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Reclaiming Real Food: This weekend retreat will change your relationship with food for good

Posted 9/3/2014 in Food

Common sense isn't so common any more, specifically when it comes to our relationship with nutrition. As a whole, we are a nation hooked on processed foods and drive-throughs. And we pay a price for that.

Corn adds sunny side to dinner omelet with salmon

Posted 9/3/2014 in Food

For the first couple weeks of corn season, my family is content to eat plain old corn on the cob day after day. And why not? It's perfect as is.

Get On Up: James Brown biopic puts locals inside the world of movies

Posted 8/30/2014 in Community

Kayla Gilmore sat in the darkened Malco Theatre. Reflections from the big screen danced across her face, just as they had hundreds of times before. But this movie night was different. Kayla -- and her mother -- intently watched images move across the sprawling pearlescent landscape as the James Brown bio-drama "Get On Up" unfolded. And there it was. Kayla, in the movie.

Downtown Columbus preps for Thursday's Art Walk

Posted 8/30/2014 in Community

The shops and streets of historic downtown Columbus will bloom with all manner of artistic expression during the second annual Art Walk Downtown Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Columbus Humane Society 'alumni' invited back for reunion

Posted 8/30/2014 in Community

Canines and kitties who once called the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society home are being treated to a family reunion of sorts. On Saturday, Sept. 6, all pets adopted from the shelter are invited back with their humans for festivities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

'OzLand' to premiere locally Thursday

Posted 8/30/2014 in Entertainment

More than three years after the idea for "OzLand" first came to independent filmmaker Michael Williams, the finished product will be unveiled. This first feature-length movie from the West Point visionary will test screen Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Malco Theatre on Highway 45 North in Columbus.


Being Beautiful: What do tomato soup and lipstick have in common?

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columns

Several years ago, I fell asleep on the sofa only to be awakened by the sound of the QVC home shopping network, every light in the house turned on, and Mama flailing her arms in the air. I wasn't dreaming.


West Point writer opens September Table Talks Wednesday

Posted 8/30/2014 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, The Tennessee Williams Tribute, and Mississippi University for Women again join forces for the fall Table Talk series.


Out and About for the week of August 31, 2014

Posted 8/30/2014 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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.



Community Calendar for the week of August 31, 2014

Posted 8/30/2014 in Entertainment



A Stone's Throw: Blasted ambitions

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columns

My mother went to Mississippi State College for Women. So did I. Throughout my youth and childhood I heard about the Junior-Freshman Wedding at the college.



Sunday benefit concert brings awareness to suicide prevention

Posted 8/29/2014 in Community

Contact Helpline and the Mississippi Modern Homestead join Sunday to bring awareness to suicide prevention with a benefit concert at the Homestead center at 402 Lake Valley Road in Starkville.


Market Fresh: Look what's out there -- 'winter' squash

Posted 8/27/2014 in Food

Last Saturday I was a late volunteer at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market. That is, I arrived at 8:30 a.m. to stay until time to pack up the coffee and tables, around 10. I was delighted to see how busy things were when I arrived.

A canning craze: At 634 jars and counting, Bess Swedenburg gets a jump on Ole St. Nick

Posted 8/27/2014 in Food

Bess Swedenburg laughingly admits she has friends who think she's "crazy." At times, she may even wonder herself. But not long enough to stop the canning juggernaut going on in her Mayhew kitchen.

What to serve with your Labor Day meal

Posted 8/27/2014 in Food

Burgers. Dogs. Steaks. Maybe some sausages. We know you've got the grilling part of your Labor Day cookout covered. So rather than mess with that, we'll offer up some delicious sides that will complement whatever else you have on the menu.

Luciernagas: Learn languages and literacy with fireflies and tortillas? It works.

Posted 8/23/2014 in Community

"Hmm," mused 10-year-old Isabella Gutierrez, deep in thought. The silence stretched. The Annunciation Catholic School fourth-grader furrowed her brow, trying to decide what her favorite part of the Luciernagas reading program has been so far. "There's just so much stuff I like," she finally announced, "but I think it was when we made tortillas!"

West Point's double header is just around the corner

Posted 8/23/2014 in Entertainment

As sure as September follows August, Labor Day weekend brings the Prairie Arts Festival and Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival to Northeast Mississippi. West Point's mega-weekend Aug. 29-30 is a bonanza of music, fine arts, crafts and food.

That 'little ol' band from Texas' headed to the Triangle Oct. 30

Posted 8/23/2014 in Entertainment

Mega-group ZZ Top brings its distinctive style of high-decibel blues rock to Mississippi State for an Oct. 30 concert in Humphrey Coliseum.

Columbus true crime fan pens tale of murder

Posted 8/23/2014 in Entertainment

Those who know Dr. Selden Lambert as a visual artist may experience a double-take at learning her doctoral dissertation was on serial rapists.


Southern Gardening: Hardy hibiscus brings unique traits to gardens

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columns

I think hardy hibiscuses are must-have summer plants guaranteed to brighten our gardens and landscapes after a long, hot summer. But to many gardeners, the hardy hibiscus is a well-kept secret.



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