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Tag: May 2013

Ask McGehee: What is the history of the vacant Van Antwerp Building?

Ground was broken for Mobile’s Van Antwerp Building in 1906. Druggist Garrett Van Antwerp (1833 - 1911) had been in business on the southwest corner of Dauphin and...

Random Proud

It may have been the worst looking vessel I’d ever seen: a blue-hulled houseboat about 40 feet long, tied to a plank walk built out into the...

Old Time Rock ‘N’ Roll

In January, Heart’s founding guitarist, Roger Fisher, below left, sent an invitation to select friends and fans for the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame....

Our Cuban Connection

A cast bronze statue of Frenchman Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville stands in Mobile’s Cooper Riverside Park, serenely facing the port of the city he was so instrumental...

A Legendary Penman

I meet Winston Groom at a Downtown Fairhope eatery on a gloomy, gray, wet and chilly day, “good writing weather, ” he calls it. Indeed,...

Campsite Eats

Camping can be one of the great joys of living in the South – even if it’s simply spending the night in a tent in your backyard. However, if...

Cool Summer

1) NEW-WAVE BAG This neon-striped beach tote (Roxy, $34) packs a punch. Adrenaline Surf & Skate. 2) REPTILES  ROCK Snake and alligator skin-inspired sandals (Sam Edelman, ...

Spotlight: Sjon A. Harless

Mobile native Sjon A. Harless has been catching world-record fish for seven years. The International Game and Fish Association’s top female saltwater angler of 2012 harnessed her skills...

Nature’s Playground

The Statue of Liberty of the Gulf Coast. That’s what Fairhope artist Dean Mosher calls  a 42-foot-tall sculpture that stands as the new centerpiece of Gautier, Miss....

March Madness (Or Something Like It)

Not known as a parading society, the Athelstan Club’s members nevertheless circled Bienville Square in a stream of Chevrolet Z71 Tahoes as the Tuesday sun was setting. It was...

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