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American Legacy Gallery, Kansas City

Joseph Orr is one of Missouri’s premier artists with a national reputation as an acrylic landscape painter. Showing in galleries and special shows around the country, his landscapes seem to deliver beauty, peace, and serenity to the beholder. more

Oct 9, 2017 1:07 PM Life

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Wikipedia Commons

If you need a bit of costume inspiration for All Hallows’ Eve, how about adding in a little Missouri flavor? We’ve put together some iconic Show-Me State figures for you to emulate, along with lists of what you’ll need to pull off the costume. more

Oct 4, 2017 1:46 PM Life

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Courtesy Troy Mills Country Store

Penny candy, flour, sugar, milk, soaps, boots, overalls, sandwiches, ice cream, guns, and ammo. Missouri’s general stores of yore offered shoppers everything they needed—and a lot of what they wanted—along with local news, gossip, and tall tales. more

Sep 29, 2017 1:59 PM Life

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Greg Wood

Publisher Greg Wood explores some of the small towns across our state that were once thriving population centers. more

Sep 28, 2017 2:45 PM Life

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Courtesy Confetti Craft Co.

Confetti provides the inspiration, supplies, and instructions for more than twenty projects ranging from woodworking and painting to jewelry and home décor. “Unless you have power tools, it would be tough to make them at home,” Michelle says. more

Sep 27, 2017 2:44 PM Life

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John Robinson

This Ozark Airliner is Still Out There Somewhere

Columnist John Robinson worried the old plane might have fallen victim to the winds of Hurricane Irma, but that was not its fate. Now, we want to know if you've spotted it in the skies! more

Sep 26, 2017 1:09 PM King of the Road by John Robinson

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Courtesy CellARide

CEO Josh Holstein founded CellARide in 2010 as a means for consumers to “text the car” for basic vehicle information rather than converse with sellers. more

Sep 25, 2017 1:34 PM Life

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Courtesy Walt Disney Hometown Museum

An adult Walt treasured the time he spent growing up and dreaming in the small northwest Missouri town, where he said he experienced the defining moments of his childhood. more

Sep 21, 2017 1:37 PM Life

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Courtesy Melissa Scholes Young

Hannibal-raised Melissa Scholes Young explores what it means to go home in her new novel. more

Sep 19, 2017 4:23 PM Life

Kathy Barnard taught herself to replicate life and nature in art. more

Sep 18, 2017 3:26 PM Life

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Courtesy American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation

Photographer Notley Hawkins takes us on a visual tour of the many railroad destinations in La Plata, including its train depot, a train museum, and a train-themed hotel. more

Sep 15, 2017 2:19 PM Life

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Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

Here are some quick, easy ways to help preserve the monarch population, as well as a list of places you can find more information. more

Sep 13, 2017 9:39 AM Life

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Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

“Our ultimate goal is lofty, but we are going to create, establish, restore, or enhance 385,000 acres of monarch and pollinator habitat in the next two decades here in Missouri,” says Jason Jenkins, a coordinator for Missourians for Monarchs. more

Sep 11, 2017 11:43 AM Life

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Kath Teoli

Closely nuzzled against the Katy Trail in Rocheport, Meriwether Café & Bike Shop provides a quietly colorful experience more

Sep 6, 2017 11:31 AM Life

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Cindy Hiles

From August 8 to 11, 450 people paddled down the Missouri River in canoes, in kayaks, and on stand-up paddleboats—all competing against each other and themselves in the MR340 race. more

Sep 4, 2017 10:31 AM Life

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Courtesy Jacqueline Scott

Jacqueline says she “had a lovely life in Neosho and made many wonderful friends” with whom she still talks. “And I loved my teachers in high school,” she recalls. “I was on the high school cheerleading squad. It was a very sweet time for me." more

Aug 31, 2017 10:04 AM Life

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Greg Wood

Nothing says summer in Missouri like floating down one of our many rivers or streams. Each has its own character and natural beauty. Editor in Chief Danita Wood reflects on an impromptu float trip at Boiling Spring. more

Aug 22, 2017 12:30 PM Life

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John Robinson

Yard Bargains

Columnist John Robinson muses on the lives of classic books, passed from one owner to the next at yard sales. more

Aug 16, 2017 1:29 PM King of the Road by John Robinson

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Courtesy Cardinals Nation

Fans can revel in the city's top ranking when they visit the ballpark and try the Cardinals Nation food truck, new this year at Busch Stadium. more

Aug 11, 2017 1:03 PM Life

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Rose Hansen

By local estimates, the Big Piney River rose a record twenty-eight feet by Sunday before finally retreating. more

Aug 9, 2017 2:52 PM Life

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Becky Schenewark

The Rock Island Trail, connecting the greater Kansas City area to Missouri’s Katy Trail system, is an experience to savor whether you're walking, cycling or on horseback. more

Aug 8, 2017 3:21 PM Life

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Courtesy Cameron Collins

Cameron Collins's curated collection of the Lost Treasures of St. Louis opens a doorway to the history of the Gateway City. The pages revive memories of yesterday’s St. Louis, with multiple amusement parks, shopping centers, German food and more. more

Aug 3, 2017 1:21 PM Life

Eclipses have carried superstition and mythical omens throughout history. In many ancient cultures, eclipses were viewed as direct messages from the gods. more

Aug 2, 2017 1:15 PM Life

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