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Food: A path to understanding where we come from

Posted 5/24/2017 in Food

Since the beginning of humankind, food has been a marker of cultures.

Got a creamy salad itch? Try one with broccoli, blue cheese

Posted 5/24/2017 in Food

Tis (almost) the season of backyard barbecues, picnics and outdoor potlucks.

Cooking on deadline: Mediterranean tomato wheat berry salad

Posted 5/24/2017 in Food

Wheat berries are great little nuggets -- a whole grain, containing the germ, endosperm and bran.

Loaves and Fishes preparing a Polynesian Paradise

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

An imaginary excursion to the islands is in store when Loaves and Fishes Community Soup Kitchen presents its fourth annual Festival of Flavors June 2 at Lion Hills Center in Columbus.

To everthing a season: A garden club closes the book after 60 years, but we're reminded clubs make for a more beautiful world

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

"Columbus Boasts New Garden Club," the headline reads. The photocopied Commercial Dispatch newspaper article dated Jan. 12, 1957, is well-preserved, even though the gray scrapbook page it's glued to is fraying a bit at the edges.

MSMS students win scholarships to study Russian abroad

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

Two Mississippi School for Math and Science students will study Russian in the former Soviet Union this summer after winning $7,000 scholarships sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

 

Out There for the week of May 21, 2017

Posted 5/20/2017 in Entertainment

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of May 21, 2017

Posted 5/20/2017 in Entertainment

 

Sounds of Summer returns for 10th year

Posted 5/20/2017 in Entertainment

Lazy, hazy summertime in the Golden Triangle heralds the return of Sounds of Summer in Columbus.

Southern Gardening: Annual flowering vinca shine in warm weather

Posted 5/20/2017 in Columns

Now that our gardens and landscapes are heating up, it is the perfect time to plant annual flowering vinca.

 

Being Beautiful: With all due respect to cats and hamsters, dogs rule at my house

Posted 5/20/2017 in Columns

Ah, Sophia ... I remember the days leading up to when she would be ours.

 

 

MSU offers free online cyberbullying training

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

Educators planning for next year can participate in a free, online train-the-trainer course that will help them teach children and adults how to recognize and combat cyberbullying.

 

Anne's Kitchen: What to make? How about Mississippi Roast?

Posted 5/17/2017 in Food

It's a busy May over here and I'm looking forward to mid-June for my fourth annual "retreat" with 16 girlfriends from my hometown of Athens, Georgia.

A pair of chilled salads you can make ahead

Posted 5/17/2017 in Food

In summer, a party can erupt any time of the day.

Picnic-size Southwestern zucchini quiches are a snap to make

Posted 5/17/2017 in Food

You'd think quiche would be a summer picnic staple.

Couscous and chicken takes very little time and work

Posted 5/17/2017 in Food

With Ramadan, Islam's annual holy month, upon us, I thought I'd offer up some couscous, a dish that originated among North Africa's Berbers a thousand or so years ago.

Mother and daughter: A family steps out on faith, with dual degrees to show for it

Posted 5/13/2017 in Community

Karrah Fort, 38, is likely to long remember how she celebrated Mother's Day weekend 2017 -- by walking across the stage to receive her master's degree in social work from the University of Tennessee.

Death Over Dinner: a way to have the 'difficult conversation'

Posted 5/13/2017 in Community

As a longtime nurse who has worked in many parts of the world, Stephanie Holcombe is well aware that people deal with death in various ways.

Playing in the dirt: A May to-do guide for area gardeners

Posted 5/13/2017 in Columns

Beep, beep! What's that?

 

Out There for the week of May 14, 2017

Posted 5/13/2017 in Entertainment

 

 

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