The approach of Valentine's Day always causes me to remember a long-ago February and a card table my mother set up by the picture window in our living room. She put it there so my younger sister and I could enjoy a rare Columbus snowfall as we addressed our little Valentines. I'm pretty sure there was hot chocolate involved.
If you're not going out for Valentine's dinner, here's a recipe you can use at home. This dish is warm and comforting, and rich with flavors that say "you're special." It cooks up in a gratin dish, so you can assemble it ahead of time, then when you're ready to eat, just pop it in the oven.
When you're scanning a restaurant menu or walking the grocery store aisles, do you know what many of the food terms really mean? What designates "local," and what is the difference between organic and non-organic?
James Bullard, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will be a special guest Feb. 14 at a campus forum organized by Mississippi State's College of Business.
With a wide range of venue types, Mississippi couples can tie the knot in the setting of their dreams.
You may think you are seeing double when Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library kick off February's Table Talk with the book, "Y'all Twins?" Mississippi authors Katherine and Margaret King will share tales from their first book on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the second floor meeting room of the public library located at 314 Seventh St. N, in Columbus.
January and February are good times to see where landscapes need evergreen color to break out of the drab grays and browns of winter. When you find a spot that needs a pick-me-up, Savannah holly is a superb evergreen plant to grow in our Mississippi gardens and landscapes.
When I was a child, I thought my daddy looked like Elvis. Perhaps it was his dark brown hair and the way he combed it up in the front, or it might have been the way he moved his hips to "Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog" when it came on the radio. Men's hairstyles have caused many to swoon across the generations.
In some of the old "Saturday Night Live" television episodes the late Gilda Radner portrayed a deaf person speaking vehemently against something she perceived to be unjust because she misunderstood it. One example was a diatribe protesting "deaf' taxes in which she said deaf people have enough trouble without being taxed for their handicap. When told she had misheard the term "death taxes," she said, as always, "Never mind."
You may have noticed some of the landscape projects around Columbus that have had the hand of the Lowndes County Master Gardener volunteers placed on them -- like the landscape at the downtown post office, or the reclaimed beds along the side of the YMCA, or even the front beds to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
In the history of this great country there are battles of such epic importance that they are remembered for generations. Even after all the combatants have long since gone on to their reward, some names still resonate with Americans.
Columbus' Market Street Festival May 3-4 may be three months away, but entries for the event's Juried Arts Competition are already being accepted by the Columbus Arts Council. All artists 18 and older are invited to submit works in three categories: painting/drawing; 3D art, including fiber arts; and photography.
The Department of Health and Kinesiology at Mississippi University for Women and the City of Columbus have partnered to present a free community health fair Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Pohl Gymnasium.