SouthView: Features, lifestyle, arts and entertainment for metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

The Albany Herald's SouthView includes coverage of arts, entertainment, lifestyle, health and faith stories in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia. Regular features include columnists such as Mandy Flynn, "The Dixie Diva" Ronda Rich, "the Old Rocker" Barry Levine, Looking Back history by Mary Braswell and Creede Hinshaw on Faith, along with our Health & Fitness group -- Michele Moulton, Kirsten Lupinski, Mary Ganzel and Perry Buchanan. Friday Jam, our weekly music page, is here, along with our Gardener of the Month and Yard of the Month series. You also can find our weekly Community and Coming Up calendars. Contact us at (229) 888-9344 with story ideas.

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JULIE WELLS: Honey vinaigrette dressing is tangy, tart and tasty

THE RECIPE BOX: Nothing complements a salad like your own signature dressing

Its tart. Its tangy. Its tasty. What is “it” you might ask? Honey Vinaigrette dressing is what it is.

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MICHAEL LOMAX: 'Woman in Gold' shiny but not slick

FILM COMMENTARY: Film's predictability detracts from story

The film “Woman in Gold” features fine acting, but viewers see the action coming a mile away.

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RONDA RICH: Pictures not quite hair-raising

THE DIXIE DIVA: Camera shy hubby shudders at sound of a shutter

Never volunteer — or try to get out of it — if you agree to be photographed.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Rain brings color into our landscapes

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

We have been getting some much needed rain in the area which is bringing out lots of color into our landscapes.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - April 22-28, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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BARRY LEVINE: Ben E. King's move to Drifters led to series of top hits

THE OLD ROCKER: 'Stand By Me' reached Top 10 twice, 25 years apart

Ben E. King’s hit “Stand By Me” was reissued in 1986 followed the song’s use as the theme song from the movie “Stand By Me,” a coming-of-age drama directed by Rob Reiner.

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Albany area 2015 summer camps

An alphabetical listing of summer camps and workshops for children and youth

These are summer camps set for the Albany area, with ages ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school seniors.

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MANDY FLYNN: Random musing ... how refined!

FEATURES COLUMNIST: Contemplations without aim or reason

Random musings. Musing – a contemplation. Random – without definite aim or reason. Why, I have those all the time.

Albany Area Community Calendar - April 26-May 4, 2015

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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Albany hosts Kiwanis Club student art, music competition

Albany competition offers college scholarships to winners

Albany hosts Kiwanis Art & Music Showcase scholarship competition for the first time.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: 'Starvation mode' doesn't stop weight loss

HEATH AND FITNESS: Cutting calories does not make your body to decide to not lose any more weight

The main reason the body comes to plateaus during dieting or exercise, besides noncompliance with the program, is that when weight is lost and you become more physically fit, your body uses fewer calories to perform the same workload.

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Albany Relay for Life raises funds to fight cancer | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany survivors and supporters walk from dusk to dawn

The Cancer Society Relay for Life sends teams raise money to fight cancer.

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Dougherty County coroner provides job overview

Dougherty Coroner Michael Fowler says he starts each day wanting to help people

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler speaks to members of the Exchange Club of Albany

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Albany Almanac - April 25, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - April 24, 2015

Carter teaching Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church

Words of Restoration International Ministries Church of God in Christ will celebrate 91 years of ministry with its annual Community Day Saturday and Anniversary Service on Sunday.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: No thanks to patronizing advice to the clergy

FAITH COLUMNIST: All ministers at some point should quit preaching and go to meddling

An individual who writes in the Wall Street Journal that clergy should be apolitical demonstrates that he applies that proscription only to those clergy who disagree with his position.

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BRAD MCEWEN: Radio? Who listens to the radio?

JAM SESSION: Best music found word of mouth

I simply can’t find the music I like on terrestrial radio.

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JAM poll win inspires Abi Permenter to make more, better music

Singer/songwriter Abi Permenter recorded the second-highest vote total in the recent JAM Favorites Poll.

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Rixton final act added to Wild Adventures concert series

Pop-rockers scheduled to perform at Valdosta theme park July 25

Rixton is the final piece of the concert series puzzle for the 2015 season at Wild Adventures Theme Park.

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Albany Almanac - April 24, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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