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Taste of Columbus: Restaurants, craft beers featured at weekend event

Posted 9/18/2019 in Food

Shrimp, beef kabobs, corn, gumbo, chicken, protein bars, cheese sticks, veggies, desserts, craft beers -- the list goes on. This will be a Taste of Columbus, a new event to celebrate the city's culinary vibe and to benefit the work Main Street Columbus does to beautify and revitalize the historic downtown district.


Going big: When the job gets big, Beauregard says 'I can do that'

Posted 9/14/2019 in Community

With a practiced motion, Corinne Beauregard starts the quiet electric motor of the scissor lift. Slowly, the railed platform she's standing on rises into the air, the criss-cross metal supports underneath it expanding, sending her higher, higher.


Downtown Columbus Art Walk brings artists, businesses together again

Posted 9/14/2019 in Community

More than 30 artists are creating their inventory of original paintings, hand-poured candles, woodworking, pottery, jewelry and more as the Downtown Columbus Art Walk approaches.


Church cookbooks and comfort food

Posted 9/11/2019 in Food

Cookbooks have a way of gravitating to my bookshelves here at work. At rough count, there are 15 right now, about half of them compiled by churches in the area. I have a soft spot for those collections of recipes put together by congregation members, old and young -- recipes that, in some cases, have been handed down through generations.


Caring for the Caregivers: Those caring for loved ones with dementia can reach out to each other

Posted 9/7/2019 in Community

Sheila Avery misses her best friend. Dementia is stealing her away. It began about a year ago, when Avery's mother began displaying signs of a decline in mental ability that interfered with daily life.


Columbus event pairs visual, culinary arts

Posted 9/7/2019 in Community

An event at an eatery in Taylor, near Oxford, inspired Chef Beth Broussard Rogers of Columbus about six months ago. The Taylor establishment was featuring a local artist in conjunction with a special dining experience.


Home games herald tailgate fever, food safety

Posted 9/4/2019 in Food

With both Mississippi State and Ole Miss hosting their first home games of the 2019 season Saturday, you can bet tailgate plans are in overdrive.


'Laugh Lines': Explore a lighter side of Tennessee Williams at this week's Tribute

Posted 9/3/2019 in Entertainment

When actor Daniel Talley first read the script for "Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody," he knew the 18th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute in Columbus had something uniquely entertaining in store for its audience.


Farm-to-table florals, quilts, garden fest top Quick Bites

Posted 8/31/2019 in Entertainment

With school underway and days growing shorter, Mississippi State University Extension Service's Quick Bites programs turn the focus toward the coming autumn.


Hot weather veggie: Fried, grilled, roasted, pickled -- okra, anyone?

Posted 8/28/2019 in Food

Okra thrives on heat and humidity, so it's no surprise to find it grown prolifically in the Deep South. It generally shrugs off temperatures that can wilt and wither other plants.


Forks & Corks returns with 'a taste for the arts'

Posted 8/16/2019 in Community

A delicious way to enjoy the arts returns to the Golden Triangle Saturday. The Starkville Area Arts Council's Forks & Corks at The Mill celebrates the culinary arts by bringing some of the area's talented chefs together under one roof.


Got a squash hold-out? Tasty ways to win them over

Posted 8/14/2019 in Food

I confess: My younger self was not a fan of squash. My older self has learned the world is full of things I turned my nose up at back then. I wish I could tell my late granddaddy who grew them on his Pontotoc farm and did his best to coax a stubborn little girl to try them.


Back-to-school lunch tips

Posted 8/7/2019 in Food

That ringing we hear is the sound of school bells. We knew it was coming, foretold by streams of anxious parents in store aisles, numbly checking and re-checking school supply lists.


Dream teams: Gardeners are hands-on at national headquarters where dreams come true

Posted 8/3/2019 in Community

Even those who know of the Catch-A-Dream Foundation may not realize its national headquarters are in the Golden Triangle's backyard. Tucked on a wooded 43 acres southwest of Starkville are a rustic visitor center and bunkhouse-turned-office where a small, dedicated staff work every day to make dreams unfold.


Pilot Club adds more splash to Starkville park pad

Posted 8/3/2019 in Community

A new feature at the J.L. King Memorial Park splash pad in Starkville is cooling down the dog days of summer, compliments of the Pilot Club of Starkville.


Denim & Diamonds: western hats and bling support museum

Posted 8/3/2019 in Community

August brings with it an event the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum and friends look forward to each year -- Denim & Diamonds.


Ice cream in a bag: fun to make, fun to eat

Posted 7/31/2019 in Food

Thoughts of homemade ice cream probably bring to mind visions of a whirring electric ice cream maker -- or, for some, the old-fashioned hand-crank version. But there is another way. Ever tried making ice cream in a bag?


Learn by doing: Lowndes County 4-H camp promotes youth empowerment through hands-on activities

Posted 7/27/2019 in Community

With 4-H, it's all about youth building life skills through hands-on projects ranging from science and agriculture to health and civic engagement.


Camp with a Mission continues to 'grow'

Posted 7/27/2019 in Community

Monica Keller carefully placed her hand-painted rock in a small new garden in downtown Columbus Wednesday. One by one, fellow participants attending Camp with a Mission followed her, placing decorated rocks in a sandy section designated for them.


Quick Bites: Cool florals, cyber savvy, get organized

Posted 7/27/2019 in Entertainment

August may be considered the last month of summer, but school bells will soon be ringing.



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