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Eat, Engage, Center in Springfield

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If you are like the rest of us, a journey of self discovery like Eat, Pray, Love may be too high of a goal for us real life people. How about trying out Eat, Engage, Center with Springfield? Not exactly India, but there is a triumphant journey to be had at the center of it all. First We Eat. Any foodie can ... Read More »

Big Birthday or Not, Shakespeare Thrives in Missouri

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On Wednesday, April 26, 1564, in a market town 100 miles west of London, Mary Arden and her husband John took their newborn baby boy to their church to be baptized. The parish clerk entered the child’s name in the registry in the customary Latin: Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakspere. Since English children in the 16th century were usually baptized about ... Read More »

Savor Spring in Columbia

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Now that spring has finally arrived, it’s time to end your hibernation and check out Columbia! One of the best ways to celebrate is by enjoying the flavors our destination has to offer. Spend a couple days exploring Columbia’s clever cuisine…we’ll help with a few can’t-miss spots. To really soak up the season and the sun, head over to the ... Read More »

Discover Nature Through Flowering Spring Trees in Missouri

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According to Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry experts, if we start getting more normal weather, dogwoods and redbuds could bloom early this year. So plan an early spring outdoor adventure to see flowering trees. But all bets are off if the thermometer continues the yo-yo behavior we’ve had over the past month. Extremely cold weather can actually cause flowering trees ... Read More »

Enjoy the Warmer Weather in Jefferson City

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Warmer weather is upon us and as temperatures continue to climb, so does the excitement in Jefferson City!  Here are a few highlights to add to your “outdoor adventures in Jefferson City” itinerary. Have a “Colorful” Easter Weekend The Color Vibe fun run series is hosting the Central Missouri Color Vibe 5k for people of all ages, April 19, in ... Read More »

The Untamed World of Indie Art and Craft in Missouri

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“So we’re making an apron,” said Jessi Cerutti, “which is a traditional idea, a woman’s garment to wear while doing things in the house. But we’re going to use funky fabric with skulls on it.” The skull apron, Jessi told us, has become an emblem of a movement that is rippling through the nation. This movement plays with irony, cares ... Read More »

Dogwood-Azalea Festival Shows Southern Charm

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One could debate whether Charleston (located on Interstate 57 about two and half hours south of St. Louis), Missouri, is part of the South, but there’s no dispute that each spring it embodies a distinctly Southern charm, appearance, and hospitality during the annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival. In its 46th year, the festival will be held April 10–13, 2014, in Charleston, which ... Read More »

Northern Missouri Offers a New Twist on March Madness Match Ups

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College basketball fans wait all season for March.  The invitations.  The brackets.  The games.  So many games.  And while Missouri teams are always #1 in our hearts, great shopping and dining can be just as exciting. An hour outside of the Kansas City’s Metro area, in Northern Missouri, a delightful collection of charming communities invites visitors to experience the greatest ... Read More »

Tips for Spring Fishing at Lake of the Ozarks

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After being stuck inside from a long winter, spring fishing at Lake of the Ozarks is one of the best times to come down to the Lake and get on the water, especially after the never-ending winter we have experienced.  Spring time is the little glimmer of hope that warm weather is coming soon.  At the Lake of the Ozarks ... Read More »

St. Pat’s Day Celebrations in Rolla

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Get your green on! Join us for a century-old tradition; a celebration that pays homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint of engineers. St. Pat’s celebrations in Rolla is a festival of music, games and off-the-wall activities. The streets are painted green, a royal court is crowned and university students flaunt the creations of homemade wooden shillelaghs; it’s a celebration ... Read More »