December 2021

Library To Get Tech Update

The Columbia Public Library announced it will be closing for a technology update Jan. 11-13. Curbside pickup, online chat, outreach services and the bookmobile will continue as usual during the closure. According to a news release, the new tech will allow for a faster check-in and check-out process.   The new radio frequency identification technology will […]

Real Tree? Real Easy

If your Christmas included trimming a real tree, then you’ll be glad to hear how you go about disposing of it. No, the city can’t help you with all those niggling needles you’ll keep finding for months, but otherwise you can easily be tree-free. The city offers several different live tree disposal options: Now through […]

Community Comes Through … Again

Generous mid-Missourians contributed $5,347 and 2,000 pounds of food when they attended the Santa’s Work Crew Light Show. The second annual event, featuring festively-lit construction machines, was held at EquipmentShare’s corporate headquarters. The cost to enter was free with a donation of two food items for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri or […]

Start Off 2022 On The Right Foot!

 … or the left. It really doesn’t matter. Gather your friends and family and head out on a First Day Hike at a Missouri state park. Mid-Missourians are fortunate to be blessed with many scenic spots for hiking (and helping us work off those holiday pounds!) Not to mention, they allow us to spend time […]

Let Les Bourgeois Cook

Start your New Year’s Eve off with a delicious dinner entrée or the surf ‘n’ turf New Year’s Eve  special at the Blufftop Bistro at Les Bourgeois. If you’d rather stay in that night, check out the  Bistro’s New Year’s Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The menu includes an […]

Free Parking Downtown This Weekend

Parking will be free at all downtown parking meters and inside all city parking garages this weekend.   When using a parking garage Friday through Sunday, patrons without a permit patrons can park in any hourly or permit parking space, just as long as the space is not also marked as being reserved or restricted in […]

Big Blue Note Bash Returns

Ring in the new year at The Blue Note’s annual “DECADANCE” bash starting at 7 p.m. Dance to the tunes of Columbia’s most-recognized DJ, Requiem, while celebrating the start of 2022. Consider this party an official Blue Note tradition, since it’s back for a sixth year!   Requiem will take you on a journey from the […]

Candy Cane Crib still shining brightly

Logboat Brewing Co.’s spectacular free Candy Cane Crib light display can still be enjoyed from the comfort of your car from now until the end of the year. Hours are from 4:30-12 a.m. daily. Or, you can stop in for a brew or two. Have you tried the brewery’s newest seasonal sensation? It’s a white […]

Enjoy a calm visit with cats

On Sunday, Dec. 26, from 10-11 a.m. or 6-7 p.m., take part in a sensory-friendly kitty conclave  at Papa’s Cat Café. This event’s being held in partnership with the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Your visit entitles you to one hour of cat time and a FREE drink. The Thompson Center at the […]

Celebrate with special services on Christmas Eve

Everyone is welcome at one of two Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at Christian Fellowship Church. At either 5 or 6:30 p.m., come sing Christmas carols, hear an inspirational message and light candles. These are great services for families and each lasts about an hour.   christianfellowship.com/christmas/                        

Capital City Festival of Lights is a bright spot

Although many Columbia light displays are over, you can still enjoy a drive-thru light park in Jefferson City. The Capital City Festival of Lights is open from 6 to 9 p.m. (except on Monday) now through the end of the year. All $20 (per vehicle) entry fees benefit local charities, Homemaker Health Care and Big […]

La Siesta downtown closes

Sadly, CoMo’s lost another dining destination. La Siesta Mexican restaurant downtown on Walnut and Ninth streets recently closed its doors. But all’s not lost: According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, the north side location will remain open.    

Yummy’s to open in Columbia

In continuing news that’s making the “rounds,” Columbia’s about to get another perfect pastry place to start our mornings off right:  Yummy’s is coming! The shop, which will be at 200 N. Providence, will serve fresh, daily handcrafted doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, kolaches, espresso coffee and more.

Goldie’s Bagels officially opens

Columbia’s newest spot for a breakfast classic has officially opened! Goldie’s Bagels, in the former Harold’s Doughnut site on Ninth Street, is making circular sensations that are the perfect coffee companion. According to their website, the shop offers bagels “made by moms for your mornings, meetings and mazel tovs.”  

Seasonal Starter

  Looking to impress guests this holiday season? This cheery cheese ball's the perfect way.  Family and friends will pine for it afterward, for sure!

Satisfying Sammies

Each issue, two on-air talents from two different Zimmer Communications’ stations will voice their opinions on what you might call a controversial topic. This issue, check out Kristin Monica’s and Todd Alan’s takes on the best sandwich in Columbia. Kristin Monica, 106.9 Y107 Turkey Wrap from D. Rowe’s I know it’s weird to say that […]

Parking Prelude

Photos submitted Mariola Klepadlo and Thaddeus Usovsky met by chance at a downtown parking garage July 31, 2017. They then decided to dine together and walked to Tellers. After a wonderful evening of conversation, they agreed to meet again the next morning for breakfast at Main Squeeze. Fast forward to their one-year dating anniversary, where […]

The Connection of Food and Culture

Photos by L.G. Patterson Growing up, Nina Mukerjee Furstenau was raised between two cultures. As a toddler, her family left India and immigrated to Chicago and then to Pittsburg, Kansas. While her parents spoke Bengali at home, Furstenau otherwise had a typical Midwest upbringing, with summers spent playing softball and going to county fairs. So […]

Warm and Smoky

Photos by L.G. Patterson The Old Weinsburg is a rich, stirred boozy cocktail with lots of complex sweet, spicy layers and just a hint of smokiness. It’s perfect for sipping on a chilly fall/winter evening. This drink is a fun variation on one of the most popular cocktails at Cherry Street Cellar: The Old Fashioned. […]

A Family Favorite

Spaghetti and meatballs are synonymous with kids being happy about what’s for dinner. “Mom, can I go over to Johnny’s house for dinner tonight? They’re having spaghetti and meatballs!” Why? Because they are delicious. Maybe Johnny had a Nonna that passed down the recipe or maybe a mother or father that tinkered with it for […]