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Pawty time! Cosmo predicts an early spring at annual Ground Dog Day

February 1, 2023 Click to view Pawty time! Cosmo predicts an early spring at annual Ground Dog Day

Break out the Bermuda shorts and flip-flops as Huntsville will soon enjoy warmer weather. That is, if you believe Cosmo, the mixed-breed pooch that predicted an early spring at the second annual Ground Dog Day at Huntsville Animal Services. Coming a full day ahead of Punxsutawney Phil’s annual prognostication, Cosmo didn’t see his shadow like the famous groundhog. Instead, he used his nose and chose the bowl marked “Early Spring.” His prediction [more]

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City approves contract to build Hays Farm Sports Park

January 26, 2023 Click to view City approves contract to build Hays Farm Sports Park

Two new sports fields are coming soon to South Huntsville. The City approved a $2.4 million contract with Chorba Contracting Corporation to build facilities for the Hays Farm Sports Park. The contract includes two regulation-size, multipurpose fields suitable for soccer, lacrosse and other activities. The lighted turf fields will be supported by a restroom pavilion, 120 lighted parking spaces, perimeter fencing, landscaping and irrigation. The nine-acre sports park will be located on [more]

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Phase III construction set to begin on Sandra Moon Community Complex

January 26, 2023 Click to view Phase III construction set to begin on Sandra Moon Community Complex

The City of Huntsville has awarded a $3,381,700 contract to Lambert Contracting LLC to complete Phase III of the Sandra Moon Community Complex on Bailey Cove Road. The construction contract includes a new playground, public areas, sidewalks, lawn, landscaping pedestrian lighting, irrigation system and storm drainage facilities. “This phase focuses on the landscaping, decorative lighting and walkability components of this community amenity, but the exciting component is the new playground,” said John [more]

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Get a snapshot of Huntsville’s growth with 2022 Development Review

January 26, 2023 Click to view Get a snapshot of Huntsville’s growth with 2022 Development Review

Huntsville’s annual compilation of construction and real estate data for 2022 is now live. Published by the City of Huntsville’s Long-Range Planning Division, the 2022 Huntsville Development Review is an in-depth snapshot of the City’s progress over the past year. The report, which features data obtained from City records and the North Alabama Multiple Listing Service (NALMLS), is especially useful for those considering buying or selling property, building new structures or moving [more]

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Arts Huntsville celebrates arts community funding in State of the Arts program

January 20, 2023 Click to view Arts Huntsville celebrates arts community funding in State of the Arts program

Arts Huntsville, with support from the Pei Ling Charitable Trust, celebrated the arts by honoring the Huntsville Arts & Cultural Grant program recipients. Now in its 11th  year, the 2023 Arts & Cultural Grant program presented grants to 21 regional arts organizations to support their community programming. The City of Huntsville awarded $280,000 in pass-through grant funding as part of the City’s FY23 budget, and eligible Huntsville-based nonprofit arts organizations completed [more]

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Citing urgent need, Huntsville Animal Services waives adoption fees

January 19, 2023 Click to view Citing urgent need, Huntsville Animal Services waives adoption fees

In the market for a new pet? If so, Huntsville Animal Services is waiving adoption fees on all animals through the end of January, though some exclusions apply. The kennels at Huntsville Animal Services are chock-full of pets of every shape and size, in need of a good home. Director Dr. Karen Sheppard said the shelter’s experienced a jump in intakes, including two recent litters of puppies. “The need to rehome these [more]

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Oakwood Avenue improvements make Huntsville drivers, bicyclists safer

January 18, 2023 Click to view Oakwood Avenue improvements make Huntsville drivers, bicyclists safer

Modifications to a busy Huntsville road will reduce crashes and provide safe access for those who prefer two wheels to four. Work began this week to reconfigure and resurface Oakwood Avenue from Andrew Jackson Way to Maysville Road. Nicholas Nene, Huntsville’s Director of Traffic Engineering, said plans to improve that section of road date back several years and were initially suggested during public meetings related to The BIG Picture master plan. “We [more]

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Mastin Lake overpass project moving forward after new agreements

January 12, 2023 Click to view Mastin Lake overpass project moving forward after new agreements

Efforts to build a new overpass on North Memorial Parkway are gaining traction after the approval of agreements between the City and Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). Part of Mayor Tommy Battle’s Restore Our Roads initiative, the project consists of a new overpass at Mastin Lake Road and more than 1.7 miles of improvements along North Parkway to Winchester Road. The agreements, approved at Thursday’s City Council meeting, include the installation, operation [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services saves lives in 2022, promotes spay/neuter

January 12, 2023 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services saves lives in 2022, promotes spay/neuter

Huntsville Animal Services found homes for more than 5,100 animals in 2022, representing a live-release rate of nearly 92% for the year. It was the eighth consecutive year the shelter has achieved a save rate of over 90%, a benchmark of success set by animal welfare organizations across the U.S. Director Karen Sheppard credits Mayor Tommy Battle and City Council for their continued support, which includes more than $2.6 million in facility [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 11, 2023 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, Jan. 16, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes Animal Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Transit and Municipal Court. Residential curbside collection will be delayed by one day the week of Jan. 16-20. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Essential police and fire personnel will remain on duty throughout the holiday.

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