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Christmas countdown continues with Wassail Fest Friday

Posted 12/1/2018 in Entertainment

Downtown Columbus will all but jingle with holiday spirit when the 15th annual Wassail Fest gets underway at 5 p.m. Friday.

Columbus Sings 'Messiah' -- a treasured tradition returns

Posted 12/1/2018 in Entertainment

Posters are out, soloists confirmed, arrangements made for 150 chairs for choir and orchestra, and movers set to transport the harpsichord graciously loaned by First Baptist Church. James Allen and co-organizers of the annual Columbus Sings 'Messiah' are doing all they can in preparation for two performances Dec. 11 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus.

Photo: Meet the Junior Grand Marshals

Posted 12/1/2018 in Community

Winners in the Columbus Christmas Parade Art Contest receive awards and prize monies Wednesday from Main Street Columbus parade planning committee members at The Commercial Dispatch offices. The local students will serve as junior grand marshals in the city's 7 p.m. Christmas parade Monday. They are, in front, from left, Luciana Gurrola, David Ross Chism, Andrew Bradberry and Carter Hutchins. Second row: Isabella Kerstetter, Isaac Zarandona, Isabelle Gilman, Ava Williams and Sadey McCraw. Behind them, from left, are committee members Lisa Kerby, Shannon Bowen, Jimmy Parker and Barbara Bigelow. More than 300 artworks were submitted in the contest.

First Christmas offers chance to visit interactive Bethlehem

Posted 12/1/2018 in Entertainment

Each December, for 17 years, First Baptist Church of Columbus has sought to bring something of the wonder of the first Christmas to the Golden Triangle through the recreation of first-century Bethlehem.

'12 Days of Christmas' begins, benefits Pregnancy Care Center

Posted 12/1/2018 in Entertainment

December brings with it a flurry of festivities. One of those returning to Starkville is the annual "12 Days of Christmas" through Dec. 15 at Three Generations Tea Room at 217 N. Jackson St.

 

Holiday Extravaganza will be a multicultural experience

Posted 12/1/2018 in Entertainment

The Mississippi University for Women Departments of Music and Theatre present "A Holiday Extravaganza -- Winter Celebrations Around the World."

 

Southern Gardening: Use Sorbet violas to add garden color until spring

Posted 12/1/2018 in Columns

Are you looking for cool-season color that's a sure thing -- a take-it-to-the-bank garden plant?

 

Proactive moves can help reduce holiday stress

Posted 12/1/2018 in Community

It's the time of year that many people look forward to and get excited about. For others, it's a very different story, one that seems stressful, chaotic, overwhelming and even depressing.

 

In the garden with Felder: Keep your landscape doable

Posted 12/1/2018 in Columns

Beauty and satisfaction aside, have you ever thought about your garden's "green footprint" -- its cost to you and your surroundings?

 

School news: Phi Kappa Phi

Posted 12/1/2018 in Community

 

 

School news: ICC graduates

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School news: McCloud graduates

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Out There for the week of December 2, 2018

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Community Calendar for the week of December 2, 2018

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Quiche for the holidays: Young cooks learn how

Posted 11/28/2018 in Food

Winston Banks, 12, and his sister, Laila, 11, hadn't even heard of quiche 10 days ago. Now, not only are the 4-H youth and Columbus Middle School students genned up on the dish, they cooked it during Thanksgiving holidays for their parents, Alphonso and Minnie Banks.

For a classic made-from-scratch rendition of chicken soup, go for the thighs

Posted 11/28/2018 in Food

This classic rendition of chicken soup starts the old- fashioned way, by making a from-scratch broth.

Make a sweet bread that requires you eat it with your hands

Posted 11/28/2018 in Food

Monkey bread is a knotty-looking loaf of sweet bread made from balls of dough coated with cinnamon, sugar and melted butter.

Make crisp, piping hot tidbits of fried seafood

Posted 11/28/2018 in Food

Mixed fried seafood -- or fritto misto di mare -- can be found throughout Italy; however, the most iconic and evocative incarnation hails from Campania.

'Christmas Belles': Or, what happens when a Christmas program spins hilariously out of control?

Posted 11/24/2018 in Entertainment

Christmas in the fictional town of Fayro, Texas, is unlike Christmas anywhere else in the world -- one can hope. At least that's so when the Futrelle sisters have anything to do with it.

Countdown is on to Columbus' Christmas Parade

Posted 11/24/2018 in Entertainment

"Sounds of the Season" is the theme of the 2018 Columbus Christmas Parade, which will begin making its way through downtown at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, led by Grand Marshal Col. Samantha Weeks.

 

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