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    Community Matters 2024-1

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    Download Now 🌷🍃 Step into Spring with the Cullman Tribune's Community Matters Magazine! 🍃🌷 🎂 As the flowers begin to bloom, we're celebrating new beginnings and cherished traditions. Join us as we honor local centenarian Fred Little, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday, sharing his timeless...

    Files from yesteryear: 1937, 1954

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    From the files of 1937 On Tuesday, August 17, the W.C. Griffith Gin at Hanceville had the privilege of processing Cullman County’s first bale of cotton for this season. The cotton was grown by A.R. Russell on D.D. Price’s farm on Warrior, Route One. Mr. Clark...

    Celebrate the season of love locally

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Whether you are itching to take your valentine out for a lush, sophisticated dinner or surprise them at work with a special delivery, Cullman has you covered: all while supporting local business owners. All Steak Piano Dinner Tuesday, Feb. 13, beginning at 4...

    Valentine’s Celebration at Stone Bridge Farms Feb. 10

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Planning ahead for an intimate, upscale date night experience this Valentine’s Day? Find a sitter for the children and slip on something nice, because Stone Bridge Farms and Sophia’s are gearing up for a Valentine’s Celebration. The event will take place...

    Files from yesteryear: 1937, 1994

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    From the files of 1937 Doctor R.B. Dodson is Commander of the American Legion. Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Kirtt, who formerly lived at West Point, have moved to the Willingham Community. This is the first year for typing to be offered at Hanceville School. Miss Dixie Christian...

    First Source for Women hosting Me and My Gal tea party and luncheon

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Promising an afternoon of delectable delights, laughter and cherished connections, First Source for Women, a pregnancy resource center in Hanceville and Cullman, is hosting its annual Me and My Gal tea party and luncheon. The afternoon tea will take place on...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936

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    From the files of 1936 Ralph H. Sanders is the new minister at the First Christian Church in Cullman. He is a native of Savannah, Georgia. Mr. and Mrs. Bertis Rascoe are building a new home in West Cullman. From January 1, 1935 to June 30, 1935,...

    Begin 2024 with a First Day Hike at an Alabama State Park

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    Alabama State Parks is hosting 11 First Day Hikes as part of a national program designed to celebrate the new year and the great outdoors. The hikes will take place at parks throughout the state, from Gulf State Park on Alabama's Gulf Coast to...

    ‘The love for our seniors is very evident!’

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    Cullman Area Senior and Retiree Christmas Party breaks attendance record CULLMAN, Ala. – Stone Bridge Farms was buzzing on Friday morning as its Browne Stone Centre was strung with golden lights and festive runners and centerpieces lined the tables. Soft Christmas music could barely be...

    Resident spotlight: Col. Don Fallin

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    While he may seem fairly casual and even unassuming at VFW Post 2214 during Tuesday lunches, Fairview native Col. Don Fallin has quite the career under his belt that has impacted not only the community, but also the world at large. His story is...

    Files from yesteryear: 1901, 1954

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    From the files of 1901 W.F. Reese, of Joppa, killed two snakes in his hay field last week. One was 5 feet, 5 inches long, with 11 rattlers and the other was 4 feet, 6 inches long with 12 rattlers. J.D. Edwards has accepted the position as...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936, 1950

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    From the files of 1936 The dry season threatens the water supply in Cullman and Cullman County. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Crouen are visiting relatives here, before leaving for California, to make their home. Glen Jetton, of Gold Ridge spent Saturday night with his uncle and aunt,...

    ‘It was so magical’

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    Falkville hosts inaugural Christmas parade FALKVILLE, Ala. - The town of Falkville held its first Christmas parade Tuesday night, and saw a huge turnout. Mayor Ken Winkles said the event was far bigger and better than he could have imagined.  “It was amazing,” Winkles smiled. “I am...

    Pancakes with Santa!

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    BERLIN, Ala. - Local families and children were lined up before 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec 9, for the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Pancakes with Santa breakfast. Flashing lights from a BVFD vehicle blinked in the early morning fog, marking the driveway entrance to...

    Surprising origins of America’s Christmas tradition

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    The celebration of Christmas as we know it today has a surprisingly storied history, with the first recorded instance of the church celebrating Christmas or "Cristes Maesse" coming from Rome in 336 AD. It did not become a major festival as we know it...

