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A healthy roast bird to help welcome spring

Posted 3/26/2014 in Food

Our spring feasts -- often centered around Passover and Easter -- typically call for a center-of-the-plate star like brisket or lamb. Of course they're delicious, but both can seriously ramp up the fat and calories in a meal that tends to put the groan into groaning board even before the main course is served.

Let the Games begin: Kilt up and enjoy the wow factor of Highland Games in the Golden Triangle

Posted 3/22/2014 in Entertainment

Ryan Woodard and John Hill used the last rays of sunlight Tuesday to replace divots. Lots of divots. But this was no game of golf. These chunks of turf had exploded from the ground from the force of a heavy mallet. And the conscientious divot-menders moving methodically across the Starkville Sportsplex field, heads down, were wearing kilts.

Look at Catfish in the Alley grow

Posted 3/22/2014 in Entertainment

A special event in Columbus has been getting good buzz. On Saturday, March 29, Catfish in the Alley returns to the Friendly City for the 2014 Spring Pilgrimage.

Olympic swimmer to speak in Columbus Thursday

Posted 3/22/2014 in Entertainment

The Gordy Honors College Forum Series continues March 27 when it welcomes four-time Olympian swimmer Amanda Beard to Columbus.

Southern Gardening: Oakleaf hydrangeas bring early spring flowers, color

Posted 3/22/2014 in Columns

The signs are all around us. Red maples and redbuds are flowering, and yellow jessamine is scrambling and blooming along fences and way up in trees. This winter's low temperatures have the ornamental pears really putting on a show.


Being Beautiful: Fragrance: Personal expressions form lasting impressions

Posted 3/22/2014 in Columns

I am so nostalgic. In fact, I'm often so busy looking back that it's difficult for me to look forward.



Adele Elliott: Girl power

Posted 3/22/2014 in Columns

We have probably all heard of Emma Thompson, the glamorous English movie star. Columbus can lay claim to another precious Emma Thompson, this one a recent graduate of The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.



Editor, Civil War historian presents at Marszalek lecture series Wednesday

Posted 3/22/2014 in Community

A retired Kansas history professor and former editor of the academic journal Civil War History will speak March 26 at Mississippi State.



Dawg Daze summer camps encourage learning, fun

Posted 3/22/2014 in Entertainment

Registration is now open for three summer camps where kids can participate in arts and crafts, cake decorating and academics.


Community is invited to vet school open house

Posted 3/22/2014 in Entertainment

The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is inviting visitors of all ages to attend its 29th annual Open House April 4 and 5.


Community Calendar for the week of March 23, 2014

Posted 3/22/2014 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of March 23, 2014

Posted 3/22/2014 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.


Call of the Wild: Inaugural wildlife tasting could be the start of something big

Posted 3/19/2014 in Food

Nobody had to be asked twice to line up for the buffet at Trotter Convention Center March 11. Tables laden with food and a room filled with tantalizing aromas did the job. The first annual Lowndes County Wildlife Tasting Supper was a solid success.

Slimming down a calorie bomb -- buffalo chicken

Posted 3/19/2014 in Food

Invented in Buffalo, N.Y., during the '60s, buffalo chicken wings have become a national favorite. Big surprise! If fat is where the flavor is, and if everyone's a sucker for flavor, buffalo chicken couldn't lose.


105 and going strong

Posted 3/15/2014 in Columns

I drove to Starkville to interview Elizabeth Gwin, who is a vital 105 years old.


Timeless advice from Coco Chanel

Posted 3/15/2014 in Columns

Shanna Head is a lively, youthful spirit with a contagious laugh who fills any room with fun. So when she got spring fever, I did, too! Through several seasons, Shanna has worn her hair long, and much to my surprise she confessed she never had highlights, ever.

Calibrachoa, verbena bring summer colors

Posted 3/15/2014 in Columns

The dreary conditions of winter have made me ready for the warm days of spring and summer. I've been giving a lot thought to the types of plants that provide maximum color with minimum effort.


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