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Saturday, January 22, 2022

    52 ODES TO JOY in 2022

    Ode to AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS My country ‘tis a sunny land of joy-giving heroines and heroes, Like Don Ho, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Allen Poe and Rudolph Valentino. And, lest we forget, Henry David Thoreau also Bill, James and Marilyn, the Monroes. We’ve got mounds of joy-giving jesters and clowns In...

    Skating in the Park offering an exciting way to ring in the New Year

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - For those looking for a fun New Year’s activity and who enjoy gliding on ice, Skating in the Park in Huntsville has you covered. Since opening on November 19, the skaters have not stopped. The rink will be open to skate until...

    Local heritage group decorates Confederate graves

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Members of Cullman County’s Sons of Confederate Veterans Organization, Thomas Jefferson Denney Camp #1442, got together Saturday, Dec. 11 to decorate the graves of over 35 Confederate Soldiers. The group visited seven cemeteries in the area, placing wreaths and grave...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The Holiday Island Birthday Party

    “Let’s get away from sleigh bells. Let’s get away from snow. Let’s make a break this holiday, dear, I know the place to go. How’d ya like to spend the holidays on Holiday Island? How’d ya like to spend the holidays away across the sea? How’d ya like...

    The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament holds Christmas Open House event

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, home to Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, held its Christmas open house all day Saturday, Dec. 18. The grounds were decorated with Christmas lights, and a huge Christmas tree was fully decorated in...

    The City of Cullman celebrates German roots with Christkindlmarkt Dec. 17-18

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman hosted its first German-themed Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market) on Friday, sponsored by the Town of Cullman. The German theme is an homage to Cullman’s German heritage, much like the Weihnachtspyramide, which has been assembled and displayed next to the Cullman County...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The Creating Joy Birthday Party

    “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” These words, spoken by U.S. First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, inspire all to create joy and cultivate optimism across America. It is the triumphant, joy-creating message of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas where we...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The Starry Starry Night Birthday Party

    “Starry Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh, one of the most joy-giving paintings in the history of art, is a major crowd-pleaser at MOMA (Museum of Modern Art, NYC). Hold on, mama, MOMA is our destination for “The Starry Starry Night Birthday Party.” Mr. van...

    Dreher’s plays host to Chamber event ‘Burgers and Brews’

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Chamber of Commerce held its Burgers and Brews event at local Dreher’s Cocktail Bar & Restaurant Monday evening. While the $30 tickets were exclusive to Chamber members, this event was built around the idea of bringing people together for...

    Pet adoptions during the holidays—the pros and cons

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Gifting adopted pets for Christmas can often be a wonderful and creative idea for the holidays. However, though some people would be excited to receive a pet for Christmas, others may be unprepared. Some adoption shelters are of the opinion that...