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A classic meal needs a classic finish -- pumpkin pie

Posted 11/21/2012 in Food

A classic Thanksgiving dinner is only complete with the classic finish -- an aromatic pumpkin pie rich with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, and topped with pillowy soft mounds of whipped cream.

 

Hooked!: Mary Betts Williams' wonderful Kingdom of Stuff

Posted 11/17/2012 in Community

"Most of us are living in the Kingdom of Stuff. Well, this is my stuff," Mary Betts Williams smiled, opening wide the door of her home in east Lowndes County. Once inside, the visitor soon understands. Mary Betts Williams has been a busy woman.

 

Adele Elliott: Thanks, anyway

Posted 11/17/2012 in Columns

This week we are making lists of all the things for which we are thankful. Most of us will include friends, family and possibly a few material items, as well.

 

 

{Nourish} Don't drop the ball: Staying on track during the holidays

Posted 11/17/2012 in Columns

Well, people, the holidays are officially upon us. Where did this year go?

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of November 18, 2012

Posted 11/17/2012 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and about for the week of November 18, 2012

Posted 11/17/2012 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.

 

 

Being beautiful: From turkey and dressing to bouffants and rouge

Posted 11/17/2012 in Columns

Pass the turkey and all the trimmings!

 

Stories abound in Ward's 'Columbus Chronicles'

Posted 11/17/2012 in Community

Did Andrew Jackson really march down Military Road? What's the oldest surviving house? What Columbus family provided Eudora Welty her favorite mint julep recipe? For almost three years, answers to such curious queries about Columbus' past have come from Rufus Ward, in his "Ask Rufus" column in The Dispatch.

'Hands Across Columbus' seeks volunteers, support for holiday ministry

Posted 11/17/2012 in Community

Liz and Brett Robinson of Columbus know that, for some, the holidays are short on joy. It's one of the reasons they founded "Hands Across Columbus" five years ago.

 

A stone's throw: Smart phone

Posted 11/17/2012 in Columns

Two of my daughters visited me recently, and I got ambushed. I had been toying with the idea of getting a smart phone, and they called my bluff.

 

Bountiful baking: Annual Country Store Bake Sale is a Thanksgiving tradition

Posted 11/14/2012 in Food

On Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, Columbus' S.D. Lee Home will once again witness a festive frenzy of shopping as hostesses select fresh pies and cakes, savory cheesestraws, aromatic breads, jellies and sweet candies to supplement their Thanksgiving feasts.

Meringue creates a lighter take on holiday cookies

Posted 11/14/2012 in Food

Even if you avoid baking all year long, there's a very good chance the allure of the holidays will seduce you into having a go at a batch of cookies.

 

A tender no-knead Thanksgiving dinner roll

Posted 11/14/2012 in Food

The trouble with baking your own tender, delicious dinner rolls for Thanksgiving is that too often they fail to come out nearly tender and delicious as you hope.

 

Storytellers prepare to weave magic at first Possum Town Tales

Posted 11/10/2012 in Community

"Stories live in your blood and bones, follow the seasons and light candles on the darkest night ... " Patti Davis

 

Community Calendar for the week of November 11, 2012

Posted 11/10/2012 in Community

 

 

Out and about for the week of November 11, 2012

Posted 11/10/2012 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.

 

 

Club Notes: Northaven Woods Garden Club

Posted 11/10/2012 in Community

Members of the Northaven Woods Garden Club met Sept. 18 in the home of Valeria Speck for the first meeting of the new club year. Betty Swanzy was co-hostess.

 

Southern gardening: Certain fall blooms welcome butterflies

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columns

It requires planning ahead in the spring, but one way to add color and life to fall gardens is to welcome butterflies.

 

St. Paul's to host organ recital today

Posted 11/10/2012 in Entertainment

Steve Hohnstadt, organist and choirmaster at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus, will present a 3 p.m. recital today of music by Bach, Mendelssohn and other composers, along with two compositions by the organist.

 

 

'Tis the season: Community invited to decorate library

Posted 11/10/2012 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invites businesses, organizations and individuals to participate in its 2012 Festival of Trees.

 

 

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