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How Well Do You Know CoMo?

Because of the generosity of the people in Mid-Missouri, Columbia has no shortage of nonprofit organizations and charitable institutional projects! But, how familiar are YOU with them? Take our quick quiz to see if you can identify a few…

Transforming Lives

A small workshop in a quiet industrial district in Columbia turns beggars into business entrepreneurs. Take the case of Ernesto, a Guatemalan who contracted polio at the age of 7 and spent most of his life crawling through the streets.…

Meet Your Maker

Time. It’s an elusive resource most of us can’t seem to catch enough of. And what’s even more elusive than time? Patience — a virtue seemingly lost in the hustle and bustle of modern life. We move from one thing to the next in a heartbeat,…

Red at the Ready

Photo courtesy of L.G. Patterson Eating and drinking according to the season is great for your body. Of course, this means eating vegetables that are currently growing in your garden or at your local farms, but it also means changing…

Puppy Love

Dorothy Gill and Bradley Johnson were married April 28, 2017, under a pergola at the bride’s beloved family property, The Gillage. Canines participated. The couple met in 2012 when Dorothy (Dot) found herself the owner of two friendly but…

Fall Into Soup Season

Fall is here and the chilly temperatures have us craving for hot soup on the stove. Friends, nothing is easier! All you need are fresh vegetables, some vegetable or chicken stock and a bit of cream to make a mouth-watering bowl of soup…

Inner Beauty

Pizza is great, but inside a pocket it can be even better. This is a bit of an over simplification — a calzone is so much more than a pizza pocket. While the outer crust is pizza dough, the inside can be so much more than just random pizza…

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

When fall hits there’s just not enough pumpkin spice. It’s found in lattes, Cheerios, ice cream and even Dorritos. It’s loved because of the warm fuzzy feeling it gives us, indicating the change of the season and kickoff to the holidays.…

Love Sushi? You’re in Luck

Love Sushi has come to town, and with that, fans of Asian food can rejoice as they will want to add this cozy place to their ever-growing list of favorite locally owned restaurants. Located in Crossroads West Shopping Center at Broadway and…

From Farm to Finery and Fun

Photographs by Jennifer Roberts Crafting is trendy these days. Grandmas are not the only ones knitting sweaters. Yarn bombing is the new graffiti. Kids everywhere are learning to crochet cute little animals (amigurumi) and yarn comes in…

Exposure

Photo courtesy of L.G. Patterson Anand Prahlad, the director of creative writing at the University of Missouri–Columbia, is known for his engaging teaching style, work in folklore, mbira music and poetry. Recently, Prahlad diverged from…

Planting Miracles

Photos by Noppadol Paothong and L.G. Patterson Have you noticed more butterflies in Columbia this year? One reason might be Monica Lee and her husband, Noppadol Paothong (Nop). Four years ago Nop and Monica picked up some free milkweed…

Nourish Yourself

Have you been Nourish Café and Market yet? This was one of the first questions that Kimber – owner and general manager, and Maura – chef of Nourish asked Columbia Farmers Market customers during their sampling event in mid-August. Many…

Patty Palooza

Did you know that we Americans eat as many as 50 billion burgers a year — an average of three a week for every man, woman and child — enough to circle the globe 32 times? From fast food to gourmet extravaganzas garnished with gold leaf,…

First Day of School

The first day of school is right around the corner. Make sure to remember this special moment in your child's life by printing out one of these printables and taking their picture with it the morning of their first day. Be sure to post the…

Quinoa Quiche

On Saturday mornings at the Columbia Farmers Market, Anna Meyer, owner and chef of range free, can frequently be seen stopping by the Oasis for tokens and buying fresh vegetables to use in her café. When we decided to do sampling events at…

Hickam Cabin Fundraiser

Hundreds of gentlemen met at Rock Bridge State Park for the 47th incarnation of the annual men's picnic. A breeze kept the beastly heat at bay as the restored Hickam cabin was in full display (thanks in part to the picnic's fundraising) and…

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…