Gardendale Historical Society
We are all entering a new year and a new decade! We have a lot of things to think about and accomplish in the next 10 years. Year 2020 is going to be very special for a lot of reasons, some of them we all know like: politics, military might, advances in health care and increased spiritual in…
Gardendale Library Social Cafe' celebrated their first year with a Christmas party event that included the Gardendale High School Choir singing Christmas carols and items for sale as last minute Christmas gifts,
Alabama Senator Linda Coleman-Madison presented the Fultondale Fire Department with $10,000 from the Jefferson County Fund toward emergency services equipment purchase, in order to support continued fire and rescue coverage for the community and surrounding areas.
Gardendale First Baptist Church's 2019 Christmas program was a beautiful depiction of the life of Christ. Over a hundred performers came together for the presentation.
Sunday at 11:30 was the last day of the last service that Church of the Highlands will have at Tarrant High School. The Fultondale Campus of Church of the Highlands has been a mobile campus for seven years. But Saturday, December 14, all of that will change.
Gardendale High School is currently collecting donations to assist in sponsoring 205 children through their 2019 Christmas Visions program. Christmas Visions is their way to give just over 200 needy children his or her wish list for Christmas.
How does a kid who grew up in central Alabama end up out to sea? In the case of Richard Salser, he discovered his love of the sea while at the Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point.
The annual North Jefferson Community Toy Swap at the Gardendale Civic Center will be held Dec. 6-7 this year. Bring in toys or books that your child no longer wants or needs, receive one ticket per item brought, and come back the next day to pick out different toys or books. Donations of old…
The second annual Holiday Cooking Show, hosted by chef and food stylist Kathleen Phillips, drew a crowd eager to get tips on holiday cooking while helping a local nonprofit.
This month, sites in the Gardendale, Warrior and Pinson areas will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.
The City of Gardendale and the Gardendale Beautification Commission honored local veterans on Sunday afternoon with a ceremony at the city’s memorial park. The ceremony included a presentation of the colors by Boy Scout Troop 100, patriotic songs and speakers.
This issue is the last NJN of October 2019. Thursday is October 31 (Halloween) and the day of our Veterans-Information Table at the Fultondale Public Library from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The next day, Friday is November 1 and the start of what many of us consider VETERANS MONTH! On Monday, November …
FULTONDALE—The City of Fultondale will host a Veteran’s Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at the memorial park on Highway 31. The ceremony will include the adding of names to the monument, as well as give the public a chance to see the improvements the city has made to the park.
Named as the individual who garnered the most sponsors of the annual charity softball tournament this year, Kim Moody told organizers she didn’t want a plaque, she wanted a crown if she won.
The Mt. Olive Fall Festival was held last weekend and featured a special visit from Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway and the department’s helicopter.
The Mt. Olive Ballpark hosted a ribbon cutting last month at its newly renovated concession stand. The North Jefferson Rotary Club and Woodmen of America have assisted the park with the efforts to revitalize the park.
The annual Dogs on the Patio event, which serves as a precursor for the Barking at the Moon Festival each year, was held last week. The Dogs on the Patio event was held at Wintzell’s Oyster House in Fultondale this year and showcased dogs of all sizes.
Veterans Day (November 11, 2019) is fast upon us. I will be sharing with you some of the important veterans activities and celebrations planned for this year. We are blessed in North Jefferson County to have some really solid veteran organizations and some really dedicated veteran leaders.
One of the most common complaints that arises at our weekly Veteran Information Tables is the feeling that many veterans have that many of the rest of our population doesn’t really care about veterans at all. While I certainly hope this is not true, I suspect it is truer than I might want it to be.
FULTONDALE—Fultondale Mayor Jim Lowery was on hand Friday night at Wildcats Field to present a plaque to the parents of former Fultondale student Shelton Waldrop at halftime of the Wildcats’ home opener against J.B. Pennington.
Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank will be collecting diapers at Gardendale Mt Vernon United Methodist Church, Wednesday, September 18 through Saturday, September 21.
Mortimer Jordan High School was founded in 1920 and celebrated its first two graduates in 1921. Following its founding, Mortimer Jordan celebrated 91 graduating classes in its original location, and this year will mark the ninth graduating class at the new school.
The North Jefferson Quilters Guild will be hosting a community quilt show and festival at Beechwood Baptist Church (2659 Mt. Olive Road) on Sept. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
One thing that most of us older guys have learned over the years is that not everything we hear is true, factual or even believable. Unfortunately, this adage is as true for veterans as it is for other people we may meet.
The Gardendale Youth Football Association hosted its 11th annual charity bowl and raised $6,800 for breast cancer research through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. The charity bowl involved the Gardendale Rockets, Fultondale Wildcats and Hoover Buccaneers facing off in four …
Fultondale hosted its annual National Night Out las week at Black Creek Park, filled with games, food and a chance for citizens of all ages to get to know the police and fire personnel who keep them safe around the city.
Many Veterans and their families feel lost and “out of the loop.” There are however some excellent resources that Veterans and their loved ones can discover, utilize and win with. There is not enough space here to detail each resource, but look online to find more info.
The annual Fairytale Ball at the Gardendale Civic Center raised money for North Jefferson Relay for Life by giving kids and adults a chance to meet and even dance with their favorite Disney characters.
I have often thought how veterans could benefit from area churches and church people. I also believe that churches and their people could, in much the same way gain great benefit from veterans. The problem seems to be in getting these two needful and needed groups together.
Veterans: If weight management is a challenge for you, the Birmingham VA MOVE! Program can be a real help. If you need to lose weight, losing even a little will help.
For 32 years Jane Hicks has been the city clerk for the City of Fultondale. She has been charged by law with the responsibility of holding and certifying elections within the city; maintaining all records of ordinances and resolutions. She makes sure the books and records are kept current an…
Nick Bryan’s employees kept clocking out for late-night eats and after a bad slice of pizza found its way back one night, he realized: “We need to capitalize on this.”
Summer is in full swing and an army of creepy crawlers is patiently waiting outside ready to attack! Mosquitos, fleas, mites, chiggers and ticks abound. Some are found where you least expect them and seem especially attracted to the tender young skin of infants and children. What’s a parent to do?
Veterans deal with all kinds of problems, many of which stem from their veteran status as a former military man or woman. None of these problems present themselves exactly the same in each and every instance or for each and every veteran.
We celebrate our country’s 243 birthday this week! Whether everyone wants to recognize the fact or not, this birthday (and its predecessors) all stem from the actions of our veterans and fighting folk!
This Week's Circulars
Lawrence O. Taylor, Jr. went to be with the Lord on December 14, 2019 at the age of 83. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bobbie Taylor; son, Terry Taylor (Rexana) and daughter, Tammi Wren (Dwight); grandchildren, Christina Savage (Joe), Matthew Wren, Mariah Wren, Martin Taylor (…
David Eugene Weichler, age 78, of Gardendale, Alabama, passed away at home on December 1, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. David is preceded in death by his parents, John F. and Velmer Weichler, sister, Evelyn Gibson and daughter Catherine Jean Weichler. He is survived by his wife of 57…
Jeanette Lindsay went home on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at age 90. She is survived by three children, Bruce (Janice) Lindsay, Karen Daugherty, and Brian (Debbie) Lindsay; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Jason) Dunlap, Cori Brown, Austin (Tori) Lindsay, Taylor Lindsay, Hunter Daugherty, and Kir…
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