Minutes after the final bell rang at Ridgeway Elementary School a few weeks ago, fourth-grader Cole Nelson was pressing dirt around the delicate stem of a newly planted flower, a rose turtle head.
Little green thumbs like Cole’s are sprouting up all over Columbia, thanks to students, teachers, volunteers and parents tending elementary school gardens. The idea is to give kids a hands-on learning experience and encourage them to play outside, away from TV and video games.
Bob Dynamite will show 10 pieces of art, paintings on scrap wood, at the CARE Gallery for two hours Saturday afternoon.
Food scares are adding to the popularity of kosher foods outside the Jewish community. Some people say they feel more confident buying kosher foods because the inspection process is more rigorous.
Questions about the economy, health care and the environment have taken center stage in thus far in the presidential campaign. Religion hasn’t been overlooked; in April, Democratic Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama addressed faith and social justice during a Compassion Forum at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. The forum helped bring religion to the nation’s attention as part of the presidential campaign. During the forum, the Democratic candidates talked openly about their faith and the role religion plays in everyday life in America. Today the Missourian continues an occasional conversation on the topic with Columbians.
Vocal quintet Five By Design is returning to the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts to perform “Radio Days”, a musical retrospective of the World War II radio era.
Before newborns can be adopted, birth parents must legally end their parental rights. The Watson family provides foster care for newborns in their transition from the hospital to their adoptive home.
The program is open to the public and features music, a potluck dinner and discussions about Cuba. The stop in mid-Missouri is one of several planned before the group heads to Cuba in mid-July.
The two cases concern priests from St. Elizabeth Parish in the 1970s.
That's because the Food and Drug Administration has determined that tomatoes grown in more than 35 states, including Missouri, are not linked to the recent salmonella outbreak and are safe to eat.
During a 2005 dance performance in Amy Parrish’s junior year of high school, her heart was racing so fast she couldn’t breathe. It wasn’t because of adrenaline or excitement; it was her heart condition.
One of the three major festivals of the Jewish faith, Shavuot, begins Sunday and celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai as well as the harvest and bringing of the first fruits to the Temple.
MU Summer Repertory Theatre celebrates its 40th anniversary starting July 2.
People in Columbia post their photos on Flickr as a way to connect with other photographers about shared interests.
COLUMBIA — Ten years ago, members of the Unity Center congregation in Columbia gathered together in the courtyard in front of the building at 1600 W. Broadway to bless their new church home, a building that had previously been used by Community United Methodist Church.
Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation Thursday adding the contribution checkoff to Missouri’s income tax forms.
Former Columbian Jessica Bender will return to her hometown Saturday to show a documentary at the Ragtag Cinema that has been six and a half years in the making.
Some people go to Columbia’s annual Art in the Park for the handmade arts and crafts. Some people go to hear live music. This year, in celebration of the event’s 50th anniversary, organizers want to help the two groups circulate more.
When Kate and Christian Basi’s daughter, Julianna, was born, they said they were in a state of denial that she had Down syndrome. Now, Kate Basi says she would not change her daughter’s condition; Julianna is perfect the way she is.
The young artist who goes by Bob Dynamite is not loud or boastful. Nothing about his teenage demeanor screams for attention. But there is one thing about this shy, composed person that begs to be noticed: his artwork.
The Rev. Emmanuel Hatzidakis has published a book that explains the holiest of services in the Orthodox Christian Church.