Archive | December, 2015

Christmas People

Tragedy leads couple on magical journey Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Carl and Rexanne Brownfield do not mind being known as “the crazy, Christmas people.” “Christmas is probably my favorite holiday,” said Mrs. Brownfield, who naturally was wearing red. Year around, the décor in their home includes two Christmas trees. One […]

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Ultimate Tailgating

Auburn Style and on TV Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Mike Feline, CNN HLN and Carol Pappas When Pell City’s Sandra Murray talks about how an Auburn game day tailgate party turns into a CNN event, she laughs and says, “When you’re not there, you get nominated.” She and her husband, Dr. Ed Murray, […]

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River Hero

Doug Morrison, a strong voice for conservation Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Doug Morrison does not consider himself to be a hero. He is just a man who appreciates God’s green earth, blue skies and crystal-clear waters, and he wants to keep them that way. The Alabama Rivers Alliance sees it […]

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St. Vincent’s St. Clair: Four Years

No matter the measuring stick, there is no mistaking the impact of St. Vincent’s St. Clair inside and outside its doors over the past four years. Stories by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. and from the Discover Archives Replacing an aging building that had become obsolete by today’s medical standards, the new St. […]

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Log cabin with an Asian flair

By Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. For eight years, Steve and Carla Valdes have been trying to turn their log home on Logan Martin Lake into a 14th-century Japanese-style home. They tore out the country kitchen, removed a clawfoot bathtub, reworked the master bedroom fireplace and painted the door frames black. Despite […]

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Married in the mountains

Ashville farm turns into special wedding, event venue Story and photos by Jim Smothers Submitted Photos When Jeff Caddell’s parents, Bud and Mildred, bought 110 acres in Ashville in 1989, they weren’t just looking for a home, they were also looking for the perfect spot for Bud to be able to enjoy his life-long hobby […]

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