LOGAN MARTIN HOMES
6 Art by the Water
Covering life along Logan Martin Lake since 1994
Connie Kelley— Always Ready for A New Medium
12 New Boats
New Toys for Water Play
16 Traveling the Coosa 22 Tablescapes
Kayaking on Poor House Branch
Editor Geni Certain Advertising director Pam Adamson
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Distribution Kandi Macy
Living in Style
Photography Bob Crisp Brian Schoenhals
Wayne & Patti Wilcox
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our Lakeside looks a little different this month. With the departure of editor Carol Pappas and designer Graham Hadley after production of the March edition, some changes were inevitable. I hope you will like them. Most noticeable is the artistry of designer Benita Duff. Every designer introduces his or her own signature style, and Benita’s is recognizable for its marriage of fonts and photos bound together with sweeping fields of color. Another addition this month is the delightful writing of Gary Hanner in a new department that we’re calling Sports on the Lake. Say that to the rhythm of “Pants on the Ground,” and you’ll be dancing in time to Gary’s playful observations of our waterside playground. This month, he takes us fishing with teams from the state’s biggest rivals - Auburn and Alabama, no less. Of course, your favorite writers are still here, with your favorite features. Laura Nation-Atchison, without whose leadership this edition would never have materialized, tours the exquisite lakeside home of Wayne and Patti Wilcox. David Atchison paddles his kayak along the peaceful backwater of Poor House Branch. In no mean feat, Brandon Fincher catches up with artist Connie Kelley. I have to warn you, the interview is unfinished. Kelley was off to work on a new project, leaving in mid-sentence. Like one of Connie Kelley’s pieces of jewelry, the new Lakeside is a work in progress. As much as we miss Carol and Graham, Benita and I are happy to be here. After all, it’s April, it’s Lakeside, it’s where you want to be.
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Always ready for a new medium
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You are not likely ever to see Connie Kelley become one of those artists who leaves the field because she feels there is nothing else she can do. Kelley is always ready and willing to try something new when she feels she needs a break from the art form she is currently working with. “I’ll get tired of doing something or will become uninspired with it, and I’ll start something different, or I’ll go back to something I did before. I’m sort of like a random spiral. I’ll go back and forth and sometimes I’ll pick up something new, like the basket-making. If I like it, I’ll stay with it. If I don’t like it, then I’ve learned how to do it and will move on.” Many of Kelley’s artworks are on display at the Artscape Gallery on Cogswell Avenue in Pell City. It is the same place where she picked up basket-making.
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“I learned to make baskets last summer at a little one-day class here. I made 37 baskets between then and the time the weather turned cold. I had a blast.” While basket-making is one of Kelley’s newer skills, she fell in love with art by taking up china (or porcelain) painting. “My mother was an artist, and she started at about 8 years old. I’ve always been surrounded with
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it and interested in it. She started teaching me to china paint when I was about 13, I think. I’ve just picked up a lot of other things along the way.” But most of the pieces she has for sale in the Artscape Gallery come from the third craft in which she spends a large amount of time — jewelry-making. “I got started making jewelry by picking up a
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piece of scrap wire where I was working and ran across a pair of needle-nose pliers, and I thought, ‘Hmmm.’ I twisted the wire around and made a ring and I’ve been going ever since.” And the going has been good. She really gets into a zone when creating her jewelry. “When making my jewelry, especially the wire jewelry, to really do what I want to do, I feel like I have to become one with the wire. There are pieces I’ve done where I really feel like I’ve done that. Different wires work differently, so you have to get a feel for it.”
Kelley is classically trained — she has an art degree from the University of Montevallo — but she mostly relies on her own ideas and self-teaching when creating a piece. “I just pick up inspiration here and there, books, things I see, magazines or whatever. I may make one of exactly what I saw, but then the next one is going to be different.” Kelley said she has a room nearly filled to the brim with different kinds of art supplies in her home near Wilsonville in Shelby County. It allows her to experiment a great deal with many pieces. “It’s a great stress relief. In fact, it’s such that if I don’t
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have time to create something for a while, it’s like having withdrawals. Even if I go on vacation, I take something with me I can work on.” As much as she enjoys creating a piece, it’s equally pleasant for her to see someone take a liking to one of her creations. “Seeing somebody buy something I made and their faces just light up — they don’t want it in the bag, they want to wear it — that really tickles me.” She only works on pieces when the mood strikes her, so she rarely takes commissions. She prefers to work at her own pace and create what she wants to create. “I kind of have the same attitude of my mother. She hated doing commission work. I’m going to make it. If somebody likes it great, if they don’t….” She didn’t finish the sentence, probably because a new idea popped into her head and she was eager to get started on it.
