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Fireworks food: Bring a red, white and blue pop to the holiday table

Posted 6/29/2016 in Food

It's that time -- time to think about bringing some food "fireworks" to your Fourth of July table.

 

Pair stone fruits, raspberry jam for a sweet summer dessert

Posted 6/29/2016 in Food

Summertime is harvest time for sweet stone fruits: apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines and plumcots, a hybrid of a plum and an apricot.

 

Citrus filling, salty crust make Atlantic Beach Pie a winner

Posted 6/29/2016 in Food

This Atlantic Beach Pie recipe comes from Bill Smith, long-time chef of Crook's Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. When I first tasted it, I went into a pie-induced trance.

 

Roasted tomatoes deepen gazpacho flavor

Posted 6/29/2016 in Food

I could eat quarts of gazpacho all summer long. When I set about making this version, the goal was a gazpacho with great, fresh tomato taste, but even deeper flavor.

 

 

Marinating salmon in juice can make a delicious difference

Posted 6/29/2016 in Food

I try to get fish on my family's table two or three times a week. The research describing the incredible heart and brain benefits to eating fish, especially fatty fish like salmon, is compelling.

 

Second chances: Daniel and Nellie, helping each other heal

Posted 6/25/2016 in Community

Daniel Lowery does not remember much about the night in 2006 when he parachuted from a plane over Iraq and life was altered.

Experience the unique: music, live painting and spoken word

Posted 6/25/2016 in Entertainment

A unique experience in music, art and spoken word describes "Artists in Revision," an "experiment in performance across different mediums."

 

A Stone's Throw: This one's for you, Bob

Posted 6/25/2016 in Columns

Last Saturday I went to a very special birthday party. Dr. Robert I. Gilbert, retired professor of sociology at MSCW (now Mississippi University for Women), celebrated his birthday -- number 101!

 

Hairston to represent Lowndes in state DYW

Posted 6/25/2016 in Community

Rising high school senior Reed Hairston of Columbus will represent Lowndes County at the state's Distinguished Young Women program in Meridian July 14-16.

 

Being Beautiful: Dirt roads are just as exciting as yellow brick roads

Posted 6/25/2016 in Columns

One thing that doesn't change much is a dirt road.

 

 

Out and About for the week of June 26, 2016

Posted 6/25/2016 in Entertainment

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of June 26, 2016

Posted 6/25/2016 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Mississippi gardens excel with hibiscus

Posted 6/25/2016 in Columns

Hibiscus has to be one of the best groups of plants you can have in your garden and landscape. Here's several reasons why.

 

School news: U of A President's and Dean's Lists

Posted 6/25/2016 in Community

 

 

MUW announces cooking classes for fall

Posted 6/25/2016 in Community

The Culinary Arts Institute at Mississippi University for Women has announced classes available to the community that require no MUW enrollment.

 

Learn by doing: 4-H youth prove you're never too young to learn skills for a lifetime

Posted 6/22/2016 in Food

A group of 4-H youth are proving that grilling out isn't just for grown-ups. Mouth-watering aromas wafting from Columbus' Hitching Lot Farmers' Market site June 14 were evidence enough. Youth ages 8 to 18 were invited to take part in the annual Lowndes County 4-H Grilling Contest.

 

Anne's Kitchen: A different shrimp dish for summer

Posted 6/22/2016 in Food

We have a small post-retirement place on a lake in Alabama. For some reason I enjoy cooking there more than I do at home, even though the dining space is tiny and the open kitchen is pretty cramped. Maybe it's the view ... who knows.

 

Cardamom lends fragrant twist to banana bread

Posted 6/22/2016 in Food

Banana bread is a time-tested American classic, perfect for making in advance for picnics, gifts and for using up ripe bananas. And given it's all-American status, it's a perfect way to start (or end) July 4th.

Like father, like sons: Father's Day and every day, teamwork grows across generations

Posted 6/18/2016 in Community

There was a time when the hallmark of Columbus and towns like it were family-owned businesses, passed on from one generation to the next. Sons and daughters often followed fathers into trade as naturally as summer gives way to autumn.

Columbian awarded second Fulbright-Hays grant to study in Russia

Posted 6/18/2016 in Community

A Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science teacher from Columbus is among 12 U.S. educators chosen to study in Russia this summer under a Fulbright-Hays grant.

 

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