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Briarwood Teacher & Entrepreneur: Mary Martha Walker

Education Extra Have you ever considered running a business, working a full-time job, and taking care of three children? Birmingham’s Mary Martha Walker made this happen. Walker, the founder and owner of Forever Gingerbread, had the idea of constructing a wooden and reusable gingerbread house for her daughter’s birthday. What …

Shakespeare Comes Alive

December 25, 2015

Prince of Peace Catholic School has a long-standing tradition for its eighth grade students to study and perform William Shakespeare’s plays as part of their world literature class. In seventh grade, the students learn about the life and times of Shakespeare through novels and story versions of plays and then perform the plays during their …

Hotel Mission Field

December 25, 2015

Every 12 months more than one billion travelers stay in hotels throughout the U.S. and Canada, and studies indicate that more than 5% (50 million) will pick up and read whatever is in their nightstand drawer. For decades, adults have been blessed with finding the Word of God in hotel and motel room drawers. And …

For the Love

October 25, 2015

It is an awkward truth, but I do, on occasion, read books intended for a female audience. Since I belong to a denomination which frowns on women teaching men, I’ve often questioned the wisdom of leaving my store premises without such literary works in a brown paper bag. What if I happen upon a fellow …

Area Schools Advance to the South’s Best Robotics Competition

October 25, 2015

Over thirty schools recently competed in this year’s BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) robotics competition at Bartow Arena. The competition for sixth thru twelfth graders challenged each team to build a robot from scratch using the engineering design process to perform specific tasks. Each year the competition has a new theme designed to solve …

Cleaning Out the Night-Stand Drawer!

October 25, 2014

Spring has always been about working in the yard, doing some much needed house cleaning and taking or planning some long weekend trips with the family! At the same time all the local flowers shops start putting out their various displays, everyone begins ordering mulch or pine straw for their yards and you start seeing …