Spring 2016

What’s Cookin’: No Bun Intended

What’s Cookin’: No Bun Intended

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Mentone Market BBQ brings delicious Selma-inspired barbecue sandwiches to the Lookout Mountain region. By RANDY GRIDER Tom Emory admits when he first started serving barbecue sandwiches at the Mentone Market in 2015, he got a few puzzled looks and inquiries from some customers: “Where’s the
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Shop Around: Nostalgic Shopping

Shop Around: Nostalgic Shopping

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Relics offers pop-culture collectibles that are sure to bring back memories. By RANDY GRIDER Browsing through Relics Antiques and Collectibles in downtown Fort Payne, Ala., feels more like a stroll down memory lane than your normal shopping trip. The store teems with pop-culture collectibles
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Publisher’s Note: Historical Images

Publisher’s Note: Historical Images

Click here to view this article as a PDF A new book spotlights rarely seen postcards from Fort Payne’s storied past. For more than a century, postcards served two main purposes: to provide a cheap souvenir of places visited or a quick note to family and friends back home. They were essentially the pre-cell-phone version
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Where Eagles and Human Spirits Soar

Where Eagles and Human Spirits Soar

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Multifaceted in recreational opportunities, Lake Guntersville State Park proves to be one of northeast Alabama’s most treasured getaways. By CHERYL LEWIS It’s not hard to imagine: Anyone who has ever enjoyed a day of laughter and games with friends and family on a lakeside beach or
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Mountain Melodies: Taking It All in Stride

Mountain Melodies: Taking It All in Stride

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Grammy nominations are just another day at the office for respected guitar picker Norman Blake. By STEVEN STIEFEL In December, the National Academy of Arts and Sciences announced Norman Blake’s album “Wood, Wire & Words,” his first recording of all-original songs in more than 30
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Life on Lookout Mountain

Life on Lookout Mountain

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] By JOHN DERSHAM Get out your picnic baskets, hiking boot and bicycles. It is time to shake those winter blues and get outside in the sunshine. Dig in your garden, fly a kite and race with the kids across an open green field. Breathe
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Kid’s View: Splash and Play

Kid’s View: Splash and Play

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Lake Winnie’s SOAKya Water Park offers plenty of fun and adventure for people of all ages. By MEGAN SKELTON AND BRIANNA SKELTON, ages 13 It’s time to start planning for warm-weather fun. The SOAKya Water Park and Lake Winnie Amusement Park in Rossville, Ga., open
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Inn for the Night: A Sense of Place

Inn for the Night: A Sense of Place

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Mentone’s Raven Haven exudes hospitality and charm, making guests feel right at home. By ANA AMELIA SA SKELTON If I were to describe my experience at Raven Haven Bed & Breakfast in one sentence, it would be: “It felt like coming home.” That in
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The Homestead: Homage to the Past

The Homestead: Homage to the Past

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] A couple breathes new life into The Oaks with an emphasis on antique décor, preserving memories and creating new ones. By ELIZABETH MANNING The home is present in Jim Rotch’s earliest memories. The three-bedroom, two-bath Queen Anne-styled house, christened The Oaks for a stand of
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History Book: A Lasting Inspiration

History Book: A Lasting Inspiration

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Martha Berry’s determined spirit and vision for a better future are the cornerstone of Berry College. By KATHRYNE SLATE MCDORMAN My mother loved reading and enjoyed giving book reviews. She belonged to two “literary” clubs that required book reviews from all of their members. For reasons not at
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Feature: A Change of Perspective

Feature: A Change of Perspective

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Want to downsize and simplify without cramping your style and quality of life? Little River Escape offers tiny-cabin living with a sense of community and plenty of outdoor amenities. By RANDY GRIDER Downsizing isn’t exactly a new concept, but it has gain steam, especially in the
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Feature: Finding Harmony at Home

Feature: Finding Harmony at Home

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Despite huge success, the Forester Sisters bid farewell to the road to focus on family and second careers. By RANDY GRIDER The Forester Sisters burst onto the country music scene in the mid-1980s with almost unprecedented success. The first single from the group’s self-titled
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Feature: Taking the Plunge

Feature: Taking the Plunge

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Jumping from 14,000 feet offers breathtaking views and a chance to share amazing personal experiences with others. By LINDSAY SLATER Usually, my thoughts are very loud in my head. I’m a thinker. There’s always something to be thought about and analyzed and fixed. If we
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Feature: Riding High

Feature: Riding High

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Dakota Saddlery owner Bennie Inman takes pride in building custom-made American saddles. By JOHN DERSHAM Ask any equestrian what his or her most valued piece of equipment is, and you’ll likely be told the saddle. Its functionality, comfort and durability are essential to rider and horse alike.
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Artist Spotlight: For Pete’s Sake

Artist Spotlight: For Pete’s Sake

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Artist James Dean’s path to fame was guided by the ageless spirit of a very real feline, now the iconic symbol of tongue-in-cheek grooviness. By LARUE HARDINGER Fort Payne native James Dean shares more than just a name and good looks with the 1950s silver-screen
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