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African American history in Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau’s rich African American history stretches back before cars, before paved streets, even before the town’s founding. In honor of African American History Month, we’re reflecting on a prominent person and place in Cape Girardeau’s past.   Person: James Ivers James lived in Cape Girardeau as an enslaved person prior to the start of the Civil War. His story appears unremarkable at first glance: husband of Harriet, father of three. James and Harriet were owned by different families and lived apart for th... Read More

Coming to the Show Me Center

Cape Girardeau’s Show Me Center is bustling with people attending everything from concerts to expos. It’s especially true this time of year, with the venue offering a full lineup of special events. Learn more about a few of them:   Missouri Gun & Knife Show Friday, Feb. 22-Sunday, Feb. 24 Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn more If you’re an avid hunter, it’s never too early to be thinking about next deer season. Find the perfect rifle for your buck at the Missouri Gun and ... Read More

Ideas for Feb. 14 Whether you are Single or Not

The red hearts and ribbons adorning windows all over town can only mean one thing: Valentine’s Day is almost here. Whether you’re basking in the love or trying to dodge Cupid’s arrows, there’s reason to celebrate. Here are a few ways to make the holiday special. For those crazy in love Dance the night away It’s the classic way to celebrate the holiday: swaying to music together. The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting four Valentine’s dances throughout the month, catering to a variety of a... Read More

How to train this winter for a spring marathon

Your teeth may be chattering, but it’s time to lace up your running shoes and start training for spring marathons. They’re only a few months away. Whether your motivation is enjoyment, challenging yourself or completing a New Year’s resolution, you don’t have to wait for warmer weather to start working toward your goal. Right now is an ideal time. Keep these tips in mind as you train. An indoor workout is fine It may involve walking on a treadmill in your living room, or you may enjoy the hustle and bustle of a gym. ... Read More

4 places for indoor excitement in Cape Girardeau

From the casino to the movies, Cape Girardeau makes sure there’s plenty to keep you entertained in the coldest months. From date night to girls’ night or any other occasion, find out how to enjoy yourself while staying toasty. 1.              Cape WestCinema Whether you’re into comedy or drama, nothing transports you into a different world quite like a film on the big screen. Grab a tub of popcorn, lean back in a leather recliner and allow yourself to re... Read More

3 outdoor places worth braving the cold

When it’s freezing outside, the indoor warmth tends to be a lot more appealing than snowy steps – or anything else outside. But after a few weeks spent inside, the walls can start to feel like a cage. When that happens, it’s time to bundle up and get a little fresh air, frigid as it may be. And we’ve got the scoop on the best places to visit, with winter scenes worth the trip. LaCroix Trail This nearly six-mile walking and biking trail boasts extreme versatility, offering multiple access points that let you... Read More

How to accomplish your resolutions

Checking goals off your list isn’t a onetime decision. It’s a process – and not an easy one. According to U.S. News, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions end in failure by mid-February. But that’s no reason to despair. With a little help, you can join the elite 20 percent who actually achieve their goals. If you resolved to become healthier, stop by the 2019 Health and Wellness Expo on Jan. 12 at the Osage Centre. Eighty vendors provide health screenings, resources and advice to boost your motivation and keep you ... Read More

Try something new this National Hobby Month

From painting to history, the beginning of the year brings countless opportunities to find a new passion. Here are just a few places in Cape Girardeau where you can dive in. Antique Cars If you enjoy bringing classic cars back to life, connect with others who share your love for older vehicles by checking out the Capaha Car Club. Each year, the organization hosts swap meets and car shows, where you can show off your four-wheel pride and joy. Art If you find yourself doodling when you’re bored or you dabble in painting and sculpture, n... Read More

NYE in Cape Girardeau

Let’s raise a glass to the new year. Here’s to daring adventures, exciting changes, fresh starts. We think that’s something to celebrate. If you’re not sure where to ring in the new year, we know the premier places to be in Cape Girardeau. Downtown Cape Girardeau knows how to party. Think live music, drinks and cheering crowds. Clubs will be packed and energy high. Plus, it’s easy to navigate the downtown area as you stroll from one place to another – just park and walk. Isle Casino Cape Girardeau It&rs... Read More

Where to escape holiday stress in Cape Girardeau

With the holidays coming quickly, your list of preparations probably seems overwhelming: baking, parties, shopping, wrapping, decorating. It’s pretty endless – and stressful. But before you toss the tinsel and hurl a pitcher of eggnog at the tree, take a little time to relax first get away from the bustle and refresh. We know a few ways to do that. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant Take some time away from baking and candy-making to savor the season without the work. Treat yourself to lunch or dinner at one of Cape’s many ... Read More
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