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Huntsville, AL: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Free Huntsville Attractions
People are alwways looking for ways to save money, but it doen't mean you can't have fun. Here are some free attraction in the Huntsville area.
How to Identify Noritake China
Robin Brewer of Huntsville has written a book that makes identification of Noritake Dinnerware simple and easy. Learn how she got started on this incredible hobby and why she wrote a book about it.
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Just over an hour from Huntsville in Hanceville, Alabama near Cullman, you can witness a magnificent shrine with an unusual story. The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery is in the middle of
August 2013 - Huntsville Events Calendar
A calendar of August 2013 activities, events, concerts, and theatre for Huntsville Alabama including boat show, and Huntsville Museum of Art exhibit.
Harmony Park Safari - Wild Animal Preserve -...
Harmony Park Safari is a federally licensed nature preserve of free-ranging exotic & endangered animals. Remain in your car on a two-mile route to see zebras, zebus, antelope, buffalo, a camel, ostriches, pythons & crocodiles.
How to Avoid Snake Bites and Poisoning in Alabama
Finding a snake in Alabama can be a scary thing. Here's some tips for when you accidentally discover a snake when walking in the woods or hiking in the mountains around Huntsville. Fortunately, only four types of poisonous snakes live in Alabama and are described.
Your Best Guide to Dog Days Flea Market in...
Dog Days Flea Market in Ardmore, Tennessee is opened Sunday and Monday and offers a variety of goods including hunting dogs for sale on Monday mornings.
Top 5 Most Romantic Restaurants in Huntsville
Here's my picks for the Top 5 Most Romantic Restaurants in Huntsville.
Make Your Own Quilt Out of Old Silk Ties
Ever wonder what to do with your husband’s out of fashion or spotted silk ties? Besides giving them to a charity or saving them until they are collectibles, that is. Here are several ideas for you to consider that are elegant and very eye catching.
Huntsville, AL Surrounding Areas: Distance and...
Huntsville is a pretty amazing town, I admit. But sometimes you might want to go outside the city limits to explore or have a special vacation. Below I've provided you with the driving distance and the driving times to some places only 25 miles away (Decatur) up to some vacation spots 12 hours away (Orlando).
Huntsville Thrift Shops & Consignment Stores
With all the benefits of used furniture and clothing, not to mention the thrill of finding a great
23 Things that Only Southerners Know
There are certain things that only Southerners know or appreciate about the South. Northerners can try to understand, but mostly, they don't even know WHAT they don't understand.
10 Best Tourist Attractions In and Near...
A list of ten tourist attractions in Huntsville and northern Alabama. Find out more about the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville Botanical Garden, Unclaimed Baggage Center, Burritt on the Mountain, Cathedral Caverns, Ave Maria Grotto, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and many more great places to visit.
Boaz Alabama Outlet Malls
One shopper tours the stores and companies located in the Boaz Outlet Mall located in Boaz, Alabama.
Huntsville AL - Past issues of articles written...
Previous issues of weekly articles about topics of interest to Huntsville, featuring restaurant reviews, play critiques, museum showings, stories about famous people, day trips, and events in Huntsville.
Wedding,Reception & Meeting Rooms
Whether it's your wedding, a special birthday or anniversary dinner or a monthly club meeting, finding the perfect place to host these events can be daunting. Here are a few suggestions for places in Huntsville that rent out their facilities.
Promiment Huntsville Doctor Brutally Murdered...
In 1992, Dr. Jack Wilson, a prominent Huntsville doctor was found brutally murdered, apparently with a baseball bat that was found lying nearby.
Huntsville Nightlife - Bands, Concerts, Music
If you're looking for night time entertainment in Huntsville and would like to listen to live music from an assortment of bands and do a little dancing, here's your guide to what's going on in Huntsville.
Betty Wilson -- My Story - Part 1
Betty Wilson tells her side of the story of the 1992 murder of her husband to Old Huntsville's editor Tom Carney.
Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House
Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House is one of the main attractions in Lynchburg. Everyone enjoys eating at Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House in Lynchburg, Tennessee where every meal includes at least one recipe featuring the local product, Jack Daniel's Whiskey.
Noritake China Photos
Photos of Noritake China from Robin Brewer's collection.
Where Does All the Lost Luggage Go?
Scottsboro, Alabama is home to the Unclaimed Baggage Center, where lost suitcase items from airplanes and freight end up and are sold to the public.
