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Community Calendar for the week of April 21, 2013

Posted 4/20/2013 in Entertainment

 

Hilarity marks CCT's upcoming production of 'A Casserole Patrol Wedding'

Posted 4/20/2013 in Entertainment

When Columbus Community Theatre audiences last saw the "Casserole Patrol" gang, the once eligible widower in their midst was off to marry his new bride -- and single women "of a certain maturity" in fictional "Possum Town" had resorted to duct-taping their rivals to chairs to gain a headstart to the next bachelor.

 

Adele Elliott: The reincarnation of Fatty Jo

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columns

Life is filled with second chances. Criminals reform. Rock stars make comebacks. Sinners repent. And, after love is lost, broken hearts mend, usually to love again.

 

Southern Gardening: Use care when dividing perennials in the spring

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columns

With spring in the air and our landscapes waking up from their long winter's nap, Mississippi gardeners jump into the many chores needed to get gardens off to the right start.

Stitches and Stories: Quilters interpret titles by Columbus' most famous writer

Posted 4/20/2013 in Community

"What's in a name?" Shakespeare once posed. But it is a writer of a much later era whose plays, screenplays and short story names inspired a quilting challenge within the Possum Town Quilters guild. For the quilters, the name was everything.

What's new in young people's literature? Table Talk knows

Posted 4/20/2013 in Community

From Maurice Sendak's classic, "In the Night Kitchen," through the Harry Potter series, and all kinds of titles in between, children and teen literature has become a hot topic.

 

Parents for Public Schools to offer first training course in area

Posted 4/20/2013 in Community

Parents for Public Schools, a national organization founded and headquartered in Jackson, is offering a Parent Engagement Program (PEP) this fall at Plymouth Bluff Center in Columbus for 30 parents and community leaders from the Golden Triangle and Northeast Mississippi area.

 

 

Library celebrates 150th anniversary of the American Civil War

Posted 4/20/2013 in Community

 

 

Mississippi improves film incentive program

Posted 4/20/2013 in Community

 

 

Women to build homes in partnership with local low-income families May 4-12

Posted 4/20/2013 in Community

Lowndes County area women are invited to grab their hammers and volunteer during Habitat for Humanity's sixth annual National Women Build Week.

 

SAAC assists educators with grants

Posted 4/20/2013 in Community

Arts in Education grants totaling $4,430 from the Starkville Area Arts Council were awarded to teachers to fund arts related projects.

Wedding Day Wonder: A Mississippi groom's cake is a mom's labor of love -- and a viral sensation

Posted 4/17/2013 in Food

When Shaye Rawson daydreamed about her son Tristan's April 13th wedding day, she no doubt envisioned several happy scenarios. They probably didn't include applying green fondant "grass" and "yard line" white piping to the groom's cake at 2:30 a.m., 15 and a half hours before the ceremony.

 

Spots going quickly for W Culinary Camp

Posted 4/17/2013 in Food

Vacancies at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Camp for Kids are going fast.

 

One-pot chicken is a blast of savory goodness

Posted 4/17/2013 in Food

This one-pot chicken dinner by Kentucky chef Edward Lee blends a staple of Southern cooking -- fried chicken -- with two deliciously savory Asian ingredients, salty miso and a half pound of shiitake mushrooms.

Embracing the fresh, crisp flavor of raw asparagus

Posted 4/17/2013 in Food

The first time I ate raw asparagus was during the '80s at an Italian restaurant in New York. Someone else must have pushed me to order it because until then the only asparagus I'd ever encountered was steamed and buttered, and I really liked it just that way. Raw asparagus? Must be bland and boring.

 

Steamed clams deliver big flavor and lean protein

Posted 4/17/2013 in Food

 

 

Table Talk hosts children's book author-illustrator

Posted 4/13/2013 in Community

Have you ever wanted to write or illustrate a children's book, but had no idea how to do it, or even where to start? Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library just might be able to help.

 

Upcoming Tour of Kitchens helps send Girlchoir to New York

Posted 4/13/2013 in Community

"You've got to anticipate the note." The words are a tactical reminder from Director Cherry Dunn at a recent Columbus Girlchoir practice. But they are also a happy, long-range statement for the choir: They are anticipating plenty of high notes when they sing in New York's Carnegie Hall in May.

Style and function: A sneak peek in the Girlchoir Tour kitchens

Posted 4/13/2013 in Community

Comfortable and inviting. That's what the three kitchens on the 2013 Columbus Girlchoir Tour of Kitchens have in common -- that often elusive quality that makes a space the heart of a home.

 

Out and About for the week of April 14, 2013

Posted 4/13/2013 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.

 

 

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