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The Great Escape

Years passed before Sophia revisited Fort Morgan Beach. She was well traveled, having cruised the Atlantic Ocean before returning to her birthplace — to lay eggs. Sophia...

The Pier Pounders

By 7 a.m. legions of folks occupy the Alabama Gulf State Park Pier. Apparently, about half of them know each other. For the pier is more than a...

Stem to Stern

In October 2015, several eager members of Point Yacht Club loaded their small sailboats. They were preparing to set out from Josephine, Alabama, by way of...

What You Didn’t Know About NoMo

Pump that Saved Chickasaw Visitors do double takes driving past Chickasaw’s monument to a pump engine. But folks here are proud of the candy-apple red, minivan-sized 40-ton...

Superlatives of 2015

Most Shocking Hat Trick (And no, we’re not talking U.S. Women’s World Cup here.) He was hair today, ...

The Pros of Joe

Alan Anderson vividly remembers the day crowds stood outside Serda’s Coffee Company on Royal Street. Police contained curious masses, but barista Alan was concerned: He had to make...

Behind the Masks

Lights flood the stadium, and spectators adorned in their team’s colors cheer from the crowded seats. It’s halftime, and the football players have retreated into the locker...

Once Lost, Now Found

Imagine every “lost-and-found” box you’ve ever dug through while searching for those misplaced sunglasses or car keys. Places such as school gyms, bus stations, mall stores or...

The Land of Aloha?

“Aloha” means “hello, ” and it means “goodbye.” So does that mean Hawaiians aren’t sure whether they’re coming or going? I don’t know. But I do know that every year,...

Mobile's Most Fascinating

Teacher’s Pets Eccentric Artist “Art is what you want it to be, ” says native Mobilian artist Lucy Gafford, left. “I paint realistically, and I paint...

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