After attending the Alabama Book Festival and not being able to find a coloring book about the state, Auburn resident Laura Murray was urged to action by her husband. “I asked my husband if he knew of one, and he said, ‘Not that I know of, but I know someone who should draw one,'” Murray said.
The Alabama Writers’ Conclave beefed up its digital presence this summer working with Capstone Agency, the student-run communications firm at the University of Alabama. The conclave, which has supported the development of Alabama writers since 1923, had a dated website with a photocopied logo and a Facebook page that didn’t reflect the current membership.
It may still feel like summer, but school is back in session across Alabama. So, for those of us behind the wheel, here’s a refresher class to help keep students safe as they travel back and forth each day: Safe driving – the basics Drive focused and alert.
Hurricane season officially began June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30. But the peak months for most named storms are August, September, and October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a 70 percent chance of 11 to 17 named storms this hurricane season, five to nine hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes.
History is at root “his story.” Someone must tell it and have it recorded for others to have access to it, share it and know it. The Ballard House Project held its “Gather for Community Conversations” July 28 as part of such a discovery.