Valentine’s Day Happenings In Calhoun County

Valentines Day

The official day to celebrate romantic love (or love for family and friends) is right around the corner. Are you looking for a way to treat your loved one to a special day or evening this February 14th? There are quite a few businesses in Calhoun County that have planned special discounts, menus, and more […]

OneWorld Pet Resort Opens

One World Pet Resort

OneWorld Pet Resort will open for business with a ribbon cuttingceremony open to the public at 11 AM January 30, 2023 at 315 Rucker St, Anniston, AL. The newly-remodeled facility sits on 200 acres, with 130 climate-controlled kennels, designed with modernmaterials for safety, cleanliness, and comfort. Our mission is to be the “home away from […]

Anniston’s 43rd Annual Heritage Festival

African American kid reciting poetry on stage during Heritage Festival

This year Black History Month will stretch from Wednesday, February 1st to Wednesday, March 1st. It’s a special time to pay tribute to how the African-American community has contributed to American culture and recognize the struggles they have endured along the way. Among those seeking to celebrate Black History Month is the Anniston Museum of […]

A Hidden Holiday Treasure: The Friendship Santa

Santa Village

As you drive by the Oxford Exchange teeming with holiday shoppers, and then further on past Choccolocco Park, illuminated with its Festival of Lights, you’ll eventually come across a more unassuming–yet enchanting–yuletide delight.  If you were to continue to where Leon Smith Pkwy becomes McIntosh Rd, and go a bit further around the bend, you’d […]

Upcoming Yuletide Events at OPAC

Cousin eddie Christmas Vacation movie

Christmas is quickly approaching, ushering in a sleigh-load of activities that the whole family can enjoy. Residents of Calhoun County can celebrate one particular gem that provides numerous entertainment options during Christmastide–the Oxford Performing Arts Center (OPAC)! Discover all the opportunities to hear Christmas music, enjoy theatrical shows, and watch classic holiday films during the […]

Find Your Dream Flavor at Angel Cakes Creamery

closeup of hand holding ice cream

Every town needs a good old fashioned ice cream shop.  Unfortunately, Anniston, Alabama didn’t officially have one…until now!  The latest attraction in town that is sure to tickle your sweet tooth is the Angel Cakes Creamery at 4422 McClellan Blvd.  For locals familiar to the area, it’s located in the Sumerall Mall next to Kolectic […]

Anniston’s 2nd Annual CHOPPED Culinary Showdown

Chopped competition photo collage

Get ready for the premier culinary competition in Calhoun County.  Anniston’s Fourth Friday will be presenting the 2nd Annual CHOPPED Cooking Competition this Friday evening, August 26 from 6-9 pm.  Witness four local head chefs and their assistant sous chefs as they compete for the ultimate prize–a customized chopping board awarded by Downtown Anniston. CHOPPED […]

Breakfast (and More) is Served at Hubbard’s Off Main

Street view of Hubbards Off Main in Oxford, Alabama

Since its doors opened in December of 2013, Hubbard’s Off Main has established a reputation for serving savory classic Southern cuisine in a setting that celebrates the antiquity of historic downtown Oxford.  Every piece of furniture, as well as every picture hanging on the original brick walls of the two dining rooms, has its own […]

Treadhoofalon Race in Anniston, Alabama

mountain biker, horseback rider, runner

Shoes, Hooves, and Wheels Meet in the First Annual  Treadhoofalon Race in Anniston, Alabama  The Treadhoofalon Brings Mountain Bikers, Trail Runners, and Horseback Riders Together for the First Event of its Kind  ANNISTON, Ala—Aug. 2, 2022—The Back Country Horseman of America McClellan Chapter, Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association, and Anniston Runners Club Trail Running Division have […]

Eat Like a Local: The Nest Bar and Grill

The Nest Bar & Grill Food and Drinks

If it’s one thing that the “South” is renowned for, it is the famous home-style cuisine.  We know that if you’re a native, you’ve tasted the best of the best Southern dishes at family reunions, potlucks, and more.  The draw of this food is the delicious down-to-earth flavors of a grandma’s, mom’s (or even dad’s) […]