Winter 2013 Contents

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Shop Around (Winter 2013)

Shop Around (Winter 2013)

The Lookout Mountain area is the home or inspiration of countless artists and craftspeople. It also hosts shops, galleries and antique stores offering unique and unusual items. Many would make great gifts. Click here to view this article as a PDF Functional Pottery by Shannon MacMichael Teapot, $60; Berry bowl, $35; Mug, $20 Wildflower Café
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Tying the Knot: A Natural Gathering Place

Tying the Knot: A Natural Gathering Place

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF [/s2If] The wooded environment and earthy accents of terrapin creek lodge make it a quaint yet sophisticated spot to tie the knot. by BRETT BRALLEY JAILLET When Patsy and Mark Bragg stumbled upon a lodge on a 5-acre wooded property in Piedmont, Ala., eight
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Folklore: Canyon Casanova

Folklore: Canyon Casanova

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] by NEAL WOOTEN “Canyon Casanova” by Neal Wooten was one of four finalists in the lookout Alabama- SELTI Writing Contest, sponsored by this magazine, the Southeastern Literary Tourism Initiative, DeKalb Tourism and Greater Gadsden Area Tourism. The competition, which challenged writers to compose fictional
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Publisher’s Note: Sit for a spell

Publisher’s Note: Sit for a spell

Lookout Mountain offers many wonders if you slow down to take them all in Click here to view this article as a PDF by RANDY GRIDER Being publisher of Lookout Alabama, I am constantly on the move – visiting area businesses and meeting the new challenges each day brings. It would be easy to get
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Feature: Cold-Weathering in Mentone

Feature: Cold-Weathering in Mentone

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Mountain village sees uptick in winter amenities for visitors by Randy Grider A few years ago, Mentone, Ala., resembled a ghost town during the coldest months of the year. It was like a beautiful mountain village that had been freeze-dried for the brave souls
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Artist Spotlight: Outside the lines

Artist Spotlight: Outside the lines

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Anne Hamilton charts an unconventional course with her wide-ranging art and intriguing life. story and photos by OLIVIA GRIDER “What lives in art and is eternally living, is first of all the painter, and then the painting.” – Vincent van Gogh Anne Hamilton has
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History Book: Those Fabulous Flocks

History Book: Those Fabulous Flocks

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] NASCAR pioneers Bob, Fonty and Tim reached legend status in the mid-20th century. by RANDY GRIDER NASCAR enjoys a proud heritage of several families with deep roots in the sport. Obviously, there are the Allisons, the Pettys, the Earnhardts and others who are considered
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Doing Business Here: Being Good and Feeling Good

Doing Business Here: Being Good and Feeling Good

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] zkano breathes new life into Fort Payne’s flagship industry with fun fashion socks made from organically grown cotton. by OLIVIA GRIDER On a Wednesday morning, Gina Locklear leads me down a row of whirring, aqua-colored machines at Emi-G Knitting in Fort Payne, Ala. Every
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The Homestead: Southern Comfort

The Homestead: Southern Comfort

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Indiana couple finds perfect home on Weiss Lake and meaningfulness in retirement by embracing their adopted community story and photos by OLIVIA GRIDER Jeff and Alexis Wolfe didn’t expect to retire in Alabama. The northwest Indiana natives worked in the Midwest’s famed steel industry,
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Good Works: Local Produce Year Round

Good Works: Local Produce Year Round

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] With a mission to help people improve their health, Owls Hollow Farm grows vegetables and herbs using hydroponic and traditional techniques. story and photos by N. L. MCANELLY No matter where you stand on the debate regarding labeling of genetically modified foods, whether you
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Life on Lookout Mountain (Winter 2013)

Life on Lookout Mountain (Winter 2013)

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Text and photography by JOHN DERSHAM It’s a winter wonderland here…sometimes! Most people who live north of us think of Alabama and Georgia as geographically in the Deep South. From cultural and geographic standpoints, this is not entirely true. The historical, geographic and cultural
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Nature’s Path: A Visitors’ Home Base

Nature’s Path: A Visitors’ Home Base

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] More than 20 years in the making, Little River Canyon Center educates the public about a prized national preserve through a partnership that serves as an international model. by OLIVIA GRIDER It’s early afternoon and fall sunlight filters through windows that run the length
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What’s Cookin’: ‘Fresh, Local and Incredible’

What’s Cookin’: ‘Fresh, Local and Incredible’

Click here to view this article as a PDF Why people drive hours to experience the unique food, music and art of one of Mentone’s signature restaurants story and photos by STEVEN STIEFEL The warm atmosphere that greets patrons of Wildflower Café in Mentone, Ala., is enchanting. Upon entering, one’s senses are treated to unique
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Inn for the Night: Enduring Gem

Inn for the Night: Enduring Gem

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Perched atop Lookout Mountain, the Mentone Inn offers a glimpse into the past and is a lasting treasure that should not be missed. story by AMY BUCHANAN As you wind up Lookout Mountain on your way to the quaint, mountain retreat of Mentone, Ala.,
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What’s Cookin: New Orleans Flair

What’s Cookin: New Orleans Flair

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF [/s2If] A courtyard bounded by history-rich buildings, a porch-like stage for musicians and a menu of eclectic sandwiches and diverse beer and wine offerings give Vintage 1889 a Big-Easy vibe. by MARCIA GRUVER DOYLE In the center of what used to be a humming industrial
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Kids’ View: Cloudmont Ski Resort

Kids’ View: Cloudmont Ski Resort

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] You really can snow ski in Alabama – and it’s a lot of fun.  by ANSLEY GRIDER, age 14 Did you know you can snow ski in Alabama? I didn’t until a few years ago when my dad told me there is a ski
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Lookout Tennessee: Underground Wonder

Lookout Tennessee: Underground Wonder

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Discovered by accident, Ruby Falls has become a true Southern icon. by KATHRYNE SLATE MCDORMAN I love my friend Gregg. I really do. But lately he has taken to annoying me with questions about the “list of adventures” I have set upon before older
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Feature: The South’s Summer Camp Capital

Feature: The South’s Summer Camp Capital

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF[/s2If] Built as a mountain resort town in the late 1800s, Mentone is home to some of the region’s oldest and most popular youth getaways. By ELIZABETH MANNING I was well into my third year of college before I learned how to explain where I
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Mountain Melodies: From the Mountain’s Shore

Mountain Melodies: From the Mountain’s Shore

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Click here to view this article as a PDF  [/s2If] Cloaking his lyrics in metaphor, singer-songwriter Jared Cushen croons about life in the northeast Alabama hills using a distinct vocal style and indie rhythms. “For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable:
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