Hope for the journey:

Creating joyful communities for those living with dementia By Minnie Lamberth It’s just before 10 a.m., and you can already feel the energy building in the room as people make their way into the a large gathering area at Montgomery’s First United Methodist Church. Friends...
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“Celebrating Your Ancestral Roots” was the theme for the 2023 Alabama Living cooking competition at the Alabama National Fair in October. It was the 9th year the magazine has sponsored a cooking contest at the Montgomery event. Visitors from across central Alabama flock every year...
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Food styling and photos: Brooke Echols Yes, it was a tough job, but our cookie judges were up to the task! Out of more than a dozen top recipes baked by our staff, three of our readers’ cookie recipes took the top prizes of $100,...
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The pressure of gift wrapping

Since the dawn of civilization, men have designed and built some incredible things. With nothing but primitive tools and methods, men created iconic structures like

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Rashidah Farid grew up the youngest of seven siblings in the small community of Bethlehem near Abbeville, and enjoyed a childhood that was focused almost


Christmas Cookies

Food styling and photos: Brooke Echols Yes, it was a tough job, but our cookie judges were up to the task! Out of more than

Worth the Drive

Electric Cooperatives

Since 1936 electric co-ops have built 2.5 million miles of power lines across rural America – long enough to reach from the earth to the moon five and a half times.

From booming suburbs to remote rural farming communities, Alabama’s electric cooperatives are energy providers and engines of economic development. Statewide, electric cooperatives serve more than 1 million Alabamians in their homes, businesses, farms and schools. Their coverage spans approximately 70% of Alabama’s landmass.

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Consider the collard:

The South’s most storied vegetable Eating black-eyed peas for luck and collard greens for financial prosperity on New Year’s Day is a long-held Southern tradition.

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Grateful for gardens

Ways to give thanks for (and in) our outdoor spaces As the holiday season barrels toward us, it’s easy to feel more grumpy than grateful,

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