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A guide to Mardi Gras dining: Recipe included

Mardi Gras usually means crawfish, shrimp, jambalaya and all things Cajun. With so many recipes online, it’s tough to find one that’s both delicious and doable. That’s why we’re celebrating Fat Tuesday with one of our favorite authentic Cajun dishes.  SHRIMP CREOLE 1 ½-2 pounds shrimp ¼ cup vegetable oil 2 ½ cup onions, finely chopped 1 ¾ cup celery, finely chopped 1 ½ cup green peppers, finely chopped 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 teaspoons ... Read More

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
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