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May 2, 2022

Columbia matchbooks

Matchbook Memories

Photo by L.G. Patterson Bullwinkles Many college students in the 1980s remember Bullwinkles for happy hour specials and good entertainers, including singer Sheryl Crow. The nine-time Grammy winning artist in college could often be found play- ing at Bullwinkles with her local band Cashmere. Located at 1107 E. Broadway, Fieldhouse stands now in its place. […]

Transplanting Hope

Transplanting Hope

Photos by L.G. Patterson Did you know that 33% of adults are at risk for kidney disease? And in the U.S. alone, more than 90,000 people are on waiting lists to receive a kidney. Meet two Columbia individuals: one who is critically seeking a kidney match and another who donated a kidney for her partner. […]

Beautiful Bling

Beautiful Bling

Styled by Madelyn Jones | Photos by L.G. Patterson No matter the reason, sometimes it’s nice to add a little sparkle, a little glitz, a little bling. So we went to the experts, and Betz Jewelers and Buchroeders Jewelers provided some of their most glamorous pieces for our three models, Jessica Caldera, Kathleen Bruegenhemke and […]


Melt-In-Your-Mouth Breakfast

According to owner Scott Pass, “Nothing beats a hot, scratch biscuit.” In December, Pass applied for his business license for The Biscuit Center. The business, located in Como Cooks Kitchen, is just now entering its soft opening. The menu includes mouth-watering options like cinnamon, strawberry, cheese or just plain classic biscuits. Pass moved to Columbia […]

Hannah and Tim square off in a blind portrait

A Creative Competition: Who is the Better Visual Artist?

Photos by L.G. Patterson Each issue, two on-air talents from two different Zimmer Communications’ stations will take on a seemingly simple challenge to see who comes out on top. This issue, Producer Hannah from 93.9 The Eagle and Tim Taylor from 96.7 KCMQ take on a blind portrait challenge to see who can come out […]

The Bully Fruit Gang

The Surprising Taste of The B.F.G.

Photos by L.G. Patterson While riding in an Uber on my way to work, I began to think about how cumin and bell pepper marry together in food so well, and how that may work in a cocktail. My first attempt didn’t really pan out — the use of mezcal mixed with cumin seed resulted in […]


Growth Spurt: How to Pick the Best Early Season Produce

Photos by L.G. Patterson One of the best things about late spring/ early summer is the abundance of fresh seasonal produce. But picking — no pun intended — the top of the crop requires some savvy. We asked several local resources for tips on how to select the best early season bounty or successfully cultivate […]

Cake pops

A Recipe For Success

Photos by L.G. Patterson Judith Lee and Nancy Wilson have discovered the essential ingredients that make for a long-lasting friendship — a load of fun, a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants attitude and just a pinch of the serious stuff. Their recipe for friendship keeps them laughing and having a good time as they work or travel together. Their […]

Willie Morris

Quilts Piece Together Missouri’s Heritage

Photos by L.G. Patterson As part of Missouri’s bicentennial celebration, the State Historical Society of Missouri found the perfect way to weave the state’s heritage into a piece of artwork: the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt. In late 2018, the State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri Star Quilt Co., in partnership with the Missouri State Quilters Guild, […]

Opening Day for the Kansas City Royals

A New View: Summer

Assignment: Opening Day for the Kansas City Royals The Location: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri Nothing signals the start of summer like Major League Baseball. In February, I was concerned that summer wouldn’t happen because of the MLB lockout, but the players and owners were finally able to settle their differences just in time to belatedly start […]

Peggy Terzopoulos and Nick Rasmussen

Knot News: Peggy Terzopoulos and Nick Rasmussen Exchange Vows

Photography by the Marions Peggy Terzopoulos and Nick Rasmussen exchanged traditional vows in a minimal, non-denominational ceremony at the Atrium on Tenth, with the bride’s second cousin presiding. For the theme, Peggy says, “I wanted a more ‘romantic’ vibe, so we went with fewer pastel colors overall for decoration and flowers.” In a nod to an […]

Mason Stevens

Understanding Weight Loss

Photos by L.G. Patterson Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t outrun a bad diet?” What about the idea that if you want to lose a pound of fat each week you simply need to eat 500 fewer calories each day? Here’s one of my favorites: if you want to lose weight, don’t do […]

Lemon chess bread pudding

Lemon Chess Bread Pudding Signals Change

Photos by L.G. Patterson I’m going to admit something to you. I’m not a huge fan of change. I buy the same kind of shoes all the time, and I’m known to be very brand loyal in a grocery store. My ice cream order is pretty much set in stone. An oaky chardonnay and I’m […]

Kathleen Basi

Local Author’s Debut Novel Tells Unconventional Tale

Photos by L.G. Patterson With summer comes vacation, which for some can mean loading up the car with suitcases and snacks, and hitting the road with loved ones. Local author Kathleen Basi’s debut novel, A Song for the Road, tells the story of an unconventional cross-country road trip that becomes a journey of discovery. After all, she […]

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Miso Glazed Salmon Provides Perfect Segue Into Seafood

Getting people to eat salmon in the Midwest can be hard. I know, I grew up in the Midwest. As a kid, my diet mostly consisted of Midwestern food, until I was about 5 or 6 and we went to California to visit a relative. My parents told us that they didn’t have hamburgers or […]

Trey Dawson of Backyard K9

Backyard K9 Founder Details Path From Incarceration to Small Business Owner

Photos by L.G. Patterson Trey Dawson never planned on working with dogs. The owner and lead trainer for Backyard K9 had grown up with dogs and certainly been around them, but he never really trained them or sought them out. In fact, the path to founding Backyard K9 had quite a few bumps. Dawson is […]

Food from The Syrian Kitchen

New Syrian Eatery Debuts

Photos by L.G. Patterson When Ahmad Alkadah came to Columbia in 2016, he came with a dream: A better life for his family certainly, including his wife, children and mother. But he also dreamt of opening an authentic Syrian restaurant, serving the kind of food he grew up with and missed. That part of his […]