Cast Iron Cookware Factory
Information on how to get burnt-on food off cast iron cookware. Lodge Manufacturing in South Pittsburg, Tennessee is the only company in the United States that is dedicated to solely manufacturing and producing cast iron cookware. For over 100 years, Lodge Manufacturing has produced the most extensive line of quality cast iron on the market. Page 30.
Cat of the Week: Kittens, Kittens, Kittens!
This week Huntsville Animal Services is featuring "kittens, kittens, kittens" as their "Cat" of the Week.
Collinsville Flea Market
Open-air dealing and a step back in time makes Collinsville Flea Market one of the greatest real-life shopping experiences left. Find out what Southern rural life is and was all about at the Collinsville Trade Day every Saturday in Alabama.
Historic Wedding Dresses
One of the highlights of the 2005 Historic Homes Tour was the fabulous display of Gay Money's private collection of vintage wedding gowns and other wedding related items such as bridesmaids' dresses and tourseau collection at the Weeden House Museum. An eleborate cake by designer Bob Johnson of Panache rounded out the wedding theme for the museum. This romantic display was a one day only exhibit. In case you missed it, I have the photos for you to view at your leisure.
Cathedral Caverns in Alabama
Cathedral Caverns near Grant, Alabama is now a state park and welcomes visitors every day of the year except Christmas and New Year's Day. Cathedral Caverns holds six world cave records and is an exceptional sight to see.
Haunted Graystone Manor
Graystone Manor is a new haunted house attraction in North Alabama. Graystone Manor is over 30,000 sqft of ultimate terror, with twists, turns and all manor of horrors the Doctor's evil mind could conjure.
HOPE Place
HOPE Place is a safe, confidential shelter for adult and child victims of domestic violence. HOPE Place is a program of Crisis Services of North Alabama.
Free Summer Activities
Summer can be hot and very, very long if you're bored. Here's some free activities you might want to try to keep the kids busy and your budget in good shape during the long extended vacation from school.
Your Ultimate Guide to Cinema Venues in the...
If you're heading out with friends to see a good movie, here's a listing of showtimes and what's available in Huntsville, Decatur and Athens, Alabama.
Dog Days Flea Market Photos --Ardmore TN
Photos from Dog Days Flea Market in Ardmore, Tennessee.
Children's Birthday Parties
One of the most important things about being a parent is making sure your child feels special on their birthday. Most parents opt for giving a party and letting their child invite their friends to join them at a location outside their home. Here's some choices around Huntsville that you might want to look into.
Limestone Flea Market is Alabama's Largest...
Limestone Flea Market is Alabama's Largest Indoor Flea Market and is near Huntsville, Alabama.
Bridge Street Stores & Restaurants
Bridge Street Town Centre is a 550,000 square foot retail lifestyle center with space for over 70 stores and restaurants, many of which are new to the North Alabama market. In addition to the shopping and restaurants, Bridge Street will also feature the 14 screen Monaco Pictures, 210 room Westin Hotel, 74 luxury Westin Huntsville Residences as well as 133,000 square feet of office space.
Places to Meet Singles in Huntsville
Dating in Huntsville has become more difficult for some. Here you'll find resources for simplifying your dating choices and finding the person of your dreams in Huntsville. Page 3.
Upcoming VBC Events
A local of the popular concerts & recording artists, theatre and shows that come to Huntsville, perform at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville. If you're looking for a special event for a special occasion, here's what's coming up at the Von Braun Center.
Mooresville: A Town of Charm & History In...
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How to Reduce Spay or Neutering Cost For Your Pet
Pets are a very important part of American homes. I recently contacted Mary J. Ultz, Humane Educator for the City of Huntsville for information about the important issue of spayed and neutering pets. She told me about two programs that can help certain individuals with the financial responsibility of taking responsible care of your pets.
Old MacDonald's Petting Zoo
Old MacDonald's Petting Zoo is located 25 miles east of Huntsville in Woodville, Alabama and features animals, a picnic area, playground and gift shop.
Builders Square Flea Market - Huntsville
Builders Square Flea Market is 100,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, knives, rugs, handbags, clothes, cosmetics, furniture, electronics, linens and other surprises and treasures. With over 100 wholesalers, craftsmen, antique dealers, flea market vendors and other seller, this makes for a wide assortment of inventory for the flea market bargain hunter to pursue under one roof.
