Dave Mason of Traffic Comes to OPAC – An Interview

Dave Mason

Dave Mason is not only one of the founding members of the heralded 60s psychedelic rock band Traffic (along with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood), all of whom were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2004. His illustrious music career has brought him into recording and performing […]

May Hearts Reign: Valentine’s Day in Calhoun County 2024

Valentines Day

While we’re all inclined to agree that “love” in all its forms should be celebrated 24/7, that one special day to honor your significant other is a time-tested option to go over the top in expressing romantic feelings. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner in Calhoun County, and we want you to be aware […]

Eat Like a Local: El Huarache Loco

El Huarache Loco

Remember Sneaky Pete’s, tucked away in the Greenbrier Shopping Center on Greenbrier-Dear Road? The space was left empty and dark for a space of time, but now it’s sprung back to life. In its stead, a new restaurant has opened its doors–El Huarache Loco. This authentic Mexican restaurant has been open since November 7th and […]

Music Spotlight: Birkenhëd

Birkenhëd

A new band in Calhoun County is staking its claim on the Anniston music scene with hopes to branch out to area cities and eventually the greater Southeast region. Birkenhëd is made up of six multi-talented musicians: Steven Henderson on lead vocals, Logan Magouirk on guitar/vocals, Caleb Burt on guitar/vocals, Matt Neighbors on bass/vocals, Eric […]

Eat Like a Local: Le Coin Des Artistes

Le Coin Des Artistes

If you’re looking for a place in Calhoun County that conjures the atmosphere of a Parisian sidewalk cafe, your heart’s desire will be granted at Le Coin Des Artistes (which means “The Corner of Artists”). The bistro and coffee bar sits right next to Hubbards Off Main in the historic district of downtown Oxford. The […]

Coldwater Mountain Trails to Receive $1.1 Million From Innovate Alabama

Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail

Cycling has been an important recreation in Anniston, Alabama for many years. The Noble Street Festival/Sunny King Criterium has drawn top racing competition cyclists from around the world as well as spectators in the thousands. The Chief Ladiga Trail has invited long-distance cyclists of all levels to bike from Anniston all the way to the […]

Anniston Bar Crawls Present Flannel Fest 2023

Flannelfest

  Don’t you just love a comfortable, cozy flannel shirt? You’ll have the perfect opportunity to sport your favorite flannel, courtesy of Anniston Bar Crawls, as they have a fun event planned for this Saturday, December 16–Flannel Fest 2023! From 8 pm until the clock strikes midnight, gear up to participate in a fun stroll […]

Redbird Willow Farm: Where Animals Touch Hearts and Lives

red willow farm

Not that any animal farm is “ordinary,” but Redbird Willow Farm of Calhoun County is uniquely wonderful. Beyond the opportunity to interact with friendly, lovable domestic animals like alpacas, llamas, ponies, rabbits, goats, and even two curious emus, the farm’s deeper purpose resonates as you walk around the grounds. It’s built on the memory of […]

Calhoun County Christmas Parades & Events 2023

Christmas Calhoun County

Saint Nicholas is prepping for his annual worldwide journey. His elves are scrambling to make sure all pre-Christmas packages are wrapped and ready. Christmas carolers are warming their vocal chords. Bakeries far and wide are making sugar cookies, cakes, pies, and other delicious treats. And families are decorating. Christmas is just around the corner, and […]

Seasonal Must-Buy Shoes in Calhoun County

Martins Shoes

Black Friday will be here in the blink of an eye. Were you planning to squeeze in a little shoe shopping for yourself? Or are you seeking an out-of-the-box gift item for your wife, mom, or teen daughter? Attractive shoes that are also ultra-comfortable don’t come along every day. Last spring, I got the special […]