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    ‘We’ve had an amazing year’

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    First Source for Women hosts Me and My Gal Luncheon and Tea Party CULLMAN, Ala. - The interior of the beautiful Brickhaven Venue was transformed...

    The Garage set to host inaugural My Bloody Valentine powerlifting meet

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The inaugural My Bloody Valentine powerlifting meet is set for Saturday, Feb.24, from 6 p.m. until the last athlete has completed...

    Hope Horses celebrates 10 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local nonprofit Hope Horses, Inc. celebrated 10 years of serving the community this week, welcoming the community to a ribbon cutting...

    Celebrate the season of love locally

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Whether you are itching to take your valentine out for a lush, sophisticated dinner or surprise them at work with a...

    The Crossing hosting ‘Raise a Hallelujah’ benefit singing 

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - On Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, The Crossing will holding its  Raise a Hallelujah” benefit singing at Fairview Methodist Church.   The Crossing is...

    Unsheltered International 1 step closer to completing ‘The Village’ 

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    JONES CHAPEL, Ala. - With the property graded and staked, Unsheltered International is one step closer to opening its tiny home housing project, “The...

    Vinemont Bunny Trail coming this Easter 

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Town of South Vinemont unveiled a new addition to its Christmas celebrations in 2023: a tinsel trail around the perimeter...

    United Way hosting 2nd annual ‘Spread the Love’ communitywide food drive,...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With dwindling stocks at local food banks, the United Way of Cullman County has stepped in for its second annual “Spread...

    ‘It was a door that needed to be opened’ 

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    Cullman Lions Club has first female member   CULLMAN, Ala. – Some residents may only know the Cullman Lions Club as the “people at the fair,”...

    Valentine’s Celebration at Stone Bridge Farms Feb. 10

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Planning ahead for an intimate, upscale date night experience this Valentine’s Day? Find a sitter for the children and slip on...

    First Source for Women hosting Me and My Gal tea party...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Promising an afternoon of delectable delights, laughter and cherished connections, First Source for Women, a pregnancy resource center in Hanceville and...

    ‘Icemageddon’ 2024: How Cullman weathered the storm 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County was enveloped in a thick sheet of ice and sleet in the early days of the week, creating the...

    ‘Don’t worry, Pour Happy’: Mobile bartending service on the move in...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Mixologists Christine Chamblee and Broc Malcom are no strangers to curating craft cocktails. As favorites behind local bars 412 Public House...

    Half Shell Oyster House to open in Cotton Creek Warehouse 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – One of the top seafood restaurants in the Southeast is coming to Cullman. Half Shell Oyster House, “where Southern cuisine meets...

    United Way hosts largest Business Alliance Breakfast to date 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The scene was buzzing on Thursday morning at East Side Baptist Church as people poured into the fellowship hall for the...

    Relay For Life kicking off Jan. 18 to gear up for...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  Relay For Life of Cullman County, known for hosting an annual event dedicated to raising funds and awareness for cancer research,...

    Agriplex gears up for another year of programs 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With modern homesteading on the rise and residents wanting to learn how to be more self-sufficient, and influx of less-than-true advice...

    United Way hosting Business Alliance Breakfast Jan. 11 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The United Way of Cullman County is set to host its annual Business Alliance Breakfast at East Side Baptist Church on...

    Pet of the week: Helen 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Helen, an approximately 5-year-old female domestic short hair with a beautiful cream and tabby coat, is available for adoption at Cullman...

    Rushforth Family Care: New practice bringing holistic medical care to whole...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Dr. Tyler Rushforth said he and his team of health care providers at Rushforth Family Care are committed to following a...

    Realistic resolutions: Goal setting with Linda Stone 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In the digital age there is no shortage of “new year, new me” posts circulating in the days following Jan. 1....

    SPOTLIGHT: Food trucks of Cullman

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    The Street Kitchen Hannah Chambers is no stranger to working in a fast-paced kitchen. After working as a short-order cook at her aunt’s cafe for...

    Local stylist holding ‘Vitals for Victims’ hygiene drive  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports that over one in three women and one in four men in the U.S. have...

    A life filled with service is a life filled with love 

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    “Hurt people, hurt people” is a motto that Lisa Holmes has lived by her entire life. Holmes knew from a young age that she...

    Author spotlight: Caris Snider  

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    Speaker and author Caris Snider’s ability to paint pictures out of words woven together and deliver comfort to those who are struggling is truly...

