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October Outings

Sadly, the ever-fabulous Lupus Chili Festival will not be held this year. There is no shortage of October festivals in mid-Missouri (Fayette, Hartsburg and Fulton to name a few, not to mention Stephens College’s Citizen Jane Film…

Tale as Old as Time

It may be hard to believe but this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast.” The animated feature still retains a special place in many hearts and the familiar songs have kept their roots in many…

Artstravaganza

Art in the Park, the 2-day, free fine arts and crafts festival organized by the Columbia Art League, returns to Stephens Lake Park for its 59th year on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4. The festival will feature 108 artists from 20…

A High-Flying Salute

Every year, thousands of people from Columbia and the surrounding area head to Columbia Regional Airport for the free two-day air show over Memorial Day weekend, a key component in a six-day celebration that includes a wreath-laying…

The Story of You

For anyone bitten by the genealogy bug, there has never been a better time to delve deep into your own family’s history. Columbia is rich in resources to make your journey of discovery a rewarding one. “As a researcher of over 35 years —…

This Is My Story

Dr. Peter Stiepleman has been the Columbia Public Schools superintendent since 2014. Peter is the second generation Stiepleman in the United States. He says that sharing the story of his family often helps him connect with others.…

Time Traveler

photo courtesy of L.G. Patterson Debbie Furnell gets hired to dig — not into dirt but into the past. Her clients might ask her to squint through the glow of a microfilm reader, scanning records for a great-grandfather’s name. Or,…

Not Clowning Around

photos courtesy of  Ronald Mcdonald house charities of mid-missouri Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri has been providing a home away from home for families of seriously ill or injured children since 1983. The Ronald…

The Candy Factory

A stroll to the corner of Seventh Street and Cherry is a yearly pre-Valentine’s Day ritual for many Columbians, determined to get their loved ones chocolate-covered strawberries. The tradition continues this month, and is one of those…

Banish Winter Blahs

When the temperature plunges, lounging at home near fireplaces blankets, and steaming mugs is a great place to be. But what to do when everyone starts to go a little stir crazy? We’ve got some ideas for you! Check out our list of fun things…

De-Stress the Holidays

In theory, it is the “hap-happiest” season of all. In reality, many of us look forward to December with a mix of anticipation and dread. We want to make the most of the season and create special memories, but there’s so much competing…

Many Homes, Many Holidays

Though it may be cold and grey outside, many homes are drenched in warm colors this time of year: the golden brown of fresh baked rolls, earthy greens and oranges in hearty stews, the deep red of cranberry concoctions. ‘Tis the season when…

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…

Doing Stuff With Dad

Create lasting memories this Father’s Day with gifts that don’t need to be unwrapped. These experiential presents focus on spending quality time with Dad while delighting in his favorite pastimes — or helping him find new ones! Taste The…

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…

Resolution Solutions

The holidays are over and it’s time for the New Year and the overwhelming burden of New Year’s resolutions. More often than not, your New Year’s resolutions barely survive through January and you end up promising yourself that next year…

A Handcrafted Holiday

 PHOTOS: L.G. PATTERSON Some of the most cherished handcrafted holiday treasures are made out of construction paper and pipe cleaners, and there's nothing sweeter than an ornament constructed by a preschooler. But when the occasion…

Christmas Crafts

As the winter chill overtakes Columbia, the pressure is heating up to bag great holiday gifts. And while the area is teeming with unique creations at its local stores (and across the pages of its best magazine), perhaps no gift is…