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    Surviving the high cost of living

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (2022), food prices, on average, increased by 10.8 percent from April...

    Cullman Ballet Theatre School offering Summer Dance Classes

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Ballet Theatre School (CBT) is offering the opportunity for all ages, from young children to adults, to attend Summer Dance...

    Young members of No Fences Cowboy Church with servants’ hearts host...

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    FALKVILLE, Ala. - No Fences Cowboy Church in Falkville is on a mission to teach an invaluable lesson to its young parishioners—the positive impact...

    52 ODES TO JOY: THE 1-HOUR S.U.N.S. JOY LIFT

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    NEVER TRUST A GERONTOLOGIST UNDER 70! Please hear me saying that playfully. However, I’ve done my 70 years and spent much of it studying...

    Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center provides child swimming lessons

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center are currently hosting swimming lessons to get kids ready for summer water activities. Classes will run...

    Southern Style CrossFit Gym comes to Addison

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    ADDISON, Ala. - Misty Thomas was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 31. Her doctor told her to stay active and strong...

    Pet of the Week: Have some fun with Henry!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Animal Shelter’s Donna Ruttkay shares The Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week: Henry! According to Ruttkay, Henry is an...

    Hank’s Sport Bar and Rumors Deli hosts nationwide talent Jermaine ‘Funnymaine’...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saturday night saw two best of the bests putting on a show for Cullman that was full of one-of-a-kind entertainment, specialty...

    History in the making – Leldon’s journey to its new location

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After opening in its original location next to Sips and Strokes in the Warehouse District in August of 2020, Leldon’s outgrew...

    Online breastmilk sharing increasing in popularity

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The American Academy of Pediatrics and other worldwide medical organizations recommend exclusive breastfeeding for babies for six months followed by continued...

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

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                                                                           ODE TO SUMMER                                                   My longtime favorite season is summer.                                                   Though fall, spring nor winter is a bummer.                                                   At 70, this thought’s not a...

    Lots of family fun planned in Hanceville this month

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville is hopping this summer. After last weekend’s successful Grilled Cheese Festival, the city will be hosting a Bull Bash Weekend...

    Time-honored tradition Decoration Day observed across Cullman County

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Decoration Day, an annual observance still common throughout Cullman and North Alabama, has a history steeped in tradition, honor and...

    Ways to save on your electric bill this summer

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Energy used for cooling and heating your home makes up the largest portion of monthly energy bills, but there are several...

    Reserve your spot for the Sportsman Lake Summer Yard Sale

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sportsman Lake Park will be hosting their Summer Yard Sale on Saturday, June 18. Gates will be opening at 7:00 a.m. with...

    How to respond to product recalls

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Product recalls are unpredictable and can be a hazard to you or your family. Staying up to date on the...

    German Axe Throwing Co. to hold grand opening on July 9...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - German Axe Throwing Company has been operating as the original axe throwing and mechanical bull riding venue in Cullman since February...

    Smith Lake Park celebrates 50 years with Memorial Day Festival

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    Saturday marked a very special day at Smith Lake Park as crowds poured in to help honor the countless men and women that have...

    Hanceville pool reopens with new additions and renovations

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Saturday was a big day for swimmers in Hanceville. The Hanceville Pool officially reopened at C.W. Day Park Saturday morning with...

    Cullman County Commission on Aging does it all for Cullman seniors

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Aging is on a mission to enhance and improve the lives of the senior population...

    52 ODES TO JOY: YOUR HERO MEMO

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                                                            AMERICAN HEROES by Cheryl Alexander (American poet, Cheryl Alexander, about her ode to heroes: “This poem is dedicated to all the heroes in our...

    Master Gardener class completes beautification project outside of Cullman County Extension...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Master Gardener’s class recently finished a 14-week class full of learning and fellowship. The group came up with...

    Pet of the Week: Jump into summer with Jenny!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Animal Shelter’s Donna Ruttkay shares a bonus Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week: Jenny! According to Ruttkay, Jenny is...

    Sheriff’s Office shares 10 ways to stay safe this Memorial Day...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With Memorial Day approaching, the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the citizens of Cullman County to be safety-aware...

    Summer Learning Program at the Library kicks off with Cook Museum...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County are hosting an Oceans of Possibilities Summer Learning Program Kick-off Party on...

    Seven Daughters Scoops hits the spot on its first weekend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After holding a soft opening followed by a friends and family day last week, Seven Daughters Scoops, Cullman’s newest ice cream...

