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Championship Chow: March Madness inspires final four fare

Posted 4/2/2014 in Food

The nail-biters can give it a rest for a few days. College basketball fanatics are celebrating or licking wounds, depending on where their allegiances lay this past weekend. But whether their team is still in or long gone from the NCAA Tournament, any fan who relishes the adrenaline rush of battle and buzzer beaters is picking teams for Saturday's Final Four. It's all down now to Florida, UConn, Wisconsin and Kentucky. But we still gotta eat, right?

We stuff Turkey Day birds, so why not Easter hams?

Posted 4/2/2014 in Food

At Thanksgiving, we stuff turkeys. At Easter we stuff ... ? Hams!

Girlchoir Kitchen and Home Tour readies welcome mat

Posted 3/29/2014 in Entertainment

Spring Pilgrimage means many of Columbus' antebellum mansions open their doors to visitors. But those aren't the only homes inviting the community in for a look.

Little Free Libraries: A senior class works together to leave a legacy for their community

Posted 3/29/2014 in Community

Take a book, return a book. The concept is brilliantly simple. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by, pick up a book to read, then bring it back, or leave another to share in its place.

Southern Gardening: Nasturtium is beautiful, tasty addition to gardens

Posted 3/29/2014 in Columns

Shopping in a garden center in the spring confronts visitors with an almost dizzying array of new plants with flower colors that seem to go beyond our imagination.

 

Being Beautiful: Finding the flat iron that's just right for you

Posted 3/29/2014 in Columns

Furry Easter Bunny ears, speckled eggs, baskets galore have been in my peripheral vision this season -- so far. I walked right by them all the other day in my hunt for the perfect flat iron.

 

And the winning songwriters are ...

Posted 3/29/2014 in Entertainment

Judges for Starkville's Cotton District Arts Festival Songwriter's Competition had a tough time deciding among the 20 entrants, but results are in. The top three songwriters will perform at noon April 12 on the festival's West Stage on University Boulevard.

A Farmers' Market vendor's new project is for the birds

Posted 3/29/2014 in Community

Bob Elder likes to make things. He really can't help it. A creative mind and mechanical engineering background combine to inspire his industry. Lately, Elder has had birds on his mind.

 

A Stone's throw: Marchers

Posted 3/29/2014 in Columns

March is that month that is supposed to come in like a lion, but go out like a lamb. Yet as I sit writing this while the end of the month approaches, I imagine what I am seeing is more like a disgruntled, soggy lion, slogging around in the rain puddles, head hanging low, mane dripping.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Welcome, pilgrims

Posted 3/29/2014 in Columns

Thank heavens, spring is finally here! This winter will go down in history as one of the most brutal ever. In the Golden Triangle, we had a much easier experience than in other parts of the country. Here, there were no blizzards; massive, icy traffic jams; or loss of power. But, lordy, it was cold.

 

 

School news: Goodman awarded

Posted 3/29/2014 in Community

 

 

School news: Bryant awarded

Posted 3/29/2014 in Community

 

 

King twins return to share humor at Table Talk

Posted 3/29/2014 in Community

Back by popular demand, identical twins Katherine and Margaret King kick off the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library's spring Table Talk series on Wednesday, April 2.

 

 

Birth: Braysen Jack Lane

Posted 3/29/2014 in Community

 

 

Military brief: Guy graduates

Posted 3/29/2014 in Community

 

 

Military brief: Mixon graduates

Posted 3/29/2014 in Community

 

 

Out and About for the week of March 30, 2014

Posted 3/29/2014 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.

 

 

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