OXFORD LIVING — Several artists with the Oxford Maker’s Market have been displaying items made from recycled, discarded and found materials during the Green Week festivities at the University of Mississippi campus this week.
The artwork will be on display this afternoon in front of Skipwith Cottage on the Square and again on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. inside The Lyric during the “Upper Decker Festival” — not to be confused with the Double Decker Festival that has had most of its events moved to Sunday due to expected severe weather on Saturday. (April 23, 2010, Page 1B)
The Oxford Garden Club took a cue from technology in its flower show that saw members spanning generation gaps work with their flowers to create entries for the contest that featured a theme of taking ideas from modern technology and “apps.” Winners were chosen, but all of the displays were winners to club members and those who viewed them. (April 16, 2010, Page 1B)
Gospel-country pickers are learning from each other as they gather on Mondays for informal jam sessions. Blackjack Connection, named after the host site, was created about 10 years ago by Bobby Phelps and now includes a wide variety of people from the community who gather for music, fun and fellowship. (April 2, 2010, Page 1B)
Local filmmakers share Mississippi tales in this weekend’s Oxford Film Festival. Sarah Freeland Simonson took part in creating a film about the tradition of “dinner on the grounds.” Ferriday Mansel McClatchy worked on a short documentary about a tortilla-making family in New Albany, and Mary Warner worked with Joe York to expand her documentary on Thacker Mountain Radio. (February 5, 2010, Page 1B)
OXFORD LIVING — Just the thing for these wintry days, the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library offers after-school craft sessions that keep little hands busy. The library has also just launched a new adult craft circle that meets twice a month. (January 22, 2010, Page 1B)
OXFORD LIVING — If you’re looking for a thrifty way to get fit in the new year, consider running: All you need is a pair of shoes. Local runners’ tips for getting started include scouting out good routes, signing up for an upcoming race and finding a friend to join you along the way. (January 15, 2010, Page 1B)
OXFORD LIVING — It may not even cover the brown grass, but even an inch or two of snow warrants sledding and snowball fights in Mississippi. Celebrate the snow day with a full-page photo feature and even more images in our online gallery. (January 8, 2010, Page 1B)