COVID-19 Vaccine Q and A with Katie Harkess, MD

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Q: How does the vaccine Work?  A: The vaccine contains a small amount of genetic material called mRNA. Think of mRNA like a recipe or instruction manual. Once you get the vaccine, the mRNA is taken up by your cells and acts as an instruction manual for your cells to make spike protein, a … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Q and A with Katie Harkess, MD

What Hope Looks Like in 2021

By Jennie RobinsonDistrict 3 RepresentativeHuntsville City Council President It has been a year since COVID-19 appeared on the world stage. Since that time, we have discovered Zoom, masks, social distancing, and the incredible thrill of finding that last package of toilet paper on the grocery store shelf. We have also learned that a vaccine is … Continue reading What Hope Looks Like in 2021

It’s 2021

By Elisa FerrellDistrict 3 RepresentativePresident Huntsville School Board It is 2021, and most if not all of us are happy to look at 2020 in the rear-view mirror. Last year was defined by the pandemic, civil unrest, killer wasps, and meteors narrowly missing earth. While none of us can, in and of ourselves change any … Continue reading It’s 2021

To Boldly Go

Elisa A. FerrellHuntsville City Schools Presidentand Board Representative District 3 Back in the day, when all my children were still living at home, I had four boys and one girl all under one roof. Over the years I have seen more than my fair share of Disney movies, PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, superhero movies … Continue reading To Boldly Go

The Truth About Masks

By Jake Wilson, MD Premium Family Care Unfortunately, the Coronavirus still presents a challenge to our health and society. With no vaccine and no effective treatment, the most important tools in our arsenal continue to be social distancing and face masks. Judging from what I have encountered in my medical practice there still appears to … Continue reading The Truth About Masks

Where in the World?

By Marianne Windham, Owner/Travel Advisor Windham Travel & Leisure “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher Where in the world would you like to go? Where in the world have you been? Where in the world were you scheduled to go, … Continue reading Where in the World?

Finding Ways for Musical Theater to Survive

by Susan Stricklin-IMP Huntsville Finding ways for musical theater to survive in these pandemic times has certainly been a challenge.  Not only does social distancing limit the numbers in a theater audience but the venues we use are either closed or so limited in seating capacity that there is no breakeven point. That is how … Continue reading Finding Ways for Musical Theater to Survive

Things Every New RV Owner Should Know

by Kelsi Nuss Web Director Johnston RV Center Social distancing in the days of COVID-19 has heavily impacted the way we travel, leading more people than ever to choose RVs as their preferred way to see the world. At our stores, we’ve talked to an increasing number of new RVers who want to know how to … Continue reading Things Every New RV Owner Should Know

Mindset Will Be Critical

by Ms. Beth WilderBoard of Education Huntsville City Schools District 2 As a parent of a Huntsville City Schools’ student and a member of the board of education, I have witnessed our administrative leaders’ exhaustive planning efforts for the new school year over the last few months and under ever-changing conditions. I am impressed by … Continue reading Mindset Will Be Critical