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Our Environmental Protector

Bill Finch is our own John Muir. Often atop a bicycle, and instantly recognizable with his long, graying blond hair, “fin-de-siècle” beard and jaunty cap,...

The Foodies

When it comes to food, the residents of Mobile Bay have an embarrassment of riches that we are quite proud of. We’ve long known the goodness of a diet...

In Plain Sight: Male Survival Skills for the Rest of Us

We all know men like Randy. After college he settled in the neighborhood, just down the street from mama-an’-‘em. Wife Tracy wins most of the family bread...

Southern Spirit

My first impulse upon finishing Edward O. Wilson and Alex Harris’ delightful new book, “Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City, ”...

Spotlight: Matt Presley

For 15 years, Mobile native Matt Presley has been rattling off prices and uttering the famous words “Going once, going twice, sold.” The item goes...

A Night at the Races

The cars are silent, and that makes Chris Carter antsy. From the racetrack’s broadcast booth, his voice begins to rise and crack over the din of...

Smoke 'n' Chew

Grown and Rolled Organic Tobacco Cigars The first question everyone, myself included, asks Ray French about his homegrown tobacco: “Is that even legal?” And while...

Swamp Writer: A Camp Man and His Man Tools

Most sportsmen know about the “camp man.” This is the person who organizes activities, does most of the work, and usually enjoys the facility more than...

Woods to Water

Up the country, the Lapeyrouses enjoy time-honored recipes and good times in their down-home, comfortable hunting camp. This fall, when the doors open at their new grill and grocery,...

This vs That

Bay Minette vs. Daphne WINNER: Bay Minette When Daphne refused to cede its county seat title to Bay Minette, as decided by the Alabama State...

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