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Give a Home for the Holidays – Generous Partnerships Benefit Pet Adoptions

December 17, 2015

Huntsville Animal Services relies on its volunteers and community partners to assist with adoptions, fostering and promotion. When Shelter Director Dr. Karen Sheppard said she needed beds for the dogs and cats, volunteer Rachel McCuen went into action and launched a bed drive using social media. In five days citizens purchased more than 100 beds, exceeding the Shelter’s goal. “We were thrilled with the public response to this need,” said Dr. [more]

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More than 1,100 Walkers Log Miles in Healthy Huntsville 100-Mile Walking Challenge

December 7, 2015

The goal was 100 miles in 100 days! More than 1,100 walkers participated in the Healthy Huntsville Mayor’s 100-Mile Walking Challenge and 38 percent met or exceeded the goal. The challenge kicked off in late August and ended November 30. City departments hosted walks throughout the 100 days along with a number of companies who promoted walks for their employees. More than 20 teams entered the 2015 competition and the top five [more]

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City of Huntsville Wins Competitive Award to Support Complete Streets Workshop

December 3, 2015

Huntsville’s work to make downtown a more walkable, attractive destination has helped us win a national competitive award. Smart Growth America-a national nonprofit that advocates for better cities, towns, and neighborhoods-announced today that Huntsville is among seven winning communities that will receive a free technical assistance workshop in 2016. Through the program, Huntsville will receive hands-on assistance from national experts on Complete Streets. Mayor Tommy Battle said the grant will help [more]

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Ditto Landing Announces Regional Search for New Executive Director

December 2, 2015

The Ditto Landing Board of Directors announced a regional search for a new Executive Director to lead the Huntsville/Madison County Marina and Port Authority. This position comes at an opportune time for Ditto Landing. The waterfront attraction just completed a BIG Picture master planning assessment outlining a vision and direction for the future that includes renovations, expansions and new construction. “We recognize the enormous potential of Ditto Landing to better serve [more]

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Ditto Landing Announces Regional Search for New Executive Director

December 2, 2015

The Ditto Landing Board of Directors announced a regional search for a new Executive Director to lead the Huntsville/Madison County Marina and Port Authority. This position comes at an opportune time for Ditto Landing. The waterfront attraction just completed a BIG Picture master planning assessment outlining a vision and direction for the future that includes renovations, expansions and new construction. “We recognize the enormous potential of Ditto Landing to better serve [more]

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Downtown City Lights Dazzle on Clinton Avenue

December 2, 2015

The City of Huntsville officially “flipped the switch” at dusk today on the new Downtown CityLights, the latest creative addition in downtown development. Visitors and patrons traveling along Clinton Avenue are now treated to a canopy of white lights threading across the street from Jefferson Street to Washington Street. The strands include about 1,400 LED bulbs, mounted 30 feet high to allow vehicles to easily navigate underneath. The cost of the $9,500 [more]

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