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The Needs of the Patient Come First

The Needs of the Patient Come First

By on 7 November, 2018 in City Living, Sandra Nickel with 1 Comment

In August I learned that I needed some pretty serious surgery to correct cervical spinal stenosis that threatened to rob me of the use of my extremities. Because my REALTOR training taught me always to find the best at whatever I sought, I turned to the internet. That in turn lead me to the provider […]

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The Killing of Bernard Whitehurst

The Killing of Bernard Whitehurst

By on 25 October, 2018 in Book reviews, Fun, Karren Pell, Municipal business with 0 Comments

One of my favorite people has a new book, and therefore a signing, at one of my favorite places. On November 1, at 5:30 p.m., Foster Dickson will sign and talk about his new book, Closed Ranks: The Whitehurst Case in Post-Civil Rights Montgomery, at the Read Herring Bookstore on 105 South Court Street. If […]

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Bell Building Rebirth

Bell Building Rebirth

You know the Bell Building, even if you’ve never been inside. It’s one of the key features of Montgomery’s downtown skyline. It’s our city’s first skyscraper, and we know it a bit better than most because we went into and out of it for about seven or so years at the end of its first […]

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Goodbye, Fair!

Goodbye, Fair!

By on 10 October, 2018 in City Living, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We went to the Alabama National Fair in 2013 and wrote it up for Midtown Montgomery Living. It’s such a colorful and visually interesting experience, we even devoted another whole post to photos, including some gems from the Ferris Wheel and some of the Frisbee dogs. We went again last year, framing our post as […]

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Yokohama and DoReMi Karaoke

Yokohama and DoReMi Karaoke

By on 26 June, 2018 in Amanda Burbank, Bars, City Living, Food, Fun, Music with 0 Comments

This month I helped plan a surprise party. We had a dozen guests and wondered what restaurant would best accommodate that many on a Saturday night. Someone suggested Yokohama which they said had private rooms you could reserve. This seemed like a good idea; we love Japanese and most of us had never been there. […]

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Craft Beer at Common Bond

Craft Beer at Common Bond

Let’s just start with the basics up front: We are not beer snobs. It’s not that we don’t have preferences. We absolutely do. But we’re not immersed in the culture, and we pretty much value the opportunity to relax with a cold beer almost as much as the content of whatever is in the glass. […]

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On Physical Retail

On Physical Retail

By on 5 February, 2018 in Kate and Stephen, Municipal business, Shopping with 1 Comment

We needed to go to the mall. There are some things you can shop online for, and we do more than our share. In an era where you can get everything from Star Wars-branded Cheezits to a crowbar online, why even leave your house? Turns out, even if you are profoundly lazy, there’s some stuff […]

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Airport Changes

Airport Changes

By on 3 February, 2018 in City services, Kate and Stephen with 2 Comments

One of the benefits of living in Montgomery is our adorable little airport. It’s just a few gates, and nobody would accuse it of being bustling, but it’s ours and it’s surprisingly efficient. We wrote about it somewhat cheekily when we were new to Montgomery, almost a decade ago. We’ve learned to love it in […]

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Rescued Relics

Rescued Relics

In what will surely be a series of upcoming posts on Midtown Montgomery, we’ve decided to renovate the shed that lives in the back yard of the Midtown house that we purchased about a decade ago. In the ten years that we’ve owned it, we’ve managed to store a few things in the shed, mostly […]

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Why Aren’t You Riding Your Bike?

Why Aren’t You Riding Your Bike?

By on 13 September, 2017 in City Living, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors with 0 Comments

I don’t have a bike. Not a bad point. You should acquire a bike. In many cities, some our size, health insurance companies (and other companies) sponsor racks of bikes all over cities. Check out this program in Chicago https://member.divvybikes.com/stations Here are 119 cities. https://ggwash.org/view/62137/all-119-us-bikeshare-systems-ranked-by-size It’s too hot. Not anymore. It has cooled off a […]

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