Every gardener dreams of an "easy" garden, especially in the hot, humid South, where coaxing perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs into their full glory is often a challenge.
Even though pansies, viola and dianthus are showing up in garden centers, don't be too quick to pull up your summer-flowering annuals. The recent Fall Flower and Garden Fest in Crystal Springs gave visitors a glimpse of what summer annuals can do for the fall landscape.
The American Civil War takes centerstage at the Hazard Lectures Series on consecutive Mondays, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, in Columbus.
Even while she was a practicing registered dietitian, Claire Spradling felt she had the makings of a novel. When the West Point resident made the transition from nutrition to fiction, she was finally able to devote the necessary time and literary blood, sweat and tears to bring the story to the page.
"Intersections of Gender and Place," which features artwork by four Southern women artists, is open in the Eugenia Summer Gallery on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The community is invited to a reception Friday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For elderly, homebound or immobile patients, access to medical care can be challenging. A new, innovative service, founded by a Mississippi University for Women assistant professor of nursing, is bringing health care into the home.
Junior Auxiliary of Starkville invites cooks to enter their best chili in the first annual Chilifest in downtown Starkville Oct. 19.
The state fair is in Jackson with all the joys of the season, from candied apples to deep-fried Oreos, but unfortunately I hear tell of another not so joyous seasonal visitor ... lice.
Ross Whitwam can't resist a pile of rubble. With stones, bits of brick and chunks of concrete, the Mississippi University for Women biology professor proves that one man's debris is another man's medium.
If this were the beginning of a scary movie that may be a terrible thing. Who can forget the terror that sweet little birds unleashed on a small California town in "The Birds"? Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 movie made us suspicious of everything from canaries to birds of prey. (I'll always remember the image of Suzanne Pleshette, as the grammar school teacher, lying dead and bloody on the school's front steps.)
Looking to freshen up your tailgate spread? Well, Southern Living and the Southeastern Conference have teamed up to help.
Several thousand years ago, people discovered that exposing fish to intense amounts of salt and smoke was a great way of preserving the catch for later.
Kadee was wearing cowboy boots that weren't just for show. Those cowboy boots knew their way around a horse. Her jeans were tucked into her boots; she looked rangy and strong.
This has been a bizarre week in my little part of the world.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and if the men in the National Football League can wear pink, surely the rest of us can use technology to prevent, diagnose and beat breast cancer. Research shows that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and early detection is important.
I'm excited to share with you a little something new I've added to my training: fasted morning cardio. Simply put, fasted morning cardio is low-intensity cardio performed in the morning before you put any food in your pie hole.
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.
Each autumn, one of the South's most stimulating literary events returns to the campus of Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. The Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium Oct. 18-20 honors one of the W's most famous alumnae and gathers a diverse, distinguished group of Southern writers and scholars to share their work with the public.
4. Community Calendar for the week of May 22, 2016 ENTERTAINMENT