The Purple Onion in Rainbow City

New Restaurant Spotlight: The Purple Onion in Rainbow City

It’s OK to shed a tear or two. The Purple Onion in Rainbow City has had its soft opening and is serving delicious and authentic Mediterranean food to our town! The Purple Onion The Birmingham-based deli and grill announced in June 2020 that it would be expanding its reach with four new locations, including the Read more about New Restaurant Spotlight: The Purple Onion in Rainbow City[…]

East Gadsden Community Center

In the News: East Gadsden Community Center

In the mood to shoot some hoops? Ready to burn energy with a brisk walk or jog? You can do that and more at the new East Gadsden Community Center, which is officially open to the public! The East Gadsden Community Center The much-anticipated East Gadsden Community Center provides residents access to a range of Read more about In the News: East Gadsden Community Center[…]

North Alabama Wine Trail

Local Spotlight: North Alabama Wine Trail

Wine connoisseurs, you don’t have to go to Napa! As it turns out, Alabama has stunning vineyards of its own. In fact, you can find six of them when you explore the North Alabama Wine Trail, found along the southern portion of the scenic Appalachian Mountains—including stops in Gadsden and beyond! Before you get packing, Read more about Local Spotlight: North Alabama Wine Trail[…]

Gadsden State Community College

Local Spotlight: Gadsden State Community College

All the stores have officially set out their school supplies. Pencils, binders, and notebooks—they all make us think about going back to class. Well, if you’re considering filling up your backpack with folders and textbooks, we know where you can get a high-quality local education: Gadsden State Community College. About Gadsden State Community College Gadsden Read more about Local Spotlight: Gadsden State Community College[…]

Homegrown Festival at the Etowah County Fair Grounds

Coming Soon: Homegrown Festival at the Etowah County Fair Grounds

Before your spring calendar fills up, make room for one big event that’s excited to be back!  Make plans to shop local May 21st through 23rd at the upcoming Homegrown Festival at the Etowah County Fair Grounds. What to Expect The Homegrown Festival at the Etowah County Fair Grounds plans to kick off the weekend Read more about Coming Soon: Homegrown Festival at the Etowah County Fair Grounds[…]

Humane Society Pet Rescue & Adoption Center

Local Spotlight: Humane Society Pet Rescue & Adoption Center

October is a special month for many reasons, one of which happens to be its Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. This makes it a good time to spotlight the Humane Society Pet Rescue & Adoption Center in Gadsden. About HSPRAC The Humane Society Pet Rescue & Adoption Center has been an important part of the Read more about Local Spotlight: Humane Society Pet Rescue & Adoption Center[…]

Neely Henry Lake

Local Spotlight: Neely Henry Lake

It’s summer—and for many, that means spending more time outside. Still, with many places remaining closed or shuttering hours, it can be hard to find somewhere fun and safe to visit. Luckily for us, Neely Henry Lake is open—and you can take precautions to ensure that you and your loved ones stay healthy this season. Read more about Local Spotlight: Neely Henry Lake[…]

Etowah County Mega Sports Complex

Coming Soon: Etowah County Mega Sports Complex

Youth sports have become a big part of life in Etowah County. The Etowah County Mega Sports Complex Authority certainly thinks so. Founded in 2015, this organization has sought to secure a modern sports complex for our county. We’ll likely have it as a new neighbor by the fall, if not a little sooner! About Read more about Coming Soon: Etowah County Mega Sports Complex[…]

Sand Mountain Twin Drive-In

Local Spotlight: Sand Mountain Twin Drive-In

Drive-in theaters used to be some of the most popular spots around—and for good reason! You can enjoy a movie from the comfort of your car—and you don’t even have to pay concession costs. Though it seemed like this cool tradition was sadly fading away, don’t discount drive-in theaters too soon! Right now, they’re enjoying Read more about Local Spotlight: Sand Mountain Twin Drive-In[…]

Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain

Local Spotlight: Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain

Lions, tigers, and bears—oh my! It’s not just a saying. It’s literal on North Alabama’s “Untamed Mountain.” With more than 160 wild animals in their care, Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain aims to provide a permanent home for these majestic, predatory creatures. About Tigers for Tomorrow Founded in 1999, Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Read more about Local Spotlight: Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain[…]