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Bursts of Sun

Bursts of Sun

Beehive Sunflowers is ready for its second successful year operating in Loachapoka. The sunflower farm opened to the public last year, boasting ‘pick-your-own’ sunflowers, strolls through the tall stalks and plenty of photo shoots to go around. There are sunflower...

Happier And Healthier

Nestled within the woods of the Oak Bowery community is the oh-so-charming Auburn Bed and Breakfast at Shoofly Farm. Owner and caretaker since 2009, Louise Cardoza has created a wonderful place to unwind from the stresses of life. As you pass the sign and reach the...

City Fest: Auburn’s Premier Festival

When the first people you see walking into CityFest are some of your favorite small business owners, you know it’s going to be a good event. The wait for parking was worth it. Auburn CityFest is the city of Auburn’s biggest arts/crafts festival of the year. It was...

A Worldwide Opportunity

Maybe as you pick up this magazine and flip through these pages, you’re on your way to watch The World Games. The games are being held July 7 through 17 here in our state — in Birmingham. And, if you happen to pick this magazine up after the games are over, then I...
Starstruck For Space Camp

Starstruck For Space Camp

Most of us will only ever dream of going to space — floating in zero gravity, eating strange space foods and seeing the world from new heights. As I sit here listening to David Bowie’s “Life on Mars,” I think we all wonder at some point or another what it would be...

Sipping On Cloud Wine

Sipping On Cloud Wine

Bubbles floated through the air, live music drifted down the street, the smell of Sword + Skillet drew the crowds in and Auburn met its newest business — Cerulean at Midtown wine bar. Cerulean opened in April as Auburn’s only wine bar with a covered patio, indoor...

Growing Something Good

Growing Something Good

Swing by O Grows Community Garden and you might see high school and middle school students planting herbs, or residents tending to their plots. You might see children playing with pet goats. On Saturday mornings, you can see local farmers set up their tables to sell...

Goats on Blueberry Hills

Goats on Blueberry Hills

An old dream re-imagined, Carla and Ray Humphrey are the owners of Blueberry Hills Farm, a livestock farm located in Opelika. Ray and Carla married in 1971 and both started as students at Auburn University early that fall. “We had to cut our honeymoon short in order...

Rev Up The Trucks, Rev Up The Fun

Rev Up The Trucks, Rev Up The Fun

Food Truck Friday is an example of how success can come from just one idea. Every first and third Friday of the month, the Opelika Chamber of Commerce brings the community together through its new event, Food Truck Fridays, offering great food and a great time. The...