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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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Capitol Heights by Candlelight: Toyland!

Capitol Heights by Candlelight: Toyland!

By on 12 December, 2012 in Fun, Historic Midtown, Holidays, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Hark! The Capitol Heights Civic Association extends an invitation to its annual neighborhood Christmas tour: Capitol Heights by Candlelight: Toyland! The yearly walking tour features homes in the historic neighborhood of Capitol Heights, decorated for Christmas and full of good cheer. The seasonal ambiance is further enhanced by carriage rides, strolling carolers, home-baked goodies, hot […]

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A Vanishing Morning View

A Vanishing Morning View

By on 20 July, 2012 in Carole King with 2 Comments

With the road construction plans around Madison Avenue and discussion of moving Lee High School, there has been a lot of interest lately in now-vanished and ever-mysterious Morning View. Morning View was the large estate of Gen. Mitchell Houghton located just south of Madison Avenue at what is now the Federal Drive intersection. The house […]

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Twas the Heights Before Christmas

Twas the Heights Before Christmas

By on 9 December, 2011 in City Living, Holidays, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

The Capitol Heights Civic Association decided this year to really light up our neighborhood. The first place to be decorated was Armstrong Park on Madison Avenue. Traditionally, we have wrapped colored lights around the large fir tree at the front of the park, but this year the tree is draped in white mini lights, and […]

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King of Capitol Heights

King of Capitol Heights

The king of the jungle is currently the talk of the town—yes, I am referring to the Capitol Heights lions.  The royal pair that crouch on cement pedestals on Madison Avenue are being renovated, and the process is creating quite a buzz — almost a roar. Matt Okarmus wrote a great article in the Montgomery […]

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Montgomery’s Historic Neighborhoods

Montgomery’s Historic Neighborhoods

It’s finished, printed and headed our way! For those of you living inside the bypass loop, you may have seen or heard the appeals by Karren Pell and myself for older photographs of Montgomery’s historic neighborhoods. Karren Pell, better known as the Alabama Troubadour, completed a photographic history book of Tallassee last year for Arcadia […]

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