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Memorial Day Weekend
Thank you to all those who are serving and to those who have served. If you haven’t visited the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo then it is worth the trip. They will have an official Memorial Day ceremony on May 28th at 9am.
Other things to do: You can also visit the Old Harmony graveyard across from HES or take the opportunity to see the Cahaba Lilies Cove in Helena. In fact they are having the Cahaba Lilies Festival down the road in West Blocton where they have the largest grouping of Cahaba Lilies in the world...but I still think ours are prettier.
Museum: I would also recommend you visit the Helena Museum where Ken has a display of war memorabilia that has been collected by Helena Veterans. Ask him to tell you the story about the two brothers who survived the wars but then came back to fight a pistol with each other in the streets. You will never guess what career path the winner took in Helena.
7pm Team Trivia at La Reunion
7pm-11pm Mayo performs on the Patio at Papa Saias
9:30pm Helena Band Vertigo performs at Tyler Navarres: Whit Millsap- lead vocals and guitar, Tyler Millsap-bass, Reid Aldridge- lead guitar, Michael Adams-drums
2-6pm Greg Shirley perform on the Patio at Papa Saias
Carmella’s Italian Ice located in Old Town Helena has announced that they will be open every day starting Memorial Day. Hours will be Mon – Sat. 12 -8, Sun. 1 – 7.
Warehouse Hobby Raceway
Warehouse Lobby Racing will be having remote control vehicle racing. They will start Saturday at 8am and practice on Monday 10am-8pm. You can turn at the Helena Museum in Old Town (Go upstairs and say Hi to Ken) follow that road until you see some warehouses with a fence around it. The Raceway is the first building and they have a sign up. Loading Dock South is the building behind them.
The story of the Helena woman Tina Watson, who died on her honeymoon, is being made into a Lifetime movie with Emmy Winner Billy Miller and Harvey Keitel. The article doesn’t discuss if any part will be filmed in Helena, AL but it is currently filming in the Gold Coast in Australia.LINK
I had readers send me two big yard sales for this weekend:
“Multi Family Yard Sale this Sat from 7-3 in the Plantation South subdivision. Tons of baby and teen clothing along with Maternity and several kitchen appliances!! Come see us! Most items are under $2”
1110 Amberley Woods Drive on Saturday – 7am-until?, Possibly Sunday as well
Some items we have are: 25cent books (fiction, computer, lots of books), 50 cent clothes (men and women), various furniture, men's suits ($3-$5), big-screen tv (older style), Playstation 2 (works but needs AV cord) framed prints ($1-6) Birkenstock shoes, bedding, Misc
Land transactions in Helena
From May 11-17th
-Riverwoods Properties LLC to NSH Corporation and Signature Homes for $211,000 for Lots 5 and 6 in Riverwoods Brook Drive and Lots 613, 634 and 635 in Riverwoods
-Wells Fargo Bank to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for $0 for Lot 1549 in Old Cahaba.
-LPP Mortgage LTD to JRA Sr. for $35,000 for Lots 1927-1930 and 1936 in Old Cahaba.
-DJH to BAW for $425,000 for Lot 406 in Riverwoods.
-Fannie Mae to J&L Properties LLC for $59,000 for Lot 8 in Ashley Brook
-TKS to PAS Revocable Trust for $185,000 for Lot 40 in Bridlewood Parc.
-FDM to FDES and NEW for $5,000 for Lot 19 in Southwind.
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