CoMo You Know

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Audubon Society

The Columbia Audubon Society is an organization dedicated to the conservation of birds and wildlife habitats.

COMO YOU KNOW: Central Missouri Humane Society

The Central Missouri Humane Society cares for more than 6,000 animals annually and is the largest open-door shelter in mid-Missouri.

COMO YOU KNOW: Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri distributes more than 28 million pounds of food per year.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Fire Department

The Columbia Fire Department is responsible for all fires within Columbia city limits.

COMO YOU KNOW: Hillel Jewish Campus Center

Hillel is a Jewish student organization in Columbia. It was founded at MU in 1947 and was housed in a rented space near the campus. Today, the building is at 1107 University Ave., and the group has 700 members.

COMO YOU KNOW: Heritage Festival and Craft Show

For one autumn weekend in every year since 1977, Columbia has gone back in time with its Heritage Festival and Craft Show.

COMO YOU KNOW: Heart of America Marathon

The race began in 1960 and is held annually on Labor Day. It offers one of the most difficult courses in the nation.

COMO YOU KNOW: Hearthfires

Pagans as well as all religious groups meet at the Italian Village on the second Wednesday of every month to discuss religious events in the community or specific topics.

COMO YOU KNOW: Chris Gervino

Chris Gervino has been a sports director at KOMU since 2000.

COMO YOU KNOW: Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival

COMO YOU KNOW: Growth management planning

The master plan is part of a concept called growth management planning. Rather than allowing the city to expand willy-nilly, the commission is putting together recommendations for the Planning Department to codify into a written document.

COMO YOU KNOW: Grass Roots Organizing

A Boone County-based nonprofit organization with an emphasis on issues related to poverty.

COMO YOU KNOW: Grant Elementary School

Located at 10 E. Broadway, Grant is the oldest existing school building still in use in the city and serves 323 students.

COMO YOU KNOW: GetAbout Columbia

Formerly the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program and the Pednet Project. It is funded through a $22 million federal grant.


COMO YOU KNOW: Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

The Black Culture Center began in 1972 at the Black Culture House, a haven for black students at MU.

COMO YOU KNOW: Flat Branch Pub and Brewing

Flat Branch Pub and Brewing is located at 115 S. Fifth St. The pub serves a wide variety of food and is known for its beer.

COMO YOU KNOW: Father Augustine Tolton

Father Augustine Tolton was born in Missouri and was the first black Catholic priest in the United States.

COMO YOU KNOW: Eminent domain

The use of eminent domain is akin to the use of easements, which primarily allow the city government to acquire small parcels of land that are necessary for infrastructure development.

COMO YOU KNOW: East Campus

The Columbia neighborhood is bounded by Old 63 (east), College Avenue (west), Rollins Street (south) and East Broadway (north).