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A Dream To Remember

A Dream To Remember

By on 26 January, 2012 in City Living, Fun, Johnny Veres with 1 Comment

I grew up with an escape plan. Montgomery didn’t have anything to offer me, and I was so adamant about leaving that I became fixated on the escape without truly thinking about what I wanted to do when I got out. Sounds a little bit like prison doesn’t it? For those of you who grew […]

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The Comforts of Home

The Comforts of Home

By on 24 January, 2012 in City Living, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 1 Comment

I am in Cape Town, South Africa on business. This particular trip is almost two weeks long, and I’m at the stage of the the trip where I am both acclimatized to my new surroundings (basic stuff, like how to dress for the weather, how to get a taxi, where to eat, whether to tip, […]

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Backstage at the Playhouse with Morris Dees & Greg Thornton

Backstage at the Playhouse with Morris Dees & Greg Thornton

By on 17 December, 2011 in Art, Greg Thornton with 0 Comments

“It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance . . . and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.” – Henry James What was it that got you interested in theatre in the first place? Morris Dees, President of the Cloverdale Playhouse Board of Directors : […]

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Midtown’s Favorite Patios

Midtown’s Favorite Patios

By on 7 November, 2011 in Karren Pell with 1 Comment

One of the best parts of fall in Alabama is outdoor dining. Oh now, don’t tell me the evening breeze is too chilly! Many establishments have heaters to warm you up. Sitting out in the crisp night air or the golden afternoon sunlight is a delightful experience. Let me suggest four of my favorite restaurant […]

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South Hull Seeks Historic Designation

South Hull Seeks Historic Designation

Midtown is filled with historic neighborhoods– that’s a big part of its charm. A number of them also have gone through the city’s process of historic designation. South Hull District is joining Old Cloverdale, Cloverdale-Idlewild, the Garden District, Cottage Hill, Capitol Heights and Highland in pursuing historic designation. “Seeking historic designation is a top priority […]

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Ah Shiitake!

Ah Shiitake!

By on 17 October, 2011 in Cooking, DIY, Food, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

Winter is coming quickly, and the remnants of summer gardens are fading into memory. Most people are spending their weekends raking leaves, trimming trees and preparing their yards for winter. Instead of throwing those branches and clippings into the trash or the compost pile, why not use them to grow your own mushrooms? Mushrooms are […]

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Found Objects in a Changing Landscape

Found Objects in a Changing Landscape

By on 28 September, 2011 in Greg Thornton with 2 Comments

“Never think you’ve seen the last of anything.” – Eudora Welty Early on, in the renovation work going on at the Cloverdale Playhouse, the crew chief, Joe, handed me something he had found. “Check this out. Had to have been around for awhile.” It was an old Coke bottle cap with a cork lining — […]

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Tyler Bell: The MML Interview

Tyler Bell: The MML Interview

By on 26 September, 2011 in Bars, City Living, Food, Government, Interviews, Kate and Stephen with 5 Comments

With the news that Midtown fixture El Rey Burrito Lounge hopes to expand across the alley into a new bar/waiting space, we decided to interview El Rey owner Tyler Bell and therefore inaugurate a new MML feature. Periodically, we will be interviewing folks around the community whose ideas and actions make Midtown Montgomery such an […]

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