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Southern gardening: Rice paper plant adds tropical flair to garden

Posted 12/15/2012 in Columns

One of the easiest ways to add tropical flair to any landscape is to use plants with large leaves.

 

Being beautiful: Memories of snow globes, Santa and joy for all seasons

Posted 12/15/2012 in Columns

Ever wonder why snow globes are so magical? I have always had a fixation on them. As a little boy, I can remember following along on my mama's coattails at the local TWL, or as we called it "the dollar store." When those glass globes filled with snow made it to the holiday windows and shelves, I knew it was a sign that Santa wasn't far away.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Brave renewed world

Posted 12/15/2012 in Columns

Are you ready for the end of the world? There has been much hype lately about the Mayan calendar, which stops on Dec. 21, 2012.

 

MUW hosts first-ever December commencement ceremony

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Robin Robinson, a member of the state Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning, shared the VIP Principle of success with approximately 100 graduates Dec. 7 at Mississippi University for Women's first-ever December commencement ceremony.

 

Family recipes make unique, treasured gifts

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Most holiday get-togethers involve tables heavily laden with favorite family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Recently, a friend asked me to help her put together a family cookbook as a gift. Creating a personalized cookbook can be a great gift idea for your family, but creating one can be an ordeal.

 

 

MUW offers spring life enrichment courses

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Center for Creative Learning will offer more than 40 non-credit courses as part of its community Life Enrichment Program for adults who share a love of learning and/or teaching.

 

 

{Nourish} The last one

Posted 12/15/2012 in Columns

It's true what they say, "Time flies when you're having fun." I can hardly believe it's almost been a year since I turned my healthy lifestyle Facebook blog, {Nourish}, into this weekly column.

 

 

A Stone's throw: More blessed to give

Posted 12/15/2012 in Columns

My father had only one brother, and my mother only one sister; but my uncle had no children of his own. Because of that, I think, my sister Margaret and I were special to our Uncle Noy.

 

Military notes: Feelings graduates

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Bernard Feelings Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

 

Military notes: Deavens graduates

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Air Force Airman Jasmine C. Deavens graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

 

School news: Butler graduates

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Meagan R. Butler recently graduated from the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Ala., where she earned a master's degree in counseling psychology.

School news: Griffin graduates

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Chrishuna Harris Griffin, formerly of West Point, recently graduated from Nova Southeastern University, where she earned a doctorate of education degree.

A sweet and tangy meatball fit for a holiday party

Posted 12/12/2012 in Food

Sometimes failure can end up tasting pretty good. It certainly was the case with these meatballs.

 

A double-whipped eggnog to set the holiday mood

Posted 12/12/2012 in Food

For me, eggnog season can't come soon enough. As soon as Halloween is packed away, I buy a quart of my favorite eggnog at the grocery store.

 

Tamale time: Caledonia's Fork N Road starts tamale tradition

Posted 12/12/2012 in Food

Tamales or tamaladas are as much a part of Christmas traditions in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries as bacalao (salted cod), pizole (hominy soup) and a nice roasted pavo (turkey). And why wouldn't they be especially popular during Christmas as tamales are one of the only foods that come already gift wrapped.

The Good life: New Homestead Center gets back to basics, with a modern twist

Posted 12/8/2012 in Community

Even two generations ago, most Mississippians knew how to grow a garden, sew, and fix things around the home and farm. Somewhere along the way, though, society bought into a fast-food, gadget-cluttered world that gradually eroded much of that independent self-sufficiency.

 

Adele Elliott: Deck the halls

Posted 12/8/2012 in Columns

Ah! The holidays are finally here. All that shopping, wrapping, baking and cleaning are done. Now we can just sit back and enjoy our beautiful tree, sip a cup of nog, and bask in the glow of perfectly spaced lights, reflecting tiny star-shapes in the glittering ornaments.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of December 9, 2012

Posted 12/8/2012 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and about for the week of December 9, 2012

Posted 12/8/2012 in Entertainment

The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest.

 

 

Holiday happenings around the Magnolia State

Posted 12/8/2012 in Entertainment

December is officially here, and Mississippi is buzzing with the holiday spirit. Events, festivals, parties and a unique holiday atmosphere make this one of the best months of the year to visit areas of the Magnolia State.

 

 

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