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Being beautiful: An Easter resurrection of a different kind

Posted 3/23/2013 in Columns

She loves all shades of blue, quiet times with an English novel, and family holidays.


Southern Gardening: Supertunias make a super garden impact

Posted 3/23/2013 in Columns

Every spring the home gardener is bombarded with new and improved petunias for the garden and landscape, making it hard to decide which to bring home from the garden center. In my opinion, you simply can't go wrong selecting any of the Supertunias.


Faculty concert is all jazzed up

Posted 3/23/2013 in Entertainment

Jazz compositions by Mississippi University for Women professor Richard Montalto will be the centerpiece of a Tuesday concert at the university.



School news: Columbus High Honor Roll

Posted 3/23/2013 in Community


Peep, peep: Get cookin' with Peeps and celebrate the iconic candy's 60th anniversary

Posted 3/20/2013 in Food

More than 1 billion. That's the number of Peeps the Pennsylvania-based Just Born Inc. candy manufacturer will hatch this Easter season. The trademark candy -- those nostalgic, nigh-indestructible, spongy chicks and bunnies of our youth -- marks its 60th anniversary this year and celebrates its versatility.

Kosher chefs offer tips for learning to love matzo

Posted 3/20/2013 in Food

When it comes to matzo, Chicago chef Laura Frankel says hers is a love-hate relationship.

Spring Cleaning: It's time to put a shine on Columbus -- Clean Sweep needs you

Posted 3/16/2013 in Columns

This is not "Survivor" or "Amazing Race," but there are alliances involved and teams working to complete challenges before the clock runs out. On Saturday, March 23, the LINK'd Young Professionals hope to recruit a few hundred volunteers willing to clean, paint and landscape Columbus during Clean Sweep 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


A Stone's throw: The slave

Posted 3/16/2013 in Columns

This is a true story about a slave. He was abducted from his home and family when he was 16 years old. He was taken to a land colder and more brutal than his.


Southern Gardening: Yellow jasmine brightens yards as a ground cover, in containers

Posted 3/16/2013 in Columns

According to the calendar, we are just a few days away from the official start of the spring season. But if you have been watching the garden and landscape like I have, you've seen signs of spring for at least several weeks. The plants are starting to wake up.

Green thumb? Get going, to the Everything Garden Expo

Posted 3/16/2013 in Entertainment

As Ole Man Winter tucks himself in for a long hibernation, the rest of the world is greening. Nowhere will that be more evident than at the Everything Garden Expo at the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville March 22-23.


Being beautiful: Taking trends from runway to everyday

Posted 3/16/2013 in Columns

Spring is heating up and the barometer of trends is no different.



MUW to launch new online master's program

Posted 3/16/2013 in Community

This summer Mississippi University for Women will launch its Master of Science in Global Commerce program, which will be delivered completely online. Its purpose is to prepare graduates to manage global business operations to the benefit and competitive advantage of companies across the region.



Community Calendar for the week of March 17, 2013

Posted 3/16/2013 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of March 17, 2013

Posted 3/16/2013 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.


Coontz headlines women's history month celebration

Posted 3/16/2013 in Community

Nationally-known historian and family studies expert Stephanie Coontz will play a major role March 20 as part of Mississippi State's Women's History Month Celebration and the Gender Studies Lecture Series.


School News: Heritage Academy Honor Roll

Posted 3/16/2013 in Community


A bit o' green: Ye didn't forget, did ye? Sunday is Saint Patrick's Day

Posted 3/13/2013 in Food

It's that time of year again, when anyone who has ever had the good fortune to visit the Emerald Isle is reminded of its beauty, its Gaelic language, music and people. Sunday is Saint Patrick's Day, when Ireland's patron saint is honored, as he is each March 17.

Bacon, garlic team up for ultimate roast chicken

Posted 3/13/2013 in Food

There is just something about roasted chicken that comforts, nourishes and satisfies like nothing else, especially when the wind is howling and it is cold outside.


Adele Elliott: The Ides of March

Posted 3/11/2013 in Columns

The Ides of March are somehow more mysterious and more ominous than the middle of any other month.


Creatures great and small: Cedarhill still offers sanctuary to big (and little) cats in need of a home

Posted 3/9/2013 in Community

"Well, hello, it's about time you woke up, girl!" Michelle Cranford calls in a sing-song greeting to Cinderella, a female Bengal tiger lazily waking from a morning bask in the sun. Like the other 10 tigers, six lions, three bobcats, two cougars, two wolves, six horses, seven pot belly pigs, four exotic birds and almost 200 domestic cats who call Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia home, Cinderella has come to understand she is safe and cared for, so she is not startled.


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