Museum of East Alabama Taste of The Town is Tuesday

Museum of East Alabama Taste of The Town is Tuesday

The folks over at the Opelika Auburn News had a pretty good overview of the Museum’s Taste of the Town that I thought I would share:  The Museum of East Alabama’s fourth annual Taste of the Town will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26. The event, which will feature food from 15 restaurants, wine and a silent auction, will be at the museum on Ninth Street in downtown Opelika.  This year’s sponsors are AuburnBank, East Alabama Medical Center, the Opelika Observer, Round House and Smith T Building…

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Another Week in Las Vegas is History

Another Week in Las Vegas is History

Considering the date of my last post, I should have a lot of important stuff to talk about here.  Just before the Bi-Annual “On The Tracks” event, I spoke with Pam Powers-Smith and probably jinxed the event by using the “R” word. It did rain, but the people showed up and walked the Wine trail.  Right after that, I was off to Las Vegas to spend four days at the Convention Center for the National Association of Broadcasters Convention, the NAB Show 2016. Now, if I said I didn’t have…

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On The Tracks Returns Friday – A Conversation With Pam Powers-Smith

On The Tracks Returns Friday – A Conversation With Pam Powers-Smith

On The Tracks, a Food and Wine Event, returns this Friday. Last night at The Overall Company opening, I ran into Pam Powers-Smith, Director of Main Street and organizer of the event.  We chatted about the event. Here’s that interview: Jerry: We’re talking to Pam at Opelika Main Street and it’s back. It’s this Friday. Are you excited about On the Tracks? Pam: Excited but more anxious, but excited just because we’ve got a lot of work to do. Jerry: I kind of looked at the weather forecast and this is not a…

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The Overall Company Opens to Hundreds

The Overall Company Opens to Hundreds

I attended the opening party last night at The Overall Company, which has reopened in the John Emerald Distillery,  and got a chance to talk to Jay and Laura. Thought I’d share that interview with you this morning: Jerry : So Laura … Laura: Okay Jerry : This was the official grand opening party tonight. The crowds have been incredible, how do you feel? Laura: I’m so grateful everyone’s here, and I’m excited that we’re re-launching and we get to see all our wonderful customers every day. Jerry : What’s for breakfast, because I’m coming…

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Al Gore Invents “National Beer Day”

Al Gore Invents “National Beer Day”

No wait, he did the internet.  I guess this means a trip to celebrate it tonight at Red Clay Brewing Company among other stops in Downtown Opelika!  Thanks Franklin Roosevelt for inspiring this holiday!  For the story behind the Holiday, I turn to Wikipedia! Recognized nationwide among beer enthusiasts, National Beer Day is an unofficial holiday in the United States celebrated every year on April 7, and marking the day in 1933, the first day in 13 years, that people could legally buy, sell, and drink beer. National Beer Day is…

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Norfolk Southern Has Another Opelika Accident

Norfolk Southern Has Another Opelika Accident

The Norfolk Southern Line involved in the train derailment on 04/01/16 is back open. One of the first trains through this morning, at 9:44 A.M., was then involved in a crash with a cement truck in the 600 block of Old Columbus Road. The cement truck, which was from Oconee Concrete out of Milledgeville, GA, was crossing a private crossing when it crossed in front of the train. The driver of the cement truck received no injuries, nor did the crew on the train. Emergency crews are on scene while…

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Another April – Another April Fool

Another April – Another April Fool

With the passing of another April Fool’s Day I can look back satisfied that I had as much fun as last year on a much smaller scale. Obviously, as last years rolled thru several days of social media post and repost, those pranked grew to over 70,000 hits of the blog from all over the world.  With that, still fresh in the minds of many, I didn’t really have a plan for this year. Well, until I found myself chatting on Yahoo Messenger with friend and former co-work Kim Borden…

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James Brothers Bikes Opens Opelika Location on April 1st (Really)

James Brothers Bikes Opens Opelika Location on April 1st (Really)

I stuck my head into the new James Brothers Bike this afternoon while out running errands and discovered their opening is tomorrow, April 1st. And trust me folks, this is not a cruel April Fools Prank, like I pulled last year.  So I grabbed the iPhone to ask him a few questions and recorded the results. Here’s that chat! Jerry: Tell me what the concept is of opening the bike shop over here in Opelika. Phillip: Why we came to Opelika? Jerry: Yeah. Phillip: We saw that the interest in cycling was really growing…

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