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A Romantic Getaway in Branson

It’s time to take that romantic getaway you’ve been talking about. Branson offers several unique opportunities to give you and your special someone a romantic weekend to cherish for years to come. Here are five ways to find your romantic getaway in Branson. STAY Whether you like to stay outside the city limits or right in the middle of the …

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Missouri Eats: Stage Left Diner

After a costume change, City Diner at the Fox is ready to perform as Stage Left Diner. Under new ownership, Stage Left aims to be Grand Center’s go-to spot for quality diner fare with a twist. Expect classics like smashburgers, spoon-drop biscuits and creamy milkshakes as well as new additions like sweet and savory crêpes and loaded breakfast skillets. Along …

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Missouri Eats: Mona’s

A mainstay in the iconic Italian-American St. Louis neighborhood The Hill recently got a complete makeover: Mona’s opened in October and replaced Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant, which closed in August after 15 years in business. “We just decided that it was a good time to close Modesto,” says owner Brendan Marsden. “We really just wanted to do something fresh …

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What’s for Dinner?

My job requires a lot of creative energy. When I need that ‘oomph to get my creative juices flowing, I jump in my SUV and head out for a farm visit! What better way to clear my head than to pick a tomato, admire Norton grapes, scratch a goat’s ear, or think about all those T-bone steaks in that cow …

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Happy Birthday, President Truman

President Harry Truman loved all things history and anything to do with his adopted hometown of Independence, Missouri. To honor his memory, the historic tourism attractions of Independence celebrate his birthday on Saturday, May 4 – which coincides with the start of National Travel and Tourism week. Echoing the famous slogan on a sign that sat on his desk which …

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Visitors Keep the Ball Rolling at Kactus Creek

Canon shots, wickets, Chernobyl, Irish Peel? Yep, it’s just a normal day at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Platte County. With warmer temperatures, it’s time to start thinking about golf … or should I say golf croquet! When visitors arrive at the Welcome Center in the Platte County Resource Center, they invariably ask “What’s there to do in Platte County?” …

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Spring Capers in Cape Girardeau

Cabin fever getting you down? Restless and need to get away? Make plans for a springtime getaway to Cape Girardeau. With excellent local shops found throughout Cape Girardeau, you’re sure to find treasures galore. Featuring local gift emporiums, home décor shops, specialty boutiques and a thriving antiquing district, Cape Girardeau is bursting with unique places to peruse; everyone will ask …

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The City of Fountains

Kansas City is known for many things – among them jazz, barbecue and fountains – all of which add to KC’s unique culture.  As a native, I’m proud to say I was exposed to all at an early age. But what seems to surprise most visitors are our beautiful and vast amount of fountains. When I was growing up, fountains …

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Shopping, Dining and Fun in Parkville

Are shopping and dining your secret pleasures? If so, you’ll fall in love with Historic Downtown Parkville’s eclectic collection of galleries, specialty shops, vintage boutiques, and unique eateries. Discover an interesting selection of merchandise, including handmade and personalized gifts; fine and fun art; one-of-a-kind crafts; jewelry; home décor; books; and collectibles not found in big-box retail stores. From antiques to ant …

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Quilting Retreat – Sew Much Fun

If you’ve never been to a quilting retreat, you’re missing out. I recently attended one at Country Club Hotel and Spa at Lake of the Ozarks. Here’s how it works: you get to sew for an entire weekend; you don’t have to cook, clean-up, make beds or anything of the sort. Each year the Missouri River Quilt Guild (MRQG) arranges …

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