Columbus is filled with pilgrims these days. They wear “comfy” shoes and cameras around their necks, and expressions of awe. These are time travelers, truly aware that they have arrived in a very special land, so distant from everyday reality.
Feminine looks and bright colors will be the order of the day when the Columbus Anniversary Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association presents its 16th annual style show Wednesday, April 21.
An opening reception Friday, April 16, marks the official opening of Mississippi University for Women’s 2010 Senior Exhibition at the Eugenia Summer Gallery in the Art and Design Building on campus.
A panel discussion of the book “Alex Cross’s Trial,” by James Patterson and co-author Richard Dilallo, will be presented by members of The Sisters Book Club at the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Book Talk Wednesday, April 14, at 2 p.m. The library is located at 314 Seventh St. N., in Columbus.
Somewhere along the way of trying to get educated, I think some teacher told me that many, if not most, nursery rhymes of our childhood were actually thinly veiled political comments.
I love these seven words from our memories that are hardly used unless you have been lucky enough to eavesdrop on a conversation between two or three Southern belles from another time. Old in wisdom, but young at heart, these women’s mothers rode in carriages along brick city streets. Listen up, because the words these matriarchs in tweed suits, pearls and arched brows drop are the ones too special to be forgotten.
It will be “Aviation Excellence meets Southern Hospitality” when “Wings Over Columbus 2010” comes to the Columbus Air Force Base during the weekend of May 15-16.
One of the hottest young Latin bands today, two-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre, will perform Tuesday, April 20, at Mississippi State University
The legend of Henry Wells, his image allegedly etched by a lightening strike more than 120 years ago into a Pickens County Courthouse upper window, has long drawn the Golden Triangle curious to the square in Carrollton, Ala.
Plans for Columbus’ 15th annual Market Street Festival are coming together as musical acts have been scheduled, along with setting up sites for arts and crafts and food vendors. The event is scheduled for the weekend of May 7-8.
After a popular debut last spring, the Columbus Girlchoir Tour of Kitchens returns Saturday, April 17, with impressive examples of how three homeowners have expressed themselves in one of the most important rooms in any household.
Those laid to rest beneath moss-mellowed headstones in the oldest sections of Friendship Cemetery may have been gone for up to a century or more, but for the past two decades, their stories have found new voice.
It’s been almost 150 years since the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson — we would come to know him as Lewis Carroll — rowed a boat up the Thames River, entertaining three young children in his company by weaving a fantastic tale of a white rabbit, mad hatter and a myriad of peculiar creatures. One of those children was named Alice, and became the namesake of the English author’s famous tale.
The tempting aroma of slow-cooked barbecue will soon waft up and down the Riverwalk in historic downtown Columbus. Grilling on the River, the 2010 Kansas City Barbeque Society Magnolia State Barbeque Championship and Food Fair, will draw approximately 50 teams from seven states to the area near Ruben’s Fish and Steak House April 9-10.
About 200 participants are expected to attend the Southern Literary Festival hosted at Mississippi University for Women April 22-24.
A Nobel Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate will read from his works April 6 at Mississippi State University.
Finally, spring! After such a difficult winter, it seems the world is filled with promise and truly ready for rebirth.
Webster’s Dictionary defines “foundation” as “an institution supported by an endowment or an undergarment worn to shape the contours of the body.” But women near and far know the foundation I speak of will be that flesh-toned cosmetic we just can’t live without. It is used to even out the complexion and, quite frankly, is where all makeup begins.
During World War II my dad purchased a small silver case in India. One side has a crude etching of India-Bombay, Delhi and Calcutta, the Taj Mahal on the other side. Dad was well known for buying crafts from neighborhood children; they flocked to our door with their wares. Dad certainly would have purchased a small silver case from a street child. I wonder about that child.
The Starkville Area Arts Council is calling all artists to participate in the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival Poster Competition. Artists of all ages are invited to submit their original work to be the face of the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival.
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