More than 1 billion. That's the number of Peeps the Pennsylvania-based Just Born Inc. candy manufacturer will hatch this Easter season. The trademark candy -- those nostalgic, nigh-indestructible, spongy chicks and bunnies of our youth -- marks its 60th anniversary this year and celebrates its versatility.
When it comes to matzo, Chicago chef Laura Frankel says hers is a love-hate relationship.
This is not "Survivor" or "Amazing Race," but there are alliances involved and teams working to complete challenges before the clock runs out. On Saturday, March 23, the LINK'd Young Professionals hope to recruit a few hundred volunteers willing to clean, paint and landscape Columbus during Clean Sweep 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This is a true story about a slave. He was abducted from his home and family when he was 16 years old. He was taken to a land colder and more brutal than his.
According to the calendar, we are just a few days away from the official start of the spring season. But if you have been watching the garden and landscape like I have, you've seen signs of spring for at least several weeks. The plants are starting to wake up.
As Ole Man Winter tucks himself in for a long hibernation, the rest of the world is greening. Nowhere will that be more evident than at the Everything Garden Expo at the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville March 22-23.
Spring is heating up and the barometer of trends is no different.
This summer Mississippi University for Women will launch its Master of Science in Global Commerce program, which will be delivered completely online. Its purpose is to prepare graduates to manage global business operations to the benefit and competitive advantage of companies across the region.
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.
Nationally-known historian and family studies expert Stephanie Coontz will play a major role March 20 as part of Mississippi State's Women's History Month Celebration and the Gender Studies Lecture Series.
It's that time of year again, when anyone who has ever had the good fortune to visit the Emerald Isle is reminded of its beauty, its Gaelic language, music and people. Sunday is Saint Patrick's Day, when Ireland's patron saint is honored, as he is each March 17.
There is just something about roasted chicken that comforts, nourishes and satisfies like nothing else, especially when the wind is howling and it is cold outside.
The Ides of March are somehow more mysterious and more ominous than the middle of any other month.
"Well, hello, it's about time you woke up, girl!" Michelle Cranford calls in a sing-song greeting to Cinderella, a female Bengal tiger lazily waking from a morning bask in the sun. Like the other 10 tigers, six lions, three bobcats, two cougars, two wolves, six horses, seven pot belly pigs, four exotic birds and almost 200 domestic cats who call Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia home, Cinderella has come to understand she is safe and cared for, so she is not startled.
How to make one of the Southeast's most magical visitor events more magical? For Columbus' 73rd annual Spring Pilgrimage, the answer was simple: Add a touch of a true magician to the festivities.
Wedding cakes have long been the centerpiece of the reception, but large multi-layered cakes are being replaced by new trends.
William Furr believes in his work. The Columbus resident often spends his days, and many nights, writing. The most recent result is his fifth self-published book, "Mathematical Proof of Divine Creation and He Leads Me -- I Follow."
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