LIFESTYLES

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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.

 

Adele Elliott: Erin go bragh

Posted 3/15/2014 in Columns

Tomorrow we will celebrate the feast day of Saint Patrick, and all things Irish. No matter your provenance, on March 17 everyone may claim to be a child of the Emerald Isle. St. Patrick must have been quite a guy. He is the symbol of Ireland, and credited with driving out snakes.

 

 

School news 3-16-2014

Posted 3/15/2014 in Community

 

Everything Garden Expo returns March 21-22

Posted 3/15/2014 in Community

Starkville will host one of three major spring gardening events in the state March 21-22.

 

Military notes - 3-16-2014

Posted 3/15/2014 in Community

Chesser completes exercise

 

Swedish singer-songwriter to perform in Columbus

Posted 3/15/2014 in Community

Swedish singer-songwriter Sofia Talvik is a long way from home, but never far from her musical roots.

 

Births 3-16-2014

Posted 3/15/2014 in Community

Ayron LaDavis Jenkins

 

Pilgrimage in Bloom: The Hills show how their garden grows

Posted 3/15/2014 in Community

One walk through the garden of Colonnade in 2010 convinced Dr. Ryan and Bonnie Hill it was meant to be, that this was the home meant for their family.

 

Civil War documentary previews Monday

Posted 3/15/2014 in Community

Mississippi State University Libraries and the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library will offer a special preview of the new PBS documentary series "Civil War: The Untold Story."

 

An artistic life: A retrospective and new endowment fund celebrate a life well-lived

Posted 3/9/2014 in Community

Larry Feeney could write a book. But he would probably much prefer to draw one. It could illustrate the history of Mississippi University for Women's art department and the community of visionaries who grew it during his 37-year tenure as a full-time instructor. The pages would be filled with the finely-drawn images he is known for, compelling images of luminous beauty and strength.

 

Being Beautiful: All eyes on, well, beautiful eyes

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columns

On Sunday, March 2, all eyes were on the flowing Prada gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars, but when the lights dimmed, among the movie stars of a certain age, more attention was probably being paid to finding ways to have younger eyes.

 

Southern Gardening: Shamrocks are good landscape additions

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columns

With St. Patrick's Day almost here, I'm reminded of the good old days trying to find lucky four-leaf clovers in my lawn as a kid. Of course, some years it was hard because clover is a weed and my dad would spray to get rid of them.

Charity Ball Court to be presented April 5

Posted 3/9/2014 in Community

With spring comes the annual Junior Auxiliary of Columbus Charity Ball, set for Saturday, April 5 at Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus.

Atlanta playwright's 'No More Strength' to play in Columbus

Posted 3/9/2014 in Entertainment

Mina Smith's five-act play, "No More Strength," comes to Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium Saturday, March 15. Show time is 6 p.m.

Percussion ensemble releases debut CD

Posted 3/9/2014 in Entertainment

The Mississippi State University Percussion Ensemble recently released its debut CD, "Under a Southern Sky."

Templeton Ragtime Festival serves up good music, good times

Posted 3/9/2014 in Entertainment

The Gatsby Gala, a 1920s-inspired fashion show, kicks off the 2014 Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival at Mississippi State.

 

Adele Elliott: Slippery lips

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columns

"A slip of the lip can sink a ship." That was a well-known axiom during the 1940s, when the world was at war.

 

 

Military brief: Glispie graduates

Posted 3/9/2014 in Community

 

 

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