From Deer Season to Turkey Season

January 24, 2019

The Great Outdoors presented by: Mark’s Outdoors Deer Season Ends… February brings the end to yet another deer season and hopefully everybody had a bountiful one! When you pick up your meat from the processor, if you run out of room in the freezer or have more meat than you can use, share your harvest. …

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Resolve to Spend More Time Outdoors in 2019

December 26, 2018

The Great Outdoors presented by Mark’s Outdoors The Christmas season has come and gone and now it’s New Year’s Resolution time. I encourage you to set goals for yourself and your family and hopefully make this year even better than the last. As a rule, New Year’s resolutions usually revolve around things like fitness. “Ok, …

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Small Town America at its Best: 19th Annual Chelsea Christmas Parade

November 25, 2018

Are We There Yet? Nothing will get you more into the Christmas spirit than the 19thAnnual Chelsea Christmas Parade on Saturday December 15, 2018. “It is a tremendous family event,” explains Chelsea Mayor Tony Picklesimer. “It’s a symbol of small town America that is unfortunately going away in many parts of the country but remains …

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Meadow Brook Run: A Holiday Tradition

November 24, 2018

Are We There Yet?  Christmas lights. Family. Food. Friends. Gifts. Jesus. Running. For more than two decades, runners have been racing down the streets of Meadow Brook in Shelby County at Christmas time. What began as a beautiful, empty race weekend on the calendar now is a holiday tradition. Dr. Robert Cosby began the Meadow …

Great Gifts for those who Love the Outdoors

October 25, 2018

The Great Outdoors If you’re struggling with gift ideas this holiday season, the staff at Mark’s Outdoors is ready to help. Check out these great finds in stock and waiting for you. Bright, Clear & Crisp. When you look through a set of Zeiss binoculars, you view nature in a whole new way. Mark’s Outdoors …

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Honoring Alabama Veterans

October 23, 2018

Special Feature Brought to you by: Community Partner Tom Douglass, TomDouglassRealtor.com Honoring Alabama Veterans, World War I.  In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I (WWI), we recognize some of the Alabama Veterans who served us during WWI. Details of their service are a part of the Register of Honor …

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Take a Trip to Colonial America this Christmas Season    

October 2, 2018

Are We There Yet? Just a short ride from Birmingham, you can experience a Colonial Christmas. That’s right- have a delightful luncheon with hostess Abigail Adams. Sing familiar Christmas carols in an early American Chapel. Visit the President’s House. Share a Christmas homecoming with George and Martha Washington and attend a Colonial Christmas party. It’s …

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Deer Season Check List

September 27, 2018

The Great Outdoors Presented by: Mark’s Outdoors October 15, 2018 is opening day for bow hunting, which means it’s time for the final stages of getting your fields finished and stands placed. It’s also time to get your gun sighted in, and Mark’s Outdoors offers a free sight in with the purchase of two boxes …

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“Take Your Son Fishing”

September 26, 2018

Photo Fun Trail Life Troop AL-0254/Vestavia Hills recently hosted “Take Your Son Fishing” at Oak Mountain State Park. Trailmen and guests enjoyed fishing and learning from guest speakers including fly fishing expert George McDougal, who showed the boys how to select flies and cast a fly rod.  

“Thank You for Your Service”

September 26, 2018

Photo Fun Moody, Ala. native and Seaman Jared Held is one of more than 1,000 sailors who recently returned to Naval Station Mayport/Jacksonville, Fla. after a six-month deployment to the Middle East and Mediterranean areas of operation. Held is serving aboard the New York, an amphibious transport dock ship, which takes Marines to the locations …