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  • Athens Main Street invites you to take a stroll down chocolate lane on February 2nd

    ATHENS, Ala.– You won’t need a golden ticket to walk these chocolate streets. Athens Main Street is hosting the ever-popular Chocolate Walk on Saturday, February 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Chocolate Walk will start at the Athens Main Street Office located at 107 N. Jefferson Street. Over 15 businesses in downtown Athens donate chocolate to support the non-profit fundraiser. Ticket holders will receive a list of participating businesses, a walking map, and a bag to collect their delicious goodies […]

  • Red Cross blood supply strained by winter storms and canceled blood drives

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The American Red Cross reissued the emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give. Multiple snowstorms, frigid temperatures, and the government shutdown reduced the number of lifesaving donations in supply. More than 4,600 Red Cross blood and platelet donations went uncollected during January. Many blood drives forced to cancel due to severe winter weather and additional cancellations are expected. Weather travel advisories could lead to more delays on planned donations. The organization asks donors to make an […]

  • ALEA offers safety tips to prepare for wintry weather, icy roadways

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A mix of wintry precipitation is forecasted this week for Alabama, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) encourages drivers to use extreme caution if they must drive and to expect roadways to be icy. ALEA offers these safety tips for those traveling under potentially hazardous conditions: Monitor local news for information on weather conditions and travel advisories, and check road conditions (available at alea.gov under “News & Alerts.”) Report traffic crashes and other emergencies by calling 911. Stay […]

  • Huntsville gas prices on the rise

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Gas prices in Huntsville increased by 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.97/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 261 stations in Huntsville. This compares with the national average that is unchanged versus last week to $2.25/g, according to GasBuddy. Average gas prices on January 28 in Huntsville over the last five years: $2.35/g in 2018 $2.08/g in 2017 $1.61/g in 2016 $1.91/g in 2015 $3.12/g in 2014 Including the local change during the […]

  • Artists everywhere invited to submit qualifications for $530,000 Huntsville art project

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Arts Huntsville announced an international Request for Qualifications to design a large-scale, multi-site public art installation in downtown Huntsville. The project expected to span three sites will include a renovated plaza area in Big Spring Park, an interior plaza at RCP Companies’ CityCentre mixed-use development, and a pocket park adjacent to Redstone Federal Credit Union’s new branch located along Huntsville’s developing greenway system. The award for the project is $530,000, making it the largest-scale public art project ever […]

  • Birmingham Zoo launches new membership level for Foster families

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Foster families now have the opportunity to become Zoo Members at the Birmingham Zoo. The Birmingham Zoo launched a new membership level specifically for Foster families. This new level was created to support and invite Foster families to visit the Zoo throughout the year with added benefits not included with regular admission. Zoo membership grants exclusive perks, access to special events, discounted programs, and much more. This one year Foster Family Zoo membership is only $50.  The […]

  • Birmingham Zoo offering federal employees free admission during government shutdown

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –  The Birmingham Zoo offers free admission to all federal employees and their families during the government shutdown. Visitors must show valid federal government employment ID at any Zoo ticketing booth to redeem this special free admission. Activities include: watching a sea lion demonstration (daily), Predator Zone lion training (weekends) and even more! “We want federal workers to feel that we support them and their families during the government shutdown by making sure they have access to fun educational experiences […]

  • February 22nd marks the annual Limestone County Home and Garden show

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce to host the 2019 Limestone County Home and Garden Show on Friday, February 22nd to Saturday, February 23rd. The home and garden show held at the Limestone County Event Center will start at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and go until 8:00 p.m. that night. On Saturday, the event starts at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 4:00p.m. Admission for the show is $2. This weekend event explores the latest […]

  • Free Family Concert: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The annual Free Family Concert (FFC) presented by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra will be on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The event will be held in the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC. The various pre-concert activities will start at 9:30 a.m. and participation is free. The activities include the Music Explorers Club, the Instrument Petting Zoo, musical chairs, face painting, crafts and more. The concert: Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra starts at 11:00 a.m. goes […]

  • Utility crews respond to power outages in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. – Crews from the Decatur Utilities Electric Department are responding to multiple power outages in parts of Northeast and Northwest Decatur. Some traffic signals are impacted. Officials ask you to use caution. 2,500 customers are impacted in Northeast and Northwest Decatur.

  • Free 2 Teach celebrates “Million Dollar Day” in Madison County

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Madison County nonprofit, Free 2 Teach, celebrated “Million Dollar Day” on Tuesday, January 22. The organization is known for providing free school supplies to public school teachers. Free 2 Teach has distributed $1 million in supplies and resources to teachers in the Madison City, Huntsville City, and Madison County school systems since opening its doors for the 2018-19 school year. Which brings the total amount of supplies and resources given away in its seven-year history to over $5.5 […]

  • Huntsville Utilities to close the outside lane of Clinton Avenue for service line replacement work

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Utilities Water Operations will close the outside lane of Clinton Avenue between Church Street and Monroe Street for service line replacement work. The project will start at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to last 6-8 hours. Traffic will be diverted into the inside lane during this project. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.

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