Troop 400 Providing Services To The Community

By Akaose IbeajiScoutmaster Troop 400 For over 30 years, Troop 400 has worked to provide services via scouting to the youth of the low-income and public housing communities of Huntsville. Swimming is a scouting activity that our troop has always felt the most critical. According to the CDC, black children are 3-4 times to die … Continue reading Troop 400 Providing Services To The Community

Fantasy Playhouse: Spotlight on the Future

By: Emily Rodrick and Megan Nivens-TannettFantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy According to Americans for the Arts, students who take 4 years of arts score 150 points higher on SAT than students who only take ½ year or less. Low-income students highly engaged in arts are 138% more likely to graduate highschool and twice as … Continue reading Fantasy Playhouse: Spotlight on the Future

Benefit Concert Huntsville College Preparatory School

By Monique Griffin, Principal and CFOHuntsville College Preparatory SchoolAnd Isaac Griffin – COO and Vice Principal Huntsville College Preparatory School, formerly known as Huntsville Achievement School is a nonprofit private school, serving children with learning differences in the heart of Huntsville for over 14 years. Our student body includes students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, … Continue reading Benefit Concert Huntsville College Preparatory School

Christmas Charities Year Round

By Hilary Gould –Executive Director In 1949, Milton K. Cummings founded the organization known today as Christmas Charities Year Round, to provide clothing and Christmas gifts for the farming families whose crops were destroyed by a boll weevil infestation.  Fast forward 72 years, and CCYR continues to provide for the those in need throughout the … Continue reading Christmas Charities Year Round

South Huntsville Main Business Association

By Katie Bosarge-PattersonExecutive Director The Holiday season is upon us!  Our Annual Cookie Crunch and Small Business Saturday helped us kick off the Holiday season last month, and now it’s in full swing! Our businesses are welcoming shoppers as they look for that perfect gift to go under the tree. You can find everything you … Continue reading South Huntsville Main Business Association

Give an Hour

By Lisa Philippart, LPC BCPCC, BC-TMH I am so pleased and proud to be a part of and serve with the Give an Hour organization.  For the past 4 years I have been available to provide an hour of free mental health counseling per week to a veteran, retiree, or military family member. Give an … Continue reading Give an Hour

South Huntsville Cookie Crunch: This Saturday!

Start your holiday shopping in South Huntsville at our annual Cookie Crunch this Saturday from 10am-2pm. Look for the inflatable snowmen at your favorite South Huntsville businesses, and bring your sweet tooth for all the cookies you'll pick up along the way! Remember to Shop Small & Local this holiday season - and all year … Continue reading South Huntsville Cookie Crunch: This Saturday!

Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund

By Bob Druckman, Publisher The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund honors Military Service and sacrifice by providing scholarships to veterans and military family members, particularly children of our nations fallen and disabled. Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville is proud to partner with the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund as a Corporate Sponsor. Inspired by the death of Colonel John … Continue reading Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund

Did You Know?

By Bev Capps, District Executive Director, Heart of the Valley YMCA The YMCA has worked with Ditto Landing and Operation Green Team for a number of years as part of a YMCA Togetherhood program. The purpose of the Togetherhood Project is to invite YMCA members to activate their social responsibility by participating in the Y's … Continue reading Did You Know?

Following his calling: Meet Ty Oswald

Ty Oswald is an Army veteran, dad, husband and has PTSD. He is a Huntsville native (Buckhorn High School) and the military was always his calling. “Both of my parents served and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else. He served for 6 years as an OH 58 Avionics and Weapons Systems Specialist. He deployed … Continue reading Following his calling: Meet Ty Oswald