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Wedding of classical elegance

Rachel Henderson and Andrew McCarthy were married June 3, 2017, at the Missouri United Methodist Church in downtown Columbia. Key words: formal, classic, fun. The couple met through mutual friends in Columbia. On spring break, 2016, they…

Defining Luxury: Tasteful Elegance in Wood

Ron Bassett was putting the finishing touches on a wine cave in a house in Thornbrook. He had built solid cedar racks to hold a thousand bottles of wine. When completed, LED lights will shine on the labels of select bottles from around the…

Two are better than one

Kayla McDowell and Cam Michael exchanged wedding vows June 2 at Firestone Baars Chapel on the Stephens College campus. The couple met in 2015 in Colorado at an Ultimate Training Camp where they both worked as interns. They became friends on…

Transforming Lives

A small workshop in a quiet industrial district in Columbia turns beggars into business entrepreneurs. Take the case of Ernesto, a Guatemalan who contracted polio at the age of 7 and spent most of his life crawling through the streets.…

Puppy Love

Dorothy Gill and Bradley Johnson were married April 28, 2017, under a pergola at the bride’s beloved family property, The Gillage. Canines participated. The couple met in 2012 when Dorothy (Dot) found herself the owner of two friendly but…

Planting Miracles

Photos by Noppadol Paothong and L.G. Patterson Have you noticed more butterflies in Columbia this year? One reason might be Monica Lee and her husband, Noppadol Paothong (Nop). Four years ago Nop and Monica picked up some free milkweed…

The Depths of the Opioid Crisis

Close your eyes and imagine it’s winter. You are outside on a bitterly cold and blustery day. The wind makes your cheeks raw and your fingertips turn numb. The cold creeps into your bones. Finally, you enter a warm house full of loved ones.…