Cheryl Goodnight can be found most days working at the Fort Payne Verizon Wireless location as a sales rep. What makes her unique at what she does is her age. At fifty years old she is more tech-savvy than most of her peers.
Few people live in mansions and this has many homeowners complaining about their homes feeling too small. Using these disguises can make a tiny house feel grander.
Fort Payne City Recycling Center has been in operation since Earth Day - April 22, 2000. The center is overseen by Solid Waste Coordinator, Patrick Dunne and managed by Teresa Stone.
Jamie McClung has worked in the Fort Payne school system since 2013. He is in the field of computer science and engineering concerned with robotics, which are devices that can move and react to sensory input.
Children’s curiosity and impulsiveness induces them to explore, and seeing anything they are not familiar with piques their curiosity. Parents need to stay one step ahead of their little ones and realize the laundry room holds more hazards than it did when they were little.
Life can get so hectic between family obligations and work. It seems all of the modern technology to make life “simpler” has not afforded couples more time to spend together. The divorce rate in America is at 50 percent and most marriages are now lasting only in the neighborhood of eight to …
Whether you call it decoration, family gathering or family reunion, this is the time of year for families to get together. It’s a tradition — one that has lasted for many years and generations.
When Roadside ‘Que started out in Fort Payne it was in a small food trailer parked on the side of the street in the downtown area. The response was so good that the business moved into a 1,500 square foot brick and mortar building located at 607 Gault Ave N, Suite A.
Justin and Heather Christman come from different backgrounds but have blended well together in their marriage of 12 years. Justin is from Denver, Colorado and Heather is from Rainsville. The Christmans have two children, Everett, who is nine, and Parker, who is six.
Disinfecting should be a routine. Whether or not anyone at home is sick, it is all about prevention. Since viruses are invisible, they wear a disguise and can sneak into our lives undetected until they make us sick.
Regardless of where you live in this country, biscuits hot from the oven and generously spread with butter are always a treat. It used to be that the best biscuits could only be found at home, and they were made with buttermilk or sweet milk.
That is the question that has been raging since 1972 when Roe v. Wade took the center stage at the Supreme Court. We have been arguing from a medical, psychological, moral, and religious point. What is that which is in the womb of a woman? Is it a blob as some have suggested? Is it something…
Tommy and Nick McKee are brothers from Pisgah and are the owners of High 5 in Rainsville. The business has only been in operation for just a few months, but so far the parking lot stays full every day the store is open.
Davy Willingham is a local entrepreneur who started out small and has steadily worked his way up in the business world. Willingham owns Body Vision Fitness & Aquatic Center in Rainsville, along with a shopping center where he rents space to other businesses.
The Small Business Administration reported in 2013 that there are more than 28.2 million businesses operating in the United States. These businesses created up to 63 percent of the jobs in the country in the years from 1993 to mid-2013. So, technically, small business is big business.
“The Big Thompson flood of 1976 was the deadliest flash flood in Colorado’s recorded history. On July 31, between 12 and 14 inches of rain fell over a four-hour period in the mountains around the resort town of Estes Park.
Would you be amazed if you were told that a United States President went on national public radio throughout the United States and held a prayer meeting? In our 21st century people would say that he crossed the line. People would cry out “separation of Church and State.” But this amazingly h…
Angela Wilson is a well-known real estate agent in Fort Payne. Those who know her well also know about her passion for music and her compassion for people.
I have learned even more about the decades old soda, Coca-Cola. I have already said it’s more than just a cool refreshing drink, but the “it’s” other use was as an ingredient in a recipe.
Summer is the best time to find swimming pool foam, “noodles,” as they are known. While these adult floaties are perfect for buoyancy, they can also be disguised as various useful household items.
Body Vision Fitness & Aquatic Center in Rainsville will have been helping people attain and retain physical fitness for 20 years in August 2019. The business is owned by Davy and Pam Willingham.
