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Huntsville is a familiar stomping ground for the Pentagon’s chief of acquisition. Read more...

Vintage baseball team turns back clock
No gloves, no helmets, no scoreboards, just America’s pastime in its purest form. Read more...

Run changing treatment landscape, one step at a time
A positive diagnosis for cancer. While a deceptively simple statement, it is one that immediately and irrevocably changes a person’s reality. Madison resident Mary Burcham was on the receiving end of that diagnosis in 2015 after a routine checkup. While a mammogram was to be part of her annual appointment, Burcham made one significant change from previous visits. Burcham, whose mother is a 20-year breast cancer survivor, instead opted for 3-dimensional imaging utilizing Huntsville Hospital Breast Center’s new digital tomosynthesis machine. That 3D mammogram detected the Stage II breast cancer that would shake her world. Read more...

MidCity lifestyle project to renew and revitalize
The indoor mall is dead. Read more...

Santa pays visit to Bob Jones special education class
Santa Claus recently took a break from his busy schedule this holiday season to visit the students in the special education program at Bob Jones High School. Read more.....

Share joy of reading day at local schools
“Watership Down.” “Treasure Island.” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” Ask just about anyone what their favorite book is and they will have an answer. And not only can they tell what their favorite book is, they will also tell you where they were when they read it and what effect it had on their lives. Read more...

Child advocate provides voice to the voiceless
Human trafficking is a $150 billion enterprise worldwide. And Huntsville is one of its hubs. Read more...

Pet program gives veterans new leash on life
A new program is bringing together veterans and last-chance shelter pets to heal visible and invisible wounds. The Greater Huntsville Humane Society has joined with Pets for Patriots to bring the national pet adoption program to North Alabama. Pets for Patriots’ goal is to end animal homelessness while providing pet companionship to military veterans and their families. According to Pets for Patriots, 22 veterans per day take their own lives. Every eight seconds a dog or cat is euthanized for lack of anyone to adopt them. Companion pet adoption works to save them both. Read more...

Space community celebrates successful launch
“NASA is the keeper of the future and a big part of that future is Mars.” These words, by NASA’s chief scientist Ellen Stofan at the NASA Social live media event Dec. 3 featured on NASA TV, highlighted the excitement in the air with the imminent launch of the Orion Spacecraft on Exploration Flight Test-1 scheduled last Thursday morning. NASA invited members of their social media program to participate in the first-ever multicenter NASA Social event previewing the first flight of Orion. It was the first time that all 10 NASA centers participated in a multimedia event, including Redstone’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Read more...

Five Fashionable Fall Looks
You might have noticed that the column has a fresh look. Not Before My Coffee originated from a particularly early morning this summer when my daughter arrived in my bedroom and informed me that she was bored. At 7AM. Read more.....

National center specializes in explosives training
Recognized primarily for its work in space and missile research, it is not commonly known that Redstone Arsenal is also home to the main explosives training facility for the federal government. Read more...