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Dry Creek Farms

Cattle during the week, weddings on weekends Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Michael Callahan What started as letting a few friends “borrow” their barn to hold weddings has turned into a full-fledged event venue for the St. John Family in Pell City. Unlike other barns built specifically for events, this one is a […]

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Teddy the Wonder Dog

Four-legged friend learning to help others Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Teddy has the kind of face guaranteed to make you smile. Wavy chestnut-colored hair frames a pair of big brown eyes – if you can see them through the hair – that reveal the gentle spirit that resides within. Around […]

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Mountain Delight

Bluff View retreat a feast for eyes and soul Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Cindy Massey never really thinks of herself as lucky. She knows it. All she has to do is take a panoramic look around the 130 acres of bluffs, a rushing creek, wide open pasture and enveloping woods […]

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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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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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