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5K run, music festival will be blast of color, sound on May 14

More than 350 people will be taking spring colors to the extreme May 14 during Natchez’s first Color Dash. Read more

Submitted  — The Natchez Tricentennial commemorative poster is available for $10 at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center and at Dianne’s Frame Shop.

Tricentennial commemorative poster unveiled

Natchez looks different in the eyes of each beholder. For some, the thought of Natchez conjures up a hot-air balloon dotting the sky. For others, ... Read more

Freshly boiled lobster spills out of the cooker during the first Claws for a Cause fundraiser last year. Commerce Street in front of Trinity Episcopal Church will once again be closed off between State and Orleans streets and turned into a block party to raise money for the Natchez Stewpot and the special sessions at Camp Bratton-Green north of Canton. (file photo)

Second Claws for a Cause is twice as nice for fundraiser

South Commerce Street will look a little less Mississippi and a little more Maine for one evening in May. Read more

NICOLE HESTER/THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Auburn Antebellum Home will host a ribbon-cutting for its newly renovated kitchen dependency Thursday. The interior and the exterior of the building were refurbished.

Auburn unveils renovated building

Volunteer caretakers say Auburn has quite a story to tell, and recent renovations of the 1830s mansion are helping that story unfold. The city-owned historic ... Read more

NICOLE HESTER/THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Natchez Festival of Music singer Matthew Bischoff of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,  jokes around with one of the plungers he uses as the legs for his cow costume. Bischoff and other opera singers are presenting the children’s opera “Jack and the Beanstalk” to local students to expose them to the arts at an early age.

Natchez Festival of Music teaches students about opera

Treat others as you wish to be treated. That is the message Natchez Festival of Music organizers are hoping to pass along to area students ... Read more

SAM GAUSE/THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Joe Rossignol and Martha Wyatt-Rossignol celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on the bluff in December 2014.

Fayette native writes about racial complexities of region

NATCHEZ — In 1974 a Jefferson County couple was married quietly and mostly alone on the Natchez bluff because although interracial marriages were legal, they ... Read more

Ben Hillyer/The Natchez Democrat — The sunset from the porch of Edelweiss will be extra special Friday as Natchez Children’s Services supporters gather for a social affair. Organizers, from left, Caroline Iles, Nancy Hungerford, Janet Sullivan, Betsy Iles, Kathie Blankenstein and Andrea Cater invite those interested in a good evening of entertainment, food and drink to come support a worthwhile cause.

Iles’ house to welcome guests for children’s home fundraiser

A social affair, Swiss style, planned for Friday will present an opportunity not only for Natchez’s adult revelers, but also for the region’s less privileged ... Read more

BEN HILLYER/THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Serenade in the Cemetery is set for April 17. The event — from 2 to 4 p.m. — will include a self-guided tour of some of the cemetery’s monuments, including a variety of angel statues.

Annual serenade celebrates new section of cemetery

Sunday afternoon is often a good time for a laid-back visit to see members of the family. Even those in the cemetery. The Natchez City ... Read more

(Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

2016 calendar filled with rock, pop, broadway, more

French, Spanish, British and American. “Carmen,” “Showboat,” The Beatles and Glen Ballard. To celebrate Natchez’s 300th birthday the Natchez Festival of Music will fill the ... Read more

CAIN MADDEN/THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Sonya Brown was recently named the Natchez-Adams School District Parent of the Year. The Natchez High School parent is pictured, fifth from left, with Samantha Doss, 18, Shantel Berry, 15, Mar’Kaja Ramirez, 18, Markell White, 16, Brown’s nephew Robert “RJ” Irving Jr., 4, Morgan Banks, 16, Devin Gines, 16, Kanesha Jones, 16, and Brown’s son Joshua Harvey, 16.

Natchez-Adams School District parent of the year enjoys giving back

Natchez-Adams School District Parent of the Year Sonya Brown cares about each of her children, just don’t let her hear that one of them has ... Read more

Jefferson Street United Methodist Church will be filled inside and outside with items for sale during the United Methodist Women’s annual Community Wide Market. Like last year, vendors are expected to bring household items, crafts, antiques, jewelry and food items. (submitted)

Jefferson Street hosts Community-Wide Market Saturday

Looking for fine arts? What about hand-made crafts? What if you just want to browse antiques, or knives or even Amish food? Read more

Photo Courtesy of T.G. McCary — King Ashton Baker is representing the Pilgrimage Garden Club in the Historic Natchez Tableaux during the second half of Spring Pilgrimage.

Baker reigns as PGC king

NATCHEZ — The king is coming home. Ashton Mackenzie Baker, the 2016 Pilgrimage Garden Club King who will reign over this year’s Hstoric Natchez Tableaux, ... Read more

European auto show coming to Natchez

On April 9, Natchez will showcase European engineering mixed with a bit of Southern hospitality. From Ferrari and Lamborghini to Rolls Royce and Bentley, the ... Read more

Carpenter reigns as PGC queen

NATCHEZ — Mary Kathryn Carpenter has a penchant for storytelling. She’s a reader and a writer, but, most of all, she enjoys the art of ... Read more

Second annual ball planned for Saturday

Who knew that preservationists could have so much fun? One year ago, local residents, out-of-town guests, history buffs and those who appreciated a great party, ... Read more

Natchez native honored to reign with sister at tableaux

By vershal hogan The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — This year the Taylor family will reign supreme over Natchez Garden Club spring festivities. Hunter Taylor will ... Read more

Natchez Children’s Services invites community to celebrate 200th birthday

NATCHEZ — Saturday will mark 200 years since a group of eight Christian women in the Mississippi territory got together to found the Female Charitable ... Read more

Cathedral graduate honored to be part of pilgrimage during tricentennial

NATCHEZ — Pepper Taylor will make a special mark on Natchez’s tricentennial celebration this year. The 2013 Cathedral High School graduate will reign as the ... Read more

Season offers music variety for locals, too

NATCHEZ — Birdsong isn’t the only song filling Natchez’s air this month. Natchez’s annual Spring Pilgrimage starts Friday and runs through April 5. In addition ... Read more

Parenting is never-ending learning experience

Parenting is nothing if not a seesaw of bodily fluids and a constant realization that you are not in control. Along the way, though, parenting ... Read more

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