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    Bloomin’ Festival set for April 22-23, 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - While the South may be experiencing some of the coldest temperatures of the year, St. Bernard is warming up for the 39th Annual Bloomin’ Festival Arts and Crafts Fair to be held on campus the weekend of April 22-23, 2023.  Artisans are...

    Festival of the Cranes returns Jan. 13-15

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    DECATUR, Ala. – The Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Association will host the three-day 2023 Festival of the Cranes event Friday-Sunday, Jan. 13-15, at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (WNWR) and other venues throughout Decatur.  The refuge center, which is home to Alabama’s largest concentrations of Sandhill...

    COLUMN: ‘The Polar Express’: I heard the bells!

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    Being a grandparent, I’ve learned that the time between 2-3 years old is a wonderful age for grandchildren. They talk pretty well, they’re just about potty trained and they’re still unencumbered when it comes to social graces. Come to think of it, that’s the...

    Performers enchant in ‘The Nutcracker’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Under the tutelage of artistic director and owner Elaine Willingham, Cullman Ballet Theatre School and The Cullman Ballet Company presented “The Nutcracker” Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre on the Wallace State Community College campus.  “I want...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. HOLIDAY JOY

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    “JOY is the true gift of Christmas.”—Pope Benedict XVI  Are the Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza holidays more blissful or more stressful? YES, all the above. There have been voluminous research studies on this subject. Here are various scientific findings reported by Dr. Sebastian Ocklenburg in Psychology...

    Alabama man brings Pearl Harbor/Day of Infamy Flag back to Washington

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bryan Morgan of Birmingham came to Washington Monday, Dec. 12, on a special mission.  Back in 1941, his father, Earl Morgan of Cullman, was a page in the United States House of Representatives.  On Dec. 8, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt came...

    WWII soldier’s effects returned to family after 77 years

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Thanks to extensive research provided by the Wallace State Community College Genealogy department, a Purple Heart posthumously awarded to a World War II soldier and other personal mementos were reunited with his family in Marshall County 77 years after his passing.   The...

    COLUMN: Let your light shine

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    Christmas is known as the season of light. It’s the time of year when Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of the light in the person of Jesus. That’s why our home and trees are illuminated – it’s a reference to the...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. LIFELONG LEARNING

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    “WOOK! WOOK!”, a double exclamation, were my first words. I was mimicking my hyper-observant, deeply curious mother as she pointed out discoveries -“LOOK! LOOK!” - which she found interesting and thought might engage my sponge of a brain. Whether by genetics or pedagogy, her...

    Holly Pond hosting Christmas celebration this Saturday

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Town of Holly Pond, Holly Pond Civitan Club and Holly Pond Middle School Junior Civitan Club will host the Holly Pond Christmas Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 5-8 p.m. Governors Park behind Holly Pond Town Hall will see...