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Countdown to Epic Apollo 11 Celebration

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Did you know Americans left the Earth 49 years ago this week to make the first moon landing on a rocket designed and largely built in Alabama? Did you know Americans are going back on a rocket being developed now in the Rocket City of Huntsville? If you somehow didn’t know, or even if you did, here’s some news: Huntsville ... Read More »

MSNHA Photo Contest Launches Photo Contest

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FLORENCE – Both professional and amateur photographers are eligible to enter Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area’s photo contest this year. Prizes include dinner at the Marriott Shoals and the chance to have your photo used in national promotions. ​ Entry forms and guidelines for the contest, which celebrates the people and places of northwest Alabama, are at http://msnha.una.edu/. Deadline is ... Read More »

Photo Contest Now Open

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The Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest is accepting entries through Oct. 31. The contest is a joint project between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Alabama Tourism Department and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The photo contest is open to state residents and visitors alike, but qualifying photos must have been taken in Alabama. Contest coordinator Kim Nix says ... Read More »

AMLA Unveils New Website

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The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA) is pleased to announce the launch of its newly revamped website, providing visitors and residents alike with information on festivals and special events, attractions, places to stay, eat and shop in the 16 northernmost counties of Alabama. Available at www.northalabama.org, the picture-rich website includes new features that work to inform and inspire a ... Read More »

North Alabama Tourism Reaches New Record Economic Impact

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The innovative “Trails” focused tourism development program by the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association is having a tremendous positive economic impact on North Alabama.   The North Alabama Tourism and Travel industry reached a new record high in 2017 with visitors spending more than $2.6 billion in the 16-counties of the region last year. In a study released by the ... Read More »

Free Educational Seminar June7th

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Free Educational Seminar June 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm “Ya Gotta WANNA to Improve Performance!” When: Thursday, June 7, 2018 10AM-2PM Where: Comfort Suites in Scottsboro, AL Who: Dr. Bruce Pieper This FREE seminar is being provided by AMLA and lunch will be provided. Dr. Bruce Pieper is a dynamic leader with strong organization, interpersonal and communication skills. ... Read More »

Alabama Bicentennial PastPort

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Designed as a guide to Alabama’s historic destinations, the Alabama Bicentennial PastPort is a passport to the past. Presented by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and co-sponsors Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., Airbus, Verizon, and Alabama NewsCenter, the PastPort encourages people of all ages to explore every corner of the state. The guide features destinations—including historic sites, museums, and landmarks—in each of Alabama’s 67 ... Read More »

Boom Days, World’s Longest Yard Sale Win Kaleidoscope Awards

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The best and brightest were spotlighted this week at the Southeast Festivals and Events Association’s Kaleidoscope Awards, in Murfreesboro, TN on February 26th.  The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 15th Annual SFEA Conference. Top festivals and events throughout the southeast were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the events industry. The annual Boom Days festival in Fort Payne ... Read More »

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