July 24, 2008 RSS feed / Lifestyle

A lily by any other name...

Gardening With Dora

By this time of year my garden has begun to look a little scruffy. The perennial shrubs have recovered from their January pruning and need trimming back again. More...

McFarland-Harrison to wed in Rainbow City

John and Kathy McFarland of Rainbow City announce the engagement of their daughter, Mollie Olivia, to Ellis Patrick Harrison, son of John Randy and Nancy Noble Harrison of Wetumpka. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Hazel and the late W.C. More...

Cooking with rice

Memories & Recipes

The other day Laura brought me some Japanese rice that Billy Robinson sent for me. I have never cooked with this type of rice before. Japanese rice cooks best in a rice cooker but I don't have one so I cooked it the traditional Cajun way. More...

A big cucumber

Marcus Cumbie of Grove Hill displays a 23-inch cucumber he grew in his garden. Photo by Barry H. Hendrix More...

Final Plans

Bagley-Powell Karie Michelle Bagley and Matthew James Powell will exchange wedding vows Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. at the Grove Hill Baptist Church. A reception will immediately follow in the church's fellowship hall. More...

Grove Hill Baptist to host Back to School Block Party

Grove Hill Baptist Church will be hosting a "Back to School Block Party" on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Rev. Lee Merck, the church's pastor, explained, "This is about our children and our teen-agers. More...

Now Here's A Tip

• Recipe Substitutions: If you need 1 cup of tomato juice, use 1/2 cup of tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup of water. • "Tacos are a favorite meal in our house, but very messy - until we discovered a great use for coffee filters. More...

Bumpers-McClain exchange vows on Fort Walton Beach May 17

Stephanie Leigh McClain of Marbury and Wesley Glover Bumpers of Jackson were united in marriage on the beach at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida on May 17, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Smoke on the Mountain - Homecoming

The saga of Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe and the Sanders Family Singers continues at the Ballet and Arts Performing Theatre in Gilbertown next month. More...

Hike-Fendley to wed July 26 in Sandflat

Dot Hike and William Earl Fendley will exchange vows at Springfield Methodist Protestant Church in Sandflat at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, Saturday, July 26, 2008. All friends and relatives are invited. More...

Roberts-Steed married in Gulf Shores ceremony

Rachael Marie Roberts and Charles Daniel Steed Jr. were united in marriage at 4 o'clock in the evening on June 28, 2008 at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Officiating the ceremony was Bro. More...