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    ‘Healthy Foundations’ each Tuesday in October

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism recently announced a new four-part learning and make-and-take series called Healthy Foundations. The organization is teaming up with local herbalist and owner of Griffin Family Farms, Marisa Griffin, who will instruct classes each Tuesday in...

    Sportsman Lake Park temporarily closed to vehicles

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    UPDATE: 9/23-22 12:21 p.m. Sportsman Lake Park has provided an update stating they "are currently closed for some maintenance on our train tracks and parking lot bumpers." The park asks for the public's patience as they make improvements on the park and state they will...

    Sportsman Lake countywide yard sale a success

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The beautiful blue sky, towering pines trees and moderate temperatures provided the perfect backdrop for the fall rendition of the Sportsman Lake countywide yard sale, a favorite among bargain shoppers near and far. The grounds of the park were covered by...

    Palomino, WildWater see early Labor Day crowds

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saturday was the saving grace for the Labor Day weekend’s festivities seeing only partially cloudy skies at two of Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism’s (CPRST’s) locations: Palomino RV Resort and WildWater.  Palomino RV Resort at Burrow-Hamilton Farm hosted Labor Day festivities...

    2nd Fridays’ swan song this Friday: Last event of the season Aug. 12

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After two successful and well-attended 2nd Fridays events in June and July, this Friday brings the summer’s final 2nd Fridays to the Warehouse District. The free Aug. 12 event will feature the Avenue G Band and Sipsey Falls and run from...

    Smith Lake Park celebrates 50th anniversary with a bang

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Smith Lake Park celebrated its 50th anniversary Monday by hosting its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Festival. Admission was free and attendees enjoyed food, music, games and the always popular golf cart parade. The park was packed all day, and the...

    Sportsman Lake cuts ribbon on new playground

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A ribbon cutting was held at Sportsman Lake Park Friday morning for the brand-new playground. There was plenty of people and kids on hand to see the special event unfold. All of the refreshments and hot dogs were free.  Cullman Parks and...

    Hunt family establishes John E. Hunt Memorial Scholarship, annual golf tournament

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s been just over a year since longtime Cullman Parks and Recreation Director John Hunt passed away but his impact on the community can still be seen and felt every day. Now, John’s family, along with the Cullman Auburn Alumni Center,...

    Xtreme Allstars sweep Victory Valentine Cheer Competition

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Last weekend was another success for Cullman Gymnastics & Cheer Academy’s Xtreme Allstars. After a strong showing at the JAMfest Bam JAM at the BJCC Jan. 25in which two of their squads took home first place, the Allstars made the trip to Huntsville’s Von...

    2019 EvaBank Midnight Run sees best turnout in years

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    . CULLMAN, Ala. – Friday night provided great conditions for the 2019 EvaBank Midnight Run 5K and it certainly showed when the crowd of runners lined up for this year’s event. More than 400 runners registered for this year’s 5K but many more showed up...

    SWIMMING: Cullman Swim Team competes at State Meet in Opelika

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    OPELIKA, Ala. – The Alabama Recreation and Parks Association’s (ARPA) final swim meet of the season was held at the Opelika Sportsplex this weekend and the Cullman Swim Team (the Tritons) had a big group of athletes in the field. The Tritons faced off...

    SWIMMING: Tritons place 4th at District Championship

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s District 2 Championship was hosted at the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center and the Tritons were able to put together a fourth-place finish. On top of their team finish on Saturday, several Tritons earned district medals and nearly 40 qualified to advance to...

    SWIMMING: Tritons knock off Scottsboro at home

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Tritons were back home to host Scottsboro Tuesday night and Cullman was able to pull away with the win after the boys finished ahead of Scottsboro by 40 points and the girls secured a tie with 179 points. The Cullman Swim Team will be...

    SWIMMING: Tritons edge out Jasper to win Cullman Challenge

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Jasper, Sheffield and Florence traveled to the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center Wednesday night for the Cullman Challenge and the home-standing Tritons edged out Jasper to finish on top. Cullman’s girls got past Jasper by 19 points while the boys managed...

    Cullman Swim Team hosts Arab and Fort Payne

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Tritons were back in town Tuesday night for a home meet and this knocked off Arab and Fort Payne. The Cullman Swim Team racked up another long list of individual winners and they’ll be back in the water on Thursday...