    Berlin kicks off Farmers Market season with community event

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    BERLIN, Ala. - The Berlin Farmers Market held their opening day on Saturday with the support of beautiful weather and several community organizations. In addition...

    Dinner on First—a night to remember

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Illuminated by candles and overhead string lights crisscrossing 1st Avenue in the Warehouse District, Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism (CPRST)...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. AGE JOY LIBRARY

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    I LOVE LIBRARIES and I have a dream of a beautiful, FREE, public one with happy colors, patron-selected seating, art murals, craft/study/activity areas, cubbies,...

    Paws for Mental Health

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman and Madison County-based mental health service Wellstone is celebrating Mental Health Month, and the organization is calling on our animal...

    Mental Health Awareness Month – you are NOT alone

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - May is Mental Health Awareness Month. With millions of Americans fighting mental illness publicly or suffering in silence, the fight to...

    Elementary students give musical performances at Vinemont Music and Art Fair

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Vinemont Elementary School K - 5th grade classes gave performances at the first Vinemont Music and Art Fair on Tuesday....

    The Town of Arley prepares for 49th Annual Arley Day festival...

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    ARLEY, Ala. - The Town of Arley’s 49th Annual Arley Day community festival will be Saturday, May 21. The all-day event will last from...

    Summertime fun hits Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The City of Hanceville is getting ready for summer with a calendar full of events for everyone’s enjoyment. Kicking off the entertainment...

    Touch A Truck event brings families from all over the county...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Touch A Truck, hosted by Cullman Electric Cooperative, took place at the Cullman County Fairgrounds Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00...

    52 ODES TO JOY: SIMPLICITY POSITIVITY

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                                                                 When I get the urge to purge,                                                              I first put on some music.                                                              A little more punk and a little less dirge,                                                              Then...

    HeavenLee Companion Aquamation offers alternative to flame cremation and burial for...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Amberly and Shane Lee opened HeavenLee Companion Aquamation in March of 2022 to give people a better option when faced with...

    Cullman County seniors gather for some spring fun at the 2022...

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Aging held its first Senior Shindig since the beginning of the pandemic on Friday morning at...

    Trio of Cullman High School bands play to packed house for...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman High School Band performed their annual Spring Concert on Thursday night at Cullman High School. In a packed auditorium, the...

    Lucas Rhodes: An amazing young man with a lemonade stand

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    CULLMAN. Ala. - “It’s amazing that all the people have come, I must say! I didn’t even know that the word would spread this...

    Cullman County Student of the Year Peyton Trotter on influence, inspiration...

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – With one glance at Peyton Trotter’s resume it’s easy to tell that the Fairview High School senior is an overachiever. With...

    Holly Pond High School, 5th and 6th grade bands to perform...

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - Pops in the Park is a spring concert and community event hosted at Governor’s Park brought to the town of...

    83rd Annual Cullman Strawberry Festival has record number of attendees

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 7 was packed with people looking to buy farm fresh strawberries and enjoy the...

    Healing the mind, body and soul: Manifest Yoga and Wellness holds...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Perhaps you’ve noticed the changes to the little cinderblock building just south of Handy TV and Aaron’s Rentals on Hwy 31...

    52 ODES TO JOY: ZEST FOR ZZZ

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                                                                    ODE TO ZZZ                                                      ZZZ are A-okay methinks,                                                      Each regarded with great esteem.                                                      A long sleep or just 40 winks,                                                      To doze, perchance to...

    Strawberry Festival Senior Day makes triumphant return Friday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - “I’m just happy to be anywhere these days,” laughed Ben Kerny as he walked into Friday’s celebration of the Strawberry Festival...

    May is National Walking Month

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - Accept the challenge to walk like a champion all year, but especially during the month of May. May is National...

    Cullman County Public Library to hold a Strawberry Festival book Sale...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Public Library is holding a Strawberry Festival Book Sale on Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00...

    Wallace State Singers holding auditions and Cabaret Night

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — As the Wallace State Singers at Wallace State Community College prepare for their last performance of the spring 2022 semester on...

    A home gardener’s guide to corn

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – As many home gardeners know, there are many varieties of corn to choose from. Essentially there is sweet corn and...

    Senior Outreach Organization performs Heehaw Show at Hanceville Civic Center

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Senior Outreach Organization performed their Heehaw Show at the Hanceville Civic Center on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The cast, directed...

    52 ODES TO JOY: FLANEUR JOY

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                                                                        ODE TO WANDERLUST                                                  I long to walk there, maybe there and then there.                                                  More joy-filled I’ll return, you may surely trust.                                                  In my...

