In Annie Cockrell's family, things tend to come in pairs -- children, in particular.
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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.
Registration is open for three summer camps for young people interested in wildlife, natural resources and outdoor recreation.
There's nothing like preparing a meal using vegetables that were picked only five minutes earlier. That goal drives the efforts of many home gardeners.
Last weekend there was a reunion of sorts in Columbus, mostly of people connected with Lee High School football during a certain time span.
It may be because this is the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day. Or more likely, it's because of the enormous tree felled by recent storms in the backyard of the homeplace -- the house where my two sisters, brother and I were raised. But something has had my mother much on my mind.
The recent storms wreaked havoc on landscapes across north Mississippi.
It seems that the winter from Hades is finally over. We will probably not have another freeze for many months, the tornadoes have moved on (cross your fingers), and the monsoons have dissipated -- for now.
Downtown West Point will be all about art Saturday, May 17. Fifty fine artists and craftspeople are slated to display and sell their work during the second annual Downtown Art Walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (FOL) will hold a Members Only pre-sale book sale Saturday, May 17, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in advance of its June book sale on June 12 and 14. The pre-sale is a member appreciation event, as well as an effort to encourage new memberships and renewals.
Finally, we can all breathe a sign of relief and enjoy this glorious spring, with summer following soon. And, there is no better harbinger of the warm days ahead than the grand opening of the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market on Saturday.
Mothers Day takes a musical turn Sunday when the Columbus Choral Society presents "A Musical Treat for Mom." The 2 p.m. concert in the Rosenzweig Arts Center main gallery will celebrate mothers, and help send members of the choral group to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall June 8.
The secret to this simple Mother's Day dessert is frozen puff pastry. It is easy to work with and bakes up into a deliciously flaky pastry.