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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 Market, Saturday morning from 8 a.m. - noon. The Whitewater Bluegrass Band will perform at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site on Sunday at 2. Keep the good times rolling... 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 spot to learn about your family’s history! There are several quality resources here in the Cape Girardeau area that can help you uncover information on your great-great-great family members. Inside the Kirby Genealogy Room at t... 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 Benatar, Joan Jett, Rufus Wainwright, Paula Cole and Kellie Pickler. There are all kinds of entertainment and happenings throughout the weekend at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau! Fresh produce, arts and crafts, baked goods and co... 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 information on this pretty corner of Capaha Park: The Rose Garden in the northwest corner of Capaha Park was established in the mid 1950's and has been providing a peaceful place to enjoy a wide selection of rose varieties ever sinc... 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 faring? Major stabilization and improvements to the site began in 2005 with new interpretive signs, guided tours and Civil War living history. The earthwork walls, stabilized by the WPA, remain intact. Our informal group of Civil War enthusia... 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 all weekend long. The Cape Air Festival is happening Saturday and Sunday and features the Canadian Snowbird’s first appearance in Cape Girardeau!  There are m... 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 at the same location lot.  The church replaced a smaller church that was completed in 1838 and destroyed by a tornado in 1850.  The tornado also destroyed Lorimier’s Red House and Lorimier’s Wa... 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 season!  Get your fill of local produce, crafts, baked and prepared goods and much more at the Cape Riverfront Market, Saturday from 8 a.m. - noon... 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 more!  Bilderbach’s Art Plaza is also hosting their Spring Art Festival from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and don’t miss the Canadian Snowbirds at the Cape Air Festival, both Saturday and Sunday!   ... Read More

A Look Ahead at Tunes at Twilight’s 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 Town Cape and Bruce and Casey Zimmerman; Jerry Lomax makes sure the musicians sound great from the gazebo stage. What can you expect for Tunes at Twilight in 2014?  Here’s the complete 2014 li... Read More
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