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Reality Check

Reality Check

By on 22 May, 2017 in Historic Midtown, Karren Pell with 2 Comments

With “alternate facts,” reality shows, and false news, the slang term, “Is that for real?” is, well, for real. But among the things in my life that are real, one is life in a historic neighborhood. Folks, it gets and stays real here. Our homes are not “like” Victorian Townhouses and 1920 bungalows; they are […]

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The Capitol Showcase Consumer Art Exhibition

The Capitol Showcase Consumer Art Exhibition

By on 19 May, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Art with 0 Comments

As I scanned the room, lingering over cheerful landscapes and cubist faces, my eyes were drawn to the blue and yellow butterflies with a spiky black sea urchin floating around a shadowy self. Green and purple dripped down the grey human form like wild, alive colors that had to escape. I stared for a long […]

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Stonehenge Framing

Stonehenge Framing

By on 17 May, 2017 in Art, City Living, Kate and Stephen with 1 Comment

There was a point in my life when I decided to stop hanging things on the wall with push pins and Blu-Tack. This happened sometime after college. More precisely, I decided that whatever went on my walls from that point forward would be in a frame. There’s something about framed art that communicates adulthood, sure, […]

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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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Day Trip: Mobile

Day Trip: Mobile

By on 1 May, 2017 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We had concert tickets, given as a Christmas gift, to see Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals at Soul Kitchen in Mobile this past Saturday. It was the kind of gift that promises a future adventure together while also fitting into a stocking. Then, suddenly, it was time. So we planned our weekend trip. Which, […]

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Opposed Absolutes – The Crucible

Opposed Absolutes – The Crucible

By on 1 May, 2017 in Art, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

Crucible [n]: a place or situation in which concentrated forces interact to cause or influence change or development. (2.) a severe test. For the last several weeks, the Cloverdale Playhouse has been climbing the mountain that is Arthur Miller’s masterpiece The Crucible. Some plays get under your skin, and boy, this is one of them. […]

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The Crucible

The Crucible

By on 28 April, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Art, Fun with 0 Comments

Leonard Cohen’s harsh rasp broke the silence and the near pitch black room was barely illuminated only by red hellfire-like light burning up from underneath the stage. From those opening moments, I felt the prickles of suspicion that the Cloverdale Playhouse’s production of The Crucible would be a different kind of theatrical experience. Then the […]

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Renovators’ Happy Hour Showcases Old Cloverdale Renovation

Renovators’ Happy Hour Showcases Old Cloverdale Renovation

The Historic Neighborhood Coalition sponsored by Landmarks Foundation is coordinating a new fun spring event to create awareness of notable preservation projects that are happening in Montgomery’s historic neighborhoods. The inaugural Renovators’ Happy Hour will be Thursday, April 27 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. The renovation at 740 Felder Avenue (Old Cloverdale) by the Price […]

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If It’s Spring, It Must Be…

If It’s Spring, It Must Be…

By on 20 April, 2017 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

The late, great Robin Williams said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” Personally, I think spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Get off your lazy duff and take care of this place!” Lynne Burford’s heart-wrenching recent post, “Homeless,” reminds us of the importance of having our wiring checked regularly. That’s particularly important if […]

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Homeless

Homeless

By on 17 April, 2017 in Lynne Burford with 0 Comments

Homeless. It is not a word most of us think will ever apply to us. But as of last Friday evening, that is my life situation. I came home from work at my usual time, as I do five days a week. I had been home at lunchtime to check on my dogs and let […]

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