- James Field coming to Pell City
Red Diamond partners with Birmingham Zoo
Red Diamond recently announced it would be making available tickets for free admission to the Birmingham Zoo through a redeemable code on specially marked packages of Red Diamond coffee. This innovative can of Red Diamond’s award-winning coffee will be available in all retail establishments beginning July 15, 2014, while supplies last.
Smithsonian and free events coming to Pell City soon
The Smithsonian exhibit, The Way We Worked, will open on July 19 at 10 a.m. at the Pell City CEPA building.
Meet your neighbor: Candice Smith
Ask Candace Smith about the importance of community, and she’ll give you a quick but eloquent answer.
- The quest for the best steak
- Your Extension Corner
Getting curvy with it
Hot fun in the summer time is what the members of Leeds/Moody Curves are experiencing with their workouts and compliments are what the ladies receive when folks see their toned physiques.
- Chick-fil-A lets it go with “Frozen”
St. Clair Democrats fund few nursing scholarships
The St. Clair County Democrats established two nursing scholarships recently at Jefferson State Community College, in the name of Marjorie Miller Rooney, R.N., for both the 2014 fall semester and the 2015 spring semester. These scholarships will be written in the amount of $500, each.
Meet your neighbor: Natalie Cone
If you’d like to learn to write or improve your writing skills, Natalie Cone offers some succinct advice.“Write as much as possible, and read lots of books,” she said. “Reading and writing is a great way to learn your own style, and spending lots of time submerged in a craft is the best way to improve.”It’s advice that has served her well. The mother of two and Springville area resident has been published in The Trussville Tribune, Outdoor Alabama Magazine, Earth Outdoor online journal, and at the Birmingham Botanical Garden's blog.Her short stories have been published in the anthologies Garden Nettles and Winter Wonders, the debut issue of Lookout Alabama magazine. A flash fiction short story she wrote won a writing contest and is published on the 99fiction.net website, and she publishes her own blog, www.nataliecone.com.While spending a recent morning with her children at Big Springs Park, Cone explained how she developed her love for writing, identified writers she admires, and recalls one of the first things she ever wrote.Writing: “I discovered the fun of it when I was a kid. I remember writing a book called The Shining Diamond with my best friend Laci. We wrote it on construction paper with yarn binding. That was so much fun. Laci marks my childhood, and I’m not even sure if she knows that. Later, I came to appreciate the enrichment of writing, I started doing it out of need, and it grew into something I’m very passionate about.”
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