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The nose knows: Cosmo predicts an early spring at Huntsville Animal Services’ Ground Dog Day

February 2, 2024 Click to view The nose knows: Cosmo predicts an early spring at Huntsville Animal Services’ Ground Dog Day

If the winter season has you down, don’t worry – spring is just around the corner. Cosmo, a young mixed-breed male, chows down on a bowl of kibble marked “Early Spring” on Friday, Feb. 2, at the third annual Ground Dog Day event. That is, if you believe Cosmo, a mixed-breed male that made the prediction at the third annual Ground Dog Day at Huntsville Animal Services. Cosmo’s prognostication mirrors earlier predictions [more]

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Arts celebrate new office spaces at Sandra Moon Community Complex

February 1, 2024 Click to view Arts celebrate new office spaces at Sandra Moon Community Complex

For the first time in their collective history, five Huntsville musical arts organizations now have a place to rehearse and call home. Huntsville Community Chorus Association, Huntsville Master Chorale, Huntsville Youth Orchestra, Huntsville Concert Band and the Brass Band of Huntsville are among the first tenants in a new arts wing at the Sandra Moon Community Complex. Through a partnership with the City of Huntsville and Parks & Recreation, Arts Huntsville will [more]

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Registration for Huntsville Parks & Recreation Spring Break Camps opens Feb. 5

January 31, 2024 Click to view Registration for Huntsville Parks & Recreation Spring Break Camps opens Feb. 5

Calling all parents and guardians – registration for Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s Spring Break Camps will open Monday, Feb. 5, and run through Friday, March 1. Parks & Recreation is offering the option of full-day or half-day Specialty camps. The camps, which run March 11-15, are open exclusively to Huntsville students in grades 1-6. Registration links can be found on the respective Day Camp and Specialty Camp pages. Designed to provide an enriching [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services waiving fees on most adult pets ahead of annual Ground Dog Day

January 26, 2024 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services waiving fees on most adult pets ahead of annual Ground Dog Day

Huntsville Animal Services is again gearing up for Ground Dog Day, an annual event held in conjunction with Groundhog Day on Friday, Feb 2. There’s no prognosticating groundhog in Huntsville to see a shadow, so Huntsville Animal Services relies on the forecasting skills of Cosmo, a mixed-breed male available for adoption. Using his keen nose, Cosmo will accurately predict the seasonal forecast by choosing either the “early spring” bowl of kibble [more]

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City leaders preview upcoming Alabama legislative session with Madison County delegation

January 25, 2024 Click to view City leaders preview upcoming Alabama legislative session with Madison County delegation

Members of Madison County’s state legislative delegation gave a preview of the 2024 session that will begin next month during a luncheon Monday at the Jackson Center. Senators Arthur Orr and Steve Livingston as well as Representative Rex Reynolds addressed the audience of business and community leaders that also included Mayor Tommy Battle and Madison County Commission Chair Mac McCutcheon. “We are very fortunate to have such quality representation in Montgomery and [more]

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Growing services for Hispanic and Latino community

January 25, 2024 Click to view Growing services for Hispanic and Latino community

The City of Huntsville’s Hispanic Latino Advisory Council has big plans as it prepares for its first meeting of 2024. Launched in 2021 as part of the City’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the new leadership of the HLAC is striving to be advocates with City leaders for their community. “Our mission is to be the eyes and ears for the Mayor and City Council as it pertains to the needs [more]

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Creating and maintaining a clean and beautiful city through Green Team’s Adopt-a-Spot

January 25, 2024 Click to view Creating and maintaining a clean and beautiful city through Green Team’s Adopt-a-Spot

How can you make Huntsville a better and more beautiful place? All you need is a willing spirit, a little time and the City’s Green Team will guide you from there. You’ve heard of the Adopt-a-Mile program, an organized effort by volunteers to pick up litter in designated areas that are typically about a mile in length. The Green Team, however, is broadening the program in Huntsville as Adopt-a-Spot to help [more]

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Space & Rocket Center outlines plans for 2024

January 25, 2024 Click to view Space & Rocket Center outlines plans for 2024

Add Miss America 2024 to the list of testimonials about Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC). During her annual update to community leaders, Dr. Kimberly Robinson, the rocket center’s CEO and Executive Director, outlined past achievements as well as a bold vision for new building plans at the Huntsville campus. Mayor Tommy Battle attended the update breakfast in a continuing show of the City’s support of the [more]

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Huntsville residents to experience garbage collection delays

January 23, 2024 Click to view Huntsville residents to experience garbage collection delays

In the aftermath of last week’s prolonged winter weather event, Huntsville Public Works is working to get caught up on garbage collection. Homes at higher elevations could experience delays into later this week as crews work Friday and Saturday to collect routes missed due to icy roads. This week only, residents may place overflow bags next to their garbage cans for collection. Bags should weigh less than 50 pounds. Huntsville Public Works [more]

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City of Huntsville services reopen Monday, Jan. 22

January 21, 2024 Click to view City of Huntsville services reopen Monday, Jan. 22

The City of Huntsville will reopen on Monday, Jan. 22 at 6 a.m. This includes regular operating hours for all municipal departments and services. Residents should expect delays in garbage collection. Please place your can out on your regularly scheduled day and leave it curbside until Sanitation workers are able to collect.  

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