In conversation I was surprised to find how little inconvenience was caused by Wednesday afternoon closings for the local buying public. Not that much, to hear them tell it. Folks just did a little better job of planning. It was a way of life.
By now, everyone has heard the big news: Bristol Palin plans to marry her "baby daddy," Levi Johnston. Well, everyone who cares, anyway.
Sometimes kids just need a little inspiration to try something in the kitchen. Sultry summertime offers a great opportunity to tempt them to make some simple, fun and yes, even healthy, snacks. The time together with mom or dad -- or grandparents -- can be a memory-builder, too.
An exhibition of artwork by Columbus resident Virginia Lloyd Eselin, titled "Before and After the Storm: A Retrospective/A New Beginning," is open at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus.
Get ready, Golden Triangle; Tri City Derby Dolls introduce roller derby.
I will be the first to admit that she was a far cry from Haley Mills in the adored Disney classic, but Lindsay Lohan did steal a few hearts in the remake of "The Parent Trap" movie a few years ago.
Strangely, my personal time gives the illusion that it is expanding. Unfortunately, I am not using this gift in a constructive way.
The deadline to turn in submissions for the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival Poster Competition is fast approaching.
"Welty," an exhibit featuring photographs by Eudora Welty, opens Monday at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N. It will be up through Aug. 30.
Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center has announced that Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and Denver Broncos draft pick Tim Tebow, will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising banquet Sept. 16 in Starkville.
It is amazing how people and places are so interconnected. Recently I was discussing Salvator Rosa, a father of the romantic and picturesque art movement, with a friend. A few days later the subject of early French exploration of the Tombigbee River Valley arose.
I think the last time I took a cute picture I was wishing for my two front teeth.
Big Joe Shelton of Columbus has been awarded a $4,400 Fellowship grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Several William Faulkner novels and short stories were made into poignant feature films, but, unknown to many, the Nobel Prize-winning author also wrote screenplays for Hollywood.
Every decade has its iconic images. When thinking of the 1920s, flappers come to mind. The '30s evoke long, gloomy lines snaking out of soup kitchens. Each period has a descriptive name, as well: "The Roaring Twenties" or "The Depression."
A bit of New Orleans will arrive in Columbus Sept. 10, when the Tennessee Williams Tribute welcomes a Stella Shouting Contest as part of its week-long festivities in the city of the playwright and poet's birth in 1911.
The square foot garden is coming along fine. I ate the five strawberries, 15 beans and one squash produced thus far; Sam said he'd stick with Cheerios. Something got to the lettuce before I did, but if zinnias and leafy cosmos were edible the Bardwells would have a cornucopia accented with one humongous sunflower.
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