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The flute playing Santa, aka Lamar Roberts, plays his flute under the magic tree to an adoring crowd. Photo by George Frey / Bearing News

Behind the Flute

George Frey December 9, 2018

Living Windows has been a holiday tradition in Columbia for years. The celebration invites the old, young, students and tourists alike to sample local businesses and their products through their intricate...

The 2018 Turkey Trax helped support the Central MO American Red Cross.  Runners from around the area raced the 5k before beginning traditional celebrations.

Community members participate in annual Turkey Trax

Jared Geyer November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving is a day of appreciation spent with family, friends and food. But before the holiday meals are eaten, hundreds of runners in Columbia race the Turkey Trax 5k. The race began at 8:30 a.m. Thanksgiving...

Homeless Columbian James Allen sits on the corner of Broadway and 10th street in downtown Columbia asking for money. Photo by George Frey.

Columbia Public Schools opens eyes on homelessness

George Frey October 5, 2018

ALONE: Homeless senior citizen James Allan sits under the beating sun on the corner of 10th Street and Broadway, holding a sign which reads, ‘homeless please help,’ with a small plastic cup by his...

Veteran and street performer Nathan Hardesty preforms on the corner of 9th St. & Broadway. He plays the guitar, and came to Columbia from St. Louis in search of a new audience. Hardesty says that happiness is wherever we can find it, but sometimes you can just find it where you are standing, if you choose to.
Photo by George Frey / Bearing News

A diverse downtown

George Frey September 20, 2018

The city of Columbia was ranked in 2013 as the number four out of 10 best college towns, according to, “[Columbia] retains an artsy vibe that is equal parts to college quirk, Midwestern...

Pop-up art promotes kindness

Pop-up art promotes kindness

Jordan Rogers April 30, 2018

Inspirational quotes and butterflies filled the sidewalks of downtown Columbia as students from around the city chipped in to promote kindness. The event kicked off “Acts of Kindness Week” created...

“I have been getting the back of my head shaved and colored for the last year. This is the first time I’ve ever done more than two colors. I have a lot of fun with it because you can hide it, show it or do whatever with it depending on the mood you’re in. It’s an easy way to be fun and funky. Fashion at True/False showcases different people from across the world, and for people here in Missouri its an opportunity for them to express themselves. That’s the fun thing about the weekend; getting to showcase yourself and your style.” -- Pass Holder outside Missouri United Methodist Church

Fashion of True/False

George Frey March 5, 2018

True/False, a celebration filled with colorful, eclectic people to say the least. It's a showcase of Columbia’s self-expression. Part film festival, part concert, part public art exhibition and, of course,...

The sidewalks of Downtown Columbia become a sea of people of all kinds coming together to watch movies featured in this years True/False festival.

Photo Gallery: True/False in daylight

Allie Pigg March 3, 2018

While the party atmosphere of the True/False Film Festival came to life after dark, the heart of Downtown Columbia exploded on Saturday afternoon, March 3, when movie-goers of all kinds took the streets...

Neeley and Nick Curent

Neeley and Nick Curent

Grace Vance March 5, 2017

Neeley Curent: "We've been selling popcorn for City Garden school, a local non-profit. It serves first through fifth grade [and] it's an arts and outdoor education school here in Columbia. Why did you...

Feature Photo by Yousuf El-Jayyousi

Thousands turn out for Columbia’s Women’s March protest

Siena Juhlin January 23, 2017

Saturday, Jan. 21, an estimated number of 3,500 people marched through the streets of downtown Columbia for the Women's March. People of all ages, races and genders carried signs and yelled chants that...

A store displays holiday cheer during the Living Windows celebration from two years ago, on Dec. 4. Photo by Skyler Froese

A lot of details and a little bit of downtown

Eléa-Marie Gilles December 16, 2016

Almost two weeks ago we went downtown for “Living Windows,” the event where people go into windows and stay there for almost all the time of the event. That can be the people who owned the store,...

Downtown businesses celebrate annual Living Windows Festival

Downtown businesses celebrate annual Living Windows Festival

Skyler Froese December 5, 2016

While first Fridays always bring excitement to downtown Columbia, Friday Dec. 2 was especially vibrant. The city celebrated the annual Living Windows displays, in which stores’ employees act out scenes...

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