    Files from yesteryear: 1933, 1952

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    From the files of 1933 Mrs. J.E. Pierce and son, Leroy of Cullman, spent the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Nesmith at Panama. The 1933 Home Economics Club at Cullman High School includes: Mildred White, Grace Wonderlich, Almedia Newman, Elizabeth Glasscock, Mary Louise...

    ‘Our community takes care of us, so we like to take care of them’

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    Trident Marina hosts Christmas at Smith Lake CRANE HILL, Ala. - Landlubbers and mariners old and young alike gathered on the green of The Grille at Trident Marina Sunday, Dec. 3, to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Children enjoyed the lights, hot cocoa,...

    Falkville celebrates 25 years of Christmas in the Park

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    FALKVILLE, Ala. - The town of Falkville held its Christmas in the Park event on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Jack McCaig Park.  The Falkville Community Pride group- which hosts the event each year, said this is the 25th occurrence of Christmas in the Park— and...

    Inaugural Festival of Trees underway at CWAC

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The lobby of the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center (CWAC) was full to the brim on Saturday, Dec. 2, as the Cullman Tree Commission unveiled its new endeavor, the inaugural Festival of Trees. Students from five local public schools and four...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936

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    From the files of 1936 Ralph H. Sanders is the new minister at the First Christian Church in Cullman. He is a native of Savannah, Georgia. Mr. and Mrs. Bertis Rascoe are building a new home in West Cullman. From January 1, 1935 to June 30, 1935,...

    Christmas in Cullman parade, tree lighting this Friday, Dec. 1; updated parade route

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The city of Cullman is buzzing with excitement as it prepares for its “most spectacular Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony to date,” according to Nathan Anderson, executive director of Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism. Last weekend's opening event for the...

    Light up the holidays

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The holiday season is here, and families are preparing their holiday ; locals are preparing their menus, carefully selecting gifts and gearing up to spend quality time with loved ones and family. Board games and family movie nights are fantastic traditions,...

    Surviving road trips with children this holiday season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Traveling is a large part of so many holiday plans. While many travelers may prefer to fly, large families or households with multiple children may run into a roadblock when configuring and planning holiday gatherings: cost. The U.S. Bureau of Labor...

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1930

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    From the files of 1900 Miss Fannie Watts of Etha is attending music school at Holly Pond. D.E. Jones is postmaster at Jones Chapel.                     The sixth annual session of the West Cullman Singing Convention was held at Bethlehem West on August 3, 4 and 5. J.M. Wilks presided....

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1950

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    From the files of 1900   M. Dickerman has purchased the sawmill, belonging to W. Turney, near Vinemont.   Doctor W.A. Barclift of Hartselle is having a cottage erected on the bluff, overlooking the Vinemont railroad station and will use it as a summer home.   Swiss and Limberger cheese...

    ‘The day was full of joy’

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    Hope Horses hosts Fall Fun Show CULLMAN, Ala. – Local nonprofit Hope Horses hosted its Fall Fun Show Saturday, Nov. 11. “Students worked hard all year mastering their riding skills and were able to show their skills off to their family and friends,” Executive Director Kelsey...

    ‘Y’all come eat!’: Free Vinemont Community Thanksgiving Meal this Saturday 

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Community leaders in Vinemont are preparing to dish out a traditional Thanksgiving meal to local families. The town will host its annual Community Thanksgiving Meal on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Vinemont High School lunchroom. The traditional...

    Community Matters 2023-4

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    Fairview Senior Center searching for Meals on Wheels driver  

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - The Fairview Senior Center is looking for a volunteer to deliver meals to local homebound clients.   Fairview Senior Center Manager Angie Carter said the homebound clientele depend on them to deliver meals weekly.  “If you love seniors and want to help deliver meals,...

    Files from yesteryear: 1916, 1920

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    From the files of  1916 W. Tom Vandiver spent Monday in Birmingham. The Honorable George Parker spent Wednesday at Brilliant. A dance was enjoyed at the Growlers Club rooms on Friday night. Mrs. A. Dreher will entertain at the Symphony Club on November 23rd. Claud Griffin spent the first...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936, 1950

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    From the files of 1936 Mr. G.W. Tingle passed away on October 10. There were 12 children born to this union. Burial was at Mars Hill, Tennessee. Attorney John H. Chapman has located in Cullman. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Tucker left for Georgia last week, where they...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936

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    From the files of 1936 Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Ray attended the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Sam Bradford, at Bethsadia, on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Kittie Smith, who has been nursing Miss Katherine Girley, has returned to her home at Reform, Alabama. Mr. and Mrs. Hermon...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936, 1950

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    From the files of 1936 This dry season threatens the water supply in Cullman and Cullman County. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Crouen are visiting relatives here, before leaving for California, to make their home. Glen Jetton of Gold Ridge spent Saturday night with his uncle and aunt,...