September 2013 - Huntsville Events Calendar
A calendar of September 2013 activities, events, concerts, and theatre for Huntsville Alabama including boat show, and Huntsville Museum of Art exhibit.
Dating in Huntsville
Dating in Huntsville has become more difficult for some. Here you'll find resources for simplifying your dating choices and finding the person of your dreams in Huntsville.
Thift Stores
With all the benefits of used furniture and clothing, not to mention the thrill of finding a great. Page 2.
Making a Quilt Using Men's Ties
Ever wonder what to do with your husband's out of fashion or spotted silk ties? Besides giving them to a charity or saving them until they are collectibles, that is. Here are several ideas for you to consider that are elegant and very eye catching.
Bridge Street Stores
Bridge Street Town Centre is a 550,000 square foot retail lifestyle center with space for over 70 stores and restaurants, many of which are new to the North Alabama market. In addition to the shopping and restaurants, Bridge Street will also feature the 14 screen Monaco Pictures, 210 room Westin Hotel, 74 luxury Westin Huntsville Residences as well as 133,000 square feet of office space. Page 3.
Mountains in Huntsville Alabama
Information about all the mountains that surround Huntsville Alabama. Geologically speaking, Huntsville is located on the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains. Find out which mountains are the tallest and where they are located.
Alabama Vineyards & Wineries
There are ten family operated wineries in Alabama producing a variety of wines. Alabama is known for its muscadine grapes, which have five times the antioxidants than other grapes, according to recent research.
The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
The architecture is 13th Century. Mother Angelica wanted the marble, gold, and cedar for the temple that God commanded David to build him in the Bible. The ceramic tile came from South America, the stones from Canada, and the bronze from Madrid, Spain. The floors, columns, and pillars are made of marble. Page 2.
Clay House Museum Features Noritake Dinnerware
Madison, Alabama's Clay House Museum features Noritake dinnerware exclusively and offers special teas on occasion.
Inside Look at Shrine of the Most Blessed...
Inside Look at Mother Angelica's Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Hundred Oaks Castle in Winchester Tennessee
Hundred Oaks Castle is a short 55-minute drive from Huntsville to Winchester, Tennessee and provides a glimpse of a majestic castle--complete with towers, a carriage house, a great hall, underground tunnels, and beautiful gardens. In fact, one garden designed by the famous garden designer, Rosemary Verey of England, is presently under construction. Hundred Oaks is one of thirteen historic castles in America and is listed in the Smithsonian Guide to Historic America.
Kids Eat Free...
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The Confession of James Dennison White
On June 1, 1994, after spending two years behind bars, James White gave the following sworn statement about his involvement in the murder of Dr. Wilson. He later took the Fifth Amendment when questioned about it in court.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
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Huntsville Traffic Accident Report
Huntsville Alabama report of intersections and roads with the most accidents as compiled by the City of Huntsville's Engineering Department.
Madison County Restaurant Health Ratings -...
See which restaurants in Huntsville and the rest of Madison County in Alabama did the best and the worst on their health inspections for the week ending May 20, 2011.
Burritt on the Mountain Photos
Burritt on the Mountain features the Burritt Mansion, restored 19th Century log structures in its living history site, a rural church, a multipurpose building with a classroom, large meeting room, Museum Store and administrative offices, eight miles of nature trails, five acres of picnic areas, and heirloom gardens which supply produce for cooking demonstrations.
Halloween in Huntsville
There are plenty of places to go to enjoy fall activities and halloween fun in the North Alabama area. Here's a sampling of things to do--some with the whole family and some just for adults.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About...
The Greyhound Group of Alabama is a new adoption group in the Huntsville area. Lynn Radar shares information about the greyhound with us so you'll know everything before you adopt.
Profile on Mayor Loretta Spencer of Huntsville...
Huntsville Mayor, Loretta Spencer, Speaks out on being mayor.
Quilt Making Using Men's Ties
Make a beautiful silk quilt using outdated and old men's ties. Find a use for all those silk ties from loved ones, rummage sales or the Goodwill Store.
Jack Daniel's Legacy
Lynchburg is famous for whiskey...Jack Daniel Whiskey. But who was this little man? And how did he come to make the finest whiskey in the world? In the rolling hills of Moore County, Tennessee, you will find The Jack Daniel's Distillery. It has been in existence for over 125 years.
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering has become a meaningful activity for all ages -- adolescents, adults within the work force, and retirees. Research has proven the positive rewards of doing for others and finding meaning in activities. Here's some volunteer opportunities for Huntsville/Madison County.
