Football Time!

Hello, 280 area! I hope you have had a fun, relaxing and enriching summer vacation. Now that school has resumed I trust you are ready for some football. Although summer does not officially end until Friday, September 22, for most of us, it can feel as if it ended in early August. School is back in session, and hectic family…

New 22-Acre Wedding Venue, Hamilton Place, 
Debuts at Pursell Farms

Wedding planners and event designers enjoyed signature cocktails, appetizers, live music and tours of Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms. The new 22-acre wedding venue includes a new 4,600-square-foot building with a ballroom and glass-enclosed porch, lakeside ceremonial lawn, patio and formal gardens along with the historic Hamilton House, circa 1852.

Apple Tart Topped with 
Salted Caramel Ice-Cream

Heat oven to 400º F. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and the flour in large bowl. Stir in apples. The sugar-flour mixture 
 will not all stick to the apples; that’s OK. Spread the apple mixture uniformly from the center of the dough circle to within 2 
 inches of edge. Fold edge of dough over apple mixture; crimp edge of…

September 2017 Around Town

The fifth annual Hoover Freedom Fest Fourth of July celebration was a huge success this year with an estimated 10,000 attendees. Festivities included a classic and sports car show that displayed some awesome rides and tons of children activities and games. Guests also appreciated hilarious entertainment from the ZOOperstars!, an inflatable mascots group that entertains fans of all ages. Live…

Ideal for “I Do”

David and Ellen Pursell smile as they think of the weddings celebrated at Pursell Farms. Weddings for their son and two daughters were hosted at the farm, as were the nuptials for numerous friends. With an increasing number of guests choosing the farm for their special day, it seemed only natural to create a wedding venue.

A Tale of Two Locations

You hear it all the time—groaning about 280 traffic. Questioning, “Where are all these people going?” or “Why do they keep building buildings?” or, my personal favorite, “Why does it take 30 minutes to drive 1 mile?” But instead of seeing an obstacle, Dr. Corey L. Hartman, M.D., saw an opportunity in 2016 and opened the second Skin Wellness Center…

Two Eighty Football Teams

As high school football kicks off, which teams will have the depth to pull off the wins and which ones will win our hearts? Loyal football fans in the Two Eighty area love this time of year!