Holidays

Starting off 2016 in Montgomery

Starting off 2016 in Montgomery

Regular readers of MML know that we love to do the classic “annual review,” sometimes jamming it together with forecasts, wishes and resolutions about the coming year. It’s fun to think back over the previous year, while throwing out some guesses about what may be in store. Several years ago, we were ambitious and did […]

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Delicious Holiday Fare: The Long Christmas Dinner/The Santland Diaries

Delicious Holiday Fare: The Long Christmas Dinner/The Santland Diaries

By on 15 December, 2015 in Art, Fun, Holidays, Lynne Schneider with 1 Comment

Holidays in Montgomery are (luckily) not like “back home” in the frigid north. In the Gump, I get stuck in shopping traffic on the way to play tennis. The typically brief “evening rush hour” expands into the night with shopper-legions who bustle in cozy red sweaters as if it was cold out. Over Thanksgiving weekend, […]

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The Third Year’s a Charm!

The Third Year’s a Charm!

By on 10 December, 2015 in Carole King, Historic Midtown, Holidays, Shopping with 0 Comments

If you’re sweating last minute gift ideas, like I am, here’s your solution! The Five Points Makers Emporium opened last week at 420 S. Goldthwaite St. in the historic Cottage Hill neighborhood right next to the Sanctuary/Jubilee Community Center. It’s located close to downtown and there’s plenty of parking. Now I know when you arrive […]

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A Rockin’ Holiday

A Rockin’ Holiday

By on 11 November, 2015 in Holidays, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

The Old Alabama Town Revue is coming up on December 3. It’s in the church at Old Alabama Town on Columbus Street at 7 p.m. Come in through the gate at the front of the church. The performance is open to the public with no admission charge. The theme is “A Rockin’ Holiday,” and the […]

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Not Your Grandmother’s Scarecrows

Not Your Grandmother’s Scarecrows

By on 16 October, 2015 in Holidays, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

The scarecrows have arrived at Old Alabama Town, and they are a sight to see. In addition to planting and maintaining the gardens in the working block, the Old Alabama Town Herb Society creates folksy scarecrows to add to the awesome autumnal atmosphere of Old Alabama Town. They stand in front of the dog trot […]

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Remembering Judge Johnson

Remembering Judge Johnson

By on 19 January, 2015 in Government, Holidays, Kate and Stephen, Legal Issues with 2 Comments

In the Montgomery airport, there’s a new advertisement for the movie Selma, which was shot partly right here in town. The movie’s advertising slogan reads “One dream can change the world.” That’s catchy, and clearly calls back to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech at the 1963 March on Washington. Unfortunately, it reflects a common […]

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Pop-up shop updates

Pop-up shop updates

By on 11 December, 2014 in Fun, Holidays, Shopping with 0 Comments

Last week Carole King alerted us to the New South Maker’s Emporium, a pop-up shop full of goods by local artists. The folks at Helicity were kind enough to share some pictures from the store as well as a partial list of vendors here. If you haven’t stopped by, there’s still plenty of shopping time […]

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It’s all About Gingerbread

It’s all About Gingerbread

By on 3 December, 2014 in Fun, Holidays, Karren Pell with 2 Comments

The Capitol Heights by Candlelight Christmas Tour has been a Montgomery tradition for 27 years. It’s a living tradition, often sporting a new element or two. This year as you tour the historic homes, look for the gingerbread houses. Gingerbread also has a long tradition and I am getting ready to tell you some tales! […]

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Libations and Other Holiday Joys

Libations and Other Holiday Joys

By on 20 November, 2014 in Fun, Holidays, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Look at your calendar–the holidays are shining on the horizon. Two of my favorite events are at the top of the season: Old Alabama Town Open House and Old Alabama Town Revue on December 4. If you haven’t figured it out, both events happen at Old Alabama Town! The Old Alabama Town Open House starts […]

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Walking Downtown: Montgomery Ghost Tour

Walking Downtown: Montgomery Ghost Tour

Regular readers of MML know that we’re interested in all things Halloween. So we were immediately interested to learn about Haunted Montgomery Tours, a relatively new entry to the city’s growing set of Halloween offerings. Although they normally offer tours on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 8:30, the staff were nice enough to set up […]

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