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Palin sets eyewear fashion ablaze

Palin’s Kazuo Kawasaki 704s, which visionglasses.com estimates to be $450 without lenses, are selling well nationwide; the demand has even created a surge of less-expensive knockoffs.

Recommended resources for sustainable living

Whether to live an energy-efficient lifestyle is a matter of choice. Most people come into The Peace Nook wanting to change in one of three areas: diet, energy or as a way to lower costs.

Blogging about sustainable living

Jennifer Enders and Brett Wilbanks started the blog about sustainable living after temporarily running a similar blog.

Sustainable vegetarian eating

Strangers in a strange land

Jennifer Enders and Brett Wilbanks are striving for a fully sustainable lifestyle — a focus on energy conservation, producing minimal waste and a heightened sense of environmental consciousness. The key is to start where you are and work within the system's limits.

BOONE LIFE: Dancerobics class moves and grooves to improve health

Dale White, a dance instructor for 32 years, began holding classes for people who, like herself, hate to exercise. She rents out a room behind the Copper Kettle Restaurant to hold the 40-minute classes at 11 a.m. every Monday and at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Volunteering not as hard as it seems

There are more than a few opportunities to volunteer within the community, with openings that will fit your time commitment.

12-year-old 'dog whisperer' volunteers at Humane Society

Zeb Charlton, 12, and his family have become regulars at the Central Missouri Humane Society. Zeb, known as the "dog whisperer," has a way of working with dogs who need extra love and special care.

Team in Training runs to help fight cancer

Volunteers train to run in races and raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Tongue-powered technology being developed for disabled people

The device would allow disabled people to have control over their environment with their tongues.

TEACHing love: Mother to share story of loss, transformation, acceptance

After her daughter’s suicide, Mary Lou Wallner examined her faith-based views of homosexuality. She will share her understanding on Friday at Missouri United Methodist Church.

Array of classical musicians will perform at Missouri River Festival of the Arts

The festival’s artistic director will also play alongside St. Louis musician Erin Bode on Thursday.

Economy keeps stay-at-home moms at home

Forging a better path

Youth Empowerment Zone gives teens a chance to start a new chapter in their lives.

'The King and I' performances set to begin at Missouri Theatre

After 140 hours of rehearsal with 41 kids and 29 orchestra members, performances of “The King and I” will begin Thursday.

Columbia resident Charles Shipman receives Master Pilot award

Shipman has compiled more than 4,000 hours piloting helicopters and 4,700 hours piloting airplanes over 50 years.

Petting zoo brings exotic animals to fair

Offering an array of exotic animals for petting along with pony and camel rides, Hedrick’s Educational Petting Zoo opened at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday afternoon. It is the second time the zoo is participating in the fair.

Columbia Audubon Society's Cache Project helps protect mid-Missouri birds

Bird watching is more than just a leisure activity; it's also a means of keeping track of local birds and their special habitat needs.

Rock ’n’ roll cellist to perform at Missouri Theatre

Matt Haimovitz wants to let people know that classical music is still relevant by putting a modern twist on the genre of music that’s been around for hundreds of years.

Parents struggle with kids leaving for camp

For summer camp staff, dealing with "kid-sick" parents has become as common as tending to homesick kids. But experts say camp is good for both children and their parents.

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