    Forum focuses on flag football

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    Former NFL and Arena Football League player, Devin “Big Machine” Wyman, and Cullman High School head football coach, Matt Plunkett, spoke to parents and children of the many advantages of team sports and NFL Flag Football at a forum this week in Cullman. (Christy...

    Cullman Swim Team easily puts away Albertville, 490-230

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    Swimmers take flight at Tuesday's swim meet at the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center, where the Cullman Swim Team took on Albertville. (Hayden Hyatt for The Tribune) CULLMAN - The Cullman Swim Team hosted Albertville at the Cullman Wellness &Aquatic Center Tuesday night, and the...

    CULLMAN SWIM TEAM: Tritons bring home several 1st-place finishes

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    GUNTERSVILLE -  The Cullman Swim Team had several first-place finishers at its meet in Guntersville on Thursday. Individual events Madeline Dowdy- (8 and Under) 100 yard IM, 25 Yard Backstroke and 25 Yard Butterfly Mason Fuller- (9-10) 100 Yard IM and 50 Yard Butterfly Sarah Woods (9-10) 100...

    CULLMAN SWIM TEAM: Tritons trounce Decatur

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    Image courtesy of CST parent Joey Duncan CULLMAN - The Cullman Swim Team, the Tritons, won handily over Decatur Tuesday at home. The Cullman boys won 280-62, while the girls finished 230-118. First-place finishers included: Charlie Long (8 & Under) 100 Yard IM Lauren Windham (8 & Under)...

    Cullman Swim Team nabs victory from Arab on the road

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    CULLMAN -  The Cullman Swim Team (CST), the Tritons, came away with the win Thursday over Arab. The final meet score was Cullman, 493 and Arab, 218. CST first-place finishers included: Charlie Long (8 & Under) 100 Yard IM, 25 Yard Breaststroke and 25 Yard Butterfly Lauren...

    Cullman Swim Team off to strong start

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    Swimmers prepare for a race on Tuesday in Jasper (Photo courtesy of team parent Joey Duncan) JASPER - The Cullman Swim Team (CST) had several first-place finishers Tuesday at its meet in Jasper.  The CST will compete in two meets per week over the next...

    Youth lacrosse league forming now; register through Dec. 27

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    CULLMAN -  Cullman Parks and Recreation is forming several youth lacrosse teams to compete with teams from Birmingham and Huntsville this spring. Registration is open now through Dec. 27 for the league, which is for girls and boys ages 7-12. Registration is $100 and...

    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...

    Christmas break shoot draws crowd to Civic Center

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    Samantha Johnson, Evan Johnson and Jackson Henshaw CULLMAN - Archers from all different ages came together today in the Cullman Civic Center for a day of fun and friendly competition in Cullman City Parks and Recreation’s (CP&R) Christmas Break Archery Tournament. The event, which organizers...

    CP&R hosting Christmas break archery tournament

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    CULLMAN – Cullman City Parks and Recreation (CP&R) will host a 3D and National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) archery tournament on Thursday, Dec. 29 at the Cullman Civic Center. This fun shoot is open to archers of all ages. Registration will take...

    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...

    Gettin’ down and dirty at Stony Lonesome’s 4th Annual Dirt Therapy Day

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    BREMEN - Stony Lonesome OHV Park held its annual Dirt Therapy Day on Saturday, a day “totally devoted to having fun in the mud!”           The day, which is one of several annual events at the park, gave participants a chance to compete in various semi-organized...

    Slip sliding away

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    It’s easy! All you have to do is flop on your belly and fly!” 6-year-old Ansley   CULLMAN – A giant slip-n-slide on a brutally hot day? Yes, please! On Friday, children from all over Cullman met at Nesmith Park and took turns sliding across the massive...

    Field of Dreams

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    CULLMAN - April 4 marked Opening Day for Major League Baseball, and for some very special local athletes, it marked Opening Day of the Miracle League at the Field of Miracles. “It has been around since 2007 when the Field of Miracles complex was opened...

    Rough and Tumble Stony Lonesome- Can You Handle It?

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    Photo shows Park Manager Tyler Lindsey offering advice to a driver on how to make it up Donkey Punch. BREMEN - “It’s like a roller coaster with a steering wheel,” laughed Tyler Lindsey, manager of Stony Lonesome OHV Park, as he drove through one of...

