Tag: municipal life

Cypress Nature Park Charette

Cypress Nature Park Charette

Until we moved to Montgomery, we’d never heard of a charrette before. For those not in the know, the term “charrette” basically means a session where people get together to come up with a design for a shared project. Wikipedia is pretty sketchy on the term’s origins – the root of the word is French […]

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Jubilee Brewfest

Jubilee Brewfest

By on 23 May, 2011 in Bars, City Living, Food, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

It may be hard to believe for newer Montgomery transplants, but Jubilee CityFest used to be extremely cool. It used to draw great, nationally-recognized touring acts who played at stages set up around downtown – similar to Birmingham’s City Stages before its recent ignominious and embarrassing downfall. Check out this surprising list of previous years’ […]

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Being Up on Downtown

Being Up on Downtown

Montgomery’s downtown has a rich and prosperous heritage that continues today. But to understand the future of downtown Montgomery, it helps to understand the recent past. The story begins where two cities became one. The convergence of two cities, East Alabama Town and New Philadelphia, can be seen in meeting of the streets at Court […]

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Deck the Neighborhoods

Deck the Neighborhoods

By on 10 December, 2010 in Carole King, Holidays with 0 Comments

Yes, it’s here … the holiday season with all its traditions! Does anybody remember the animated window scenes in the Loveman’s Department Store windows in Normandale each year? Or the Christmas tree lot at the corner of Fairview Avenue and South Court Street? Or visiting Santa in the window at Montgomery Fair in Eastbrook? It’s […]

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Upcoming Fall Fun

Upcoming Fall Fun

By on 20 September, 2010 in Fun with 0 Comments

Looking for something to do, but tired of researching to indulge your morbid curiosity about the two tired old folks duking it out in the Alabama Governor’s race? Convinced in some sort of deeply buried sliver of your soul that there might be more to life than consumption of a weekly slate of college football […]

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Todd Strange Speaks to Emerge

Todd Strange Speaks to Emerge

We first heard about the “Future of Montgomery” program by way of Facebook. Hey, we live in Montgomery! We think about the future! Perfect! The Facebook event told us that the program would be put on by a group called Emerge Montgomery, which we were unfamiliar with, and would be held at a center of […]

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In Praise of Neighborhoods

In Praise of Neighborhoods

My husband, Jim, and I spent last weekend with friends in New Orleans, which we consider not only to be a city of incredible restaurants and festivals but also a city of neighborhoods that absolutely pulsate with life. Inspired by the new HBO series Treme, we set off to visit the community which is said […]

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