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Star Gazing Chandler Mountain

Chandler Mountain lures star gazers Story and photos by Jim Smothers Submitted photos Every month members of the Birmingham Astronomical Society make their way up Chandler Mountain past Horse Pens 40 for a cliffside “Star Party” to enjoy their hobby and the company of other like-minded individuals. Well, almost every month — if it’s cloudy, […]

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Cross Country in St. Clair Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. A methodical thud of a rubber sole hitting a dirt trail below – a dozen or more pair of them – emanate from the woods just beyond St. Clair County High School’s campus in Odenville. It is almost like a cadence, […]

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A Good Place

Finding faith, hope and love at the Red Barn Story by Jane Newton Henry Photos by Mike Callahan Located on the banks of the Little Cahaba River in Leeds, the Red Barn is a haven for children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities or special circumstances. According Joy O’Neal, executive director, this equine-assisted […]

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Pirate’s Island

A day in the life of a Logan Martin landmark Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Submitted photos Drone Photo by David Smith, Star Aerial It’s a place that would make Jimmy Buffett proud. Surrounded by family and friends and scores more of adopted family and friends, this tiny island in the […]

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Light Flight

Daring men and their flying machines Story and photos by Jerry C. Smith A stand-up comic once joked, “If God had meant for people to fly, He would have given them a lot more money.” He got pained laughs from several private pilots in his audience who knew what it costs to get a license, […]

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Adventure of a Lifetime

Father, son hike Appalachian Trail for ‘Julie’ Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Bennett and Henry Fisher It is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. For Pell City’s Henry and Bennett Fisher, the journey of more than 2,000 miles began with a bucket list, a keen sense of […]

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