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    Short film ‘Down’ produced in Cullman County to be released Jan. 31

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Seventh Summit Productions, a film production studio based out of Hartselle, will release its latest short film, “Down,” on Vimeo, Facebook and YouTube Jan. 31, 2020. Writer, director and producer David Nemeth shared, “Seventh Summit Productions was founded in 2016 as a...

    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...

    Steve and Lisa Lake: 2016 Farm Family

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    Left to right bottom row:  Audrey Kate Oldacre, Steve, Kiah, Lisa, & Bryn Lake; Left to right top row:  Ethan Lake, Todd & Emily Oldacre, Heath, & Mandi Lake WEST POINT - Steve and Lisa Lake have been pulling rhythmically in tandem for years, moving...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Russell County

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    The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, “The 67-County Alabama Garden Party,” will spotlight different counties each week. Each county will get its own “quilt block,” along...

    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....

    Peinhardt Farm Day coming this Saturday

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    CULLMAN - The pig, sheep, baby chicks and bunnies are getting used to school kids petting them every day.  The mules are pulling the covered wagon of school kids singing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." The sweet potatoes, cotton, and sorghum are going home...

    Saturday event guide: April 8

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    CULLMAN - Here's a list of several events happening around town on Saturday, April 8. Find all events, and submit your own, at http://www.cullmansense.com/calendar. 6 a.m.-noon Cullman Kiwanis Club 61st Annual Pancake Day at Cullman High School 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Autism & Special Needs Awareness Day,...

    A first-hand account of tumultuous times, part 2

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    Ms. Pearl Jackson Green / contributed Read Part 1 here. Ms. Pearl Jackson Green wears many hats. No pun intended, but the lady has a hat collection that rivals any duchess. And she has worn many titles in her time. She was among the first black...

    Rescued dogs await adoption at 2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary

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    Photo: Chester and KoKo run around Sandra Shaffer’s yard at 2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary, where dozens of dogs are available for adoption. BLOUNT COUNTY – Two-year-old KoKo is the picture of a young, healthy dog as she runs around Sandra Shaffer's yard at 2nd Chance...

    52 ODES TO JOY: MORE F-WORDS

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    F-WORDS  ̶̶  there are so FLIPPIN’ many FANTASTICATIOUS ones! Here are a few more fun, FLAVORFUL faves after all of these from the former feast: FOOTLOOSE, FANFARES, FUNFAIR, FLATTER, FABOLICIOUS, FAH SHIZZLE MY NIZZLE, FACE-FANCY, FANDANGO, FORGIVENESS, FATHERLY, FAUNA, FELICITY, FRANKNESS, FRATERNIZE and FABOPHILIA. F-WORDS...

    ‘It feels like a high school prom’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman area seniors gathered at the Donald E. Green Senior Center gym Tuesday evening for Jammin’ in the Gym. It was the third in a series of weekly dances scheduled at the center during the month of June. This week’s Jammin’ in...

    Lifting Spirits

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    CULLMAN – This Saturday people from all over Cullman County came together for a good cause. The event, a fundraiser benefitting HopeKids, was held at the Cullman County Elks Lodge and was hosted by Relentless power lifter participant Josh Smith. The local band, Round 2,...

    ‘It is all generosity of the people in this city and county’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Every Tuesday morning, you will find the VFW Auxiliary hard at work preparing a delicious lunch not only for veterans who belong to the VFW, but also for homebound veterans and the community. The outreach program is a labor of love...

    FEATURE PHOTO: Celebrating with the girls

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    Left to right are Christy Perry, Inez Ruehl, Luiceille Cargo, Mary Ellen Jones, Deannie Geiger and Sarah Mann (seated). (Seth Miller for The Cullman Tribune) Cullman Tribune reporter Christy Perry poses with a few of the senior ladies she has profiled over the last several...

