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Five Generations of Liver Knaeflies

Eat with the women you love. By Kristin Thomas Photos by Ben Matthews Liver knaeflies — also known as liver dumplings — have connected the family of Betty Layton of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, for at least five generations. Layton’s mother, Elizabeth Schweiss, is the first person she remembers making liver knaeflies. Members of Layton’s family […]

Walk Strong

Let’s support our sisters. By Amanda Flinn Photos by Pamela Schniepp Finding your passion isn’t an easy task; it can be elusive and overwhelming. However, you can build it, and it starts with taking the things you love and using them for a purpose greater than your own. For Deb Maevers of Cape Girardeau, VintageNOW […]

And the Two Become One: The Decorations

As you plan your wedding day, we know you’ll find ways to make it as deeply special as the story of love you’re writing together with your future spouse. For some inspiration, here we share with you unique features from Southeast Missouri couple Ashley and Sam Howard’s wedding. Congratulations — we are joyful with you […]

Giving Her Away

It’s a happy and hard thing. By Loren Miller For most, when we hear the word “soulmate,” we envision two people in love, inseparably strolling hand-in-hand for eternity. For me, that word means something different. I believe we get to have more than one soulmate in life, and it isn’t limited to romantic love. I […]

Repurposing a Ring

Because moms are generous and strong. By Brooke Clubbs One August morning, I awoke to a bug crawling on my face. That was how we discovered bed bugs in our master bedroom. We arranged for our thermal remediation: generator power heaters that get the temperature of your house to 120 degrees and fans that blow […]

For The Love of Food: Spanish Street Farmacy

Photo by Tyler Graef Marriage is tough. Running a restaurant is tough. Here, local restaurateurs Lance and Sharla Green share their life stories, wisdom on marriage and what they’ve learned from owning a restaurant with their spouse. Here’s to putting in the hard work to make both a marriage and a restaurant places that nourish […]

For The Love of Food: Rice Noodle Cai

Photo by Tyler Graef Marriage is tough. Running a restaurant is tough. Here, local restaurateurs Shun and Lisa Cai share their life stories, wisdom on marriage and what they’ve learned from owning a restaurant with their spouse. Here’s to putting in the hard work to make both a marriage and a restaurant places that nourish […]

For The Love of Food: 36 Restaurant and Bar

Photo by Tyler Graef Marriage is tough. Running a restaurant is tough. Here, local restaurateurs John Eric and Vanessa Klein share their life stories, wisdom on marriage and what they’ve learned from owning a restaurant with their spouse. Here’s to putting in the hard work to make both a marriage and a restaurant places that […]

Sounds of September

2 days. 11 bands. Welcome to the Shipyard. Last year, you joined us in making a crazy music festival dream reality, bringing people together to form a better whole, like a shipyard. You danced in front of the professional stage, drove racecar simulators and explored downtown CG with headliners Jamestown Revival. In short, you rocked […]

Connecting and Empowering Women

Women’s Next Level Forum Women of Color brings women together to inspire On August 1, I was privileged to listen to a conversation about race and the professional world aimed to build, connect and empower. It occurred at the Women’s Next Level Forum Women of Color luncheon, held at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Cape […]