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Flickering Beauty: Cottage Hill Candlelight Home Tour

Flickering Beauty: Cottage Hill Candlelight Home Tour

Ever wanted to see inside the Winter Place? Want to meet some great people who share your love for historic homes and architecture? Ever get curious about what’s inside other people’s homes? Cottage Hill Historic District is the oldest residential neighborhood in Montgomery. It’s listed on both the National and Local Historic Registers. One of […]

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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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Hark!

Hark!

By on 14 November, 2016 in Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Well, it may not be Herald angels singing, but I do have big news regarding singing for the start of the Holiday Season. The Reckon Crew is coming to Town. It may not be Santa, but we are sure enough planning a good time for all and we are not particularly concerned about “naughty and […]

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Delicious Holiday Fare: The Long Christmas Dinner/The Santland Diaries

Delicious Holiday Fare: The Long Christmas Dinner/The Santland Diaries

By on 15 December, 2015 in Art, Fun, Holidays, Lynne Schneider with 1 Comment

Holidays in Montgomery are (luckily) not like “back home” in the frigid north. In the Gump, I get stuck in shopping traffic on the way to play tennis. The typically brief “evening rush hour” expands into the night with shopper-legions who bustle in cozy red sweaters as if it was cold out. Over Thanksgiving weekend, […]

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Rescued Relics Begins Fifth Year of Success

Rescued Relics Begins Fifth Year of Success

By on 15 December, 2014 in Carole King, Historic preservation, Shopping with 0 Comments

One of my first posts for MML was about Rescued Relics, our salvage warehouse at Old Alabama Town. So I thought it was time for an update on what has been a huge success! We initiated this innovative way to produce income when the city budget cuts took their toll on our operations here at Old […]

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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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Libations and Other Holiday Joys

Libations and Other Holiday Joys

By on 20 November, 2014 in Fun, Holidays, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Look at your calendar–the holidays are shining on the horizon. Two of my favorite events are at the top of the season: Old Alabama Town Open House and Old Alabama Town Revue on December 4. If you haven’t figured it out, both events happen at Old Alabama Town! The Old Alabama Town Open House starts […]

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Our First Tree

Our First Tree

By on 9 December, 2013 in Fun, Holidays, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 3 Comments

We’re hosting Christmas for the first time ever this year, so we’re excited but also nervous. We wanted to get a live tree. Although one of us grew up with a plastic tree kept in pieces in trash bags in a storage shed, the other of us grew up with live trees for Christmas and […]

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The Season for Giving

The Season for Giving

By on 4 December, 2013 in Holidays, Shopping with 0 Comments

It’s the time of year when your Montgomery Advertiser balloons to unimaginable sizes, stuffed with circulars and promotions as retailers compete for your holiday dollars. With the recent expansion of “Black Friday” to Thanksgiving, all of the consumption can start to feel a little overwhelming. You don’t need to be a fan of A Charlie […]

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Capote Comes Home For The Holidays

Capote Comes Home For The Holidays

By on 2 December, 2013 in Greg Thornton, Interviews with 0 Comments

“Past certain ages or certain wisdoms it is very difficult to look with wonder; it is best done when one is a child; after that, and if you are lucky, you will find a bridge of childhood and walk across it.” — Truman Capote, “To Europe;” 1948 Whether Tom Wolfe was right about going home […]

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