With four days to go, the rumble of Super Bowl XLIV is reaching fever pitch. Colts and Saints fans have proudly lined up behind their teams, and many who won’t be in Miami for the showdown are busy planning their ritual gathering around the television.
This week the news has been filled with stories of saints of every sort.
There’s frugal, and there’s free. Nowadays people have lost jobs and for the first time are worried about putting food on the table and a roof over their head. Frugality is avoiding unnecessary expenses, but what do you do when your income has shrunk to almost nothing? I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately.
Getting financially fit, just like firming those abs, requires a commitment lasting long after the first flush of January.
Music, food and honoring local African-American heritage and history are the main items on the plate of the second annual Catfish in the Alley, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6.
In October I ventured to Northport, Ala., to see what was going on at the Kentuck Festival of the Arts, an annual two-day conclave of artists whose work is top-notch.
I hope that “better late than never” is a truism, because with the rush of the recent holidays, I let a significant anniversary slip by.
Northeast Mississippi’s and West Alabama’s latest historical, educational and cultural attraction could open to the public by this fall.
Even though it’s cold outside, now is a good time to stroll through your yard with pencil and paper in hand, noting what worked and what didn’t in your landscape last year. Viewing it during the bare-bones winter season will help you see where changes should be made.
It’s oyster season, and I’m hankering for a trip to Apalachicola for an oyster orgy. I’ve only been to this part of Florida — the Forgotten Panhandle, as it’s known — once several years ago on a Southern Foodways Alliance field trip. Terry and I spent three days with others learning about the challenges facing the U.S. oystermen, going out with them on their boats, with tongs, shucking oysters, eating oysters, smoking mullet and worm grunting (hunting for earthworms). I came home with a deeper appreciation of these men and women and the hard work they do.
The Golden Triangle Celts’ celebration in Starkville Saturday would have pleased The Bard himself. And we don’t mean Master Shakespeare. In Scotland, that title refers to 18th-century poet and lyricist Robbie (or Rabbie) Burns, voted in 2009 by that nation’s people as the Greatest Scot — narrowly edging out patriot William Wallace in a poll conducted by Scottish Television.
The Gordy Honors Forum Series opens Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. at Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The Forums Series continues through April presenting lectures, films and undergraduate research.
I got a strange phone message this week: “Miss Moonpie has taken down her Christmas garlands.” Most folks don’t feel the need to announce the ups and downs of their holiday décor. But, I had given her a gentle ribbing about leaving them up so long. She thought I should be informed.
Seems like everyone I talk to is doing some form of “cutting back” on expenses. I am no exception. Over the years I’ve gotten the reputation for frugality. My mom said I acquired this attribute after leaving home because I certainly never had it while living with them. I say, “Better late than never.”
If you’re looking to forget the winter blahs, Feb. 6 will offer a full evening of dinner and dancing, highlighted by a New York vocal artist to entertain with songs from a nostalgic era.
The Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes held in Columbus each September has become known for presenting quality theatrical performances. The 2010 event slated for Sept. 5-12 will be no exception.
STARKVILLE — Featuring some of Russia’s finest young string players, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performs Monday, Feb. 15, at Mississippi State University
MISSISSIPPI STATE — Four qualified 4-H’ers who want to learn more about Mississippi government will have the chance to be legislative pages for oMISSISSIPPI STATE — Four qualified 4-H’ers who want to learn more about Mississippi government will have the chance to be legislative pages for one week in March for the Mississippi Senate or House of Representatives.ne week in March for the Mississippi Senate or House of Representatives.
The Miracles, a choir of musically-gifted adults with intellectual disabilities, will perform at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 820 Evergreen St., in Starkville Sunday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m.
Janet Grace Choongo of Jackson, a senior legal studies major at the Mississippi University for Women, has been nominated to compete in the Annual Miss Africa USA Scholarship Pageant.