A Look Back at Summer at Lay Village

We all have favorite summer memories, but what was summer like for children growing up at Lay Dam? This spring, 20 people who grew up in the Lay Dam Village between the 1930s and the early 1970s returned to the...

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Nine Alabama Authors to Read this Summer

Alabamians know how to tell stories. Looking through history, one of our country’s most beloved storytellers, Harper Lee, called Alabama home. Among living authors, Alabama native Rick Bragg is one of the South’s most renowned, and the movie, “Forrest Gump,”...

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Gerson’s Garden Recipe: Summer Vegetable Sandwich

Featured in our latest issue of Shorelines, Bill and Siri Wilkinson offer some of their favorite summer picnic recipes. The Wilkinsons own and operate Gerson’s Garden, a beloved restaurant in Roanoke serving vegetarian dishes. Check out Gerson’s Garden here. Summer...

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How to pack a better picnic

Heading out for a day on the lake or a picnic in the park? Follow these quick tips for a simpler way to eat outside.   Pack Safe Cold foods should be stored at 40⁰ or below to prevent bacteria...

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