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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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Flowers!

Flowers!

By on 9 May, 2019 in Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

The Old Alabama Town Revue presents its last show of the 2018-2019 season on May 11 at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Colored Church (1885) in Old Alabama Town. The Revue will be part of the activities of Old Alabama Town’s Second Saturday event. Guests are invited to tour Old Alabama Town’s beautiful and […]

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Picture of the Week – 5/8/19

Picture of the Week – 5/8/19

By on 9 May, 2019 in Katie Pollock, Picture of the Week with 0 Comments

While the recent tornado has changed the view, the view is still a good one. If you want to feel like you’ve gotten out of the city but don’t want to go far, visit Wetumpka sometime for a nice walk along the river. Stop for a moment to take in views like this one. Water […]

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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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