Antique Shops in the Huntsville Area
One of the favorite pastimes and hobbies of people all over the country is antiquing. Here's a list of some of the antique shops around the Huntsville and Madison area that are a storehouse of old treasures waiting to be discovered.
Send your Christmas letter to Santa Claus!!
Send Santa an Email from Huntsville Alabama: dear santa claus letter to santa claus input type text alabama section christmas letter
Collinsville Flea Market Photos
Photos from Collinsville Flea Market in Collinsville, Alabama.
Theatre Huntsville Presents "Woman in Black"
The Woman In Black, Susan Hill’s novel, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, is a good, old-fashioned ghost story that is virtually guaranteed to scare you.
Huntsville Pictures of the Week Index
Index of hundreds of pictures showing life in Huntsville, Alabama including people, places, animals, Southern life, nature, patriotic events and symbols.
Alabama Festivals
There are a variety of annual festivals and special events held in north Alabama each year. Here's a list of where they are and when they are.
Places With Wi-Fi Internet Access in the...
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Dog Adoptions - Jack Russell Terrier Mix...
This week Huntsville Animal Services is featuring "Cinderella" as their Dog of the Week. Cinderella is
Heavenly Spa By Westin in Bridge Street
Bridge Street's Heavenly Spa in Huntsville is a luxurious sanctuary for pampering your every whim. Enjoy a variety of massages, facials, body wraps, manicures & pedicures and day spa packages. Page 2.
Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro Alabama
Scottsboro, Alabama is home to the Unclaimed Baggage Center, where lost items from airplanes and freight end up.
Maine Coon Cat Looks for a Home
Friends of Ferals are looking for a loving home for Angel, a strkingly beautiful long-haired black and white male cat who is about 9 months old. He has some Maine Coon cat in him and will be a pretty big cat.
Photos of U.S. Space & Rocket Center & Space Camp
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, formerly the Alabama Space & Rocket Center, opened in March of 1970. It was the brainchild of Dr. Wernher von Braun, the father of the space program. Von Braun said that this country needs a space camp to introduce youngsters to the disciplines of space travel and rocketry at an early age.
Walls of Jericho
The Walls of Jericho is made up of 21,453 acres straddling the Tennessee-Alabama border used for preservation as a wilderness and recreation area. The Ranger informed us that the hike down and back would take close to six hours.
Taylor Hicks on American Idol
Taylor Hicks came to national attention as the gray-haired blues singer on American Idol 5. Taylor Hicks from Birmingham, Alabama has not only his grandmother and Soul Patrol fans, but judge Simon Cowell singing his praises. Taylor Hicks is the third person from Alabama to make the finals on American Idol: Ruben Studdard and Bo Bice were also from Alabama.
Grand Entrances at the Huntsville Botanical...
Grand Entrances at the Botanical Gardens A wonderful exhibit at the Huntsville-Madison County Botanical
Old Huntsville Photo Album
Photos from the past of Huntsville including rare photos of the Civil War era up to when Huntsville became the space capital of the universe. Black and white photos of people, places, and events from public records and private collections.
Matt Cordell Pay Tribute to Elvis
I have to say that Elvis is my all-time favorite singer. Just like you, perhaps, I never grow old of
Greater Huntsville Humane Society in Huntsville...
Hannah & Collie are pets available for adoption at the Greater Huntsville Humane Society and are our Huntsville Picture of the Week.
Tour of Old Town
The Old Town Historic District of Huntsville, Alabama has been a residential area since the 1820’s. Leroy Pope, John Brahan and Samuel Adams were the original developers of the area. When Huntsville (original name Twickenham) was founded in 1805, Leroy Pope named the city after an English town, the hereditary home of his family.
Frequently Asked Questions About Big Spring Jam
One of the benefits and privileges of living in Huntsville comes along every September when it's time for Big Spring Jam. The Jam is one of the largest music festivals in the Southeastern United States. Page 2.
Frank & Jesse James's Last Ride
Ask anyone who’s grown up in Huntsville and they’ll be able to tell you all about the time that Jesse James and his gang staged a daring robbery on the First National Bank downtown and, upon being cornered, spurred his horse off the bluff and into the Big Spring, galloping away to freedom and into local legend. Page 3.
Watercress Review
Watercress opened in Huntsville the end of September 2010. It is located at 515 Fountain Row in the same
The Yurt Garden
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Mooresville AL--City of Charm & History
Mooresville is a city of charm and history and was the first incorporated town in Alabama, near Huntsville, Alabama.
