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Holistic healing

Holistic Healing Event to Feature Speakers, Hands-On Experiences

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about holistic healing or the metaphysical, then there’s an event this weekend you won’t want to miss. Triple Flame Healing is hosting the inaugural Transcendence: Missouri event this weekend at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Fellows Place, near the University of Missouri. The event is set for […]

Summer bash

Arcade District to Host Summer Bash

With the official start of summer comes a great reason to get outside and celebrate, which is exactly what you are encouraged to do in the Arcade District this weekend. On Saturday, enjoy the Summer Bash starting at 4 p.m. Live music will begin then on the outdoor stage in Sentinel Park with performances from […]

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Central Missouri Honor Flight Radiothon Set for Friday

Zimmer Communications is partnering with A-1 Containers for the Central Missouri Honor Flight Radiothon starting at 6 a.m. Friday. The daylong event collects donations for Central Missouri Honor Flight, a local nonprofit that arranges flights for area veterans to visit Washington, D.C. and tour war memorials at no cost to them. The organization has a […]

July August wedding

Hometown Couple Goes from High School to Marriage

Photos by SilverBox Photographers It started in high school. Hannah Harper and Graham Ratermann both attended Rock Bridge High School and began a long-distance relationship as they headed off to college. That relationship not only lasted, but came out stronger than ever, as Hannah and Graham celebrated their love by getting married Oct. 8, 2022, […]

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Local Teacher, Author Pens Fiction Inspired By Husband’s Stroke

Photos by L.G Patterson When a loved one is suddenly hit with a medical crisis, it can upend everything. But for local author Elaine Strawn, such a crisis also helped inspire a new novel. Strawn’s latest novel, Strokewaves, was inspired by her own experience after her husband suffered a catastrophic stroke two years ago, shaking […]


The Benefits of a Morning Routine

Does anyone else find it easier to get into a morning routine in the summer months? For me, the sun coming up earlier is motivation to get up and get moving. Of course, the birds chirping outside my window are early risers too. Sometimes, my morning routine might be a cup of coffee on my […]

Rock climbing

The Thrill Seekers Guide to Mid-Missouri

Photos by Ava Kitzi There’s nothing quite like getting your adrenaline pumping. Suddenly, you’re completely in the moment as a mix of fear and anticipation takes over. For some people, this particular rush is beyond addicting. So they seek it out in a variety of ways, from scary movies to thrill-seeking activities designed to get your […]

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri 2023 Red Shoe Gala

The Red Shoe Gala was held Feb. 23 at The Atrium on Tenth, celebrating the Ronald McDonald House’s 40th anniversary of serving Columbia. Nearly 300 guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a robust live auction and entertainment by Jack n’ Diane’s dueling pianos. More than $220,000 was raised to help provide compassionate care and […]

Boy Scouts of America Great Rivers Council 2023 Patron Breakfast

The Boy Scouts of America Great Rivers Council held its annual patron breakfast Feb. 24 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. The emcee was University of Missouri President Mun Choi and the featured guest speaker was Ron Young, an Eagle Scout, reality TV show contestant and former prisoner of war during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Date: Feb. […]

MFA Oil Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cookoff

The 17th annual MFA Oil Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cookoff, presented by JES Holdings, was held Feb. 25 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. Dozens of teams participated, serving up their best chili to more than 1,500 attendees while raising more than $80,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia. Date: Feb. 25 Location:Holiday Inn Executive […]

Josh Ryan and Joe Lose battle it out.

Whose Chair Can Get Up to Speed?

Photo 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, Josh Ryan from Clear99 and Joe Lose from 98.3 FM The Dove battled to see who could win an office chair race. Make sure […]

Darkow Draws: Youthful Energy

The Loss of Civility

I remember growing up in the 1970s and watching the popular “Point/ Counterpoint” segment that would run every Sunday evening at the end of the “60 Minutes” television broadcast. Over the course of three short minutes, Shana Alexander and James J. Kilpatrick would debate the issues of the day. As a kid, I thought that the […]

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Antique Fishing Gear Collection Continues to Grow

Photo by L.G. Patterson Nathan “Shags” McLeod’s collection of antique fishing gear started 20 years ago. That’s when a family friend gave him a couple of old penn reels that sat in storage for years. That is, until McLeod really started collecting a few years ago. “In the past six or seven years, it’s kind […]

Live fire cooking

Take Your Next Cooking Experience Outside

Photos by L.G. Patterson Sometimes you need more variety than what’s offered by cooking on the four-burner range in your kitchen. With the arrival of warmer weather, it’s finally appropriate to cook outside and you can use a fire pit or barbecue to liven up your cooking experience. No matter the menu, you just have […]

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A Laugh Riot: 5 Shows That Are Sure to Make You Smile

Photo courtesy of Prime Video and Philippe Antonello WELCOME TO OUR ULTIMATE LISTS! In each issue, you will find a curated selection of things to listen to or watch, put together by either an on-air talent from Zimmer Communications or a member of the Inside Columbia staff. For this issue, Editor Madeleine Leroux has shared […]

Broccoli salad with berries and poppy seeds

A Patio Perfect Recipe

Photos by L.G. Patterson A few days ago, I was enjoying the early spring weather, walking our family dog, Brady, and wondering how soon we may be able to have dinner on the deck. I love al fresco dining. It takes the most ordinary food and makes it feel like a celebration. Snacks and drinks? […]

Flower arranging

A New View: Flower Arranging

Assignment: Flower Arranging The Location: Columbia Area Career Center While working on my University of Missouri class schedule my junior year, the late great Walter Johnson insisted that I take two specific classes offered by the university. The first was Shakespeare. I took his advice, and it surprised me how much I enjoyed reading Shakespeare’s […]

Regeneration Salon & Spa

The Face of Beauty

Having a place for customers to relax, unwind and feel safe is a top priority for Regeneration Salon & Spa. Co-owner Samantha Woolridge says it’s important for guests to not only feel comfortable, but also confident. “You get a chance to make a difference with each guest that sits in our chair,” she says. “We […]

J Jones Homes, LLC

The Face of Design Built Dream Homes

John Jones has only ever wanted to design and build homes. And after nearly 30 years of doing just that, he launched J Jones Homes to continue his work of building dream homes for years to come. “I love running into former clients when I am out and realizing how many lives I have touched […]