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Any History Foodies Out There?

Any History Foodies Out There?

By on 25 June, 2019 in Food, Historic Midtown, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

It’s summer. While popular lyrics would have us think “the living is easy,” that is not how I would describe my current reality. Carole King and I are working on our latest book, Montgomery’s Classic Restaurants. It’s a project with History Press, and we’re digging deep for material. I’m pretty much writing on it every second […]

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Photography at Stonehenge

Photography at Stonehenge

By on 20 June, 2019 in Art with 0 Comments

Stonehenge Gallery presents its 2019 Photography Competition Exhibit – A review by Susan Hood What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time. — John Berger (1926-2017) This exhibition runs July 8 through July 31. There is a reception on July 11, 5:30 p.m. until 8:00. The 2019 Photo Competition […]

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The Impossible Whopper is Here!

The Impossible Whopper is Here!

By on 14 June, 2019 in Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

It’s on the signs of Burger King outlets all over town: “The Impossible Whopper.” Although we don’t normally eat much fast food, we were very excited to check this out. For those who may be wondering what the fuss is about, here’s some background. As more people are looking to eat plant-based meals at least […]

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Picture of the Week – 6/13/19

Picture of the Week – 6/13/19

Cahaba lilies near West Blocton – about an hour and a half from Montgomery. The flowers bloom once a year in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina – a reminder of the rich biodiversity found in Alabama’s rivers. There’s a festival on the third Saturday in May each year, and it is a celebration of the […]

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Electricity for Beginners

Electricity for Beginners

By on 7 June, 2019 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

Editor’s note: Although this post has two bylines, it is written in first person. In this case, the author is Kate. If you live in Midtown Montgomery, you probably purchase electricity from Alabama Power. But this isn’t a post about utilities and the energy they sell us. Although it is about electricity, this post is […]

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Renovators’ Open House Wins Preservation Award

Renovators’ Open House Wins Preservation Award

I am proud to plead guilty to the charge of being an “hysterical preservationist,” as some cynics insist on calling those of us who value our history, architecture and timeless resources. As such, I am deeply involved with our local historic preservation organization, Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery. You may never have heard of Landmarks. But […]

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Adventures on the Coosa

Adventures on the Coosa

By on 29 May, 2019 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors with 1 Comment

  We’ve written before about our interest in spending more time on the river that runs through the heart of our city. We’ve also written about some of the challenges in doing so. Approaching the long Memorial Day weekend with ruthlessly hot temperatures in the forecast, we were feeling the pressure of two particular exigencies: […]

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Picture of the Week – 5/28/19

Picture of the Week – 5/28/19

Our city has many hidden gems like this Cottage Hill alcove that Katie spotted recently. It’s the kind of detail that any one of us might walk or drive right by, maybe while looking at our phones. Rob Walker’s new book The Art of Noticing opens with a quotation from Susan Sontag urging us to see, […]

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Historic Preservation: What I Learned

Historic Preservation: What I Learned

All across the country, people are marking the end of one of their life’s chapters and starting a new one. Graduation! We were up in Tuscaloosa this past weekend, when every possible hotel room and parking space seemed filled by folks looking to wish this new cohort well as they matriculated from the University of […]

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Escaping to Blue Ridge

Escaping to Blue Ridge

By on 14 May, 2019 in Fun, Holidays, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors with 0 Comments

We needed a vacation. More specifically, we needed to get out into the quiet, beautiful natural world — ideally somewhere with mountains. Alabama has many beautiful parts, but not a lot of mountains. So we decided to look for something in North Georgia because it’s pretty close, and we have heard from friends that it […]

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