    Getting Healthy to Help Others: Local Humanitarian Seeks Community’s Votes to Win Weight Loss Surgery

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    I feel that having weight loss surgery would help to get the weight off faster and that will allow me to serve our community more.” Sara Linkous, Local Humanitarian CULLMAN – Most everyone wants to be in good shape and live a lifestyle that leads to...

    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...

    Thanksgiving Countdown Corner Nov. 12: Setting the Thanksgiving table

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    Give your centerpiece a lift with a small stump, adding dried flowers, leaves or small pumpkins to hide any uneven spots. This gives your centerpiece presence, but make sure your guests can maintain eye contact. Countdown Corner: Saturday, Nov. 12: If you have room and an...

    Plenty to do on Saturday

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    CULLMAN - If you are looking for something to do in and around Cullman on Saturday, there are plenty of options from which to choose. Things are happening in many different municipalities, starting early and going into the night. We've listed the events we know...

    Shedd makes surprise presentation at Fairview band event

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    Photo: Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview, presents Nathan Kilgo, band director and Jonathan Watwood, band booster president with a $2,000 check from the State of Alabama for new uniforms.   All of us parents were in tears today as Rep. Randall Shedd presented the band a check...

    The Log Cabin Store

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    PHELAN – The Log Cabin Store, once located in Phelan, was built on land that was originally purchased from Wilhelmina “Minnie” Schaefers way back in 1927. Claud Mullins, a neighbor to the Schaefers family, bought the store for his daughter who had planned to...

    Registration for outdoor programs now open at CP&R

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    CULLMAN – Cullman City Parks and Recreation has several outdoor programs registering now for adults and children. Youth Outdoor Adventure, Kayaking Classes for beginner and intermediate boaters and Community Garden Classes are all open now for registration at the Cullman Civic Center or online...

    Full slate of community events this weekend

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    CULLMAN - This weekend is packed with activities on both Saturday and Sunday. See some of the highlights below. See full details on all events online at www.CullmanTribune.com/Calendar. Know of an event not listed? Click the calendar and hit the 'Submit Event' button.   Cullman Pilot...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Macon County

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    The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, “The 67-County Alabama Garden Party,” will spotlight different counties each week. Each county will get its own “quilt block,” along...

    Colony summer program makes educational complex community hub

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    I’d like for everyone to know about this camp, about the educational complex here in Colony. Since there is no longer a school here in Colony, this building has become somewhat of the community hub, you know? I’d like for more people to know...

    The Way We Worked

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    CULLMAN – A new and exciting exhibit is coming to Cullman County that showcases the huge strides made throughout our history. The exhibit will be featured in the beautiful Evelyn Burrow Museum on Wallace State’s campus from February 10-March 20. Cullman was founded in 1873...

    Historic Arkadelphia Home Dressed for Christmas

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    We are very thankful and blessed to be adding just a little of our family history to the 141 years of history and memories that have already been made in this beautiful home.” Shannon Ary, homeowner ARKADELPHIA – The Drennen Home, or the House on the...

    Community Matters 2023-1

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    A Study of Hands

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    It takes all different kinds of people and all different gifts and talents to make a community. I wanted to show people who have went above and beyond in their professions and life to make a better community, but each one of these people...

    Some unwanted excitement at 2nd Fridays event

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    CULLMAN - The third Friday night celebration of the summer, the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce and Cullman City Parks and Recreation’s 2nd Fridays Cullman got off to its usual start with shoppers perusing the goods at the Farmer’s Market, kids hopping around in...

    Grace Café: Free Food and Fellowship

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    CULLMAN – If you are looking for an opportunity to socialize, enjoy live music and most of all eat, then plan on visiting Grace Café at Grace Episcopal Church. The café opens in the parish hall every fourth Tuesday to serve heaping portions of...

    2nd Local Celebration of International Tabletop Day Set for April 11

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    CULLMAN – Everyone has a favorite tabletop game, whether it’s Monopoly, Risk, or maybe even Trivial Pursuit. There are, however, a plethora of fun and challenging games to play that many may not even be aware of. Tabletop games have made a comeback over...