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New Toys for Water Play By MATT QUILLEN Photos By BRIAN SCHOENHALS
Whether you want to surf the wake or just relax on deck, area marinas offer new boats and accessories for every waterborne desire.
Though spring has only begun, boating enthusiasts and boat dealerships likely already have summer on their minds. Area dealers such as Rambo Marine and Woods Surfside Marina have several new models available for people looking to purchase a new boat. Rambo Marine has been in business for 25 years. Its Birmingham location is in its third year of operation. Bennett Rambo said his dealership offers boats for different types of water leisure, including inboard boats from Mastercraft and stern-drive models from both Cobalt and Crownline.
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Rambo said Crownline’s new stern-drive boat from the EX Series is “going to be a pretty popular boat here on Lake Logan Martin. It’s sort of like an entry-level runabout.” The EX series was “designed with the room of your traditional deck boat, but with the styling and lines of a sport boat,” Rambo said. Cobalt’s new A25 features a deployable, hydraulic swim platform which extends into the water, “creating easy entry into and from the water,” he said. New models available from Mastercraft include the X-25 wakeboard boat, Rambo said, which is “designed to produce a great wake that you can actually surf behind without a rope.”
For those who have embraced this “new craze” of wake surfing, Rambo said he also carries all the necessary accessories. “We have got a big pro shop here, so we carry all the surfboards, wakeboards and skis here,” he said. “Surfing is the big new thing that has come out. They do it behind these big drive boats; they’ve got a surfboard like you would in the ocean. You can do it without a rope behind the boat.” Rambo Marine 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday Telephone: 205-678-4321 Online: www.rambomarine.com
Woods Surfside Marina in Cropwell, now in its sixth year, has expanded its inventory. The marina now offers models from Stircraft, Southbay, Sunchaser and Sylvan. Co-owners Diana and Jerry Woods offer pontoon boats, deck boats and runabouts in stock. We have several new lines this year,” co-owner Diana
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Traveling the Coosa Kayaking on Poor House Branch A group of ducks swims along Poor House Branch, on the Talladega County side of Logan Martin Lake.
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could have not picked a better day to paddle. Without a doubt, it was the most beautiful day of the new year — by far. “We’re about a month late,” getting warm weather, said Mike Morris, owner of Poor House Branch Marina. Mike was allowing me to start my paddling trip from his marina on Talladega County 207, also known as Stemley Road. “I’ve always wanted to live on the lake and own a marina,” he said. Mike said the former owner lived next door to him and was selling the business.
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“It was a time to act,” he said. “I have no regrets.” Mike has lived along the river for 32 years and has owned Poor House Branch Marina for the past 12 years. It is apparent that he enjoys his job. “I really haven’t had a vacation in 12 years,” he said. “I go boat riding on occasion, two or three times a year.” With his children grown, he said, “I don’t have anything to do but sit around the house. I’d rather be here.” Mike has a passion for boats, and he sells pontoon boats, along with ski, wakeboard and surf boats. His certified mechanics also repairs all types of boats and boat motors. In addition, the marina store provides
A Canada goose watches me as I paddle up Poor House Branch.
Lincoln Elementary School student Adam Thibault tells a fish story about the “big one” he caught — and released.
lake-goers with snacks, drinks, fishing tackle, ice and gas, both on and off the lake. During the spring, summer and fall, Poor House Branch Marina stays open from 4 a.m.-7 p.m., seven days a week. “We’re open all year,” he said, adding that during the winter, they may open late or close early, depending on the weather. Mike said his marina has a big boat-storage area where he can store up to 80 boats, up to 30 feet in length. When I arrived at the marina late Friday morning, there was a long line of vehicles with empty boat trailers.
“Fishermen,” Mike said. I paddled from Choccolocco Creek to Poor House Branch about one month ago when the weather was freezing. I wanted to come back and paddle as far as I could up Poor House Branch. I checked in with Mike before I unloaded my kayak and headed up the branch. Mike said the branch got its name from the “Poor House” in Talladega, which was located next to the water. “It was where people went to get their cheese, flour, all their government surplus items they needed during the Depression,” Mike said. “There wasn’t a Social Security
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A turtle finds a warm spot to bask in the sunshine.
