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Madalyn and Melvin Wedding

Happy Couple Journeys From Puppy Love to Wedded Bliss

Photos by Molly Pasternock Three years after meeting, Madalyn Wells and Melvin Gabel exchanged vows in a non-religious ceremony at Sorenson Estates. For Madalyn, having the celebration in her hometown of Columbia was especially important. “COMO is where I was born and raised,” she says. “It’s where I met the love of my life. Having […]

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Sit Back and Stream: 5 Entertaining Shows That Are Sure to Suck You In

Photos by L.G. Patterson 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, Josh Ryan has shared his ultimate watchlist for enjoyable […]

Five Tips For Staying Healthy During The Holidays

The holiday season is here. It began with a sugar overload on Halloween. Then came the daylong feast known as Thanksgiving. Now, in December and January come holiday parties, long days of shopping, trips to visit family and any number of disruptions to our typical routines. Nutrition suffers, workouts get postponed and extra pounds can […]

Sushi from Geisha Sushi Bar

How We Roll: A Tour Through Our Favorite Sushi Spots

Photos by L.G. Patterson It’s no secret that Columbia is the perfect town for anyone who loves food. From the wide variety of available fare to the high quality and creative takes on dishes, the local restaurant scene offers plenty to explore and taste. For fans of sushi, there are quite a few options, each […]

Columbia’s Winter Bucket List: 10 Things to Do During Our Cold, Snowy Season

Photos by L.G. Patterson Winter in Columbia has arrived, whether you’re ready for it or not. And while spending the season hibernating inside can sound particularly tantalizing, there’s so much to do in our community during these cold, snowy months. To make sure you don’t miss out on anything this season, we’ve put together 10 […]

The Gray Lady at Columbia College

Haunted History: A Peek into Columbia’s Ghostly Past

Photos by L.G. Patterson Fans of fall know one of the perks of the season is the heightened interest in haunted history. There’s a chill in the air, it’s getting darker earlier, the dried leaves rustle as they hit the ground and it all combines to give you a feeling of something … other worldly. […]

Enns Entomology Museum staff

Bugging Out: 5 Unique Species Found at the Enns Entomology Museum

Photos by L.G. Patterson  While most people usually take whatever preventative measures possible to keep insects away, Kristin Simpson spends much of her time surrounded by them. As manager of the Enns Entomology Museum at the University of Missouri, bugs are simply a part of her life. “I was not one of the nerdy kids […]

kitchen karaoke

Cookin’ Up Jams: 5 Songs To Listen To While Cooking

Photos by L.G. Patterson 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, Associate Editor Zola Crowder shared her ultimate playlist for […]

Shannon Beck

Handcrafted Haven: Shannon Mulvania-Beck Creates One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry

Photos by L.G Patterson When the pandemic began shutting down businesses and communities around the world, people found different ways to cope and adapt. Shannon Mulvania-Beck was working from home with her child taking part in virtual kindergarten, when the stir-crazy feelings began to set in. “When I feel stir crazy, I do crazy projects,” […]

A home Tiger tailgate party.

5 Tips for a Terrific Tiger Tailgate

Photos by L.G. Patterson With the start of football season comes the perfect time to throw a great tailgate party to cheer on our own Mizzou Tigers. So we asked Andrea Lyn Seppo of Andrea Lyn Events to help us come up with your guide to hosting a great tailgate party this season — right in […]

Dogs at Logboat

Pooches & Patios: Places to Bring Your Pets in Columbia

Photos by L.G. Patterson Is there anything better than time with your favorite furry companion? Lucky for local dog lovers, Columbia is quite the canine friendly place, and there’s more than a few patios that allow pups. We’ve put together a short list of a few of our favorite spots to grab a bite or […]

Finding a New Passion: Amanda Johanning Uses Jiu-Jitsu to Empower Women

Photos by L.G. Patterson Amanda Johanning never thought martial arts would be part of her journey. But the moment she first stepped foot on the mat, her whole life changed.  “I was hooked just from that very first day,” Johanning says, noting that it was more than just a hobby. “I feel likeI stumbled upon […]

Sick Day Streaming: 5 Shows to Watch When You’re Not Feeling Well

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, Kristin Monica has shared her ultimate watchlist from her time in COVID-induced isolation. […]

The Backyard Bustle: Take Your Full-Body Workout Outside

Photos by L.G. Patterson It has been an exceptionally hot summer, but thankfully backyard fun is here again. The first things that come to mind are barbecues, yard games and simply relaxing with friends and family. But what about workouts? Your backyard can provide the perfect setting for convenient and challenging training. The following eight […]

Biking Beats: 5 Songs to Listen to on the Trail

Photos by L.G. Patterson WELCOME TO OUR NEW 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 inaugural list, Scotty Cox has shared his ultimate playlist […]

Healthy cocktails

The Best Ways to Add Nutrients to Your Favorite Indulgences

Photos by L.G. Patterson Healthy drinking — it’s hard to think the two can be talked about together because alcohol is toxic no matter how you use it, but there are ways to incorporate nutrients while enjoying an adult beverage. Alcohol in any form is going to be a toxin to your body. If you […]

Laurie Kingsley and Paul Wagner at Gallery 717

Gallery 717 Encourages All to View, Contribute and Take Miniature Art

Photos by L.G. Patterson Many communities have adopted the concept of little free libraries over the past decade, small boxes installed in neighborhoods that encourage anyone to take or bring books. But it’s not that common to see an art gallery version. Unless you frequent the area near Rollins Road and Westport Drive in Columbia. […]

Libby Hampel, Give MASU

Gift-Giving Genius: Libby Hampel’s New Company is Wrapped in Luxury

Photos by L.G. Patterson Libby Hampel is a surface pattern artist, an entrepreneur and someone who is making the planet a greener and more cheerful place. Not coincidentally, she has a lot in common with the eco-friendly gift-wrapping papers she designs, prints and sells through her online store at givemasu.com. “MASU is playful, thoughtful and […]

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 […]

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. […]