    Files From Yesteryear: 1955

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    From The Files Of 1955: Bill Rasco, son of Mrs. Mildred Rasco has been recognized for outstanding service as editor of the Crimson-White, the University of Alabama student newspaper. Dovie Ruehl was confined to Cullman Hospital following a freak fall in Doctor R.B. Dodson’s office when the...

    Celebrate Cullman returns bigger than ever

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    Downtown Cullman was swarming Friday night with residents and tourists enjoying the return of Celebrate Cullman. The kids enjoyed free rides. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - On Friday evening, Celebrate Cullman returned to the downtown retail district after a brief pause.  Begun as a way...

    Yummy, cooling summer salads and dressings

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    Loretta’s Poppy Seed Dressing / Loretta Gillespie In the hottest months of summer, especially in the South, we learned long ago to serve as much cold food as we could for meals that were often eaten outside at church suppers or at family reunions or...

    Saturday event guide: April 22

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - The weekend is here, and in Cullman that means plenty of family-friendly events. The National Weather Service is forecasting showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m., partly sunny skies and a high near 81. Get out and enjoy one of these fun...

    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,...

    Citizen of the Week: Cliff Powell Teaches How to “Pray Hard & Speak Life”

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    I know that God placed this opportunity into my life to share my story in a way that can reach lost and hurting people all around the world.” Cliff Powell, Author of "Pray Hard & Speak Life" CULLMAN – Meet Mr. Cliff Powell. Cliff is married...

    Richter’s celebrates 70th anniversary

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    Old family photos can be found throughout the Richter’s store. CULLMAN - In 1947, the first O.F. Richter & Sons opened for business in Cullman. That location, 219 Second Avenue NE, was home to Richter’s until the business moved to its present location, 308 First...

    Second Annual Team Crew Charity Event Promises to Be Bigger and Better

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    CULLMAN – Cystic Fibrosis affects approximately 30,000 people in the United States alone. It is a life threatening condition that is the result of a defective gene that causes large amounts of mucus to accumulate in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. One of...

    Meet John Wesley, the Warehouse Barber

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    The Warehouse Barber in his natural habitat  CULLMAN - In the heart of the Warehouse District sits Bella Faire Day Spa and Salon, in the old Cullman Banana Supply warehouse at 104 First Ave. SE.  Inside, the wide open space has been sectioned off into an intriguing...

    Local Veteran Chosen To Take Rotary Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

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    HANCEVILLE – World War II Veteran and Victorian Manor resident Homer Parker recently received exciting news. He was chosen to participate in the Tuscaloosa Rotary Honor Flight on May 6.  He and many other World War II and Korean War veterans flew to Washington D.C....

    Tips for your leftover Thanksgiving feast

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    All the work and preparation that goes into shopping, baking, roasting and cleaning up after your Thanksgiving meal results in leftovers. What to do with them? First, if you have a foodbank or a church or local mission that feeds needy families in your area,...

    Leldon Maxcy: Making wood look good since 1997

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    For the Southern Makers debut, Leldon Maxcy designed and built a 12-foot-tall replica of the state of Alabama, with each of the 67 counties cut out two times, once on reclaimed wood for the front-facing piece, and again on a matching sheet of reinforcing...

    Thanksgiving Countdown Corner Nov. 20: Recipes that really work, part 2

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    Thanksgiving Countdown Corner Nov. 20:   Turkey thawing ALERT!!!! If your turkey is 10 pounds or less, or if you have a frozen turkey breast, take it out of the freezer by Monday night and let it thaw in the refrigerator. If your turkey is more than...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Henry County

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    The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, "The 67-County Alabama Garden Party," will spotlight different counties each week. Each county will get its own "quilt block," along...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Baldwin County

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    The Alabama honeysuckle border (top left) was inspired by an 18th century, Southern applique quilt. The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, "The 67-County Alabama Garden Party," will...

