The women in Abraham Lincoln’s childhood
I always look forward to the birthdays of America’s two greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We honor Lincoln on Friday, February 12. After immersing myself in the rich store of anecdotes from his many friends, the effort to select material for this brief column was challenging. The words of a lady who knew Abe when he was just seven and she was a 10 year old are a good beginning.
Whitney Miller featured at Chefdance
Poplarville native, Whitney Miller, season one winner of Fox's MasterChef and author of Modern Hospitality cookbook, was featured on opening night chef for Chefdance within the Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah, on January 18th.
Pine trees and Mississippi’s Piney Woods
By Patricia Drackett, Director/Crosby Arboretum
After arriving at the Crosby Arboretum around five years ago, I noticed many references in our site records about the “Piney Woods” region. I soon realized that there was much more to the Arboretum than just providing education about Mississippi’s native plants. Our facility also interprets the site’s context within the region known as the Piney Woods.
2013 Krewe of the Pearl Ball a class act
The Krewe of the Pearl honored their King and Queen, Ted and Lynne Barze’, on Saturday evening at Southern Char Steak House with its first Mardi Gras Ball. The theme was “Puttin on the Ritz;” the evening’s entertainment was provided by X-Finity Dance and Harvey Jesus and Fire.
“Swamp Hunters” has Premier Party with Carriere stars
Fatty’s Seafood establishment was filled to capacity Monday night for the Premier Party for truTV’s “Swamp Hunters.”
The show, which airs Mondays at 9:30 p.m. on truTV, features a Carriere family who have had to make some hard choices and restructure their lives to navigate this current economy. But, as people will come to see, they have done so as a family.
Dewitt L. Bolton, M.D.
Dr. Bolton established his primary practice in Picayune, in 1964, after completing his medical training in 1961. He served the community for 42 years before retiring in 2006 to take care of his ailing wife.
Retirement left a big hole in his life and shortly thereafter he became Medical Director for Manna Medical Clinic as a volunteer. He has served in that position since 2006.
Gulf Coast Orchid Society Exhibit for 2013
Dream gardens, magnificent rainforests, beautiful woodland paths overhung with majestic orchids. You don't have to travel far to see the best that nature has to offer.
Leaving the house we called home for so long
By Dr. Stanley Watson/Syndicated columnist
Today I walked through the rooms of the two story farm house that was home to my family for over fifty years. The appliances were gone from the laundry room, all of the furniture gone from the living room, den and dining room — even the piano was absent from the parlor. Upstairs the rooms were bare and the shelves of books were missing from my office and the sunroom.
Ted and Lynne Barze’ 2013 King and Queen of Krewe of the Pearl
Ted and Lynne Barze’ were announced as the 2013 King and Queen of the Krewe of the Pearl. The couple were crowned Saturday, January 12th at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
Observing the birth of a multi-trunked tree
By Patricia Drackett, Director, Crosby Arboretum
Last week, on the way in to work along the Arboretum’s service road, I did a double-take after I passed what appeared to be a tiny shrub at the roadside, ablaze in scarlet and gold. With our woods now wearing winter’s drab hues, and the sparkle of autumn color now long faded, these leafy clusters really stood out.
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