    County-Wide Yard Sale at Sportsman Lake Park March 19

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    CULLMAN - On Saturday, March 19, Sportsman Lake Park will hold its semi-annual County-Wide Yard Sale from 7a.m.- 3p.m. The event, held once in fall and once in spring, has been going on for about five years, according to Sara Teichmiller, director of marketing for...

    CP&R Hosts Youth Archery Tourney

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    CULLMAN - Cullman City Parks and Recreation hosted a National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Archery Tournament at the Cullman Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 13. Schools from throughout Cullman County were present in addition to competitors from Cordova, Addison and Curry. Waid...

    Area Children Preparing for Their Chance on Stage

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    This program gives children the ability to perform on stage for the first time and get experience in the arts at a young age to help them see if this is something they would like to do in the future.”  Waid Harbison, marketing, programs & events...

    Sign-Ups Underway for CP&R’s Spring 2016 Programs

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    CULLMAN – The Cullman City Parks and Recreation Department (CP&R) has an activity to meet almost every Cullmanite’s need. Buckle up for a year packed with programs and events for all ages. Whether you are a parent, a college student who wants learn a...

    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...

    Schedule Your Child’s Phone Call from Santa

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    CULLMAN – Is your child on the Naughty or Nice List this Christmas season? Santa will be making phone calls to Cullman’s good boys and girls this year. Get your child in the Christmas spirit with a free phone call from Santa this Tuesday,...

    Annual Christmas in Cullman Festival This Saturday

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    CP&R, along with our partners at the Downtown Merchants Association, Cullman Chamber of Commerce, several local churches and other organizations, will be working together to bring the biggest and best Christmas in Cullman this season.” Waid Harbison, Cullman City Parks and Recreation CULLMAN — Christmas in...

    Free Concert Series Coming to Heritage Park

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    CULLMAN – CP&R will be hosting a series of free Concerts in the Park in September at Heritage Park. Concerts will be held each week on Thursday in the month of September at the recognition gardens starting at 6 p.m. The free concert series will begin...

    Annual EvaBank Midnight Run 5K Gets Colorful

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    CULLMAN – This year's EvaBank Midnight Run 5K will add a splash of neon color. Black lights will illuminate portions of the course and runners who choose to take part will have neon powder tossed at them.  Waid Harbison, Marketing and Programs Director for Cullman City Parks and Recreation...

    Cullman Parks and Recreation’s Archery Camp Teaches Children Tips and Tricks

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      We learned the eleven steps to archery. I like shooting a lot and I usually do pretty good.” Willa Smith, Archery Camper CULLMAN – Cullman Parks and Recreation held their first Archery Camp for the summer on June 29, 30, and June 1 for boys and...

    Field of Miracles Brings Joy to Those with Disabilities

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    CULLMAN – The Field of Miracles was a vision of Chester Freeman, the Park Board, and former Cullman Parks and Recreation Director Jon Hunt, to ensure everyone has a place to play.  “The field opened in 2006, and it was built from different donations, and...

    Festhalle Farmer’s Market gets New Hours and Activities

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    CP&R Branches Out to the Arts, Will Host Art in the Park on April 11

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    We have the best recreation facilities, the best schools, the best athletics, and it is time for us to step up our games in offering and promoting arts in the community” Waid Harbison, Marketing and Programs Director for CP&R CULLMAN – When you think of Cullman...

    CP&R Hosting Parent/Child Night Out

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    CULLMAN – A family night out can be one of the best ways to bond together. CP&R will be holding a Mother/Daughter PJ Party and a Father/Son Night Out on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 7p.m.-10:30p.m. Registration is open at the Civic Center. The Father/Son Night...

    CP&R Community Garden Coming in March

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    Cullman City Parks & Recreation has shown a long history of bringing in new and innovative facilities and programs into our community with multiple new projects and developments in the works at any given time. CP&R's Community Garden will be the newest of these...

    Robert E. McGukin Civic Center Gets a Facelift

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    CULLMAN – The Robert E. McGukin Civic Center, better known as the Cullman Civic Center, is getting a facelift. After more than 30 years, the place is becoming more modern, hip and aesthetically beautiful. Even though the reconstruction still has a way to go,...

    Hopeful Children Gather for a Chance at a Part in the Fun

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    CULLMAN – Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of Aladdin were held on Monday at the Cullman Civic Center. The auditorium was packed with anxious parents and excited kids from ages 5 to 18.   “The children will audition for about two hours,” said Kelly...

