December 29, 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 […]