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Local foods becoming big business

Posted 7/16/2014 in Food

Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore.

 

Hey, you do-it-yourselfers: Columbus now has a community garden

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

Invasive nutgrass can't hide from Sarah Sanders. Kneeling beside a wood-framed garden plot Tuesday, she eradicated stray intruders bold enough to show their green faces in a bed of peppers. "Look how easy that came up. I grew up in the Delta, and you can't pull a weed up there -- you've got to dig it out!" she beamed.

 

Adele Elliott: Urban renewal

Posted 7/12/2014 in Columns

According to Robert Frost, "Good fences make good neighbors." To that I might add -- only sometimes and with some neighbors.

 

Starkville's Forks & Corks to welcome MasterChef winner

Posted 7/12/2014 in Entertainment

Fox Network's MasterChef 2010 Season One winner Whitney Miller will add an extra dimension to the Starkville Area Arts Council's Forks & Corks fundraiser July 25-26.

 

Local Landscapes: Mid-summer tomato blues

Posted 7/12/2014 in Columns

Growing your own food, especially tomatoes, is a very rewarding experience. It does not come without the usual headaches, however. Producing a perfect red tomato is not as easy as many people think.

 

Boys and Girls Club gets a dose of JA's Fit and Fabulous Forever

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

The Junior Auxiliary of Columbus presented its Fit and Fabulous Forever project at the Boys and Girls Club in Columbus July 8.

 

Sustainable landscapes workshop set for Aug. 1

Posted 7/12/2014 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University experts will share the latest tips and best practices for creating healthy, beautiful and low-maintenance landscapes at an Aug. 1 short course.

 

 

Out and About for the week of July 13, 2014

Posted 7/12/2014 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.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of July 13, 2014

Posted 7/12/2014 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Ornamental sweet potato vines make carpet of color

Posted 7/12/2014 in Columns

When it's hot in the summer months like it has been lately, I always look for low-maintenance plants that carry the color load. I imagine I'm not alone.

 

Listen up: July is national cell phone courtesy month

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

It's one of the greatest inventions of our time, but as the cell phone has developed into the smartphone, it's also one of the greatest distractions, too.

 

 

Safe-sweat exercise workshop is Saturday

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

Exercise is important, but knowing how to handle summer's heat while working out could be a life saver.

 

 

Columbus receives National Main Street accreditation

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

Columbus is among Mississippi cities designated as having accredited National Main Street Programs, the National Main Street Center and Mississippi Main Street Association announced Wednesday.

 

Operation Christmas Child hosts 'Christmas in July'

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

Operation Christmas Child Regional Manager Shelli Wisard of Atlanta will be in Columbus Saturday, July 19 to share experiences she had on a recent trip to distribute OCC shoeboxes in the Philippines.

 

Market Fresh: Amp up your "same old" with fresh field peas

Posted 7/9/2014 in Food

 

The Hitching Lot Farmer's Market: It's not just for Saturdays

Posted 7/9/2014 in Food

Saturday mornings from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus are lively affairs, with not only fresh-picked produce from local growers, and crafts, but festivities that range from live music to cooking demonstrations and corn shucking contests.

Fruity shrimp cocktail suited for a summer picnic

Posted 7/9/2014 in Food

Most of us know the secret to amazing homemade cocktail sauce -- spike some ketchup with horseradish, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce and you're good to go.

Elevate the basic pasta salad with feta and shrimp

Posted 7/9/2014 in Food

We've all suffered through them, those limp, soggy excuses for pasta salad that amount to little more than elbow macaroni doused with bottled vinaigrette and tossed with a bag of frozen peas.

 

Being Beautiful: The ponytail is no one-trick-pony

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columns

The ponytail is the default hairstyle for most Southern gals, especially in the summer when everything is wilting.

 

Southern Gardening: Black-eyed Susans offer summer-long blooming

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columns

Some of the most familiar faces seen in Mississippi during the summer are found in our gardens. Most gardeners across the state recognize the yellow petals and dark centers of black-eyed Susans.

 

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