When nominations opened for the 2014 Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence -- or GIVE -- Awards earlier this year, Leslie Peel, director of the United Way Volunteer Columbus, was eager to seek recognition for some of the many "doers" in Lowndes County.
Last week Chris and I immersed ourselves in a journey of literacy. Although we only traveled to nearby Starkville and Caledonia, our short excursions spanned generations, and introduced us to many smart people with a passion for reading.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library welcomes Aberdeen native Caroline Buffington Pugh to its April 23 Table Talk presentation. The author will read from and discuss her debut novel "Something Bigger," a thriller/romance set in New York City and Washington, D.C.
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.
Snow pudding is a great old American recipe that dates back to pioneer days, back when resourceful home cooks hankering for a treat had to rely on whatever they had -- things like gelatin, lemons, sugar and eggs.
A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.
One of my favorite big city comfort foods is a staple of the diner scene -- the patty melt.
Here was the problem: I needed dinner ready by 7:15 p.m. But I was going to be out of the house for the two hours before that.
Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos -- literally, "to spring up."
Looking for a quick, easy treat for Easter? Let the kids help make these coconut cookies.
Did quilts serve as coded communication for escaping slaves navigating the Underground Railroad? The concept is debated among quilt and Railroad historians, but the idea -- as Bonnie Browning of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, Ky., said to National Geographic News -- "makes a wonderful story."
Once upon a time I attended some Highland games in Scotland.
This winter we have seen some mighty cold weather in our gardens and landscapes. As a result, we'll see damage to some landscape plants and we'll lose others. And with some plants, there will be surprises.
Easter bonnets might very well be a Southern thing, but they're a Southern thing I adore.
The Columbus Arts Council's annual gala takes a westward track this year with Jeans & Jewels on Saturday, April 26.
Leslie Webber stood in front of a classroom of third-graders at Fairview Elementary School in Columbus April 1 and asked, "Who likes math?" Somewhat surprisingly, almost every student thrust a hand up.
The Starkville Area Arts Council announces its Arts in Education Grant award recipients. Area teachers received a total of $4,695 to fund arts-related projects.
Have you ever wondered what librarians read when they aren't helping others choose just the right book? The April 16 Table Talk presented by the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library explores that subject.