All about the experience

Are you looking for some new gift ideas to share with your children for Mother’s Day? Perhaps you’re tired of the same gift certificates and you’re looking for new experiences. Consider these five “out of the box” Mother’s Day gifts that…

Warren and Shelly Mayer

Once while manning the sign-up table for a Divorce Care class at church, Warren and Shelly Mayer were horsing around, being playful, teasing each other as they tend to do. And when a woman who observed their back-and-forth banter approached…

Tiny Bubbles

Raise a toast to the arrival of spring with the light, tasty bubbles of Prosecco. The Italian sparkling wine is a worthy addition to your table this season, as much at home with lighter patio fare as it is with more formal dinner parties.…

Farm Fresh

One of the most approachable yet intriguingly versatile craft beer styles around is the saison, aka “farmhouse” ale. This pale, spicy ale is the perfect “gateway” for anyone looking to transition from lighter options to bigger, bolder…

Reader Favorite Recipes

One of my favorite types of magazine articles or blog posts has always been the “best of” variety, just like Inside Columbia magazine’s “Best of Columbia” features. I’m always inquiring about lists for the “best of” restaurants, recipes,…

Get To Know Sherman Brown Jr.

Sherman Brown Jr. will tell you as directly as the doctors told him. He has incurable cancer. “I didn’t like what they said to me, but we’re gonna run it ’til there’s nothing left,” he says. “I’m a year and one week out, and I’m still…

Opa!

If you’ve been to a farmers market lately, you’ve probably seen an abundance of spinach — one of the first crops of spring with so many uses: spinach salad (warm or chilled), omelets, creamed spinach and stuffed pasta, to name a few. One of…

Plants, People and Place

On a Sunday morning in early spring, parakeets are chirping somewhere in Helmi’s Gardens as the wind picks up and buffets the plastic on the greenhouse outside. The warm morning sun causes the roof to creak and shift as it expands…

Back in the Saddle, Again

By Jack Wax I stopped riding a bike when I didn't want anyone to think of me as a child. When I was 14, I got off my bike and started walking, hitchhiking or begging my older brother for a ride when I needed to go somewhere too far…