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Tag: July 2013

The Test Dive

The H.L. Hunley is famous as the first submarine in history to successfully sink an enemy warship. The attack took place off Charleston harbor in February 1864. ...

Ask McGehee: Did evangelist Billy Sunday ever visit Mobile?

In January of 1927, Billy Sunday arrived at Mobile’s Cawthon Hotel with his wife and a half dozen staff members to conduct a heavily promoted six-week revival....

Bread Mavens

Baking bread in a tiny cottage in rural Baldwin County seems like a romantic way to make a living, and for Jane Holland Smith and her husband...

Pops of Color

Locally, Elizabeth Blaylock’s name often elicits mental images of children romping in the surf, wading in still pools or frolicking in the sand. But beach scenes...

Let the Record Show

Joe Gilchrist bought the Flora-Bama exactly 35 spring breaks ago, which seems like the most fitting way to measure time here on the Alabama-Florida line. This location used to...

Neighbors

Since it’s always a good idea to stay on friendly terms with swamp neighbors, I don’t waste time introducing myself. By the time I stop by...

Chill Out

Shaved Ice Lemon Cups These sweet and tart goodies are a fun flashback to the childhood summertime staple. For a grown-up version, top it off with...

Winning the Writer’s Race

In the constellation of writers with Mobile connections, Zoe Fishman is probably one of the least known in her hometown. But, given her thousand-watt talent, ...

Spotlight: John Edd Thompson

“What’s the weather gonna do?” Not only is this the question that 70-year-old Mobile native John Edd Thompson has been answering for more than 40 years, it’s...

Restaurant Review: Locals

If you are looking for a little walk on the wild side, Locals, in the heart of downtown Fairhope is the place. The eatery, offering...

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