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Monday, July 26, 2021

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The Greatest Birthday Party on Earth

    “Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages…welcome to “The Greatest Birthday Party on Earth!” The circus is about to begin!  Let our joy-givers lead you to the three-rings of clowning and amazing feats of wizardry in Downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut and the Barnum Museum. This is...

    ATF promotes fireworks safety

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives wants the public to be safe during the Fourth of July. Understanding the dangers associated with illegal or improperly used/manufactured fireworks can prevent severe injuries, disfigurement or even death.   Illegal devices are not fireworks,...

    365 JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The Yankee Doodle Birthday Party

    This week, we are in Manhattan’s famed Duffy Square between Broadway and Seventh Avenue for “The Yankee Doodle Birthday Party.” The décor centerpiece is the bronze statue of George M. Cohan dancing with top hat and cane created by sculptor, Georg John Lober, and...

    Editorial: Has Generation X been lost in the shuffle?

    Over the past several years, there’s been plenty of chatter about generational differences between the boomers, millenials and Generation Z. It's been mostly insults and finger pointing as those involved in the ongoing conversation duke it out over who is to blame for everything...

    Cullman area restaurant vies for title of Bama’s Best Chicken Tenders among Flavorful Four finalists

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The 2021 Bama’s Best Chicken Tenders Contest has been narrowed down to a flock of four, with one of Cullman County’s very own making the cut! Online voting determined the Flavorful Four finalists which are, in alphabetical order: Bobby’s Restaurant in EvaThe Chicken...

    Launching the Alabama Arts Recovery Program

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Alabama State Council on the Arts announces a special grant application opening on Thursday, July 1. The Alabama Arts Recovery Program is supported by recent American Rescue Plan stimulus funding for arts organizations.   $814,100 in funding from the National Endowment for the Arts...

    Editorial: Summer recommended reading list

    Something magical happens when you first reach for a book. The possibilities become endless and worlds you knew nothing about become visible- fallen cities, lost loves, thrilling challenges around every corner. This summer, allow yourself to explore a book or two--whether it be to...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The Accent on Fun Birthday Party

    When we arrive at “The Accent on Fun Birthday Party,” we hear women speaking in the next room. Judging by all the accents, it could be a Danish baroness talking about her farm in Africa; a posh, Prada-wearing, devilish fashionista; and perhaps, Prime Minister...

    For the mystery lovers: Who put a star medallion outside the Cullman Library?

    CULLMAN, Ala. - For over 10 years, staffers at the Cullman County Public Library main branch in Cullman have wondered about a small brass medallion affixed to a sidewalk on the east side of the building. No one knows who placed it or its...

    Rescheduled Second Friday celebration tonight in Cullman

    CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s as easy as 1-2-3: 1st Avenue Southeast will host the city’s popular 2nd Fridays celebration on the third Friday of June. That’s tonight! Downtown Cullman’s 2nd Friday celebration, put on COVID hiatus in 2020 and postponed last week due to the...