Colorful Creations

Everything about Cindy Lou’s Glass Studio goes toward making fused-glass art a fun and fulfilling experience. First, there’s the unlikely setting — a gas station, complete with gas pumps, a tall Sinclair dinosaur sign, reception area and…

The Lure of St. James

Whether you want to fish for trout, tour local wineries, explore Route 66 or enjoy the great outdoors, St. James has what you’re seeking. Originally a settlement called Big Prairie, the town was briefly known as Scioto, after the town of…

Hunger Games

The idea of “eating your feelings” is not a new concept, yet time and again we do exactly that. We eat our feelings before we find that magic diet, and we eat our feelings when that magic diet fails us, as many diets do. One of the primary…

The Power of Two

The CEO and the president of one of the Midwest’s fastest growing ecommerce sites are sitting next to each other on a large couch in their south Columbia home. Business titles don’t fit Sam and Jesse Bodine well. After 13 years of marriage,…

A League of Their Own

Years ago, it was football. It was basketball. It was baseball. It was the threat of any sport-related scholarship undermining academics for the sake of athletics. Connecting collegiate funding to sports bucked the historical education…

Flat Branch Home Loans

Located in a chocolate-colored building on the corner of S. Fifth and Cherry Street, Flat Branch Home Loans blends inconspicuously into its surroundings. Anyone driving by would think they spotted just another local business in a restored…

Heading for the Highways

Several times each year, Scott Robinson packs enough clothes for a week, kisses his wife Cindi goodbye, jumps onto his Harley Davidson, then heads for the highways that crisscross the country. Unlike the stereotypical Harley Davidson…

Superfood RX

Typically, February and March are important months for keeping up with New Year’s resolutions, including losing weight, beating sugar cravings, fighting Type 2 diabetes or ensuring a strong heart. To help with these goals, on the next page…

A Real Goat-Getter

Imagine going to get the mail followed by dozens of goats, a Chicuahua and perhaps a Bordie Collie. Teresa Snow, former news anchor and reporter for KRCG TV and KMIZ TV, leads the herd down the long driveway and to the mailbox. Snow, her…

Chef ’s Choice

When you go out to a restaurant, there’s an assortment of delicious dishes to try. But what do the chefs consider their personal favorite creations? Chefs Jeff Guinn with The Broadway hotel and Ben Parks with the Barred Owl Butcher &…