Tate Farms Cotton Pickin' Pumpkins
Tate Farms Cotton Pickin' Pumpkins is a 5000 acre cotton farm year round, but for 6 weeks each year, They open the farm for guests to enjoy taking a hay ride to the pumpkin field and picking their own pumpkins from the vine among other attractions.
Romance in The Shoals
Romantic ideas for Valentine's Day, wedding, honeymoon or just visiting The Shoals area in Alabama. Florence, Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals activities for couples to enjoy.
Madison County Alabama Health Department Ratings
Index for weekly results of inspection from the Huntsville Madison County Health Department in Alabama for restaurants, schools, daycare, hotels and other eating places in North Alabama.
Huntsville Alabama Historic Homes
A virtual tour of historic homes in Huntsville Alabama with pictures from all three historic districts: Twickenham, Old Towne and Five Points.
Boaz Outlet Mall
Just 50 miles southeast of Huntsville is a Shopper's Paradise in Boaz, Alabama. There you will find 5 Outlet Malls, back to back, featuring over 100 different stores and most within walking distance of each other. Named after a Biblical character in the Book of Ruth, Boaz is a small town of 7,000 nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians on the plateau of Sand Mountain. Boaz is proud to combine it's friendly hometown atmosphere with the serious business of shopping.
25 Ways to Say 'I Love You'
Find some creative ideas to share with your loved ones during special occasions such as Valentine's Day, birthday, engagement, wedding or anniversary. Some ideas are just for Huntsville but can be adapted to wherever you live.
The FBI Files of Wernher von Braun
The FBI Files of Werhner Von Braun--Part 9 By Tom Carney Reprinted with permission of Old Huntsville
How To Survive Spring Allergies
About 20% of the US population or 35 million people suffer from hay fever or allergic rhinitis. Shashi A. M. Kumar, M.D. shares how you can live more comfortably during allergy season.
Alabama Sales Tax Free Holiday
A law in Alabama provides for a sales tax break for parents trying to get their children ready for back-to-school. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday August 2, 2013, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday August 4, 2013, a sales tax holiday is enacted throughout Alabama.
Sci-Quest Hands On Science Center - Huntsville AL
Sci-Quest in Huntsville is a hands-on science center with more than 125 permanent, interactive exhibits in seven different subject areas. Sci-Quest encourages children to experience an exploration of the sciences through a range of educational exhibits and programs.
Betty Wilson -- My Story - Part 2
Betty Wilson continues to tell her side of the story of the 1992 murder of her husband to Old Huntsville's editor Tom Carney.
Mother Angelica
The woman behind this shrine of gold, marble and cedar is Mother Angelica, founder of the EWTN Global Catholic Network. Find out how she came to be a nun and what brought her to Hanceville, Alabama. Page 3.
Molly Teal Home
Photos from the past of Huntsville including rare photos of the Civil War era up to when Huntsville became the space capital of the universe. Black and white photos of people, places, and events from public records and private collections. Page 9.
Helen Keller Birthplace - Tuscumbia Alabama
Ivy Green is the birthplace of Helen Keller, known around the world for her courage in overcoming deafness and blindness. Helen Keller is known and loved for the courage she demonstrated to overcome being blind and deaf during her lifetime. She grew up to become of one the most famous people from Alabama.
Alabama Breweries
There are several beers brewed right here in Alabama, with a variety of tastes and prices and differing brewing experiences.
Buck's Pocket State Park near Lake Guntersville
Buck's Pocket State Park near Lake Guntersville is a 2,000 acre nature area with camping, hiking and fishing in Alabama.
Second Unclaimed Baggage Store in Boaz
One of my favorite places to go shopping for treasure is the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro. In fact, when I have out-of-town guests, I almost always end up taking them to Scottsboro and let them loose to explore to their hearts' content. Recently, I set out in a different direction to see for myself the second store that Unclaimed Baggage has opened in Boaz, Alabama in October, 2004.
Menus for Huntsville Restaurants
Some of the most popular restaurants in Huntsville have online menus. Here's the menus, restaurant reviews and the Madison County Health Department ratings for the restaurants.
Daffodils Spring Up at Quietdale Every Year
Quietdale Plantation was built by Dr. William Burritt's grandmother circa 1850's after the death of her husband. Today it is a wonderland of daffodils every spring. Page 3.
