LIFESTYLES

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Quilter Karen Combs to give lecture at the RAC tonight

Posted 10/14/2011 in Entertainment

The Possum Town Quilters present nationally known quilter, teacher, author and fabric designer Karen Combs at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., Columbus.

Annual Caledonia Day festival adds cooking contest to roster of fun

Posted 10/12/2011 in Food

Some of the area's best cooks are sharpening up their skills for one of the latest additions to the Caledonia Day Festival set for Friday and Saturday.

 

Baptist hosts breast cancer education luncheon Thursday

Posted 10/12/2011 in Community

There are a lot of misconceptions about breast cancer. Oncology Nurse Navigator Amanda Mordecai, of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, hears them every day. Thursday, she hopes to do a little myth-busting at the hospital's first breast cancer education luncheon, a free program which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the hospital's Patient Tower Education Rooms 4 and 5.

 

 

Adele Elliott: The care and feeding of fear

Posted 10/8/2011 in Columns

These days everything we buy comes with instructions and detailed warnings. Aerosol cans have labels that warn us to keep them away from open flames. Shampoos clearly state that the contents are for external use only.

 

 

David Creel: 'Ombre' lets your hair light up the season

Posted 10/8/2011 in Columns

The holidays are almost upon us, and I can't think of a more appropriate time to turn up the volume on your hair color by switching gears with one of the newest buzz-worthy trends of the year -- ombre.

 

Blitz build: Habitat for Humanity and Fairview church team up to build house in nine days

Posted 10/8/2011 in Community

Night has fallen, and dew forms on sparse tufts of grass. It's a time when most residential construction sites have gone silent and still until sunrise. But not this one. The thump of nail guns and banter of a roofing crew break the rural dark. The hour draws closer to midnight, but volunteers work under powerful flood lights, committed to getting the job finished before calling it quits.

MUW raises breast cancer awareness through 'Pink for the Cure' events

Posted 10/8/2011 in Community

Members of Mississippi University for Women's campus community have come together to raise awareness about breast cancer through MUW Pink For The Cure.

 

Shannon Bardwell: A little mystery

Posted 10/4/2011 in Columns

Just down the road between Columbus and West Point, where the asphalt turns to gravel, there's an opening in the trees revealing a peek at the meandering Tibbee Creek.

 

 

Club notes

Posted 10/1/2011 in Community

Northwood Garden Club The first meeting of the new club year for Northwood Garden Club of Columbus was a salad luncheon held at the home of Lucy Phillips.

 

 

Holocaust survivor to share her experience

Posted 10/1/2011 in Community

At Mississippi State Monday, Oct. 10, Holocaust survivor Ann Jaffe will share personal experiences from one of the most tragic and significant events of the 20th century.

 

 

Artists' homes

Posted 10/1/2011 in Columns

Although I do not consider myself a real artist, I love to try to paint. And I love the company of artists, those people for whom the scales have dropped from their eyes, who see things with a fresh outlook and can recognize beauty or humor in strange places. What is more, I never fail to enjoy being in the homes of artists. No matter how grand or humble, they almost always sparkle with personality.

 

 

A great haircut defines your look

Posted 10/1/2011 in Columns

Allow me to cut straight to the point. A haircut is not just a trim that you approach with eyes closed, literally or figuratively. It's one defining aspect of your image.

 

Temptations with Dennis Edwards, Rare Earth headline 'Legends 2' at Columbus' Riverwalk Oct. 8

Posted 10/1/2011 in Entertainment

"I'm that guy that started off singin' behind the bar ... and I'm still waitin' for somebody to say, 'Hey, man, you gotta go get a real job,'" chuckled Dennis Edwards, speaking via phone Tuesday from St. Louis.

 

David Creel: Everything old is new again

Posted 9/25/2011 in Columns

"Vintage" is a word that keeps popping up in conversation lately. Vintage has always been in my vocabulary. I love antiques, and if you see me about town most likely it will be lusting after a French armoire or drooling near a pair of Louis XIV candelabra.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Fried chicken - a most delightful bird

Posted 9/25/2011 in Columns

Last Sunday morning I called some friends to invite myself over for Sunday dinner. More often than not, every third Sunday or so their dinner table is covered with garden-fresh vegetables, fried pork chops, chicken or meatloaf and to-die-for desserts. I'm blessed to have friends that don't mind my barging in (I think?).

 

 

No slowing down Kathleen Hedgepeth and her iconic 'silver bullet'

Posted 9/25/2011 in Community

Hedgepeth now confidently drives the Suburban that pulls her 2005 34-foot, triple axle travel trailer. She often travels in caravan with other Airstreamers, who all stay in ready touch with each other by CB radio.

 

 

SAAC to showcase 'Elegance in the Arts'

Posted 9/25/2011 in Community

"Elegance in the Arts" will be the theme for the 2011 Starkville Area Arts Council gala, the organization's premier annual event.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Painting Elvis on velvet

Posted 9/25/2011 in Columns

I spent my childhood in Memphis, Tenn. It was the 1950s, and Elvis was "King." In those days he was not just any king, he was Louis XIV, The Sun King, and Graceland was his Versailles.

 

 

Renowned journalist, author to conclude Table Talk series

Posted 9/25/2011 in Community

Curtis Wilkie, author of "The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America's Greatest Trial Lawyer," is the featured speaker at the Sept. 28 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk series.

 

 

Saturday Profile: Tina Sweeten settles into her new role as Columbus Arts Council director

Posted 9/23/2011 in Community

Tina Sweeten will tell you she's not an artist, but don't let that fool you. The newly appointed head of the Columbus Arts Council may not wield a brush or palette, but she has surrounded her life with color, from the places she has visited to the people, passions and pets that populate her world.

 

 

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