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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

5 reasons to spend the holidays in Cape Girardeau

The wreaths are hung from the courthouse to the Mississippi River, the trees are lit and we’re just waiting for you. If you haven’t set your holiday plans or you’re looking for something different, we invite you to spend Christmas in Cape Girardeau. Not convinced yet? Here’s why this river town is the second best place to visit during the holidays (next to the North Pole, of course). We EAT, drink and get merry Cape’s dining selections are unmatched by any other town its size. More than 130 restaurants... Read More

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
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