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Autauga Family Support Center gives hope to children and families who have none

Autauga Family Support Center gives hope to children and families who have none

Prattville – Not every adult or child in society is fortunate enough to have the training and skills to succeed in life. Many cannot gain employment because they have not completed high school; others may fall into a life of crime at a young age or have babies without knowing how to care for them. […]

New Year traditions around the globe share a thread of superstition

New Year traditions around the globe share a thread of superstition

As odd as it is for people in the Philippines to wear polka dots and eat round fruits to ensure a prosperous future, it is just as unusual for Americans to dine on black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day with the sole intention of bringing good luck for the upcoming year. Some say the latter […]

Christmas dinners differ around the globe

Christmas dinners differ around the globe

Turkey, stuffing or dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato pie, eggnog, apple cider, fruitcake, and gingerbread are all dishes associated with the United States; Americans look forward to waking up to that savory aroma on Christmas morning. But, that’s not the case everywhere, as contrasting cultures enjoy different Christmas cuisine. Christmas dinner traditions differ greatly around […]

‘Tis the season to kiss under the mistletoe

‘Tis the season to kiss under the mistletoe

Mistletoes are flowering plants that obtain all or most of their nutrition by living on and parasitizing other flowering plants. They grow on the branches of trees and form dangling bushes two to five feet in diameter and the berries are poisonous. Most of us have dawdled a bit under a hanging sprig of mistletoe […]

Prattville Cub Scouts learn about City government

Prattville Cub Scouts learn about City government

Prattville – Immediately following the public hearing regarding the smoking ordinance Monday night, young men representing Cub Scout Pack 25, Wolf Den 5, met the mayor, and a councilman, who explained to them how Prattville’s City government works. Karrin Pfaffenbichler, a Den Leader, said that the excursion was made as the 4th achievement in a […]

Humane Society of Elmore County sponsors Bark in the Park on Sunday

Humane Society of Elmore County sponsors Bark in the Park on Sunday

Wetumpka, AL – A large crowd brought their four-legged friends to the Bark in the Park today for an afternoon of great fun, dog biscuits, contests, and activities. The Humane Society of Elmore County sponsored the annual event that was held at Ft. Toulouse in Wetumpka from 1-5 PM. Five pups, out of the dozen […]

Staycations are hot, and Prattville has the places to play this summer

Staycations are hot, and Prattville has the places to play this summer

Prattville – Due to the rising costs of gas and the current state of the economy (high levels of unemployment) staycations have become a popular alternative to vacations. Staycation is a portmanteau of the words stay and vacation and describes a period of time where a family or an individual stays at or near home […]

National Forest caves closed due to bat illness, speleology groups affected

National Forest caves closed due to bat illness, speleology groups affected

Atlanta, GA – The United States Forestry Service has closed most of the caves and mines on National Forests in the Southeastern U.S. for 12 months endeavoring to protect bats, according to Regional Forester Liz Agpaoa. “We are working to stop the uncontrolled spread of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) among bat species,” she said. “The […]

Millbrook park is fun and functional

Millbrook park is fun and functional

Millbrook – Memorial Center Park is a 15-acre park complex which houses Village Green, the tree-shaded park in downtown Millbrook. The park is located at the intersection of Main Street and Grandview Road and serves as a gathering place for concerts and barbecues. Village Green features a covered stage for entertainment and the Leyburn Memorial […]

Spinner’s Club efforts help restore park

Spinner’s Club efforts help restore park

Prattville – Wilderness Park has been revitalized by city crews who have been hard at work since January at cleaning up the thicket and the dead trees that had fallen over the walking paths. Broken asphalt was removed on the walking trail and replaced by a smaller type of gravel called crush and run. City […]

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