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3 Ways to Spend a Three-Day-Weekend in Branson

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Take the vacation day you’ve been holding on to and pack up the car. It’s time to head to Branson for that last-chance summer getaway. With Branson’s legacy of family fun and live entertainment set deep in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, you and your family will have the best ingredients for the perfect long weekend. Surrounded by Family Fun When ... Read More »

Crafted in Missouri: Mother’s Brewing Company

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For the perfect after-work relaxation, a few evening brews with friends, or a family afternoon out, Mother’s Brewing Company is the place to go. Mother’s opened in 2011 in Springfield, on the “Mother Road” Route 66. With a tasting room open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, free guided brewery tours, weekly events and a large luscious backyard for family ... Read More »

Follow the Music to Saint Charles this Summer

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“Les Petites Cotes” are alive with the sound of music! Saint Charles is a vibrant community anytime of the year, but the summer months bring festivals and music nearly every day of the week. From big (jazz) band concerts in Frontier Park to Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers at concerts on Beale in the Streets of St. Charles to coffee ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Audubon’s of Ste. Genevieve

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In the early 1800s, famous American ornithologist, naturalist and painter John James Audubon briefly lived in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. In 1946, the now-shuttered Hotel Audubon was named in his honor, and in December, Audubon’s Redevelopment reopened the building as a restaurant, Audubon’s of Ste. Genevieve. General manager Bradon Parsons says the farm-to-table spot strives to source about 75 percent of ... Read More »

Hannibal: For a Person Your Age

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My parents are infinitely annoyed by the phrase: For a person of your age. Whether it is scientifically stated, like a doctor telling my mom she is at a good weight ‘for a person of her age,’ or implied, such as a man complementing my father on an agile bleacher dismount at a little league game, it can be grating. ... Read More »

Take a Foodtrip Around St. Louis

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Heading to St. Louis for a vacation or weekend getaway this summer?  Your taste buds will be on vacation, too, so why not treat them to something exciting and new there? St. Louis’ choice of restaurants with unique offerings — and old favorites — is almost limitless. For all-American food that reminds you of the way we used to eat, ... Read More »

Top 10 Things to Do at Jefferson City’s Annual Salute to America Celebration

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What better way to celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave than a star spangled Fourth of July celebration? We know what you’re thinking – another crowded fireworks show at the local park that lasts maybe ten minutes at most. Not even close. We’re talking about a full-fledged patriotic celebration. Jefferson City’s Annual Salute to ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Blue Bird Bistro

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Most mornings you will see Jane Zieha, the owner of Blue Bird Bistro, outside sweeping the stoop of her charming café located on the corner of 17th and Summit streets in the Westside neighborhood before the shop opens for breakfast. Zieha has always been hands-on in running her restaurant, and that applies to the food she serves, too. Healthy food ... Read More »

The National Churchill Museum: A Missouri Summer Destination

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So summer is here and you want to find outings of interest to family members of various ages! One excellent spot is the National Churchill Museum in Fulton (located 90 minutes from St. Louis off of Interstate 70). From the time you arrive in the quaint town of Fulton, home of Westminster College, to the moment you drive toward the ... Read More »

Top Five Places To Have A Flavor Party In Pulaski County

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Delicious flavors explode in Saint Robert, Missouri! Pulaski County is the melting pot of mid-Missouri and the local cuisine certainly reflects diversity. Four of St. Robert’s top-five-rated restaurants serve three different international cuisines: Korean, Mediterranean and regional Mexican dishes. Traditional Ozarks BBQ rounds out the list. Grab your taste “buds” and bring your appetite to Pulaski County! 1. Cafe Korea- ... Read More »