    Begin 2024 with a First Day Hike at an Alabama State...

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    Alabama State Parks is hosting 11 First Day Hikes as part of a national program designed to celebrate the new year and the great...

    Tour European wines with Gervais & Lulu

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A new experience for choosing wine is available to the residents of Cullman County. Gervais & Lulu started with a dream...

    Local business spotlight: Pierce & Petal  

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    Ever a familiar face when stopping into Southern Accents and Architectural Antiques, Heather Gudger is a woman with an eye for detail. When the...

    Volunteer spotlight: Waid Harbison 

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    When Waid Harbison took the position as executive director of the United Way of Cullman County, he had one goal: to give back and...

    Resident spotlight: Col. Don Fallin

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    While he may seem fairly casual and even unassuming at VFW Post 2214 during Tuesday lunches, Fairview native Col. Don Fallin has quite the...

    ‘The love for our seniors is very evident!’ 

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    Cullman Area Senior and Retiree Christmas Party breaks attendance record  ULLMAN, Ala. – Stone Bridge Farms was buzzing on Friday morning as its Browne Stone...

    ‘Spreading Christmas cheer, 365 days a year!’ 

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    Alabama author hosts storytime at Hanceville Public Library  HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Public Library’s children's area was packed Wednesday morning for a few reasons:...

    Pet of the week: Treasure your time with Trevor 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Trevor, an approximately 1-year-old male Aussie and Border Collie mix with a dark coat and signature Border Collie brows, is available...

    Music City Strings comes to Christkindlmarkt 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The young violinists of semi-professional Music City Strings donned their best period yuletide apparel and braved the chilly winds to deliver...

    Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene, Partners of the Americas donate 100...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For most, the Christmas season brings merry gatherings and gift exchanges, but for those hospitalized during the most wonderful time of...

    ‘The officers are just as excited as the kids’ 

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    Shop with a Cop 2023  CULLMAN, Ala. – There seemed to be a uniformed officer down nearly every aisle on Saturday morning at Cullman’s south...

    Pet of the week: Romp around with Rogelio 

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    CULLMAN, Ala– Rogelio, an approximately 2-year-old male miniature oinscher with a spotted caramel and ebony coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal...

    TheraPlay hosting sensory-friendly Santa event this Saturday 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Photos with Santa are a trademark of the Holiday season, with bustling malls with bright fluorescent lighting, excited chatter and laughter...

    Senior spotlight: Remembering ‘Rowdy’ Ruby Elsberry 

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Hanceville Senior Center is a bit less rowdy these days as the “rowdiest of the bunch,” Ruby Elsberry, passed away...

    Santa’s Workshop open for visitors 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Following a move from its former location on Alabama Highway 157 to a larger building on U.S. Highway 278 West, Santa’s...

    Pet of the week: Spend the holidays with LuLu 

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    CULLMAN, Ala– LuLu, an approximately 2-year-old female pointer and American Bully mix with a spotted ivory coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County...

    Falkville celebrates 25 years of Christmas in the Park

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    FALKVILLE, Ala. - The town of Falkville held its Christmas in the Park event on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Jack McCaig Park.  The Falkville Community...

    Have a holly jolly Christmas with Snead’s Farmhouse Dec. 9 

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - If they’re not out already, break out the boots, jackets and gloves, because it’s almost time for Christmas on the Farm...

    ‘I have always had a passion for the people, their stories...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With decades in the business and hundreds of restored timepieces under his belt, Michael Taylor is beyond a tinkerer, and no...

    Vinemont’s 2nd annual Christmas in the Park set for Dec. 9 

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Councilmembers and staff of the Town of South Vinemont are spending this week preparing and tying up loose ends for their...

    Link hosting backpack drive for those in need 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As many residents of Cullman County brave the wintery chill for dazzling light displays, outdoor holiday markets and even ice skating...

    Pet of the week: Witness the glory of Glory 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Glory, an approximately 2-year-old female heeler mix with a coal and chocolate coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal...

    Christmas in Cullman parade, tree lighting this Friday, Dec. 1; updated...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The city of Cullman is buzzing with excitement as it prepares for its “most spectacular Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony...

    Local family entering mission field in January  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - If you asked Lyndsie Camper what her heart loves most, she would say without hesitation, “To serve others.”   Camper, her husband Micah...

