Winter 2014

Edwina Williams, aka Mother Goose, photographed by Masa Hensley in Hensley’s Columbus studio.


The Role of a Lifetime
Her friends call her Edwina. The larger world knows her as Mother Goose. We visit with Columbus’ most recognizable (and beloved) personality.

River Living

Sherry and Jimmy Dolan have built their dream house on the banks of the Buttahatchee, one piece at a time

Drawn from Life
Tough-as-nails Prairie farmer Tom Wilburn is a man of many talents, one of them happens to be art

A Passion for Beemers
Thirty years ago Craig “Vech” Vechorik set up shop as a motorcycle restorer in Sturgis. The world has since beat a path to his door


Gone to Temple
A Hindu temple in rural Mississippi? No way … look again

Fashion: The Classics
Both trendy and timeless, classics of every kind are always in style


From the Editor

Half-n-Half — A local blend of good things to know and good stuff to buy 

The Avid ReaderColumbus teacher Lacey Pressgrove’s picks from the world of Young Adult literature

The SpotLight Local gadfly G. E. Light’s take on the Triangle’s cultural milieu

One QuestionScared? These locals aren’t afraid to admit what makes them run for cover

3 Inspired People — Be it cemetery, church or city park, self-styled activists Frances Hairston, Larnzy Carpenter and Chuck Yarborough have found their own venues for community betterment

Food for the (International) Soul — An Iranian cook dreams of Christmas; a German one goes home to celebrate

Personal Space — A room of their own: Now that his daughters are older, Jeffrey Rupp finds some space for his guitars … and himself

Home Sweet HomesteadColumnist Shannon Bardwell visits Amanda and Josh Stoll on their Monroe County farm

Musicmaker — Go Johnny Go: Johnny Coleman has been rockin’ and rollin’ since he was 10 years old … and he shows no sign of slowing down

Seven Things — Don’t tell pastor Raigan Miskelly what she can’t do; The former peewee football quarterback, teenage youth minister and college tennis player lists Columbus’ First United Methodist Church as one of her favorite things

Bartender’s Choice — Anchors aweigh: Commodore Bob’s Brady Hindman’s handcrafted mixology sets him apart from other area barkeeps

Seems to Me — Ali Fratesi of Beaverdam Fresh Farms clings to the old ways … and wants you to do likewise

A Letter HomeFor Texas writer Paul Ruffin, a childhood on Sand Road has proven to be a literary treasure trove

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

Parting Shot