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Family affair: 57th annual Country Store Bake Sale has this pair cooking for a cause

Posted 11/15/2017 in Food

Janice Hollis and her granddaughter Lucy Willcutt never need an excuse to get together in the kitchen, but the 57th annual Country Store Bake Sale gives them a good cause to cook for.

Eleven great tools for the holiday kitchen

Posted 11/15/2017 in Food

It's that time of year: We're all on the on-ramp to the holidays. With feasts, parties and other events ahead, it's a perfect time to make sure your kitchen is ready and raring to go.

People are good ... or how to start a grassroots peace movement

Posted 11/12/2017 in Community

What if we all believed that people are good -- what might the world be like?

Southern voices: Campbell, Walker in concert Thursday

Posted 11/12/2017 in Community

Two of the South's most respected musical storytellers join forces Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the Columbus Arts Council's Omnova Theater stage at the Rosenzweig Arts Center. Nashville-based Kate Campbell teams with Delta Music Institute director Tricia Walker for an evening of "music for the soul."

Symphony orchestra returns to Lee Hall Saturday with Criss Christmas concert

Posted 11/12/2017 in Entertainment

Under the baton of Mississippi State Department of Music Head Barry E. Kopetz, the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual Criss Christmas Concert Saturday on the Starkville campus.

Honors Forum welcomes Srinivasan

Posted 11/12/2017 in Community

On Thursday, Nov. 16, the Forum Series hosted by the Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women will feature Seetha Srinivasan, director emeritus of the University Press of Mississippi.

 

Being Beautiful: 'Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend ... '

Posted 11/12/2017 in Columns

Well, that's according to Groucho Marks. This much I know: The books we read while children stay with us our whole lives. One of my favorites is "Frog and Toad Are Friends," written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel and published in 1970.

 

 

Playing in Dirt: Gardening doesn't shut down in November

Posted 11/12/2017 in Columns

I don't know about you, but November is one of my favorite months. Who can resist the warm redolence of turkeys roasting, pumpkin pies baking and many other traditional aromas of the season?

 

'Juxtapose' exhibition to feature varied work of student artists

Posted 11/12/2017 in Community

"Juxtapose," an exhibition showcasing the artwork of five graduating art majors, will be featured at the Mississippi University for Women Galleries through Nov. 22.

 

Website addresses Mississippi's food access issue

Posted 11/12/2017 in Community

The Mississippi Food Insecurity Project recently launched a new website that can shed light on the factors that lead to food insecurity in Mississippi.

 

Log in and learn: Local online course ups the odds on going healthy

Posted 11/8/2017 in Food

As we toss yet another frozen processed dinner in the grocery cart, the guilty thought descends -- we know we should and could eat better. But healthy foods take so much time and work, right?

Serve Cornish hens instead of turkey for Thanksgiving

Posted 11/8/2017 in Food

On Thanksgiving Day, why not follow presidential custom and grant your turkey a pardon?

Serve green salad with pear dressing for Thanksgiving

Posted 11/8/2017 in Food

Digging into the Thanksgiving Day feast is a joy, but preparing it takes work.

Make an eggplant Parmesan without extra breadcrumbs or oil

Posted 11/8/2017 in Food

Make-ahead meals and cooking for the freezer, once relegated to suburban supermoms who had it more together than the rest of us, are now trendy with the healthy-eating crowd.

Art finds a way: Using a lesson from the old masters, a resourceful serviceman captures moving images

Posted 11/4/2017 in Community

Jerry Franks savors the quiet that surrounds his log cabin in the New Hope community. He shares it with Nancy, his wife of almost 37 years. He's partial to sitting out front, looking toward the pond, watching magnolia trees adapt to the seasons. Life hasn't always been this peaceful.

 

Out There for the week of November 5, 2017

Posted 11/4/2017 in Entertainment

 

Ghosts and Legends serves up more history and mystery

Posted 11/4/2017 in Entertainment

However long one may have lived in a single place, there is still something to learn about it, some history or mystery that adds depth and texture.

Holiday Farmers' Market gears up for 10th anniversary Nov. 18

Posted 11/4/2017 in Entertainment

As frost falls on the pumpkin and the bountiful growing season fades, everyone still has an opportunity to stock up at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus.

 

Community Calendar for the week of November 5, 2017

Posted 11/4/2017 in Entertainment

 

Military veterans to be focus of week's events at MSU

Posted 11/4/2017 in Community

Five Mississippi State programs this month will honor the service and sacrifice of former and current members of the U.S. military.

 

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