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Make the most out of your vacation by planning ahead

Make the most out of your vacation by planning ahead By Marilyn Jones There are lots of things to consider when planning a vacation: where to go, what to do and how to get there, time and money. For Lacie Waits, planning for the family’s summer vacation begins around Christmas every year. “This way if we want [...]

Follow Alabama’s Wine Trail

By Teri Greene ant to tour the wine country? There’s no need to book a trip to Napa Valley. Raise a toast to the wines of Alabama as laid out on the Alabama Wine Trail. Wine is created in and flows through the state in rural enclaves far off well-traveled roads, often at the end [...]

New Archives director wants Alabamians involved in their history

“We’re an extremely content-rich, tremendous resource for genealogists … in fact (for) anyone interested in their past. We have tremendous databases. And that is something that will continue in the future. It’s the way the world is moving …” — Steve Murray, director, Alabama Department of Archives and History By John Brightman Brock It’s hard [...]

Grow gardeners this summer

By Katie Jackson The summer I turned 8 years old my mother gave me a garden plot—a small grove of spindly trees that we rescued from honeysuckle, then planted with odds and ends of perennials thinned from her own garden. Truth is my little garden was never much to look at, but it was mine-all-mine, [...]