office back then. It was called a poor house. At least that’s what I’ve been told.” When I left the marina, people were fishing on the docks. Mike said he charges $2 a day to fish from his docks and $3 to launch your boat. As I paddled up the branch, I stopped and talked to Benny Burroughs and Gary Morris, both of Talladega. The two anglers were fishing for crappie on that beautiful spring day. “We usually fish on the banks, but it’s so pretty today, we decided to get on the boat,” Morris said. Morris said they fish Poor House Branch all the time. “This is our favorite place,” he said. “I’ve caught some big crappie here.” Morris said they launched from Poor House Branch Marina. “You don’t have to worry about your truck being bro-
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ken into,” he said. “It’s a good marina.” The pair of anglers fish just about every day. “Except on Sundays and Wednesdays,” Morris added. “We go to church on Sundays and Wednesdays.” Mike said the crappie fishing is good on Poor House Branch. He thinks the cooler spring water off the main channel of the lake attracts crappie. The bass fishing is also good in the branch. “There’s a lot of tournaments here, and they release the fish right here,” he said. “Because of the fresh spring water, a lot of the fish stay here.” As I paddled up farther up the branch, I saw three young boys skipping rocks along the surface of the water. I turned the bend, and I was pretty much by myself from there on out. Before my trip, I had thought what a great day it would be to paddle some whitewater. Well, I sort of got my wish. As I paddled to the back of the spring-fed branch, I hit some shoals. I portaged around three separate shoals until I called it quits. It was quite a ride back down Poor House Branch — really fun maneuvering through the shoals. I was glad I brought my plastic boat, instead of my fiberglass boat. The rocks would have torn a hole in the fiberglass.
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Poor House Branch was really pretty, and it just got more beautiful the further I traveled up the branch. The waterway is surrounded by hardwood bottoms, and the ridges are covered with pine. I also saw plenty of wildlife. I spooked a flock of wood ducks as I made my way around one bend. A small turtle on a log let me get pretty close to it, and a pair of Canada geese gave me the once-
over from one rocky shoreline. On the way out, I also spotted a bald eagle, which really capped off my three-hour trip. Back at the marina, I ran into 7-year-old Lincoln Elementary School student Adam Thibault. He was telling a fish story to another angler. He held his hands wide apart. “It was this big,” Adam told the man. As the season turns to spring, we’ll probably start hearing a lot more fish stories, as more people head out onto the water. So until next time, have a safe and wonderful time on the lake.
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wo Pell City charities joined forces to create one festive event Feb. 27 when Lakeside Hospice and the Love Pantry organized a Tablescapes. In their first Tablescapes — Tasters Luncheon and Craft Fair, Lakeside Hospice and the Love Pantry offered about 250 women a chance to enjoy shopping, food and entertainment in Beacon Hall at the First United Methodist Church of Pell City while helping two local charities raise about $7,000. Lakeside Hospice provides compassionate care for terminally ill patients and their families during the last few months of the patient’s life. The Life Pantry is a 100 percent volunteer United Way agency, providing emergency nonperishable food items to residents of St. Clair County. Christine Smith, community education coordinator for Lakeside Hospice, and Sandra Mullinax, assistant director for Love Pantry, worked with four other women to plan
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the event. Carla Cothran originally came up with the idea for Tablescapes, and Cheryl Riley, Ann Thomas and Kim Jennings were quick to jump onboard to lend helping hands. “This was Carla’s brainchild,” Mullinax said. “She volunteers with both agencies, and she thought it would be great for us to get together to do the event. We started planning this last August, and we are so appreciative of all the businesses who helped by providing us with donations.” Storyteller Delores Hydock of Birmingham entertained during the luncheon. She has performed at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn., and at other festivals. In her spare time, she teaches Cajun and Zydeco dancing. Smith said the committee provided door prizes throughout the three-hour event, but they also awarded prizes to the crowd’s top four picks for favorite table design after everyone had a chance to look around. First place went to Webb Concrete, who went with a presidential theme. Second place went to Ellen Allen, who had an Easter theme, complete with Easter bunnies. Third place went to Chrystal Brannon, who did a “river rats” theme with a lake and lawn chairs. Fourth place went to the Red Hat Fun Bunch who decorated with red hats and other items befitting their group. 24 • Lakeside Living & Logan Martin Homes - April 2010
The 33 table sponsors had the option to purchase all the seating for the table, but there was also an opportunity for individuals to buy seats at some of the tables if they were interested in attending. Each table could hold seven people in large chairs, but eight could also fit comfortably if space became more limited. Purchasing tickets was considered a donation, so everyone who attended was able to claim a tax deduction for buying their spot at a table. Lakeside Hospice and the Love Pantry also took personal donations to help raise money at the event. Artists and craft vendors who set up booths the attendees could peruse before the lunch began included Kim Jennings, floral work; Debbie Smith, artwork with smashed bottles; Sally Smith, photography and glass work; photographer Wally Bromberg; artist and painter Nettie Bean; Jack and Jean Lincoln, jewelry and glass; Ron and Vicki Sims, pottery and jewelry; Elaine Staples’ jewelry and embroidery; Melissa Kennedy’ hand sewing; Gail from Eden bridal shop; Holly Robinson, children’s artwork such as bows and wall hangers and frames; Adam Kimberly, photography; Allison Tice, beaded crosses; local artist
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and painter Murray Philips; and the Ladies of Lakewood Presbyterian Church, featuring handmade cards and bookmarks. Donations of food, services and other items for the event came from local businesses and individuals. “With all the food donated, everyone had options as far as what they ate, and it helped us so much,” Smith said. “It was so successful this year we didn’t really advertise because the tables sold so fast. People have said they would love to do a
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table next year because they didn’t know about it this year. We will probably advertise more next year, and we may have to move to a bigger venue. “We thank the community for sharing in helping us with our mission. Some of the patients’ families and friends were able to help with the tables or purchase tickets. And that was a really good way to honor them. Talking and seeing people they hadn’t seen in a while made this worthwhile for everyone who attended.”
