Municipal business

The Kids Have Got Gumption

The Kids Have Got Gumption

By on 8 June, 2016 in Meg Lewis, Municipal business with 0 Comments

For college students, summer used to be a few months of freedom – days of endless naps, camping trips, and dreaming about the future. Times have changed, though. These days, no college student worth their university branded apparel would be caught dead lazing away these precious summer hours that would be better spent gaining valuable […]

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Amplify Salon & Spa

Amplify Salon & Spa

By on 21 March, 2016 in Kate and Stephen, Municipal business with 0 Comments

Moving from Los Angeles to Alabama meant breaking off one of my most important long-term relationships: the one with my hairdresser. Although we could still be friends, I’d have to find someone else to cut my hair. I asked her advice about how to find a new person in my new home. “Find someone with […]

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The Love of Books

The Love of Books

This past week brought the extremely sad news that our beloved Capitol Book and News will be closing its doors forever in January as owners Cheryl and Thomas Upchurch retire. As we face the grim specter of a town largely bereft of bookstores, we want to encourage everyone reading MML to prioritize Capitol Book for […]

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Shopping and Dining at Mr. Chen’s

Shopping and Dining at Mr. Chen’s

It seems like ever since it broke onto a dramatically-improving local Chinese food scene, Montgomery residents have fiercely treasured Mr. Chen’s. If you’ve never been, it’s out on the Atlanta Highway in the same shopping center as the Burlington Coat Factory. Mr. Chen’s makes a unique contribution to the local food scene because it’s both […]

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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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Downtown and Doughnuts

Downtown and Doughnuts

There’s a strange little building downtown, sitting on the corner of Commerce and Tallapoosa, across from the Renaissance Hotel and kitty-corner from Sous La Terre. This building is fairly new, and the landscape around it seems even newer, as if someone had laid sod in a hotel parking lot. Even more unusual, this building has […]

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Firing Range: Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex

Firing Range: Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex

By on 8 September, 2014 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Municipal business with 0 Comments

Guns occupy a complicated space in our culture. They’re physical tangible things, similar in some ways to household appliances or tools. But they spark high octane debates that touch on everything from the U.S. Constitution to crime statistics. Even the folks that think handguns ought to be illegal (except for police and military uses) would […]

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WPA: Fritchburg to the Ol’ Buzzard

WPA: Fritchburg to the Ol’ Buzzard

The Backstory About six weeks ago we went with friends to relax and unwind in a rented cabin up in DeKalb County. That’s near Fort Payne and Collinsville, where we’d never been (although we do know a former mayor of Fort Payne). We stayed on Lookout Mountain in one of the Bear Creek Cabins (highly […]

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Downtown Redevelopment and Dexter

Downtown Redevelopment and Dexter

April 16 will mark the one decade anniversary of the first-ever pitch at Riverwalk Stadium. The baseball field is more than the home to the Montgomery Biscuits. It’s also a symbol of downtown Montgomery’s rebirth. Many Montgomery residents don’t even remember a time before the stadium was completed in 2004. They can’t imagine the downtown […]

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Your Graham Woods Update

Your Graham Woods Update

Back in June of 2012, we heard a rumor that an Irish pub would be coming to Cloverdale as an enterprise of a local architect and developer named Mike Watson. We broke that news here on MML. Later that month, as people started to talk, we went to a joint meeting of the Old Cloverdale […]

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