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Huntsville, AL: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Kaylor Reflects on His Younger Years
Local food critic for the Huntsville Times, Mike Kaylor, answers our survey regarding some of his childhood favorites.
Cat of the Week: Kittens, Kittens, Kittens!
This week Huntsville Animal Services is featuring "kittens, kittens, kittens" as their "Cat" of the Week.
Boaz Alabama Outlet Malls
One shopper tours the stores and companies located in the Boaz Outlet Mall located in Boaz, Alabama.
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
Huntsville Thrift Shops & Consignment Stores
With all the benefits of used furniture and clothing, not to mention the thrill of finding a great
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.
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.
Buckhorn Tavern Skirmish
September 29-October 1, 2006 was the first time in ten years that the Buckhorn Tavern Skirmish was Reenacted in a Civil War Living History Weekend at Sharon Johnson Park in New Market, Alabama.
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.
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.
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.
Top 5 Most Romantic Restaurants in Huntsville
Here's my picks for the Top 5 Most Romantic Restaurants in Huntsville.
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.
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.
Noritake China Photos
Photos of Noritake China from Robin Brewer's collection.
History of Southern Living Magazine
Southern Living Magazine is the favorite magazine of Southern women and comes monthly to mailboxes, wrapped in plastic with slick pages and beautiful photographs showcasing dream houses, fabulous Southern recipes, and breathtaking gardens. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Big Spring in 1895
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 11.
Brownsboro Maize Makes Halloween Fun
Cornfield Mazes are the rage all across America. The Brownsboro Cornfield Maize is the biggest one near Huntsville with over 14 acres and many special activities and events for the whole family.
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.
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.
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.
Cotton Pickin' Pumpkins
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.
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.
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.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
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Dog Days Flea Market Photos --Ardmore TN
Photos from Dog Days Flea Market in Ardmore, Tennessee.
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.
Thanksgiving Dinner To Go
Sometimes the ordeal of cooking Thanksgiving Dinner is just too much to do and no one volunteers to help. Here's some places where you can order a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner To Go. You'll have to pick it up the day before usually and order several days in advance.
Thift Stores
With all the benefits of used furniture and clothing, not to mention the thrill of finding a great. Page 2.
Limestone Flea Market is Alabama's Largest...
Limestone Flea Market is Alabama's Largest Indoor Flea Market and is near Huntsville, Alabama.
Chamber of Commerce 1950's
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 13.
Big Spring Pumphouse
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 12.
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.
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.
Confederate Veterans
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 14.
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.
Airline Christening
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 17.
Eating OUT on Thanksgiving
Whatever your reason for eating out on Thanksgiving, you will find the following restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day and serving brunch, lunch or dinner in Huntsville. Enjoy the feast and skip the clean-up!
Baptizing
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 19.
Aerial view of downtown Huntsville
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 16.
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
517 West Holmes Ave in 1912.
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 15.
Inside Look at Shrine of the Most Blessed...
Inside Look at Mother Angelica's Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Alabama Playboys
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 18.
History of Huntsville Comes Alive
Historical figures of Huntsville Mollie Teal, Mary Chambers Bibb, and the Unknown Soldier are highlighted as the Huntsville Pilgrimage Association hosts an annual stroll through the cemetery with members dressing up and acting out the lives of famous and infamous people in Huntsville's history at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama.
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.
Halloween Fun in the Cornfield
The Huntsville Maize will be open from September 1, 2006 through November 19, 2006. Operating hours are
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 Ghost Walk
The Huntsville Ghost Walk tour is a two-hour walk around the historic districts of Huntsville with stops along the way to hear the spooky history of the people who lived (and died) there.
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.
Women at Redstone Arsenal
Photos from the past of Huntsville including rare photos of the Women at Redstone Arsenal, 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 20.
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.
Maple Hill Cemetery
Maple Hill Cemetery is the oldest and largest cemetery in Alabama with a fascinating story to tell about the history of Huntsville. There are between 80,000 to 100,000 burials in the cemetery with about 350 to 400 new graves each year. The hand-carved monuments by prominent artists, the unusual artwork, the magnificent statutes, the dogwoods and maple trees, and the interesting stories that the headstones tell all combine to make the cemetery a must-see for anyone in north Alabama.
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.
Collinsville Flea Market Photos
Photos from Collinsville Flea Market in Collinsville, Alabama.
Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro Alabama
Scottsboro, Alabama is home to the Unclaimed Baggage Center, where lost items from airplanes and freight end up.
Grand Entrances at the Huntsville Botanical...
Grand Entrances at the Botanical Gardens A wonderful exhibit at the Huntsville-Madison County Botanical
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.
Free Movies at Hollywood 18
A list of free movies at Hollywood 18 for the summer of 2010.
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.
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.
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.
Galaxy of Lights
Galaxy of Lights is the Huntsville Botanical Garden's magnificent mile-long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mooresville: A Town of Charm & History In...
