‘Tis the Season for Giving

  This year, Christmas will be even more special for many children in the Lake Martin area, thanks to a band with a big idea and the caring hearts of a community wanting to help those in need. On Saturday,...

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Christmas Boat Parades

Santa traded in his sleigh for a skiff

Boats criss-cross the water wearing dresses threaded with miniature bulbs. One of the most unique holiday traditions doesn’t display on tidy neighborhood front lawns, but rides on vessels across Alabama’s waterways. Each year lake communities throughout the state organize boat...

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Fly-fishing on Smith Lake in Alabama.

Cold water, hot fishing

Year-round rainbow trout fishing below Smith Lake is reeling in anglers. Finding a spot to reel in rainbow trout year-round in Alabama can be a challenge, but one location in north Alabama provides the fish with an adequate habitat for...

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The Fastest Man on Two Sails

At the age of 86, Trussville sailor Harry Reich wants to go faster on Logan Martin, and faster for a cure for Leukemia. It’s easy to imagine why Harry Reich spends every weekend he possibly can sailing on Logan Martin...

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Eagles soaring

For the Reeds, long time bird-watchers who live in Tallassee, the encounter was a sure sign of the resurgence of the bald eagle in Alabama. The resurgence is evident on Alabama Power lakes, where they’ve become easier to spot in recent years.

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Reaching the pinnacle

Leah Rawls Atkins, one of 20th-century Alabama’s most prominent historians, reached the pinnacle of her career six decades ago this year.

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