Winter 2012

Cover of the winter 2012 issue of Catfish Alley

Adlean Williams and fellow Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church choir members share their faith in song at The Saints of Unity Choir Day hosted by Northside Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, Miss., August 2012.

Celebrating gospel music’s power and passion

Jingle All the Way
Old Waverly rings in the holidays with this elegant annual feast

City of Magic
We’re off to see a side of Birmingham that’s enchanting returning travelers and new residents alike

Of Hearth & Heritage
The past and present meet by design in Steve Bengel’s cozy West Point home

The Elements of Winter
Frocks and accessories to help you face this season’s style forecast

It’s a family affair for Starkville Community Theatre, where stage lights and greasepaint form the ties that bind


From the Editor

Our Contributors

From Our ReadersReaders Joy and Hal Posey share holiday recipes

Half-n-HalfA flavorful mix of good things to know and fun things to do

Book Review — Emma and Tom Richardson review Angela Fordice Jordan’s We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter

The Avid Reader — Lauren Bardwell shares five of her favorite reads

One QuestionWhat event in history would you have liked to witness live and in person?

3 Inspired PeopleCarol Hazard, Lynn Phillips-Gaines and George Irby Jr. embody the spirit of community service year-round

Food for the SoulHow deer is done, with Mississippi University for Women Culinary Arts Institute director Erich Ogle

At the RootNPR’s Gestalt Gardener Felder Rushing explores the ins and outs of keeping house plants happy and healthy

Personal SpaceKerry Pittman’s Lowndes County camp house is the perfect outdoor setting for finding one’s inner self

A Letter HomeColumbus’  Will Pieschel is “bringing it home” a half a world away

Seems to MeSlim Smith tells the tale of a Southern man with unforgettable character

Social CallA photographic look at area events and who’s been out and about in the Golden Triangle and beyond

Restaurant GuideA guide to area eateries, plus Miss Moon Pie hits the chow line at Trailboss Restaurant in Macon, Miss.

Parting Shot