Hello my friends. I hope this finds you well. This column almost didn’t happen. It’s actually due by Monday and here it is Tuesday at 6 a.m., and I am texting asking if it’s too late.

Congratulations to Springville Fire Chief Richard Harvey, who was presented his Master InVest Coin (to go along with his Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Coins) at a recent meeting of the St. Clair Fire & EMS Association. This is the culmination of training that began with his completion…

Monty is a 4-month-old male black lab mix puppy. He is a sweet and calm puppy and would make a great companion for your family. His adoption fee is $125, which includes vaccinations, worming, microchip and mandatory neutering.

Springfest will be this Saturday, May 18, from 3-9 p.m. at Big Springs Park on Main Street. The event is sponsored by the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce.  There will be free events with live music, food, arts and crafts and more. Come on out and join in the fun.

The Homestead Hollow Arts and Crafts Festival is this weekend, May 10-12, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Homestead Hollow is located at 1161 Murphree's Valley Road in Springville, and it features arts and crafts, antique and vintage goods, pioneer demonstrators of the old-time days, wood carvi…

Hello my friends. I hope this finds you well. I never know exactly what to write about, but while I was riding my bike on Chief Ladiga Trail Sunday, 70 miles gives me a lot of time to think. I swear my tires felt flat and I thought I was going to have to call an Uber, but I made it!

Bran is a 3-year-old neutered male black lab mix. Bran would make a great family pet for those who like to be outdoors and active. He likes older children and will do best in a home that has no small children. He is part of our Fixed and Fabulous program with an adoption fee of just $25 with…

Hello everyone. I hope this finds you well. Hope that each of you had a wonderful Easter. What an amazing day it was, and the sunrise was such a beautiful reminder that no matter what the day before held, it’s a new day filled with hope.

Hello, my friends, I hope this finds you well. I’m a little bummed that the Triathlon was cancelled that I was supposed to do in Gulf Shores on Saturday, but I remind myself that things happen for a reason and, besides, I can’t really swim that well in 25-foot waves anyways.

Margie Simmons of Springville celebrated her 80th birthday on April 3. She received almost 70 cards from family and friends, including cards from Alaska, North Carolina, Washington, DC, and Georgia. She wishes to take this opportunity to thank those who made this birthday so special.

Hello my friends. I hope this finds you well. Yesterday, these words were penned in my head as I rode my bike 67 miles at Chief Ladiga. The sunshine was amazing, and as I go into the woods to ride, I lose my mind but find my soul.

Juliet is a 6-month-old tri-color lab-and-hound mix female puppy. Juliet is very attentive and playful. She gets along well with children and does well on a leash. Her adoption fee is $125, which includes vaccinations, worming, microchip and mandatory spaying.

Hello, my friends. I hope this finds you well. On Saturday, I ran the amazing Rumpshaker 5K with some awesome friends, followed by a 66- mile bike ride at my favorite place, Chief Ladiga on Sunday.

Bruno is a 5-month-old brown male Mastiff mix puppy. This sweet and smart boy is a large puppy and will most likely be very big as an adult. His adoption fee is $125, which includes vaccinations, worming, microchip and mandatory neutering.

This Saturday is the huge benefit Believers For Britt for one of our own, Brittany Baccus from the Springville area. The benefit will be held at the H&R Block office parking lot at 35772 U.S. 231 in Ashville from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  There will be a huge yard sale, T-shirts for sale, hot dogs,…

Hello my friends, I hope this finds you well. I wish I could say I am writing this from my favorite spot on Logan Martin Lake, however, I am not. It's early Monday morning and I have a deadline to submit this in 10 minutes.