Romantic Valentine Dinner in Art Museum

Get away with your sweetheart to an elegant dinner within an art museum. Stay at one of the many historic house B&Bs close by to round out the romance. The five-course dinner…

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See pop culture creators at ArtCon

Plan ahead to visit this annual pop culture convention featuring actor Isaac Singleton, Pirates of the Caribbean, Ande Parks, creator of the comic “Ciudad” that inspired the film,…

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Bundle up for chills and thrills at this free Ice Carnival featuring a hayride, 50-plus ice sculptures, live music, snowflake ballerinas, fire performers, and ice-carving…

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Bluegrass For Your Winter Break

A bluegrass festival this weekend makes a nice after-holiday treat. Hear Grammy-nominated musicians, a world-traveling local boy who’s returning to his hometown, and some of the…

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Give Missouri-Made Gifts

Show your Missouri pride and give made-in-Missouri gifts this year. We’ve gathered some diverse ideas for the people on your list. Support your Missouri makers!

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All Creatures Big and Small

Almost every kid wishes for a pet. Or even a couple of them. But few kids develop a passion for pets so profound, animals become their calling, as well as their career. Such was…

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An Artist Who Didn’t Know It

Glass artist Peggy King from Columbia creates many different items. Each is stunning in its own way. Read about her journey into the creation of art from glass and her commitment…

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Santa Maker’s Magic

Columbia, MO artist Kevin Begley makes the most incredible wooden Santas you have ever seen. Stop my Missouri Life Mercantile in Rocheport to see them in person. You will want to…

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The Top Pewtersmiths in Missouri

Nationally known for their craftsmanship, Tom and Pat Hooper at Ste. Genevieve make both historically accurate and contemporary pewter kitchenware and more. Perhaps one of their…

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EE Versus UH

Our story on the quirks of pronunciation and word choices in Missouri (“What Did You Say,” January/February 2023) gave solid scientific reasons behind the reasons we say things…

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