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Feb 3, 2017 12:52 PM Life

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Mardi Gras krewes—private social clubs that sponsor carnival parades and balls—toss more than ten thousand strands of beads on foot and from more than one hundred elaborate floats to parade-goers of all ages along the route.

St. Louis boasts its own rich history with the annual Soulard Mardi Gras, celebrating nearly four decades of letting the good times roll in the historic Soulard neighborhood of south St. Louis. more

Mar 3, 2017 11:44 AM Life

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Harry Katz

A Teachable Decade

Columnist Ron Marr reflects on the fluctuating nature of life, and how best to adapt as it moves along. more

Feb 16, 2017 1:11 PM Musings by Ron Marr

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Robin Seaton Jefferson

Legends abound about the true origins of gooey butter cake, with one common denominator—like toasted ravioli, it is purported to be a mistake of glorious proportions. more

Feb 14, 2017 2:48 PM Flavor

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Eddie O'Neal

According to Ron Hopson, the key to a good pie is the crust. Ron should know. He and his wife, Mickey, have been baking them at A Slice of Pie for more than thirty years. more

Feb 10, 2017 2:47 PM Flavor

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Courtesy Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Springfield’s good old boys got to sing and sing and sing. more

Feb 8, 2017 2:10 PM Life

These photos represent a cross-section of some special moments in time and tell a story that words alone cannot tell. Some do not have precise dates or locations, but they are pure Missouri. They help us understand who we are, why we are. more

Feb 2, 2017 4:26 PM Life

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Courtesy Sandra Zak

This St. Louis artist spent thirty years working before getting back to her passion: working with clay. These days, her pottery is selling out at art shows and exhibitions all over. more

Jan 30, 2017 5:12 PM Made in MO

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Courtesy Smiths Restaurant

Owners Mark and Angie Smith of Smith’s Restaurant say their famous Giant Pork Tenderloin Sandwich tops the menu. A special process of cutting the meat, tenderizing, breading, and frying it to a golden brown makes it a local favorite. more

Jan 27, 2017 12:34 PM Flavor

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Courtesy Dean Nelson

Laser Beam in My Dream

An Ozark Mountain Daredevils fan returns to his roots. more

Jan 26, 2017 3:25 PM MO!

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Courtesy Gary Cadwallader

“I may be a wallflower,” says Warrensburg artist Gary Cadwallader, “but I want my paintings to be extroverts.” more

Jan 25, 2017 1:45 PM Art

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Courtesy Alex George

Alex George's second novel sets free the emotions of youthful friendship. more

Jan 18, 2017 12:53 PM Art

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Courtesy Vito's in the Valley

Show-Me Sicilian

Looking for made-from-scratch Sicilian meals without traveling to Italy? Head to Vito’s in the Valley restaurant and pizzeria in Chesterfield. more

Jan 5, 2017 1:10 PM Show-Me Flavor

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Courtesy Hammons Black Walnuts

Crunch into these native Missouri favorites. more

Jan 4, 2017 2:08 PM Flavor

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Martin W. Schwartz

In Jefferson City, on the corner of Dix Road and Main Street, in an unassuming brick building, awaits one of the best breakfast menus in central Missouri. more

Dec 29, 2016 1:53 PM Flavor

Named Les Petites Côtes (The Little Hills) by Frenc-Canadian settlers, Saint Charles offers a season of festive events for every member of the family. more

Dec 20, 2016 12:48 PM Life

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Harry Katz

Chef Anne Croy has a simple mission: to create the best granola in the world. If you talk to her customers, she’s already there. Banner Road Baking Company produces sweet and nutritious products using fresh ingredients, sourced locally when possible. more

Dec 19, 2016 2:55 PM Made in MO

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Courtesy Missouri DNR

Ozark Mountain, Eleven Point, and Bryant Creek State Parks will be open to the public for guided hikes in early January, and then for future events as development and planning goes forward. more

Dec 16, 2016 1:57 PM Blog

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Courtesy Missouri Humane Society

The Human Society of Missouri is offering a program that has both tongues and tails wagging. The Shelter Buddies Reading Program teams a student with a kenneled dog, allowing a child to read aloud to an appreciative pup. more

Dec 15, 2016 3:50 PM Life

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Courtesy St. Louis Media History Foundation

To St. Louis children in the 1950s, Texas Bruce was the most important man in the world. He came to your house every day after school, bringing milk (Adams Milk was his sponsor), cartoons, and friendship. more

Dec 14, 2016 2:10 PM Life

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Harry Katz

Cunning and ingenious beyond measure, Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie exposed the insidious “Santa Cabal” that, to this day, collects and catalogs every single detail of your life. more

Dec 21, 2016 1:06 PM Ron Marr

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KMBC Vice President and General Manager Mark Wodlinger, Torey Southwick, and Sales Manager Hal Sundberg act up in a scene from a promotional spot created in 1963, after the release of Roger Miller’s country hit song Kansas City Star.

These local TV hosts from St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield inspired a generation. more

Dec 13, 2016 1:46 PM Life

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