Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Gold Wing Road Riders Association Wing Ding 37 “Rocket City Road Trip” is September 3 – 6, 2015



Gold Wing Road Riders Association Wing Ding 37 “Rocket City Road Trip” is September 3 – 6, 2015


Wing Ding 37
Wing Ding 37
Article Excerpt: "... The Gold Wing Road Riders Association will host Wing Ding 37 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Hundreds of exhibitors, Motorcycle manufacturer demo rides, More than 40 educational, motorcycle technology, and leadership seminars, Plenty of entertainment, including parties, live entertainment, and great food, Fireworks and parades, Tens of thousands in prize giveaways, online registration ..."

Reference: wing-ding.org

Friday, July 24, 2015

Huntsville changes zoning, definition of farmers markets


Huntsville changes zoning, definition of farmers markets


Article Excerpt: "...If you want to have a farmers market in a residential or neighborhood business district you'll have to go to the board of zoning adjustment and get a special exception ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It's Space Week at Camp Google. Learn how to defy gravity and make space food at NASA


Space Week at Camp Google


Space Week at Camp Google
Article Excerpt: "...Blast off to NASA's Johnson Space Center and participate in a cook off between two junior chefs competing to create a signature dish for astronauts in space. You’ll get a front row seat for all the fun and learn about how space food is made and what’s needed to survive in space. It's going to be out of this world. ..."

Reference: camp.withgoogle.com

Scott Kelly: A Year in Space (TIME video series)


Scott Kelly: A Year in Space


Article Excerpt: "... TIME is following the yearlong mission between American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. Click here to watch the series ..."


Reference: time.com

Friday, July 17, 2015

Local law enforcement working hard to eradicate illegal drug trade in Huntsvil


4 arrested following Huntsville drug bust


Article Excerpt: "...Police said over 500 grams of heroin, with a street value of $160,000, was seized as well as three firearms, oxycodone pills, MDMA and $5,527. The amount of heroin seized was equal to the amount seized in all of 2014 ..."


Reference: www.wtvm.com
TAGS: Anthony Latrell Jones, Nakisha Adams, Alaney Buie, Dynasty Chapman,

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Huntsville firefighter battling cancer


Huntsville firefighter battling cancer


Article Excerpt: "...A young man who serves as a firefighter in Huntsville is now facing a battle of his own. Caleb Atnip has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer at 24 ..."


Reference: www.wtoc.com

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Confederate Heritage Debate: 'For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction' (Newton's Third Law)


Confederate Heritage Debate:'For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction' (Newton's Third Law)


The attempts of many to eradicate southern heritage by removing all southern historical elements from our society seem to reinforce all that we have been taught as a nation. A good example of Newton's Third Law is playing out today. As many attempt to shed our great nation of Confederate flags, it has only created an opposite reaction as identified in the following article: Huntsville flag manufacturer sees sharp increase in Confederate flag sales.

Being educated and then heeding what is taught seems to go by the wayside on too many issues. Like they say, “A man may well bring a horse to the water, but he cannot make him drink.” This quote is attributed to John Heywood, an English Writer. In this case it brings to mind another historical quote which reads, Those Who Do Not Learn History Are Doomed To Repeat It. The attempt to erase and/or twist the heritage of large groups of individuals will only serve to make old wounds fester on all sides of any debate. In turn, history simply repeats itself and nothing is resolved. The reactionary removal of one design of the Confederate flag and now the attempt to remove any and all southern historical heritage elements is comparable to ISIS destroying historical monuments and artifacts in Iraq and Syria. As Kerry has said relative to the actions of ISIS, "These depraved acts are an assault on the heritage of the Iraqi and Syrian people by an organization with a bankrupt and toxic ideology." Certainly the depraved acts of the racists in America that want to assault American history by erasing all symbols of Southern Heritage should be considered no less a violation.

In synopsis, whether it excites you to celebrate the heritage of all cultures or angers you, that celebration will and should continue by all. Whether or not you are forced to celebrate the Heritage of different cultures on your job thru faux diversity programs that pretend to celebrate all cultures, but leave out Southern Heritage and selectively promote only cultures they approve, we are doomed to repeat history, wars and arguments as long as we do not learn from our past. In America, we should be free to celebrate our history and culture, as well as respecting the peaceful celebration of the heritage of others. On this Independence Day let us truly celebrate the way it was meant to be celebrated as John Adams said, The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

Let us not repeat negative and destructive history. Let us come together as a nation. A melting pot of many cultures that have decided to make the United States of America their home and are now true and loyal Americans trying to live a better life that should be improved upon and not permitted to revert to rust and fall apart. Celebrate America's Independence Today! Independence Day fireworks are often accompanied by patriotic songs such as the national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner", "God Bless America", "America the Beautiful", "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "This Land Is Your Land", "Stars and Stripes Forever", and, regionally, "Yankee Doodle" in northeastern states and "Dixie" in southern states. Some of the lyrics recall images of the Revolutionary War or the War of 1812.



