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Wood and wings: A retired engineer 'rounded off the corners' and found the beauty inside stumps of Tupelo gum

Posted 2/23/2013 in Community

Bruce Hufford is a bird watcher. Not the intrepid hiker type, with binoculars and bird book in hand, but an everyday observer of the remarkable winged creatures that share the planet.

Southern Gardening: Spring brings garden shows across the state

Posted 2/23/2013 in Columns

Cabin fever seems to hit me earlier each year, and it doesn't help that we haven't had much of a winter the past couple of years. I already have tomato transplants ready to put in the ground even though it's still two months from the traditional last frost date here on the coast. I saw blooming annuals for sale this weekend at a local garden center. I think I'm feeling a little warm.

 

Adele Elliott: Heaven and Earth

Posted 2/23/2013 in Columns

Do you get the feeling that the Earth is spinning a bit off her axis these days? Strange things are happening, and I'm not talking only about inside of our City Council chambers. It seems that the entire world is crazily out of kilter.

 

 

Being beautiful: Even spring cleaning can be beautiful

Posted 2/23/2013 in Columns

The yellow daffodils have popped up in my neighbor's yard. That must mean spring is on the way, so it's time for some spring cleaning. Of course, I'm not speaking of house cleaning, so don't stop reading. Hopefully this will be more fun.

 

Oral histories are focus Wednesday as Table Talk concludes memoirs theme

Posted 2/23/2013 in Entertainment

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Mississippi University for Women professor Dr. Erin Kempker will be the speaker for Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library's Table Talk: A Casual Visit With Books.

 

Everything Garden Expo returns for fifth year

Posted 2/23/2013 in Entertainment

The Starkville Area Arts Council will present the fifth annual Everything Garden Expo on March 22 and 23.

 

 

Military brief: Jones graduates

Posted 2/23/2013 in Community

 

West Point filmmaker premieres new short film

Posted 2/23/2013 in Community

Michael Williams' latest independent film started out as a modest project. But, in keeping with its super hero theme, the characters and story soon grew beyond expectations.

Jerry Brown arts festival returns to Hamilton, Ala., March 2-3

Posted 2/23/2013 in Entertainment

More than 40 selected artisans, including some from Columbus and surrounding areas, will show at the 11th annual Jerry Brown Arts Festival in Hamilton, Ala., Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3.

 

Out and About for the week of February 24, 2013

Posted 2/23/2013 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.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of February 24, 2013

Posted 2/23/2013 in Entertainment

 

Dunlap becomes first artist-in-residence at MSU

Posted 2/23/2013 in Community

After a career spanning more than three decades as an artist, arts commentator and educator, Mississippi native William "Bill" Dunlap now will help set the bar for students as Mississippi State's first artist-in-residence.

 

Adele Elliott: History

Posted 2/20/2013 in Columns

The South, and especially our little part of the South, is so lush with history that we wear it like a cloak. It is an aura, a soft cloud, most of the time invisible, that envelopes us like a shroud. We cannot remove it any more than we can strip away our own skin.

 

Coffee is the secret ingredient in roasted pork

Posted 2/20/2013 in Food

Coffee has become my new favorite ingredient when roasting meat.

Why not add a bit of fun to your Oscar weekend?

Posted 2/20/2013 in Food

Some may think of Sunday's Academy Awards show as the Super Bowl of TV events for women. And yes, there's some satisfaction in acting as the red carpet fashion police from the comfort of your own couch. But Oscar night, with its glitz and glam, can be fun for movie buffs of both genders.

A fast and healthy pear crisp to make any season

Posted 2/20/2013 in Food

Sometimes, even on a weeknight, you really crave a little dessert. But making dessert takes time, and you already are spending time cooking up the main event, namely dinner.

The Writers Rock: A couple of wild magnolias chat about the crossroads, where literature and music meet

Posted 2/16/2013 in Entertainment

Brash light filled the garage, draping weed eaters and leaf blowers in stark fluorescence. But the music reverberating around the boxy space during rehearsal would have been at home in any dimly lit venue where verse and chorus tell stories, and curious souls come to drink them in.

Southern Gardening: Native azaleas add charm, early blooms to landscapes

Posted 2/16/2013 in Columns

Many Mississippians are anticipating the first signs of the spring show put on in our landscapes by the popular, but nonnative Southern Indica azaleas. These shrubs hide behind their evergreen foliage, waiting to dazzle us with color.

 

Community Calendar for the week of February 17, 2013

Posted 2/16/2013 in Entertainment

 

 

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