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Love those leftovers

Posted 11/25/2020 in Food

By now, plans have been made for how our Thanksgivings will unfold. Just before writing this, I listened to a call-in program on MPB radio as listeners shared how they're adapting this year.

Filling family comfort foods

Posted 11/25/2020 in Food

Just the thought of comfort foods is often enough to warm the soul, especially as cool winds blow and temperatures drop.

Put a zesty spin on weeknight meals

Posted 11/25/2020 in Food

Dinner in many households means foolproof recipes that families can count on, but those can become bland and boring.

Thoughts at Thanksgiving

Posted 11/21/2020 in Community

Here we are, counting down the days to one of the most unusual Thanksgivings many have experienced.

 

Make the most of the holidays with Quick Bites tips

Posted 11/21/2020 in Entertainment

As the end of a stressful 2020 nears its end, two free Mississippi State University Extension Services' Quick Bites programs focus on decorating the season and preserving memories.

 

COVID cancels Country Store, but support for Lee Home still needed

Posted 11/21/2020 in Community

After 59 years, the annual Country Store Bake Sale at the Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum in Columbus will not take place this year.

In the garden with Felder: Of growing and giving thanks

Posted 11/21/2020 in Columns

I barely survived a potent scorpion this week, in my kitchen which is as experimental as my garden.

 

Community Calendar for the week of November 22, 2020

Posted 11/21/2020 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Plant violas now for fall to spring color

Posted 11/21/2020 in Columns

This past weekend, I planted the last of my Big Four must-have, cool-season color annuals: violas.

Tips for sweets -- and safety -- this Thanksgiving

Posted 11/18/2020 in Food

Like many of you, our family plans to scale back this Thanksgiving -- fewer people, much simpler menu, and aiming to do whatever we do outside, assuming Mother Nature is kind.

Flavorful dishes prepped in minutes for small, family gatherings

Posted 11/18/2020 in Food

In what's certain to be a holiday season unlike any other, you can transform your seasonal menu in 20 minutes of prep time or less by incorporating flavorful ingredients that make ordinary dishes extraordinary, ensuring the holidays are as special and memorable as any other year.

Apples help celebrate the best of the season

Posted 11/18/2020 in Food

If it seems like your grocery store's apple section is more abundant than it has been in the past, you'd be correct.

Picture this: Local artists prove 'every picture tells a story'

Posted 11/14/2020 in Community

Jeanette Jarmon was hooked from the first phone call back in March. Novelist and children's book author Sue Clifton of Oakland, Mississippi, had called the Columbus artist to ask her to illustrate a children's book.

Pandemic concerns cancel 2021 JA Charity Ball

Posted 11/14/2020 in Community

The decision was a hard one, but Junior Auxiliary of Columbus has announced cancellation of its spring 2021 Charity Ball.

 

'United We Feed' enters final week

Posted 11/14/2020 in Community

In a year that has intensified food insecurity across Mississippi and the nation, United Way of North Central Mississippi is hoping the final week of its annual United We Feed food drive will be a big one.

 

Photo: Honoring heritage

Posted 11/14/2020 in Community

 

Community Calendar for the week of November 15, 2020

Posted 11/14/2020 in Entertainment

 

In the garden with Felder: Mixing it up can be good for the soul

Posted 11/14/2020 in Columns

A little bit of this, a little bit of that ... I just finished a new garden bed that is a nostalgic nod to my part-time home in northern England and the countless cottage gardens nearby which, because of the 'rona pandemic, are far, far away right now.

Southern Gardening: Matrix, Delta pansies are great cool-season colors

Posted 11/14/2020 in Columns

This week, I got to get back gardening after cleaning up the Hurricane Zeta debris. While visiting a garden center upstate, I was reminded that if you haven't done so already, now is the time to get your pansies planted for great cool-season color.

Plan now for safe holiday gatherings

Posted 11/14/2020 in Community

It should come as no surprise that 2020 holiday gatherings will have a new element of health safety that impacts every part of the festivities and requires planning.

 

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