    Surviving road trips with children this holiday season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Traveling is a large part of so many holiday plans. While many travelers may prefer to fly, large families or households...

    Christmases past: Basch family tree lives on   

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For 44 years, the sight of a giant, spinning tree glowing in a window greeted motorists as they entered Cullman from...

    Veteran spotlight: William Carter 

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    In celebration of Veterans Day, Tribune reporter Cayla Grace Murphy sat down with veterans at Cullman’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214 for rapid-fire...

    Sportsman Lake Winter Wonderland officially open for season  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The 21st annual Sportsman Lake Winter Wonderland is officially open for the holiday season (see days and hours below). The ribbon...

    Gamer Geeks hosting free community Thanksgiving meal 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Thanksgiving is a season of gratitude, family and feasting, but while many are slicing sweet potato pies and arguing with family...

    2023 Festival of Trees begins Dec. 3

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s fall and the trees have our full attention! Phyllis Hain, volunteer consultant for the Cullman Tree Commission, stated, “As my...

    ‘The day was full of joy’

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    Hope Horses hosts Fall Fun Show CULLMAN, Ala. – Local nonprofit Hope Horses hosted its Fall Fun Show Saturday, Nov. 11. “Students worked hard all year...

    Pet of the week: Adventure with Emma 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Emma, an approximately 3-year-old female Husky mix is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.  Despite her breed’s reputation of high-powered...

    HAY Mamas hosting Christmas Bazaar this Saturday at Agriplex 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In the hustle and bustle of holiday season and in a culture seemingly focused on instant gratification, a group called HAY...

    ‘Y’all come eat!’: Free Vinemont Community Thanksgiving Meal this Saturday 

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Community leaders in Vinemont are preparing to dish out a traditional Thanksgiving meal to local families. The town will host its...

    Behind the Rack Consignment sale coming to Cullman Nov. 16-18 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Heather Stewart and her consignment sale, Behind the Rack Consignment, had been offering deep discounts on high-quality secondhand children’s items in...

    ‘They pay it back tenfold’ 

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    Find your next best friend at the animal shelter  CULLMAN, Ala. - The Tribune has run its Pet of the Week feature with the Cullman...

    Designer Bag Bingo brings in more than $30K for United Way 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Laughter hung in the air as hundreds of women filled into The Venue at Cotton Creek on Thursday evening, Nov. 9,...

    Pet of the week: Find a noble friend in Alvin 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Alvin, an approximately 4-month-old male Labrador mix with a creamy ivory coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.  Alvin...

    ‘We just wanted to honor our veterans past and present’ 

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    West Elementary fifth-grade class entertains veterans at Active Adult Center   CULLMAN, Ala. – A hundred or more lined into the Donald E. Green Active Adult...

    Fairview Senior Center searching for Meals on Wheels driver  

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - The Fairview Senior Center is looking for a volunteer to deliver meals to local homebound clients.   Fairview Senior Center Manager Angie Carter...

    The Link recognizes volunteers, kicks off giving season 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  Guests were greeted by a visual display of statistics celebrating The Link of Cullman County’s achievements as its annual gala kicked...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Forest bathing

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    SAVE YOUR WATER, SHOWER WITH A FRIEND and SAVE YOUR SANITY WITH FOREST BATHING! “Contrary to its name, Japanese FOREST BATHING, or ‘Shinrin-yoku,’ has nothing...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – READ ‘EM@TheArboretum

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    READ ‘EM@TheArboretum became a regular thing for me just last summer. I was working with a large group of community volunteers, including many of...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – ‘Alabama is an Arboretum’

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    Dear Alabama Arboretum Ambassador, yes, that means YOU and all of us from Governor Ivey to the youngest child in our state who just...

    Flourish raises $9K-plus at Spring Fling

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Flourish of Cullman, a nonprofit dedicated to life coaching and mentorship for individuals with disabilities, was proud to host its first-ever...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Osterfeuer (Easter bonfire)

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    Easter holidays in Colonial Cullman of the 1870s, the time of our folktale, “WUNDERGARTEN,” were celebrated as they were in Germany, the homeland of...

    Fortunes told, crystals sold at new metaphysical supply shop

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The weather was dreary, yet no less magical for opening day of new metaphysical supply shop Magickal Remedies. As its name...

    Pet of the Week: Around the world with Atlas

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Atlas has been around the world looking for love, and is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.  A humble male...

