Around Midtown

Laughing Ourselves to Death

Laughing Ourselves to Death

By on 29 September, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“If you will forgive me for being personal — I do not like your face…” -Agatha Christie Agatha Christie, heralded as “the Queen of Crime,” is one of the most widely read novelists in history. Her sixty-plus books have been translated into hundreds of languages, adapted into plays and films, and continue to have life […]

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Meandering Musical Day in Waverly

Meandering Musical Day in Waverly

By on 27 September, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Art, Fun with 0 Comments

There are No Haters allowed at the Fall Boogie in Waverly, Alabama. It’s on the flyer next to No Dogs and No Glass. It’s on a pretty poster for sale at the Standard Deluxe design and print shop store where you spend way too long deciding which t-shirt you want to buy (the one with […]

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A Hot Tip for Flea Prevention

A Hot Tip for Flea Prevention

By on 25 September, 2017 in Lynne Burford, Pets with 1 Comment

The dog days of summer – hot enough to stifle even the best of us – are about over. Irma brought us a taste of fall that gave us hope! My dogs love to lie in the sun but not when it is coupled with 90 percent humidity. So we are excited at the Chihuahua […]

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Shade Tree Riding Stables

Shade Tree Riding Stables

By on 18 September, 2017 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors with 0 Comments

You can really tell a lot about how much a person understands you by the kind of gifts they give you. A present is a kind of testament to shared connections, and the best kind of gifts try to create new memories together, whether it’s by listening to some new music or reading a well-chosen […]

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Historic Midtown

Minnie, Katie, Hazel and Emily

Minnie, Katie, Hazel and Emily

By on 17 August, 2017 in Historic Midtown, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

School has started, and so I thought I would review some history on Capitol Heights Elementary School. Carole King and I did a presentation at Old Alabama Town in July on the school, and it seemed interest in school remains strong. My interest in solving my history mysteries about schools in Capitol Heights remains strong. […]

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Kress on Dexter—Dexter Avenue’s Newest Restoration

Kress on Dexter—Dexter Avenue’s Newest Restoration

By on 11 August, 2017 in Carole King, Historic Midtown with 3 Comments

If you’ve missed our first two Renovators’ Happy Hour, don’t despair! You’ll have another opportunity to see the newest, most innovative happening in Montgomery’s historic preservation movement hosted by Landmarks Foundation and the Historic Neighborhoods Coalition. Kress on Dexter will be open on Thursday, August 31, from 5:30 until 7:00 for our viewing and enjoyment […]

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A History Mystery

A History Mystery

By on 19 July, 2017 in Historic Midtown, Karren Pell with 1 Comment

On July 9, Carole King and I gave a presentation for the Landmark’s Foundation’s “Discovery Sundays” program at the Loeb Center in Old Alabama Town. Our subject that day was Capitol Heights and two fires that were defining moments for that community. These fun and informative talks are sponsored by Ross Clayton, Inc., and their […]

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Fitzgerald Fun

Fitzgerald Fun

By on 14 June, 2017 in Art, Fun, Historic Midtown with 0 Comments

This weekend’s going to be hopping over at Montgomery’s own Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. First, we’ve got Yoga With Zelda on Saturday – it’s a $10 donation to the museum to get your bliss on with the staff of Montgomery’s Yoga Wellness Center. That class is from 4:30-5:45, and you can expect to leave […]

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Eating Midtown

New Food Update

New Food Update

By on 29 September, 2017 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

Earlier this year, we thought for a little while that we might have to move to Atlanta for work. For a variety of reasons, we didn’t want to go, although we like Atlanta just fine. Spoiler alert: We stayed in Montgomery. But as we weighed the pros and cons, one thing stood out to us […]

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Taste – at Hampstead

Taste – at Hampstead

By on 14 August, 2017 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

There’s something about the summer heat that makes small plate dining so appealing. You don’t want to turn on the oven, much less sit down to a big pile of steaming food. You want someone to bring you bite-sized portions of things in a chilled out atmosphere that makes you forget, for a time, that […]

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Caribbean Cocktails Spice Up Cloverdale

Caribbean Cocktails Spice Up Cloverdale

By on 7 August, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Bars, Fun with 0 Comments

A classic Kids in the Hall sketch features a man making a cocktail in a blender in the supply closet at work. Once you have entered the world of exotic and complicated drinks, it seems like they become an obsession that changes your life. It was a single drink that turned Jeff Berry into a […]

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Moe’s BBQ: Countdown to Cook (Kick) Off!

Moe’s BBQ: Countdown to Cook (Kick) Off!

By on 28 June, 2017 in Food, Sandra Nickel with 2 Comments

Having an office right across the street from the much beloved (but now dark) Sinclair’s Restaurant has provided me a bird’s eye view of the development of its successor eatery, Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que. I’m delighted to report that it looks like the cookoff (that’s kickoff in football terms) “ain’t far off!” Every chance that presents […]

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Real Estate

A Renter’s Hunt for Home

A Renter’s Hunt for Home

By on 30 August, 2017 in Lynne Schneider, Real Estate with 1 Comment

My house hunt began when I realized that my rental unit was actually a True Friendship Litmus Test. With its one-butt-kitchen and lone bathroom, houseguests waited in line for a snack and/or the loo. Even when no guests were there, I still had to handle the stress of murmuring “Excuse me,” hundreds or perhaps thousands […]

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Thinking About Waiting to Buy?  Might Want to Think Again!

Thinking About Waiting to Buy? Might Want to Think Again!

