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Wes WoodellHealthy Eating in Maryville begins with Plan Shop Live Kitchen and Chef Susan SmithMay. 10th, 2024

Healthy Eating in Maryville begins with Plan Shop Live Kitchen and Chef Susan Smith

We've all been there: stopping by a local fast-food outlet for a quick meal when we’re pressed for time, only to find ourselves sluggish and drained of energy shortly thereafter. But how often do we consider the food we're putting into our bodies? Science is clear about the negative effects of poor dietary choices, …
Elyssa at WhirLocalChoose Local: Why Supporting Small Businesses Matters This Shopping SeasonNov. 22nd, 2023

Choose Local: Why Supporting Small Businesses Matters This Shopping Season

As the holiday season approaches, consumers are bombarded with endless Black Friday deals. During these high-profile shopping days, when big box retailers and online giants often dominate the market with massive sales and promotions, choosing to shop at small and local businesses can make a big difference. While Small…
Elyssa at WhirLocalJanuary 20th is National Cheese Lover's Day!Jan. 20th, 2022

January 20th is National Cheese Lover's Day!

Not to be confused with National Cheese Day on June 4th, National Cheese Lover's Day is all about the people who love everything cheesy. Be it brie, bleu cheese, mozzarella, or the classic cheddar, celebrate yourself today with your favorite cheesy dish from a local restaurant in your area or a homemade charcuterie bo…
Elyssa at WhirLocalDecember 15th is National Cupcake Day!Dec. 15th, 2021

December 15th is National Cupcake Day!

Did you know that cupcakes have their own holiday? On December 15th each year, National Cupcake Day gives us an extra reason to enjoy these sweet treats! Whether you pick up your cupcakes from your local bakery or bake them at home with your loved ones, we hope you can join us in celebrating. 🧁 …
Airiel WoodellDairy Freeze: A Scoop of Collinsville History & SweetnessApr. 12th, 2024

Dairy Freeze: A Scoop of Collinsville History & Sweetness

In the heart of Collinsville, at the cozy corner of 250 St. Louis Road, stands Dairy Freeze, a beacon of icy delights that has been sweetening lives for over 50 years. This local gem, lovingly overseen by Theresa Tarrant, isn't just known for its delectable soft serve and innovative flavors like the zesty orange sherb…
Elyssa at WhirLocalNovember 23rd is National Espresso Day!Nov. 23rd, 2021

November 23rd is National Espresso Day!

November 23rd is National Espresso Day! This fun holiday was created to celebrate the invention of the espresso machine and the way espresso has influenced coffee since 1884. Here are a few quick facts about espresso: - Espresso is both a type of coffee beverage and a brewing method, and it is not limited to a …

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