Archive | August, 2014

Celebrating CEPA

EDUCATION & PERFORMING ARTS ‘What If’ played big role for CEPA Story by Leigh Pritchett Photography by Wallace Bromberg Submitted photos Once there was a city that needed an auditorium. Once there was a school that needed a better gymnasium. The city and the school system decided to join together to do what neither could […]

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Department Store Days

When Mays & Jones was the place to shop Story by Jerry C. Smith Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Submitted photos Its motto might well have been MOUNTAIN BROOK GOODS AT PELL CITY PRICES. The owners of Mays & Jones Department Store spared no effort to bring the finest merchandise to their establishment. From 1923 […]

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Luring the big ones

Sport fishing big on Logan Martin Story by Jim Smothers Photography by Michael Callahan Submitted Photos Ever since the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) put Lake Logan Martin on the map as a great place for sport fishing, its popularity has soared. The 1992 Bassmaster Classic wasn’t the first fishing tournament to be held on […]

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Huckleberry Pond

A place deep with memories Story by Leigh Pritchett Photography by Michael Callahan Huckleberry Pond sits quietly between Sugar Farm Road and Riddle Road in Riverside. Hardwoods and other trees knit a canopy as they stand in the shallow water near shore. In the greater depths, tall and jagged trunks of dead trees jut toward […]

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House of Q

Barbecue’s rising star Story by Loyd McIntosh Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. In the crazy, competitive world of competition barbecue, a new star is on the rise, and he just happens to call St. Clair County home. John Coon with his Kansas City Barbecue Society team, House of Q, is one of the hottest masters […]

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Classroom in the Forest

Story by Carol Pappas Photography by Wallace Bromberg Jr. It’s not your typical classroom – no desks, no books, no windows to gaze out of and daydream. And that’s precisely the point. After all, this classroom is outdoors in the middle of nature, where students are schooled by seeing, touching and learning about all that […]

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