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At CEPA this fall …

Season tickets go on sale Aug. 24 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 […]

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Art classes, exhibit now at Heritage Hall

Heritage Hall Museum in Talladega is again offering open studio art classes taught by Dr. Art Bacon. During these classes, Bacon will paint, while demonstrating techniques and giving individualized instruction to participants. Classes are 4-7 p.m. each Tuesday and began July 11 but will go through Aug. 29. Cost is $20 per class or $160 […]

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A funny thing happened on my way to LakeLife


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


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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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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A day in the life of a Logan Martin landmark

It’s a place that would make Jimmy Buffett proud. Surrounded by family and friends and scores more of adopted family and friends, this tiny island in the middle of Logan Martin Lake is like the star of the singer’s tune, Cheeseburger in Paradise – “heaven on earth with an onion slice.” On this Saturday afternoon […]

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Paddle boards growing in popularity

Modes of travel are many along the waters of Logan Martin Lake. By boat, by personal watercraft, kayak or canoe, we tend to see them all. And while we’ve been seeing more and more kayaks in sloughs and out on the lake, it looks like the next big thing may be stand up paddle boards. […]

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Log cabin with an Asian flair


For eight years, Steve and Carla Valdes have been trying to turn their log home on Logan Martin Lake into a 14th-century Japanese-style home. They tore out the country kitchen, removed a clawfoot bathtub, reworked the master bedroom fireplace and painted the door frames black. Despite their best efforts, it’s still a log house. It’s […]

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