    Community Wellness Day

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    CULLMAN – This past Saturday, the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center celebrated their first annual Community Wellness Day. Folks from all over Cullman County came by and enjoyed a full day of fitness and fun. “The Community Wellness Day was started this year as an...

    Polar Bear Plunge and Free Access to Fitness Fun

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    CULLMAN – On Saturday, January 3, 2015, the Cullman Wellness and Aquatics Center will offer folks a full day of health and fun. This Community Wellness Day will feature free access to CWAC for both members and non-members alike. They will be able to...

    Free Admission To CWAC On Community Wellness Day

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    CULLMAN – The Cullman Wellness and Aquatics Center has had great success in the last five years: from hosting state-wide swim meets, to meeting its five-year goal in its first five months of being open. However, in the past five years, the CWAC has never...

    CWAC preparing for Community Wellness Day

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    CULLMAN - For over 5 years, the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center has been serving the Cullman community in all of its fitness, aquatic, and health needs. When envisioned years ago by visionary leaders like Chester Freeman, no one could have anticipated the success...

    Ghosts and Princesses and Ninjas, Oh My!

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    CULLMAN – The families of the therapeutic recreation program were all dressed up this Halloween and having a great time at Stone Bridge Farms. Special needs individuals and their families brought the house down Friday night in a beautiful venue with lots of goodies...

    Cullman’s Secret Wilderness

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    Hiking at Hurricane Creek Park   VINEMONT – From stress relief and exercise to beauty, hiking offers a world of benefits. Cullman’s own Hurricane Creek Park offers a natural way to stay in shape and soak in the beauty. As nature’s workout, hiking is the best...

    Midnight Run is a Smashing Success

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    CULLMAN – On the late evening of Friday, or depending how you look at it, the early morning of Saturday, nearly 1,200 people began sprinting, jogging and walking around downtown Cullman.   It was Eva Bank’s Annual Midnight Run, and the turnout was as good as...

    Midnight Run 5K Race is happening this Friday

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    CULLMAN – For the 22nd year, Cullman City Parks & Recreation and Eva Bank will be holding the annual Midnight 5K Run on this Friday. Every year, hundreds of people fill the streets around the Cullman Civic Center and lace up their running shoes...

    Camp Cullman Offers Big Adventure

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    CULLMAN – It’s always hard to adjust your schedule and keep the kids entertained during summer break. Many parents have trouble juggling work and kids when school is out, but here in Cullman there are always options. An option that many parents agreed to...

    Nathan Anderson named Director of the City of Cullman Parks and Recreation Department

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    CULLMAN – The City of Cullman Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Nathan Anderson to lead the department as its new director.    “The park board and staff of the department are excited to welcome Nathan as our new leader”, said...

    Here Comes Santa. . . Right Down that Slippery Slide?

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    CULLMAN – The Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center (CWAC) was the epitome of Christmas fun and holiday cheer on Friday as they held a very unique event. The Aquatic Center partnered with Cullman Caring for Kids in an effort to protect local children from...

    Paddle Board Water Yoga: Getting Fit in H2O

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    A new way to stay in shape has splashed into Cullman. The Cullman Wellness and Aquatics Center is now offering paddle board yoga classes, great for those who love a challenge.   Paddle Boards are traditionally used to stand on and paddle across larger bodies of...

    Johnny’s Bar-B-Q Rolls in to Eat on the Street

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    CULLMAN – Cullman’s own Johnny’s Bar-B-Q was the featured food truck at last Thursday’s Eat On the Street. This delicious taste of home was a hit at the Farmer’s Market.   Josh Wiggins and his father Gary are in charge of Johnny’s food truck. This new...

    Cullman Celebrates Heritage Park’s 20th Anniversary

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    CULLMAN – There was something for everyone at Heritage Park’s 20th Anniversary celebration last Saturday. The beautiful park was packed with people enjoying the warm weather.     Gates opened at 11 a.m. on this hot Saturday. A craft fair was held in one of the fields...

    Devil Dawgs Food Truck: Don’t Miss Out on a One of a Kind Dog!

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    CULLMAN – A new way of eating has been taking Cullman by storm. People all over Cullman are raving about the new food truck craze. The convenience and variety it brings seems to be the main points that people are talking about. These trucks...