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The Salt Pool

The Salt Pool

By on 3 August, 2016 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 2 Comments

We’d long heard rumors about it – a cool oasis in a city whose heat threatens to suffocate us all in the long summer. We’d talked to the owners before, but couldn’t quite seem to make our schedule work to see it in person. And then, magically, last Sunday, we were there — in the […]

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End of Summer Activities

End of Summer Activities

By on 23 July, 2012 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

With the deafening cicadas already here, and the temperature failing to drop past “pretty hot” just about every night, it’s hard to imagine that summer is almost over. But we’re actually now about halfway to fall and fairly close to the start of football. It’s not too late to make your plans for some of […]

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High Five Summer

High Five Summer

By on 22 May, 2012 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 1 Comment

There’s still a month left in spring, even though you wouldn’t know it from the weather. So, in anticipation, here at MML we’re thinking summer. Already, Heather Coleman’s explored options for young people in town, but we haven’t yet thought about what kind of trouble we might like to get in this summer ourselves. Calendars […]

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Dog Days at Old Alabama Town

Dog Days at Old Alabama Town

By on 13 July, 2011 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Dog Days are here. Running from July 3 to Aug 11, they mark summer’s most sultry spell. The brightest star in the sky during this time, Sirius, rises with the sizzling sun and challenges the moon on these hot nights. Sirius means “scorching.” It is known as the “dog star” and is part of the […]

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Summer Calendar

Summer Calendar

By on 13 June, 2011 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Alabama summers get a bad rap. People who don’t live here shudder at the idea of all this heat and humidity – especially folks from out West who basically faint if the humidity gets above 5% or so. Sure, there are some days when you don’t want to move a muscle, except those needed to […]

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Planting For Your Summer Garden

Planting For Your Summer Garden

By on 30 April, 2010 in Gardening, Mark Montoya, Outdoors with 0 Comments

This spring has been among the most colorful in recent memory. The older azaleas, camelias, forsythia, and spirea were especially notable. The reason for this was that the cold weather stayed with us a little bit longer this year. We didn’t have that ‘false spring’ we normally have in February, followed by another freezing period – […]

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