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By LAURA NATION-ATCHISON Photos By BRIAN SCHOENHALS
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The living room at the Wilcoxes’ home is done in soothing neutral colors. Twelve foot ceilings add to the spaciousness, and a broad lake view welcomes guests.
hey already knew the lifestyle offered on Logan Martin Lake; Wayne and Patti Wilcox had owned a weekend place on the waterfront for 10 years. They enjoyed the getaway so much that when they retired, they started thinking about living on Logan Martin full-time. They spotted what would become their lakeside home from the water two years ago, just a mile and a half down river from their weekend place off Golf Course Road. But the Wilcoxes took their time making the decision to buy the home they found on Eagle Point Circle, Mrs. Wilcox laughed, remembering how many times they visited the home before buying it. “I bet we looked at it eight times,” she said, noting that she and her husband wanted to make some changes to the house, along with considering how their furnishings from their home in Vestavia Hills would work. Now an elegant tribute to their decision, their home is a place to have friends and family visit with ease. It is the perfect environment for the furnishings they were fond of, many of them family pieces that were important to fit in. Theirs is a two story brick home with space for three 30 • Lakeside Living & Logan Martin Homes - April 2010
daughters and five grandchildren to visit, and it also will accommodate a big family reunion for about 50 guests this summer. A formal front foyer opens from a brick and flagstone entry and porch, where a pair of oversized rockers offers a view of the large front yard and gardens. A favorite in the yard, a bright red camellia, bursts with blooms well into March, and a variety of daffodils pop from containers along porches and decks in early spring. A pair of floor-to-ceiling columns greets guests in the foyer, which opens into the home’s living room and adjoincontinued on page 32
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ing kitchen and informal dining area and to the formal dining room on the left. The Wilcoxes have made a number of changes in the house since buying it, primary among them choosing a neutral color palate for wall colors. Ivory walls fitted with custom cabinetry fill one side of the living room, where matching ivory brocade couches surround a glasstopped, pewter-trimmed coffee table and matching glass-topped end tables. Family faces smile from photographs arranged along the series of shelves, built to accommodate a widescreen television and stereo system. An Oriental rug between the couches warms the polished wood floors, offering a splash of subtle color against the ivory backdrop. White plantation shutters, added throughout the house, open on a sunny day to welcome the sunshine inside. The room opens at the rear to one of the Wilcoxes’ biggest changes, the addition of an expansive screened porch with an outstanding view of the deep water beyond. Wilcox designed the addition himself, and it features a tongueand-groove cedar vaulted ceiling with large exposed beams. 32 • Lakeside Living & Logan Martin Homes - April 2010
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Lakeside living in Style The porch adds natural light to the living room and kitchen and adds space for entertaining in addition to taking in the view of the water. There’s room for tables and chairs for dining, along with soft seating for relaxing and visiting. On either side of the porch, there are additional outdoor spaces. On one side, a broad deck offers even more space, and a series of steps lead down to the grounds and lakefront. The other side is the spot for Wilcox’s outdoor kitchen, complete with a Green Egg grill. Wilcox doesn’t mind saying he grills a mean corn side dish, and enjoys the cooking space for lots of other favorites. Ceilings in the living room are triple-trayed and 12 feet high, matching those in the formal dining room, located to the left of the foyer and with entry to the kitchen. Another set of white columns defines a sitting area at the entrance to the new porch. Twin upholstered armchairs are placed beside a massive four-drawer chest that came from Wilcox’s grandmother’s home in upstate New York. The dining room holds Mrs. Wilcox’s grandmother’s carved rectangular table with matching buffet and cabinet. Scrolled carvings on the table legs are reproduced along the edges of the serving and storage pieces. Hanging above the dining table is a favorite piece brought from the Wilcoxes’ home in Vestavia Hills, a chandelier with a crystal pineapple base surrounded by six lighting sconces. An oversized mirror framed in deep silver molding hangs over the buffet, and an Oriental rug lies under the table and six chairs, upholstered in soft ivory and beige patterned fabric. The kitchen is another place the Wilcoxes made
