It was great meeting Fred Hunter and Mike Tucker with the TV show "Absolutely Alabama" yesterday. These guys seem to have as much fun traveling the state and interviewing as I do making sawdust. We started at our studio in Lexington, then headed downtown to view our current showing at Court Street Market, as well as a few pieces in our beautiful new Tourism Building.
Our friends have stepped up and with the most amazing selection of nourishing, delicious LOCAL At least a sampling of each of the following:
Tony Smith's championship bbq, Charlie Thompson's Camp Stew, Alan Phillips delicacies, The Hummus People's (guess what), Steve Carpenter's local produce, Belle Chevre goat cheese.
Just confirmed, Alan Phillips of Red Clay Epicurean will be joining us for the Open House. In addition to Tony Smith's smoked bbq, and The Hummus People's locally grown Hummus, Alan will be showcasing local delicacies including both JackOLantern Farm's as well and Charlie Thompson's amazing mutton. Steve Carpenter will be debuting a brand new local product Friday.
We've been slammed all summer - lot's of new and exciting things (and news!!) to share. I've been taking pics all along, but just haven't yet had a chance to post them. - Hopefully soon. For now, I just had to share this new desk pic. Brand new residential installation, in another beautiful home designed and built by master designer/architect/builder Phil Kean and his amazing team.
Levitating oak single slab flowing grain desk with Nakashima style center leg support also from the same local oak tree.
Oh, do you see the little sunken rectangle to the left of the chair (top of desk)? There was a bit of over spalted (some call it rot ;), heartwood in this area. We made a small organizational area for a pen or two, iphone charging (small crack runs all the way thru) or whatever the customer might want to keep front and center.
Can't wait to see the professionally shot pics when they are available.
The most advanced electric vehicle yet, Tesla, is our guest of honor. He arrived early, and got a front row seat at the beautiful new tourism bldg. I'll be opening the doors and trunks for review, for pics and amazement.
The first thing you'll notice is there is NO engine!
Be sure to stop by and get your picture taken with the guest of honor from 5p to 8pm tonight.
We've moved the event indoors - to the beautiful new Florence/Lauderdale tourism bldg at Mcfarland Park. With high water levels, let me say again, there really is No Raft Race this year.
All other schedules still on. The first of 6 bands begin at 5p. Hope you can all make it. Oh, just show up, and if you are one of the first 200 to arrive, you get in free! (Fire marshall is limiting us to 200).
Don't be late, Mayor Haddock will be speaking early (so he doesn't miss the parade), and might just have some interesting things to share.
We were cleaning up the creek bank preparing for the Wildwood Creek Festival when Chanel 48 local producer Marie Waxel called and wanted to do a quick feature.
The bad news with Marie, is that she might not be able to cover the event, due to a high priority that she wouldn't consider cancelling. The good news is that the event, is our Wildwood festival. She said she's arriving by raft. Will be departing Cypress Creek/Cox Creek Pkw overpass around 2pm on the 19th and should arrive at our venue right as the music and fun begins around 5pm.
Tickets on sale (online) TODAY
Please remember. Limited Registration. First 100 tickets half price. OR, we have a special ticket. Pay full price of $20 and receive a printed aloha shirt AND No Raft Race Tattoo (temp). I only have 10 of these tickets to help get sales going.
If you haven't received a reply to a recent email message you sent us, please take note:
Last week we realized that we weren't receiving email to a couple of our e-addresses. We've been in contact with an Apple Engineer, but it hasn't yet been resolved.
If you would like to contact us, please use this address:
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The problem seems to have affected very few email accounts. Basically, somehow all "alias" email addresses seem to have dissappeared, along with any email going to them.
Again, so sorry for the confusion. Please just give us a call. We do want to hear from you, and as always, will (try to) reply as promptly as we can (if we actually receive the message:).