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Holiday High Tea December 8 in Tuscumbia

November 23, 2018

 TUSCUMBIA-Holiday High Tea, part of the annual It’s a Dickens Christmas, Y’all event in downtown Tuscumbia, will be held at the historic Winston Home on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 3-4 pm. The Tuscumbia Education Foundation is sponsoring this year’s Holiday High Tea; all proceeds will benefit local schools. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased […]

December is a busy month in Colbert County

November 14, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY-With a cornucopia of festivals, celebrations, parades and other events, December is a busy month in Colbert County. Susann Hamlin, president and CEO of Colbert County Tourism, said there will be plenty for Colbert residents and visitors to do in December. “With so much going on throughout our county, December is a great time […]

Christmas in the Country, a holiday tradition

November 8, 2018

 LEIGHTON-Kicking off the holiday season atop LaGrange Mountain in Colbert County is a tradition for many north Alabama families. The LaGrange Living Historical Association’s Christmas in the Country celebration is often the first holiday event of the season for Shoals residents. This year’s Christmas in the Country is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Friday, […]

Campers experience the life of Helen Keller at Ivy Green

September 24, 2018

TUSCUMBIA – A recent trip to Ivy Green, the Home of Helen Keller , will be remembered for years to come by a group of students who got an up-close look at the life of Keller. The students, who came from three states, attended Camp Courage, a Helen Keller Experience, Sept. 20 -23. Most camp […]

Campers from three states will experience the life of Helen Keller at Ivy Green

September 18, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-A group of happy campers from around the South are headed to Colbert County to experience the life of Helen Keller. Since 2013, students from as far away as Wisconsin, have attended Camp Courage, A Helen Keller Experience. The camp is based in Tuscumbia at Ivy Green, the home of Helen Keller. This year’s camp, […]

September is a busy month in Colbert County…Something To Do For Everyone

August 21, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY-With the longest-running Labor Day celebration in Alabama, a tribute to raccoon-hunting hounds, a state fair, motorcycle rides and festivals, September is a busy month in Colbert County. The events kick off Monday, Sept. 3 with Labor Day celebrations at Spring Park in Tuscumbia and at Key Underwood Memorial Coon Dog Cemetery near Cherokee. […]

John Michael Montgomery will headline this year’s Saddle Up for St. Jude festival

July 10, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Riders from several states are getting ready to load up their horses and head to Gardiner Farm in Tuscumbia to help fight childhood cancer. The 22nd annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride and Festival is Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 at Gardiner Farm, 85 Underwood Road, Tuscumbia. The festival includes trail […]

Helen Keller Festival features star-studded musical lineup

June 15, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Organizers of the Helen Keller Festival said this year’s event will celebrate the life of America’s First Lady of Courage and the music that made the Shoals famous. The festival is Thursday, June 21-Sunday, June 24 in Tuscumbia. Red Marlow, a finalist from the 2017 season of “The Voice, will headline the concert on Friday, […]

The Miracle Worker play at Ivy Green attracts a global audience

June 14, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Each summer, fans of Helen Keller from around the world make their way to Tuscumbia to see William Gibson’s epic drama about her early life performed on the grounds of the home where she grew up. The 57th season of The Miracle Worker play at Ivy Green kicked off to a packed house June 8. […]

Camp teaches students ways to make their mark on the world

June 13, 2018

TUSCUMBIA – Each June, design and engineering students from colleges and universities around the world travel to western Colbert County to learn ways of solving problems big and they work to make the world a better place. Since 2013, SHiFT Design Camp has been held annually at Seven Springs Lodge, in the Appalachian foothills […]

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