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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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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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Coalition Seeks New Solutions for Historic Preservation

Coalition Seeks New Solutions for Historic Preservation

Even if you don’t live in one of Montgomery’s beautiful historic districts, you still benefit from their character and distinctiveness. Aesthetically, they are a joy to walk or drive through. Economically, they help us all by generating tourism and marketing our distinctive character to prospective new residents. But as the city grows and changes, preserving […]

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Emergencies in Montgomery: Dialing 911

Emergencies in Montgomery: Dialing 911

The ability of the government to respond to an emergency is one of the most important reasons we pay taxes. But theoretical talk about the “common good” can quickly fade away when there’s a emergency threatening the security of your loved ones or those around you. In those kinds of crises, you want to summon […]

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Bark Park: Our New Dog Park

Bark Park: Our New Dog Park

By on 20 May, 2013 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors, Parks, Pets with 8 Comments

It’s been years in the making, this dog park – so long that it’s become a little bit of a running joke in our household. When the city announced in 2011 it was going to go ahead and make a dog park in the larger Shakespeare Festival zone (known as Blount Cultural Park), we thought […]

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Films Set (or Made) in Montgomery

Films Set (or Made) in Montgomery

By on 8 October, 2012 in Art, Historic Midtown, Kate and Stephen with 4 Comments

Although nearly everything about media consumption has changed in the last decade, people still love movies. People like going to see thoughtful independent pieces and big blockbusters, even as options for consuming films have proliferated onto phones and portable devices. The Capri is one of Montgomery’s most beloved institutions, and will always be a great […]

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Something Old – Something New

Something Old – Something New

By on 26 March, 2012 in City Living, Johnny Veres with 0 Comments

Hello Montgomery, We write you because we love you and want only the best for you, our favorite city. You’ve been sleeping for quite some time now, and while we’re happy for your rest, we all know it’s time to wake up. We believe you feel the same way and we see it more and […]

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Playhouse to Remember 9-11

Playhouse to Remember 9-11

By on 22 August, 2011 in Greg Thornton with 0 Comments

Unless someone like you cares a whole, awful lot. Things aren’t going to get better, they’re NOT! – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax As of two days ago, there were over 100 people listed in the volunteer data base of the Cloverdale Playhouse. And there are quite a few more who have stopped by to offer […]

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Idea Factory

Idea Factory

In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote that inhabitants of our new nation were living in “times that try men’s souls.” For those interested in the future of our city, we’re living in times that try our consciences. It’s hard not to look at the city’s ever-unfolding ambitious plans and wonder if they aren’t part of some […]

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Meet the Candidates: Stan Snyder

Meet the Candidates: Stan Snyder

By on 10 February, 2011 in Government, Kate and Stephen, Legal Issues with 0 Comments

On March 8th, much of Midtown will go to the polls to elect a new representative for District 7 of the Montgomery City Council. Now that Martha Roby has gone off to Washington to represent Montgomery in Congress, eight candidates have qualified for the special election to replace her. Roby has declined to endorse anyone […]

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