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Montgomery Celebrates May as Historic Preservation Month

Montgomery Celebrates May as Historic Preservation Month

Each May, our city celebrates National Historic Preservation Month by acknowledging Montgomery’s rich architectural heritage and our continuing efforts to preserve it. For the third year, Montgomery’s Historic Preservation Commission has accepted nominations for Preservation Awards. The purpose of these awards is to: Encourage excellence in the planning, design and execution of projects affecting the […]

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Customer Service: An Odyssey

Customer Service: An Odyssey

By on 25 April, 2019 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

This story has a happy ending. Eventually, a combination of corporations and insurance paid for our historic Midtown home to have nearly $15,000 worth of unintended kitchen repairs. But it took hundreds of hours and considerable dedicated effort to get these various entities to make good on their promises. We’re here to offer some advice […]

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Picture of the Week – 4/24/19

Picture of the Week – 4/24/19

By on 24 April, 2019 in Fun, Katie Pollock, Picture of the Week with 0 Comments

  This is an image from September 2018. It was taken at the Lower Dexter Cruise-In. This event happens on the first Friday of every month in downtown Montgomery. The next one is on May 3rd at 5:30 p.m. When I took this photo, I was stopped in my tracks by all of the visual […]

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Picture of the Week – 4/17/19

Picture of the Week – 4/17/19

By on 17 April, 2019 in Fun, Katie Pollock, Picture of the Week with 0 Comments

The Pine Hill Haints playing at the Sanctuary. The way this photo captures energy and movement and light is obvious, but you may not know about the word “haints.” It’s a spectral word, encouraging you to read the Gothic folklore of Kathryn Tucker Windham, or maybe just spend some time alone in an Alabama cemetery at […]

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Picture of the Week, 4/10/19

Picture of the Week, 4/10/19

By on 11 April, 2019 in Katie Pollock, Picture of the Week with 0 Comments

Loblolly pine seedlings went to the moon and back in 1971. Yes, that moon. The Alabama Forestry Commission and the U.S. Forest Service presented one of the seedlings to Gov. George Wallace upon their return to Earth. That tree still grows today next to the statue of a martyr named Albert Patterson. More information on […]

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Picture of the Week, 4/3/19

Picture of the Week, 4/3/19

By on 3 April, 2019 in Fun, Katie Pollock, Picture of the Week with 0 Comments

This is a photo of the water pouring from Doster Road Artesian Well in Prattville, AL.  It’s a source of free spring water.  Just bring a container, fill it, and take a sip. The well is covered by a well-house that includes a bench. It’s also right beside the Autauga Creek trail and near Pratt […]

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Yuka review

Yuka review

By on 3 April, 2019 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

Yuka Roll and Pho, just across the Boulevard on Vaughn, is a really great and affordable place to eat. We’ve been there twice, and it may be the best place in town for sushi – at least when you mix in factors like price, crowd, quick service, and variety. Montgomery’s sushi scene has always been […]

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Photo of the Week – 3/14/19

Photo of the Week – 3/14/19

By on 15 March, 2019 in Fun, Katie Pollock, Outdoors, Parks with 0 Comments

  Bamboo in the Prattville Wilderness Park – Fun fact: so similar to Asia that the military used it to train soldiers before sending them to Vietnam. Editors’ Note: This is one of our favorite local places. Read more here.  Katie Pollock is a photographer who tries to capture the startling beauty of the natural and human-made […]

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Leadership Seminar for Old House Lovers

Leadership Seminar for Old House Lovers

By on 12 March, 2019 in Carole King with 1 Comment

This year Montgomery’s Historic Preservation Commission is sponsoring a Historic Preservation Leadership Seminar. Just what, you might ask, is this Historic Preservation Leadership Seminar about? The seminar is an informative seven week program to familiarize the citizens of Montgomery with its history and the importance of preserving the city’s built environment. Each weekly session will […]

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Photo of the Week – 3/6/19

Photo of the Week – 3/6/19

By on 8 March, 2019 in Katie Pollock with 1 Comment

  This photo was taken during Art on the Square, right before a crowd watched as a group of children performed to a song with lyrics that included “no more dying in the streets.”  Many attendees seemed proud to call Montgomery home, with high aspirations for the future.  Their embrace of this place with its […]

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