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changes. A row of cabinets that had hung over a work island between the kitchen and living room was moved to a back wall in the kitchen, opening up the two rooms. Countertops were changed to dark flecked granite and made broad enough to give space for serving and entertaining. A series of cozy bar stools are used with the outer island. In place of the cabinets that were above the island, there is now a row of pewter-finished tulip-shaped lights. Another island stands in the center of the kitchen, and cabinets surround the room. The Wilcoxes chose stainless steel for appliances, and a double oven gives flexibility in preparing meals. The dining area adjacent to the kitchen offers seating for six and gives guests a view of the Logan Martin waters. Three bedrooms are located along a hallway entered from the right of the foyer. This section of the house is carpeted in ivory Berber. A front bedroom is painted a deep violet trimmed with ivory molding. The room, one for which the Wilcoxes plan a color change, has a four-poster rice bed with matching dresser, end tables and highboy. A hall bath was just the spot to repurpose a carved mahogany chest as a vanity. They found the chest, fitted with pewter fixtures, at Timms Antiques in Pell City. The Wilcoxes added a dark flecked granite top. There’s a room on the hallway for the youngest grandchildren, furnished with a crib, changing table and a comfortable rocking chair. A third bedroom in this wing faces the water and is painted a shade the Wilcoxes call an “Irish green.” The room is trimmed in white, and a white iron bed is accompanied by a chest and highboy. Along the front hall to the wing hang the bridal portraits of the Wilcoxes’ three daughter, and in the hall to the continued on page 36
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Lakeside living in Style bedrooms is a framed collection of the daughters’ wedding portraits, along with one of Mrs. Wilcox from her wedding day. To celebrate their upcoming 40th anniversary, the Wilcoxes have planned a trip to Italy this summer. From the left of the foyer, a hall leads to the master wing, where tall windows look out over the lake. The bedroom is furnished with a four-poster king-size bed and matching armoire, end tables and dresser. A triple tray ceiling adds even more dimension to the large room. Bed coverings are in soft shades of sage and rose, and walls are ivory.
The master bedroom is located in a private wing of the house, with a superb lake view and relaxing color scheme.
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The adjoining bath includes a glass walk-in shower and jetted tub. The Wilcoxes added a custom double-sink vanity fitted with a white marble top. Steps from the hall lead to the downstairs living space and two more bedrooms. There’s space for a table and four chairs in the entry to the living area, and a pool table awaits billiards fans. The room includes a built-in beverage serving area and bar situated behind double doors. Seating is done in soft beige corduroy fabric, an L-shaped couch that can take care of a crowd. Downstairs is the space Wilcox calls his “pride and joy,” a huge workshop area with space for tools and woodworking equipment. “The former owner built a plane in here,” Wilcox offered. An office area joins the living area to the right, and a bedroom fitted with bunk beds is adjacent to another full-size bedroom. A patio stretches across the rear of the house, taking visitors to the boathouse and dock along with a large deck area. It’s where the grandchildren enjoy a water slide and swimming and the spot for launching sunset boat rides on the Wilcoxes’ pontoon boat or enjoying an outing on one of the Sea Doos. Old-growth oaks line the shore, offering welcome shade on hot summer days. A series of stairs and landings leading to the dock also
make nice vantage points for watching events on the lake. To the left from the Wilcoxesâ€™ boathouse, itâ€™s a short trip to the I-20 area and Riverside. To the right lies the Mays Bend area of the lake. Shrubs are planted in beds along a brick wall that curves around one side of the house. White azaleas bloom, pink rhododendrons and blue hydrangeas bloom in season and often become part of floral arrangements indoors. Patti Wilcox said she enjoys doing the mowing, â€œand I push mow,â€? she added, saying the work is good exercise. A physical education teacher for 24 years, she plays golf and tennis, as does her husband, in their new community. Wilcox is a retired BellSouth engineer. Their home on Logan Martin has turned out to have just what they were looking for, the Wilcoxes say. â€œWe wanted something to accommodate our grandchildren, we knew that,â€? Patti Wilcox said.
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By GARY HANNER Photos By BOB CRISP University of Alabama anglers won the collegiate competition at Citizens Baptist’s inaugural tournament, but the real accolades went to the hospital for organizing a perfect day on the lake.
ho says people in Alabama care only about the University of Alabama or Auburn University when it comes to football? And why only football? Even when it comes to fishing, bragging rights are at stake. Especially at Citizens Baptist Medical Center’s inaugural fishing tournament that was held recently at Logan Martin Lake. The day started off with the Alabama/Auburn 38 • Lakeside Living & Logan Martin Homes - April 2010
Collegiate flight of anglers fishing for bragging rights for their schools. These six boats were in the midst of the event’s total of 56 boats and were given priority flight, as they were due to weigh in at the Bassmaster Classic at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex later in the day. The Citizens’ venue allowed the two college teams to be cheered on by their angler fans, and the flight order had been arranged with Citizens several days in advance.
