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Supersized: A Columbus grower's garden shows off at summer's end

Posted 8/6/2014 in Food

A couple of days ago, an email came my way with a photo of Benny Yarbrough holding a brag-worthy tomato. Yarbrough wasn't looking for attention, but had shared the picture because it was the largest tomato he's harvested in all his years of gardening.

 

Market Fresh: One-upped by Martha Stewart

Posted 8/6/2014 in Food

I have become hooked on throwing fresh cherry tomatoes into some olive oil in a skillet and adding whatever to make a sauce for whatever.

 

A do-ahead dinner to make back-to-school smoother

Posted 8/6/2014 in Food

Those first few weeks when the kids head back to school can be among the most hectic for families.

When life gets messy...a Journey to Freedom may have the answers

Posted 8/3/2014 in Community

It wasn't so long ago that Linda Warnat saw a flyer at the Frank P. Phillips Y in downtown Columbus for a class called Journey to Freedom: Your Start to a Lifetime of Hope, Health and Happiness. Warnat isn't quite sure why, but she was compelled to sign up for the eight-week experience.

Youngsters can add their 'two cents' to Mother Goose Endowment

Posted 8/3/2014 in Community

The Mother Goose Endowment for Literacy and Advancement at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will soon benefit from the generosity of the community's youngest citizens.

 

Adele Elliott: Contemporary plagues

Posted 8/3/2014 in Columns

These days we have much to worry about. Climate change, the economy and whether or not aliens will be accepted into heaven (the ones from outer space, not the ones from south of our border) are a few troubles on our lists that are sure to produce anxiety.

 

 

SAAC is recipient of MAC grant for arts funding

Posted 8/3/2014 in Community

The Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) has been awarded an $18,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).

 

 

Being Beautiful: If it's good enough for Cameron Diaz ...

Posted 8/3/2014 in Columns

Perhaps it was to quiet a rambunctious little boy, but one of my dearest memories is when Mama would open up a stick of Juicy Fruit gum and hand it to me -- along with her purse.

 

 

A Stone's throw: About grandfathers, part II

Posted 8/3/2014 in Columns

 

 

'Partial to Home' to replace Paramours concert

Posted 8/3/2014 in Entertainment

A scheduled Aug. 9 concert and two workshops by the Twangtown Paramours of Nashville, Tennessee, have been unavoidably postponed, the Columbus Arts Council announced Wednesday.

 

 

Southern Gardening: Daylilies are excellent landscape performers

Posted 8/3/2014 in Columns

If you are looking for an easy landscape plant that is guaranteed to please, the daylily is the plant for you.

 

 

Riley Center announces star-studded season

Posted 8/3/2014 in Entertainment

Contemporary country singer Martina McBride kicks off the MSU Riley Center's fall/winter season Thursday, Aug. 28.

 

 

Out and About for the week of August 3, 2014

Posted 8/3/2014 in Entertainment

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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of August 3, 2014

Posted 8/3/2014 in Entertainment

 

Dear old Golden Rule days: Resolve to make this school year a healthier one

Posted 7/30/2014 in Food

For baby boomers, the month of August represented a whole third of summer vacation. Today, the advent of August means school bells. Golden Triangle students return to classrooms next Wednesday and Thursday in their respective counties. Transitions are ahead, including the one from mom's kitchen to the school cafeteria.

Summer musical promises 'magical' entertainment

Posted 7/30/2014 in Entertainment

Rogers and Hammerstein's musical tale of Cinderella comes to life in West Point Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1-2. The West Point/Clay County Arts Council's summer musical begins at 7 p.m. in the Center Stage Auditorium located at Central School, 634 E. Westbrook St.

Steak and cheese grinder recast as a pasta dinner

Posted 7/30/2014 in Food

Parents love back-to-school season because it gets the whole family back on a schedule. Parents hate back-to-school season because that schedule usually leaves too little time to get dinner on the table.

What's the last photo on your phone?

Posted 7/26/2014 in Community

In the 21st Century every moment can be captured. That can be good or bad, depending on how you look at it. The advent of the camera phone has created endless possibilities, with minimal bulk, to document our lives. What's the last photo on your phone?

A Southern favorite: Rick Bragg to speak in Fayette

Posted 7/26/2014 in Entertainment

The Fayette (Alabama) Arts Council, along with community sponsors, welcome celebrated author Rick Bragg to the Fayette Civic Center, 534 Temple Ave. N., for a book signing and speaking event Aug. 16.

 

Being Beautiful: Experiencing trendy fashions, DC-Style

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columns

 

 

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