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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 – 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, 4/3/19

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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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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Picture of the Week: 2/20/19

Picture of the Week: 2/20/19

By on 20 February, 2019 in Fun, Katie Pollock, Outdoors, Parks with 0 Comments

Fun fact: at the time Wynton Blount donated the land for the park, it was considered the largest donation to American Theater. You can see this view during early foggy mornings from Spring to Fall near the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Katie Pollock is a photographer who tries to capture the startling beauty of the natural and […]

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Mystical Treasures Emporium

Mystical Treasures Emporium

By on 11 February, 2019 in Kate and Stephen, Municipal business, Shopping with 0 Comments

Readers, we have done you a grave disservice. We have driven down Mulberry Street hundreds of times but only recently have we made our first venture into the Mystical Treasures Emporium. Perhaps you’ve passed it by as well. It’s the purple building on the left as you go toward the freeway from Carter Hill. We […]

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Trade N Books

Trade N Books

By on 4 February, 2019 in Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 2 Comments

We last wrote about Trade N Books way back in 2009 when it was at its old location. It’s still on Madison Avenue, just a few doors down. We went recently on a rainy day, and were pleased to note that while some things seem to have changed, others remain the same. In many ways, […]

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Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

By on 28 January, 2019 in Art, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

For the first time in the history of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, there are two plays by the same playwright (other than Shakespeare, of course) being performed in the repertory. On Friday, we attended the premiere of the first of them, Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 by Christina Ham. We both think that it may […]

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