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Interrupting my blogging silence to bring you a guest post by Jeff Ruether. Once upon a time he was my server at a local restaurant and we somehow got talking about the tipping etiquette. I encouraged him to write a blog post about it.  He finally did and surprised me with it in my inbox.  Tipping is such … Continue reading »

Growing a Garden In Town: Ralph Gildehaus on Jefferson Street

Growing up in Bulgaria, I had zero interest in gardening. When my grandparents planted onions, I played with the cats; when they picked tomatoes, I read a book perched on the peach tree; when my whole family was busy canning veggies for winter, I reluctantly helped while thinking of an excuse to do something else. … Continue reading »

All Good Things Come To… New Beginnings

When I started Re-Discover Washington on a whim on November 3rd, 2011 I intended it to be a month-long project. Very hesitant as first, I coyly approached the downtown merchants, telling them what my blog was all about and explaining what a blog actually was. Surprisingly, they all welcomed the idea and did not mind to … Continue reading »

What Does 2015 Hold for Downtown?

With the year coming to an end, it’s always nice to look back and reflect. 2014 has been amazing for Downtown Washington! We got quite a few new businesses downtown (BAH! Yarns, Rodrigo Pineda Photography, My Vintage Varia, 5th Street Bistro, Elements of Health, just to name a few) and all the festivals and events keep … Continue reading »

3 Years and Counting: Happy 3rd Birthday To The Re-Discover Washington Blog!!!!

They always say that time flies… I have to agree! It is hard to believe that I have been living in Washington, MO for 4 years and I have been running the Re-Discover Washington Blog and Facebook page for 3 years! What started as a fun project in my spare time to explore the downtown … Continue reading »

Now Downtown: Elements of Health Therapeutic Massage

Every time I go for a massage I tell myself I should do it more often, and then a year passes and I still haven’t gone again. However, how we have no excuse since we have Elements of Health Therapeutic Massage downtown! I met up with the owner, Jackie Wehmeyer, on Thursday – interview and pictures … Continue reading »

Unique Ukulele: An Interview with Johnnie Heberer

I first met Johnnie Heberer when I interviewed him, his brother Ethan, and Rachael Coulter for the blog with their “Poetry and Music” artistic experiment. Johnnie plays the ukulele, an instrument I did not know much about, and he’s agreed to perform a couple of times at I.B. Nuts & Fruit Too where I show … Continue reading »

Soguk Lounge Cafe: Our Downtown Coffee Shop!

If you miss Mannwell’s Coffee Alley like me, I have exciting news for you: we are getting a coffee shop downtown!!! A little more than a year ago, I blogged about the need for that, sharing how a coffee shop is not just a place to go and get coffee but also a place where people meet, … Continue reading »

Old Dutch Revisited: Food So Good!

We all know Old Dutch has great food, staff and atmosphere. But did you know that Old Dutch caters? And sometimes they host private parties? And sometimes I am lucky to photograph them? See the pictures below and let your mouth water. Now you know where to grab dinner tonight or where to host your next … Continue reading »

BAH! Yarns: Now Downtown!!!

Knitting is something I have always wanted to learn how to do, but I have not mastered the patience for it yet. Ever since I saw the BAH! Yarns sign I’ve been wanting to interview them for the blog, but it took Beth Haines, the owner, to move the store downtown for me to finally … Continue reading »