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Shannon Bardwell: We can't all be pole-dancers

Posted 11/13/2010 in Columns

Michele is an amazing mother. Her techniques are novel, and I love to eavesdrop on her parenting conversations. As the primary caregiver to her teenaged girls I know it hasn't been easy, not at all. It was after the girls were born that she went to college, got a degree and a good job to support them.


Later, alligator: New restaurant introduces gator to Triangle palates

Posted 11/10/2010 in Food

With house rules like "Feel free to fall in love," and "Dance wildly if you want to," you might expect the unexpected at Crawgators Restaurant, recently opened at 1586 Lake Lowndes Road in the New Hope community.

Ask Rufus: Stories to preserve

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columns

This Thursday marks Veterans Day. I have been blessed to have grown up as a child surrounded by relatives who were veterans of not only World War II, but also World War I and the Spanish-American War.

'Building a better mousetrap': Free thought flows when MUW class visualizes a city's future

Posted 11/6/2010 in Entertainment

Pedestrian walkways, amphitheaters, bike paths, trams -- even a "space needle" style restaurant. Nothing was off limits as a small group of enthusiastic thinkers aired ideas about Columbus' future in a Life Enrichment course called City Revitalization: Shaping the Future, at Mississippi University for Women this fall.

SAAC opens Fall Showcase Friday

Posted 11/6/2010 in Entertainment

The Starkville Area Arts Council's Art in Public Places program will feature an exhibit entitled Fall Showcase in the gallery located in the lobby of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, 200 E. Main St., in Starkville.

Storyteller to revisit USO shows of WWII at RAC

Posted 11/6/2010 in Entertainment

In honor of Veterans Day, well-known storyteller Dolores Hydock of Birmingham, Ala., makes a return visit to the Columbus Arts Council's Omnova Theater Friday, Nov. 12. She brings captivating tales of the traveling USO camp shows of World War II -- and a very special guest.

Columbus historian leads visit to Gettysburg site

Posted 11/6/2010 in Entertainment

"It's really about letting the land talk to you," Brandon Beck of Columbus told participants in the McCormick Civil War Institute fall tour, as they stood on the echoing battlefield at Gettysburg, Pa., in October.

Replica Nina and Pinta to anchor in Columbus

Posted 11/6/2010 in Entertainment

"In fourteen hundred-ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue," but on Tuesday Nov. 23, replicas of two of the intrepid explorer's trio of ships will anchor at the Columbus Marina near the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam East Bank. The historically-accurate ships will remain docked until early Monday, Nov. 29.


MSU's Fine Arts Thesis Show opens Tuesday

Posted 11/6/2010 in Entertainment


Columbus' Armstrong wins Miss Mississippi preliminary

Posted 11/6/2010 in Entertainment

HATTIESBURG -- Lee Armstrong of Columbus was crowned Miss Southern Magnolia 2011 at the North Forrest High Performing Arts Center in Hattiesburg by outgoing Miss Southern Magnolia Shelby Corn. Lee is the daughter of Jim and Dorothy Armstrong of Columbus.


Technology theft is focus of Nov. 16 program

Posted 11/6/2010 in Entertainment

Brett Kingstone has a simple message for America's manufacturers, entrepreneurs and lawmakers: protect the country's intellectual property and innovative technology.



David Creel: Hair Color 10 - Class is in session

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columns

Lavish draperies, Louis XIV French settees and marble floors do nothing more than set the stage in my salon or any other. It is achieving that gorgeous blonde bob or ravishing head of red hair that is paramount.



Roger Truesdale: Another Delta star is born

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columns

Almost every small town in America has a special person who rides a bike, walks the streets, everybody knows and loves, and has at least one good story about. My old hometown, Rolling Fork, claims Calvin Dickerson as that person.



Adele Elliott: Postcards and souvenirs

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columns

Columbus has been quite a popular destination recently. We enjoyed tours, lectures, concerts and countless choices of entertainment. Some weekends Chris and I had to select carefully because we just could not do it all. Truthfully, I would like a few days off just to recuperate.


In a stew ... about what's for dinner? Try these to warm a chilly night

Posted 11/3/2010 in Food

Fall is a wonderful time to break out the stew recipes. Brrrr nights and blustery days call for comfort foods to fill the tummy and warm the heart. Most of us enjoy a traditional hearty beef stew, but variations are endless, as some of today's recipes illustrate.

Decorative Arts Forum visits the mid-twentieth century

Posted 10/30/2010 in Entertainment

Lee Ann and Tom Moore felt they had found "the" house the first time they viewed it in 2008. Unique in floorplan, and crowning the hill at the corner of College Street and First Street South in Columbus, it is, Tom says, "an outside-inside house."

Art in Autumn auction to help West Point program

Posted 10/30/2010 in Entertainment

The art program at West Point High School will have more resources thanks to the Drawing Out Success program run by students of Mississippi University for Women's Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity.


Renaissance to jazz in MUW's Fall Concert

Posted 10/30/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women's Department of Music and Theatre will present its 2010 Fall Choral Concert Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 602 Main St., in Columbus.



Symphony Chorus to perform music of Franz Schubert

Posted 10/30/2010 in Entertainment

A free public performance Sunday, Nov. 7, by the Starkville-MSU Symphony Chorus will feature Franz Schubert's "Mass in G," accompanied by strings and organ.



Vendors' deadline Nov. 8 for HEARTS Bazaar

Posted 10/30/2010 in Entertainment

The HEARTS After School Tutoring Program will be a highlight of the community holiday season with its fundraising Holiday Bazaar. This festive day will be Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the lower level of Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus.



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