    Finding a place for autistic people in Autism Acceptance Month

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Many autistic people find they have a difficult time during Autism Awareness Month which was recently been changed last year to...

    The Heehaw Show is coming to Hanceville Civic Center April 30

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Senior Outreach Organization will be presenting their Heehaw Show on Saturday April 30 at the Hanceville Civic Center at 2:00...

    Cullman Community Theatre welcomes new members at Little House at Art...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Community Theatre (CCT) met at the Little House at Art Park Monday night to inform the community about what...

    2nd Annual Doggy Pawgeant taking place at Strawberry Festival May 7

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The 2nd Annual Doggy Pawgeant is one of the many events to take place the day of the Strawberry Festival, with...

    ‘Spring Under the Stars’ concert Tuesday at Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts program is set to entertain al fresco when it presents Spring Under the Stars...

    Learn to be a picnic pro

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Sunshine, the perfect spot in the grass and delicious food are the beginnings of an ideal picnic. Yesterday, April 23, was...

    52 ODES TO JOY: BLOOMIN’ JOY

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                                                                    ODE TO BLOOMING                                                 Stealthily, they commanded the hill,                                                 Though no cannons nor bombs were booming.                                                 No movement detected, all seemed deadly still.                                                 Then,...

    Veterans Park in Hanceville hosts Senior Fish-O-Rama event

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The City of Hanceville’s Seniors Fish-O-Rama was held Friday at Veterans Park under a bright blue Alabama sky. With registration underway...

    Celebrating Earth Day

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    Earth Day, now in its 52nd year, was first observed in 1970, with an estimated 20 million people engaging in environmental festivities across the...

    2022 Strawberry Festival Pageant to be held on April 23

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    CULLMAN, Ala - The Strawberry Festival Pageant will be held on April 23 at Desperation Church’s Cullman Campus located at 510 5th St SW....

    Friends of the Library to host Author’s Night on April 21

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County are hosting an Author’s Night on April 21 from 5:30 p.m. -...

    Wallace State’s Allegro Dance Theatre to present Spring Showcase April 22

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s Allegro Dance Theatre will present its annual Spring Showcase on Friday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. in...

    Local author Connie Pearson will be releasing book ‘100 Things to...

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. – Local writer Connie Pearson will be celebrating the release of her new book “100 Things to do in Huntsville and North...

    52 ODES TO JOY: BEGIN AGAIN & AGAIN

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                                                                  ODE TO REINVENTING                                                   Any given day can be a time to start over,                                                   It just takes hard work, luck and good intention.                                                   So,...

    Cullman High School presents ‘The Addams Family’ April 21-23

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman High School Performing Arts will present “The Addams Family” this Thursday through Saturday, Apr. 21-23, 2022, at the high school...

    Cottontails Arts and Crafts Festival in Hanceville hosts 60 business vendors...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Vendors from 60 different businesses came to the Cottontails Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday at the Hanceville Civic Center. Some...

    Comic book artist Tone Rodriguez to visit Camelot Books and Comics...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Tone Rodriguez, comic book artist, writer and creator best known for his work with Bongo Comics on titles like Futurama, The...

    Hop on over! Several Easter events happening in Cullman this week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With Easter just a week away, Cullman has several events to celebrate that are sure to be hits with the whole...

    Sweet Success: Strawberry baking competition now accepting entries

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Strawberry pie. Strawberry cobbler. Strawberry cake. The 83rd Annual Strawberry Festival will see the return of the strawberry baking competition spanning...

    Wallace State Jazz Band hosting Big Band Dance April 15

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Wallace State Community College Jazz Band will hold its annual Big Band Dance on Friday, April 15 at the Burrow...

    52 ODES TO JOY: YOU & JOY BIRDS

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                                                                    ODE TO JOY BIRDS                                                   The singing kind are such joy birds,                                                   One rarely hears a whiner.                                                   Chirping, tweeting, hummingbirds                                                   Make a fine day...

    Farmhouse Midwifery raising standard of care for pregnant women

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Laura Reeder is a certified professional midwife and an Alabama licensed midwife. She is one of three licensed midwives in Cullman....

    ‘A Badge for Brooksie’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In 2019, Cullman County Courthouse welcomed its newest court officer: Brooksie, a then two year old “goldendoodle” facility dog to help...

    St. Bernard Prep to perform Disney’s ‘Aladdin Jr.’ this weekend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This Friday through Sunday, April 8-10, St. Bernard Prep’s Drama department will present “Aladdin Jr.,” a little twist on Disney’s popular...

