Archive | April, 2017

Big Head’s Bait Shop

A special store on the shore of Neely Henry Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. The front door of a nondescript building fronting US 411 near Ashville on one side and Canoe Creek on Neely Henry Lake on the other doesn’t prepare you for what you’ll find on the other side. The […]

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Living on the Lakes

There’s a saying around these parts: “You never know how many friends you have until you own a lake house.” It’s true. The water seems to have a way of drawing people in, and Realtors on Logan Martin and Neely Henry know why. Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. and Michael Callahan […]

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Dam to Dam

It’s not an easy trip, but you can do it. Many have. And the adventure of it is a memory they won’t soon forget. By boat, you can travel from Logan Martin Dam to Neely Henry Dam or vice versa. The lakes are easily recognizable. They’re the ones with the traffic. But between Riverside on […]

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Bowlin Bluff House

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Story Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Michael Callahan When Todd and Liz Wheeles went house-hunting, they looked for something off the beaten path. They found it in a small hunting cabin on 115 acres atop Bowlin Bluff, a place so remote even the mail carrier and the […]

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Dayspring Dairy

Sheep-shearing, cheese tasting at Alabama’s only sheep dairy Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Susan Wall It was like a cross between a fiber-arts convention and a school field trip. Some came for the free fleece, some to see the sheep, others to taste the cheese. Sheep-shearing is an annual January event at Dayspring […]

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Saving the Old Rock School

A valiant effort and noble cause Story and Photos by Jerry C. Smith Submitted Photos When Springville Preservation Society’s Frank Waid escorted me into the upper level of an old rock school building on Pine Street, I was immediately struck with its ambience of antiquity. Even by flashlight, I could easily discern beautiful hardwood floors which […]

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