Prior to the 1930s the preservation of foods that needed to be refrigerated posed quite a challenge to every housewife.
Augusta Bottoms Consort will take part in an Irish/American Party being held this Saturday, March 17, from 6 p.m. until about midnight at the American Legion Hall/Harmonie Verein/Community Arts Center in Augusta.
This weekend, Joette Reidy will welcome Steve Watkins to her home. The Washington gal and Arkansas author haven’t met, but they have a pilgrimage in common — both have made the 500-mile trek to Camino de Santiago in Spain. Also known as The Way of St. James, the pilgrimage concludes at the C…
An exhibit at St. Louis Public Library, which opened Saturday, March 3, celebrates 200 years of continued presence in the St. Louis area by Catholic sisters of numerous religious orders. The exhibit, “Catholic Sisters: The Spirit of St. Louis,” runs through April 28 on the third floor at Cen…
Kristi Fitzpatrick was working at her laptop one day last fall when she received an email inviting her to be one of the emerging designers featured in the SOCIETY Fashion Week in New York City this past February. She didn’t pay the email much attention; it sounded too good to be true.
The choir of St. Francis Borgia Parish will offer a devotional concert this Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. “The Way of the Cross” will be at St. Francis Borgia Church, at the corner of Main and Cedar streets in Downtown Washington.
Mark Lough, Owensville, will find out later this month if a specialized radiation treatment that he had on his liver, Liver Embolization, to treat his cancer has worked. The waiting is difficult, emotionally excruciating, but Lough knows there is nothing else he can do right now except pray,…
Christina Pratt, Union, had never heard of the need for pet foster parents when the picture of a dog who had been picked up by animal control in Jefferson County popped up into her Facebook feed. He had some medical needs so if a rescue group didn’t take him, the dog was going to be euthanized.
Pigs may not be the traditional pets that many families choose, but they can make wonderful additions to any home that is properly prepared, said the staff at the Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union.
Children’s author/illustrator Brian Biggs lives in Philadelphia, Pa., in a neighborhood called Roxborough, but he grew up in Little Rock, Ark., and Pasadena, Texas, near the Gulf Coast.
Shape Note / Sacred Harp singers from many states and from Canada will once again gather in Warren County for the Annual Missouri State Sacred Harp Singing Convention. This year’s event will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, at St. John’s United Church of Christ on Highway 94 in Pinc…
Sitting at the funeral home after her firstborn son, Cain, died at age 19 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Lisa Weddle found comfort in one thing: The words of another grieving mother whose presence felt like she was saying, “I’m here. I understand what you are going through.”
World Day of Prayer will be observed in worship Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Washington, 4832 South Point Road, Washington.
So what do you hate spending money on? This is something my husband and I talked about recently. For Spark it’s not so much what he hesitates to buy, but money spent on increases for telephone services and the like; these charges can be slight, but his reaction isn’t.
A bad dream awoke Nancy Campbell, Labadie, from her sleep several years ago and immediately sent her searching for paper and pen to capture the thoughts in her head.
Dale and Barb Aholt, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Lynn Aholt, Washington, to Joshua David Riegel, Washington, son of David Riegel and Connie Small, both of Marthasville.
It was a bleak Friday evening, a cold front arriving when I got to the Washington City Park Auditorium. Quite honestly, I’d wanted to snuggle in at home, veg in front of a movie, not drive across town to go to the Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance sponsored by the Parks Department. But I thoug…
February is National Bird Feeding Month . . . Now that we are in the throes of winter, and the coldest month of the year is upon us, it is a good time to assess how the birds are doing. This time of year, is especially difficult for them. If given a little assistance, their chances of surviv…
T-shirts handed out at the Union Kiwanis Club’s annual Memorial Day Day 5K Run/Walk for the last four years have had a single message — “I Saved 11 Lives.”
Three nights a week, spirited voices swell the sanctuary of a church off Highway 100, up a curving hill on South Point Road. That’s where the Presbyterian Church of Washington is located and where longtime East Central College Theater Director John Anglin is applying his expertise as a pluck…
The sight of half a dozen white doves bursting forth from their container at the start of last year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Washington brought tears to Barb Hellmann’s eyes — and the eyes of everyone present, she imagines.
A serialized story, “Kali: A Polar Bear’s Tale,” that began in the Jan. 20-21 weekend issue of The Missourian, tells the story of how an orphaned polar bear cub in Alaska came to the Saint Louis Zoo.
It was nerve-wracking having friends over for the first meal in our Instant Pot, a cast-off gift meant for Mom. The gizmo comes with a story, as does our new Swiss pressure cooker, a Kuhn Rikon we got at a kitchen shop in St. Louis.
World War II Army veteran and Bronze Star recipient Dean Corsa started building the room-sized train layout that would become his life’s hobby in 1946 in Alton, Ill., with an HO engine that he and his new wife, Lee, purchased in Vienna, Austria, before coming to the United States to start th…
When a vacation is over, I look in the rearview mirror, replaying what we did while we were away, and feeling a bit nostalgic. Spark is just the opposite. On Saturday, when we left Florida after being on Hutchinson Island for two weeks at my parents’ condo, he said when it’s time to go home,…
The bitter cold temperatures felt here earlier this month had at least one winter-loving creature feeling right at home — Kali (pronounced Cully), the Saint Louis Zoo’s resident polar bear.
Napoleon Bonaparte once said that an army marches on its stomach. The same is true for tourists. Food is often a main focus for travelers, and culinary tours have become one of the most popular things to do.
This month’s American Culture Topics book discussion at Neighborhood Reads Bookstore, 401 Lafayette St., in Downtown Washington, will be on the book “Kennedy and King: the President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights,” by Steven Levingston.
The minute Chris Homyk, Washington, read a Facebook post by Erin Gaebe about a homeless man she had helped in Milwaukee in early November, he knew what he wanted to do.
A Paint, Sip and Support event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be held Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bank of Washington’s downtown location, 200 W. Main St.
It seems we’ve been having a real winter, at least until this week when warmer temps are expected. Knowing Missouri as we do, another arctic blast is sure to have us shivering and dashing indoors, icy fingers attacking any inch of exposed flesh.
Looking around the room full of their second cousins in Valpergo, Italy, in 2014, sisters Dee Pollinger, Washington, and Jean Woll, Union, could see some family resemblances, striking resemblances in at least two cases.
Girl Scout Cookie season begins Saturday, Jan. 6, and this year marks the fifth anniversary of the organization’s “Troop to Troop” program, which is a partnership with the USO of Missouri.
Thousands will bundle up and head outside to see and learn about the majestic bald eagle during the Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days festivities this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6 and 7.
As I get older, I don’t make rigid resolutions, writing them down in a journal, but I do look back on the old year and all that’s happened, holding out hope for a fresh start, and the promise a new year holds.
On Jan. 1, the annual First Day Hikes event will take place at 36 state parks and historic sites across Missouri. Participants can choose from more than 40 free, guided hikes that range in difficulty from easy to moderate, cover distances up to 4 miles and use a variety of trails in every re…
If you discovered one of these snowmen crafted from a couple of grapevine wreaths on your doorstep, a park bench or somewhere around Washington with a sign that said “Take Me Home,” you were the recipient of a bit of Christmas spirit that a group of friends hope they can keep going all year long.