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City praises new Orion amphitheater ahead of highly anticipated opening weekend

May 13, 2022 Click to view City praises new Orion amphitheater ahead of highly anticipated opening weekend

A groundbreaking Huntsville venue years in the making will debut to the public this weekend with the kickoff of The First Waltz at MidCity District. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joined U.K.-based music venue developer and operator tvg hospitality, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, MidCity District and other leaders on Friday, May 13, for a grand opening of The Orion Amphitheater. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, tvg hospitality CEO and Mumford & Sons member [more]

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Fitness in the Park returns, offering free classes in a fun environment

April 28, 2022 Click to view Fitness in the Park returns, offering free classes in a fun environment

The annual Fitness in the Park program is back for 2022 with new workouts, new energy, and new faces but the same goal – helping everyone discover the fun side of fitness. Mayor Tommy Battle, in collaboration with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department and his Healthy Huntsville initiative, is proud to offer these free one-hour group fitness classes, at 9 a.m. each Saturday in May and June. “Great instructors, a beautiful [more]

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City of Huntsville approves Kids’ Space renovation agreement

April 14, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville approves Kids’ Space renovation agreement

The City of Huntsville will move forward with plans to upgrade Kids’ Space after City Council approved a $6.8 million construction contract Thursday night. The Council voted to allow Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into an agreement between the City and general contractor Miller & Miller, Inc., for Phase II of Kids’ Space at John Hunt Park. Per the agreement, the project will include the following: New playground equipment and surfacing New park area [more]

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‘Dog Gone Lucky’: Huntsville Animal Services urges action on homeless pets

March 9, 2022 Click to view ‘Dog Gone Lucky’: Huntsville Animal Services urges action on homeless pets

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is inviting community members to give a homeless pet a lucky break. In honor of the annual observance, HAS is slashing adoption fees for some dogs as part of a “Dog Gone Lucky” promotion, which runs through March 19. Some dogs can be adopted for as little as $10 or $35, though some exclusions apply. Puppies and kittens can [more]

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City of Huntsville District 4 annual postcard survey now available

March 4, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville District 4 annual postcard survey now available

Huntsville City Council Member Bill Kling is hosting his annual postcard survey concerning issues in District 4 and the broader community. Postcards are being distributed in numerous restaurants, libraries, fraternal lodges and other facilities across the district. This is an opportunity for citizens to give input on the topics that matter to them. The postcard survey will only be available in March. For more information, please email Council Member Kling at [more]

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Deadline extended to submit nomination for 2022 Huntsville Beautification Awards

March 3, 2022 Click to view Deadline extended to submit nomination for 2022 Huntsville Beautification Awards

The City of Huntsville’s Beautification Board is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Huntsville Beautification Awards. The deadline to submit the 2022 entry form and $25 fee for each property nominated has been extended to Tuesday, April 15. Judging will take place after Memorial Day. Due to COVID-19, the Beautification Board did not judge properties in 2020 and 2021. Properties that received a Beautification Award in 2019 were reinspected in 2021 to [more]

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Help meowt! Huntsville Animal Services to celebrate International Rescue Cat Day

February 25, 2022 Click to view Help meowt! Huntsville Animal Services to celebrate International Rescue Cat Day

Huntsville residents in need of a whiskered, purring companion are urged to bring home a cat or kitten from Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) in honor of International Rescue Cat Day. Observed annually on March 2, International Rescue Cat Day is designed to raise awareness about homeless cats and kittens and encourage adoptions. HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard said it’s also a great way to encourage people to spay and neuter their [more]

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Huntsville Music Board, City Music Officer to host public meeting March 3

February 25, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Music Board, City Music Officer to host public meeting March 3

Huntsville is steadily positioning itself as a premier music city in the Southeast, and an upcoming meeting will give residents an opportunity to meet some of those setting the tempo. The Huntsville Music Board and City Music Officer Matt Mandrella will host the inaugural HSV Quarterly Music Meetup on Thursday, March 3, at Mars Music Hall at 700 Monroe St. SW, Huntsville. The free social event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. CLICK TO ACCESS [more]

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Huntsville Transit announces launch of new touchless fare app

February 21, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Transit announces launch of new touchless fare app

Huntsville Transit customers will soon be able to purchase fares and board a bus with the few swipes of an app. Beginning Feb. 22, Token Transit will be accepted on all Orbit and Access buses. The app makes it easier for smartphone users to ride while also providing a contactless payment method for operators. The Token Transit app is available in the App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android devices. “This [more]

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McThornmor Acres added to National Register of Historic Places

February 15, 2022 Click to view McThornmor Acres added to National Register of Historic Places

A Huntsville neighborhood built more than a half-century ago has been added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Constructed in the 1950s, McThornmor Acres was listed to the NRHP on Feb. 9. Just six months ago, the City celebrated the addition of another historic neighborhood, Edmonton Heights, to the NRHP. “The addition of McThornmor Acres to the National Register of Historic Places is an exciting announcement for all our citizens,” [more]

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