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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...

Reach for the Sky

As a child growing up in Mobile, Catherine Hicks watched Pixar’s “Toy Story, ” never considering she would one day help make one of its sequels. The St....

Unexpected Eats: Baldwin County Edition

Grits -N- Gravy   Nestled in the heart of downtown Elberta awaits a little house with enormous biscuits and handcrafted French toast. The diner, Grits -N- Gravy, began with a chance encounter. In...

Art for the Ages

October 1964: Dr. Martin Luther King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Ringo Starr passes his driver’s license test, and a Mobile art gallery turns museum. Fast-forward 50...

12 Fibs to Tell Tourists

1) Fort Condé is named for former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. The title was shortened to “Conde” because by the time motorists read the turn off...

Salute to our Sister Cities

A directional marker stands at Fort Condé with arrows pointing to faraway places. Each arrow represents a Mobile sister city, encouraging global thinking and begging the question: How are we...

Our Air, Land & Sea

NEW HEIGHTS Cruise to an altitude of 2, 000 feet in a hot air balloon ride above Baldwin County. Up, up, and away is an adventure from a 70-foot-tall, 60-foot-wide,...

Talk of the Town

“I haven’t experienced this personally, but rumor has it …” We love juicy stories beginning with ‘rumor has it’ – and our legends have more juice than a squashed...

The Sixties

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the ’60s, the era of free love, giving peace a chance and lava lamps. As...

The Naughty or Nice List

He’s making a list, checking it twice, and a few of you are in trouble. For some, the jolly old elf says, “Ho, ...

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