City Stories

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Yellow, orange, red and brown: Plant when the leaves change to grow trees year-round

When the summer heat and humidity finally give way to cooler temperatures, it typically heralds a few dependable fall traditions...
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Success breeds success as South Huntsville revitalization takes shape

Torch Technologies CEO and cofounder Bill Roark vividly remembers the day Mayor Tommy Battle convinced his homegrown tech company to...
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What’s happening at John Hunt Park in Huntsville

It seems every week there’s something new going on at John Hunt Park. This month brings the GSC Men’s and...
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Expanded space means better quality of life for Huntsville’s homeless pets

On a bright, sunny morning at the end of August, a group of dogs, their adoptive families, shelter staff and...
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Community weighs in on Huntsville’s environmental priorities

As Huntsville continues to grow, City officials are focused on long-term successful gains for those who call the Rocket City...
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BIG Picture plan addresses historic growth, quality-of-life needs

Why is it important for citizens to engage in the City of Huntsville’s BIG Picture process? For Dennis Madsen, the...
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From pedestal to platform: Celebrating the transformative life of Huntsville’s Alice Boarman Baldridge

Editor’s Note: This guest blog was written by Historic Huntsville Foundation Executive Director Donna Castellano. The Historic Huntsville Foundation’s FREE...
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1-2-3-4: Music education and its role in Huntsville’s music ecosystem

Numbers don’t lie – children enrolled in music education programs generally have higher levels of academic success than those who...
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A long-term ‘fix’: The many benefits of spaying and neutering pets

You’ve heard the pleas. You’ve scrolled past the pictures in your social media feeds. You’ve heard the sad music on...
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Former CEO reflects on 9-year chapter as downtown Huntsville champion

While interviewing for the Chief Executive Officer position at Downtown Huntsville Inc., Chad Emerson recalls seeing the incredible potential of...