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    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...

    Get a pet – it’s good for your health

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Not only do pets provide their owners with unconditional love and loyal companionship, but they are also beneficial to our mental...

    52 ODES TO JOY: The S.U.N.S. JOY MUSEUM

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    “CHOOSE JOY: Positively add more happiness and contentment to your life with a 30-minute visit to The S.U.N.S. JOY MUSEUM.”  That’s a bold claim for...

    Resolving to do, be better in the new year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Each year approximately 45% of Americans to make New Year’s resolutions, a tradition that dates back over 4,000 years to ancient...

    Homeschool Connection New Year’s Eve

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Homeschool Connection will host a New Year’s Eve party for homeschooled students with karaoke, board games, card games, snacks and...

    ACES: Pet goats

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - Goats are becoming popular pets for people living in urban as well as rural and suburban communities. Goat owners in...

    The power of an attitude of gratitude

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    Gratitude is often discussed by families on Thanksgiving Day as we gather around the dining room table and take turns citing what we’re thankful...

    Find, share recipes at Outdoor Alabama’s Wild Eats page

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - If your hunting season has gone well and you have plenty of wild game to prepare, you may be looking for...

    COLUMN: ‘The Polar Express’: I heard the bells!

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    Being a grandparent, I’ve learned that the time between 2-3 years old is a wonderful age for grandchildren. They talk pretty well, they’re just...

    St. Bernard Middle School performs ‘The First Christmas’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Preparatory Middle School performed “The First Christmas” Dec. 9-11 in the Abbey Byre. The production showcased the musical and...

    Cullman’s ‘Mrs. Claus’ tells all

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Did you know the Cullman area has its very own Mrs. Claus? Tonja Grace has been bringing good cheer for half...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. HOLIDAY JOY

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    “JOY is the true gift of Christmas.”—Pope Benedict XVI  Are the Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza holidays more blissful or more stressful? YES, all the above. There...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. BY DESIGN

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    “Home is a vessel for your joys.” That one-liner felt original to me this year and crystallized decades of pondering design. Friends were building...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. LIFELONG LEARNING

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    “WOOK! WOOK!”, a double exclamation, were my first words. I was mimicking my hyper-observant, deeply curious mother as she pointed out discoveries -“LOOK! LOOK!”...

    2022 Christmas Tour of Homes coming Sunday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The 2022 Christmas Tour of Homes will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1-5 p.m. Hosted by the Share Club...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. WORLD ALPHABET

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    JOY TO THE WORLD  Joy to the world,  All the boys and girls.  Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea,  Joy to you and me.  - written...

    52 ODES TO JOY: FRIENDSGIVING

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    ODE TO FRIENDSGIVING  Let’s not wait until November’s fourth Thursday  To give thanks for, and also with a friend.  Today, tomorrow, Friendsgiving can be any such day.  Be...

    ‘The Nutcracker’ to be presented Nov. 18-20 at Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College’s Allegro Dance Theatre is partnering with Ballet South and the Cullman Community Theatre to present “The Nutcracker”...

    ‘They love you no matter what’

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – Holly Pond’s Fortner Farm, owned by Stephanie and Benny Fortner, is a petting zoo that welcomes visitors to learn about...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. TEAS

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    TEA FOR TWO Picture you upon my knee Just tea for two And two for tea Just me for you And you for me alone. - Music by Vincent Youmans;...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. WINE

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    “Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.”  —Francis Bacon  Wines...

    ‘This is cool stuff!’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Giving visitors a glimpse into 1930s and 40s farm life, Peinhardt Living History Farm opened its gates Saturday and Sunday for...

    Hanceville festival spotlights downtown

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Under a clear sky and with fall perfect temperatures, Hanceville welcomed people from near and far to the 12th annual Mud...

    ACES: Practicing fire safety in the fall

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Fall is a popular season for bonfires, campfires and prescribed burning in Alabama. To spread the word on practicing fire...

    52 ODES TO JOY: AUTUMN S.U.N.S.

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    ODE TO AUTUMN Autumn days are here, blue sky clear and dear. Let’s harvest a bushel of joy and fall cheer. Our S.U.N.S. (Smile-Making, Uniting, Neighboring, Spellbinding)...

    Over 150 seniors participate in inaugural Senior Cornhole Baseball Tournament

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Sixteen teams of competitive senior citizens played their way through the brackets of the inaugural Senior Cornhole Baseball Tournament at Cullman...

    52 ODES OF JOY: THE F-WORDS

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    F-WORDS are not used frequently enough. At least that’s true for some F-WORDS. There are so many FABU F-WORDS, I’ve FINAGLED them into two...

    52 ODES TO JOY: BRAND NEW, NOW YOU

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    ODE TO BRAND YOU If you were a brand, Would you be fresh and sweet as Krispy Kreme, Or aged and mellow like a sip of Jim...

    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,...

