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Auburn University brings you the Red Carpet Gala: Masquerade

A night of mystery, elegance and festivity awaits students at Auburn University at the Red Carpet Gala: The Masquerade.

This Halloween, the Harold A. Franklin Society, the Ladies Society of Collegiate Success and the



Black Graduate and Professional Student Association…

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Added by Lillian Virginia Parker on November 4, 2013 at 9:52pm — No Comments

"Blackfish" questions ethics of Killer Whale captivity

Despite their name, Killer Whales have long been associated with the loving character in the film Free Willy, or with the gentle giants that give meaning to the “Splash Zone” at SeaWorld.

“Blackfish,” a documentary directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, takes a backstage look into the life of a Killer Whale in captivity and reveals surprising details not found in a Shamu gift shop.

Filled with heart-dropping footage and intriguing staff interviews, the film…

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Added by Stephanie Czajkowski on November 4, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Wholesome cooking classes add flavor to the healthy lifestyle

Whether you are a master chef looking for a new recipe or a big kid with an even bigger sweet tooth, Inner Sunshine Yoga and Wellness guarantees that by attending their dessert-cooking workshop, you can have your cake and eat it too.

On Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m join Kimberly Sotelo, owner of Inner Sunshine Yoga and Wellness, and Erin Fischer, holistic health coach, for a free and healthy dessert workshop at Earth Fare, just in time for the holidays.

Fischer is excited for…

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Added by Hannah Crane on November 4, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Fighting Local Illiteracy, One Used Book at a Time

Some of you may know of The Gnu’s Room, that was previously located next toAmsterdam Café in Auburn, for their coffee and atmosphere. The business recently became a nonprofit and moved to downtown Opelika, but that doesn’t mean there is any less of a book lovers’ atmosphere.

Tina Tatum, owner of The Gnu’s…

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Added by Taira Campbell on November 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Toomer's Coffee Opens New Location

When a student enters college they discover something amazing, coffee. Without coffee, late night studying and 8 a.m. classes would be much more painful.

Bert and Gay Lynn Schulingkamp and Toni and Todd Holt, new owners of Toomer’s Coffee Company, understand the students need for the caffeinated beverage so much they are opening a new location in the Moore’s Mill area Nov. 9.

The two couples recently purchased Toomer’s Coffee from the original owners Sandy and…

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Added by Amanda Moyer on November 4, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments

Jean Dean RIF fights to the finish to defeat illiteracy

It can be easy to forget the importance of literacy. Most people grow up surrounded by books – first having parents read to them, then learning to read themselves, and eventually reading more complex stories for school, work or pleasure. However, there is a population in the United States that never reach this point. In fact, according to the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) website, “Experts estimate that nearly 40 percent of U.S. 4th graders do not achieve basic levels of reading proficiency.…

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Added by Mary Catherine Banister on November 4, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Texas troubador Wade Bowen coming to downtown Opelika

On Friday, Nov. 8 the Plains will welcome Texas country music artist Wade Bowen to Bourbon Street Bar. The show will start at 9 p.m. and open with two local country artists.

According to Layne Flournoy of East Coast Entertainment, a Wade Bowen show is a high-energy experience with the same ‘rootsy’…

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Added by Haley Stevens on November 1, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Texas troubador Wade Bowen coming to downtown Opelika

On Friday, Nov. 8 the Plains will welcome Texas country music artist Wade Bowen to Bourbon Street Bar. The show will start at 9 p.m. and open with two local country artists.

According to Layne Flournoy of East Coast Entertainment, a Wade Bowen show is a high-energy experience with the same ‘rootsy’…

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Added by Haley Stevens on November 1, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Downtown Auburn Hosts Halloween Fun

There were ghosts and goblins, even a Gus Malzahn sweater vest or two wandering around the streets of downtown Auburn Thursday night for the 11th Annual Downtown Trick or Treat. Hundreds of families showed up for the annual spook fest and enjoyed a night of music and lots of candy. The Magnolia Avenue and College intersection was flooded with Auburn families celebrating the spooky holiday.

Caterpillars of the Community Band played to dancing children in the middle of…

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Added by Chelsea Zillner on November 1, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The 18th annual cookie walk

The Great Christmas Cookie Walk of Lee County fundraiser is celebrating its 18th year of generosity and giving. “The cookie walk is a fundraiser sponsored by WeHelp Coalition, and is made up of 11 local churches,” said Donna Roberts, cookie walk committee co-chairperson and decorations chairperson.