Author: rocketcity-us.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 2, 2015

It's time for fresh peaches! Take a ride to Crow Mountain Orchard in Fackler


Crow Mountain Orchard


Article Excerpt: "...Fresh Fruit Like It Was Meant To Be at Crow Mountain Orchard. What’s Available Now–Red Haven Peaches! Red Haven Peaches are now ripe. They are a beautiful, tasty, semi-cling peach that are a favorite of many customers. Crow Mountain has several sizes of all our fruit in the salesroom and different sizes and prices at the farmers markets. You may want to call the orchard at 256-437-9254. Read the story of Crow Mountain Orchard here: ‘I started searching for some suitable land in the South where I could add another orchard to capture the early northern market,’ Deutscher says. Deutscher looked over many sites in several southern states before purchasing the 126-acre site on Crow Mountain which he has developed into the largest fruit growing operation in the state. Deutscher recalls he was walking around the property one day when he came to the highest elevation and thought, ‘My God, Bob, what more are you looking for,’ and decided then this site was it. The Crow Mountain site at its highest elevation is 1,720 feet, most suitable for growing fruit, according to Deutscher, because of the warm days and cool nights..."

Reference: Crow Mountain Orchard

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Huntsville attorney Barry Abston placed on inactive status following meth arrest


Huntsville attorney placed on inactive status following arrest


Article Excerpt: "...Huntsville attorney Barry Abston, recently arrested on drug charges. Abston, a well-known area defense attorney, has been placed on Disability Inactive Status ..."

Reference: whnt.com
Who is representing Barry Abston: Robert Tuten

The Shops at Merchants Walk


The Shops at Merchants Walk


Article Excerpt: "...135,000 square feet of high-quality boutique shopping and dining, anchored by north Alabama’s only Whole Food’s Market. The Shops at Merchants Walk is not open yet but is coming soon. ..."

Reference: shopmerchantswalk.com
The Shops at Merchants Walk: Whole Foods, Regions Bank, The Masters Salon in Huntsville, Spa Sydell, Maki Fresh, Mountain High Outfitters, Orangetheory Fitness

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SpaceX launch ends in failure, rocket erupts


SpaceX launch ends in failure, rocket erupts


Article Excerpt: "...A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station erupted Sunday shortly after liftoff ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Today is the last day of Hamacon, but HAMACON's Mini Con is coming in November


Today is the last day of Hamacon, but HAMACON's Mini Con is coming in November


Article Excerpt: "...HAMACON's Mini Con is all the awesomeness of a a 3 day con squished down to one amazing day! Join us for panels, analog and digital gaming, artist alley, a dealer's room stuffed full of amazing goodies, contests and end the day with our Club HAMA dance party. ..."

Reference: hama-con.com

Thursday, June 25, 2015

2nd Annual Susie's Beach Fest is Tonight: Your ticket to Susie's Beach Fest will benefit Susie's Wish


2nd Annual Susie's Beach Fest is Tonight: Your ticket to Susie's Beach Fest will benefit Susie's Wish


Susie's Wish Beach Fest
Susie's Wish Beach Fest
Article Excerpt: "...Susie Edwards' last wish was to go to the beach; an experience that we, at Susie's Wish, seek to give to other terminally ill patients and their families. Join us for the 2nd Annual Susie's Beach Fest! Featuring a mini-beach, music by CBDB, food trucks, and beach cocktails. Your ticket ($20) to Susie's Beach Fest will benefit Susie's Wish. Susie's Wish is sending patients with life threatening illnesses to the beach with their families. Sponsored by: Pepsi/Buffalo Rock, AEgis Technologies, Regions Bank, Siniard Timberlake & League, Huntsville Hospital, Hospice Family Care, Dr. Andrew Harper, and Dr. Jeff & Ricia Garrard. The Beach Fest is at the Lumberyard, 108 Cleveland Avenue Northwest, Huntsville, AL 35801 ..."

Reference: www.facebook.com

#BeachFest15

Rising 8th grade girls engage in week-long STEM learning camp


Rising 8th grade girls engage in week-long STEM learning camp


Article Excerpt: "... “I’m so honored to be here and meet all these other different girls who love science and to learn more about women in STEM,” Camper Sloane Donovan said. ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Craft Beer Guide to Huntsville, Alabama


The Craft Beer Guide to Huntsville, Alabama


Article Excerpt: "...Five years ago, in early 2010, there was a single brewery in Huntsville, Alabama. One brewery, the only of its kind to open since the repeal of national prohibition in 1933. The city literally went for a span of 71 years without a single commercially brewed local beer. As of June, 2015, there are ..."


Reference: www.pastemagazine.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Huntsville attorney arrested on drug-related charges still has valid license


Huntsville attorney arrested on drug-related charges still has valid license


Article Excerpt: "... Abston was charged with possession of methamphetamine, second-degree possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. ..."