    Senior Spotlight: Ruth Brigham, pt 2

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    In 1951, Harold and Ruth Brigham moved their young family from Washington D.C. to Cullman County. They would call Hanceville home and eventually have a third child, Tim. Once their children were old enough to attend school, Ruth would go to work as a...

    Recipes and tips: Homemade ice cream

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    Vintage ice cream maker / Melinda Cox Hall on Pinterest It’s that time of the year again. No, not taxes or tags or even graduation, that’s all past us. It’s time for some fun, now, and in the South, that translates as shady porches, tall...

    THE 67-COUNTY, ALABAMA GARDEN PARTY: St. Clair County

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    Lakeside in sun-dappled St. Clair County leads to deep thoughts like these: “Make your heart like a lake, with a calm, still surface, and great depths of kindness.” (Lao Tzu) And, “A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.” (William Wordsworth) Then...

    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...

    Sara Linkous Enters Final Stretch of Humanitarian Award Competition

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    CULLMAN – Local humanitarian, Sara Linkous, is in the final stretch of the National Obesity Foundation’s Humanitarian Award Competition. Linkous was nominated by her cousin, Lauren Heatherly, because of her work within the Cullman community, as well as abroad. After hearing the news from the...

    Lilly Grae & Co.: A Place to Create and Celebrate Hard Working Wives and Mothers

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    The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more in life there is to celebrate!" Audra Vest, co-owner of Lilly Grae & Co.  CULLMAN – If you are a fan of Pinterest and love to make unique crafts, then you are in for a real...

    Senior Spotlight: John Frutiger

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    John Frutiger shows off his ice pick he saved from the summer of 1962 when he worked at the Cullman Ice Factory. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) John Frutiger graduated from Cullman High School in 1962 with plans to attend Florence State that fall....

    Crowds enjoy Hanceville’s Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival

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    HANCEVILLE - Historic downtown Hanceville was abuzz on Saturday, as crowds enjoyed the 7th Annual Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival. The breezy and slightly cooler weather made for a great day for those in attendance. Lashan Johnson, 44, of Cullman was a vendor at...

    10th Annual Colton’s Cookout For A Cure to be Held April 11

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    CULLMAN – On Saturday, April 11, starting at 10 a.m. and continuing until 2 p.m., at Werner’s Trading Company in Cullman, there will be a cookout. The annual cookout is held in memory of Colton Evans. There will be deep fried hot dog plates and...

    Energized, Exercised and Ready to Help Others

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    CULLMAN – On April 16, the National Obesity Foundation (NOF) awarded Sara Linkous of Cullman the NOF Humanitarian Award, which included a free bariatric procedure. After her weight loss surgery, she is slimming down, living healthy and helping others. “After years of trying to lose weight...

    33rd Annual Bloomin’ Festival this weekend will be largest ever

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    Brother Pachomius Alvarado, OSB spends a great portion of his time in St. Bernard Abbey’s Bakery baking divinely delicious cinnamon raisin bread to sell at this weekend’s 33rd Annual Bloomin’ Festival Arts and Crafts Fair. CULLMAN - Preparations are well underway for this year’s Bloomin’...

    Community Profile: Meet Cloyce Talmadge Drake (part 2)

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    Cloyce Talmadge Drake in Belgium (contributed) Read part one at https://bit.ly/2LqcHl8 or in the Saturday, Dec. 15 print issue of The Cullman Tribune. Company I, 320th Infantry, 35th Infantry Division landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy France on July 6, 1944. They would travel just a...

    Author and Star of Book Visiting Deb’s Bookstore

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    CULLMAN – If it is 10 a.m. on Saturday and you’ve just left the Farmer’s Market with your kids and don’t want to go home just yet, stop by Deb’s Bookstore to see Dianne Burch and the star and inspiration of her new book,...

    Meet Courtney Ferguson, 21st Century Mom

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    Photo shows Brian, Gavin and Courtney Ferguson. CULLMAN - June Cleaver wore pearls, pantyhose and high heels on the beloved show “Leave It to Beaver.” She was our televised ideal of motherhood in the 1950s, when only one-third of women were a part of the...

