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Smith's 'The Hands of Strangers' to release on ebook Tuesday

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

On Tuesday, July 8 Michael Farris Smith's gripping 2011 novella, "The Hands of Strangers," will experience its second release -- this time by Simon & Schuster, in ebook form.

A cultural exchange: Melted artillery and water buffalo horn link a local 'ambassador' to global artisans

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

Sara Gallman lives in Caledonia at the end of a winding gravel drive, and next to a field of beautiful corn growing tall and straight. She goes to work every weekday at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park at Mississippi State University, then comes home to her husband, Tony, and three lively children -- JW, Michael and Katie Beth. A "typical" mom, doing what millions of other moms do.

 

Lethal Beauty: Samurai come to Birmingham Museum of Art

Posted 7/5/2014 in Entertainment

Tales of the samurai have captivated imaginations since the 12th century. In Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor, a glimpse into the lives of these warriors who served Japan through times of intense warfare, as well as peace, is available to the public through Sept. 21 at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

 

 

Out and About for the week of July 6, 2014

Posted 7/5/2014 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 6, 2014

Posted 7/5/2014 in Entertainment

 

 

Adele Elliott: Red, white and blue news

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columns

This has been a flag-waving week. We celebrated the signing of the Declaration of Independence over 300 years ago, and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Both are very good reasons to eat hot dogs and drink beer.

 

 

A Stone's throw: In history's footsteps

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columns

I have been away for a while, and I have to say coming home in time for the recent Fourth of July takes on special meaning.

 

 

Military brief: Carmichael gradates

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

 

 

Military brief: Chaney graduates

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

 

Baptist makes donations for disaster relief

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle and the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation have made donations to two organizations to help Mississippians affected by recent spring storms, especially those living in Tupelo, Columbus and Louisville.

 

The W to host Volunteer Mississippi info session

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

Mississippi University for Women will be one of six entities to host Volunteer Mississippi information sessions to discuss the availability of monies to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources.

 

Delizioso! W Culinary Camp wraps up with a taste of 'Little Italy' (and a patriotic flair)

Posted 7/2/2014 in Food

There was a bit of Italia in the air Friday at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute. On the final day of this summer's MUW Culinary Camp for Kids, participants in the seventh through 12th grades prepared an Italian-themed luncheon for parents and friends, presenting demos of each course.

 

Market Fresh: Try these summer salsas

Posted 7/2/2014 in Food

Summertime entertaining and salsa go together like, well, chips and salsa. With all of the fresh ingredients available at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus and other area farmers' markets, now is the time to forsake the jarred version and put a little love into the bowl.

 

True Colors

Posted 6/28/2014 in Community

Fifty stars, 13 stripes. Together, they can rally a nation and bring strong men to tears. They can be taken for granted and even abused. But everything the American flag stands for is indelibly written in time, by great and ordinary people.

 

It's hot! Lowndes summer fan drive underway

Posted 6/28/2014 in Community

Temperatures are on the rise in Northeast Mississippi. Most people simply adjust the thermostat, but others don't have that luxury.

 

Golden Triangle Writers Guild organizes

Posted 6/28/2014 in Community

The Golden Triangle Writers Guild will meet Saturday, July 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Bryan Public Library in West Point.

Carnegie Hall is lifetime experience for local singers

Posted 6/28/2014 in Community

Lois Boggess remembers Sunday afternoons in front of her parents' first television set, enthralled by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concerts from Carnegie Hall.

CAC's 'double-header' serves up bluegrass and ballads

Posted 6/28/2014 in Entertainment

Two revered sons of the South return to the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus this week, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

 

Being Beautiful: Laughing out loud

Posted 6/28/2014 in Columns

I believe it was on an airplane a few years ago that I first met humorist David Sedaris. Well, I didn't meet him exactly, but it sure felt like I did.

 

 

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