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Ringing In The New Year

photos by Ashley Turner December 31, 2016 was more than just New Year’s Eve for Caroline Brumfield and Max Dornan. It was also the day they were married at The Tiger Hotel here in Columbia. Max and Caroline met on Tinder. He was an accountant in Memphis at the time and Caroline was going to […]


Delta Thrash

Photo courtesy of March is Women’s Month here in the United States. This is funny because it is just one month out of 12 when not only does this noble gender outnumber their male counterparts, they also, judging by January’s march, can out-organize men and make their point without inciting violence. Women, they say, […]


Georgia On My Mind

Nate Bohon, of Columbia, and Courtney Clay, of Roswell, Georgia will wed on June 17, 2017, at Chukkar Farm Polo Club and Event Facility in Alpharetta, Georgia. Nate graduated from Hickman High School in 2005 and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri. He graduated in 2009 with his degree in nutrition and […]


This Is My Story

Dr. Peter Stiepleman has been the Columbia Public Schools superintendent since 2014. Peter is the second generation Stiepleman in the United States. He says that sharing the story of his family often helps him connect with others. “Superintendency really involves three jobs. One of those jobs is I’m the CEO of the third largest employer […]


Going Green

There are several ways you can be more environmentally aware other than just by recycling. While this is a helpful and easy way to be more eco-friendly, there might be other things around the house to help you go green this year. Check out some of these tips: More insulation. If you live in an […]


Time Traveler

photo courtesy of L.G. Patterson Debbie Furnell gets hired to dig — not into dirt but into the past. Her clients might ask her to squint through the glow of a microfilm reader, scanning records for a great-grandfather’s name. Or, she’ll pour through the journal of an 1840s-era doctor, snapping a photograph of each of […]


One Fine Day

photos by Catherine Rhodes Photography Daniel Burke-Agüero and Alicia Trosser first crossed paths seven years ago during a summer internship. But it wasn’t until years later, when they ran into each other at The Crossing Church in Columbia, that Alicia finally asked Daniel to coffee. It just took a bit of persistence (four offers to […]


Inspired By Nature

photos courtesy of Faith Bemiss Of Sedalia Democrat On the last beautiful day of fall, just off Rocheport’s main street, a blanket of muted red maple leaves intermingle with vibrant yellow ginko leaves, padding a trail straight to the front door of porcelain artist Yukari Kashihara’s gallery. Inside Shirahaze Gallery, another world emerges. On well-lit […]

Culinary Adventure Tour

We were thrilled to partner with Columbia Culinary Tours and some of Columbia’s hottest restaurants for an unforgettable evening of great food, drinks and fun in our first ever Culinary Adventures Tour! On  Tuesday, Jan. 24, guests toured four local restaurants: The Roof, The Barred Owl, Brasserie and 11Eleven, where they enjoyed  dishes and drinks specially […]


The Chemistry of Love

Being in love is fun… the butterflies in your stomache, the sweaty palms and the romantic dates. It’s a feeling we all know, but the truth is, it’s only the first stage of love. How does it all happen? What’s Actually Going On? Dr. Lucy Brown, a neuroscientist and clinical professor at New York’s Albert […]


Joyful Occasions

Caroline Sovich, of Columbia, and Josh Branham, of Middlesboro, Tenn., were married on June 18, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia. Caroline graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 2010 and did her undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky. She graduated in 2015 with her B.S. in family science. Josh graduated from […]


Weddings To Remember

Charlie and Jean Gibbens Date: July 14, 1956 Location: The Methodist Church in Kiowa, Kansas Interesting tidbit: The groom, Charlie, missed the rehearsal dinner as his friends kidnapped him to Oklahoma (a half mile away). While it may have started on a low note, Charlie and Jean were happily married for 63 years.   Are […]


Body & Soul

Oscar Micheaux was an African-American filmmaker and entrepreneur, who produced and directed more than 40 films from 1919 to 1948. Micheaux’s movies were known as “race” films — made by black filmmakers, with an all-black cast for black audiences. These projects were a reaction to what was then a segregated Hollywood industry in a segregated society. […]

Warm Up Your Winter

Sweaters and scarves aren’t the only ways to brace yourself against blustery weather. There’s no time like winter to putter in the kitchen, where the cozy heat from the stove and the aromas of mouthwatering dishes can warm you from the inside out. Rich, hearty stews and creamy casseroles are perfect for winter dinners, but […]


Dancing Through Life

  Columbia’s long history has many unique and long-standing traditions, but would you believe ballroom dancing is one of them? In the fall of 1936, three University of Missouri faculty wives (Novella Calvin, Margery McKinney and Ruth Bennitt) decided to start an organization of young couples interested in dancing. On Dec. 8, 1936, The Dance […]


Wonderful Weeknight Dining

With school, work and evening activities all spiraling in different directions, most families find that some things have to give. Make sure quality time around the dinner table isn’t one of them with these savvy solutions that can help make weeknight meals a cinch. When it comes to mealtime, Sunday dinner is the gold standard. […]


Mattie Hon

Like a lot of other 12-year-old girls, Mattie Hon was a daydreamer and always looked forward to her family’s vacations at their cottage on Tybee Island, just off the coast of Savannah, Ga. Their little beach house had once belonged to a sea captain and she describes it as “nothing fancy – but full of […]


How to Choose a Physical Therapist

Physical therapy focuses on treating musculoskeletal disorders. One goal of physical therapists is to alleviate pain in their patients. In patients with back pain, physical therapy helps to strengthen the core muscles in their back, which adds to a person’s overall wellness. Ultimately, physical therapists strive to restore the patient’s total functional abilities. Most patients […]


Threading The Needle

Photos by LG Patterson According to the Washington Post, about 10,000 Baby Boomers retire every day—that’s nearly four million people a year. After planning and investing and saving for most of their lives, they are looking forward to the time when they can finally kick back and enjoy the fruit of their lifetime of hard […]


Fit Fido, Fit You.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults should engage in 150 or more minutes of moderate physical activity per week. Among adults 60 years of age or more, walking is the most common form of leisure-time physical activity because it is self-paced, low impact and does not require equipment. Researchers at the […]