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Discover your roots: Library offers genealogy workshops

Posted 9/29/2012 in Community

In honor of Family History Month this October, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invites the public to "Discover Your Roots."

Chef Sarah Labensky shares favorite recipes in new cookbook

Posted 9/26/2012 in Food

Patrons of the Front Door-Back Door restaurant have reasons to celebrate. First, far from closing Sept. 8 as had been originally announced, the doors of "the Door" -- one of downtown Columbus' most popular eateries since 1996 -- remain open. And second, even as departing owner and chef Sarah Labensky turns over the keys to new proprietors Jim Lewis and Steve McLemore, she has released a much-anticipated cookbook.

A burger for Dad so good it seems bad for him

Posted 9/26/2012 in Food

Dads love grilling. Dads love burgers. Trouble is, good burgers don't always love Dad back.

Dinner in 35 minutes: Chicken with ginger and orange stuffing

Posted 9/26/2012 in Food

For those of you who haven't kept up with Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer-actor has had a whole lifestyle thing going on.


Rufus Ward: Grandma's Old, Old Fairy Tales

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columns

Last week our daughter, Sarah, flew into Columbus with our granddaughter for a visit. One afternoon I found myself reading "The Glass Slipper" and "Sleeping Beauty" out of the book "Grandma's Old, Old Fairy Tales" to my granddaughter. Karen, Sarah and cousin Ashley were there and commented that the stories were not exactly like the Disney movies.


'The Audition Tapes': A friend remembers Black Prairie blues legend Big Joe Williams with original recordings

Posted 9/22/2012 in Community

"There's a funny story about that ... " Blewett Thomas said more than once during a recent afternoon of reminiscing about his old friend, Big Joe Williams. There would be. Stories, that is. Gleaned from 1975, when a younger Blewett drove from Columbus to Crawford to seek out one of the few living purveyors of old country and delta blues, to 1982, when Williams died.


Candid cameras

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columns

Once, there was a time when most people had a bit of anonymity. Personal lives were just that -- personal. It did not matter if you were rich and famous or an ordinary sort. Romantic affairs were kept secret, asides "off the record" were never revealed, and our private history remained in the closet, where it belonged.



Columbus Y to host health fair Wednesday

Posted 9/22/2012 in Community

The Downtown Branch of the Frank P. Phillips YMCA will host a community Health Fair Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its facility at 602 Second Avenue N.



Community Calendar for the week of September 23, 2012

Posted 9/22/2012 in Entertainment



Out and about for the week of September 23, 2012

Posted 9/22/2012 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: Glazes are for more than donuts

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columns

Let's talk about glaze. No, not the kind you find on that favorite donut when the "hot now" sign is glowing, and not the kind of finger-licking-good glaze on homemade cakes. The glaze I speak of is indeed a topping, but for the hair.


{Nourish} Soup season: taco chili

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columns

As much as I love summertime in the South, with its bikinis, tanlines and quality river time, I cannot lie: I'm pretty giddy over the early crispness in the air.

Table Talk offers insight to Welty symposium: 'Crime and Passion in a Gothic South'

Posted 9/22/2012 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Mississippi University for Women join forces on Wednesday, Sept. 26, to preview MUW's upcoming Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium. The theme of the 2012 symposium, "'River the Color of Blood': Crime and Passion in a Gothic South," is inspired by Welty's novella "The Robber Bridegroom."

Greek chicken, tomato and green bean sauté

Posted 9/19/2012 in Food

The flavors are Greek; the cooking method is Chinese. The fusion results in a dish that is full of flavor. It's a good way to use up late-season green beans, which can be a little tough.


Dinner in 20 minutes: smoked trout salad with beets and almonds

Posted 9/19/2012 in Food

It would be hard to compose a more elegant, colorful and texturally interesting salad in such a short amount of time. You'll probably have smoked trout left over, which can be coarsely chopped along with fresh horseradish and a few swipes of lemon zest on a Microplane grater, then stirred into sour cream or creme fraiche.


CD release in Montgomery has local link

Posted 9/15/2012 in Entertainment

A CD release in Montgomery, Ala., Saturday boasted a local connection. Montgomery musician Terry Faust launched his CD, "The Grave Tender," produced by Allen Delk of Allen Delk Management in Columbus.


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