    Fall and fitness at home

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    Fall months are often active for many families with schools starting back and outdoor sports and activities keeping many busy. One of the easiest ways...

    Coach Green, Dr. Green, Mayor Green

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    Mayor Don Green, who passed earlier this year on July 4 at 88, left an indelible mark on his cherished hometown.  Cullman City Council President...

    52 ODES TO JOY: BETTER WITH AGE

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    “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be…” - Robert Browning “The JOYrontologist” recommends: If you only read one book about joyous aging in...

    Peinhardt Farm Days returning in October

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each fall, Cullman’s Peinhardt Living History Farm opens its gates to the public for a hands-on farm experience from the 1930s...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. SILLYASS FITNESS

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    ODE TO THE “E WORD” Isn’t it a sweet surprise That play is a workout in disguise. Chic gym clothes can never glamorize The boring drudge of exercise. S.U.N.S....

    Agriplex Harvest to Home Dinner returns Sept. 29

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The North Alabama Agriplex Board and Foundation will host the seventh annual Harvest to Home Local Foods Dinner and Silent Auction...

    Snead’s Farmhouse holds ribbon cutting

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – Owner Judy Snead, along with members of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, cut the ribbon on Snead’s Farmhouse Friday morning...

    Pet of the Week: Jordan is sunshine on a cloudy day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Volunteer Donna Ruttkay of the Cullman County Animal Shelter shares this week’s Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week: Jordan.  Jordan is a...

    Sacred Heart of Jesus Church hosts 1st Birmingham Diocesan Day of...

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    Sacred Heart of Jesus Church hosted the first Birmingham Diocesan Day of Liturgical Formation last weekend. Over 600 volunteer members from every church in...

    Expect I-65 S closure on Aug. 30 and 31

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    HUNTSVILLE — The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that Interstate 65 southbound in southern Morgan County will be closed from 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30,...

    Cullman TOPS offers hope for those struggling with weight management

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) was started over 50 years ago with the mission of helping men...

    ‘Bees are just fascinating’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Amateur beekeeper Bill Grimmett started beekeeping in 2017 as a way to fill his time after retirement. Now, he wants to share...

    ‘We’re here for the entire community’: VFW hosts events year round

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Saturday, members of Cullman’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214 hosted a back-to-school bash for not only post members’ children,...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. JOY JAUNTS

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    For the last several years, I’ve enjoyed leading an April-in-Alabama history walking tour through Cullman.  Like Martina McBride sang, “word gets around in a...

    2nd Fridays come to a close for 2022

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The August edition of 2nd Fridays, hosted by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, Cullman Downtown Merchants Association and Cullman Parks,...

    Cullman’s Hayes 1 of 3 finalists in nationwide organic gardening competition

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s Kelly Hayes, a second-grade teacher at West Elementary School and owner of Urban Farm and Forage, is one of three...

    OPINION: Rock the South through a 13-year-old’s eyes

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    Rock the South was my first concert ever and my experience at Rock the South was an amazing experience! It was not only a...

    Local veterans attend Rock the South, safe and protected

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Rock the South is an exhilarating event for most who attend, an electrifying two days of basking in the best of...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. QUEST

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    ODE TO A WORLD-CLASS QUEST Today, I’m on a world-class quest for the ultimate food fest. I started off so Hungary and thought to Czech my...

    Rock the South: Law enforcement, EMS update 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The first day of Rock the South saw more than 60,000 attendees from all over the country, six musical acts, some...

    Ryans Creek Baptist Church hosts inaugural car show

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    BREMEN, Ala. - In a sign of Christian charity, Ryans Creek Baptist Church accepted no entry fees at its inaugural car show Saturday morning....

    Cullman First Baptist dedicates Kids’ Space

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman First Baptist Church dedicated a new education space for children on Sunday, July 31, 2022. This new addition includes new...

    Peinhardt Farm Day(s) returning Oct. 15-16

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Peinhardt Living History Farm Foundation will host Peinhardt Living History Farm Day over an unprecedented two-day span this year.  Peinhardt...

    Growing needs: City debuts plans for new multi-sports and events center

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –The City of Cullman on Wednesday introduced plans for its new 130,000-square-foot multi-sports and events center on Field of Miracles Drive. With an...

    Berlin celebrates ‘Sweet Grown Alabama Day’

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    BERLIN, Ala. - As a celebration of locally grown products and farmers’ markets, statewide nonprofit Sweet Grown Alabama hosted “Sweet Grown Alabama Day” Saturday,...

    Magnificent artwork and superior hospitality

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Leldon Maxcy opened the doors of his specialty gift shop to local art aficionados Friday night and introduced several artists who...

    Big screen, popcorn and auditorium of eager elders – Cullman County...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman area golden agers, with fresh popcorn in hand, chattered with anticipation before viewing “Big Fish” at Daystar Church Thursday. All...

