Easter has always been special for my family. First, for its spiritual significance. But also for the sweet joy of waking up Easter morning to venture into the backyard to see if the Easter Bunny had hidden eggs and left us baskets filled with surprises.
Art deco was on my mind as I arranged a visit to Tom Nawrocki's home in eastern Lowndes County. I'd learned he had more than 100 art deco-style lamps he'd made with his own hands.
It's back -- the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System's Edible Book Festival.
Junior Auxiliary of Columbus has announced the members of its 68th annual Charity Ball court to be presented April 7 at Trotter Convention Center.
Last week, we looked at a few ways Ireland's iconic Guinness stout can be used in the kitchen. This week, with St. Patrick's Day coming up Saturday, we check in to see how local eateries may be planning to give a nod to the Emerald Isle.
There are family reunions -- and then, there is what the Heatwole women have done every year for nigh two decades. Seven sisters and their mother gather from Virginia, Delaware, Texas, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, to sew and quilt together for a week to 10 days.
Preservation of America's history is not limited to official records. It's in stories passed down, in art, in family Bibles and diaries. And it's stored in stitches, in quilts made by many hands that went quiet long ago.
Winter's wane has everyone eager to get outside. That includes 1,102 students at Caledonia Elementary School who recently celebrated the grand opening of an outdoor classroom on campus.
With St. Patrick's Day approaching, thoughts have drifted to things Irish.
When Fannye Cook was born in Mississippi in 1889, women were not allowed to vote. They couldn't serve on juries. Some states had yet to officially grant women control over their own earnings. In a time when females were often regarded as unsuited to science, business or politics, Cook rewrote the script.
Mississippi State University Extension Agent Reid Nevins shares a saying: "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, and the second best time is now."
We feel it. Winter hibernation is coming to an end. We're waking up to blossoms, greening and calendars filling up with functions, fundraisers, kids' sports, spring cleaning or just plain wanting to spend more time outdoors.
Ancient bones, giant spiders, outer space and human skulls were all on tap for Science Night at the Museum on the Mississippi State campus Feb. 15.
More than 50 filmmakers, cast and crew from around the country and Canada are slated to attend the 21st annual Magnolia Independent Film Festival in Starkville Thursday through Saturday, March 1-3, said event chair Angella Baker.
March does more than "come in like a lion, go out like a lamb."
Children and adults alike have much to look forward to as the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Association Family Concerts approach.
We all have favorite foods. That doesn't change just because one becomes president of the United States.
Alisa Toy decided she had nothing to lose.
"I was really nervous, but I thought, why not just go for the top? The only thing he can do is say 'no.'"
The "he" is Richard Elliott, principal organist with the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Patron tickets to the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 2018 Charity Ball will be available from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Junior Auxiliary Hut located at 1000 Park Circle, next to Lee Park.
Open a glossy magazine, a cookbook, a colorful menu or watch almost any food commercial, and you're almost assuredly witnessing the work of food stylists. The art of making food look irresistible for the camera is a learned craft, and students in a food styling course at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) Monday had a Valentine's Day feast ready for its close-up.
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