Archive | June, 2014
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Chasing their passion

Riding the rapids on Kelly Creek Story by Carol Pappas Photography by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Days of heavy rainfall gave way to an overcast sky, a brief clearing that signaled the go-ahead to a band of adventurous kayakers from points all around St. Clair County and beyond. Their destination? Kelly Creek, home of Class 3 […]

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Liberty House Guitars — Update

SPECIAL UPDATE — Fundraiser for Scooter Oi On July 5, 2014, a benefit concert was held at The Beacon for Skooter Oi. Skooter and his wife Carolyn Jones own and operate Liberty House Guitar Shop. Skooter suffers from non-alcohol related cirrhosis of the liver. His prognosis is unpredictable, and his condition is managed largely through […]

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A Character

Meet Clayton Garner Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Clayton Garner sees things. Neither ghosts nor drug-induced revelations, his visions are of projects yet-to-be constructed. His hallucinogen is creativity, and it often keeps him awake at night. “I can see things that aren’t there,” he says. “I can see things finished […]

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Shorty Goodwin

Long on inspiration Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Michael Callahan The home of Clarence Edward Goodwin is a soft yellow, trimmed with white and cradled by blooms. Overlooking the lake, it resembles a dollhouse. In its entrance is a wall hanging that reads, “Within this house, may God’s love abide to bless all those […]

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Pell City Works

Smithsonian coming to town Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wally Bromberg and Graham Hadley Submitted photos Pete Rich pulled back the curtain of the bright-red photomat booth and stepped outside. His signature grin that seemingly stretches from ear to ear unmistakably revealed what had just happened. He had told his story — the story […]

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Louie’s Pickles

Authentic Philly food comes to St. Clair Story by Graham Hadley Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. For much of his life Lou Consoli was a professional fisherman. His trade often took him to Alabama, which he loved, but there was one thing he said he could never find here. “A good New-York-deli-style pickle,” he said. […]

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