Margie Riley McVay
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Kevin Buckley of Helanbak.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born Dec. 2, 1990 in Porok, Philippines, but I moved to Columbia when I was one. My dad is from here, and my mom is from the Philippines.
After World War II, Elizabeth David, a formidable presence in British food circles, chronicled foods in post-war England, France and Italy. To the astonishment of the Brits, she reported that the poorest peasants in France and Italy dined more deliciously and well than the middle-class Englishman.
Some of the best food stories have a circular path. This new breed of poultry began with an immigrant couple who came to America to escape the Nazis. The couple, Alphonsine and Jacques Makowsky, made a new home in Connecticut with a plan to raise African Guinea hens.
Several years ago Mike and I were taking a “rambling” vacation in Ohio and Kentucky. It was a wonderful serendipitous trip.
Wilks commits to USM
Since he was a kid, Columbia Academy outfielder Slade Wilks has made his presence felt on the baseball diamond from smashing windshields at Dean Griner to being a driving force in Columbia Academy’s MAIS AAA State Championship as a freshman.