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This week I led Mike from my hometown of Jasper to his hometown of Birmingham for three days of research and recommendations where he assisted the Main Street Alabama Resource Team in the newly designated 4th Avenue Business District in Birmingham.  

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I think I can narrow down the time that America strayed off course. I'm not sure what year it was, but company executives decided to focus on the bottom line instead of the health of the planet. These executives began offering soft drinks and beer in disposable bottles instead of ones that required a deposit. 

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama excited a number of Valley Junior High School students at a Thursday assembly, presenting a $10,000 check that will be used for a new community walking track to be built around the school's playground.

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Shortly after my marriage in 1970, I inquired of my landlord, Pearl Ellis, who was then in her 80s, what she thought had been the greatest innovation in her lifetime. She had been a teacher of home … more
October in Alabama is absolutely one of the best times of the entire year. We not only get fall leaf color, cooler and less humid weather, in the home garden we get a swap from summer squash and … more
I will soon have to pause for a while to give me time to wash up for supper (yes, the evening meal is always supper to a country boy even though the more well-placed citizens insist upon calling it … more
While most of us are still enjoying colorful late blooming summer annuals and others are enjoying the “transitional” color of fall mums and other fall/Halloween decorations, we are not far off … more
I've owned a professional camera since Nixon was in the White House. To say that I've taken millions of pictures would not be an exaggeration. more
I, Tallulah Bankhead Putman, have been named a Partner in Preservation Ambassador for the “Vote Your Main Street” initiative in which the Monroe County Courthouse has a chance for a share of $2,000,000 to restore their historic building.   more
Leaves tend to be one of those things in our landscape that we “love and hate” or sometimes even “love to hate” depending on the time of the year. In the hot summer, they are our best friend. … more
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