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Unique homes are harder to come by these days, as newer houses are being produced at an exponential rate to fulfill the needs of new homebuyers—many with similar, conventional layouts […]

The Mid-Century Modern Gem in Central Alabama

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June 28, 2024

As the Alabama housing market stands poised and ready to rebound in 2024, Alabama REALTORSⓇ are optimistic that they will soon be able to offer an increased inventory. Homebuyers in […]

The North Alabama home listing drawing local attention

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March 26, 2024

You and your fiancé are so excited to plan your wedding! But where do you start? As you begin to budget and save for your big day, don’t forget these […]

The ultimate guide to saving for your dream wedding day

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May 31, 2023

As you embark on an adventure for the senses, you can now discover the irresistible charm of the back roads with a mobile passport in your pocket (or purse), redeeming […]

Alabama Black Belt Adventure’s new mobile passport offers prizes while exploring the South’s best back roads

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May 25, 2023

The formal announcement recently made by the Banana Republic team was a cause for celebration for Alabama natives. Banana Republic is introducing an expansion to BR Home that will include a bedding collection by Alabama-based Red Land Cotton. In the words of President and CEO Sandra Stangl, “Our expanded Home collection is central to our vision to be the premier lifestyle brand that positions BR as an experiential and cultural cornerstone in our customers’ lives.”

Alabama-based brand lands Banana Republic collaboration

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May 16, 2023

In times of economic uncertainty and record inflation, Alabamians may have something to be thankful for. Residents of the Yellowhammer State, according to a new study by doxo.com, have one […]

Alabama secures a top title for lowest cost of living in the U.S.

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May 10, 2023

It’s here! The entire Alabama family has the opportunity to come together and lift up the next generation of legends. The University of Alabama explains Bama Blitz as “an inspiring […]

Bama Blitz offered opportunities to support The University of Alabama’s passion projects

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April 18, 2023

A single flower can be worth a thousand words. Whether a first date rose or a Mother’s Day bouquet, flowers are a great way to show that you care. No […]

3 fresh ways to give Alabama flowers this Mother’s Day

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April 18, 2023

The problem isn’t necessarily that you have nothing to wear, but that you have nothing you like to wear. This happens when you shop without your personal style in mind. And it can change with each season. We have all been there and out of all of the choices, nothing feels like you.

Randall Porter

A Man About Town: How to cultivate your personal style

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April 17, 2023

Spring is in the air and the excitement is building around incorporating fresh produce into our seasonal recipes. There is one key element necessary in ensuring that produce is bought […]

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Sweet Grown Alabama’s ultimate spring and summer produce buying guide

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April 13, 2023

  The Kelly Fitzpatrick Center for the Arts, most often referred to as The Kelly, is a cultural gem in the heart of Wetumpka. With a vision to “engage, inspire, […]

The Kelly Fitzpatrick Center for the Arts gallery wall

The Kelly breathes new life into Wetumpka’s historically artistic community

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April 12, 2023

Spring is in full swing and for those making their way to The Plains to catch some spring football action, there will be plenty of things to do surrounding Auburn […]

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The best way to spend a weekend in Auburn for A-Day

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April 6, 2023

If you want the freshest locally grown vegetables for your family, there’s no easier solution than joining a CSA. Community Supported Agriculture programs give small family farms a crucial economic boost […]

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Farm to Table: The CSA programs bringing farm fresh produce to Alabama

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April 6, 2023

We chatted with Roby to discuss her passions that she’s channeled into a flourishing career, and how with hard work she’s become an owner of a business that’s constantly growing and turning heads. 

7 Questions with Nicole Roby of Nicole Roby Designs

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March 7, 2023

A development coming to Florence is aiming to be a great place to call home, do business and have fun. All at the same time. Approved by the city council […]

Meet West Village: A Walkable Neighborhood Center in Florence, Alabama

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March 6, 2023

Our team recently had the opportunity to sit down with “home-grown” students from The University of Alabama to learn more about their thoughts on staying in-state for college. These aspiring […]

A student’s perspective on The University of Alabama’s global experience opportunities in their own backyard

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March 4, 2023

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning something special for the lucky guy or gal in your life. This year, skip the tired old dinner reservation and surprise your sweetie with a completely unique date idea. Here are 10 great Alabama date ideas guaranteed to sweep your partner off their feet. 

10 fun and unique Alabama Valentine’s Day date ideas

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February 11, 2023

Designer and Realtor Rebecca Hinds from Ainsworth Homes and Ainsworth Real Estate shares her easiest, most affordable tips for sprucing up your home for a refreshed vibe that will last all year long.

Five ways to freshen up your home for Spring

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February 8, 2023

Ten years ago, Birmingham native Daroneshia Duncan-Boyd had a conversation at a dining table and unknowingly built a community that would go on to positively impact the lives of hundreds in Alabama. “Being a Black trans woman, I’ve experienced a lot of hardship in Birmingham,” Duncan-Boyd says. “I just really had no place to receive services or resources, so I created TAKE as a peer group to hear the voices of other Black trans women.”

Birmingham transgender resource center celebrates 10 years

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January 23, 2023

After the indulgence of the holiday season, you may never want to see another Christmas cookie or glass of eggnog again. And though you enjoyed your time off, you may even be tired of lounging on the couch. If you’re hoping to get the new year started with a little extra pep in your step, a new workout routine might be the way to go. Instead of hitting up your usual treadmill at the gym, shake things up with a fun fitness class in 2023. Whether you want to pedal to the beat, take a swing at a punching bag, or get your adrenaline going on a rock wall, here are six fun workout trends to check out.    

6 fun ways to get fit in 2023

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December 28, 2022

When it’s time to ring in the new year, don’t be caught on your couch with no plans and nowhere to go. If you want to start 2023 in style, there are plenty of options for functions and fêtes across the state. Here are 10 great ways to spend New Year’s Eve in Alabama.

10 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Alabama

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December 24, 2022