Nothing More Dangerous

In 1963, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. finished the final sermons that would become Strength to Love, a literary masterpiece in its own right, but also the first book of sermons by an African-American preacher to be widely distributed to a white audience. Written in part while King served time in a jail cell […]

MVP Program

The Missouri Winery Visitors Program (MVP) encourages consumers — that’s you! — to explore Missouri wine country — and rewards you for each and every visit! The free program was recently extended through December 2020, so be sure to sign up soon. You can register for an account, collect tickets from participating wineries and enter […]

Food and Wine Pairings

It’s National Pork Month Pair with your favorite Missouri Wine Chardonel – Smoked Pork Traminette – Sweet and Sour Pork Vignoles – Spicy Pork Ribs Chambourcin – Pork Loin Concord – Pulled Pork Catawba – Pork Chop Missouri Wines – established in 1984 to support the research, development, and promotion of Missouri grapes, wines, and […]

From Passion to Profit

What do spine surgery and camping gear have in common? A lot, according to Josh Hendershott. The spine-specialist turned inventor launched a line of pocket-sized camping gear in 2017 and recently one of his products was featured on “NewsWatch.” But, according to Hendershott, the idea for his company, Pike Trail, started much earlier than 2017. […]

Handmade Halloween

Blink, and you’re already flooded with party invitations. You’ve dragged the pumpkins and fog machine out of the basement. Your kid won’t stop begging: “Can I be Spider-Man? Puh-lease?” October must be here, so, of course, all anyone can talk about is the 31st. Halloween is one of our favorite times of year in Columbia […]

Fitness Fads

The word “workout” makes me feel many emotions. I know it’s something I need to do to stay healthy, but it’s not something I usually enjoy. So, I’ll typically find a workout to get myself motivated and will be consistent for about two months; then I’ll find an excuse to miss one workout, which then […]

The Sweet Spot

Peggy Jean’s Pies is serving up twice as much goodness in a new and improved location. Regular customers have no need to worry — the shop moved only a short walk away at the same intersection, 503C Nifong Blvd. Some of the pie shop’s original decorations are incorporated into the renovated, colorful site as well. […]

Splendid Spuds

Cooking scalloped potatoes has always been more of a method as opposed to a recipe for me. I never look up a recipe to cook rice — I just make sure I know the ratio of liquid to rice, depending on the grain type, then make sure to use the correct method. I see scalloped […]

Making a Difference

Although Columbia may be considered a small town by many, it has no shortage of people bettering the community. There are far more than 10 people making a difference in Columbia, but we chose to include the following ones because they are what one might call unsung heroes. They make a huge difference in people’s […]

Sweater Weather

October is perhaps one of the best months in Columbia. The scorching days of September have passed, there’s a slight nip in the air and trees begin their beautiful transformations. One of the best ways to take advantage of cooler weather — besides wrapping your hands around a warm mug of hot chocolate — is […]

Energy & the Environment

During just the past year, numerous disasters, both natural and man-made, have contributed to the climate crisis. Just this past August, a wildfire razed much of the Amazon rainforest — destroying trees that help reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere. Problems such as this can seem far from home, but eventually […]

Renew Missouri

James Owen is in the midst of a busy afternoon at the Columbia headquarters of Renew Missouri. Yesterday, he was in Springfield. Tomorrow, he’ll be in Kansas City. As he sits before his desktop computer, his iPhone watch begins to vibrate. He apologizes for the interruption, glances at the name of the caller, then resumes […]

Insuring Shelter’s Future

There is something reassuring about Matt Moore’s presence. Maybe it’s the steady, calm tone of his voice. Maybe it’s his thoughtful demeanor or his old-style manner of making a guest feel at home. He’s formal, dressed in his ironed white shirt and tie, but not stiff. At age 63, he radiates contentment with his lot […]

Geared for Success

Josh Hendershott has always been a lover of the outdoors. Hiking, fishing, hunting and camping are his escape when the stress of his career as a senior spine specialist for NuVasive gets to be too much. But, his love for being in nature goes further than helping him unwind. In 2017, it enabled him to […]

New Event Venues Debut

In the past decade alone, Columbia has seen its population increase by almost 15,000 residents (to a total of nearly 125,000). Many of those residents were attracted by the city’s strong, and growing job market, good public schools, and the appeal of a combination of Columbia’s small-town feel and big-city amenities. As the city has […]

Powerful Pairs

TOP LEFT Robert Jensen red stripe tie $135 and Robert Graham geometric shape socks, $28.50. TOP RIGHT Robert Graham geometric print tie $125 and Robert Graham stained glass socks $28.50. BOTTOM LEFT Lee Allison Co. purple honeycomb textured tie $115 and Pantherella Egyptian cotton purple socks, $29.50. BOTTOM RIGHT Eton rust and navy stripe tie […]

Getting to Know John Glascock

In July, John Glascock was named Columbia’s city manager, which he has called his “dream job.” In November he was tapped as interim city manager after Mike Matthes resigned. While Glascock initially wasn’t interested in the city manager position, his perspective changed while he occupied the position. Glascock is a Boone County native, even earning […]

These Roots Run Deep

If you were out and about in Columbia and overheard a conversation, it probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear someone talking about their mid-Missouri roots. Mary Daugherty could be one of those people. Her roots, however, run deeper than most. And that’s not just a figure of speech. For some, gardening is a hobby. For […]

A Roaring Success

There’s no shortage of tigers around Columbia — particularly on a football Saturday — but perhaps none are as unique as the tiger statues created through the collaborative efforts of Tigers on the Prowl, a local 501C3 charity, and the Columbia art community. Chuck Crews is the founder and the man behind Tigers on the […]

A Petite Powerhouse

When you consider what type of dog protects Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey at home, you’d probably guess a loud-barking, attack dog. And you’d be right. But Buster, Carey’s four-year-old pet weighs only 10 pounds. “He thinks he is ferocious, even though he is only 10 pounds,” Carey explains. “This makes him a fabulous residential […]