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Salad proves watermelon and feta better together

Posted 7/10/2013 in Food

Even though fruit and cheese tend to go together like soup and sandwich, the first time I saw watermelon and feta cheese paired up on a menu it struck me as very odd.

In the movies: Happenstance lands a Columbus painter and his artwork in a movie

Posted 7/6/2013 in Community

If he wasn't before, Bob Nolan of Columbus is now a firm believer in that old adage about being in the right place at the right time. The right place, as it turns out, was the garage of an apartment he and his wife have with their daughter in Franklin, Tenn. The right time was a warm day in May, when a production crew happened to be filming at the upscale apartment complex for a new motion picture.


Adele Elliott: Summertime blues

Posted 7/6/2013 in Columns

It seems that we are drifting in the summer doldrums. Sailors feared them. Southerners view them as a time to endure, and a time when we long for the end of September.



Community Calendar for the week of July 7, 2013

Posted 7/6/2013 in Community



Out and About for the week of July 7, 2013

Posted 7/6/2013 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.



Tune into MPB's new 'Next Stop, Mississippi' every Friday

Posted 7/6/2013 in Community



Cultural Heritage Foundation receives MAC grant

Posted 7/6/2013 in Community



Being beautiful: Surviving a hair-raising heat wave

Posted 7/6/2013 in Columns

The French Quarter is one of my favorite getaways. Perhaps it's the architecture and detail of European-style wrought iron balconies dressed with ferns, the sounds of live jazz from street musicians, or maybe just the beignets. Oh, and I love the flea markets, cobblestone streets and surprises around every corner.



School news: Harmon accepted

Posted 7/6/2013 in Community


Photographer Joe Sarcone's negatives and photographs donated to Columbus Library

Posted 7/6/2013 in Community

For many decades, photographer Joseph "Joe" James Sarcone documented the places and faces of Columbus. Now, a visual archive of his work -- and a slice of the city's history -- has been donated to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library for preservation.

Flair on the Fourth: There's still time to add patriotic pizazz to your holiday table

Posted 7/3/2013 in Food

So, you've been too busy washing sand out of vacation swimsuits to plan much for the Fourth of July. Or, maybe you've been putting in so much extra effort at work so you can actually be away from the office tomorrow you've not had time to dream up a holiday menu. Perhaps you just need a little special something to take to a gathering of family or friends. Well, don't fret.


Two fresh takes on the summer tomato salad

Posted 7/3/2013 in Food


'Any Hero': A Columbus crafter helps deployed service members keep in touch with home

Posted 7/1/2013 in Community

There are no greeting card shops in Baghdad or Kabul, but one Columbus crafter is doing what she can to ensure that a father deployed in the Middle East can send his wife at home a pretty anniversary card, or a Navy mom at sea for months at a time has a special birthday card to mail her daughter.

Plans for 'Fireworks on the Water' head for patriotic crescendo

Posted 7/1/2013 in Entertainment

An extraordinary fireworks show, a rousing wind symphony concert and feel-good blues from an award-winning artist add up to Fireworks on the Water -- a free Fourth of July extravaganza in Columbus organizers hope will be memory-making for everyone who attends.

Local landscapes: The perfect lawn: Is it possible?

Posted 6/29/2013 in Columns

Do you have the perfect lawn? Is the perfect lawn even possible? If it is, do you care enough to have it? Are you willing to put in the work to make it happen? Do you even like mowing? These are all debatable questions.


Being beautiful: Golden blonde keeps your age our little secret

Posted 6/29/2013 in Columns

The Golden Girls" has always been one of my favorite television shows. Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia are like old friends invited into my living room over the years. It began in childhood when Mama and I would spend our Saturday nights eating fish sticks and Crunch & Munch popcorn, drinking Coca Cola in real bottles, and laughing at their antics until we almost cried.



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