John Robert Phillips will get his share of presents this Christmas, but none will mean as much as the everyday gift of his grandmother’s care. Retired teacher Karen Namorato talks about the challenges of helping a child born with both Down syndrome and deafness in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (December 23, 2010, Page 3A)
Jack Mayfield takes us down Memory Lane as he recalls Christmases of the past when he spent the holidays with his grandparents in their South Lamar home. Read about his childhood memories in today’s Oxford Living. (December 23, 2010, Page 3B)
Santa will definitely make an appearance at the Adams’ home in Abbeville this year. In fact, about 100 Santa’s are already displayed in their living room. See Katherine Adams winter wonderland in today’s Oxford Living on page 1. (December 23, 2010, Page 1B)
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)
Robert Leddy, who retired to Oxford from Canada two years ago, is about a dozen countries shy of his goal of visiting 100 countries. Leddy discusses his world travels with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (December 16, 2010, Page 3A)
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)