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Garden Survival Guide

Sure, they may be off to a great start, but for some veggies, the plant’s work is really just beginning. Here are some hints to make sure you have some of the biggest and the most delicious vegetables in Boone County: Tomatoes: It takes…

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…

Water Features 101

Water features have taken off in popularity within the last eight years as more homeowners have decided to stay put and enhance existing homes by creating their own beautiful, natural retreats, say Anne and Josiah Crousore, the…

Symbols of The Cemetery

Dana Bocke is a “cemetery geek.” She spends her free time roaming through cemeteries. “I go to cemeteries like other people go on vacation,” she says. No, she isn’t chasing ghosts. Bocke is studying funerary art — the…

Off The Beaten Path

As summer fades, staying active in Columbia becomes more enjoyable with the pleasant fall weather. Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, south of Columbia on Highway 163, offers a variety of trails to explore outdoors. Most Columbians know about…

The Great Backyard

Outdoors! The peaceful beauty of nature is one of the greatest perks on Earth — so they say. But the noise, headache and time it takes to plan a camping trip can be difficult or nearly impossible for some families. Skip the crowded…

Redeeming Douglass Park

Douglass Park is a second home to Albert. He’s alone in the middle of one of the three ashy pink basketball courts. A wiry black man with the energy and enthusiasm of a 20-year-old, he walks out into the afternoon sun with a plate of…

Rolling on the River

Linda LaFontaine didn’t expect to see Dobermans swimming in the Missouri River, and she certainly didn’t expect them to attack her paddles as she kayaked through the dark water. But there they were, maneuvering through the current like sea…