    Spring Cleaning is Right Around the Corner

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    CULLMAN – Despite all the snow and ice lately, spring is just around the corner. Flowers will begin to bloom and the grass will suddenly become a lot greener. During the spring, most people find themselves outside, enjoying the sunshine and nice weather. Others...

    EES Student Kaeden Dawson Shares Beads of Courage

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    CULLMAN - On Wednesday, Jan. 27, East Elementary student Kaeden Dawson brought something very special to school - hundreds of colorful glass beads that were strung into multiple necklaces and hung around his neck. But the beads aren’t just any old beads; they are...

    “Historic Alabama Courthouses: A Century of Their Images and Stories” by Delos Hughes

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    ALABAMA - Professor of politics (emeritus) at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Delos Hughes has gathered a wonderful pictorial collection of courthouses in Alabama, those wonderful buildings which were and are the center of every county seat in the state. Those buildings...

    CP&R Announces Community Wellness Day

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    CULLMAN – To kick off the community’s health and wellness goals for 2016, Cullman Parks and Recreation (CP&R) will host Community Wellness Day, a completely free event, on Jan. 2 at the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center. On Community Wellness Day, admission to the Wellness...

    Thanksgiving Countdown Corner Nov. 11: Do-ahead list

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    Countdown Corner If you have ever waited until the last minute to do your Thanksgiving shopping, you know the strain that comes when you put everything off for too long. Your holiday doesn’t have to be so stressful! Check out our “Thanksgiving Countdown Corner” at...

    EvaBank Midnight Run 2016 set to take off Aug. 19

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    Photo: Runners enjoying last year’s Midnight Run CULLMAN - Get ready to get your glow on at the 2016 EvaBank Midnight Run on Friday, Aug. 19 at 11:59 p.m. The race will start at the Cullman Civic Center and follow a course through the streets...

    Pet of the Week: Finish the school year with a great Grady!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Animal Shelter’s Donna Ruttkay shares the Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week:  Grady is a 1.5 - 2-year-old Blue Tick Hound. He’s a lively medium-to-high energy pet, a vocal guy who likes to announce his arrival! He’s not a...

    Fourth Annual Cullman Spring Family Fun Day

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    CULLMAN - On Sunday, March 13, Camp Seale Harris, a part of the Southeastern Diabetes Education Services (SDES), will hold its annual Cullman Spring Family Fun Day at the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center (CWAC). The event, held each spring, is an opportunity for Camp...

    Meet Folk-Art Craftsman, Ernie Pannell

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    I just design them for the kids, and I love kids, so it’s what I do for them.” Ernie Pannell, Craftsman CULLMAN – In a tiny lot on the side of Highway 278 West often sits a gentleman selling wooden furniture and fixtures out of a home-made...

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

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    ODE TO AUTUMN Autumn days are here, blue sky clear and dear. Let’s harvest a bushel of joy and fall cheer. Our S.U.N.S. (Smile-Making, Uniting, Neighboring, Spellbinding) group this first week of fall shared joyous memories from many previous autumns and how each of us is adding...

    Behind the scenes: Share Club of Cullman

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    Beautiful Christmas décor on this year’s Christmas Tour of Homes CULLMAN - This time of year, there is a lot of hustle and bustle, the weather turns sharply colder and people are often preoccupied with their Christmas shopping, parties and trips out of town. But...

    Dodge City Seniors Love to Visit

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    DODGE CITY – Every Tuesday, the Dodge City Senior Citizens group gather together at the Town Hall’s basement, or the Community Center, to share a few laughs, play a few games and eat a great lunch. The luncheon begins at 9 a.m. and lasts...

    Distracted Driving: A Deadly Epidemic

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    CULLMAN – Today, most people's lives are quite busy. Their minds and hands are constantly doing something, which is generally a good thing, except when they are driving. Driving requires a foot, two hands and a clear mind. For some it can be incredibly...

