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Last Call at Local Color

Springville’s ‘colorful’ music spot closing its doors, unless … Story by Paul South Photos by Susan Wall and Jerry Martin and courtesy of Local Color Imagine a magical music box that when opened played music from virtually every era. And from the box wafted the sweet aroma of cornbread cooked in a black, cast-iron skillet […]

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Heart of Pell City

A Group Effort Story by Paul South Photos by Susan Wall When it began three years ago, Heart of Pell City’s mission was to bolster and grow downtown businesses. In its short history, the nonprofit organization has grown into much, much more. Heart of Pell City wants to put the town on the map as […]

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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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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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O Canada

Wonder of Canadian Rockies fulfills ‘bucket list’ for Pell City group Story and photos by Carol Pappas Submitted photos from Friends Bound for New Horizons I heard the phrase so often along the way, the name just stuck. It was indeed a “bucket list” trip, the descriptor made famous by the 2007 Rob Reiner film […]

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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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