Tag Archives: holidays

Particulars on picking the perfect pecan

November 25, 2013

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It’s the holiday season and there is one burning question yet to be answered. No, not how does Santa fly around the world in one night. Rather, how is one to choose the perfect pecan? In addition to buying Mississippi pecans in the shell or already shelled, cooks find a dizzying array of nut sizes, […]

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Talk about tradition — Belhaven’s Singing Christmas Tree oldest in nation

November 20, 2013

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Here’s a trivia question: Where would one go to experience the oldest singing Christmas tree in the U.S.? Answer: Right here in Mississippi. Belhaven University’s Singing Christmas Tree began in 1933 and is the first and oldest outdoor singing Christmas tree event in the country. This year will mark the 81st anniversary of the tree. […]

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Are those reindeer or Clydesdales?

November 14, 2013

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If you hear the clatter of hooves this holiday season, it might be reindeer. Then again, it might be some really big horses. The Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the area in December. The eight-horse hitch, along with the famous red […]

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(VIDEO) Staying healthy during the holidays

December 26, 2012

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MBJ fitness columnist Melinda Duffie counts calories and talks about health and wellness during the holidays.

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Sheldon Laboratory knows Christmas cards

December 21, 2011

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Any businesses out there looking for a creative Christmas card idea might want to follow Sheldon Laboratory Systems’ lead. The Crystal Springs-based company sends one of the most effective yet simple cards I’ve ever seen. Every year, Sheldon employees “commission” their children to craft Christmas-related artwork. The company then uses the artwork to design its […]

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