Citizens BMC President Steve Gautney poses with tournament winners Martha Howard and Rick Adams.
Rusty Burroughs sends off the boats for the beginning of the fishing tournament.
When the collegiate flight finished (and Alabama won), Citizens launched two more flights, one of 30 boats and one of 26. The lake quickly filled with a total of 56 boaters and 109 fishermen vying for the top spot. Rusty Burroughs, a semi-pro angler who has won numerous tournaments, was the driving force behind the Citizens event. His knowledge and expertise helped to make it a success, raising a total of $15,000 with 14 tournament sponsors.
Roxiann Ramsey, event coordinator and marketing director for the hospital, said she knew going in to the event that they had chosen a fundraising activity that would appeal to a much wider audience as compared to other activities the hospital had hosted in the past. “In addition, we were able to showcase one of the area’s greatest resources in Logan Martin Lake,” Ramsey said. “With the Bassmaster Classic held the same weekend, it helped to generate exposure for our tournament. Lakeside Living & Logan Martin Homes - April 2010 • 39
Sports on the Lake At no time did I feel we were in competition, because while the Classic is strictly pro, our charity tournament was geared more toward club fishermen and avid anglers who were looking for a day of competitive bass fishing, especially before their regular club tournaments began. The weather was perfect, which resulted in a perfect day for fishing.” At the end of the day, Ramsey said they paid out 10 spots for a total of $5,000. Martha Howard and Rick Adams took the top prizes. The Alabama Bass Federation was on hand to coordinate the weigh-in process, and the group’s president, Al Redding, served as the official weigh master. “His expertise, along with his support staff, ensured a well-run event,” said Citizens President Steve Gautney. “We are grateful to all those who worked to make this event successful. From our hospital staff to Mr. Burroughs, the event exceeded my expectations as well as those of the participants.” Gautney said it is his understanding they have already received calls and verbal commitments from
vendors and anglers interested in participating in next year’s tournament. “To me, this speaks volumes and reiterates that our event was conducted professionally and was first class in nature,” Gautney said. Baptist Health System’s Foundation President Mark Belcher added that “Philanthropic contributions and events such as these are essential to the mission of our hospitals. It is individuals and companies who come together, whether it is in the form of a monetary donation, their time, talents or resources that supports the betterment of their communities.” Ramsey noted that proceeds from the tournament would benefit the hospital’s surgery department. “We are extremely grateful to all those who participated in this event,” she said. “The funds raised will be designated toward the purchase of a gamma probe, which is used in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and other diseases. These funds will be held in reserve until the full purchase price is
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achieved. I am extremely hopeful that our next tournament’s proceeds will fulfill this goal as well as enable us to have reserves for future quality improvements.” Fundraising activities at the hospital level allows community members to contribute to their local healthcare provider, which in turn is beneficial to the community’s health and well being. Ramsey thanked various businesses that supported the tournament. Ramsey also thanked Sen. Jim Pruitt and the two title sponsorships, Birmingham Radiology Group of Princeton and the Citizens Hospital Auxiliary. “Without their support, our tournament would not have exceeded the expectations of so many,” Ramsey said. Plans are under way for next year’s tournament, which again will be at Lakeside Landing on Logan Martin Lake.
Al Redding of the Alabama Bass Federation weighs the winning catch as fisherman Rick Adams looks on.
If you are interested in participating or would like additional information, contact Ramsey at 256-761-4664.
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By CHRIS NORWOOD Greg Singleton, Sara Freeman and John and Terry Mitchell enjoy a meal and beverage with owners Jeff and Mary White at the Handy Corner Grill on Alabama 34.
