My wife and I belong to our local Wellness Center, which offers a wide variety of group exercise classes. A few nights ago, we decided to check out Pilates. I always thought of Pilates as kind of a ladies’ thing. You never hear guys saying, “Dude, I almost puked in that Pilates class.” I called […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College isn’t waiting to put fitness initiatives in motion. After formally accepting a $308,000 grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, the community college’s faculty and staff took off for a walk, stretched through a yoga session and boogied down in […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Middle School seventh- and eighth-graders will take to the stage starting Sunday with their Splash show choir performance of “Light of the World.” Director Katie Foxworthy says the show has come to fruition after months of hard work from the kids. “These boys and girls have […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Whether you like Victorian homes with towers and turrets, turn of the century Queen Annes with gingerbread trim or Greek Revival mansions and cottages, there’s something for everyone’s taste at the 40th Aberdeen Southern Heritage Pilgrimage. “We chose Bella Vida because it hasn’t been on the tour in […]

On an evening in early March the Earth Lady will venture out onto her front porch and take delight in listening to the male, amphibian chorus of Spring Peepers reverberating from the nearby bog. After a long, cold winter, this nocturnal serenade, just like the first daffodil or purple martin, is a sure sign that […]

Gardening is fun, invigorating and therapeutic but a little warning about some of our plants is wise. Many plants have a built-in mechanism to protect them from herbivorous animals, such as a chemical the plant can release or with stickers, burrs, spines and needles. While most plants are not poisonous, many can be irritating to […]

It seems that crape myrtles face a lot of dangers this time of year.Many still face “crape murder,” or being butchered by having their branches improperly cut off at the same place every year. A novice gardener sees a so-called “professional” landscape company do it, so they think they need to cut their own crape […]

Everyone has that favorite TV show that just didn’t quite find its niche in primetime and went the way of the dinosaurs. Whether it was “Firefly,” “Community,” “Arrested Development” or some other series that was gone too soon, everyone has felt that disappointment when they find out that “their show” is gone. On Tuesday, it […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Disney’s “purr-fect” musical, “The Aristocats” is for all ages, but the kids are the ones having fun with it. Pied Piper Players’ latest children’s show will bring the music, laughs, and felines from the 1970 classic to audiences this weekend. “It’s a pretty faithful adaptation,” said co-director […]