Big Apple Beginnings

In October 2011, Holly Smith and Nathaniel Gravely met at a bar in New York City during a music festival. Nathaniel was producing a concert in collaboration with the public relations firm where Holly worked. Nathaniel introduced himself to…

Great Chicken!

There is something special about a smoked chicken — crisp skin with moist and juicy meat that bursts when you bite into it. There are many methods to smoke chicken, but here are a few techniques that guarantee great chicken every time.…

Horse Sense

Admit it. Your heart melts and you shed a tear whenever you watch that 2013 Budweiser Super Bowl ad that features a darling 3-week-old foal. Remember? The spot tells the story of the endearing bond between a Clydesdale and the trainer who…

Here Come The Mummies

Can both of these statements be true? Here Come the Mummies is an 8-piece funk-rock band of 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies with a one-track mind. Nashville’s Here Come the Mummies is a fun-rock band composed of professional…

Leaving His Mark

“Coulda, woulda, shoulda called Atkins!” It’s an earworm that can last all day, and the company and the family this locally known ditty represents has a long history in Columbia and Boone County. Beginning in the 1920s, T.E. “Country”…

Cheryl Howard

Fifty-six-year-old Cheryl Howard has what some might call grit…actually, a whole lot of it! That’s what kept her on the job as executive director of the historic Nora Stewart Early Learning Center near downtown Columbia when she wanted to…

Garden Glamour

Add character and make a statement with these gardening trends and pieces that will make your garden grow into every bit as much a destination living space as your artful interior. Hanging Gardens These vertically mounted botanicals may…

Here Come The Mummies

Can both of these statements be true? Here Come The Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies with a one-track mind. Nashville’s Here Come The Mummies is a fun-rock band composed of professional…

Yesteryear

In this column we are looking back at historical places in Boone County.  Ernie’s Cafe was founded in 1934 by the owner Ernie Lewis, for whom the cafe is named. It was reported to be a popular place for couples to go to dinner and there…