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Pumpkins, a festival and more …

In October and November, St. Simon Peter Episcopal Church in Pell City will hold three events. The first is a pumpkin sale Oct. 15-31 (or until the pumpkins sell out). The second event, a white elephant sale, is Oct. 21 through Nov. 4. Both of these sales will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

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Benefit tennis tourney Oct. 26

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Rotary Club of Pell City is presenting the tennis tournament Costumes on the Tennis Court. The event at Pell City Civic Center is Oct. 26 (in case of rain, Oct. 30). Youth will play 4-6 p.m. and the tournament for adults starts at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 for youth and $35 for adults. Registration […]

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Dogs + water = fun in the sun

I was enjoying a lakeside sunset on the deck reflecting on the day when my neighbor, Christy, glided by on a kayak with her dog, Jake, standing sentry up front. As she rowed, the rhythmic back and forth of her paddle didn’t seem to deter Jake. He stood rigid on the bough, taking in the […]

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At CEPA this fall …

Season tickets are on sale for the fall program lineup of the Center for Education and Performing Arts (CEPA) in Pell City. Here is what the fall season holds: – Sept. 23 — “A Magical Evening” feature six magicians from the Magic City Magic Club. – Oct. 5 — “Iron Horse Bluegrass” presents a new […]

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A funny thing happened on my way to LakeLife

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It’s funny how memories have a way of evoking some of the same emotions you felt when you made them. The laughter comes quickly as the details flood back of how this big city girl found a forever home on the lake. I wasn’t always the seasoned veteran – or sailor – of LakeLife I […]

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Any given Saturday (or Sunday)

Weekends were made for LakeLife. Where else can you peacefully view the most spectacular of sunsets from the bow of your boat, motor off, lulled only by the gentle rock of waves made by passing anglers on their way home after the day’s catch? Where else can you see a heron creeping along the shoreline, […]

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Summer’s bounty at farmers markets

St. Clair County Farmers Market offers produce for sale 2-5:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The growers-only market is located in the parking lot in front of Mary’s Mini Warehouse on U.S. 231 North near Pell City’s post office. Vouchers for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program are accepted. In Talladega, a farmers market is open 3-6 […]

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A life well done

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Our community felt a tremendous loss in mid-May that stretches well beyond the shoreline and deep into our city and county. Jerry Woods, who owned Surfside Marina, died suddenly at only 66. A man with as big a heart as they come had it simply give out on him way too early. He could have […]

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Catch boat fever in 2017

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There was a time when fiberglass bow-rider cruisers ruled the lakes, but those days are rapidly fading into memory as pontoon boats are becoming the watercraft of choice for many people. Because of their versatility and wide price range, pontoon boats offer something for everyone. That does not mean they are, by any stretch, the […]

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LakeLife stickers on sale now

Just in time for lake season, get in the spirit! Let people know there’s nothing like living the LakeLife on Logan Martin with your own vinyl, die cut sticker customized for Logan Martin. Order one today! They are only $7.95 plus tax, shipping and handling. On your car, on your truck, on your cooler – […]

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