TUSCALOOSA — The true freshman was true to his word.

In New York City, "Manhattanhenge" has become a semiannual photographic rite in May and July. That’s the popular name for the phenomenon of the rising and setting sun’s alignment with Manhattan’s street grid, creating spectacular light shows in the canyons between the city’s skyscrapers.

Amie Hinton serves as event coordinator for the Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association (NEABA), which will host its second annual Coldwater Mountain Fat Tire Festival Oct. 14-16.

A proposed Children’s Reading Room at the Houston Cole Library at Jacksonville State University can be not only a dynamic facility for elementary school children but an educational tool that fosters a love for reading in children throughout east central Alabama.

Served plain or with a gourmet touch, potatoes will always have a special place on our table.

The ’Splainer (as in, "You’ve got some ’splaining to do") is an occasional feature in which RNS gives you everything you need to know about current events to help you hold your own at the water cooler.