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Spotlight: Dominick Ficarino

It takes a lot more than a few blisters and calloused hands to shake the men featured on the History Channel’s reality hit, “Big Shrimpin’.”  The show...

Whence all those Inges

The Inaugural Inge In the mid-18th century, Ben Franklin was flying his famous kite, and the first shots of the French and Indian War were...

How to be a Mobile Bay Lady

China Cabinet Essentials Every proper Mobile Bay hostess ought to own a set of pearls and a fully stocked china hutch.  Here’s what local ladies declare should...

Gulf Getaway

Back in 1998, when April and Chris Boudreaux closed on their Atticus Street vacation home, it was hard to envision what the town would look like a...

LaClede Revisited

The handsome downtown landmark at Government and Emmanuel streets began in 1855 as two federal-style buildings of shops and living accommodations. Joseph Peter used the corner section as...

Urban Farm

When Jim and Margaret Mangham bought their house in the Old Dauphin Way Historic District in 1982, their youngest son, Will, was just a baby....

The Majesty of Mobile

From grandiose Queen Anne mansions to quaint Creole cottages, the Port City’s architecture is full of character. Jim Frazier’s book, “The Majesty of Mobile, ” delves...

Hog Haven

Once regarded as slovenly creatures, pigs are shedding their dirty reputation. Pet owners have discovered that they possess a host of endearing qualities — trainability and cleanliness,...

Nall Things Considered

Nall has been drawing, painting and creating mosaics of flowers of all sizes for 40 years. Floral studies are one of his favorite themes. His recent exhibit,...

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