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Weekend Round Up: May 30th, May 31st, June 1st

Here’s what’s happening in Cape Girardeau this weekend: Still on the Hill utilises traditional Ozark instruments such as mandolins, banjos, fiddles and scrub boards tonight at Tunes at Twilight! Isle Casino Cape Girardeau has entertainment all weekend long. Grab a coffee or lemonade and relax under the shade trees while you enjoy the Cape Riverfront ... Read More

Trace Your Family History in Cape Girardeau

“Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.” — Mark Twain If you aren’t looking to go into politics and your family tree made it’s way to Southeast Missouri at some point in the last few centuries, Cape Girardeau is just the ... Read More

Weekend Round Up: May 23rd, May 24th, May 25th

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Here are the events happening in Cape Girardeau over the next few days: Put on your cowboy boots and dance on over to the 10th Annual Western Swing Showcase Friday and Saturday. Coles Whalen will perform at Tunes at Twilight tonight at 7. Her bluesy folk music has opened for Pat ... Read More

Stop and Smell the Roses

Driving back to the office from lunch last week, I cruised by the Rose Garden inside Capaha Park and was quickly turning the car around seconds later. The spring rains we’ve had lately have brought the most beautiful rainbows of color to the Rose Garden and they had caught my eye!  Here’s a little background ... Read More

If (Earthen) Walls Could Talk: Stepping Back in Time at Fort D

Patti and Scott House are longtime advocates and volunteers at Fort D, the only remaining fort out of 4 that defended Cape Girardeau from Confederate advances during the Civil War. Patti was kind enough to visit with me about Fort D Historic Site and what they have coming up in 2014! How is Fort D ... Read More

Weekend Round Up: May 16th, May 17th, May 18th

Hold on to your hats because this weekend in Cape Girardeau is KICKIN’! Are you in town for Southeast Missouri State’s graduation? We’ve got information for you right here! Relax on the Courthouse Gazebo lawn tonight for Tunes at Twilight’s season-opening concert; Bat Bennett is performing.   Enjoy live entertainment at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau ... Read More

Weekend Round Up: May 9th, May 10th, May 11th

Get ready, get set…WEEKEND!  Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Cape Girardeau: Celebrate Historic Preservation Month with the annual Historic Preservation Walking Tour on Friday evening.  The walk begins at 6 p.m. at the Catholic Campus Ministry Parking lot and will focus on the history and architecture of Southeast Missouri State University.   Its market ... Read More

In Town for: Graduation

In town May 17th and 18th celebrating a Southeast Missouri State University graduate?  Make a weekend out of the graduation celebration with many events and more Cape Girardeau! Before Commencement at 2 p.m. on Saturday, swing by the Cape Riverfront Market from 8 a.m. to noon for live music, local produces, crafts and goodies and ... Read More

A Most Holy Place: Old St. Vincent Church

Ron Kirby knows this church inside and out.  A longtime member of Old St. Vincent Church as well as a tour guide and museum committee member, he generously shared some of his stories about this magnificent church with me.   Tell me  a little bit about Old St. Vincent Church. It’s the second Catholic Church ... Read More

A Look Ahead at Tunes at TwilightÍs 2014 Season

Award-winning and FREE?  Must be….Tunes at Twilight!  Tunes is kicking off the 2014 season and they have quite a lineup planned.  This concert concert series is held at the Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo on Friday evenings for 6 weeks in the spring and 6 weeks in the fall.  Tunes at Twilight is coordinated by Old ... Read More
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