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October 23, 2014

Life & Arts

Oct. 23-29 Daily Calendars

Upcoming community events in Calhoun County.

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
Cream cheese adds tang to spaghetti dish
Posted: October 22, 2014

Those who have read my column for the past 28 years know how much I enjoy using new products in my kitchen experiments. Having been in recipe development for many years, I like to find exciting and creative ways to use new products. Some work. Some don't.

Sunday 10/19/2014
GRAVE MATTERS: Library offers virtual tour of historic Anniston cemetery
Posted: October 19, 2014

Touring Anniston’s 50-acre Edgemont Cemetery normally requires strong legs and comfortable shoes. But not on Oct. 28, when the Anniston-Calhoun Public Library will offer a virtual tour of the site.

Brett Buckner: Sugar and spice, but not everything nice
Posted: October 19, 2014

“Cooper smells like doo-doo had a baby.”

Friday 10/17/2014
SMALL TALK: Euterpean Club celebrates its 100th anniversary
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 2:47 pm

In ancient Greece, Euterpe was one of the nine mythological muses. She was the inspiration for music and lyrical poetry. She is also the namesake of an Anniston study club that celebrates its 100th anniversary this month.

Junior League presents murder for a good cause
Posted: October 17, 2014

Halloween is fast approaching. What’s in your horror-scope for the celebration? No matter how the astrologers guide you, you can’t go wrong with deciding to see the Junior League play “Unprincipled” on Thursday or Friday. Besides enjoying chills, thrills and suspense, you’ll get a chance to help solve the murder mystery.

JSU band’s tradition of hymn dates back decades
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm

At the end of most Jacksonville State University home football games, the school’s 400-plus band members put their arms around each other and join in a gospel hymn.

RELIGION ROUNDTABLE: What is heaven like?
Posted: October 17, 2014

Remember when you were 3 years old?

Alabama group deploys high-tech to hunt ghosts
Posted: October 17, 2014

There are time-honored methods of speaking with the dead.

RECORD-BREAKING: Someday soon, someone is going to run a two-hour marathon
Posted: October 17, 2014

It’s marathon season, that time of year when hordes of local runners pile miles onto their training calendar in preparation for a 26.2 mile race.

THE SAX MAN: Branford Marsalis brings jazz music back down to earth
Posted: October 17, 2014

Branford Marsalis gets around.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Oct. 16-22 Daily Calendar
Posted: October 15, 2014

Upcoming community events in Calhoun County.

How to eat a lobster and other lessons for Lobsterfest
Posted: October 15, 2014

On Saturday, Grace Episcopal Church in Anniston celebrates the 18th anniversary of Lobsterfest, an annual fundraiser benefiting Habitat for Humanity.

Saturday 10/11/2014
SMALL TALK: Because breast cancer doesn't affect just women
Posted: October 11, 2014

When Margaret Taylor was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, her husband, Jimmy Taylor, was devastated.  

ON GARDENING: Plan now for strawberries
Posted: October 11, 2014

October is a great time to start a strawberry patch. Strawberries established in the fall have a much higher yield the following season.

WAX AND WICKS: Local candlemaker opens shop in Gadsden
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 10:11 am

“Monkey Farts is definitely one of my favorites.” Stevie Papoi says, laughing. “It’s a blend of coconut and banana that kids love because it’s funny, and it actually smells good, so grown-ups like it too.”

JSU aims high with 'The Seagull'
Posted: October 11, 2014

It’s not easy to nail down what, exactly, Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” really is.

Artists in Action: Hawaiian quilts on display in Oxford
Posted: October 11, 2014

The Hawaiian island of O’ahu is 4,400 miles from Alabama, but to viewers at the Hawaiian Heritage Quilt exhibit at Oxford Performing Arts Center, it seems only steps away.

Bye-Bye Broadway: He traded the Great White Way for a Jacksonville State classroom
Posted: October 11, 2014

Michael Boynton has a degree in everything.

Lisa Davis: She’s got a ticket to drive
Posted: October 11, 2014

14 days ago: Had the windshield on the old Honda replaced. It’s been cracked for years, but we never bothered to replace it because we figured it would just get cracked again.

Friday 10/10/2014
Can one man with a paintball gun stop the zombie apocalypse?
Posted: October 10, 2014

I’ve spent my whole life getting ready for the zombie apocalypse. Not by running marathons or learning special-forces fighting styles or checking the Martha Stewart guide to better home barricades. Mostly, I play videogames and watch movies.

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