Archive | June, 2012

Gover’s Gardens

There is gardening and then there is something very special Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Mike Callahan Jennifer Gover did not intend to follow in her mother’s footsteps, at least not in the path of a master gardener. But one look at the bountiful gardens that frame her home and property each spring, and […]

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Blackwood Gallery

Springville home to art gallery of national note Story by Mike Bolton Photos by Jerry Martin As college kids in love tend to do, Dean Black and Sharon Williams would hold hands on the front porch of the old house that Black called home in his college days and talk of marriage and exactly how […]

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Almost a century of fun: Camp boasts spirit and history Story by Carolyn Stern Photos by Jerry Martin Submitted photos A wild place with a rushing creek and a waterfall; a chance to test your skill in canoes or on horses or to take on a Robin Hood pose by learning to handle a bow […]

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Hell and Back Again

Movie gets special Pell City premiere Story by Carol Pappas Photo by Jerry Martin It was a phrase and a sentiment Sgt. Matt Bein borrowed after multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Marine sergeant, but he says it describes life after war best. “We were ready for anything … until we came home.” […]

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The Ark Restaurant

From skirting liquor laws to finding fame as the place for catfish Story by Jerry C. Smith Photos by Jerry Martin Submitted photos St. Clair folks are passionate about two basic food groups: barbecue and catfish. While the debate still rages among barbecue aficionados, the Pell City/Riverside area hosts a restaurant called The Ark, which […]

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St. Clair Horse Country

Lusitanos, Arabians find home in St. Clair Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Jerry Martin From the deserts of ancient Arabia and the bullfighting rings of Portugal, two distinctly different yet equally majestic horse breeds have made their way to St. Clair County. World-class Arabians prance and play at Don Olvey’s Aradon Farm in […]

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