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Bark Park: Our New Dog Park

Bark Park: Our New Dog Park

By on 20 May, 2013 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors, Parks, Pets with 8 Comments

It’s been years in the making, this dog park – so long that it’s become a little bit of a running joke in our household. When the city announced in 2011 it was going to go ahead and make a dog park in the larger Shakespeare Festival zone (known as Blount Cultural Park), we thought […]

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Fruit of Your Labor

Fruit of Your Labor

By on 15 May, 2013 in Food, Fun, Heather Coleman, Outdoors with 0 Comments

Cool, rainy days will soon be replaced by the hot, humid days of summer, and that means that summer fruits are starting to ripen. If you haven’t yet managed to find your way up to the strawberry farms up near Clanton or out near Wetumpka, you should hurry– strawberry season only lasts for a few […]

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Home Improvements: K-I-S-S (Part 2)

Home Improvements: K-I-S-S (Part 2)

By on 1 May, 2013 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Note: This is the second part of a series of posts on making improvements to your (often historic) Midtown Montgomery home. Read part one here. The 24/7 Wall St blog recently did a long feature on 11 home features buyers will pay extra for. The article contained this specific warning: “But they may not be […]

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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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When Life Closes a Window, It Opens a New Window

When Life Closes a Window, It Opens a New Window

Almost everyone that has purchased an older home has — at some point — questioned the decision making of a previous owner. In our case, there’s a part of our 1930 house that has been somewhat annoying for a couple of years now. Although it isn’t our least favorite part of our home, one potentially amazing part […]

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Alabama Book Festival 2013

By on 27 March, 2013 in Carole King, Fun, Shopping with 0 Comments

Once again, the eighth annual Alabama Book Festival will be at Old Alabama Town in historic downtown Montgomery on Saturday, April 20. The gates will open at 9 a.m. with more than 40 exhibitors and vendors. The 2012 Festival brought in over 5,000 people from all over Alabama to hear their favorite authors and this […]

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That Small Town Feeling

That Small Town Feeling

By on 4 March, 2013 in City Living, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Mayor Strange recently said Montgomery was on track to become Alabama’s largest city. Evidently, we’re 4,000 people away from passing Birmingham, which is shrinking. Demographics aside, Montgomery does feel bigger — especially this time of year, with the legislature in session and the corresponding increase in people having business lunches, nice dinners out and after-work […]

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Shane Gillis: The MML Interview

Shane Gillis: The MML Interview

By on 25 February, 2013 in Art, City Living, Fun, Interviews, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: From time to time, Midtown Montgomery Living will conduct interviews with some of Montgomery’s more interesting residents. Today’s interview is with a Montgomery filmmaker, Shane Gillis, who is working on a full-length horror film. MML: We hear you’ve got a horror movie coming out. What can you tell us about the plot? Who’s […]

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Have Fido Will Travel

Have Fido Will Travel

By on 15 February, 2013 in Carole King, Pets with 1 Comment

Being a dog lover, I am always on the lookout for canine-friendly business establishments. As we travel to out of town dog show sites with our Scottish Deerhounds, we like to support dog-friendly businesses in the towns we visit. Our big dogs are well behaved and a pleasure (most of the time) to travel with. […]

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Directing Lady Day

Directing Lady Day

By on 24 October, 2012 in Fun, Greg Thornton with 0 Comments

“If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music.” -Billie Holiday Anthony Stockard is in his fourth year as Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at Alabama State University. He is the former Producing […]

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