    Files from yesteryear: 1904, 1934

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    George Markland has bought a lot on Highlands, with the view of building a nice residence. Some very naughty boys cut the German Society flags to pieces, after the picnic on Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Miles of Bristol, England have arrived in Cullman and...

    Files from yesteryear: 1917, 1937

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    From the files of 1917 Mrs. O. Kinney, Mrs. G.W. Johnson, Honorable and Mrs. A.A. Griffith have returned from a ten day stay in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. Mr. George Stiefelmeyer has returned home from Canada, where he has been for the past four weeks, on a...

    Files from yesteryear: 1937

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    From the files of 1937 Mr. Bill Clapp and Geraldine Mugrove surprised their friends by getting married last Thursday. They are residing with Mr. and Mrs. William Clapp, Senior. Mrs. G.W. Thorn, of Hanceville, suffered painful burns on her leg last Wednesday. The Bremen Community was shocked...

    Files from yesteryear: 1930, 1936

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    From the files of 1930 The County Board of Education has moved into its newly remodeled building, which is one of the finest in the state. Mrs. T.A. Smith had charge of the P.T.A. program on Tuesday. A book week program was given and Mrs. M.H....

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1930

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    From the files of 1900 R.W. Riley of Joppa was here on Monday. A.J. York attended the sheriff’s convention, in Montgomery, this week. Doctor J.S.O. Whitson, of the “Free State of Winston” was visiting friends here this week. I.C. Gay will take a position with a wholesale house,...

    Files from yesteryear: 1920, 1930

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    From the files of 1920 The new sheriff of Cullman County appointed by Governor Thomas E. Kilby is Mr. J.W. Lambert of the Welti Community. Mr. Lambert is 37 years old, was born and reared in Carroll County, Georgia. Mr. Lambert’s family is composed of...

    Community Matters 2023-3

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    Files from yesteryear: 1930

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    From the files of 1930 Presidents of the various organizations on the Cullman County High School campus are Boys Council – Juel Lee, Girls Council – Myrtle Wise, Senior Class – Carl Peinhardt, Junior Class – Nelle Hurston, Sophomore Class – Bruce Wallace, Freshman Class...

    ‘Kickin’ it in the C’: Colony Day 2023 promises a whole weekend of fun

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    COLONY, Ala. - Colony is hosting its famous Colony Day celebration for the third consecutive year. For lovers of spades, soul food, music and dancing, classic cars and fellowship, it’s a weekend-long event you won’t want to miss!  The weekend is packed with activities sure...

    Files from yesteryear: 1930, 1950

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    From the files of 1930 The bodies of two Cullman County soldiers arrived home, Emory McConnell and Ulyses Yeager. Mr. Jessie Smith is erecting a cotton gin at Simcoe. W.C. Waldrop and wife attended the two-day Union Harp singing at Old Redan Church and reported a fine...

    Files from yesteryear 1930

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    From the files of 1930 Presidents of the various organizations on the Cullman County High School campus are Boys Council – Juel Lee, Girls Council – Myrtle Wise, Senior Class – Carl Peinhardt, Junior Class – Nelle Hurston, Sophomore Class – Bruce Wallace, Freshman Class...

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1930

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    From the files of 1900 Arthur and Walter Oden are at the bedside of their father, Captain E.J. Oden. Reverend Anson West has about recovered from an illness. D.L. Aldredge of Holly Pond was in Cullman on Tuesday. Miss Minnie Braasch and Edgar Stoll of Vinemont have entered...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Forest bathing

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    SAVE YOUR WATER, SHOWER WITH A FRIEND and SAVE YOUR SANITY WITH FOREST BATHING! “Contrary to its name, Japanese FOREST BATHING, or ‘Shinrin-yoku,’ has nothing to do with wallowing in water surrounded by trees. In reality, it’s the act of being among trees, absorbing the...