Trail of Tears Commemorate Motorcycle Ride
One of the largest annual events to take place in the Shoals area is the Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride. It begins in Chattanooga, TN and ends in Waterloo, AL.
In the Beginning: US Space & Rocket Center
Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama was a joint project. On land that was once a giant cotton field owned by the US Army, with equipment from NASA, and the inspirational insight of Dr. Wernher von Braun, the US Space & Rocket Center, was created. Learn the rest of this amazing story of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Space Camp.
Huntsville Car Clubs
Huntsville Car Clubs and car shows are very popular in North Alabama. No matter what type or model of car you fancy, there's a car club or show just for you. Car enthusists are an active group. Most clubs don't require that you own a certain brand of car, only that you're enthusiastic about it. Here's what North Alabama has to offer in car clubs.
How To Register For Space Camp
If you've always wanted to be an astronaut or just experience what it might be like, then Space Camp is for you! Here's a step by step guide to getting registered.
Walking Thru Historic Huntsville--Part 2
The Weeden House Museum is the home of well known artist and poet, Maria Howard Weeden. This federal style house is one of the oldest in Huntsville. Page 2.
Huntsville Remembers Columbia Astronauts
Huntsville officials and community leaders meet at the Von Braun Center to pay tribute to the seven Columbia astronauts. The public filled the auditorium to join together during service.
Cast Iron Cookware Outlet Store
Tips for cleaning a cast iron skillet. Lodge Manufacturing in South Pittsburg, Tennessee is the only company in the United States that is dedicated to solely manufacturing and producing cast iron cookware. For over 100 years, Lodge Manufacturing has produced the most extensive line of quality cast iron on the market. Page 31.
Brice Mitchel Evans
Photos from the past of Huntsville including rare photos of the Civil War era up to when Huntsville became the space capital of the universe. Black and white photos of people, places, and events from public records and private collections. Page 3.
Silk Tie Quilt
Ever wonder what to do with your husband's out of fashion or spotted silk ties? Besides giving them to a charity or saving them until they are collectibles, that is. Here are several ideas for you to consider that are elegant and very eye catching.
Davidson Center for Space Exploration
The Davidson Center for Space Exploration opened in January 31, 2008 at the US Space & Rocket Center here in Huntsville. The purpose of the Davidson Center is to house one of the world's three remaining Saturn V rockets (one is at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the other one is at Johnson Space Center in Houston), provide a museum visitors entrance, tram system, 350-seat theater/auditorium and full-service commercial kitchen.
Red Hat Society Uncovention - Huntsville
The Bella Butterflies, a chapter of the Red Hat Society hosted the first annual Alabama Red Hat Unconvention October 28-30 2005 at the Holiday Inn Select in downtown Huntsville.
EarlyWorks Children's Museum
EarlyWorks Children's Museum is the largest hands-on history museum in the South. Some of the fun activities include: Hearing stories from the talking tree, playing a tune on the giant-sized instruments at the Alabama bandstand and trying your hand at building a house in the interactive architecture exhibit. You can also walk the gangplank and explore a 46-foot keelboat, stroll through Alabama's agricultural and industrial history and try on 1800's clothing in the Federal house.
Day Trip: Hundred Oaks Castle
"Hundred Oaks is one of thirteen historic castles in America and is listed in the Smithsonian Guide to Historic America. And, more importantly, Hundred Oaks Castle has ties to Huntsville, Alabama."
Walking Thru Historic Huntsville
A pictorial tour of historic Huntsville includes a walking tour guide as well. Some of the older and more interesting architectural houses in the Huntsville area are highlighted.
History & Benefits of Massage Therapy
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A Weeden House Wedding
The historic Weeden House Museum makes a perfect setting for a romantic, indoor or outdoor, wedding.
North Alabama Railroad Museum Hosts Train Rides
The North Alabama Railroad Museum is located in the historic Chase community in Huntsville. In addition to museum tours, train rides are available on the Mercury & Chase Railroad between April and December.
Christmas in Huntsville
December is always a special time of year with all the Christmas and holiday events in Huntsville. December 8, 1999 was the first day that About Huntsville went live on the internet. Over the years, I've collected these articles and photos about celebrating the holidays in Huntsville.
Brahan Spring Park
Brahan was an undisputed swindler who came to a disgraceful end, but Huntsville heaped honors on him by naming one of its largest parks in his name.
