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Installing a New Ceiling Fan

Installing a New Ceiling Fan

By on 14 May, 2011 in DIY, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

I don’t have to tell you that the last few weeks have been incredibly hot. My AC has been running constantly on full blast. I swore that my electric and gas bills would not reach the same heights that they did last year, so I have been trying to keep the thermostat at 78. The […]

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Around the Mediterranean

Around the Mediterranean

It’s not just Italy which has coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. Our tour of architectural influences on our neighborhoods’ architecture needs to take us at least along the coast from Italy through France to Spain. The landscape is very similar, with steep slopes running down to the sea and the vernacular architecture from country to […]

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Old House Expo: Another Big Win for Midtown

Old House Expo: Another Big Win for Midtown

Take nine homes in some of Montgomery’s beloved Midtown neighborhoods:  Old Cloverdale, Cloverdale-Idlewild, Edgewood, South Hull District and Capitol Heights. Add well over a hundred old house aficionados. Combine with a breathtakingly beautiful Montgomery spring afternoon (Sunday, May 1). And the predictable result:  another home sold during Montgomery’s 26th annual Old House Expo! Since the […]

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Sometimes All You Need Is A Coat of Paint

Sometimes All You Need Is A Coat of Paint

By on 22 April, 2011 in DIY, Heather Coleman with 1 Comment

Spring always awakens the DIY bug in me. For the past few weeks I have definitely had the itch. Unfortunately, all of our projects are on hold right now — we are trying to save our pennies because we may need a new roof. I decided it was time to grab a can of paint! […]

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Montgomery’s a Yoga Town

Montgomery’s a Yoga Town

By on 19 April, 2011 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 3 Comments

At first glance, Montgomery doesn’t seem like it might be much of a yoga town. We’re more into football. And baseball, when the Biscuits are in season. But watching sports doesn’t really count as physical activity. Not that Midtown’s a sedentary place. There are days when the sheer volume of dog walkers makes you suspect […]

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Time to unwind: Steak Salad

Time to unwind: Steak Salad

By on 15 April, 2011 in Cooking, Davena McRae, Food with 0 Comments

The past couple of weeks I have been insanely busy, which has left me with little time to cook for myself since I have been cooking (very happily) for others. Few things though, give me as much joy as making a meal and taking the time to enjoy it. I loathe having to eat on […]

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A Busy Saturday

A Busy Saturday

By on 14 April, 2011 in Fun, Karren Pell, Pets with 0 Comments

Saturday is a big day in Midtown Montgomery. Starting at 8:30 is the Joy to Life Run/Walk. This year the event is centered downtown with a new route and promises for an ever increasing fabulous time for all. Joy and Dickie Blondheim are dear friends to Tim and me. They were pillars of support while […]

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Problems Are Opportunities

Problems Are Opportunities

By on 12 April, 2011 in Historic Midtown, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

One of the things I most enjoyed about last Saturday’s tour of homes in Old Cloverdale was seeing how clever homeowners, faced with significant challenges, not only overcame them, but did so with style so engaging that the solutions became standout features! Take, for example, one big bungalow with a bathroom absolutely lacking in storage. […]

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Montgomery in March

Montgomery in March

By on 28 February, 2011 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 1 Comment

Every once in a while, you’ve just got to pull out the planner and see what’s going on. Nothing is worse than seeing that something cool is going on but you can’t attend because you didn’t know about it in time. To prevent poor scheduling decisions, take out your trusty life map and add the […]

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Midtown Bathtubs

Midtown Bathtubs

We all have one — that scratched, dingy, cast iron bathtub so popular from the 1920s through the 1970s. The lucky ones have white tubs and fantastic subway tiles that are just a bit grimy. The not-so-lucky have tubs in various shades of pink, blue, green and gold with cracked tiles, dingy floors and mildew […]

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