Some of you may have noticed that I have been absent over the last few weeks. I have had writer’s block. I called on a friend of mine who writes and edits for a living. He gave me hope. He confessed that he, too, suffers from this malady once in a while.
Driving to Tupelo, I was excited about going to see columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson. “The Enchanted Barbie and the Second Coming” has just come out, and Rheta is on the publicity circuit.
There’s just something about festival food. Mingling aromas, the hiss of a hot grill, open air, the just-cooked freshness. On Saturday, the Cotton District Arts Festival’s Taste of Starkville competition elevates festival fare to the next level.
The 14th annual Cotton District Arts Festival, slated for Saturday, will feature a diverse lineup of performers on four stages all day. Chances are, whatever your taste in musical styles, you're certain to find a favorite or two from this menu.
It may well have happened to you.
A reader has asked about the old Plymouth settlement on the West Bank of the Columbus Lock and Dam.
Spring has arrived right on time, as the calendar and daytime temperatures reassure us. Redbud and saucer magnolia blooms are fading and dogwoods are showing their true colors. Here are a few tips to help you and your landscape be prepared for the coming season.
At its 60th annual Charity Ball Saturday, Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announced the 2010 Ball King and Queen and celebrated community service.
Feminine looks and bright colors will be the order of the day when the Columbus Anniversary Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association presents its 16th annual style show Wednesday, April 21.
An opening reception Friday, April 16, marks the official opening of Mississippi University for Women’s 2010 Senior Exhibition at the Eugenia Summer Gallery in the Art and Design Building on campus.
A panel discussion of the book “Alex Cross’s Trial,” by James Patterson and co-author Richard Dilallo, will be presented by members of The Sisters Book Club at the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Book Talk Wednesday, April 14, at 2 p.m. The library is located at 314 Seventh St. N., in Columbus.
It will be “Aviation Excellence meets Southern Hospitality” when “Wings Over Columbus 2010” comes to the Columbus Air Force Base during the weekend of May 15-16.
One of the hottest young Latin bands today, two-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre, will perform Tuesday, April 20, at Mississippi State University
The legend of Henry Wells, his image allegedly etched by a lightening strike more than 120 years ago into a Pickens County Courthouse upper window, has long drawn the Golden Triangle curious to the square in Carrollton, Ala.
Columbus is filled with pilgrims these days. They wear “comfy” shoes and cameras around their necks, and expressions of awe. These are time travelers, truly aware that they have arrived in a very special land, so distant from everyday reality.
Somewhere along the way of trying to get educated, I think some teacher told me that many, if not most, nursery rhymes of our childhood were actually thinly veiled political comments.
I love these seven words from our memories that are hardly used unless you have been lucky enough to eavesdrop on a conversation between two or three Southern belles from another time. Old in wisdom, but young at heart, these women’s mothers rode in carriages along brick city streets. Listen up, because the words these matriarchs in tweed suits, pearls and arched brows drop are the ones too special to be forgotten.
Plans for Columbus’ 15th annual Market Street Festival are coming together as musical acts have been scheduled, along with setting up sites for arts and crafts and food vendors. The event is scheduled for the weekend of May 7-8.
After a popular debut last spring, the Columbus Girlchoir Tour of Kitchens returns Saturday, April 17, with impressive examples of how three homeowners have expressed themselves in one of the most important rooms in any household.