Sip Trip

Whether you’ve been to Napa every year since you can remember or still prefer Moscato as your wine of choice, chances are you’ll find a Missouri wine you love. Missouri’s wine-making history began in the 1850s in the Hermann area and…

Family Tree

Rachael Renee Buxton and Kendall Lee Pearl chose a historic — and majestic — site for their wedding ceremony: The Big Tree, aka The Champion Bur Oak, in McBaine. History is something of a common thread for the couple. They met in 2010…

Pressed for Success

The idea for Logboat’s newest venture, Waves Cider Company, has actually been brewing for a while. Though fermenting would be more accurate. According to Judson Ball, from Logboat’s very beginning, he and the other co-founders wanted it to…

Faith In Their Future

Amanda Byler and Ethan Roussin were married on June 15, 2019, at St. Thomas Moore Newman Center. The ceremony site held a special meaning for the couple. Both come from Catholic families and Newman Center served as their spiritual home when…

A Passion for Purple

When you have a love of lavender — and all shades of purple — it’s bound to be evident on your big day. It certainly was for bride Katherine Caldwell. She incorporated her favorite color into many aspects of her wedding, from her floral…

Celebri-tease

Whether they’re athletes, movie stars, musicians, models or moguls, celebrities are often asked to endorse products, with many signing lucrative deals to do so. Other celebs come out with their own product lines — everything from clothing…

The Thrill of the Grill

Grilling is a primal process, cooking outdoors over an open flame, similar to how our early cave ancestors did. It has a ritualistic flavor, and there’s often a social component, too — the gathering of family and friends to share in a…

An Age Imagined

"You'll think of The Paris Hours for many hours after you've finished it, haunted by its shocking ending." Paris in the 1920s was a magnet magnifique, attracting all manner of artists, both acclaimed and aspiring. It hosted the likes of…

Heartfelt Gesture

Michele Spry takes giving back to heart. The business she and her husband Brandon run, Midway Electric, Inc., is a Partner in Education with Midway Heights Elementary School and she’s also involved with Central Missouri Honor Flight and…

Encouraging Efforts

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our local businesses are having to adapt and adjust. But, not only are our local businesses adapting, they’re responding to needs in the community and encouraging customers that brighter days are ahead. We spoke…

Grow Ahead!

An herb’s essence is a powerful thing: The scent of thyme can transport a hungry Midwesterner to the Mediterranean; one whiff of cilantro might send another to the tropics. Herbs’ power extends well beyond the dinner table, but most people…

Birthday Buddy

Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett has been president of William Woods University since 1990. “My entire career has been dedicated to higher education, beginning when I started teaching at Northwest Mississippi Junior College at the ripe old age of 20!”…

Get Jacked!

No secret in vegan and vegetarian circles, jackfruit has been gaining traction in mainstream cuisine as many look to eat fewer meat-based meals or try more exotic foods. Jackfruit is having a moment. A species of tree in the fig, mulberry…

A Rich History

There’s nothing like a nice piping-hot mug of hot chocolate to chase the chills, but the modern version of sweetness had a more bitter beginning. This welcome winter warmer dates to about 500 BC, when the Mayans first drank a concoction of…

Picture Perfect

Marty O’Connor Shaw, who goes by “Connor,” is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hunting and fishing, as well as photographing wildlife. So when he wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Ciera Marie Dawson, he had the perfect spot: S & S…

Love Letters

You could almost call Amy Fuemmeler and Andrew Hanke childhood sweethearts — after all, they first met when they were in second grade. But they didn’t begin dating until they were juniors in high school. The couple got engaged on a trip…

Continuing Coverage

Everyone likes a good “I knew them when” story, and at Inside Columbia, we’re no exception. We knew singer/songwriter Hilary Scott when she was just starting out, living and performing here, and chose her to grace our ninth cover back in…

Hear, Hear!

This summer’s hottest concert ticket isn’t actually a single ticket, but rather a series: The Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s Hot Summer Nights Music Festival. Under the direction of Maestro Kirk Trevor, the festival ambitiously presents 24…

One Jam-Packed Fest

Over the Memorial Day weekend, thousands of bicyclists take part in the annual jamboree, riding the MKT Trail from Flat Branch Park in Columbia to Kemper Park in Boonville, where they camp overnight or stay in local accommodations. Riders…
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