the Roman numeral 4) Ever Faded Grooming Salon, a […]

Susan Schapira at the Rocheport General Store

Susan Schapira Takes Over Rocheport General Store

Photos by L.G. Patterson In June, Susan Schapira took over the Rocheport General Store as owner from Diane Dunn and John Zondca. She’s doing something she loves: cooking for the residents and visitors of Rocheport. Rocheport is where Schapira raised her kids and co-owned Abigails restaurant for many years. She started preparing food at the […]

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Fibersmith Leaps Across the Digital Divide

Photos by L.G. Patterson Fibersmith, a Columbia-based company with a national impact and reputation, has been too busy growing to develop the prominent profile it deserves in the mid-Missouri business community. That hasn’t stopped it from making the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies for the past three years. Or the […]

CEO Roundtable

Planning for Long-Term Growth

Photos by L.G. Patterson Though Columbia and Boone County have typically seen steady growth over the years, local financial experts discussed ways to improve the area’s economy and stimulate large, long-term growth. Supporting startup companies, developing a community vision and enticing a young workforce to stay in Columbia after graduation were all topics on which […]

Enns Entomology Museum staff

Bugging Out: 5 Unique Species Found at the Enns Entomology Museum

Photos by L.G. Patterson  While most people usually take whatever preventative measures possible to keep insects away, Kristin Simpson spends much of her time surrounded by them. As manager of the Enns Entomology Museum at the University of Missouri, bugs are simply a part of her life. “I was not one of the nerdy kids […]

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The Mezcal Margarita Perfectly Balances Sweet And Smoky

Photos by L.G. Patterson Mezcal is one of the hottest trends in the cocktail world right now, but it’s complexity can be intimidating. Its smoky essence provides an element to cocktails that can level up any drink typically made with tequila. The mezcal margarita we make at Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge has the perfect […]

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A New View: Hiking

Assignment: Hiking The Location: Undisclosed Boone County The house that I grew up in had a heavily wooded and unexplored jungle just beyond my backyard where my neighborhood friends and I would spend most of the summer. Wandering through that forest, we would create forts, fish in the lake or forage for anything edible we […]

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Football Fare: Try These Satisfying Sliders For Your Next Tailgate

I ‘m not what you would call a rabid sports fan. But my husband, being a sportscaster when we got married, is one and we’ve raised three sons who are committed. I also have brothers and friends who are pretty hard core, so I’ve seen my share of football, baseball and basketball games. And while […]

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A True Test Of Taste: Whose Taste Buds Can Rise To The Challenge?

Photos by L.G. Patterson Each issue, two on-air talents from two different Zimmer Communications’ stations will take on a seemingly simple challenge to see who comes out on top. This issue, Brian Hauswirth from 93.9 The Eagle and Aric Bremer from Clear 99 battled to see who could identify the most fast food french fries […]