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n your way from Talladega to the lake? Hungry? The Handy Corner Grill, at the intersection of Alabama 34 and Talladega County 207, could be your solution. Of course, those who have been around the lake for a while don’t need to be told where Handy Corner is, even though the original convenience store isn’t there anymore. Owner Jeff White took that into account when bought the current building and opened his restaurant in December. “It was so popular for so long, we just kept the name,” he explained. White and his wife Mary both still have their day jobs, he working as a handyman and she managing six Overlook Condominium units. “So we’re still doing that, but this is our dream,” he said. “The other businesses actually help. We get customers from both ends, and a lot of good friends, too. If I go out and work on someone’s pier or something, I always mention the restaurant. Plus Lincoln Harbor is right up the street, too.” Handy Corner Grill is open for lunch and dinner and specializes in platters consisting of a meat dish and three
home-cooked vegetables. “We do hamburgers, hamburger steaks, hot wings, fish, shrimp sandwiches, that kind of thing right now, and then when the lake goes up and we’re busier, we’ll add steaks and some more seafood. For the vegetables, we do mashed potatoes, collard greens, green beans, okra, pinto beans, all rotated out daily.” There is also a full bar and an array of homemade desserts, including banana pudding, fried apple pies and peach cobbler. Other specialties include the Friday platter of fried catfish, slaw and fries, liver (“lots of people don’t do liver, but we’re really seeing it start to take off,” White said) and Lakeside Living & Logan Martin Homes - April 2010 • 43
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replica of the statue of Helen Keller that was added to the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall last fall, and exhibits of the contributions of those who are deaf and or blind. Three on a String will perform at the historic Ritz Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15. Dr. Jim Dorroh, director of music for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Mountain Brook, will present an organ concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The church will host tours Saturday and Sunday and a reservations-only luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Tickets for tours are available at the Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce and at tour locations. Tickets are $15 for the tours; some special events have additional admission charges. Call 256-362-9075 for availability. For the complete list of events and more information, visit http://www.talladegachamber.com/april.htm.
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Story and Photos By ELSIE HODNETT From left, Pell City Mayor Bill Hereford, Riverside Mayor Rusty Jessup, and Lincoln Mayor Lew Watson look over the new Riverside Landing property after a Tri-City Meeting. Jessup points to where a campsite area will go.
hree mayors hope Tri-City Meetings will lead to better promotion of Logan Martin Lake and their respective cities. “The Tri-City Meetings deal with the lake, its potential for tourism, commercial and residential, and lifestyle issues,” Riverside Mayor Rusty Jessup said. Jessup said the Tri-City Meeting involves city officials from Lincoln, Pell City and Riverside. The officials have attended several of the meetings, primarily dealing with issues involving the Federal Emergency Management Agency community assistance visits regarding base flood elevation levels. “I feel the Tri-City Meetings will be beneficial to our area for a lot of things (in addition to addressing cur-
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rent FEMA issues),” Jessup said. “We can coordinate our resources and efforts for events and promotional activities.” Jessup said the three cities have two common denominators crucial to each city’s economic well-being: Logan Martin Lake and Interstate 20. “We seek to find ways to promote the Coosa River and Logan Martin Lake in a way which will reflect a positive impact on all of these areas,” he said. “These efforts can be as simple as putting together a Christmas Parade of Boats on the river, or as complicated as trying to get the FEMA floodplain regulations adjusted.” Jessup said city officials see a lot of potential in workcontinued on page 54 ing together.
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WateR aCCess & boat launch! RIVeRsIDe $139,900. 3BR/2Ba on approx. 1 acre. screened front porch with swing, backdeck, nice yard, detached 2 car garage plus workshop, storm shelter. Mls#413558
tallaDeGa $399,900. Beautiful almost new lake home with guest house. 3BR/2Ba main home with aWesoMe lake views; you can see the lake from almost every window in the home. also has a 1BR/ 1Ba guest house connected by a perfectly manicured fenced in back yard. this lot is a must see. open floorplan is great for entertaining! Mls#455988.
NeW lIstING! CRoPWell $79,500. Nice 3BR/2Ba Modular home with WateR aCCess., common area and nice view of the lake. arrowhead Rd. Mls#444667
CRoPWell $289,000. Gorgeous lakefrontage! Recently remodeled 3BR/2Ba with hardwood floors. lR has gaslog FP & opens to large deck to enjoy the view. Great updated kitchen has island & stainless appliances. Mls#415228
NeW lIstING! Pell CIty $89,000. 3BR/2Ba on approx 3 acres with pond. Beautiful country setting. large workshop, back patio, front porch and 2 car carport. Must see! Mls#456063
LAKE LOTS AVAILABLE NEW LISTING!! LINCOLN $149,900. Waterfront lot in very nice Eastland Shores subdivision. Great view,approx. 1 acre with 158 ft waterfrontage. MLS#443867 PELL CITY $179,900. Approx 1 acre on Dye Creek Rd, good water, nice view, gently sloping. MLS# 384797 Pell CIty $399,000. Beautiful 4BR/3.5Ba on private 10-acre lake. Has all the amenities-granite counters, crown molding, customized cabinets, walk-in closets, 10 ft ceilings on main flr. Huge bonus makes great 5th BR. loads of storage space, walk-in attic, plus full daylight basement stubbed for bath & 2nd kit. Mls#431098
CROPWELL $25,000 Riverview Dr. 2 nice level lots available in attractive subdivision, approx. 0.33 acres each, with WATER ACCESS. MLS#399292 & 94. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR MORE LOTS
Pell CIty $339,000. Beautiful 3BR/3.5Ba home in nice eagle Pointe with Water access on approx. 4 acres. Great for entertaining, this home has nice open floor plan, vaulted ceilings in foyer & great room, large open kitchen. Huge Master, laundry room, dining room, living room & detached 3 car garage. Mls#446229
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109 Rock Inn Trail 444 River Terrace Dr $399,000 $499,900
669 N Lakeshore Dr. FULLY FURNISHED
668 Sullivan Road GREAT NEW DOCK
447 Shelton Shores Dr. 274 Stuarts Lane FREE JET SKIIS!! $319,900
490 Willow Creek $210,00
1027 Michael Drive $275,000
43518 Hwy 78 $389,000
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4800 Cogswell Ave., South, Suite 207 Pell City, AL 35125 Sharon Thomas, GRI, ABR Broker
400 Chula Vista Drive - Pell City
4.74 acres +/-, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, full basement, storage building w/electricity.
