The worst of summer is upon us. Temperatures flirt with triple digits. Mosquitoes hover in small clouds, just waiting for an opportunity make us their tasty snack. Even the squirrels seem too lethargic for their usual game of rushing in circles around the tree trunks in my yard.
The Starkville Area Arts Council has been awarded a $18,000 general operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).
When I was a child, I thought like a child, I ate like a child: PB&Js, BLTs and grilled cheese sandwiches made from slices of Velveeta melted to gooey perfection between two slices of skillet-toasted white bread.
Elmer's glue, check. Backpack, check. Hand sanitizer, check. Yes, it's that time of year, when the rustle and hustle of parents armed with school supply lists and uniform specifications crowd the stores, and kids can't wait to see friends they waved goodbye to in May.
In a land where bigger usually means better, especially where cars and pick-up trucks are concerned, some local residents are embracing "cute little cars."
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.
It is during the midsummer months in Mississippi that I most appreciate gaillardia in gardens and landscapes.
Pull out the boots and shine up the jewelry because the Friends of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum are planning a night of sparkling, western-themed fun. Denin and Diamonds, a fundraiser to benefit the museum, is set for Friday, Aug. 9, at the Shrine Club in Starkville.