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The jelly bean display.
Photo by Maria Kalaitzandonakes

The sweetest season

Maria Kalaitzandonakes April 18, 2013

Spring is here. The pitter-pattering of the rain has begun to hit my windows every morning. And I lull myself to sleep with quiet french songs, cuddled up in the nook of easy chair with a worn out Harry...

Friendships blossom at Lucy’s Corner Café

Friendships blossom at Lucy’s Corner Café

Maria Kalaitzandonakes February 8, 2013

On a blustery Saturday morning, I met my old friend at Lucy’s Corner Café. I walked in a little later than he did, and across the chaos that the diner held, I saw him sitting comfortably in a little...

Bluestem Missouri Crafts resides on South Ninth Street. Photo by Asa Lory

Blue Stem renders customer speechless

Maria Kalaitzandonakes January 9, 2013

When I was a child there were two classifications for stores. The “you can’t touch anything in here, or I’m going to have to sell you to the store owner to pay them back” kind and the “you can...

Art by Richard Sapp

Joyful Columbia College lighting

Maria Kalaitzandonakes November 29, 2012

Quick Details: What - Lighting of Columbia College  When - Friday, Nov. 30 at 4:45 p.m. Where - Columbia College main campus When we are kids, the holiday time was a fast paced whirl of magic. Come...

Lights outside Ragtag Cinema illuminate the sidewalk below. Photo by Asa Lory

Broadcast cinema enhances movie experience

Maria Kalaitzandonakes November 15, 2012

There is an awkward moment between fall and winter, between falling leaves and falling snow. This in-between season is a horrible mix of cold, windy and wet. People’s confused wardrobes display winter...

Flat Branch Pub and Brewing. Photo by Asa Lory

Flat Branch Pub and Brewery cares for details

Maria Kalaitzandonakes October 30, 2012

I want to brag on a business today, to take a moment to recognize a Columbia favorite. They are renowned for serving up amazing food and having a casual college atmosphere. But today, let’s talk about...

Kaldis coffee is located downtown at 29 S. Ninth Street, and is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m on weekdays and from 7 a.m to 11 p.m on weekends.

Cafe, bakery creates perfect hideout

Maria Kalaitzandonakes October 17, 2012

When I was little I had a tree house, a fort made of pillows and sheets or a big cardboard box that said "Do not disturb." And as I grew up, hideaways became more important. It is a place where I can...

The “horse bank” is a Landmark

Maria Kalaitzandonakes October 3, 2012

The metal horses gallop around on the corner of Stadium and Ash in front of Landmark Bank. As financial woes of Americans continue to pile up, it is oddly calming that these strong, metal structures stand...

Capturing moments with cards from Poppy

Maria Kalaitzandonakes September 17, 2012

My mom was having a bad day. It wasn’t anything in particular, but all the little inconveniences and frustrations had piled up and her brow was a deep furrowed line. That day, I had to go downtown...

Waiting for nighttime atop the blue garage

Maria Kalaitzandonakes August 31, 2012

On one of the last days of summer, a long-time friend and I went to the top of the new parking garage on Fifth and Walnut. We climbed up the ten stories, huffing and puffing, one hand on the rail, the...

Jamboree sees, knows all

Maria Kalaitzandonakes April 13, 2012

Often times I wish I were a statue: trapped infinitely in one pose, watching others carefully, as their lives pass by me, but I remained unchanged. I wouldn’t be a quiet statue, a reverent, careful,...

Stephen’s bridges bring endless adventure

Lauren Puckett April 10, 2012

I wasn’t much of a delinquent as a kid. Somehow, I kept my crazy ideas to myself, spending my days in the barely existent library of Columbia Independent School. But, every once in a while, the teachers...

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