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Bosnian-owned event venue brings community together

People crowd into and around La Gala, a Bosnian-owned event venue in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on March 3 for a Marija Šerifovic concert. 

By Olivia Mohr

Screaming people crowded around a stage at La Gala for Serbian singer Marija Šerifovic’s concert held there the night of March 3. Purple, blue and green lights shone from the stage. Phone screens flashed as people held them up to record the music on stage, and people waved their hands in the air and jumped up and down.

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Feature Jennifer King Quick Reads Small business

Roxie’s Cottage

By Jennifer King

Fresh coffee is brewed in a pot just inside the door at Roxie’s. Customers grab a mug from a large stack beside the pot and serve themselves their own coffee as they walk in the door.

It’s not quite 4 a.m. on a Friday morning in Bowling Green, but the red and blue neon lights of an open sign glow in the window of a small white cottage with a red roof on the corner of Louisville Road and Old Porter Pike.

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Bosnians in BG Erian Bradley Feature Quick Reads

A Taste of the United States

By Erian Bradley

Many families have come to America hoping to find better opportunities and a better life. Sefika Varajic, and her family were one of those families.

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Bosnians in BG Feature Laryn Hilderbrandt Long Reads

Appetite for success


Photo courtesy of Mandrapa, chef and owner of The Bistro, Novo Dolce and Pub By Novo.

By Laryn Hilderbrandt

Silverware clinking against plates and light conversation filled the space at The Bistro where 39-year-old owner and executive chef Sasha Mandrapa sat comfortably in a black leather-upholstered booth. On the table there was a notepad covered in hastily written black ink, an open NOS Energy Drink to the left, and a filled old fashioned glass closest to him.

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Historic Bowling Green church transforming into restaurant

By Lindsay Whittington

Standing in front of his pulpit on Sunday, July 1, 2012, Pastor R.B. Adamson of Victory Baptist Church reminded his congregation that people said their church would never make it.

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Novo Dolce diversifies local culinary scene

By Giorgi Meyer

Recent years have experienced a rise of a new culinary trend, the gastro pubs.

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Brunch is served at White Squirrel Brewery

By Naomi Driessnack

There isn’t a wait for a seat, but the place is mostly full and its conversations are getting loud. The room smells of cinnamon and pepper. Soft light from an overcast sky fills the room from a glass roll-up garage door. It’s Sunday brunch at the White Squirrel Brewery, and in between cooking meals and managing the kitchen staff, Chef Hannah Coffey visits tables to talk about the meal the customer just finished eating.