Reference: www.wsfa.com

Disgusting treatment by City of Huntsville dealing with "off the grid" veteran


Alabama city tosses property rights aside, threatens military vet for living ‘off the grid’


Article Excerpt: "...Truitt lives on two acres of property and sustains himself and his girlfriend entirely off of his land. “We live out here off the grid, 100 percent self-sustaining,” he explained. “So I basically made all my utilities. I have my solar panels, I have my rainwater collection and stuff.” In spite of the city’s threats, Truitt says he’s not going anywhere unless they decide to send the police to his property and haul him off to jail. ..."


Reference: yellowhammernews.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Huntsville attorney arrested for various drug charges


Huntsville attorney arrested for various drug charges


Article Excerpt: "... He posted bond and was released a few hours later. Barry Abston is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Worst places to live off-the-grid: Huntsville, Alabama


Worst places to live off-the-grid: Huntsville, Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... According to a couple of articles coming from local news in the City of Huntsville, if you want to live off the grid in Huntsville, you are not welcome here. In fact, Huntsville has taken an unusually aggressive tone in making sure those wanting to go green and self-sufficient here are welcome to leave! According to ..."


Reference: Off-the-grid

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Latest hack on federal employees targets security clearances


Latest hack on federal employees targets security clearances


Article Excerpt: "...After finding that federal employees' Social Security numbers were stolen, the US government discovers another breach, which exposed data on intelligence agents and others. ..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Black group racially taunts and attacks white family in Florence, police say not a hate crime


Florence's group assault with racial slurs is misdemeanor, not hate crime, police say


Article Excerpt: "...The man said his attackers taunted him with racial slurs as they hit him. Police acknowledge this but say this does not make it a hate crime. Police are officially investigating this as an assault. "At this time it's not believed to be a hate crime," said Investigator Shannon Harris. Harris said the slurs are not listed in the police report, but officers are aware of the claims. ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Update on Florence Wilson Park First Friday Racial Attack: http://www.waff.com/story/29337466/florence-police-make-arrest-in-wilson-park-attack

Huntsville drug overdose case leads to four arrests


4 arrested in connection with Huntsville drug overdose case


Article Excerpt: "...The Drug Enforcement Administration released a nationwide alert in March about fentanyl, which is commonly laced in heroin, being a threat to health and public safety. "Drug incidents and overdoses related to fentanyl are occurring at an alarming rate throughout the United States and represent a significant threat to public health and safety ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Through the Garden Gate: The Gardens of Historic Hunstville


Through the Garden Gate: The Gardens of Historic Hunstville


Article Excerpt: Beautifully photographed and beautifully written about twenty-seven private gardens lovingly cared for in three historic districts of Huntsville, AL, Through the Garden Gate: The Gardens of Historic Hunstville is a great book for the Huntsville historian or for connoisseurs of fine gardens with historical significance.

Reference: www.amazon.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Why your egg prices are going up?


Egg rationing in America has officially begun


Article Excerpt: "... And it has begun, as the casual but foreboding notices warn, to ration its eggs. "The United States is facing a temporary disruption in the supply of eggs due to the Avian Flu," a statement released on Thursday said. ..."


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Friday, June 5, 2015

Redstone issues noise alert for Friday


Redstone issues noise alert for Friday


Article Excerpt: "... there will be some loud booming going on tomorrow but there is no need for the public to be concerned. A recent statement says that they will be conducting tests on the south end of the post beginning Friday at 8am and lasting throughout the day. ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Monday, June 1, 2015

Audit critical of Alabama A&M turned over to attorney general


Audit critical of Alabama A&M turned over to attorney general


Article Excerpt: "..."I believe in my heart there has been a number of criminal acts committed," Montgomery said at the time. "And the only way we're going to get to the bottom of it is to have an investigative outside unit come in and take a look at it." ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Friday, May 29, 2015

Kathy O'Dell of Huntsville wins HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2015


HGTV Dream Home TV special to air, de-cluttering tips and compost class: Home/Garden News


Article Excerpt: "...a new Cape Cod-style getaway located on Martha's Vineyard with furnishings. She also won a 2015 GMC®Acadia Denali and a $250,000 cash prize, making hr total grand-prize package worth more than $2 million. ..."


Reference: www.cleveland.com

Are you smarter than an eleven (11) year old? Probably not this one who is headed to Harvard


11-year-old Gilbert girl heading to Harvard


Article Excerpt: "... Ria says she has plenty of friends her age from the neighborhood and from playing golf and piano. She says she plans on keeping in touch with them while at Harvard through her mom's email and Facebook page because she isn't old enough to have her own social media accounts yet. ..."


Reference: www.azfamily.com
Tag: Ria Cheruvu, Arizona Connections Academy,

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Suspected offender charged at the police with a knife


Huntsville police investigate fatal officer-involved shooting


Article Excerpt: "...They asked him to stop, but officials say the officers were eventually forced to open fire..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Huntsville City Schools’ federal desegregation order update: Majority-to-Minority transfers


Huntsville City Schools says nearly 400 applications submitted for Majority to Minority transfers


Article Excerpt: "... As part of Huntsville City Schools’ federal desegregation order, students who are in the majority at one school are eligible to apply for transfer to another school where they would be in the minority. ..."


Reference: whnt.com