Here and There

History Comes to Life in Kirksville at the Red, White and Blue Festival

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Would you like to meet Jesse Kirk, the man Kirksville is named after or perhaps Nancy Sloan Miller, the first pioneer woman born in Adair County?   Maybe you want to meet Corporal Harvey Dix, a young Union soldier killed in Kirksville during the Civil War or Private John Kent, a Confederate Soldier captured and killed in the Civil War Battle ... Read More »

Gone Girl Trailer

On the Gone Girl set: gazebo in front of the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau.

Before he’s ready to fight crime as the caped crusader, Ben Affleck stars as a loving husband in the upcoming thriller, Gone Girl, based on the eponymous novel by Gillian Flynn. Filmed here in Missouri and directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network), the film revolves around Nick Dunne (Affleck) and the mystery of the disappearance of his ... Read More »

Five Ways to Commemorate Earth Day in Missouri

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Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day 2014 in Missouri? You’re in luck. Several communities and organizations around the Show-Me State celebrate Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22, 2014) by hosting activities during the week. Here’s a quick look at five ways you can commemorate Earth Day 2014 in Missouri: Take your used electronics to Kansas City’s Sprint Center for a ... Read More »

Unexpected Finds in Clinton

Henry County Courthouse

On a recent business trip regarding some economic development in Missouri communities, I had the opportunity to spend a day in Clinton. I knew the day would be interesting, but did not fully realize the number of activities Clinton offered for a getaway. Whether for a couple’s weekend, family trip or catching up with friends, Clinton is a gem you ... Read More »

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 »

Visit Missouri in Fiction and Reality

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I recently saw Janet Evanovich, NY Times Best-Selling author, on a morning news show talking up her new book, co-authored with Lee Goldberg. I’ve read some of her other stuff, and this new book sounded like something I would enjoy. She was promoting the second book in the series, and I’m rather obsessive about reading books in order, so I ... Read More »

Come Play in Cape Girardeau

River Campus Museum and Art Gallery

Deadlines at work.  Endless winter weather.  Piles of homework to help the kids with.  Summertime and sunshine feel so far away…kick those winter blues to the curb, shake things up and get away for a weekend escape to Cape Girardeau to recharge your batteries! Snag your tickets and take in a show or concert at the River Campus.  Giselle and ... Read More »

14 Ways to Fall in Love with Columbia

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February’s most notable holiday might fall on the 14th, but we think the best thing you do this month could be escaping with your girlfriends (single and taken!) to Columbia. Whether you are looking to relax or go all out, this list will help you and your ladies beat the winter blues. 1.  Stretch out with some yoga. Select from ... Read More »

Ten Songs for Your Missouri Vacation Playlist

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You’re ready for an epic road trip to Missouri. You’ve prepared for every eventuality by packing your camera, swimsuit, snow boots (yes, we know in Missouri you can sunbathe and shovel snow on the same day), travel snacks and the other essentials to make your getaway complete. You may be overlooking one minor detail. It’s time to load your favorite ... Read More »

Seniors Enjoy Hermann

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This senior has been to Missouri many times and yet I had never heard of Hermann. The Ozark Mountains, St. Louis, Branson, KCMO are all in Missouri, and then there is tiny Hermann. Willkommen bei Hermann! This quaint city, nestled along the banks of the Missouri River, is blessed with original architecture, prize-winning wineries, a variety of shops, a strong ... Read More »