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Huntsville, AL

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  • Main Street Music Festival returns to Albertville this weekend

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala – The Main Street Music Festival in Albertville always draws huge crowds; in fact, last year was the event’s biggest ever.  And this Friday, the festival is back in down town Albertville. This Friday, August 5th at 4 p.m., the Main Street Music Festival will kick-off with entertainment from The Velcro Pygmies followed by Blackberry Smoke. And then on Saturday, August 6th starting at 9 a.m., the Music Festival continues all day with Craig Campbell opening for Sara Evans, […]

  • General Joe Wheeler’s Birthday Celebration this Saturday, Sept. 10th

    HILLSBORO, Ala – The Alabama Historical Commission is honoring General Joe Wheeler’s birthday at his home in North Alabama on Saturday, September, 10th. Visitors to Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home, will be able to sample cake made from a family recipe said to be the General`s favorite. Entrance to the grounds, to view the re-enactment, the concert, and cake, (while it lasts) and Pepsi products are free. Admission to tour the Wheeler House is $8 adults, $5 seniors/college […]

  • St. William Catholic Church’s Annual Seafood Festival, Sept. 2nd and 3rd

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala – Join St. William Catholic Church during its 46th Annual Seafood Festival on Friday, September 2nd and Saturday the 3rd at Civitan Park in Guntersville. Admission to the festival is free. Seafood lovers should come from near and far to enjoy file` style gumbo prepared by loyal St. William parishioners. This year they will be preparing 510 gallons of gumbo, 300 lbs of crawfish, 1200 lbs of boiled shrimp, 280 chicken halves and catfish in sufficient numbers to feed the […]

  • Old Fashioned Trade Day in downtown Huntsville, Sept. 10th

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – The Old Fashioned Trade Day is coming again to the downtown Huntsville Square on Saturday, September 10th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be vendors on the Courthouse Square with various items: antiques, yard art, trinkets, tools, military antiques, Lion`s brooms & mops, books, art, sculptures, and collectibles. Hot dogs, hamburgers, curly fries, and cold drinks will be available for purchase all day. There is no admission charge and parking is free in city garages for the […]

  • ChallengeHER Workshop is next week in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Debbie Batson of Teledyne Brown Engineering and Kevin Hoey, board member on the WBCNA, spoke with Steve Johnson about the upcoming ChallengeHER Workshop. ChallengeHER is a half-day workshop designed to assist business professionals in competing for government contracts by reducing the competition utilizing the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Set Aside Program. ChallengeHER is a joint initiative from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and the American Express OPEN which is the small business […]

  • BBB warns of two new local scams

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – The Better Business Bureau of North Alabama warns local residents that scam artists are posing as Cullman Chamber of Commerce members scamming people to collect renewal fees. The Cullman Area Chamber states someone is calling their members to collect advertising renewal fees for their map. The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce is not soliciting renewals for their map at this time. A BBB investigation determined the business making the calls is Dalco Marketing & Advertising DBA X-treme […]

  • Open House Ceremony for non-profit agency Phoenix is upcoming

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Phoenix is a non-profit agency working to help advance the lives of people with disabilities. Program Coordinator for Phoenix, Amy Patterson, speaks with Michelle Stark about the Open House ceremony coming up for their newly remodeled building. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Phoenix facility is free to the public. The date and time have yet to be determined but the location of the remodeled building, and site of the open house, is at 2939 Johnson […]

  • “Fidos After Five” is back at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Huntsville Botanical Garden is bringing back one of its most popular garden events, “Fidos After Five.” On Thursday evenings during August and September, from 5 to 8 p.m., you can bring your pooch to the garden to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of both the garden and the eclectic blend of musicians that will perform their own unique genre of music in the shade of the Cedar Glade. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and secure […]

  • Summer Concert Series

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – The Land Trust of North Alabama’s Summer Concert Series continues this month with a fantastic country group called Locash. This band will be performing on Saturday, August 20th at the Three Caves venue. For tickets to the event, visit the Land Trust of North Alabama online.

  • “Ten Tasty Days of Deals” from Huntsville Restaurant Week

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – The 5th annual Huntsville Restaurant Week starts tomorrow, Friday, August 12th. Huntsville Restaurant Week Coordinator, Pam Williams, brought two participants from the event to speak with Michelle Stark. LeAndra Poux from Fire & Spice restaurant and Tina Ford from Earth & Stone restaurant. The theme of the week is “Ten Tasty Days of Deals.” The event will highlight lunch specials including fixed-price selections from $5-$15 for two courses, and dinner specials that range in price from $10-$30 […]

  • “Touch-A-Truck” Event this Saturday in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Fire Engines, Police Cars and Big Trucks; that’s just a few of the cool displays being presented at the “Touch-A-Truck” Event. This Saturday, August 13th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., kids will be able to climb onto fire engines, real police cars, trailers, trucks and more. The event is being held at 400 Diamond Drive in Huntsville. Admission is $5, and it’s free for kids age 2 and younger. Family-pack admission is also available for $20 for […]

  • The Better Business Bureau warns of a Blue Cross Blue Shield phishing scam

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The next time you hear about a new business opportunity characterized as multi-level marketing, look at it twice. Often what is labeled as multi-level is really just a thinly disguised pyramid scheme. So what’s the difference? Multi-level marketing is a money-making opportunity where sales agents recruit other sales agents and receive a cut of their sales for products. Pyramid schemes, which are illegal, promise that participants can make money primarily by recruiting people who then pay for […]

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