Inside Columbia


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 […]


School Of Rocks

Above photo by Scott Patrick Myers Photography Every bride dreams of the perfect engagement ring but before you go shopping, take our crash course in diamond shapes and cuts. The Gemological Institute of America points out that most people use the terms “cut” and “shape” interchangeably when describing the look they’re going for, but you […]


Life Through The Lens

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in January 2017 and was  updated in February of 2022. Photo of Ann Elizabeth and Noah’s wedding at Heritage Ranch here in Central Missouri courtesy of Catherine Rhodes Photography. Photography has always been a big part of my life. Growing up, my dad had a camera in his […]


“Middle Grounds”

When I first arrived at MU in 1975, Columbia didn’t even have cable TV. But, the History Department offered “Epic America,” a pair of courses on Native American culture in a kind of primitive virtual classroom — just a black and white monitor bolted to the wall of a second floor Arts and Sciences classroom. […]


To Have and To Hold

Couples, both young and old, have a unique and precious story to tell. They often love to tell anyone with an ear to listen how they met, how he proposed and details about their special day. Some stories are long and extravagant, while others are simple yet heartfelt. Below, you’ll see photos from the day […]

On the Town January 2017

Ambassador Christmas Party The Ambassador Quarterly Meeting/Holiday Party was held Dec. 14 at Simon Oswald Architecture. Ann Merrifield was recognized as the first quarter Ambassador of the Quarter and Cathy Cook as Emeritus Ambassador of the Quarter. Gary Duncan and Joe Ritter received their 100-point pin, Cathy Cook earned her 1,000 certificate (and will have […]