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Tag: April 2013

Fish and Sips

Experimental learning leads to lifelong learning. This is the mantra behind the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Each year, to help raise funds to support this philosophy, ...

Let's Do Brunch

Silver Service Salad Bar with Cucumber-Dill Dressing  Here’s a pretty, fancy way to serve up a flavorful first course that’s easy prep for the hostess. 1...

Happy Trails

With trim white fences, sweeping oak trees and a handsome red barn, a horse stable skirts the western edge of Mobile. Although the sun still hovers...

Ask McGehee: What is the history of the median on Spring Hill Avenue?

There has been a median on Spring Hill Avenue since at least 1860 when Col. Lorenzo Madison Wilson incorporated the Mobile and Spring Hill Railroad. Wilson, who...

The Fiery Debate

I’ve seen fire at work. One morning, I drove past a pitcher plant bog, a tangle of grasses and forbs. By sunset, it was scorched...

Line Drives and Lipstick

Growing up in Prichard in the 1930s and ’40s, Delores Brumfield wasn’t like the other girls. Instead of making paper dolls and hosting tea parties, the...

The Mediterranean Diet Made Easy

The Happy Olive For years, as the principal of Fairhope K-1 Center, Vickie Bailey devoted her time and energy to improving the young minds of her community; now she is...

Swamp Writer: The Landing

Pie owns the landing where I launch my boat. Her office is an old abandoned nightclub on the riverbank. From here, she collects $5 for every parked...

Portrait of a Lady

Entering Stevi Gaston’s backyard studio for the first time, I spot a lone floral still life peeking out from amongst a dozen or so other recent paintings....

Literary Charm

To read one of Margaret Cunningham’s three novels is to be carried away on a light and entertaining romp that suggests nothing so much as the plot of...

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