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November 26, 2014

Life & Arts

Nov. 27-Dec. 3 Daily Calendars

Upcoming community events in Calhoun County.

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
How NOT to order a $3,750 bottle of wine
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 8:02 am

Perhaps by now you have heard about Joe Lentini, the New Jersey man who ordered, allegedly by accident, a bottle of one of the world’s priciest wines at Bobby Flay Steak in the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.

Sunday 11/23/2014
Dark Horse Saloon aims to be Anniston’s neighborhood bar
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 10:45 am

There’s a sense of history about the Dark Horse Saloon, Noble Street’s newest bar, right as you walk in the door.

Protecting plants from winter’s blast
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 10:30 am

Fall in Alabama means temperatures in the 70s one day, in the 30s the next. It is the lower temperatures that bring questions about protecting landscape plants from those cold winter blasts (even though it’s not winter … yet).

Haley Gregg’s journey to find her birth parents
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 10:01 am

Haley Gregg was in first grade at Trinity Christian Academy when her teacher explained the meaning of the word “adoption.” It gave Gregg food for thought.

Bleak and affecting stories from the southern Appalachian landscape
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 10:01 am

The title of this resonant collection of selected stories by Ron Rash, “Something Rich and Strange,” says it all. Most of the 34 stories are from the author’s previously published collections: “The Night New Jesus Fell to Earth,” “Chemistry,” “Burning Bright” and “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” Two stories are published in book form for the first time. All of the stories contain language and characters as rich and strange as the southern Appalachian landscape that they have come from.

‘The Nutcracker’ is memorable for all ages
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 9:30 am

If you haven’t seen “The Nutcracker” in Anniston yet, make this the year you take a seat in the Anniston Performing Arts Center and enjoy it. Presented by the Knox Concert Series on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. — now for the 33rd year — the ballet is a thrilling, dramatic sight.

'REDNECK' CRAZY:Jacksonville musician Riley Green lands a spot on reality TV
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 9:01 am

You might know Jacksonville country musician Riley Green from his shows around Jacksonville and Anniston, or his big Back 40 Bash concerts, or his time as a JSU football player.

There’s always room for Jell-O
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 8:31 am

My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is not the turkey, or the heirloom cornbread dressing, or the homemade rolls.

It was Dec. 2, 1989, the first time the Iron Bowl was played in Auburn, and the last time Daddy and I would attend the game together
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 8:02 am

Before it was the “Iron Bowl,” it was just the Auburn-Alabama game.

Friday 11/21/2014
Interfaith Thanksgiving service is a feast for the senses and the soul
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 9:01 am

Every year, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Interfaith Ministries of Calhoun County brings together people of different faiths and denominations for a community worship service. This year’s service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1000 Leighton Ave., Anniston, 256-236-4457. A reception will follow.

Is it a sin to care about sports too much?
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 8:01 am

Always put the Lord first

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 8:00 am

At the Hilburn home, sweet potatoes are always in season, and they are a "must" at Thanksgiving.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Nov. 20-26 Daily Calendars
Posted: November 18, 2014

Upcoming community events in Calhoun County.

Friday 11/14/2014
Holiday events in and around Calhoun County, from puppets to parades, movies to music
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:47 pm

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Community orchestra conductor takes his debut bow
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 3:15 pm

From the sweeping melodies of the the violins to the strong chords of the wind instruments, the JSU University/Community Orchestra concert this week has every promise of being well worth your time. It will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Anniston’s First United Methodist Church. Admission is free.

‘That’s why I only eat the weenie’
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 3:00 pm

“Did you know that anytime you need a rainbow, you’ll find one?”

Carl Hiaasen stays true to form in his first YA novel
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:30 pm

“A life such as mine is a treacherous path.”  That’s Skink for you.  

Fall is the best time to try trail-running
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Our area is blessed with an abundance of outside. And by “outside,” I mean all the green space that is full of mountains, rocks, dirt, trees and creeks and has trails running through it. Within a short drive of downtown Anniston, there are routes beckoning to you to come eat their dirt.

Congratulazioni! Ledford-Galbiati wedding brings a taste of Italy to Alabama
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:03 pm

One beautiful day last December, Enrico Galbiati took his girlfriend, Lauren Ledford, on an excursion to the top of a mountain in northern Italy. It was a trek that involved driving, hiking and climbing stairs. “Do you like this view?” he asked her when they finally reached the top. “Because one day all of this will be yours.”  

OUT OF DARKNESS: A young man’s family used his obituary to reach out to others who might be suffering from depression
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Samuel Tompkins, 19, Jacksonville High School graduate, lived to make others laugh. He had a contagious smile and wanted others to be happy. But Samuel also suffered from depression, which few people knew about. He committed suicide on Aug. 3.

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