Dr. Bob…

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Added by Casey Andrea Morrison on November 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Omega Phi Alpha gets elementary school students excited about science

Local elementary school students are getting the chance to be scientists for a day. This Monday, the women of Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority, Graduate Women in Science and Women in Science and Engineering are coming together for The Junior Mad Scientist Open House.

The event will be Nov. 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Heritage Park at Auburn University. There is no cost to participate. Children in the Auburn area from K4 through 5th grade are eligible…

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Added by Elizabeth Segarra on November 1, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Opelika native’s contributed allows Backpack Program to expand

Opelika native, Norton Bond, recently made a sizable donation to the Backpack Program sponsored by the Food Bank of East Alabama. 

Bond made the donation in honor of his late mother Myrtle Bond, a local teacher who dedicated her life to shaping the minds of our youth for 24 years. She taught sixth grade at Morris Snower School and Miriam Brown School.

The mission of the Backpack Program is to meet the needs of chronically hungry children by providing them with nutritious and…

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Added by Jourdan Cooper on October 31, 2013 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Grammy winner Larry Mitchell set to play in Auburn

Next week Auburn will have two chances to catch The Larry Mitchell Band. They have been touring all  over the country since April and will be performing two shows when making a stop in Auburn. The first show will be on November 6 at Bourbon Street and again on November 8 at Supper Club.

 

Larry Mitchell…

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Added by Amanda Collier on October 31, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Beat Bama Food Drive Silent Auction

On Nov. 15 from 6-9 p.m. at the Auburn University Alumni Center, Beat Bama Food Drive is hosting a silent auction and all proceeds will go to the food bank at East Alabama.  Items range from vacation packages, gift baskets, autographed paraphernalia and more.  

“We’ve asked different businesses…

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Added by Sarah Moseley on October 31, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Alabama Speaker of the House, Hubbard makes university appearance

Mike Hubbard made an appearance to discuss his political career with a group of Auburn University students enrolled in Dr. Mike Milford's political communication course. The course is designed to give students the basic communication skills and practices used in running a successful political career and campaign. Hubbard's message to the students was that you do not need to be a politician to make a difference in politics.…

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Added by Josiah Greene on October 30, 2013 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Auburn Area Community Theatre presents "The Alto Part"

Many people in the Auburn area are unaware of the Auburn Area Community Theatre and what it has to offer, but Steve Bice wants to change that.

Bice has been involved with theatre in this area for many years and is the director of the upcoming play, "The Alto Part."

"The hardest thing about putting on a…

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Added by Kyle Cavender Monteverde on October 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

3 tasty and affordable fall recipes

Samuel Edwards, an Auburn student majored in hotel and restaurant management, is a caterer and private chef. Edwards started his own business, Edwards Brothers BBQ, because he wanted to travel the world. He has eaten his way through 14 countries and is determined to exceed all food expectations. Listed below are three of his favorite fall recipes. Each recipe serves 4-6 people. …

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Added by Kimberly Mannausa on October 30, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Junior League of Lee County Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser

The Christmas season is approaching quickly, and it’s time to start preparing decorations. The typical décor will include a tree, garland and wreath, but have you thought about a poinsettia?



Friday, Nov. 1 marks the last day to participate in the second annual Junior League of Lee County poinsettia fundraiser. For a donation of $12 one will receive a poinsettia with six to eight blooms, or for a donation of $22, one will receive a larger poinsettia with 18 to 20…

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Added by Anna-Claire Gibson on October 30, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Swag Home Staging and Design brings second location to Auburn

Swag Home Staging and Design is open in Auburn, serving builders, designers, homeowners and college students. Owner Erin Dunavant opened the company’s second location at 2021 S. College St., Suite E in September.



“We decided to open a second location in Auburn because it is a great residential market,”…

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Added by Claire Fisher on October 30, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Zoology Not Zookeeper

Zoology majors do not want to be zookeepers when they graduate, according to Julia Stone, a senior zoology major.

Zoology provides many opportunities for students to interact hands-on with wild animals. Stone has taken advantage of these opportunities with her internship in South Africa and volunteer work at the…

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Added by Katie Esters on October 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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