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Did you know Missouri vines saved the French wine industry in the eighteen seventies? Tiny bugs were ravaging France’s vineyards, destroying nearly forty percent of the country’s grapevines. A few helpful Missourians sent about four hundred thousand vine cuttings to France because our vines were resistant to the bugs. France recovered from the infestation, and it was all thanks to Missouri vines.

So take a weekend to pay tribute to this wonderful vine by visiting our local wineries.

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When people, especially Texans, think of the battle of the Alamo they think of Davy Crockett and his coonskin cap, Jim Bowie and his famous knife and the iconic phrase, "Remember the Alamo." But, strange as it may sound, when I think of the Alamo I think of key lime pie. It's really not quite as odd as it may seem, because the man who coined that famous phrase also invented a crucial ingredient in the pie - sweetened condensed milk. 

Visit Cape

Plato stated that, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

If you enjoy a tranquil, picnic-under-the sky type atmosphere, then Tunes at Twilight is the perfect place for you. Make your way to Ivers Square on September seventh and fourteenth for the final fall event after that it won’t be back until next spring.

This week we've got new music from Christine and the Queens, the project of French musician Héloïse Letissier. She adopted that moniker from the local drag queen musicians who formed her backing band in the early days. Her latest album is titled Chris and this song is called "Girlfriend."

Sue Walker

It seems like almost yesterday that George Frederick Bollinger led a contingent of North Carolinians across the Mississippi River into Missouri.  The young Mr. Bollinger had visited the small community of Cape Girardeau in 1797, established a friendship with Louis Lorimier who encouraged him to return to North Carolina and bring more settlers to the area.

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