Tag: Cloverdale Idlewild

Art Trail in Cloverdale-Idlewild

Art Trail in Cloverdale-Idlewild

By on 21 November, 2016 in Art, Holidays, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Just when you think you’ve gotten to know your neighborhood, it sure can surprise you. It turns out that our beloved Cloverdale-Idlewild is brimming with artists. We found out when we saw an advertisement recently for something called the Cloverdale-Idlewild Art Trail, linking together five studios within walking distance of our house. We were intrigued, […]

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The Annual Yard Sale

The Annual Yard Sale

By on 25 September, 2015 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

Last year I had one of the most insane mornings of my life. I got up before dark (unusual) on a Saturday (unheard of) and walked to the Cloverdale “Bottom” Park (that’s the one next to the one with the gazebo) to help with the annual Cloverdale-Idlewild Association yard sale. Even though it was our […]

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Getting Plastered

Getting Plastered

By on 25 November, 2013 in Historic preservation, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

A few weeks ago we wrote about getting our chimney stabilized. Not leaning visibly, it was nevertheless falling slowly. After 83 years, it was time to give the old girl a lift. We didn’t set out to pour concrete pillars underneath our chimney. Who does? We were just looking to fix some sagging crown molding […]

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CIA Yardsale 2013

CIA Yardsale 2013

By on 9 September, 2013 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

It’s almost time for the CIA yardsale! No, this isn’t your chance to stock up on spy gear and how-to-engineer-a-coup manuals. No, in this Midtown Montgomery context, CIA stands for Cloverdale-Idlewild Association – one of the most active neighborhood associations in the entire city. The yard sale is an incredible opportunity to both get rid […]

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The Casual Midtown Garden

The Casual Midtown Garden

By on 29 April, 2013 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

When we moved to Montgomery almost six years ago, our back yard pretty much put the “wild” in Cloverdale-Idlewild. It was clear that several generations of homeowners had been content to let the beds around the perimeter become overrun with highly invasive plants, massive thistles and a canopy of vines. We’ve been working for years […]

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Spring Concert Series Announced

Spring Concert Series Announced

By on 18 March, 2013 in Fun, Outdoors with 2 Comments

It’s warm out, the azaleas are in bloom, but now we really know it’s spring – the Cloverdale-Idlewild Association has announced the lineup for its 2013 Spring Concert series. Sundays in April and May, folks gather together with food, children, pets and cold beverages to mingle while great tunes play in the gazebo. Don’t miss […]

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Your SugrueBAR UPDATE

Your SugrueBAR UPDATE

By on 19 June, 2012 in Bars, Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 45 Comments

Last week, we broke the news that a “semi-authentic” Irish Pub run by the team behind AlleyBAR and SandBAR was rumored to be moving into the Cloverdale Five Points site now occupied by M. Bagwell. The rumored 99-seat bar came with a name (SugrueBAR) and a logo (a coat of arms thing). And that was […]

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Cloverdale-Idlewild Concert Series

Cloverdale-Idlewild Concert Series

By on 16 May, 2012 in Erika Tracy, Fun, Outdoors with 0 Comments

“Mostly for the fun of it” is quite a nice attitude to approach a spring afternoon in the park. It’s also quite a fine way to wrap up a spring weekend if I shall have a vote. Perched under big, pretty oaks in Cloverdale Bottom park, you’ll find a community of friends, neighbors and families […]

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Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park

By on 29 March, 2011 in Art, City Living, Fun, Outdoors, Parks, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

The Cloverdale Idlewild Association (CIA) Spring Concert Series, starts this Sunday, April 3rd. The CIA concerts are well known to be fun and a great way to socialize. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to grab their neighbors, friends and family and come on down to the park.  Pets are also welcome (on the leash, of […]

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Upcoming Fall Fun

Upcoming Fall Fun

By on 20 September, 2010 in Fun with 0 Comments

Looking for something to do, but tired of researching to indulge your morbid curiosity about the two tired old folks duking it out in the Alabama Governor’s race? Convinced in some sort of deeply buried sliver of your soul that there might be more to life than consumption of a weekly slate of college football […]

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