Fall into October

Aah, can't you just feel it the air, the nice crisp feeling of fall being ushered in? Or in my case, growing up in middle Tennessee around Nashville, we could smell it in the air. In those days tobacco farmers would cure tobacco crops in the barns by a process known as "firing." In today's world, if you Google firing…

Boiling N’ Bragging

The 52 clubs of Rotary International District 6860 partnered with Children’s of Alabama, Otey’s Tavern and Charter Spectrum to host a football kickoff party and low country boil August 19. The event benefits the Critical Care Transport team at Children’s, which transports more than 1,000 critically ill and injured children each year.

October 2017 Around Town

National Night Out 2017 was tons of fun for all ages. The Helena Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot was filled with fire trucks, police cruisers, ATVs and police Hummers on August 1. This night was designed as a community-building campaign to enhance the relationships between law enforcement partners and their neighbors in the community. This year’s affair had a great…

Alabama Football Fans

If you answered "yes" to any of the aforementioned queries, you might be a revered, Alabama die-hard football fan!! It's widely perceived that Alabama has the highest concentration of college football fans in the United States. Is Alabama college football fandom so intense because the state's teams are so good? Or are Alabama teams so solid because there is such…

The Ultimate Tailgate Party

Fall is in the air and, come October, sports are in full swing. Whether you prefer college football Saturdays—cheering on your favorite team, paying special attention to the various conference rivalries—or professional football Sundays—in front of the TV, keeping a close eye on your fantasy football team—everyone can use some tips to throw the perfect tailgate party, even if you…

What’s Brewing?

Made from fully fermented Camellia sinensis leaves Retains its flavor for several years.

Sporty Snacks

A good number of sports involve the use of a ball. In honor of the sports issue, I'm sharing two sphere-shaped snacks. These fun size appetizers will be a hit with any crowd. Each of these recipes makes 18 bites. My boys loved the chicken bites and had a hard time limiting themselves to three each. For a crowd, you…

Better, Faster, Stronger

“Our vision is very broad and very holistic, but it’s with the focused attention on the athlete and how we can make them not only better, faster and stronger, but a fully functioning member of society.” Sports are undoubtedly a central fixture of Southern culture. The love of the game runs deep, and the cultivation of star athletes is Alabama’s…