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A very special Christmas: Area mass choir to perform with Grammy-winning tenor (and it all began with a spot of channel surfing)

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

A few years ago, Doug Browning was casually flipping through channels and came across David Phelps. "I hear this voice, and I just back up and watch. I was riveted in my living room!" said the Columbus First United Methodist Church music director. Although no one could have foreseen it then, Browning's discovery planted the seed that will bring the Grammy and Dove Award-winning artist to the Golden Triangle Dec. 21 at Rent Auditorium.

Changes unveiled for interactive Bethlehem

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

Unwrap the real "gift" of Christmas by stepping back some 2,000 years into the village of Bethlehem, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 13-15, from 6 to 8 p.m., as First Baptist Church in Columbus presents "First Christmas" at a new location -- Brickerton on Military Road.

Southern Gardening: Poinsettias pop with color

Posted 12/7/2013 in Columns

In their native Mexico, the bright red flowers of poinsettia are known as Flores de la Noche Buena --or Flowers of the Holy Night -- as they bloom each year during the Christmas season.

 

Being beautiful: Seeing the extraordinary woman in your mirror

Posted 12/7/2013 in Columns

Hair, more than anything else, dictates how a woman feels about who she really is, and I strive to make sure that every client who sits in my chair feels pampered and loved."

 

Pugh's design will represent Cotton District Festival

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

The official poster design for the 2014 Cotton District Arts Festival was unveiled Nov. 19 at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

 

Holidays offer chance to teach kids to serve others

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

During the holidays, children often focus on the gifts that await them, but now is the perfect time for parents to reinforce the importance of giving.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of December 8, 2013

Posted 12/7/2013 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and About for the week of December 8, 2013

Posted 12/7/2013 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.

 

 

School news: Fairview Elementary Honor Roll

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

 

 

School news: Sale Elementary Honor Roll

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

 

 

School news: Edmondson receives honor

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

 

 

Birth: Zuri Arayah Jethrow

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

 

 

Military brief: Edwards completes training

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

 

A gingerbread campus: MUW's front campus has never looked so ... delicious

Posted 12/4/2013 in Food

Advanced baking students at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute have recently added some new skills to their resumes -- like architecture, engineering and construction. That is, if working in gingerbread counts.

Japan food seeks cultural heritage as young spurn rice

Posted 12/4/2013 in Food

Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, is being considered for designation as part of the world's priceless cultural heritage by the U.N. this week. But even as sushi and sake booms worldwide, purists say its finer points are candidates for the endangered list at home. The younger generation is increasingly eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts and McDonald's, not rice.

Creamy truffles without cream? Turn to chestnuts

Posted 12/4/2013 in Food

Who doesn't love chocolate truffles? They are the essence of chocolate, and a sure-fire mood enhancer. Pop even one into your mouth and see if you don't get happy.

A quiche that keeps the carbs and fat at bay

Posted 12/4/2013 in Food

After you've stuffed yourself with turkey and taters and gravy and pie and -- of course -- stuffing, you might be ready to do penance before the next rush of holiday calories.

'Messiah': An annual touchstone invites area singers to join the 'joyful noise'

Posted 11/30/2013 in Community

"It's in the bones of the English-speaking world," James Allen says, and you can hear it again Dec. 10 when "Columbus Sings Messiah" comes to Annunciation Catholic Church, 823 College St.

Starkville Tour of Homes: Looking a lot like Christmas

Posted 11/30/2013 in Community

When it comes to Christmas, Charlotte McNeal feels she is more child than grown-up. Which is one of the reasons she and her husband, Eddie, are looking forward to having their home among the five on tour Sunday, Dec. 8 for the Starkville Civic League's annual Christmas Tour of Homes.

Southern Gardening: Bushes with red berries offer winter garden color

Posted 11/30/2013 in Columns

Fall weather is always a treat because some of the plants that provide summer backgrounds step up and show off their stuff.

 

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