Home interior designers are blunt when it comes to addressing what is classified as a décor dinosaur. No doubt they step on many homeowners' “toes” with the “no-no” list of what needs to be discarded. Here’s an updated inventory of what’s hot and what’s not. This list is helpful when it come…
Dr. Anthony Vizzinia has served Fort Payne as a dentist for 30 years. His mission statement reads, “Our mission is to give every patient an extraordinary dental experience that they can’t wait to tell their family and friends about and look forward to their next appointment. Our office needs…
The Fourth of July is usually celebrated with a cookout with family and friends. There’s BBQ, ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings. What more could you want? Perhaps a dessert or two?
This month I have written about the work of the Holy Spirit in all of us. We started this month celebrating the “Birthday of the Church” (Pentecost) and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church.
Just about every home cook has at least one special dish they are “known for.” It could be called a signature dish, family favorite or legend, a personal creation or something that is just downright delicious that’s requested whenever family or friends get together.
Whether a home is lacking a play area for the children, a man cave, an office, an in-home business such as a day-care, a family room, guest room, theater room, home-gym, or a mother-in-law apartment, the unfinished basement is the prefect blank canvas.
Rainsville Janitorial is operated by Joshua "Josh" Jolley. The business was founded by Jolley’s step-father, Wayne Prevatt and is currently owned by Jolley’s mother, Vivan Prevatt. Rainsville Janitorial has served the DeKalb area for over 27 years. Their motto is: “We work hard so you don’t …
You may remember the Magic Eye puzzles that became popular in the 1990’s. Each Magic Eye puzzle is a jumble of random dots and images, but if you re-focus your eyes all of a sudden it reveals a 3-D image hidden within the jumbled chaos.
In June of 1995, National Homeownership Week began as a strategy of President William Clinton’s administration to increase homeownership across the nation. In 2002, President George W. Bush expanded the observance to last the entire month of June.
Velveeta Cheese is a pasteurized process cheese spread product with a heritage of cooking versatility that began in 1928 when Kraft purchased the Velveeta Cheese Company of Monroe, NY, maker of Swiss-type cheeses.
Can you hear me now? This always brings back to mind the annoying commercials from Verizon that asked that question repeatedly. For almost a decade that was Verizon's slogan and ad campaign.
Many people own a vacation home that resides in their own back yard–their camper. Campers certainly are not what they once were, which is why camping is now referred to as “glamping” because it disguises what was once called “roughing it” into a vacation home on wheels with all the amenities…
Amy Fischer has worked for the Fort Payne City School System for 27 years. The last 24 years she has been the Fort Payne High School Librarian. Her college degrees, including library science, made her eligible for the position, but her love of books is what makes her passionate about what she does.
I went to an Alabama football game last fall, and I could not help but notice all the smartphones. At kick-off there were thousands of smartphones capturing video, taking photos, snapping selfies, and posting to social media. We see the world through these little handheld devices.
Kevin Salter has been a school bus driver for the city of Fort Payne for eight years. He was recently awarded “Driver of the Year” partly due to the fact that he has never taken a sick day since he became employed. In fact, he has shared his sick days with fellow workers who have undergone s…
My brother’s birthday is June 5, just a few days away. Growing up I remember that he never got to celebrate his birthday at school, because school had already finished by the time his birthday arrived.
The Center for Disease Control reported that in the year 2002 more than 12,800 people over the age of 65 died due to falling. An additional 1.6 million went to the emergency room for the same reason. What looks like a typical home may be wearing the disguise of being a death trap for those i…
Gary Culberson has worked for Fort Payne Parks and Rec. for a little over 20 years. The maintenance of the city pool, splash pad, maintenance at the rec. center, the fountain in the city park, mowing the grass at all of the city’s parks, and keeping the picnic tables in good condition are ju…
The front door gives the first impression visitors have about a homeowner. Novelty doorknobs, doorknockers, and doormats can make a good impression when given some thought.
Do you remember being a child and wanting something so bad it seemed like you were going to pass out? You had to have it now. At that moment. In that instant. But, you heard that dreadful word come out of your parents’ mouth–wait.
Boom Town Makers Market is an amazing art gallery in Fort Payne that exposes the talents of local artisans. The goal of the business is to keep in the forefront the heritage of handmade products that honor the legacy of North Alabama.