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Adele Elliott: Celebrating Christmas

Posted 12/21/2013 in Columns

It seems that every holiday has its own traditions. They vary from country to country, even from household to household. Some may have their roots in cultural rituals or folklore, which might seem peculiar to people in other places on the globe. Christmas probably has more than most holidays.

 

Town & Tower Club presents service awards

Posted 12/21/2013 in Community

The Town & Tower Club presented awards for outstanding service at its recent annual holiday luncheon held at Mississippi University for Women.

Southern Gardening: Rex begonias can bring Christmas cheer indoors

Posted 12/21/2013 in Columns

As much as I like decorating with colorful poinsettias during the Christmas season, I'm always on the lookout for nontraditional plants that can add interest and be just as effective in spreading holiday cheer.

 

Community Calendar for the week of December 22, 2013

Posted 12/21/2013 in Community

 

 

Out and About for the week of December 22, 2013

Posted 12/21/2013 in Community

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.

 

AKA project reaches children in underrepresented groups

Posted 12/21/2013 in Community

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. collected gift cards for school-aged children of incarcerated parents and school-aged children of active duty military parents at the organization's annual state meeting held this month.

Vegan leather, faux fur are hot holiday gifts

Posted 12/21/2013 in Entertainment

Finding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment. Not this year.

Love those holiday cookies!

Posted 12/18/2013 in Food

She did it!: Columbus cook wins 'Restaurant Express,' opens Vegas restaurant

Posted 12/18/2013 in Food

Five years ago, Seonkyoung Longest of South Korea sat in her new house in north Columbus, feeling the isolation inherent in leaving behind her homeland, her family and her native language. Before long, she discovered an outlet in the Food Network.

A home for the holidays: Habitat for Humanity makes a dream come true, just in time for Christmas

Posted 12/14/2013 in Community

The old, sentimental Christmas standards about home have never had more meaning for Tiffany and Terry Boykin of Columbus. Perry Como's "Home for the Holidays" and Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home for Christmas" seem to carry a deeper message this time around. On Christmas morning, the Boykin family will wake up in a new house, one they have worked hard on, alongside Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

Teachers: Students' Design an Ad contest extended to Dec. 20

Posted 12/14/2013 in Community

All area students are invited to become designers in The Dispatch's second annual Design an Ad contest. The deadline for entries, originally set for Dec. 13, has been extended to Friday, Dec. 20.

 

Being beautiful: Santa can't do all the work

Posted 12/14/2013 in Columns

It seemed each day I added something new to my flocked tree -- old world Santas, silver glittered ribbons, ice blue glass balls -- yet something was still missing.

 

 

Adele Elliott: The Christmas clock is ticking

Posted 12/14/2013 in Columns

We have just a few more shopping days until Christmas. Are you in panic mode yet? Not to worry. I am here with tons of great last-minute gift ideas.

 

Southern Gardening: Oh, (Mississippi) Christmas tree

Posted 12/14/2013 in Columns

I hope everyone has Christmas traditions that their family looks forward to each year. One of the traditions I enjoyed growing up in the Great White North was going to get the Christmas tree.

Local landscapes: Decorating, gifting with plants

Posted 12/14/2013 in Columns

Thanksgiving has long passed and the holiday season is upon us. You may have noticed this by the tightening of your waistline. As we say in our home, there is no such thing as too much dessert. Anyway, now it is time for indoor and outdoor holiday decorations.

Columbus church prepares to launch fine arts academy

Posted 12/14/2013 in Community

Have you hoped to one day learn how to play woodwinds or to paint a sunset? To hone skills on the drums or improve vocal performance? For those who value the joy and exhilaration that comes from an involvement with the arts, the new Fairview Baptist Church Fine Arts Academy (FAFA) launching in January in Columbus can be a valuable resource.

6 geezers laying? Holidays bring on song botches

Posted 12/14/2013 in Entertainment

Milk and spiders? Nine lazy Hansons? Sleep in heavenly peas? It's that time of year: holiday music time. And with holiday music comes all the strange and twisted things we sometimes think we're hearing. Mondegreens, the moniker for misheard words in song, aren't restricted to holiday standards, of course, but the old-timey language of some seems to serve as a botched-lyric magnet.

 

Out and About for the week of December 15, 2013

Posted 12/14/2013 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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of December 15, 2013

Posted 12/14/2013 in Entertainment

 

 

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