Santa's Village in Huntsville
The people at EarlyWorks Children's Museum and Constitution Village have created Santa's Village for young and old alike to enjoy.
Desoto State Park in Alabama
This week's photo shows Desoto State Park near Fort Payne is our Huntsville Picture of the Week.
Josie's Gift Shop
Josies on the Mountain is named in honor of Dr. Burritt's second wife. You will find a variety of unique gifts in Burritt on the Mountain's gift shop including historical gifts, tea sets, books, glassware, pottery, journals, candles, wrought iron items, gourmet foods, soaps, lotions, toys, honey, pet gifts, and bridal gifts. Page 72.
Alabama Child Sex Offenders & Their...
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Dog Adoptions - Australian Sheppard-Border...
This week Huntsville Animal Services is featuring "Opossum" as their Dog of the Week. Opossum is is 1
Huntsville Health & Fitness Centers
Alabama's rate of obseity is increasing faster than any other state. That's one reason why we all need to get up off the couch and start a serious exercise program. Here is a sampling of some of the various services offered at health & fitness centers in the Huntsville area. Page 2.
Wisteria - A Southern Beauty
Images of romantic, hazy, lazy days of the South just aren't complete without wisteria, the most gorgeous vine dripping from porches, trees and fences. Even Claude Monet loved the plant and made it the subject of one of his paintings.
Monte Sano Hotel 1890s
Photos from the past of Huntsville including rare photos of the Civil War era up to when Huntsville became the space capital of the universe. Black and white photos of people, places, and events from public records and private collections. Page 2.
Restaurant Reviews
Eating out is a luxury for some and a necessity for others. Some people don't know how to cook, so they eat most meals out. Others are too busy to cook. Everyone enjoys the social aspect of meeting friends at a favorite restaurant to share a meal.
KidVenture
KidVenture is the brain child of single mom of two, Rhonda Brewster, who designed the "indoor playground"
Huntsville Urban Legends
There's a lot of weird and wacky things that happen in any town...and Huntsville is no exception. There are Urban Legends about some of the things in Huntsville's past, from who killed whom to a cemetery for dogs. Check out this list of Huntsville's (and North Alabama's) Urban Legends.
Huntsville Jail
The Huntsville Jail is finally finished. It's only $50 million overbudget and three years behind schedule.
Meeting People for a Date During Lunch
Dating in Huntsville has become more difficult for some. Here you'll find resources for simplifying your dating choices and finding the person of your dreams in Huntsville. Page 4.
W.C. Handy
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Huntsville 101 or Things I Learned This Week...
Weekly tips, hints and secrets to successful living in the Huntsville Alabama area. Find out the latest shopping secrets, restaurant openings and closings, and unpublished deals and shortcuts in Huntsville. Learn the basics to finding your way around your new hometown.
Dog Adoptions - Cocker Spaniel Mellow
This week Huntsville Animal Services is featuring "Mellow" as their Dog of the Week. Mellow is a male
1932 Baseball Team
Photos from the past of Huntsville including rare photos of the Civil War era up to when Huntsville became the space capital of the universe. Black and white photos of people, places, and events from public records and private collections. Page 10.
Harrison Brothers Hardware Store Museum
Harrison Brothers Hardware Store is the oldest hardware store in Alabama. It is now a museum and a fully-functioning store and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Hollywood 18 Movies
Hollywood 18 theater in Huntsville AL sponsors one dollar movies held every Tuesday and Wednesday morning in June and July and first week of August. Everyone welcome.
Super Chevy Show at Huntsville Dragway
The sheer, raw power and improbability of putting a jet engine behind a person and racing 1/8th of a mile made the Super Chevy Show amazing. Huntsville Car Scene covers Super Chevy Show at Huntsville Dragway.
Flea Markets
North Alabama is home to several flea markets and trade shows. You can buy everything from handcrafted items to live animals or home furishings. You'll no only find bargains and save money, but you will have a unique experience. Enjoy!
One Man's Thoughts on Dating in Huntsville
Dating in Huntsville has become more difficult for some. Here you'll find resources for simplifying your dating choices and finding the person of your dreams in Huntsville. Page 2.
Cotton Pickin' Pumpkins at Tate Farms
October is a busy month at Tate Farms in Meridianville, Alabama. In 1996, the farm started their pumpkin tour business and have become known for their educational farm programs for younger students and their public tours for the whole family. It's not unusual for Tate Farms to see over 1,500 visitors in one day.

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