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A Stone's throw: Platitudes

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columns

Well, we vote Tuesday. I cannot recall when I have felt more scared of an election. I hope this country votes wisely, because we are at such a low economic state. This country, like others, needs some relief from its problems and burdens.

 

 

Market Street Festival and Sounds of Summer take Top 20 honors

Posted 11/3/2012 in Community

The Southeast Tourism Society has once again named Columbus' Market Street Festival and Sounds of Summer as Top 20 Events in the Southeast, Main Street Columbus announced Thursday.

 

Southern gardening: Enjoy golden thryallis in summer and fall gardens

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columns

A couple of years ago, I wrote about a new plant I found for the fall landscape called golden thryallis. We planted some in our landscape at Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, and I have it growing in a large container at my house.

 

Songwriters invited to enter competition

Posted 11/3/2012 in Community

All professional and amateur songwriters are invited to enter the Cotton District Arts Festival Songwriter's Competition sponsored by McReynolds' Orthodontics.

 

Use instant coffee to add java jolt to steak tips

Posted 10/31/2012 in Food

Most of us have to be suffering from a pretty mind-blowing caffeine withdrawal migraine before we'll reach for instant coffee. That doesn't mean you shouldn't buy some, because while instant coffee makes a generally lousy cup of java, it can do astounding things for your cooking.

 

Try it out: linguine with fennel tuna sauce

Posted 10/31/2012 in Food

The humble can of tuna continues to inspire recipes; this one, from Levana Kirschenbaum's comprehensive new book, "The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen," is a keeper because it uses both the fennel bulb and its fronds.

 

Decorative Arts Forum and Antiques Show celebrates Columbus' ties to Ol' Man River, plus a grand reopening

Posted 10/27/2012 in Community

There was a time, in Columbus' more distant past, when the cannon boom or shrill whistle of an approaching riverboat ignited an excited flurry of activity.

 

Ghost stories for the new millennium

Posted 10/27/2012 in Columns

I looove Halloween. The cooler temps, mysterious shadows and, best of all, the chance to wear a costume. Anyone who has seen me this week knows that I started costuming on Friday.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of October 28, 2012

Posted 10/27/2012 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and about for the week of October 28, 2012

Posted 10/27/2012 in Entertainment

The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best events in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest.

 

 

Here comes Santa Claus, and he's going green

Posted 10/27/2012 in Community

Plans are underway for the Columbus Christmas parade and its theme of "Going Green -- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle."

 

 

Gordy Honors Forum presents 'It's My Vote. I Will Be Heard'

Posted 10/27/2012 in Entertainment

The Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women will host Elizabeth Crowell on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. as part of the Honors Forum Speakers Series.

 

 

Eli Young Band joins Bulldog Bash lineup

Posted 10/27/2012 in Entertainment

When synth pop-rockers Neon Trees last week suddenly canceled their fall college tour -- which included Bulldog Bash in Starkville Nov. 2 -- Mississippi State's Student Association was sent scrambling to secure another co-headline act on short notice.

 

 

{Nourish} The most annoying thing + the silver lining

Posted 10/27/2012 in Columns

I'm a pretty positive, optimistic person. I like to look on the bright side of life through rose-tinted glasses. I focus on the good and pretty much just ignore the bad.

 

 

Halloween snacks can threaten dietary limits

Posted 10/27/2012 in Community

For children with food allergies and sensitivities, Halloween dangers can be lurking in their candy sacks, not just in their imaginations.

 

 

Military notes: Hairston graduates

Posted 10/27/2012 in Community

 

 

Being beautiful: Remember to go trick-or-treating for yourself, too

Posted 10/27/2012 in Columns

When I was a young'un, it was the most magical time when I got all dressed up in costume and went door-to-door knocking for treats.

 

Haunted hostess: Get into the spirit

Posted 10/24/2012 in Food

It's that time of year again, when pumpkins, ghosties and bumps in the night provide that delicious tingle that makes Halloween a fun time to indulge.

 

Parsnips: Learn to love the "other" mashed potato

Posted 10/24/2012 in Food

As a kid I never much cared for parsnips.

 

 

A glass of eyeball punch or a shot of orange haze?

Posted 10/24/2012 in Food

It's not enough for Halloween drinks to be delicious. They also have to be creepy.

 

 

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