Playing Santa Claus is one of Jack Mayfield’s favorite things to do during the holidays. This week in Oxford Living, the historian takes a break from Oxford’s history to tell us why having a long white beard makes for the perfect Santa Claus. (December 17, 2010, Page 3B)
Columnist Joanne Wilkinson shares her memories of a good friend and reminds us all how important our friends are to us — in good times and not-so-good times. (December 17, 2010, Page 3B)
While normally a solitary hobby, the best part of knitting is often the socialization that can be found in knitting circles. Knitting enthusiast Buffy Choinski writes about using the Internet to find fellow knitters in Oxford Living’s new knitting column. (December 17, 2010, Page 2B)
Four gingerbread houses have been on display at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts since Dec. 1 for the center’s first Gingerbread House Village that ran in conjunction with the holiday performance of Synergy Brass Quintet’s “Gingerbread and Brass” program that ran on Dec. 4. (December 17, 2010, Page 1B)
Local columnist Ryan Miller remembers days of playing Indiana Jones and using imagination and sticks to create fun before the big technology boom.
Walk down memory lane with him in today’s Oxford EAGLE. (December 10, 2010, Page 1B)
When art lovers browse through art galleries, they delight in seeing the finished product of the artist. Rarely, however, are they able to catch a glimpse of where the masterpiece started.
Recently, several local artists of varying mediums opened the doors to their studios and invited the public in to share their work in the place where it was created. (December 10, 2010, Page 1B)
Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about the invasion of Oxford by Union forces just before Christmas in 1862. (December 10, 2010, Page 2B)
Knitting can be as much of a social hobby as it is a skilled one. Local knitters take time to share their work during the weekly knitting circle at Knit1 Oxford which opened its doors in August, giving local knitting enthusiasts a place to learn and share new knitting tricks. (December 3, 2010, Page 1B)
The Education Committee of Lafayette County Master Gardeners, under the leadership of Chair Eileen Leonard, surveyed its membership and compiled a few of the member’s “favorite things.” To learn what your favorite gardener might want for Christmas, see Susan Boehm’s column on page 2B. (December 3, 2010, Page 2B)
Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield talks about Oxford’s first community Christmas tree that was erected at the Memory House on University Avenue. (December 3, 2010, Page 2B)