November 5, 2019 | Community

Birmingham – The Literacy Council of Central Alabama

If you love reading, you understand the tremendous gift The Literacy Council brings to people like Roy DeBardeleben. There are more than 92,000 illiterate adults in central Alabama. Until recently, DeBardeleben would have counted himself among them. Able to read or not, he got by…

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October 1, 2019 | Community

Ozark – Ozark Community Pool

What good is a pool if you can’t swim in it? That was the problem the city of Ozark faced when a new community pool couldn’t open without specially trained lifeguards…

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September 3, 2019 | Community

Opelika – Storybook Farm

Finding a way to reach children with emotional, intellectual and physical disabilities requires a special talent, as each individual child responds differently to different methods. But few approaches are as fascinating as the equine-assisted therapies offered by Storybook Farm…

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August 8, 2019 | Community

Mobile – The Nature Conservancy

If you were able to travel back a couple of hundred years and visit the edge of Mobile Bay near where Helen Wood Park is today, you’d see miles and miles of marshland, veined with tidal creeks and teeming with fish and other marine creatures that look to the safety of the marsh to spawn. At low tide…

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