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Fishing & Fellowship for Local Vets

June 25, 2019

Photo Fun America’s First Federal Credit Union, Woods Surfside Marina and Sylacauga Marina teamed up recently to treat residents of Colonel Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home in Pell City to a day of fishing followed by a lakeside cookout on the banks of Logan Martin Lake. “It is extremely important to us that we …

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Readers’ Choice for Summer Fun: Alabama Adventure!

June 25, 2019

Special Feature The winner of our 2019 Favorite Summer Spot/Activity Reader Survey is Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure! The American Village and Aldridge Gardens were close runner ups. Thank you to all our readers who participated in the survey. One lucky reader, Jamie Roby from Birmingham, won a $100 Gift Card to Ashely Mac’s as …

Fishing at its Best

June 24, 2019

The Great Outdoors Presented by: Mark’s Outdoors A day in search of a big catch is the perfect way to create quality time with family and friends while enjoying God’s great outdoors. To make the most of your next fishing trip, consider taking a few minutes to learn about the latest in fishing equipment. At …

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Dad & the Outdoors

May 23, 2019

The Great Outdoors Looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift? The staff at Mark’s Outdoors is ready to assist you in finding a gift Dad will love and use. Besides being a one stop shop for hunting and fishing needs, Mark’s also carries a wide variety of lifestyle products for the husband or father in …

Protect Your Eyes While Enjoying the Outdoors

April 24, 2019

Great Outdoors presented by: Mark’s Outdoors Summer means more time to enjoy the outdoors in the beautiful sunshine. Before you step out the door, be sure you protect your skin with sunscreen and your eyes with UV blocking shades. Too much sun, particularly UV light, can damage your eyes causing cataracts as well as destroy …

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Honoring Veterans: Memorial Day at the American Village

April 22, 2019

Special Feature The American Village is open to the public with free admission on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019 – a day of remembrance for those who have served and sacrificed for liberty. “Memorial Day is one of the most meaningful days for visitors to the American Village,” said American Village president and CEO Tom …

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Congrats Airman!

March 23, 2019

Photo Fun Capt. John J. Cummings, USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) commanding officer, presents the Navy Security Forces Sentry certificate of graduation to Airman Apprentice Achilya Dixon, from Birmingham, Ala., assigned to Ford’s air department during an in-port security force (ISF) class graduation.  

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Ready for Summer? We Can Help!

March 23, 2019

Great Outdoors Winter has come and gone, and we are flipping the store! All our spring and summer clothing is here! We have many new summer lines here at Mark’s Outdoors and our team is so excited to share them with you. One in particular is Coastal Cotton! We have everything from dress pants and …

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Forging Iron & So Much More at the Magnolia Festival

March 23, 2019

Cool Stuff Have you ever seen a blacksmith or wood carver hard at work creating beautiful handiwork? Visit the 18th Annual Magnolia Festival on April 27, 2019 in Gardendale, Ala., to see craftsmen demonstrating their craft live and so much more! Plus, Magic Moments is once again partnering with the festival to host a 5K …

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Castin’ ‘N Catchin’ Fishing Tournament: Using Grief to Raise Awareness

March 23, 2019

Are We There Yet? Justin and Heather Stroud were aware that their son, William, would have several heart defects before he was born in August of 2013. “We delivered him at UAB and he was transferred that day to Children’s of Alabama,” explains Heather. William underwent one of three open heart surgeries at just six …