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Little women: A unique day camp celebrates the art and independence of 'becoming a lady'

Posted 8/3/2013 in Community

When novelist Louisa May Alcott penned her classic novel, "Little Women," in the late 1860s, she captured the imagination of readers everywhere with four young, genteel sisters who mature throughout its pages and sequels. Almost 150 years later, 10 modern-day little women aged 7 through 12 celebrated the art of being lady-like this past week.

 

Community Calendar for the week of August 4, 2013

Posted 8/3/2013 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and About for the week of August 4, 2013

Posted 8/3/2013 in Entertainment

 

 

Being beautiful: Make your friends pea green with envy

Posted 8/3/2013 in Columns

Dolly Parton said it best: "It's hard being a diamond in a rhinestone world." I can't help feeling that way about so many new hair care products promising the sun, moon and stars. Heck, what's a Southern belle to do with such great expectations from a pretty bottle of pricey lather -- just rinse and repeat, hoping for a miracle?

 

 

A Stone's throw: 'Taint what it used to be

Posted 8/3/2013 in Columns

Right after World War II air travel took off. The war was won on the wings of aviation, and it quickly became a peacetime staple. Back in those days air travel was prestigious.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Foot races

Posted 8/3/2013 in Columns

The worst of summer is upon us. Temperatures flirt with triple digits. Mosquitoes hover in small clouds, just waiting for an opportunity make us their tasty snack. Even the squirrels seem too lethargic for their usual game of rushing in circles around the tree trunks in my yard.

 

SAAC receives MAC grant to continue mission

Posted 8/3/2013 in Community

The Starkville Area Arts Council has been awarded a $18,000 general operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).

 

When it comes to technology, get proactive to keep students safe

Posted 8/3/2013 in Community

 

 

Get organized to reduce back-to-school stress

Posted 8/3/2013 in Community

 

A grilled cheese sandwich to knock your socks off

Posted 7/31/2013 in Food

When I was a child, I thought like a child, I ate like a child: PB&Js, BLTs and grilled cheese sandwiches made from slices of Velveeta melted to gooey perfection between two slices of skillet-toasted white bread.

A back-to-school party can get kids excited for reading, writing and 'rithmetic

Posted 7/31/2013 in Food

Elmer's glue, check. Backpack, check. Hand sanitizer, check. Yes, it's that time of year, when the rustle and hustle of parents armed with school supply lists and uniform specifications crowd the stores, and kids can't wait to see friends they waved goodbye to in May.

Driving small: 'Little-Car' trend has finally established a foothold in U.S.

Posted 7/30/2013 in Community

In a land where bigger usually means better, especially where cars and pick-up trucks are concerned, some local residents are embracing "cute little cars."

 

Community Calendar for the week of July 28, 2013

Posted 7/27/2013 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and About for the week of July 28, 2013

Posted 7/27/2013 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.

 

Southern Gardening: Gaillardia is a strong summer flower maker

Posted 7/27/2013 in Columns

It is during the midsummer months in Mississippi that I most appreciate gaillardia in gardens and landscapes.

 

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