Lifestyles

Craft show set next month at VBCC

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 2:56 pm

The Northeast Alabama Craftsmen’s Association will hold its annual Spring Craft Show at the Von Braun Civic Center on March 21-22. The hours are Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon until 5 p.m. There is no admission fee. There are approximately 250 craftsmen participating, offering a variety of hand-crafted items. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Huntsville charities. The show is located

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  • Crafters set spring show

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Elk Valley Crafters’ 21st annual Spring Show will be held Saturday, March 14, at Lincoln County High School from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This will be a one-day event. Admission to the show is free, with ample free parking. There will be food and drink vendors in and around the school. Exhibitors make up a wide variety of crafts and offer something for everyone. There are no “flea market”

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  • Lions recognize local poster contest winners

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Fayetteville Lions Club announced local and district winners of the Annual Peace Poster Contest. Pictured (from left) are Ruth McKamey of Riverside Christian Academy; Lion Cal Perkins, contest chairman; Hannah Carley, Meridianville Middle School; and Karlee Wakefield, Fayetteville Middle School.

    Fayetteville Lions Club sponsored regional schools’ participation in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. “Peace, Love and Understanding” was the 2014-15 theme. Students ages 11-13 were encouraged to visually depict their interpretation of the contest theme. More than 350,000 children participate in the contest annually across the globe. Three schools in this area entered, and local judges declared one winner per school. The winners and their parents were invited to

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Travel

Fall is perfect for antiquing

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:54 am

Ah, fall: it means cooler, crisp air, sweaters, bonfires, football games, pumpkin spice everything, and getting out on those cool Saturday mornings to shop for that perfect antique to complete a collection or just complete a room. North Alabama has several antique stores that are sure to have that much sought-after piece for which an antique connoisseur or novice is searching.   Bank Street Art and Antique Mall Located in

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  • Henry Horton Park to host historical tours

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Henry Horton State Park will host two historical tours in the upcoming months. Middle Tennessee is home to great historical attractions and Henry Horton’s tours will give visitors the opportunity to experience what the area has to offer, while staying at a beautiful state park.   The first tour, the Homes and Spirits Tour, will be held Oct. 23-25. The tour will include a bus ride to visit Traveller’s Rest

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  • World War II ship to visit area

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:37 am

    LST Memorial

    A 328 feet long piece of American history will be docked at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, Alabama and will be available for public tours. The USS LST 325 is a World War II vessel that was part of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. This ship is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in the United States. The ship

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Education

Fayetteville Lions Club announced local and district winners of the Annual Peace Poster Contest. Pictured (from left) are Ruth McKamey of Riverside Christian Academy; Lion Cal Perkins, contest chairman; Hannah Carley, Meridianville Middle School; and Karlee Wakefield, Fayetteville Middle School.

Lions recognize local poster contest winners

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:53 am

Fayetteville Lions Club sponsored regional schools’ participation in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. “Peace, Love and Understanding” was the 2014-15 theme. Students ages 11-13 were encouraged to visually depict their interpretation of the contest theme. More than 350,000 children participate in the contest annually across the globe. Three schools in this area entered, and local judges declared one winner per school. The winners and their parents were invited to

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  • Tractor Supply announces FFA scholarships

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 8:50 am

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    Coming off the heels of a successful second year in 2014, Tractor Supply Company has announced the third annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation. Last year, Tractor Supply customers donated $447,671, resulting in 334 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree. The Growing Scholars program will be supported nationally by each of the more than 1,400 Tractor Supply and Del’s

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  • Art critique

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Art critique

    Fayetteville High School Advanced Art students recently spoke with a professional artist and recruiter from Memphis College of Art Design. Admissions Counselor and Recruiter Lexie Shaunak discussed MCAD and reviewed and critiqued students’ portfolios. Students had the opportunity to discuss their work and college career opportunities in the field of art. “I am impressed with the program here and the students’ work. They seem to be exposed to a lot

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Religion

‘Women of the Way’ Bible study begins

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm

“Women of the Way”, a Bible study for women of all denominations, returns for another series in March, getting underway on Monday, March 2. Each Monday in March, the group will gather for light refreshments, a little music and a presentation about a woman in the Bible. In addition to gathering for fellowship and encouraging one another, each event features a different ministry which is supported by the group. While

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  • Gospel singing to aid Cartwrights

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    A Benefit Gospel Singing, Auction & Spaghetti Supper, sponsored by the Heartfelt Gospel Music Association, will be held Saturday, March 7, at the Boonshill Community Center for Jerry and Amanda Cartwright. The Cartwrights lost everything in a house fire and are in need of the community’s help. Food will be served at 5 p.m., followed by singing and an auction. Featured groups are The Old Time Christians, Saved by Grace,

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  • Religion

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:55 am

    District Day at the Fayetteville Seventh Day Adventist Church will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28.  The speaker at the 11 o’clock hour will be President Dana Edmond from the South Central Conference of Seventh Day Adventist from Nashville.  Everyone is welcome to worship with the church. Lunch will be served after the morning service.   Women of the Way (WoW) Bible Study will be held Monday, March 2, at

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Health

McBurg United Methodist Church has pledged its support to Hands of Mercy’s weekend feeding program for students, making Unity School the final elementary school in the county to offer the program. Pictured here during a recent delivery of food to Unity School are (from left) Tina Hudson with Hands of Mercy; Assistant Principal Emily Pierce and Principal Dennis Eakin with Unity School; and Kathy and Jamie Jones, representing McBurg United Methodist Church. Not pictured is Rita Hillis who spearheaded the effort for the church. ~ Staff photo by Sandy Williams

Weekend food program now in all elementary schools here

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Thanks to the support of McBurg United Methodist Church, Hands of Mercy’s weekend feeding program for kids is now at Unity School, making it the final elementary school in the city and county to offer the program. “We are officially in all the schools now,” said Tina Hudson, Hands of Mercy president. The Bags of Blessings program, or “BOBs” as it is called in the schools, provides weekend meals for

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  • Cardiologist eyes spiritual aspects of the heart

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Dr. Arthur Constantine

    Dr. Arthur Constantine is the featured speaker at Riverside Christian Academy where he will discuss the physical and spiritual aspects of the heart. Dr. Constantine will visit RCA on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 5 until 6:30 p.m. As a cardiologist with more than 25 years’ experience, Dr. Constantine has encountered patients with a slew of different heart problems. He regularly sees patients with and without heart problems who, at times,

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  • Effort begins to start Gilda’s Club so no one faces cancer alone

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    A group hoping to organize a Gilda’s Club in the area must sell 89 tickets at $12 each by Feb. 16 in order to show an explanatory film documentary titled “No Evidence of Disease” at the Regal Cinema 8 Theater in Tullahoma. Dozens of Gilda’s Clubs exist all over the U.S. and are named in honor of Gilda Radnor, known as a much-loved and admired comedian who died of ovarian

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