Tag: Sandra Nickel

Historic Preservation – Economic Developer’s Friend

Historic Preservation – Economic Developer’s Friend

WACV, a local FM talk radio station, has periodically on its morning show a segment called “Did You Know…” Today on Midtown Montgomery Living we’re going to play that game. What do the (soon-to-be a boutique hotel) Murphy House, the train shed on the Montgomery riverfront, and the warehouses-now-office-buildings along Commerce Street have in common? (Cue […]

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What Price Progress?

What Price Progress?

By on 11 April, 2018 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Recently the City of Montgomery and ALDOT hosted a Public Involvement Meeting regarding the planned conversion of East Fairview Avenue from four to three lanes and the addition of sidewalks where there are none from South Court Street all the way to Narrow Lane Road. What on its face appears a simple and straightforward upgrade […]

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Finally … The Seats!

Finally … The Seats!

By on 7 March, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

As I watched the Oscars this past Sunday, it occurred to me that—for the first time in many, many years—I had seen almost all the nominees for the major awards. Yes, I had seen two while visiting my brother in Dallas. Frank sees virtually every movie released! But many of the others had been screened […]

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For the Betterment of the Community

For the Betterment of the Community

By on 10 January, 2018 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Christine (Saoirse Ronan) wants badly to put Sacramento and her teen-aged years behind her.  Like many teen girls, she feels misunderstood and has a stormy relationship with her mother.  So begins Lady Bird , now playing both on the east side and at Montgomery’s historic Capri Theatre in Cloverdale. If you were ever a teen […]

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The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

By on 13 December, 2017 in Holidays, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

As I was reviewing my emails today, I ran across this quote by Henry David Thoreau: “That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” And it struck me how very true that is, particularly at this time of the year when we are all tempted (and, everywhere we turn, encouraged) to spend, spend, spend. Frankly, […]

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A Trip to Wonderland

A Trip to Wonderland

By on 8 November, 2017 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Before embarking on my 36-year real estate career, I spent some time in the field of marketing and advertising. And it was during this time that I was introduced to and fell in love with the architecture variously identified as International Style, Minimalist and Modernist. A failed architecture student turned graphic artist came to work […]

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Memories of Simpler Times

Memories of Simpler Times

By on 11 October, 2017 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

When I began kindergarten in Kirkwood, MO (a suburb of St. Louis), John Pitman Elementary School was already set for closure. Built in 1914, it had served long and well. But closing was just not to be. The Baby Boom was in full swing, and every classroom in our little town was pressed into service. […]

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Operation: Redecoration

Operation: Redecoration

By on 9 August, 2017 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

From the outside of our home, things appear pretty normal. Normal, that is, if you are accustomed to the sight of a tarp-covered sofa on our front porch! You see, we have undertaken the total redecoration of the living side of our bungalow (dining room, living room and kitchen down the right side; bedrooms and […]

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Thinking About Waiting to Buy?  Might Want to Think Again!

Thinking About Waiting to Buy? Might Want to Think Again!

By on 12 July, 2017 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Forgive me if this sounds a bit commercial. After all, I am real estate agent and my team and I make our living selling houses. So you may find me a bit suspect. What drives me to write this today is my many years in the business and memories of people who have told me, […]

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Moe’s BBQ: Countdown to Cook (Kick) Off!

Moe’s BBQ: Countdown to Cook (Kick) Off!

By on 28 June, 2017 in Food, Sandra Nickel with 2 Comments

Having an office right across the street from the much beloved (but now dark) Sinclair’s Restaurant has provided me a bird’s eye view of the development of its successor eatery, Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que. I’m delighted to report that it looks like the cookoff (that’s kickoff in football terms) “ain’t far off!” Every chance that presents […]

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