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Selma Hosts Annual International Photography Festival

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The city of Selma plays host to a three-day international photography festival this weekend. The 3rd Annual Photographic Nights of Selma — kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday. It’s only the third event of its kind in the entire world. The other two photographic nights — are in the south of France — and…

City of Wetumpka Announces Weekly Thursday Night Community Market Event

In cooperation with the City of Wetumpka, Main Street Wetumpka will be hosting its first Community Market of the year this Thursday, April 1, downtown. This event will take place the first Thursday of each month through November from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Community Market will include as many as 45 vendors in the downtown area, including crafts, produce,…

Wetumpka Locals Back the Blue Saturday

On Saturday, about 100 people gathered at the Wetumpka Police Department to pray for law enforcement officers and first responders. “If all you see is negative everyday, you probably wouldn’t want to get up and do your job, but they choose to get up and do it regardless,” Ashley Carter, event organizer told Alabama News Network. “To me, that means…

Annual Dragon Boat Race and Festival Brings Huge Crowd to RiverFront Park

Dozens of teams from across Central Alabama put their oars in the water and their endurance to the test, trying to win the championship at the 9th Annual Dragon Boat Race and Festival in Montgomery’s Riverfront Park on Saturday. “We’ve got 32 teams that have been paddling all day long,” executive director of the festival Andrew Szymanski said. “We also…

Jackson Hospital to Host Stroke Seminar for American Stroke Month

In recognition of American Stroke Month, Richard Salazar, MD, Neurologist with The Jackson Clinic, will present a stroke seminar on Tuesday, May 24, on the Jackson Hospital campus, 1725 Pine Street. The event will take place on the 11th floor of the Goode Building. Along with learning more about your risk factors for stroke, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in cholesterol,…

Montgomery Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Team Up for Community Project

Montgomery Habitat for Humanity volunteers and Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers are joining forces on May 4, to help local families build or repair a decent and affordable place they can call home. Wednesday’s project is part of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week, which takes place April 30-May 8. The project also supports “Home for the Holidays,” a nationwide initiative launched by Lowe’s…

Event Connects Persons with Disabilities with Area Service Providers

A unique event to connect persons with disabilities of all ages with organizations providing assistance will take place April 21 at Eastmont Baptist Church in Montgomery. The Disability Summit – “Empowering People with Disabilities of All Ages with Information, Resources, and Technology” – is a free event sponsored by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS), the State of Alabama Client Assistance Program…