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Thursday, July 29, 2021

    A sense of the divine: Ave Maria Grotto lit up for Christmas

    CULLMAN, Ala. - For the first time in its 85-year history, the Ave Maria Grotto at St. Bernard Abbey is decked out in Christmas lights for festive evening visits. The Grotto unveiled this addition Friday, Dec. 20. Sunday’s event was rained out, but two dates...

    “He’s a miracle!” 

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Tuesday was a birthday Ron Mann will never forget. It’s a miracle, according to his doctors, that he is able to celebrate his 74th birthday. Mann tested positive for COVID-19 on October 29 and after three months on a ventilator, four...

    A lasting impact: Fred Heinze to be honored at St. Paul’s Lutheran School Alumni and Friends Dinner

    CULLMAN, Ala. - When St. Paul’s Lutheran School holds its annual Alumni and Friends Dinner and School Auction at Terri Pines April 18, longtime educator Fred Heinze will have a special seat at the table as the inaugural recipient of the school’s new Impact...

    ‘We all want what’s best for our community’

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Wednesday afternoon, more than 50 people of all ages joined together in Depot Park to pray for peace in the United States. The vigil, led by Reverend James Fields, was organized by Amy Kampis of the group “Correct Cullman.” For the...

    Bringing out the Best: You’ve been egged!

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville Elementary School second grader Ava Whatley has been busy this past week “egging” her friends’ and relatives’ houses. With lots of free time and with Easter fast approaching, Ava came up with a fun way to put a smile on...

    Customers find fragrances, clothes and faith at Lavish Boutique

    CULLMAN, Ala.- Inside Lavish Boutique in Cullman’s Warehouse District, shoppers are sure to find beautiful clothes and accessories, sweet fragrances and perhaps some divine inspiration. Near the back of the boutique hangs a simple, yet heartwarming prayer wall where people can take or leave prayer requests. As the...

    Faith, hope and music

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Grace Place, Grace Episcopal Church’s ministry to persons with dementia and their caregivers, on Tuesday welcomed Dr. Don Wendorf and Dr. Drexel Rayford from Birmingham for a lively interactive program of all kinds of music, spanning the spectrum from “Amazing Grace”...

    Daystar Church to distribute food across region in February

    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Daystar Church, with campuses in Good Hope and Hartselle, has been selected as a distribution point for an upcoming Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)-funded Farmers to Families food box distribution event. Daystar Church has secured 12,000...

    Families enjoy Good Friday at the Ave Maria Grotto

    CULLMAN, Ala.- The announcement that the Ave Maria Grotto would not only be open on Good Friday, but that there would be no admission fees, prompted many visitors from around the Cullman area to get outside in the warm sunshine and enjoy a stroll...

    Bringing out the Best: Corinth Baptist Church debuts ‘Corinth Community Cupboard’

    JOPPA, Ala. – Corinth Baptist Church recently debuted the Corinth Community Cupboard, a food pantry for people in Baileyton, Joppa and Arab who may need extra help. The pantry is a freestanding structure, set up where people can simply drive or walk up and...