By on 12 July, 2017 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Forgive me if this sounds a bit commercial. After all, I am real estate agent and my team and I make our living selling houses. So you may find me a bit suspect. What drives me to write this today is my many years in the business and memories of people who have told me, […]

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Three Issues to Consider When Shopping for a House

Three Issues to Consider When Shopping for a House

By on 23 June, 2017 in Lynne Schneider, Real Estate with 1 Comment

Three main issues inspired my house-gazing hobby to shift gears into actual house-shopping. So far, in my quest for a Home, I have learned some Profound Truths through frankly confronting three issues, which I will share with you. Profound Home Truth #1: The Bathroom Issue When I was not really on the hunt for a […]

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Columns and Arches and Moldings … Oh, My!

Columns and Arches and Moldings … Oh, My!

On Sunday — the annual Old House Expo Day in Midtown Montgomery — I spent four hours in the home at 728 Felder Ave. During the course of the afternoon, 147 people visited the property and the choruses of “Oooh and aaah” were loud and many! We Southerners (whether by birth or “By the grace […]

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Other Recent Posts

NOLA? Sounds Like a Lovely Person…

By on 4 October, 2017 in Brandie Johnson with 0 Comments
NOLA? Sounds Like a Lovely Person…

A couple of weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of visiting New Orleans for *gasp* the first time. I’m not sure how I managed to go 25 years without ever visiting, but I did. I’m not alone, however, my husband, David, had never been either. My new job gave us both the chance to […]

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Old Alabama Town Revue Crue News

By on 20 September, 2017 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments
Old Alabama Town Revue Crue News

The Old Alabama Town Revue starts its new season on October 5, at 7 p.m. in the church on Columbus Street in Old Alabama Town with a theme to get the audience ready for Halloween: “Murder and Mayhem.” I have long been interested in murder ballads. I have researched several of them. Their history and […]

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Special Event Highlights Mansion Efforts

By on 15 September, 2017 in Carole King with 0 Comments
Special Event Highlights Mansion Efforts

Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association, will be the guest speaker at a special luncheon hosted by the Friends of the Alabama Governors’ Mansion on Thursday, September 28, 2017, in the Joseph M. Farley Auditorium of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Doors open at 11 a.m. and, with limited seating, overflow […]

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Why Aren’t You Riding Your Bike?

By on 13 September, 2017 in City Living, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors with 0 Comments
Why Aren’t You Riding Your Bike?

I don’t have a bike. Not a bad point. You should acquire a bike. In many cities, some our size, health insurance companies (and other companies) sponsor racks of bikes all over cities. Check out this program in Chicago https://member.divvybikes.com/stations Here are 119 cities. https://ggwash.org/view/62137/all-119-us-bikeshare-systems-ranked-by-size It’s too hot. Not anymore. It has cooled off a […]

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Baking, Books, and Hot Chicken

By on 6 September, 2017 in Brandie Johnson, Fun with 0 Comments
Baking, Books, and Hot Chicken

I’ve been all over creation this past month. And by “all over” I mean I went to Birmingham one weekend and Nashville another. Oh, and I popped into Prattville Pickers too. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind month. One of my absolute favorite places to go while I’m in Birmingham, besides PF Changs and […]

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Our Dog’s Sunday

By on 28 August, 2017 in City Living, Fun, Kate and Stephen, Pets with 1 Comment
Our Dog’s Sunday

We’d been saving newspaper for about six weeks, and it was time to take it to the shelter. Sometimes the stack of newspaper gets large enough that you worry about the perceptions that visitors might have. The shelter always wants newspaper to line the puppy cages with, so we loaded up the dog (because she […]

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Ch-ch-ch-Changes

By on 25 August, 2017 in Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments
Ch-ch-ch-Changes

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates People who know me well know that I’m a bit of an artistic enigma. Perhaps it is something to do with my Leo/Virgo cusp birthday? Whatever the cause, I live my life […]

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How to Watch Football 2017 – Montgomery, AL Edition

By on 21 August, 2017 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments
How to Watch Football 2017 – Montgomery, AL Edition

Let’s make a couple of assumptions together: 1. There is a better way to consume football than to just slavishly follow every single game of your favorite team. We already accept that we are essentially cheering for a collection of colors, songs, phrases and gestures. So while you might know the names of the unpaid […]

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Operation: Redecoration

By on 9 August, 2017 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments
Operation: Redecoration

From the outside of our home, things appear pretty normal. Normal, that is, if you are accustomed to the sight of a tarp-covered sofa on our front porch! You see, we have undertaken the total redecoration of the living side of our bungalow (dining room, living room and kitchen down the right side; bedrooms and […]

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Our Neighbor to the South

By on 8 August, 2017 in Fun, Holidays, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments
Our Neighbor to the South

Recently, Midtown Montgomery Living published a blog post called “Our Neighbor to the North,” about a day trip to our nearest neighboring city to the north. In response, we decided to visit our nearest neighboring country to the south, about 90 miles off the southern tip of our neighboring southern state. Our state has had […]

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Our Neighbor to the North

By on 2 August, 2017 in Brandie Johnson, Fun with 1 Comment
Our Neighbor to the North

I think my last blog post pretty well established how much I like Montgomery. But, sometimes, I like to change it up. Which is why, as I mentioned in my previous post, I am writing about things to do in cities within driving distance of Montgomery. A couple of Saturdays ago my husband, David, and […]

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Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

By on 26 July, 2017 in Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments
Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What? You, too? I thought I was the only one.’” -C.S. Lewis As we approach the end of the Playhouse production of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, I am reflective about the lessons I’ve been learning this summer from this company of actors, […]

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