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It’s Fall Y’all

It’s Fall Y’all

By on 18 September, 2019 in Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

After this scorcher of a summer, autumn is a welcome season. Many consider Labor Day the first step into the new season, but the equinox on September 23 signals the heavens turning and the earth’s very orientation signaling the beginning of fall. Good ol’ Wikipedia says that the term “autumn” derives from an ancient Etruscan […]

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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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Picture of the Week – 9/4/19

Picture of the Week – 9/4/19

By on 5 September, 2019 in Art, Fun, Katie Pollock with 0 Comments

Here is a view of Montgomery from Cooter’s Pond Park in Prattville. The view was a nice surprise. I also enjoyed sitting at the bench near the boat launch watching the boats be put in and taken out of the water. There was a nice breeze coming over the water as well. It’s a nice […]

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Literally “Behind the Scenes” — Buzz at ASF

Literally “Behind the Scenes” — Buzz at ASF

By on 2 September, 2019 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Something amazing is about to happen at Alabama Shakespeare Festival. More precisely, it is going to happen in the scene shop. Maybe you, like us, have never really given the scene shop much thought. We’ve only been to the “front of the house” at ASF. The “front of the house” is where you traditionally get […]

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Artists Wanted

Artists Wanted

By on 14 August, 2019 in Art, DIY, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

The clock is ticking. Midnight this Saturday (August 17) marks the deadline for artists to submit their work to the Montgomery Art Guild/Regions Bank Art Show. We recently sat down with some of the Guild’s leadership for a wide-ranging conversation, and we’ll write about that soon, but for now we’re here to encourage you to […]

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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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Pinocchio at the Playhouse

Pinocchio at the Playhouse

By on 22 July, 2019 in Art, Fun, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Last night I attended opening night at Cloverdale Playhouse’s The True Adventures of Pinocchio. I went expecting to see a staged version of the legendary animated Disney film. What I found was much more akin to a Grimm’s fairy tale, complete with lying and cheating and killing and stealing. Not exactly what one would expect […]

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Scandinavia and Soul Food

Scandinavia and Soul Food

By on 15 July, 2019 in Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We don’t buy a lot of furniture. The best furniture buying experience we’ve ever had involved no purchases, but did allow us to see the inside of the old Bishop-Parker building downtown. Someday soon that place will be a “boutique hotel.” Hopefully it will retain the interior details that signal a bygone era of consumption […]

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