Tag: Capitol Heights

A History Mystery

A History Mystery

By on 19 July, 2017 in Historic Midtown, Karren Pell with 1 Comment

On July 9, Carole King and I gave a presentation for the Landmark’s Foundation’s “Discovery Sundays” program at the Loeb Center in Old Alabama Town. Our subject that day was Capitol Heights and two fires that were defining moments for that community. These fun and informative talks are sponsored by Ross Clayton, Inc., and their […]

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This Place Matters – Too

This Place Matters – Too

By on 16 March, 2017 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

You might perchance remember last year I wrote that our good friends Bobby and Fred were leaving our wonderful North Lewis Street. I wrote about their home, known as the Belser House, and hoped that my blog post would help attract just the right neighbor. Well, that is exactly what happened! Our new neighbors, Jim […]

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Did You Notice…?

Did You Notice…?

By on 14 December, 2016 in Carole King, Holidays with 1 Comment

This is that time of year for review and reflection! I just wanted to acknowledge some of small things that make such a large impact on my/our quality of life. Sometimes we just don’t recognize them until we slow down or someone else points them out to us. I received this note recently from a […]

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A Good Cause, A Good Party, a Good Change

A Good Cause, A Good Party, a Good Change

By on 30 November, 2016 in Fun, Holidays, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Ah yes, more change. This year the Capitol Heights Neighborhood is not offering its traditional Christmas Tour of Homes. This year will feature a gala and a tour of just one home. But what a home it is! It is a famous home, one of Capitol Height’s most lovely, and recently in the news. First, […]

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National Night Out

National Night Out

By on 22 August, 2016 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

My neighbor, friend, and sometimes co-conspirator, Bruce George, asked me to come play some songs at the Capitol Heights National Night Out event. Since Armstrong Park now has a cool pavilion, we thought we’d set up a sound system there. However, it rained early Tuesday evening, and Bruce decided he did not want to mess […]

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The More Things Change. . .

The More Things Change. . .

By on 12 August, 2015 in Historic Midtown, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

I much enjoyed Carole King’s post on living in and renovating a historic home. My co-conspirator touched on many issues facing historic home owners in this modern era. I thought it might be interesting to go back in time and see if some of the issues facing my current neighbors were the same as those […]

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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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The Mysteries of the Capitol Heights School

The Mysteries of the Capitol Heights School

By on 13 August, 2014 in Karren Pell with 4 Comments

Some years ago, Carole King and I were working on the text for the historical marker on the site of the Capitol Heights School on Winona Avenue. Two incidents occurred recently that reminded me of some research mysteries regarding the school that are unsolved (at least so far). The first incident that brought all of […]

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Fall in Capitol Heights: Sunflowers and Other Mysteries

Fall in Capitol Heights: Sunflowers and Other Mysteries

By on 10 October, 2013 in Art, Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

It’s fall in Capitol Heights, and there is a lot going on. First of all, my sunflowers are blooming. Now before you accuse me of being self-centered–I will just admit to being self-centered! I love the fall and my front yard when the sunflowers bloom–they MAKE the yard every year. I have been waiting to […]

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Capitol Heights Feline Adventures

Capitol Heights Feline Adventures

By on 13 June, 2013 in Karren Pell, Pets with 0 Comments

I don’t know how many of you folks out there in Blog Land have seen the video “Sad Cat Diary.” It is a hilarious and insightful interpretation of our feline friends’ attitudes. Those of us who have become fans have even started using some of the lines. Our favorite to date: “There is no logic […]

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