    Cullman Christmas Festival and Market Celebrates a German Christmas Market Tradition

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    CULLMAN - Local area churches came together today to host an outdoor Christmas Festival and Market. The parishioners from St. John’s, St. Paul’s, and Christ Lutheran pulled together to make the day a huge success. The 2nd Annual Cullman Christmas Festival and Outdoor Market...

    ‘We do it as a gift to the community’: Haynes Farms in Simcoe plants field of sunflowers for all to enjoy

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    SIMCOE, Ala. - Sunflowers, also known as the “happy” flowers, have a knack for sparking joy and creating smiles. That is what the Haynes family hopes the fields of sunflowers they planted along Alabama Highway 69 in Simcoe bring for passersby. The sea of...

    Marlys Ross crowned 2017 Ms. Senior Cullman County

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    Marlys Ross, 2017 Ms. Senior Cullman County HANCEVILLE - Marlys Ross was crowned 2017 Ms. Senior Cullman County Saturday at Wallace State Community College’s Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. Ross is an active member of Cullman First United Methodist Church and is vice president of the Pilot...

    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...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Movies were a nickel

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    When I was in grammar school at East Elementary, movies cost a nickel on Friday afternoon at the Lyric Theatre. It seemed like half the children in school went to the Friday matinees. I guess this gave a lot of mothers an extra two...

    Local Company and Organization Give Back to the United Way of Cullman County

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    CULLMAN – Last week, the United Way of Cullman County received a $5,000 donation from Belk. Manager Cathy Anderson presented the check on behalf of the Cullman Belk store. According to Stephanie Wood, marketing and communications coordinator at Cullman’s United Way, along with the donation...

    Old school: Peinhardt Homesteaders

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    Marilyn Freeman demonstrates handsewing techniques. CULLMAN -  A growing number of people these days are taking an interest in traditional crafts, and not arts-and-crafts-show crafts.  These folks are looking for the crafts that will allow them to build their own buildings, grow their own food,...

    Oktoberfest 2016: Annual Combined Community Choirs Concert set for Sunday at Sacred Heart

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    CULLMAN - Once again, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Cullman is hosting the annual Oktoberfest Combined Community Choirs Concert, as the highly anticipated fall celebration of the community's German heritage begins.  The free musical event will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday,...

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

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    “If you have no charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”—Bob Hope HILARITY FOR CHARITY is a perfect example of S.U.N.S. (Smile-Making, Uniting, Neighboring, Spellbinding) GIVING. Now known as, www.WeAreHFC.org, Hilarity for Charity is the brainchild of 21st century comedy...

    Down and dirty at Stony Lonesome

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    The first two runners to cross the finish line CULLMAN - Mile and 5K runs are a popular pastime, especially as the weather heats up. Many local organizations hold these runs as fundraisers or methods of bringing awareness to a cause, while others hold them...

    10 Things from a Tribune Tastemaker: Jenna Nelson Culpepper

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    Clockwise from left: Jenna Nelson Culpepper and her husband, Will Culpepper (courtesy photo); Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (Howell Conant/Paramount); Neil deGrasse Tyson (www.haydenplanetarium.org) In this creative new weekly series, local author, artist and all-around entertaining and eccentric (not to mention classy!) Southern gentleman...

    ‘Love Letters in a Box’: Book looks inside long-distance romance in 1900s-Cullman

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    This collection of old letters chronicles the communication between Francis Resch and Emma Schwaiger.  Photo courtesy E.W. Boening CULLMAN – In 2011, during a Memorial Day weekend visit to friends in Cullman, E.W. Boening was shown a box containing a few photographs and a remarkable...

    An afternoon with author Delos Hughes

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    Author, Dr. Delos Hughes, right, speaks to a guest at Sunday’s book signing and discussion event at the Cullman County Museum. / Drew Green CULLMAN - On Sunday, even though it took place in the midst of a pop-up storm, a crowd of people showed...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Blount County

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    The Alabama honeysuckle border was inspired by an 18th century, Southern applique quilt. The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, "The 67-County Alabama Garden Party," will spotlight...

