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Beyond the Eclipse

It was hailed as "possibly the most impressive 2 and a half minutes of your life." Do you think the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 lived up to all the hype? Dr. Angela Speck, professor of astrophysics and director of astronomy, astrophysics…

The Power of Curiosity

Albert Einstein once said, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Jeffrey Ferguson, a doctor of anthropology at the University of Missouri, could say the same, although the pottery he creates in his backyard studio…

CoMo Loves Backyard Chickens

Photos by L.G. Patterson With the quality of our food becoming less and less assured, health conscious individuals are considering alternatives to the food supply their families are consuming. Many urban dwellers have introduced vegetable…

Deck Redux

A distant howl pierces through the darkness. Christi peaks her head out of the sliding door in the kitchen to call for the family dog, Pepper. The night falls silent. Concerned that Pepper has found herself following her nose into a…

Lights Out

Columbia area residents are fortunate to be smack-dab in the middle of the path of totality, in which the moon blots out the sun totally, turning day into night. The eclipse will begin around 11:45 a.m., reaching totality around 1:12 p.m.…

Garden Survival Guide

Sure, they may be off to a great start, but for some veggies, the plant’s work is really just beginning. Here are some hints to make sure you have some of the biggest and the most delicious vegetables in Boone County: Tomatoes: It takes a…

Just Ask Joe

First I like to find out what the homeowner’s vision is. I like to get a starting point and then work towards what they can afford and what the space will allow. You can upgrade the whole room with fresh colors, a new countertop, mirror and…

River Revival

Photos by L.G. Patterson They say the story of a house is also the story of the man who lives there. If we run with that metaphor, then the story of Matt Williams’ adventure in housing reads more like a three-part odyssey of discovery,…

A Royal Residence

Photos by L.G. Patterson Fate was at work when Ron Onwezen was pulled over for driving just a hair too fast on Hwy 163 while out enjoying a morning cruise. It was there, with an idle moment to spare, that he noticed the parcel of land for…

Spring Landscaping 101

Pack up your parkas and grab your gardening gloves: Mid-Missouri springs may not be all sunshine and beautiful days, but the darkest depths of winter have finally passed and springtime landscaping might be possible at last. If you’re unsure…

Venture Out

As the weather gets warmer, it’s safe to say we all anticipate entertaining outdoors. No matter what type of space you have, it’s easy to turn any backyard into an ideal place to entertain. We’ve gathered some tips on getting your space…

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…

Almost An Afterthought

photos by Drew Piester You may recall, we visited the stately Colonial Revival home at 716 W. Broadway in our summer Home & Garden issue, highlighting the kitchen renovation designed by Hannah Wilson of Columbia Showcase Kitchens &…

Rustic Roots

photos by Kayla Wolf When Debbie Davis and David Means set about updating their 1960 ranch style home that sits just off Highway F outside Fulton, they knew exactly what they didn’t want. Neither is the “frou-frou, fancy-dance-y” type,…

Starry Eyed

Get cozied up in style as you watch autumn’s meteor showers from your porch or patio. These home accessories are inspired by this year’s moody fall palette, showcasing cool blue and slate grey hues. Chunky patterned accent pillows pair with…

A World Away

The swinging bridge and treehouse provide a breathtaking view of the Missouri River near Hartsburg, but the inspiration comes from rainforests and mountain stream crossings continents away. The two structures are Tim Travers’ retirement…

3rd Annual Farm to Table

On June 23, 2016, the Columbia Farmers Market hosted its sold-out 3rd Annual Farm to Table Dinner at Blue Bell Farm in Fayette. For the dinner, farmers and farmers market staff transformed into servers to provide a uniquely intimate dining…

An Aerie Of An Oasis

“Labor of love” is an oft over-used term, but no other phrase will do to describe a Columbia couple’s elegant 21st-century reimagining of a majestic 1980s home. “We put our heart and soul into recreating this space. It is a beautiful home…

Grow-How!

5 Podcasts Download or subscribe to these free podcasts. A Way To Garden With Margaret Roach One of America’s best-known garden writers, Margaret Roach shares organic gardening, garden-to-table cooking and nature topics on this show…

Water Features 101

Water features have taken off in popularity within the last eight years as more homeowners have decided to stay put and enhance existing homes by creating their own beautiful, natural retreats, say Anne and Josiah Crousore, the…