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1936

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    From the files of 1900 George Patrick of Ryan’s Cross Roads was here yesterday. C.N. Peek, of Eddy, was in Cullman on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Sanders and baby are visiting in Scottsboro. J.A. McMinn left Tuesday for New York. Sidney Dunn, of Birmingham, visited relatives here on...

    Happy 200th birthday, Col. Cullmann!

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    Friends of Frankweiler hosts party to celebrate town’s founder CULLMAN, Ala. - A small crowd of Cullmanites of all ages and backgrounds joined together at the Festhalle on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the 200th birthday of Cullman founder Colonel John G. Cullmann. Cullmann was born...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936

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    From the files of 1936 The Vinemont 4-H Club elected officers at the school on Wednesday. President-Marie Drake, Vice-President- Dorothy Lawrence, Secretary-Daisy Edge, Cheer Leader-Myron Nesmith and Song Leader-Naomi DeMonia. They made baking powder biscuits and ended the meeting doing a cheer. Leroy Box died in...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Col. Cullmann’s 200th birthday party

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    CULTIVATE CULLMAN: The Countywide Arts and Gardening Celebration is joining with the “sister city” group, “Friends of Frankweiler,” to salute Cullman County’s founder, Colonel John G. Cullmann, on the anniversary of his 200th birthday this Sunday, July 2, 2023. Colonel Cullmann was born 200 years...

    Files from yesteryear: 1904, 1934

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    From the files of 1904 C.F.J. Hartung, M.D., came home from Chattanooga this week. Louis Owen, Esquire and Frank Johnson, of Bremen, were in town this week. R.E. Ryan has resigned his position at Stiefelmeyer’s because of his health. Doctor B.M. Kinney has gone to Lawrence County on...

    Files from yesteryear: 1932, 1952

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    From the files of 1932 Inez and Bertie Young spent Saturday night with their sister, Mrs. H.J. Mize. Attending the quilting at Mrs. Henry Mobley’s on Tuesday afternoon were Mrs. Ava Smith, Mrs. Hazel Gentry, Mrs. Verla Mobley, Mrs. Annice Carden, Mrs. Johnny Stewart, Mrs. H.W....

    Community Matters 2023-2

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    Files from yesteryear: 1908, 1932, 1933

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    From the files of 1908 The county teachers institute was held at Joppa with County Superintendent D.V. Smith presiding. Cullman has secured the county high school,  subscribing  something  over $4,500 for the building fund. The Circuit Court ended with a mistrial in the case of Wes and...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – READ ‘EM@TheArboretum

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    READ ‘EM@TheArboretum became a regular thing for me just last summer. I was working with a large group of community volunteers, including many of my fellow Cullman County Master Gardeners, to revitalize the lovely Wildflower Garden at Sportsman Lake Park. This heavily wooded area is...

    Files from yesteryear: 1904, 1934

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    From the files of 1904 Warm, dry weather continues. Arthur Sanderman is behind the counter at Vinemont Grocery Company. Indications point to a victory for the Democratic presidential candidate, Judge Alton B. Parker. The Republican rally held at Kullman Hall last night drew a good crowd. H. Nuss and...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – FEED ‘EM@TheArboretum

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    FEED ‘EM@TheArboretum became a thing when my fun friend, Felicia Roberts, invited five pals for a picnic this spring. The fine dining setting was the woodlands area of Sportsman Lake Park, which surrounds the Wildflower Garden and is soon to become an accredited arboretum,...

    COLUMN: Stop and smell the corn dogs!

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    I drove by our community ballpark the other day and saw that the All-Star baseball games were well underway. It’s hard to believe that the Little League baseball season has already come and gone. Has it already been two months since Opening Day? It...

    Cullman County parks summer events

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Parks and Recreation and the Cullman County Commission have many fun events planned for the public this summer. Cullman County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Davenport and Cullman County Commission Chairman Jeff Clemons shared some details. The Smith Lake Park...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Legendary mothers

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    While creating the mother character, Frau Ruehl, in the folktale “WUNDERGARTEN,” I didn’t have to look far for stellar examples. I was lucky to have a “storybook wonderful” mom and so are most of us. Mothers, though rarely flawless, are regularly, magically wunderbar. Frau Ruehl...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1904, 1934

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    From the files of 1904 Warm, dry weather continues. Arthur Sanderman is behind the counter at Vinemont Grocery Company. Indications point to a victory for the Democratic presidential candidate, Judge Alton B. Parker. The Republican rally held at Kullman Hall last night drew a good crowd. H. Nuss and...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Arts in the Garden

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    ARTS IN THE GARDEN is a new way to enjoy the natural beauty of Sportsman Lake, the 70-year old,  Cullman County Parks and Recreation, multiuse, fresh air refuge. The Woodlands & Wildflower Garden of the park will be an outdoor arts center, FREE and...

