Jenny Dewar


Finding Self-Care in Regular Activity

Back to school. Fall sports. After-school activities. Football tailgates. There are so many things that September brings, including the start of fall. While the feeling of a fresh start can be rejuvenating, it also can be stressful to add so many things to the to-do list. Maybe you are a parent, juggling the schedules for […]

2023 Countdown to Kickoff

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri held their annual Countdown to Kickoff at Midway Golf, Games & Events on July 29 featuring Mizzou Coach Eli Drinkwitz. The event provided an opportunity to raise funds to help provide children facing adversity with strong, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. It also provided […]

13th annual Gurucharri Foundation Golf Tournament

The Vincent P. Gurucharri M.D. Foundation held its 13th annual golf tournament July 17 at the Columbia Country Club. The tournament helps the foundation provide benefits to families of cancer patients. This year, the foundation reached a milestone of $1 million in assistance given to cancer patients in the Columbia community. Date: July 17 Location: Columbia Country […]

Best of Columbia 2023 Gold Celebration

The 2023 Best of Columbia gold winners were celebrated with food, drinks and awards June 28 at the Country Club of Missouri. The event was sponsored by Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and Drewing Automotive Group. In its 17th year, Best of Columbia recognized the best in the community in more than 70 categories, from best burger to […]

Brook Harlan and a Cuban sandwich

Classic Cuban Sandwich Shows Array of Influences

Photos by L.G. Patterson A Cuban sandwich may not be the most appealing thing, particularly if it has been smashed, griddled, wrapped and sliced. But what it lacks in eye appeal, it more than makes up for in flavor. This south Florida variation on ham and cheese originates from Cuban immigrants working in cigar factories […]

Police car

Our Next Police Chief

The early retirement of Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones is a significant loss and setback for our community. Jones, a Columbia native who came up through the ranks of the Columbia Police Department, accomplished a great deal during his tenure. His efforts to change the culture of the department, raise employee morale and improve communication lines with […]

Laughing at comedy

Joking Around: 5 Comedy Specials You Shouldn’t Miss

WELCOME TO OUR ULTIMATE LISTS! In each issue, you will find a curated selection of things to listen to or watch, put together by either an on-air talent from Zimmer Communications or a member of the Inside Columbia staff. For this issue, Cosmo from Y107 has shared his ultimate watchlist for stand-up comedy specials you […]

Truman the Tiger rides into a Mizzou tailgate.

Tailgate Traditions in the SEC

For more than a century, tailgating has been inextricably linked to football. And any diehard University of Missouri Tiger fan knows that it is an essential part of the whole experience. From hearing the familiar chants of M-I-Z, and of course yelling back Z-O-U, to the standard sight of Truman’s Taxi, the vintage firetruck that carries Truman around Faurot […]

Local Couple Ties the Knot in Two Ceremonies

Photos by Chelsea Smith Photography Over the course of on every special weekend in early May, Lindsey Cunningham and Miguel Hudson were married … twice. Both mid-Missouri natives, Lindsey from Columbia and Miguel from Auxvasse, the couple spent what Lindsey calls the “perfect wedding weekend” with 450 of their closest friends. The weekend began on […]

Cooper's Landing is a perfect spot to enjoy the Missouri River scenery.

Respites Along the River

Photos by L.G. Patterson Who doesn’t love a good day spent by the river? Whether you’re planning to swim, kayak, fish or just enjoy the scenery, one of the joys of living in central Missouri is the easy access to the Missouri River. And when you’re out and about on a river adventure, it’s always fun to […]

Bees in Boone County

A New View: Bees

Assignment: Fiddle & Stone Bakery The Location: Rural Boone County I had a nice surprise while photographing Chris Foley making bread in his wood-fired oven near a garden in rural Boone County. There was an active hive of bees nearby. When I was growing up, my dad raised a few hives of honeybees in the woods behind […]

Hannah Hawkins shows a vanilla chai old fashioned

A Cozy Sip Perfect for Fall

Photos by L.G. Patterson When the temperature begins to drop and a cozy sweater won’t do the trick, Park’s signature vanilla chai old fashioned is bound to warm you up. This variation on a traditional old fashioned elevates the classic with notes of cinnamon and cardamom, as well as a hint of sweetness from the vanilla. […]

Hartsburg Hitching Post

Post Up: Fun Times at the Hartsburg Hitching Post

She was voted least likely to ever tend bar, according to her obituary. Not so fast. If you live to be 102, you can pack in a lot of living. Margaret Moyer left this world a year ago. She was a mother, nurse, U.S. Navy veteran and, yes, a bartender. When Margaret and Richard Moyer […]

Fall fun with grandkids

Plan for Fall Fun with One of These Activities

Summer may be seen as the outdoor season, but autumn also offers lots of opportunities for outdoor bonding fun. Try some of these activities, and fill yours and your grandkids’ senses with delight. ENJOY A COLOR TOUR. Embrace all of fall’s colors by surrounding yourself with them in an area park. In Columbia, some of […]

Darkow Draws: Tailgating

Walking with a stroller

Songs for Your Next Stroll Around the Neighborhood

WELCOME TO OUR ULTIMATE LISTS! In each issue, you will find a curated selection of things to listen to or watch, put together by either an on-air talent from Zimmer Communications or a member of the Inside Columbia staff. For this issue, Liz from Clear99 shared her ultimate playlist for pushing a stroller around the […]

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Backstage Pass

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre hosted the Backstage Pass event April 31. The Lyceum Theatre’s Producers Society members were made honorary actors for the day, entering through the stage door and signing in on the actors’ callboard. Members enjoyed a cocktail reception, toured dressing rooms and the orchestra pit, as well as scene and costume shops, […]

The Big Derby Party

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri hosted the eighth annual Derby Day Party, sponsored by EquipmentShare, May 6 at the Country Club of Missouri. The event, which allows patrons to experience the pageantry of the Kentucky Derby with signature food and drinks, as well as a live auction, raised $50,000 to support mentoring […]

Chip in Fore the Kids Golf Tournament

The eighth annual First State Community Bank Chip in Fore the Kids Golf Tournament was held May 8 at the Columbia Country Club. The event, presented by Manor Roofing & Restoration Services, raised more than $43,000 to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbia. Date: May 8 Location: Columbia Country Club Photos by: Nancy Toalson and Wally […]

18th annual Boone County Spring Fling

The Mizzou Alumni Association held the 18th annual Boone County Spring Fling on May 17 at Shiloh Bar & Grill. The event included live music from C. Rock City, an opportunity to meet Boone County scholarship recipients for the upcoming year and a silent auction that raised funds for future scholarships. Date: May 17 Location: Shiloh Bar & Grill […]