Although Shane Ogle has loved movies since he was a kid, he didn’t come to fully appreciate independent films until he was in high school. “I loved going to the video store and picking out something unusual,” he said. “Something I had never heard of before.” Read the full story
When my daughter, Lindsay, was a baby, her favorite toy was her bunny — aptly named, “Bunny.” It stayed with her throughout her growing-up years. Today, some 30 years later, Bunny is in tatters, but is still in the picture. I know this because sometimes I see it hanging out of her purse. Read the full story
Kara Silvers freely admits to being a fashionista. “It all started with my first Barbie doll,” she said. “I bought different outfits and loved dressing her up for all kinds of occasions.”
It’s not every day I’m invited to a wedding at a brewery, so of course I had to go. Not that I’m a big fan of breweries. My go-to beer is Michelob Ultra, but still, a wedding in a brewery! That’s a first for me.
When my daughter, Lindsay, was a baby, her favorite toy was her bunny — aptly named, “Bunny.” It stayed with her throughout her growing-up years. Today, some 30 years later, Bunny is in tatters, but is still in the picture. I know this because sometimes I see it hanging out of her purse.
Neeli Faulkner’s interest in true-crime podcasts grew after listening to the first season of “Serial.” That production, which focused on the murder trial of Adnan Syed in Baltimore, Md., captured the nation’s attention, with over 5 million downloads in the first few months following its release.
When Zack’s Grille opened its doors in Oxford on June 13, it didn’t take long for word to spread. That’s how it is with good burgers.
My husband, Tim, and I have taken the Amtrak to New Orleans so often we have more than 5,000 rail reward points saved up. Unlike frequent flyer miles, there’s not a lot we can do with them, but we’ll keep collecting them anyway.
Next to the Bible, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is considered one of the most popular books ever written. Published by author Harper Lee in 1960, it remains, to this day, a classic in American literature.
A while back, someone broke into my daughter’s car and stole a credit card she kept in there. The thief then attempted to use it, multiple times, to buy big-ticket items at Walmart as well as at various ATMs around town.
When Kristin Smith and Jeff Crow began making wedding plans, they knew they wanted to create an eclectic event. The result was an unconventional ceremony last month, in a rustic setting, at Alexandria Park.
Mary Hodges was a junior at Anniston High School when she caught the eye of young Mark Keller. By his own admission, Mark was a “bad boy” — always in trouble, frequently waiting outside the principal’s office for punishments or lectures.
Giuseppe Fazzari was shopping for clothes at Dillard’s department store in Quintard Mall when he struck up a conversation with the salesman. “I told him I was a tailor,” he remembers. “And he told me the store was looking for a tailor. He said I should apply.”
Not long after Chris Wright took over the K98 morning radio show following the departure of popular DJ Rick Burgess, everyone expected the ratings to take a drop.
Five years ago, my grandson, Timmy, was born during Holy Week. When he turned 3, his birthday fell on Easter Sunday. I’m guessing that will happen a lot throughout his life.
Meg Weidner grew up in Mississippi, where storytelling is a way of life. “I loved listening to my mom tell stories over holiday meals,” she said.
Whenever I hear talk of bullying these days, it brings back a few bad memories of my own youthful tormentor. His name was Ned and he lived down the street from me. At the time, I was an elementary school student while he was in junior high.
It was 1994 when author Elaine St. James hit the bestseller list with her book “Simplify Your Life.” What a catchy word — simplify. It sure caught my eye, and it sounded so inviting.
My husband, Tim, and I lost a dear friend this month — Dave Henderson. He died Sunday, Jan. 14, just a few days after turning 80. It was a sudden death from a brain aneurysm, and we are still in a state of sad shock.