FOOD & DRINK
NEW: Fan-favorite restaurant MELT coming to Auburn
A new cheese lovers paradise is on its way to Auburn. According to the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ), popular Birmingham-based restaurant MELT is opening a new location in Tiger Town. Read on for the details. New in Auburn. You may not have heard of MELT, but those who have been...
Burger Wars Fills up Downtown Opelika
OPELIKA — Hosted by the Opelika Rotary Foundation, Burger Wars was held June 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Opelika. Tickets sold out as hundreds of people flocked to enjoy tasty burgers and a great show. This year, there were 20 different burgers to try, and crowd members could buy $2 tasting tickets to sample each one.
Opelika Veterinarian Reflects on Fatherhood, Grandparenting for Father’s Day
Located in a country setting, a wooden fence frames the pasture with miniature donkeys at the home of Judy and Dr. Jere Colley. Over the years, a variety of animals have found a home under the care of the beloved Opelika veterinarian. On a perfect spring afternoon, Jere relaxes on a swing with Judy as he recalls his early years in Opelika, being a father of three successful children and now enjoying eight grandchildren in his retirement.
Books for a Cause
AUBURN — Stop by Chappy’s Deli Friday night for a book signing and a chance to help a worthy cause. Dottie and Allan Gravely have been authors for years — with a heart to help those in need. Allan wrote his first book in the ’90s about...
SummerNight Downtown Art Walk Set for June 9
AUBURN — The 2023 SummerNight Downtown Art Walk is almost here. Make plans to come downtown for an art-filled evening of fun on Friday, June 9, from 6 to 10 p.m. SummerNight is a free downtown entertainment district event hosted by Auburn Parks and Recreation, the Auburn Arts Association, the Auburn Downtown Merchants Association and St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church.
Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out: Covington Children’s Carnival
OPELIKA — Summer is here, and what could be better than a carnival to kick it off? Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 10, because Opelika Parks and Recreation is sponsoring the Covington Children’s Carnival to fulfill all of those summer cravings. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 213 Carver Ave., families can expect great food, cheery tunes and an unforgettable start to the summer.
Softball Star Achieves Lifelong Goal of Becoming Veterinarian: Tiffany Howard Graduates from Auburn's College of Veterinary Medicine
Tiffany Howard, who helped lead Auburn University's softball team to back-to-back SEC Tournament championships and Women's College World Series appearances, has achieved her lifelong goal of becoming a veterinarian.
Columbus Museum announces family-friendly June field trips
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — Field trips are not just for reserved for the school year. This June, the Columbus Museum will host family-friendly field trips on June 16 and 23. Both events cost $10 per person, with lunch included. On June 16, attendees will adventure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a visit to […]
Birmingham-based Melt to open new restaurant in Auburn
Melt will be opening its fourth restaurant in Alabama. The Birmingham-based eatery is planning an Auburn location for The Village at Samford Trace, a 35,000-square-foot high-end retail and office development, spread across two phases and four buildings. The restaurant will be full service with a full bar, games for children,...
GALLERY: Photos from Auburn baseball’s season-ending loss to Southern Miss
The Tigers’ season comes to a close at home.
How TikTok and the South’s urban legends opened new doors for Alabama’s Joshua Dairen
On a beautiful Saturday morning at the Spring Villa Campground in Opelika, Alabama, the sun has just risen and birds are chirping loudly. A gentle breeze pushes swings on a nearby playground and sways a flag flying from a pole. In other words, it’s a perfect day to go camping.
Better Bodies Massage School, Clinic Receive International Award
OPELIKA — The Travel & Hospitality Awards announced May 30 that Opelika’s Better Bodies Massage Institute and Clinic has been awarded in its 2023 Spa & Wellness Awards program. The recipients of Travel & Hospitality Awards this year were selected based on aggregated reviews from multiple third party...
4 chefs picked to compete in annual Alabama Seafood Cook-Off
One chef from Birmingham, one from Auburn and two from the coast will compete in this year’s Alabama Seafood Cook-Off, with the winner to represent the state in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off later this summer. “This year not only saw the highest number of entries submitted to us...
Summer Reading Challenge kicks off in Auburn this week
An Alabama library is challenging the public to embark on an adventure in reading. The Auburn Public Library will kick off the Summer Safari Learning Challenge on Thursday, June 1st, to encourage readers to keep their books open over the summer. Participants must each reach 1,000 minutes of reading or...
A-O Tourism’s Annual Photo Contest Opens June 1
AUBURN — Auburn-Opelika Tourism’s annual AO Photo Contest is back. Professional and amateur photographers of all skill levels are invited to submit their work for a chance to win the grand prize beginning June 1. Photo submissions must be taken in Auburn or Opelika. The contest closes on Aug. 31.
Sundilla to Welcome Award-Winning Roots Musician
AUBURN — Atlanta’s Michelle Malone, a mainstay of American roots music for more than 30 years, will perform at Sundilla Concert Series on June 16. Malone has built an award-winning career as a singer, songwriter and road warrior. Malone’s SBS Records, distributed by BFD Entertainment/The Orchard, just released “Fan Favorites, Vol. 1 Unplugged” on May 12, in which Malone revisits more than a dozen songs that have become staples of her nightly gigs.
Auburn: Summer Night Downtown Art Walk set for June 9
AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – The city of Auburn announced that the 2023 Summer Night Downtown Art Walk is scheduled for June 9 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. According to the city of Auburn, the Summer Night Downtown Art Walk is a free downtown entertainment event facilitated by Auburn Parks and Recreation, the Auburn Arts […]
Metal Building System Houses Structural Testing Laboratory
Structural testing of building materials takes place inside Auburn University’s Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory (ASEL) in Auburn, Ala. On the exterior of the building, Chambless King Architects created a design that communicates the structural testing activities taking place internally. Furthermore, in addition to meeting requirements to house the testing facilities themselves, the firm highlighted the building’s structure by exposing it.
Auburn alum, designer Ashley Gilbreath: If you like her style you’ll have to wait until 2025
Ashley Gilbreath originally planned to study architecture at Auburn University but quickly switched her major to interior design. It wasn’t that the Baton Rouge native didn’t like architecture, she did. But she discovered that her true passion was for interior design, which has resulted not only in the success of her Montgomery, Alabama-based business, Ashley Gilbreath Interiors, but also a 2017 HGTV special, “Sweet Home Renovations.”
Auburn University’s Smith & Marbut Win the 2023 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship
Hemby & Minor from Carson-Newman take 2nd, Emmanuel College anglers Campbell & Guy finish 3rd. Anderson, SC (May 26, 2023) –The 2023 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops is in the books. The Association of Collegiate Anglers’ 18th annual National Championship awarded over $30,000 in prizes and contingencies, crowned a National Champion, and named a number one team in the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Tucker Smith and Hayden Marbut from 2nd ranked Auburn University take top honors with 35.24 pounds. Carson-Newman University anglers Drake Hemby and Ewing Minor finish in 2nd place, and Tyler Campbell and Parker Guy of Emmanuel College wind up in 3rd.
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