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Southern Gardening: Raised beds makes gardening easier

Posted 1/25/2014 in Columns

I don't know about you, but as I've gotten older, the thought of digging up an area of the yard to install a new planting bed has lost its appeal.

 

Adele Elliott: Good breeding

Posted 1/25/2014 in Columns

Everyone has an opinion about dogs. From Aristotle to Dave Berry, poets, philosophers, politicians and children have all weighed in on "man's best friend."

 

Redbud Reading Series launches in Starkville

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

On Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, authors Matthew Guinn of Jackson and Michael Piafsky of Mobile, La., will share the stage at 929 Coffee Bar in Starkville, where they will read from and discuss their celebrated debut novels. The event at 106 E. Main St. begins at 4 p.m.

Wedding insurance expands as nuptials get pricier

Posted 1/25/2014 in Entertainment

Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There's an insurance policy for that. With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers have been selling a growing number of policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness and, in one firm's case, even a sudden change of heart.

It's good to be nerdy: MSU senior competes on 'King of the Nerds'

Posted 1/25/2014 in Entertainment

Mississippi State senior Mary Kate Smith of Madison is one of 11 self-proclaimed nerds competing to become the next "King of the Nerds" on the TBS network reality show.

Being Beautiful: Fabulous fashion tips from Minnie Mouse

Posted 1/25/2014 in Columns

The runways always inspire. Last week I spent time with my favorite fashion-forward mouse at the Magic Kingdom, where she is always at home on the runway in sequins, everything pink and sparkly.

Master Gardener training coming to Columbus in February

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

Have you been to Lee Park and noticed the containers of colorful flowers? Have you noticed the Butterfly Garden beside the Columbus Riverwalk? This garden has been used as an outdoor classroom this past year and will be used for many years to come to promote gardening and pollinators while beautifying the entry into the Columbus downtown area. Did you know these projects were brought to you by your local Master Gardeners?

'Both Sides of the Lens' exhibit now up

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

In the early 20th century, posing for a photographic portrait was an event. It was an opportunity for people to make meaningful statements about themselves, their families and their communities.

 

Ticket packages go on sale for International Ballet Competition

Posted 1/25/2014 in Entertainment

Ticket packages for the 2014 USA International Ballet Competition (USA IBC), scheduled for June 14-29, at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, are now on sale to the public.

 

 

Classical concert set for Feb. 1

Posted 1/25/2014 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and the National Association of Composers USA will present a 21st Century Classical Music Concert showcasing the works of composers from the NACUSA Mid-South Region.

 

 

Plans for April's Cotton District Arts Festival underway

Posted 1/25/2014 in Entertainment

Spring is coming. With it will come warmer weather, the rebirth of nature and the award-winning Cotton District Arts Festival which annually draws tens of thousands of people to Starkville for this celebration of art and life. The 2014 festival will be Saturday, April 12.

 

 

School news: Immanuel Honor Roll

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

 

 

Birth: Keon Jaquay Petty Jr.

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

 

 

Military brief: Riley graduates

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

 

 

Out and About for the week of January 26, 2014

Posted 1/25/2014 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 January 26, 2014

Posted 1/25/2014 in Entertainment

 

Oooh, la la: Take the French croissant 'outside the box'

Posted 1/22/2014 in Food

Who doesn't love a warm, fresh croissant right out of the oven? Some may say it's the best thing to come out of France. I would argue that there is the matter of the Statue of Liberty, Maurice Chevalier and Gilles Marini. That aside, we can love the flaky pastry even more on Jan. 30 -- National Croissant Day.

 

Super Bowl has NYC restaurant scene ready to score

Posted 1/22/2014 in Food

The Super Bowl won't touch down in New Jersey until next month, but the New York restaurant scene already is rolling out the turf carpet.

 

 

Beans are inexpensive, healthful food

Posted 1/22/2014 in Food

Beans are one of the best values around when it comes to the number of nutrients for your dollar.

 

A healthy chicken soup with Chinese influences

Posted 1/22/2014 in Food

When it's cold outside, I love making soup for supper. Everything goes into a single pot, starting with an aromatic broth and a substantial array of vegetables, then a little bit of protein, and finally a crispy garnish. And when dinner's over, there's only that one pot to wash!

 

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