Artist Spotlight: Journeys in Glass

Artist Spotlight: Journeys in Glass

Through wanderings in New Zealand, Mark Leputa discovered his passion for glass art, launching a voyage that’s taken him to Alabama, Europe and a host of scenic places that supply fodder for his renowned work. by MARCIA GRUVER It is a rainy Fourth of July morning in Fort Payne, Ala., and glass artist Mark Leputa is
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Inn for the Night: Woodsy Retreat

Inn for the Night: Woodsy Retreat

Mountain Grove Bed and Breakfast offers its guests harmony and comfort. by BRETT JAILLET When Alabama native Susan Cherones lived in Los Angeles, she hated the traffic. In fact, she’d fight the anxiety of all the stop-and-go by trying to transport herself to her happy place: Mentone, Ala. When she visited Mentone in her mind, she was an
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Kid’s View: Tigers for Tomorrow

Kid’s View: Tigers for Tomorrow

Visit animals from all over the world and help support their new home at this preserve and education center. by TRISTAN SNYDER, AGE 14 | photos by Donn Knapp, Sandy Johnson and Tristan Snyder Do you like animals? I do, especially wild animals that you don’t see every day. Tigers for Tomorrow is a great animal sanctuary you
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History Book: Cornwall Furnace

History Book: Cornwall Furnace

Cornwall Furnace Memorial Park on the banks of Weiss Lake is a picturesque place for a picnic – and for learning a saga intertwining regional history with one of the world’s most storied conflicts.  One of the pleasures of teaching history is the occasional opportunity to take students to see the actual places where great events occurred.
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Feature: NACC Theatre

Feature: NACC Theatre

On rural Sand Mountain in northeast Alabama, a community college theatre department strives to produce Broadway-caliber shows using state-of-the-art technology and an array of local talent. by RAY MACON They've brought magic to the stage. Complex details are standard parts of every show. Want to see a helicopter landing on the set? Maybe a Cadillac driving into the audience
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Tying the Knot: Wedding on the farm

Tying the Knot: Wedding on the farm

Proctor Farm in Rome, Ga., is an ideal spot for a country-chic family affair.  story by BRETT JAILLET photos by KEITH AND NEMA HEPTINSTALL and CINDY HARTER It wasn't long after Emily Dill started dating he it beau, Wes, that the couple dreamed up their perfect wedding. Emily described to her mother their vision for an outdoor wedding in the country, complete
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