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Tag: April 2014

Ask McGehee

Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont was known internationally during her long lifetime. Her first husband, William K. Vanderbilt, was one of the wealthiest men in the world,...

Seen and Heard about the Delta

Swamp Bandit “Me and Carla was up late one night. I stepped outside to pee. I thought I heard somethin’, and I looked off in the...

Steamboatin' on Mobile River

Steamboats were the defining objects of antebellum Mobile. According to one contemporary list, there were 50 of them working the local waterways. They ranged in size from...

A Portfolio of Recollections

Judy Aronson always wanted to be an artist. She majored in art education at New York’s Skidmore College in the ’60s. But one difficult temporary job (replacing a New...

A Kid's Life

There’s something about our little corner of the world that creates a magical childhood unlike anywhere else. It is a glistening estuary where a laid-back coastal vibe and...

Style Meets Sippy Cups

Don’t let this beautiful home with a modern edge fool you. The designer look is perfectly family friendly.

Not Your Average Cuppa Joe

1. On the Rocks If you ask Serda’s regulars what to order, they’ll recommend anything with coffee ice cubes. Yes, coffee ice cubes. They keep...

Natural Selections: Plecia Nearctica (Lovebugs)

First described in the year 1940, the amorous flies entered Louisiana ports as unidentified passengers on a ship from Central America and spent the rest of the...

Down-home Hibachi

Almost every Sunday night, Susan and Kevin Carley and their offspring are liable to break out razor-sharp knives, and a rather raucous racket is likely to...

Spotlight: Sherri Smeraglia

Sherri Smeraglia is a busy lady. She and her husband, Judge, run two businesses in Mobile and Fairhope. She’s also a mom to five kids, ranging...

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