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October Sky

The rocket team’s big event is the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world’s largest student model rocket contest and a way for the aerospace and defense industry to build a stronger U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The goals for each team that participates in TARC is to design, build and fly a model rocket that travels a specified distance in a narrow timeframe. |Read More|



Brothers Jon and Andy Erwin are making their mark in Hollywood, but their roots are firmly planted in Alabama. “We have an absolute loyalty to the state of Alabama. All of our movies are developed and finished right here,” Jon Erwin said. “I love Alabama, and I’m very grateful for all the support that the state has given us.” |Read More|


Hitting the bullseye!

Run by the Civilian Marksmanship Program, the opening of the state-of-the-art park culminated a long effort to create a world-class shooting facility in Alabama. The CMP bought 500 acres and turned it into the only complex like it in the United States, possibly the world, all in a beautiful forested setting. About three years and $20 million later, the CMP opened an impressive range. |Read More|



Worth the Drive: Dolce

Nestled among the buildings on the Square in downtown Troy is a small yet bustling bakery where more than just cupcakes fill the display case and much more is cooking in the kitchen than simple tarts and cookies.

This isn’t your ordinary bakery. It’s Dolce Pastry Shop.  |Read More|

Photo by James W. Hybart


When early settlers moved into what became Alabama, they found an untamed wilderness full of powerful toothy creatures, some capable of attacking, killing and even eating humans. They heard cat screams and wolf howls just beyond the dark trees barely illuminated by the dancing campfire flames.  |Read More|


Homemade Candy

Making candy with my grandmother is one of my most treasured recollections. I was around 8 when I first joined her in her kitchen to help her cook. We made haystacks, caramel and coconut confections that, when done, look just like mini versions of their namesakes. |Read More|

Dr. Charles Mitchell shows sugar cane in the crops garden at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka.

Lee County Historical Fair

Dr. Charles Mitchell walks down a narrow row in one of the Lee County Historical Society’s gardens to show both sides in one of Alabama’s great rivalries, sugar cane and sorghum.

“People in north Alabama swear sorghum syrup is the best, so you can get a good argument going,” Mitchell laughs. |Read More|


Alabama Gardens: Year-round herbs

Even though the autumnal equinox on Sept. 23 was the official start of fall, that doesn’t mean you have to do without the flavors of the garden all winter. All you need is a good supply of fresh herbs, which, luckily, you can grow year-round. |Read More|


Fiber guilds

In cozy meeting and living rooms across Alabama, groups of women meet regularly to share their love of all things fiber. Knitting needles click, spinning wheels hum, weaving looms whoosh and clack. Tatting shuttles flash to and fro between chains of thread; crochet hooks inch along rows of stitches. |Read More|