    Library celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday July 29

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    Birthday Party Friday, July 29, at 10 a.m. for all book lovers. The party was first held in 2019 and not held again until...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. GIVING

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    “If you have no charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”—Bob Hope HILARITY FOR CHARITY is a perfect example of...

    Pet of the Week: Sophie – She’s your brown-eyed girl!

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    ULLMAN, Ala. – Volunteer Donna Ruttkay of the Cullman County Animal Shelter shares this week’s Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week: Sophie!  Freckled-faced, brown-eyed girl,...

    52 ODES TO JOY: HEART IN HAND

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    “If we all just lend a hand, we can lift some hearts.”—Melody Minagar  HEART IN HAND is a centuries-old symbol of compassion and a willingness...

    Now that’s a big bowl!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Representatives from Spohn Ranch Skateparks, the Los Angeles-based skatepark design firm, arrived in Cullman this week to begin their leg of...

    Leldon’s presents 2nd annual Art in the Warehouse District next Friday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local artisan shop Leldon's will host the second annual Art in the Warehouse District showcase Friday, July 22 from 4-8 p.m.   Artists...

    Increased fuel costs impacting local farming industry

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman farmers are an integral population who make Cullman what it is today. Local crops and livestock are second to none...

    Pet of the Week: Ernie – he’s all ears!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  Volunteer Donna Ruttkay of the Cullman County Animal Shelter shares this week’s Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week: Ernie!  Sweet Ernie, according...

    The future is now

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST) is in the process of evaluating its functionality in the community by assessing its...

    Bingo! for The Link of Cullman County

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Karma’s Coffee House and its First Avenue neighbors Monograms Plus are partnering  July 19 to host Bingo Night benefiting The Link...

    ‘Lord, it’s hot out here, but I’m having the time of...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The excessive heat advisory did not sway the masses who attended 2nd Fridays this past Friday evening. Despite a heat index...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. DINERS

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    “When do we learn that the world, like any diner worth its salt, is open 24 hours a day?”—Daniel Handler  American diners are the perfect...

    2nd Fridays bringing the party July 8

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The July edition of 2nd Fridays will be held this Friday, July 8, bringing live music, activities, food, a farmers’ market,...

    52 ODES TO JOY: FUN FREEDOMS

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    Remember when America was all about freedom-loving fun and people fought for “The Right to Party?” Even in 1773 (evening of December 16), our...

    Taking care of tomatoes

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Tomatoes are by far the most popular plant in the vegetable garden but can also be the most problematic. Eliminate the questions...

    The Cullman Tribune brings home the gold at yearly press awards

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    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - The Cullman Tribune won big at the annual Alabama Press Association Awards last week in Orange Beach, garnering over 20...

    Keep your pets safe during Fourth of July fireworks

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - With all the excitement associatied with July the 4th, pet owners often do not realize the effects of fireworks on...

    Continuing the family tradition of service

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Monday evening saw Michael Sullins accept the board appointment to Cullman’s Planning Commission by the Cullman City Council at their council...

    First Splash-In movie at WildWater on Thursday evening

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s new premier water park, WildWater, will host its first movie night on Thursday evening, bringing fun for the whole family...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. ZINE

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                                                            ODE TO JOY-ZINES                                    A self-pub, a journal, a dream board, a zine;                                    All the positivity one might glean.                                    For you and by you,...

    Hanceville emergency personnel give demonstrations at the Library’s Summer Reading Program

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville Fire and Police Department’s with the Cullman Air Evac team visited the Hanceville Library on Wednesday during their Summer...

    ‘Together in 1 House’—showcasing the musical soul of Alabama

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville Civic Center is soon to host the songwriter showcase “Together in 1 House,” presented by David Vest with E320...

    Summer sun safety tips

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - Warm weather naturally allows people to engage in outdoor activities, such as barbecues, sports, hiking or camping; yet warm weather...

    Colony Senior Center celebrates Juneteenth holiday

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    COLONY, Ala. - Kizzie Mongomery Leeth, “Aunt Kiz” to many in her community, was born into slavery in Blount County in 1861 to slave...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. DADS

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                                                                          ODE TO MY DAD                             Dad, I’m glad you were one of my favorite parents,                             Even though we disagreed about most sermons and nearly...

    Exceptional expertise and wisdom found at Hinkle Shoe Shop

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Stepping through the door at Hinkle Shoe Shop is like crossing the threshold into a bygone era, a simpler and kinder...

    Community Meal at Northside Baptist a relief for families during hard...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Some churches choose to spend their money and outreach solely within the confines of their church walls and for their parishioners....

    Alcoholics Anonymous celebrates 87th birthday

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    AKRON, OH. - “Alcoholics Anonymous saved my life. There’s no question about that. It’s the best thing that ever happened in my life. I...

    Local author and former CHS teacher holding book reading and signing...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Retired Cullman High School teacher and now, best-selling author, Dorenda Doyle, will present a reading and signing of her newly published...