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A NEW VIEW

Assignment: Rural Boone County Farmers The Location: Northern Boone County The best time to take photos outside is either early morning and late evening. This is called the “Golden Hour.” It’s a time when the light casts a magical…

Graveyard Shift

Working an eight-hour shift is hard enough, but working one while the rest of the city sleeps can be downright exhausting. At Uprise Bakery, employees are busy baking bread long before its doors open to the public. The baking process…

Back In The Day

Back in the day, the area around Wabash Station was an essential warehousing district for goods brought into this market by rail. The bulky supplies were stored in and beneath nearby buildings before being picked up and disseminated. Many…

Peach BBQ Sauce

(Recipe adapted from sweetcayenne.com) When it comes to peaches, I identify with good ol’ Bubba Gump. If it were up to me, I’d open a restaurant and have only dishes that featured peaches. Peach salsa, peach pizza, peach quesadillas,…

Summer Brews

It certainly isn’t a “new” thing in craft, beer, but the trend of putting great beer in cans is growing daily. This is especially true for styles that would work in summer (or spring) and are more likely to see time outdoors and in places…

Goofy In Love

Jeanine Mielke and Brian Davison met in 2013 through a mutual friend. Two years later, on June 7, 2015, they became engaged while on a Disney cruise to Norway and Denmark with Jeanine’s parents. Brian arranged for Jeanine’s favorite Disney…

Easy Hummus

You may have noticed hummus growing in popularity; it is now offered as a spread at some bagel shops and is even commonplace at franchise restaurants. There are many good reasons for this. The thick Middle Eastern condiment is delicious and…

“Main” Focus

West Main Pizza2 — or “West Main Pizza squared” — debuted earlier this year at 923 E. Broadway. The restaurant is an offshoot of Jefferson City-based West Main Pizza. But unlike the Jefferson City original, which is a full-service pizza…

Fireworks

Bob Gerau spends every Fourth of July surrounded by fireworks, yet he seldom gets to see a single dazzling shell streak across the sky. For the past 51 years, Gerau, owner of Bob’s Fireworks, has spent the Fourth, along with his kids and…

Wear Wolves

FRINGE BENEFIT
 Her Night Out
 Festival style is stealing the scene in this summer’s hottest looks for a night out. Fringe and tassels are the coveted accent that helps achieve a laid-back, yet put-together Bohemian style for…

Dusk To Dawn

Early this summer, we explored Columbia and its immediate environs during the half of the 24/7 cycle when most of us sleep. From an outdoor slumber party in southwest Columbia to the first light of day at the Foremost Dairy Research Center…

Joyful Occasions

LAURA DENKER and JOSHUA FRIEDRICH were married March 19, 2016. The wedding and reception took place at Faith Lutheran Church in Jefferson City. The daughter of Bob and Barb Denker of California, Mo., Laura graduated from the University of…

NIGHTCAPS

When we think of “nightcaps” or beverages for a relaxing night on a terrace or patio, we usually think about a high-end whiskey, a stiff cocktail or a bold glass of wine. But you don’t want to overlook the beer options out there that…

Author Koepke

Writing a novel is not a social experience. I favor writing in isolation, where my fictional world can expand. Twice a week, I push my limits and step out of my bubble. I exchange work with other authors, learning, critiquing and…

Summer Sipping

Looking for an everyday wine to take you through the easy-livin’ summer season? Stock up on Rioja wines from sunny Spain. Rioja, a region along the Ebro River in northern Spain, produces an eclectic assortment of food-friendly wines,…

Going For The Gold

J'den qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in April of this year. He will be wrestling in the Olympics on August 20. Watch the interview after his Olympic Qualifier below. Then watch as he reveals that his talents don't stop at the mat, but…

Dining Guide

lll AMERICAN 44 Stone Public House 3910 Peachtree Drive, Suite H 573-443-2726 Abigail’s 206 Central St., Rocheport 573-698-3000 Addison’s 709 Cherry St. 573-256-1995 www.addisonssophias.com/addisons Barred Owl Butcher &…

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…