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How To Register to Vote
Register to vote in Huntsville, Alabama. One of the privileges of living in a democratic society is the right to vote. Make your voice heard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Snuffdippers Ball
The Snuffdippers Ball is one of those stories from yesteryear in Huntsville that is interesting and curious that you might not have ever heard about. Tom Carney brings this tale to life in Old Huntsville Magazine and now you know all about Monte Sano Crowder and what was going on in Huntsville in the early days.
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.
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.
Kids Eat Free...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Famous Alabamian: Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice is without a doubt one of the most impressive women to come out of Alabama (I'm thinking Helen Keller would be the other one). How did she get to where she is now in American politics?
Dog of the Week: Reeses
Reeses is one of the most loving dogs you'll ever meet. He gets along well with other dogs. The shelter
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.
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.
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.
History & Benefits of Massage Therapy
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Cast Iron Cookware Outlet Store
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 33.
Bridge Street Town Centre Map - Bridge Street...
Get directions and see a clickable map to Bridge Street Town Centre. Bridge Street is located in Cummings Research Park in 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.
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.
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.
Lyric Theater
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 8.
Talladega Speedway
Talladega Speedway in Talladega, Alabama opened on September 14, 1969. It is NASCAR's most competitive and largest track in the United States. Talladega Speedway property covers approximately 3,000 acres, which includes the track site and surrounding parking areas.
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.
Holiday Events
There's a variety of activities and events to celebrate the holiday season in Huntsville, AL. Whether it's the traditional Christmas events or something new in Huntsville, here's a list for you to study to find something to do this holiday season.
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."
Nightmare at the Lumberyard
Halloween is a fun holiday and one of the biggest parties in town is given by HYP. Huntsville Young Professionals is once again hosting Huntsville's Annual Halloween Party. This year, it's in The Lumberyard.
Clay House Museum Features Noritake Dinnerware
Madison, Alabama's Clay House Museum features Noritake dinnerware exclusively and offers special teas on occasion.
Aunt Eunice's Country Kitchen
Aunt Eunice's Country Kitchen                                                                                                                      
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.
Spoiled Rockin' Kidz
Spoiled Rockin' Kidz Salon is the brainchild of owner Jessyca Hunter, who wanted a special hair salon that catered to kids but also had all the amenities of a regular spa. Everything in Spoiled Rockin' Kidz Salon emphasizes fun and special treatment for kids.
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.
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.
Touring Southern Living Magazine
Southern Living Magazine is the favorite magazine of Southern women and comes monthly to mailboxes, wrapped in plastic with slick pages and beautiful photographs showcasing dream houses, fabulous Southern recipes, and breathtaking gardens.
Day Trip: Cheaha State Park Alabama
A little over 100 miles from Huntsville is one of the eleven state parks in Alabama--Cheaha State Park. The Talladega National Forest is located just south of Anniston, Alabama in Delta and is a part of the Appalachian Mountains.
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.
Huntsville History Comes Alive
Mary Pittman Rice, Reuben Chapman, Leroy Pope Walker, and Samuel Moore are featured as the Huntsville Pilgrimage Association hosts an annual stroll through the cemetery with members dressing up and acting out the lives of famous and infamous people in Huntsville's history at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama.
The Historic Lowry House in Huntsville
The Historic Lowry House in Huntsville was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. In June 2006 it was restored and reopened for weddings, receptions and meetings.
Christmas Parade
The first Saturday in December, Huntsville celebrates the beginning of Christmas with a huge downtown parade that features the arrival of Santa Claus. The parade is sponsored by Channel 7 WAAY-TV and is televised.
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.
Eagle Watching in Alabama
Bird Watching or birding in Alabama is one of the best places to enjoy this new hobby. It’s called avitourism and it’s one of the fastest growing forms of outdoor recreation. Page 3.
A Weeden House Wedding
The historic Weeden House Museum makes a perfect setting for a romantic, indoor or outdoor, wedding.
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.
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.
Ten Commandments for Christmas
Ten Commandments for Christmas 1.  Thou shalt prepare early.   Don't wait until the last minute to get
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.
Cotton Picking
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 6.
Dog Adoptions - Jack Russell Terrier Mix...
This week Huntsville Animal Services is featuring "Cinderella" as their Dog of the Week. Cinderella is
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is an educational experience for older and retired citizens of Huntsville at the UAH campus. A variety of courses are offered each term (spring, fall, winter) that are for people with a wide range of interests, skills, and knowledge.
Watercress Review
Watercress is located in a remodeled house with an inviting ambiance. Watercress is open for lunch Monday
The People in Maple Hill Cemetery
The People in Maple Hill Cemetery--continued T hroughout the years, Huntsville has been home to many
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.
The Yurt Garden
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Japanese Garden Hidden in Monte Sano State Park
Tucked away in a hidden place in Monte Sano State Park is a beautiful Japanese Garden. I had been by it several times without realizing what a serene and calming place was so close at hand.
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.
Dog Adoptions - Sheltie Mix Albert
This week Huntsville Animal Services is featuring "Albert" as their Dog of the Week. Albert is a Sheltie

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