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Where to find the perfect holiday gifts in Cape Girardeau

Imagine it: You’re walking along a bustling street, toting colorful bags full of presents for everyone on your gift list. You’re done. All that’s left is putting them under your tree. Sounds nice, right? But more often than not, Christmas shopping leaves full-grown adults close to a mid-store meltdown because the perfect gift proves utterly elusive. The secret to holly, jolly shopping is knowing where to look. In Cape Girardeau, we believe shopping should be part of the holiday fun – not an impossible chore. And we&rsq... Read More

Most stunning places in Cape Girardeau

It doesn’t get much more beautiful or festive than a tour of the impeccably decorated Glenn House or a stroll through Cape Girardeau’s downtown district. That’s why Cape holds the title of Missouri’s Prettiest City from Architectural Digest. Holiday decorations provide the perfect backdrop to take in all of Cape’s beauty. You don’t want to miss: Glenn House As grand as this Victorian home is during the summer, it’s even more breathtaking with holly, Christmas trees and bows – all viewed by f... Read More

A guide to Thanksgiving dining; recipe included

The Thanksgiving holiday usually means turkey and all the trimmings. With so many recipes online, it can be difficult to find a unique dish everyone will love. This year, we’re offering a delicious recipe idea featuring a Southeast Missouri staple – potatoes. POTATO CHEESE PUFFS Servings: 4  4 large boiled potatoes  ¼ cup cream 2 eggs, separated. Beat yolks, and reserve whites to be beaten stiff. ¾ cup grated American cheese  1 teaspoon salt  1 ½ teaspoons on... Read More

How to enjoy a vintage Christmas in Cape Girardeau

Do you ever pine (pun intended) for an old-fashioned Christmas - the kind with real trees instead of plastic? The kind where people exchange cards and baked goods, embrace the bustle of downtown shopping instead of relying on Amazon. We’ve got good news: You can enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in Cape Girardeau this year with a few easy steps. Step 1. Get inspired Take a trip back to Christmas past by visiting the historic Glenn House. This time of year, it’s decked out for Christmas - bows, garland on the banister, stockings... Read More

2018 Christmas must-sees

Christmas trees and glittering ornaments signal that it’s time to celebrate, but it’s not really Christmas without holiday tunes. From an oratorio to the big band sound, welcome the season your way. Handel’s Messiah Tuesday, Nov. 27 7:30 pm Bedell Performance Hall Get tickets One of the most beloved Christmas classics, this 18th century oratorio swells with beautiful melodies and familiar lyrics. Even if you don’t recognize the title, you’re sure to remember the “Hallelujah” chorus. Big Band... Read More

How to Enjoy Deer Season Without Going in the Woods

We’ve got the secret on the best place to spend deer season’s opening weekend: Cape Girardeau. Let’s face it. Some people don’t like to get up early and sit in a tree stand all day. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy deer season. While hunters are in the woods, everyone else spends the day browsing stores, indulging in fabulous meals and relaxing in style. Here’s how to make the most of it: Shop Everyone needs an occasional shopping spree, and Cape’s the place to have it. With dozens of ant... Read More

Deck the Halls with Holiday Crafts

Christmastime is nearly here – time to start thinking about greenery, wreathes and wrapping paper. “Fixer Upper” and other home renovation shows have made the old-fashioned, rustic look new again. Why not embrace the trend and design a farmhouse chic Christmas? Start by making sure you have the essentials. Pine cones and greenery Some of the most versatile decorations, adding touches of pine cones and greenery throughout your home serves as a subtle way to tie your holiday décor together. Drape garland along railings ... Read More

The Wilderness is Calling: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Nature is beckoning you to the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. Spend an afternoon surrounded by reptiles and fish, breathing in the crisp autumn air as trees dance in the distance. Or test your endurance by scrambling through the rough terrain of the White Oak Trace – each bend opening up to something new along your path. We could say, “There’s always something going on at the Nature Center.” But that’s very much an understatement. We’re just hitting the highlights. You can find a complete list o... Read More

How to Meet the Cape Girardeau Ghosts

Cape’s historical buildings have seen it all – booming businesses, parades, growth and unfortunately tragedies too. From battles to murders, more than a few souls have met their end in Cape Girardeau – and some of them never left. Actors in Southeast’s Rose Theater avoid saying the name “Mary” for fear she will appear out of thin air. Travelers along Bloomfield Road occasionally hear shrieks from Mad Lucy, who has resided there for well over a century – since she suffered a mental breakdown. And a ghos... Read More

How to Make the Most of Autumn in Cape Girardeau

Golden and scarlet leaves are forming canopies of color throughout the region. But as we all know, gorgeous fall days are not guaranteed to last in the Southeast Missouri climate. Make the most of the season before cold winter sets in. Check out the scenery Experience nature’s beauty as it’s meant to be enjoyed. Hike through the vividly colored woods leaves or bike along a trail with awe-inspiring views. Find the best spots. Indulge in seasonal flavors At the first hint of autumn, Cape’s local eateries break out limited-... Read More
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