210 South Street - Talladega
230 Treasure Island Circle-Cropwell $650,000 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 2 piers w/boathouse & jet ski dock, 200 ft. shoreline.
100 Rockwell Drive - Riverside
Great room w/gas log fp, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fenced back yard.
3600 Sprayberry Road - Pell City $149,900
Custom built new construction, situated on 3+/- acres, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, unfinished bonus room.
1010 Images Square - Cropwell
All brick 1.5 story,4 bedroom 2.5 bath, Full finished basement, Double deck w/hot tub
65 Dellwood Lane - Cropwell
Victorial style home, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood throughout, claw foot tub, 2 fireplaces, wrap around porch.
180 Blair Farm Rd. - Odenville
4.6 acres +/- w/inground pool, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 40x30 barn w/3 stalls & tack room, fenced pasture ready for horses
0 Turner Road - Pell City
This is the last waterfront lot available at exquisite Images Subdivision on Lake Logan Martin. This is a gated community with a community pool, pool house and boat slips.
160 Lakefront Drive - Talladega
Hardwood throughout, 3 bedroom 2 bath, separate laundry room, 2 car garage
52 Tripp Drive - Lincoln
Beautiful sloping lake lot ready for your new home. Lot restricted.
Lake views from just about every room, boat house with lift, can sleep 12, screened porch, patios, and 3 open deck spaces, fireplace has ‘buck stove’ for winter warmth. Less than 30 minutes to Talladega Race Track!
370 Sugar Shack Lane - Cropwell
564 Deerwood Drive - Pell City
3 bedroom, 2 bath, permanent foundation, situated on half an acre, master w/garden tub, storm shelter and storage building.
502 Wolf Creek Rd S - Pell City
3bedroom 1 bath, detached massive garage, Situated on .90+/-
605 Jean Lane - Pell City
3 bedroom, 2 bath, finished bonus room, large kitchen w/pantry, covered patio.
WaterFront 4 bd, 3.5 bath, heated in-ground pool, 24x30 Storage building
165 Oak Leaf Court - Pell City
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, huge formal dining room, master bath w/jetted tub, large fenced yard.
503 Shelton Shores Dr. - Talladega $299,900
In-ground pool, garage for 4, sunroom w/fp, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath.
286 Riverbend Circle-Talladega $125,000
2 bedroom, 2 bath, new construction, living room w/balcony, kitchen w/breakfast bar 258766
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Tri-Cities Meetings foster cooperation
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“We want the chemistry to build and become a nice part of how our three cities operate,” he said. Jessup said what Riverside does has an effect on Lincoln and Pell City, and vice versa. “As leaders, Mayors Lew Watson, Bill Hereford and I can see what good things can come from working together and keeping each other apprised of what’s going on in each of our respective areas,” he said. “Not only can we share ideas, we can share resources. That is especially attractive here in Riverside.” Watson said he is very happy with the idea of Tri-City Meetings. “I foresee cooperation about economic development and other areas of cooperation,” he said. Watson said one consideration is looking at legislation that might be detrimental or helpful to the area, if passed. “Typically, a bunch of legislation, such as unfunded mandates, can be very detrimental to cities,” he said. “The Tri-City Meetings can help provide input on proposed laws that could restrict the ability of the cities to provide services to the community.”
Watson said the three cities can also cooperate to support local businesses, including addressing legislation that might increase costs to local businesses. “We have worked together in the past to bring in industries to the area, and want to continue to do so,” he said. Hereford said the ultimate goal of the Tri-City Meetings is cooperation. “We know we have the lake in common,” he said. “Our proximity to each other, the lake, and I-20 almost dictates that our three cities should look for ways to work together for everyone’s benefit. Three cities can accomplish much more than any one of us could alone.” Hereford said he is excited and looks forward to more meetings. “There are a lot of ways we can help each other and provide mutual aid,” he said. “We are hoping to find more ways to collaborate, with the idea of being more efficient and more economical. These meetings have a lot of potential, and I see good things coming from them.”
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