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Tradition and transition: Columbus Pilgrimage signals a farewell, and a welcome

Posted 3/23/2019 in Community

Change tends to come slowly to a venerable 79-year tradition like the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage. But, as with all things, change does come with the passage of time. This year's annual Pilgrimage marks an exit, and an entrance -- a farewell to the tour by one homeowner family, and the beginning of another family's antebellum journey.

Thursday's kickoff party, special events highlight Pilgrimage

Posted 3/23/2019 in Entertainment

Thursday marks the kickoff of the 79th annual Columbus Spring Pilgrimage -- nine days of historic home and garden tours, Tales from the Crypt, Catfish in the Alley, Artisans Alley, a barn quilt trail, carriage rides, garden party, 5K run, food, music and fun.

W's Homecoming celebration set for March 28-31

Posted 3/23/2019 in Community

Mississippi University for Women invites alumni, friends and guests to a weekend filled with entertainment and activities for Homecoming festivities March 28-31.

'Meet the Author' hosts Harker Tuesday at Fant Library

Posted 3/23/2019 in Entertainment

Fant Memorial Library at Mississippi University for Women will host writer Jaime Harker at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday as it continues its Meet the Author Series.

Former marine to raise awareness about women in the military

Posted 3/23/2019 in Entertainment

Tracy Crow doesn't think she is a trail blazer. Instead, the former marine prefers to consider herself a "messenger" who is educating people about the women throughout history who have been pioneers in the military.

Old Main Music Festival lineup announced by MSU's Music Maker

Posted 3/23/2019 in Entertainment

Music Maker Productions is presenting the Old Main Music Festival April 5 at the Mississippi State Amphitheater on the university's Starkville campus.

MSU Opera Production presents evening performances of 'Suor Angelica'

Posted 3/23/2019 in Entertainment

The Opera Production program in Mississippi State's Department of Music is presenting 7:30 p.m. performances of Giacomo Puccini's "Suor Angelica" March 29 and 30 at First United Methodist Church's Connection Center.

 

Out There for the week of March 24, 2019

Posted 3/23/2019 in Entertainment

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of March 24, 2019

Posted 3/23/2019 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Try colorful, delicious heirloom tomatoes

Posted 3/23/2019 in Columns

Many folks have been waiting for this moment: the day it's warm enough and past the main threat of frost to become tomato planting time.

In the garden with Felder: Let vines be part of creative solutions

Posted 3/23/2019 in Columns

Landscape gardening sometimes involves hard decisions where no solution seems just right. But "between a rock and a hard place" dissonance can be resolved by going in an entirely different direction.

A vast, unseen world: Amateur radio operators use old, new technology to communicate globally

Posted 3/16/2019 in Community

Allen McBroom stands in the backyard outside his home west of Starkville pointing up toward the sky. "You see that?" he asks. Barely perceptible against the dusk-darkened tree line stretches a 102-foot long, 14-gauge wire, narrower than a pencil. "Over the past two weeks," McBroom continues, "I've talked to people from as far away as Japan and South Africa through that antenna."

West Point Arts Council's 'Hee Haw' revisits the 'kornfield'

Posted 3/16/2019 in Entertainment

All the favorites will be there -- "Grandpa Jones," "Minnie Pearl," "Lulu," "Junior" and the rest -- when the West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents "Hee Haw" March 28-30 at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts in West Point.

Area filmmaker begins next feature film with MAC assist

Posted 3/16/2019 in Community

Independent filmmaker Michael Williams of West Point has more stories to tell. A $5,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) will help him do it.

Archaeologist to visit MSU, linking humanities' past to future

Posted 3/16/2019 in Entertainment

Career archaeologist Robert L. Kelly will visit Mississippi State March 19 to discuss how the study of cultural past can predict the future of humanity.

Music, fashion, fun await Ragtime and Jazz Festival, Gatsby Gala

Posted 3/16/2019 in Entertainment

For the 13th consecutive year, the Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival is bringing the spirit and sounds of the late 19th and early 20th centuries to Mississippi State University's Mitchell Memorial Library March 28-30.

MUW Alumni Association announces upcoming awards recipients

Posted 3/16/2019 in Community

Each year at Homecoming the Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association recognizes outstanding achievement and presents awards to selected recipients in the categories of Distinguished Alumni Achievement, Distinguished Achievement, Alumni Service and Outstanding Recent Graduate.

Read it, eat it: Library announces third annual Edible Book Festival

Posted 3/16/2019 in Entertainment

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System will host its third annual Edible Book Festival at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Thursday, April 11 from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. as part of the library's celebration of National Library Week.

In the garden with Felder: The inner pleasure of the 'fifth essence'

Posted 3/16/2019 in Columns

In much of life, there's an oft-overlooked, almost soulful fifth sense that lifts the ordinary to the sublime.

 

Community Calendar for the week of March 17, 2019

Posted 3/16/2019 in Entertainment

 

 

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