    CPRST announces new bid process for Dinner on First

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Due to the wild success of last year's Dinner on First event - 400 tickets selling out in just 14 hours...

    ‘Still Moments’: Local poet publishes collection of works

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Randy C. Hale, guest columnist of The Tribune’s “Poet's Corner" weekly feature, has published a collection of poems titled “Still Moments.”...

    COLUMN: Southern stereotypes – I’m fed up, y’all!

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    This is for anyone who’s said fixin’ to, tumped over a glass or rurnt something. This is for the person who agrees with a...

    TheraPlay hosts inaugural sensory-friendly Easter event

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Field of Miracles was dotted with pastel eggs and stations were set up with temporary tattoos, ring toss and bounce houses...

    International Women’s Day: Words from local women

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    Left to right are Heather Gudger, Laura Quick and Lynsey Todd. (Contributed)  CULLMAN, Ala. - International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating...

    Curtain closes on ‘Steel Magnolias’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The curtain has closed on Cullman Community Theatre’s recent production of “Steel Magnolias,” which welcomed almost 1,000 patrons. The show was...

    COLUMN: The 57-year-old grudge

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    Well, the Super Bowl is history, which means football season is finally over, and husbands are talking to their wives for the first time...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – rabbit stew

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    “If you were a real rabbit, I’d skin you and make rabbit stew!” This line is yelled in frustration by our hero, Fritz, in...

    Op-Ed: Top 10 romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

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    Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with a romantic movie? From heartwarming love stories to steamy romances, here...

    COLUMN: Heartland Quilt Guild highlights Quilts of Valor

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    My second Heartland Quilt Guild meeting was far less terrifying than the first. I knew what to expect and had met a few quilters...

    Pet of the Week: Boxer

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This week’s Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week is a lover and not a fighter. It’s Boxer!  This stunning boy with a...

    Behind the curtain with ‘Steel Magnolias’ and Cullman Community Theatre

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As opening night and the inevitable curtain calls near, the cast and crew of Cullman Community Theatre’s (CCT) “Steel Magnolias” are...

    Show your heart some love this month with a heart-healthy diet

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - When it comes to heart health, diet matters. Experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of...

    ADCNR: Outdoors is for everyone

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is making every effort to convey the message that our state’s great...

    Valentine’s Day guide for Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The clock is ticking for local lotharios and dutiful spouses to finalize Valentine’s Day plans. We explore various options on differing budgets...

    To bee or not to bee

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Bees and other pollinators are integral to our ecosystem and food supply. Whether keeping bees as a hobby or for profit,...

    North Alabama Agriplex brings the love in February

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The North Alabama Agriplex continues to bring educational and exciting classes to naturalists of all ages. In February, classes will cover...

    Broadway Night set for Feb. 9 at Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Students in Wallace State Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts programs are preparing for its annual Broadway Night set for Feb....

    Happy 100th birthday, Geneva Hill!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Geneva Hill celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday, with her husband, William Hill, and family members by her side for a fun...

    Commission on Aging sets 2023 schedule

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Aging (COA) released its 2023 schedule of events for the area’s senior citizens recently, allowing ample...

    South to introduce new folktale ‘WUNDERGARTEN’ Feb. 3

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - 1870s German Colonial era Cullman County and the collected folktales of the Brothers Grimm inspired the original, new folktale "WUNDERGARTEN," which will...

    COLUMN: Heartland Quilt Guild – more than meets the eye

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    As I drove to the January meeting of the Heartland Quilt Guild on Thursday night I knew what to expect - four or five...

    COLUMN: You’ll shoot your eye out – or something worse!

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    It wasn’t a Red Ryder like the one in “A Christmas Story,” but there was a time in my young life when, like Ralphie,...

    ‘Steel Magnolias’ coming to Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Community Theatre’s (CCT) first 2023 performance will be the southern favorite “Steel Magnolias” on Feb. 16-19 at the Traditions Bank...

    ACES: 2023 deer hunting safety refresher

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Deer hunting is a popular recreational pastime for many Alabamians. In fact, the 2021-2022 hunting season saw more than 228,000...

    Veteran and Beginning Farmer workshop series kicks off new year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The North Alabama Agriplex and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Extension) have partnered the past several years to provide training to...

    Sprucing up Sulphur Springs

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    BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. – While paying a visit to Cullman County for the holidays, Jeremy Turner decided to take his family for a literal...