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1950

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    From the files of 1900 We are in receipt of a copy of E.T. Paul’s latest and greatest March entitled, “Dawn of the Century March.” Fifteen cents buys a good broom at The Hustler. – adv. The Honorable S.J. Griffin made a professional trip to Moulton this...

    150 ways to celebrate the Cullman countryside on our 150th birthday

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    The 1870s founders of Cullman County in the “Hill Country” of north Alabama traditionally celebrated the area’s birth year as 1873. So, 2023 is our 150th birthday celebration even though the town was legally established in 1875 and Cullman County in 1877. Cullman County offers...

    Files from yesteryear: 1920, 1930

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    From the files of 1920 The new sheriff of Cullman County appointed by Governor Thomas E. Kilby is Mr. J.W. Lambert of the Welti Community. Mr. Lambert is 37 years old, was born and reared in Carroll County, Georgia. Mr. Lambert’s family is composed of...

    Goat Island celebrating 7th anniversary this Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This Saturday, April 15, Goat Island Brewing will celebrate its seventh anniversary. Named after Goat Island on Smith Lake, Goat Island Brewing was established in 2016 by John Dean, Mike Mullaney, Gery Teichmiller and Brad Glenn. The idea for the company came...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Osterfeuer (Easter bonfire)

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    Easter holidays in Colonial Cullman of the 1870s, the time of our folktale, “WUNDERGARTEN,” were celebrated as they were in Germany, the homeland of most of the county’s residents. It was both the joyful day of resurrection on the Christian church calendar, and the...

    Files from yesteryear 1916, 1930

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    From the files of 1916 Electric washing machines are advertised by  C.A. Stiefelmeyer for $44.00 for one model and $52.50 for the other model. Doctor Sidney Morrow, of Birmingham, spent Sunday in Cullman as the guest of his mother, Mrs. Bess Morrow. In the November 1916 election,...

    Flourish hosting Spring Fling Fundraiser

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Flourish of Cullman is hosting its first nearly sold-out Spring Fling Fundraiser on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the Traditions Bank Building from 6-10 p.m.  Prizes to be won from the five rounds of bingo and silent auction include Rock the South...

    April Walking Tours begin with walk through 1873-1900

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s April Walking Tours series kicked off at the Cullman County Museum on Saturday, April 1, with guide Michael Sullins leading the way. Participants met on the steps of the Cullman County Museum, where Sullins opened the tour with a speech...

    Stone Bridge Farms to host Easter weekend gospel music extravaganza

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Stone Bridge Farms, a picturesque 186-acre property known for its breathtaking landscapes and acclaimed restaurants, is set to host a gospel music-filled Easter “Resurrection Celebration.” The event, titled “He’s Alive,” is scheduled for the weekend of April 8-9, 2023, and promises...

    Pet of the Week: Around the world with Atlas

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Atlas has been around the world looking for love, and is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.  A humble male pit bull with a creamy fawn coat, Atlas has had a rough go of things for his first four years....

    CPRST announces new bid process for Dinner on First

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Due to the wild success of last year's Dinner on First event - 400 tickets selling out in just 14 hours - Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST) recently announced a major change to the way tickets can be purchased...

    Christ First Ministries hosts 2nd annual Car and Truck Show

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –The scene was buzzing with the sounds of gravel crunching under the judges’ feet, the scent of barbecue from Little Lu's food truck and paint jobs gleaming in the sun on dozens of new and classic cars lined up in the parking...

    Master Gardeners host Native Azalea and Wildflower Sale

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A little bit of after-storm mud wasn't going to stop the Master Gardeners of Cullman County from hosting their Native Azaleas and Wildflower Sale Saturday morning. With funds raised from the sale going toward the continued improvement of the Wildflower Garden...