    Pet of the Week: A Penny for your thoughts!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Animal Shelter’s Donna Ruttkay shares a bonus Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week: Penny! According to Ruttkay, Penny is...

    North Alabama Agriplex Little Farmers and Heritage Skills events this week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The North Alabama Agriplex is hosting two events this week, part of the Little Farmers program. “Farm Animal Babies” event will...

    Ben South and the ‘perpetual gift of curiosity’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Over the course of its history, Cullman has been home to many great creators and artists in all mediums. One hometown...

    Senior Spotlight: Myrna Tuggle – dedicated to her work

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    ADDISON, Ala. - Myrna Tuggle is a fixture of Addison, AL. She has lived there her entire life, except for a few years spent...

    (Editorial) Nutrition is key: Recipes for boosting immunity and overall wellness

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    The road to a healthier you starts with your nutritionally-sound diet choices and making those choices a habitual lifestyle. Along with elevating your heart...

    52 ODES TO JOY: FOUR, JOYFUL SEASONS

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                                                                  ODE TO FOUR, JOYFUL SEASONS                                                          Spring is joyful, then there is also this,                                                          Summer is such sunny bliss.                                                          Autumn is a sweet molasses...

    Picked fresh: Cullman in preparation for 83rd Annual Strawberry Fest

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Celebrating its 83rd year, The Cullman Strawberry Festival has organizers excited to return to full strength for this year’s event to...

    The Cullman Commission on Aging shares upcoming senior events in April...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Commission on Aging has planned some exciting new events for this month, starting off with the Senior Easter Egg...

    News from the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology: 5 steps to protect...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. visit emergency rooms each year with sports-related eye injuries. An astounding 90 percent of these...

    Fairview Senior Center holds awards banquet at Swindall home

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - The Fairview Senior Center held a banquet on Tuesday evening at the Swindall home in Fairview to recognize some of the...

    Local couple discusses adoption journey to grow their family

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -There’s nothing more exciting for a couple than to bring home a brand-new bundle of joy, and for many, the most successful...

    Springing into hummingbird season

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Spring is in the air. Temperatures are beginning to rise, and flowers will soon begin to bloom. The fair weather...

    Allison Bright of Cullman Power Board included in TVPPA’s 2022 Women...

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    CHATTANOOGA, TN. - The Tennessee Valley Public Power Association recently recognized 10 of their “women in power” who are leading local power companies in...

    Cullman County Museum April Walking Tours preparing for five weekends (UPDATED)

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This spring will mark the 10th anniversary of the Cullman April Walking Tours and with five weekends this year, the Cullman...

    52 ODES TO JOY: THE FUN, S.U.N.S. USA PLANTRY

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                                                           ODE TO A PLANTRY                                      Old Mother Gantry went to her pantry,                                      Looked angry, then trashed it all, blankly.                                      She restocked as a fun,...

    Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1950 and 1900

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    From the files of 1950: Mesdames C.H. Gray, Vann Gibbs, George Burkart, T.Y. Steele and Mary Plunkett visited Mrs. Max Forbis in Huntsville. Slim Lay and...

    Wallace State Singers to present ‘Dazzle Me, Disney!’ April 7-9

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College Singers are ready to shine in an upcoming production of “Dazzle Me, Disney!” The Singers will present...

    New changes making a big splash at CWAC

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Breaking ground in the fall of 2021 with opening slated for Memorial Day weekend 2022, Nathan Anderson, Director Cullman Parks Recreation...

    Throwback Outdoor Cinema offering weekend features this month for spring break

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman-based Throwback Outdoor Cinema is returning with some spring throwback films for the next two weekends at the Cullman County Fairgrounds....

    Wallace State Theatre presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Wallace State Community College Theatre Program presented their production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee March 18-20. The...

    Annual 100 Alabama Miles Challenge 2022 begins March 26 statewide, free...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and its partners will kick off the 2022 season of the 100 Alabama Miles...

    Tips for cooking heart-healthy food

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. Consuming too...

    Weed management for spring forages

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—As springtime approaches, so do those pesky weeds that keep pastures from producing at the highest level. David Russell, an Alabama Cooperative...

    52 ODES TO JOY: The Fun S.U.N.S. Longevity Diet

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                                                                          ODE TO A FUN, HEALTHY DIET                                                                           Try as I might,                                                                           A fun, healthy diet                                                                           Seems an oxymoron in daylight                                                                           And a darker mystery...