Culture

Bygone Best

1992Best job in townSome suggestions for prime employment were: manager of the new convention center or Fred Whiddon’s job as president of the University of South Alabama.Best new product...

Retirement Retreat

When Prentiss and Beverly Smith hosted their daughter's wedding at their Perdido Key condo in 2004, Prentiss, a radiologist in Brookhaven, Miss., was struck with...

Modern Panache

For many of the homes that line the streets of some of Mobile's oldest neighborhoods, antique character and charming beauty are at the roots of their very foundations....

Fairhope Opens Its Doors

Architecture aficionados and admiring onlookers are preparing for one of the Eastern Shore’s most anticipated springtime outings: the Fairhope Historic Homes Tour.The event began in the late 1990s when...

Easy Riders

Dressed in old-fashioned tweed and argyle, the members of Mobilians on Bikes gather outside at the Oakleigh Garden District’s Cream and Sugar. They arrive on 10-speeds and clunkers,...

Spotlight on Dean Waite, SEC referee and lawyer

Like many of us on Mobile Bay, attorney Dean Waite spends his fall Saturdays intensely watching college football. He has, however, a much better view of...

A Mollusk’s Life

Ralph Atkins II oversees a kingdom by the sea. The world may not be his oyster, but oysters are his world. “It’s all I know how to do,...

Functional Sculpture

“Call me John B., ” smiles my bespeckled host from behind an outthrust hand. There’s no pretension here. Tan pants, denim shirt - working man’s garb.His workspace, ...

Colorful Movement

While JoAnn Cox dabbles in other genres, abstracts have always been her passion. She creates colorful, bright acrylic paintings, but what admirers may not know is...

A Nest Full of Daughters

Max Rogers, lucky man, is constantly surrounded with females. The popular ob-gyn cares for women all day, then returns home to wife Mandy and five girls,...

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