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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.


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.



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