Hundreds of people had a chance to get up close and personal with the Mississippi River on Saturday during the Missouri Department of Conservation’s 5th annual “Day On The River” at the Riverfront Park in downtown Cape Girardeau. MDC naturalist, Angela Pierce said it is an opportunity to get out on the river and learn about what it has to offer. “We wanted to bring people to the river,” she said. “A lot of people in Cape Girardeau have never been on the river, or don’t really come down to see the river or use the river.
A “Gone Girl” Scavenger Hunt will take place in Downtown Cape Girardeau between September 25th and 27th.
Paula Haas, owner of Somewhere in Time Antiques, helped organize the event that is designed to bring customers into the downtown district and take advantage of the anticipation for the upcoming feature film.
Local food is no longer just a novelty. Farmers markets are growing nationwide and farms that sell directly to consumers brought in $1.3 billion in 2012, up eight percent from just five years earlier. Despite the demand, making local food work in some places is decidedly more difficult than others. Steamboat Springs, Colo., is one of those places.