    Senior Spotlight: Ruth Brigham

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Ruth Creel Brigham was born in 1924 on a farm about 2 miles outside of Hanceville. She was born during the Great Depression and although times were hard, she thanks family, school and church for getting her through and putting her...

    Peinhardt Homesteaders moving to new day; first meeting Jan. 5

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    CULLMAN - Peinhardt Farm’s heritage and traditional skills group, Peinhardt Homesteaders, will start the new year on a new day.  From Sunday afternoons, the group will now meet on the first Saturday morning of each month, starting at 9 a.m. on Jan. 5. Homesteaders’ Director...

    Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

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    North Alabama Agriplex Teaches How to Cook With Herbs   CULLMAN – Recently, the North Alabama Agriplex held an informative and very delicious program, which taught all about herbs. The eager participants learned about many different herbs, but focused mainly on stevia, lemongrass, basil and oregano. Director...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. WORLD ALPHABET

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    JOY TO THE WORLD  Joy to the world,  All the boys and girls.  Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea,  Joy to you and me.  - written by Hoyt Axton and sung by Three Dog Night and every joyful soul in the world  A world of joy is...

    Local festival celebrates Native American heritage

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    CULLMAN – The 19th Annual Echota Cherokee Festival and PowWow was held at Sportsman Lake Park Saturday and Sunday. From those in beautiful headdresses to the everyday Native American in a T-shirt, people from all over Alabama joined together to celebrate their heritage. “We...

    ‘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...

    2017 Cullman County Fair Queen Pageant tonight at 7 p.m.

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    Top row, l-r: Ally Knight (Good Hope), Averie Harris (Fairview), Gracie Thomas (Holly Pond), Haylee Dauphin (Cullman) Bottom row, l-r: Hillary Holcomb (Vinemont), Raven Gilliland (West Point), Savannah Aaron (Cold Springs), Serah Hudson (Hanceville) CULLMAN -  The 2017 Cullman County Fair Queen Pageant is tonight, Tuesday,...

    Wedding on a budget

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    With minutes to spare before time for the big moment, Beth glances back over her shoulder at her daughter, Alicia, who strikes a dramatic pose to coax a smile from her mom, who would later shed copious tears of joy.   If you’ve been to a...

    ‘Food talks to me’: Former presidential chef/valet, north AL native Quincy Jackson reflects on larger-than-life career

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    Mount Hope, Alabama native Quincy Jackson was in charge of the White House staff kitchen during the terms of three U.S. presidents- Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and served as personal presidential valet to President Obama. History of the White House Mess The...

    ‘There’s so much to learn from an animal’

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Snead’s Farmhouse in Vinemont will hold its first summer camp for kids ages 6 and older July 25-30, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. Owner Judy Snead and her family will teach campers about the animals on the farm, how they...

    Duo combines talents to write “Serendipitous”

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    Bethany Kerr and Elena Caudle are the artist and writer of "Serendipitous," a book featuring Kerr's pencil sketches paired with the poems written by Caudle. They are taking donations for copies of the books to be given to children at Children's Hospital in Birmingham,...

    10 Things from a Tribune Tastemaker: Pat Sharpton

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    Pat Sharpton, 2019 president of the Cullman County Master Gardeners, encourages everyone to consider joining the program.  (contributed) In this creative weekly series, local author, artist and all-around entertaining and eccentric (not to mention classy!) Southern gentleman Ben Johnson South introduces Cullman Tribune readers to...

    ‘What Stands In a Storm’: New Book Looks at April 27 Tornadoes Through the Eyes of Victims

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    CULLMAN – April 27, 2011 is a day that will live in many of our hearts forever. That terrifying day where we thought the sirens would never end, and when those caught in the storm finally did emerge, it was to a landscape no...