A change will do us good

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 7, 2004

I hope you enjoyed last week’s feature on the transformation of Cecilia Grinstead’s lovely Ft. Dale Road home. I suppose you could say we are doing a bit of &uot;remodeling&uot; ourselves on our Lifestyles section.

We bid goodbye to our food features (though we will be happy to share great recipes sent in by our readers) and say &uot;hello&uot; to stories about the people, places, and events taking place in our local communities. (We see it as a sort of print version of WSFA’s &uot;County Road 12.&uot;)

We will introduce you to folks with interesting hobbies, collections and unique businesses, and visit with some of our local artists and artisans and discover what inspires them to create.

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We’ll take you to school events (like today’s feature on Greenville High’s first-ever chess tourney) and visit some of our historic homes and other local landmarks.

Of course, we will need your help in this endeavor. If you know of a person, place or event in Butler County (or even one of our border counties) that would make a perfect subject for a Lifestyles feature, please come by the office, call me at (334) 382-3111 or e-mail me at angie.long@greenvilleadvocate.com (still the best way to touch base with me). You can even snail-mail me at 103 Hickory St., Greenville, AL 36042.

We also want to hear what our local organizations and clubs are doing, so be sure and send us your write-ups and photos so we can let everyone know how you are benefiting the community.

We’ll look forward to hearing from you!




I want to remind everyone of the upcoming GAAC Benefit Gala and Silent Auction coming up this Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Cambrian Ridge Club House. There will be live music, lots of great hors-d’oeuvres, a fun Mardi Gras atmosphere and the chance to bid on some quality items at bargain prices.

It’s open to everyone; non-members (those who haven’t made a donation to GAAC) pay $25 per person and all GAAC members attend free.

The monies raised benefit the ongoing Ritz Theatre Restoration Fund.

Help keep this gem of a theater a viable showcase for the arts in the Camellia City!

Speaking of the Ritz, my mother and I enjoyed the final performance of the FDA Players’ presentation of &uot;Arsenic and Old Lace&uot; at the theater Sunday afternoon.

The young cast did a fine job with the comedy- Jessica Hyatt and Madison Norrell were particularly delightful as the sweet and charming homicidal aunts. Kudos to the students who built the impressive-looking set, complete with staircase (the better for Teddy Brewster to charge up as &uot;Teddy Roosevelt&uot; numerous times).

Until next week!

Angie Long is the Lifestyles writer for the Greenville Advocate.

She can be reached at 382-3111 or via email at angie.long@greenvilleadvocate.com.

Also, write her c/o Greenville Advocate, P.O. Box 507, Greenville, AL 36037.