    ‘It was legit Louisiana flavor!’: United Way hosts annual crawfish boil after a 3-year hiatus

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –The sun was warm and bright and the crawfish deliciously fresh and spicy at Goat Island Brewing Friday afternoon, March 24. The bayou-bred team from Hank's Sports Bar boiled crawfish, shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn on-site as a fundraiser hosted by United...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Kuchengarten

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    KITCHEN GARDENS are a timely topic to explore as we move toward Easter Sunday and traditional Good Friday plowing and planting. In 1870s, Colonial Cullman, Alabama, the “kuchengartens” of the German American settlers were often shaped like a cross. This four-square design originated from...

    Files from yesteryear: 1937, 1954

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    From the files of 1937 October is here -the month of witches, black cats and spooks. Already at Fairview High we are looking forward to the big event of the year, “The Fall Carnival.” There is much talk and speculation about who the juniors and...

    ‘Just show up’; Cullman woman to compete in 2023 World Deaf Jiu-Jitsu Championship 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – She’s no stranger to competition. Melissa Haynes, a deaf and partially blind Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) fighter from Cullman, has a black belt in karate and two years of competitive jiu-jitsu grappling experience. She could take on a match blindfolded – which...

    Hope Horses holding ‘Egg My Yard’ fundraiser

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Heading into the Easter season, local nonprofit Hope Horses is holding its “Egg My Yard” fundraiser for the third year. For a $25 donation, Hope Horses volunteers will fill a yard with a dozen stuffed eggs and a note from the...

    ‘I love where I’m at now’; Restoring Women Outreach hosts inaugural fundraiser  

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      CULLMAN, Ala. - Restoring Women Outreach (RWO) hosted its inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 17. The fundraiser was a sold-out, intimate event at Stone Bridge Farms.  RWO is a 12-step-based sober living program for women that has been serving Cullman and the surrounding...

    ‘Know your talents and strengths, and play to them’; Cullman matriarchs gather to share insights 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Matriarchs of Cullman gathered in the banquet room of the All Steak on March 16 to share stories, insight and wisdom. The event was hosted by Les Dames, a local nonprofit focused on mentoring and bridging gaps between women in our...

    WSCC Genealogy program helps writer research local family that influenced Minnie Pearl

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Wallace State Community College Genealogy program recently aided a Nashville, Tennessee, writer researching Grand Ole Opry star Minnie Pearl and the Cullman County family she used as influence for her legendary comedic character. Dr. Rachel Martin is writing about Minnie...

    Files from yesteryear: 1898, 1937, 1957

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    The first open cotton boll of the season that we have seen was brought in on August 17th, by James Trapp. Fire at early dawn on Sunday destroyed the storehouse and fixtures of N.J. Stewart and Sons and the vacant building formerly occupied by the...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Dear garden giant pretzels

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    What Cullman needs now is love, sweet love…and a DEAR GARDEN. This would be a gathering place embracing things we hold dear: tradition plus innovation (high-tech wi-fi and low-tech conversation with eye contact), family (newborns to “near angels”), heritage (the distinctiveness of once being...

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    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Real lavender cookies

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    CULLMAN GARDENS inspired the magical-but-real setting for the folktale, “WUNDERGARTEN.” Let me guide you to the specific spot up a gentle path through the Wildflower Garden at Sportsman Lake in Cullman County, Alabama. This is where I rested a moment last August and the...

    Files from yesteryear: 1939

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    Mr. John Ivey visited Mr. Hiram Ivey, of Joppa, on Sunday evening. Misses Jennie Miller and Ruth and Ruby Johnson were the Saturday evening callers of Miss Marjorie Jackson. Among the number represented at the reunion at Mr. and Mrs. Joy Lackey’s, on Sunday, were Mr....

    International Women’s Day: Words from local women

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    Left to right are Heather Gudger, Laura Quick and Lynsey Todd. (Contributed)  CULLMAN, Ala. - International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year, The Tribune spoke to three entrepreneurial game changers in...

    52 ODES TO JOY: The S.U.N.S. JOY MUSEUM

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    “CHOOSE JOY: Positively add more happiness and contentment to your life with a 30-minute visit to The S.U.N.S. JOY MUSEUM.”  That’s a bold claim for any advertising copywriter. What if I added “FREE” and you can do this from the comfort of your own home....

    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...

    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...

    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...