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Julian McPhillips

Julian McPhillips

By on 13 September, 2019 in Interviews, Kate and Stephen, Legal Issues with 0 Comments

The first thing you notice when you walk into the old house on South Perry Street is that there’s some great art on the walls of the McPhillips-Shinbaum law firm. It’s historic and welcoming, but they’re busy, fielding calls and meeting with clients, and there in the waiting area is a small table with three […]

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Big Plans at the Airport

Big Plans at the Airport

By on 13 August, 2019 in City Living, Kate and Stephen with 4 Comments

Over the time we’ve lived in Montgomery, we’ve traveled all over the country — and all over the world. Most often, these trips are for work, but sometimes (gratefully) they are not. Almost every single time, we’ve flown into and out of the Montgomery airport. And we’ve regularly said that one perk of living here […]

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Update: Saturday Mayoral Forum

Update: Saturday Mayoral Forum

By on 9 August, 2019 in City Living, Government with 1 Comment

  The other day we wrote about upcoming opportunities to find out more about the folks who want to be Montgomery’s next mayor. There’s a Saturday forum at the Jubilee Center, and we just got some more information about it from the hosts. Key parts for our readers – Seven candidates will appear before a […]

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Our New Mayor?

Our New Mayor?

By on 7 August, 2019 in City Living, Government, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We moved here after the great recession of 2008, when homemade Obama shirts sold on our local street corners pointed to the ways that hope could merge with electoral politics for epochal effects. But Alabama’s voting public sometimes takes a while to register and reflect changing times. So although there have been rumblings since we […]

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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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Pierce’s Country Cooking

Pierce’s Country Cooking

By on 7 January, 2019 in Food, Municipal business, Restaurant Reviews with 1 Comment

There’s a certain kind of restaurant decor that lets you know that the restaurant is really part of the community, run by people who are invested in the success of the people who eat there. Pierce’s Country Cooking (610 W. Fairview Ave.) embodies this kind of aesthetic, where every square inch of wall space is […]

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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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