Even as Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity made final plans for National Women Build Week May 3-11, tornadic weather in Lowndes County was orchestrating a revision. Each spring, the nonprofit Habitat agency and Lowe's invite women to volunteer to work on a Habitat home for a local family. This year, the format will be just a bit different.
The Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) sponsors a new project to promote the visual arts plus several of Starkville's own artists.
Flowers are always high on the gift list for Mother's Day, and rose plants for the garden are a great way to remember the day year after year.
My week started with happy announcements and plans for celebrations.
Shaoshin Candy Feng of Starkville is a traveler, one who journals her explorations with a Nikon 40D camera. England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland and the Czech Republic are a few of the destinations recorded in her passport.
Leakesville resident and sitting Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce will sign copies of his new novel, "Magnolia Mud" (Dogwood Press, 2014), at The Book Mart, 120 E. Main St. in Starkville, Tuesday, May 6 at 3 p.m.
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.
If you ask longtime Columbians to list some local rites of spring, chances are you'll hear mention of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church May Luncheon. The event, after all, has its roots in the 1800s.
As the weather gets warmer, I cook lighter. And in The Husband's taxonomy of food, crabcakes are relatively light. So I thought I'd employ of couple of seasonal stars -- peas and radishes -- to put a spring spin on them.
Kelsey Perry is experiencing a few butterflies, the excited kind. "I know there's still a lot to be done, but I work good under pressure," she smiled, deftly wielding tin snips to transform an everyday food can into a flower blossom.
With the chance of any more spring freezes getting lower by the day, the typical home gardener is out looking for plants for when the summer temperatures start to rise. Annual flowering vinca is one that really brightens up our Mississippi summer landscapes.
Settling into my styling chair for the first time, Emily Haxton wasn't the least bit interested in the current edition of Veranda or a petit four, because she was wearing that oh-too-familiar frown of a woman not in love with her hair.
The privately-funded Christian Community in Prayer committee invites citizens of Columbus and surrounding areas to join together in front of the Lowndes County Courthouse at 505 Second Ave. N. The prayer focus is "One voice united in prayer."
With some time and effort, savvy brides and grooms can save money by planning a backyard wedding or reception with a do-it-yourself landscape.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Mississippi University for Women partner for the final April Table Talk presentation.
The 17th annual Freedom Creek Blues Festival brings a day of live blues once again to the Black Prairie region so special to the late Willie King, the festival's founder.
3. Sounds of Summer returns for 10th year ENTERTAINMENT
5. Community Calendar for the week of May 21, 2017 ENTERTAINMENT