Tag Archives: summer

Dreaming of Warmer Weather in Missouri

While singing of a love gone wrong and moving on, country crooner Dierks Bentley extols the virtues of finding himself “Somewhere on a Beach.” Although I don’t identify with the particular situation he sings of, simply hearing the chorus puts me in a summer state of mind. If only he sang, “Somewhere on Osage Beach,” it would perhaps be the …

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Missouri Eats: Betty Rae’s Ice Cream

At Betty Rae’s Ice Cream in Kansas City, owner David Friesen treats ice cream-making like running a bakery. “There’s something lovely about the bakery model,” he says. “Everything is fresh and ready to go in the morning, you’re trying to hit every flavor palate and there are things only made one week and never made again.” Friesen was the manager …

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Cool off in Cape Girardeau

The mercury keeps rising and the humidity makes it feel even hotter out … take advantage of the heat with these cool spots in Cape Girardeau! Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center The littlest kiddos and the most adventurous teens will have buckets of fun at Cape Splash.  A splash pad and a zero-depth entry watery playground keep your little tykes …

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Missouri Eats: Sweet Caroline’s Ice Box

A mutual love for a favorite childhood treat was the inspiration behind Sweet Caroline’s Ice Box, the shaved-ice truck from cosmetologists Ellen Purvis and Maureen Blount. They make their signature dessert by shaving ice light as air, and then they generously drizzle up to three flavors on top. Expect traditional fruit flavors like orange, grape and raspberry, as well as …

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Enjoy the Lake While It’s Hot

STOP! It’s not over folks. I know as a kid, when August hit, I started dreading school starting. It was all over. I thought of it as if the world was coming to an end. Well, in my infinite wisdom as an (aging) adult I can now appreciate every day and every season for what it is. I am here …

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7 Reasons to Get Excited About Missouri State Fair 2016

There’s no better way to cap the summer. The Missouri State Fair brings 11 days of family fun, food and live entertainment to Sedalia, where hundreds of thousands of visitors flock each year for the season’s unofficial “last hurrah.” With everything from 4-H and FFA exhibits and tractor pulls to carnival rides and major musical acts, the Missouri State Fair …

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Concord: Taste the Sweetness of a Missouri Summer

In July the days are warmer and longer, making it just the right time to sit back and sip a glass of Missouri Concord. Take in the sweetness of the wine and summertime. July is Concord Month and this American grape is being celebrated all throughout the “Show Me” State. Concord is known for a candy-like sweetness and aromas of …

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Summertime Fun at Lake of the Ozarks

Ahh, my friends, it is that time of year again when the trees are green, winter is a distant memory, kids are out of school and we turn our attention to summer time fun at beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake Area’s summer kicked into full gear with Memorial Day weekend and all of its activities. Of course the …

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Missouri Summer Festivals 2016

The festivals in Missouri this summer are as diverse as the state itself. From early June through Labor Day, you find special events in Missouri’s largest cities, including St. Louis, which hosts the 10th Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival on June 11, and Kansas City, where the Boulevardia celebration runs June 17-19.  Springfield has the Birthplace of Route 66 …

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Summer Road Trip: Kansas City

When school is out for the summer and families hit the road for a Kansas City vacation, there are a number of ways to learn a thing or two while having a total blast. Hit the Streets Just in time for summer, the KC Streetcar opened to the public with great fanfare on May 6, 2016. Roll down the road …

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